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Thursday, March 07, 2019


The first Men’s Club Championship for the year has been run & won last Saturday, with Ryan Dixon & Haydn (Teddy) Evans prevailing to claim the silverware.  Ryan & Teddy were up against the greenkeeper, Geoff Pledger & up and coming player Brent Johnstone and the game showed why these teams had beaten all teams before them to make the final.  In a slow start to the game Geoff &  Brent were looking down the barrel of a hiding by being 10-0 down after a third (6 ends) of the game, with Ryan & Teddy on song and playing beautifully to pick up multiple shots on 3 of these ends.  


Geoff & Brent over the next few ends then picked up 8 shots but still the lead was fairly large at 14-8 after 11 ends and then with only 5 ends to play they led 17-8 and the game looked to be in the bag for Ryan & Teddy. Geoff & Brent then attempted a come back by winning 4 out of these 5 final ends but the lead was to large but they managed to claw back the margin to 4 shots after the final end was played.  Well done to Ryan & Teddy on a great display of positional bowls to win the Championship 18-14. Social bowls were also played this day with the results being: Culla Graham, Malcolm Dowling & John Kane drawing 15-15 all with Stephen Mathews, Wes Cooper & Max Dowling; Trev Gow & Kitha Bailey defeated Ann Snell & Vivian Bigg 21-11; and Martin Rogers & John Wilkes defeated Phil Jones & Mark Carroll 21-12. On Wednesday last, the Ladies played their first round of the Billy Bright Singles (for leads and seconds) with only 3 games played.  Irene Buffett defeated Leslie Buffett 25-1; Maycee Deszecsar defeated Liz Walkinshaw 25-7; and in the match of the round, two young juniors in Ellie Ryan & Tracey Wora faced each other on the green and gave a treat to the spectators by taking 32 ends to complete the game, with neither of the girls willing to concede at any stage throughout the game.  Both girls got away to a good start and Tracey got the early jump to lead 12-5 after 13 ends, but then Ellie’s game came together and after 19 ends the scores were locked together at 13-13 all. Ellie then proceeded to go on with her scoring and led Tracey after 26 ends 21-17, but Tracey to her credit displayed her excellent drawing skills to pick up 6 shots in three ends to lead 23-21.  At this time and with Tracey drawing well, Ellie then took after her father and displayed excellent driving skills by killing a vital end and then picked up 2 shots in the replay end, with the score at 24-23 to Tracey. In what was the final end, Tracey prevailed to score 1 shot and bank a very good win 25-23. All girls (juniors in particular) should be very proud in the way that they played their first major singles tournament and the gamesmanship that they all displayed. Well done girls.


Social games were also played with the results being: Mick Godfrey & John Kane defeated Culla Graham & Norm Trickey 17-11; Martin Rogers, Ester Sanchez & Barry Jones defeated Barry Wilson, Ann Snell & John Wilkes 14-13; and Trev Gow, Vivian Bigg, Esther Trickey defeated Petal Jones, Kitha Bailey & Esther Trickey (lead for both teams) 23-8.


There are lists on the Club Notice-board for the Men’s Minor Singles, Mixed Triples & ladies Minor Singles, all these close very soon, so place names on the lists provided.


Currently the Club has players in Australia playing in the Quadrangular series against Lord Howe Island, the ACT and the Royal NSW. After the first two days of play the lads had had two wins against LHI and one win over NSW and unfortunately will not be in the running on the final day (Thursday) to win the cherries. More on these scores next week.


Also, Ryan Dixon & Shae Wilson are competing at the World Cup (indoor singles) in Warilla this and next week and after the first two days of play their results are: Ryan – Loss New Zealand 9-5, 4-15, 1-2; Loss Canada 9-10, 6-15; Win Switzerland 6-8, 10-5, 3-2; Loss Ireland 5-12, 6-8; Win Spain 12-3, 11-7; and Loss Hong Kong China 5-7, 6-12 to be 9th in his section of 12 players. Shae’s results to date were – Loss to New Zealand 5-11, 9-5, 1-4; Win Hong Kong China 9-6, 2-11, 5-3; Win Israel 10-7, 9-5 to be 4th in her section of 10 players. The final results will be in next weeks report.


