Carmel Sowden and Gina O’Reilly played at the Champion of Champions yesterday at the Guildford Bowling Club. They played a fantastic game and it was very close however they had to settle for second place in their match. Word has it that they are thoroughly enjoying watching Karen Murphy playing the next day! Well done women!!!
What a fantastic final we saw! It was neck and neck all the way through with both ladies: Louise Baldwin and Judith Staunton fighting it out shot for shot. Louise reached the magic 150 before Judith but the win was only about 10 point ahead!
The two wonderful players showed the considerable crowd what can be achieved with practice, concentration and grit. No one will forget this match for a long time!
Congratulations to Judith and Fitz for winning the Mixed Pairs! Maria and Peter played extremely well but came away as runners up!
Last week at Taren Point Bowling Club, our District 13 women put on a great show across many categories in the Champion of Champion competition!
In the Singles Louise Baldwin, Randwick, played Mel Blumor Taren Point. It was a mighty match that ultimately saw Mel come out the winner.
In the Senior Fours Marna Morris, Lorraine Becker, Barbara Shur and Gail Black were runners up against Taren Point.
Barbara Shotland, Marna Morris and Iris Kampel were runners up in the Triples against Taren Point.
In the Senior Pairs Gail Black and Barbara Shur were runners up to Double Bay. (Sorry no picture.)
In the Pairs, Sue Snape and Kimberley Freed played Kate Walker and Katrina Wright from Taren Point with our girl winning the match.
We had some very welcome visitors at the Club on Sunday 27th September!
It was with great pleasure, love and pride that two of our most beloved members received Life Memberships. During the Clovelly WBC AGM it was unanimously voted to make our President Betty Skinner a Life Member.
Nomination for Betty Skinner
We would like to propose Betty Skinner as a life member of Clovelly Women’s Bowling Club.
Betty has been an affiliated bowler for 15 years, all of that time at Clovelly.
She has represented our club with pride and dignity, at Pennant and District /State level. She has been a selected player for Eastern Suburbs District in Regional events. Betty is a respected member of our larger bowling community.
More importantly, Betty’s contribution to Clovelly Women’s bowling club has been nothing short of incredible.
Her generosity of spirit within the club is well known and she is much loved and respected by all.
As President for numerous years she has been counselor, welfare officer, taxi driver and friend to so many of our members.
Betty has worked tirelessly to ensure that the women’s club at Clovelly has not only a competitive presence, but is also a club that has a caring and inclusive environment for all.
Betty is an admirable and worthy person who totally deserves the honour of life membership.
Treasurer Clovelly WBC
22nd September 2020
Today we held a match day in honour of Kylie Hartley call the Kylie Cup! Kylie was an enthusiastic follower of the ponies so it seemed appropriate that we celebrate her life in this way.
Everyone came dressed for the races and a tab was provided. It was the first of what will be an annual event to pay homage to a lady we all loved.
It is with great sorrow we inform you of the passing of our much beloved Kylie Hartley yesterday at her home. Her friendship and love has been a joy to us all, not only at Clovelly but to every club that has had the honour to have heard her laugh and enjoyed her smile.
Her illness was short but intense however she remained positive and uplifting throughout, which was her way. Her sweetness and humour made this awful journey easier for everyone which is a rare thing.
Her positive input at Womens’ Bowls NSW was an asset to the game. Her mother, Toni, is monumentally proud of her – as are we all. These amazing two women have made Lawn Bowls more accessible and enjoyable for hundreds of women throughout Sydney and beyond.
Their enthusiasm and dedication helped to make Moorefield Bowling Club a thriving, competitive club and helped introduce us to the amazing women from that area.
It’s hard to image the game without her however she has ensured that it will thrive into the future and we thank her for that. There will be holes in the air where you used to be. We love you Kylie, we thank you and we will never forget you.
From your friends at Clovelly and the Bowling community.