Golfie hosts a bowling extravaganza

The Cobar Bowling & Golf Club’s Two Day Bowls Triples Tournament was played over the weekend. Pictured are one of the Cobar teams competing, Shine McIver, Shane Carter and Glenn ‘Kiwi’ Ratcliffe and the Blacktown team of Mick Berwick, Steven
Bowen and former Cobar bowler, Jack Tulloh, who finished as the tournament winners.

The Cobar Bowling & Golf Club held their annual Two Day Bowls Triples Tournament over the weekend with bowlers travelling from Blacktown, Bourke, Hillston, The Rock, Wagga Wagga and the Gold Coast to play.

All up 60 bowlers took to the greens with the weather behaving very nicely indeed.

After playing three games on Saturday, those who were still keen competed in a three end knockout with teams randomly drawn.

The winners were the local team of Karen Daly, Craig Grimmond and Kyle Roberts.

Play in the main event continued on Sunday with another two games being contested.

After 75 ends of play, the Blacktown team of Steve Bowen, Mick Berwick and Cobarite Jack Tulloh took the prize money of $2,100 after they finished the tournament with five wins and an aggregate of +25.

They were behind in their final game, but ended up winning six shots on the last end to clinch the match and tournament.

The runners-up were the Bourke trio of Glenn Knight, Kurt Dickson and Chad Taylor with four wins and +52.

Third place went to locals Barry Bargwanna, Bian Smith and Craig Grimmond who had four wins and +40.

The Rock combination of Leo Driscoll, Ben Tredrae and Peter Green claimed 4th place with four wins and +24.

The competition’s Calcutta winners were Blacktown’s Jimmy May (who collected $1,371), Craig Grimmond (who won 2nd and 3rd places to earn $457/$228 respectively) and Zach Finn collected $20 for last place.

A sum of $208 was donated to the Cobar Junior Swimming Club from the event’s profits.

Overall it’s reported a sensational weekend was had by all with congratulations going to the winners and staff of The Golfie for their hospitality.—Not Biased