Sports reports April 14th, 2021

14th Apr 2021

Ladies Bowls
Ladies have had a busy start to the year, playing in Regional Championships. Guyra was represented in Open pairs in Guyra, the Senior Pairs at Walcha, the Senior 4s at Uralla, and the Open Triples at Ex Servies, Armidale. We also had teams travel to Bendemeer and Delungra for President’s Days.
Now the clocks have been changed Ladies Bowls are played at 1pm Tuesdays, new players welcome. Have Fun and Good Bowling.
Jenny O’Neill

Ladies’ Golf
Last week the ladies played a Par Medal. Suzanne Towells was the winner and Wendy George was the runner up.
Nearest the pin winners were Wendy George on the 7th hole and Meg Simpson on the 9th and 18th holes.
This week the ladies are playing a Stableford. Next week is a Par Medal.
Several ladies will also be travelling to Glen Innes for the NEDGA tournament which was rescheduled after recent wet weather.
Good luck to all.

Vets Golf
Last week, with the course still very wet, 11 players struggled to get a good score in the monthly Reg Taylor stroke competition.
The stroke winner on 86 was Ian Taylor and the nett was taken out by Jon Cumming with nett 78. Putts went to both Pat Grills and Scott Mendes with 27 putts.
Nearest the pins were Ian Taylor on the 7th, Wal Chapman the 10th and Len Stanley the 18th. Also last week a small team travelled to Deepwater to play in their Open Day. The course was presented very well but with no run and sand greens the scores were not high.
This week a good team of Vets will be competing in the next round of Pennants at Uralla where we are in the lead with a very fine margin. 
A Vet

Men’s golf
Last Saturday the Soccer club had a successful ambrose day with 63 players supporting the day. On Sunday the Jones, Cracknell and Starr individual stroke was contested. The winner was Chris Newberry who had 82 Nett in trying conditions with Ian Taylor runner up. Nearest to the pins were Barry Simpson on the 7th and 10th with Mick Shiner on the 18th.
Next Sunday will be the Regional Australia Bank sponsored Regional Championships. These will be played in three grades 0-9 A grade 10-16 B grade 17-32 C grade. A timesheet is available at the club.
The Albatross

Men’s Bowls
Saturday April 10th saw three Club Championship games played:
In Open Singles Dan Kennedy played Barry Walls. Barry started off ok leading 5 shots to 1 shot but this is where it all fell to pieces as Dan put his foot down and soon had the game in hand, after 18 ends of play Dan emerged the victor. The other Open Singles game was between Andrew Sparke and Barry Campbell. This game was nearly a mirror of the other game as Andrew took control of the game early and never let go of his advantage, after 20 ends of play Andrew was successful winning this game.
The other game played was a Minor Singles game and that was played between John Jackson and Roger Cox. After 7 ends this looked as though it would be a repeat of the Semi Final played between these two last year. John was not about to be caught in the same predicament and settled down and with constant draw shots shot to a handy lead. This did not sway Roger as he set about chasing down the lead however John stuck to his game and after 33 ends managed to emerge the victor 31 shots to 20 shots.
Games set down for the weekend:
Saturday April 17th start 1.00pm: Starter and Umpire: Robert Walls
Major/Minor Pairs: Steven Sole and Robert Walls to play Barry Presnell and Michael Jackson
Major Singles: Scott Campbell to play Robert Moore marker Mallie Walls
Handicap Singles: Dan Kennedy to play Cameron Peardon marker David Wilcox
Sunday April 18th Start 1.00pm:
Minor Singles: Bob Goodchild to play Mick Rusden marker Barry Campbell
Major/Minor Pairs: Willy Jones and Barry Walls to play Roger Cox and Boyd Stanley.
The Bowls Bandit

Junior League
An NRL Training Clinic with Preston Campbell will be held at the Guyra Sporting Complex this Friday starting at 4pm.
This will be followed at 5.30pm by a BBQ and comunity members are invited to join them for a meet and greet with Preaston.