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Queen Wendy toppled at Yamba

Tuesday September 21

Windy conditions for our second game of Tuesday mixed bowls – but still some very tight scores, showing some of us can handle the tricky conditions.

Winners for the day by a three-shot margin was Helen Atkinson and her team S. Farrar and J. Beaumont d M. Abbott, T. Reynolds, B. Ballantyne who, incidentally, received the Consolation prize. Runners-up went to L. McLean, P. Chilcott, C. Ritale d G. Freeman, M. Stone, G. Davis with a very close two-shot win.

The remaining teams who went home without a prize were M. Sakac, K. Mason, I. Parker d L. Duncan, K. Catlin, W. Ballantyne with one shot in it. J. Madden and B. Andrews had a two-shot win over R. Moore and S. Butler and B. Backshall and M. Parker were too good for A. Kelly, M. Jenner and V. Terry, J. Pryor, D. Atkinson d T. Allen, R. McPherson, J. Abbott.

Thursday September 23

What a scandal in our midst! Queen Wendy toppled from her throne by the wily Marianne Jenner 25 – 14. Marker was Kaye Mason. So, Queen Marianne will reign supreme until another assailant (Monica Parker) attempts to dethrone her in the next round.

Social bowls continued on regardless and there was only one winner today – that was M. Wall, S. Lindsay, C. Ritale d B. Backshall, L. Duncan, J. Scadden. Other rinks – J. Madden, R. Moore, C. Aitchison d P. McKenna, M. Sakac, M. Stone and L. McLean, J. Abbott, J. Pryor d M. McBey, P. Chilcott, G. Davis.

And a warm welcome to returning bowler Pat McKenna after a long break from the greens. Pat played her first day back alongside her daughter Jane Madden – one of our new and promising members. 

Club Pairs

The semi-final was half completed today with team Monica Parker, Helen Atkinson through to the final after defeating Judy Button and Marg Abbott in a wonderful game – the score-line being 13 all on the third last end with Helen holding on for a 17–13 win. The other half – Julie Beaumont and Julie Coulter versus Marie Stone and Gloria Davis was played on Sunday September 26 in rather showery conditions – and it was the two Julies who prevailed with a 26 – 6 win.

As promised, there are more dates to be altered due to the lockdown. Firstly, the Mixed Pairs will commence on Saturday October 16 as scheduled but the Shirley Drum Triples will now be played on Thursday October 28 – entries close on Tuesday October 26. This will now be a one-day event the format of which is yet to be decided.

The Consistency Singles will now be played on Thursday November 11 – entries close on Tuesday November 4, which is also our Oaks Charity Day.

The Mixed Fours entries will close on Wednesday 10th November – play to commence on Sunday November 14 with two rounds of play and then the following Sunday November 21 again two rounds.

 As mentioned before, our Christmas breakup party will be on Tuesday December 7 and don’t forget the lunch for Life Member Shirley’s 90th Birthday on Tuesday October 12 – sheet on the ladies’ board. And also, the Club AGM on Sunday October 17.


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