This weeks Results.

 


 Wednesday 9th August, Men's social bowls afternoon saw three rinks in use, consisting of two Triples matches and a Pairs game. We have been so lucky in the weather over the past month or so and Wednesday was no different. With the Green running like magic the men thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon's play. The results of the three matches were as follows:
Rink (1). S Weber, D O'Brien & J Betts  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & J Davis  21-14
Rink (2). M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond  d  C Roger, W Peterson & P Gillespie  21-15
Rink (3). T Latter & N Wilson  d  L Andrew & T Newsome  31-11
Winning Rink (1). Sep Weber. Dennis O'Brien. John Betts.
The lucky player was Tim Newsome, the resting toucher went to Les Andrew and the Jackpot was not won.
Friday 11th August. Men's mixed social bowls. Once again, a beautiful day with a fabulous running Green. Just a pleasure to play on, thanks Warren.With the Two Bowls Triples Tournament on the following day just three rinks had the benefit of such a lovely afternoon and they consisted of three games of Triples, one utilising a swinging lead. The results of the three matches were as follows:
Rink (1). C Roger, J Axon & T Newsome  d  M Bettison, L Perrett & L Bond  23-18
Rink (2). S Scott (Swinging Lead), A O'Brien & G Cupples  d  S Scott (SL), T Latter & L Andrew  20-12
Rink (3). J Flaherty, W Peterson & S Weber  d  B Kenny, P Desborough & D O'Brien  20-19
Winning Rink ( 1). C Roger, J Axon. T Latter ( sub for T Newsome who was called away due to his father being ill )
The Chook ends went to Gail Cupples & Jen Axon, the resting toucher to Leanne Perrett and the Jackpot was not won.
Saturday 12th August S.G.M.B.C's TWO BOWL TRIPLES TOURNAMENT:With a full Green and teams from, Grafton, South Ex Services, Wooli, Yamba, Maclean and of course our own home teams; the Green was awash with colour and good natured rivalry. Three rounds in total, two played in the morning, a break while the men enjoyed an excellent Bbq and salad lunch, then back for the final round in the afternoon. The weather with hardly even a breath of wind and such very pleasant temperatures couldn't have been better if we'd ordered it and the Green once again was just great. At the end of the day, after competition prizes had been distributed and everyone was relaxing with a well earned drink the results were announced and were as follows:
First place and Tournament winners title went to J Nash, D Johnson & G Scott of Maclean MBC. Congratulations guys.
Second place went to S Bridle, G Kilduff & L Preston of South Ex Services MBC while third place went to T Johnson, G Johnson & B Johnson of Maclean MBC
Round winners: and number one saw three teams draw. They were:
Round (1). K Van Beek, J Gaddy & N Wilson along with A Gough, M Walsh & T Lickess and L Andrew, D James & M Andrews
Round (2). W McDonald, T Scott & J Scott
Round (3). G Motram, K O'Connor & F Gilmore.
Congratulations to all winners. There were some spectacular bowls played on a glorious day. Thanks to all who donated time and effort to make this tournament such a success.
Sunday 13th August Mixed social bowls: This weather just gets better and better and big day yesterday or not; two games of Triples were still the order of the day with:
Rink (1). P Wall, L Betts & B Newman and B Gilbert, M Mulligan & D O'Brien drawing 17 all while on
Rink (2). P Weber, A O'Brien & S Weber  d  S Scott, J Thorpe & C Roger  21-7.
Wednesday 2nd August, Men's Social Bowls afternoon.  Just three rinks in use on breezy but clear afternoon. With the green running like a dream,  players had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The results of the three games, all triples matches were as follows:
Rink (1). P Allison, M Revell & S Weber  d  A Rose, L Andrew & P Gillespie  23-19
Rink (2). B Kenny, J Flaherty & W Peterson  d  C Roger, J davis & D O'Brien  21-11
Rink (3). M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond  d  T Townsendf, T Newsome & G Mallison  21-20
Winning Rink (2). Barney Kenny. John Flaherty. Wal Peterson.
The lucky player went to A Rose, the resting toucher to D O'Brien and the Jackpot was not won.
Friday 4th August Men's mixed social bowls: Four rinks, two of Triples with one utilising a swinging lead and two of Pairs.Glorious bowling weather and the results were:
Rink (1). D Davis, S Ford & A O'Brien  d  B Kenny, M Glass & J Glass  18-16
Rink (2). M Mulligan & S Weber  d  M Bettison & L Perrett  18-14
Rink (3). R Pendergast & L Bond  d  C Roger & G Cupples  33-15
Rink (4). A Rose ( Swinging Lead ), J Flaherty & G O'Brien  d  A Rose ( SL ), K Davis & L Andrew  26-6
Winning Rink (2). Mavis Mulligan. Sep Weber.
Both chook ends were won by Cliff Roger, good for you Cliffy , the resting toucher went to Leanne Perret and the Jackpot was won by Rink (3).
Sunday 6th August, Mixed social bowls: Lovely morning, gee it's certainly been great lawn bowling weather this past week. Three games of Triples this morning with the results as follows:
Rink (1). S Scott, M Mulligan & J Betts  d  P Wall, A O'Brien & P Desborough  22-5
Rink (2). P Weber, H Nickless & S Weber  d  B Gilbert, A Rose & M Tinnoch  14-12
Rink (3). L Betts, J Thorpe & D O'Brien  d  B Kenny, R Holmes & C Roger  16-14
Our two bowl Triples Tournament will be held Saturday 12th August.Nominations close 11th August.
A lot on this week including the SGMBC Majors,Minors Tournament held Saturday 29th July. We were most fortunate with the weather which remained fine & clear. A little breezy perhaps but overall ideal for bowling

