The wind was blowin’, the bowls were goin’ and the beer was flowin’. A competitor taking a break as he takes in the atmosphere and enjoys a quite beer last Saturday at the Zone 5 Grade 6 Bowling play offs at the Grenfell Bowling Club that saw teams from Oberon, Goulburn Railway, Portland, Kemps Creek, Bathurst Majellan and Eugowra vying for the winner’s pennant.ANOTHER VICTORY TO LACHLAN VALLEY: As was reported last week, the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, was the scheduled time for the zone 5 grade 6 play-offs.
The venue for this prestigious event was the Grenfell Bowling Club.
The victorious grade 6 teams from Oberon, Portland, Kemps Creek, Goulburn Railway, Bathurst Majellan, and Eugowra Bowling Clubs traveled to Grenfell for the purpose of contesting this event.
It was reported last week that Cowra had won the grade 6 pennants for the Lachlan Valley District, however, the writer was mistaken.
The local winner was, in fact, the Eugowra Bowling Club.
Last Sunday afternoon, it was “down to the wire” for two teams, namely Portland and Eugowra, because they were the only two sides left with a chance of winning the zone 5 flag.
The other four contestants were able to return home if they so desired.
In the only afternoon match, Portland had to defeat Eugowra by at least 22 shots overall to take the title.
However, in a very valiant fashion, the three Eugowra foursomes were able to hold Portland at bay.
Although the Portland visitors won the contest, the “big board” difference was only 12 shots and this was not enough to claim the title.
And so, another Lachlan Valley district club has taken out a zone 5 pennants championship – this time, it was the diminutive Eugowra Bowling Club.
Last week, you may recall, Grenfell won the zone 5 grade 3 pennants flag.
NUMEROUS COMING EVENTS: 1. A Goannas Rugby League Club bowls day is set down for Sunday July 1.
This will be a triples contest and play will commence at about 10am.
Entry fees will be minimal with adults paying a paltry $10 each and children $5 each.
Please endeavour to support this day.
2. Nominations are now open for the Grenfell Bowling Club Fours and Triples Championships.
Closure for the fours will be Sunday July 1, and for the Triples Sunday August 12.
Please form a team and enter because it is a case of “all the more the merrier”.
3. “The 2012 Henry Lawson 3 Bowl Mixed Triples” are scheduled fro Saturday, August 4.
The total prizemoney available for this competitive event is $1,300.
A nomination sheet is presently on display at the Grenfell Bowling Club (Men’s section).
RAY ARM BOWLS THEM OVER: During last week, local bowling identity Ray Walter traveled to Newcastle and its environs to contest the 2012 NSW Bowling Arm Singles Championships.
He most certainly put up a mighty effort with that bowling arm device of his as he finished third place overall.
Wow! – a very hearty well done to you Ray, from your bowling mates at the Grenfell Bowlo.
And what’s more, Ray may be in line for selection in the NSW Bowling Arm Representative team.
2012 LVDBA “CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS”: To be played at the Grenfell Bowling Club on Saturday, June 30, is the Lachlan Valley District Singles “Champion of Champions” series.
Next Saturday morning in this event, Grenfell’s Steve Galvin will be opposed to that difficult adversary from Cowra, Gerard Beath.
Then, in the afternoon, the winner of this match will be opposed to the champion from Canowindra Bowling Club.
These bowling encounters should prove to be well worth watching (singles usually are).
Next Sunday, July 1, the Lachlan Valley District Pairs “Champion of Champions” are scheduled for play at the Cowra Bowling Club.
An afternoon match featuring the Grenfell pairing of Brad and Steve Galvin opposed by Cowra’s Russell Nobes and Alan Messenger is listed.
Best of bowling luck to the Galvin duo.
BOWLERS’ JACKPOT: This jackpot continues to be most elusive.
The draw last Monday morning, June 25 saw the following necessities emerge (i) an even rink, (ii) end number 16, and (iii) minus five shots.
Again, a most difficult draw to win and, of course, no one did.
The new jackpot stands at $93 for this week’s social bowlers.
Come along and win it, maybe.
Yours in bowls,
“A little sledging can be lots of fun provided it has no MALICE. In addition, be prepared to get some back – it’s only FAIR”
With “Keep Rollin’”
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