Damien Miller takes out the club singles

Damien Miller.

Damien Miller.

There were quite a lot of games played at the Young Bowling Club during the past week.

The most important of these was the final of the club singles played on Wednesday afternoon.

Club singles final decided

This was a high quality game with both John Cooper and Damien Miller playing some great bowls in this game.

The scores were level at eight-all, 11-all and 13-all.

The turning point in the game was on the 24th end when Damien played four excellent bowls to score a four and take his lead to 21-15.

From there he extended his lead and went on to win 31-19.

Congratulations to Damien of winning the event and to John for his very strong performances throughout the game.

Club pairs semi-finals 

The semi-finals of the club pairs were played on Thursday afternoon.

The game between Damien Miller and David Quigley and Geoff Holt and Graeme Edgerton was very close throughout.

The score was seven-all after nine ends and then it was 13-all after 17 ends.

Damien and David led 16-13 after 19 ends and despite losing the final two ends they held on to win 16-15.

In the other semi-final Colin Parker and Cliff Traynor played Steve Walsh and Colin Stokell.

This was another close contest with the biggest margin over the first 20 ends being three shots.

The scores were all level at six-all, eight-all and 11-all before Steve and Colin gained a small advantage over their opponents to lead 17-14 after 19 ends.

They maintained this edge to end up winning the game 19-15.

Thursday afternoon

Eighteen players were on the green on Thursday afternoon.

Aldo Malvicino, Brian Gibson and John Cooper took out the vouchers with a 22 shot winning margin.

Other winners were Ian Apps and Col Chapman by four shots.

Brian March and Alan Gall by seven shots.

Ian Gailey and Ian Schofield by three shots.

No weekend play

There was no play during the weekend due to the consistent rain.

Upcoming events

The district pairs will be played this weekend with the first games on Saturday morning.

The open division will be played at Young, seniors at Harden and president's reserve at Cootamundra Ex-Services.

The draws are on the notice board.

The draws for the District Singles events are also on the notice board.

The first games in those events are scheduled for Saturday, August 15.

Another great effort by the club volunteers who finished the erection of the shades for green one on Friday.