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Brunswick Heads Men

Wednesday Social Bowls:

Cock of the Walk – L’Odonnell def G Rendell. 1st – L Davis, R Bryant, B Montgovery 2nd – G Daniels, B Daniels, D Daniels 3rd – P Brassington, D Turnbull, G Rendell.

Consistency Singles

Results: J Winter def T Ives, L Wade def D Sanderson, M Petrou def S Howaston. Club Triples: E Boyter, N Sharp, M Petrou def C Mackay, J Lawlor, B McClelland. D Sanderson, D Turnbull, R Carbines def C Woods, S Howaston, D Croft.


Mufti Bowls: Winners – M Whitney, P Brassington, L Hualey. Runner Up – B Holland, Marie D, P Sheriff.

Brunswick Heads Women

Thursday 7 June: Open Triples Championship: Joy Kearney, Julie Sanderson & Judy Wright 21 def Kay Soccio, Sadie Iversen & Bev Smith 20. Rosa Kinnear, Kerrie Dexter & Fay Parkes 18 def Jenny Lofts, Annie Revie & Lyn Proudlock 17. Edie Beddoes, Lorraine McCormick & Beverley Rose 25 def Margaret Darby, Dawn Hay & Darilyn Guest 11. Tuesday 12th June: Social Bowls: LynRyan & Barrie Wyborn drew 21 all with Kerrie Dexter & Denise Batson. Sue Cormack, Kay Soccio & Marian Parsons 15 def Di Lobb, Zena Wagner & Lyn Proudlock 14. Lorraine Siddall & Jenny Lofts 21 def Julie Sanderson & Beryl Boorman 11. Joan Loomes, Marcia Crichton & Eveline Marks 24 def Rosa Kinnear, Annie Revie & Lorraine Hurley 19. Winners: Rink 6 – E Beddoes, L McCormick & B Rose. Lucky Losers: Rink 6 – M Darby, D Hay & D Guest. Raffle won by L Hurley.

Byron Bay Men

Fine weather has allowed the Club Championship to progress. There are still matches to be played; please check notice board and arrange to have them played.

Tuesday’s social singles was won by Gavin McPhail. Jackpot not won and stands at $90 now.

Thursday’s self-selected pairs winners W Silberieson and A Laylam, runners up J Meinel and J Brooker. Meat tray won by T Hillard and the jackpot didn’t go off and is now $150.

Saturday’s social bowls won by B Macaulay and J Wright.

The Club Championship games winners played so far are Singles P Clark, D Aldridge and T Barry; Pairs J Brooker & M Banfield, D Aldridge & P Lofts, J Fleming & T Barry, G Daniels & P Clark; Triples G McPhail, J Fleming & T Barry to play A Everingham, P Boyd & R Reid in the semifinal with I Easten, W Borkhardt & K Rice into the final.

Byron Bay Women

Winners on Tuesday 19 June were M Carruthers, H Bashforth & R McKenzie.

Visitors are welcome any Tuesday. Please be at the club by 9:15am to put your name in or ring the club on 6685 6202. Bowls begin at 9:40am but you need to be in the club before 9:30am.

Bowlers – please check noticeboard for upcoming bowls days.

* AGM to be held Tuesday 17 July at 9.30am.  All members asked to be present. Nomination sheets are on board for all positions.

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Men


Two teams from Mullum travelled to Burringbar’s International Day enjoying a lovely day and bowls. Skip M McKay and team took out the 1st prize. At home the players organised a mixed social triples: R Wainwright B McClymont H McKenna 17 d T Riches N Lee C McClymont 13


Mudcrabs Mufti

18 players enjoyed great social play on a beautiful day to be on the green with 1 card going missing at lunch the other results were: A Hawkins, R Wainwright, T Fenwick 18; S Hawkins, GK Lumsden, H McKenna 18; I Pettendby, B McClymont, D Blake 17; H Bostock, G Naoum, J Estreich 10.


Wednesday Social

B Neate, N Newton, T Johnston 26 (c/w Phil Johnson & Son Builders Rink) d A Pyzer, J Canabou, L Henry 16; T Riches, M Johnson, J McKay 20 d G Naoum, S Abraham, R Gower 13; D Ottery, S Dettman, 19 d M Nicholls, P Thompson 16.

*Book yourself in for the next Mudcrabs day 8/7/12. All welcome 9:30

Mullumbimby Ex-services Women

19/6/12 Social

S Thomas, R Wainwright, J Beaumont (Rink W) d J Ball, J Lee, J Towner; R Mills, S Brown, B Croft d E Walker, H Robb, G Henry. Raffle J Kidman.

* Bowls commence at 12:30pm until further notice. Annual General Meeting to be held on 24 July at 9:30am followed by General Meeting, all members welcome.

Ocean Shores Men

Mon: 18.6 Triples

Winners: D Magnusson, B Fahy, K Roberts. R/U: K Hosie, B Montgomery, R Roberts.

Club Championships

Singles: G Condie def D Taylor.

Pairs: P Quirk, D Taylor def T Mitchell, B Pollard.

