Pennants matches in full swing

ROLLING IN THE DEEP: Jeff Burtenshaw sends one down during an end at the Country Club last Saturday afternoon. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
ROLLING IN THE DEEP: Jeff Burtenshaw sends one down during an end at the Country Club last Saturday afternoon. Photo: JUDE KEOGH


Last Friday evening in the summer super series we saw a thrilling tie for the cash.

Winners for the night were R Hutchinson, B Roberts and M Stevens, N Seton.

Please remember to nominate for this Friday which is the last week the event will be run.

Saturday only saw one singles match where Ian Carr took himself into the semi-finals with a win.

Tuesday evening saw the rest of the quarter-final matches with Mick Steven getting the win over Rex Fisher. Mario Ruggiero fought back to narrowly get over Reg May. Barry Riley got over the line after a well spirited comeback from Brad Roberts.

A semi-final date will be set soon.

Last weekend saw the start of the district pairs where one City combination booked themselves a spot in the semi-finals. Aeran Harman and Mick Stevens will be battling for the title this Sunday at City.

The reserve and senior pairs will also be held at City this Sunday were G and N Seton will take on A Simpson and B Roberts in one semi of the reserve pairs while B Riley and M Ruggiero will tackle the senior pairs.

For all players in the number six pennant side there is a pennant trial this Saturday at Millthorpe starting at 11am.

For this trial please tick your name on the sheet at the club. Also if you have any questions about the pennants sides feel free to speak to any of the selectors.


Last Tuesday the ladies social bowls saw Narelle Ryan, Shirley Dean and Helen Lord our winners after a draw from the cards, with all bowlers enjoying the cooler conditions.

The raffle was won by new comer Gail Pringle and second Meg Burrell – congratulations ladies. The novice singles has now closed and the draw will appear on the notice board for the first round to be played on February 28 – good luck to our bowlers entering their first competition. 

The 100 Club roster for this Friday is Jan Oakley and Shirley Dean – thank you ladies. There were no birthdays among our members this week, and president Lynne thanked Evelyn Dickinson for the lovely crocheted hankies she prepares for such occasions.  Also a welcome back to Margaret Barnett, we have missed you on the greens and over a cuppa.

All bowlers are reminded that there will  be no bowls at the club next week as the Golden Eagle commences on Monday and concludes with the final on Thursday afternoon.

Anyone wanting new bowls apparel, bowls, bowls bags, shoes or any accessories, remember that Belmont Bowls will be in the Skylight Room during the Golden Eagle and all Golden Eagle activities will take place in this room. 

Thanks again to the ladies who have volunteered to assist the Eagle committee each day with the 100 club draws, for which a roster has already been distributed.

The District Pairs Championships has now closed as has the Veterans Day badges list for Veterans Day at Manildra on May 24, as badges needed to be ordered in time for the presentations. 

The District Triples and Fours Championship entry forms are now open - see the notice board for details.

President Lynne announced that our intra-club would enter a team for the Relay for Life, and whilst some members have submitted their names for inclusion, more members are invited to do so - please see Jean Kennedy if you’re interested in participating.

The pennants teams again dominated the greens number wise on Tuesday, with Pennants #4 Gold and Blue being home teams. 

Pennant #4 Gold played Manildra/Molong and won 42-32 or 5-0, having won on two rinks while Pennant #4 Blue went down to Millthorpe who had their first win in the Pennant rounds. 

Pennant #4 Blue have a hot weather delayed game against Manildra/Molong at Manildra on Thursday so good luck ladies and we know you can register a win.   

The visiting teams from  Manildra/Molong and Millthorpe thanked our club for the lovely afternoon tea provided with our Pennant side Managers Pam Gersbach and Robyn Doyle complimenting bowlers on the sportsmanship spirit in which all games were played. 

Pam thanked Yvonne Daniel who substituted for an injured bowler towards the end of a Pennant. Again our thanks to Doug Swain who gave of his time to officiate as umpire, clubs do not function without such people.

The Mixed Travelling roster this Saturday is M and P Ruming.

To bowlers not feeling so crash hot at the moment, we think of you and hope your back with us soon.


Last Saturday the Minor Singles first round in the morning John Cooper beat James Kemp 30-10 and Rob George beat Riley Robinson 31-11.

In the Major Singles first round games Glen Robinson beat Neil Higgins 31-16 and Doug Hillier beat Jim Finn 31-23.

The afternoon session was cancelled due to the unfavourable weather forecast and in the interest of the welfare of players.

Next Saturday the deferred minor singles round one game at 10am is Michael Roach versus Jeff Burtenshaw marker Doug Hillier and at 1pm Keith Lamont versus Dick Turnbull marker James Kemp.