 



Wednesday 26th July Men's social Bowls afternoon: Four rinks in use today, two of these hosting Pairs games and two Triples matches, one utilising a swinging lead..The results of the four games were as follows:
Rink (1). M Andrews & L Bond  d  T Townsend & G Taylor  18-17
Rink (2). J Davis & D Andrews  d  W Peterson & P Gillespie  22-19
Rink (3). A Rose (Swinging Lead), T Newsome & G Mallison  d  A Rose (SL), N Harrison & D Barker  22-14
Rink (4). T Latter, S Weber & J Betts  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Andrew 29-12
Winning Rink (3). A Rose.T Newsome. G Mallison.
The Lucky player went to Mark Andrews, the Resting toucher to Doug Andrews and the Jackpot was not won.
Friday 28th July Men's Mixed bowls afternoon, Four rinks once again on a blowy but very pleasant afternoon. And once again two games of Pairs and two of Triples, one with a swinging lead.
The results of all four matches as follows:
Rink (1). R Pendergast & T Newsome  d  M Bettison & L Perrett  24-16
Rink (2). K Davis & J Axon  d  N Graham & L Bond  21-11
Rink (3). D Davis (Swinging Lead), S Ford & G Cupples  d  D Davis (SL), T Latter & D McLachlan  21-18
Rink (4). C Roger, M Mulligan & L Andrew  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & S Weber  25-14
Winning Rink (3). Dorothy Davis. Sel Ford. Gail Cupples.
The Chook ends went to Sep Weber and Sel Ford , the resting toucher to Mavis Mulligan & the Jackpot was not won.
Saturday 29th July, Men's Major Minor Tournament: Great day with 24 teams from the various clubs taking part. Thanks to our neighbours South Ex Services for allowing us the use of their Green to make up the rinks required. Much appreciated. Three rounds were contested with some amazing bowls played in a great spirit of friendly rivalry between the Clubs. A break for lunch and then the third game rounded out the day. Results in, Maclean came out overall winners for the day, followed by a South Ex Services team in second place and our own South Grafton pair claimed third spot.
Winners : P Hurst & G Scott Maclean MBC
Second : M Ashbury & J Johnson  South Ex Services MBC
Third: T Newsome & P Gillespie South Grafton MBC
Round winners: R (1). N Wilson & J Scott R (2) G Taylor & L Bond.R (3). D James & G Ireland.
Thanks to Barney Kenny, George Mallison & Les Andrew for manning the Bbq and to Lynn Betts, Marg Andrew, Noelle Graham, Robin Hodge & Enid McKew for their help with everything.Thanks ladies.
Sunday 30th July mixed bowls morning: Two games of Triples, played in what can only be described as perfect bowling weather. The results of the two games were:
Rink (1). P Allison, R Holmes and C Roger  d  K Pugh, T Latter & L Betts
Rink (2). P Weber, J Pugh & S Weber  d  B Kenny, M Mulligan & D Allison

 


Wednesday 19th July, Men's social bowls afternoon. Once again just three rinks took advantage of the perfect weather and great running Green to enjoy an afternoon's social bowling.Three games of Triples saw the afternoon out and the results of all three matches were as follows:
Rink (1). T Townsend, T Newsome & G Mallison  d  M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond  19-16
Rink (2). S Weber, J Betts & B Kowal  d  A Rose D O'Brien & J Davis  27-11
Rink (3). B Kenny, J Flaherty & W Peterson  d  T Latter, C Roger & L Andrew  18-10
Winning Rink (3). Barney Kenny. John Flaherty. Wal Peterson.
The Lucky Player went to Andrew Rose, the Resting toucher to Dennis O'Brien and the Jackpot was not won.
Friday 21st July, Mixed social bowls: Four rinks today, two of Pairs and two of Triples. Lovely afternoon with just enough bite in the breeze to keep us on our toes. Nice to welcome Pauline and Adriana from South Australia along with Andrew Jackson to join us for a game on their travels.The results of the four matches were:
Rink (1) Pauline & Adriana  d  Rhonda Pendergast & Noelle Graham  30-18
Rink (2). Cliff Roger, Mark Bettison & Denise Mclachlan  d  Terry Lambert, Sep Weber & Gail Cupples  24-12
Rink (3). Tommy Latter & Andrew Jackson  d  Carol Smidt & Lee Bond 
Rink (4).  Barney Kenny, Mavis Mulligan & Leanne Perrett  d  Kerry Davis, John Flaherty & Les Andrew.
Winning Rink (4) Barney. Mavis. Leanne.
The chook ends went to Tommy Latter and Gail Cupples, the resting toucher to Rhonda Pendergast and the Jackpot was not won.
Sunday 23rd July, Mixed Social bowls:
Two more games of Mixed Pairs championships resulted in,
Rink (1). M King & G Taylor  d  M Sales & B Newman 
Rink (2). B Essex & L Andrew  d  N Wilson & A Bunn  23-18
Social bowls:
Rink (3). B Kenny, H Nickless & J Betts  d  P Weber, M Mulligan & S Weber  22-11
Rink (4). R Holmes, L Betts & C Roger  d  T Latter, T Dwyer & P Desborough  15-9

