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2017 Events

This is where you will find results of Cunningham District Bowls Association Ladies Championship events - singles, novice singles, pairs, triples, fours.  Usually, notification for the events is first placed on the Notices page, and linked to the Download Page for details of the event, nomination form, and draws.

2017 District Ladies Fours: Report by Marie Lipp, Ladies Match Committee
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Corinda: Jacquie Sorensen, Betty Goodwin, Liz Liddle, Pauline Stewart
This year the fours attracted  20 teams of ladies. This was the highest number in 8 years.

There were 11 entries from the Ipswich and surrounding districts which left 9 teams only from the greater Brisbane area (south-west).

The first day started with a downpour but quickly cleared sufficiently to commence play and fortunately the weather allowed the games to progress through to the third and final day. Many thanks to all the crew at United who worked days prior to the games.

The game of the series was the post-sectional game on Tuesday morning between two teams from the Ipswich: Ipswich Club and United. All players contributed to every end and the head was constantly changing. On 21 ends the score was 15 all. The extra end saw the Ipswich girls with the upper hand, until skip, Dorothy Beasley from United played two magnificent bowls to clinch the game by two shots. The spectators were treated with a thriller.

In the semi finals Corinda won their game with a margin of 7 over United and Darra/Cementco came from behind the entire game to win on the last end with 3 shots to overtake Algester.

The final game was won with ease by Corinda over Darra/Cementco. Corinda's lead, Pauline Stewart was in top form in the final.  Well done Corinda! 

Thanks to the umpires for their work and for Pauline Okon for umpiring the three days and for the help of the Ladies Match Committee, Pauline, Erica and Sharon.

2017 Ladies District Singles Championship: Report by Marie Lipp

A record number of players nominated for the District Singles this year. This was an increase of 15 players over last year, who participated in the event held at United Bowls Club during this wet week . There were 15 singles players from the three clubs of Ipswich and two of these were in the semi-finals. Some clubs of smaller membership as Darra entered 6 players. Thanks to all clubs for their entries.
On Sunday the day stared with some showers and skids throughout the day but insufficient to interrupt play. Spectators, markers and the umpires witnessed some tremendous bowls and very few bowlers would have been disappointed with their efforts even with a loss.

The quarter and semi  finals were very close matches with tight heads and either player in each game could have been the winner in many situations.

The overall winner, Liz Parry, from Sunnybank played consistent bowls over the three days and was deserving  of her win. She was able to execute the correct bowl when it was needed.

Congratulations to all bowlers and it was great to witness some of the bowlers who played for the first time in district events.

Many thanks to Joe, the green keeper, who prepared the green and who was constantly there to keep the green up to speed despite the wet over the three days, the umpire,Marlene, to Erica and United.

Finalists:   Linda Brack (right)    V   Liz Parry (left)    8-25

Semi Finalists:

Chris Knight, Ipswich V   Liz Parry, Sunnybank.  15-25
Linda  Brack,  Corinda  V   Lorna Shears, United.  25-15

Both  games were games where the winners had to fight to win.

The District  Pairs competition, altnough interrupted by the effects of the  cyclone, was completed Tuesday 4 April under sunny conditions with a slight wind.
There were 26 pairs entries this year with the major focus of entries coming from the Ipswich Clubs.  In the sectional play only four pairs won all of their games and in one instance, with scores all locked up on wins and margins, the percentage of shots for and against was calculated to determine the winner.

All games in postsectional  were very exciting and enjoyed by the spectators. The semi finals again were close games with the last end determining the winner in both games.

Spectators were not disappointed with the final game between  United's team, of Jean Smith and Jo Kane and the Sunnybank pair of Julie Ezzy and Liz Parry. The scores were neck and neck for the first 9 ends, then a handy 5 gave Sunnybank a solid buffer for the next 5 ends. United pegged back a four to be within striking distance, but were unable to gain enough shots to break the difference.

Congratulations to Julie and Liz on their win and to Jean and Joanne as runners-up
Congratulations to all participants in the competition and the greenkeeper must be congratulated for  the great pace and state of the greens.

Thanks to United and the Ladies of the Match Committee

2017 District Ladies Pairs: Report by Marie Lipp

2017 Ladies District Triples

The Ladies District Triples were conducted at United Bowls Club over the past two days. There was a field of sixteen teams from the Cunningham District. Eight of these teams were from the Ipswich area. Throughout all of the Ladies District Championships the Ipswich area supported these events extremely well.

The winners from the sectional games were Darra, Helen WoodBradley and team, Algester Mixed Therese Smedley, United Marie Lipp and Ipswich Sylvia Jones.

In the semi finals United beat their Ipswich rivals by a comfortable margin.
Therese Smedley's team was outplayed by the Darra team.

The final was between Marcia Macoun, Phyllis Howard, Helen WoodBradley  of Darra and the United team of Tinie Pearce, Joanne Kane and Marie Lipp.

Marie Lipp, Joanne Kane, Tina Pearce
The spectators were entertained with some great bowling with the head changing many times in some ends. The United team took the lead after end 8 and continued to maintain a small  margin until end 12 where the margin edged out to 8.

The United ladies faltered on end 19 to bring the margin to 4 and from that end onwards they skipped ahead to win by 9 shots winning 29 to 20 over 24 ends.

The winners of Tinie Pearce, Joanne Kane and Marie Lipp deserved their win as they played consistent bowls over the both the semi final and final games.

Thanks to the umpires who assisted on both days, the United Ladies and United for their great greens.
Marie Lipp                Joanne Kane                Tinie Pearce