Last Tuesday, 24 ladies decorated No 2 green with Christmas colour!
(min cost $8)
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The reds and whites and greens, and sparkles and tinsel, looked bright and beautiful in the sunlight.
Wise men were nowhere to be seen, but we could tell they'd been there - the green was in its usual pristine condition. Cheers, Ground Control!
The game of the day was "Triples With a Twist", a new cocktail of play!
"Skips" had to toil harder than usual.
Apart from keeping their elves happy, they had to place Jack to suit everyone, as well as score, offer a guiding light, and keep the peace.
And after all that, four of the skips were sacked and sent to another rink. What a host of angels: Helen Heraghty, Kay Craft, Merilyn Rodgers, Maureen Miller, Lorraine Baker, Carol Reed, Lea Orr and the ever-joyous, Di Howell!
Leads, in the meantime, had a merry ole time just bowling, at an open Jack which had already been placed for them.
The "predicted snow falls" held off for the morning, so they had a clear run on the rink, not even caring if their bowls were left in the way of others.
They then expected their fellow elves to sing their praises when they delivered a toucher!
The angelic leads were Fran Dixon, Ann Wright (playing well in this new decade), Betsy Johnstone, Robyn Morgan, Laurie Keane, Lynn Ryan, Kate Keogh and Rosemary Mitchell.
As for the factory seconds, deer me - their one task, to get as close to Jack as possible! They bowled short (even when they didn't have to), wide, on, off, long, out of bounds - they'd all read the manual on how to ham it up on the green!
But you all looked good, and some even earned a "Rudolf stamp".
Bless our seconds Gwenda Carty, Brenda Davies, Jan McPhee, Rhona Went, the irreplaceable Joan Simpson, Kim Evans, Cherie Frame and our Kiwi, Heather Harvey.
Once inside the clubhouse, the celebrations began when Team Baker and Team Reed had some jolly good luck winning the draw.
Laurie Keane began her winning spree by taking home the raffle prize (hope she remembers to return the club's wheelbarrow).
The Christmas trading table is always well-received, and a few merry non-players were spotted enjoying themselves.
Lookin' good too, gals! Santa Maureen, and elves, Cherie and Di, did a great job.
Tuesday, December 8, will be a wrap-up for the year.
We won't be sorry to say goodbye to 2020!
This will be presentation day and full uniform is required.
Please pay Kim $20 for Christmas lunch.
Next Tuesday, December 1, there will be social bowls and a cake to celebrate Ann Wright's new decade.
Join us, and you can eat your cake and play bowls too.
To play, call the club on 6862 1446 between 8.30am-9am.
Please arrive by 9.15am, play begins at 9.30am.
Social roster: JLO
Last weekend saw only 5 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting Complex and shoot at ordinary targets at both 25 & 50m for a max of 500 points.
David WIlson 250 - 249 - 499, Brian Drabsch 250 -248 - 498, John Davis 250 - 247 - 497, Ron Cunningham 250 - 247 - 497, John Maddison 244 - 245 - 489.
Although it was hot the four large ceiling fans kept everyone cooler.
Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday 29/11/20 and will be an animal target at both ranges. We will be holding a working bee out at the range at 8.30am Saturday 5/12/20 so please come along and help out in some way.
22/11/20 Stable Event - WInner Rossco Smith 44 points hot score, second B. Smith 40, c/b R. Hamilton 40, ntp 1st P. Smith 4th, L. Davison, D. Strait 6th, R. Rea 11th S. Smith, N. Strudwick, 15th L. Davison. Raffle winner B. Smith, ball winners M. Smith & J.Smith, S Smith card draw J. Smith, you would think it was Smith social golf day.
Next week stroke event monthly award, putting comp award winners playoff. Qualifiers R. Wells, Kap, M. Smith, R. Davison, N. Dziuba, P. Smith, T. Delmenico, L. Davison, S. Smith, back to services for presentation.
Our presentation night is set down for 19th December, put it in your calendar please, happy golfing from the chook pen.
Its been a very busy period with some great days held.
On Saturday there was Ben McNaughton's Quick Shine day with 12 teams competing over two games of 12 ends.
Winners were Lea Tanks and Marty Fitzpatrick two wins +10.
Runners-up were Steve Clegg and Paul Keogh two wins +7.
John Monti won the Eski.
The aero bowls donated by Ben also was drawn and won by Tony Latter.
The club would like to thank Ben for his very generous contributions to his day, it was a great day.
A game of minor pairs was played, with Gene Rapp and Terry Hetherington versing Shane Hodge and John Chew.
Terry and Gene going on to a win 39/11.
On Sunday we had our Bobby Collins Memorial Day with 30 players coming to the green for a wonderful day for Bob.
The Collins family donated a huge table full of prizes.
Winners were Tony Bright, Terry Clothier and Chris Dunn two wins +46.
Second were Col Miller, Ian Simpson and Trever Harvey two wins +31.
Third, John Niddrie, Kurt Lovett and John Lovett two wins +15.
Fourth, Col Boehm, Steve Torrens and Pav Cross two wins +5
Bradmans, Claudia Lovett, Jo Edwards and Fiona Lovett.
Once again thank you to the Collins Family for their generosity.
Minor pairs played on the day with Steve Clegg and Clive Stibbard taking on Wally Grant and Allan Curteis.
This was a funny game as Steve and Clive were leading 22/3, but then Wally and Allan got a 5, 4, 3 to get back into the game.
Steve went on to win 26/19.
Wednesday there were 12 players for social bowls.
Winners were Steve Torrens and John Monti W15+11.
Runners-up were Gene Rapp and Neil Riley W15 +11.
A minor singles game was played between Juicy Daley and Wally Grant.
This was a very high quality game with some very entertaining bowls watched on by a large crowd.
Juicy began well early, leading 16/8 after 15 ends but both were playing good bowls.
It was 26-all on 29 ends and the crowd was glued to the game.
But Juicy then won three ends in a row to win 31/26.
Friday night happy hour is from 5pm to 7pm,with 14 meat raffles, Robyn's nest voucher, members draw $150 and the joker draw $2350.
So come on down to the Railway Bowling Club and have a great time.
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