The latest from the Gloucester Bowling Club

Prize money up for grabs at bowls

A field of 34 players competed for Gloucester Bowling Club prize money on Thursday with Robert Hayes, Jason Collins and Steve Kriss coming face to face with the trauma of bowls being heavily defeated by Nico Duynhoven, Neville Atkins and Terry Higgins 35-10.

Kevin Everett, Chris Pritchard and John West proved to strong for Gary Spokes, Alex Laurie and Terry Davies 28-17. Gordon Pritchard, Peter Sansom and Robbie Bowden defeated Bob Charman, Stephen Hurworth and Luke Doyle 20-15. Mark Tull, Peter Jones and Paul Sheridan defeated Kevin Burley, Andrew Henderson and Col Beattie 21-19. Steven Higgins, George Wisemantel and Don Meheiloff defeated Tony Tersteeg, Graham Turnbull and James Davison 22-20. John Andrews and Vic hebblewhite defeated Lu Urby and Terry Carson 18-17.

The 43rd Norm Hebblewhite memorial day known as "Hebby's Day" had a field of 20 teams on Saturday and proved a fantastic day as usual with some very close scores being the order of the day. There were two three game winners who played off for the top positions with the underdogs Rob Heininger, Paul Sheridan, Col Beattie "punching above his weight" and Charlie Faulkner winning the yard stick 4-3 to take first prize over the runners up Nathan Butler, Steve Brown, Craig Yates and Mick Butler. Many thanks to sponsor Hebby's Bakery for donating the lunch and the ladies who helped in preparing and serving and to Di Pritchard who had the responsible task of entering the score cards.

Sunday a catch up round of the mixed pairs was contested in rainy conditions with Kevin and Jill Everett handling the slippery track better defeating Brian Holstein and Lorraine Ratcliffe 25-17 and now play Nico Duynhoven and Jean Holstein for a place in the final.

Sunday morning November 1 commencing at 9.30am there will be barefoot bowls and barbecue lunch and the occasional dehydration medication as a farewell to the clubs long standing employee Alex Cudbertson followed by the club raffles and Melbourne Cup calcutta which could be your chance to purchase the winning horse.

The entry form for the minor singles is on the board and entries close on Thursday October 29 at noon with the first round scheduled for November 7 and you must be financial prior to the draw.