Weather wreaks havoc for bowlers

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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.

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