Battle of the sexes ruffles feathers

THE cat was among the pigeons at Kiama Bowling Club last Tuesday when the ladies and men's pennants teams decided on a trial match which, although tied at two rinks each, resulted in a win for the ladies on a countback.

Both teams are anxiously searching for another date for a rematch; the men to show that it was a fluke and the ladies to prove that it wasn't.

The men recovered sufficiently for the normal social triples game on Wednesday, which resulted in a win for the team of M. Hair, B. Harris and G. Bartrim. Runners-up were D. Swinfield, B. Sharak and G. Clowes.

Ladies had first use of the green on Thursday for a fours competition and the winners were M. Sultana, C. O'Neil, G. Reynolds and C. Dawson.

In the afternoon the men played a mix of triples and pairs games. R. Edwards, D. Downton and N. Tylee ran out winners while A. Morgan and W. Partridge were runners-up.

Saturday afternoon featured the greens full, and winners were S. Palmer, A. Van Zanen and D. Barnes. Just behind in overall score were the team of R. Blakey, K. Condon and T. Boniface.

Major news of the week was the culmination of the men's club fours championship, with the final being played on the 18th under the watchful eyes of many club members.

Champions were A. Van Zanen, B. Gibson, N. Tylee and A. Rodgers who won 23-12 against the team of A. Tarbert, D. Barnes, S. Rolls and W. Toulmin.

In complete contrast Australia Day was celebrated with a group of 50-plus mixed ladies and men bowlers enjoying a fun day of competition.

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