Milton Ulladulla Men
The fantastic fives have continued on their winning ways with a very good and tight win against Tuross at Moruya B.C. on Saturday to claim the overall title of district pennant champions. In front of a very vocal and large contingent of travelling Milton Ulladulla supporters, and led by a very convincing rink win by the four of Grabham/Hodge/Harris/and Patterson, the team qualified for the zone playoff on the following day with a 60-52 victory.
Sunday saw the team bus head south again to Moruya to face Bega in the zone playoff and despite a terrific rink win by Nino Barca's team of Mike Frame/Paul James/& Mick Sawicki, and with Grassy's team of Dave Munt, Rob Morton and Charlie Fucile tieing up their rink 21 all, we lost the overall score 55-66. The players played so well, and got tantalisingly close to winning the game but just could not put the opposition away. They should be very proud of the way they played and represented the club. The club is certainly proud to have them as ambassadors and hope they go on next year to clear the final hurdle and get to the State playoffs.
A big thank you from the players to all the supporters who travelled down to cheer them on, your support was invaluable. Before all this happened on the weekend, there was another real nail-biter mid-week in the major singles, when Graham Cooper and John Cleverly had a real ding dong battle which went right down to the wire. It took a very good last bowl and a lot of experience from John to take the game 31-30, with the score being a real reflection of the closeness of the game.
Results for the week:- Wed. social:- winners:- Ross Kidson/ Mick Cameron/ Bob Hall; runners up:- Ray Ferry/ Ron Amos/ Neil Smith. Fri. social:- overall winners:- Simon Read/ Mick Sawicki 2 wins +31; runners up:- Chucky/ Eric Bell 2 wins +21; 1st game winners:- The Cattleys +17; 2nd game winners:- Kerry Hobday/ Ross Kidson +14. Turkey trots:- winners:- Leon Venness/ Mick Cameron/ Paul Collins; runners up:- Leigh Matthews/ Jeff Noonan/ Lucas Cabrera; lucky door:- Alan Walsh; bog trophy:- Ray Fuller.
CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Major Singles saw newer bowler Dan Prestage play very well indeed to upset the very experienced Tony Hutchins 31/19 & enter the semi-final. Gary McGuire had a slow start against Dave Bradshaw until the score was 10 all after the 12th end. After that Gary was never headed, final score 31/21. Dave Harrison also had a slow start against Brian Thurecht, in fact it took 16 ends before they were 12 all. Thereafter Harro quietly went about his task by preventing any score from Brian for the next 5 ends & again had him on 14 for 4 ends, final Score 31/17. The match between Paul Barnes & Dave Clark was quite a struggle, lasting 36 ends. Paul prevailed 31/26. Round1 of the Mixed Pairs was played last Sunday, one only game was required by the draw: Di Hill & Col Milligan had a 25/16 win over Mike Hayes & newer bowler Denise Hayes who played some nice shots & had fun. Two early games of Round 2 joined them. Dave Harrison & Nola West-Newman def. Croc Dundas & Debbie Bowler 24/12 & the Brandleys with Ann as skip gave Ron Wall & Tracy Hoult quite a fright early until the score was 14 all after the 13th. A seven(!) against the Brandleys four ends later was the end for them, final score 26/15.
SOCIAL. Wednesday's nominated Triples jackpot day (thanks chefs for the barbecue) resulted in the $120 jackpot being won by Dave Bradshaw, Mike Hayes & Alan Montifiore with a +6 win over Wayne Drury, Bob Brooks & John Venn. Fridays Open Pairs had only 36 bowlers despite the jackpot being $1060 but it contined to elude them. The $120 prize for the 5 random ends went to Johns Wilton & Paul with a score of 16 (helped considerably by an 8 on the 15th) playing against Roy Booth & Geoff Travis. Marks HB SHOUT was won by Terry & Denise; The KENO voucher by Dave & Kerry. Fingers were crossed by Ron Wall & Rich but the jackpot stayed for next week when, rumour has it, if not won it will be split down to several lots & drawn until depleted. Bowlers be there!
Milton Ulladulla Women
Tuesday May 14 We welcomed Chris Louis back and we hope she can continue to join us on the green. Absolutely fantastic weather for bowling saw the members play games of triples and Fours. Rink winners were Jane Hawkins, Lyn Boyd, Maureen Fletcher and Ralda Graham. Runners up were Lyn McFadden, Glenyce Pendlebury and Pam Geering. Raffle winners were Frances Mazurek ,Chris Louis ,and Robyn Taylor. After the game news came through that Jeane Thompson and Jo Cattley had advanced through to the Semi finals of the District Major Singles and were to meet each other on Wednesday morning in Nowra. This game was won by Jeane who then faced Gwen Buick from St George's Basin in the final in the afternoon. Jeane continued to play excellent bowls and took out the District Major Singles Championship, congratulations Jeane! Jeane now is off to play in the State Play Offs in Tamworth later in the year, alongside our successful Senior Fours team and Senior Pairs team .
