Good weather, good numbers, perfect combo for bowls

Tuesday Winners Dave Livick and Gary Holyoak.

By Gary Holyoak

At last a week without any interruptions.

What a difference it makes to your outlook.

At Cooloola Coast Bowls Club, we had a great week of bowling and good numbers on the green as well as some championship games and Scroungers is back.

Tuesday Nominated Jackpot Pairs

Good numbers saw a mix bag of pairs and one rink of triples. The guns were out and loaded and thus produced some excellent bowling.

The winners of the second round were a new member and a visitor. Although I say visitor Ron Tracey is local plus a previous member and he partnered Rob McCarthy, one of our new members and run out the winners.

The winners on the day were Gary Holyoak and Dave Livick with some sustained consistent bowling.

Thursday Mixed Social Bowls

The wheel decided the winners today and just as well as there was a full green and some very close games. With three for a win plus ends the winners were Phillipa Collins, John Moffitt and Stefan Williams which proved to be a good combination.

Saturday

We had a great turnout for Scroungers today. Must have been the long break since the last game. It proved to be very helpful to some of our bowlers as it gave a more challenging aspect to the way we have to think about where and how we play.

We also had the final of the Ladies Pairs Championship. With Cyndy Glenbar and Lyn Gray playing Sue Ramsay and Wendy Ryan. A hard fought game with Wendy and Sue running out winners. Well done to all who competed and all the best to Sue and Wendy in the district games.

Sunday Shield Day with Tin Can Bay Club

We played one leg of the Marina Shield today. We missed out on both games last year and so the expectations and optimism was high on both sides. Except for a couple of games most rinks were reasonably close with the lead changing hands throughout the game. Cooloola must have wanted the win a little more as they eventually ran out winners of the shield with a margin that was higher than the average over the past few years. Congratulations to all on the day and we look forward to the return visit at Tin Can later in the year.

We look forward to the coming week with hope for a full week of bowls once again. Do not forget that Scroungers will be on again this week right after the burger chips and drink lunch time special for $15. We have another inter club Shield Day coming up this week end plus we travel to Albert Club to compete for the Dodt Cup so we have plenty of bowling to come. We look forward to seeing you all on the green soon.