They have done it again. Today, playing at Lameroo, Bill and Ron won their two games to reach the last 16 of the State Pairs.
With a combined age of 170, these two thought they would enter the State Men’s Pairs. Little did they ever expect to get through the sectional play but have managed to reach the final 16. They have not only proven they have still got it when it comes to bowls but have shown the younger big guns that you are never too old to have a go. Playing a team from Lameroo in the first round, they won 19-6. In the second round, they were 6 up with the last end to be played, and 6 down with Bill’s last bowl and he reduced the shots to 2 down and won by 4 shots.
Bill Robertson and Ron Bateman both 85-year-old members thought they would have no chance but would “give it a go”, never did they expect to be at this stage of the Pairs knockouts. Bill who has a birthday next Friday had a family birthday party organised for next Sunday, but as they have made the last 16 he has to somehow tell his family he will not be available. He stated that he may have to send a message to the family saying “Houston we have a problem”. The Knockouts will be played at Clare we all wish both of you good luck in the finals.
Not to be outdone, Sue Maddern and Joan Prosser also won their two rounds today and have made it to the Knockouts to be played at Hamley Bridge next Sunday. We all wish both of you good luck in the finals.
Val and Geoff Deeble fought out the Rink of the Week title this week with wins of 38-13 (+25) and 33-7 (+26) respectively. With the outcome not known until the Div 1 team returned from Lenswood (great first win), Val and her team of Leo Lambert, Chris Button and Shelly Howe thought they were in a good position of winning. Shelly was even heard to encourage her teammates with a comment “Come on I want to win the Rink of the Week voucher”.
But alas – Geoff had upstaged her with a 26 shot win and covered Val’s win of 25 shots. Geoff’s team included Sue Hutchinson, Chris Rowe and Phil Nagel.
Well done to both rinks.
For Ron Bateman (85) and Bill Robertson (84) age was no barrier to winning their Section of the State Pairs at Lameroo last Sunday. Played on grass and in extreme heat, they maintained the pressure on their opponents throughout the day. They now travel back to Lameroo next Sunday and we wish them every success.
Sue Maddern, playing with Joan Prosser from Payneham, won her Section with three wins and we wish them well for the Knockout Round this coming Sunday.
Geoff Deeble and Chris Rowe also travelled to Lameroo and had three close games, losing their first two games by 1 & 2 respectively and draw their final game.
Richard Crocker and Graham Evans ventured to Geranium and won their first two games but lost their last and then lost on a countback.
Sue Hutchison played with her sister, Janet, winning two games whilst Val Deeble, playing with Gill Bartley from Tranmere, won one of her games.
Well done to all Club Members.
Great to see our Club being represented in these State events. It is an excellent experience playing at different venues, on different surfaces and against bowlers from a wide range of Clubs. It is strongly recommended for all members to consider entering.
With the hot weather forecast for Monday & Tuesday, our new green will hopefully be finished for play on Wednesday. Final stretching, the ditch and surrounds should see the green ready for action. Stay tuned!!
Saturday midday – the green on the way – next Wednesday we play??
As of 11.00 am, Friday 23 October 2020, this is what our new green looks like: –
The underlay is down and attached all around. Now for the Green!!
Members, family and friends are invited to attend the Friday Mexican Fiesta hosted by the Division Two Teams – details are:
- When: Friday 23rd October
- Time: 6.00pm
- Cost: $15.00/person
- Where: Clubrooms
- Bookings Essential
Names please on the form located on the Club Notice Board by Wednesday 21st October.
A Flyer is attached for your fridge: click Friday Fiesta
After ten long years of excellent service, our green is now a thing of the past. Starting today (Monday, 5th October 2020), Tony and his staff have begun the process of removing the old green and underlays, in readiness for the new green to be laid over the next two weeks.
Tony has not been able to move some of the underlay rolls as they are full of water from the overnight and today’s rains. He estimates they are at least 150kgs each. Water could be seen draining out of those moved into the ditch drain.
For those who haven’t visited the Club today below photos show the first stage of the process.
President Chris Button presented our newest Life Members, Bob Edwards and Bill Robertson, with their Certificates at the Club’s AGM last Monday night (Aug 10th 2020).
When their nominations were read out, the member approval was unanimous.
Both have given over and above service to our Club, each in excess of 15 years. Support of new bowlers, holding office, member of committee, grounds maintenance, green management, selectors, – the list goes on.
We thank Bob & Bill for their tireless service and our congratulations on their election as Life Members.
Members are kindly asked to continue to support our sponsors where-ever possible. With the various changes due to COVID-19, it is most important to support them so they will continue to support us during the coming 2020-21 Season.
When you do visit, say “thank you on behalf of the Hahndorf Bowling Club – we appreciate your support”. That way they will know their money/support is being well spent.
Some sponsors will give discounts, e.g. Cartridge World, Mt Baker, so mention you are from Hahndorf Bowling Club and you might be surprised.
Contact has started with various sponsors as to their level of support. It is important we show our support without delay.