All the women bowlers were really happy to get back onto the greens to commence the pennant season again. The Far South Coast District 2022/23 Pennant season began on Thursday September 1st. Both Tuross Head Country Club sides had a bye in Round 1.
The Grade 4 players are doing particularly well after 3 rounds. Last Tuesday at home on a beautiful green and in very good playing conditions, they won convincingly against Malua Bay with 53 to 24 points overall on the combined board. This gave them a total score of 5 game points, made up of 3 points for an overall win and 2 for winning both rinks. In a similar fashion, they played at home again last Thursday 8th and defeated Bermagui with a 49 to 31 overall score, gaining another 5 game points.
They are very pleased to be on the top of the ladder with ten points, and we wish them lots of luck in their next two games. We would love to see these ladies get to the District playoff to be held at Tuross Head in October. We are so lucky to have so many new bowlers who are adding such enthusiasm and strength to our club, both as players and as committee members.
The 2’s played Malua Bay Blue at home last Tuesday and had very close, tight games which went “down to the wire”. One side led well and were 14- 6 after 11 ends, but a “slump in the middle” where we stayed on 14 for 7 ends, led to a 22- 14 advantage by Malua Bay after 18 ends. We clawed back to gain 5 on the last three ends but it was not enough and we were defeated on one rink by 22-19. The other rink side was in sight of getting us over the line for a combined score win with a 17-13 lead on the 2nd last end, but unfortunately went down by 3 on the last end winning their rink with a tight margin of 17-16. Despite a valiant effort, this was not enough to claim the overall board score. Malua Bay Blue had a 38-36 combined score win and also claimed the game score of 4 to Tuross Head 1.
On Thursday, the 2’s played at Malua Bay against Malua Bay Green in very difficult conditions. We all found it very challenging to find our “grass and weight” due to the swirling, changing wind. One Tuross side was leading 17-13 after the 2nd last end when the “jack was propelled out of bounds,” resulting in us having to play the last end again, only to have another dead end, creating a very tense game with the last end played three times. Malua Bay picked up 2 on the replayed last end, so we won with a very close score of 17 to 16. The other rink lost 22-15 giving us an overall 38-32 combined point score loss, and a 1- 4 game loss.
At this stage Malua Bay Blue are the leaders of Grade 2 with 9 points.
Best wishes to all players in the next few games!