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Brunswick Heads Men

Week Ending 15/12/13–  Wednesday 11th 1st J. Hay, J Anderson, J Mills; 2nd F Hill, B Stewart, J Lawlor; 3rd Jeff Brassington, M Petrou.  Cock of the Walk M Masula. Saturday 14th Open Pairs Jackpot 1st T Selwood, J Mills, 2nd E Boyter, J Winter, 3rd Blossom & G Rendell. Jackpot not won stands at $70. Bowls start apm – 6 x 6 Games, 2

Week Ending 22/12/13–Wednesday 18th 1st T. Selwood, J Hay, J Mills; 2nd P Solomon, M Masula, B McClelland;  Hope the Winners enjoy their Xmas Hams and Cakes! Cock of the Walk R. Carbines. Saturday 21st Open Pairs Jackpot 1st J Sanderson, J Anderson, 2nd T Selwood, J Mills. Jackpot was won by K Peacey & M Petrou.

*** Bowl Pairs. Great Concept. Come along.  Sat 11th January Fish ‘n’ Chips Triples. Open. 1st Prize $90 per Team, 2nd $60, 3rd $30. Starts 1m. 3 Games, 9 Ends Saturday 25th January Versatile Triples – 12.30pm Start 1st Round singles and Pairs. Second Round 3 Bowl Triples. Total Prize mney $525.00 – Plus Sausage Sizzle at half time.

Brunswick Heads Women

Our last day for 2013. A morning social game of bowls was played followed by our Xmas lunch break up party. A good fun day enjoyed by all that attended.

Ladies bowls commence back on Tuesday the 14th January, 2014.

Brunswick ‘Bantams’ Christmas Mufti  Raffle Winners: 1st Margie Barnes, 2nd Di Burke, 3rd Ruth Slogrove, 4thCarol McGregor.  Thanks to everyone for your support,  Next Mufti 19th January 2014. 8.00am ‘Ham & Eggs’ Breakfast.

*** Our first General Meeting for 2014 isTuesday January 14 starting at 10am (sign in 9.30am). Wishing all our ladies & family’s a Joyous Festive Season with a Happy-Healthy New year.  Love and Peace on the greens for 2014.

Kingscliff Men

December 16

Congratulations to Ian Taylor on being named the Tweed District Player of the year at the recent District awards.

Social Bowls Results: The Kingscliff Meat Gallery Tuesday Morning Open Pairs: 3rd December: Winners: D Lusby, S Goodwin. Runners Up: P Craven, R Erickson. Plate Winners: B Harris, D Smith. Thursday Triples 5th December: Winners: J Davies, A Bousie, B Clarke; B Harris, J Felton, D Roughley; S Wallace, L Murphy, S Jamieson. Plate Winners; M Mesic, J Barnes, H Hockey. The Kingscliff Meat Gallery Tuesday Morning Open Pairs: 10th December: Winners: D Jones, S Akers. Runners up: K Liddington, E Taylor. Plate Winners: J Yale, S Spencer. Thursday Triples 12th December: Winners: J Hansen, R Spence, R Julius; A Lavelle, P Murphy, V Lewis; J O’Malley, P Jones, D Whittington. Plate Winners; P Deakiss, J McGill, R Amour. Saturday Triples 14th December: Winners: H Highfield, J Felton, T Dimmock; R Ellis, S Wallace, R Amour; C Scott, P Gentle, P Crompton. Plate Winners: B Morrow, J Brereton, R Graham.

January 6

Club Championship News:  In Round One of the Reserve Grade Fours M Scott, B Fitzgerald, R Sharpe, R Graham 25 d P Lewis, J Julius, D Whittington, F McNamara 16 and A Simpson, K Dawson, N Peacock, H Hockey 20 d J Barnes, B Butler, B Jack, D Roughley 10. On Sunday S Wallace, P Gentle, G Hunt, P McGirr d M Scott, B Fitzgerald, R Sharpe, R Graham. The Final will be played on Sunday 12th January with Stew Wallace, Paul Gentle, Graham Hunt and Paul McGirr playing Alan Simpson, Keith Dawson, Neil Peacock and Harry Hockey.

