Bowlers invited to Wang for Australia Day visit

New Year's eve bowls at the Grenfell Bowling Club. Social bowls remained popular over the Christmas break.
New Year's eve bowls at the Grenfell Bowling Club. Social bowls remained popular over the Christmas break.

Late last year our club hosted a social visit from a group of bowlers from Wallerawang. Now, the Wallerawang boys have invited us to make a return visit to their club on the Australia Day weekend. The bus will leave on Friday, January 26 and return on Sunday, January 28. Names in by this Friday.   

Social Bowls

It was pleasing to see that social bowls remained popular over the Christmas break, with a total of more than 100 bowlers out on the greens enjoying a game. Needless to say, there were no starters on Sunday when the temperature climbed into the 40s.

Among recent prize winners were: Chooks – Steve Galvin, Blake Bradtke (2), Rob Coleman (3), Mark McSpadden, Barry Butler, Gary Pipe and David Ballard; Market Night Vouchers – Andrew Armstrong, Barry Bradtke (2), John King, Nevin Hughes, Clive Anderson, Keith Brus (2), Denis Hughes and Mark McSpadden; Free games – Barry Jones (2), Denis Hughes, John Joyce, Dave Hancock, Andrew Armstrong, Mark McSpadden, Lindsay Ballard (2) and Kerry Aston.

Meanwhile, a list is on the board if you would like a new name badge.

State Fours and Triples Championship, 2018

There’s still time for you to get your teams together for Zone 4 sectional play in both Fours and Triples.

Entries for the fours close at 6pm on January 21, while the Triples will close on February 4.

The Fours will be played on the weekend of February 3 and 4 and entrants have the choice of four preferred venues – Grenfell, Dubbo Railway, Bathurst City and Dunedoo. Section winning teams will receive $200 in prize money.

The finals will be held at Orange City on February 10.

The Triples will be played on the weekend of February 17 and 18 and the venues are Narromine, Parkes B & SC, Gulgong and Lithgow City. Prize money is $150.

The finals of the Triples will be held at Bathurst City on Saturday, February 24.

In both competitions the entry fee is $5 per head. No late entries.

More information is available on the Zone 4 website www.zone4midwest.bowls.com.au where nomination forms can be downloaded, or see Steve Galvin at the club.

Zone 4 Pennants

The Pennants season is just around the corner and this year Grenfell will field teams in Grades 4 and 7.  The season will kick off on Sunday, March 4, Grade 4 team will be at home to Forbes, while our Grade 7s will travel to Canowindra.

Jackpot

The required combination in this week’s jackpot draw was -7 on End 17 on an odd rink. There were no winners and next week the jackpot will jump to $144.

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