1st Day – Open and Senior Pairs
17th July 2019
The first day of the Regional Play-offs at Forestville was a stunner with Jeyam Siva and Billie Maas from Belrose coming from behind to win the Open Pairs. Mona Vale lead, Delia Geddes, with her bright yellow bowls, played some amazing shots and put our girls under pressure from the start. Billie saved multiple shots on 8th end with a beautiful draw, but Mona Vale bounced back with 4 on next end, making the score 6-13 at the half way mark. Belrose picked up 1 shot on the 11th end, but despite Jeyam starting with 2 great bowls on the 12th end Delia drew once again to get shot. Mona Vale’s skip, Sue McFadden, followed up with a great bowl to take the 15th end and give them a handy lead at 9-17. However it was on the 16th end that the game turned when Billie played the bowl of the match to take out shot bowl and pick up 5 shots to make the score 14-17! Belrose then scored another shot on the next end to narrow the margin to 2. The crowd was on the edge of their seats! Jeyam and Billie held their nerve and drew in four beautiful bowls on the last end and Mona Vale just couldn’t match them. The final score was 19-17 to Belrose. Congratulations Jeyam and Billie.
Very happy Open Pairs Regional Winners Jeyam Siva and Billie Maas from Belrose.
In the Senior Pairs, Sue Byrne and Vicki Bartrop got away to great start against the team from Seaforth, June McKeown and Peta Cass. Sue and Vicki both played consistent bowls and lead 11-6 after 11 ends. St Ives’ control of the game tightened after they picked up 4 shots after the Seaforth skip missed the jack by a whisker with her last shot on the 12th end. Sue put down some great lead bowls on 15th end, the Seaforth skip then drew shot, only to pick up the jack and take it back to the St Ives bowls with her next bowl – it just wasn’t their day! The final score was 22-7 to St Ives. Great bowling Sue and Vicki!
2nd Day – Singles and Triples
18th July 2019
Beautiful weather saw Chris Gordon from Harbord and Di McBride from St. Ives go head to head in the Singles Regional play-off. Chris gave all in attendance a masterclass in bowls as she shot away to an 17-4 lead. Undeterred, Di kept on drawing and eventually her patience paid off and she won four ends in a row which brought her score to 17-12. However Chris regrouped and played two magnificent ends to close the game 25-12. Well done to both players – Chris was just too good on the day!
The Triples play-off was between the team of Lorraine Hazzard, Jeyam Siva and Billie Maas of Belrose and Jan Chad, Sue Marshall and Robin Morron from Dee Why. The game was fairly evenly poised until the Belrose ladies picked up a 4 on the 10th end to go to a 16-8 lead. They then took control of the game with consistent bowling, gaining one shot at a time, and went into the 20th end 23-11. Dee Why won this end 1 shot up, but it wasn’t enough to force play to the 21st end. Belrose played the better bowls throughout the match and deserved their 23-12 win. Billie and Jeyam have now won through to the State in two events, and will tomorrow play Harbord in the Senior 4’s Regional play-off.
3rd Day – Open and Senior Fours
19th July 2019
Harbord and Belrose fought out both the Open and Senior Fours today.
The Open Fours was a cracker of a game with the scores locked at 6 all after 9 ends, and 9-8 in Belrose’s favour after 14 ends. Belrose then drew slightly ahead, but it remained a very low scoring game with Belrose scoring singles in the final ends to ultimately win 17/10. The Belrose team of Lorraine Hazzard, Kay King, Michelle Treadwell and Benita Andrews played the more consistent bowls throughout the match, and certainly deserved their magnificent win over Virginia Longfellow’s Harbord team.
This win makes it a triple for Belrose with three of their teams now off to the State play-offs. Congratulations Belrose!
Regional Open Fours winners Lorraine Hazzard, Kay King, Michelle Treadwell and Benita Andrews from Belrose
The Senior Fours was also a close game up until the 8th end when the score was 6/4 in Harbord’s favour, however the very strong Harbord team of Lorraine Belling, Mary Rogers, Susan McGinness and Chris Gordon then took control of the match, ultimately scoring a comprehensive win over the Belrose team of Judith Clubb, Sue Marshall, Jeyam Siva and Billie Maas. Congratulations Harbord and well done Belrose for reaching the play-offs!
