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ABOVE: 2015 Handicap Fours Champions: Rod O’Brien, John Parkinson, Alan Reed and John Luchetti (skip). Pic: Contributed.

Yamba Handicap Fours… a frustrating conclusion

The 2015 Handicap Fours Championship was contested last weekend with the format of the championship ensuring several surprise results and a host of tight finishes.
The menacing quartet of Rod O’Brien, John Parkinson, Alan Reed and John Luchetti captured the title by defeating Keith Smith, Don Freeman, Martyn Wood and Bruce Angel in the final by 19 shots to 16. The outcome was a frustrating conclusion for Bruce Angel and his team in what was otherwise an impressive championship campaign. However, the winners fully deserved their success as they improved with every game and controlled the final magnificently leading the game for 20 of the 21 contested ends of play. Rod O’Brien dominated the match using the battery of skills developed under Tasmanian conditions to establish early dominance on most ends, the experienced John Parkinson reinforced the great starts with monotonous regularity and Alan Reed then followed his skip’s instructions religiously to set up a great win. The results deservedly provided John Luchetti with his maiden Club Championship victory and one feels that the floodgates may well open. If effort is rewarded then John deserves many more victories considering the long hours he spends on enhancing his game and assisting the development of new members as a volunteer club coach.

 

ABOVE: 2015 Handicap Fours Champions: Rod O’Brien, John Parkinson, Alan Reed and John Luchetti (skip). Pic: Contributed.
ABOVE: 2015 Handicap Fours Champions: Rod O’Brien, John Parkinson, Alan Reed and John Luchetti (skip).
Pic: Contributed.

The first three rounds of the 2015 Consistency Singles Championship will be contested this weekend with round one on Saturday commencing at 1.00pm and rounds two and Three on Sunday at 9.00am and 1.00pm respectively.
The Nomination sheet for the 2015 Stan Brown Shield is on the notice board with nominations closing on Wednesday 25th November.
The 2015 Mixed Presentation Night is scheduled for Thursday 10th December and a participation sheet is on the notice board. All women’s, men’s and mixed awards and acknowledgements will be presented at this event and attendance is encouraged.
Unfortunately, the Annual Bowls Australia Celebrity Coaching Clinic, programmed for December, has been cancelled by Bowls Australia due to lack of suitable representatives.
Social bowls continues with pairs played on Wednesday and triples on Friday. All games commence at 1pm and names need to be on the respective nomination sheets by 11.30am on the day of play. All nominations are guaranteed a game and visitors are most welcomed. Results from last week were:
Wednesday 4th November:
Winners: Neil Franey and Steve Grodzki. Runners Up: Bruce Blanch and Peter Cawdrey. Consolation: David Atkinson and Alan Turnbull.
Friday 6th November:
Winners: Ivan Bell, John Telfer and Graham Meany. Runners Up: Les Kricker and Denis McDonald (pair’s game). Consolation: Roger Pryor, Geoff Ridgway and Andy Duke-Yonge
Don Freeman

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