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The remaining three matches of Club Open Triples quarter-finals were completed last week. The semi-finals together with the delayed final of the Club C Grade Singles will be played this Thursday evening at 5pm. The semi-finals are between teams skipped by Kerry Wells v John Deale and Don Plummer v Gary Scott. The final of the singles is between Tom Cross and Peter Hurst. They will be good matches. Nominations for this years’ Club Open Pairs close this Friday at 5pm. First matches will be scheduled for Sunday afternoon April 3. District Pennants: The full round for all grades was played last Saturday. Round 2 was played for the No 3 and No 5 Grades and Round 4 for the 6’s and 7’s. We again had mixed success with good wins in the No 3’s and 6’s but went down in the 5’s and 7’s. The next Round is Saturday week (April 2) after this Easter weekend. We will have our No 3’s at home against Yamba. Our 5’s are away against Iluka. The 6’s at home against Wooli and the 7’s at home against Brooms Head. Our ten players who were selected in the district teams all acquitted themselves well at Ballina RSL last Sunday in rainy conditions. Well done, although the two trophies played for did not return with us. Northern Rivers – East won the Compass Shield and Tweed Byron District won the Schipp Shield. Terry’s Travelling Bowlers ‘The Canecutters’ will be having their next trip away to Alstonville Club on Thursday April 14. The bus departs our club at 10am on the day. Visitors are always welcome to attend our great club. Bowls Results – Championships. Club Open Triples – Thursday March 17 (quarter-finals): Rex Wiseman, Len Everson, Kerry Wells d Cliff Vagg, Scott Fell, Jim Johnson 32 – 29; Michael Bailey, Terry Johnson, Don Plummer d Tom Cross, Doug Starr, Warren McDonald 35 – 25; John Nash, Ron Smidt, Gary Scott won on forfeit from Ron Byrum’s team when a player became ill. Matches set down for play this Thursday at 5pm are: Club C Grade Singles (final): Tom Cross v Peter Hurst (marker: Jeff Newman). Club Open Triples (semi-finals): Kerry Wells (Team) v John Deale (Team); Don Plummer (Team) v Gary Scott (Team). Pennants Round 2 for Grades 3 & 5; Round 4 for Grades 6 & 7; Grade 3: Maclean d South Grafton 63 – 54; Grade 5: Grafton GDSC d Maclean 63 – 40; Grade 6: Maclean d South Grafton Services 59 – 42; Grade 7: Iluka d Maclean 62 – 59. The draw for play Saturday April 2 is: Grade 3: Maclean play Yamba at home (Round 3); Grade 5: Maclean play Iluka away (Round 3); Grade 6: Maclean play Wooli at home (Round 5); Grade 7: Maclean play Brooms Head at home (Round 5). Toucher