Night Bowls

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7th December 2022 by Ella Pietersma

What a difference a day makes, yesterday the ladies played in ideal conditions and sunshine while tonight we had to rug up and brave the cold winds. Hopefully next week when we will having our pre-Christmas BBQ it will be ideal weatherwise and if not we will still enjoy our BBQ.
Touches tonight : Braydyn Reilly (Here 4 Beer) 3,  Fay Richards ( max’s Four) 3.

Winners this week:
RED DIVISION: Grand Hotel( Jamie Vearing, Chris Vearing, Bill Mullan, Jim Taylor) defeated Jack Attack 17+9, Awesome Foursome 17+8, Untouchables 17+3, Rovers !^+10,  with Birdies and Somerset Legends having a draw on 10 each.
BLUE DIVISION :  The Pups (Sam Kent, Hamish Smith, Todd Craig, Luke Ferguson) defeated Somery Seniors 17+10, other winners Rotary 17+5, Lion Rams 15+4, Acky’s Owls 15+2, Bits & Pieces 10+3.
WHITE DIVISION: Here 4 Beer (Graham Reilly, Shane Reilly, Kath Reilly, Braydn Reilly) defeated Black Beetles 17+13, other winners were Scrappers 17+8, Boomers  16+2, X Factor 14+1.

Red Division Winners: Jim Taylor, Bill Mullan, Jamie Vearing, Chris Vearing
Blue Division Winners: Luke Ferguson, Hamish Smith, Sam Kent, Todd Craig
White Division Winners: Shane Reilly, Braydn Reilly, Graham Reilly

30th November 2022 by Ella Pietersma

Thank you to the  players who filled in tonight even though they had a bye.  Congratulations to one of our young bowlers Hamish and his wife Claudia Reilly on the birth of their daughter Rosie Anne. The winners have said they are very pleased on the selection of chocolates and prizes and all try hard to win. Would you believe that one team ( Rovers) achieved an 8 tonight which does not happen very often. There must have been some good bowling done by all.
Touches tonight Jayden Williams (fill in tonight) Gizzies Crew 4, Craig Todd (The Pups) 3, Luke Ferguson (The Pups) 3, Paul Bosco (Try Hards) 3, Rex Clark (Lions) 3.

Winners this week:
RED DIVISION: Sparkies (John Madden, Pat Muhovics, Terry Lonergan, Bob Reilly) defeated Grand Hotel 19+16, other winners were Jack Attack 18+8, Awesoe Foursome 17+1, Max’s Four won on a forfeit 16+0, Rovers 15+1.
BLUE DIVISION : Lion Rams (Paul Joiner, Quentin Pietsch, Richard North, Henny Gysbers)  defeated Bits & pieces 18+6, other winners were Rotary 16+9, Try Hards 16+7, with Lions and Somery Seniors having a draw  11 each, as well as Acky’s Owls and Maccas also having a draw on 11 each.
WHITE DIVISION: Here 4 Beer (Graham Reilly, Kath Reilly, David Taylor, Bradyn Reilly) defeated X Factor 19+15, others winners were Boomers 17+7, Black Beetles 17+4, Lion Cubs 17+2.

Winners in Red Division: Sparkies, Terry Lonergan, Bob Reilly, John Madden, with Pat Muhovics missing
Winners in Blue Division: Lion Rams, Richards North, Paul Joiner, Henny Gysbers, Quentin Peach
Winners in White Division: Here for beer, David Taylor, Bradyn Reilly, Graham Reilly with Kath Reilley missing
Two of the Rovers team who achieved the possible 8, Rodger Buckmaster and Steve Skeer

23rd  November 2022 by Ella Pietersma

Nothing is stopping the night owls bowlers enjoying themselves tonight although saying this we did have one reluctant forfeit who will be looking forward to their return next week. There’s nothing better than going out and about enjoying themselves while still getting some exercise and sharing stories about what has been happening since they last met. This happens to be the highlight of the week for some and why not? ..we all need some of this for our physical and mental health. Something unusual happened tonight with the Lions Roar Team winning all 12 ends which certainly does not happen too frequently. They obviously were very switched on.
Touches tonight: Graham Mc Robert (Maccas) 3,Graham Attiwell ( Try Hards) 3, Marg Lang (Miss Fitts) 3.

Winners this week:
RED DIVISION: Jack Attack (John Hamill, Ross Warren, Frank Cooper, Ian Kuchel) defeated Max’s Four 19+12, other winners were Rovers 18+3, Awesome Foursome 18+9, Sparkies 18+3.
BLUE DIVISION : Lion Rams (John Shelton, Richard North, Henny Gysbers, Quentin Pietsch) defeated Rotary 19+8, other winners were Maccas 17+6, Try Hards 16+6, Acky’s Owls 12+0 a draw with Miss Fitts 11, Bits & Pieces 12 with a draw against Somerset Seniors10.
WHITE DIVISION: Lions roar (Wally Lang, Dave Thorneycroft, Ralph Domaschenz, Simon Laslett) defeated X Factor winning all 12 ends scoring 22 to 0, other winnners were Here 4 Beer 17+12, Black Beetles 17+6, Gizzies Crew 15+1.