 


Wednesday, 28th June, Men's social Bowling afternoon. : In what seems to be becoming a regular event, just three rinks were required for the afternoon's bowling. These consisted of two games of Pairs and one of Triples and the results of the three matches as follows:
Rink (1). G Taylor & L Bond  d  T Latter & L Andrew  33-7
Rink (2). D O'Brien, S Weber & B Kowal  d  B Kenny, K Fitzsimmons & W Peterson  24-11
Rink (3). T Newsome & D Andrews  d  J Flaherty & J Davis  26-7
Winning Rink (2). Dennis O'Brien. Sep Weber. Wal Peterson.
Lucky team: John Flaherty. Jim Davis.
The resting toucher went to Barney Kenny and the Jackpot was not won.
Friday 30th June, Men's Mixed Social bowls: And the end of the month saw just three rinks in use under what were great bowling conditions. Two games of Triples one utilising a swinging lead and one of Pairs saw the afternoon out and the results of these three games were as follows:
Rink (1). B Kenny, S Weber & L Bond  d  T Dwyer, R Pendergast & A Bunn  31-14
Rink (2). K Davis (Swinging lead), K Fitzsimmons & D McLachlan  d  K Davis (SL), M Bettison & L Perrett  18-13
Rink (3). J Flaherty & L Andrew  d  T Latter & D Fitzsimmons  19-18
Winning Rink (1). Barney Kenny. Sep Weber. Lee Bond.
The Chook end went to Diane Fitzsimmons, the resting toucher to Lee Bond and the Jackpot was not won.
Sunday 2nd July, Fun day for the first time and the games for this were played out a couple of rinks along from championship rounds.With holidays on just two games of Triples fronted to kick off the fun day and though the numbers were much less than hoped for, it was as the name suggests a lot of fun. Prizes for winners and runners up as well as novelty end prizes kept the bowlers on their toes encouraging some really nice draw or conversion shots; while two rinks along the men were focused on their championship matches, namely another round in the B Grade singles and the final of the 2017 SGMBC Triples. The results from all were as follows:
SGMBC B Grade Men's singles round:
Rink (1). M Revell  d  P Chevally 31 - 27 A closely fought out game. Great bowling Mark & Peter.
SGMBC 2017 Men's Triples Final: 
This game was magic with the lead consistently swapping to and fro. There were lots of fabulous shots played from all players and neither team gave an inch until the final end where Bernie Kowal's side claimed victory, the game and the title of Triples champions for 2017 by one shot.  Thoroughly enjoyable match and great to watch with everyone on the edge of their seats.
Rink (2). K Fitzsimmons, P Gillespie & B Kowal  d  N Wilson, G Taylor & L Bond  17-16.  Congratulations to all players on a wonderful game.
Fun day games:
Rink (4). T Dwyer, T Latter & M Andrew  d  B Kenny, S Scott & J Thorpe  23-14
Rink (5). B Essex, S Weber & D McLachlan  d  D Fitzsimmons, J Kowal & G Cupples  19-17.
Novelty End 1. Diane Fitzsimmons & Sam Scott.
Novelty End 2. Denise McLachlan & Barney Kenny.
Competition Prizes: S Scott. T Latter. L Andrew. T Cameron. B Kowal. E McKew. B Kenny.
While the numbers were somewhat disappointing, all thanks must go to Margy Andrew & Betty Essex; who as always do a great job organising these events, making sure everyone goes home well fed and happy. Thanks ladies


 

