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There was only one Championship Mixed Pairs match played last week. On the weekend there were none played as we were hosting the Zone 1 Pennant play-offs in Divisions 3 and 7 at our club. Nominations are now open for this year’s Mixed Handicap Singles event. Closing date is this Friday July 1, so get your names in quick. Nominations are also open for the Veterans Pairs. Our No 6 District Pennant winners were unable to repeat their performance at Zone level. In their morning match against the Tweed/Byron District winners Cudgen they were successful (66 – 45) but in the afternoon final showdown against the strong Northern Rivers South Lismore Club they went down (54 – 67). Winners of all Zone Pennant Grades were: Grade 1: Ocean Shores (Tweed/Byron); Grade 2: Evans Head (Northern Rivers); Grade 3: Yamba (Clarence River); Grade 4: Iluka (Clarence River); Grade 5: Lismore Heights (Northern Rivers); Grade 6: South Lismore (Northern Rivers); Grade 7: Pottsville (Tweed/Byron). The ‘John The Kelly’ Triples Tournament is on this Saturday July 2 and only has three vacancies left. Players participating are requested to be at the club by 8.30am for fee payment and the open draw to be made prior a 9am start. In the Last Friday of the month competition sponsored by Riverland Travel and the Travelling Cane Cutter Bowlers. The halfway round was played last Friday. This round saw the leader unable to take part through injury, this allowed the chasing pack to catch to catch up somewhat. Leaders after this stage are: Doug Starr: 104; Stan McKenzie: 99; Trevor Govey: 97; Kevin Johnson: 72; Andy Lambie: 67. More participation from some of the higher graded players would give the leaders more opposition, that is if they think they are good enough to defeat them. Results – Championships. Club Mixed Pairs – Tuesday June 21 (Round 1): Steve Nash & Jane Hannah d Merle Ryan & Ben Lee 31 – 15. Matches set down for future play are: Club Mixed Pairs – Sunday July 3, 9.30am start. Minor Pairs (Round 1): Cliff Vagg & Ron Smidt v Jamie Blanchard & Harry Austen; Tony Fato & Tom Pendergast v Mark Williams & Paul Bamback. Saturday July 9, 1pm – Club Mixed Pairs (Round 2): Winner (Ryan-Lee/Nash-Hannah) v Maureen Grimes & Jim Johnson. Round 3 (quarter-final): Diana & Doug Starr Pauline Stocking & Gary Scott. Toucher