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Men’s Bowls Report

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The Patron pairs were played last weekend and there were a couple of surprises. The first surprise was in the first game when Patron Noel Bourke and wife Joy smashed a red hot pair of Clifford Smith and Mal Ahoy. However Noel and Joy could not go on with it from there. Mal and Clifford scraped into the semi finals on a count back and came up against Mick Pennell and Pauline Johns. Mick and Pauline were going along very well until the sixth end when Mal and Cliff scored a five and then cruised to a 14 to 9 win. In the other semi final Keith Miller and Lee Robinson had a tight game against Dylan Hillard and Bill Burrows. Kmo and Lee had a handy lead with three ends to go but just fell in by 12 to 11. The final was very one sided with Mal and Cliff winning 12 of the 15 ends against Keith and Lee and running away with a 23 to 4 win. Not bad after being absolutely smashed in their first game.

Bowlers don’t forget presentation afternoon on the 9th December with a game of bowls followed by presentation of both the ladies and men’s winners for 2017. The nomination sheets for the 2018 year are up in the members locker room and close on presentation day. Also bowlers nomination forms are available for positions on the District committee. I know a new President is needed. Give it some thought gentlemen.

Men’s Bowls Report

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The Patron pairs will be played next weekend at Servies. There are four sections of three with the first game commencing at 10.00am with the first two teams in each section playing the first game. The third team in each section will be required to play at approx 11.15am. The sections are in Section 1 Noel/Joy Bourke, Mal Ahoy/ C. Smith, D. Faulkner/ S. Bowden. Section 2 is R. Battesby/ C. Holden, A. McLennan/ L  Apthorpe, M. Pennell/ P. Johns. Section 3 consists of D. Hillard/B. Burrows, R. Pennell/D. McMillan and R. Johns/Debbie McMillan. Section 4 is B. Johnson/K. Fittler, C. Davis/R. Nielson and K. Miller/K. House. The third game will be played on Saturday afternoon with the semi finals and final on Sunday.

Presentation afternoon will be on 9th December.

Women’s Bowls Report

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We had eight full rinks at Twilight again last Friday night and the winners were Dylan Hillard and Wild Billy Burrows.  The runners up were John Hamel and Elfie Brunner.  If you would like to play twilight the entry sheet hangs between the ladies and men’s locker rooms we welcome all players.  The shootout was won by Gerard Davies.  Results from two bowl pairs Lyn Marshall and Pauline Johns defeated Michelle Dexter and Lorraine McLennan then Kerrie Fittler and Maria Drozdowski defeated Lyn Marshall and Margie ward (sub).  Results from mixed pairs Dean Farrell and Deb McMillan defeated John Waters and Maria Drozdowski and Bill and Michelle Dexter defeated Russell and Pauline Johns.  The mixed pairs draw is out the ruling is play, sub or forfeit you can change your games to anytime or day to suit all players involved if your set time is inconvenient  Presentation day is 9th December so not much time to waste.  There are no games set to play next week due to the club Patrons pairs.  The first round of the challenge match against City will be hosted by Servies on Saturday 25th November with a start time of 10am.  The players required are Tyla Miller, Lee Robinson, Deb McMillan, Kim Porter, Michelle Dexter, Sammi Robinson, Lyn Marshall, Kerrie Fittler and Joy Bourke.  The second round challenge will be hosted by City on Wednesday night 6th December starting at 6pm the players required for this game are Elfie Brunner, Maddie Woodward, Trish Goode, Levern Apthorpe, Pauline Johns, Pam McFayden, Di Richter, Maria Drozdowski and Margie Ward.  If you are unable to play please contact Kim, Kerrie or Lee.  We have a Quarterly meeting on Saturday 18th November at 3.30pm all our lady Bowling members are welcome to attend.  Congratulations to our long time loyal member and patron Marion Cameron who has been nominated for her contributions to sport the New England Sports awards we also have Elfie Brunner and Kerrie Fittler nominated for their achievement in winning the District pairs and Brittany Camp for her achievements in bowls in the junior section good luck to you all.  GO SERVIES.

