Wednesday 6th April Men’s social bowls: Very pleasant afternoon temperatures, not too hot saw six rinks in play, all Triples games.
Rink (1) L Perrett, K Fitzsimmons & P Gillespie d N Wilson, K Van Beek & L Preston 31-17.
Rink (2) S Weber, W Powell & T Newsome d B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty 20-19; Rink (3) M Andrews, L Andrew & l Bond d R Tucker, J Davis & J Ashendon 23-20; Rink (4) K Garner, K Landrigan & I Cheyne d J Pye, G Taylor & D Andrews 18-10; Rink (5) J Bessant, M Myers & M Ransome drew 18 all with Josh, S Bridle & R Cornell; Rink (6) D James, J Gaddy & G Mallison d T Cameron, W Peterson & J Mitchell 23-17.
Winning Rink: (6) D James, J Gaddy, G Mallison. Lucky team: Josh, S Bridle, R Cornell.
The resting toucher went to Josh and the jackpot was won by: Rink (4) J Pye, G Taylor, D Andrews, K Garner, K Landrigan, I Cheyne.
Friday 8th April, Men’s mixed barefoot bowls: Four rinks in near perfect playing conditions. The Green a little slow from the overnight showers but still running well. Four games of Triples, one with a swinging lead and the results were as follows:
Rink (1) T Latter, B Essex & A Bunn d J Axon, S Ford & D McLachlan 21-17 Magnificent games from both Betty Essex and Sel Ford; Rink (2) I Heppell, W Peterson & C Nixon d A Milligan, L Perrett, & L Bond 35-13; Rink (3) M Mulligan, A O’Brien & L Andrew d T Cameron, J Flaherty & B Hayes 24-18; Rink (4) P Desborough (Swinging Lead), M Bettison & D Fitzsimmons d P Desborough (SL), K Fitzsimmons & D O’Brien 20-11.
Winning Rink (1) T Latter, B Essex, A Bunn. Chook ends: End 8 L Perrett; End 14 B Hayes.
The resting toucher went to Kevin Fitzsimmons and the jackpot wasn’t won.
Sunday 10th April Championship Bowls: In a top game that kept spectators on the edge of their seat, Ken Evans and Peter Gillespie vied for the title of 2016 SGMBC A Grade Singles Champion. With the match nearing the end and the players at 26 all, everyone was holding their breath. Finally Ken drew ahead and took the game claiming the championship.
The end result 2016 SGMBC A Grade singles: K Evans d P Gillespie 31-26. Congratulations to 2016 Club A Grade Champion Ken and to runner up Peter.
In further rounds of the Club B Grade singles:
J Betts d M Revell 31-18; L Andrew d P Chevalley 32-29; G Taylor d B Kenny 34-4.
Club Pairs round: D Andrews & I Cheyne won on a forfeit from S Weber & T Weber.
Just one mixed social bowls game alongside the championships and that resulted in A O’Brien, D O’Brien & D Andrews d T Cameron, J Thorpe & R Holmes 30-4. D McLachlan