Congratulations to Brittany Camp who was in the winning team in the under 18 NSW CHS team. Maddie Woodward travelled to McLean to play in the under 25 singles. Maddie drew Jamie Eichorn in her second round. Jamie defeated Maddie. Great effort Maddie. We had two teams travel to Narrabri where both teams performed very consistently after the first day of play the team of Kim Porter, Michelle Dexter, Levern Apthorpe and Maria Drozdowski were sitting in first place the second day was not quite as good. Games set to play on Thursday 21st at 3pm with Levern Apthorpe as controlling body and umpire is Major Minor pairs Tyla Miller and Margaret Ward verse Joy Bourke and Lee Robinson. There are no games set for this weekend due to the men’s triples carnival. Twilight bowls is starting on Friday 6th October. Don’t forget we have our friendship day carnival is Sunday 22nd the sheet is up for team nominations in the ladies room.
Dean Farrell had a great weekend at Servies. On Saturday he played Clifton Marshall in the semi final of the handicap singles and did not give Clifton much of a chance defeating him by 31 shots to 23. On Sunday morning he played Mal Ahoy in the final and kept up his good form. The players were going even up until the 22nd end when Dean skipped away winning four ends in a row and a lead of 27to 15 and finally winning the game 31 to 24. Congratulations Dean. In club fours on Saturday Reg Battersby, Peter Robinson, Des Schuman and John Waters had a real battle against Brian Johnson, Shane Bowden, Colin Holden and Don Faulkner before they gained the upper hand on the 20th end with a four to get the lead and win the game by 24 to 17. Mick Pennell, Graham Porter, Bill Dexter and Andrew McLennan took full advantage against Mal Ahoy, Jason Prince and Clifford Smith when one of their players did not turn up and they had to find a sub in Bill Burrows (who did not let them down). Mick and team won the game by 24 to 20. In triples Laurie Williams, Des Schuman and Brian Johnson played Duncan McLean, Jason Prince and Colin Holden. Laurie and team got a good lead in the middle of the game before Duncan and his side came home strong but just failed to reel them in with Laurie winning 22 to 16.
Next weekend is the Spring Carnival and it appears again a full green of bowlers.
The A.G.M. is coming up and nominations for committee and office bearers are on the board. This is bowlers chance to get on the committee and not leave all the work to the same old crew, not that they are doing a bad job but new ideas are always welcome.
The ladies had a successful Presidents day last Saturday but there were no matches for men’s with their involvement in Zone commitments and the versatility fours played at Armidale City. Servies bowlers got amongst the prize money at City with Graham Porter, Bill Dexter and Andrew McLennan teaming up with Lindsay McIntyre from city to get runner up and Mal Ahoy and his team came in third.
Matches for next weekend are on Saturday at 10.30am in major/minor fours M. Pennell, G. Porter, B. Dexter and A. McLennan will play Mal Ahoy, C. Davis, J. Prince and C. Smith while R. Battersby, P. Robinson, D. Schuman and J. Waters will play C. Holden, S. Bowden, B. Johnson and R. Johns. In handicap singles C. Marshall plays D. Farrell with K. Miller to mark. On Sunday at10.30am in major/minor triples L. Williams, L. Chaffey and D. Schuman will play D. McLean, J. Prince and C. Holden. In handicap singles Mal Ahoy will play the winner of the Marshall/ Farrell game from Saturday and A. McLennan will mark.
Our President’s day was the best day ever. Cheers to our visiting teams from Guyra, Walcha, Uralla and City for making our First ever President’s Day a success on a Saturday. Special Thanks to our Servies Men for filling in at short notice Clifton Marshall, Wild Bill, Reg Battersby and Russell Johns. We also had our two father and daughter teams of Maddie and Michael Woodward and Britt and Dave Camp. Raffle winners were Levern Apthorpe, Debbie McMillan, Nanette Jemison and Fay Bourke. The 50 Club winners were Michelle Dexter, Maddie Woodward, Britt Camp, Heiner Richter and Laurel Betts. The spiders winners were Lyn Marshall, Michael Woodward, Pam McFayden, Sue Harper, Jane Hayes and Lyn from Walcha. A huge thank you to Debbie for the excellent catering, beautiful morning tea and lunch and all the other requests thrown at you. GOOD LUCK To Maddie Woodward who is travelling to McLean this weekend to play in the singles under 25s. GOOD LUCK to Britt Camp who is travelling to Port City to play in the junior NSW CHS Exchange Series. Go Servies. GOOD LUCK to all Servies ladies travelling to Narrabri this weekend for their annual ladies carnival. Results from Major Minor pairs Kim Porter and Pam McFayden defeated Lyn Marshall and Trish Goode. Results from two bowl pairs Kerrie Fittler and Maria Drozdowski defeated Lee Robinson and Levern Apthorpe. Results from social pairs Di Richter and Trish Goode defeated Elfie Brunner and Margaret Ward. There are no games set to play next week. Dates to remember 23/24th September is the Servies Men’s mixed triples carnival. 31st/1st Sept/Oct is the long weekend the open singles will be played the sheet is up in the men’s room for entries. Friday night 6th October is the first twilight Bowls.