The next round of the Billy Bright Singles will be played next Wednesday with two great games on show.


Don’t forget that the Club’s bistro is open 7 days for both lunch and dinner, with coffee now being served along with a display of goodies to go with them, apart from the usual excellent food.


As can be seen the boys are busy at work at the front of the club and covering in the walkway, which will be an excellent addition to the club, esp. in rainy weather or bright sunshine.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls News

Friday, March 01, 2019


Mathews & Nagy Win SP Pairs Tournament.

After a week of tournament bowls in the Meg Wills sponsored Kev Wills Memorial South Pacific Pairs Tournament, played in rain, fog, mud and sunshine, the compatible pairing of Stephen Mathews & John Nagy surprised the 40 teams entered by winning the Tournament and by doing so defeated many of the favourites to win the title.  After the 4 days of qualifying rounds, 8 teams qualified for the quarter-finals, as reported last week, and this meant that on Friday last, four teams squared off in the semi-finals for the chance to play in the final that afternoon.  In the first semi-final the pairing of Dave Smith & Mick Godfrey was up against Moochie Christian & Kate Smith (with no favours given between Dave and his wife Kate), and in a game that was dominated by Moochie & Kate from the first few ends, they ran away for a comfortable win 21-8 after only 15 ends of 21. In the other semi-final between the tournament favourites Ryan Dixon & Haydn Evans and that of Stephen Mathews & John Nagy, it appeared that Stephen and John had not read the script and after 5 ends were leading 9-0, not to be disgraced Ryan & Haydn stuck to their game-plan and eventually got back into the game. With the scores locked together after 18 ends at 15-15 all, Ryan then took the lead to be 2 shots in front with the final end yet to be played. Ryan seemed to have the game in the bag with only one bowl left from Stephen, who was facing a head with a bowl some 12 inches directly in front and played the shot of the tournament to play around this bowl and trail the jack back to his other bowl to square the game after the regulation 21 ends 17-17, this meant that an extra end needed to be played with John drawing beautifully to the jack and Stephen playing the position bowls required to win the game 19-17.


This then led into the final game of the tournament between the two teams of Moochie & Stephen and again Stephen & John got away to a small lead in the early ends and managed to hold this lead throughout the match. Moochie & Kate attempted to haul in Stephen & John but the deft drawing of John to the jack meant that they were under the pump throughout the game and in a very entertaining game Stephen & John held on to record a terrific win 17-14. A great win for Stephen and John and a crowd pleaser in the Club.


Many thanks go to Meg Wills and Pete from Foodland’s for the support throughout the week and we all hope that the visiting teams enjoyed their week of bowls and return to Norfolk someday.


In the social games played during the week the results from last Saturday were: Haydn Evans & Kitha Bailey defeated Bulla & Mark Carroll 25-17; and Trev & Ryan defeated Rob & Brent 31-15. On Wednesday last, Mick Godfrey, Stephen Mathews & Tess Evans defeated Ester Sanchez, Ann Snell & Kitha Bailey 17-11; and Petal Jones, Haydn Evans & Brent Johnstone defeated Culla Graham, Kate Smith & Vivian Bigg 18-11.

This weekend on Saturday the final of the Men’s Pairs Championship will be played at 2pm, with social bowls also being played.


On Sunday the Club farewells Ryan Dixon and Shae Wilson (who is already in Australia) who are attending the World Cup in Warilla commencing on the 5th March, and also the Club has a squad of players travelling to Terrigal to play in the Quadrangular Series against Lord Howe Island, the ACT and the Royal NSW over the next week.  We look forward to great results over the week.


As mentioned, social bowls will be played today and the lists for the next couple of championships are on the Club notice-board to place your names.