Wednesday 14th June. Men's social Bowls afternoon: Three rinks in use, two social Triples matches, one making use of a swinging lead and one a SGMBC Championship Triples round. The results of all games as follows,
Championship Triples round, and in a game that went right down to the wire Bernie Kowal's team took the honours on the last end with one shot. Good bowling from all players.
                                      Rink (1). K Fitzsimmons, P Gillespie & B Kowal  d  K VanBeek, G Mallison & D Barker  15-14
Social bowls:
                                      Rink (2). L Andrew (Swinging Lead), T Newsome & D Andrews  d  L Andrew (SL), J Flaherty & W Peterson  22-12
                                      Rink (3). B Kenny, G Taylor & L Bond  d  T Latter, S Weber & M Revell  31-9
Winning Rink (3). Barney Kenny. Greg Taylor. Lee Bond.
Lucky team: Les Andrew. Tim Newsome. Doug Andrews
The Resting toucher went to Les Andrew and the Jackpot was not won.
Friday 16th June , Men's mixed social bowls: Four rinks today, once again one hosting a further Men's Triples championship round. The social games were made up of two Pairs matches and one of Triples. The results of all matches were as follows
Championship Triples round, and in a good battle Mark Revell's team was eventually overcome to cede the day to Lee Bond's men. The score was
                                     Rink (1). D Andrews (sub), G Taylor & L Bond  d  S Scott, L Andrew & M Revell  20-13
Mixed Social bowls:
                                      Rink (2). M Mulligan, J Flaherty & T Newsome  d  B Kenny, R Pendergast & P Desborough 18-14
                                      Rink (3).  A O'Brien & D O'Brien  d  K Fitzsimmons & L Perrett  19-15
                                      Rink (4). M Bettison & G Cupples  d  T Latter & J Axon  22-19
Winning Rink (1). Doug Andrews. Greg Taylor. Lee Bond.
The chook ends went to Jen Axon & Dennis O'Brien, the resting toucher to Gail Cupples and the Jackpot was won by Rink (1).
Sunday 18th June: Sunday mixed social bowls. Another Men's championship Triples round was played this morning alongside two games of social bowls. the results of all three matches were:
Championship Triples round: and in their second match and with Nathan Wilson back in his position, Lee Bond's team was once again successful. This time defeating Tim Newsome's guys. The score was
                                     Rink (1). N Wilson, G Taylor & L Bond  d  B Kenny, P Chevalley & T Newsome  26-17. Well done everyone.
Mixed Social bowls:              
                                     Rink (2). A O'Brien, P Desborough & S Weber  d  T Latter, H Nickless & D O'Brien  21-11         


Wednesday 24th May, Men's social afternoon. Just four rinks, one of these a B grade singles championship round. Well the weather could hardly be blamed for the small turnout; a beautiful afternoon and a great running Green was just waiting those looking for a top afternoon's bowling. All four games were completed and the results were as follows:
B Grade singles Championship round:
Rink (1).  G Taylor  d  T Latter  32-11  Marker L Perrett.
Social matches:
Rink (2). W Powell, T Newsome & D Andrews  d  B Kenny, S Weber & B Kowal  22-21
Rink (3). J Davis & L Bond  d  A Rose & G Mallison  28-18
Rink (4). K Fitzsimmons & P Gillespie  d  L Andrew & M Revell  41-5
Winning Rink (1). G Taylor. Marker L Perrett.
Lucky team: B Kenny. S Weber. B Kowal.
There were no resting touchers and the jackpot was not won.
Friday 26th May Mixed social bowls afternoon: With many players away attending the funeral of South Grafton member Pam Lollback's son Neville; just three rinks made use of the great weather to enjoy a social game. These included two games of Triples one with a swinging lead and a game of Pairs. The results of the three matches were as follows:
Rink (1). S Scott (Swinging Lead), D Davis & L Andrew  d  S Scott (SL), T Latter & P Desborough  20-19
Rink (2). K Davis, J Axon & L Bond  d  M Bettison, R Pendergast & L Perrett  18-11
Rink (3). B Kenny & J Flaherty  d  M Mulligan & K Fitzsimmons  21-16
Winning Rink (1). S Scott. D Davis. L Andrew.
The Chook end was taken out by Kerry Davis, the resting toucher went to Barney Kenny and the Jackpot was not won.
A sad week, our members attended the funerals of Joyce McLennan a longtime women's club member, Ivan Smidt, a former member of the men's club and Neville Lollback, the son of women's club member Pam Lollback. Our sympathies go to the families at this sad and difficult time

Wednesday 3rd May. Men's Social Bowls afternoon, Very pleasant afternoon's bowling with four rinks in play. These were comprised of three games of Triples and a Pairs match. The results of all four games were as follows:
Rink (1). L Andrew, M Revell & T Newsome  d  D James, J Gaddy & M Myers  21-20
Rink (2). C Roger, S Weber & P Gillespie  d  M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond  27-17
Rink (3). W Peterson & D Andrews  d  T Latter & G Mallison  20-16
Rink (4). W Powell, J Davis & L Perrett  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  23-15
Winning Rink (3). W Peterson. D Andrews.
Lucky team T Latter. G Mallison
The resting toucher went to Leon Flaherty and the jackpot was not won.
Friday mixed social bowls: Top afternoon to be out on the Green. Though the rain constituted a threat; fortunately it held off allowing  the four rinks in use to complete their matches in pleasantly cool temperatures. The results of all games were:
Rink (1). L Perrett & L Bond  d  C Roger & B Kowal  23-20
Rink (2). B Kenny, J Flaherty & K Fitzsimmons  d  D Davis, M Bettison & P Desborough  22-20
Rink (3). M Mulligan & W Peterson  d  S Scott & L Andrew  23-15
Rink (4). K Davis (Swinging Lead ), R Pendergast & D McLachlan  d  K Davis (SL), T Latter & D Fitzsimmons  27-17
Winning Rink (4). K Davis, R Pendergast. D McLachlan
Chook end 8: D Fitzsimmons. Chook end 14 J Flaherty. The resting toucher went to Rhonda Pendergast and the jackpot was not won.
Sunday morning mixed social bowls. A beautiful morning. The Green, thanks to Greenkeeper Warren, running like a dream. Keep up the good work Warren, it is a pleasure to play on and so appreciated.
Three games today including two Triples matches and a game of Pairs.
Results:
Rink (1). Ron Holmes & Gail Cupples drew with Peter Desborough & Robin Hodge 17 all
Rink (2) Lynn Betts (Swinging lead), Helen Nickless & Mavis Mulligan  d  Lynn Betts (SL), Andrew Rose & Cliffy Roger  19-7. Go the girls.
Rink (3).Barney Kenny, Tommy Latter & John Betts defeated Team Weber, Peter, Sep & Tony  22-13
Don't forget everyone that the Battle of the Sexes is not far away. Be sure and get your nomination up on the Board. This is a great fun day, so don't miss out.Also be sure to utilise the time slot on Friday evening open to jam sessions. Any budding musicians, their families and friends are welcome to call and book a NO COST session at the club. Call 66 423104 to register your interest.

