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There were nine Club Championship matches played during the past week. In the Open (A) Singles the opponents of one semi-final have been decided with Jim Shannon to play Steve Jackson this Saturday afternoon. The other semi-final will be Johnson against the winner of this Saturdays’ match between Don Plummer and Ross Murphy. Nominations for the Super Vets Pairs will close this Friday July 3. Nominations are now open for this year’s Mixed Fours a sheet is on the noticeboard, the closure date is Friday July 24. The season wind–up get together for this years’ Pennants was held in perfect conditions last Sunday afternoon. The grudge match between Tony’s Stallions and Darryl’s Warriors resulted in a win for the Stallions by 60 to 48. Darryl says his side is a certainty next time. A great day was had by all with a great BBQ with trimmings at the conclusion of proceedings. Thanks to all who attended and worked to make it a fitting end to the season. Our club will host this years’ Zone Pairs Championship play-off in all divisions (State Open, Presidents Reserve & Seniors) this Sunday July 5. These matches will feature the Zones top players so come and witness some great bowlers in action, first rounds in the morning at 9am with the finals in the afternoon at 1pm. On Sunday July 12 our District will travel to Ballina RSL Bowls Club to do battle with our northern neighbouring Districts for the prestigious Johnson/Dignan Shield, which we currently hold. Congratulations to our Maclean players who make up half the side. They are Ben lee, Don Plummer, Tom Cross, Rex Wiseman, Doug Starr, John Nash & Gary Scott with Ron Smidt as Reserve. Results Championships Club Open (A) Singles Tuesday July 23 (Round 3 quarter-final): Jim Shannon d John Deale 31 – 30. Saturday July 27 (Round 2): Don Plummer d Doug Starr 31 – 23; (Round 3 quarter-finals): Jim Johnson d Scott Fell 31 – 29. Club B Grade Singles (played in the past week) (Round 1): Kim Frazer d Tony Fato 31 – 23; Ross Murphy d Barry Ryan 31 – 21; (Round 2): Kim Frazer d Tom Cross 31 – 23; Cliff Vagg d Kevin Johnson 31 – 24; Steve Fuller d Ray Davis 31 – 25. Club Super-Vets Singles (quarter-final): Ken O’Keefe d Alan Fowler. Matches called for this week are: Saturday July 4 at 1pm Club (A) Singles (Round 3 quarter-final): Don Plummer v Ross Murphy (Marker: Doug Starr); (semi-final): Jim Shannon v Steve Jackson (Marker: Ron Smidt). Club B Grade Singles (quarter-finals – markers required): Neville Harris v Garry Montgomery; Steve Fuller v Cliff Hinton; Mike Catling v Kim Frazer. Sunday July 5 at 9am Club (A) Singles (semi-final): Jim Johnson v winner (Murphy/Plummer). Club B Grade Singles (Round 2): If Don Plummer wins Saturdays’ game: Ross Murphy v Ken Crampton. Toucher