Trio is off to State

Team Grenfell’s invincible trio, Blake Bradtke (c), Andrew Armstrong and Steve Galvin have done it again! At Bathurst at the weekend they followed up last year’s win to triumph in the Zone 4 Triples championship for the second year in a row. 

CONGRATULATIONS: Andrew Armstrong, Steve Galvin and Blake Bradtke have done it again! Photo supplied.

CONGRATULATIONS: Andrew Armstrong, Steve Galvin and Blake Bradtke have done it again! Photo supplied.

To qualify for the final they had a good win over the Mudgee side of Jae Marskell (c) Martin Brynes and Mitch Townes, winning by 26-17. In the final they faced a strong and experienced team from the Orange Country Club comprising Lee Stinson (c), Tony Stokes and Ben Callaway. However, the Grenfell boys played some magnificent bowls to run out easy winners 29-11.

Blake, Andrew and Steve will now go on to compete in the State Championships later this year and we wish them the best of luck.

Club Championships: In the final of the 2017 Mixed Pairs Championship, played on Saturday, Sonia Ingall and Andrew Armstrong defeated Tracey and Ross Hunter in an exciting match. The teams were even at 18-18 after 16 ends but Sonia and Andrew picked up four shots on the 18th end, which paved the way for their win of 24-20.

The draw is on the board for both the 2018 Major and Minor Singles Championships and bowlers are asked to complete their matches, by mutual agreement, as soon as they can.

Pennants teams announced: The following teams have been selected for the first round of Pennants this Sunday, March 4.

Grade 4 – to play Forbes at home:

Steven Galvin (c), Sam Brown, Tim Fowler, Dylan Troy;

Blake Bradtke (c), Graeme Hunter, James Hunter, Ray Walter;

Andrew Armstrong (c) Mathew Reid, John Joyce and Clive Anderson.

Grade 7 – to play Canowindra at Canowindra:

Barry Jones (c), Ross Hunter, David Hancock, Dennis Hughes;

Keith Brus (c), Martin Betcher, Barry Bradtke, Roger Baker;

Warren Paine (c), Scott Baker, Phil Hunter, Rob Chambers.

Dress is Pennants uniform and roll-up commences at 12.40pm for both grades. The bus for Canowindra will leave the club at 11.30am. Team managers are Steve Galvin and Martin Betcher.

Zone 4 Senior Representative Teams: If you would like to be considered for the representative teams, nominations close this Sunday March 4 and nomination forms are available at the club. A selection trial will be held on April 22 at the Majellan Bowling Club at Bathurst.

Social Bowls: Autumn is almost upon us and the milder weather is ideal for a game of social bowls, so why not join us? Social bowls are held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. If you’d like a game all you need to do is ring the club on 6343 1656 on the day – names in by 12.30pm for a 1pm start. It’s as simple as that.

Once again this week, more than 50 bowlers enjoyed a game and prize winners were: Chooks – Nevin Hughes, Neville Coleman, David Hancock, Col Meyers and Keith Brus; Market Night Vouchers – Rodney O’Neill, Barry Butler, David Ballard, John Dumbrell and Rob Coleman; Free games – Keith Brus (x2), Col Meyers (x2) and David Frost.

Jackpot: The bowls jackpot went off again this week with the pairs team of Quentin Murray and David Ballard coming up with the required combination of +1 on end 13 on an odd-numbered rink. Quentin and Dave will each receive $29. Next week, the jackpot will be worth $56.

The Biased Tiger