Milton Ulladulla Men
Not much to report this week with the inclement weather playing a big part in disrupting our bowls program, although we are getting down to the nitty-gritty in the club singles with one game being played on Wednesday.
This game saw Mick Raftery continue his very good form of this year with a fairly convincing win over Bill Harris; if he continues this form his future opponents will need to bring their very best bowls to the green to get the better of him. This competition seems to have been going for an eternity but the end is in sight with a couple of semi-finals midweek and the final pencilled in for this Sunday.
It should be a cracker given the quality of the semi-finalists so try and get down to have a look. This Saturday sees the club hosting the zone playoffs for both the number 2 & 3 grades pennants where some serious bowls will be played; get down to the club and watch as these guys compete to go to the State playoffs. I guess the other highlight of the week would have to have been the very lucky win of Ron Amos over his old mate Mick Sawicki,
I am sure he will be talking about that to anybody who wants to listen for a few months to come, so be ready to have your ears bashed.Talking about Mick, he has done very well to get to the semi-finals of the Presidents Reserve Singles and we wish him all the best as he tries to go that little bit further and take out the main prize.
Results for the week:- Wed. social:- winners:- Ron Amos/ Ken Coman/ Greg Wray; runners up:- John Ruggers/ Mick Cameron/ Bruce Hathaway.
Fri. social:- overall winners:- Ron Amos (what, again)/ Mick Sawicki 2 wins +16; runners up:- Chris Louis/ Graham Cooper 2 wins +16; 1st game winners:- Ken Smith/ Ross Kidson +22; 2nd game winners:- Dennis Ogilvie/ Jim Neale +11.
Only fifteen Roadrunners braved the weather last Sunday. Being Mother’s Day, all the ladies were to receive a red rose each, but none turned up. Two games of triples and one pairs game were played with the following results: Tony Hutchins and Wayne Drury 25 overcame Tony Preston and Lee dent 23 with Craig Lees as a swinging lead. Graham Corby, David Henry and David White 29 trounced Harry Williams, Robin Oke and Bob Brooks 7, a good team, out of luck. Peter Champion and Paul Barnes 14 just held on against Geoff Travis and Roy Booth 13.
The $150 half jackpot failed to go off and will be contested again next month. The winning rink of Craig Lees, Tony Hutchins and Wayne Drury won the fresh chickens while the loosing rink of Harry Williams, Robin Oke and Bob Brooks got half their green fees back.
Raffle winners included: Craig Lees, Lee Dent, Graham Corby, Paul Barnes, Tony Hutchins and Roy Booth. Thanks to our cooks, Sue and Lee Dent for an enjoyable lunch. Next Sunday we will be back to normal bowls with the cards being called for a 9am start.
Mixed Pairs: Recently advancing to the semi-final were Paul Barnes & Val Brady with a solid 20/16 win against Brian & Judy Thurecht & Al Wynter with bandaged hand & Di Hill had an impressive 34/17 win over Mick Dundas & Deb Boller ( were they sympathetic?..hmmm) The semi-final line-up is Paul & Val versus Alan & Di; Sid & Wendy versus Darcy & Trish. Due to Mother's Day & this following Sunday (the 20th) when the pennants Fours side with some semi-finalists are involved in the Zone playoff at Malua Bay, the date is somewhat rubbery for the semi. To be announced shortly.
Social: The grade 4 pennants practice was washed out last Saturday & will be on tomorrow, Thursday 17th. The monthly first Monday Open Triples all-day comp saw home bowlers win most sections. Overall winners were first: Ron Wynter, Dave Clark & Mike Keegan; second prize Croc Dundas with Peter Crowe & Deb Boller; third place Al Wynter, Ray Flinn & Andrew Jarvis. Wednesday Social Triples warmly welcomed back Neil Parker after a long layoff, also visitors Kevin Brown (Belconnen), Pete Dabour (Windang) & Nick King (Conjola). Reminder: today (the 16th, nominated triples) is a fun sports gear mufti day after the BBQ. Wear your favourite footy or water polo, or whatever, gear! Friday Open Pairs: The $120 prize went to Tony Hutchins & Ron Wynter with a massive 14 points on the five random ends (they had a 7 on the 3rd end against Roy Booth & Geoff Travis!); the $560 jackpot was not won by Ron Wall & Mike Keegan; the KENO voucher was claimed by Dave Munt & Mark Sommerville.
