Winter Carnival is a Great Success

Our annual Winter Carnival was held over the 6th and 7th August. The competition is for pairs teams and is sponsored by Good Year Erina on the Saturday and Creightons Palmdale on the Sunday.  The winners on Saturday were D Kalms and J Luxford.  The Sunday winners were G Elliot and G Richmond, Runners Up were R Gallop and D Brean.


Mick Nash is the Rookies Singles Champion 2016

The Rookies Championship was held today and attracted a field of 6 new bowlers.  The format for the competition was a round robin resulting in a final between Mick Nash and Rod Fell.  Mick Nash was the winner of the Championship for 2016.  Well done Mick and all the entrants.






























2016 Minor Singles Champion

Phil Coolican and Ian Betterridge
2016 Minor Singles Champion - Ian Betterridge
Phyllis Betterridge
Ladies Minor Singles
Champion 2016
Ian Betterridge has won the 2016 Minor Singles Championship from Phil Coolican 31 - 22. Ian had a tough match with Glen Richmond in the semi final and made his way to the final with a score of 31-29 over Glen.  Phil Coolican played Paul Charge in the other semi final and the score of 31-30 over Paul tells it's own story.  Well done to the Betterridge family this year - Phyllis Betterridge won the Ladies Minor Singles only weeks ago. Now, husband Ian has won the Mens Minor Singles to make it a double whammy for the duo!



First 2016 Minor Singles Quarter Final


























The first of the 2016 Minor Singles Quarter Finals has been won by Paul Charge from Kevin Ivins 31 - 28.  A hard fought match that gave no hint as to who would be the eventual winner until the very last bowls on the very last end.  Congratulations to Paul Charge on his advancement to the semi final and well done Kevin for making him work very hard to get there.

Luxford and Kalms steal the Championship with the Last Bowl!

Donn Brann and Warwick McDonald led the Club Pairs final all the way only to go down on the last end to the final bowl from Dale Kalms.  The final score was 20-19.  Warwick and Don played a great game against two very experienced campaigners who began to peg back the 16-6 deficit to come within striking distance of 19-15 with one end left to play.  Last bowl and needing 5 to win, Dale Kalms played his best shot of the match to take out the opposition 3rd shot.  This gave Luxford and Kalms 5 shots and the title of Cub Pairs Champions for 2016.  Congratulations to all 4 players on an exciting match.

 
 

End of Our Pennant Season

Our guests were Bateau Bay 7's and Gwandalan 3's.  Unfortunately the points went home with the guests but they did leave us with some good memories below.  Good luck to Bateau Bay in the playoffs. More photos in the photo gallery on the left. 



Blast from the Past

Old photos are fun.  Here are some fabulous memories from our club's history to inspire us all.
Wamberal's Fabulous Fours in State No 4 Pennant Series 2001
When some had more hair and it was dark!  Your don't look a day older fellas!

Jack Fernance, Kevin Dring, Bryan Keating and Noel Murphy



New Champion 2016!


The 2016 Major Singles Championship was decided in a thrilling match today. Darren Hooper and Terry Gains played  a very entertaining match that kept all spectators glued to their seats for 37 ends.  Darren led early and the game looked as if it would be a little one sided, until Terry dug deep and gradually pegged him back to stay within reach. Darren maintained his lead for most of the match but Terry was dogged and the match was poised at 30 - 30 at 36 ends. Terry held his nerve and came out the winner from Darren 31 - 30 after 37 very skillful ends of bowling from both players. Spectators agreed that this was maybe the best final they have seen for a long time. Well done to both Terry and Darren. Congratulations to Terry Gains our new 2016 Major Singles Champion and to Darren Hooper a very worthy Runner Up.  More images in the Photo Gallery.
What a Game!
Last Bowl of the Game

Congratulations to two great competitors
New Champ

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Big Win for 3's and 7's


Darren Hooper, Graham Elliot, Terry Gains and Derek Brean from our Grade 3 Pennant Side celebrating their win 9 - 1 over Halekulani last Saturday.

Our Grade 7 Side also had a big win against Gwandalan - 10-0!  Don Brann and Bill Rempel enjoyed the post game celebrations at the club.

Bob Rowe skipping the threes
Don Brann and Steve English in the midst of the game