Just one championship match was decided during the week, when Dennis Hughes and Steve Galvin (skip) faced off against Gary Pipe and Keith Brus (skip) in the Major/Minor Pairs.
In an entertaining encounter, Dennis and Steve looked like running away with the match when they scored six shots on the second end. However, Gary and Keith managed to win three of the next four ends, one of them by three shots, and trailed by just 8-6 after six ends.
Dennis and Steve began to dominate the match and after 15 ends, led by 19-9. Even though Gary and Keith won the next five ends in a row, they only picked up one shot on each and after 20 ends trailed by 19-14. Dennis and Steve scored one shot on the last end to take out the match 20-14.
Bowlers are once again asked to arrange and complete their matches as soon as possible.
Despite the scorching temperature, 10 hardy social bowlers were on the green on Friday.
Wednesday was a good day for bowls, however, with 24 players taking part.
Prize winners this week were: Chooks – John King, Barry Jones and Quentin Murray; Market Night Vouchers – Kerry Aston, Reece Hughes and Lindsay Ballard; Free games – Nevin Hughes, Dennis Hughes and Gavin Johnson.
Co-ordinator Ross Hunter has come up with an excellent series of skills-developing drills that have been met enthusiastically by participants who, from all accounts, find them beneficial.
The practice sessions get under way around 5 to 5.30pm each Tuesday and are followed by a short game. The sessions will continue right up until the Pennants begin.
Dates for 2018 Pennants matches are: Sundays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 and April 8 and 15
If you are NOT available for selection on any of these dates, please indicate your unavailability on the sheet provided.
Some more advice, tips and home-spun philosophy on lawn bowls by champion of last century, the late RT (Dick) Harrison:
“The very best of good players will be beaten, at intervals, in any outdoor sport. Therefore never feel depressed at defeat in bowls.
“The consistent, dependable player, or side, will mostly win under good conditions, but anything may happen, as history records, under bad.”
The jackpot went off again this week when two teams of triples came up with the required combination of -2 on end 10 on an even-numbered rink. Consequently, Greg Fanning, Martin Betcher, Andrew Armstrong, Mark McSpadden, Nev Coleman and Rob Chambers will each receive $9. Next week the jackpot will kick off again at $39.
The Biased Tiger