Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Kingfisher 2017


 
What a sensational competition this years 'Umina Beach Kingfisher Triples' was... great weather all week, greens ran very well, big turnout, big mixture of clubs/players, some very good bowls & a few of the 'other ones' as well (especially on our rink)!!
The winners were:
1st Ed Mason, Peter Coombes & Fred Dowse (pictured below)..
2nd Gary Graham, Troy MacGregor & Nathan Peterson.
3rd Neville Seton, Ryan Wood & Geoff Seton.
4th Tony Wood, Kel Sweetman & Shane Starkey.
5th Russel Johnson, Alan Brooks & Bruce Smith.
6th Brett Coltman, Craig Wilson & Mick Braham.

Very well done to all players & congratulations to all winners, especially Peter Coombes (who was in last years winning team as well).

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Veteran Singles Final Turns into a Tight Tussle

Umina’s Roger Twells  BCC-Z15 Veteran Singles Champion 2017
The Veteran Singles final between Wyong’s Alan Carpenter and Umina Beach’s Roger Twells played at Munmorah United BC on Friday 7th July turned into a tight tussle with both bowlers poised to take out the title. Carpenter who trailed 15-8 clawed his way back into contention at 15-17 and both bowlers were within reach of the magical 21 target at 18-20. Carpenter was then holding game with three shots sitting behind the jack only to see Twells draw the absoluter with his last bowl to snare the title 21-18.
It was an entertaining game befitting of a final and both bowlers put down some lovely draw bowls. However, Twells was on target with his last bowl and more times than not converted when he was down as indeed he did once more with his last bowl to take out the title.
Seventy three (73) year old Twells only took up the game since he retired a few years ago and was as proud as punch to capture his first bowl’s title especially at Zone level