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 day....no 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


Tuesday, 4 October 2022

2022 Mixed Fours Championship Final

 

What a great Final this was. The Tony Potter led side got out to a very comfortable 18 - 4 lead after 13 ends. It looked like they were coasting. I think I saw Barry Gilmour go to the TAB and 'put the money on'!! Barry's side then won 7 of the next 8 ends, which included a 4 and 2x 3s. With the end that Harry's side won (18th end), they were 4 shots down and Simo was able to disturb the head with his last bowl, to go from 4 shots down, to 1 shot up and then Harry added another shot to make it 2 shots. As it turned out, Simo's on-shot was the match winning bowl (in my opinion). Barry's side were holding 4 shots on the last end, which made the score 20 - 19 and Harry (quite rightly) decided not to play his last bowl, which gave Harry's Heros the 2022 Mixed Fours Championship. Congratulations to all players on a sensational game and a special congratulations to Steph Heard on winning her very first championship.
Teams:
Steff Heard, Debbie Moore, Glenn Simington & Tony Potter.
Leila Gilmour, Lynn Kennedy, George Boni & Barry Gilmour