Come on down to the Bowlo and have a roll or enjoy the great Bistro…now serving coffee, open for both lunch and dinner.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Friday, February 22, 2019


What a week at the Norfolk Island Bowling Club with the running of the Meg Wills sponsored Kev Wills Memorial South Pacific 3 bowl Triples Tournament. With 40 teams facing the starter, including 22 teams from both Australia and New Zealand, the teams took to the greens on Monday morning at 9am for the first round in conditions that were not very pleasant to say the least. Norfolk Island had over the past 13 weeks only recorded some 10mm of rain but this is what faced the players on Monday morning, a light misty rain which continued for the first 3 days of the tournament, and esp. on greens that had been recently renovated and not up to 100% of cover on the greens, the dirt stuck like glue, which necessitated buckets of water at each end of the greens to wash the bowls after each end. The players perservied though and the round-robin was completed on Thursday morning with the top team in the five sections and the next best 3 teams qualifying for the quarter-finals. Topping the sections were Matt Bigg & Rob Dixon with 7 wins and a margin of +58, Kate Smith & Moochie Christian with 7 wins +37, Barry Wilson & Ester Sanchez with 6 wins +78, Wes Cooper & Graeme Woolley with 5.5 wins +37 and Ryan Dixon & Haydn Evans 5 wins +35, the 3 qualifiers were Dave Smith & Mick Godfrey with 5 wins +83, Phil Jones & Petal Jones 5 wins +45, and John Nagy & Stephen Mathews 5 wins +34. As can be seen all 8 quarter-finalists were local teams, with a number of visiting teams failing on the Thursday to win their final game and qualifying. At the time of writing this the quarter-finals were being played with the match-ups being: Matt Bigg Vs John Nagy; Wes Cooper Vs Ryan Dixon; Dave Smith Vs Barry Wilson and Phil Jones Vs Kate Smith.


The winners of these games were: John Nagy 16-7, Ryan Dixon 25-3, Dave Smith 13-8, and Kate Smith 16-9.


With the semi-finals between John Nagy Vs Ryan Dixon, and Dave Smith Vs Kate Smith to be played on Friday morning and the final to be played on Friday at 2pm, with the results being reported on in next weeks paper.


The Club over the week has had to privilege to host the sponsor of this event Ms. Meg Wills who has sponsored this tournament since its inception 8 years ago. Thanks go out to Meg and her generosity and also the Foodland’s Supermarkets who sponsors all of our international bowls events, thank you Peter.


The players intend to enjoy a presentation dinner on Friday, with limited reports next week.


Come on down to the Bowlo just to have a drink, roll-up or a meal. The Wora Bistro now has a coffee machine and made to your order.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report

Thursday, February 14, 2019


What an exciting week of bowls coming up for the Bowling Club with the holding of the Meg Wills South Pacific Pairs tournament commencing on Monday, with 40 teams entered, this is the largest contingent of players for this tournament since its inception some 8 years ago. Thanks goes out to Meg and her late Husband Kev who has sponsored this tournament for this whole period. Thank you, Meg, esp.  for making the return visit from Gin Gin each year.


Last Saturday was to be the final of the men’s pairs championship, but this has been put on hold until a date later in the calendar due to one player off Island. Social bowls were played with one game of the Open Singles played with Moochie Christian defeating Gary Bigg in a tie-break game 6-7, 9-8, 4-1.


In the social games played Phil Jones, Martin Rogers & Petal Jones whooped Barry Wilson, John Wilkes & Mark Carroll 22-7; Mick Godfrey, Stephen Mathews & Sue (visitor) narrowly defeated Ryan Dixon, Brent Johnstone & Jan Williams 17-13; Dave Smith, Ann Snell & John Kane accounted for Jeff Pledger, Marcus (visitor) & Ann (visitor) 22-14; and Culla Graham & Wes Cooper picked on the girls Ester Sanchez & Vivian Bigg by winning 26-8; and in the final games played Rob Dixon & Tracey Wora defeated Trev Gow & Kitha Bailey in a very close game 14-12.


On Sunday last, the semi-finals of the Open Singles were played and with both games going to a tie-break, anybody could have won these games. In the end Ryan Dixon prevailed over Phil Jones after losing the first set 12-9, but won the second set 13-2 and then went on and won the tie-break 2-1. In the other game played between Moochie Christian & Barry Wilson, Moochie accounted for Barry 7-5 in the first set but Barry went on and won the second set easily 11-5 and seemed to have the momentum but Moochie won the first two ends of the tie-break to lead 3-0 with the final end to play, and bugger me Barry managed to conjure up 3 shots to level the score at 3-3 all, so an additional end needed to be played with Barry gaining the shot he needed to say good-bye to Moochie 4-3 in the tie-break. Two excellent games and the final will be worth watching, and should be played today Saturday, prior to the SP Pairs commencing.


