This week saw the players take their last opportunity to play in a District Championship before the Pennant season gets underway. Two teams entered the Senior District Fours and 3 teams entered the Open District Fours . The first rounds were played at St George’s Basin where the greens although in fine condition newer running a little slower than we are used to . By the end of the first round we still had 2 teams in the running in the Open and 1 in the Seniors . Unfortunately the team skipped by Jan Winter and the team skipped by Di Rupp were knocked out in the afternoon rounds . However the team skipped by Ralda Graham progressed to Wednesday’s round at Culburra . Ralda , Maureen Fletcher , Barbara Daniels and Doreen Dickson found themselves in the semi final of the District Senior Fours playing a team from Sussex Inlet , they won and progressed to the Final where they came up against a team from Culburra . The girls started the game strongly and held off a late charge from the opposition to take out the District Senior Fours Championship 2019 . Well done ladies who now progress to Tamworth for the Playoffs along with Sandra Crimmins and Jan Winter who won the District Senior Pairs a couple of week ago .
Thursday March 7 saw a good number of bowlers come along for a game of Fours . As I was missing in action for most part of the day all I am able to report is Mildred Hughes , Lynne Jackson , Glenyce Pendlebury and Bev Lapinski were the rink winners ! Following our games of bowls we once again welcomed a group of ladies who are enthusiastically having a few lessons before they join in the socially and even perhaps advancing to compete in District events in the future.Thank you to those bowlers who stayed behind to help out the Club Coach in the afternoon .
Just a reminder Pennants start on March 19 so this week our last chance to practise and get “ in the groove “.
PENNANTS: What a difference a week can make! The three Mollymook sides lost only one game last Saturday, a nice improvement on the matches played the previous weekend. Results: the 3's at home had a 9 1/2 to 1/2 win over Lake Conjola, likewise at home the 4's had a 9/1 win over Shoalhaven Ex Servo & away at Sussex Inlet the 6's won 10/0. Well done!
CHAMPIONSHIPS: The semi-final of the Mixed Fours, played last Sunday, both games were very close over the last few ends. Al Wynter's team with third Craig Lees, Mary Adams as second & lead Shirley Boller led 15/10 against Dave Henry, Chris & Kerrie Machon & Lyn Dobell but somehow got stuck on 15 for the next 4 ends whilst Dave's lot steadily advanced to 19/15 with one end to play. Alan's team "charged" but final score was 19/17. Dave Clark's team Kaye & Gaham Smith with Janine Boyd as lead were 23/14 after the 17th but had an uncomfortable ride home as Darcy Nelson, Nola W-N, Ivan Traves & Liz Hume did a "Winx" run for home, final score 23/21. Well played all teams, final next Sunday, 1pm.
The quarter final of the Super Singles saw Terry Hill starting on 6 catch Sid Brand (3) "napping" for the first 10 ends whilst he progressed to a 19/6 lead, a challenge even too much for Sid to overcome, final score 31/18. Dave Harrison (5) found that "dark horse" Dave Bradshaw (7) was indeed very hard to catch, a 31/16 win to the latter. Paul Barnes (4) had quite a battle against his old pairs mate Geoff Watson (9) but Krusty prevailed for a 31/27 win. The fourth match saw Eric Woodburn (7) defeat Mark Sommerville (9) 31/20. The semi-final games, Terrance vs Krusty & Haggis vs "dark horse" Dave will be interesting to say the least.
SOCIAL: Wednesday triples were all played at the last minute on the synthetic, lucky rink was rink 5, I think. Friday's Open Pairs had 36 bowlers contest the jackpot then at $240 but it was not won by Darcy & Mark. Paul Barnes & Krusty, pals again, won the $120 prize with +7 on a count-back against Dave Bradshaw & Nick King ( who actually won 23/18), Mark's Shout went to Dave Clark & Dennis; the KENO voucher was invested wisely by Johns Paul & Wilton.
