Maclean Major Pairs decided

General news

Our Club Major Pairs has been decided for 2021 with a superb display of bowls played between John Nash & Jayson Pinnock against Scott Fell & Des Johnson.

The game started tight with scores locked at 3 all after 4 ends. Nash/Pinnock got out to a 10/4 lead after 9 ends but Fell/Johnson clawed back with scores locked at 12 all after 14 ends. Scott & Des were on a run and took a lead 16/12 after 17ends. After scoring a 2 on end 18 then a 4 on end 19 John & Jayson held the lead at 18/16. A 1 to Fell/Johnson on end 20 had the score at 18/17 going into the last end. After shots were traded it came down to the skips last 2 bowls with Fell/Johnson holding shot. Des first bowl narrowly missed on adding to the count, but Jayson’s 1st bowl promoted one of his own bowls 2 foot short up for shot and onto the jack. Des missed with his last bowl pushing into the head and rebounding away giving John & Jayson the championship 19/17.

All spectators and players were amazed at the quality of play throughout the match. And a big congrats to Nashy (angry ant) who has finally cracked the last championship he had never won. John & Jayson will now go on to represent Maclean at the South Area Zone Champion of Champion playoffs later in the year. Bowls NSW members, please check the noticeboard in regard to the adoption of a new constitution of our State body, also known as the Unification vote. All details are on the noticeboard.

On Wednesday April 28, social bowls will be played against the Sunshine Coast travelling bowlers. We will play 2 games x 10 ends of 2 bowl triples with a 1:30pm start. Place your name on the sheet provided.


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

Grade 4 vs Yamba

Des Johnson, Nathan Wilson, Jayson Pinnock, Scott Fell, Paul Burnes, Ray Ryan, Rob Wetzel, John Nash, John Wilcock, Alastair Preston, Peter Hurst, John Hupfield.

Grade 6 vs Brooms Head (Sat) and Wooli (Sun) 11:30am; Skips arrange transport.

Garry Montgomery, Ross Murphy, Monica Parker, Pauline Ryan, Doug Starr, Judy Parkes, Jim Mills, Kevin Johnson, Sandra Ferro, Carolyn Byrum, John Connell, Rex Wiseman.

Grade 7 vs Yamba (Sat) and Red Rock (Sun) 11am; Bus leaves at 9:30am.

Jim Raven, Col Ryan, Terry Radford, Ray Davis, Ian Cheney, Ken Crampton, Maureen Grimes, Wendy Haselum, Ron Byrum, Jim Shannon, Fred Stair, Jim Hannah.

Pennant jackpot Saturday May 1 – $100.

Comp results

Major Singles Rd 1

Jim Hannah d Dave Pearcey 31/25; Jim Mills d Clyde Apps 31/29; Fred Stair d Kim Frazer 31/18; John Hupfield d Nathan Wilson 31/27; Ross Murphy d Peter Hurst 31/13; Doug Starr d Rory Weekes 31/14; Ray Ryan d Alastair Preston 31/29.

Comp draw

Sunday May 2 at 12:45pm

Major Singles Rd 1 – Paul Burnes v Des Johnson marker (TBA).

Major Singles Rd 2 will be rescheduled due to Pennant wash out matches being played. Players, please check the draw on the noticeboard for rescheduled dates.

Social bowls

Wednesday 1pm

Winners – Jim Mills & Doug Starr; runners up – Bev Owen & Carolyn Byrum.

Raffle: 1st John Connell; 2nd Fred Stair.

Safe: $1050 – Barry Ryan – NOT WON.

Friday 1pm

Winners – Kevin Johnson & Col Ryan; runners up – Jim Shannon, Mary Brazel & Terry Radford.

Raffle: 1st Hooky; 2nd Kevin Johnson.

Safe: $1050 – Alastair Preston – NOT WON.

Crack the Safe Jackpot stands at $1100 weekending 02/05/2021.

Social bowls times

Tuesday – 9:30am; Wednesday – 1pm; Thursday – 9:30am; Friday – 1pm.


Jayson Pinnock