Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club Limited

Men’s Bowls Report

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It was a winning weekend for Mick Pennell at Servies last weekend. On Saturday Mick played Graham Porter in consistency singles and walked away a winner by 151 to 109 and then on Sunday he combined with John Waters and Reg Battersby to defeat Clifton Marshall, Ken House and Shane Bowden in the triples by 27 to 22. At one stage in this game Mick and team led by 20 shots to 4 before allowing Clifton and his team to get to within two shots and Mick managed to win  the last end.  On Saturday Clifton gave fourteen shots start to Graham McLean and Clifton just managed to reel Graham in by 31 to 27. It was the 17th end that Clifton got on the board. Also in handicap singles Russell Johns got over the top of Ross Strahle by 31 to 27 after conceding five shots start. On Sunday Bill Dexter continued Andrew McLennan’s horror run when Bill won their handicap singles game 31 to 28.

Next weekend games on Saturday at 10.30am in consistency singles R. Battersby plays L. Chaffey with N. McLean to mark, J. Waters will play A. McLennan with D. Faulkner to mark and in handicap singles Mal Ahoy plays R. Johns with D. Farrell to mark. In mixed pairs D. Schuman and E Brunner will play B. Battersby and K. Fittler.  On Sunday at 10.30am in consistency singles D. Camp plays S. Bowden marker TBA. A pennant trial against Uralla on Sunday with to meet at Servies at 9.45am to play in Uralla. Players involved are G. Porter, R. Strahle,  P. Robinson, L. Williams, R. Battersby, G. Farrell, D. McMillan, A. Whitton, D. Farrell, M. Pennell, K. Miller,  L. Chaffey, C. Davis. Any player unavailable please let the selectors know.

On Sunday at 10.30am D. Camp will play D. Schuman with marker S. Bowden.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Congratulations to Kerrie Fittler who defeated Joy Bourke in the 2017 club singles final. Kerrie is the reigning champion defending her 2016 title.  Well done Kerrie.  Congratulations to Michelle Dexter who defeated Lee Robinson in the minor singles final.

Results from Queen of the Green Colleen Chaffey defeated Lyn Marshall and Kerrie Fittler defeated Michelle Dexter.  Games set to play Saturday 29th July starting at 10am with Colleen Chaffey as controlling body and Michelle Dexter as umpire consistency singles Kim Porter verse Brittany Camp ( ps this is the 3rd time this game has been set and not played because of rain so please please no rain on Saturday), and in our first game of mixed pairs Elfie Brunner and Des Schuman verse Kerrie Fittler and Brian Battersby ladies it is up to you to remind your partners of their games.  Only one game set to play on Sunday 30th July starting at 10am with Pauline Johns As controlling body and Levern Apthorpe as umpire is Major Minor 3 bowl pairs Kim Porter and Pam McFayden verse Elfie’s Brunner and Debbie McMillan. The consistency game is cancelled due to rain from the previous week.  Our AGM is on Sunday 6th August at 10am nomination forms are on the board with all positions up nomination.  Nominations close Friday 28th July.  The District AGM is on Monday 7th August at the Armidale Bowling Club at 10am we encourage all our ladies to attend if they can.  PS I know it’s a week day.

Men’s Bowls Report

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Last Sunday morning there were a couple of close finishes in the club major/minor triples. Addrian Whitton, Don Faulkner and Bill Dexter had the game won when they were holding shot on the last end of their match against Joe Lankester Bill Burrows and Ross Strahle, before Ross drew the shot and moved kitty to gain the two points for a win 19 to 18. In the other game with Graham Porter, Dean Farrell and Dave McMillan up against Andrew McLennan, Glen Farrell and Peter Robinson the Porter gang thought they were home and hosed after winning eight of the first eleven ends to lead 23 to 4 and then lost the next seven ends to allow the McLennan team to get within four shots before Graham and his team scraped in by 25 to 23.

Gerry Widders great run came to a sudden halt on Sunday morning when he went up against Reg Battersby in consistency singles. Gerry had no answer for Reg who ran away with the game 158 to 82.

