Another action packed weekend at the club saw the first of our championship winners for the season crowned and some great songs sung (some fairly well).
The club championship triples saw close games being played out across the green. In the ladies event our two teams played in a best of 3 format. While only two games were required both were extremely competitive with the first being won by a single shot and the second by just two. Congratulations though go to Di, Lyn and Gloria who edged out Mandy, Sandra and Nola.
In the men's event, unfortunately the lingering effects of COVID robbed us of a team which left us with 7 meaning that byes were required in one of our sections. This group was taken out by Ian L, Andrew and Ricky but that result was in the balance until the last end of their second match which they won by just 1 shot from Steve, Gary D and Colin. Section 2 was closer still. After the first two rounds of qualifying all teams had notched up one win. This saw everything coming down to the two final pool games, both nail biters!!! The match between Karl Glenn's team and Ron Smith's triple amazingly ended in a draw while scores were all level going into the he final end of the remaining match, before a single shot saw Brian Nolan's team featuring brother Bob and uncle Arthur advancing.
The final was another tight affair with neither team able to score more than 2 on any end. The eventual winners though were Ricky, Andrew and Ian.
With the bowls out of the way the action moved to the clubhouse and before long the normal telling of tall stories was drowned out by some "enthusiastic" karaoke. Uncle Arthur was again in fine voice while it is probably unfair to critique Ian Little's performance of Yesterday, we understand though that Paul McCartney's lawyers may well be in touch.
On Sunday afternoon some of the ladies returned to the green for some social bowling organised by Mandy who set up some devious challenges for them. All agreed though that it was great fun. Meanwhile, in the clubhouse much channel flicking went on in as the progress of the Wellington Phoenix, and Bathurst was monitored in detail.
Well done to all who took part in the events and a huge thankyou to match conveners Dave Hilson and Rick Markovina for taking on the onerous job of organising the champs, it is never easy.
Thanks also go to early birds Mo Pita and Jimmy Dunn who prepared the green which, as per usual, played perfectly.