Yamba Major/Minor Pairs title defence off to a good start

The 2021 Major/Minor Pairs Championship is in full swing with five of the eight quarter finalists decided and the remaining positions to be finalised by the end of this week.

The 2020 champions, Peter Julian and Cliffe Vagg, have begun their title defence in great style with an impressive 18 shots to 12 victory over Tony Reynolds and Tracey Jenner in a high-quality encounter. However, Peter and Cliffe will need to find another level when they confront Keith Smith and Greg Johnson in their next match after Keith and Greg showed outstanding form to defeat Dave Beaumont and Nev Hillyard in their round one contest by 23 to 20.

Other teams to have confirmed their quarter-final positions are Mark Bilton and Dave Atkinson; Glen Fifield and Brad Wynne; and Steve Farrar and Jim Johnson. The quarter finals will be played on Thursday March 11 commencing at 5.30pm.

The 2021 Pennant season commences on Saturday March 27 with Yamba contesting grades three, four, five and seven. In preparation for the season a full practice session will be held at the club on Saturday March 20 commencing at 12.45pm. All pennant participants, reserves and grade managers are requested to attend.

A Pennant manager information session to update managers on the 2021 reporting and recording processes and to highlight club administrative procedures will also be held commencing at 11am.

Men’s social bowls is continuing Wednesday and Friday afternoons. All games commence at 1pm and nominations can be made by telephoning the bowls office on 6646 8669 or by recording participation details on the nomination sheet adjacent the bowls office prior to 11.30am on the intended day of play.

Wednesday March 3

Winners: Dave Wiseman and Brian Pennell; Runners up: Gary Gregor and Keith Hall; Encouragement: Col Cohen and Ray Brown.

Friday March 5

Winners: John McGovern, Jake McHutchison and Bill Andrews; Runners up: Vic Miller, Len Yeomans and Steve Grodzki; Encouragement: John Toole, Barry Cartwright and Peter Forrester.

Don Freeman