Men's Bowling Club News
Finals Day was a success and congratulations to Matty Miles who won Major singles defeating Jez Henry, Paul Majkowycz, who defeated Robbie Tynan in over 60s singles, Ashley Noronha, Wes Falconer & Jesse Noronha who defeated Tony Sekuloski, Ryan Burgess & Adam Daley in the Triples final, also to Paul Silcock, Teddy Clarke, Jayden Gebbie & Aaron Teys who beat Wayne Crouch, Scotty McQuilty, Scott Kicks & Erin Smith in the Fours and finally to Harley McDonald & Aaron Teys who defeated Blake Hopper and Jesse Noronha in the major pairs final.
The state pennant finals were completed and after winning 3 games in the group stages the Gorillas were well beaten by Mount Lewis in the semi-final at St Johns who in turn lost the final to Cabramatta.
Congratulations to Harley McDonald who won the zone singles and will now go to the state finals at Ettalong in October.
All the best to the 5 players contesting the upcoming Australian Indoor Championship commencing on Monday 28 August, Harley McDonald, Jesse Noronha, Mat Miles, Jeremy Henry and Aaron Teys and they have all missed each other in the opening rounds of the draw. Go Gorillas.
– Jeremy Henry
Women's Bowling Club News
President Christine, Vice President Kathy Douglas and Judy Hirjee together with Secretary- Heather Skinner, Treasurer – Betty Anderson, Match – Jo Hills, Selection – Maureen Murphy, Dianne McKay, Barbara O’Donnell, Julea Morgan & Narelle Mushet and social – Joanna Leipold, Joan Irvine, Flo Henry and Patricia Hyde were nominated and accepted positions for 2017-18. Expressions of interest were called to fill the two vacant positions for Match and the social position for social. Chairman of Match, selection and social are to be elected by their respective committees.
Jeanne Ray is our Welfare Officer and Mryna De Leon is our Communications Officer. We are desperate for someone to help Jo Hills with Match. Come on ladies, hands up! We need you!!
Congratulations to Heather Skinner, our Secretary. Twenty four years of unselfish giving to a Club that she loves has earned for Heather the well-deserved privilege of Life membership. Heather joins Helen Troy as our second Life Member.
Country, with Warilla Julea Morgan and Vicki Turner selected by NSW, defeated Metropolitan. Congratulations to Julea & Vicki, we always knew country had the best bowlers.
Julea, Leone, Shirley Lindsay & Maureen Murphy congratulations on winning the Fours Championship and congratulations as well to Christine, Sheila, Mary Astill & Kathy Douglas on Running-up.
To our Threes, you went oh so close at State Level. Beaten by two shots on an extra end in the sem-final – what a sensational effort. Thank you to all who travelled with us to cheer us on and thank you once again to our Club for their generous contribution towards this so important play-off. Accommodation and daily incentives, a bus and a wonderful bus driver at our beck & call!! We do thank you John Mushet (bus driver) and our Directors for your generosity. Well did our very best to change the colour of the flag to blue.
To Myrna De Leon, our Communications Officer-thank you for taking over the whisper and all that entails. I have loved the few years I have been whispering and I know Myrna is the perfect lady to pen to paper for us. Don’t forget to tell Myrna if you want to appear in print. Thank you Phil-you are a great editor!! And most forgiving!! Although Gramma & Spellen are like Wollworths Trollies-just do what you like.
– Betty Anderson
Footnote: Thanks Betty for being a wonderful correspondent for the Whisper – when it comes to prose, your one of the pros! – Editor
Junior Bowls News
Junior Zone 16 Championship Winners. SINGLES Toby Peters. PAIRS Toby Peters and Jayden Gebbie. FOURS Matt Softley, Brandon Aranda, Noel Stopher and Justin Rumble.
Nathan Sopher, Justin Rumble, Ryan Noronha, Jayden Gebbie, Toby Peters and Noel Stopher finished Runners Up in the NSWCHS State Carnival in Orange this month.
Jayden Gebbie has Finished Runner Up in the Singles to Jono Davis in this year’s NSW State Junior 7 A-side Championships at Dubbo. Nathan Sopher and Ryan Noronha finished in 6th place, whilst Tyson Arneman, Brandon Aranda, Noel Stopher and Justin Rumble finished in 5th. Zone 16 finished in 4th place overall.
– Leif Selby, Junior Bowls Development Officer
Indoor Bowls News
Warilla’s Indoor Championship Challenge Team has been finalised to play East Cessnock. Congratulations to: Courtney Sopher, Matt Miles, Shirley Berry, Trish Orgill, Shane Leonard, Jesse Noronha, Vicki Turner, Leone Barnett, Julea Morgan, Barry Peters, Paul Peters and Toby Peters.
– Leif Selby