Bruce’s Weekly Update 28th February 2017

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD
12.00 NOON THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017
TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING MOTION

Moved: Rob Prentice – 2nd Brian Morris.

“That the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club Inc., apply to the City of Busselton for a loan up to $110,000, repayable over 10 years, to complete the replacement of existing carpet on A & B Bowling Greens.”

Secretary

Kaye L McCormick

 

CORPORATE BOWLS 2016/2017

The Corporate Bowls Season for the Dunsborough Country Club finishes this Wednesday with the Interclub Challenge to be held at the Cowaramup Country Club. There are seven teams travelling to take part in the challenge and supporters are welcome to attend. It will start at Cowaramup at about 6.15pm. Good luck to those competing.

The winners of the New Year 2017 season were as follows

Tuesday – Season Winners HUNTERS and GATHERERS

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Wednesday –  Season Winners WHITE SHOE SHUFFLERS

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Corporate Bowls is probably one of the most important events held at the Club. It attracts about 100 participants two nights a week for two six weeks seasons pre and post-Christmas. That is a participation level of some 2400 which apart from some bike events is the biggest that club has by a substantial amount. It also contributes a significant level of income.

The event is credit to those that set it up historically and to those volunteers that continue to provide the support necessary to keep it going at the standard that it is. It would be unfair to single people out but as an indication there are those that provide the technical support regarding the teams and competition, collect and process the money, set up the greens and clean up afterwards, co-ordinate and support the kitchen, work the inside and outside bars, sell the raffle tickets and chase up the all-important sponsors. An army of people and credit to them one and all.

Sponsorship is also an important feature of the event and the club is fortunate to have substantial ongoing support. The following businesses have provided vouchers ranging from $25 to $50 for the 24 nights of the season, so if your maths is any good you can see that the contribution is substantial.

Eagle Bay Brewery

Lot 80 Restaurant

Palmers Winery

Artezen Restaurant

Rivindel Wines

Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant

Peace Pizza

Weekly and Season prizes have been donated by the club and the following wineries.

Forestor Estate

Knee Deep wines

Lenton Brae

Down South Liquor Wholesalers (Smallwater Estate)

 

In addition this year we have had a Naming Rights Sponsor in the Dunsborough Yallingup Chamber of Commerce and Industry and they are to be thanked for their involvement. Early indications are that they will be involved again next year and that higher level of direct participation needs to be discussed and considered.

GREAT YEAR WELL DONE TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED AND THANKS TO THE PARTICIPANTS FOR THE SPIRIT THE GAME HAS BEEN PLAYED IN.

SPONSORS/PARTNERS

Please make yourselves familiar with our Partners. They are promoted around the bowling greens and croquet courts and on our TV screen. They make a significant contribution to our Club and we should give them the opportunity to win our business.

SUNDAY LUNCH @ THE CLUB

Chef Colin Lyttle will be providing meals from 12.00 pm on Sunday’s. at the Club  The Sunday special will be a 300g rump steak, chips, salad and either a schooner of beer, a wine or a glass of sparkling for $20.00.  There will also be a choice of other dishes to choose from.  Meals are also available on Saturday from 4.30pm.  Come along and enjoy the new alfresco dining area.

 

Another dedicated volunteer
Thanks Butch

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FRIDAY TWILIGHT BOWLING 

Friday at 6.00pm (5.45pm arrive).  Mike O’Mara will be running  a social twilight popstick drawn pairs.  Cost is $5.00.  Cash prizes.  Great fun in a casual environment.  Stay on for dinner after bowling.

BOWLS NEWS

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MENS’ BOWLS

Newsletter Article

Men’s Bowls

February 27, 2017

Janice Paddick-Hoover

Results Thursday 23rd February.  There were 41 players present.

Winners on plus 22 were B Pearce and G Oddy, R/U on plus 21 were G Winter and C Dawson.  The consolation on plus 15 went to L Thomas and B Marwick whilst the MB awared went to H Queckfeldt and S Chrisstianson.

