The Tatura Bowls Club recently held its presentation evening for the 2016-17 bowling season, which was well attended.
In an unusual situation, every name added to the the men’s club events honour board was a new one.
The premier men’s club event — Club Champion — was won by Ken Cornell who has taken the award out for the first time.
The 21Up championship went to young 16-year-old Josh LeSueur who took care of a number of former club champions in his run to the 21Up handicap event win.
He dominated in these games as the handicaps were not required in his wins.
Josh was also the recipient of a most improved award and a Hunter Rural voucher presented by Rob Crotty and was additionally a team member of the successful Division 6 Premiership side.
Another young member, 14-year-old Seth Tziros completed his first year of pennant and was also a Division 6 premiership player.
Seth has had a memorable year scoring a magical eight in his first game of pennant and was also the recipient of a voucher from Hunter Rural of Tatura and received a trophy for being a first-year bowler.
The club pairs winner Paul Hussey has finally shaken off the hoodoo of being runner-up in club events with no championships attained, finally joining up successfully with Steve ‘‘Bandit’’ Baldwin.
President Phil Boyd also presented Hussey with his OBE (over b****y 80) badge.
‘‘Bandit’’ Baldwin was unable to be in attendance due to work commitments, but has had a wonderful and fulfilling year in his first year with the Tatura Bowls Club.
With no club event championships to his credit at former clubs, moving to Tatura and taking up with Tatura Bowls Club has dramatically changed his trophy cabinet.
The Jim Curtis Memorial shield for the mixed pairs event was won by Freda Clement and Peter Cohen, with Peter also being a key component in Tatura’s Division 6 Premiership win.
The ladies club events were dominated by the very capable and efficient bowler in Dot Best.
During the pennant season, Dot won her sixth club championship and also won the ladies 21Up and 100Up club events.
Club appreciation was extended to Geoff Pieper for his many years of excellent service in his many roles during 19 years with the Tatura Bowls Club.
His role in welfare has been exemplary and he greatly assisted in the Tatura Bowls Club centenary celebrations in 2004.
We will miss Geoff when he relocates away from Tatura.
The club’s annual general meeting is to be held at 2pm on Sunday, May 7. Nominations for vacant positions are listed on the club noticeboard.
— John Crilly