Men’s Bowls Report

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The fours final on Saturday afternoon was an up and down game. Reg Battersby, Peter Robinson, Des Schuman and John Waters got away to a dream start against Mick Pennell, Graeme Porter, Bill Dexter and Andrew McLennan when they led by nine shots to three but a blitz of six ends in a row saw Mick and team go to a 17 to 10 lead and take the title by 17 to 13. In the semi finals of the triples on Sunday morning it was a different scene for Mick, Reg Battersby and John Waters up against Graeme Porter, Dean Farrell and Dave McMillan when Graeme and team got the early lead by 15 to 9 before Mick and team came back to lead 16 to 15 but that was it for Mick as Graeme won the next seven ends to lead 25 to 16 and get home by 27 to 18. In the other semi Laurie Williams, Des Schuman and Brian Johnson were in a spot of trouble earlier against Ross Strahle, Clifford Smith and Bill Burrows when they were behind by 13 to 4 but got going and took the game 22 to 20. In the final on Sunday afternoon Graeme, Dean and David started in great fashion against Laurie, Des and Brian when they went to a 12 to nil lead and take the title with a 17 to 7 win. So that’s it for the 2017 year except for the Patrons pairs. Congratulations to all the winners.

Coming up we have the Patrons pairs on the 11th and 12th November. This is a box draw and the game will be three bowl triples. There is a nomination sheet on the board. Also the presentation afternoon will be held on 9th December.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Congratulations to Kim Porter, Brittany Camp and Kerrie Fittler for taking out first place in the Armidale City Ladies Spring Blossom Carnival.  Congratulations to Maddie Woodward, Lee Robinson and Pam McFayden on coming in 5th place great effort girls.  Congratulations also to Colleen Chaffey, Michelle Dexter, Levern Apthorpe and Maria Drozdowski who won the money for third round winners in the South Tamworth Carnival.

Results from Queen of the Green Kim Porter defeated Colleen Chaffey and in two bowl pairs Elfie Brunner and Margaret Ward (sub) defeated Kim Porter and Trish Goode.  Games set to play on Saturday 4th November starting at 10am with Levern Apthorpe as controlling body and Kerrie Fittler as umpire is Two bowl pairs Michelle Dexter and Lorraine McLennan verse Lyn Marshall and Pauline Johns.  In mixed pairs Dean Farrell and Debbie McMillan verse John Waters and Maria Drozdowski.  Game set to play on Sunday 5th November at 10am with Elfie Brunner as controlling body and Levern Apthorpe as umpire is two bowl pairs Kerrie Fittler and Maria Drozdowski verse the from Saturday’s game.  I will have the new draw available to you all by tomorrow.  The twilight winners were Kim and Rick Porter and the runners up were Lorraine and Ian McLennan.  The jackpot was not won and will be $40 this week.  If you would like to play twilight the sheet for names hangs between the ladies and men’s locker rooms.  Names in by Thursday afternoons. Good luck to Brittany Camp who will be playing at Cabramatta this weekend in the NSW City verse Country.  Brittany has been selected to play in the Gold side.

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The semi finals of the fours got onto the green on Saturday afternoon after rain delayed the morning start. Mick Pennell, Graham Porter, Bill Dexter and Andrew McLennan proved too good for Clifton Marshall, Leon Chaffey, Laurie Williams and Peter Ahoy by winning 32 to 15. One player not turning up did not help the loser’s chances. Reg Battersby, Peter Robinson, Des Schuman and John Waters had a much tighter game against Dylan Hillard, Ron Pennell, Gerry Widders, and Adrian Whitton when they just scraped in by one shot 20 to 19. The ladies friendship day on Sunday was a great day. The women’s publicity officer will report on all the winners. A special mention for young Samantha Robinson who played with Kim and Graham Porter in her first big day and played very well. They won three games but just failed to get in the money.

