Hamilton Power News April

Good afternoon members, I hope you have all enjoyed your long weekend.

Just a quick catch up on what’s happening around the club over the next week.

Tuesday Social
This Tuesday the 27th April, Hamilton members will be playing a game of fours against North Qld district side, who are down here for State district sides championships commencing on Wednesday.

Because there are more members names down then what we need, a game of fours or pairs will be played with the leftover players.
It should be a great morning of bowls; The greens are running nicely and I think we will give the North Queensland side a solid hit out.

Club Championship Pairs:
We have had a couple of more games since last weekend as we get down to the business end of the Pairs. A couple of teams still need to pull their fingers out to catch up and get through to the final.

Latest Results:
Will Anderson & Chris Scott def Craig Mason & Roland Bunce 26 – 9
John Newell & Jason Moore def Phil Mclaren & Lawrie Paatsch 28 – 25 (extra end) (QF)
Jamie Ashley & Tim Jones def Will Anderson & Chris Scott 21 – 18 (Quarter Final)

Games to be played:
Scott & Alan Howard vs Wally Schmidt & Shaun Kelly
Winner vs Cec Russell & Mike Hill (Quarter Final)
Winner vs Jamie Ashley & Tim Jones (Semi Final 2)
Bernie Carroll & Jamie Gough vs John Newell & Jason Moore (Semi Final 1)

Club Championship Singles:
The 2021 Singles draw has been complete with games commencing on or before Sunday 2nd May.
We have 34 members entered and all Sunday games are to be played on Green 1.

As we can only fit 14 players on the green at any one time, I would like you to look carefully at the draw and where you are situated as to what time you can expect to play on Sunday.
I will show you the draw here and times to help. Players for singles are expected to find their own markers, but it would be great if you have drawn a later game to volunteer your services to mark the
earlier ones. Also, if you by some chance lose your first game, it would be appreciated if you stuck around to mark the game after you if required.

The first four entries will have to play 3 games on Sunday if you get through, with all others to play 2 games unless you get a game in earlier.

Singles Draw and estimated times:

Sunday 2nd May 9am start 1st round (all other players have 1st round bye):
Lindsay Fuller vs Mark Rooney
Andrew Kell vs Lachlan Moore

Sunday 2nd May 9am start 2nd round:
John Newell vs Mal Bates
Andrew Howie vs Mick Seale
Mike Hill vs Greg Ross
Mitch Doyle vs Kurt Kratzmann
Jamie Smith vs Scott Howard

Sunday 2nd May 10am Arrival to play on first available rinks (2nd round):
Craig Howlett vs Wally Schmidt
Chris Scott vs Max Ross
Bernie Carroll vs Len Phillips
Lawrie Paatsch vs Michael Cummings
Peter Flower vs John Caton
Jesse Turnbull vs Vlad Polich
Tony Martin vs Shaun Kelly

Sunday 2nd May 12pm Arrival to play on first available rinks (2nd round):
Tim Jones vs Victorio Vocaturo
Roland Bunce vs Will Anderson
Alan Howard vs Jason Moore
Round 1 winner vs Round 1 winner

Sunday 2nd May Round 3 games to be played when rinks become available.
Note: unless you are the first four names on the draw (3 games) you will be still expected to play 2 games on Sunday unless you get games in earlier.

Mid-week Pennants:
The Mighty Hamilton Power continue their perfect start to the season with another hard-fought victory 2 –1 against Ferny Grove. Apologies to Jim Hanna for last week’s email. I incorrectly said it was Alan Whiteman leading up a storm, when in fact it was Jimmy Hanna burning it up.

State District Sides:
As I mentioned earlier the State District Sides Championships will be commencing in the Gateway District from Wednesday the 28th April till Saturday 1st May.
Hamilton has members Alan Howard and Kurt Kratzmann representing Brisbane District and will be playing at Logan City Bowls Club.
We wish you all the very best gentleman.

State Championships:
The Qld State Championships will be commencing in the Gateway District from Tuesday 4th May until Monday 17th May.
Hamilton has had many members enter in this year’s Championships; it is great to see so many getting out there and having a red-hot crack.
The Gateway district is only across the river, so if you would like to see some world class bowls, get yourself over to one of the clubs and enjoy.
Go to the Bowls Qld website for all your District sides and State Championship info.

Enjoy Your Bowls

John Newell
Hamilton Bowls Coordinator
0418 820 991

Hamilton Power News February

Social Bowls:
It has been great to see some good numbers every week on our club social days. The new members are playing some really good bowls on a Tuesday Morning and it’s been great to see a full green every week.

Thursday Afternoon numbers have also been really good with new members and bowlers playing in the summer season comp using this time as practice for the upcoming weekend’s game.