Matches set down for next weekend are on Saturday at 110.30am in handicap singles M. Pennell will play G. Porter with D. McLean to mark, R. Strahle plays R. Johns and C. Davis will mark while G. McLean will play C. Marshall with B. Johnson to mark. On Sunday at 10.30am B. Dexter will play A. Mclennan and D. Farrell will mark while in major/minor triples C. Marshall, K. House and S. Bowden will play M. Pennell, R. Battersby and J. Waters.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Results from Major Minor pairs Levern Apthorpe and Michelle Dexter defeated Colleen Chaffey and Brittany Camp.  Unfortunately this was the only game played over the weekend with three games being called off due to a rainy Saturday.  Results from social triples Maria Drozdowski, Di Richter and Elfie Brunner defeated Levern Apthorpe, Trish Goode and Margaret Ward.  Games set to play on Saturday 22nd July starting at 10am with Kim Porter as controlling body and Levern Apthorpe as umpire is Queen of the Green Colleen Chaffey verse Lyn Marshall with Kim Porter as marker and in the other game Michelle Dexter verse Kerrie Fittler with Maria Drozdowski as marker.  Games set to play on Sunday starting at 10am with Maria Drozdowski as controlling body and Kim Porter as umpire is the club singles final Joy Bourke verse Kerrie Fittler with Levern Apthorpe as marker and in the minor singles final Lee Robinson verse Michelle Dexter with Maria Drozdowski as marker.  We wish the best of luck to Brittany Camp as she is travelling to Tweed Heads this weekend to compete in the junior invitational Gold Nugget.  Don’t forget the AGM will be held on Sunday 6th August starting at 10am nomination forms are on the board with all positions on offer we encourage everyone to fill out a form.  On Monday 7th August is the District AGM we encourage all our members to attend.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Results from club singles Joy Bourke defeated Tyla Miller and Kerrie Fittler defeated Lyn Marshall.  Our club singles championship has now been decided which will be played on Sunday 23rd July at 10am with Joy Bourke and Kerrie Fittler going into battle.  Good luck to both ladies.  Results from Major Minor 3 bowl pairs Lyn Marshall and Elsie Clarke defeated Kerrie Fittler and Maddie Woodward.  Results from consistency singles Michelle Dexter defeated Colleen Chaffey.  Games set to play on Saturday 15th July starting at 10am with Elfie Brunner as controlling body and Kerrie Fittler as umpire is the minor singles final with Elfie Brunner as marker is Lee Robinson verse Michelle Dexter.  In consistency singles Kim Porter verse Brittany Camp with Colleen Chaffey as marker and Kerrie Fittler verse Tyla Miller with Levern Apthorpe as marker.  Games set to play on Sunday 16th July at 10am with Kim Porter as umpire and Elfie Brunner as controlling body is Major Minor 3 bowl pairs Colleen Chaffey and Brittany Camp verse Levern Apthorpe and Michelle Dexter.  Congratulations to Brittany Camp along with her team won the 2017 Drake Pride junior triples carnival and was also one of three juniors named as an honourable player of the carnival.  Well done Brittany you did us proud.  Our AGM will be held on Sunday the 6th August at 10am nomination forms are on the board with all positions available.  The District AGM will be held on Monday the 7th August at the Armidale City Bowling Club nominations close on the 17th July.

Men’s Bowls Report

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Gerry Widders continued his excellent form last Sunday morning when he teamed up with Clifford Smith to win the final of the minor pairs against Andrew McLennan and Bill Dexter. Gerry and Clifford were in control right from the start and won the title by 22 to 7 not playing the last two ends. Andrew will be pleased to see the back of Gerry when he graduates to the majors next year. In consistency singles on Saturday Graham Porter made it a bad start for Bill Dexter when he won the game by 152 to 48. In handicap singles Keith Miller gave Peter Ahoy nine shots start and it took him thirteen ends before he got on the board. Keith then played some great bowls to go home winner by 31 to 22.

Games set down for next weekend are on Saturday at 10.30am in consistency singles G. Widders will play R. Battersby with P. Ahoy to mark and M. Pennell plays G. Porter with R. Pennell to mark. On Sunday at 10.30am in club triples D. Hillard, G. Farrell and A. McLennan will play G. Porter, D. Farrell and D. McMillan (sub) while R. Strahle, J. Lankester (sub) and B Burrows will play D. Faulkner, A. Whitton and B. Dexter

Men’s Bowls Report

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The final of the minor singles had everything about it last Sunday morning. There were patches of brilliance, severe lack of concentration moments and a very tight finish between Andrew McLennan and Gerry Widders. Andrew got off to a great start and led 14 to 4. Gerry came back within four shots before Andrew got going again and led 28 to 16. Gerry then won five ends in a row to get within three and then Andrew reached the thirty mark before Gerry squared up at 30 all and with his last bowls Gerry scored the shot needed for a 31 to 30 win. Congratulations to Gerry but Andrew lost no admirers for his great effort. In handicap singles Mal Ahoy scored a convincing 31 to 17 win over Reg Battersby and Keith Miller accounted for Adrian Whitton by 31 to 12. In consistency singles that b*** Queenslander Bill Dexter proved too strong for Glen Farrell by 150 to 100. On Saturday Andrew McLennan got a good start from Cec Davis and won the game 31 to 14 while earlier in the week Peter Ahoy and Shane Bowden had a tight game in handicap singles before Peter won 31 to 24.