Mollymook Beach Women
Our Club pairs Championship was played over the last two weeks. There were some very tightly contested and exciting games. One game finished with a difference of one point, while two games ended with a two point difference. The Pairs final was contested last Thursday in very blustery conditions. The teams involved were Lyn Newton and Irene Wilson against Trish Moy. And Denise Page. The game got off to an even start but by the conclusion of the game the scores had drifted apart and Trish and Denise were declared the winners. Thank you to all members who entered the competition.
Upcoming events: All members are welcome to attend the annual Interclub Shield to be played this year at Ulladulla on 7th June. Please add your name to the list no later than 24th May if you would like to play.
Our next Club Championship is the triples. Play will commence on Tuesday 5th June. If you would like to play, please add your name to the list before 29th May.
Milton Ulladulla Women
Last week saw the ladies compete for the Major Pairs Club Championship semi finals on Tuesday May 8 and the final on Thursday May 10.
Before I go ahead on the match reports I will do some housekeeping. There are several things coming up that need our attention. Thursday May 17, 9am is the 1/4 Meeting to be held downstairs. Bowls will be played following the meeting. Thursday May 31 is a Fun Day. Bring a friend to join us for morning tea and a game of bowls. oOur aim is to introduce bowls to some of those who have never tried our sport. This is a free day so gather your friends up and bring them along. The July Carnival is filling up fast so don’t forget to get your entries in. Mollymook Shield is coming up so please check if you have been selected and are available on Tuesday, June 5. Once again the club is hosting the Wheelchair Sports Bowls Championships during the first week of September.
Semi Final – Jean Thompson and Ros Jamieson vs Liz Wootton and Jo Cattley. This was a great game of bowls, Jeanie and Ros as defending champions were the favourites to win but undeterred Liz and Jo put up a great fight. The green was running fairly fast, the weather was almost perfect .Liz and Jo drew first blood scoring a 3. Blows were traded for the first 9 ends with the score at 8-all. Jeanie and Ros then hit their straps and drew away with a haul of 8 shots over the next 3 ends (a 6 on the 12th end!). Liz and Jo countered with 4 shots in the next 2 ends, 4 behind with 4 ends to play. Although each team won 2 of the last 4 ends Liz and Jo went down by 6 at the end of the game. A win to Jeanie and Ros 21-15.
Semi Final – Doreen Dickson and Val Marczan vs Cheryl Davies and Robyn Taylor. Another great game of bowls. Doreen and Val drew first points but watched as Cheryl and Robyn won the next 4 ends. End 8 saw the score at Cheryl and Robyn ahead 8-3. Doreen and Val then took the initiative and took the lead in the 13th end 14-11 after scoring a 5. The teams once again traded shots but Cheryl and Robyn fell short by a mere 2. Doreen and Val coming away with the win 17-15. A fantastic display of bowling.
The Final – Jean Thompson and Ros Jamieson defending Champions vs Doreen Dickson and Val Marczan . The conditions were not quite as nice as they had been on Tuesday. A strong almost gale force wind was swirling across a fast running green. Although Doreen and Val scored the first point Ros and Jeanie managed to counter with 5 in the next 2 ends. They then sat on 5 while Doreen and Val managed to battle back to take the lead 6 -5 in the 6th end. Val seemed to be the one handling the extreme conditions the best. Conditions worsened as the match progressed and many heads were looking like mine fields. As has been their track record Jeanie and Ros gathered all their experience and came back scoring several multiples over the next 7 ends. By the end of the 18 ends Jeanie and Ros came away with the Major Pairs Title for a third consecutive year.
Mollymook Beachside Veterans
On Wednesday 9th May, 46 Beachside veteran golfers, played a nine hole Single Stableford for the first round of the Don Porter Memorial Trophy. Winning the day was Ian Ross with 24 points; second place went to Cliff Workman with 22 points and third place to Shaun Carter who scored 21 points, in a count back from Peter Frost.
Balls were given out for scores down to 16 points on a countback, with Wildcards going to Stephen Wykes and Ron Sweaney. Nearest the Pins were awarded to Phillip Hendry on the 2nd; Don Crotty on the 6th; and Bill Brown on the 7th. Next week will be a Stableford Event, for the second and final round, of the Don Porter Memorial Trophy.
Milton Bridge Club
Play sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club. Call Vivienne for information 0407 264 665. Don’t know how to play Bridge? Free private lessons available. Tuesday 8th May N/S 1st Jan & Ron Turnell 2nd Graham Yule & Faye Thomson 3rd John Hodge & Vivienne Benson-Hodge E/W 1st Mike & Milena Spicar 2nd Charlotte Sinden & Ron Irons 3rd Ron Webster & Ann Kinsella Thursday 10th May One field 1st John Hodge & Elaine Caswell 2nd Peggy Ayers & Danica Nikolovski 3rd Patricia Thomas & Betty Stewart.
Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club: Euchre results for Thursday 10/5/2018. Ladies winner – Robyn Gaskin Men’s winner – Wally Wroblewski Lucky door prize – Val Moore Unluckiest player – John Swanson Series winners – Robyn Gaskin/Lorraine Burt
Ulladulla Darts: Hello Darties, another great week of darts across every division, and keeping up the 180’s this week is Daniel Prestage, congratulations once again for another perfect score. Next weeks games being for 21/5/18-24/5/18.
Ladies: Queens Of Darts v Allsorts @ Molly Bowlo, Sassettes v Beetches @ Exservos, Xtreme Has The Bye. Mens: Managerie v Top Guns @ The Star, Hot Shots v Minstrels @ The Golf Club, Good Guys Have The Bye. Mixed: The Force v Shooting Stars @ Molly Bowlo, Phoenix v Ton’s For Fun @ The Golf Club, Dart Vaders v Sharp Shooters @ The Exservos, Spears And Beers v Mix’d Jaggers @ The Star, Results For Week 14/5/18-17/5/18. Ladies: Xtreme def Beetches 6-5. High scores for Xtreme: Kim Larkin 140, Lynda Sayers 101, Karon Barford 119, Mindie Bailey-Mills 100. High scores for Beetches: Maureen Faalconer 122 , Linda Woods 103 , Mary Turner 135,116,140. Sassettes def Queens of Darts 6-5 High scores for Sassettes : Linden Allan 100 , Fiona Curran 1041 , Bec Moon 2x100 , Yvonne Young 116. High scores for Queens Of Darts: Penny Rook 122 , Lynette Mills 100 , Kirsty Leatham 114,103 , Elise Franklin 100.
Mens: Hot Shots def Menagerie 7-5 High scores for Hot Shots. Tony Larkin 8x100,133 , Phil Bailey 140 , Daniel Prestage 5x100 ,180 ,Allen Silver 116 , Bruce Bailey 3x100,140,120,115. High scores for Menagerie: Shane Carriage 2x100, Andrew Bray 133 , David Rutherford 100,138,118,135 , Greg Pearson 140 , Steve Neader 103. Minstrels def Good Guys 8-4 High scores for Minstrels: Matt Craig 6x100, 94 peg , fred Patterson 2x100,140,121 , Gary McGregor 100,2x121,140 , Glen Sheather 140 , Leigh Holzheimer 2x100 , Shann Carriage 2x100,140,139,118. High scores for Good Guys: Keith Eikenhout 117 , Colin Estreich 132 , Radar Warby 100,134 , Mark Pietikaninen 6x100,140 , Adam Fulmer 6x100,122.
Mixed: Phoenix def Shooting Stars 7-4. High scores for Phoenix: Maureen Falconer 132,117,135 , David Boyle 4x100,135,140,121 , Allen Silver 100,121 , Bruce Bailey 3x100,120,140,103,171. High scored for Shooting Stars: Megan Lawton 2x100 , Stuart Hart 100 , Robyn Hart 138 , Bradlee Fullarton 2x100,118 , Elise Franklin 115 , Alex Cllen 117. Ton’s For Fun def The Force 8-3 High scores for Tons For Fun:” Pat Sayers 3x100,3x140,133 , Lynette Mills 100,140,80 peg , David Mills 114. High scores for The Force: Linden Allan 140 , Phil Bailey 121,110. Mix’d Jaggers def Dart Vaders 6-5 High scores for Mix’d Jaggers: Jamie Watson 100 , Cheryl Woods 116,133 , Alan Shapley 2x100,60 peg , Gary McGregor 3x100,2x140,132,125, Lorraine Carriage 108. High scores for Dart Vaders: Anne Scharkie 131,174 , Adam Fulmer 3x100 , Bernadette Halloway 100 , Radar Warby 2x100 , Daniel Prestage 4x100 2x121,125,68 peg. Spears And Beers def Sharp Shooters 9-2. High scores for Spears And Beers:Tony Larkin 2x140,101,121, Kay McCarthy 135, Keith Walker 2x100,120,140,101, Kim Larkin 2x100, Mark Bunyan 3x100,140, Sue Larkin 140. High scores for Sharp Shooters: Colin Eistreich 133 , Laura Bowling 129 , Mark P 114 , Sue Reghenanzi 152. Keep up the excellent darts everyone and above all have some fun and lots of laughs. Keep your eye on our Facebook page for all the pic’s news and gossip, and as I always say… keep calm and thro ya darts.