Club Championships are open to all 'Full Bowling' Club members. Club colours are required to be worn on the day. If you are competing, you may be required to mark for other competing players.
Ladies & Men's Championship Singles.
Ladies & Men's Novices Championship Singles
Ladies & Men's Championship Pairs
Ladies & Men's Championship Triples
Ladies & Men's Championship Fours
Mixed Championship Pairs
Mixed Championship Fours
Refer to the 'Calendar' in this website for dates & times of the events. Decisions on the day by the Match Committee are final. Finals may be played extra shots up (Singles) or ends played, subject to Match Committee decision.
Eighteen teams competed in this competition this year. After some tough battles the eventual Winners were Norn Farrow, Graham Steele and Keith Fleming (Skip).
Runners Up were Phil Preedy, Dennis Ashworth & Rod Gumbleton.
The Plate was won by Larry Reid, Harry Williams & Max Doncon.
There was strong competition in this years Triples Championship with the eventual Winners being Jeanette Herlihy, Marion Brophy and Glen Terhoeve.
Runners up were Joy Burckett, Jill Gumbleton & Pam Chester.
Plate Winners were Glenne Carter, Helen Perkins & Lyn Parker.
The semi-finals and final of the Men’s Singles Championship were run on Sunday with eight surviving bowlers competing for the main prize. Keith Guelfi managed to shake off a tenacious Wayne Langbourne in the first game while Kelly Kay had a surprisingly easy win over Barrie Starbuck. Dave Rubery had a tougher task in seeing off Stuart Anderson and Neil Watson prevailed over Noel Cunningham in a very tight game.
In the next round, Keith Guelfi overcame Dave Rubery to qualify for the final and Kelly Kay took his chances and eventually won a very close game against Neil Watson. In the final, Keith withstood a late challenge from Kelly to become the Halls Head Club Champion for the third year in a row. Well Done Keith!
The Winner, Keith.
Runner Up Kelly.
The Men's Final was played in conjunction with the Ladies Championship and Plate Finals, again.
The finals of our blue ribbon event was played yesterday. It was an excellent final with Pauline Peirce making a very strong come back to narrowly defeat a gallant Julie Craven. Well done Pauline. The plate competition was won by Joyce Garnham who had a tight battle with Mary Johnson.
The Winner, Pauline Peirce.
Runner Up Julie Craven.
Plate Winner, Joyce Garnham.
We also witnessed excellent bowls in the last two rounds of the Novice Championship. The Novices played five rounds and the highest ranked player was Heather Little followed by Desley Jenkins. Well done to all six novices. The windy conditions were challenging however many good bowls were played.
Novice Runner Up Desley with Winner Heather.
MEN'S VETERANS SINGLES.
There were 28 entrants in this years event, with early rounds being a sectional format, with section winners playing off in a Knockout competition. The event concluded on Sunday 9th December and was played in good conditions.
The eventual winner was Keith Guelfi who beat Bob Paul in the Final.
The Winner with Captain Doug Myers.
Runner Up Bob Paul.
There were only two Novices this year, with them playing a single knockout game. The Winner this year was Alister Broughton who defeated last years Champion, Michael Bear. Well done.
Alister with Captain Doug Myers.
The Championship Fours were well supported with 14 teams competing.
As usual there were some upsets in the course of the event. The winning team of Jacki Henry, Skip, Jan DeanThird,Shirley Smith, Second and Glen Terhoeve Lead played excellent bowls throughout. The team lost their nominated skipper prior to the event starting so Jacki took over as Skipper and during both the semi finals and finals played some very telling shots. Credit to all member of the team. There were no passengers.
The final game was even at the 19th end so an extra end was played.
Well done to Di Steel's Team of Janine Baker, Kerry Steele & Adel Librizzi, for providing such a good opposition.
The plate was also played in good spirit, with great bowls with Linda Young, Julie Craven, Margaret Hall & Ali Agar winning by a narrow margin.