Last Wednesday, with no competition games played, social bowls were played and the results were: Rob Dixon, Bruce Phillips (visitor) & Gary Denn (visitor) defeated Mick Godfrey, Barry Cousins (visitor) & Jackie Ryan 20-10; Culla Graham & Vivian Bigg defeated Ryan Dixon & Kate Smith 22-15; Petal  Jones & Greg Rashleigh (visitor) defeated Graeme Woolley & Tess Evans 20-17; John Groat & Kitha Bailey whooped Dave Smith & Mark Carroll 24-6; and Stephen Mathews & Brent Johnstone defeated Neil McWaters & Barry Jones 18-15.


As mentioned earlier the final of the Open Singles will be played today between Ryan Dixon & Barry Wilson, after their good wins last week, and this weekend the overseas contingent arrives for the Meg Wills South Pacific Pairs which commences on Monday 18th Feb at 9am. The Club will be busy with 4 rounds per day, with the finals on Friday. So, come on down and watch a game or two and the bar & bistro will be open.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Thursday, February 07, 2019


The year has certainly gotten off to a flying start with February already upon us and the first of the Club’s championships has been completed for the year with another final this weekend.


But, first to the bowls played last Saturday with the men’s semi-final pair’s teams squaring off and the dangerous combination of Jeff Pledger & Brent Johnstone had a fairly easy win against Tim Sheridan & Moochie Christian 18-11; and in the other game Ryan Dixon & Haydn Evans had a handy win over Mick Godfrey & Graeme Woolley 27-8. The final of this Club championship will be played today, Saturday at 2pm, a terrific game should be on the cards. In the social games played on Saturday, Culla Graham, Ann Snell & Vivian Bigg defeated Petal Jones, Wes Cooper & Sue (visitor) 16-15; Rob Dixon, Martin Rogers & Marcus (visitor) defeated Barry Wilson, Gary Bigg & Mark Carroll 26-12; and Ester Sanchez, Kate Smith & John Wilkes defeated Dave Smith, Tess Evans & Kitha Bailey 17-14. One game of the Open Singles was also played with Trev Gow defeating John Groat in straight sets 7-7, 9-5.


On Sunday the quarter-finals of the Open Singles were played with the results thus: Ryan Dixon defeating Trev Gow in a tie-break game 8-10, 10-8, 5-0; Moochie Christian defeated Culla Graham in straight sets 9-5, 11-7; Phil Jones defeated Haydn Evans in a tie-break game 3-13, 10-3, 2-1; and Barry Wilson got out of jail against Kitha Bailey in a tie-break game 7-4, 8-6, 6-0. The semi-finals of this championship will be played tomorrow, Sunday at 2pm.


On Wednesday and with the Ladies Pairs championship complete, social bowls was played with the results being: Ester Sanchez & Sue (visitor) defeating Culla Graham & Leslie Buffett 19-16; Petal Jones, Mark Carroll & Marcus (visitor) defeating Kate Smith, Vivian Bigg & Esther Trickey 20-11; Dave Smith, Jackie Ryan with Kitha Bailey swinging lead for both teams defeated Brent Johnstone & Norm Trickey 19-13; and Neil McWaters & Barry Jones defeated Ann Snell & Tess Evans 21-19.


As mentioned this week-end the semi-finals of the men’s pairs will be played on Saturday and the semi-finals of the Open Singles will be played on Sunday.

Last Tuesday, Meg Wills arrived back on Island, and we welcome Meg back into the Club as she is the main sponsor for the Kev & Meg Wills South Pacific Pairs, which is due to commence on the 18th Feb with 40 teams participating. More on this great tournament next week.


The top green will be back in play shortly and on completion of the SP Pairs Tournament, night owl bowls will re-commence.  This will be triples games, so get your team together and see Tim to enter a team.


Work should start shortly on the driveway into Dot’s paddock and Members and guests are asked to take care when this work is been undertaken.


