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Millicent Bowling Club Weekly Wrap-Up

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Men’s Veterans Championship

The Men’s Veterans Champion for 2014 was decided on Wednesday 13th March 2014 between Jim Earl & Marino Gandolfi.

The final continued to display the high standard of play witnessed in the initial rounds with some very good displays of bowling on.

Congratulations to Marino on his win & congratulations to Jim for making the final.

Thank you to all the bowlers who took part in this competition.

Ladies’ Veterans Championship

The competition was completed on Wednesday 12th March when the last 4 remaining players, Heather Carthew, Judy Saint, Liz Vanderhorst and Esther Scudds, played the semi-finals and final.

Judy Saint and Esther Scudds stayed the distance to fight out the final.

Esther began strongly, being 16 shots to 3 after the 12th end.

However, a strong finish of 7 over the last 3 ends saw Judy take the prestigious award of Ladies’ Veterans Champion 2013/ 2014.

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Flag Presentation  

State Member for MacKillop, Mitch Williams MP, attended the opening of the Hahn Medley Mixed Fours & Pairs Day at Millicent Bowling Club on Thursday 13th March, 2014.

Mr Williams presented a new SA State flag to President Derk Pietersma & a new National flag on behalf of Federal Member for, Barker Tony Pasin MP.

These flags are much appreciated & will replace the Club’s existing age wearied flags.

Hahn Medley Mixed 4 & 2

The Hahn Medley Mixed 4’s & 2’s was played out on Thursday 13th March 2014.

The winning teams were:

1st place
Ian Ross, Betty Pretty Jim Earl & Adriana Ross

2nd place
Peter Varcoe, Mary & Denis Clifford & Ros Varcoe

3rd place
Carlene & Jim Godden, Carol & Rod Gibbs

2014 RFDS Charity Day

The Millicent Bowling Club was proud to host a Charity Day in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service on Sunday 16th March.

6 rinks on the Hahn Green were used to accommodate 48 players made up of bowlers, night owls & non-bowlers. Play was held over 2 games of 8 ends each. The winners of the first game progressed to the next rink & the losers went down a rink with the skippers going to lead & the leads going to skipper.

After the 3 games all retired to the clubrooms were the Joan & Mary had prepared a scrumptious afternoon tea & Clive put “Clive’s Wheel” into action with prizes (supplied by local small businesses of Millicent) ranging from torches to gift vouchers & glasses to massages were up for grabs.

Runners-up for the day was the team of Bill Davis, Clive Stevens, Joan Ellis & Max Richards who finished on 50 + 11. John Chalmers from the RFDS present each of them with a bottle of wine. The winning team, finishing with an aggregate score of 51 + 19, were Glenn Schapel, Alan Strother, Merle Stevens & Maureen Elton. John presented them with Somerset Hotel meal vouchers.

The encouragement prize (for the lowest aggregate score) went to the “4 Tees” team of Bill & Jules Taylor & Maggie & Keith Thrussell.

Other prizes were given in a blind draw. Lead was Sarah Ross, Second was Ed Fitter, Third was Cliff Elton & Skipper was Graham McRobert.

John Chalmers addressed those assembled & gave them a brief overview of the operations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service & the role local Support Groups play in raising funds for this not-for-profit organisation.

Tournament Director Malcolm Wright had the pleasant duty of presenting John with $2,071.50 that was raised for the day. The break-down of this amount was given as $905.00 in donations & green fees, $176.50 from the raffle, $240.00 from Clive’s Wheel & $750.00 from the Club’s “wrong bias tin”.

A special thank you was extended to all the people who assisted in making this day a success & to the local small business community for their generosity & ongoing support.

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