The Runners Up.
A big field contested this years event which was finalised on Sunday 18th November. In fine but breezy conditions some excellent bowls were observed by the spectators.
In the Final Dennis Ashworth & Barrie Starbuck were the victors, defeating David Armstrong & Ron Summers. The Plate was won by Bill Warner & Norrie Conduit.
There were 24 teams Competing in the Ladies Pairs Championship.
2x2x2x2 is a very challenging game especially for the leads who have a lot of bowls to kick. The upside is that it is also challenging from a tactical point and there were many exciting games.
This was especially true of the finals that required an extra end to decide the winners.
Kaye Sewell and Patsy Smith prevailed over Chris Starbuck and Kerry Steele.
The plate was also a very good game with Mary Johnson and Dawn Draper taking the honours.
This event attracted 16 teams and was played on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October, 2018. Saturday's weather was mild but playable and three games were completed.
The Final on Sunday was played in entirely different conditions with cool and strong winds making it difficult to produce the best bowling.
The Championship Winners were team of Bruce Walter (Skip), Peter Nicolay, Noel Jarvis & John Lysaght.
Runners Up were team of Dennis Ashworth (Skip),Neil Watson, Phil Preedy and Ashley Kemble.
The Plate was won by Bernie Hett (Skip), Rod Gumbleton, Peter Nimmo & Bob Plater, who were last years Championship winners.
This event attracted 20 entrants and the Final was played on the 4th October, 2018.
The Winner was Judy Morgan with Lei Beattie a close Runner Up. The Plate was won by Julie Craven.
MIXED FOURS .
14 teams entered this years competition. The Final was played in good weather on 30th September. A large audience was entertained by some excellent bowling.
The Championship Winners were Peter Little (Skip), Joy Burkett, Doug Myers and Heather Little.
The Runners Up were Peter Nicolay (Skip), Jeni Stretton, John Lysaght and Lyn Taylor, who were beaten in a close game.
The Plate Winners were Bernie Hett (Skip), Rod Gumbleton, Patsy Smith & Jill Gumbleton.
Well done all.
The final Championship for the year was completed on Sunday 18th March, in good conditions weather wise. The large crowd of spectators was treated to a classic game on the Championship rink, with some excellent bowls played. With his team trailing by 3 shots going into the last end, Peter Nicolay played a perfect conversion by trailling the jack to hold three and when opposition skip Bernie Hett didn't change the head with his first shot, Peter then drew another shot to hold four and a potential win. However Bernie, with his last bowl played the perfect shot to land on Peter's bowl & claim the shot and the win.
It was disappoining that only one team could win, they were all winners.
The Winning Team, Peter Nimmo, Rod Gumbleton, Bernie Hett & Bob Plater.
Later with the Trophy.
The Runners Up, Mike Gittens, Jack Groves, John Lysaght & Peter Nicolay.
Winners & Runners Up.
The Plate competition was not so close, with the team of Ron Summers, Ashley Kemble, Bill Harris & Peter Johnston (Skip), being too strong on the day, beating Peter Brophy, Rod Johnson, David Armstrong & Barrie Starbuck (Skip).
The bowls played in the final Championship for the year closed out an excellent season.
LADIES & MEN'S SINGLES.
Once again the Finals of the Singles Championship for the Ladies & the Men were held on the same day, being completed on Sunday 25th February. The Finals' start was delayed because of the Men's Quarter Finals in the morning being delayed for over an hour because of heavy rain eventuating from a thunder storm. Although the Finals start was delayed the large audience was still entertained by the the tough tussles in the Men's Semi Finals.
All three finals games demonstrated high class bowling.
Action on the green during the Finals.
There were 32 nominations for this event initially, which was an excellent response by Members. The Final was a close fought match between Maureen Conduit and last years winner Lyn Plater. Unfortunately for Lyn she couldn't make it "back to back" wins, with Maureen finishing the stronger for her first Singles Championship.
Maureen with the Perpetual Trophy.
