GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER FOR MAJOR-MINOR PAIRS
A new Saturday comp is starting next month — Major-Minor Pairs. Follow the link for the entry form: Major-Minor 2018
Draw for District Triples
The draw for the District Triples championship, which begins on Monday 16 July, is available under Draws/Results.
Two North Shore players make final 16 at Champion of Club Champions
Congratulations to Julie Baker (Forestville RSL) and Elizabeth Blackwell (Neutral Bay) who played their way into the “final 16” at the State Champion of Club Champions this week at Ettalong. Although Julie and Elizabeth’s winning streaks came to an end in those games, their opponents continued right through to the “pointy end” of the tournament. (Julie’s opponent, Leisa Burton of Forbes, was defeated in her semi-final by the eventual winner — Lee Benson of Wentworthville Leagues; Elizabeth’s opponent, Carmen Anderson of Cabramatta, was the eventual runner-up.)
Well done to Elizabeth, Julie and all the other North Shore club champions who participated.
District Fours champions
Congratulations to our Open Fours and Senior Fours Champions for 2018. The semi-finals and finals of both events were played at Asquith Bowling Club on Tuesday 29 May.
In the Open Pairs, the final saw Sue Hamilton’s team (Turramurra) take on Eleanor Swain’s team (Belrose), after each had convincingly defeated their Neutral Bay opponents in the semi finals. In the final, the Turramurra team continued the confident form they had displayed in previous rounds and were out to a lead of 17-1 after 9 ends. But as it got later into the afternoon, the pace went off the green and the Belrose players dug deep to claw their way into the game and had the score at 18-11 after the 15th end. The margin was narrowed further over the following few ends, keeping the Belrose hopes alive. Just as it looked as though darkness would prevent the match being finished, the lights on the adjacent sports field came on for football practice and cast enough light over the fence to faintly illuminate the green. So the players finished the 21 ends of play, with Turramurra eventually extending their lead to win 24-17.
Meanwhile in the Senior Fours, it was another Turramurra-Belrose battle in the final, with both teams having overcome teams from Asquith in the morning semi-finals. When the final began, it looked like an evenly-matched tussle on the green; however, despite the Turramurra team (all former Gordon players before that club’s closure six months ago) often holding shot during each end, when the scoreboard was updated it was all going their opponent’s way. After11 ends, Patricia Tan’s Belrose team was leading 17-7; after 17 ends, the score was 23-10. With the lights from the neighbouring sports ground not reaching far enough across the green to cast any light onto their rink, it was probably a relief to all the players when Turramurra conceded after the 20th end, with a final score of 27-12.
The District Champions will now take on the Manly-Warringah District winners at the Region 15 Play-Offs in late July.
Harbourside Zone Triples
Many of our newer bowlers and full-time workers enjoyed participating in this year’s Harbourside Zone Weekend Triples competition. The top-placed teams played in semi-finals and the final on Saturday 26 May, and all the others who had competed over the four previous weekends enjoyed a friendly carnival-style afternoon on the greens at Killara. (It was lovely to see 10-year-old Taylor de Greenlaw, of Neutral Bay BC, playing great lead bowls for the team skipped by her mother Jess.)
The final was played between two Manly-Warringah teams, with the Pittwater “Chalkies” overcoming North Manly’s “Trio” in a game where scores were very close over the last few ends. It was “two in a row” for two of the Pittwater team, Corinne Carter and skip Chris Binfield, who were in the winning team last year.
NORTH SHORE DISTRICT COMMITTEE HAS A NEW LOOK
Our District Committee has their new District Shirts. They will now be easy to identify at District, Regional and State events.
Pictured is the Executive Committee (L-R) Angela Little (Secretary), Sue Hamilton (Chair of Match), Rosemarty Dale (Chair of Social), Bev Piper (Vice President), Annette Renshaw (Treasurer), Julie Hayden (President) Pat Pierson (Chair of Selectors), Di Tracy (Vice President)
THANK YOU, MANSER TIERNEY & JOHNSTON !!
North Shore DWBA is indebted to the firm of Manser Tierney & Johnston for once again auditing our financial affairs free of charge. The firm’s generosity to our District through being our Honorary Auditor helps to keep District membership fees low for our members. Please show your support to MTJ when you need advice or services relating to taxation of Self Managed Superannuation. Click here to access the MTJ website.
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