Social Bowls Results: The Kingscliff Meat Gallery Tuesday Morning Open Pairs: 31st December: Winners: R Watson, B Turner. Runners up: A Hansen, C Ainsworth. Plate Winners: N Peacock, P McGirr. Thursday Triples 2nd January: Winners: P Lewis, S Dawson, D Whittington; J MacDonald, B Raeburn, G Steinhardt; J Weterkamp, M Mesic, P Murphy. Plate Winners; M Scott, J Reardon. Saturday Triples 4th January: Winners: S Wallace, P Gentle, M King; G Hallett, B Gentle, P McGirr; G Hinks, A Simpson, G Hunt. Plate Winners: S Bass, G Pritchard, J Findlay.

*** 2014 is off to a very busy start. Club championships began last weekend, trial games for the Super Challenge are being held this weekend in preparation for the first round to be held on the January 18 while the Tweed Valley Shield will commence on Monday January 20.

Super Challenge: Three sides have been selected to compete in a trail Tweed Heads. This will take place at Tweed Heads commencing at 9:00am.

Tweed Valley Shield: The first game of the Tweed Valley Shield will see Kingscliff play Coolangatta at South Tweed. Teams are on the board.

District News: Nominations are being called for the District Open, Senior and Reserve Fours. Nominations close on January 20.

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Men

Tuesday December 10 – Social  : J.Lee, H.Robb, J.Kidman (Rink W)  def. A.Poff, I.Pettendy, S.Thomas : E.Leclere R.Wainwright, B.Croft  def. E.Walker, S.Brown, G.Henry : Raffle – R.Wainwright.

28/12/13 Saturday Social

D Hogan B Rose M Hogan 24 d S Brooke D Miller S Hogan 17

G Porter D Blake J Canabou 24 d R Strafldee J Doorsman B Doorsman 20

D Bukre R Wainwright M Burke 40 d J Thomas E Thomas S Thomas 6

B Isaac G McKenzie P Gower 21 d C Groves A McKenzie T Fenwick 17

G Naoum M Esau 28 d N Lee B Shields 13

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Women

Tuesday December 17– Last day  recommence January 14 : Patron’s Christmas Break up – A.Poff, J.Towner (Winners . Sec. Margin) def. R.Mills, B.Croft : R.Wrigley, J.Beaumont ( R/Up. Sec. Margin) def. K.Dexter, B.Reglin : E.Leclere , H.Robb def J.Sanderson, G.Henry : S.Brown, J.Lee def. I.Pettendy, S.Iverson : J.Ball, R.Wainwright def. E.Walker, S.Thomas :  Thank you Patron Gloria for the day. Hamper winners  – E.Leclere, J.Towner, S.Brown, J.Beaumont . 2013 Club Championships – Major Singles – B.Croft .  R/Up – S.Thomas : Pairs – B.Croft, J.Towner :  Triples –I.Pettendy, J.Beaumont, J.Towner : Fours – S.Thomas, J.Beaumont, R.Wrigley, B.Croft : Minor Singles – I.Pettendy : Consistency – S.Thomas.

*** We were deeply saddened by the sudden death of our dear member Lynnett Estreich who has been a member of our club since 2002 and will be sadly missed by all her friends.

Ocean Shores Women

Wednesday DEcember 11 – A very enjoyable game of bowls followed by yummy food concluded mixed bowls for the year.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fun afternoon.   B. Sprengel (swinger), J. Seamer, N. Gartner went home winners with the highest score defeating B. Sprengel, L. Wright, Marj Flesser;  E. Miller, Mal Flesser, J. O’Connor def G. Fox, B. Stone, W. Sprengel;  K. Gallard, M. James def C. Lawrence, G. Johnston.   Mixed bowls recommences Wed. 15th Jan.

Friday December 13 –  Christmas break-up bowls was enjoyed by all, especially after a few glasses of champagne half way through the game.   Thank you to everyone who made the day so enjoyable. Three games of Pairs were played with J. Seamer and L. McGowran the winners with the highest aggregate score, runners-up R. Wrigley, M. McConville;  B. Stone, M. Flesser collected money even though they had the lowest aggregate score.   Other teams playing were J. Busch, N. Gartner;  L. Wright, B. Sprengel;  M. Enright, M. Farquhar;  K. Gallard, C. Timewell;  T. Campbell, M. Hosie.

