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JULIE HAYDEN WINS DISTRICT SINGLES
Congratulations to both the finalists in the District Singles, played at Gordon on Friday 2 June between Julie Hayden (Mosman) and Shizuko Hashimoto (Gordon). Despite the small crowd of onlookers, both players put on a great display of bowls. After the spectacular bowls of Julie’s semi-final the previous day at Forestville against Neutral Bay’s Elizabeth Blackwell, Julie’s opening ends showed she hadn’t lost her touch overnight. However, when it looked as though she was getting the upper hand, Shizuko made a good comeback until Julie put her foot down to pull away, winning 25-15.
MOSMAN TEAM SECTION WINNERS AT STATE CARNIVAL
The Mosman team of Denise Owen, Sue Addison, Jenny Hole and Julie Hayden were Section winners at the State Carnival this year for the second year in a row. They won all six matches in Section 6 to progress to the knock-out round of 16, however were not able to repeat their good form in the finals from last year and were beaten in the first round by the eventual runners-up Manning Point. Other North Shore Clubs competing in the Carnival were Belrose, Neutral Bay, Gordon and Warrawee. The Carnival was played in the Illawarra Region where the venues were wonderful – everyone had a great time. There was a real buzz around the greens with the new WBNSW President Maryanne Parcell and all the State officials really putting in a tremendous effort to make all players feel welcome. The Carnival will be back in the Illawarra again next year and we would encourage you all to try to get down there for some terrific bowling and lots of fun!
KILLARA TAKES ON THE WORLD AT MASTERS’ GAMES
Eight new members of Killara WBC played lawn bowls in the World Masters Games in Auckland this year. They entered as two teams of fours in Women’s 50-59 years category. Team 1 – Judy Reddy, Sally James, Susie Meares and Tina Hunter – won 2 of their 3 pool games, which was unfortunately not sufficient to progress to the next round. The game they lost, 11-5, was to the eventual Gold Medal winners. Team 2 – Marina Watson, Michelle Olsson, Claire Hovey and Helen Adams – won 1 of their pool games.
The ladies also played Women’s Pairs 50-59, and some played Mixed Pairs 50-59, but didn’t get past the pool rounds in any of the events. In the mixed event, Susie and her partner won 2 of 3 pool games, losing the other game to the eventual gold medallists.
Susie reports it was great to play such experienced and skilled players, and also good experience playing on fast greens – 18 seconds – at Carlton Cornwall and Mt Eden Clubs.
When not bowling, Helen, Marina and Claire also ran in a 10k road race.
Great to have these enthusiastic ladies in the District!!
Congratulations to the Pennant winners
District Pennants were presented during May to the winners of all four Grades: Grade 1: Neutral Bay (Aqua); Grade 2: Belrose; Grade 3: Lindfield/Killara; Grade 4: St Ives. As expected, the Pennant Pin presentation and flag unfurlings were very happy occasions for the victorious sides as well as their clubmates.
Lindfield-Killara off to State Pennant Play-offs
With fine weather and watched by a great crowd of supporters on 18 May, the Pennant winners from North Shore and Manly-Warringah Districts played off in the hope of booking a spot in the State finals. Some sides got off to a good start and then had to fend off a strong comeback from the opponents. Despite that, Pittwater Memorial looked never in doubt to take out the Grade 4 contest against St Ives 45-31, and the combined Lindfield-Killara side dominated Harbord’s Grade 3’s, winning 56-29. Although Seaforth looked to have their noses slightly in front for much of the game in Grade 2 against Belrose, things became touch-and-go when scores levelled at 40-all with only a few ends remaining. Seaforth emerged the winners, 45-40. And in what has become an annual Grade 1 contest between Neutral Bay and Harbord, a tight battle for the “big board” went rightdown to the wire. Jenny Palmer’s team had posted a loss to Virginia Longfellow’s Harbord team 14-22, but Jenny Hepburn’s team was up in their battle with Chris Gordon’s team, with two ends to play. A valiant effort saw The Bay pick up a few extra shots, but the Harbord side eventually won the big board by 1 shot, 36-35. Well done to all players, and good luck to our Lindfield-Killara girls when they go to the State play-offs on the Central Coast from 14-18 August.
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