EAGLE ROCK: Dubbo’s Matt McIntyre celebrates Jay Porter’s game-winning shot in the Golden Eagle final at Orange City last week. Photo: JUDE KEOGHORANGE CITY WOMENThere was a wonderful roll up on Tuesday. Lyn Heaton from near Bundaberg came and had a social game with our ladies.
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The two Orange City No.4 Pennant teams Gold and Blue played each other with the Gold team winning. On Wednesday the Gold team plays Manildra at Molong and the Blue team travels to Millthorpe.

At the moment the Pennants scores are:Manildra 4, Millthorpe 12, Orange City Gold 19 and Orange City Blue 5.

President Lynne welcomed Junette McRae, Nita Bowers, Dianna Whiteley and Helen Giumelli back to bowls, also Lena Cornish to afternoon tea. Lovely to see these ladies back, also a happy birthday to Junette.

The men’s umpire convenerwill be at the Orange City Bowling club on Friday, March 3to give a talk on the rules of bowls. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting.

The Golden Eagle held last week was a great success. The final was a very exciting match. Thank you to all the ladies who helped with raffles and 100 Clubs, and also with the umpiring. The Eagle will be celebrating its 50th birthday next year.

Entries for the Veteran’s Day to be held on May 24 are closed and all information has been sent to the District president regarding badges. Majellan Gala Day is being held on Wednesday, March 8.

Newstead President’s Day is being held on Thursday, March 23, president Lynne will be taking a team to this event. March 15 is the first round of the District Singles at Molong.

Saturday, March 25 mixed bowls will be held at Orange City. Please put your names on the board. Women $5 and a plate, thank you.

District Flyers for Open Fours, Senior Fours and District Triples are on the board for you to enter your teams. District Pairs entries are now closed.

On Tuesday March 21, all proceeds of our day, green fees, raffles, 100 Club etc. will be donated to the cause of Ovarian Cancer.

Orange City Women’s Bowling Club will be entering a team in Relay for Life, so anyone who is interested in joining us please see secretary Jean and a roster will be done for this day.

The first round of the Novices competition was played on Wednesday.

Winners of the Social Bowls on Tuesday were Nita Bowers and Marianne Boers. Raffle winners were Violet Burton, Marianne Boers. 100 Club winners Margo Fairbairn, Yoka Smith and Violet Burton. Until next Tuesday keep well and happy.

ORANGE CITY MENFirstly the men’s committee would like to congratulate the winners of the 2017 Golden Eagle – Matthew McIntyre and Jay Porter and Bob Hamilton and John Mobbs for making the final and only missing out on the title by just twoshots.

On Wednesday evening we have twilight bowls as well as Thursday afternoon men’s bowls.

This Saturday we have a semi-final of the club major singles, with Mick Stevens taking on Mario Ruggiero at 1pm.

Sunday also sees the start of the pennant season. We have three very good sides this year to contest the No.5, No.6 and No.7 grades:

No.5v Lithgow at Orange City: K Carr, R Coyte, I Carr and S May. N Wilson, B Riley, J Quinn and D May.R Wilson, M Ruggiero, A Harman M Stevens.

No.6 v Country Club at Orange City:R Knott, B Cox, G Morgan and B Roberts. R Gentles, W Carr, G Setobn and N Seton. T Ruggiero, R May, B Warren and S Dunn.

No.7 v Country Club at Orange City: B Keogh, G Bradley, R Hutchinson and P Knight. D Ellis, G Pro, R Fisher and T Crowhurst. P Lewis, B Harvey, B Offner and D Greatbatch.

Can all players please tick there name for availability on the board at the club by Saturday 1pm at the very latest. If you are unavailable please notify one of the selectors.

COUNTRY CLUB MENResults from round one of the Major Singles last Saturday:

Peter Lange came back from 15-0 early, eventually drawing level with Garry Pearce at 30-30 and then taking two shots in the final end. Great game.

Tom Leonard beat Paul Ruggiero 31-13 and Ben Callaway beat Ron Hartley 31-5.

The raffle was won by Ian Davidson with the lucky bowler Ben Callaway, the jackpot was not won.

Last Tuesday Social Bowls had 48 players and two of the raffles won by Mario Ruggiero and one by Sam Beasley with the lucky bowlers Copper Schmich, Barnie Offner and Nev Seaton. Unlucky bowlers Kel Howarth, Ron Hartley and Dick Turnbull with the consolation to Tony Bowers, Reg Gentles and Peter Lange, the jackpot was won by Keith Lamont, Don Crawford and Tom Leonard.

Last Tuesday Major Singles game was played and Clint Gamble beat Peter Griffith 31-28.

Next Saturday’s games:

Round twoof Minor Singles Keith Lamont v Trevor Ormsby marker James Kemp, John Cooper v Jeff Burtenshaw marker Garry Pearce.

Round oneof Major Singles game is Mark Baker v John Dunn marker Peter Wright and round two Doug Hillier v Phil Knight marker Allan Blake and Joe Powyer v Ron Dunn marker Clint Gamble.

Players are encouraged to arrange games earlier and advise Jim and all championship games are play or forfeit. Major Pairs Nominations closeMarch 5, please nominate.

