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THWBC 2023/24
Dagmar Voges

THWBC President Jenny Madden
presenting Dagmar Voges with her
Minor Singles Trophy.


THWBC 2023/24
Minor Singles Runner Up
Vickie Wheelahan & Winner Dagmar Voges

We congratulate Dagmar Voges who defeated Vickie Wheelahan in the final of the Tuross Head Country Club Minor Singles on 24/10/23.

It was an excellent game, with only 1 shot in it after 11 ends. Dagmar proceeded to consolidate her lead, winning 8 of the next 10 ends to give her a lead of 10 shots. The score after 21 ends was 20 to 10. Vickie attempted to claw back winning the next 5 ends, bringing her to within 4 shots of the lead after 26 ends. After another 3 ends there was only 2 shots in it at 21 to 19 with Dagmar still in the lead. In true champion style, Dagmar went on to win the next two ends, with 2 shots at each end, giving her the overall win of 25 to Vickie’s 21.

It was encouraging to see so many supporters and friends who came along to watch the game. We thank Lorrie Bird for umpiring, President, Jenny Madden for marking and Chair of Match, Di Challice as Controlling Body.

As always, we acknowledge and thank our greenkeepers and crew who prepared a beautiful green.

Rose Farrington is the New Women’s Club Champion

We congratulate Rose Farrington who defeated Carol Williams  in the finals of the Tuross Head Country Club Major Singles on Thursday. Accolades to Carol who is 2023/24  Major Singles runner-up.

2023/24 Major Singles Champion Rose Farrington and Runner Up Carol Williams

Rose was  “on fire” as she played a very focussed and steady game, “drawing” well and  always having bowls in the head.  After picking up several early multiple scores, by the 7th end  Rose was leading Carol by 11 to 2.  This early lead made it  difficult for Carol to  perform   “her normal magic” and turn  this  game around so  the game was over in 20 ends.  Rose’s determination and  experience  to vary  the  “Jack” length  according to the conditions, was  very evident and a major factor in her victory today.

Neither lady had an easy road  to the finals as they played against strong Singles players in the preceding games.  In the second round Rose had an exciting game against Marg Downey  winning 25- 18 and in the third round last Tuesday, she won against Sue Fahey. In the first round  Carol was victorious  against Di Challice in a very close game 25-24.  In the second round she beat Lorraine Wake 25-12 and last Tuesday was very skilled in toppling our Champion Singles player Denise Lidbury  in a very close  and thrilling game 25-21.

Both  Rose and Carol are  such worthy finalists and are a great example to the up and coming players in Tuross Club as they demonstrate such an enjoyment of the game, true sportsmanship and encouragement of others.  All players love playing with and against Carol and Rose.

It was encouraging to see so many supporters and friends who came along to watch the game. We thank Doreen Monks for umpiring both Tuesday and Thursday games this week, Di Newell, Acting President to mark today’s  game and Di Challice  as Chair of Match to be the Controlling Body.

As always, we congratulate  our greenkeepers, Tim Watson and crew who prepared a beautiful green. Spectators also  enjoyed a few sprinkles from the hoses which were  being used on  green one, preparing it to come back  into use in the  near future.

We wish all ladies success in their future games. Several of them are participating in a District fours games next week at Malua Bay.

WOMENS BOWLS 2023 Championship Winners

 Consistency Champion – Denise Lidbury

Consistency Champion runner -up – Chris Roxbury

Major Pairs champions: Carol Williams and Fran O’Connell (subbing for Doreen Monks)

Major Pairs runners- up: Jenny Madden and Marg Downey

Di Challice wins the Tuross Head Women’s Minor Singles Bowls Championship.

The Tuross Head Women’s Bowling Club held the final of the Minor Singles on Tuesday, April 11th. Dianne Challice played Cheryl McRae in a very entertaining game.
The women had to tackle fairly blustery conditions which is always a challenge when bowling.
Di got off to a good start leading Cheryl 14 to 2 after 11 ends. Cheryl then picked up some multiples, to make it 14 – 8 after 14 ends. Di “hit her straps” on the next two ends picking up 5 shots to lead 19 -8. The game continued on for the next nine ends with each lady gaining a series of 1 shot. Cheryl narrowed the gap with a two on the 26th end giving Di a six shot advantage of 22-16. Di was able to capitalise on the last two ends gaining the three shots needed to attain the winning score of 25 to 16.
Congratulations to both ladies on a game well played.

Cheryl McRae Runner Up with Di Challice
Minor Singles champion

2023 Tuross Women’s Bowls Major Singles Champion

Denise Lidbury is the Major Singles Champion for 2023 after playing a very close, exciting
game against Irene Macdonald in the Semi –final winning 25- 19. This ensured a place for
Denise in the final against Rose Farrington. Denise demonstrated her outstanding bowls
prowess, taking out this championship in a convincing fashion. Congratulations Denise for
reclaiming the Tuross Women’s Singles crown !
Congratulations also must be extended to Rose as she has performed very well in recent
events. She is the Far South Coast Singles champion and recently played in the Regional
Singles in Tura Beach, claiming runner- u. Rose also performed very well in the recent Inter-
District challenge which was played at Tuross Head last week. This is a competition
between club nominated players from Far South Coast, Bega Imlay District and Snowy
Mountains District. Rose won 4 of the 5 Single’s games to assist Far South Coast to gain
the trophy in 2023.

2023 MAJOR SINGLES WINNER Denise Lidbury

2023 MAJOR SINGLES RUNNER- UP Rose Farrington







Irene Macdonald Triumphs in Lightning Singles

Irene Macdonald has become the first lady to take the Barry Sloane Memorial Lightning Singles Challenge with an outstanding display of singles play in the very challenging shortened format. In fact, ladies dominated the 2023 competition with Rose Farrington a very worthy runner up. Ladies provided 3 of the 4 semi-finalists at the time when Open Gender bowls is being adopted by Bowls NSW which augurs well for the Club in State events.

