From l-r Tim, Peter & Josh. Image: Contributed

Maclean men’s bowls

General news

Presentation night has been set for Saturday January 8 at 6:30pm. Cost is $25 and open to all bowlers and their partners. Place your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

For the month of December all Wednesday and Friday social bowls will be playing for hams for winners.

Travelling Bowlers

Shirt design has been finalised and our order is placed. I expect to receive our order late January. Cost will be $20 for members. Don’t forget if you aren’t a member, it’s only $5 to become a part of the travelling group.

We have a trip booked to Ballina to play against the Sandflies on Sunday January 16. The bus will leave at 7am. Cost is $15 for the day including bowls, bus and lunch. We aim to leave about 2:30pm. Place your name on the sheet provided.

Comp results

Major Fours semi finals

Fred Stair, Paul Gray, Ross Murphy & Garry Montgomery d Rory Weekes, Aidan Daniels, Matt Farrell & Jayson Pinnock 20/19 after an extra end was required.

Mick Charters, Jim Mills, John Wilcock & Doug Starr d John Hupfield, Clyde Apps, Peter Hurst & Des Johnson 21/10.

Major Fours final

Jim Mills, Mick Charters, John Wilcock & Doug Starr d Fred Stair, Paul Gray, Ross Murphy & Garry Montgomery 26/14.

Comp draw

This wraps our calendar of club competition for 2021. Thank you to all members for your patience and versatility in allowing our competitions to be conducted and completed. Let’s hope 2022/23 is smoother sailing. Look forward to seeing you all at Presentation Night. You can use the new Dine & Discover vouchers to pay for your attendance. See reception for details.

Social bowls

Wednesday 1pm – washed out

Friday 1pm

Hams: Grant Wilson, Mark Swain & Greg Turner

Lion’s cakes: John Connell, Barry Thomas & Jeff Newman

Raffle: ham – Jim Shannon; 2nd Stan McKenzie. 

Safe: $400 – Jim Shannon – not won. 

Crack The Safe Jackpot stands at $400 weekending 12/12/2021.

Social bowls times

Tuesday – 9:30am; Wednesday – 1pm; Thursday – 9:30am; Friday – 1pm & 6pm; Saturday – 2pm.

Jayson Pinnock

Community barefoot bowls program producing the next talent.

We would like to welcome the Arndell boys to the game. Tim, Peter & Josh have all recently joined up as Full bowling members.

All three have been products of our Friday night community challenge bowls. This concept brought together sporting organisations and charity groups in a 6 week competition to play for a share in the $1500 sponsorship prize for their group.

Tim & Peter were a part of this seasons winning team with the Ambo’s representing the Hospital Auxillary. While Josh has been a part of the Maclean Bobcats and Fire & Rescue teams over the last few seasons.

All 3 are now ready to take the next step and have a go at our sport more competitively. We can’t wait to see these guys in amongst our competition as they all have shown some very early promise and talent.

For anyone wanting to have a go at our sport we are providing social bowls every Friday night at 6pm, names in by 5:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm, names in by 1:30pm, as a way of introducing people to the game. We have a good mix of players that are involved in many sports that we sponsor including the Darts club, Cricket club, Soccer club, Netball club and many more.

For more information please give Jayson a call on 0429506606.