Men’s subcommittee reports for 2021
This last month has been the district competition.
Clem Magee represented R.B.C in the district singles with winning his first game and getting beaten in the semi-final. As for Clem and Graham Hudson in the district pairs coming up with the same result. The district triples team of John Moran, Peter Tyler and Ross Wellings had the same result. By the time you read this the district fours team of Peter Pidcock, Rod Black, Bill Richardson and Jeff Slater hopefully have a better result when they play their games.
On the 5th of December is the Neil Barry afternoon and on the 19th of December is the Warwick/Day Kington afternoon. This is our last playing days for the year
See you on the green.
Jack Attack Final.
A tightly contested final between The Bowling Stones and Barry White & The Rollers resulted in a win for The Bowling Stones. The new champions were delighted with their win.
Rod ‘Kiwi’ Gardiner was present to give support to the competitors and assist in the official presentation of The Capricornian sponsored 2021 Jack Attack second Series. A happy crowd enjoyed the friendly rivalry on the night, and many confirmed their interest in participating again in 2022.
The Chairman, Bev Johnston, of Rockhampton Bowls Club Inc acknowledged the continued support of major Sponsor, The Capricornian and congratulated the winners and runners-up. She also thanked the Volunteer helpers who BBQed, prepared Salad accompaniments, served at the bar, took cash at the door, supervised bowls and of course Col Edmonston who stepped in to organise the two 2021 Series. The Volunteers led by Bruce Ballentine with support from Syd O’Sing, Mario Demasi, Peter Pidcock, Dave Archer, Pat Coleman, Tony Durkin, and others who helped throughout the year made these 2021 Series successful. Can’t happen without the helpers!
Some pics of the final’s acknowledgments.
Pennants are over for another year. Both First and Second division teams had some very good wins and some disappointing loses. Congratulations to Diggers for winning both first and second division.
The Betta Home Living mixed fours is being on the 2nd of October. This is the first year we have the sponsorship of Betta Home Living.
Mick Hagen has done a great job with the competition this year. The only competition left is the Mixed Fours, District triples and District fours.
Rockhampton Bowls Club Inc. Newsletter. Page 5
We have sponsorship from the Rockhampton Regional Council for the Mayoral Trophy which will be played on the 6th of November. This is a mixed fours nominated team competition. I will email and have on the notice board all the information.
On the 24th of October 1.00pm will be Pauline and Merve Martin Afternoon. This afternoon is sponsored by their daughter Zalma Mace. There will be a list on the notice board. Mixed triples table selected.
See you on the green.
Mercure Motel afternoon will be held on the 16th of May. Table selected mixed triples. Two games of ten ends. $270 in prize money.
The side to represent R.B.C. in the Harrup Shield to be played at Victoria Park Bowls Club on Saturday 8th May against Yeppoon Bowls Club is: – Singles C. Magee, Pairs A. Johnson G. Hudson, Fours R. Black R. McGowan W. Richardson J. Slate
This last two months has been pretty good for bowls. With Tuesdays with 48 player each week and Thursday we are averaging 50. Saturday we still have the half a dozen, with Sunday up to twenty. Competition boosts the playing numbers.
The Veteran pairs have been finalised with Bill Richardson and Jeff Slater defeating Clyde Jackson and Ross Wellings.
The semi-finals of the champion singles have been played with Clem Magee defeating Jeff Slater 25-23 and Graham Hudson defeating Errol 25-21. In the final Clem defeated Graham 25-19.
In the final of the B pairs Les Bayes and Brian Maclean defeated Rod Gardiner and Syd O’Sing 18-13.
Clem Magee and Rod Black have been selected in the district side to play at Logan at the end of month.
Presidents’ Day was a great day. Thanks to all that helped, and especially Debbie and ladies in the kitchen. What a wonderful meal. The day was won J. Wilson W. Wilson D. Wilton W. Pearson. Runner up were W. Richardson P. Robinson L. Bayes R. Wellings, and lucky draw winners were G. Boswood, J. Boswood, A. Mooney R. Mooney.
The Bates Goddard fours was played last weekend with four teams winning two of their three games. Yeppoon were the winners with a margin of 21 followed by Victoria Park with a margin of 11 then Diggers with a margin of 9 and RBC with a margin of 3. RBC defeated Yeppoon in the first round by 5, defeated Gracemere by 5 in the second round and were defeated by 7 by Diggers in the third round.
Jack Attack every Friday night for the next 4 weeks.
Bates Goddard Fours on Saturday 17th. There will be room for social bowls.
This month we have 3 Presidents days. Emu Park Sunday 11th, Victoria Park Sunday 18th and Wowan Saturday 24th.
The State Mixed Pairs were played with great games Friday Saturday and Sunday. The winning team was Jenny Hanson and Mike Browning defeating Penny Field and Fred Brewer in the final. Both these teams are from Yeppoon.
Congratulations to Miriam and Rod making the semi- finals.
A Johnson Def R Wellings.
Competition is going well with the Veteran singles to a final between Andy Johnson and Ross Wellings.
The champion fours have been decided with Rod Black, Peter Pidcock, Bill Richardson and Jeff Slater defeating Bill Pearson, Ross Wellings sub for Bernie Gottke, C. Magee and Graham Hudson 30-19.
The Live Life Shield was a great afternoon with 23 players from Gracemere and 27 from Rockhampton. Rockhampton won the first round 220-102. Gracemere winners were tied with equal margin and equal ends, so the prize money was shared between J. Newman L. Brooks N. Chippendale and L. O’Dea J. Moran E. Barber and the winning team for Rockhampton was W. Pearson S. Lane C. Magee. See you on the green. Jeff Slater
Competition is going well with the Veteran Singles resulting in a final between Andy Johnson and Ross Wellings. (This was subsequently won by Andy in a tight match 25-23).
The Champion Fours has been decided with Rod Black, Peter Pidcock, Bill Richardson and Jeff Slater defeating Bill Pearson, Ross Wellings (sub for Bernie Gottke), Clem Magee and Graham Hudson 30-19.
The Live Life Shield was a great afternoon with 23 players from Gracemere and 27 from Rockhampton. Rockhampton won the first round 220-102.
Gracemere winners were tied with equal margin and equal ends, so the prizemoney was shared between J. Newman, L. Brooks, N. Chippendale and L. O’Dea, J. Moran, E. Barber.
The winning team for Rockhampton was W. Pearson, S. Lane, C. Magee.
See you on the green.
I have been asked by some members about Kev Weaver’s health. I can tell you his health is very good as his son Rob dropped him off at the club on Saturday afternoon and he stayed until after the social players finished and had a beer with them.
His main problem is his artificial leg. When the doctors get it fixed he will be back at bowls. He will be 98 in July.
The first interclub competition is the Live Life Shield, Rockhampton versus Gracemere at Rockhampton. This will be held from 1pm on Sunday, 21 February.
All the 2020 competitions have been completed. I will organise an afternoon to present the trophies for the Champion Pairs, B Singles and Mixed Pairs.