Grenfell takes out Woodstock competition

Club Championships

Grenfell bowlers on the greens during a recent local tournament.

Grenfell bowlers on the greens during a recent local tournament.

In recent Mixed Pairs matches, husband-and-wife team Martin and Kathryn Betcher defeated Julie Wood and John Grogan 24-14 but were then eliminated in the semi-finals by Sonia Ingall and Andrew Armstrong in a close match, 20-18. Sonia and Andrew will now play Ross and Tracey Hunter in the final.

In the Major/Minor Pairs semi-final, Kerry Aston and Tim Fowler defeated Martin Betcher 22-16, and will now meet Steve Galvin and Dennis Hughes in the final. Nominations are open for both the Major and Minor 2018 Singles Championships and Nomination sheets are on the notice board.

Zone 4 Championships

The finals of the Zone 4 Fours Championship were held on Saturday at Orange City Bowling Club and unfortunately the Grenfell team of Graeme Hunter (c), John Joyce, Matthew Reid and Ross Hunter, who were Section 2 winners, bowed out of contention when they were defeated by Section 3 winners, Phil Gray’s team from Bathurst City.

In the final, the Bathurst City team was beaten by a team from Gulgong led by John Mobbs. In Section 2 of the Zone 4 Triples Championship, to be played at Parkes B & SC this weekend, Blake Bradtke (c), Steve Galvin and Andrew Armstrong will play a team from Parkes Railway in the first round. Best of luck, boys.

Social Bowls

Despite the heatwave conditions of the past week, 36 bowlers turned out for some enjoyable bowls. This week’s prize winners were: Chooks – Rob Coleman, John Grogan, Lindsay Ballard and Mark McSpadden; Market Night Vouchers – Quentin Murray, Graham Sadler, Rodney O’Neill and Lindsay Ballard; Free games – John Dumbrell (2) and Barry Butler.

President’s days

Congratulations to Steve Galvin, Rob Coleman and David Hancock, who not only represented our club at Woodstock’s President’s Day on Sunday but played so well they emerged as the winning team. Well done, boys. Meanwhile, at Milthorpe Blake Bradtke, his dad Barry and Andrew Armstrong represented Grenfell and came up with a win and a loss on the day.

Annual Grenfell v Quandialla/Caragabal challenge

This year’s Pennants trials against Quandialla and Caragabal sides will be held at Caragabal tomorrow night, February 15, and the following teams have been selected:

Grade 4 – Steve Galvin (c), Sam Brown, Col Meyers, Tim Fowler;

Andrew Armstrong (c), Matthew Reid, John Joyce, Clive Anderson;

Blake Bradtke (c), Graeme Hunter, John Hunter, Ray Walter.

Grade 7 – Barry Jones (c), John Grogan, Martin Betcher, Rodney O’Neill;

Warren Paine (c), Rob Coleman, David Hancock, Rob Chambers;

Phil Hunter (c), Scott Baker, Kerry Aston, Graham Sadler.

Team managers are Steve Galvin (Grade 4) and Martin Betcher (Grade 7).

Dress for the night is mufti and the bus will leave the club at 5.30pm.

Any bowlers not available should contact Steve Galvin, Blake Bradtke or Martin Betcher.


To take out this week’s bowls jackpot you needed a combination of +2 on end 2 on an even rink. Once again there were no winners and next week the jackpot will be worth $177.

The Biased Tiger