Triples: T Mitchell, J Gray, JT Gray def G Collins, T Mason, G Condie.

Fours: C Nicholsen, D Magnusson, J Moroney, JT Gray def G Priday, G LeClare, D Pine, G Collins and T Mitchell, B Pollard, T Mason J Gray def L Hoffman, D Matheson, P Hain, S Pratt.

Norfolk Shirt Boy: Tiger Haine.

Ocean Shores Women

20/06 Mixed Social:  B Paine, D Grant, J Williams (Winners on Secret Score) d B Paine, L Wright, K Gallard; G Fox/M Flesser d E Miller/G Johnston; T Warr/M Bertoli d J Seamer/J Bartlett. 22/06: Ladies’ Social: D Grant, L Hurley, M James (Winners on Secret Margin) d  L Wright, M Bertoli, M McConville; J Bartlett, B Stone, F Crowder d J Bartlett, B Baber, N Gartner; P Sullivan/C Timewell draw T Campbell/G Johnston; Championship Pairs:  M Hosie/JM Quirke (R/Up) d K Gallard/J Williams. 29/06 Gala Day.  Must be in a team or name down as a reserve. 13/07: Special Meeting at 8:30am to discuss the new Constitution & By-Laws.

Tweed Byron District Women

June 18:  District Presidents Triples.  Mother Nature was kind enough to give us a perfect day, for which we are most grateful after so much wet weather, for this competition.  20 teams from the Tweed Byron District contested this event with great enthusiasm and a determination to win this special trophy.  Congratulations to J Kearney, J Lofts and D Guest (Skip) from Brunswick Heads, winners on the day and runners-up F Turner, J Wotherspoon, E Fleming (Skip) from Cudgen Leagues.  Congratulations also to First Round winners R Morris, C Caine, M Chisholm (Skip), Murwillumbah, Second Round winners J Appleton, J Richards, D Buckley (Skip), Pottsville and Third Round winners R Wainwright, J Pettendy, J Towner (Skip), Mullumbimby.  Lucky Raffle winners were D Guest, S Thomas, J Lawson, Maureen James (2), S Brown and R Wainwright.  Mystery Number winners were A Revie and B Croft.  Well done, girls.  President Anne and the TBD Executive would like to thank President Mary and members of Murwillumbah WBC for hosting this extremely successful event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all contestants.  Everyone had a fabulous day.


Brunswick Valley

23/06/2012 8 Table Mitchell N/S 1st gross: Patricia Hems/mahant Downey 2nd gross David Dare/Ian Homfray E/W 1st gross Phyllis Keyte/Jannine Murray 2nd gross June Selleck Gweneth Falson.

* We meet at Brunswick Heads Community Centre on Monday and Saturday. Seated by 12.45, guests welcome. If a partner is required or information regarding bridge lessons, please contact Phyllis Keyte 6684 1103.

Ocean Shores

20/6: 7 Table  Mitchell. N–S: 1st gross: Peter Quirke/Pam Sullivan; 2nd gross: June Selleck & Barbara Simmons. E–W: 1st gross: Pat Janda/Sylvia Van Ropssum: 2nd gross I & G Pick

* We meet @ Ocean Shores Country Club every Wed evening. Seated by 6:15pm. All welcome. Phone Pam: 6680 3871.



23/06/12 Single Stroke

Winner: Warwick Curtis 64, Runner Up: Oren Tabakof 68 C/B.

Nearest the Pins

5th: C Donaldson 222cm

7th: N/A

9th: S Halpin 685cm

12th: T Williams 28cm

11th: 2nd Shot: NA

17th: K Lawler 316cm

Ball Run Down:   71 C/B

Gundies Mug: C Theodossiou 68

20/06/12 Single Stableford

Winner: Andrew Jordan-Brown 41, Runner Up: John Turton 40.

Nearest the Pins

5th: J Isaac 220 cm

7th: N/A cm

9th: J Cullen 101 cm

12th: J Williams 250 cm

11th: 2nd Shot: NA

17th: N/A cm

Ball Run Down: 35 C/B

Ocean Shores Men

Monday 18 Jun Medley Stableford

1st John Starcic 37pts, 2nd Colin Godsmark 37pts, 3rd Trent Buckley 36pts

Wednesday 20 Jun Single Stableford

Div 1: 1st Lewis Trudgeon 40pts, 2nd Gregory Mockler 40pts, 3rd Michael Donavon 40pts

Div 2: 1st Lockie Johnston 41pts, 2nd Phillip Williams 38pts, 3rd Grant O’Donnell 38pts

Saturday 23 Jun 4BBBB Stroke (2nd Round O/S Cup)

Coastal Voice and Data

1st S Moon & M King 59, 2nd I Wingad & J Stewart 59, 3rd S Brecard & M Watson 60

Overall Winners: J Bolger & S Bolger.


