Peter Hurst is Maclean C Grade Singles Champion

The semi-finals of the Club Open Triples together with the final of the Club C Grade Singles was played last Thursday evening. The Triples semi-finals winners were the teams skipped by Kerry Wells and Don Plummer. The final will be played this Thursday evening at 4pm. The final of the C Grade Singles between Tom Cross and Peter Hurst was a high class match for any grade. Both players gave their all with some very good draw bowls. Peter was a little too concise in his draw shots for Tom and is to be congratulated as our 2016 Champion. For full results of matches played in both Championships plus matches set down for future play, see the results section at the end of this report. Club Open Pairs have been drawn with first round matches scheduled for this Sunday morning April 3. District Pennants: No matches were played last weekend because of Easter. The next Round is this Saturday (April 2). We will have our No 3’s at home against Yamba. Our 5’s are away against Iluka. The 6’s away against Wooli and the 7’s at home against Brooms Head. A well done goes to Doug Starr’s team of Steve Fuller and Warren McDonald who on Sunday at South Grafton Ex-Services won (for the second year running) the Easter ‘Bendigo Bank’ sponsored Triples tournament. Terry’s Travelling Bowlers ‘The Cane Cutters’ will be having their next trip away to Alstonville Club on Thursday April 14. The bus departs our club at 10am on the day. This Friday (April 1) we will have the (delayed) March round of ‘The Last Friday of the Month’ single entry triples competition. The next (April) round will then be in four weeks, reverting back to its regular monthly time slot. Visitors are always welcome at our club. Bowls Results – Championships Played Thursday evening March 24 – Club C Grade Singles (final): Peter Hurst d Tom Cross 25 – 13. Club Open Triples: Rex Wiseman, Len Everson & Kerry Wells d Ron Orr, Trevor Govey & John Deale 25 – 24; Michael Bailey, Terry Johnson & Don Plummer d John Nash, Ron Smidt & Gary Scott 26 – 22. Matches scheduled for play this week are: Thursday evening March 31 at 4pm – Club Open Triples (final): Kerry Wells (team) v Don Plummer (team). Sunday April 3 for a 9.30am start – Club Open Pairs (Round 1): Michael Bailey & Des Johnson v John Nash & Gary Scott; Len Everson & Warren McDonald v Cliff Vagg & Terry Johnson; Rex Wiseman & Kerry Wells v Ron Orr & Brett Pingel; Kevin Johnson & Trevor Govey v Col Ryan & Ron Byrum; Scott Fell & John Deale v John Hupfield & Peter Hurst; Steve Fuller & Garry Montgomery v Jim Johnson & Don Plummer; Mick Fuss & Jim Shannon v Ron Smidt & Ben Lee. Pennants The draw for play Saturday April 2 is: Grade 3: Maclean play Yamba at home (Round 3); Grade 5: Maclean play Iluka away (Round 3); Grade 6: Maclean play Wooli away (Round 5); Grade 7: Maclean play Brooms Head at home (Round 5). Toucher