Wednesday 26th April: No social bowls due to inclement weather.
Friday 28th April, Men's mixed barefoot bowls afternoon:  Very poor turnout of only two rinks, mainly due to the amount of District and other commitments.
Rink (1). C Roger & L Bond  d  T Latter & L Perrett  34-20
Rink (2). K Davis (Swinging lead ), M Mulligan & T Newsome  d  K Davis (SL), B Kenny & L Andrew  22-14
Winning Rink (1). C Roger ., L Bond
The Chook end went to L Andrew, there were no resting touchers and the Jackpot was not won. 
Sunday 30th April Mixed barefoot bowls: What a lovely morning. Just for a change of pace the three rinks of bowlers followed a Consistency format. Bit unusual but excellent for draw bowling practise. The results of the three matches were as follows:
Rink (1). S Scott, T Latter & J&L Betts   d  B Kenny, A Rose & R Holmes  88-72
Rink (2). P Weber, S Weber & R Hodge  d  B Gilbert, C Roger & D McLachlan   86-54
Rink (3). T Dwyer & J Flaherty  d  M Mulligan & J Thorpe  101- 100
Games over the players repaired to the club rooms, where long time member Sep Weber was presented with a special birthday cake, courtesy of Rob Hodge, in celebration of his 90th birthday. A well known and well liked bowler, Sep is our eldest male playing member and still competes at both  social and championship levels . Our best wishes to Sep on reaching this very special milestone from all of us at the SGBC.

Wednesday 19th April, Men's social bowls afternoon. And alongside three games of ordinary social bowls, a new game was given its inaugural airing. Utilising three rinks and a playoff the results of all six matches, both new format and old went as follows:

Tri singles Round (1).

Rink (1). L Bond 4 Loss. G Taylor 7 Loss. D Andrews 9 Win

Rink (2). A Rose 5 Loss. K Fitzsimmons 6 Loss. W Powell 9 Win

Rink (3). N Wilson 5 Loss. P Gillespie 6 Loss. T Newsome 7 Win

Tri singles Playoff

Rink (2). T Newsome, 0 and W Powell 8 were defeated by D Andrews 9. Congrats to Dougie, overall winner.

Social rounds:

Rink (4). L Andrew (Swinging Lead), C Roger & J Davis  d  L Andrew (SL), B Kenny & W Peterson  24-16

Rink (5). S Weber & B Kowal  d  T Latter & J Betts 18-13

Rink (6). J Gaddy & P Linacre  d  D James & M Myers  18-13

Winning Rink (6). J Gaddy. P Linacre.

Lucky team: T Latter. J Betts.. The resting toucher went to L Andrew and the Jackpot was not won.

Friday 21st April, Men's mixed barefoot bowls afternoon: On an afternoon marked by light showers, the SGMBC semi finals Pairs matches were played out alongside three rinks of social bowls. The results were:

Men's championship Pairs semi finals:

Rink (1). J Betts & D Barker  d  N Wilson & M Revell  30-9

Rink (2). G Taylor & L Bond  d  K Fitzsimmons & P Gillespie  26-15

Congratulations to the winning teams who will face off on Sunday.

Social bowls:

Rink (3). M Sales, L Perrett & D McLachlan  d  M Bettison, J Axon & R Pendergast  18-13

Rink (4). B Kenny, J Gebetsberger & D O'Brien  d  C Roger, K Davis & B Newman  18-12

Rink (5). A O'Brien, P Desborough & W Peterson  d  T Latter, M Mulligan & L Andrew 20-13

Winning Rink (3). M Sales. L Perrett. D McLachlan

The Chook ends went to J Axon & A O'Brien respectively, the resting toucher to L Perrett and the jackpot was not won.

Sunday 23rd April, Mixed Barefoot bowls: Two games of social bowls today and three games of Men's B grade singles.

  The big drawcard however was the Men's Championship Pairs final. A great face off between four strong men players it promised to be a top game and didn't disappoint from go to whoa. "Dan the man"  Barker would appear to be heading for a grand slam this 2017 season; as together with his partner John Betts he played a well thought out and exciting match to eventually earn the title convincingly over opponents Squizzy Taylor and Lee Bond. Though Squizzy and Lee played well, John was on fire with his draw bowling and Dan just picked up from where he left off last week when he took out the Major singles. Great game guys, so enjoyed watching. The results from all Sunday matches as follows:

 SGMBC Championship Pairs: 

Rink (3). J Betts & D Barker  d  G Taylor & L Bond 24-15.

