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In the past week there were four matches of Club Mixed Handicap Singles and the remaining semi-final match of Club Minor Pairs completed.
This Sunday, August 14 the Zone 1 play-offs’ for Singles and Pairs are being held at Brunswick Heads in the Tweed/Byron District. Maclean players representing our Clarence River District are: Open State Singles – Warren McDonald who is against Josh Greenhaigh (Brunswick Heads – Tweed/Byron District) in the first up morning match; Senior Singles – Gary Scott who is also first up against K. Liddington (Kingscliff – Tweed/Byron District). Presidents Reserve Pairs – Steve Fuller and Ross Murphy against J. Mills and A. Drooger (South Lismore – Northern Rivers District). The winners of these matches will play the final against the other District Champions who drew the bye in the first round.
On this Saturday week (August 20) our District section of the State Champion-of-Club Champions’ will be held at South Grafton Services Club. The first round sees (yours truly) Doug Starr against Peter Forrester the Yamba Champion in the singles and in the pairs we have our Kevin Johnson and Trevor Govey against Chris Newstead and Louis Wyse of Iluka.
Good luck to all our players who are representing our club at both Zone and District events in the next two weeks.
Visitors are always welcome to visit our club. They are always welcome to join in a game of social bowls. Pairs on Wednesday afternoon and triples on Friday.
Club Minor Pairs (semi-final): Cliff Vagg, Ron Smidt d Mick Smith, Ken Crampton 21 – 13.
Club Mixed Handicap Singles (handicaps in brackets) (Round 2): Steve Fuller (+2) d Clyde Apps (+3) 31 – 27; Jim Shannon (-6) d Doug Starr (-10) 31 – 27; Ben Lee (-4) d Gary Scott (-6) 31 – 19; Jeff Newman (+4) d John Nash (-4) 31 – 25.
Matches set down for play this weekend are:
Friday August 12 at 1pm – Club Minor Pairs (final): Cliff Vagg, Ron Smidt v Tony Fato, Tom Pendergast.
Saturday August 13 at 1pm – Club Mixed Pairs (semi-finals): Diana & Doug Starr v Rex Wiseman, Sandra Ferro; Cheryl Johnson, Ron Smidt v Wendy Haselum, Garry Montgomery.
Club Mixed Handicap Singles (markers in brackets) (Round 2): Jim Johnson (-7) v Peter Wilson (0) (Kevin Johnson). (Round 3): Michael Bailey (-2) v Jeff Newman (+4) (John Nash); Kerry Wells (-7) v Rob Woldseth (+4) (John Collins); Jim Shannon (-6) v Ken Crampton (+2) (Don Plummer).
Sunday August 14 at 9.30am – Club Mixed Pairs (final): Winners of Saturday’s semi-finals v each other.
Club Mixed Handicap Singles (Round 3): Des Johnson (-3) v winner (J. Johnson/Wilson) (marker Clyde Apps).
The following matches will depend on the results of the Mixed Pairs semi-finals played on Saturday.
Ben Lee (-4) v Ron Smidt (0) (Wendy Haselum); Don Plummer (-10) v Cheryl Johnson (+4) (Doug Starr).