Grenfell Bowls News

2017 Triples Champions Graeme Hunter, Roger Baker and Rob Chambers.
2017 Triples Champions Graeme Hunter, Roger Baker and Rob Chambers.

SUNDAY’S Triples Championship Final between Graeme Hunter (skip), Rob Chambers and Roger Baker and Andrew Armstrong’s team of Nevin Hughes and Gav Johnson proved to be an exciting encounter that went down to the wire.

Graeme’s team started out in fine form, winning the first five ends in a row and led 8-1 after seven ends.

But Andrew’s team rallied and took out eight of the next nine ends to establish a handy lead of 16-9.

However, Graeme’s team found new strength after that and scored a three, two twos and two singles on the remaining five ends to take out the match 18-16.

It was certainly an entertaining match but unfortunately there can be only one winner.

Congratulations to Graeme, Rob and Roger on being our Triples Champions for 2017.

Social Bowls

You can’t say our social bowlers aren’t keen, with almost as many coming along for a roll-up during the winter months as in the summer.

This week, 46 bowlers turned out despite the cold winter winds blowing across the greens.

On Wednesday and Friday, instead of chooks the prizes were double passes to last Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll night and on Wednesday they went to Robbie Coleman, Barry Jones, Kerry Aston and Rodney O’Neill, with Nevin Hughes winning the free game.

On Friday the double passes went to Greg Fanning, John Grogan and David Frost, with Jimmy Sparkes winning the free game.

David Frost, who was unable to make it to the Rock ‘n’ Roll night, kindly donated his passes to The Biased Tiger and I’m pleased to report that the Lady Tigress and I had a great night out. Thanks David.

It was back to chooks on Sunday and the winners were Rodney O’Neill, Nev Coleman, John Dumbrell and Barry Jones. Kerry Aston won the free game.

Thought about joining Social Bowls? Contact the club on 02 6343 1656 for details. New members are always welcome.

Major/Minor Pairs

This year’s Major/Minor Pairs Championship is proving to be as popular as ever, with 11 teams nominated so far.

Entries will close fairly soon so now’s the time to select a partner and get your entry in. You know what they say – you’ve got to be in it to win it! So don’t delay. 

Zone Four Championships

The draw for this year’s Zone Four championships that include Grenfell entries is now on the notice board.

Triples will be played at Coonabarabran on August 19/20, the President’s and Open Pairs at Forbes on September 2/3 and the President’s Singles at Portland on September 16/17

Lachlan Valley AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Lachlan Valley District Bowling Association will be held at Canowindra on Saturday, August 19 at 9.30am.

Nominations have been called for all positions and close this Saturday, July 22. Nomination forms are available at the club.

Jackpot

The bowls jackpot failed to find a winner once again this week, with a score of +7 required, on end 18 on an even-numbered rink.

As a result the jackpot continues to mount up and next week will be worth $343.

The Biased Tiger