Bruce’s Weekly Update 20th February 2018

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Hello Members, Sponsors & Patrons

Our Club Major Sponsors

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Do not forget to support our Club Sponsors.

 

Happenings Around The Club 

 

Firstly I would like to my our great bar staff Leanne, Calum and Jye for their huge efforts on Friday.  It was an extremely busy day and night for them with over a hundred people attending Geoff Johnson’s wake and a busy restaurant and Club in the evening.

I would also like to thank our Club Members who showed great patience and understanding at the bar as the wait was a little longer than normal.  It is very much appreciated by the bar staff.  Thank you

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Local Vintage

Dunsborough Band Local Vintage will be performing at the Dunsborough Country Club again on Sunday 11th March from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.  Food platters and  bar facilities will be available throughout the performance.  Tickets $10 members, $15 non members.  Tickets are available through your sporting sections or at the bar.  Get a group together and come enjoy a great afternoon of music, dancing and fun.

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LOST Necklace

A jade necklace on a gold chain was lost last week at the Club.  It was of significant sentimental value to the owner.  If by chance you come across the necklace, please return it to the bar.  Thank you

 

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TWILIGHT BOWLS

Twilight Bowls will be commencing next Friday,  2nd of March at 5.30pm.  Mike O’Mara will be running the evening.  More details will be available next week.

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Menu

(Friday & Saturday)

fries (v)  $10

with house made aioli

wedges (v)  $10

sour cream + sweet chili sauce

wild mushroom arancini (v)    $17

feta whip + basil pesto

salt + pepper squid  $24

paw paw salad, candied peanuts + nuoc cham mayonnaise

asian style lamb ribs  $23

twice cooked, sweet + sour sauce, creamy fennel + mint coleslaw

bacon double cheeseburger   $19

150g beef pattie, bacon, double cheese, red onion, dill pickle,

american mustard + tomato ketchup on a brioche bun, served with fries.

curry of the day (gfo)  $24

please see specials board

moroccan spiced tasmanian salmon (gf)  $29

cooked medium, baba ganoush + zesty chickpea salad

daily specials – please see specials board

dessert

citrus tart  $12

raspberry coulis, fresh strawberries + double cream

kids

spaghetti + meatballs  $9

fish + chips  $9

chicken + chips  $9

kids vanilla ice cream  $3

*club members receive $3 off any main meal over $20

To book your table Click Here

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BOWLS NEWS

 

MEN’S BOWLS

Tuesday

Two games of the 14th (and last round) of the SWBL were played at home when our 1st side lost by 33-46 shots to Busselton Red so that they have to play Busselton Red again at Busselton in the first semi-final of the 2nd division this Tuesday. Our 2nd side, on the other hand, although winning on one rink, and drawing on the other, ended fifth on the 3rd division ladder, and thus will not compete in the 3rd division finals this year.

Thursday

48 players turned up for the usual peg-draw organised by Rob Pollard and Johnny Cunneen after the retirement of Peter Cracknell. Brian Buttsworth and Geoff Benn won the meat with 2+25 shots up edging out visitors D.Noxton and Len Mazga on a count-back. The Mars bar was shared by Steve Byrne and Bevan Badger.

Friday

The finals of the Bootleg Brewery Championship Pairs was held in the afternoon in front of our members and a host of visitors attending a wake. Bill Pearce and Rod Winchcombe combined handsomely against Kevin Gibb and Butch Sharpe to claim the Championship, while Ralph Don and Bill Hitsert also won the Plate with relative ease, beating Martin Osborne and Norm Gage.

Saturday

Two semifinals of the Leeuwin League were held at Margaret River on a slightly damp and cold summer’s day. Our 1st side, Dunsborough Blue, lost the aggregate by just two shots, Gary Davies’ rink being 5 shots up, and Dennis Frost’s four 7 shots down, and will take on Augusta Blue in the preliminary final at Margaret River next Saturday. Our 2nd side, Dunsborough White, earned a week off by winning their first semi-final against Cowaranup Gold. Ian Creagh’s rink drew, while Bill Hitsert’s four won by a comfortable margin. The side will play the winner of the 2nd semi-final at Margaret River in the Grand-final of the 2nd Division on 10th  March.

Sunday

There were 21 entries this year for the Professionals Singles Championship played in a good spirit on a fine day with fierce competition and close finishes on several rinks. The semi-finalists for the Championship include a majority of previous winners in the form of Kelly Allsop, who will play Dennis Frost, and Mike Brown who will toss with Gary Davies for the mat. Brian Logan put up a great fight with Dennis losing only 21-17 while Hans Queckfeldt received great plaudits from the many Alfresco spectators when Mike Brown just out-drew him on the last end to win 21-19. There were several close games in the Plate as well that will see Toby McCarthy vying with Garry Robinson and Tom Reynolds with Mick Finney in the semi-finals.