The first day of pennants for this year got off to a fairly inauspicious start this Saturday with the number two’s picking up 1/2 a point at Lake Conjola; the five’s playing at home went down to Sussex R.S.L. ; the sixes were also at home against Mollymook and came out winning two rinks + a draw to end the day 91/2 to 1/2; and finally the sevens went right down to the wire against Greenwell Point before finally going down by a point on the last end. Some better news was had last weekend when the district triples semis and finals were played and we had a fairly good weekend, although the teams did not quite get the overall results they desired. In the seniors, our team of Mick Duprez, John Cleverly and Mick Raftery were beaten in the semis by the eventual winners, and in the open category the trio of Dave Munt, Charlie Fucile and Bob Boyd got to the final after playing some very impressive bowls only to go down by a point which would really rot your socks. Still, well done fellas you have done the club proud. Sunday saw the second round of pennant and a little bit better results for the club, but unfortunately not for the number two side who played Nowra at home. The game waxed and waned with both sides not being able to make a decisive break but eventually it did happen with Nowra edging ahead on all three rinks late in the game to run out winners 10-0. Over at Culburra, the fives had a really good result with a 9-1 win with some very competitive bowls being played by our players; just down the road at the Basin, the sixes had a very comprehensive win against S.G.B. to the tune of 10-0, and the sevens added salt to the wound by having a top result by winning 8-2 on the back of a rampaging four of John Jamieson, Ken Coman, Graham Cooper and Nelson Wallace who won 28-13.
Results for the week:- Wed. social:- winners:- Ben Ireland/ Pommie Dave?; runners up:_ Alan Clark/ Charlie Fucile/ John Taber. Fri. social:- overall winners:- R.A.Fuller/ Nino Barca 2 wins +18; runners up:- Ruggers/ Dave Munt 2 wins +14; 1st game winners:- Greg Wray/Tony Micallef +11; 2nd game winners:- the Cattleys +9.
This week saw a lot of players down south representing our club at Paynesville’s week of bowls, and so numbers were down a bit for our social games. There was one game played in the club pairs where we saw Jock Robertson & Mike Frame have a good win over the pairing of Dennis Ogilvie and Kevin Baxter on Sunday afternoon in typical flukey wind conditions. Meanwhile, back down in Victoria at Paynesville our club had a very successful week with overall winners in a number of categories. To start the ball rolling, Paul Best,Rob Cattley & Jo Cattley took out the open triples on Tuesday; then Toni Hanley backed that up by winning the ladies triples on Wednesday, followed by John Power playing a blinder to win the very competitive men’s two bowls triples on Thursday and then to top it all off, Mick Sawicki came through on Friday to take out the mixed pairs.
Results for the week:- Wed. social:- winners:- Fred Foster/ Paul the Python/ Neil Hall; runners up:- Frank Ambrose/ Greg Geering/ Dave Bromley. Fri. social:- overall winners:- Ian Connelly/ Ray Murrell 2 wins +16; runners up:- Greg Wray/ Tony Micallef 2 wins +15; 1st game winners:- Ron Amos/ Bob Boyd +9; 2nd game winners:- Bill Harris/ Dick McLean +10. Sat. social:- winners:- Harvey Wootton/ Chris Godwin; runners up:- John Bohle/ Brad Patterson. Turkey trots:- winners:- Ken Metcalf/ Simon Read/ Paul the Python; runners up:- Gordon Young/ Fred Foster/ Dave Bromley;(that’s been a good week Fred & Dave); lucky door Alec Venn( welcome back Alec); bog trophy:- Jeff Noonan.
Third round of pennant happened this week with not a great deal to celebrate, although the five’s had a really good win of 9-1 away against Greenwell Pt. on the back of a very good win from Ron Hanley’s four; then there were the 6’s who went down 1-9 against Berry away from home; and finally the seven’s who played at home and also went down 1-9 against Sussex. So we need to string together a few good wins over all grades to give ourselves a good chance of winning a district flag. Besides all this, there were a few games of club pairs played this week, and the results are as follows: Paul James/ Chris Godwin def. Brad Patterson/ Dave Munt; Dave Chandler/ Paul Collins def. Graham Robbo/ Stan Croker; Brian Openshaw/ Xavier Micallef def. Bruce Pendlebury/ Ron Amos; Rod Potts/ Adam Best def. Dick McLean/ Bill Harris; and Charlie Fucile/ Graeme Carriage def. Col Jamieson/ Rob Cattley.