NOW at the Club’s Bistro, COFFEE is now available during Bistro hours which are 11-2pm for lunch and from 5:30-8pm for dinner.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


The commencement of the Bowling Club’s yearly championships have commenced and are in full swing with both the ladies & men’s pairs continuing, together with the open singles commencing last Sunday. It’s terrific to see that the Members have endorsed the year’s calendar and are eager to display their talent on the bowling green in an effort to catch the selector’s eyes; with all the representative bowls the Club is involved in this year.


Results of the first round on the Men’s Pairs played last Saturday were: Culla Graham & Wes Cooper defeated Mark Carroll & Joseph Williams 24-11; Matt Bigg & Rob Dixon defeated Neil McWaters & Barry Jones 24-7; Tim Sheridan & Moochie Christian defeated Phil Jones & Gary Bigg 24-15; and Jeff Pledger & Brent Johnstone defeated John Groat & Barry Wilson 20-9. In the social games played that day the results were: Haydn Evans, Ester Sanchez & Kitha Bailey defeated Pete Walkinshaw, Frank (visitor) & Tiana Hall 24-8; Dave Smith, Graeme Woolley & Irene Buffett defeated Ryan Dixon, Kate Smith & John Snow 17-12; and Petal Jones, Ann Snell & Mark Carroll defeated Mick Godfrey, Trev Gow & Carolyn Pullen 15-10.


On Sunday the Open Singles, an Sets Play format, commenced with a full green with the results being: Kitha Bailey defeated Jeff Pledger in a tie break 2-9, 9-8, 3-1; John Groat defeated Neil McWaters in a tie break 11-6, 7-8, 2-1; Graeme Woolley defeated Tess Evans in a tie break 9-5, 7-6, 3-1; Tim Sheridan defeated Annie Pledger in straight sets 8-8, 7-6; Barry Wilson defeated petal Jones in straight sets 5-4, 8-2; Moochie Christian defeated Vivian Bigg in straight sets 10-5, 6-5; and Rob Dixon defeated Mark Carroll in straight sets 8-3, 9-6.


Last Wednesday the ladies played their semi-final of their pairs championships, with the two results being: Vivian Bigg & Kitha Bailey defeated Ann Snell & Irene Buffett 22-13; and Kate Smith & Tess Evans defeated Jackie Ryan & Joy Bishop 24-8.  The final will be played this Wednesday.


Two games of the men’s pairs quarter-finals were also played with the results being: Ryan Dixon & Haydn Evans defeated Culla Graham & Wes Cooper 21-6; and Tim Sheridan & Moochie Christian got out of jail against Pete Walkinshaw & Spider Webb 19-16, after having a 7-0 lead early, but then trailing 13-9 and with 3 ends to play the scores were locked together at 14-14 but Tim & Moochie managed to score on two of the last few ends to record the win. In the social games played on Wednesday Ester Sanchez, Brent Johnstone & Esther Trickey drew 20-20 all with Petal Jones, Martin Rogers & Esther Trickey (lead for both teams); and Graham Woolley, Barry Jones & John Wilkes defeated Norm Trickey, Vic Tagg & Mark Carroll 19-12.


The remaining games of the men’s quarter-final games will be played today at 2pm, with the open singles continuing on Sunday.


On Monday for the Australia Day holiday the club will host social bowls with a BBQ commencing at 2pm, come on down for a great afternoon.


The Club’s Bistro has been very busy and now with Sam & Betty returning from holidays the Bistro will be open 7 days for lunch as well as dinner. Terrific meals at great prices.


DATES to Remember is that the SP Pairs commences on the 18th February, with nominations now closed and the draw will be displayed shortly.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


The first week of competition has commenced at the Norfolk Island Bowing Club with the Ladies commencing their Club Pairs last Wednesday, but first to the games played last Saturday socially.  Phil Jones with his young grandson Jordi defeated Nana Petal Jones & John Groat 19-16; Ester Sanchez, Gary Bigg & Vivian Bigg defeated Rob Dixon, Arianne Dixon & Mark Carroll 18-13; Tim Sheridan & Moochie Christian defeated Barry Wilson & Brent Johnstone 26-13; Culla Graham & Wes Cooper defeated Mick Godfrey & Trev Gow 20-16; and Haydn Evans & Tess Evans defeated Ryan Dixon & Luke (visitor) 16-11. No more social Saturdays with the Men’s competitions commencing today, Saturday with the Men’s pairs commencing at 2pm.


