Wow, what a great game of minor pairs was played last week between Brian Openshaw/Stan Croker and Peter Sneddon/Jock Robertson. Brian and Stan came out of the blocks early and built up quite a substantial lead and looked like walking away with the game, but bowls is a great leveller, and Snedds & Jock came back with a vengeance. In the last eight ends Brian & Stan only scored one point while Pete & Jock piled on the points and managed to get back to even stevens, then the pressure was really on. The last two ends went neck and neck but Brian managed to hang onto the very slender lead and one could almost say he and Stan fell over the line to take the win. This week sees the Garney Noble invitation pairs on Wednesday & Thursday and good luck to all those participating, it will be a very competitive two days. The rest of this week was only fit for eskimos with a freezing cold sou'wester blowing across the greens with the results of the games in the lap of the gods. Most of us who played had very little idea of where the bowl would end up after we had delivered it. At least the jacks didn't stray much from the centre lines. What a crazy week.
The wind and the cold kept many Roadrunners at home last Sunday with only sixteen coming out to play. Two games of triples and one pairs game were played with the following results: Harry Williams, Bruce Whitby and Bob Brooks 21 accounted for Les Dunn, Eric King and Paul Barnes 19. Mike Lynn and Peter Champion 19 narrowly defeated Sue Dent/Dot Pannowitz and David White 18 with Craig Lees as a swinging lead. Robin Oke and Alan Montefiore 22 prevailed over Ralph Gabbott and Gordon Lang 11.
The winning rink and the fresh chickens was shared by Robin Oke and Alan Montefiore while the lucky losers, getting half their game fees back were Les Dunn, Eric King and Paul Barnes. Raffle winners included Gordon Lang, Bruce Whitby, Sue Dent, Peter Champion, Dot Pannowitz, Les Dunn, Rebecca Moon, Ralph Gabbott and Harry Williams. Next Sunday we will be back to normal bowls with the cards being called for an 9.00 start.
Blizzard conditions for most of last week, happily without snow, were not welcomed by many bowlers. In fact last Friday's Open Pairs was sensibly cancelled by Mollymook's bowls co-ordinator Ron Wall. Saturday's conditions had eased somewhat for round 1 of the Major Fours championship (two contests only) to be played. It was great to see a relatively new & inexperienced team "havvago". Mike Hayes (S), Graham Corby, Les Dunn & Peter Crowe not only found themselves on a very fast green in near blizzard winds but up against the highly rated team of Ron Wall (S), Ray Flinn, Dave Harrison & Andrew Jarvis. One could almost hear the teeth chattering & that from the warmth of the clubhouse! The Hayes team scored the first point of the game but then Wallie's warriors held them on that for the next eight ends & the white flag was raised after the 18th. The other match, that between two very likely teams of Gary McGuire (S), Kerry Jones, Paul Barnes & Ted Fraser versus Sid Brand, Terry Hill, Tony Hutchins & Mark Sommerville went the full distance& was a close contest throughout: 6/6 all after 9 ends with the McGuire team leading 14/12 with two ends to play. All close to hyperthermia they held on to win 16/13. The quarter final of the Veterans Singles was played Tuesday 6th before the winds arrived. Ted Fraser def. Eric Woodburn 2/0 in a tie-break; likewise Al Wynter def. Kerry Jones 2/0; John Wilton def. Ivan Traves in two sets as did Gary McGuire against Graham Boots. The interupted final of the Major-Minor pairs was not finalised of course, play resumption T.B.A
SOCIAL: Wednesday Triples : Nick King & John Sheriff won the lucky ring $20 vouchers in a pairs game, with a 23/11 win vs Ted Fraser & Mike Lynn. Lucky losers were Hutch, Bionic Bob & Kojak.