Results for the week:- Wed. social:- winners:- Scott Grainger/ Ron Amos/ Rob Morton; runners up:- Neil Smith/ Harvey Wootton/ Ian Findlay. Fri. social:- overall winners:- Charlie Fucile/ Gary Kiff 2 wins +33; runners up:- Jeannie Thompson/ Ros Jamieson 2 wins +20; 1st game winners:- Phill Grabham/ Kevin Lydiate +13; 2nd game winners:- Don Edwards/ Nelson Wallace +17. Turkey trots:- winners:- Jock Robertson/ Mick Cameron/ Alan Walsh; runners up:- Bill Bellamy/ Nathan Power; lucky door:- John Bishenden; bog trophy:- Fred Foster.
Twenty seven Roadrunners enjoyed perfect weather for their social bowls last Sunday. Three games of triples and two pairs games were played with the following results: Geoff Travis, Bob Brooks and Wayne Drury 30 were too good for Brian Lambert, Eric King and Brian Thurecht 17. Ralph Gabbott, Diane Field and Paul Barnes 23 prevailed over Alan Hayman, Judy Henderson and Peter Champion 19. Bob Field, Val Brady and Jack Field 23 saw off Doug Broad, Jeff Deal and Gordon Lang 17. Val Abbott and Judy Thurecht 19 narrowly outplayed Yvonne Shepherd, Lee/Sue Dent 16. Doug Hume and Les Shepherd 21 held off Harry Williams and Robin Oke 17. A number of today’s bowlers were backing up from successful Pennant competitions yesterday so thanks to them for supporting the Roadrunners.
The winning rink of Bob Field, Val Brady and Jack Field took home the fresh chickens while the lucky losers, Alan Hayman, Judy Henderson and Peter Champion got half their green fees back. Raffle winners included: Harry Williams, Sue Dent, Alan Hayman, Diane Field, Jack Field, Bob Field and Judy Henderson. Next Sunday we will be back to normal bowls with the cards being called for an 9.00 start.
South Coast District
The first round of the District Senior Fours was held at St Georges Basin with Doreen Dickson, Barbara Daniels, Maureen Fletcher and Skip Ralda Graham from Milton Ulladulla they played Patricia Hutching, Janette Pigg, Ann Bennett and Skip Margaret Sellars from St Georges Basin,Ralda and her team won in a tight finish.Thank you to Match Debbie Maddison and controlling Body Robyn Herbert.The Semi Final was held at Culburra with Ralda’s team having a win against June O’Keefe,Margaret Tattler,Roma Codey and Skip Lyn Handel from Sussex Inlet.The Final was held in the afternoon Ralda Graham’s team played Eileen Hunter,Judy Watson,June Jones and Skip Jenny Castellan from Culburra both teams played well with Doreen Dickson,Barbara Daniels,Maureen Fletcher and Skip Ralda Graham forging ahead to win the final.
Mollymook Beachside Veterans
On Wednesday 6th March forty-one Beachside Veteran golfers played a nine-hole Single Stableford for the March Monthly Medal, which was closely contested. Winning the day was Garry King with a score of 26 points, from second place getter Cliff Workman who scored 25 points. Third place when to Ken Whitney with 24 points, in a five way count back from Rob Fictoor, Danny Fleming, Peter Geach and John Hayes, all scoring 24 points.
Balls were given out for scores down to 20 points, with Wildcards going to Bernie Sands and Ian Ross. Nearest the Pins were awarded to Bernie Sands on the 2nd, Peter Geach on the 6th, Rob Fictoor on the 7th. and Gary Logan on the 9th. Next week will be a Single Stableford for the first round of the Captain’s Trophy.
Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club
Euchre results for Thursday 7th March. Ladies winner – Robyn Gaskin. Men’s winner – Gordon Amour. Lucky door – Elvin Foley. Unluckiest player – John and Val Moore
Milton Bridge Club
Tuesday 5th. March:- NORTH/SOUTH Ist. Jan Turnell and Ron Turnell. 2nd. John Hodge and Vivienne Benson- Hodge. 3rd. Katie Emms and Ray Parris. EAST/WEST Ist. Kaye Franke and Deiter Franke. 2nd. Mike Spicar and Rita Lisak. 3rd. Ron Webster and Elaine Caswell. Thursday 7th March (One Field):- Ist. Ron Webster and Elaine Caswell. 2nd. John Hodge and Ron Irons. 3rd. Doreen Maher and Charlotte Sinden. Milton Bridge Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30 first floor Milton and Ulladulla Bowling Club. Players of all standards welcome. See our Website at:- milton.bridge-club.org. Can't play Bridge and would like to learn? Free lessons available. Please contact Vivienne Benson-Hodge 0407 264 605. email:- email@example.com.
Mollymook Bridge Club
Club results: For full results & hand records see the club website www.mollymook.bridge-club.org. Monday 4th Mar 1st Kevin Douglas & Graham Evans, 2nd Janet Turnell & Kevin, 3rd Ross Milbourne & Michael McTiernan. Wednesday 6th 1st Graham Evans & Rae Duffy, 2nd Ken & Maureen Harrison, 3rd Jim Thomas & Dianne Samuel. Thursday 7th 1 st Helen & Peter Tootell, 2nd Jeff Lassman & William Hall, 3rd Helene Downs & Kevin Tant. Friday 8th E/W 1st Pam Date & Margaret Hendriks, 2nd. Graham Evans & Kevin Douglas, 3rd Lucy Robinson & Tont Rolfe. Afternoon session times are 1.15 for a 1.30pm start on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, evening sessions times are 6.45pm for a 7pm start on Monday and Thursday nights. If you need a partner for daytime sessions or need information regarding lessons, contact Kevin Tant on 4455 6331 or Alan Foreman on 4455 2125 for evening sessions.
Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club Volunteer patrols this weekend at South Mollymook Beach.
Saturday,March 16. 9am - 12 noon. Patrol 4. Mick Hendrie(PC), John Holt (VC/IRBD) Bob McDonald (radio) Noah Toghill (IRBC) John Louth (IRBC),Chris Beasley, Annette Chapman, John Louth, Mike Devlin, Jordan Mcnally, Shane Brook, Tarnya Mararenko, Julie Ryan. 12-3pm. Patrol 3. Mark Green (PC) Anne Marie White (VC), David Bourke(radio) Isjabrand Schaap (IRBD). Johnathon Schap (IRBC), Mia Garin, Eliza Green, Melissa Holt, Jacky Howarth, Cheryl Garin, Lara Garin, Olivia Chopping, Isabella Parkes, Archer White.
Sunday, March 17: 9am-12 noon. Patrol 6. PC Rex Russell. VC/IRBD, Emma Woodward. Murray Gordon (radio) Andrew Rushton (IRBD). Josh Gunn (IRBC), Steine Lofts(IRBD), Anthony Nee, Connor Tytherleigh, Malcolm Dowler, Jeirie Abbott, Jayden Farmilo, Dan Fisher, Jack Fisher, Ben Hatcher, Troy Osman,Tessa Newman, Andrew Gunn, Bernard Jones, Aaron Arkinstall. 12 - 3pm. Patrol 5. PC Tony Ireland.(VC/IRBD), Dave Toghill., Dave Bourke (radio). Chloe Scott,IRBC. Brent Hurley, Danielle Holt, Kylie Robertson, Adam Bliss, Gary Warburton, Jon Hozack, Ryan Gough, Abbey Robinson, Jodie Toghill, Brendan Cowled, Alla Smoller, Mark Havryliv, Kyla Wall.
Another great week of competition friendship and fun. Congratulations everyone on your all the fantastic results. A big happy birthday to Kay “NAN” McCarthy last week we hope you had a great day. All the games were hard fought and some of the narrowest margins were seen.