*** Enjoy the Festive Season. Friday bowls re-commences January 17.

Pottsville Men

Wednesday, December 11: Men’s Triples – With the weather warming and the Festive Season around the corner, it good to see so many guys out on the greens.  (Probably to get out of Xmas shopping with the wives!). Winners were Denis (The Glove) Appleton, Brian Jackson and Jim Field. Runners-up were Laurie Swift, Merv Brady and Frank Fielding. With Merv lining up again this week to collect prize money, one wonders if he is not trying to catch up on what he missed out on during his illness.  Way to go, fellas.

Saturday, December 14: Men’s Pairs – Despite only one green being open, a good field of 34 lined up to play in perfect weather.  Its great to see the Club on the upswing with the influx a quite a few new members. Results for the day – Winners Brad Palmer and Bob “whirlpool” Nathan with the runners-up being Doug Moir and Luke Wade. Well done, guys.  Welcome to the Club, Brad Palmer.  Great to have you join our merry band of bowlers.

Wednesday December 18:  Perfect weather saw the greens filled to capacity for the afternoon games.   Winners were Dave Lee, Bruce Newling (Visitor from Wyong) and Ray Chandler.  Runners-up money went to Lee Olsen, Ron Appleton and Mark Bennett.  Saturday December 21:  A great roll up of bowlers once again with Milton Rice and Alan Bennett taking home the winners money. Merv Brady and Steve Waygood collected the runners-up dosh. Merv is up in the winners circle again! Is this guy “tinny” or wot?   Shot of the Day was delivered by Geoff Reading.  Way to go, Geoff.

Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day attracted a great group for a fun filled arvo of mixed bowls.

Saturday, January 4 – Some like it hot!  30+++ degrees and the greens were filled to capacity. Winners were Roy Gleeson, Ron Appleton and Geoff Reading.  Ken wood, Paul White and Trevor Wignall teamed up to collect the Runners-up reward.  What happened to Merv?  No bowls this week, mate?

*** President Jim and Members extend their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of long time member, Gordon Hatley, who passed away last week.

Coming Events January 20 – TBDBA entries close for District Fours with the first round scheduled to be played February 2.

Play days are Wednesdays (Mufti) and Saturdays (Creams) with a start of play at 1 pm.  Names to be in by 11.30 am.  Please phone the Club on 6676 1077, follow the prompts, and leave a message and contact numbers.

Pottsville Women

December 12:  Club Christmas Break-up and Presentations.  Today was the last date on the 2013 bowls calendar.  The ladies certainly were in the Festive spirit as they took to the greens decked out in their colourful Christmas finery.  A novelty game of bowls organised by Merle Jackson kept the ladies hopping as they went from one obstacle rink to another.  Giving into curiosity, and a challenge by an unknown by-stander, green-keeper Paul joined in the competition. Sorry you didn’t win a prize, Paul.  Winner of the day was Nancye Gleeson with Wendy Fielding coming in as runner-up.  The tinger linger award went to our illustrious President, Catriona Moir. Well done, girlie.  Carmel Cecil and Carol Smith were the Lucky Number winners  The fourteen hampers on the raffle table were joyfully accepted by the respective winners.  Congratulations, everyone.  A big thank you to the game scrutineers Frank, Brian, Rob, Bob and Kev.  A warm welcome is extended to our new members, Lil Bennett and Jenny Porter.  So lovely to have you with us.

*** President Catriona’s Christmas Message:  Thank you everyone for making 2013 the most successful in the Club’s history -– a fantastic achievement for all concerned.  May I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Bowling in 2014.

Tweed Byron District Women

tweed-byron-distict-xmas-DSC_1125-(1)*** With the women’s bowling year coming to a close for 2013, and Christmas break-up parties and presentations have been in full swing, the  TBDWBA held their party at Cabarita Beach BC last week.  Being the 25th Anniversary of the Association,  special guests from the inaugural management committee were invited to the Christmas lunch. District President Betty was delighted to welcome Secretary Lois Dunlop, Chair of Selectors Gloria Henry and Chair of Social Yvonne Pritchard.

