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Around the Zones
By John Davey
THIS year begins with excitement-a-
plenty and lots to look forward to
in the weeks ahead.
In the cream of team competitions,
will the No.1 Pennant provide a victory
for Birrong; will the changes at St. Johns
Park deliver success; or are those quiet
achievers at Ingleburn going to spring a
suprise? I'm sure Guildford will be there as
strong as ever once again! Can the man
who tells it like it is, Steve Glasson, help
get the coaching sorted out?
AT THE November Zone meeting,
RNSWBA Sports Development Man-
ager Michael Beaumont spoke about the
recruitment team becoming the retention
team. Michael also spoke about one of
the major reasons for a drop in numbers
being "poor administration." The good
news is that there is plenty of help avail-
able from the Development Team at the
Royal. Simply pick up the phone and a
variety of people support, resources and
tools are available for your club. Many
clubs have already taken advantage of
what's available and are reaping the
ON SUNDAY 30 August, Canterbury
Bankstown T&BC ran its slightly mis-
named Spring 2-bowl pairs tournament.
As is usual for the time of the year, it
was extremely windy with one hand very
narrow and the other ridiculously wide.
This caused a bit of havoc, but patience
allowed all bowlers to choose their pre-
ferred delivery. The format consisted of
six games of nine ends -- rather a sudden
death affair. Nonetheless, cream always
rises to the top. and the four placeget-
ters were very worthy of their finishing
positions. First came J. Warnes/M. Vas-
sallo (Engadine). Runners-up were C.
Lee/R. Popovic (Cabramatta). Third were
J. Courtin (CBTandBC)/N. Slarks (Punch-
bowl), with fourth place being filled by D.
Oehlman/D. Raper (Revesby). Fortunately,
the wind eased after lunch, and bowlers
were able to keep more of their bowls
within the boundary pegs. Nevertheless,
a good day was enjoyed by all with many
indicating they would return for future
ANTICIPATION of a successful year
ahead is all the talk at Ingleburn. Will
it be another family affair in the Ones
with that father and son combination of
Bill and Daniel Farrell? In club champion-
ships, the Farrell family were winners in
the mixed pairs, mixed fours, minor pairs,
and Bill and Daniel fought out the Major
singles, with Bill too good on the day.
The Farrells are a very successful bowling
family with mum and three daughters
all very skilful and successful bowlers.
An ethic of hard work on the practice
green, commitment and enjoyment make
the Farrell clan a family to be admired.
Macarthur turned on the best weather
for the 2-day Ingleburn Men's Handicap
4's tournament. A total of 96 bowlers
from seven different clubs contested the
2 day event. The clubs included one team
from Beresfield up on the north coast, and
two teams from Dubbo. Saturday's three
games resulted in the St Johns Park team,
skipped by Kevin Cashman, leading with
3 wins plus 36. The Campbelltown team,
skipped by Kevin Sargent, was second
with 3 wins plus 25, and two Ingleburn
teams also holding 3 wins with good
margins. The final two games, played on
Sunday, shuffled the pack a little with the
home ground advantage proving a plus
for the Ingleburn team of Mick Morris,
Adam Kerr, Peter Lowe and Mark Lynn
winning every game for a 5 wins plus 27
result. Second place went to K. Cashman,
R. Williams, G. Jones and B. Ball (St Johns
Park) with 4 wins plus 68, and third to V.
Simpson, G. Collin, M. Collin and D. Pratt
(Dubbo Railway) with 4 wins plus 56.
AUBURN RSL BC has completed its
Club Championships with the final
of Major Singles played early in August.
Allan Furniss took the honours with a
hard-fought win over Leo Melville. The
other results were Men's Major Pairs, M.
Kokic and L. Melville defeated J. Armitage
and B. Watson 22-17. In the Major Triples,
R. Cross, B. Furniss and A. Furniss won
from S. Herric, M. Kokic and L. Melville
22-18. In the Major Fours, winners were
J. Finch, B. Furniss, A. Furniss and L.
Melville, with runners up, J. Lambert, G.
Tocher, M. Kokic, and M. Zeida. On 12 to
14 September, in two separate events,
Auburn RSL BC witnessed three days of
competition that makes our great game
such a spectacle. Twenty four teams took
to the greens to contest the 33rd D.K.
Braddock Classic Invitational Fours -- a
restricted 3-7th grade tournament that
produced some great games which were
played in perfect conditions. Three games
of 21 ends were overseen by umpire Les
Robertson. The prizemoney went down
to 8th place for 32 players to share the
spoils. There were a lot of smiling faces on
Sunday. First prize went to a team from
Guildford for the second year running,
M. Harrison, E. Dempsey, A. Lawrence,
and G. Eggleton. Runners up from St.
Johns Park were skipped by D. Scarcella.
Good times returned again on Monday 14
August when the Greenkeepers Associa-
By Trevor Trounson
Phone: 9548 5703
ON Saturday 26 September, the
greens of the Cronulla RSL BC
turned pink for a charity day to raise
funds for the McGrath Foundation
and the fight against breast cancer.
Following an excellent barbecue lunch,
members and visitors filled the greens
for a social game of bowls where the
emphasis was very much on good fun
and fellowship. This was followed by a
mega raffle where the top prize was a
weekend worth $1500. There were, of
course, a huge number of other prizes.
The day was made possible through the
work of Bowls Secretary Andrew Kou-
louris, the Head of Social Committee Tom
Grant, and a myriad of willing workers
from both the men's and women's clubs.
After expenses, a donation of $2,600 was
made to the foundation. On Thursday 24
September, the women's club also held a
very successful mixed charity day when
they raised $1,000 for each of the refuges,
tion lined up to do battle. The Newcastle
versus Metropolitan Greenkeepers event
always throws up some good matches,
and this was the case when 44 bowlers
took to the green. In a close encounter,
Newcastle were victorious with an 83 -
74 score line.Special praise went to John
Flaherty, the Auburn RSL greenkeeper, for
organising a top day.
IT WAS smiles all round at Padstow
with reflection on a very good year. The
greens have settled in with readjustment
to one of the two synthetic greens. The
No. 4 pennant side finished second on 41
points, just 4.5 points behind the winners
Cabramatta. The 5's were placed third
on 27 points, another excellent effort
considering the disruptions with player
moves. The 7's, like the 4's, finished sec-
ond only 3.5 points behind the winners,
Greenacre. In the club championships, the
major singles went to A. Fogwell with D.
Seymour runner up. Pairs winners were C.
Waring and R.Richardson, with the runners
up led by J. Weir. The triples was won by
C. Waring, R. Richardson, and D. Young.
Runners up were, F. Taormina, S. Annetta,
and V. Calabrese. Fours winners were
K. Hill, M. Lee, N. Bartlett, D. Seymour.
Runners up were A. Blackhall, J. Weir, C.
Waring and A. Oliver. Minor singles saw
M. Lee triumphant with a worthy runner
up in J. Kerr. In the Minor Pairs the win-
ners were K. Rochford and A. Fountain,
with the runners-up led by S. Antenna.
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