Ian claims A grade title

January 10, 2018

Finley RSC

In his second year at the club, Ian Smethurst defeated Rod Brown to take out this year’s RS Club A grade title.

It was a close battle throughout with Smethurst claiming the win 25-22.

It was Smethurst’s first win at the RS Club, having previously won three singles titles before he moved to Finley from Melbourne.

Thursday’s Trade Day at the RSC was again well supported with winners on the day being Warren Blanch, Steve Lunn and Peter Wilson.

In the Men’s Club Pairs Championship Steve Malone and John Reynolds defeated Peter Elull and Rod Brown 18-13 to advance to the final.

Archie West and David Polkinghorne also booked their spot in the decider after defeating Ian Smethurst and Kieran Beare 21-17.

The final will be played this afternoon, so if you want to watch some good bowling come on down.

Pennant resumes again on January 19 and 20.

Finley BC

The main event of the club’s bowling program, the Armstrong’s Quadripartite Medley, will be played tomorrow.

Near capacity entries have been accepted for the contest, comprising singles, pairs, triples and fours.

This is the 44th occasion this event has been staged and will be sponsored by Hutcheon and Pearce.

With pleasant conditions, bowling will be at a high standard and certainly should attract many spectators to watch matches of their choice.

A call is made for some volunteers to assist with arranging dining room tables this afternoon at 2pm; contact Nan if available to help.

The event will be played at the two Finley clubs and thanks is expressed to the RS Club for the use of their greens.

Entries are being received for the annual Ellis Thornton Memorial Rotary Club Bowls day, to be held on Wednesday, February 21.

This event has always had good support from bowlers of neighbouring clubs and early entries would be greatly appreciated. Ring Heather on 58832370 or Ray Koschel 58831631. Entries close on Wednesday, February 14.

Pennant will resume on January 19, which will be the 10th of 14 rounds scheduled for play.

The 55 and over competition will not start until further notified.

Social bowls was played on Sunday morning and will be played each Sunday on a regular basis.

The best card was returned by Geoff Trevorrow, Alan Cowan and Bob Poore.

Raffle roster duty: Nan Smith and John Montgomery.

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