Runner Up Lyn Plater.
The Plate match was a very close game with Chris Starbuck getting up by a shot after a tough battle with Jill Gumbleton.
41 Men nominated initially and after playing a sectional knockout round the previous week, the rain interupted Quarter Finals and Semi Finals were played before the Grand Final.
The Final came down to a battle between last years' Champion, Keith Guelfi and Noel Cunningham. After Noel got an early lead, the experience of Keith showed through to come out the evental Winner again. Once again it was a tight match with a some excellent bowls played.
Winner Keith with the Trophy.
Runner Up Noel Cunningham.
MEN'S VETERANS' AND NOVICES'.
The Novice and Veterans’ Singles Championships were conducted on last Sunday and Monday with twenty eight players in the veterans’ event and two in the novice championship. Michael Bear and Stuart Anderson had a great tussle in the Novice Championship in a game that took more than two and a half hours to complete. After being locked at 19 shots apiece, Michael finally broke free by getting two shots in the final end.
Novice Winner Michael Bear with Runner Up Stuart Anderson at the presentation.
The Championship Plate final followed that trend with Keith Fleming going head to head with Bob Irvine all through the contest. Keith eventually prevailed to win by the smallest of margins.
Plate Winner Keith Fleming with Captain Doug Myer.
Barrie Starbuck and Ron Summers already had some strong wins under their belts before meeting up in the Championship final and it was hard to predict who would be the ultimate winner. Spectators were not to be disappointed as Barrie and Ron put on a great display of competitive bowls. Ron amassed 20 shots by continually winning ends by a single shot. However Barrie persisted and kept himself in the game by pulling off some timely conversions. Ron had the game won in what proved to be the final end only to be thwarted by a massive Starbuck drive that clinched the victory.
Winner Barrie Starbuck with Runner Up Ron Summers.
A disappionted Runner Up congratulating the Winner.
Captain Doug took this opportunity to thank all of those members who gave their time to act as markers in these championships, especially the ladies who came to our rescue when we were faced with a lack of men volunteers. It was a terrific effort by Chris Starbuck, Lyn Plater, Coral Anning, Glen Terhoeve and Kerry Steele. Special thanks to Denny Berson and Mick O’Halloran for helping me to run this competition as well as acting as markers.
This event concluded on 25th January, after 16 teams had nominated.
The Winners were Kaye Sewell, Lyn Plater and Jackie Henry who played excellent bowls throughout the event.
The Runner Up team was Jenni Petty, Maureen Conduit and Glenice Carter.
The Plate went down to the wire, resulting in a one shot win to Shirley Mulcahy, Robyn Hutchison and Edith Trewren.
This event was concluded on the 7th December, after 15 teams had initially nominated. Once again competition was of high standard.
The eventual Winners were Julie Rowe, Margaret Gollan, Shirley Mulcahy and Judy Morgan.
Runners Up were the team of Adel Librizzi, Kerry Steel, Di Steele and Janine Baker.
The Plate was won by Jeni Stretton, Lei Beattie, Jill Gumbleton and Patsy Smith.
Well played everyone.
The Men’s Triples Championship was completed on Sunday 3rd December and it was won by Rod Gumbleton, Dennis Ashworth and Phil Preedy. They beat Barrie Starbuck, Murray McDonald and Brendan McDonald by a single shot in the Championship final. The last few ends were very tight and provided spectators with some exciting bowls. The Championship Plate winners were Noel Cunningham, Peter Brophy and Jeff Allen. They managed to overcome Gary McCarthy, Laurie Scanlan and Graham Steele.
The Winners, Dennis Ashworth, Phil Preedy & Rod Gumbleton.
The Runners Up Barry Starbuck, Brendan & Murray MacDonald.
Plate Winners Noel Cunningham, Jeff Allan & Peter Brophy.
The Mixed Pairs Championship was finalised on Sunday 19th November. Considering the breezy conditions some excellent bowls were played on the Finals, in front of a large appreciative audiencre.
