Close finish has crowd on the edge of their seats

Members of Young, Grenfell and Cootamundra Country Club Bowling clubs were treated to some very exciting bowls this week as the South West District Singles Championships was played at Young Bowling Club. Tuesday started with 11 woman bowlers contesting this popular District competition. Games were played in the morning with the losers qualifying for the Consolation games in the afternoon. Wednesday morning the numbers were whittled down to four games in the Semi Finals in the afternoon. The two games for SW District Finalists were Margaret Gailey vs Sheila Traynor, both from Young with Sheila winning 25 to 15 and Elsie Hines (Young) vs Pat Francis (Cootamundra CC) with Elsie winning 25 to 14. Elsie will play Sheila Thursday Morning.

In the Consolation group Margo Parker (Young) vs Elizabeth Cleveland (Cootamundra CC) with Margo winning 25 to 7 and Catherine Betcher (Grenfell) vs Ann Gardner (Young) with Ann winning 25 to 24 with all play going down to the wire for a close finish.

Margo Parker and Ann Gardner play their bowls while Catherine Betcher from Grenfell and Betty Cleveland from Cootamundra wait their turn.

Margo Parker and Ann Gardner play their bowls while Catherine Betcher from Grenfell and Betty Cleveland from Cootamundra wait their turn.

Dates to remember: Tuesday June 12 – Women’s Social Bowls. Thursday June 14 – SW District meeting, Women’s Social Bowls