Thursday May 16: The morning was started by the Quarterly Meeting, which discussed many important issues including the new NSW Affiliation fees and also passed to include the new hoodie style club jumper as part of our uniform. Members are urged to become familiar with the changes which seem to be introduced fairly regularly by NSW the easiest way is by logging on to WBNSW website, if any member does not have computer access please make a committee member aware of what your concerns are and every effort will be made to get a print out of the topic concerned. Any member wishing to acquire a copy of the Club Constitution and By Laws please see Sandra Crimmins . Following the meeting bowlers made their way out for a game of bowls .The rink winners were Lyn McFadden ,Glenyce Pendlebury , Eve Jones and Carolyn Bell .Runners Up were Sue Butson , Geri Miller , Barbara Daniels . Raffle winners were Cheryl Davies ,Ralda Graham and Barb Daniels . Good Luck was extended to those 6 sides participating in The Mollymook Shield on Tuesday 21 May at Mollymook . Lets hope they return home with the Shield ,which is an Annual challenge between our two Clubs.
Twenty seven Roadrunners celebrated the Federal election in their own way last Sunday with a game of social bowls. Four games of triples and one of pairs were played with the following results: Bob Field, Wendy Lynn/Sue Dent and Peter Champion 20 narrowly outplayed Lyn Dolbel, Mike Lynn and Bina Fraser 19. Doug Broad, Wayne Manning and David Henry 32 overcame Elaine Lill, Judy Thurecht and Paul Barnes 12. Graham Corby, Eric King and Brian Thurecht 18 outplayed Alan Montefiore, Diane and Jack Field 14. Ted Fraser's team 23 saw off Trish Moy's team 9. Calvin Hackett and Leon Lill 20 were too good for Ros Hackett and Bob Brooks 12.
Next Sunday we will be back to normal bowls with the cards being called for an 9.00 start.
Mollymook Beachside Veterans
On Wednesday 15th May, fifty-four Beachside Veteran golfers played a nine-hole Stableford Event for the 2nd and final round of the Don Porter Memorial Trophy. Overall winner of the trophy was Neil Best with 41 points, while second place went to David Allaway on 40 points in a three-way count back from Cameron Turinui and Garry King. Winning the day was David Wardleworth with 22 points, while second place went to Brian Morrison on 21 points in a four-way count back from third placed Mark Hardwick, while Rhett Senior and Ken Whitney also scored 21 points. Balls were given out for scores down to 17 on a count-back, with Wildcards going to Stig Andersson and Michael Peacock. Nearest the Pins were awarded to Wayne Doherty on the 2nd , Mark Hardwick on the 6th, Brian Morrison on the 7th, and Don Crotty on the 9th. Golfers welcomed new players, Michael Heighway and Wayne Doherty. Next week 22nd May, will be a nine hole par event.
Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club
Euchre results for Thursday 9th May. Ladies winner - Bronwynne Kidson. Men's winner - Wally Wroblewski. Lucky door prize - Wally Wroblewski. Unluckiest player - Robyn Gaskin / Robyn Roberts. Series winners - Lorraine Burt / Robyn Gaskin.
Milton Bridge Club
Tuesday May 7th. (One Field). Ist:- Iris Crooks and Alison Betts. 2nd:- Jan Turnell and Ron Turnell. 3rd:- May Powell and Danica Nikolovski. Thursday May 9th (One Field) Ist:- Lyn Gribble and Rita Lizak. 2nd:- Mike Spicar and Ron Irons. 3rd:- Ron Webster and Elaine Casswell. Tuesday 14th May: NORTH/SOUTH Ist:- Elaine Leach and Paul Ehrlich. 2nd:- Ken Harrison and Maureen Harrison. 3rd:- Janet Turnell and Ron Turnell. EAST/WEST Ist:- Mike Spicar and Rita Lizak. 2nd:- Ron Webster and Elaine Caswell. 3rd:- Patricia Thomas and Ron Irons. Thursday 16th May (ONE FIELD) Ist:- Ray Parris and Katie Emms. 2nd:- Ron Webster and Elaine Caswell. 3rd:- John Hodge and Doreen Maher.
Mollymook Bridge Club
Club results: For full results hand records see the club website www.mollymook.bridge-club.org. Monday 13th May. 1 st Graham Evans Kevin Douglas 2 nd Jim Thomas Ross Milbourne. 3rd Lyn Gribble Rita Lizak. Monday evening. 13th May. 1st Rae Duffy Peter Culham. 2 nd Narelle Griffin Heather Mackay, 3rd Jacki Brad Dobson. Wednesday 15th May. 1st .Lauri Perino Kevin Tant 2nd Elainne Haley Pam Date. 3rd Helen Neal Paul Haley. Thursday evening 16th May. 1st Rowena Barton Kevin Douglas, 2nd Liz Baker Kevin Tant. 3rd Ross Wade Peter Culham. Friday 17th May The second round to the Autumn Pairs. 1st Graham Evans Michael McTiernan. 2nd Elainne Haley Paul Ehrlich. 3rd Mary Buckley Paul Haley. The overall winners were Michael McTiernan Graham Evans with Ross Milbourne Kevin Douglas second. Saturday 18th May. 1st Maureen Ken Harrison, 2nd ViV John Hodge, 3 rd Alison Betts Ann Kinsella. 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 contact Kevin Tant on 4455 6331 or Alan Foreman on 4455 2125 for evening sessions. If you need information regarding lessons, contact Kevin Tant on 4455 6331. The bridge club number is 44540993.