BINETT JUST FALLS TO A MAD "MAX"
The 2011 Law Walker Singles Final has been decided,
with a determined Paul "Max" Deluca overcoming a equally
determined Warwick Binett 31 to 25 in an enthralling
encounter on the 14th August. The game was evenly
poised throughout, the scores even at 22-22, but with
12 years playing experience proved too much for a g
allant Warwick. Paul skipped away to win 31-25.
This Competition is for players who have yet to win a
Singles title and has a host of excellent players on the
PAGETT GETS A TASTE OF HOT CURRIE
The minor singles for 2011 has been decided with
a great final between Bruce Pagett and Chris Currie.
Chris was playing in his first championship event having
only started bowls some four months early. Chris has
come through the Club's highly successful program of
monthly social bowls that targets social bowlers being
migrated to playing members. Chris had beaten a
number of established players along the way to the
final. Bruce who has been playing since 2002 and has
won other championships, was the favourite for the
Bruce established an early lead and went onto to win 31
to 24 after holding out a late charge from Chris when the
score reached 25 to 24.A. Bruce said he had to bring out
all his skills to beat Chris. As someone said Pagett survived
some very hot Currie.
The final of the CLUB FOURS for 2011 was played
on Sunday 30th January 2011. It was a very
convincing win to the team of Zac Hadzic, Bruce Pagett,
Michael Pacya and Greg Aspinall 34 shots to 9 over Phil
Hollman, Peter Henry, Michael Mason and Matt Tobin.
Greg Aspinall's team won the first six ends posting a
very handy lead of 13 shots. They continued to
dominate scoring five on the 13th end to take a 25 to 5
lead. It was all over by the 18th end with another five
picked up by the new champions. It is was Greg Aspinall's
11th win in the fours in the past 15 years. For photos
of the final see our photo page
The blue ribbion event for 2010 the Major Singles has
finished with the winner being Barry Lindner. It is Barry's
first major singles championship. He faced Neville Ross
in the final, who had the week before beaten fourteen
times Club Champion Greg Aspinall. Neville took an early
lead winning the first five ends and posting 7 shots,
Barry then put his nerves aside winning the next end
and picking up 3 shots. The next few ends were shared,
with the turing point being the eleventh end when Barry
picked up the maximum 4 shots and the score was now
Neville Ross 11, Barry Lindner 10. Barry hit the lead for
the first time on the 16th end after picking up 3 shots.
The battle was now on for the second half of the
Championship final. Neville replied going to a lead of
23 to 21. But Barry continued to hold his nerve.
The end result was Barry Lindner 31 to Neville Ross
26 shots. Well done to all players in the major singles
played in the true spirit of the game. To Barry Lindner
our 2010 Champion congratulations, Barry is a very
popular member of our Club. This is the first time one
of our hearing impaired members have won the major
The second championship final of 2010, the Minor Pairs
for the men was played under perfect conditions on
Monday 26th April. The final was played between the
pair of Michael Payca and Greg Travers and the other
pair of Michael Daley and Barry Linder. It was a tight
match with a number of measures being called to
decide the ends. Michael Daley & Barry Linder got
off to a good start leading 8 shots to 2 shots after
6 ends.But ends 7 to 11 were won by Michael Pacya
& Greg Travers . At end 16 it was all tired up at 16
shots each in a very tight battle. However the last 4
ends were clearly won by Michael Pacya and Greg
Travers and they took out the Championship. It
was the first championship to Greg Travers. An
excellent game and also well done to our runners
up Michael Daley & Barry Lindner who have just
returned from the hearing impairedAustralian
Championships in Adelaide
The first championships for 2010,the Men's Fours
, has been decided. In a very dire match where the
lead changed a number of times, the team of Phil
Holman, Michael Pacya, Michael Mason and Paul
Goodyer were able to hold out the team of Jim
McCullum, Alex DeLuchi, Greg Travers & Neville
Ross by a solitary shot. Paul's team had to draw
on all their experience to claim the championship.
To indicate how tight the game was is that ends
won were virtually split with Paul's team winning
11 ends to 10. Neville Ross the skip of the runners
up team encouraged his team throughout the final.