Next Saturday will be the final of the major/minor fours when M. Pennell, G. Porter, B. Dexter and A. McLennan will front up against R. Battersby, P. Robinson, D. Schuman and J. Waters. This game will commence at 10.30am. On Sunday morning at 10.30am the semi finals of the triples will be played when M. Pennell, R. Battersby and J. Waters will play D. Farrell, G. Porter and D. McMillan while L. Chaffey, D. Schuman and L. Williams will play R. Strahle, B. Burrows and C. Smith. The final will be played on Sunday afternoon.

Women’s Bowls Report

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The rain couldn’t stop our Friday twilight bowls with full rinks turning up to play the rains stopped and let us play 6 ends.  The winners were Enid Whitton, Margaret Shuttleworth and Reg Battersby who also took home the $60 jackpot.  The runners up were Debbie McMillan and Michelle Dexter.  The jackpot will return to $20 next Friday night and the selector on duty is Kim Porter names to be in by Thursday afternoon on the sheet which hangs between the men’s and ladies locker rooms.  In the event of rain a decision will not be made until 5pm then the club will be notified and a notice will be posted on the Facebook page.  Results from Queen of the Green Kim Porter defeated Elfie Brunner and Tyla Miller defeated Brittany Camp.  Congratulations to Kim Porter and Pam McFayden who defeated Levern Apthorpe and Michelle Dexter in the final of Major Minor pairs.  Results from social pairs Maria Drozdowski and Margaret Ward defeated Trish Goode and Barbara Johnson.  Games set to play on Wednesday 25th October starting at 4.30pm is Queen of the Green Colleen Chaffey verse Kim Porter.  Games set to play on Thursday 26th October starting at 1 pm with Levern Apthorpe as controlling body and umpire is two bowl pairs Tyla Miller and Elfie Brunner verse Kim Porter and Trish Goode.  No games set to play this weekend due to our ladies attending the Armidale City Ladies spring Carnival and the South Tamworth ladies carnival.  The results from our Friendship carnival 1st prize Lee Robinson, Dylan Hillard, Peter Robinson.  2nd place Mick Pennell, Keith Miller, Lyn Marshall.  3rd Place Bill Dexter, Michelle Dexter, Debbie McMillan.  The raffle winners 1st Billy Burrows, 2nd Debbie McMillan, 3rd Colleen Chaffey, 4th Andrew McLennan, 5th Kerrie Fittler, 6th Mick Pennell.  100 club winners Lee Robinson, Michelle Dexter x2, Mal Ahoy x3, Andrew McLennan, Jan Swanson, Margaret Ward, Clifton Marshall.  Presentation day is on Saturday 9th December.

Men’s Bowls Report

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The AGM of the mens bowls was held last Sunday morning with a good attendance. Your committee for the coming year is President Glen Farrell Vice President Mick Pennell, Sec/Treasurer Andrew McLennan, Committee A. Whitton, G. Widders,  R. Pennell and L. Chaffey. The selectors are D. Farrell, G. Porter and R. Strahle. Patron is Noel Bourke and Publicity Officer is D.Faulkner. A match chairman will be selected at the meeting this Tuesday. In future nominations for club championships will close on the day of the AGM which is normally in October. Nominations for 2018 fours will be open this week with a set date for play, so that if you are not available on that date do not put your name down.

Matches for next weekend on Saturday at 9.30am in the semi final of the fours C. Marshall, L. Chaffey, L. Williams and P. Ahoy will play M. Pennell, G. Porter, B. Dexter and A. McLennan while D. Hillard, G. Widders, A. Whitton and R. Pennell will play R. Battersby, P. Robinson, D. Schuman and J. Waters. The final will be played at 1.00pm on Saturday afternoon. If any of the players are unavailable get a substitute.

The Patron pairs will be played on the weekend of 11th and 12th November.