SGMBC B grade singles:

Rink (1).T Latter  d  L Andrew 31- 22

Rink (2). M Revell  d  S Weber 31-22

Rink (4). N Wilson  d  T Newsome 31-26

Social bowls :

Rink (5). B Kenny, M Mulligan & M Tinnoch  d  C Roger, A O'Brien & D Fitzsimmons  34-13

Rink (6). R Holmes & J Thorpe  d  B Gilbert & D O'Brien  32-27

 


 

Back to normal with just the one week's worth of results. The first of these being:

Wednesday 12th April Men's Social Bowls afternoon; Four rinks, one of Pairs three of Triples, Rink 4  utilising a Swinging Lead. The results of all four matches were as follows:

Rink (1). D James, J Gaddy & D Andrews  d  M Andrews, G Taylor & L Bond  20-19

Rink (2). C Roger, K Fitzsimmons & G Mallison  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  27-11

Rink (3). A Rose & J betts  d  S Weber & B Kowal  24-13

Rink (4). J Davis (Swinging Lead), T Latter & W Peterson  d  J Davis (SL), M Revell & L Andrew 18-11

Winning Rink (3). A Rose. J Betts

Lucky team: B Kenny. J Flaherty. L Flaherty.

The Resting toucher went to Kevin Fitzsimmons and the Jackpot was not won.

The SGBC Easter competition prize went to John Betts. The SGWBC Easter competition first prize went to Denise McLachlan and the SGWBC runner up prize to Enid McKew.

Friday 14th April No Friday afternoon Barefoot bowls were played in respect of Easter Good Friday

Sunday 16th April, Sunday barefoot bowls: Three rinks in use , one a game of Triples and the other two Pairs matches. The results of all three games as follows:

Rink (1). L Taylor, C Roger & G Taylor  d  P Wall, M Mulligan & S Weber  22-20

Rink (2). T Latter & D McLachlan  d  T Dwyer & L Perrett  21-20

Rink (3). J Thorpe & L Bond  d  L Betts & J Betts 22-11

The Easter Bunny Ditch to Ditch was won by P Wall and the Easter Bunny Lucky Player to S Weber

 


A fortnight's results this time as my PC decided to shuffle off this mortal coil and go to God. New PC is just fine. It only takes money, right ?

Wednesday 29th March, Men's social bowling afternoon, Five rinks in use, incorperating two games of Pairs and three of Triples, one game utilising a Swinging lead. The results of the five games were as follows:

Rink (1). D James & M Myers  d  J Gaddy & D Andrews  27-17

Rink (2). M Andrews, L Bond & G Taylor  d  W Powell, M Revell & N Wilson  24-16

Rink (3). S Weber, J Betts & B Kowal  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  24-11

Rink (4). J Bessant & M Ransome  d  K Fitzsimmons & T Newsome  38-12

Rink (5). A Rose, (Swinging Lead), C Roger & J Davis  d  A Rose (SL), T Latter & L Andrew  17-12

Winning Rink (5). A Rose. C Roger. J Davis.

Lucky team: J Gaddy. D Andrews.

The Resting toucher went to Mel Myers and the Jackpot was not won.

Friday 31st March, Men's mixed Barefoot bowls afternoon: Three rinks this afternoon, one of them hosting the Men's singles final making it real hard to concentrate on your own game if you were social bowling.

The results of all three matches were :

Rink (1). SGMBC Singles final:  Dan Barker  d  Nathan Wilson 31-11.

Congratulations to Dan 2017 SGMBC Singles champ; who once again showed us what a beautiful draw bowler and excellent tactician he is. Congrats also to Nathan, a new young bowler who did well to reach the final. There was however no taking it away from Dan who in sparkling form well and truly showed his class.

Social bowls:

Rink (2). B Kenny, M Mulligan & L Bond  d  C Roger, K Fitzsimmons & L Perrett 21-11

Rink (3). A O'Brien, D Fitzsimmons & L Andrew  d  M Bettison, J Flaherty & D O'Brien  24-13

Winning Rink (2). B Kenny. M Mulligan. L Bond.

The Chook end went to Mark Bettison, there wasn't a Resting toucher and the Jackpot was one by : C Roger. K Fitzsimmons. L Perrett. B Kenny. M Mulligan. L Bond.

Sunday morning barefoot bowls: Good rollup with the cooler and drier weather making for a pleasant morning's bowling if a trifle breezy.The results of the three games , one with a swinging lead were as follows:

Rink (1). R Hodge (Swinging Lead), M Mulligan & T Dwyer  d  R Hodge (SL), S Roger & S Tinnoch  19-16

Rink (2). D O'Brien, R Holmes & M Tinnoch  d  T Latter, P Wall & L Perrett  28-14

Rink (3). H Nickless, J Thorpe & D Fitzsimmons  d  B Gilbert, A O'Brien & P Desborough  29-9.

 


 

Wednesday 5th April, Men's social bowls afternoon: With the weather threatening, just three rinks were in use. These games were three Triples matches and the results were :

Rink (1). B Kenny, L Andrew & B Kowal  d  C Roger, J Gaddy & G Taylor  21-20

Rink (2). M Andrews, D Andrews & L Bond  d  D James, T Newsome & M Myers  24-21

Rink (3). J Davis, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  d  W Powell, K Fitzsimmons & W Peterson  22-15

Winning Rink ( 2). M Andrews. D Andrews. L Bond.

