Maclean Women’s Bowls

A warm welcome to the new members who have joined Maclean Women’s Bowling Club recently. The Consistency Singles start on Tuesday September 22. There is a sheet in the locker room and entries close on September 14. The next L J Hooker game will be on Tuesday September 15. There will be a Fours Gala Day at Evans Head on September 2. Details for this and also a carnival at Alstonville are in the Events Folder in the locker room. Entries for the Gwen Ford Springtime Triples on Thursday September 10 close next week on Thursday September 3. Two games of eighteen ends will be played and there are $1000 worth of prizes. The cost is $60 per team which includes morning tea and a light lunch. Morning tea is at 8.30am and play starts at 9am. Names for the visit to Park Beach on Sunday August 30 must be in by this coming Friday August 28. The total cost is $20 and the bus will leave at 7.30am. It is a mixed day and dress is mufti. On Saturday September 19 the club is holding a Girls Only Night with the funds going to the fight against breast cancer. A night club atmosphere will be the theme with elaborate cocktails and nibbles. The cost is $10 and the time is from 7pm until late. If members wish to put their names in for social bowls by phone, it is best to ring the head of selectors, Wendy Haselum, on 6645 1895. Please ring before 8pm on Monday night. All players are requested to be at the club by 8.30am on Tuesdays. Results for Tuesday August 18: M Rooks, I Whitney, F Butcher (voucher winners) d M Crelley, D Costello, E O’Keefe ; M Tomek, P Appo, P Stockings, C Johnson d M Tomek, L Rae, D Newton, W Haselum (consolation prize); M Combley, N Ward, E Triffitt d E Golden, C Power, S Squires; V Bird, A Schmid, K Hudson d F Cutting, L Sheppard, J Parkes; V Philp, G Parsons, J Hannah d J Watkinson, V Nicholson, S Rogers. The raffle was won by E Triffitt. Maggie Combley Maclean & District Bowls A much better number of Championship matches were played last weekend with all five Mixed Fours that were posted for play as well as the finals of the Super Vets. Singles and the Minor Pairs. First off a big congratulations to our Don Plummer who on Saturday at Brooms Head won the district section of this year’s Champion-of-Club Champions Singles. Don together with Jim Johnson is also through to the final of the C-O-C. Pairs to be played at Brooms Head this Saturday afternoon against Gary Harrison and Alan Knox of Grafton CDSC. The Club Super Vets. Singles was an even match for the most part with John Currie beginning well to lead Jim Shannon 5 – 0 early. Jim then gradually drew to the fore and finally gained the 25 shots required for victory after 27 ends. The final score line was 25 to Jim and 21 to John. Congratulations to Jim and a very well done to John. The final of the Minor Pairs between the teams of Mick Fuss & Tom Cross and Tom Pendergast & Steve Fuller played last Sunday afternoon was a real cliff hanger with an extra end required to decide the winner after the scores were locked at 18 – 18 after the regulation 21 ends. Congratulations to Mick & Tom and a very well done to Tom & Steve. For full details see the results section. The draw for the Mixed Triples Championship is on the board. Games may be played by mutual arrangement at this time until someone has been appointed to run the remaining Championships in the absence of Scott. Our next mixed trip away has been arranged to Park Beach Club at Coffs Harbour this Sunday August 30. The bus will depart our club at 7.30am on the day. Results Championships Three matches of Mixed Fours & the final of the Super Vets. Singles were played last Saturday afternoon August 22. Super Vets Singles (final): Jim Shannon d John Currie 25 – 21. Club Mixed Fours (Round 1): Carol Power, Daphne Robson, Scott Fell, Michael Bailey d Barbara/Tom Cross, K. Hudson, Ray Miller 21 – 19; Cheryl Johnson, Cliff Vagg, E. Triffitt (sub for M. Grimes), Jim Johnson d June Watkinson, Len Everson, Lorraine Asbury, Warren McDonald 22 – 17. Round 2 (quarter-final): M. Ryan, Ron Smidt, M. Stallard, Steve Jackson d Wendy Haselum, Trevor Govey, Garry Montgomery, Susie Rogers 27 – 13. Played Sunday morning August 23. Club Mixed Fours (Round 2 – quarter-final): John Nash, Jane Hannah (sub for S. Squires), Sandra Ferro, John Deale d Michael Bailey (team) 25 – 11. Semi-final: Ron Mulville, Joyce Cotton, Val Daniels, Bill McCarron d Steve Jackson (team) 20 – 10. Played Sunday afternoon August 23. Club Minor Pairs (final): Mick Fuss, Tom Cross d Tom Pendergast, Steve Fuller 19 – 18 (extra end). No matches have been scheduled for play this weekend. Players are requested to keep an eye on the notice board and play their matches where possible by mutual agreement until a replacement bowls organizer can be put in place. Toucher