Round 7 of Pennant has finished and this spells the last of regular games for Pennant 2023. It has been a highly successful campaign for McKenzie Park Highlanders, largely to do with great selections from our Selectors and an abundance of super keen bowlers.
The Selectors – John Mitchell, John McMahon & Tony Price have certainly had their work cut out for them over the 7 week period. A midway decision meant Ladies were no longer allowed to play in the Men’s Pennant. This sent our Selectors scrambling to fill those holes and they had to rapidly change teams to give all four of our teams an equal opportunity to succeed in a cut throat competition with all of the well known lawn bowls clubs in our district fielding some very formidable teams.
We managed a very prosperous season with three out of four teams on their way to the finals this coming weekend.
Check the Finals fixtures: https://mckenziepark.com.au/fixtures/
Each team has been supreme in their own right and we cant wait to see them progress this weekend. Have a look at our Pennant page to see how each team has performed.
Full Pennant results: https://mckenziepark.com.au/results-2/pennant-2023/
Division 5 Green ended in second place behind Tugun who they beat last week and will face first up in the Qualifying Finals.
Division 6 Gold also finished second place behind Tugun who they will play in the first round of Finals.
Division 7 Purple knocked off second place Tweed Heads and retained their number one spot. They went undefeated all season and will hopefully keep that record for the duration of the Finals.
The Handicap Pairs Semi Finals were very intriguing on Sunday. Old friends were pit against each other with James Simons & Peter Horne delivering Mike Curd & John Mitchell a critical blow – 28 to 12. On the other rink, Glenn Ferguson & Russel Hewitt VS’ed Rod Brown and Dean Hall, Glenn & Russel narrowly taking the win 17 to 15. Pennant team mates Glenn & Rod forced to go head to head and both in form and complimented by the always consistent bowls from their respective skips; Russel & Dean it was going to be anyone’s game.
Full results for Handicap Pairs: https://mckenziepark.com.au/results-2/handicap-pairs-2023/
Sunday was our SGM & AGM. The Special General Meeting was about positions on the committee being simplified and adding extra committee member positions. The bowlers present unanimously voted in favour.
The Annual General Meeting then began with reports on the financial year and a Presidents Report.
A new committee was elected and our members for the financial year 2023/2024 are as follows;
President: Vic Lord
Vice President: David McCann
Secretary: David Baker
Games Director: Peter Horne
Committee Members: Scott Swan, Kyle Asquith, Andrew Wilton, Russel Hewitt
The position of Treasurer remains vacant and two committee member positions are also vacant. These will be filled in the coming weeks. Anyone willing to fill these positions are encouraged to approach a member of the current committee.
Mixed Fours & Veteran Singles draws went up today! Take a gander at the main board and if you haven’t paid your nomination fee, please get it done ASAP!
A recent update to WordPress means there were some critical changes to the platform. These changes have impacted our website, specifically results pages and the overall look. We will gradually be fixing individual pages over the next week. Mobile phones and laptops are the ones being effected by this change, so if something isnt looking right please let us know!
Good luck this week bowlers! Have fun!