Weather wreaks havoc for bowlers
Finley BC Last Thursday saw only six bowlers turn up due to the inclement weather, so a casual game of fun bowls was enjoyed by all.
We also have quite a few bowlers under the weather with the dreaded flu bug that's going around at the moment. We hope to see you all back up and about soon.
Sunday was round seven of the accumulator event and winners on the day were Di Retallick and Stevie J, plus 19 shots.
Winners of the lucky draws were Tracey Miles and Giggles.
There was a match committee meeting held on Sunday after bowls where the votes from the Thursday draw issues were counted.
The results were: DFP, 17 votes, DFP or Team, 13 votes and DFP or DFP or Team on alternate weeks, nine votes.
So, the bowlers have spoken and we encourage all to accept this result and lets get on with the job at hand and that is to get out there and enjoy our bowls.
It was decided however as we are keen to encourage our bowling friends from Jerilderie and other clubs, that if they wish to join us on Thursdays that they may enter as a team if they wish to.
August 5 is our club opening day.
Bowls will start at 1.30pm followed by lunch and all players are asked to bring a plate of food.
Please see the list that is up on the board. And, please remember that this is a uniform event.
August 11 and 12 is our Men’s Spring Tournament and there are now only a two spots left.
Coming Events: Today - Cards at 1.30pm; Thursday - MDP, 1pm, names in by 11am please; Sunday - Round 8 of the Accumulator Event, 10.15am start, 1 x 12 ends, MDP; August 5 - Combined club opening day, 2x 8 ends, hot food and uniform is required; August 7 - 44 and over at Finley RS at 10am; August 11 and 12 - Men’s Spring Tournament, entries now being taken; Wunghnu Pennant practice, date TBA. Pennant starts October 6 at 1.30pm.
Tocumwal Well it had to happen sooner or later - the weather finally turned bowls on it head, belting down Tuesday Wednesday.
The Tocumwal Indoor Bowlers made the trek to Waaia for their Indoor Bowls return match last Tuesday night, dodging the puddles along the way.
Two of the Tocumwal mats, we won’t embarrass them with names but it was a bad night, unfortunately went down by well into double figures - past 20 shots.
The third mat only went down bye a hand full of shots, but Waaia are the strong side of the indoor competition and a very successful indoor Bowls group.
As said earlier it poured rain over two nights, thus washing out Thursday’s Social Bowls.
Friday saw Tocumwal Indoor Bowlers hosting a mixed tournament in the club room with 16 teams entered in two fills.
Teams came from as
and far away as Mulwala, Wunghnu, Barooga/ Sporties, Seniors, Benalla, Corowa and Tocumwal.
In what proved to be a good and close day of indoor bowls, with teams playing three games over eight ends teams were evenly matched.
The stand out team in fill one was the team from Mulwala three, lead buy Trich Murphy, who were the only team with three wins and +47 points. A number of teams on two wins and one loss missed out.
In fill two it was even closer with three teams having two wins and one loss.
Deniliquin two missed out with two wins one loss and +32 points from Tocumwal three, who had two wins and one loss +33 points, to be the r/up.
The winning team went to June Mitchell’s Deniliquin team which had two wins, one loss and +35points.
Saturday social bowls saw 12 bowlers take to the greens to brave the elements.
Bowlers got through two completed ends before the heavens opened and the weather turned nasty, prompting a quick call to bowlers if this (second end on game three) will be the last. All bowlers were in unanimous agreement.
If we were at the Melbourne Cup we could have held a fashions on the field for the attire some of the bowlers were wearing to keep them selves warm, from matching pink socks and top, to hats that covered ears, as well as the odd beanie that was precariously sitting on the bowlers head.
After game three was abandoned, bowlers headed off to the warmth of the club rooms.
In a complicated result it turned out that that Ron Dean and Ken DE Gray had two wins and a draw to give them r/up for the day.
The winners were Effie Eaton (fashions on the field winner with her hat) and Laurie Deering with three wins and +32 points.
Monday’s social bowls numbers were down due to illness.
Winners on the day were Pete Dyhin, Norma McQuillan, Joan Holmes and Alan McLean.
With the last end to play, they needed one shot to tie or two shots or more to win. They managed to get four shots there buy taking out the game.
The member’s jackpot again failed to go off. This week’s jackpot is $800. You must be a current financial member and be present to win.