Twilight bowls underway

A perfect summer’s evening greeted us on Tuesday November 13 to get our Twilight Bowls sessions started. Eighteen teams rocked on down to get sorted and underway.

Bob welcomed everyone along, including a number of players who came after having been introduced to bowls at our Beginner’s Group Days held during winter time. Great to see you enjoying your newly acquired skills. There certainly is some great new talent happening on this scene…keep it going. There are some rather inventive team names this session, along with the ‘regulars’ from past sessions. It all adds to the fun and frivolity.

Sponsored by Top Cut Butchery, we concluded the evening with a sausage sizzle, an ale or so, and plenty of comradeship accompanied with some healthy banter and laughter. Roll on next week.

Our Veterans Mixed Singles Event held on November 3 got rained off and so it was completed a week later and played in ‘sets’ format, which gave a different approach to the way we play: a game has 2 sets with 7 ends played in each set. If you win both the first and second sets then you have won the game. However, if you win one set each, then another end is played and whoever wins this end wins the game. It makes things interesting to have different formats of play. Bill Bond won the final against Pim Blair, so Pim becomes the Ladies’ Winner and Bill the Men’s Winner. Jacal Peel won the Plate final.

Saturday November 16 we held our Championship Fours event. Teams are ‘drawn’ for this event. The numbers were down a bit this year with only 3 teams being able to play. First up Terry Green, Heather Dalbeth, Brenda Waters and Pim Blair played against Eileen Stephens, Denis Pizer, Jack Peel and Alan Price, and were defeated. Then the ‘Bye’ Team of Maureen Wahanga (Maws), Les Schlager, John Carr and Murray Eddy played Eileen’s team and came second. Congratulations to all our winners in all events.

Roll ups are held every Wednesday and Saturday (unless some other function is being held). Report in by 12.45pm – small fee charged. Come along and have a go. 19 James Street.

Happy Bowling
Eileen Stephens