Milton Ulladulla Women
Tuesday August 6 2019. President Cheryl welcomed the ladies to another beautiful day. Shauna Geraghty has returned to the fold after a lengthy break, we hope all has settled down now and Shauna will be able to be back on a regular basis. Out on the green our Number 2 Pennant players had a good practice game ,in preparation for a return hit out against a men's team , the next day . Selection pulled a swifty and declared that the first Tuesday of the month was Runners up Day so rink Runners Up with the highest margin "winners" were Belinda Baca , Mary McPherson and Lynne Boyd with Runners Up runners up were Sandra Crimmins , Maureen Fletcher , Carol Monte , Bev Lapinski. Raffle winners were Carol Monte , Doreen Dickson and Bev Lapinski.A big Thank You to the Men who gave up their regular Social Wednesday Bowls to give our Pennant Players some great practice for their trip to the State Playoffs in Pottsville NSW starting August 14th . Thursday saw the big winds start to blow and it was challenging to say the least for some of us to handle , but we tried our best ! Today .. Rink winners were Liz Wootton and Carolyn Bell with Belinda Barca, Pam Geering and Carol Monte coming in as runners up .Raffle winners were Di Rupp , Ralda Graham and Jo Cattley .Reminders all our members are encouraged to put their names in for the Richard Dickson Shield a 3 bowl pairs Competition to be held on Thursday August 22. Friday August 23 is the outgoing Committee Dinner 6pm for 6.30 make sure Sandra knows who is coming ; the AGM is to be held on Monday August 26 10am sharp in upstairs Meeting Room . The date for the Mixed Pairs has been pushed back a week , now commencing on Saturday September 14 .Finally, Very Best Wishes for Good Bowling are extended to our Pennant players in their quest to bring home a State Flag.
Mollymook Beachside Veterans
On Wednesday, 7 th August, a close 4 way contest for the monthly medal was played out between Graham Wicks, Steve Blair, Ron Sweaney and John Payne, all on 23 points with Graham Wicks emerging as winner, on a countback from Steve Blair and Ron Sweaney. Balls were given out for scores down to 18 points, on a count back. Wild Cards went to Ian Ross and Alan Benson. Nearest the Pins were awarded to Tanzi Lea on the 2nd, Chris Lamb on the 6th, Wayne Doherty on the 7th and Ron Sweaney on the 9th. Welcome to our two new members Tony Gunton and Steve Blair. August 14 will be the first round of the Owen Gannon Trophy Event.
Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club
Euchre results for 8th August: Ladies Winner - Pauline Oakes. Mens Winner - Wally Wrobleski. Lucky Door Prize - Doreen Cauchi. Unluckiest Player - Elvin Foley
Mollymook Bridge Club
Club results: For full results hand records see the club website www.mollymook.bridge-club.org.
Monday 5th August 1st Graham Evans Kevin Douglas, 2nd Helen Neal Elizabeth Watt, 3rd Janet Turnell Kevin Tant.
Wednesday 7th 1st Lauri Perino Kevin Tant, 2nd, Ken Harrison Ross Milbourne, 3rd Brad Jacky Dobson.
Friday 9th 1st Lucy Robinson Tony Rolfe, 2nd Jack Robinson Liz Baker, 3rd Susan Pender Maureen Harrison.
Saturday 10th 1st Maureen Ken Harrison, 2nd Kevin Tant Graham Evans, 3rd Brad Jacky Dobson
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.
Milton Bridge Club
Tuesday 6th. August
NORTH/SOUTH: 1st:- Ken Harrison and Maureen Harrison. 2nd:-Janet Turnell and Ron Turnell. 3rd:-John Hodge and Heather Venn.
EAST/WEST: Ist:-Margaret Gerritsen and Mary Buckley. 2nd:-Mike Spicar and Milena Spicar. 3rd:-Pennie Tyrrell and Glenice de Montemas.
Another brilliant week of darts with 180's a plenty, our esteemed President Bruce Bailey nabbing two and Daniel Prestage fresh off the plane from Bali is still reaching the top heights in darts.
I think the recent Darts Masters has inspired our players! With our Aussie Damon Heta beating the best in the world for the title.