Unfortunately inaugural District President Jean Sorsby, Vice Pres. Dot Gill and Social Committee member Gloria Marshall were unable to attend due to ill health.  Best wishes go to these ladies for a speedy recovery.  Following a most enjoyable morning of bowls, presentations were made to the District Champions prior to a special Christmas luncheon.

From all accounts it has been a wonderfully successful year for our District bowlers. Pottsville’s Grade 2 Pennant side fought a tough, but effective, campaign this year.  Not only did the girls win at district level, they next went on to conquer all in the Regional Play-offs. Then it was off to contest the State Pennant where they won the Runners-up flag. This was no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination.  Well done, ladies.

To top the year off, Pottsville also had two other ladies, Coral Withers and Wendy Fielding, make it through to state play-offs in the singles and pairs. While they weren’t as successful as they would have liked, they certainly also helped to put the Tweed Byron District on the bowls map. 

Congratulations to the Pottsville women. You have done the District, your Club and yourselves proud.

Another grand triumph in this year’s bowls history would have to be the success of the TBD squad that conquered all at the 2013 Inter District Competition, conducted at Ballina, to bring home the trophy for the  second year running. Magnificent result, ladies.

The women’s clubs throughout the district are now in recess and will return to play mid January 2014.  If you are looking for a game during the recess period, these clubs have something that may be of interest to you.  Cudgen – Mondays Mixed Mufti 1 pm. Ladies welcome to play beside men on Saturdays 1 pm.  (Club uniform please);  Byron Bay – Thursday and Saturday afternoons ladies are welcome to play beside men;  Condong – Wednesday afternoon Mixed Mufti 1 pm;  Kingscliff – Sunday afternoon Mixed Mufti 1 pm.

Happy New Year too one and all. May you enjoy a safe, healthy festive season filled with peace, love and laughter.


Murwillumbah Rifle Club

December 15

Fullbore: 900 yards: G Davids 97.9, 3, 100.9; S Dolan 97.9, 2, 99.9; D Phippard 98.7, 1, 99.7; A Cronk 96.5, 2, 98.5.

Scope: P Gill 110.5, 9, 119.5; G Morris 113.6, 5, 118.6; J Dight 110.2, 7, 117.2; P Watson 103.2, 11, 11.4.

Smallbore: A Cronk 398; B Jenkins 397; G Morris 396; F Binding 395.

December 21

Fullbore: 300 yards: G Davids 100.14, 2, 102.14; W Shoobridge 97.9, 3, 100.9; T Matthews 99.5, 1, 100.5; A Cronk 97.12, 2, 99.12; S Dolan 98.10, 1, 99.10.

Scope: J Pollard 107.5, 18, 125.5; P Gill 112.4, 8, 120.4; Zoe Helyer 110.2, 5, 115.2; G Morris 104.3, 10, 115.3 .

Smallbore: T Pollard 364, 38, 402; I Erbs 392, 9, 401; A Cronk 399, 1, 400; W Sunderland 395, 2, 397; W Shoobridge 387, 8, 395; B Cooley 371, 22, 393.

January 4

Fullbore: 600 yards: S Dolan 98.4, 1, 99.4; W Shoobridge 95.8, 4, 99.8; T Matthews 97.10, 2, 99.10; D Phippard 96.7, 2, 98.7;G Davids 92.7, 3, 95.7.

Scope: P Weeks 112.4, 5, 117.4; Zoe Helyer 112.5, 5, 117.5; P Gill 105.2, 11, 116.2;

D McNamara 109.4, 6, 115.4; G Morris 103.3, 10, 113.3; R Ishvara 95.3, 14, 109.3.

Smallbore: B Cooley 384, 19, 403; P Weeks 397, 3, 400; B Jenkins 396, 4, 400; ; G Morris 396, 3, 399; W Shoobridge 390, 8, 398; A Cronk 396, 2, 398; W Sunderland 393, 3, 396; R Amos 378, 16, 394; B Rooney 374, 18, 392.


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