Lithgow City Men's Bowls

Coming Up: A group of travelling bowlers from Engadine will be visiting the Lithgow City greens on November 25 while the next day will see the staging of the JB Kelly Versatility Sixes tournament which has attracted a full field, complete with a few bowlers on standby in the event of late withdrawals.
Coming Up: A group of travelling bowlers from Engadine will be visiting the Lithgow City greens on November 25 while the next day will see the staging of the JB Kelly Versatility Sixes tournament which has attracted a full field, complete with a few bowlers on standby in the event of late withdrawals.

AN elimination game in the men’s fours championship and the Melbourne Cup Day mixed bowls were among the events filling the week’s bowling calendar at the Lithgow City Men’s Bowling Club.

In the fours event Ian Northey, John Perry, Al Case and Scott Simmons came from being 4-3 down early on the power home in the latter stages to get up for a 19-15 victory over Frank Mierczak, Rick Slaven, Gil Mendoza and Col Quince.

Further games in the fours are scheduled this weekend with a play or forfeit on the second round for Sunday. The Riv Achurch green was well used in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup event with big prize money, thanks to the generosity of Club Lithgow president Dave Benjamin, going down to fourth place.

Topping the bill was the only pairs event of the morning with Wayne Allan and Ken Bernard combing exceptionally well to record a winning margin of 13+18.

The 13+11 from Fay King, Gloria Davidson and Sheila Jordan got the second spot.

Third place went to Pam Johnson, Brian Norris and Lyn Bulkeley with 12+15 while the 12+8 from Cheryl Wotton, Don Kenniff and Betty Newcombe filled out the prize winners.

Mike Johnson and Scott Vanderdraay had the best card of 15+18 in Sundayís mixed bowls from Graham Pitt and Richard Forbesí 12+6. The fours team of Northey, Perry, Case and Simmons filled top spot on Saturday with 13+4 while Peter Kearney and Scott Vanderdraay just scraped in with 12+1 for second.

A 21-shot victory by Les Barnes, Maurie Nugent and Lyn Bulkeley got them the money in Fridayís mixed bowls from a narrow 10+1 margin recorded by Ian Birk, Mick Wholohan and Gloria Clarke.

Thursday men’s twilights have been running for a few weeks while the mixed social bowls will be starting next Tuesday afternoon. Thursday men’s event Gil Mendoza, Ron Simmons and Rick Cohen got the money with 9+13 from the 12 ends while a 7+5 from Ritchie Bilby and Doug Smith put them in the money for the runners up prize.

Men’s social bowls from November 1 went to John Perry, Ron Baker and Barry Achurch, their 13+18 beating out the 13+9 from Barry Perry, Mick Wholohan and Brian Davidson.