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Maclean Men’s Bowls

Only two of the scheduled six championship matches were played last weekend.
Again the final of the Minor Pairs has been deferred. Excuses, excuses, no wonder our Bowls Secretary has resigned. How can he run bowls in our club if players who have committed themselves to a championship event keep finding reasons not to play on the date he has set for play. Remember championships do take precedence over most other events.
The two matches played were Mixed Fours first round matches.
For full details see the results section.
Nominations for the Club Mixed Triples Championship have closed and the draw will be done and posted shortly.
Last Sunday morning we welcomed the travelling bowls group the Ballina RSL “Sand-fly’s”. The weather was showery, however, a good morning bowls was had by all. Thank you to our bowlers who attended.
A group of the District Past Presidents mixed bowlers attended our Club on Sunday where they held their meeting and had lunch. As the weather was damp they declined to play a game of bowls but a good day was had.
This weekend the District section of the State Champion-of-Champions Singles and Pairs will be held at Brooms Head Club. In the Singles on Saturday we have Don Plummer and in Sundays’ Pairs we have Jim Johnson & Don Plummer. We wish them every success. Don since his return to Maclean on a permanent basis has swept all before him.
Our next mixed trip away has been arranged to Park Beach Club at Coffs Harbour on Sunday August 30. The bus will depart our club at 7.30am on the day. Cost will be $20 per person which includes the Bus trip, morning tea, green fees and lunch. A sheet for names is on the noticeboard.
Two matches of Mixed Fours were played last Saturday afternoon.
Round 1: Ron Mulville, Joyce Cotton, Val Daniels & Bill McCarron d Narelle Phelps, Lea McKay, John McKay & Frank Mathieson 24 – 18.
Round 2: Mick Fuss, Fay Wiblen, Coral & Jim Shannon d Lorraine Connor, Rex Wiseman, Diana & Doug Starr 22 – 12.
Matches set down for this weekend are.
Saturday August 22 at 1pm.
Club Mixed Fours (Skips names only) Round 1: Ray Miller v Michael Bailey. Round 2: Steve Jackson v Susie Rogers; Jim Johnson v Warren McDonald.
Sunday August 23, 9.30am.
Club Mixed Fours Round 2: John Deale v winner (Miller/Bailey); winner (Jackson/Rogers) v Bill McCarron.
The other Mixed Fours match to be played involves Jim Johnson who is committed to the District Champion-of Champions event on Sunday.
The final of the Minor Pairs is now called for Saturday August 29 or any time before if a mutually agreed time and date can be agreed upon.
See you all at The Club and good bowling to all!