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Maclean prepare for Zone 1 play-offs

There were seven Championship matches played last week. As a result of the semi-finals of the Club Veterans Singles, Jim Shannon will play John Connell in the final on a date to be fixed, good luck to you both. There will be no club championship matches scheduled for this weekend as we will be hosting the Zone 1 Pennant play-offs in Divisions 3 and 7 at our club. For results and details of future matches see the results section at the end of this report. Nominations are now open for this year’s Mixed Handicap Singles event. See the sheet on the board. The draw for the Pennant Zone play-off at our club this weekend is: Saturday 12.40pm roll-up – (No.3 Grade): Yamba v Lismore City; (No.7 Grade): Pottsville v Brooms Head. Sunday 8.40am roll-up – (No.3 Grade): Saturday’s loser v Condong; (No.7 Grade): Saturday’s loser v Lennox Head. Sunday 12.40pm roll-up – (No.3 Grade): Saturday’s winner v Condong; (No.7 Grade): Saturday’s winner v Lennox Head. Anyone wishing to witness some great competition bowls is invited to attend. Our Maclean Grade 6 District winners will be having their play-off at Yamba and are drawn to play both their matches on Sunday. Please give them your support. The sheet for entries to our first Tournament of the year the ‘John Kelly’ Triples on Saturday July 2 is filling quickly, with only five vacancies left. Only 26 teams can be accepted so be quick. Winners receive $900 with cash going to the top four teams on the day as well as round winners. Only $20 per player entry fee which covers green fees, morning tea/coffee, lunch and pickings afterwards. This months’ round of the last Friday Single entry competition will be played this Friday which will bring it to the half way mark for the year. midyear encouragement awards will be made to the leaders after this round. Results Championships Club Mixed Pairs – Saturday June 18 (Round 2): Cheryl Johnson & Ron Smidt d Coral & Jim Shannon 18 – 17 (extra end); Diana & Doug Starr d Narelle Phelps & Ron Orr 22 – 12. (Round 3): Wendy Haselum & Garry Montgomery d Judy Parkes & Steve Jackson 23 – 9; Rex Wiseman & Sandra Ferro d E. Triffitt & Brett Pingel 26 – 21. Club Minor Pairs (Round 1): Mick Smith & Ken Crampton d Percy Devine & Stan McKenzie 20 – 18. Club Veterans Singles (semi-final): John Connell d Ken Trim 25 – 21; Played Friday June 17 – Jim Shannon d Harry Austen 25 – 15. Matches set down for future play are: Club Mixed Pairs (Round 1): Merle Ryan & Ben Lee v John Nash & Jane Hannah. (This match must be played on or before Sunday July 3, play or forfeit rule applies). Sunday July 3 – 9.30am start. Minor Pairs (Round 1): Cliff Vagg & Ron Smidt v Jamie Blanchard & Harry Austen; Tony Fato & Tom Pendergast v Mark Williams & Paul Bamback. Saturday July 9 – 1pm. Club Mixed Pairs (Round 2): Winner (Ryan-Lee/Nash-Hannah) v Maureen Grimes & Jim Johnson. (Round 3 quarter-final): Diana & Doug Starr v Pauline Stocking & Gary Scott. Toucher