By Casey O'Connor
The Warwick Bowls club held their finals event for 2021 last Wednesday evening. 20 members enjoyed the perfect playing conditions.
Round one scores
Trish Owens and John Ruhle def. Tony Pritchard and Craig Thurgate +10 -10.
Pam Kerr and Brian Black def. Cheryl Cooper and Denis Sterling +9 -9.
David Cooper and Richard Tartan def. Ann Whitfield and Max Balfour +4 -4.
Pat Seipelt and Trevor Wright def. Gerda Brack and Max Holder +3 -3.
Ken Hayes and Edwin Welsh def. Garry Cooper and James White +4 -4.
Second round results:
Trish Owens and Russell Bean (sub for John Ruhle) def. Gerda Brack and
Max Holder +13 -13.
Tony Pritchard and Craig Thurgate def. Pamela Kerr and Brian Black +6 -6.
Garry Cooper and James White def. Pat Seipelt and Trevor Wright +12 -12.
Ken Hayes and Edwin Welsh def. Ann Whitfield and Max Balfour +5 -5.
David Cooper and Richard Tartan def. Cheryl Cooper and Denis Sterling 13-13.
Trish and John +23; Pamela and Brian +3; Ann and Max -9; Ken and Edwin +9;
Kerda and Max -16; Pat and Trevor -9; Craig and James +8; David and Richard +17.
Cheryl and Denis -22; Tony and Craig -4.
As it was the final Jackpot event in 2021 the draw continued until a winner was found. It took 15 draws before ‘-3’ was drawn and the Jackpot went to Pamela Kerr and Brian Black.
Ann Whitfield and Max Balfour were the winners of the Domino Pizzas. The club appreciates the support and sponsorship of Dominos Pizzas each month.
The members and committee extend a big thank you to the Ladies who looked after the kitchen and to BBQ chef Russell who contributed to making the final night of bowls in 2021 such a success.
There was just one more event left to be played before the greens are taken out of commission until early in 2022 and that was the final of the Club Selected Fours. The final was played last Saturday and while I understand there were some comments around the state of the green it was the same every team and all players enjoyed the final.
Honours eventually went to Trish Owens, Darryl Phillips, Bing Hansen and Max Holder who scored a 23-18 win over opponents Ann Whitfield, Pat Seipelt, Denis Sterling and Edwin Welsh but not before a tough game.
After 13 ends and the morning tea break Max Holder’s team held a comfortable 20-10 lead, But the game was far from over, and Edwin Welsh and his crew rallied scoring eight points in the next eight ends. In a turnaround Max Holder’s team won only three points over that period. However, after 21 ends Holder’s team had hung on finish the game with a 23-18 lead after a tight contest. It was an entertaining game and worthy of a final – congratulations to the winners and well played to the runner’s up. Well done to the Members who turned out to watch the match unfold and support the finalists.
Rounding out the club’s social events for the year, the Ladies held their Quarterly Birthday Luncheon, at the Condamine Sports Club on Tuesday, (14 Dec). The ladies were joined by two of the club matriarchs, Mrs Elsie Clear and Mrs Mary Cunning attending. There were several apologies, but the group enjoyed the function and have their fingers crossed future events in 2022 will be able to be held without COVID worries. Time will tell.
The Crafty Chicks will resume their Friday morning craft sessions at the Warwick Bowls club on Friday, 28 January 2022.
Following the upcoming green renovations, it is not anticipated that the green will be back in action until sometime in February.
In the meantime, the President Committee and members extend season’s greetings to everyone.