The Men’s singles champions ship for 2021 was decided this Sunday the 21st of March. It commenced with two semi-finals in the morning session.
Semi-final one was Keith Willett taking on Scott Oakley. This was an extremely tight and interesting game right up to the wire. Scott had his nose in front with excellent bowling but Keith as a he often does when he is under pressure rallied and came away with a win with some splendid bowling late in the game. Well done to both players for the very high standard of play.
Semi-final two was great for the club with two of the young guns pitted against each other. Ben Leggett and James (Jimmy) Groves both played great bowls to get to this final. Jimmy got off to a solid start with splendid draw bowling and drew away early in the game. Ben fought back and won some crucial ends but Jimmy was very consistent all game and had a good win against a previous champion. It was a pleasure to watch these two close friends play a very good game of bowls against each other. It was played in excellent spirit and the standard was exceptional.
The Grand Final got under way in conjunction with the ladies final in the next rink. It was nip and tuck in the early to mid ends with both Keith and Jimmy playing very tactical games. Jimmy was able to get his nose in front but once again when Keith was under pressure he produced some splendid bowls. Jimmy also played exceptionally well however Keith was able to get and stay in front and won the 2021 Men’s Single Championship for Joondalup Bowling Club. It was an absolute commendable effort by young Jimmy as he has only been bowling for a couple of years and he should be very proud of his efforts in this Championship. Well done to Keith winning his second club singles Championship.
Congratulations to the Match Committee on the successful running of another Championship event. Also special thanks to the Greens Keeper and committee for presenting such lovely greens to play on.
Carol Howie(skip) Jenni Townsend Jen Lithgo
Lyn Oakley(skip) Lorraine Clarke Ros Hahn
Chris Street(sub), Kevin Gray, Jeff Clarke, Brett Driscoll
Chris Street(sub), Kevin Gray, Wayne Skipper, Jeff Clarke, Brett Driscoll .
Alan Covell, John Ferguson, Lance Farrow, Tom Dennett
Kerry Stewart Dot Leslie, Lynne Oakley, Sue Willett
Marrilyn Thorpe, Carolyn Howie, Lorraine Clarke, Rosalyn Hahn,
The Joondalup Bowling Club Mixed Fours event has been completed for the 2020-2021 year. The competition saw thirteen teams compete over two Sundays starting on 4th October and the Grand final on 11th October. The weather for both days was very pleasant although a bit windy. There was some excellent bowls played during the event. The sectionals saw some real great efforts from teams with some very highly rated teams unfortunately not getting through. The skippers of the winners in the sections were Tony Mirto, Steve Morey, Ray Harris, Dave Stanick, and Jeff Clarke. Due to the number of teams entered in the mixed fours there were three teams that gained a bye in the sectionals. The alignment round was then completed.
The winners who then advanced to the semi-final rounds were the Steve Morey team, Dot Leslie Team , Dave Stanick team and the Jeff Clarke team.
Steve Morey Skip, Andrew Groves Third, Joanna Morey second and Ruth Embra as Lead. They are to play Dot Leslie Skip, Doug Peck Third, Joe Popzeleff second and Tom Dennett as lead.
The first final saw the Dot Leslie team gain a few early points to get their noses in front. Steve’s team played some excellent bowls trying to catch up but unfortunately for them Dot’s team was on fire and came away with the win 23 shots to 15. It was a great all round team effort from Dot’s team and also an impressive effort from Steve’s team.
Dave Stanick Skip, Tom Vlahos third, Kerry Stewart second and Kay Hill as Lead. They are to play Jeff Clarke Skip, Ros Hahn third, Lorraine Clarke second and Brett Driscoll Lead.
The second final was an extremely close fought game with all players playing some excellent bowls. This resulted in the scores being locked on two occasions at 10 all at 10 ends and 16 all at 16 ends. Ros Hahn with the “Bend it like Beckham bowls “ played some great saving shots. At the last end the kitty was sent into the ditch after a great bowl from Tom. This left the two skippers having the last bowls. Dave bowled two excellent bowls but could not make up the four shot deficient going into the last end and Jeff Clarke’s team won 20 shots to 18. Both teams should be congratulated on the high standard of bowls played.
The grand final was played in the afternoon as the wind increased and also was a bit cooler. Despite the wind there was some great bowls played. Tom led beautifully all day and continued it in the final. Doug Peck and Jo bowled really well to back up their skipper Dot who also bowled very well. Ros and Lorraine bowled some great bowls with Jeff under a bit of pressure at most ends due to the excellent bowls played by the opposition. The final was played in great fun with Dot’s team coming away with the win 27 shots to 14. Both teams had a very enjoyable drink together afterwards to celebrate the victory.
Congratulations to Dot Leslie, Doug Peck, Joe Popzeleff and Tom Dennett who are the Joondalup Bowling Club mixed fours champions for 2020.
Sincere thanks to Andrew, Barb and the match committee for running another successful event.
The men’s and ladies’ 100 up competition was completed on Sunday the 27th of September, which saw some of the best bowls played at the club in many years. This was a great achievement given the number of challenges presented to the organisers and players due to inclement weather. The first attempt to start the competition on the 20th of September was washed out which then presented a dilemma of getting three days’ play condensed into two days. The match committee was extremely impressed with all the players’ attitudes of “let’s get it done”. This meant that multiple players had to play up to four games in one day. The sectional and alignment rounds were to be played on Saturday, however the heavens opened up around 1.00pm and play was cancelled for the day. Unfinished games were then played early on Sunday morning and thank you to the players for attending early to get the completion started again.
By lunch time on Sunday, the alignment and round of eight were completed with the final four of Tom Dennett, Wayne Skipper, Doug Peck and Kevin Gray. The semi-finals saw some fantastic bowls by all players. The standard was very impressive and most enjoyed by the spectators.
Tom and Kevin were successful in winning through to the grand final with scores on both rinks extremely close. Kevin and Tom then started the final with some absolutely cracking bowls with scores after many ends locked on 100 each. This then required a one end play off which was successfully won by Tom.
Congratulations to Tom on his great win but also congratulations to Kevin who put up a great effort to be runner up. The four semi-finalists should be very proud of themselves, as the standard of bowls was extremely high.
Sincere thanks go to Keith and Shane who gave up their time early to roll the greens, and a big thank you to Chris Lewis who gave up his day on Sunday to act as marker for many games. If the standard of bowls in the last two days is a reflection of the club’s abilities, then we are looking forward to a great year in the Pennant Competition.