Headlanders Bodyboard Club

The Headlanders held its June comp at Brunswick Heads on Sunday. A beautiful winter day with light offshore winds greeted the competitors. Although the swell was small there was still some quality bodyboarding done with Jarrah Hamlin scoring two 10-point waves and an average wave score for the day of 8.1 and Stevie Lloyd tucking himself into a small barrel for a 4-sec count and 10-point score as well. Thanks to Frank and special thanks to Nick, Stevie, Richie and Liam for a their help with the judging.


1. Nial Gibney

2. Connor Gibney


1. Jarrah Hamlin

2. Jasper Hinchliffe

3. Nial Gibney

4. Nat Russell


1. Theo Hinchliffe

2. Jake Sthapit

2. Harry Springer

4. Connor Bresson


1. Stevie Lloyd

2. Theo Hinchliffe

3. Jake Sthapit

4. Liam Peters.

The club also hosted the North Coast Regional Schools selection trials on Sunday. Congratulations to the following bodyboarders who were selected for the north coast team to compete at the NSW State School titles to be held at Cronulla in July.

Under 18

Jake Sthapit – Byron Bay High

Under 16

Liam Gibney – Byron Bay High

Nat Russell – Mullumbimby High

Dan Pearson – Byron Bay High

Nial Gibney – Byron Bay High



Fred Newman won the open singles competition undefeated, but with three matches going to five sets. John Harrison was second and on a countback, Mark Smith was third.  Mark Smith & Daniel Attwood (+5) defeated Chris Strybos & John Harrison 3–0 to win the doubles handicap competition.

* All welcome. Play is at the Mullumbimby Tennis Clubhouse, Byron Street Mullumbimby, Thursday evening 6.30pm start. Also, build on your skills with our new table tennis robot. Enquiries phone Mark 0409 473 517 or Chris 6684 1468.



Brunswick Heads

Wednesday 27/6/12

Round 8 – Perry Homes Comp

Brunswick Heads Pharmacy v Ocean Shores Glass – G Davis v P Vanhorff, A Li v Kijay, W Knight v R Cameron, A Cox v F King

Cape Byron Medical Centre v Coastal Voice & Data – B Trivett v J Bristow, W Ferrier v S Moon, J Nicolson v C Booth, N Moon v N Dunn

Occupational Health & Rehab Services v Inky Business – C Littlewood v T Dryden, J Gribble v C Walsh, S McTeare v S Schubert, J Hodges v C Naughton

The Potato Works v Byron Bay Trophies – T Kropp v C Ashworth, R King v M Virtue, C Johnston v P Hill, R James v B Doran

Monday 2/7/12

Round 7 – Byron Health Foods Comp

Division 1 – 5 pm B Trivett v L Tomasella, G Davis v C Littlewood; 6 pm L Powell v Kijay

Division 2 – 5 pm M Cassidy v A Li, J Gribble v C Walsh; 5.30 pm S Moon v R King

Division 3 – 5 pm S Schubert v R Hughes, J Hounslow v R Draper; 6.30 pm J Nicolson v A Cox

Division 4 – 5 pm B Schubert v C Johnston, C Baggerman v S McTeare, J Hodges v C Naughton

Division 5 – 5 pm B Doran v C Bolton; 5.30 pm G Carter v F King. N Moon bye

Wednesday 4/7/12

Round 9 – Perry Homes Comp

Brunswick Heads Pharmacy v Byron Bay Trophies – G Davis v C Ashworth, A Li v M Virtue, W Knight v P Hill, A Cox v B Doran

Cape Byron Medical Centre v Ocean Shores Glass – B Trivett v P Vanhorff, W Ferrier v Kijay, J Nicolson v R Cameron, N Moon v F King

Occupational Health & Rehab Services v Coastal Voice & Data – C Littlewood v J Bristow, J Gribble v S Moon, S McTeare v C Booth, J Hodges v N Dunn

The Potato Works v Inky Business – T Kropp v T Dryden, R King v C Walsh, C Johnston v S Schubert, R James v C Naughton

* Phone 6685 1794 to play.


Brunswick Heads

Tuesday 26/6/12

Junior Comp – 5pm–6pm. $5 per week. 12–17 age group. Phone 6685 1794 to play. Beginners welcome.

Round 4 – J V Towing Comp

6pm Lounge Hogs v Squeakers, Eagles v Packers. Duty – Redbacks

7pm Bad v Redbacks, Mangoes v Flash. Duty – Eagles

Thursday 28/6/12

Round 6 – Ocean Shores True Value Hardware Comp

6pm Exodia v Volleys, Fireflys v Muchachas, Grogmonsters v Bop. Duty – Thunderbirds

7pm Flukes v Chilli Twist, Divas v Bruns Belles, Thunderbirds v Dees. Fill Ins bye. Duty – Exodia

Tuesday 3/7/12

Junior Comp – 5 pm–6 pm. $5 per week. 12–17 age group. Phone 6685 1794 to play. Beginners welcome

6 pm Mangoes v Packers, Lounge Hogs v Flash. Duty – Bad

7 pm Redbacks v Eagles, Bad v Squeakers. Duty – Flash

* Phone 6685 1794 to play. Beginners welcome.


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