CAPTIVATING, is probably the best one-word description of Sunday’s fours club championship semi-final between Blake Bradtke’s team and Keith Brus’s side. Blake’s team, which included his father Barry, Kerry Aston and Andrew Armstrong, got away to a good start with a handy 11-4 after 11 ends. Keith’s team, including Clive Anderson, Neville Coleman and Barry Jones, seemed to then settle down and fight on valiantly, scoring three shots on three occasions, however failed to make up the deficit and finished up going down by just one shot, 19-18. Congratulations to both teams on a great game of bowls! Blake’s team will now play Graeme Hunter (skip), Dylan Troy, John Hunter and Rob Chambers in the final.
In the triples championship, Dylan Troy (skip), Steve Galvin and Tim Fowler had a convincing 26-14 win over Ross Hunter (skip), Quentin Murray and B Bradtke over the long weekend. Dylan’s team lost momentum in the semi-final, going down to Graeme Hunter (skip), Rob Chambers and Roger Baker by 21-15. In another first round triples match played at the weekend, Andrew Armstrong (skip), Gavin Johnson and Nevin Hughes defeated Barry Jones (skip), Clive Anderson and Keith Brus by 19-17, yet another close result.
Interzone bowls: Best of luck to Grenfell’s Steve Galvin and Blake Bradtke, who will represent Zone 4 in interzone matches against Zones 2, 15, 16, at Gulgong at the weekend. I am sure they will acquit themselves very well.
State of Origin: Don’t forget to come along tonight to cheer on the Blues in their bid to win two matches in a row and thus seal the series. The courtesy bus will run from 6pm to close and schooners of beer will be just $4 from 7-10pm. Nibblies will also be provided so all in all, it looks like being a great night. To book the courtesy bus, phone 6343-1656.
Social bowls: Aided by beautiful sunny days, social bowls continue to be well supported, with more than 40 players enjoying a game this week. On Wednesday, Nev Coleman, Quentin Murray and Greg Fanning were the chook winners, with Peter Gee winning the free game. On Friday, Nev Coleman (again) and Peter Gee took home chooks and John Grogan won the free game. Then on Sunday, John (Steggles) Dumbrell won himself another chook to add to his bulging freezer, while Lindsay Ballard won the free game voucher.
Jackpot: The bowls jackpot has climbed to $137 after failing to go off again this week. The required combo was a -4 on end 19 on an odd-numbered rink
The Biased Tiger
Our lady bowlers recently competed in the South West District Championships and managed to come away with some very impressive stats. All games played by the Grenfell Ladies resulted in very narrow margins, this was a terrific effort. The South West pairs winners were: Elsie Hines and Margo Parker- Score 25 to 24.
The South West District Singles was by Elsie Hines from Young defeating Jenny Rickets from Harden. A Repo-charge was organised by Young and won by Kathryn Betcher -Score 25 to 17. Congratulations to Kathryn.
Don't forget the Ladies AGM on July 5 at the Club. Names to be up on notice board for Club Championships by July 5.
Good Bowling Everyone and Enjoy.