Men’s and Ladies 2021 Championship Singles continued into the second week today in lovey conditions. Sincere thanks to Craig the Green keeper for presenting such lovely playing surfaces for this event. Also thanks to Keith and Brett for rolling the greens before the start of play.
There was some excellent bowls played today in the ladies competition. All players should be very proud of their efforts toady. In the quarter finals Lyn Oakley played a great game against Carol Curtis and came away with a good win. Kiri Powell also had a great game against June Stockwell and Kiri and Lyn won their way to the semi-finals. Both played extremely well to get through against very good opposition. Sue Willett and Kerry Stewart had a battle Royal today in the last eight with Kerry just sneaking through for a win by only a couple of shots. You would expect a great game by two of our best lady bowlers and they did not disappoint as it was a great game. Cathy Little who is a first year bowler and has been bowling very well took on the experienced Carol Howie in a tight game with Carol getting the Chocolates. This set up a semi-final matches with Kiwi Powell taking on Lyn Oakley and Kerri Stewart versus her great mate in Carol Howie.
Dame Kiri as we call her had an excellent game against one of the most improved bowlers in the club in Lyn Oakley. Kiri played exceptionally well to get herself through to the grand final in an impressive win. This is an excellent effort as Kiri is not only a first year bowler but has only been playing for a few months. Congratulations to Lyn as all through the game she was encouraging her opponent.
Carol and Kerry both played splendidly well and showed they are both very good players. In a very competitive game Carol was able to get some great bowls in late to take victory. With the results indicating that Kiri Powell is to play Carol Howie in the Ladies Championship singles. Also congratulations to Kiri as she is to also play in the Novice Grand Final as well next week.
Next week the Itinerary for the ladies is the Novice Singles will be played for a 9:30 start next Sunday the 21st of March 2021 followed by the Ladies Championship Final planned to commence around 12:00pm on the same day
What an excellent year for the Novice events at the Joondalup Bowling club with sixteen men and eight ladies competing in the novice singles. Today we completed three rounds of Men’s singles and two rounds of ladies to have four worthy finalists who will play in the Grand Final to be held on 21st of March. Both ladies games today were played as knockout rounds with the first to 21 being the winners.
The first of the four games was Beryl Lee taking on the very nervous Jen Ewan. It took Jen some time to settle with Beryl playing very well. Jen in an excellent effort got up and won the contest. Judy Saxon played against Cathy Little. Judy tried hard and put some crackers down but Cathy was able to get a good win. It was also great to see Young Ashlyn Roemermann, who is only thirteen years of age, play in this competition. Ashlyn played Kiri Powell in a tight game early with Kiri playing a more consistent game late to get away with a win. Christine Lane and Liz McTaggert had a very interesting game and in a high scoring match Christine came away with the chocolates.
The semi-final match up’s were Jen Ewen playing Cathy Little and Kiri Powell playing Christine Lane. Christine and Kiri had a very tight and close game with each trading shots. Kiri was able to settle late and get some valuable shots in to win the game and secure a place in the Grand final.
Cathy Little got off to a very good start and was well ahead midterm of the game. Jen settled and won some very important ends to draw level and eventually getting up for a win and also win a place in the Grand Final to be played on Sunday 21st of March.
Congratulations to all the Ladies who competed toady as the standard of bowls was very impressive. Also sincere thanks to the Ladies, and Nigel Poulton, who gave up their time to be markers to ensure the competition was a great experience for the new players.
Thanks to Barb and her match committee for a well-run event
A very good day at the Joondalup Bowling club for the Finalisation of the Men’s and Ladies Championship Pairs event. The first day of this event was cancelled due to the inclement weather and our bowlers were asked to squeeze a three week event into two. Congratulations to all men’s and Ladies players toady as they embraced this challenge.
The ladies Semi-finals commenced at 11:00am with the Carols in Carol Curtis and Carol Howie playing Kerry Stewart and Sue Willett. This was a cracking game with excellent bowls from both teams. At the end of the fifteen ends the two Carols came out on top and won themselves entry into the Grand Final. The second semi-final was between Janet Poulter and Christine Lane playing against Sally Woods and Nancy Sutton. This was also an excellent game of bowls that impressed the pleasing amount of Spectators who came to watch the event. Christine Lane a first year bowler played some splendid bowls and she should be very proud of her efforts backing up Janet. Unfortunately Sally and Nancy were too good on the day and won their right to play in the Grand Final.
The Grand Final was played on the A2 green in front of an enthusiastic crowd of interested spectators. The game was tight early with all four bowlers playing very well. There was some cracking bowls by all however Sally who played very well backed up Nancy in fine form and they came away as the 2021 Ladies Pairs Champions. All the lady players should be extremely proud of their efforts today as they all play the game in a wonderful spirit and great comradery. It was a pleasure to watch these games as the bowls from all the players was extremely impressive.
Women’s Celebration Pairs
Last Wednesday 13th January 2021, we held the Women’s Celebration Pairs (previously known as Mary Newton Pairs)
It was renamed so that we could celebrate all of the women that helped create our marvellous club and also everyone that has played for us in the past and all of the new members we now have.
It’s about now that I am wishing I knew whom Diana, the Phantom’s wife or even the Phantom himself, so that I can ask for assistance with my writing. I will persevere with the information and notes that Nancy wrote.
On Wednesday, Nancy Sutton and Carol Curtis were responsible for organising the event - I know that they had several helpers so many thanks to all of you for a wonderful job. The idea of having a catch-up and a cup of tea with the older members before we went out to play a couple of games was really fantastic. It was also lovely to have the trophies, plaques and photos all set up on a table to look at and talk about.
From the history that is available to us, we had 14 ladies designated as foundation members as at 10/3/1996, two of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting – Val Buck and Mary Newton.
Joy Atkins – You were instrumental in signing Nancy up at the club and it was a real pleasure to meet you as when I started bowling, Nancy gave me your bowls, bag and tape measure to use. They were a great starting point for me and once I was able to purchase my own, your bowls were donated back to the club for another person to have a great start. Nancy has your bag as hers had lost a wheel and I still have your tape measure.
There is so much that could be said about all of our lady members but I fear I will miss someone out so, thank you for being a member and please enjoy your game and lets share a few laughs when we get together.
And before I forget, we did play a couple of games on this great night and the results were:
1st place Kerry Stewart and Judy Saxon
2nd place Sue Willett and Roz Hahn
3rd place Pam Cocking and Martina Gericke
Well done everyone and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
Barbara, Ladies Match Captain