Lithgow City Bowls had 34 starters brave the windy conditions on Wednesday, July 25.
The winners with a good score of 14+21 were Athol Roach and Darryl Wrigh over Brian Norris and Maurice Nugent. Conceding 3 fives and a six didn’t help Nugent’s cause on the day and Roach took full toll.
Runners up in the event were Jack Bennett and Barry Perry, getting home in the final end to win 23-21, a score of 13+2 over Jan Kapusta and Michael Hughes.
On Saturday July 28 there were 28 bowlers on the greens, including Barry Achurch, Joe Banasiak and Les Barnes who accounted for Gerry Johson, Darryl Wright and Angus MacKinnon, winning handsomely 15+19.
Winning nine of the first 11 ends saw Barnes skip away to an unassailable lead and cruise home victors. Richard Forbes and Barry Perry played Bill Anderson and Col Wotton in what proved a very one sided game, Perry securing a resounding win 15+15 to come in runners up.
On Wednesday August 1 there were 32 starters who played in lovely conditions, with winners Ron Thomson, Michael Wholohan and Peter Kearney easily accounting for Eric Fitzgerald, Jim Bannerman and Angus MacKinnon 14+10.
Runners up in a one sided pairs game were Darryl Wright and Stan Campbell over Jack Bennett and Greg Hilliard. Campbell dominated to win 14+9.
On Saturday August 4 there were 25 starters playing only 18 ends, due to a notable drop in temperature late in the afternoon.
Jeff Madden’s team of Bob Ray and Iggy Vadkerti completely outscored Brian Davidson, Jim Bannerman and Bob Kiernan 13+25.
Stan Campbell, Darryl Wright and Paul Crane were too strong for Phil Kellond, Rick Slaven and Col Wotton to go on and win 10+8.
It was good to see some rain over the last week or so but with fine weather forecast we look forward to some good bowls at Lithgow City.
New bowlers are always welcome; current bowlers are encouraged to come down and enjoy our facilities.