Millicent Bowls Club Social Bowls
The next Sunday Social Bowls day’s will be May 14th and 28th . All clubs are very welcome to come along and enjoy our company, this also includes any Night Bowlers, names must be in by 12-30pm on the day.
Tournament Director Kym Stewart and his committee are also arranging for a sausage sizzle after each game if players are keen to stay and support this great idea. Here are the dates following on from the 21st May
June: 4th and 18th
July: 2nd and 16th, 30th
August:13th and 27th
Notice to all Millicent Lady Bowlers
Joy Warren is once again starting a casual day staring at 11-00am. Teams and the format of the game will be worked out on each day depending on how many ladies turn up to play and then perhaps after the game even going for lunch but this will be up to each player as to whether they wish to go or not. It will be great to see you all come along.
Millicent Bowls Club Men’s Handicap Pairs Played 2nd April
The Millicent Bowls Club on the 2nd April held their Annual Men’s Handicap Pairs with 22payers taking part in the competition. After completing 3 games of 12 ends in a knock- out format and with the Grand Final to be played, the two pairs left in the competition were, Neil Whelan and Andre Reinders going up against Kym Stewart and Steve Skeer.
Leading up to the Grand Final, 3 of the games by the end of the 12th end finished in draws which meant another end had to be played to determine the winner. Due to the lateness of the final games the Grand Final had to be held over until the7th April.
In the Grand Final, Neil Whelan’s team had to give Kym Stewarts team a two shot start, before the first bowl was played the score starting at Kym and Steve 8 shots to Neil and Andre 6 shots. At the 8th end Neil and Andre scored a 4 which put them 1 shot up but then Kym and Steve scored 1 shot on the next end to put the score at 13 shots all. Kym and Steve then scored a 4 and on the following end a 2 which was enough to get them over the line to win the competition and become the Handicap Pairs Champions for 2023.
Millicent Bowls Club Men’s Veteran Singles 2022/2023
On Wednesday 29th March the Men’s Veteran Singles was played, with all games being played to the first player in each game reaching 21 shots up to win the game.
Winning their way into the Grand Final were, John Scudds and Rod Gibbs. Due to the length of the games leading up to the grand final this game was held over until Friday 31st March.
In the Grand Final by the 5th end the scores were John 4 shots to Rod 3. John then took a small lead and at the 9th end the score was John 8 shots to Rod 4, on the 13th end Rod was able to take the lead by scoring a maximum 4 shots to lead John by 1 shot. On the next end John was able to retrieve that 4 shots and once again was sitting 1 shot up. This continued right through to the 24th end with the score sitting at 20 shots to John and Rod 19 with both players able to win the game on the next end. John however scored two shots on the last end to give him the title of Veterans’ Champion for Season 2022/23.
This is the first time in the club’s history that a husband and wife both hold the title of Veteran Champions in the same year. Congratulations to both Lyn and John.
Millicent Bowls Club Ladies Veteran’s Singles
On the 29th March, the Millicent Bowls Club held the Veteran’s Singles for the Ladies and Men’s competition. The games are played with the first player reaching 21 shots declared the winner of each game. To take part in this competition all players must be 70 year or over in age.
In the Ladies the Grand Final came down to Lyn Scudds taking on Faye Hill. After the first 5 ends of the game Lyn was up by 7 shots with the score 8 to 1 then Faye started to fight her way back and by the 13th end the score sat at Lyn 10 shots to Faye 7. Lyn, by the 20th end had a demanding lead sitting at 20 shots to Faye 13, with Lyn only requiring 1 shot to take out the game but Faye didn’t give up and the game continued for another 2 ends before Lyn reached the target of 21 to give her the title of Ladies Veterans Singles Champion. What a great effort.
Millicent Bowls Club Men’s Pairs Championship
The Grand Final of the Men’s Championship Pairs was played on January 22nd. Leading up to the Grand Final, 32 players took part in the competition with the games being played over 15 ends with the 2 and walk system.
