Bowls

bowls-front-clubThe Gundagai District Services Club has two excellent bowling greens adjacent to the Sports Club.

Women’s bowls are held each Tuesday, with the Men bowling each Thursday afternoon, as well as the popular Saturday and Sunday mixed bowls. During the warmer months the Club also holds a great Thursday night social bowls competition. The greens have hosted a number of important bowls competitions at Zone level and have an enviable reputation.

2017 fours champions bundled out in first round

Noel Cotterill, Kevn Cotterill, Tony Pollack & Mitch Goodsall had a very easy victory over 2017 champions Don Smith, Neil Armstrong, Pete Smith & P.O. Reardon, defeating them 20 shots to 11 on Saturday night. The Noel led quartet bounced out of the blocks & led 12-1 after seven ends, before going further ahead to lead 17-7 at the end of the fourteenth & then cruised to the line a very easy winner indeed over a very dejected skipper in Smith.

Joe Bond, Mick Houstein, Wayne Carthew & Alan Crawford had a tough 21 shots to 17 victory over Graeme Tickner, “Happy” Bourke, Glenn McGeachie & Peter Gailey played on Saturday night, Bonds side trailed 12-8 after eleven ends but won five of the next six ends to explode out to a 20-13 lead at the end of seventeenth. Tickners side won three of the final four ends but the bird had flown after that mid match twelve shot onslaught.

In probably the best match played on Saturday night the team of Tom French, Barney Reardon, Mark Maynard & Noel Hourn had a hard tussle before prevailing 18 shots to 15 over Henry Crowe, Dicky Jones,Terry Coggan & Col Harris. Crowe’s side led 6-3 after five ends with French’s side winning eight of the next nine ends to shoot to a 14-9 lead at the end of the fourteenth. Crowe’s side won the next two ends to tail 14-13, then Tom’s side won four of the final six end to claim victory.

In a very entertaining match on Friday night that had could have gone either way Bob Smart, John Peterson, Rod Brooke & Bruce Tout came from behind to defeat Bruce McCarthy, Richard Erkelens, Joe Pearce & Graham Ingold 18 shots to 16.The McCarthy led side led 10-5 after six ends, then Smart’s side scored nine unanswered shots to explode to a 14-10 lead at the end of the thirteenth. “Macca’s” team score three shots to trail 14-13, with Bob”s side taking the next two ends to lead 16-13, McCarthy”s side scored three shots on the next two ends to square proceedings up at 16 a piece with two ends to play. The second last end was a beauty with both skips at their best, first “Macca’s” side had two shots, with Bob drawing the shot, then McCarthy played a wonderful bowl to rest Smart’s bowl out to take the shot, but Bob wouldn’t go away & with his last bowl again rested the shot bowl out to lead by one with one end to play. Smarts side then scored the one shot on that final end to claim victory & move into the second round.

ThursdaySocial Bowls

Eric Weston, Wayne Carthew & Col Harris d Mick Houstein, Des Manton & Joe Pearce 31-8.

“Happy” Bourke, Mark Maynard & P.O. Reardon d Richard Erkelens,Terry Coggan & Keith Turner 23-13.

2018 Pennant Draw 

6’S: Round 1. 25th Feb.     v Club Tumut at Tumut.

Round 2. 4th March.   v Tarcutta at Gundagai.

Round 3.11th March.  v Tumbarumba at Tumba.

  Round 4. 18th March. v Club Tumut at Gundagai.

Round 5. 25th March. v  Tarcutta at Tarcutta.

Round 6. 8th April.      v Tumbarumba at Gundagai.

 

7’s   Round 1. 25th Feb.      v  Adelong at Adelong.

Round 2.  4th March.   v Club Tumut at Gundagai.

  Round 3. 11th March.  v Batlow at Batlow.

Round 4. 18th March.  v Adelong at Gundagai.

  Round 5.  25th March. v Club Tumut at Tumut.

Round 6.   8th April.     v Batlow at Gundagai.

Pennant Matches can be changed from Sunday afternoon to Friday or Saturday nights or Sunday morning by mutual agreement between the both clubs. Team managers to contact opposing clubs.

Visitors are always very welcome. Bowling fees are $7pp. For further information, call the Club on (02) 6944 1355.