New names shine

The Tatura Guardian - - Sport - — John Crilly

The Tatura Bowls Club re­cently held its pre­sen­ta­tion evening for the 2016-17 bowl­ing sea­son, which was well at­tended.

In an un­usual sit­u­a­tion, ev­ery name added to the the men’s club events hon­our board was a new one.

The premier men’s club event— Club Cham­pion— was won by Ken Cor­nell who has taken the award out for the first time.

The 21Up cham­pi­onship went to young 16-year-old Josh LeSueur who took care of a num­ber of for­mer club cham­pi­ons in his run to the 21Up hand­i­cap event win.

He dom­i­nated in these games as the hand­i­caps were not re­quired in his wins.

Josh was also the re­cip­i­ent of a most im­proved award and a Hunter Ru­ral voucher pre­sented by Rob Crotty and was ad­di­tion­ally a team mem­ber of the suc­cess­ful Divi­sion 6 Premier­ship side.

An­other young mem­ber, 14-year-old Seth Tziros com­pleted his first year of pen­nant and was also a Divi­sion 6 premier­ship player.

Seth has had a mem­o­rable year scor­ing a mag­i­cal eight in his first game of pen­nant and was also the re­cip­i­ent of a voucher from Hunter Ru­ral of Tatura and re­ceived a tro­phy for be­ing a first-year bowler.

The club pairs winner Paul Hussey has fi­nally shaken off the hoodoo of be­ing run­ner-up in club events with no cham­pi­onships at­tained, fi­nally join­ing up suc­cess­fully with Steve ‘‘Ban­dit’’ Bald­win.

Pres­i­dent Phil Boyd also pre­sented Hussey with his OBE (over b****y 80) badge.

‘‘Ban­dit’’ Bald­win was un­able to be in at­ten­dance due to work com­mit­ments, but has had a won­der­ful and ful­fill­ing year in his first year with the Tatura Bowls Club.

With no club event cham­pi­onships to his credit at for­mer clubs, mov­ing to Tatura and tak­ing up with Tatura Bowls Club has dra­mat­i­cally changed his tro­phy cabi­net.

The Jim Cur­tis Me­mo­rial shield for the mixed pairs event was won by Freda Cle­ment and Peter Co­hen, with Peter also be­ing a key com­po­nent in Tatura’s Divi­sion 6 Premier­ship win.

The ladies club events were dom­i­nated by the very ca­pa­ble and ef­fi­cient bowler in Dot Best.

Dur­ing the pen­nant sea­son, Dot won her sixth club cham­pi­onship and also won the ladies 21Up and 100Up club events.

Club ap­pre­ci­a­tion was ex­tended to Ge­off Pieper for his many years of ex­cel­lent service in his many roles dur­ing 19 years with the Tatura Bowls Club.

His role in wel­fare has been ex­em­plary and he greatly as­sisted in the Tatura Bowls Club cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions in 2004.

We will miss Ge­off when he re­lo­cates away from Tatura.

The club’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing is to be held at 2pm on Sun­day, May 7. Nom­i­na­tions for va­cant po­si­tions are listed on the club no­tice­board.

Club Pairs Cham­pi­ons: Paul Hussey and Steve Ban­dit’’ Bald­win.

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