The four teams reaching the Semi Final were, Peter Varcoe and Andre Reinders against Peter Scanlon and John Buhlmann, with Peter Scanlon and John Buhlmann going into the Grand Final. In the second game, Kym Stewart and Steve Carnellor took on Ben Masters and Wayne Ross, with Ben and Wayne winning this game and earning a place in the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final by the 3rd end both teams were 3 all, but the Wayne Ross/Ben Masters combination then took the lead. By the 11th end the Peter Scanlon/John Buhlmann team were only one shot behind sitting at 8/9, but then the Ross/Masters team, in the last 4 ends, were able to score 8 shots to the Scanlon/Buhlmann team’s 5. This gave Wayne Ross and Ben Masters the game and the title of Men’s Pairs Champions for 2022/23 Season.
Millicent Bowls Club Ladies Handicap Pairs
Played 18th January
On January 18th the Millicent Bowls Club held their Annual Ladies’ Handicap Pairs. Starting at 8-30am, in very windy conditions, all games were played over 12 ends, with each player playing 4 bowls in a two and walk system.The four teams making it to the Semi Final were, Joy Warren and Merle Stevens playing Robin Rolfe and mac macdonald, with Joy Warren and Merle Stevens winning that game and going into the Grand Final. In the second semi Lorraine Hyland and Adriana Ross were matched up against Heather Carthew and Sarah Ross, with Heather and Sarah winning their way to the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final Sarah and Heather, had to give Joy and Merle 4 shots at the start of the game, but by the 4th end the score was sitting at 8 shots each. The game was neck and neck and by the 7th end score were tied at 12 shots each. At the final 12th end the score was Sarah, Heather were 14 shots to Merle and Joy 13 shots, with the final score after the last end, Joy and Merle 13 shots to Heather and Sarah 16 shots giving them, the title of Ladies Handicap Pairs Champions for 2022/23 Season.
John Buhlmann and Peter Scanlon
Well done to all who took part in the competition.
Millicent Bowls Club Ladies Championship Singles
On Wednesday the 11th and Thursday 12th of January, the Millicent Bowls Club held their Ladies Championship Singles, with Heather Carthew and Lyn Scudds making it to the Grand Final which was played over 25 ends.
By the 8th end the score was tied at 6 shots each. Heather then scored 5 shots to take the score to Heather 13 shots to Lyn. Lyn was able to win the next 4 ends to set the score at Lyn 16 shots to Heather 13, by the 23rd end the score again was tied at 17 shots each,. Heather was able to win 4 of the next 6 ends to finish the game with the final score, Heather 26 shots to Lyn 20. This gave Heather Carthew Singles Champion for 2022/23 Season.
Millicent Bowls Club 2022/23 Men’s Singles Championship
On January 7th and 8th the Millicent Bowls Club ran their Annual Men’s Singles Championships, with 24 players taking part in the competition in very, very warm conditions.
By the end of play on Saturday, players had been eliminated down to the final four. Going into the semi-final were, Wayne Ross competing against Peter Scanlon and Derk Pietersma against Jim Campbell. These games being played to 21 shots up.
In the Pietersma/Campbell game, by the 7th end both players were sitting on 7shots and by the 13th end, Campbell had taken the lead by 3 shots sitting on 17 to 14. At the 15th end Campbell reached the 21 shots giving him a place in the Grand Final.
In the other game being played between Wayne Ross and Peter Scanlon also by the 7th end both players were tied at 7shots each but by the 15th end Scanlon was able to reach the target of 21 shots giving him a spot in the Grand Final.
With the Grand Final being played with the first player to reach 25 shots, Jim Campbell and Peter Scanlon were having a neck and neck battle and by the 13th end were both sitting on 8 shots each. Jim Campbell the won the next 5 ends to put the score at 20 shots to 8, but then the tide turned in the next 8 ends to bring the score to Campbell 20 and Scanlon 19 and was sitting at anyone’s game. For the final 6 ends it was very close and after a battle, with the game lasting 3 hours, Jim Campbell won the title of Singles Champion for 2022/23 Season The final scores were Jim Campbell 25 to Peter Scanlon 22
Millicent Bowls Club Men’s Championship Fours
Played 18th December 22/23
The Millicent Bowls Club held their Men’s Championship Fours on Sunday 18th December. All games up to the Grand Final were played over 15 ends and the Grand Final over 18 ends. The two teams winning their way into the grand final after winning the preliminary finals were, Peter Scanlon(skip), Steve Carnellor, John Buhlmann and Bill Davis and Kym Stewart(skip), Aaron Emonson, Steven Skeer and Eddie Hann.
