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Yamba Men’s Pennants Results

In Pennants, the Grade 3 side maintained their unbeaten record for the season with a narrow but deserved victory over Maclean 62 – 59 (nine points to one); Grade 4 kept their finals aspirations alive with a solid 68 – 59 (eight points to two) win over South Ex-Services based upon a terrific rink victory by Wayne Curtis and his team of Jeff Cook, Allan Conlan and Ray Schafer; Grade 5 should have enjoyed their first win for the season with Peter Cawdrey and Gerry Ray’s sides scoring impressive wins on the carpet at Grafton, but the devastating shellacking that Don Freeman and his team received meant that the master scoreboard tilted dramatically in Grafton’s favour 76 – 56 (two points to eight); the Grade 6 (Gold) stumbled against South Ex-Services 46 – 65 (one point to nine) and now must maintain a perfect score sheet for the remainder of the season if they are to feature in the finals; Grade 6 (Blue) found the conditions at South Grafton a little strange and were easily defeated 87 – 42 (ten points to nil), while the Grade 7 participants found their Grafton opposition far too good going down 42 – 73 (one point to nine). Next week Grade 3 tackle South Grafton at home, Grade 4 and 5 are also at Yamba against Iluka and Maclean respectively, Grade 6 (Gold) travel to Wooli, Grade 6 (Blue) will make it four grades playing at Yamba and Grade 7 will take the trip to Brooms Head. The first round of the 2016 Major Singles Championship was contested last Sunday with some great bowls being played. Even after this early stage of the championship it is clear that the Club will have a new champion with defending title holder, Martyn Wood, being defeated by Trevor Bardsley in unusual circumstances. Tom Morrow pulled off a great win over previous champion, Alan Abbott, to set-up a match against Greg Dickman in Round Two. In other results Peter Forrester had to fight hard to defeat Greg Johnson 31 – 26; Neil McKenzie and Graham Cole had a terrific tussle with Neil winning 31 – 27; Paul Lozelle had Mark Scobie under pressure early before going down 31 – 21; and the match of the day was Wayne Curtis’s narrow victory over Erik Pedder 31 – 28. Round 2 will be contested next Sunday commencing at 1pm with a full round of eight games. Social bowls continues with pairs 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 are: Wednesday 30th March: No Bowls – Washed Out Friday 1st April: Winners: Steve Burns, Bruce Kilby and Mark Scobie. Runners-Up: Gordon Anyon-Smith, Howard Breden and Richard Skippings. Consolation: Laurie Thompson, Bill Cox and Peter Forrester Don Freeman