Monday, 30 January 2023

2023 Fours Champions


2023 Fours Champions - M. Hogden, A. Rhodes, P. Watson, & D. Fleming

The 'David & Goliath' Final of the UBMBC 2023 Fours Championship was played this afternoon (29/1/2023).
Bobby Govaz, Frankie Corkill, Upu Kila & Geoff Collins took on the might of Darrin Fleming, Paul Watson, Allan Rhodes & Mark Hogden. Mark's side picked up 5 shots on the 9th end to make the score 14 - 2. Fortunately the nerves of Geoff's side abated and they came roaring back to make it 15 - 13 after 15 ends.
Mark's side started to look nervous, but managed to focus again and Geoff's side started to fall short (a no no when you are down). Mark's side won 5 out of the last 6 ends to win the final 22 - 14.
Geoff's side had their chances, but Finals experience was the difference, especially in the last 6 ends. The boys just managed to finish the game, just as the storm came in. A big crowd watched and enjoyed this very entertaining Final. Very well done to runners up Bobby Govaz, Frankie Corkill, Upu Kila & Geoff Collins, for making the final, with so much stiff competition. Congratulations to Darrin Fleming, Paul Watson, Allan Rhodes & Mark Hogden on becoming the UBMBC 2023 Fours Champions....
Runners-up B. Govaz, F. Corkill, U. Kila & G. Collins


Friday, 25 November 2022

2022 Handicap Pairs Championship Final

This was a great final between the best two Handicap Pairs teams for 2022. We had a previous winner of this popular event, Glenn Simington playing with Grant Ambrose Vs 'new kids on the block' Peter Benfield in his first UBMBC Championship playing with fellow Championship rookie, Martin O'Malley, on a very tricky rink.
Peter & Martin got out to an early lead, Grant & Simo came back, but Peter & Martin held their nerve and hung onto win the UBMBC 2022 Handicap Pairs Championship.
Congratulations to all four players on reaching the final.


Monday, 21 November 2022

2022 Veteran Singles Championship


Allan Rhodes and Peter Springett played in the Final of the 2022 Veteran Singles Championship. The gusty wind was very strong and made standing on the mat very hard. It was impossible to control the bowl consistently. Despite that, there were some great bowls played and the game came down to a nail biting finish.
Congratulations to Allan on drawing the winning shot on his less fancied hand, to sneak inside the shot bowl, to win the Championship 21 - 19.

Sunday, 20 November 2022

2022 Mixed Pairs Championship Final


What a great final this was. Katie Brown & Don Stephens got out to an early lead. Yvonne Gordon & Shane Waddell (last year's champions) came back strongly and then Katie & Don pulled away again. Congratulations to Katie & Don and commiserations to Yvonne Gordon & Shane Waddell.


2022 Veteran Pairs Championship Final


This was always going to be a great game. Terry Brown & Peter Springett got out to an early lead over Barry Gilmour & George Boni. Barry & George came back, but Terry & Peter kept their noses in front for the entire game. There were some great bowls played and a few of those 'others', on a tricky green, in blustery conditions.

Monday, 17 October 2022

2022 Mixed Kingfisher


L/R Winners - I. Jarratt, G. Jarratt A Stacey(Living Choice) & M Douglas

Despite the weather forecasters warning us of severe rain and possible floods, we had hot sun and wind all rain at all. The windy conditions made is pretty tricky, but we managed to get all four games in.
The results were are as follows:
1st place Ian Jarratt, Gwen Jarratt & Mitch Douglas (Umina) with 4 wins +34.
2nd place Pat Thornton, Shane Reeves & Peter Bowler (Entrance) with 3.5 wins + 22.
3rd place Wayne Balfe, Tammy Homan & Tony Miller (Composite) with 3 wins + 18.
4th place Heather Danford, Terry Pappas & Philip Westcott (Composite) with 3 wins + 10.
5th place Robin Brown, Mark Brown & Steve Balsdon (Composite) with 2 wins + 9.
6th place Kaye Cavenagh, Peter Springett & Shane Waddell (Umina) with 2 wins + 2.
Congratulations to Mitch and the Jarratts on a great win, great to see Peter Bowler and his team from the Entrance and congratulations to Heather Danford, who came all the way from Hawaii to play in her first game in Australia and went away with some money....she told me that her skip let the side down!!!
Many thanks to the lovely Alicia Stacey from Living Choice, for presenting the prizes and special thanks to Living Choice for supporting this very popular event
2nd Place - S. Reeves, P. Thornton A Stacey and P. Bowler