What a wonderful performance by Lois Duncan and Carol Ritale contesting the Regional Senior Pairs on Friday July 2 with a win over Sawtell in the morning (23-18) and on to defeat Ballina in the final in the afternoon (19-17) taking out the Regional Senior Pairs title and winning a place in the State finals to be held in Tamworth late August.
Carol took to the greens again the following morning chasing the Singles Title against Park Beach, and what a wonderful effort she put in only to be defeated on the last end by 1 shot. She can certainly hold her head up after her sterling performances over both days of play, not forgetting her partner in crime Lois – for her great lead bowls in the Senior Pairs.
Also, not forgetting accolades for Maclean for taking out the Open Fours title. Congratulations to Caley and her team – well done and also to Maclean again (Open Pairs and Mixed Pairs) as well as the Grafton District Services teams in both the Senior Fours and Triples – very close games – just edged out of the finals. Much to celebrate in Clarence River District.
Tuesday June 29
There was rain for the second round of the Minor Singles and players were faced with on-again, off-again play, wet bowls and generally miserable conditions.
But being stoic women bowlers, they soldiered on, and our Club marvel Marie Stone really took it up to Marg Abbott rom the first round. Both bowlers have only recently started bowling with a bowling arm and their swift adaptation to this form of sending a bowl down the green has to be admired.
Both players were on their game and levelled at 19 all – then Marg edged ahead and was looking certain for victory, sitting on 24 shots. But Marie wasn’t going to be fobbed off and played some skilful shots to creep a little closer. The last end drew everyone’s attention with the shot reverting from player to player – then Marie took Jack into the ditch and unluckily for her Marg’s bowl was a little closer snatching victory with her required 1 shot. Final score 25-20. Marker was Ros Moore (assisted by new bowler Pauline Chilcott – marker in training).
Not so lucky for Bev Shatte on the other Championship rink when she was forced to retire early during her game against Janine Boyd -though this rink came out with the winner’s prize as a small consolation. Jane Pearson was the marker.
In an earlier game Cheryl Mazoudier overcame Paulene Chilcott 25 – 18. Marker was Joan Scadden. The semi-finals will be played this Tuesday July 6.
Only two rinks of social bowlers braved the elements with P. Conley, J. Coulter d S. Lindsay, G. Davis and M. Wall, J. Pryor d B. Backshall, M. Parker.
Thursday July 1
Another sodden group of ladies trying to get a game of bowls in with rain persisting. Only a small group showed to brave the elements today – and it was B. Backshall, J. Doherty, J. Scadden who claimed the bowlo bucks defeating P. Conley, M. Abbott, J. Pryor in a rather short game of 7 ends before conceding to the weather Gods and heading in for a hot drink.
A close one between A. Kelly, M. Stone, H. Atkinson defeating P. Chilcott, J. Madden, J. Coulter also giving up after 10 ends.
Don’t forget to get in your entries for the Club Fours competition starting July 31 – team entries can be made at the cash box by July 20.
And not forgetting our Blue Pacific Pairs – entries to be handed to the secretary Joan by July 27.