Sports wrap from across the Nambucca Valley and surrounds

Nambucca Bowls Hibiscus Pairs winners Judy Monks and Elaine Tindall from Sawtell with Paul Coulton from sponsors Nambucca Heads Bowling Club
Nambucca Bowls Hibiscus Pairs winners Judy Monks and Elaine Tindall from Sawtell with Paul Coulton from sponsors Nambucca Heads Bowling Club

Bowls

Bowraville

Paul O’Neill reports – last Thursday the winners with the biggest aggregate were Bob Mackay, Gino Vitagliani and Tristram Edwards, who also jagged the jackpot of $110. Runners-up were Paul Allen and Lloyd Laird. Names in by 12.30 for a 1 o’clock start this arvo.

Two games in the Mixed Pairs championship were played over the weekend with defending champs June Summers/Matt Hopper proving too strong for Beth Mitchell/Steve Wellington and Tracey Armes/Greg Kirkham pulled off a minor upset beating Lyn McKay/Geoff McKay 20-12.

There are two games of Men's Triples set down for the weekend – Graham Allen, Craig Doolan, Greg Lamberth v Pat Clough, Beau McKay, Paul O'Neill and Steve Johnson, Greg Doolan, Dean Roe v Gavin Gallop, Tim Gardner, Geoff McKay. Go Bowra!

Macksville Men

Doug Smith reports – on Thursday the winners were decided by the highest aggregate with a pairs game of Tony Pickvance and Cliff Yager the winners from Ken Ainsworth and Stuart Garvey and third was Tony Baker, Kevin Scott and Malcolm Duffy. The jackpot of $254 is intact for this week.

On Saturday there was one game of triples with Jye McAuliffe, Brian Nunn and Kevin Scott defeating Wayne Ross, Brian Fuller and Warren Gallop.

Hibiscus Pairs runners-up Pat Smith and Manor Smith with Lauris White from Hello World

Hibiscus Pairs runners-up Pat Smith and Manor Smith with Lauris White from Hello World

Nambucca Heads Women

Pat Smith reports – Hibiscus Pairs round winners 1st round Pam Hughes and Judy Bishop, 2nd round Robin Adams and Jenny Foster, 3rd round Lyn Hartmann and Myra McKay. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to those who took part.

Scotts Heads Women

Kate Flippence reports – congratulations to Jo Evelyn and Michelle Webber on their win in the pairs finals last Tuesday against Judy Hawkins and Jan Walters, bad luck girls, there’s always next year.

Don’t forget people our Thursday afternoon social bowls are still rolling along, all welcome.

Did you know that greenkeepers don’t have to think hard, they’re surrounded by experts!

Scotts Heads Men

Gary Bishop reports – the weekend saw the running of the Ben Budge Memorial Triples carnival at Scotts Head. It was the 21st running of the carnival but it was the inaugural event since the event was rebadged to honour Ben Budge. The first prize, taken out by the Park Beach team of R O'Keefe, R Holloway and W Murray, was presented by Mrs Janine Budge. Other prizes were handed out by the carnival's major sponsor, Jasper Young of Scotts Head Pharmacy. The weather had been kind to us for the carnival and for the bowlers who travelled from far afield in NSW to take part, and we look forward to next year's carnival with entries already received. Social bowls will resume on Saturday.

Urunga Woman

Pat Chapman reports – as reported last week Elaine Cameron, Sally Welsh, Ros Hancock and Lorraine, Urunga's champion District and Regional Fours combination, travelled to Sydney to compete in the State finals. They met stiff opposition from Ettalong in the first round and went down 28 to 6.  Nevertheless this was wonderful experience and no doubt will stand them in good stead for the future.

The Pairs from Park Beach and the Triples from Sawtell also lost in round 1 but Urunga sends hearty congratulations to Judy Monks from Sawtell who took out the coveted Singles State title having survived all the rounds against the State's top bowlers.  All Judy's Urunga bowling friends are proud of her magnificent achievement.

I don't think anyone complained about the rain washing out last Tuesday's bowls but the sun shone for Thursday and the remaining semi-final in the major minor pairs was played resulting in a win for Isabel Pettit and Wendy Hodges (sub for Robyn Pettit) over Helen Hoffman and Robyn Adams.  They will now meet Kath McPhail and Gai Bailey in the final.  Rink winners were Janine Brown and Faye Puckeridge. Nominations for the minor pairs close Friday and Consistency nominations open on Friday, closing October 11.

Please go through your cupboards and bring in items for the trading table on our Gala Day to be held on Tuesday October 2. Nominations of triples are now being accepted.

It is hoped that there will be a good attendance for the meeting immediately after lunch on Thursday about the colour of slacks/shorts/skirts for our new uniform. Please make every effort to attend.

Nambucca Bowls Hibiscus Pairs 3rd place Jean Schneider and Arlene Duffus with sponsor Hello World

Nambucca Bowls Hibiscus Pairs 3rd place Jean Schneider and Arlene Duffus with sponsor Hello World

Bridge

Nambucca Valley

Noel Howard reports – Monday September 3, 26 players. N/S: Stephen and Amber Fox 60.36%, Haidee Purkiss and Joan Norwood 56.43%, Noreen Cork and Marie Dalton 51.79%. E/W: Gillian Buganey and Daphne Priestley 57.08%, Cherylene and John Stimpson 55.00%, Beverley Oldfield and Maureen Cowan 52.50%.

Tuesday September 4, 18 players. Howell: Margaret Sullivan and Richard Levy 63.19%, Lynne and John Slade 60.42%, Colin Denney and Jane Wood 54.86%.

Thursday September 6, 40 players. N/S: Mike Siford and Colin Tolley 68.26%, Richard Levy and Gillian Buganey 59.95%, Veronica Buchanan and Barbara Box 57.66%. E/W: Jennifer and Stuart Thorne 60.30%, John Buganey and Robert Baker 54.49%, Stephen and Amber Fox 54.05%.

Saturday September 8, 36 players. Club Championships Round 1: Stephen Fox and Cynthia Gill 62.73%, Carol McKee and Amber Fox 58.80%, Ivan Redwood and Fern Hinchcliffe 58.80%.

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