Next week's games are: Week 5…. 18/3/19 – 21/3/19 LADIES 18/3/19 SASSETTES v ALLSORTS @ MOLLY BOWLO, BEETCHES v XTREME @ THE EX SERVOS. MENS 19/3/19 MINSTRELS v TOP GUNS @ MOLLY BOWLO, THE PIE CHUCKERS v GOOD GUYS @ MOLLY BOWLO. MIXED 21/3/19 BYE FOR ALL TEAMS.
RESULTS FROM WEEK 4 4/3/19 – 7/3/19. LADIES 4/3/19 QUEENS OF DARTS def XTREME 6–5. High scores for QUEENS OF DARTS: Megan Lawton 97 peg, Skye Burles 117, Lynette Mills 100,135. High scores for XTREME: Colleen Ashworth 123. BEETCHES def ALLSORTS 7–4 High scores for BEETCHES: Mary Turner 140,125, Maureen Falconer 103,111, Alex Callan 115, Linda Woods 120, Robyn Hart 140, Rose Silver 112. High scores for ALLSORTS: Deb Riches 111, Kay McCarthy 100,140,126, Lu Piva 131. MENS 5/3/19: HOT SHOTS def MINSTRELS 7–6 High scores for HOT SHOTS: Bruce Bailey 1378,140,2x100, Daniel Prestage 4x100,2x140, Tony Larkin 2x100,105, Phil Bailey 119. High scores for MINSTRELS: Fred Patterson 100, Matt Craig 3x100,140, Gary Mc Gregor 2x100,118,140, Caleb Howe 2x100, David Quinn 111,123. TOP GUNS def GOOD GUYS High scores for TOP GUNS: David Boyle 3x100,135,140,121,125, Stuart Hart 2x100, Danny Watson 4x100, Jamie Watson 2x100, Pat Sayers 3x100,140, Scott Gardener 100. High scores for GOOD GUYS: Adam Fulmer 100,140, Col Eistreich 100, Mark Peitkienan 4x100,121, Steve Evans 101,100, Brett Evans 120,2x100, Brad Fullerton 100,94 peg. MIXED 7/3/19: PHOENIX def DART VADERS 6–5 High scores for PHOENIX: Bruce Bailey 5x100, Allen Silver 116,100, Linda Woods 117. High scores for DART VADERS: Adam Fulmer 117,121,100,83 peg, Lesley Pavitt 128, Radar Warby 2x100, Anne Scharkie 121, Bernadette Holloway 121. MIX’D JAGGERS def SHARP SHOOTERS 11–0 High scores for MIX’D JAGGERS: Jamie Watson 135,100, Gary Mc Gregor 140,2x100, Alan Shapley 3x100, Mary Turner 120,100,69 peg. High scores for SHARP SHOOTERS: Col Eistreich 100, Keith Eikenhout 110, Graham Carriage 117,116. SHOOTING STARS def THE FORCE 7–4 High scores for SHOOTING STARS: Robyn Hart 1052, Lynette Mills 100, 66 peg. High scores for THE FORCE: James Barford 2x100,122,140, Phil Bailey 3x100, Dan Egan 100,118, Linden Allan 133.
The monthly meeting went off without a hitch as usual, great catch up and results for all to share, please attend these meetings as many times as you can, as they are important, your voice will be herd for any issues or ideas you may have going forward in our association, these meetings are for you the members to keep you up to date on all things darts.
Outside of our association I would like to mention an upcoming darts event for all to come and compete in, it is a DPA-run event, a development tour for all players to try their hand at, it is designed for us the average Joe to have a crack meet new players and maybe win some cash, it is on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of March downstairs at the Mollymook Bowling club, $21 per day register on line OR turn up before 8.30am to register at the event. Please show support as we would like to continue hosting these events for us all to enjoy.
Keep your eye on our Facebook page for all upcoming events and gossip. Take some pictures of your darts nights and pop them on our Facebook page we would love to see how you are all doing. And as I always say “keep calm and throw ya darts”.