Grenfell Bowls News

Charli O’Byrne about to take a shot at the Goannas Bowls Day fundraiser last Sunday. It was certainly kids day for the Goannas with (l/r) Connor Brebner, Declan Brebner and Aaron Mawhinney having a great time.
Nanjing Night Net

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS – SINGLES DECIDED: Grenfell Bowling Club’s Stephen Galvin won the Lachlan Valley District “Champion of Champions” singles event staged at Grenfell Bowling Club last Saturday, June 30.

Although he won the title, Steve would be the very first to tell you that it was “a difficult day at the office.”

On Saturday morning, Steve was opposed to very solid competition from Cowra Bowling Club in the person of Gerard Beath.

This encounter was an absolute “nail-biter” as they went at their task shot for shot.

At the completion of the match, Steve realised the better of the final ends enabling him to conquer Gerard by 31 shots to 27.

The deciding match-up of this competition was played last Saturday afternoon in steadily deteriorating weather conditions.

This was the contest between, of course, Grenfell’s Steve Galvin and Canowindra Bowling Club’s Mick Holdsworthy, to determine the 2012 Lachlan Valley Champion.

As was the case in the morning, this was to be yet another nerve-wracking game for the local bowler.

Nearing the completion of this very exciting final, Steve was trailing his visiting opponent by 27 shots to 30.

However, fortune favours the brave (so they say), and Steve scored with a two followed by another double on the final two ends played.

This, of course, saw the local singles champion, Steve Galvin, become the Lachlan Valley “Champion of Champions” Singles player for 2012.

Congratulations to Stephen Galvin from the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club.

NOT SO FORTUNATE IN PAIRS: Last Sunday, July 1, the final of the Lachlan Valley District “Champion of Champions” pairs was contested at the Cowra Bowling Club.

This saw Grenfell’s own Bradley and father Stephen Galvin challenging Alan Messenger and Russell Nobes from Cowra Bowling Club.

The Grenfell duo shotaway with a scintillating start but alas, it rained and it hailed, and the playing conditions completely changed!

Following the Galvin’s holding a handy lead and the advent of nasty weather, the tide turned.

Messenger and Nobes appeared to be like ducks on water and they began to dominate the contest.

Try as hard as they might, Brad and Steve could not alter this growing dominance and subsequently, the Cowra pairing got away with the final by ten shots.

The final score was, in fact, Cowra 24 shots against Grenfell’s 14.

Congratulations to Alan Messenger and Russell Nobes who are now the Lachlan Valley District “Champion of Champions” Pairs winners for 2012.

NOW FOR THE CLUB FOURS: The nominations for the Grenfell Men’s Bowling Club’s Fours Championships closed on Sunday, July 1.

As a consequence the draw was conducted on Monday morning, July 2.

The resultant match roster is on display in the relevant section of the clubhouse.

Just to get the ball rolling in this event only a single match is listed for play on Sunday, July 15.

This is to be the game between T Fowler, B McAlister, B Galvin and S Galvin (skip) and James Hunter, S Baker, D Troy and G Hunter (skip).

Further play in the Club Fours is scheduled for the Sundays of July 22 and 29.

BOWLERS JACKPOT: Another jackpot draw has come and gone without a winner being found.

This draw needed: (i) an odd end; (ii) End number one; and (iii) Minus seven shots.

Needless to say, it failed to unearth a winner and now jackpots to a more attractive value of $114.00.

If the rain of the present fails to put the damper on Wednesday and Friday social bowls this week, perhaps it is now that the time is ripe for the jackpot to be claimed.

It all remains in the lap of the God’s!

GOANNAS BOWLS QUITE SUCCESSFUL: Possibly the numbers could have been better and the weather more conducive to bowls but the Fun Bowls Day presented by the Goannas Rugby League Football Club last Sunday, July 1, was a quite successful exercise.

This success was largely due to the diligent efforts of the Goannas’ organisers Steve O’Byrne and Garry Holmes.

After rainfall in the morning, a short bowls game was played by all participants.

Then, following a delicious barbeque luncheon and more rain, another short match was contested.

At the conclusion of the playing of bowls, magnificent meat tray prizes from Grenfell Quality Meats were presented to the third, second and first place getters for the day.

Well done to the Goannas.

It would be worthwhile staging a few more occasions such as this, don’t you think.

Yours in Bowls

“If you have ever thought about playing the game of lawn bowls, be assured it is never too late to commence”

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