Dumbleyung Junior Tennis Tournament
Carmen had a parent come in after helping to umpire the game to say how supportive and encouraging the seasoned competitive players were to their opposition which is so good to hear. She also had a laugh with a young 16 year old saying how it is actually rather hard work losing each game, and then send him out to play in the knockout singles to finish off the day.
Thank you to the Dumbleyung Tennis Club for the wonderful facilities and to Sunsmart and Healthways for sponsorship. Carmen Bairstow and Tara Ball deserve thanks for organising the day, including the catering, set up and pack away. Special mention to Dave Wall of the Dumbleyung Shire for the superb grounds and to Beth Bartram for running junior tennis coaching, teaching the young players the game of tennis leading up to our tournament.
Thank you also to the parents on the day helping in the kitchen, umpiring on the court and supporting the young players. A huge thank you to the players; you all enjoyed the day and there was some awesome tennis played with some results coming down to one game between Champion and Runner-up. There was a decider on a short deuce, 5 all set with no tie breaker, cannot get much closer than that.
Results are as below,
18 and under Mixed Doubles Champions Michael Cowcher and Danee Bairstow, Runner-up Josh Pearce and Jorja Kirby.
13/U Boys Doubles Champions Blair Ball and Jed Kowald, Runner-up Shaun and James Shackley.
11/U Boys Doubles Champions Charlie Holt and Jay Hayes, Runner-up Fletcher Ball and Alby Kowald.
13/U Girls Doubles Champions Clair Faulkner and Olivia Rintoul, Runner-up Maddie Andrews and Kira Pearce.
11/U Girls Doubles Champions Jasmine Cronin and Elise Andrews, Runner-up Hannah Cronin and Bronte Longmuir.
18/U Boys Singles Champion Michael Cowcher, Runner-up Josh Pearce.
18/U Girls Singles Champion Jorja Kirby, Runner-up Holly Dowling.
13/U Boys Singles Champion Jed Kowald, Runner-up Shaun Shackley.
13/U Girls Singles Champion Clair Faulkner, Runner-up Maddie Andrews.
11/U Boys Singles Champion Charlie Holt, Runner-up Alby Kowald.
11/U Girls Singles Champion Elise Andrews, Runner-up Jasmine Cronin.
Friday night social tennis will be on for the final time this year this Friday (21/12) from 5pm. Tennis resumes in early February with the Lawn Classic on the 16th and 17th February.
Article by T. Ball and C. Bairstow
Kukerin Bowling Club
Congratulations to Bev Davidson and Deb Smith who travelled up to Perth last week to play in the W.A. Ladies State Bowls Championships. They played very good bowls and made their way into the final, but unfortunately lost by the narrow margin of one shot after being at 14—14 with the last end to be played.
Sunday (December 23) there will be social bowls commencing around 3.00 pm for all who can be available. Bowls through the Christmas period will be advised per email. We wish all bowlers who are travelling to events over this time good bowls and fellowship.
As this is the final report until after the New Year we wish all bowlers and the general public a peaceful and safe Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Article by P.Adams