Grenfell lawn Bowls News

Winners of the 2017 Cherry Festival Triples – Blake Bradtke, Ray Walter and Nick Darius with Sam Hunter from NRMA Insurance.
Winners of the 2017 Cherry Festival Triples – Blake Bradtke, Ray Walter and Nick Darius with Sam Hunter from NRMA Insurance.

Major/Minors Pairs Championship: Kerry Aston and Tim Fowler advanced to the next round of the Major/Minors Pairs Championship on Sunday when they defeated the father and son combination of Barry and Blake Bradtke in a hard-fought match.

The score see-sawed throughout the contest with both teams winning eight ends apiece and after 17 ends the score was locked at 16-all. However, Kerry and Tim hunkered down and took out the next three ends, adding a total of five shots to their tally. The Bradtkes were still in the match on the last end and, although they won it, could only manage one shot, making Kerry and Tim the victors by 21-17.

Triples team win again: Grenfell bowlers Blake Bradtke and Ray Walter, who teamed with Katoomba player Nick Darias to win the Blayney Open Triples Tournament a couple of weeks ago have proved it was no flash in the pan by winning another major tournament. On Thursday, the formidable combination took out the hotly-contested annual Young Cherry Festival Triples tournament. Congratulations on another fine win fellows. Well done!

Social Bowls: There was a good roll-up of bowlers once again, with 14 bowlers on the greens on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, making a total of 42 for the week. Prize winners this week were: Chooks – Rob Chambers, Dave Hancock, Greg Fanning and Steve Galvin; Market Night vouchers – Paul Kay, Quentin Murray, Nev Coleman, Mark McSpadden Rob Coleman and Jimmy Sparkes; Free games – Greg Fanning, Nev Coleman, Dennis Fuller, Barry Butler, John Joyce and Clive Anderson.

Christmas hams: From next Sunday bowlers will be competing for Christmas hams, as well as the usual prizes. Two hams will be up for grabs on Sundays, December, 3, 10 and 17; and one ham on Wednesdays, December 6, 13 and 20, and Fridays, December 8, 15 and 22. In addition, the club has two hams to give away on Saturdays, December 9 and 16, which will be mixed bowls days with both men and women participating. There are 16 sumptuous half-leg hams in all, so if you would like to win one for Christmas or be among the many regular prize winners why not join us for a great afternoon of social bowls. All you need to do is phone the club on the day on 6343 1656 by 12.30pm for a 1pm start. That’s all there is to it!

Twilight Open Bowls: Just a reminder that all skill levels are catered for and no prior bowling knowledge is necessary to join in our family-friendly bowls on Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. So, bring along you partner, kids and friends for a relaxed twilight bowls afternoon with no pressure and the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Names in by 3pm on 6343 1656 for a 4pm start. While enjoying the bowls, take advantage of the bar specials of $2 for house wines and post mix soft drinks and $3 Iron Jack schooners between 4pm-8pm for bowlers. The club’s bistro is open from 6pm and there are regular meat raffles supporting the Men’s bowling club. The club’s courtesy bus operates from 6pm until closing time.

Jackpot: With a score of -3, on end 1, on an even rink, four lucky bowlers came up with the required combination to take out this week’s jackpot. Congratulations to John Dumbrell, Nevin Hughes, Gary Pipe and John Joyce, who will receive $110 each. Next week the jackpot will start again at $43.

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