The Ladies commenced their pairs competition and with only the 6 teams entered, 2 teams had byes and the results of the other games were: Ann Snell & Irene Buffett defeated Arianne & Ellie Dixon 25-12; and in the other game the hot favourites for the title this year were defeated in a close game, with Kate Smith & Tess Evans defeating Petal Jones & Ester Sanchez 19-15 but with the game at 16-15 with two ends to play it was anybodies game, but Kate & Tess hung in tough to get the win.  In the social games played on Wednesday Graeme Woolley & Mark Carroll defeated Mick Godfrey & Kitha Bailey 19-17; Haydn Evans & Mark Hall defeated Neil McWaters & Emmett (visitor) 31-3; and Rob Dixon, Barry Jones & Tiana Hall defeated Ryan Dixon, Vivian Bigg & Brent Johnstone 24-14.

As mentioned the Men’s Pairs commence today at 2pm and tomorrow Sunday the Open Singles commence at 2pm with players asked to find their own markers. The draw for these games is on the Club Notice-board.


In a coup for young Shae Wilson, the Brisbane based club Hamilton has signed Shae up to play Premier League for them this year with the games commencing last weekend and on the Saturday Shae’s team had a good win 25-13 against Tweed Heads but on Sunday was defeated soundly by Victoria Point 32-12. A great experience for Shae playing with the super stars of bowls in Australia.


The List for the South Pacific Pairs is on the Club Notice-board and closes on the 31st January 2019.


The Club Bistro is open for both lunch M-F from 11am, and dinner 7 days from 5:30pm.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Next week the Club will resume its Club competitions with the Mixed Pairs closing today with play next Saturday.  The lists for the Open, Singles, Pairs & Triples will also close on the 1st September, with play to commence after that date.


The Bowling Club Wora Bistro has now open for both lunch and dinner, with lunch from 11am – 2pm, and dinner from 5:30pm. Great value meals to be had together with the coldest beers in town.

See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Repot by Ballzup

Thursday, August 16, 2018


NIO CLASSIC TRIPLES COMMENCES.

The NIO Classic Triples international tournament commences tomorrow, Sunday, with the new sponsor Terence Grube and his business Norfolk Insurance Office (NIO).  A huge thanks to Terence and NIO for making the tournament possible, as well as our minor sponsor Norfolk Island Foodland’s who always contributes. More on this tournament in next week’s report.


Last Saturday, the Club enjoyed a relaxing weekend away from competition bowls with a BBQ bowls day and by the look at the turn out, it won’t be the last.  Results for the day were: Tim Sheridan, Ester Sanchez & Jackie Ryan defeated Ryan Dixon, Mark Carroll & Kitha Bailey 22-10; Marg O’Brien, Trev Gow & Esther Trickey defeated Haydn Evans, Norm Trickey & Ling Glass 16-10; Brent Pauling, Ann Snell & Chrissie Pauling defeated Pete Walkinshaw, Wes Cooper & Jan Williams 19-14; Culla Graham, Tess Evans & Vivian Bigg defeated Mick Godfrey, Sean (visitor) & Irene Buffett 23-17; Petal Jones, Peter Glass & Harry (visitor) defeated Phil Jones, Dave (visitor) & Marg Buffett 23-17; and Stephen Mathews & Dave Murdoch defeated Barry Wilson & Sarah (visitor) 30-10.  A great day was had by all and a huge thanks to Foodland’s for the contribution to the BBQ.


Last Wednesday, the Ladies final of their triples championship was played in very trying conditions, with a very strong southerly blowing, the ladies were challenged throughout the afternoon.  In the end the Commonwealth Games trio of Petal Jones, Shae Wilson & Chrissie Pauling were too strong for Ann Snell, Tess Evans & Ling Glass who were gallant in defeat and never gave up the chase, with 7 ends played the score was 5-5 all and anybody’s game, but then Petals team scored 13 shots in 5 ends to have the score 18-6 with 6 ends to play, but with Shae and Chrissie drawing to the kitty and Petal playing her conversion shots when needed, the trio ran out winners 24-14.


