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South Grafton Brekkie on the Deck

Spectators take advantage of the South Grafton Bowling Club’s deck to line the rails in anticipation of the big race. Pic: Contributed.
Spectators take advantage of the South Grafton Bowling Club’s deck to line the rails in anticipation of the big race. Pic: Contributed.

 

Wednesday 1st October, men’s social bowls: In the first fairly warm temperatures of Spring, twenty four social bowlers made up eight teams to compete in four games of Triples.
The results of all matches were as follows: Rink (1). M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond d K Fitzsimmons, P Gillespie & J Pye 26-23; Rink (2). D James, J Gaddy & G Mallison d T Newsome, P Linacre & J Davis 25-16; Rink (3). D Andrews, B Ashbrooke & T Scott d M Revell, M Myers & N Harrison 29-14; Rink (4). B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty d E Cura, S Weber & L Preston 19-13.
Winning Rink (3). D Andrews, B Ashbrooke, T Scott. Lucky Rink (4). E Cura, S Weber, L Preston.
Resting Toucher – D Andrews. No jackpot won. Friday 2nd October, men’s mixed barefoot bowls: With the long weekend seeing several regular players away, just seventeen bowlers turned out to make up three rinks of Triples, one with a swinging lead. A beautiful afternoon made it well worth the while of those who were there. The results of all matches were as follows:
Rink (1). S Scott, C Nixon & D McLachlan d T Cameron, J Pye & B Essex 29-16; Rink (2). A O’Brien, J Axon & B Hayes d B Kenny, S Weber & G Cupples 18-17; Rink (3). D Andrews (Swinging Lead), M Bettison & D O’Brien d D Andrews (SL), A Kokkin & J Betts 18-13.
Winning Rink: (3) D Andrews, M Bettison, D O’Brien. Chook Ends: End 8 A O’Brien; End 14. D McLachlan. Resting Toucher: D McLachlan. Jackpot not won.
Sunday 4th October, Bridge to Bridge Brekkie on the Deck: An absolutely beautiful morning with sixty plus members and friends turning out to enjoy breakfast on the deck while watching the annual Grafton Bridge to bridge Ski race. Barney Kenny kept the popular barbecued bacon and egg rolls coming; as spectators sipped, president Robin’s tasty orange champers and waited for the first boat to head off downriver. Special thanks to Betty Essex, who with a couple of helpers, was once again responsible for the preparation of our delicious breakfast. John Betts organised a game of Barefoot bowls and this was played directly following the race, in what were near to perfect bowling conditions. All in all a very pleasant and sociable morning. Good stuff South Grafton Sport & Rec.
Denise McLachlan

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