The team of Vicki Bartrop and Sue Byrne were winners today in the final of the North Shore District Senior Pairs championship held at Chatswood Bowling Club. It was a tough match against a team from Mosman. Well done to Vicki and Sue who will next playoff in July to represent Region 15 at State later in the year.
St Ives ladies were very successful this year with Vicki & Sue meeting Rhonwen Martin and Margaret Ledbury in the semi-finals yesterday.
The Cale Property Champions Tournament takes place at North Epping BC on Thursday March 21. St Ives side for this event is shown below. Card call is at 8:45am and the green fees are $34 per player.
The selectors have named the St Ives team to compete in the Jacobs Creek Shield on the final day of the Tapner carnival of Thursday March 7.
The 2019 Pennants season is just around the corner. The opening round of matches takes place on Saturday March 9.
St Ives is holding a final trial match against North Epping for Grades 3 and 6 on Saturday March 2. The selectors have named the sides both for the trial and Round 1 of Pennants play. Please advised asap if there are any issues with availability.
Two St Ives fours made it through to the second day of competition in the Zone 9 championships at Harbord BC.
In the Senior Fours it was the team of Noel McKenzie, Peter Larcombe, Fred Alexander & Wilson Cheng in action against a Belrose side skipped by T.Taylor. The Bulls team had the edge & won the match 26-16.
In the Reserve Fours, St Ives were represented by Trevor Whitehead, Graeme Manning, Ross Yates & John Swann. They were drawn against another Belrose team (skipped by G. Stewart) and unfortunately the outcome was the same as the St Ives side went down 11-20.
Commiserations to the St Ives players but well done on reaching the later stages of a tough competition.
Saturday saw wet & blustery conditions for the Zone Fours competitions. The State Fours event was hosted at Harbord BC whilst the Senior Fours went on at Belrose BC and St Ives was the venue for the Reserve Fours. St Ives had representatives in all three events.
In the State Fours both our sides lost their first round matches. John Cumming's side (Greg Smith, Andrew Murphy & Mike Heath) went down 17-24 to G. Sheed (Willoughby Park) and Chris Carey's team (Rod Silber, Peter Shlager and Jim Barclay) lost 21-28 to S. Owen (Dee Why).
The Senior Fours was notable for a very unfortunate draw for St Ives. With 19 entries most teams got a bye into Round 2 but both the St Ives' fours were drawn against each other in Round 1! So it was Wilson Cheng's side (Noel McKenzie, Peter Larcombe & Fred Alexander) up against George Rosettenstein's team (Tony Wright, Bob Talbot & Bruce Mason). In a very tight, low-scoring game it was Wilson's four that came up trumps winning 18-14. In the afternoon Wilson's side were on deck against J. Lancaster (Warrawee) and once again had the victory with a score of 23-13 to qualify for the quarter finals at Harbord BC on Sunday.
In the Reserve Fours, John Swann's team (Trevor Whitehead, Graeme Manning & Ross Yates) had the advantage of playing on home turf. With a bye in Round 1 the St Ives boys squeaked home in Round 2 beating G. Ellis (Avalon Beach) 19-17. John's team will play in the quarter finals at Harbord BC on Sunday.
What a fantastic final the ladies had today. It was so close - it came down to the second last bowl on the last end with Vicki Bartrop's girls winning 25 to 24.
Rhonwen Martin's team of Marion Pacey (substituting for Margaret Ledbury), Betty Ellem and Marianne Strevens were leading for most of the match. These ladies played beautifully.
Vicki's team of Carol Whitehead, Joan McCullagh and Di McBryde came from behind to steal the title.
Congratulations to all the players for a wonderful match.
The lady bowlers nominate one member each month as Queen of the Green. This title recognises someone who is always willing to help, generous with time, proactive, reliable and enthusiastic.
This month's Queen of the Green is Jo Hartmann. Congratulations and many thanks go to Jo.
The ladies played the Fours Championship semi finals today. They started early to try to beat the extreme heat. Lots of water, ice and umbrellas helped them get through both matches - well done to all who played.
Rhonwen Martin's team won through as did Vicki Bartrop's team. The final will be played on Thursday.