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19 December, 2022

Newly-wed Christine scores a close second

By Gilgandra Bowling Club

There were three games of 21 Up Championships played over the weekend. In the results, Larry Clarke had a close win against Christine Howchin (née McGrath — as she and Rod tied the knot a couple of weeks ago!)

We wish all the very best to these two bowlers, who are also great supporters of the club. Mrs Howchin looked like she had Clarke’s measure nearing the finish line leading 18–14; but he came home with a wet-sail to claim the victory 21–18. The highly-experienced David Duffy also had a win against Gavin Glover who was playing his first game of championships.

So he will gain a lot from the 22–5 result. In the remaining game, Jo Raines had a good win against last year’s B Grade Champion, Rod Howchin, 21– 14. Rod commented, that Jo just played too well for him. Well done, Jo!

Social Bowls for the past week started on Wednesday with a great roll-up of 20 bowlers.

Winners on the day with the highest winning score were Phil Godber and Mal Altmann who defeated Christine Howchin and Bruce Parker, 21–16. Friday night social bowls winners were Brady Meyers, Andrew Schier, and Tata Border, along with their very handy swinger John Boyd. They were simply too good for their opposition beating Shayne Barwick, Maxine Elsom, and “Bomber” L’Homme, 12– 7.

Brady was, once again, the manof- the-match. Andy Schier (who aspires to one day being named man-of-the-match) still has a little bit of improvement to go before he has a shot at this highly- sought after accolade.

A great night was had by all! Sunday Social bowls victors also had a very big win 22–5; 12 ends to four. Mal Altmann brought along his son-in-law, Tony Wright to assist with this sporting mismatch, when they teamed-up with Baden Fisher. On the receiving end, were Shayne Barwick, Bruce Parker, and Norm Lummis who, on their day, are a very handy team, but Sunday simply wasn’t that day. In case you missed it, the score was 22–5.

(It’s never a good idea or ends well, to advise the bowls reporter, not to write too much about a game or a score. At least we left it until the last, so, it didn’t make the headlines. All in good fun!)

Happy bowling, and keep those championships games rolling along, please bowlers.

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