Bruce’s Weekly Update 10th March 2015

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Hello all members, sponsors & patrons

Bowls

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Ladies Pennant Final

In what was an extremely close contest, Augusta edged out Dunsborough Blue by two shots with the final bowl of the day to win the final.  After the first game was drawn 15 all, Augusta edged out Dunsborough in the second game 20 to 18.  It was great to see such good numbers of  support for Dunsborough from their fellow bowlers.  The game was followed by a luncheon and presentations.

Corporate Bowls Challenge at Cowaramup

Seven teams represented the DDCC Corporate Bowls on Wednesday March 4th.  Travel was via bus driven by Wendell Hoover with all teams bar one taking this travel opportunity.

Two of the Cowaramup teams did not make it on the night and so a hasty change had to be made to ensure the competition ran.  Thus a few of the games were played 3v4 players.  It meant a slight advantage to the opposition but our boys loudly proclaimed they could handle anything and “bring it on” was the chant.

Lights were set up and the game commenced.  Our lads found the greens there quite trying and so we went down 5-2 games.

Congratulations to Cowaramup who have now won the challenge trophy four times to our nine times, so we cannot complain can we?  Many thanks to Peter Clews and his band of helpers for the venue, the game, the food and their hospitality.  Next years challenge will be at home.

Many thanks and congratulations to the teams which represented the club and who played well throughout the season to get to the challenge.

The next step is now if three of our teams would like to go to the state challenge in Perth.  Information has been sent to the teams concerned.

I would like to thank all sponsors once again for their continued support, to all the volunteers without whom this competition could not run and to all the teams for taking part.  I hope everyone will continue again next year. Please pass the word and help get more teams involved.

Janice Paddick Hoover

A big thank you to Janice & Wendell Hoover for the time and effort you both contributed to the Corporate Bowls season making it a great success.

 

Junior Bowls

 

Friday Afternoons 4:45PM – 6:00PM

$3.00 Members, $5.00 Non-Members

Refreshments Included

Meet on B- Green

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Croquet 

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Bunbury Central Tournament

Over the Labour Day long weekend, Terry Herd and Raelene Willis played in the Bunbury Central Croquet Club’s 100th Birthday Association Croquet Handicap Doubles with a changing partner format competition. This is a relaxed format where each player plays with a different partner in each game. It is a very social occasion as you get to meet and play with players of varying levels and experience.

In her first game, Terry was fortunate to be partnered by Martin Clarke, the second ranked Association Croquet player in WA, who had just returned from Victoria where he had won both the Victorian Open Doubles and Singles Golf Croquet competitions. Both Terry and Raelene enjoyed the weekend.

This year’s tournament had a special significance for Bunbury Central as it is celebrating its 100th birthday. Last Sunday, Terry and Raelene joined Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan, Federal Member for Forrest, Nola Marino and past and present players at the club to mark the occasion.

Friday Night Social Croquet

There will be no social croquet this Friday, March 13th, because of preparations for the X Adventure event.

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Cycling

 

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The official Event Program for this weekends 2015 X-Adventure Offroad Triathlon containing all the final event information, schedule, course details and more can now be downloaded from here – essential reading for all members interested in what time it all starts and finishes. (29meg download, right click and select ‘save link as’)

http://www.rapidascent.com.au/xadventure/Uploads/documents/XAD-program-2015.pdf

EVENT SCHEDULE

This is the final schedule for the event weekend.

Saturday 14th March 2015

7:30am – 9:00am Paddle races’ registration, Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
8:00am – 11:00am Short Course competitors’ registration
8:30am Long PADDLE RACE STARTS – Old Dunsborough Beach
8:45am Medium PADDLE RACE STARTS – Old Dunsborough Beach
9:00am Short PADDLE RACE STARTS – Old Dunsborough Beach
10:00am

 

Short Course transition area open for equipment drop off
12:00pm                  Short Course wave STARTS COMMENCE – Old Dunsborough Beach
12:00pm – 2:30pm Kids Course competitors’ registration, Dunsborough Country Club
12:00pm – 6:00pm Long Course registration, Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
3:00pm Transition areas open for equipment drop off (Kids course only)
4:00pm Kids Course wave STARTS COMMENCE – Old Dunsborough Beach
5:30pm Presentations for the Short and Kids X-Adventure and Paddle races – Dunsborough & Districts Country Club
6:30pm All equipment to have been removed from the transition areas

Sunday 15th March 2015

6:00am Transition areas open for equipment drop off (Long course only)
6:30am – 7:00am Long X-Adventure late registration (by prior appointment only)
8:00am Long X-Adventure wave STARTS COMMENCE–Old Dunsborough Beach
9:00am – 1:00pm Event Expo and Kids Entertainment under way
10:20am Long X-Adventure winner expected across the line
12:30pm Long X-Adventure race presentations

 

X_ADVENTURE COURSE MARSHAL VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

SATURDAY 12.30pm–4.30pm and SUNDAY 8am-11.30am

If you can spare a few hours on either day please email admin@dunsboroughcycleclub.org.au

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Tennis

Tennis court at Dunsborough Country Club

 

Dunsborough Tennis School Player Parent Dbls Tournament

Players past and present are invited to grab a parent and join us under lights at the Country Club on Friday March 27th for a some competitive doubles. Starting time 5pm till finish 9pm Prizes for Champion team, runner up and wooden spoon $20 entry fee per team inc sausage sizzle and juice box for players.

Any volunteers on the day always appreciated.

To register text names to 0448820553

Pay on the day.

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Friday_Dinner

It was a huge night last Friday with 110 guests in for dinner.

Also making an appearance was 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Shane Gould with her international swimming coach husband Milt Nelms. They are Down South for a swimming trainng camp with Noriko Inada (3 x Olympic Japanese swimmer), Caitlin Leverenz (Olympic Bronze Medalist from USA) and Jon Olssen (Swedish National Champion).  Everyone made them feel extremely welcome which was great.

Kirsty will be cooking  at the club this Friday evening and has a put together a great meal for us all to enjoy.  Get your friends together and come enjoy a great evening at the Club.  Please have your bookings in by midday Friday to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by Clicking Here or via email manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au or telephone 97553250 or the booking sheet in the foyer.

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Friday Night menu

13th March 2015 @ 6.30pm

Chef : Kirsty Gutteridge

Main Course  

Southern style slow roast pork.

Kale and apple slaw

Roasted baby chats

Crackling

Chipotle mayonnnaise

Vegetarian Option (please pre-order) 

Persian lentil, sweet potato & olive casserole

Dessert 

Bread & butter pudding with ice cream & chocolate sauce

Adults:  $22.00    Children (under 12):  $14.00

To book your table Click Here

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The Members  Jackpot draw was not won on Friday.  The jackpot will be $800 this week.   Members must be financial and present to claim.  The draw will be held in the club rooms between 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

I was asked on three occasions on Friday evening if all member numbers were in the barrel.  I can guarantee this is the case as they have been counted out and sorted on two occasions recently.  Rest assured, everyone has the same chance of winning.

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Also Phyllis Winchcombe was awarded the Zonta Community Award for 2015 for all her hard work she contributed over 2015. Congratulations

To finish off, a Club member has 2 budgies in a cage whom require a new home.  If you are interested please contact me at the Club.

 

Have a great week!

Keep Smiling!

Bruce Taylor