It is good to see Neville adopt the newer Bowlers to
within a whisker of their first 4's Championship as
none of his team-mates have playing longer than
three years. Neville nutured and encouraged his
team during the competition This gives us a lot
of confidence coming into the Pennants competition.
Well done to all players on a great final. A great
insight to this fantastic final is reported by one
of the finallists.
Men's Fours Final
Following a weekend of washed out and unplayable greens, the
Final of the Men's Fours took place last Saturday. With heavy
rain in the morning, there was some speculation the game may
again be postponed. However, the bowling Gods were kind, the
rain held off and the men hit the green in the early afternoon.
What followed was one of the closest and most exciting matches
in recent memory. The Paul Goodyer led side drew first blood
with two shots on the first end. The Neville Ross led team
bounced back with four shots the following end. For the
remainder of the match, neither team scored more than
two shots and most ends were decided by a single shot.
By the end of the game the winning ends were shared
eleven to ten.
At the half way point of the match the scores were locked
at 10-10 After the 19th end, the game was still locked up at
16-16. The Goodyer team scored 2 and gave the mat away for
the final end. After the lead's, second's and third's had completed
their work, the Goodyear team were several shots up. Needing
two shots to tie the game, Neville stepped on to the mat and calmly
drew shot. Paul bowled his first without changing the count.
Neville's final bowl tracked the same line as his first. The
tension and anticipation amongst all the players was intense.
Sadly for Neville and his team, his bowl fell millimetres short
of second shot. With Bowl in hand, Paul Goodyer declared the
end and the match was over. The Goodyer team had won 18-17.
Despite the closeness and intensity, the match was played in the
very best of spirit, humour and just the right amount of friendly
sledging. Congratulations to the winners and to all the players
for putting on a great game. We're already looking forward to 2011.
Paul (What if I kill the end?) Goodyer, Michael (Mouse) Mason,
Michael (The Mad Arab) Payca, Phil (Just a Nut) Hollman
Neville (Cool as a Cucumber) Ross, Greg (Maybe I should go back
to golf) Travers, Alex (Imagine if I played regularly) Deluchi, Jim (
Welcome to this classy joint) McCullum
As part of our 120th celebrations the 2009 Champions were officially
acknowledged. We congratulate the following male champions
CHAMPIONS & RUNNERS UP 2009
MAJOR SINGLES Greg Aspinall Tom Robson
MINOR SINGLES Barry Linder Peter Daley
MAJOR PAIRS Sol Pedersen Don Rolfe
John Bailey Michael Uren
MINOR PAIRS David Novella Peter Daley
Michael Kuilder John Mara
CLUB TRIPLES Jim McCullum David Novella
John Bailey Michael Kuilder
Paul Goodyer David Gwalter
CLUB FOURS Bruce Paget David Novella
Don Rolfe Michael Kuilder
Michael Uren Peter Daley
Greg Aspinall John Mara
PRESIDENT’S SINGLES Tom Robson Neville Ross
LAW WALKER SINGLES Peter Henry Sol Pedersen
MIXED PAIRS Beverley Pendleton Greg Travers
Alex Deluchi Rose Roberts
GREG ASPINALL 2009 SINGLES CHAMPION
Greg Aspinall reaffirmed the claim of being one of best
bowlers in our Club. Greg won the major singles
championship for 2009 scoring an 11 shot win in the final.
It was Greg's 14th time to win the Major Singles more than
any other player in our 120 year history.Tom Robson gave
Greg a good run for the Championship. Greg won the first
few ends but by the 13th end Tom being 5 shots down early
pulled back to lead 11 to 9. By 22 ends the scores were still
close with Greg leading 18 to 16. The next end Greg picked up
4 shots and that was the break Greg needed. The final score
was Greg Aspinall 31 Tom Robson20. An exhausting match
with 30 ends contested. Well done to both players on a good match.
2009 Fours Champions: Bruce Pagett, Don Rolfe, Mick Uren & Greg Aspinall
2009 FOURS CHAMPIONSHIP
Bruce Pagett, Don Rolfe, Mick Uren & Greg Aspinall 26 shots -
David Novella, Michael Kuilder, Peter Daley & John Mara 13 shots.