Games for next weekend are on Saturday at 10.30am in handicap singles P. Ahoy will play K. Miller with C. Davis to mark and in consistency singles B. Dexter plays G. Porter with C. Holden to mark. On Sunday at 10.30am we will see the final of the minor pairs played when C. Smith and G. Widders will play A. McLennan and B. Dexter. This should be a great game.

A REMINDER TO ALL BOWLERS THAT YOUR SUBS ARE NOW OVERDUE. NO PAY NO PLAY.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Results from club singles Kerrie Fittler defeated Kim Porter. Results from minor singles Michelle Dexter defeated Debbie McMillan.  Results from Queen of the Green Brittany Camp defeated Elsie Clarke and Kim Porter defeated Lee Robinson.  Games set to play Saturday 8th July starting at 10am with Maria Drozdowski as controlling body and Levern Apthorpe as umpire is club singles Tyla Miller verse Joy Bourke with Maria Drozdowski as marker and in Major Minor 3 bowl pairs Lyn Marshall and Elsie Clarke verse Kerrie Fittler and Kaylene Osbourne. Games set to play on Sunday 9th July starting at 10am with Elfie Brunner as controlling body and Kim Porter as umpire is Club singles Lyn Marshall verse Kerrie Fittler with Kim Porter as marker and in consistency singles Michelle Dexter verse Colleen Chaffey with Elfie Brunner as marker.  We wish Brittany Camp the best of luck this week as she is first reserve in the under 18 NSW V QLD game and also in her Drakes Pride junior carnival.  The nomination forms are on the board for a position on the 2017 committee.  The AGM will be held on Sunday 6th August everyone is encouraged to fill out a form.  The New England District AGM will be held on Monday 7th August at the Armidale City Bowling Club nomination forms are our board we encourage all our members to attend if possible PS I know it’s a week day lol.

Men’s Bowls Report

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Dean Farrell is the new club champion at Servies after he defeated Clifton Marshall in the final of the major singles last Saturday. Clifton struck Dean in great form and had no answer for him. After ten ends things were close between them but then Dean put the foot down allowing Clifton to win only three of the remaining ends to secure a great win.

In a semi final of the minor singles Andrew McLennan and Clifford Smith had a much tighter game. Andrew was in a bit of trouble when he trailed by 24 to 18 but managed to get his game going and surged home for a 31 to 27 win. Andrew now faces Gerry Widders in the final. In handicap singles Reg Battersby gained the upper hand early in his game against Ron Pennell and went on to record a 31 to 19 win while in consistency singles Mal Ahoy got over the top of Mick Pennell for a 156 to 104 win.

Games set down for next weekend are on Saturday at 10.30am in handicap singles D. Farrell plays B. Battersby marker B. Burrows and A. McLennan will play C. Davis marker D. Hillard.

On Sunday at 10.30am you can watch the final of the minor singles when A. McLennan will play G. Widders and M. Pennel will do the card. In handicap singles K. Miller will play A. Whitton with C. Davis to mark and Mal Ahoy will play R. Battersby with R. Pennell to mark and in consistency singles G. Farrell plays B. Dexter and L. Chaffey to mark.

Bowlers remember your subs are due by the end of this week.

Women’s Bowls Report

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Results from games played over the weekend congratulations to Levern Apthorpe, Michelle Dexter and Maria Drozdowski who defeated Kerrie Fittler, Colleen Chaffey and Elsie Clarke in the club triples final.  In consistency singles Levern Apthorpe defeated Maria Drozdowski. In minor singles Lee Robinson defeated Brittany Camp . In club singles Lyn Marshall defeated Maria Drozdowski and Tyla Miller defeated Colleen Chaffey.  Association day will be held on Wednesday 28th June at the Walcha Bowling Club, morning tea is at 9.15am.  Games set to play on Thursday 29th June starting at 1pm is Queen of the Green with Trish Goode as marker and controlling body and Maria Drozdowski as umpire is Joy Bourke verse Levern Apthorpe.  Games set to play on Saturday 1st July starting at 10am is club singles with Michelle Dexter as marker and controlling body and Levern Apthorpe as umpire is Kim Porter v Kerrie Fittler and in Queen of the Green Brittany Camp verse Elsie Clarke with Pam McFayden as marker.  Games set to play on Sunday 2nd July starting at 10am is minor singles with Maria Drozdowski as controlling body and marker and Kerrie Fittler as umpire Debbie McMillan verse Michelle Dexter and in Queen of the Green Kim Porter verse Lee Robinson with Lyn Marshall as marker.  The new draw will be available for pick from our room this Thursday. We welcome to our club our newest junior member Sammy Robinson.  On Sunday 6th August we will hold our AGM at 10am.  All positions are up for selection.  The nomination forms will be on our notice board by the end of the week.  Everyone is encouraged to apply for a position.  The New England District Vetrans day is on Wednesday 9th August.  We congratulate Dean Farrell on winning the Major club singles championship for 2017.