Red Division Winner: Frank Cooper, absent John Hamill, Ross Warren and
Ian Kuchel
Winners in Blue Division: John Shelton, Quinton Peach, Henny Gysbers,
Richard North
Winners in White Division:David Thorneycroft, Simon Laslett, , Wally Lang,
Ralph Domaschenz

9th November 2022 by Ella Pietersma

The Night Bowlers were very enthusiastic to play tonight in ideal conditions and could have gone barefoot if they wanted to and not even get cold feet. We had a few people out celebrating their birthday and what better way could it be out with friends, mates all 116 of them.
Touches tonight Janet Watson (Birdies) 4, Garry Wilson (Mossies) 3, Graham McRobert (Maccas) 4.
Winners this week:
RED DIVISION: Untouchables (Barry Smith, David Reichelt, Tim Grosvenor, Terry Barnes) defeated Rovers  18+6, other winners  were Grand Hotel 18+5, Sparkies 17+9, Mossies 17+3, with Birdies and Jack Attack having a draw on 12 points.
BLUE DIVISION : Ackies Owls ( Barb Leicester, Glen Tilley, Bernie Bowman, Nigel Ross) defeated Rotary 21+31, others winners were Maccas 19+9, The Pups 17+12, Lions 17+2, Try Hards 16+2.
WHITE DIVISION: Black Beetles (Peter Rogers, Craig Seckers, Bill Chapman, Des King (Pluto) defeated Lion Cubs 18+12, other winners were Boomers 18+4, X Factor 17+11, with Beanz Team and Lions Roar having a draw with 11 points.

Winners in Red Division: David Reichelt, Barry Smith, Terry Barnes with Tim Grosvenor missing
Winners in Blue Division: Glen Tilley, Bernie Bowman, Barb Leicester, Nigel Ross
Winners in White Division: Des King(Pluto), Bill Chapman, Craig Seckers and Peter Rogers

2nd November 2022

What a joy to see 116 players on the greens tonight braving the cold conditions , and would you believe just as this report was being written there was a shower of rain. Hopefully it is only a shower and the games will be completed. A special thank you to all the sponsors who support this great social event and  the new sponsors that have come on board this season I am sure that these sponsors will be delighted with the extra business they will be receiving.
Touches tonight Malcolm McRobert 4, Margaret Lang (Miss Fitts) 3, Brian Haines (Rotary) 3, Paul Joiner (Lion Rams) 3, Jed Telfer (The Pups) 3, Barb Leicester (Acky’s Owls) 3.
Winners this week:
RED DIVISION: Somerset Legends (Deb Butler, Wilbur Lane, John Silis, David Sharp) defeated Grand Hotel 18+5, other winners were Rovers 16+6, Sparkies 16+5, Jack Attack 16+1, Untouchables on a fofeit  10+5.
BLUE DIVISION: Maccas (Ray Doecke, Maureen McRobert, Malcolm McRobert, Graham Abbott) defeated ry Hards 18+19, other winners were Somery Seniors, Rotary 17+5, Lions 17+4, Acky’s Owls 16+1.
WHITE DIVISION: Beanz Team (Edward Hamilton, Bradley Slape, Rhonda Slape, Ian Slape) defeated Black Beetles 19+14, other winners Gizzzies Crew 16+3, Boomers (new Team) 14+2, X Factor 14+1, with Lions Roar having a Bye.

Red Division Winners, Somerset Legends
Deb Butler, Wilbur Lane, John Silis, David Sharp
Blue Division Winners, Maccas
Malcolm McRobert, Maureen McRobert, Graham Abbott, Ray Doecke
White Division Winners, Beanz Team
Ian Slape, Rhonda Slape, Ian Slape, Ted Hamilton

Starting of night bowls for season 2022/23
The first night bowls evening will be on Wednesday, October 19th

Millicent Bowling Club
Wednesday Night Bowls – 2022/2023

Dear Night Bowler
You have indicated that you wish to field a team in the 2022/2023 Night Bowls competition at the Millicent Bowling Club.

The competition will again be held on Wednesday nights and divided into 3 colours or Divisions. The Red being the most experienced, then Blue and White. Each year the two top teams go up and the 2 teams who finished bottom go down. This keeps the teams keen and striving to do better. Scores are recorded each week as well as Touches on the (Jack or Kitty) and as well as nightly prizes there are also prizes and Trophies at the end of the season on Presentation Night.

The first night bowls evening will be on Wednesday, October 19th 2022. This will be a practice night. As well as a further practice night will be held on October 26th (2 practice nights).

The premiership season will begin on Wednesday 2nd November and go through until December 14th. There will be a break over Christmas. The season will resume on January 11h and go through until Wednesday March 22nd – 18 weeks of competition. Draws will be available on the first night of the Premiership Season.

Teams need to be at the Bowling Club by 5.45 p.m ready to start play by 6.00 pm.

All non-bowlers need to pay a $10.00 Night Bowls membership. This membership needs to be paid at the office window by the end of round 2 (November 8th.). This money is a registration fee.

Each week, one team member will be responsible for collecting $3.00 from each player in their team and pay the $12 per team at the office window.

The rules for the competition will be:

  • We will attempt to play 12 ends each night (this depends on the weather).
  • Teams are to have no more than 2-Registered’ Club bowlers (unless negotiated with the organising committee). Registered Bowlers should not play in the Skip position (Penalty may apply)
  • Players need to wear flat shoes.
  • No smoking is allowed on the greens.
  • The jack out of bounds – if the lead knocks the jack out of bounds, it is 1 shot to the opposition and the next end starts, if the second knocks it out of bounds, it is 2 shots ; is the third knocks it out, it is 3 shots; and if the skipper knocks it out of bounds, it is 4 shots to the opposition.

We have room for 42 teams on our greens when full. Last season we had 30 teams and this year we are hoping to have this number or more again.

Any other queries, concerns, issues, etc please do not hesitate to contact me (Ella Pietersma) 0417872317