Bruce Pagett, Don Rolfe, Mick Uren & Greg Aspinall 35 shots –
Neil Bridgefoot, Phillip Hollman, Warwick Binett & Phillip Ford 10 shots.
David Novella, Michael Kuilder, Peter Daley & John Mara - BYE
David Novella, Michael Kuilder, Peter Daley & John Mara 18 shots –
Neil Bridgefoot (sub), John Bailey, Brian Taylor & Sol Pederson 15 shots
Neil Bridgefoot, Phillip Hollman, Warwick Binett 17 shots -
Peter Hannan, Michael Daley (sub), Baryy Linder & Tom Robson 15 shots.
Bruce Pagett, Don Rolfe, Mick Uren & Greg Aspinall 33 shots -
Peter Henry, David Gwalter, Michael Mason & Paul Goodyer 14 shots.
David Novella, Michael Kuilder, Peter Daley & John Mara 18 shots -
Neil Bridgefoot (Sub), John Bailey, Brian Taylor & Sol Pedersen 15 shots
2009 MINOR SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.
Quarter Finals: Barry Linder 31-Sol Pederson 21. Further games
to be played.
2nd Round: Jim McCullum 21-Peter Hannan 27; Barry Linder 32-
Brian Taylor 17; Sol Pederson 7-Brian Speary retired; John Bailey 31-
Greg Travers 25; Barry Poynting 31-Ian Fuller 25; David Novella 34-
John Mara 8; Peter Daley 31-Michael Kuilder 24.
1st Round: Jim McCullum 31- Phillip Ford 26; Peter Hannan 31-
Phillip Hollman 17; Warwick Binett 31-Peter Henry 20; Bruce Pagett 31 Michael Daley 25
The Annual Presentation Day was held on Sunday 7th December 2008.
It was be a big day held as a combined event with the Women’s Club.
Also on Presentation Day the Club honoured long time member and
former Chairperson Neil Bridgefoot OAM with the naming of the Club’s
‘B’ green in his honour. They day commenced with a games of bowls
at 9.30 am. The naming of the Neil Bridgefoot Green then took place.
Zone 11 councillor offically named the green and it was endorsed by
Ashfield Council Mayor Ted Cassidy Lunch was served in the
Clubhouse and the presentation to our 2008 Champions took place. I
t was a great day plenty of photos posted on our photo page
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008
MAJOR SINGLE Gregory Aspinall (31) George Szomolnki (21)
MINOR SINGLE David Gwalter (31) Peter Hannan (27)
MAJOR PAIRS Neil Bridgefoot (24) Peter Henry (20)
Evan Graskie Michael Mason
MINOR PAIRS Paul Goodyer (28) John Bailey (14)
Michael Mason Sol Pederson
CLUB TRIPLES Bruce Pagett (25) Warwick Binet (13)
Michael Uren John Bailey
Greg Aspinall Paul Goodyer
CLUB FOURS Zac Hadzik (31) Warwick Binet (11)
Bruce Pagett James McCullum
Michael Uren David Gwalter
Greg Aspinall Neil Bridgefoot
PRESIDENT”S Paul Goodyer (31) Brian Taylor (14)
LAW WALKER Phillip Ford (31) Peter Hannan (30)
MIXED PAIRS Colleen Starr (28) Tom Robson (9)
Peter Daley Patricia Butler
RESULTS: Final of the Mixed Pairs was played on Saturday 11th October,
with the victors being Colleen Starr and Peter Daley scoring 28 shots to
the runners up Tom Robson and Pat Butler 9 shots. In a tight battle
during the opening ends scores were level. However two winning ends
of 6 shots each placed Colleen and Peter in a very strong position and
held on to win the Championship.Well done Colleen & Peter and well
played to all who competed.
Winners Colleen Starr & Peter Daley
More photos on the Photo Page
Paul Goodyer on the way to winning the final of the Minor Pairs
Semi final of the Mixed Pairs is being played on the next rink