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
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
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–
Brady was, once again, the manof-
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
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
Happy bowling, and keep those championships games rolling along, please bowlers.