2019 Yamba-Iluka Real Estate Mixed Pairs winners: Alby and Maree Gibbs with Club President, Ian Lauder. Image: contributed

Yamba / Iluka mixed pairs

The bowls continued on Sunday with the 2019 Yamba-Iluka Real Estate Mixed Pairs tournament held in pretty good conditions.

The early leaders on the day were the Maclean duo of Sandra Ferro and Des Johnson who won both their morning games in great fashion. However, in the final round, Sandra and Des faltered against the GDSC husband and wife team of Mark and Debbie Walsh who took their match to maintain their unbeaten tournament record and take third place with three wins, a margin of 16 shots and 25 ends won. The tournament was claimed by the perennial tournament participants, Maree and Alby Gibbs, with three wins, a margin of 32 shots and 27 ends won. The only other undefeated side from the day were the irrepressible Roslyn Moore and Brad Johnson three wins, 22 shots and 28 ends won who took second place.

The Annual Presentation and Awards Dinner is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday December 12) commencing at 6pm. Limited tickets are still available from reception. The night promises to be a terrific occasion with all club men’s, women’s, mixed and open championship achievements and awards to be presented.

The mixed social Chicken and Champagne Breakfast Bowls morning is programmed for Sunday (December 15). Details and the participation sheet are on the bowl’s bench. All members, family, friends and visitors are invited to participate. 

Men’s social bowls will continue on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. All games commence at 1pm and names need to be on the nomination sheets by 11.30am on the respective day of play. All nominations are guaranteed a game and visitors are most welcomed.

Wednesday December 4

Winners: Lance McCarthy, Tom Cross and Bill Andrews; Runners up: Jack Atherton and Don Freeman; Encouragement: Jim Groom and Dave Coupland.

Friday December 6

Winners: Matt Fester, Jack Atherton and Ray Brown; Runners up: Brian Pennell, Steve Kliendienst and Jake McHutchison; Encouragement: Allan Parker, Bob Gunning and Chris Gunning.

Don Freeman