2018 Triples final (l-r) winners – M King, S Mandelc (sub), A Bunn. Runners up – C Nixon, D Allison, B Essex. Image: Contributed

South Grafton ladies take Iluka Triples Tournament

On Monday of last week, four South Grafton triples teams rocked up to Iluka for a two day triples tournament. What a good time we had too. The weather stayed fine, not too cold and though none of our teams ended up in the money, we all thoroughly enjoyed our games playing on Iluka’s beaut Greens, and catching up with bowlers not seen for a while. Meanwhile on our own home Green fifteen of our ladies turned up for a social match. One game of pairs and two of triples, one utilising a swinging lead and the results from these games were: Tuesday July 17 – social bowls Rink (2). M Moran, P Knox & N Graham d J Myers, S Mandelc & G Cupples 20-7; Rink (3). B Essex (Swinging lead), S Robinson & J Gebetsberger d B Essex (SL), J Pholi & I Heppell 24-15; Rink (4). M Mulligan & A Bunn d B Ford & C Nixon 21-15. Winning Rink (2). May Moran, Phyll Knox, Noelle Graham. Thursday July 19 – social bowls With our wandering teams back on their own turf, it was time for the 2018 SGWBC Triples Championship final, as well as three rinks of social matches. It was a really lovely day for the final, very little wind, the Green running well and pleasant temperatures. The results from the three social triples matches and the championship final were as follows: 2018 SGWBC Triples championship final: Rink (4). M King, S Mandelc (sub) & A Bunn d B Essex, D Allison & C Nixon 21-16. Congratulations girls on a top game. Social: Rink (1), S Newby, M Sales & H Nichols d P Gray, E Whitford & G Cupples 28-11; Rink (2). E Casson, R Hodge & D McLachlan d D Rankin, J Gebetsberger & M Mulligan 23-17; Rink (3). M Gallagher, B Robinson & J Kowal d M Gallagher, P Knox & P Lollback 25-19. Winning Rink (1). Shirley Newby, Margy Sales, Heather Nichols. The lucky team went to team (6) – Mary Gallagher, Phyll Knox & Pam Lollback, the resting toucher to Merle King & the competition prizes to Bobby Robinson & Shirley Newby. To our South Grafton Open & Seniors teams who travel to Cabarita this week to compete in the Regional playoffs; best of luck from all of us and go get ‘em girls. D McLachlan