2017 State Champion of Club Champions

 

2017 STATE CHAMPION of  CHAMPIONS SINGLES. Played Tuesday 27th June through to Friday 29th June.

What an enjoyable week this has been. Meeting our State President Maryann Parcell for the first time, and two of her Match Committee, Jenny Clark and Robyn Lewis. These three ladies made us feel at ease from the moment they entered the Club. We have been privileged to watch outstanding bowls going up, and down the Green, with outstanding Bowlers behind each delivery. These Bowlers came from all over the State of NSW. Our own Tracy Osborne made us very proud by getting through to the Quarter Finals, a great learning curve for her. Tracy  had a 25—2 win in her first game against Jodie Marshall from Goulburn Railway. Her second game, which was played in the rain, was against Carolyn Glen from Kurri Kurri. Tracy had a 25—16 win. Tracy’s 3rd game was against Joanne McKennal from Ryde, she had a 25—8 win. Her quarter final was against Susan Goode from Cabarita Beach, Tracy going down, fighting to the finish 22—25. This game could have gone either way, Susan nosed ahead right at the end. Tracy was the best performed bowler from the Central Coast. The Semi Final was played in sunshine, albeit a very cold day. Natasha Scott Raymond Terrace, played Beth Quinlan St John’s Park, Beth was the winner 25 - 19. The other Semi was between Susan Goode Cabarita Beach and Val Smith Merrylands. Val emerged the winner of this encounter 25 – 16. The Final was between Val Smith and Beth Quinlan. Beth won 25 – 17, she played great draw bowls and some superb on shots. State President Maryann marked the Final. A great number of  “oohs, and aahs, and great bowl” could be heard coming from the spectators,” as both players kept us on the edge of our seats.  When the formal proceedings began President Maryann thanked the Club for hosting this event, Kylie replied on behalf of CEO Tim McGavin. State President Maryann spoke highly of both players, before presenting them with their prizes. Val Smith was gracious in defeat, and a smiling Beth Quinlan held the trophy aloft. It was great to see the number of spectators who came to watch these games, showing the game of Lawn Bowls is alive and well on the Central Coast.