Sue Lindsay retains Queen of the Green

Tuesday October 6

We are still enjoying great bowling conditions and 16 social bowlers took to the greens with a triples game which saw B. Shatte, S. Moore, M. Abbott come out winners for the day after defeating P. Conley, M. Wall, R. Dickson. Other games were S. Graham, J. Pearson, C. Ritale d G. Davis, L. Duncan, C. Cole and in pairs – J. Coulter, L. Asbury d M. Sakac, W. Ballantyne.

Alongside the social bowlers, Queen Kaye Mason was defending her title from a very keen Sue Lindsay. Sadly, the Queen was forced to forfeit as she took a little poorly and handed the precious jewels to Sue to defend with her life.

On Thursday 8 she was to the test as the very experienced Wendy Ballantyne attempted to wrest it from her.

Also, there was an early game of consistency between Marie Stone and Janine Boyd as Janine was unavailable on the Thursday for the first round. Janine took the honours with a score of 150-92 and was to meet her next contender in the second round on Tuesday October 13 (results to come).  Marker was Judy Pryor.

Thursday October 8

A total of 22 ladies turned up for their fix of bowls, with the winners for the day being a pairs game where S. Moore, J. Coulter d L. Duncan, J. Scadden.

The rest of the field were triples games and B. Shatte, J. Pearson, H. Atkinson took home the runners-up prize defeating G. Freeman, M. Stone and C. Cole. The consolation prize went to P. Conley, M. Abbott, C. Aitchison defeated in a close game by J. Doherty, J. Abbott, C. Aitchison. Also R. Fletcher (swinger), J. Mosley (v), J. Pryor d R. Fletcher, M. Sakac, G. Davis.

And Queen of the Green – Sue Lindsay has kept a firm grip on the royal jewels by defeating Wendy Ballantyne 25 – 18 in a wonderful display of draw bowls between two very accomplished bowlers. Marker was K. Mason.

Don’t forget to put your teams in for the Club Fours – closing October 15.

Major Consistency continued Tuesday October 13 and the Minor Consistency will commence on Thursday October 15.

Remember, Shirley Drum Triples will be held Tuesday and Thursday November 10 and 12. Names on the sheet for this one – a box draw and a lot of fun.

Still looking for expressions for one person for Match Committee and a few more for Social Committee.

On Shot


A right Royal battle between Queen Susie and Wendy Ballantyne. Image: contributed.