Tuross Head Women’s Bowling News

By | 2017-10-09T07:57:11+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

Again, we had 16 bowlers last Tuesday. Two games of triples and one game of pairs enjoyed the morning, although we wondered if we would need to give better directions as the sea mist rolled in, and a few laughs were had about not being able to see the Jack – some might say “any excuse”.

Again, a “sledge” was heard – “you little stinker” or something very similar… that’s what happens when the competitive spirit comes out – good fun all around. The winners on the day were Carol Williams, Marg Downey, and Marg Rogers.

The Consistency Championship starts Tuesday, the 10th October, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next couple of weeks – so come also get and watch some good bowls.

Some of our members are travelling to Tathra this coming week to take part in their Carnival, good luck to all.

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Mixed Patrons Day

By | 2017-10-09T08:03:45+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

| Far South Coast District Women’s Bowling News |

On the 29th September, the Mixed Patrons Day was held. This event was hosted by the Central South Coast District Bowling Association (CSCDBA) and the Far South Coast District (FSCD) participated. This day is held to recognise our club Patrons as the figureheads of our bowling members and thank them for their service to our sport.

The format of the day was two games of Fours. On the day, there were 10 teams of ladies and 10 teams of men’s representing our clubs across the district.

The winner of the shield this year was the combined district team, with 4 points and a margin of 28. Tuross Head was second with four points and a margin of 17.

Photo: 2017 Mixed Patrons Day Winners – combined team FSCD

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2017 CHAMPION OF CLUB CHAMPIONS: Denise Lidbury Wins Again

By | 2017-10-09T08:08:51+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

| Far South Coast District Women’s Bowling News |

The 2017 Champion of Club Champions (COCC) was held at Tomakin on the 4th and 5th of October. This event is open to all Club Singles Champions and this year we had five (5) entries from clubs within our district – Narooma, Tomakin, Moruya, Dalmeny and Tuross Head.

Denise Lidbury – 2017 Champion of Club Champions

The event was played as a round robin, 21 shots up. On the first day, three games were played and two on the second.

Over the two days, there were some excellent bowls played, many of the matches not decided until the last end. Going into the final game each of the four players were two game winners and the result was not determined until the last bowl.

Congratulations to Denise Lidbury of Tuross Head who has won the 2017 COCC, 3 wins and plus 32. This is the third year in a row that Denise has won this trophy. Second place was Sandra Breust of Narooma with 3 wins and plus 14. Third was Cheryl Halls of Moruya with 2 wins and plus 1.

Congratulations to all players who participated for two great days on the green.



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Far South Coast Women’s Bowls

By | 2017-09-28T05:48:48+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

Tuross Head wins Far South Coast District Versatility Challenge.

Monday 25 September started as a beautiful spring day to host the Far South Coast Districts ( FSCD) Versatility Challenge.

This competition is open to all clubs in the district to enter teams of four players. It is an interesting competition, the format is to play four games of 10 ends, no roll up and one dead end per team per game – after that any dead end will give 3 points to the other team. Each team member play in a different position each game, with each to their normal position in the last game.

A total of fourteen teams from Tomakin, Malua Bay, Narooma, Tuross Head, Dalmeny and Moruya contested the day. While the sun stayed for most of the day, the weather conditions changed and the wind became a challenge later in the day.

It was a very friendly day, with plenty of laughter heard across the green. Some of the laughter may have been attributed to interesting Jack rolls, when the regular skips were playing in the lead position – something many of them do not do very often.

The winners of the FSCD Versatility Challenge were:
First Place – Tuross Head: Carol Williams, Rita Downie, Irene Macdonald and Doreen Monks.
Second Place – Tomakin: Colleen Beadon, Maureen Devine, Joan Colfax and Cate Parker.
Third Place – Tomakin: DIane Ziebell, Jennie Hogan, Francis Bradstreet, and Margaret Carney

Congratulations to all players who participated on the day.
Tuross Head winning team.

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Tuesday Social Bowls

By | 2017-09-28T04:46:21+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

There has been a great consistency of members coming along and playing social bowls on a Tuesday – 14 on the 19th September and 16 on the 26th September.

It is extremely pleasing to see our new members Di Challice, Di Fletcher and Solveig Olsson continuing to come to meet the challenges of the game week after week. This week we also welcomed Julie Barningham, who has tried Sunday Sizzlers and thought she would see what the social bowls was all about.

On the 19th there were two games of Pairs and one game of triples.

Lorraine Wake and Chris Roxby defeated Rose Farrington and Phyl Christie.

