District fours in Jindabyne

Jindabyne was the centre of district bowls last weekend with playing of the district fours.

Jack Sajina, Tony Gray, Brian Seears and Paul Cannell had an early battle with Ross Russell, Mark Buckley, Peter Caldwell and Peter Schroeder to be eight all after eight ends.

Six shots on end 11 to Paul's team gave them a handy 14-10 lead. In the run home Peter's dominated to win 24-20. In the afternoon Peters team came up against Steve Seears, Guilio D'Amico, Garry Taylor and Paul Schulz (who replaced John Schoon). Paul's team set up an early lead by end nine 11-5. Four ends to Peter put his team in front 14-11 only to watch Paul go ahead again on end 17. Eight shots over the remaining four ends gave Peter's team victory 23-18. The Jindabyne team of J. van Dongen, A. Tighe, R. Nichols and D. Turner had a great battle with Mario Frezza, S. Roncelli, P. Marsciano and I. Mondello for David's team to lead 12-11 after 12 ends. Five shots to David on end 13 was quickly answered by Ignazio the next end to recover.

Although Ignazio's team scored on only three of the remaining ends they just scraped home 24-23.

D. Pastro, C. Gales. P. Daal and G. Clarke had a dream start against B. Skelly, M. Brown, P. Jefferson and C. Demczuk to lead 23-8 after 13 ends and did not let up to finish very convincing winners 30-13. Another team of early starters were Ron Wainwright, Colin Peuker, Mick Mayhew and Jim Lumsden when they went to a 16-7 lead against Wayne Lodge, Geoff Venables, Mel Storta and Gordon Cox. Five shots to four to Jim's team gave them victory 22-11.

Details of matches in the semi-finals and the final were not available at the time of preparation of this report however the scores were as follows. Ross Russell, Mark Buckley, Peter Caldwell and Peter Schroeder defeated Dave Pastro, Chris Gales, Peter Daal and Graham Clarke 22-12. Mario Frezza, Sergio Roncelli, Peter Marsicano and Ignazio Mondello defeated Ron Wainwright, Colin Peuker, Mick Mayhew and Jim Lumsden 22-11. In the final Peter Schroeder's team defeated Ignazio Mondello's team in a nail biting finish 22-21.

Next weekend all roads lead to Adaminaby for the district triples starting at 9.30am on Saturday.

Social bowls at Cooma on Saturday attracted just six players. Keith Goodwin, Richard Nichols and Helen Peuker were in front of Mike Mannile, Denis Steinfort and Leonie Snell 20-9 after 13 ends when the wheels fell of for Leonie and Co to level the scores 21 all on end 20.

The spare wheel got Helen's team hom 23-21. On Sunday the attendance was a little improved but the games a bit one sided. Cheryl Mellion and Nelson Wallace scored six shots on end five to get them on the way to a 24-15 win over Cherry Seears and Denis Steinfort.

John Vincent and Richard Nichols were unstoppable in the game with Ken Bowden and Neil McGregor in winning 33-12. Keith Goodwin played swinging lead for Maureen D'Amico and Cobber Seears against Renate Wickel and Olga Jebbink. This was quite friendly till Cobber's team won 13 shots over three ends and victory 24-14.

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