By the 5th end the Scanlon team were 5 shots up with the score 8 to 3 but by the 7th end the Stewart team had pegged their way back getting a 5 on that end to take the score to 11 and 8 to the Scanlon side. The Scanlon team then went on to win the next 4 ends taking the score to 14 all and by the 17th end the Scanlon side were up by 2 shots 20 to 18 going into the last end.
On the last end with only the skippers last 2 bowls to play the Scanlon side were holding the end but Stewart was able to pick up the Jack to give his side 3 shots and the Championship for 2022/23 to Kym Stewart, Aaron Emonson ,Steven Skeer and Eddie Hann with the final score, 21 to 20. What a great final game it was. Well done to all.
Millicent Bowls Club Ladies Championship Fours
Played 18th December 22/23
The Millicent Bowls Club held their Ladies Championship Fours on Sunday 18th December. All games up to the Grand Final were played over 15 ends and the grand final over 18 ends. The two teams that won their way into the grand final after winning the preliminary finals were, Sarah Ross (skip), Mary Campbell,
Esther Scudds and Carol Gibbs and mac macdonald(skip), Robin Rolfe, Lorraine Hyland and Joy Warren.
The macdonald team got off to a good start and after the 5th end were leading by 9 shots but by the 10th end the Ross team had pegged their way back and were only one shot behind with the scores 11 to 10. Once again the macdonals side increased their lead and by the 16th end were 6 shots up. At the 18th end with the Ross side winning the last 2 ends but only by one shot an end, the team of mac macdonald, Robin Rolfe, Lorraine Hyland and Joy Warren came out the Champions for 2022/23 season.
Millicent Bowls Club Ladies Championship Pairs
On Tuesday 13th December the Millicent Bowls Club held their Annual Championship Pairs competition, the games started at 10am. All games leading up to the Grand Final were played over 15 ends, with the players playing 2 of their four bowls and then changing ends which is known as a 2 and walk competition and takes about 2 hours to complete a game of 15 ends. All games were played in very cold, windy and sometimes wet conditions and by 4pm the field had been reduced to the final two pairs between the current Pairs Champions Adriana and Sarah Ross and Judy Lowe and Carlene Gooden.
To get the competition completed, the Tournament Director requested that the girls please continue on and play the Grand Final that day which is to be played over 18 ends. The girls agreed but one of the girls needed to go home and get some warmer clothes before continuing.
By the 6th end Judy Lowe and Carlene Gooden were up by 3 shots with the score sitting at 6 to 3, by the 11th end scores were all square at 7 shots each but by the final end Judy Lowe and Carlene Godden finished the game leading by 3 shots with the final score 15 to 12 giving Judy and Carlene the title of Pairs Champions for 2022/23 Season. The game was completed by 7.45pm. What brave girls the four were playing under such terrible conditions.
Millicent Bowl’s Club Finals – Men’s Handicap Singles and Mixed Pairs
The Grand final of the Millicent Bowl’s Club Mixed Pairs was played on Thursday 1st December. This competition began back in September but due to COVID the Grand Final finally was played between Rod and Carol Gibbs and Joy Warren and Aaron Emonson, with the final being played over 15 ends. By the 8th end Carol and Rod, were well in front with the score 18 to 5 and by the 14th end the Gibbs combination was 23 shots to 9, with the 15th end not being played thus giving Rod and Carol the title of Mixed Pairs Champions for 2022-23 Season.
