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26 October, 2023

Bowls Report Oct 21/22

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A Pairs Championship winners Dylan and Shaun Marchant (centre), with final- ists Brent McKenzie and Mal Altmann. Photo by Gilgandra Bowling Club.

Social Bowls

Seventeen bowlers enjoyed a social game last Wednesday. The winners, with the highest winning score, were Mal Altmann, Leroy Gregory and Jayden Doran, defeat- ing Ed Wlodarczyk, Jeff Jones and Rambo Young, 30-12. In other games James Rogers, Neil (visitor), and Gil Riley had a win against Mike Newstead, Bruce Parker and Rod Howchin, 27-9. Christine Howchin, Bob Rogers (swinger) and Dylan Marchant defeated Phil Godber and Garry Garbutt, 24-10. 

A great field of 20 bowlers turned up on Sunday for social bowls in what was perfect bowling weather. The victors of the afternoon were Bob Rogers and Dylan Marchant who defeated Baden Fisher and David Duffy, 27-9. Christine Howchin and Gil Riley defeated Bruce Parker and Brent McKenzie, 19-14. Adam Tincknell, Leroy Gregory and Fox Raines had a good win against Gavin Glover, Wendon Riley and Norm Lummis, 21-7. As a newcomer to the game, Wendon played very some good bowls. 

With great encouragement to her team, Kimi Barwick, Lloyd Gwyn and Shaun Marchant had a 15-all draw against Lucy McKenzie, Jayden Doran and Rod Howchin. Although it was a draw, Kimi, Lloyd and Shaun got to have that winning feeling when they won the Sunday bowls jackpot. 

A Pairs Championships 

The main event on the bowls calendar last week was the finals of the A Pairs Championships. This was always going to be an even contest when the Marchant boys, being Shaun and Dylan, played Mal Altmann and Brent McKenzie. At the half way mark Mal and Brent seemed to be travelling fairly comfortably with a 11-3 lead. It was at this point Shaun stepped up a notch and he and Dylan slowly crept back into the match. After 15 ends it was 12-all and anybody’s game. 

On the 21st and what would normally be last end, it was 18-all and another end was needed to find the winner. Shaun and Dylan gained three shots on the deciding end to be crowned the A Pairs Champions. Well done to these lads and also to their opponents Mal and Brent for making the final.

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