GRENFELL BOWLING CLUB PRESIDENT’S DAY OVER FOR 2012: The annual President’s Day at the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club was staged last Sunday, August 26.
Although the day turned out to be cool and windy, it was well attended, and all players in attendance appeared to have happy faces.
Bowls involved triples play with a match of fifteen ends played in the morning and another of the same duration contested after the luncheon interval.
At the completion of bowls play, the winners with two wins plus sixteen shots were the Lachlan Valley team (representing the Royal NSW Bowling Association) comprising John Burns, Alan Baker and Les Tysoe (all from Cowra Bowling Club).
The only other major prize winners were the runners up, a team from Quandialla Bowling Club skipped by Bevan McAlister.
These fellows managed two wins plus thirteen shots.
The lesser prizes consisted of the “spider” winners and those bowlers who achieved “resting touchers” (eight in all).
The luncheon was an informal “formal affair”.
It was competently handled by the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Keith Brus.
During the course of the meal, professionally provided by Ms Leann Logan, the club caterer, and her wonderful staff, the usual toasts were presented, for example, a toast to the Royal and another to the visiting clubs.
When his time came, the Grenfell Men’s President, Richard Hasler was invited by the MC to deliver a brief address.
During this presentation, some of the main issues regarding Grenfell bowls he stressed were:
(i) the continued success of local bowlers in pennants and competition play,
(ii) the wonderful progress being made by local junior bowlers,
(iii) the regular good attendance of local bowlers on social days, and
(iv) the continuation of good relations between the men’s bowls club and the club limited.
The presence of all Lachlan Valley affiliated clubs and two “outsiders” at this President’s Day was a highlight of the day.
The LVD clubs in attendance were Caragabal, Gooloogong, Cowra, Woodstock, Eugowra, Canowindra, and of course Grenfell (a number of times over).
The so-called “outsider” clubs belonging to both another district and zone were Young and Quandialla.
The attendance of these numerous clubs at the function was very much appreciated by all associated with the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club.
In conclusion, apparently a great day was had by all, although the local president may have overspent club funds!
Also, the preparatory work done by the very diligent club secretary, Mr Ross Hunter, certainly contributed to the very smooth running of the day, thanks Ross.
FOOTNOTE: During the dinner break, Grenfell bowler, Mr Lindsay Ballard, was presented with a Royal NSW tie badge for his enthusiasm for and contribution to local bowls.
This presentation was made by Mr Les Tysoe, the President of the Lachlan Valley District Bowling Association.
Congratulations to you, Lindsay.
TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PROGRESS: The early matches required for this years triples championships were contested last Saturday, August 25.
The first of these was contested between the triples teams of skippers Ross Hunter and Andrew Brown. The result of this contest favoured the Brown trio by 28 shots to 16.
The second of Saturday’s matches was played between the teams of skippers Graeme Hunter and Brendan McAlister.
Brendan was ably assisted by son Dylan and Dylan’s school mate, James Hunter. However, it was to no avail, because they went down fighting to Graeme’s “gun side” 27 shots to 9.
The next games to be contested in the 2012 Triples Championships are the semi finals.
These are to be played between the teams of Blake Bradtke and Barry Jones; and Graeme Hunter and Andrew Brown.
These games are to be played on or before Sunday, September 2.
BOWLERS’ JACKPOT: How could the bowlers’ jackpot possibly have gone off this time around?
Monday morning’s draw, August 27 generated the following necessities: (i) an even rink, (ii) end number 12, and (iii) would you believe it, plus eight shots?
Of course, the jackpot has subsequently grown.
It now stands at $51.
Yours in bowls – even in lawn bowls,
“It’s a long way to the top; however, everyone has to start at the bottom”
With yours truly, “Keep Rollin’”