A perfect autumn day weather-wise for the ANZAC day commemorations at St Ives Club! Club Chairman Kevin Latham led the well-attended 11 o'clock ceremony along with the President of the Women's Bowling Club, Di McBryde. Harley Sugden did sterling work playing The Last Post and Reveille while Penny Howell was on hand to lead the singing of The Recessional and the National Anthem.
A traditional barbeque lunch followed and the afternoon saw a familiar set of activities to entertain the big, family-oriented crowd attending:-
A successful & appropriate remembrance of the ANZAC tradition enjoyed by all.
The final club competition for 2018 was contested on Sunday in not the easiest of conditions- 30 degrees plus temperatures and winds gusting over 40 km/h. The two teams were Di McBryde, Jim Barclay & Rod Silber taking on Jan Woodcock, Tony Wright & Graham Hancock.
Graham's side had the edge in the early ends always keeping their noses in front. Rod's side engineered a couple of big scores on ends 10 & 11 to level the scores again at 12-12. Di, Jim & Rod managed to win 5 ends in a row culminating in a 5 on end 17 leaving them with a nice 23-13 lead. They held that 10 shot lead through to end 19 and, although Graham's team won the last two ends, it was Rod's side that took the day & the championship 26 shots to 21.
Congratulations to the winners & commiserations to the runners-up.
Saturday December 1st will see a new format & scheduling for two big events in the Club's calendar. The Turkeys Galore mixed bowls event is being scheduled to combine with the Mens Section Presentation Day. The intention is to make both events a little special and of course maximise participation from our membership.
The timings for the day will be as follows:-
Bookings are requested for catering purposes and entry forms are posted outside the men's locker room. Entries should be made by 5 pm on Friday November 30th.
Please support this event if you can get there! Any enquiries about the event can be made with Jenni Bradley.
Gerard Coggans 21 November 2018
The first Tuesday in November is of course time for the "Race That Stops a Nation". Before the gates open at 3:05 at Flemington there will be events a-happening at St Ives Club too!
Lunch & Play is only $25 or just lunch is $15. If you want to participate then put your name on the list at the Club or contact Jenni Bradley on 0417 129651 before 5pm on Saturday.
P.S. There will be prizes for the most outrageous headgear for both ladies & chaps!
The updated draw for the 2018 Mixed Triples Championship is shown below following the Round 1 matches played on Sunday.
Persistent, tricky wind conditions kept the competitors on their toes in the 2018 Mixed Pairs Championship Final. The competing teams were Jenni Bradley & Mike Heath taking on Shizuko Hashimoto & Chris Carey.
The early going was very close but then on the 9th end Hashimoto/Carey got a 4 to lead 11-4. That spurred Bradley/Heath onto a run of winning ends & they reversed that lead, taking a 16-11 advantage. This was always likely to be a close match and so it proved with the score being tied at 17-all after 17 ends. On the home straight it was Mike & Jenni who got across the line winning the match 21-18.
Congratulations to the winners Jenni & Mike and commiserations to Shizuko & Chris for a fine effort as runners-up.
The two semi-finals in the Mixed Pairs Championship were played yesterday. Two close games saw Jenni Bradley & Michael Heath win 23-20 over Sue Byrne & Chris Wood while Shizuko Hashimoto & Chris Carey defeated Chris Bergman & Judy Bain 21-15.
The final will be played next Sunday September 30th.
Some exciting matches in Sunday's sunshine in Round 2 of the Mixed Pairs Championship. Most notable was the match between Sue Byrne & Chris Wood playing against Jan Woodcock & Graham Hancock. Their match was tied after 21 ends- Sue & Chris prevailed on the extra end 21-20.
The semi-finals are coming up next Sunday (September 23rd).
The Mixed Pairs event gets underway on Sunday with one Round 1 game and one Round 2 matchup. Pam & Sid Caganoff will play Nigel Blackburn & Joy Sapier in Round 1 while Judy Bain & Chris Bergman will play Gidley McCullough & Joan McClelland.
The full draw is below; stay tuned for updates.