Grenfell to host zone titles

Grenfell will host Section 2 of the Zone 4 Championships this weekend with several local bowlers participating.

Andrew Armstrong and Barry Bradtke entered into the spirit of Australia Day, dressing appropriately for social bowls.

Andrew Armstrong and Barry Bradtke entered into the spirit of Australia Day, dressing appropriately for social bowls.

Ross Hunter, John Joyce, Mathew Reid and Graeme Hunter (skip) will play a team from the Parkes B & SC Club, while Clive Anderson, Kerry Aston, David Hancock and Barry Jones (skip) will do battle with a team from Forbes captained by Ron Thurlow.

Blake Bradtke’s team, comprising himself, Tim Fowler, Andrew Armstrong and Steve Galvin will play another team from Parkes B & SC Club comprising Graham Barby, Col Mudie, Joe Davies and Col Hayward (skip). In another match Forbes will play Manildra. The finals will be held on Sunday.

Best of luck to our Grenfell teams!

Social Bowls

It was a good week for social bowls with more than 60 participating.

Sunday afternoon’s violent storm interrupted play for a while and the heavy rain left the greens awash with several centimetres of water. However, due to the excellent drainage of the greens, as soon as the rain stopped bowlers were able to complete their matches.

Among the prize winners this week were: Chooks – Kerry Aston, Lindsay Ballard, Andrew Armstrong and Rhys Hughes; Market Night Vouchers – Greg Fanning, John Dumbrell and David Ballard; Free games – Andrew Armstrong, Barry Butler and Neville Coleman.

Australia Day

The club celebrated Australia Day with a special triples family day, sponsored by Tooheys Brewery.

The day attracted 24 bowlers – a mixture of men, women and children – and a great day was had by all. Tooheys provided plenty of prizes, including vests, cooler bags, towels and caps.

Play consisted of 21 ends, with the team positions switched every seven ends, so that each player had a turn at skip, second and lead.

The day was topped off with a traditional Aussie sausage sizzle.

The concept proved very popular with bowlers and the bowls committee are considering staging a similar day, followed by a sausage sizzle, once a month.

Pennants practice

Once again there was a good roll-up of potential Pennants players taking part in our skills-developing drills.

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.

Meanwhile, Cowra’s No 2 Pennants teams will be visiting Grenfell on Saturday, February 10 and several players will be required for a practice match.

Canowindra tournaments

Grenfell was well-represented at Canowindra’s weekend of tournaments, with two teams in Saturday’s Anniversary Triples Day, and two teams in the Ron Worboys Memorial Men’s Pairs on Sunday.