The Professional Men’s singles championship continued last Friday going into the evening.  The games were terrific and a lot of people turned up to give their support and the crowd was enhanced by the croquet people who stayed to add volume to the cheering.

The second semi for the Plate went to Ben Tas over Tom Reynolds who could just not get into the game and Tas won 22-8. As the first semi for this event was played last Sunday R Prentice came into the final fresh.  But it did not matter.  As Tas was very complimentary in his speech as runner-up and said “even if I had played a magnificent game, I would not have been able to defeat Rob whose game was outstanding”.  And thus the  plate final was indeed won by Rob Prentice with the score of 21-8.

The semi finals for the championship were quite different.  Geoff Benn did not allow Clive Williams to enter the game at all and won comfortably with the score of 21-7.

No one could pick the winner of the other championship semi final between Kevin Gibb and Garry Davies.  This was an even game all the way through.  Each player winning back the end and shots lost to even out once again.  This game went to 27 ends and on the 26th end the score was 19-20 with Kevin down. This game was brilliant. With a touch of talent and some luck Kevin won the game 21-20.

The stage was set for a great finale between Geoff Benn and Kevin Gibb.  Again this went end to end with scores even.  At this point there was a great spectator group and everyone was enjoying a top quality game.  The game was a draw at 21 each and on the next end Gibb managed to bring home three shots.  Needing only one and holding a couple it forced Geoff Benn to drive with little luck and Kevin Gibb retained his title of club singles champion.

Congratulations to all players and many thanks to the markers of the day, again helping out brilliantly.

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LADIES BOWLS

 

LADIES SOCIAL BOWLS 2ND FEB.

15 ladies played a competition with 7 pairs and one triple, with a popstick draw.

Winners for the day were Sue Chester and Jill Winter.

Runner-up were Marie Patterson, Liz (a visitor) and May Armstrong.

Wednesday 1st March will be the final rounds of the Championship Triples.

 

GOLF NEWS

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Dunsborough & Districts Country Club

 Newsletter   Men’s Golf Section     28 February,2017                             

  (Ron Carmody –Capt)

 This week’s  games are on Wednesday and Saturday with names in by 12.45 for 1.00 pm Hit Off. 

 Last Saturday  

Winner  Ian Potts with a score of 31 . Barry Guest  Runnerup on a countback  from Doug MacPherson both with scores of 30.

John Nicholson got the Longest Putt on 18.

With the dry conditions there is still some run on the fairways and birdies aren’t impossible . 

 Vets is at Busselton on Friday 3 March.

 2017 Fixtures  Booklet (Draft)

 I  have compiled a  draft 2017 Fixture List in conjunction with Ladies Golf  Committee and it should be ready for printing and publication for the start of the Club Season on the 1 st of April after a final revision.

Further to this ..

We are now inviting  sponsors /donors for the key events of the coming season and if you would like to support this list in any way, please advise Ron ,Brian or Ian and we will be happy to enter  your details .

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See you on the green fairway soon!

 Ron Carmody

 

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER

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Friday night meals are available between 6.00 pm & 7.30 pm.

Friday Night Menu

3rd March 2017

    Main 

Fried fish and chips with tartar sauce and salad

Hungarian beef goulash, Smokey mash potatoes and cauliflower with cheese sauce

Dukkah encrusted chicken schnitzel topped with spinach, bacon and cheese, served with chips and salad

Vegetable curry with wild rice and crispy pappadums

    Dessert     

Pavlova with summer fruits and toasted almonds

     Cost for two courses

$25 per person

Please advise of any dietary requirements prior to Friday.

Email: manager@dunsboroughcountryclub.org.au

To book your table Click Here


Friday Night Jackpot

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The first Jackpot Draw on Friday night was not won. The second draw for $300 was won by Alison Sanbrook.  This Friday night there will be two jackpot draws.  The first draw will be for $1000.  The second draw for $200 (as there was two raffles sold last Friday).  Members must be financial and present to claim. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!