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Gloucester Bowling Club's Thursday winners of the Jack High Restaurant vouchers were Vic Hebblewhite, Terry Higgins, Neville Atkins winning the last ten ends to score a 38-16 victory over Mike Sheely, Kevin Burley, Don Meheiloff. Gary Spokes, George Wisemantel, Luke Doyle def Tony Tersteeg, Col Beattie, Alex Laurie 26-13, Gordon Pritchard, Rob Gibson, Robbie Bowden def Bob Charman, Robert Hayes, Ben Charman 26-12, Graham Turnbull, Joe Pfeifer, John West def Wayne Groves, Steve Kriss, Paul Sheridan 24-15 and Nico Duynhoven, Kevin Everett, Jim McIntosh def Bob Jones, Lu Urby, James Davison 19-12.

The first round of the mixed fours were contested over the weekend with Saturday's fixtures providing easy victories for the two winning teams. Steve Brown, Nico Duynhoven, Cheryl West, Jenny Burley proved too strong for Bob Jones, Terry Davies, Patty West (who showed more interest in the neighbouring rink) and Jan Jones 26-8 and in the other match Kevin Everett, Kevin Burley, Jill Everett,Bev Germon had the game in hand after five ends and never let up to def Aaron Kelly, Bev Murray, Kerrie Green, John Murray 29-12. The remaining games were played on Sunday morning in showery conditions with the two previous singles champions John Andrews, Joan Ridgeway combining with Mike and Judy Sheely to grind out a 25-23 victory over Bruce Wilson, Brian (super coach) Holstein, Lorraine Ratcliffe and Catherine Stuckings, Lu Urby's pep talk during the week worked wonders for his team of Del Buckton, Di and Chris Pritchard who led at the halfway mark and never looked like surrendering to run out comfortable winners over Neville Atkins, Don Meheiloff, Ruth Redman, Colleen Atkins 28-19 and the two winners from Saturday's games clashed with Steve Brown, Nico Duynhoven, Cheryl West, Jenny Burley jumping to a big lead early over Kevin Everett, Kevin Burley, Jill Everett, Bev Germon and never lifted the pedal to run out winners 27-14 and in the remaining game "love was in the air" with the all round family affair of Steve and Joy Hurworth and Steve and Julie Kriss taking on Di Lockwood and Pauline Hall (playing her first ever competition game) combining with their toy boys George and Jason and the match was in the balance at end eighteen with Steve Hurworth playing great draw bowls to keep his side in touch but the Cassidy experience showed when it mattered steering his side to a 21-12 victory.

The semi finals will be played Saturday at 1.30pm with Lu Urby's team taking on the John Andrews skipped side and sledging will be on the cards in the other match with Steve Brown and Jason Cassidy hassling each other for a spot in the final which will be played at 9.30am on Sunday. The mixed pairs entry form is on the board with the first round scheduled for October 10 and 11 and if you don't have a partner single entries are accepted.