MIXED BOWLS TO START ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS
Are you looking to fill in an afternoon or are you new to Canowindra? If the answer is “yes”, how about trying a game of lawn bowls? Yes, that’s right- lawn bowls. You won’t need to purchase a set of bowls.
The Canowindra Bowling Club will provide some for you. Don’t have any shoes? You can play barefoot. Don’t know how to play this exciting mind game? The club coach is available, and will take the time to show you the fundamentals of the game. Come along on a Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm, when names are due in, for a 2pm start of 12 ends. The green fee is only $7.
Did you know Weerdan Bowls have returned to the Bowling Club? That’s right, they have, and play will commence at 1.30pm each Thursday for a 2pm start for 12 ends. The club can provide bowls for you, and if you don’t have bowls shoes, you can play barefoot. For anyone that is unsure of how to play, the club’s coaches will be able to help you out. Come along and meet new friends, renew old acquaintances and have a jolly good time. The green fees will be $7. Contact the Bowling Club for further details. All mixed bowls to be played will be ‘mufti’- meaning no uniforms will be required.
MENS BOWLS NEWS
Last Saturday our club hosted the final of the District Champion of Champions singles event, between Brent Lees of Canowindra, and Steve Galvin of Grenfell. It was an entertaining game with the scores being close throughout the match. At one stage the scores were 22 all but Steve seemed to have the edge to win the game 31-27. Steve will now progress to zone level of this competition. Thanks to Bob Robson for marking this match.
Last Sunday a semi final of the major triples was played between Steve Kirkman, Sparky and Duncan against Terry Brent and Vinnie. Duncan’s team got off to a flying start to lead seven to nil, but then Vinnie’s team came back to level the scores at 10 all after 11 ends. From then on the scores were close with the scores again level at 16 all after 18 ends. Vinnie’s team required four shots on the last end to tie the game but Vinnie, with his last bowl, trialled the jack to his team’s bowls but only gained three shots and Duncan’s team won the game 20-19.
On Saturday August 6 we have the O’Brien Cup, featuring M Baldwin, R Traves, V P Sargent, and V Mirto. The semi final major triples will see J Preston, C Webb, B Webb, V K Walker, D Byrne, and G Wilson play.
On Sunday August 7 the mixed mufti bowls are on, with names due in by 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. Nominations are now called for the mixed pairs. Thanks to Terry, Bob, Steve and Duncan, who attended the working bee last Saturday morning. Upcoming events include the Trivia and Curry Night on Saturday August 20. Guests should arrive at 6pm for 6.30pm start. The cost will be $25 per head. Call the club to book your table on 63441605. RSVP by August 15. The mixed mufti triples day is on Sunday October 9. Players should arrive at 9.00am for a 9.30am start. The event is sponsored by BCIB Insurance. Two games of 15 ends will be played. Winners will be awarded $180, and runners up will receive $120. The cost is $60 per team, which includes lunch.
Mixed mufti bowls will continue on Thursday August 4 with names in by 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. All are welcome, and please bring a friend. The Wednesday badge draw will be $1200, and the Friday badge draw will be $600. Bingo is on this Thursday at 11am.