21 April, 2023
Great field of bowlers for Wednesday comp
By Maxine Elsom
A great field of 20 bowlers enjoyed an exciting
game last Wednesday with the winners Kimi
Barwick, ‘Mouse’ Holland, and Dylan Marchant
defeating Ester, George Alchin, and ‘Rambo’ Young
In other games, Ron Quealey, Larry Clarke, and
Gary Harvey, had a win against Phil Godber, Kel
Kilsby, and Noel Raines by 17-12.
Garry Garbutt and Rod Howchin also defeated
Mike Newstead and Barry Johnson by 19-15.
In a stand-out game, Roger Irvin and Gil Riley
both played really well for their win against a couple
of very handy bowlers in Bruce Parker and
Norm Lummis by 22-16.
Later in the week, Sunday social bowls winners
were Hudson Duffy, Kel Kilsby, and David Duffy
who defeated Bruce Parker, Leroy Gregory, and
Lance by 20-11.
Baden Fisher and Shayne
Barwick also claimed a victory against Jeff Jones
and Norm Lummis by 19-17.
A group of Gil bowlers also travelled to
Coonabarabran on the weekend for their Annual
Easter Bowls Tournament. The pairs were played
on Saturday with the teams being Barry Johnson
and Rod Howchin; Dylan and Shaun Marchant;
Maxine Elsom and Jo Raines; and Garry and Noel
There were not too many claims to fame, however,
with only Noel and Garry winning their three
games to gain a spot in the semi-final.
Unfortunately though, they went down by one
shot on the last-end and had to settle for equal
Jo and Maxine won two of their three games, so
they were very happy with that result.
however have liked to have won all three games so
as to have a play-off against the Raines boys.
Very fortunate for the lads that it didn’t eventuate.
On Sunday, the fours were played with Dylan,
Shaun, Rod, and Barry, all playing together.
Noel and Jo were joined by Troy and Clare Brown from Coonabarabran, though neither team made it further than their round games they all enjoyed the weekend and the hospitality of the ‘Coona’ Bowling Club.