The semi finals of the major/minor fours were played last weekend. On Saturday Reg Battersby, Peter Robinson, Des Schuman and John Waters were up against Ross Strahle, Dave Camp, Reg Nielson and Bill Burrows. Reg and team were always in control and in the early stages led 15 to 1 before winning 23 to 16. On Sunday Dean Farrell, Keith Miller, Glen Farrell and Nick Mclean played Clifton Marshall, Leon Chaffey, Laurie Williams and Peter Ahoy. Clifton and tem got a dream start and led 12 to 1 and went on to win by 28 to 11.
Next weekend we have Ladies Presidents Day on Saturday with a green full of bowlers. Well done girls.
I have no matches for Sunday so please check the board.
We have a committee meeting on Sunday 10th September at 1.30pm it is important that all committee members attend this meeting. Our President’s day is this Saturday, morning tea is at 9.30am and cost of play is $20. Please could all committee members be at the club by 9.00am. Results from consistency Kim Porter defeated Levern Apthorpe. Results from Queen of the Green Brittany Camp defeated Kerrie Fittler and Colleen Chaffey defeated Trish Goode. Games set to play on Sunday 10th September at 10am with Colleen Chaffey as controlling body and Michelle Dexter as umpire is Major Minor pairs Kim Porter and Pam McFayden verse Lyn Marshall and Elsie Clarke and in two bowl pairs Levern Apthorpe and Lee Robinson verse Kerrie Fittler and MariaDrozdowski. A special congratulations to Brittany Camp who has made the under 18s NSW CHS exchange team where she will play at Port City from the 12th to the 14th September. Good luck Britt.
Don’t forget our PRESIDENTS DAY is on SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER. Names are to be in by Friday 1st September. Morning tea is at 9.30am cost to play which includes lunch and morning tea is $20. We will be having a very special guest and all will be revealed on Presidents’ Day. Results from social triples Levern Apthorpe, Kim Porter and Margaret Ward defeated Elfie Brunner, Maria Drozdowski and Pauline Johns. Games set to play on Saturday 2nd September at 10am with Lyn Marshall as controlling body and Michelle Dexter as umpire is consistency singles Levern Apthorpe verse Kim Porter with Lyn Marshall as marker. There is no Queen of the Green game as set as Pauline has declared a forfeit to Tyla. Games set to play on Sunday 3rd September at 10am with Elfie Brunner as controlling body and Michelle Dexter as umpire is Queen of the Green Trish Goode verse Colleen Chaffey with Elfie Brunner as marker and Kerrie Fittler verse Brittany Camp with Kim Porter as marker. The new draw has been emailed to you and those who need a printed copy will be available from our room this Thursday. Please note that there are some 1pm games as well as our 10am. There are also a few mixed pairs games to play and ladies it is up to you to make sure your partners are available to play. Congratulations to President Glenn Farrell and his committee for a well organised Presidents Day.
Presidents day was held last Saturday, and what a day it was. Zone Councilor Greg Wilkins represented the Royal and every club in New England was also represented along with two teams from Tingha. The winning team was from Walcha led by Brian Lockyer while runner up was Adrian Whitton, Dave McMillan, Emo and Paul Bourke ( a couple of roughies there). The catering staff and bar staff deserves a pat on the back for the wonderful meal and service during the day.
Leon Chaffey and Laurie Williams just failed to bring home the winners badge from Walcha in the Champion of Champion pairs when they were defeated by Paul Bullen and Tod Fuller in the final.
Games set down for next Saturday at 10.30am in major/minor fours R. Battersby, J. Waters, D. Schuman and a player will play B. Burrows, D. Camp, R. Nielson and R. Strahle. On Sunday at 10.30am also in major/minor fours D. Farrell, K. Miller, G. Farrell and G. McLean will play C. Marshall, L. Chaffey, L. Williams and P. Ahoy.
On Sunday 27th August at 10am our President has called an emergency committee meeting. A huge congratulations to Kim and Graeme Porter who won the Regional Mixed Pair playoffs at Gunnedah this weekend. Kim and Graeme are now off to the state playoffs in October, GO SERVIES. Results from consistency Kerrie Fittler defeated Tyla Miller and in mixed pairs Joy Bourke and Ron Pennell defeated Lee Robinson and Dylan Hillard in a close game with the result of the game coming down to the last end. Congratulations to Brittany Camp who played in the junior 7 aside at Dubbo this weekend with zone 3 finishing in the top four. There are no games set to play this weekend due to the Servies Men’s President day. Our ladies President side representing in Presidents’s day are Levern Apthorpe, Elfie Brunner, Pam McFayden and Maddie Woodward. Our Servies ladies President day is on Saturday 9th September please write your names on the sheet on our board. Morning tea is at 9.30am cost to play is $20 which includes morning tea, lunch and Green fees.
Things were a little slow on the Servies green last weekend with only one game of handicap singles. Keith Miller and Bill Dexter played with Keith giving five shots start to Bill. Kmo started well and had the lead early before on the 25th end Bill grabbed the lead and went on to win 31 to 27 over 41 ends. Bill now goes into the final. Down at City Dean Farrell contested the champion of champion singles and won his first game against Col Stanley from Guyra. He then struck a red hot Todd Fuller and was unable to get the better of him. Todd went on to win the final.
There were a couple of mixed pairs games played but no doubt the ladies report will give you the results.
Presidents day will be held next Saturday with a full green of bowlers. Kickoff time is 9.30am so all be on time please. I do not have any games for next Sunday but then it will probably be recovery time for some players after Presidents Day.