Regional Senior Fours winners – Harbord
Lorraine, Jeyam & Billie win District Triples
11th July 2019
Billie Maas and Jeyam Siva continued their amazing run in this year’s District events with a convincing 17-10 win with their team-mate Lorraine Hazzard yesterday at St Ives in the District Triples. Lorraine lead well throughout the match, Jeyam followed up with a very strong performance, and Billie was her usual supportive and steady skip, playing brilliant shots when needed. A great team effort! It was an all Belrose event, with runners-up Michelle Treadwell, Benita Andrews and Patricia Tan playing some fabulous bowls during the competition to reach the final.
Billie has also been the winning skip in the District Pairs, partnered by Jeyam, and the District Senior Fours, with Jeyam playing Third. Congratulations Billie, Jeyam and all the other Belrose ladies who have been so successful this year.
Coaching Clinics at Mosman Bowling Club and
Asquith Bowling Club
The two coaching clinics which were supported by the North Shore District Development Fund were very successful. We had 42 players attend the Mosman Clinic and 41 at Asquith. Everyone not only had a fun time, they learned a great deal about competitive bowls, no matter what level bowler they were! Many thanks to Kathy Chatillon from WBNSW and the many coaches who kindly assisted her, and also to both clubs for hosting the clinics.
REGION 15 PENNANT WINNERS
7 May 2019
It was a magnificent day at St Ives today for the Region 15 Pennant Play-Off. With a huge spectator contingent supporting the players, the games between the North Shore District and Manly-Warringah District champions were played in blazing sunshine and the merest puff of breeze.
In Grades 2 and 3, the Manly-Warringah sides made strong starts and never looked under threat, with Newport Beach defeating Asquith in Grade 2, and Harbord defeating Killara in Grade 3. The Grade 4 contest between Belrose and Manly also looked to be going Manly’s way, but with so many of their supporters (plus the club mascot) on the sidelines, the Belrose girls rallied and staged a steady comeback. However, just when it looked as though the home side might still be in with a chance, a couple of lovely conversions from the Manly ladies sealed their fate.
The Grade 1 match saw this year’s rendition of the annual arm-wrestle between Harbord and Neutral Bay. Harbord was in front until the 17th end, when Neutral Bay finally took a one-shot lead. With no more than 2 shots separating them over the next few ends and the advantage fluctuating, it was a cliff-hanger … then on the 21st end, the Neutral Bay team skipped by Midori Matsuoka — trailing by 5 on their rink at the time — made one last push towards the finish line, scoring a four and sealing their side’s victory by 4 shots overall. It was the only victory for the home sides from North Shore District in this year’s play-off.
The Regional Winners now proceed to the State Play-Offs in mid-August, in the far north of NSW.
COACHING CLINIC A SUCCESS
5 May 2019
Thirty eight North Shore District players attended a coaching clinic offered by the District at Mosman Bowling Club on Sunday 5 May. A great mix of new and experienced bowlers came along, all eager to learn! The head coach of WBNSW, Kathy Chattillon, ran a most entertaining and informative clinic, assisted by seven accredited coaches – Lynne Thompson and Sharon McReynolds (who travelled from Newcastle for the day!), Jenny Palmer, Corinne Crouch, Helen Stromsmoe, Michelle Treadwell and Julie Hayden. The morning session on the green was very well received, with all participants enjoying the challenges set for them. Unfortunately after lunch the rain set in. Undaunted by this glitch, Kathy gave an extremely thorough, and sometimes very funny, description of the role of the different positions in a pennant team. We then all retired upstairs to the billiard room to have some fun using billiard balls instead of bowls to show the different alternatives when reading a head, and deciding on the best shot to play. Everyone had a very enjoyable day and will certainly have plenty to think about when they next step on the green!
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