Tuesday Night Bowls is a fantastic night out, with easy listening tunes on, under lights with a cool Hamilton breeze, Premier League players fine tuning their game and club members improving their skills.

Tuesday Morning Pairs
Time: 9.00am
Format: 3 bowl
2 x Games of 12 ends
Cost: $12pp
Prizemoney

Tuesday Night Pairs
Time: 6.30pm
Format: 3 Bowl
2 x Games of 12 ends
Cost: $12pp
Prizemoney

Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Time: 12.30pm
Format: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2
2 x Games of 12 ends
Cost $12pp
Prizemoney

Summer Competition:
The Q7’s got underway last weekend, and The Mighty Power had a near perfect start to the season.

Division 3 started their campaign in perfect style, winning at The Powerhouse on all 3 rinks.
Shawn Thomas having an impressive win in the singles over old Northern Suburbs fox Peter Hull 25 – 11.
Phil McLaren aka Dr Phil and Lawrie Paatsch also had a big win. After being down 9 – 11 at the halfway mark, The Power pairs duo picked up 5,3,4,5 and a 2 in concession to lead 28 – 11 after 16 ends. The Pair went on to win the game 32 – 16.
The Fours game was a hard-fought contest, Northern Suburbs 3rd Matt Blyth was giving Power skip Mike Hill Headaches all day. But a solid game from Hamilton’s 2nd Michael Seale and Skip Mike Hill playing some pressure bowls helped see The Power Fours get home 19 – 15.

A Perfect start to the season for Division 3.
This Saturday from 9.30am, Division 3 are back at The Powerhouse against Sandgate.

Division 5 had to be up early, as they travelled to Ipswich for a 10am game. But that didn’t worry this Power side as they had a solid 2 – 1 win over Ipswich.

Roland got the side off to great start with well earnt 25 – 19 win in the singles.
Chrissie Smith and Robbie (Hooky) Hook sent the Ipswich pairs side back to Neverland to lead 12 – 1 after 8 ends and the lost boys could not recover as Chrissie and Hooky cruised to 24 – 12 victory.
The Fours side had much tougher day out. The 12-shot loss did not reflect the game with Alan Whiteman playing exceptional lead bowls all game.

Dessie and his team will be looking to bounce back this week as they return to The Powerhouse.
Division 5 will be at The Powerhouse this Saturday from 9.30am against Beenleigh.

Division 6 (Sect 5) Travelled out to the Narangba carpet for their first-round clash, The Power side sneaking home 2 – 1 in 3 hard fought games.

Hamilton Jnr rising star Lachlan Moore played the singles match and found it hard to find his bearings on the tricky carpet early as fell behind 4 – 12. But once Lachie found his rhythm he fought back hard and despite only being in front of the scoreboard once, Lachie came from nowhere to snatch at impressive 25 – 24 victory.
The new pairing of Mal Bates and former Italian Heart throb Vittorio had a solid outing first up. Both men played some terrific bowls throughout the game. An unfortunate 7 dropped on the 16th end when scores were tight made it hard to claw back, but the pairs never say die attitude kept them in the hunt until they eventually went down 24 – 26.
The fours were brilliant in scratching out a hard fought 1 shot victory. The margin never got any more then 4 shots as Bobby Vitnell lead his side of Darby Monro, Peter (Flossy) Flower and Tony Silvester to 14 – 13 W.

Division 6 (sect 5) are back on the road again this Saturday as they look to keep their winning record in tact against Brighton at 1pm.

Division 6 (sect 6) The Power played their round 1 game at Bramble Bay.

It was a tough outing for Vlad and his team, going down closely on all 3 rinks.
Vlad fought hard in the singles to narrowly go down by 3 shots, 22 – 25.
Billy Eakin and Spud Murphy were neck and neck with scores locked at 16 all after 17 ends. The power pair dropped a 3 on the 18th end and just couldn’t get it back in the last few ends. Going down 17 – 21.
It’s great to see another lady playing summer comp here at The Powerhouse. Gayle Gerrey led up in Jacko’s fours as they tried to salvage a rink win for the day. Unfortunately, the Bramble Bay side were just too good on their home track and got the win 9 – 23.

The Power leaving The Bay with no rink wins and no food in their belly’s.
This week their back at The Powerhouse from 9.30am against Northern Suburbs.

Premier League:

The Mighty Power hosted Burleigh Hammers last Saturday night at The Powerhouse. With Australian and Internationals skipping the Burleigh top side, the atmosphere at The Powerhouse was electric. DJ Mango had the tunes cranked and a good-sized crowd enjoyed the contest right up till the last bowls was played.