To nominate individuals or teams every week ring Peter Baker 0427 631 013 before noon Tuesday play starts at 12.30pm and also Saturday by 12.30pm as play starts at 1pm – mufti dress and visitors are welcome.

Please note changes to Pennant team selections for first round onMarch 5 –all teams to meet at 12.15pm:

No. 4 v Majellan at Country Club: Ben Callaway, Gary Farrell, Joe Powyer, Paul Ruggiero (manager)and Mark Baker, Reg Robinson, Peter Griffith, Peter Lange and Andrew Blimka, Glen Robinson, Matt Gamble and Martin Rickards.

No.6 v Orange City at Orange City: Ian Davidson, Phil McGarity (manager), Phil Knight, Greg Murray and Ron Dunn, John Dunn, Ron Hartley, Peter Baker and Tom Leonard, Warren Rodis, Roy Leonard, Cec Leabeater.

No.7 v Orange City at Orange City:Peter Wright, Dick Turnbull, Rob George, Jeff Burtenshaw and Neil Higgins (manager)Clint Gamble, Jim Finn, Trevor Ormsby and Jim Watson, Doug Hillier, John Cooper and Reiss Robinson.

Reserves who are expected to be at Orange City Bowling Club to cover any unexpected vacancies and to support our teams, with club gear and twobowls available at short notice:Garry Pearce, James Kemp, Bob Jenkins, Michael Roach and Aub Leonard and if any player is unavailable please contact selector coordinatorJohn Cooper on0400 923 750.

Nomination sheet is on the noticeboard for the travelling bowlers visit to West Dubbo Bowling Easter Carnival on April 14, 15 and 16,contact Peter on the above number if interested.

CANOBOLAS DISTRICT WOMENOrange City Blue defeated Manildra/Molong 5-0 on February 16, deferred from February 1. The round one table is:Manildra/Molong 4, Orange City Blue 5, Millthorpe 7, Orange City Gold 14. In round two Millthorpe defeatedManildra/Molong 5-0. Well done.

MANILDRAThe semi-finals of the club Singles were played on Sunday with Iain Campbell and Graham Fliedner moving through to play in the final. Iain beat Troy Williams while Graham beat Mark Gosper.

Pennants start this week, teams:

No.4 at Wallerawang, skip arranging transportleaving 7.15am for 10am start:G Smith, I Campbell, G Gosper, T Bennett, A Gosper, S Ball, A Regan, G Fliedner, R Hughes, A Campbell, N Kurta, B Allcorn. Manager D Cross.

No.6 at Parkes, skip arranging transport leaving 11.30am: B Gosper, T Williamson. T Williams, G Pallier, G Trevena, S Pallier, M Amberge, T Allcorn, C Williamson, S Trevena, S Gosper, B Fliedner. Manager B Fliedner.

Friday twilight winners this week: Kim Campbell, Dot Williamson and Andrew Gosper, runners up were Greg Trevena, Sam Pallier and Dan Mullins. Sat night winners were Sam Pallier, Legs Hartis and Di Fliedner, runners up Dot Williamson, Paul Trevena and Troy Williams.

The Saturday night Corner to Corner was not won and the jackpot now stands at $680.

NEWSTEADLast Wednesday we hadonly 14 social players enjoy a great afternoon of bowls an the Country Club.The winning rink was won by Norm Rosser, Ron Kelly and Col Rosser while the losing rink was won by Bob Ridgewell and Carl Jaeger.

The raffles on the day were won by Martin Klein, and Bob Ridgewell.

Pennants teams v Cumnock at Molong on Sunday, March 5:

No.1: Garry Norton, Grant Taylor, Pat Neiuwendyk and Wayne Uren.

No.2: Mick Wicks, Bob Cleal, Noel Elbourne and Col Townsend.

No.3: Ian Hatswell, Barry O’Donnell, Ken Bevan and Roger Annis-Brown.

For any unavailabilityplease ring Noel Elbourne on 0429 378 728. Reserves are Simon Tasker, Toby Wright, Tony Jordan, Steve Osmore, Neville Bartimote and John Schmich.

Transport from Orange to Molong is available and a bus will leave the Robin Hood Hotel car park on Sunday at 11.30am.

All bowlers looking for a friendly social game are welcome each Wednesday. Just ring the Country Club before 11.30am.

MOLONGThe following are the Molong Pennant teams for this weekend.

No.2v Cowra at Molong 10am: R Hamilton, S Shannon (Jnr), J Diduszko, W Whiteley. K Beatty, G Miller,B Diduszko, C Troth. R Cochrane, G Campbell, G Miller, K Nicholls.

No.5 v Gulgong at Molong 1pm: G Weekes, M Wright, J Beatty, R Halep. S Shannon (Snr), I Gosper, J Keiran, L O’Neil. P Russell, G Wilson, D Byrne, F Miller.

No.6vCondo at Condobolin (via bus): M Lyons, L Brown, B Atkinson, A Ford. T Lyons, P Brown, P Mullins, R Kirby G Russell, T Salcole, L Neil, TBA

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