There was a tremendous roll up last Tuesday week for ‘ham and turkey’ day at Yamba Women’s Bowling Club.
With 40 members bowling, joined by six visitors from Jindalee Club in Brisbane, an enjoyable morning of social bowls was had. Add another 10-15 non-bowling members, and there were around 50 hopeful members anticipating the drawing of the lucky ham and turkey numbers after the games.
But thanks to the generosity of YBC no-one comes away disappointed. Yes, the ham winners are thrilled, yes, the turkey winners are very happy, and yes, all the remainder happily receive a $10 boost to their Bowlo Bucks accounts.
While there were no lucky rink draws on the day, some very competitive bowls were played. Notable among the close games was the 11-10 victory that Judy Pryor and her team had against good mate Izzie Neill’s team. This was a see-sawing affair but Judy, Jan Dunning and Margaret Dee (visitor) prevailed over Izzie, Marg Durante and Sandra Dorman.
Taking out the lucky rink winners Bowlo Bucks on Thursday, was the pairing of Gloria Davis and Ros Dickson.
And it was fitting that the lucky runners up and consolation were drawn for the same rink, because it was a really tough contest. Ultimately, Lyn Olsson, Carol Casement and Joan Scadden prevailed over Helen Scott, Margaret Abbott and Denise Burey.
Also on Thursday, Jan Stamp staged a spirited challenge for Princess Ruth Fletcher’s crown. Ruth got off to a good start in this game to lead 8-3. But Jan fought back and got it to 11 all, then pressed on to stretch it to 16-12 and seemed to have the momentum. However, Ruthie clicked into gear, and shut Jan out for the next 7 ends to win 25-16 and retain her crown. Glynis Hall will be next to challenge.
In one of the pairs games on Thursday, my spies tell me that Sue Lindsay and Jan Dunning were “on fire” against Sonia Graham and Noelene Smith. Great to see Jan back and playing good bowls and Sue in her rookie year coming along so well.
Sue is also coming along well as part of the entertainment troupe for the Christmas concert, as she and many other hidden (and not so hidden) talents are preparing for the big day on Tuesday, December 6.
Preceded by Christmas breakfast (sheet on the board), very sociable social bowls, and a fantastic meal, the concert should prove a fitting finale to a great year of bowls.
The Presentation dinner is on Thursday, December 15, and the sheet is on the men’s board. This is a good night and is chance to enjoy a meal and convivial evening to applaud all the lucky winners on the various awards. The support of as many members as possible gives this evening a sense of occasion, and the awardees the accolades they deserve.
A reminder that social bowls resumes at Yamba Women’s on January 5 in preparation for the Club Championship Pairs on Tuesday 10.