Yamba women’s bowls

Saturday February 15

Today saw the first round of our club pairs – that is of course except for an early game between H. Atkinson, C. Cole and J. Abbott, C. Aitchison played on the previous day to allow Helen to meet a travel date on the Saturday. Chris and Helen were victorious in that game with the score-line 21-3.

But in today’s games of the three rinks in the top half of the draw the results are as follows: L. Duncan, L. Asbury d R. Fletcher, J. Button 19-18; K. Mason, W. Ballantyne d J. Pryor, J. Scadden 22-5 and C. Ritale, K. Pedder d M. Abbott, J. Campbell 17-14. The byes will be played on Saturday 29 February 29 – next Saturday being C.R.D.W.B.A. mixed pairs.

Tuesday February 18

Social bowlers were faced with a hot morning on the greens with temperatures soaring – but 26 bowlers braved the conditions – the results were: A. Waters, K. Mason took home the winners prize with the consolation going to their opposition R. Dickson, M. Abbott. Runners-up were R. Moore, M. Durante d J. Pearson, M. Stone. The other pairs games were C. Ritale, W. Ballantyne d L. Duncan, K Pedder; V. Beddow, J. Pryor d P. Conley, G. Davis; J. Coulter, L. Asbury d S. Lindsay, J. Campbell with a 1 shot margin. And B. Shatte (swinger), J. Stamp, J. Scadden d B. Shatte, M. Wall, V. Terry.

Thursday February 20

Only 18 bowlers on our greens today and the results were (winners) S. Lindsay, R. Dickson, C. Ritali d L. Duncan, J. Pearson, J. Pryor; (visitor) Jenny G., J. Coulter, J. Abbott d J. Stamp, M. Abbott, K. Pedder by one shot and another close game with 2 shots in it was B. Shatte (swinger), G. Davis, J. Button d B. Shatte, V.  Beddow, J. Scadden.

Very proud of our senior fours team of Maria Sakac, Ruth Fletcher, Pam Conley and skip Chris Cole who made it to the final against Bev Murray’s Grafton team at Red Rock.  Unfortunately the final was abandoned after heavy rain with only six ends to go. It was decided by District to continue the game at Maclean the following Thursday (20th). Congratulations to Grafton who crossed the finish line with a three shot win over our girls and congratulations to Chris and team for a wonderful effort. Fraught with misfortune for Yamba this final it seemed – with Maria injuring her bowling hand and not making the Maclean leg of the game but was ably subbed by Ros Moore. Well done to all.

District Triples will be underway with first games played on Tuesday (February 25).

We need more bowlers for the challenge against Park Beach for the “Boomerang Trophy” on Sunday March 1 – so get your names in for a fun day and a chance to play against our neighbours from Park Beach Bowling Club on their home turf.

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