Yamba ‘Prawn Stars’ dominate

The annual visit by the Tweed Heads/Coolangatta Travelling Bowlers eventuated on Saturday November 20. A hardy collective group of 78 bowlers took to the greens for an afternoon of incentive-based social triples and to contest the perpetual Tweed/Yamba Challenge Trophy. The Yamba Prawn Stars were determined to deny their northern bowling brethren the opportunity to reclaim the trophy and in the nicest possible fashion the ‘Prawn Stars’ dominated the scoreboards to once again take the trophy and bragging rights. Thank you to all who participated and assisted with the rambunctious occasion. 

Nominations for the Handicap Fours Championship have closed and the drawn is on display at the club. Play is programmed for next weekend, November 27-28, with two rounds scheduled for each day.

The Yamba Prawn Stars with their Tweed Heads/Coolangatta counterparts. Image: contributed

The men’s Bob Ware Memorial Triples Tournament will be held as planned on Saturday December 4 followed by the Yamba Iluka Real Estate Mixed Pairs on Sunday December 5. Nominations for both tournaments are still being taken and although the club will adhere to the extant COVID restrictions and requirements, it is anticipated that the weekend will once again prove to be a pinnacle event on our bowls calendar.

The Annual Presentation and Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday December 9, from 6pm for 6.30pm. Cost is $30 per head which includes dinner, a free beverage, an entry in the luck door prize, plus a night of enjoyment and fanfare. All 2021 women’s, men’s and mixed championships and awards will be presented at the dinner. Attendance can be confirmed at the cash office.

The final event on the 2021 bowls calendar is the Happy Ham Day to be held on Sunday December 12 commencing at 1pm. The participation sheet and details are on the bowls noticeboard.

Social bowls continues with mixed bowls on Tuesday morning, men’s pairs on Wednesday afternoon and men’s triples on Friday. Members are reminded that 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 (the club is open at 10am) prior to 11.30am on the intended day of play.

Results for this week’s men’s social bowls are:

Wednesday November 17

Winners: Rod Berry and Peter Retallack; Runners up: Dave Atkinson and John Deale; Encouragement: John Luchetti and Steve Butler.

Friday November 19

Winners: Steve Farrar, Allan Marr and Peter Retallack; Runners up: John McGovern, Ray Schafer and Col Lindsay; Encouragement: Bob Gunning, Peter Dockery and Chris Gunning.

Don Freeman