John Penyu a part of festival fours winning side

Cowra’s John Penyu was a part of the festival fours side which won the annual tournament and collected $4000 prize-money.Festival Fours

Starting on Monday March 2 and finishing on Thursday March 5 Cowra Men’s Bowling Club staged the 29th edition of their popular Festival Bowls Tournament.

With over $18,000 in prize money this event is one of, if not the largest, fours tournaments in the State and as such continually attracts top class bowlers from right round NSW, the ACT and even from Victoria.

The field this year was one of the strongest we have seen and this was borne out by the fact that at the close of play on Tuesday only three out of the 36 teams had won their three games.

This was about to change as two of those teams were defeated on Wednesday morning leaving World Champion Jeremy Henry’s Warilla team alone in front on 12 points (three points per game win, one for a draw and zero for a loss), although John Mobbs’ Gulgong team were also undefeated albeit with one win and three draws.

Henry’s team picked up their fifth win on Wednesday afternoon (scoring four shots on a replay of the final end to win by one shot) and there were only four sides with four wins and one loss, headed by last year’s second place getters, Graeme Rossiter’s composite team.

Going into the final round on Thursday morning there were more than a dozen sides who could have featured amongst the money winners and again the upsets continued.

Jeremy Henry’s team lost their final game and when the final results were tallied the first two positions had been reversed.

Winners of the $4000 first place prize money were John Penyu (Cowra), Larry Stitt (Tumut), John Salter (Tumbarumba) and Graeme Rossiter (Tumut) on 15 points plus 50.

Jeremy Henry’s Warilla team of Warren Snodgrass, Russell Jack and Wayne Crane won $2400 for second on 15 plus 21, the Wiseman Park team of Chris Smith, Mal Lyons, Dylan Skinner and Shane Garvey on 13 plus 42 came third winning $1800, fourth were Michael Nobes (Cowra), Andrew Brown (Grenfell), Adam Favell (Lithgow City) and Gerard Beath (Cowra) on 13 plus 26 winning $1200 and fifth were Mick Boyle, Dave Ogilvy (both Nambucca Heads), Ross Hunter (Grenfell) and Ralph Fair (Tumbarumba) on 13 plus 4 winning $1000.

The very popular sixth place, winning $800, were the only undefeated team of the week with three wins and three draws, the Gulgong side of Paul Hollingsworth, Mal Howchin, Tony Gorrie and John Mobbs.

The mystery prize of $400 was won by the team skipped by sixteen-year-old Luke Grainger (St John’s Park).

We could not run a tournament of this size (144 bowlers and their supporters) without the generous support of more than 50 local businesses and we cannot thank them enough for their support.

Our major sponsor is once again Steel, Walsh & Murphy (who have been with us from the beginning).

Cowra Services Club and Cowra Shire Council have also sponsored the event since its inception in 1987 and our other valued sponsors include Aalana Motor Inn, Cowra Bus Service, Cowra Locksmiths, Kilby’s Heating and Cooling, Skinners Butchery, Cowra Factory Seconds (Paws n Tails), Cowra Cash Butchery, Bishco Pty Ltd, Custom Truck Painting, Riverside Butchery, P J Breum, Waugoola Motors, Simo’s Tyre Service, Brooks Beds R Us, R & R Performance, Cowra Hot Bake, Bryant’s Packaging, Kollas’ Transport, Cowra Concrete Products, Hotondo Homes (Scott Gilmore), Cowra Crest Motel, Breakout Motor Inn, Martin’s Lachlan Valley Refrigeration, Ron and Lyn Hambly, Healthscope Pathology, Bryant’s Concrete, Cowra Motor Inn, Jason Temple Builder, Cowra Veterinary Service, Charltone Constructions, Cowra Travelling Bowlers, Jamieson’s Joinery & Building Centre, Datavoice Communications, Central West Credit Union, Cowra Motors, Russel Nobes Plumbing and BCIB Insurance Brokers.

New sponsors this year include GM & LL Amery, Cowra Paint and Blind, Cowra Physiotherapy, Craftsman Homes, Bryant’s Glass and Windscreens, Keith Philpott Funeral Directors, Triton Industries and Yellow House Cowra (I sincerely apologise if I have missed any one).

I cannot possibly name all of the club members (men and women) who helped throughout the week, but I can assure you that without your assistance the successful running of this tournament would not have been possible – a very big thank you to all.

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LETTERS: Wangi traffic woes

SLOW GOING: The writer says the council inaction over Alexander Parade is a reflection of its long standing attitude towards Wangi. Picture: Jamieson MurphyI WRITE in response to letter writer Ron Hines of Wangi Wangi (“Road works a total washout”, Lakes Mail, February 19).

Yes, Ron, the attitude council appears to adopt towards Wangi has been apparent for a long, long time.

The trouble might be that council representatives do not find it necessary to travel through this intersection at Alexander Parade, so they don’t care.

It was so easy for them to just block the road, divert the traffic into residential areas, and then forget the problem for a year.

Don’t forget that the intersection did not have a problem until the council decided to build a footway, and then it all fell apart.

– George Waight, Wangi Wangi

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Blue side beat gold in womens bowls pennants

Jo Davies and Norma Brown of the women’s gold number three side.Cowra women’s outdoor bowls-

After a week off it is business time again.

Results of pennant matches-

Thursday February 26- Cowra number four defeated Parkes Railway Diggers.

Tuesday March 3- Cowra number three gold defeated Parkes Town.

Number fours defeated Forbes.

Thursday March 5- Number threes blue defeated Parkes Town.

Number fours had a bye.

Tuesdat March 10 number threes blue defeated number threes gold.

Number four defeated Canowindra Amethyst.

Coming pennant matches-

March 17- Cowra blue number three host Parkes Town.

Cowra number four host Parkes Railway Diggers.

March 19- Cowra Gold plays Cowra Blue.

Number three Cowra fours play Forbes.

March 26 Cowra fours play Canowindra Amethyst.


Club Championships: Major pairs close March 19.

Major singles close March 21.

District events:

Triples close April 14.

Fours close April 14.

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