Winning teams: 1st – Iluka composite team; 2nd – SGWBC; 3rd – GDSWBC. Image: Contributed

South Grafton Versatility fives

Tuesday July 9

The day was a great day hosting the Versatility fives and it was lovely to see teams from Grafton, Iluka, Red Rock, Maclean & Yamba. Seems like an age since we saw a lot of these ladies at our club and it was a treat to see them all now. Good company and lovely temperatures all went together to make a thoroughly enjoyable day
Loads of competition prizes and a beaut “SGWBC special” lunch rounded out the day; though it seemed a little strange that our Pam Lollback for the first time I can remember had to forego competition duty as she’s away getting some new eyes. Take care Pam and hurry back; thanks to VP Joan who did well subbing this job. We enjoyed seeing a lot of ladies from our sister clubs at ours once again, It’s been a long time between drinks girls, but we’re back and it was just great to have you all.

The winning team was a composite side put together by Ros Duncan of Iluka; second place went to our own South Grafton team led by Heather Nichols and in third place Toni Shorten and girls from Grafton District Services took the placing. Thanks to South Ex Services, who once again generously shared their green. Without all of you we simply would not be able to run this event.

Thursday July 11

Social bowls was a bit of a stark difference from Tuesday with just three rinks required for the morning’s play, but a pleasant few hours anyway. Many of our women passed on bowls today to attend the annual Grafton races festival, either on course or at venues where they could watch the action while enjoying a few drinks with friends and family; we can hardly blame them for that. Also of course several others have been away on nanny duty during the school holidays. Four of us too, whilst still attending were too lazy to play after our big day earlier in the week.The joys of our advancing years I guess.
The results of the morning’s games were as follows:
Rink (1) – G Ryan & E Whitford d I Gough & E McKew 23-14.
Rink (2) – D Rankin & A Bunn d E Casson & G Cupples 15-11.
Rink (3) – M Gallagher, P Knox & J Kowal d S Newby, P Harvey & M Andrew 12-11.
Winning Rink (1) – Gwen Ryan, Ella Whitford.
The resting toucher went to Pam Harvey and the competition prize to E Whitford.
Looking forward to Iluka’s two day Classic Triples Tournament and of course Red Rock’s Versatility fours later in the month. Our AGM too takes place July 30; a busy time of year for all our clubs.

D McLachlan