30 teams of men and women bowlers competed for the Chargrill Charlie’s Triples event at Tapner on Monday 25th February.
The weather was fine all day and the greens were running well. The format was three games of 13 ends, two bowl triples.
The victors on the day with 3 wins and a margin of 35 shots were Terry Warder (Harbord), Jim Dowd (Harbord) and Jeff Shaw (Manly).
In second was an Asquith team of Arthur Foy, Louise Cronan & Tony Macri with 3 wins and a margin of 23
Third was a Lindfield Rollers team of Willie Mok, Roger Parks and Bob Patterson with 3 wins and a margin of 8
Congratulations to all the winners
The JudgeIt invitational Pairs were held last Sunday and what a great day it was. The event opened the 38th annual Tapner Tournament, a fixture in Zone 9 and Metro Sydney that any good bowler doesn’t want to miss. 40 teams, in 10 sections of 4, fighting it out for $3,500 in prize money. Our club is very appreciative of the support of other clubs and bowlers in entering this tournament, we were over subscribed which is a good sign for bowls in our zone.
The quality of the teams was of the highest standard; we had several Commonwealth Games medallists, a current Australian Jackaroo, many of our current Zone Open and Seniors team members, past zone players, as well as top bowlers from the Sydney Metro area.
The format of 3 bowl pairs over 12 ends with 3 sectional games and a winners play winners final game was very well received. The day also saw the first game played on the Saints new tiff dwarf green, by all reports very true and with a month or two it will have great finish and speed.
Our Sectional winner’s games were Roger Manning and Jim Dowd against Mark Prosper and Mark Goddard, John Veteman and Richard Wise against Steve Ashdown and Brad Franklin, Alan McMaster and Steve Gliddon against Tim Walton and Peter Larcombe, Chris Carey and Adam Glew against Phil Heath and Robert Balfas, and Graham Wong and Brad Landi against Steve Lowe and James Browne.
As it does in these events with 5 undefeated teams it all came down to margins.
First place and $2,000 richer Alan McMaster and Steve Gliddon +50
Second place and $1,000 richer Chris Carey and Adam Glew +45
Third place and $500 richer Graham Wong and Brad Landi +36
This was a great day and the Saints hope to make this an annual “must play” in a bowler’s calendar.
Thanks again to our sponsor JudgeIt, online small claims specialists, if you have a debtor that won’t pay, use Judgeit.com.au
We had beautiful weather today for the final of the Women's Club Fours Championship. Everyone played well and there were some excellent heads. Rhonwen Martin's team that included Marian Pacey, Judy Lonsdale (substituting for Judy Douglas) and Marianne Strevens came away with the title, defeating Carol Whitehead, Pat Black, Di McBryde & Vicki Bartrop.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!
The ladies played the Club Fours Championship semi-final today. The game between Vicki Bartrop's team and Pam Caganoff's team was very close. Congratulations to all players. We look forward to an exciting final on Thursday.
What an exciting couple of days with the District Open Pairs and District Senior Pairs being played at Asquith, West Pymble and Lindfield. St Ives had 3 pairs in the Senior event at Asquith, with all 3 getting through the first round.
Di McBryde and Shizuko Hashimoto won through to the semi-finals being played at Lindfield on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, Shizuko was unwell so Jan Woodcock very kindly played as her substitute. A huge congratulations to Di, Shizuko and Jan for fantastic bowls in all games.
Jan and Di won the semi-finals in the morning. They then played a very exciting final on Sunday afternoon and came away with the win. This means that Di and Shizuko will play in the regional playoffs in June to see who represents Region 15 at the state championships in August. This is the 2nd year running for a St Ives team to hold this trophy. We are very proud of you ladies!
A hectic day at SIBC yesterday with a plethora of teams competing in the Zone 9 Reserve Fours plus six rinks of social bowls.
St Ives had just two representative fours in action yesterday. In the State Fours, played at Harbord BC, Mark Rosenberg's side got through Round 1 beating A. Foy from Asquith 20-14. However, in the afternoon Round 2 match they came up short losing to Mona Vale's A. Glew 17-25.
In the Senior Fours, played at Belrose BC, Rod Silber's four fell in Round 1 to G. Tetstall's Harbord team 13-22.
Thankfully some easier playing conditions on Sunday at Belrose BC for the Senior Zone Triples. Three SIBC teams were in action.
Rod Silber's team fell 25-18 to J. Courtney from Dee Why whilst George Rosettenstein's side lost to G. Tetstall from Harbord 34-19. Wilson Cheng's triple (who had a bye in Round 1) had a good Round 2 win, 32-14, against A. Marsden from Avalon Beach. However, Wilson & co fell at the Round 3 hurdle, losing 30-8 to P. Leckey from Harbord.
Saturday saw a blisteringly hot day for the scheduled opening rounds of the Zone Triples competition. Matches in Round 1 were completed at all four venues in use but play at Belrose, Asquith & St Ives was suspended in the afternoon in the interest of health & safety of the players. A cooling breeze at Harbord allowed all scheduled games to be completed there.
In the State Triples at Harbord, Geoff Rose's rink went down 26-15 to M. Davern (Asquith).
In the Reserve Triples (played at Asquith & St Ives) SIBC had just the one entry, skipped by Wes Taylor. Playing at Asquith they lost to R. Abdallah's triple, playing on their own green, 33-13.
We had better fortunes in the Senior Triples played at Belrose. Rod Silber came through against D. Rust (Harbord) 24-21 whilst George Rosettenstein fought off R. Wise's Belrose triple 26-22.
Play will continue today (Sunday) subject to weather conditions.