After Dojo and his team got away with an impressive 9 shot victory over Australian Jackaroo Barrie Lester. The boys were down 14 – 16 after 16 ends. Then Power 2nd Timmy Jones turned on a masterclass finish playing some exceptional draw bowls in the final 6 ends. John The Doj Newell finished off some brilliant heads to win the last 5 ends including two fours to win 25 – 16.

Nic Gosley had the hard task of stopping Irish International and arguably world number 1 Gary Kelly. Nico played some big bowls early and The Power jumped out to a 12 – 3 lead after 9 ends. Burleigh third Scott Franklin played some big bowls at the backend to help reduce the final deficit to four shots. Gosley getting home 19 – 15.

Andrew Howie was up against Australian Jackaroo Corey Wedlock, and did he let us all see just why he’s a Jackaroo. Corey was in great touch early and led 16 – 3 after 11 ends. The 13-shot margin would be the difference in the end going down 25 – 12. Andrew (Age) Howie had a chance to win the overall match for The Power with his last bowl. Age had to draw close to the ditch for 2nd shot to win it, unfortunately his bowl just dropped in and Hamilton came away with 2 rinks to 1 draw 57 – 57.

Reserve Grade side had a forgettable night at The Powerhouse having a ton scored against them against a very strong Burleigh side.

Chris Scott’s Rink were the only shining light having a solid 21 – 16 rink win. Bernie Carroll has been in solid touch so far this season and continued that form for Scotty to help get the W.

Hamilton 68 lost to Burleigh 100 3 rinks to 1.

The Squad were up early Sunday for 7.30am bus trip to Broadbeach.

It’s pretty safe to say that double header Sunday’s have not been too kind to The Power this season. And this was one was certainly no exception.

After a solid win the night before, John Newell and his side were blown off the park by an in-form Sean Ingham and his rink. It was a disappointing performance all round and the 6 – 38 score card shows just how bad it was.

Nic Gosley’s rink started quite well early against Canadian Superstar Ryan Bester, but then the Master Blaster took control on his home deck and dominated The Power rink for the rest of the game. Bester defeating Gosley 30 – 8.

After a disappointing loss the night before, Andrew Howie and his team came out all guns blazing putting their best overall rink performance together in what was the only real positive to come out of this game. All four players were in great touch as they cruised to huge 28 – 9 shot victory over Scottish International Kevin Anderson.

Hamilton 42 lost to Broadbeach 77.

The Reserve grade made some rink changes for their Sunday clash and it didn’t really pay off for this one. Dale Atkin’s 1 shot loss against an all QLD female side was as close as it got for the shell-shocked Power.

The Power going down on all 4 rinks 67 – 93.

The Mighty Power will come out firing next weekend as we go back on the road to Beenleigh to take on the Muddies Saturday night from 5pm.

News:

Both Green’s have been playing very well and most members have been delighted to be playing on generous and true greens.

Over 60’s Pennants nomination form is on the board for those members wishing to play.

Over 60’s starts Friday 16th April 2021. All members wishing to play must have their name on the sheet by Thursday the 26th Feb 2021.

Enjoy your Bowls

Regards
John Newell
Hamilton Bowls Coordinator

Hamilton Power News Round 3

Good Afternoon Members, I hope you all had an enjoyable week.

The Mighty Power have a home game this Saturday night against Helensvale Hawks.

Game starts at 5pm.

Come on down and support The Power in The Premier League.

This weekend’s home game will see Australian Jackaroo’s Aron Sherriff and Aaron Teys and recently retired Jackaroo Nathan Rice all playing against the might that is The Power.

With good tunes, great atmosphere and world class bowls, this game should be a cracker.

Teams for this weekend are attached.

Q7’s summer season gets underway next weekend.

The Power now have 4 teams competing in 2021.

The draw and times are on the board with teams to go out Monday the 1st Feb.

I’m sure we will have a fantastic year in 2021.

There are still around a dozen or so members who are yet to pay this year’s membership fees.

Fee’s for existing members is only $50 for full membership for 2021 and $20 for non-declared members.

Could you please make your payments at your earliest convenience?

 

Thank you to all the members who wished me condolences over the past week, your kind words have meant a lot.

 

I hope to see you all down, on and around the green this Saturday night.

 

Regards

John Newell

Hamilton Bowls Coordinator

Hamilton Bowls Club Bowls Committee 2021

President – Vlad Polich

Senior Vice President – Shaun Kelly

Junior Vice President – Neal Jackson

Secretary – Alan Howard

Treasurer – Craig Howlett

Bowls Co-Ordinator – John Newell

Games Director – Tony Silvester

Greens Director – Des Mullins

BDBA Delegate – Gary Nugent

Council Member – Bill Eakin

Patron – Bob Vitnell