The Winners were team of Jeni Stretton and Peter nicolay, who got an early lead but were pegged back a bit, but held off Runners Up Sandra Mitchell and Bruce Walter to record the win.
Winners Peter Nicolay and Jeni Stretton.
Runners Up Sandra Mitchell and Bruce Walter.
The Plate was won by Kaye Sewell and Rod Johnson.
Completed on the 12th November, 2017 after a good field nominating, the Finals were played before an appreciative audience who witnessed some good bowling. The Final was a close match with the pair of Pam Fleming & Julie Rowe overcoming Pauline Peirce & Sandy Seaman.
The Winners, Julie Rowe & Pam Fleming.
The Runners Up Sandy Seaman & Pauline Peirce.
The Plate was won by Lei Beattie & Lyn Plater.
The Mixed Fours started with 14 teams nominating. Played on the 8th & 22nd October there was some good matches. The Final was a close match with the team of Bob Day (Skip), Bill Warner, Linda Young & Thelma Kileff holding off to win from the fast finishing team of Kelly Kay (Skip), Marius Burgler, Robyn Hutchison & Kaye Sewell. After winning the Plate a few times Bob's team was pleased to have finally won the Major.
The Winners with a drink & the Trophy.
Runners Up Kaye Sewell, Marius Burgler, Kelly Kay & Robyn Hutchison.
The Plate was won by Barrie Starbuck (Skip),Bob Plater, Chris Starbuck & Lyn Plater.
The Men's Pairs Championship this year had 24 teams entering. Weather conditions were good and there were good bowls, but some results didn't go the way things may be expected to. The Final on Sunday 15th October was played between Les Coyne & Les Wilkinson against Keith Guelfi and Graham Johnson in a low scoring game. The eventual winners were Keith Guelfi (Skip) and Graham Johnson.
Keith & Graham with Captain Doug Myer holding Trophy.
The Plate was between pair of Peter Johnston (Skip) & Bob Paul and Kelly Kay (Skip) & Ron Summers, with Peter & Bob winning the Plate.
Well done fellows.
LADIES VETERAN SINGLES.
This event finished in the 12th October. From all reports the the bowling standard was excellent, showing that the Veteran staus had not diminished their bowling ability.
The Winner was Lei Beattie, who overcame Runner Up & last years winner Judy Morgan. The Plate was won by Bev Farrow who was successful against Maree Scanlan. Well done Ladies.
2017 SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP.
Once again the Finals for the Ladies & the Men were played on the same day. This format has proved very popular in the past, but timing has not always allowed this to happen. The Finals were played on Sunday 26th February in good weather with a steady breeze keeping the temperature reasonable & proving tricky with controlling the bowls at times.
A large crowd enjoyed the high standard of bowls.
Action on the green.
THE SINGLES RESULTS.
The Ladies event was won by Lynne Plater who had a good day out when she beat Margaret Hall, who admitted to being off her game and not playing to the high standard that had got her to the Final.
Runner Up Margaret Hall.
The Plate was won by Kaye Sewell.
The Men's Final was won by Keith Guelfi who managed a big fightback to beat Alan Gribble. The game was all Alans' in the early stages and he had a good lead. Keith was stuggling with the wind at times, so changed to the wide hand and staged a big come back to win.
Winner Keith Guelfi.
Runner Up Alan Gribble.
The Plate was won by Peter Nicolay, who beat Rod Johnson in a tight game.
2017 LADIES NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP.
With only two Novices they played the best of three format, with Jill Gumbleton winning against Jeanette Brockman. The appreciative audience enjoyed a good standard of bowls, considering the experience of the pair. They will go a long way in the game. Jill was presented with her Trophy in conjunction with the Single Finals on 26th February.
Winner Jill Gumbleton.
2017 VETERAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP.
This event was completed on Sunday 29th January in good conditions and with a sizable audience who enjoyed the high standard of bowling.
