BS & CLUB REPORTS 21st June
- BOWLS SUNRAYSIA
THE Euston Bowling Club's $6000 star-studded triples tournament will be on this weekend with 84 bowlers from all over the state competing on the club's magnificent facilities.
Spectators are welcome to view great bowling from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday with the tournament concluding mid-afternoon on Sunday.
The Euston Bowling Club acknowledges the excellent contribution by sponsors and several local members who have donated goods for the raffles.
Social bowls is now on Wednesdays and Sundays - 12.45pm for a 1pm start.
The club donated the green fees collected last Sunday to beyondblue's Ray Vizard, who is the travelling representative for the organisation.
Ray followed an enjoyable afternoon playing bowls with a presentation to the Rotary Club of Robinvale-Euston on Tuesday night.
IRYMPLE held their A/C fours day on Saturday with an excellent turn out of 22 teams despite the cold weather.
Thank you to all the clubs for their great support.
The winners were Steve Simmonds, Rob Gloster, Alan Crook and Norm Latta.
Runners-up were R. Rowe and team.
A reminder to all members that the club will hold its Members Day on June 30.
The club will be open at 10am for those wanting to pay membership fees earlier.
There will be a BBQ lunch at 11.30am and a game of bowls afterwards.
Roster: Window: June 25-July 1: Anne and Ian Kellett. Ladles cleaning: June 25-30: Pam Lambert.
THIRTY-two players entered the meat triples day on Thursday.
It was pleasing to see new bowler Bill Croft on the winners' list with Murray Holmes (s) and Kevin Knight.
The best second gamers were Mel Southee, Bernie Sharp and 'Smoking' Joe Kearney.
The club is delighted to have a sponsor for Saturday social triples.
Bill Hobbs has arranged for the owners of Stefano's Cafe and Bakery to provide three vouchers for the winners and the inaugural recipients were the much improved Murray Holmes, Marlene Scheele and Joe Kearney, who bowled with a new arm, lent to him by Bill Smith.
Best second gamers were Allan Warburton (Portland), Brian Adams (Kangaroo Island) and Ron Hall.
They finished a shot ahead of David Sammut, Pete Russell and Les Coldwell.
The chook pairs saw some close results. Graeme Hobbs and Kearney, who has become very consistent, won with 55 points over Joe Dimasi and Joan Bunney and Mel South-ee and Frank Dart (both 53). The best second-game chocolates went to John Simpson and Pete Russell, 14 shots up.
A second game worth watching was Pete Issanchon and Nicko slugging it out with Trev Clarke and Bill Hobbs, the match ending in an 8-8 draw.
Friday night's happy hour will see hot dogs on the menu, cooked to perfection by master chef Allan Jones.
WITH winter taking grip, the hibernation phase for members has begun.
- RED CLIFFS
The carpet has only seen social bowls activity, but the clubroom has been getting utilised with committee meetings, a lively bar and Alice Butler's recent wake. Graeme thanked members who could attend his Mum's funeral. Winter singles is on next weekend, have you entered yet?
We had an informative visit from the TigerTurf representative last week and the committee heard what options were available for possible carpet replacement in the future.
Saturday social bowls was played but affected by rain and wind.
Steve Spry and Ron Doering won on a countback with +8.
Tuesday's social bowls was also affected by the bitter cold and saw David Foy and Len Skipper win with +10.
Ian and Wayne played in the Irymple event on Saturday and had a 2-1 result on a heavy surface so, well done. They are off to Euston this weekend.
Annecto played at Merbein this week in the cold, but once everyone defrosted they had another enjoyable day.
A committee meeting was held earlier than usual on Monday.
A certain member decided that a cruise on the Pacific for a couple of weeks is better than freezing here.
Lui is still struggling with his health and would really enjoy a visit or a call. So too would our friends in Jacaranda Village.
Has anybody noticed how good the surrounds are looking now thanks to Viv, Phil Muir and Jason the gardener?
Friday members and guests night from 4pm has been going well despite the weather with the footy tipping a seriously big topic of discussion.
Come and enjoy the social atmosphere that never fails to find the answer to any problem now that George has learnt to use Google search on his phone.