Good roll up for Triples

Fourteen teams rolled up for the popular Triples competition at the Southern Cross Bowls Club last week and games got underway early. In the fresh sunny conditions players appeared eager to test the cool running surface of the green or perhaps they simply wanted to get out and catch some rays. It was thumbs up as the speed and draw was excellent and a bit of sunshine wasn’t bad either.

Kev Mooney, Gordon Assay and Linda Hartley were as Kev says “Unlucky” but managed to get the H.A award for lowest score.

John Johnson was off having a rest mowing Warwick East green; however, Brian Black from the Warwick Club was available and took3332w his place. Together with Clark Davidson and Geoff Davis the team managed to take home the runner’s-up prize.

Al Thornton, Barry Ziebell and Kim Hankinson snatched first place. The win proving Al really is a handy man to have and able to lead the team to victory. Raffle prizes went to the lucky winners, Cita Weir, Barry Heffernan, Lyn Collie, Carl Sutherland and Ron Philps.

On Saturday in freezing cold conditions, the District Mixed Pairs competition continued at the Cross. The teams were whittled down as Peter Ayerst and Trudy Elder defeating Peter and Robyn Smith. Neville and Judy Richardson defeated Col Hayes and Maree Sagse. The final will be held this Saturday at The Summit and bowlers will be hoping that the artic conditions have headed back to where they came from.

There was Social Mixed Bowls played on Sunday however only a small group of eight players were brave enough to roll up in the cool conditions however conditions turned out to be a little warmer than expected.

An important reminder to all members that the club is holding a Special General Meeting 11am this Sunday several matters of importance including membership fees, future events and direction of the club. The meeting will be followed by a sausage sizzle and Social Mixed Bowls scheduled to begin at 1pm.

On Saturday 25 June, the Club Triples begin. In the opening game scheduled for a 9am start W Foster, B Gainey and A Buse will play B Heffernan, G Johnson and D Scotney.

The following games will get underway at midday. C Gardner, J Torrisi, C Davidson will play C Wickham, N. Farmer, Slave.

In the second game C. Weier, G Penn, C. Wilson meet D. Cross, V Hemmings, G Davis while J Foster, P Gainey, B Ziebell play L Hartley, A Thornton, K Mooney.

The winners of the 9am game will play J Buse, V Gray, K Hankinson.

Play in the Triples will continue on Sunday 26 June.

Some dates for bowlers diaries include the Jumper and Jazz Open Fours Carnival at Southern Cross on Sunday July 24. There is $1000 up for grabs and if you wish to nominate or would like further details, please contact Clark (0427 673 277) or call the Southern Cross Bowls Club (0407 641 158).

Saturday July 30 the club will be hosting the Cool Scarves, Silly Socks Lawn Bowls Day. Everyone is welcome and teams of three or single players can nominate. For more information regarding this event, the contacts are as above.

For barefoot bowls, social and competition bowls, functions and bar, it is hard to go past the Southern Cross Bowls Club Inc. located opposite St Mary’s Church in Warwick.

You can follow the club’s Facebook page or contact the Secretary, Cheryl on 0407 641 158 if you require further information.