Bowls NSW and Women’s Bowls NSW had issued a directive suspending all bowls activities including social bowls. Subsequently Bowls NSW has issued another directive stressing that the suspension applies to all bowling activities and expanded it to include roll ups/practice.
At St Ives we believe that our members must follow this directive and if you come to the club for roll up/practice YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
We face unprecedented circumstances and these measures are aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoiding the lock downs we are now seeing in other countries. So we ask all members to follow the directives issued by Bowls NSW and Women’s Bowls NSW.
Bowls NSW and Women’s Bowls NSW have jointly advised today that “all association events, competition events, club events and tournaments and this includes social bowls” are suspended effective immediately. See the announcement attached.
This means that both men’s and women’s Pennants are suspended and organized social men’s bowls tomorrow and women’s social bowls on Thursday are cancelled. However, on both days green 2 will be prepared and jacks and mats put out so that if you want to come and roll up you can. It is a personal decision. Please remember the advice we have been given regarding keeping a social distance (1.5 metre) from other people.
Kevin Latham / Sue Byrne
Congratulations to Di McBryde, Shizuko Hashimoto, Chris Carey and Rod Silber who had a convincing win over Trevor Whitehead, Joan Francis, Gillian Miles and Dick Miles today in the Mixed Fours Club Championship.
Well done to all the bowlers.
Two matches were played today in very pleasant conditions.
The team of Trevor Whitehead, Joan Francis, Gillian Miles and Dick Miles had a strong win over Barbara Woodfield, Bruce Smith, Joy Sapier and Gerry Hurdwell.
The other match was keenly contested with Di McBryde, Shizuko Hashimoto, Greg Smith (substitute) and Chris Carey coming away with the win over Sue Byrne, Rhonwen Martin (substitute), Chris Wood and Peter Larcombe.
Great playing everyone!
After a thunderstorm 20 minutes before game time and with a stiff northerly breeze, play began as scheduled. The final saw two strong teams facing off: Di McBryde, Chris Carey and Rod Silber against Margaret Ledbury, Greg Smith and Jackie Wilmshurst. Team Silber raced out of the blocks and after 7 ends were up 10-0. However, Jackie's team fought back and with Greg Smith putting the jack in the the ditch on a long end, the score was 10-6 after 10 ends. But Rocket Rod was not happy and demanded more from his team who accommodated. Winning the next 7 ends including a two 2's, a 3 and a 4 raced away to 20-7 and it was slipping away from Team Jackie's grip. Final score 26-10.
A great effort from Marg, Greg and Jackie and congratulations to Di , Chris and Rod Silber.
Summary provided by Chris Carey
Perfect conditions for the Mixed Pairs Final being played today between Jenny Bradley & Jim Barclay and Chris Bergman & Vicki Bartrop.
Vicki & Chris jumped out of the gates fast and were 10-0 up after 7 ends. Jenny & Jim got on the scoreboard on end 8 but soon Vicki & Chris were back in control racking up 9 shots in 4 ends to lead 19-3. There was no way to stop the Bartrop/Bergman juggernaut and the match ended on end 19 with a final score of 24-7.
Congratulations to all the finalists.
The second semi final of the Mixed Pairs Championship was held last weekend with Jenni Bradley and Jimmy Barclay winning through in a very tight game. I understand that it came down to 1 shot in the end. Congratulations to the winners.
It should be a great final on Sunday 15th!
Tuesday saw the first of the Mixed Pairs semi finals played in beautiful sunshine. Vicki Bartrop and Chris Bergman (Chris B) played Chris Wood (Chris W) and Sue Byrne.
It was a VERY exciting match! Chris W & Sue led early in the game but Vicki and Chris B hung in there, never giving up. After 21 ends the teams were drawn so an extra end had to be played. Chris B drew beautifully and had 3 shots around the jack. Chris W came in the with a drive to save one shot but Vicki and Chris B came away with two shots for the win. Congratulations to Vicki and Chris B who move through to the finals.