Ladies Major Singles Final was held and won by Claire Kelly who defeated Laraine Mazurek 25 – 14. Quite a few of our ladies witnessed the game and both finalists put down some great bowls much to the delight of the spectators.
Claire Kelly transferred to our Club recently from Taren Point and over the past couple of years played at our club as a Visitor. The game was very tight during the early stages of the match, but then Claire got her rhythm going and was unbeatable over the latter part of the game. Congratulations to both ladies for advancing to the final and to Claire for winning her first Major Singles at her new Club. President Denise Thompson presented the trophy to Claire at the conclusion of the game.
The District Triples was then held the following week and Forster Ladies were well represented in this event, some getting through to the quarter finals and in the Semi final our team from Forster consisting of Julie Scott, Robyn Condello and Claire Kelly as skip won through and then came away as winners in the final. They defeated some hard teams throughout, one of the best was the team skipped by Sarah Boddington, with her Mother Di as lead and Joan Thomas third. Congratulations to our Forster team who will now advance to the regional finals later in the year.
On Monday 15th May our No. 2 Grade Pennant team commenced their quest to win their way through to the State Finals of the Pennant. They came up against the local team at South West Rocks and although our girls put up an amazing fight, the locals were too good for them on the day. Our ladies will bring back some great memories from the event and valuable experience from playing in such a prestige event. I drove a car load of members up to cheer for our girls and we were pleased to see our girls fight all the way to the end. Congratulations ladies for such a find effort. Ladies in this team were Di Scroope, Gail Robinson, Paula Body and skip Judy Mangan, with Joan Whiteside, Jenny Northam, Marion Salvia and skip Robyn Condello. Joan Whiteside was unable to travel to South West Rocks as her husband has had serious medical problems, so Gail Gorman became the player to take Joan’s place and she did an admirable job, thanks so much Gail for playing in the lead position.
The Pairs Championship has now commenced and winners in the first round were Sue Davis/LaraineMazurek, Carole Wright/Claire Fletcher, Allis Wilkinson/Lyn Edgtton, Jenny Northam/Pam Hofmeier, Ann Davis/Shirley Palmer, Gina Pain/June Wall, Gail Gorman and Carolyn Olliffe. Next round will be played after the State Carnival on 31st May and we wish all good luck in their next round.