Women’s Bowls Report

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The Green was full again last Friday night with our twilight bowlers the winners were Elfie Brunner and John Hamel, the runners up were Dylan Hillard and Billy Burrows.  Instead of our regular shoot out we played twister and the winning twister was Michelle Dexter.  If you would like to play twilight the sheet for names hangs between the ladies and men’s locker rooms. Names need to be in by Thursday afternoon.  The selector on duty for twilight this week is Lee Robinson.  The jackpot was not won and will now increase to $60 next week.  Kim and Graeme Porter ventured to Taren Point to contest in the mixed pairs state playoffs, they lost their first game in a tie breaker, won their second game and lost the third.  Great effort guys you will always be winners you play for Servies.  Results from Major Minor pairs Levern Apthorpe and Michelle Dexter defeated Joy Bourke and Lee Robinson.  Results from consistency Kerrie Fittler defeated Lyn Marshall.  Results from Queen of the Green Tyla Miller defeated Levern Apthorpe.  Results from two bowl pairs Colleen Chaffey and Pam McFayden defeated Joy Bourke and Debbie McMillan.  Results from mixed pairs Brian Johnson and Brittany Camp defeated Leon and Colleen Chaffey and in the other game Bill and Michelle Dexter defeated Glenn Farrell and Pam McFayden.  Games set to play on Thursday 19th October starting at 12.30 with Levern Apthorpe as marker and controlling body is Queen of the Green Kim Porter verse Elfie Brunner.  Games set to play on Saturday 21st October starting at 10am is the Major Minor final with Colleen Chaffey as controlling body and Kerrie Fittler as umpire with Kim Porter and Pam McFayden verse Levern Apthorpe and Michelle Dexter.  In Queen of the Green Tyla Miller verse Brittany Camp with Colleen Chaffey as marker.  On Sunday 22nd October is our Friendship day carnival with the carnival having a full field.  Morning tea is at 8.30am and the cost is $20 per player.  There will be three games of 9 ends.  On Thursday 19th October at 3pm we are having afternoon tea to celebrate our favourite Patrons 90th Birthday Marion Cameron all are welcome.  Congratulations to President Glenn Farrell and his new committee on their recent selections from their AGM.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Our first night of twilight bowls saw 32 bowlers enjoy a great night of fun.  The twilight winners were Lee Robinson and Kerrie Fittler, the runners up were Shane Bowden and Neil Pullar.  We also held our ever popular shootout with Kerrie Fittler being crowned the best shooter of the night. The jackpot was not won and will increase to $40 next week.  If you want to play twilight names are to be in by Thursday afternoon there is a sheet for names which hangs between the men’s and ladies locker rooms.  The selector on duty for twilight this week is Kerrie Fittler.  Results from consistency Kim Porter defeated Elfie Brunner and Kerrie Fittler defeated Michelle Dexter.  Results from mixed pairs Pauline and Russell Johns defeated Tyla Miller and Clifton Marshall and in the other game Maria Drozdowski and John Waters won on a forfeit.  Results from social pairs Maria Drozdowski and Margaret Ward defeated Trish Goode and Barb Johnson.  Games set to play on Saturday 14th October starting at 10am with Maria Drozdowski as controlling body and Michelle Dexter as umpire is consistency singles Kerrie Fittler verse Lyn Marshall the Marker is Michelle Dexter.  In Queen of the Green Tyla Miller verse Levern Apthorpe the marker is Maria Drozdowski.  In two bowl pairs Joy Bourke and Debbie McMillan verse Colleen Chaffey and Pam McFayden.  Good luck to Kim and Graeme Porter who are off to Taren Point this weekend to represent our club and zone at the State mixed pairs playoffs, bring home the gold.  The sheet is on the board for names for the inter club challenge match against Armidale City.  The first game will be played at Servies on Saturday 25th October at 10am and the second game will be played at City on Wednesday evening at 6pm on 6th December.  Don’t forget our committee meeting on Saturday 21st October at 1pm.

Games set to play on Sunday 15th October starting at 10am Major Minor Pairs Joy Bourke and Lee Robinson verse Levern Apthorpe and Michelle Dexter with Kerrie Fittler as umpire and Elfie Brunner as controlling body.  Games set to play at 1pm is mixed pairs Colleen and Leon Chaffey verse Brittany Camp and Brian Johnson and in the other game Pam McFayden and Glenn Farrell verse Michelle and Bill Dexter controlling body and umpire is Levern Apthorpe