Both semi-finals will commence at 12.30 this Friday with the finals to be played at 3.30.

Our captain Geoff Benn, who has organised all our men’s competitions this season with great competence and humour, thanks Jill Winter, Judy Henderson, and Sharon Sharpe as well as several men for acting as markers on the day.

 

LADIES BOWLS

     PENNANTS 13TH FEB AT DUNSBOROUGH.

Dunsborough White :- S.Chester, D. Mott, S.Sharpe and M. Armstrong 5 points to M/River Gold 1 point.

Dunsborough Blue :- M.Hines, H.Reynolds, J.Coupar, J. Hoover 3points to M/River Green 3 points.

Augusta scored 6 points against Cowaramup 0 points.

This resulted in Dunsborough White leading with Augusta second.

The final will be played at Dunsborough on Tuesday 20th.

 

  LADIES PAIRS AND SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS. 

The final round of the pairs Championship will be played on Wednesday 21st, and the last round of the Singles

will be played on Friday 23rd Feb in the afternoon.

 

 

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CROQUET NEWS

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CROQUET AWARDS NIGHT

This event was held last Thursday at the Dunsborough Club.  A great meal was had by all.  Big thanks to Callum our wonderful chef and staff.  The presentation evening was chaired by Terry Herd, who did herself proud in keeping the evening running along smoothly.

A huge thank you to our sponsors who gave generously towards the awards presented to deserving participants in three codes of croquet.

A special thank you goes to the club president, Mr Rob Prentice for attending.  We were honoured by your presence and you did not need your tin hat.

To our perpetual trophy sponsor Mrs Estelle Perry, again thank you for believing in our small group of croquet players.

To all the award winners:   Congratulations on a magnificent effort throughout the year.  You deserve a well done!!

To all the croquet players that attended, you made the evening special and the ladies looked very glamourous.  Maybe next year we roll out the red carpet.  Guys you looked great to.  I was being very observant.

Caryll Marshall

Golf Captain

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TWILIGHT CROQUET EVERY FRIDAY

 5:00pm – 6:30pm

  Everyone Welcome – $7 all players

 Please wear flat enclosed shoes

 Equipment and instruction provided

 Any questions contact Max Kewish:  0429 672 850

 

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GOLF NEWS

MEN’S GOLF

Recent Results

Wednesday  14 February, 2018    Scroungers   14 Hole Event

Winner –          Jim Parry            35 

Runner Up –   Barry Jackson   33

Other Scores  :- 

Doug Macpherson 32- Barry Guest 31 –Laurie Richards 30 –

Ken Littlefair 30 –Doug Gilchrist 29- Ron Carmody 28 –

Paul Smith 25 – John Crute 25-  Mal Williamson 22-

Geoff Musto 19

 Saturday 17 February  ,2018

Winner – Arnold Bosenberg 36 –

Runner Up – Mal Williamson  36 ( on a countback)

Other Scores- Ron Carmody 35-Barry Jackson 34- Jim Parry 33

Doug Macpherson 31- Paul Smith 31- Barry Guest 30

John Crute 25- Doug Gilchrist 24

Novelties  NTP 10   Paul Smith –   Long Putt 18  John Crute

 Coming Events

Wednesday    21 February   14 Holes    1.00 pm

Saturday          24 February    14 Holes   1.00 pm

 Combined Men’s & Ladies Golf Committee Meeting -DDCC

Thursday  22 February   1.30 pm

Included in business will be a summary of proposed Five Year Plan for Golf Section for consideration.

Coming 2018 Season  iniatives  …. Etc

  Men’s   SW   Vets Golf   2018   

Next  fixture for 2018 is at  Busselton on Friday 23 February. 

 Ron Carmody   (Captain)

 

 

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TENNIS NEWS

Friday Night Tennis for Members – 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm has been introduced and last Friday evening saw an enthusiastic group of juniors and parents join in some enjoyable family time on the courts.

We encourage all Members to come along and join in some casual tennis with some inspiring junior players.  Paige Newhill, our Coach, will be in attendance and organise the play.

Please note there is a cost of $5.00 to all players for Friday night tennis.

Following the Tennis Section’s AGM, please also note that the cost to non-members for hiring courts is now $20.00 per hour.

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FRIDAY NIGHT 

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The Jackpot Draw was not won on Friday.  The Jackpot total this week is for $600.  Members must be financial for the 2017/18 membership year now and present to claim. The Jackpot is drawn between 5.30pm and 6.30pm in the Clubroom bar.

Keep Smiling!