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Yamba Bowls mixed pairs this weekend

New faces and a return of faces not seen on the Greens for a while, was the order of the day last week at Yamba women’s bowls.
How wonderful it is to welcome back Jenny Newell, after an enforced absence of over 12 months, and to see Liz Moodie, Marie Stone and Flo Stevens also back after some time.
In addition, visitors Sandra and Jenny Gill, from North Haven, have returned to holiday in Yamba and again join us at bowls. As well, soon to be member, Sue Lindsay is obviously enjoying her bowls, and improving her skills with every game.
Topping it off, Sandra Gill and Jenny Newell teamed up with their second, Jan Dunning, to make their returns even more fulfilling when they took home the lucky winners Bowlo Bucks on Tuesday, May 24. They had a really exciting tussle against Liz Moodie, Judy Sinclair and Jane Pearson in what was the Match of the Day. In a game where each team in turn gained the ascendancy, Sandra’s team scored a narrow 15-12 win.
Other lucky winners on the day were runners up, Dani Turnbull/Sonia Graham/Maria Sakac, with the consolation Bowlo Bucks going to Sue Lindsay/Sandy Owen.
It was difficult to pick a Match of the Day on Thursday 26, with three games being decided by three shots or fewer, but the toughest struggle of the three was between Jan Stamp/Ros Dickson who downed Judy Sinclair/Gabby Freeman 15-12.
In a game where the biggest margin throughout was 2 shots, each team came up with some wonderful bowls, and with the score at 10-12 against them, Jan and Ros drew level with a 2 on the penultimate end and then maintained their form to snatch a 3 on the last to create the biggest margin of the game and win by those 3 shots. Jan and Ros then reaped the reward of being drawn for the runners up Bucks.
Lucky winners on 26th were Sonia Graham/Helen Scott/Denise Burey, while Judy Abbott/Jane Pearson were drawn for the consolation Bowlo Bucks.
A number of our members travelled to Port Macquarie last week to compete in the State Fours Carnival, in which 276 teams were entered. Our teams had varying success, all having their share of wins over the three days, and most importantly represented our club very positively.
Congratulations to Grafton’s Lorraine Demmery’s composite team which blitzed their section, and reached the semi-finals of this difficult carnival.
There are a number of Championships and other Competitions coming up very shortly. Seven teams from YWBC will contest the District Triples at Iluka this week and we wish them good bowling.
As well, the YBC Mixed Pairs will commence this Saturday, June 4 and continue on Sunday 5 with both AM and PM games on both days. The draw for this will be on the men’s board after Wednesday 1.
The busy schedule continues with the women’s Major Minor Pairs the following weekend, for which the draw has been posted. Also on the board is the sheet for YWBC’s annual Life Members and Patron’s Day on June 30. Wendy Ballantyne

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