Lucky team: C Roger. J Gaddy. G Taylor.

The Resting toucher went to Jack Gaddy and the Jackpot was not won.

Friday 7th April, Men's mixed barefoot bowls:  hint of rain but not enough to worry anyone; in fact it only improved the temps. Just lovely. four rinks, two of Pairs and two of Triples, the reults of which were:

Rink (1). A O'Brien & L Bond  d  T Latter & D O'Brien  28-19

Rink (2). M Bettison & D McLachlan  d  R Pendergast & A Bunn  22-21

Rink (3). B Kenny, K Fitzsimmons & L Andrew  d  S Scott, J Flaherty & W Peterson  32-13

Rink (4). K Davis, M Mulligan & L Perrett  d  C Roger, T Newsome & D Fitzsimmons  18-16

Winning Rink (3). B Kenny. K Fitzsimmons. L Andrew.

Chook ends went to Mark Bettison & Barney Kenny, the Resting toucher to Mark Bettison and the jackpot was not won.

Sunday morning barefoot bowls:  Nice to welcome visiting bowler Keith Parland. Ken is affiliated with a Central Coast club and showed us some of his good form. Says he'll be back when next in Grafton. Good to hear Ken. Three rinks today , I think everone was a bit tired after the Pennant game on Saturday.

Rink (1). C Roger, J Gebetsberger & D O'Brien  d  M Mulligan, R Holmes & B Newland  19-13

Rink (2). B Kenny & S Weber d  P Wall & L Betts  24-13

Rink (3). K Parland & J Thorpe  d  A O'Brien & T Latter  33-15

 


Wednesday 22nd March, Men's Social Bowling Afternoon: 
Finally we enjoyed some fine weather allowing four rinks of bowlers to complete their games.
Three games of Triples and one of Pairs ; the results of all matches were as follows:

Rink (1). W Powell & T Newsome  d  D James & J Gaddy 23-17
Rink (2). T Latter, M Revell & P Gillespie  d  M Andrews, N Wilson & L Bond  24-14
Rink (3). Swinging Lead L Andrew, J Betts & B Kowal  d  SL, L Andrew, K Fitzsimmons & J Davis  31-6
Rink (4). C Roger, W Peterson & D Andrews  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  26-7
Winning Rink (1). W Powell. T Newsome.
Lucky team: C Roger. W Peterson. D Andrews.
The Resting toucher went to Lee Bond.
The Jackpot was won by Rink (4). Cliff Roger. Wal Peterson. Doug Andrews. Barney Kenny. John Flaherty. Leon Flaherty.
Friday March 24th, Men's Mixed Barefoot bowls afternoon.
Though overcast the Weather Gods remained with us and all three games were completed. Results of these were as follows:
Rink (1). C Roger & J Betts   d  T Latter & D O'Brien  22-10
Rink (2). and in a grudge match, much joy was displayed when Mark Bettison & Leanne Perrett  d  Allison O'Brien & Lee Bond 19-18.
Just one point but a win is a win eh Leanne? . 
Rink (3). K Davis, M Mulligan & W Peterson  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Andrew  26-13
Winning Rink (1). Cliff Roger. John Betts.
The chook end went to John Flaherty, there wasn't a Resting toucher and the Jackpot was not won.
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March,
South Grafton played host to Tenterfield Travelling Bowlers. With 22 bowlers and 2 non players travelling from Tenterfield for the weekend;
it was a pleasure to meet them both on & off the Green. Two lovely days were spent bowling, enjoying morning teas, (scones jam & cream thanks to Betty Essex & Mavis Mulligan), and lunches courtesy of the Events committee. Sunday afternoon with competition prizes drawn and last drinks over; the Tenterfield contingent headed for home vowing to repeat the very pleasant exrcursion in the not too distant future.Saturday our Men's Grade Four Pennant side were at home to Iluka and then again on Sunday to Maclean

 


Wednesday 15th March: No play due to inclement weather.

Friday 17th March, Men's mixed barefoot bowls day: Thank goodness the weather cleared enough for an afternoon's bowling. Three games took place , two of Pairs and one of Triples The results of the three matches were as follows:

Rink (1). C Roger & l Bond  d  T Latter & l Perrett  17-14

Rink (2). K Fitzsimmons & N Wilson  d  M Bettison & D Fitzsimmons  23-11

Rink (3). B Kenny, J Flaherty & P Desborough  d  K Davis, H Nickless & L Andrew  20-11

Winning Rink (3). Barney Kenny. John Flaherty. Peter Desborough

The chook end went to Nathan Wilson and the resting toucher to Les Andrew. The Jackpot was not won.

Here's hoping nest week the rain allows us to get a few more days play in; the outlook however doesn't look that promising.

