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WOMEN’S FOURS 2022-23

The next Bowls NSW championship to be played at District level will be the Women’s State (District) Fours (starting Saturday 11 February) and Women’s Senior Fours (played Tuesday 14 February). Draws and Conditions of Play can be found under “Draws/Results”.


District Singles and Senior Singles

Entries for the Women’s State Singles and Senior Singles at District level will close with the District Secretary on Friday 17 February (see your Club Secretary to enter).

The State (District) Singles will be run on Sundays: 19 & 26 March, with the Regional Play-Off on 16 April (“rain date” 23 April).

The Senior Singles will run 11-13 April, with the Regional Play-Off 16 April (“rain date” 23 April).


REGION 15 TRIPLES WINNERS

12 November 2022

Well done to our North Shore teams who took out the Region 15 wins in both the State Women’s Triples and Senior Women’s Triples at Pittwater Memorial today. The green was beautifully prepared (although quick enough to be quite a challenge) for our two Regional Play-Offs which were played alongside the Zone 9 final of the Open Reserve Triples (won by the Asquith team skipped by Wayne Morris).

In the State Women’s Triples, the Belrose team of Suzi Fischer, Julie Baker and Billie Maas made the better start against Seaforth’s Peta Cass, Lynn O’Grady and Trisha Eckford, leading 7-0 after 6 ends. On the 7th end, with Seaforth holding a multiple to get on the board, the Belrose skip trailed the jack to be up 3-and-a-measure. Seaforth skip Trisha then drew shot, but Billie trailed the jack through to the ditch for a count of 5, taking the score to 12-0 after 7 ends, and then 15-0 after 8. Seaforth picked up 3 to get on the board, but Belrose took that 3 straight back and continued on their way, to be leading 25-4 before Seaforth put together a string of 5 scoring ends, bringing the score to 25-11 with 5 ends to go. Consecutive singles to Belrose saw the match closed out at 28-11.

In the Senior Women’s Triples, the game also started with a run of single-shot ends, with Harbord’s Linda Warder, Mary Rogers and Chris Gordon up 3-1 over the St Ives team of Sue Byrne, Bev Barton and Di McBryde after 4 ends. But 5 consecutive scoring ends to St Ives saw them in the lead 7-3, and the score remained in St Ives’s favour by a handful of shots for the remainder of the game. Harbord tried to peg it back in the closing stages of the game, but the St Ives team restricted them to singles and claimed victory 18-14.

Our Regional champions now progress to the State Play-Offs, to be held in late July 2023.

Women’s Triples finalists S Fischer, J Baker & B Maas (Belrose) with P Cass, L O’Grady and T Eckford (Seaforth)

SENIOR TRIPLES CHAMPIONS

8 November 2022

Senior Triples Champions Sue Byrne, Bev Barton and Diane McBryde (St Ives)

The Senior Women’s Triples enjoyed great weather at St Ives on 7 & 8 November. Conditions on the opening day were tricky, with the fast green and a gusty wind. By the end of the day we had the semifinalists decided, with Dawn Spinks’s team from Neutral Bay set to take on Di McBryde’s team from St Ives, and the other semi an all-Mosman clash — Julie Hayden’s team versus De Brown’s team.

In Tuesday’s semi-finals, St Ives posted a convincing win over Neutral Bay 27-17, and Julie Hayden’s team got the better of their club-mates 29-17. In the afternoon’s final, the St Ives team continued the form they had been in all championship, with Lead Sue Byrne consistently on or around the jack, and second Bev Barton and skip Di McBryde backing hger up well. After 9 ends, St Ives were dominating to lead 17-1. Mosman then won the next 5 ends with modest scores, to creep up to 8-17, only to see St Ives increase their lead on the scoreboard to 21-8 after 17 ends and look decidedly on their way to victory. However, the Mosman team of Robyn Novakovich, Denise Owen and Julie Hayden kept up the fight, and had the spectators on the edge of their seats as the St Ives margin steadily slipped away. Going into the final end, there were only three shots in it, and after the skips’ first bowls Mosman was holding 2 of the 3 shots they needed to force an extra end. Skip Julie did her best to move the jack back and bring more of her team’s bowls into the count; when her bowl just missed the target, the St Ives supporters breathed a sigh of relief and skip Di elected not to play her last bowl. Final score: 23-22.

Our State Women’s Triples & Senior Women’s Triples champions will take on the Manly-Warringah champions in the Regional Play-Off this Saturday morning at Pittwater Bowling Club.

Runners-up Robyn Novakovich, Denise Owen & Julie Hayden (Mosman) at left, with champions Sue Byrne, Bev Barton & Diane McBryde (St Ives).

DISTRICT TRIPLES CHAMPIONS

30 October 2022

North Shore District Triples Champions Suzi Fischer, Julie Baker & Billie Maas (Belrose)

The State Women’s Triples in North Shore District was played in fabulous weather over the weekend. After Rounds 1 & 2 yesterday, the semi-finalists took to the greens this morning. One was an “all Belrose” affair, with Judy Clubb, Anne Vaccarella & Lynne Newland taking on Suzi Fischer, Julie Baker & Billie Maas. After 4 ends Billie’s team was up 10-2 and continued to dominate on the green from that point on, taking out the match 36-11. The other semi between Elaine Seidler, Kate Wingrove & Jenny Hepburn (Neutral Bay) and Susie Meares, Ngoc Hau & Louise Amos (Lindfield Rollers) was close-fought all the way. Neutral Bay got the better start, leading 11-4 after 11 ends. However, a string of multiples to Lindfield Rollers saw the Rollers up 14-11 after 15. It continued as an arm-wrestle from that point. In the final end, Lindfield was up 22-20 and holding match, until Neutral Bay skip Jenny killed the end. When the end was replayed, Neutral Bay’s Lead and Second played match-winning bowls. The Lindfield Rollers skip didn’t convert with her first but, when she played her final bowl, she navigated the Bay’s blocker to arrive on the shot bowl and nick the jack across to her own team’s bowl to claim the match.

When the Final got underway in the afternoon, the breeze had strengthened and the green got even faster, which suited the Belrose team better than Lindfield. The Rollers got a single on the first end, but after 6 ends it was 9-1 to Belrose. Three scoring ends for Lindfield Rollers put them back in contention, at 5-9; however, Belrose took the next 5 ends to increase their lead to 17-5 after 14 ends, then 26-7 after 20. Final score: 29-10.

Good luck to our District champions in the Region 15 Play-Off, to be played at Pittwater at 9.00am on Saturday 12 November.

District triples finalists Suzi, Julie, Billie, Susie, Ngoc & Louise

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