Three Warriors…$700 better off after their Community Challenge win. Image: Contributed.

Maclean bowls ‘Community Challenge’ to Warriors

General news

We have a travelling bowlers group coming on Thursday April 29 at 10am from the Sunshine Coast. Cost will be $12.50 which includes bowls and lunch; 4 games of 10 ends 2 bowl triples; 2 games before lunch and 2 games after lunch. Place your name on the sheet provided.

Community Challenge 2021

After quite a disrupted season we finally got to finals week in our competition.

After 8 rounds and 4 weeks of competition we got down to our Top 4 finalists playing for the $1500 prize pool, while the other 5 teams played off for minor prizes.

Semi-final 1 saw Pony Club up against Darts 1. Pony Club, who were previous winners two seasons ago, started strong and were never headed, scoring a 15/1 win. Semi-final 2 saw the improving Woodford Warriors take on previous season champions Netball. The Warriors started well and got to a 5-0 lead. Netball won the next 2 ends and were behind 5/2. But the Warriors were too consistent and ran out 11/2 winners.

The final was a tight encounter with scores level 3 all after 4 ends. Warriors nudged ahead on the 5th end 4/3 and on the last end Warriors were holding shot with the Pony Club still having one to play and a chance of winning. But it was the Warriors who held on to score a 1 and take the title 5 shots to 3 and secure 1st place prize of $700 for their club. Pony Club secured $400 for their club.

The 3rd v 4th playoff saw the Darts 1 team jump out to a flyer against Netball, scoring a 7 on the first end and were never headed. Darts 1 ran out resounding winners 14/0 and claimed 3rd spot and the $250 prize for their club while Netball was awarded $150 for their club.

Other minor prizes saw Clarence Valley Magpies secure 5th spot with a big 17/0 win over Darts 3 and secure free entry into next season. While the Lower Clarence Cricket Umpires team took out the Bar vouchers prize and they enjoyed them very much.

We would like to thank Margaret Stallard and Carolyn Byrum for their efforts on the BBQ during this season and we look forward to seeing all teams and some more for next season starting in September 2021.



Round 3 – Saturday April 17

Grade 4 v Iluka at Iluka 51/45 9/1.

A massive effort by our Grade 4 team after being down by 20+ shots early in the game, to snatch victory in the last 5 ends.

Grade 6 v Wooli at Wooli postponed due to bad weather.

Grade 7 v Red Rock at Red Rock postponed due to weather.

Saturday May 1 – All grades at Maclean 12:45pm.

Grade 4 v Yamba; Grade 6 v Brooms Head; Grade 7 v Yamba.

Sunday May 2

Grade 6 v Wooli at Wooli 11:30am; Grade 7 v Red Rock at Red Rock 11am.

Pennant Jackpot Rd 4 – $100 Saturday May 1.


Comp draw

Saturday April 24 – 12:45 pm

Major Singles Rd 1

We are still requiring volunteer markers for these matches. Please let me know if you are available.

Dave Pearcey v Jim Hannah; Clyde Apps v Jim Mills; Fred Stair v Kim Frazer; Paul Burnes v Des Johnson (marker Scott Fell); Peter Hurst v Ross Murphy (marker Ray Davis); John Hupfield v Nathan Wilson; Rory Weekes v Doug Starr; Ray Ryan v Alastair Preston.


Comp results

Major Pairs final

John Nash & Jayson Pinnock d Scott Fell & Des Johnson 19/17.


Social bowls

Wednesday 1pm

Winners: Sue Grieve, Marisa Mutch & Carolyn Byrum; runner up: Jim Shannon & Ron Byrum.

Raffle: 1st Liz Pearcey; 2nd Jim Shannon.

Safe: $1000 – Ray Davis – NOT WON.

Friday 1pm

Winners: Len Everson & Michael Bailey; runners up: Jon Keats, Scott Fell & Fatty

Raffle: 1st Sue Grieve; 2nd Ray Davis.

Safe: $1000 – Liz Pearcey – NOT WON.

Crack the Safe Jackpot stands at $1050 weekending 25/04/2021.


Social bowls times

Tuesday                  9:30am

Wednesday             1pm

Thursday                9:30am

Friday                     1pm


Jayson Pinnock