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SIR: Recently one of our
promising junior bowlers,
Jarrod Andrews (pictured),
stepped up to the mat and
won our club's Minor Singles
In a game that had every-
thing, and one which most
onlookers said was worthy
of any final, major or minor,
Jarrod eventually defeated
John Kennedy game to 29.
Talk about getting out of
the blocks fast, John must
have wondered what was
coming next when Jarrod,
playing excellent bowls,
opened up an 18-4 lead by the 13th end.
Not to be out done, John started to play the
bowls that saw him through to the final, and by
the 25th end he had narrowed Jarrod's lead to
four shots, 23-19.
Playing excellent draw bowls, both players traded
blows, and by the 36th end Jarrod held a narrow
one shot lead, 30-29.
Jarrod held his nerve and picked up the necessary
shot on the next end to win the title.
Jarrod has only been playing bowls for three
years and he is still six months away from his 14th
birthday. He is the youngest member of our club
to win a singles title.
Jarrod can now add this title to the 2009 Major
Fours won with Greg Gunn, his father Scott and
brother Mitchell (Mitchell is now only 12).
In the same year he also won the Minor Pairs
with John Bentick. and played with his father Scott
and Russell Dietrich in the final of the Central West
There is no doubt he has the gene's to be a
good bowler. He is the grandson of the late Bruce
Andrews, who was an accomplished bowler from
Bruce's widow Joan still plays bowls at Tuncurry.
On the other side, his grandfather Don (aka "The
Duck") Drabsch is well known for his bowling prow-
ess. He is 13 times Club Champion and has many
other club, District and Zone titles to his name.
Quite a lot of members turned up to watch the
game, and included proud parents Lisa and Scott,
brother and sister Mitchell and Kate, and also Don
He used Don's old windmill Classic 2's in the
game, but now has his own set of bowls.
The young bloke likes his sport, and the game
was played on Saturday morning so that he could
go and play rugby league with his mates in a Junior
under 14 game that afternoon.
President, Forbes BC
SIR: The arguments for and against seeding in club
championships appear to be either based on detailed
seeding, or none at all.
Surely there is a case for placing the previous
year's semi-finalists in different quarters of the
draw; this being done by open draw between the
four semi-finalists, and then a further open draw
for the remainder of players.
This avoids the difficulty in trying to seed a
number of players (and the resultant criticism), and
would gradually reduce the chance of potential
finals being played in the first round, or uneven
halves of the draw.
Clubs could be given the option of using this
modified procedure, or the current total open draw.
Pennant Hills BC
Where is shield?
SIR: It would be interesting to find out what has
happened to the J.J. White Memorial Shield, for
the RNSWBA archives.
Does anyone know where it is?
It was for an annual competition for National
Umpires only, in teams of 4, from all Metropolitan
Districts, and was keenly contested from 1966 until
The competition was held at Hurlstone Park club
and the honour board still exists there, but not the
The last entry on the board shows it was won
by St George District. This District is now Zone 13,
so maybe it is still around in a club in this Zone.
With its long history of umpires' participation,
it would be a shame if the J.J.White Shield has
Pennant Hills BC
A great effort
SIR: Further to the Zone 16 report in the May issue
of Bowls NSW, and more especially the report of
the Dapto Citizens BC hosted Red Cross fund raiser,
I would like to commend Judy Graham for her
efforts on the day.
Judy, a Red Cross member and one of the club's
bar staff, has from year to year put in a great effort
to make this day a success.
She tirelessly keeps the day rolling and anchors
the auction. At the end of the day she must be
It is people like Judy who make such a great effort,
but never really get the recognition they deserve.
Dapto Citizens BC
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