Herewith the Pennant teams' selection for Round 6.
If you are unavailable, please advise the selectors ASAP.
Tony Tinworth 29 May 2018
Yesterday's Pennant draw saw all three games played at home (the 2s had a bye), resulting in wins for the 6s and 7s but sadly the 4s went down.
The 6s 64-46, 8 points to 2 win against North Manly put the side on top of their section ladder, a half point ahead of Mosman at this midway point in the competition. The result came as a result of a big win by Peter Sullivan's team. Chatswood had been top of the table but went down to Mosman in yesterday's game.
The 7s defeated Seaforth 69-60, 9 points to 1 thanks to a big win by Chris Stirling's team. This places then second on the ladder 1 1/2 points behind Mona Vale so still very much in the competition.
Not such good news for our 4s who went down 75-57 , 8 points to 2 against Willoughby Park. Both Bob Talbot's and Joe Shofer's teams had close wins but no such luck for John Cumming's team. They are still in the hunt, 3rd on the ladder.
Tony Tinworth 27 May 2018
The Women's Singles Championship final was held at the club on Thursday 10th May and this year's Champion, for the second consecutive year, is Vicki Bartrop. Vicki had a stunning win over a very gallant Rhonwen Martin in a game that was of the highest of standards. From the start of the official rollup ends it was apparent that we were in for a beauty, and so it was.
As Rhonwen rolled the jack for the first end, the clouds parted and the day was perfect for both the players and members watching this eagerly awaited final from either inside or out of the clubhouse. The very first end was tight with first one and then the other edging nearer and nearer the jack. One to Vicki in a tight measure and this set the scene for most of the day. Rhonwen played a beautiful on-shot with her last in the second to take the jack back from Vicki to pick up two and another in the third indicated to all that she had brought her recent fine form to the final. And so it went, to and fro' over the next few ends with both players wishing, if they couldn't win the end, to give nothing other than a single to the other. Three singles on the 6th, 7th and 8th ends to Rhonwen had Vicki looking skyward for divine intervention. Rhonwen had now regained the lead and led 6-5 going into the 9th.
But, the tenacious Vicki kept producing bowls that were truly incredible. Rhonwen time and time again nestled bowls on or near the jack only to see Vicki, particularly with her last, take it away or draw a resting toucher. Amazing as it sounds Vicki did not allow Rhonwen another shot in the match after the 8th and picked up her second Club Singles Championship title on the trot with a magnificent 25-6 win.
Truly, the score bears no reflection of the hard-fought game that the two girls played and Vicki will be the first to admit that she didn't get it her own way. You may say that Rhonwen didn't get the rub of the green, that's somewhat true, but then again Vicki didn't let her. Vicki's form was outstanding and she thoroughly deserves the Champion's mantle. Rhonwen's was also very good, but unfortunately for Rhonwen, outstanding on the day beats very good!
Congratulations to both ladies for their performance throughout the tournament and particularly to Vicki for her Championship win.
David Hagley 10 May 2018
Teams for Round 5 of the Pennant competition are as follows:-
Tony Tinworth 22 May 2018
Playing dates for two Mixed Bowls events have been changed:-
The website now reflects these changes.
Tony Tinworth 22 May 2018
It was a most disappointing day for our Grade 2 side in today's round 4 Pennant match, going down by just 1 shot to Dee Why. Trailing by 10 shots with 10 ends to play our side put in a gallant late run to just come up short. Both Chris Carey's and Rod Silber's team had good wins to give a 8-2 final points result. But for a six shot turnaround - 5 up to 1 down- in Chris' game the result would have been so different.
Better news for our 4's who had a 66-58, 9 points to 1 win against Harbord, playing at Harbord.
However, it was a great day for the 6's playing top-of-the-table, undefeated Mosman. They had a 67-61, 9 points to 1 win to swap places with their opponents and go to the top of the table.
But it was the reverse call for the 7's who were on the top of the table playing Mona Vale who were running second. They lost 44-66, 1 point to 9 to also do a swap.
All three games were played at home in a beautiful autumn day, somewhat of a change from last weekend when all four sides were playing away.
Tony Tinworth 19 May 2018
With the introduction of our new uniform the Mens Club Committee has finalised and further clarified the Club's dress code. The appropriate attire is required to be adhered to at all times by all bowling members. Their document is reproduced below:
ST IVES MEN’S BOWLING CLUB
MENS CLUB ATTIRE & DRESS CODE
Since the introduction of our recently revised playing strip there appears to be some confusion over the Club’s dress code. Thus the following is provided for your information to clarify and reinforce requirements.
If you have any queries please refer to the President or the Bowls Secretary for clarification.
David Hagley 30 April 2018
Bowls Australia has finalised negotiations for this year's return of The Bowls Show on SBS for a third season. Additionally, in a first for the sport, the Australian Open will be shown live, with the men's and women's singles and pairs to feature on 21st (singles) and 22nd June (pairs).
In summary the key details are:
The Bowls Show - 22 weeks from 13 May - 7 October on Sundays at 3:00pm on SBS
The Australian Open Finals (which may not feature any of our members) - live on 21 and 22 June, 11:30am to 4pm on SBS and Fox Sports.
David Hagley 30 March 2018