Next Saturday Major Singles games scheduled for 10am Paul Ruggiero versus Peter Baker, marker Rob George and 1pm Phil McGarity versus Philip Powell marker Neil Higgins, Mark Baker versus John Dunn marker Clint Gamble, Roy Leonard versus Phil Knight marker Jim Finn, Peter Wright versus Ben Callaway marker John Cooper and Allan Blake versus Tom Leonard marker Joe Powyer.

Second round Major Singles by agreement of Lee Stinson versus Denis Morcom marker Paul Ruggiero will be played next Saturday

The remaining games in round one of Minor Singles deferred to February 25 is 10am is Garry Pearce versus Peter Lange marker Peter Griffiths and at 1pm Trevor Ormsby versus Reiss Robinson marker Riley Robinson.

Players are encouraged to arrange games earlier where possible and advise Jim and all of the above games are play or forfeit.

Nomination Sheets will soon be on the board for the Major Pairs, please call out to the club and nominate.

Pennant nominees for trials, dress is club shirt and cream/white trousers/shorts, next Sunday, February 19 at 12.30pm are Lee Stinson, Gary Farrell, Glen Robinson, Paul Ruggiero, Mark Baker, Reg Robinson, John Dunn, Peter Griffith and Andrew Blimka, Roy Buss, Matt Gamble, Ian Davidson, Phil McGarity,  Phil Knight, Joe Powyer, Cec Leabeater Ron Dunn, Reiss Robinson, Denis Morcom, Peter Wright, Dick Turnbull, Jeff Burtenshaw and Neil Higgins, Clint Gamble, Jim Finn, John Cooper, Peter Baker, Jim Watson, Doug Hillier, Peter Lange, Ron Hartley, Trevor Ormsby, J Lynch, Rob George, Garry Pearce, Don Crawford, James Kemp, Keith Lamont, M. Didusko, Bob Jenkins, Greg Murray, Michael Roach, Riley Robinson, Allan Blake, Barry Lowe.

All players will get game time and if you are unavailable please contact selector’s coordinator John Cooper - mobile 0400 923 750.

Last Tuesday Social Bowls had a large group on the green with the raffles won by Peter Baker, Peter Griffith and Peter Lange with the lucky bowlers Peter Griffith, Jim Watson and Tony Bowers and unlucky bowlers Spud Spurway, Roger Ferris and Ray Jones with the consolation to Cec Leabeater, Kevin Giumelli and Doug Hillier and the jackpot was won by Muz Murray, Barry Lowe and Denis Morcom.

To nominate individuals or teams every week please ring Peter Baker 0427 631 013 before noon Tuesday, play starts at 12.30pm and Saturday play starts at 1pm mufti dress and visitors are welcome.

Nomination sheet is on the noticeboard for the travelling bowlers visit to West Dubbo Bowling Easter Carnival from Friday and Saturday April 14 and 15 and Sunday, April 16 if you are interested in attending please contact Peter on the above number.


We had three games of Championship Singles played in extreme conditions on Saturday.

All the games were very close with the results being Mark Gosper defeated Andrew Gosper, Troy Williams defeated Glenn Gosper and Iain Campbell defeated Ben Allcorn. We had one game on Sunday with Graham Fliedner proving to strong for Steven Ball.

That brings us down to the semi finals and with Pennants starting soon please play as soon as possible.

We have the Adams-Hughes shield this Friday evening at Molong. Teams are on the board with game to start at 6.30pm.

No Friday or Saturday socials last week because of the heat, but they will be as normal this week. We did try for our Corner to Corner on Saturday evening with Mark Gosper getting very close to get himself a free drink so the jackpot now stands at $625.


On February 8, 20 social players enjoyed a great afternoon of bowls on the Country Club green.

The winning rink was a pairs game with Karl Jaeger and Ken Fishpool; with the losing rink coming from the same game and going to Noel Elbourne and Bob Ridgewell.

Raffle winners were Joe Powyer and Ian Hatswell.

Just a reminder to Members that our Pennant selection and trial match against Country Club is on Sunday, February 19th, starting at 12.30.  Please note the earlier start time.  Dress will be Club Colours, so don’t forget to get them out and check that they still fit.

Our first Pennant game will be against Cumnock, played at Molong on the 5th March.  A bus will provide transport from Orange to Molong.


Results for last week’s games in the Pennants.

No 3: Newstead/Blayney Def Orange City with a 5–0 score.

No.4: Orange City Gold Def Orange City Blue with a 5–0 score, Manildra/Molong Def Millthorpe with a 4 – 1 score.

This week’s results for the Pennants played on Tuesday February 14.

Millthorpe Def Orange City Blue with a 5–0 score.

Orange City Def Manildra/Molong with a 5–0 score.

Well done to all players, we all had a great day.


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