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ABOVE: Great to see the greens full of members and visitors at YWBC last week.

Kaye retains her ‘Queen’ crown

 ABOVE: Great to see the greens full of members and visitors at YWBC last week.
ABOVE: Great to see the greens full of members and visitors at YWBC last week.


The reign of the current ‘Queen of the Green’ at Yamba Women’s Bowling Club has been extended after Queen Kaye Mason saw off a spirited challenge from Joan Scadden on Tuesday 16th. The game was very even, with the lead oscillating between the two, and both ladies playing some fine bowls requiring a range of singles skills.
In fact the score was tied on 10 all and again on 18 all, with neither gaining any continuing momentum until Kaye then picked up a 3 to lead 21-18.
Thereafter, she maintained her form, and kept the lead, to take out the win, 25-20 after a gruelling 29 ends.
All was not lost for Joan though, as she was drawn for the lucky consolation Bowlo Bucks.
Kaye’s next challenger will be Judy Abbott.
In social bowls on Tuesday 16, the lucky rink winners were Beryl Neilsen, visitor Cynthia Lydiard, and Jan Dunning who had a terrific game against Sue Lindsay, Judy Sinclair and Lyn Olsson winning by just two shots. How wonderful it is to see Jan and Lyn back on the green and doing battle.
Lucky runners up bucks went to Raels McKibbin, visitor Nola Sykes and Robyn McPherson.
With a good roll up of 36 ladies on Thursday 18, including no less than seven very welcome visitors, the winners and consolation lucky Bowlo Bucks were drawn from the same rink. Val Pate, Lil Medhurst and Catherine Aitchison walked away with the winners’ prize when they defeated visitor Judi Hogan, Jane Pearson and Marie Stone.
The lucky runners up went to Glenda Davis, Maria Sakac and Denise Burey, who led all the way but only just outlasted our visiting Lithgow Flash, Beryl Evans and her team of Nola Sykes and Barb Cross.
For members, there are a few reminders to note. There is a quarterly meeting on Monday, August 30 commencing at 11am. Attendance is really important so that members are part of the decision making of the club, but also because non-attendance often makes it very difficult to have a quorum. All available members should endeavour to attend.
Also, the nomination sheet is on the board for the Minor Singles which commences on September 6. This is a wonderful opportunity for all except those who have won a Major Singles to play some competitive singles games. New bowlers are especially encouraged to give it a go.
Wendy Ballantyne