In a very tough struggle, Rita Downie and Fran O ‘Connell defeated Irene Martin and Phyl Endall by 2 shots.

In the game of triples, Averial Madden, Di Challice and Jenny Madden had a narrow win against Averial Cox, Di Fletcher and Carol Williams.

Winner on the day was Team Wake.

This week on the 26th, there was one game of Pairs and two games of triples. Winners on the day were Sharron Perry and Solveig Olsson against Chris Roxby and Di Challice.

The two triples games were played in great spirit with Sue Fahey, Averial Cox and Julie Barningham having victory over Carol Williams, Fran O’Connell and Phyl Endall. The other game was won by Rita Downie, Phyl Christie and Marg Rogers over Irene Macdonald, Di Fletcher and Marg Rogers.

Our consistence championship commences 10 October so check out the notice board to see the draw – if you are playing… good luck! If not, come along and enjoy the bowls.

Our new bowlers on the green L to R: Solveig Olsson,Di Challice, Julie Barningham and Di Fletcher.

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Game of Triples and Pairs

By | 2017-09-28T00:10:54+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

It was slightly overcast on Tuesday morning, but 16 bowlers braved the elements to play 2 games of triples and one game of pairs.

Phyl Endall, Glad McPherson and Rose Farrington played Di Fletcher, Fran O’Connell and Rita Downie. Rose Farrington’s team were the eventual winner 21 to 10.

The other game of triples was between Lorraine Wake, Sharon Perry and Irene Macdonald who managed to get home against Lorraine Wake, Diane Challice and Carol Williams – 23 to 14.

Solveig Olsen and Irene Martin played Chris Roxby and Jenny Madden in pairs . It was an exciting game with only three shots in it coming into the final end. Team Jenny Madden was the eventual winner 20 to 19.

The winners on the day were Phyl Endall, Glad McPherson and Rose Farrington.

See you on the green next Tuesday for social bowls!

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2017 Classic Pairs Tournament

By | 2017-09-11T01:34:29+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

From the 1st to the 3rd of September,  28 teams of ladies competed at the annual Classic Pairs  Tournament.  There were teams from Canberra, Queanbeyan, Sydney, Tathra, Merimbula, Tura Beach as well as representatives from clubs within our local district.

The first day of spring did not let us down, for all three days the sun was shining.  It was wonderful to see our two bowling greens with maximum numbers, full of colour (bowls and uniforms) and the game of bowls being played in great spirit. During these three days, friendships are formed or renewed and while competition is keen, laughter can always be heard.

The format of the tournament over the three days is a total of 5 games of 18 ends of pairs. Typical of our greenkeepers, their preparation of the greens allowed the games to be played in first class conditions.  It was a challenging competition, and the final outcome was not clear until all games had been completed.

The placings for the competition were:

1st Jan Dunscombe & Pam Reynolds
Tura Beach
10 points, margin +66

2nd Olga Geshwend & Yvonne Huddleston
Malua Bay
10 points, margin +33

3rd Lola Wallis & Cherie Dean
Tura Beach
8 points, margin +42


4th Lorraine Wake & Lorraine Mitchell
Tuross Head & Narooma
8 points, margin +39

5th Joy Scott & Joy Clarke
8 points +19

6th Irene Macdonald & Rose Farrington
Tuross Head
7 points, margin +19

Congratulations to all Players!

No competition can be held without support, and thank you goes to our sponsors – Travel Team (Batemeans Bay), Tuross Head Country Club, Tuross Men’s Bowling Club and Estate Wines.

Mention must also be made of the contribution of both our members and members of the men’s club who assisted with donations, umpiring and giving their time to assist with daily preparations and the keeping of the all important scores – thank you to everyone involved.


We would love to see anyone come and join us for a game of bowls at Tuross – come along any Tuesday morning to see what the game is all about.

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Tuross Goes to State Pennant Playoff

By | 2017-08-28T02:13:33+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

On the 14th August there was 24 Tuross locals at Canton Beach – the occasion -Our Grade 2 Pennant Team were playing in the NSW Womens Bowling Association State Pennant Playoffs.

Photo (from L to R) – Denise Lidbury, Rita Downie, Lorraine Wake, Rose Farrington, Jenny Madden, Sue Fahey, Averial Cox , Marg Downey. Manager Carol Williams is absent.

The team consisted of Denise Lidbury, Rita Downie, Lorraine Wake, Rose Farrington, Jenny Madden, Sue Fahey, Averial Cox , Marg Downey and Manager Carol Williams. The rest of the travelling contingent were husbands, partners and club members who did their best to ensure Tuross support was heard by all.