Our Warilla visit is on this weekend 16th an 17th, get set for a great weekend of darts and fun, bring your best game and we'll get the shield back!
This week's games will be on our Facebook page but as usual next week's games are below.
WEEK 25 - LADIES 19/8/19. QUEENS OF DARTS v EXTREME @MOLLY BOWLO. ALLSORTS v BEETCHES @ THE EXSERVOS. MENS 20/8/19. MINSTRELS v HOT SHOTS @ MOLLY BOWLO. TOP GUNS v THE PIE CHUCKERS @ STAR HOTEL. GOOD GUYS HAVE THE BYE. MIXED 22/8/19. PHOENIX v MIX'D JAGGERS @ THE GOLF CLUB. DART VADERS v SHARP SHOOTERS @ MOLLY BOWLO. THE FORCE v SPEARS AND BEERS @ MOLLY BOWLO. SHOOTING STARS HAVE THE BYE.
WEEK 23 RESULTS.LADIES 5/8/19.QUEENS OF DARTS def SASSETTES 7 - 4.HIGH SCORES FOR QUEENS OF DARTS:Cheryl Woods 121, Lynette Mills 134,159.High scores for SASSETTES:Yvonne Young 115,102 Bec Moon 120, Sam Howe 57 peg.EXTREME def ALLSORTS 7 - 4.High scores for EXTREME: Lynda Sayers 100,101, Kim Larkin 132,2x100, Anne Scharkie 113,103, Karon Barford 105, Anne Carriage 103,69 peg bull finish. High scores for ALLSORTS:Karen Bashford 106, Lesley Pavitt 2x112,147, Jodie Gumley 132.MENS 6/8/19.TOP GUNS def THE GOOD GUYS 9 - 3.High scores for TOP GUNS:Pat Sayers 2x100,2x121, Dan Leatham 100,140, Dave Boyle 2x140, 4x100, 86 peg, Danny Watson 100,123, Jamie Watson 100,116, Stuart Hart 105,116.High scores for THE GOOD GUYS: Steve Evans 100,112,140, Col Estreich 2x100, Brad-lee Fullarton 120, Alan Shapley 140,100.HOT SHOTS def THE PIE CHUCKERS 7 - 6.High scores for HOT SHOTS:Bruce Bailey 120,138,3x100,91 peg and 2x180, 125,140, Daniel Prestage 9x100, Ross Kidson 133, Phill Bailey 121.High scores for THE PIE CHUCKERS:Steve Neader 132,100, Dave Rutherford 5x100, Danny Kelleher 125,2x100,121, Andrew Bray 114,132,100, Greg Pearson 2x100,140, Shane Carriage 133,100.MIXED 8/8/19.THE FORCE def SHOOTING STARS 7 - 4. High scores for THE FORCE:James Barford 103, Dan Egan 2x100,120.High scores for SHOOTING STARS:Lynette Mills 100, Alex Callan 100, Stuart Hart 100.MIX'D JAGGERS def SHARP SHOOTERS 8 - 3.High scores for MIX'D JAGGERS:Jamie Watson 120,123,54 peg, Gary McGregor 2x140,125, Mary Turner 2x100, Pat Sayers 140,2x100, Mindie Bailey-Mills 100.High scores for SHARP SHOOTERS: Lorraine Carriage 105,114, Lu Piva 100,108,116,112 peg, Matt Blunden 100.DART VADERS def PHOENIX 6 - 5.High scores for DART VADERS:Adam Fullmer 3x100, Lesley Pavitt 114, Daniel Prestage 2x140,3x100,125,101,180, Ross Kidson 121,101.High scores for PHOENIX:Bruce Bailey 100, 2x135, 121,125 Allen Silver 100.
Congratulations everyone for another great week.Please check out our Facebook page for all your darts news pics and gossip, please remember to take pics and pop them on for everyone to see.Good luck for this week everyone, see you on the oche line and remember as I always say "keep calm and throw ya darts".