 


 

Wednesday 8th March, Men's social bowling afternoon. With so many involved in Pennant games and Club championship games just three rinks were in use today; three games of Triples one utilising a Swinging lead. The playing conditions were windy but pleasant with the Green quickening as the fine weather continues to hold. The results of the three matches are listed below:

Rink (1). D James, N Wilson & M Myers  d  T Latter, J Gaddy & W Peterson  24-16

Rink (2). L Andrew (Swinging Lead ), C Roger & L Bond  d  L Andrew (SL), J Davis & P Gillespie  19-16

Rink (3). M Andrews, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  d  A Rose, M Revell & G Taylor  21-18

Winning Rink :(2). L Andrew. C Roger. L Bond.

Lucky team : A Rose. M Revell. G Taylor.

The Resting toucher went to W Peterson and the Jackpot was not won.

Friday 10th March, Men's mixed Barefoot bowls afternoon: Once again a full week of bowling saw numbers down, resulting in just two rinks of bowlers. The results of these two games were as follows:

Rink (1). K Davis, D Fitzsimmons & J Betts  d  C Roger, L Perrett & l Bond  34-15

Rink (2). B Kenny, K Fitzsimmons & A Bunn  d  T Latter, L Andrew & B Hayes  30-10.

Good to se you back and bowling Kerry.

Winning Rink (2). B Kenny. K Fitzsimmons. A Bunn.

The Chook end went to Barney Kenny, no resting touchers and the Jackpot was not won

 


 

Wednesday 1st April, Men's social bowling afternoon: The rain cleared away the previous night allowing social bowls to go ahead. With four rinks in use, three of Triples and one of Pairs, the results were as follows:

Rink (1). M Andrews, L Andrew & P Gillespie  d  W Powell, D Andrews & D Barker 22-19

Rink (2). T Newsome, J Betts & B Kowal  d  N Wilson, G Taylor & L Bond  28-13

Rink (3). C Roger & J Davis  d  T Latter & S Weber  26-18

Rink (4). D James, J Gaddy & M Myers  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  18-14

Winning Rink (4). D James. J Gaddy. M Myers.

Lucky team : T Newsome. J Betts. B Kowal.

The resting toucher went to Cliff Roger and the Jackpot was not won.

Friday 3rd March, Men's Barefoot bowls afternoon: Just two rinks of social bowls today but four rinks of Men's Club Championship singles rounds. The results of all games were as follows:

Championship Singles rounds:

   Rink (1) P Gillespie   d  B Kowal  31-12

   Rink (2). N Wilson  d  T Latter 31-18

   Rink (3). L Bond  d  G Taylor  31-16

   Rink (4). D Barker n d  T Newsome 31-6

Social bowls:

   Rink (6). M Bettison, D Fitzsimmons & A Bunn  d  R Pendergast, L Perrett & J Kowal  22-16

   Rink (7). S Scott, J Flaherty & P Desborough  d  B Kenny, C Roger & K Fitzsimmons  21-17

Winning rink (7). Mark Bettison. Diane Fitzsimmons. Anna Bunn

Chook ends went to Anna Bunn & Peter Desborough, the resting toucher to Lee Bond and the Jackpot was not won.

Sunday Rollup. Two games of pairs in sultry conditions resulted in twoclosely contested matches.

  Rink (1). J Thorpe & P Desborough  d  T Latter & C Roger  22-20

  Rink (2). L Betts & M Tinnoch  d  S Scott & J Betts  17-16.

 


 

 

Wednesday 22nd February, Men's social bowling afternoon: Cooler temps made for a much more pleasant afternoon's bowling. Four rinks in play three of Triples and one of pairs.The results of all four matches were as follows:

Rink (1). C Roger, N Wilson & T Gentle  d  T Latter, A Rose & W Peterson  23-13

Rink (2). G Taylor & L Bond  d  T Newsome & D Andrews  21-11

Rink (3). D James. J Gaddy & M Myers  d  W Powell, M Andrews and J Davis  29-14

Rink (4).S Weber, B Kowal & J Betts  d  B Kenny, J Flaherty & L Flaherty  25-11

Winning Rink (1). Cliff Roger. Nathan Wilson & Tom Gentle

Lucky team. Barney Kenny. John Flaherty. Leon Flaherty.

The Resting toucher went to Jack Gaddy and the Jackpot was not won.

Friday 24th February, Men's Barefoot bowls afternoon: A little warmer this afternoon but nothing like the dreadful heat of the previous week. Just three rinks, two Pairs matches and one a Triples game utilising a swinging lead. The results were as follows:

Rink (1). L Perrett & L Bond  d  A O'Brien & B Hayes  25-14

Rink (2) C Roger & D O'Brien  d  S Scott & S Weber 27-10

Rink (3) J Flaherty (Swinging lead ), T Latter & L Andrew  d  J Flaherty (SL), B Kenny & P Desborough  20-11

Winning Rink (1). Leanne Perrett. Lee Bond.

The Chook end also went to Lee Bond and the Jackpot was not won.

 


 

Wednesday 15th February, Men's social bowls afternoon : For the first time in a couple of weeks the weather wasn't too bad. The first of the Club singles championship rounds was played; alongside three games of social bowls. The results of all matches as follows:

Social games:

Rink (2). W Powell, K Fitzsimmons & P Gillespie  d  A Rose, N Wilson & M Andrews  19-11

Rink (3). T Davis, T Newsome & D Andrews  d  B Kenny. J Flaherty & L Flaherty  34