The Grand Final of the Men’s Handicap Singles was also played on 1st December, with Eddie Hann and Jim Campbell winning their way into the Gard Final to be played over 21 ends with both players starting on an 8 shots each start.
Eddie got away to a strong start and by the 5th end was sitting on 16 shots to Jim 8. Jim then started to work his way into the game and by the 10th end was only one shot behind Eddie. By the 17 end Jim then took over the lead by one shot and continued on to win the next 4 ends winning the game and the title of 2022-23 Handicap Singles Champion.
Millicent Bowls Club Handicap Singles
Played 28th November 2022
On Monday 28th November the Millicent Bowls Club held their Annual Handicap Singles, starting at 8-30am in very windy cold conditions with all games being played over 21 ends.
The players making it to the semi- final were Adriana Ross and Lyn Scudds, with Lyn having to give Adriana a 4 shot start and in the other Semi Final Joy Warren played Heather Carthew with Heather having to give Joy a 6 shot start.
In the Ross/Scudds game, at the 7th end scores were tied at 8 shots each with Lyn pegging back Adriana’s 4 shot handicap. By the 17th end the scores were still tied at 17 shots each but by the 21st and final end Lyn was able to gain a 3 shot lead to take her into the Grand Final.
In the other semi- final, Heather Carthew had to give Joy Warren a 6 shot start and by the 11th end there was only a one shot difference in the score, with Heather sitting on 18 shots to Joy’s 19 shots but by the 21st end Joy was able to take out the game by 5 shots, 29 to 24 ,putting Joy into the Grand Final.
The Grand Final also was played over 21 ends, with Lyn having to give Joy a 10 shot start. By the 12th end Lyn had reduced the handicap by 2 shots with the score sitting at Joy 18 to Lyn 10 shots, by the 17th there was only a 3 shot difference with Joy sitting at 19 to Lyn 16. With only one end to play Joy had a 4 shot lead and on the 21st end, with only one bowl to play, Lyn was holding 4 shots but Joy, with her last bowl, came down with a little weight on picked up the jack and ended the game with 4 shots. Final score, Joy 23 to Lyn 17, making Joy Warren the Ladies Singles Handicap Champion for 2022/23 Season.
Millicent Bowls Club Triples Championship
for Ladies and Men
Sunday 9th October, the Millicent Bowls Blub held their Annual Triples Championship competition.
In the Ladies’ Competition 21 players took part, with all games up to the Grand Final played over 15 ends in a knock out system. The team of Lorraine Hyland, Ella Pietersma and Heather Carthew competed against Mary Campbell, Carlene Godden and Carol Gibbs in the Grand Final played over 18 ends. By the 7th end there was only a one shot difference in the scores with Carthew team 8 shots to Campbell team 7, this continued up until the 14th end, where the Campbell’s Team took the lead by one shot. At the final end the score finished with the Campbell team 19 shots to the Carthew team 11 giving Mary Campbell, Carlene Godden and Carol Gibbs the title of Triples Champions for 2022/23 Season.
In the Men’s Triples, 36 players took part in the competition, also played over 15 ends leading up to the Grand Final, which also was played over 18 ends. In this competition the grand final came down to the teams of Glen Jones, Andre Reinders and David Reichelt taking on Ben Masters, Aaron Emonson and Steve Skeer. This game was also a neck and neck game and by the 17th end scores were all square at 14 shots each, with only one bowl to play by the Masters team, the Jones team were holding two shots by with a brilliant bowl from Ben Masters with his last bowl, with a little weight on it came through moved the Jack to give Steve Skeer, Aaron Emonson and Brian Masters one shot and the Championship for 2022/23 season
Millicent Bowls Club Mixed Pairs
One Sunday 25th of September, the Millicent Bowls Club held their annual Mixed Pairs Competition. 13 teams registered to played. All games were played over 12 ends with a 2 and walk format.
Three games were played leading up to the Grand Final, with Joy Warren and Aaron Emonson winning their way into the Grand final along with Carol and Rod Gibbs. Aaron is leaving for Queensland on the 27th a date for the Grand Final has not been fixed at this stage