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Not just Pennants for Yamba Ladies

Innovation is the name of the game at YWBC social bowls during the Pennant season, thanks to the ingenuity of Chair of Selection, Sonia Graham. As such, great interest is being maintained in social bowls for those not playing pennant.
Tri-singles was played last Thursday, 17 – no, not a Paddy’s day joke, but a great game enjoyed by the ladies who participated. Three players playing singles, with two playing regulation singles and one marking through three rotations of seven ends each, comprised the games.
Lucky Rink winner on 17th was the trio of Bev Shatte, Gabby Freeman and Jan Stamp in a game where Gabby accumulated 18 shots, Bev 10 and Jan 8 in the 14 ends bowled by each player. Consolation winners were Lyn Evans, a very welcome visitor from Tamworth (11 shots) Jill Miller (10) and Jenny Scobie (14). The ladies all thoroughly enjoyed this interesting format.
The Lucky runners up prize went to the Yamba Pennant team skipped by Joan Scadden.
On Tuesday 15, the Pennant teams were again the recipients of the lucky draw, with the winning team skipped by Denise Burey taking out the Winners prize and their Grafton opponents, skipped by Norma Mawhirt collecting the Consolation.
Social bowlers, Margaret Durante and Jill Miller teamed up to take out the runners up prize.
In Grades 2 and 3 the Pennant competition has reached a crucial stage for the Yamba teams.
With our No 2’s shading two of the other clubs by just one point and the other club just one shot further back, in such a knife edged close contest, the winner will be decided by the two rounds this week.
Perhaps fortunately, having played three games in a row away, the Yamba 2’s take on both Maclean (on Tuesday) and Grafton Services (Thursday) at home. They will be hoping the home green will give them an edge in what promises to be two nail-biters.
The 3’s are also in top spot by just one point from their adversaries on Tuesday, Iluka. Then on Thursday their final game against Maclean will be played at Yamba. Needless to say, these are also both vital games.
Our 4’s continue their campaign, and this week take on Maclean away on Tuesday, but will join the other two grades for a big home game day on Thursday 24, when they play Iluka. They are delicately positioned mid-field and can still make an impact with a further four rounds to play through to April 7.
With six rinks of Pennant games at the Club on Thursday morning, two potentially flag deciders, spectators should be treated to some fine bowls.
Wendy Ballantyne

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