The results of the social games played on Wednesday were: Mick Godfrey & Marg Buffett drew 12-12 all with Ester Sanchez & Vivian Bigg; Carole Yager & Irene Buffett defeated Glenn (Visitor) & Kitha Bailey 20-7; Haydn Evans, Stephen Mathews & Herb Haines defeated Brent Pauling, Trevor Gow & Carolyn (visitor) 23-9; Neil McWaters, Jackie Ryan & Barry Jones defeated Culla Graham, Peter (visitor) & Geoff Weier (visitor) 24-13.


As mentioned earlier the NIO Classic Triples commences tomorrow, and the greens will be available today for team roll-ups from 1pm.  Social bowls will also be played and players are asked to organise their own game, or place team names with the match committee so as to ensure a rink is made available.  On completion of the roll-ups at approx. 4:30pm, a welcome for the visiting players is to be held with the Club providing a fish-fry and BBQ. Members are also asked to provide a plate for the table and a good attendance is asked.


As from today, Saturday, the Club’s Wora Bistro will be open for lunch from 11am-2pm, with great lunch-time meals on the menu.  Call into the Club for an easy lunch with a cold beer or two.


See you all on the greens soon.

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Bowls Report by Ballzup.

Thursday, August 02, 2018


Another week has come and gone at the Norfolk Island Bowling Club with the continuation of the Club’s championship games, as well as entertaining visitors from afar with our great Bistro meals and the introduction of a new beer dispensing system, which will make it easier for all customers to see what draught beers are now on tap, esp. our new draught beer 150 Lashes is proving to be very popular.


Competition got underway last Saturday with the Men commencing their Triples championship and the results of these games were: Stephen Mathews, Wes Cooper & Trev Gow were too good for Garry Bigg, Mark Carroll & Norm Trickey 27-8; Phil Jones, Dave Smith & Moochie Christian defeated Mick Godfrey, Brent Pauling & Peter Glass 26-11; and the side of Tim Sheridan, Barry Wilson & John Nagy started their defence of the title be defeating Pete Walkinshaw, Spider Webb & Jeff Pledger 22-17.  The semi-finals will be played today at the Club at 1pm.  Social bowls were also played with the results thus: Haydn Evans & Brent Johnstone defeated Kate Smith & Kitha Bailey 27-9; Marg O’Brien & Dave Murdoch defeated Neil McWaters & Irene Buffett 19-13; and Ann Snell, Chrissy Pauling & Esther Trickey had a draw 16-16 against Tess Evans, Marg Buffett & Ling Glass.


The Ladies commenced their Triples championships on Wednesday last, and the results of these games were: 1st round: Marg O’Brien, Kate Smith & Elle Dixon defeated Jackie Ryan, Marg Buffett & Irene Buffett 25-15; semi-finals: Ann Snell, Tess Evans & Ling Glass defeated Marg O’Brien, Kate Smith & Elle Dixon comfortably 22-17; and Shae Wilson, Vivian Bigg (sub) & Chrissie Pauling defeated Ester Sanchez, Carole Yager & Kitha Bailey 20-11.  The final will be played next Wednesday at 1pm.  Social bowls were also played and the results were: Neil McWaters, Norm Trickey & Marg Buffett defeated Graeme Woolley, Peter Glass & Jan Williams 23-18; Mick Godfrey, Stephen Mathew defeated John Groat, Brent Johnstone, with Irene Buffett playing a swinging lead 21-12; and Haydn Evans & Esther Trickey defeated Brent Pauling & Leslie Buffett 19-16.


Whilst it has been fairly quiet at the Club over the past couple of weeks, the Club is looking forward to the August Classic Triples which commences on the 19th August, with some 25 teams visiting the Island to participate in what will be a great week of bowls.  The greens have been having a rest, with plenty of TLC to make them look great for the tournament.


Members are reminded that subscriptions are now due at the affordable price of only $75 for the year, with social memberships available for regular non-bowlers at only $20 per year.  Join the Club and receive discounts on your bar purchases.  Call in and get one of the Bowlo-cards, where you pay for 10 drinks and receive the 11th drink free.


Come on down to the Club and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, great cold draught beer, and fabulous food coming out of the Bistro kitchen.


Semi-finals of the Men’s Triples championships today at 1pm.


See you all on the Greens soon.

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