It was a great pleasure to watch the pairs semi finals today. All four ladies played beautifully and this showed in the progressive scores. In both matches, the lead changed a few times throughout the game and the result came down to the final end.
I am sure that all players will be happy with their game today.
Congratulations to Joan McCullagh and Ros Heilman for their win over Kath Morrison and Jackie Wilmshurst.
Congratulations to Di McBryde and Anne Cowlishaw for their win over Margaret Ledbury and Rhonwen Martin.
The final is scheduled for Thursday next week.
The ladies played the second round of the Club Pairs Championship today. Initially the weather looked doubtful but it turned into a beautiful day for bowls. Congratulations to all the players today. We now have four pairs ready to play the semi-final next week.
The final of the women’s club singles between Vicki Bartrop and Shizuko Hashimoto was played on a beautiful
sunny May Tuesday.
Shizuko got off to a good start by winning the first 3 ends. Vicki won the next end with a great
on-shot but it was to be short lived and Shizuko won the next 3 ends with great bowls to lead 9-1. Vicki then
picked up a 4 and from then on both players kept their draw games going in an exciting match to watch Shizuko
led 13-8. Vicki regularly had shot, both bowlers played beautiful draw bowls but Shizuko steadily opened up her
lead winning the next 6 ends with mostly singles to lead 20-8. Vicki came up with some terrific final bowls to
keep the game alive before Shizuko won the last 4 ends to claim victory 25-10.
We saw two exciting matches in the Major Singles semi finals today. Both matches were close at times with Vicki Bartrop and Shizuko Hashimoto winning through to the finals.
Congratulations to the four players for quality bowls today.
What an exciting day today - Di McBryde won the North Shore District Singles title against Sue Meares from Killara. It was a fantastic game. Di got away to a strong start and was leading 13:1. When Sue got the mat she started gaining ground. The score was 13:8 when Di killed the end. At 18:8, Di was going well. After a few more ends, Sue trailed the jack back, making 4 - the score was 20:17. Di steadied her nerves and pulled away again, winning 25:17. It was an excellent match!
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.
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.