2023 Lightning Singles Champion – Irene Macdonald

The 8 qualifiers for the knockout stage of the event found they had to playing in challenging hot and windy conditions. The draw was determined by a random draw with some interesting match ups. Irene and Peter Macdonald drew one another in one quarter final! Their first set of 5 ends was very tight ending in a 3 all draw. Irene hit her straps in the second set and won 7 – 2 to give her the overall win.

Rose Farrington drew Denise Lidbury in what proved to be an excellent game. Lidbury started well but Farrington managed to recover to win the first set 4 – 3. The second set saw Farrington win the first end only to see Lidbury win the next three ends to win 6 – 3. This forced the match into a tie breaker that Farrington won by a single shot to move into the semi-finals.

Lorraine Bird proved too good for Ray Downey in their clash. Both players stared nervously with first Downey conceding 4 shots and then Bird following suit. Downey managed to take the next end before Bird dominated the rest of the game to win straight sets. Chris Coddington continued his run as the ‘dark horse’ in the event with a convincing straight sets win over Warren Hodder.

The semi-final clash between Coddington and Farrington was one of the games of the tournament. Coddington dominated the first set with great draw bowling. However, the tenacious Farrington fought back to win the second set. The tie breaker was very close. Coddington managed to grab the shot but with her last bowl Farrington was able to play an outstanding bowl to take the game!

2023 Lightning Singles Runner up – Rose Farrington

Macdonald played Lorraine Bird in the other semi-final. Macdonald had the better of a close first set winning 5 – 1. Unfortunately, Bird suffered from the heat and conceded the second set when she was down 7 – 0 and with no real prospect of recovering.

This set up a great battle between two great bowling ‘buddies’! It proved to be a very fitting final. Macdonald won the first set 6 – 3 on the back of grabbing all 4 shots on the second end. Farrington fought back strongly in the second set. She was able to force the game into a tie breaker with a 6 – 4 win. Farrington bowled first and drew very close to the jack. Macdonald then played the shot of the game drawing even closer to the jack than Farrington. With her subsequent bowls Farrington was unable to promote her bowl or move Macdonald’s despite how close she went. Macdonald prevailed and became a very fitting Champion. Congratulations to both players!!




The sun shone brightly on Tuross Head Women’s Bowls 2022 Classic Pairs.

The Tuross Head  women held their annual   “Ladies Classic Pairs Tournament” over two and a half days last weekend.  The event was not able to be held last year due to the Covid disruptions. It was wonderful to see the greens awash with colour from the variety of  uniforms of the many clubs who entered. There were 28 teams.  Bowlers came from as far North as Warilla, as far South as Tura Beach and Merimbula, West from Queanbeyan and several from our local District; Malua Bay, Narooma and Dalmeny and 4 of our Tuross bowlers
It was a thrilling, tightly fought contest with the eventual winners being a combination team of our local “star” bowler Denise Lidbury who partnered with Narooma’s Clare Cork. They won all of their five games, so the countback went on “ends won” and the margin was only one end the difference, 56 to 55.
Second place went to Christine McGarrity and Alison Hof from Merimbula. Third place getters, who were also five game winners, were a combination team of our own Tuross players, Irene Macdonald / Rose Farrington who partnered with Lynn Davidson from Tura Beach.In fourth place was a team from Warilla: Julia Morgan and Leonie Burnet, fifth place was a Queanbeyan team of Audrey Pritchard and Linda Copley and sixth place went to Pam Takanen and Tina Croker from Merimbula.  All were presented with their prize money after enjoying a lovely roast lunch provided by the club kitchen. Congratulations to all participants who visited Tuross Head, enjoyed their bowls and the friendship of the bowling fraternity.  Our thanks must go to our Match committee, led so capably by Dianne Challice, who worked so hard both organising this event and working so diligently, over the weekend to make it such a successful tournament. Many other committee members gave their time selling raffles, preparing delicious morning teas, serving lunches and more.  We are grateful for the wonderful preparation of the Greens by Tim Watson and his staff. Many players commented again on the standard of our greens.
Thank you to all our sponsors particularly Travel Team Batemans Bay, who have supported this event for many years, as well as Tuross Beach Holiday Park who generously donated the main raffle.
Thank you the Tuross Head Country Club management, the bistro and all staff who assisted in so many ways to ensure the success of the event.
We look forward to holding this event again in 2023.

Flag Unfurling Ceremony for Triumphant Pennant 4 Players

On Tuesday, 11th  the Tuross Head Pennant 4 bowlers were recognised in a traditional ceremony, attended by Far South Coast District President Vicki Hermann and Vice – President Margaret Naylor.  The ladies were given a guard of honour by the other Tuross women bowlers before the flag was unfurled and presented to the ladies to celebrate their recent win in the Far South Coast Pennant 4 competition.Each member of the team was presented with a badge as a memento of the win.
Following the unfurling of the flag and raising it to the flagpole, a delicious special  morning  tea was held,  attended by  special guests Tuross Head Country Club Manager   Peter Price  and Club President Rodger Chappell.
The team will now play off next Tuesday morning in the Regional Playoff. If you would like to see great bowls, come along to Tuross Head Country Club to watch the games. The competition will start with the Pennant 2 and Pennant 3  teams, from across the Region  playing  a Round Robin competition, commencing on  Monday afternoon.
Tuross Head Country Club is thrilled to be holding this Regional Pennant Payoff  and we know all players will enjoy playing on our wonderful greens.


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