The Championship was won by Keith Guelfi with Ron Summers Runner Up. The Plate was won by Bob Plater.
2017 NOVICES CHAMPIONSHIP.
Completed in conjunction with the finals of the Veteran's event, six players contested in a Round Robin format. The Final was played by the section winners, with Gene Sputore beating Peter Brown. Considering it was a Novices event, some excellent bowling was enjoyed by the appreciative spectators. These players will be big improvers in the future.
2017 MEN'S FOURS CHAMPIONSHIP.
The last of the season's Teams Championship was played on 14-15th January. 16 teams entered which was a good effort.
The eventual winners were Barrie Starbuck, David Armstron, Peter Johnson & Peter Brophy.
Runners Up were Les Saunders, Dick Howlett, Bill Robinson & Keith Granger.
The Plate was won by Bernie Hett, Rod Gumbleton, Peter Nimmo & Bob Plater.
2017 LADIES TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIP.
This event was held before a large crowd who enjoyed the high standard of bowling, even though conditions were tough with the strong wind on the day.
The Winners were Shirley Mulcahy, Robyn Hutchison & Edith Trewren.
Runners up were Kaye Sewell, Lyn Plater & Jacki Henry.
The Plate Winners were Pam Fleming, Joy Garnham & Vicky Bowden.
MEN'S TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIP.
The last Championship for the 2016 calendar year was completed on Sunday 11th December. Once again as sometimes happens in the Triples, there was an upset result, with the team of Brian Barrett, Phillip Anning & Peter Jamieson winning over the fancied David Armstrong, Les Saunders & Don Gooch.
In the Plate, Bruce Walter, Ashley Kemble & Ron Summers defeated Bob Day, Dick Howlett & Ed Walker.
There were some good bowls played all day, well done.
Winners Peter Jamieson, Phil Anning & Brian Barrett.
LADIES FOURS CHAMPIONSHIP.
This event was concluded on the 8th December, 2016. A good field had contested this event and the Final was played before a large, appreciative audience.
The Winners were: Pauline Peirce, Robyn Hutchison, Joy Burkett & Lyn Plater.
Runners Up were: Lei Beattie, Jeni Stretton, Kelly Crooks & Eileen Proctor (sub for Patsy Smith, ill).
The Plate was won by: Coral Anning, Pam Harman, Jenny Ditchburn & Edith Trewren.
MIXED FOURS 2016/17
The first Championship for 2016/17 was concluded on Sunday 9th October. Played in miserable weather, players were tested with cold & windy conditions. The Championship was won by the team of Jenni Stretton (Skip), James Butt, John Lysaght & Nadine Butt. Runners Up were Bernie Hett (Skip), Rod Gumbleton, Patsy Smith & Jill Gumbleton.
The Plate was won by Bob Day (Skip), Bill Warner, Linda Young & Thelma Kileff.
Well done all.
LADIES VETERAN'S SINGLES.
This event concluded on the 13th October, 2016. Played in reasonable conditions, the audience enjoyed some good bowling.
The Winner was Judy Morgan, Runner Up was Faye Smythe. The Plate Winner was Kaye Sewell & Runner Up Thelma Kileff.
The 2016 Championship was concluded on Sunday 23rd October. A good field played over two days, with the Finals on Sunday afternoon.
Some excellent bowls were played, but there can only be one Winner. The winning pair were the team of Jack Groves & David Madigan, who were too good on the day to beat Peter Nicolay & Jeff Allen.
Runners Up Peter Nicolay & Jeff Allen.
In the Plate it was a close competion, with the pair of John Trewhwella and Alan Gribble just overcoming Gary McCarthy & Laurie Scanlan.
LADIES PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP.
This event was concluded on 10th November, in cool blustery weather with a few rain delays.
The Winners were Robyn Hutchison & Jan Dean.
The Runners Up were Patsy Smith & Kaye Sewell.
The Plate was won by Lei Beattie & Lyn Plater.