Sports reports August 12, 2020
Well this week’s bowls started off with the Semi Final of the Open Singles. This game was played by mutual agreement on Wednesday August 5th between John McIlwain and Dan Kennedy. In true style Dan came out of the blocks determined to advance to the Final. Dan opened a handy lead after the first 4 ends one that he managed to hang on to even though John pushed him all the way. Dan advanced to the Final with a win 31 shots to 28 shots over 36 ends.
Saturday August 8th saw the Final of the Open Singles played. Col Stanley played Dan Kennedy and with his confidence up after his win on Wednesday Dan came out firing on all cylinders winning the first end and settling the nerves. Col then won the next end and set the tone for the rest of the game but alas Dan took command winning the next 5 ends opening a very handy lead, this did not seem to take away the final objective of the game from Col as he kept biting away at Dan’s heels. Dan had his eyes on the finishing line and despite Col’s persistence he forged ahead and to victory 31 shots to 25 shots over 34 ends. Congratulations to all three bowlers for putting on a smorgasbord of Championship Bowls. Well Dan you have done it again Club Champion well done.
Now to next weekend’s bowls: Saturday August 15th: Start: 12.00pm. Starter: Robert Walls. Umpire: Barry Presnell.
Minor Singles: Mallie Walls to play Barry Campbell marker Geoff Reeves
Handicap Singles: Barry Presnell to play Anthony Bull marker Robert Walls
Sunday August 16th: Starter and Umpire: Paul Johnson.
Club Pairs: Dan Kennedy and Barry Walls to play Robert Moore and Paul Johnson.
Bowlers please note that the Club Pairs are play or forfeit as the Match Committee wishes to have a team in the District Champion of Champions in the pairs.
The Bowls Bandit
Last week the ladies played a Canadian Foursomes with Juneil’ Café’ as the sponsors.
Thank you to Juneils’ for their beautiful prizes for the day.
Donna White and Pip White won the day with Shona Mulligan and Vicki Reeves as the runners up.
Nearest the Pin winners were Debbie Bury on the 9th hole and Donna White on the 10th hole.
Well done to all the ladies for playing in such trying windy conditions.
This week we are playing a Par Medal with Julie Walker as the sponsor.
Next week is a Stroke Golf NSW Medal Round with Jenny Shiels as the sponsor and Jenny Rogers as the starter.
Guyra Cricket Club is chasing information regarding any Life Members of our club or local cricketers who are Life Member’s of Northern Tablelands Cricket Association. At our recent A.G.M we are looking to celebrate both our future and our past for the upcoming season.
We are looking for nominations for new Life Members. Nominees should be someone that has been a long time contributor either on or off the field.
Information about existing Life members or nominees can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or any current Guyra cricketers. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Guyra cricket needs to keep its history alive and recognise these honourable members.
Last week we had a good field of 14 players compete in the Reg Taylor Stroke competition.
The stroke winner was Ian Taylor with a score of 80.
The nett winner was shared by Don Campbell and Ian Taylor with a nett score of 74.
Tex Varley was the best putter on the day with 24 putts.
Nearest the pins went to Ian Taylor on the 7th, and Col Walls on the 10th and 18th.
The qualifying round for the NEVGA Four Ball has been set down to be played on September 29. The finals will be played at Guyra in November, all being well.