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
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!
The ladies enjoyed bowls and a delightful lunch, followed by the annual presentations. The club house looked great and there was a very happy "buzz". Well done to the many winners and runners-up.
Carol Whitehead and Barbara Woodfield played an exciting final in the Women's Minor Singles on Tuesday. It was a hot and stormy day but the ladies managed to finish before the terrible weather came through. Carol got off to good start, taking the first few ends. Barbara then got into her groove and won 7 ends in a row, taking the lead with a score of 13 to 6 after 12 ends. Carol started to catch up but Barbara was still in the lead 18 to 16 after 21 ends. Carol then stormed home, winning the next 4 ends to take the match 25 to 18. What a great game! Well played ladies, you should both be proud of your efforts.
The ladies played the next round of the Consistency Singles on Thursday. The weather was pretty hot so the ladies found it heavy going. Congratulations to the winners. The next round will be the semi-final on Tuesday. There should be some very good matches!
The ladies played the first round of the Consistency Singles in beautiful sunshine yesterday. There were some excellent bowls played.