The format for play was as a Round Robin played in three sections of five teams – over the first three days. The three section winners then played for victory over two days in a Round Robin final.

Tuross were in section three and played against Dubbo City, Goulburn Railway, Culburra and Glenbrook. The games were played to a very high standard and against tough competition after day 1 having played Goulburn Railway , and Glenbrook we were a couple of points behind the leader. Tuross then had a bye the second morning and after fighting all the way in the next game went down to Dubbo City. On the last day of section competition Tuross had a comfortable win against Culburra. Sadly it was not enough and our competition had ended.

We are extremely proud of the team, we are only a small club and to play against other teams much larger than ours is a major achievement. To use an expression – “ they have punched above their weight”, Tuross cam be very proud of the way they acquitted themselves and represented our bowling club and community.

We would also thank the Tuross Head Country Club, The Mens Bowling Club and those from the community who provided support to enable us to compete in this event.

Tuross v Goulburn Railway

Social Bowls

Social bowls was held on Tuesday 22 August, one game of triples and two games of pairs were played in beautiful weather. Rose Farrington and Fran O’Connell had a very close tussle with Denise Lidbury and Solveig Olsen – Rose and Fran the eventual game winner. The triples game was also very close with Rita Downie, Sharon Perry and Phyl Endall being victorious by one shot over Doreen Monks, Chris Roxby and Irene Martin. The other pairs game was a victory to Carol Williams and Di Challice over Lorraine Wake and Gladys McPherson. The eventual day winners went to Carol Williams and Di Challice.

Reminder to all our ladies, that on the third Wednesday of each month we are invited to play on the mens social day – put your name down on the sheet at the mens board.

If anyone in the community is thinking about starting to play bowls but you want to know more about the game – come along any Tuesday 8.45am to find out. If you’re not quite ready to play – come along and meet our members and have a social cuppa.

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2017 Far South Coast (FSCD)

By | 2017-06-13T05:18:35+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Women's Bowls|

We have 26 full playing members (there are a few more social members- about 10) and we are extremely proud of our efforts this year.

The district we play in is the Far South Coast (FSCD) and comprises clubs from Malua Bay, Tomakin, Moruya, Bodalla, Dalmeny, Narooma and Bermagui.

If we win the FSCD Events, you then progress to play at Zone level – against Bega/ Imlay District (Merimbula, Tathra, Eden, Tura Beach) and Snowy Mountains District (Cooma, Jindabyne, Adaminaby). If you win at this zone level, you then proceed to play in State playoffs.

So….in 2017


Won by Rose Farrington & Irene Macdonald. Progressed to zone playoffs – runner up to Bega Imlay.


Won by Annette Linney, Lorraine Wake & Marg Downey. Progressed to zone playoffs – runner up Bega Imlay.


Won by Denise Lidbury , Sue Fahey, Rose Farrington and Averial Cox. Progressed to zone playoffs and won against Adaminaby. Now progress to State Playoffs in October 2017.
It is worth noting that the final of the FSCD FOURS was between two Tuross teams – runners up were Val Sloane, Irene Macdonald, Lorraine Wake and Rita Downie.


Rita Downie was successful in getting to the semi final.


Tuross had two pennant grades – 3 & 2. ( total of 16 players required plus reserves – quite an effort) Grade 2 Pennant – won the FSCD GRADE 2 ( by 0.5 point) – went to zone Playoff and WON – against Tura Beach. The grade 2 now progress to State Playoff on 14 August 2017 at Canton Beach.


This is a Carnival run by NSWWBA – you enter a team. Denise Lidbury entered a team – Denise Lidbury, Sue Fahey, Rose Farrington and Averial Cox.

The competition is ” tough”, and is run on sections initially.There were 16 sections, comprising of 12 teams per section. Denise’s team won all their games (6), and were section 7 winners. They then proceeded to the knockouts – where they unfortunately lost to composite Wiseman Park team.

This was a great effort by this team in such strong competition.

Later in the year, Tuross will be defending their Nadar Shield title, and Denise Lidbury we hope will be defending her Champion of Champion Title.



2017 District Pairs
WINNERS: Open Pairs Irene Macdonald and Rose Farrington


2017 District Triples
WINNERS: Margaret Downey, Lorraine Wake and Annette Linney


District Fours
Winners: Averial Cox, Rose Farrington, Sue Fahey and Denise Lidbury.

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