Cootamundra bowls swings back into gear

UNLUCKY: Former champion pair Neta and Don Manwaring were pipped at the post in the club mixed pairs by Jan Roberts and Ron Rosengreen.

UNLUCKY: Former champion pair Neta and Don Manwaring were pipped at the post in the club mixed pairs by Jan Roberts and Ron Rosengreen.

As we begin another year, may I wish all our bowler friends and readers a happy new one that treats you kindly.

As you begin your bowls with us would you please take note of the new “Beat the Heat” starting times for the present.

The Tuesday games begins at 9.30am and names must be in by 9am.

In the Friday competition, which starts 7pm, names should be in 6.30pm.

The Friday game is open to ladies and gents, young and old, members and non-members, and they are assured of a good time playing in the cooler conditions.

One Friday evening game has already taken place and results are as follows.

Neta Manwaring and Graham Bushell had a five-shot margin win over Jean Bushell and Don Manwaring.

Coincidentally Charlie Willis and Graham Davidson also had a five-shot win over Roger Williams and Rodney Crowe. Wayne Watmore and Ron Rosengreen went one better with a six-shot win over Garry Cassidy and Ron Johnson.

However,  the pair who stole the limelight with a very impressive margin of 18 shots was Tyson Smith and president Barber who defeated Geoff Hagan and Keith Townley.

President Mike was doing right thing taking Tyson, a new Junior member, as his partner for the night and Tyson excelled – hence the big win.

Good work Tyson.

Mixed Pairs Competition

The club mixed pairs competition has almost concluded and one semi-final has been played since last year’s notes.

“The pair who stole the limelight with an impressive margin of 18 shots was Tyson Smith and president Barber who defeated Geoff Hagan and Keith Townley.”

                                                                                                                               Jan Roberts and Ron Rosengreen earned the right to play Neta and Don Manwaring in the first semi final in what was a cliff-hanger of a contest.

They found the first half very hard going against the former champion pair who at end 11, held a 14-4 lead.

However, Jan and Ron turned their luck around and won the next six ends to take a two-shot lead and scores were level at 16-all with two ends to play.

But at the final end the score was again level, 17-all.

Requiring an extra end to get a result, Jan and Ron went onto win.

The victory has given the pair a berth in the mixed pairs grand final.