Ivan ‘The Terrible’ turns 90 years young

16/01/2019 Posted by admin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Ivan Traves is Mollymook’s most senior regular bowler. MOLLYMOOK Bowling Club’s most senior regular bowler, Ivan Traves, turned 90 years young on Tuesday.
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As he jokes, if he was born two days later he would have been called Noel.

Ivan is a bit of a legend and regularly turns up for the Wednesday afternoon social triples after playing nine holes of golf in the morning.

Anyone who plays bowls against “Ivan the Terrible”, as he is often called, knows they have played against a bowler that has skill and guile.

In fact Ivan started playing when he joined the Canowindra Bowling Club in its infancy about 50 years ago.

Born in Dubbo, Ivan became a farmer, with wheat and sheep being his source of income – a tough business.

He and his wife retired to Mollymook in 1987, so he is almost a “local” now.

Ivan, all your friends, some of whom are bowlers, wish you a happy, healthy life in your 10th decade.

Don’t hang up your golf clubs yet and promise not to jump the roadside fence anymore as a short cut to the green!

Wednesday Nominated Triples: Sixty-six bowlers participated in this event, which had to be conducted in a morning and afternoon session.

We can go back to the usual single afternoon session in the new year as our renovated grass green will be back in play and both can be used for this event.

Six visitors were welcomed by members and they were Kingsley Wilson (Blakehurst).

Bob Boyd, Harry Pierce, Garry Rigney, Kevin Harris and Mick Raftery all from Milton Ulladulla.

Results were; J. Wilton, B. Thurecht, B. Webb 25 d.J. Stoneman, E. King, N. Sargent 12; T. Hill, B. Brandley, G. Allen 21 d G. Wood, I. Traves, B. Smith 18; R. Potts, B. Church, G. Smith 28d. P. Mills, D. Blundell, S. Robertson 16; R. Morton, J. Azzo, R. Booth 33 d R. Oke. G. Foster , L. Hawkins 11; B. Brooks, H. Sheehy, K. Hobday 30 d T. Fraser, K. Crabtree, B. Ayshford 7; H. Pearce, G. Rigney, J. Field 22 d D. Adamson, K. Dwyer, D. Beavis 10; A. Habgood. D. White, B.Stanmore 37 d J, Hackney, K. Ross, J. Denny 4: T. Annetts, K. Wilson R. Barnes 20 d A. Montefiore, B. Broad, H. Harrison 14; B. Boyd, K. Harris. M. Raftery 22 d A. Wynter, K. Jones, R. Sinclair 19; R. Wynter, T. Hutchins, C. Lees 30 d G. Weeks, H. Wainwright, D. Munt 16. A pairs game was necessary due to the numbers. In that G. Travis and R. Bloor on 18 d M. Dundas and D. Hume on 15.

Unfortunately the Jackpot failed to be won considering the princely prize of $586.

Friday $200 Jackpot Pairs: Twenty bowlers took part including Margeret Benson, a welcomed visitor from Tweed Heads. Results were K. Wilson, T. Hill 26 d M. Benson, K. Machon 24; K. Edmunds, T. Hutchins 25 d R. Wynter, T. Fraser 18; L. Dent, T. Field 25 d D. Jones, P. Barnes 13; I. Traves, J. Bisset 18 d D. White , S. Robertson 15; K. Hobday, B. Thurecht 18 d B. Brooks, D.Blundell.

Lucky rink Keno $15 winners on nominated ends were Lee Dent and Tony Field on +12.

The $200 jackpot winners were Kerry Hobday and Brian Thurecht.

This will be our last Times report before Christmas so on behalf of our club we would like to extend season’s greetings to all members, families, friends and staff.

WEDNESDAYSocial Bowls had 24 bowlers enjoy a good day in good conditions. The results were: Game 1 B. Clarke, D. Shelley and B. Declauzel d C. Lapham, N. Priest and I. Spiers 27-16, game 2 R. Coward, J. Leafe and B. Marshall d J. Martin, G. Martin and J. Leggett 25-21,game 3 D. Whitehouse, P. Verron and C. Baker d P. Gray, J. Spinks and M. Ardron 29-16, game 4 R. Stockwell, J. Hodges and P. Featherstone d M. O’Donohue, P. Koch and G. Cullen 21-19.

Fridaynominated pairs results: Game 1 E. McKinnon and G. Eastment d M. Ardron and S. Heath 25-24, game 2 G. Weeks and S. Wilson d C. Lapham and R. Wade 24-11, game 3N. Priest and W. Wright d P. Munt and K. Tones 23-18, game 4 R. Boyd and M. Charters d R. Wahl and N. King 24-22, game 5 D. Nicholls and B. Marshall drew with R. Coward and D. Shelley 19-all.

Saturday, December 20 social bowls results:Two close games were played out. Game 1 J. Martin, P. Verran and B. Marshall d D. Whitehouse, P. Featherstone and R. Declauzel 22-20,game 2 C. Lapham and A. Knox d J. Leafe and G. Cullen 19-18.

Another fun day coming up with thelocals v the touristsonSaturday, January 3.

Put your name down and enjoy the banter, barbecue and beers that go with this special event.

Merry Christmas to you all from us at Lake Conjola Bowling Club.

THIS time of year tends to get fairly busy with us men ducking into and out of shops busily buying Chrissie presents and organising food and drink for the annual family get together.

Luckily there was a bit of time left over for a few games of bowls.

On Thursdayafternoon a great day was had with our Bowl in the Hole competition, with three bowlers out of 37 winning $20 by putting the bowl in the hole.

They were Tracey Hoult, Dennis Ogilvie and Lucas.

That left us with a pot of $60 for the final with 13 bowlers contesting, and after some great bowling Sir Ron Webster took out the main prize and was last seen sitting down after the fun afternoon with a bottle of red and a few of his friends.

The next Bowl in the Hole is on Thursday, January 8starting at4pm, and everybody is welcome even if you have never picked up a bowl in your life. It is a great afternoon of fun.

On Saturday, December 20 the two top teams from Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club visited Malua Bay for a pennant trial.

After an enjoyable day the grade one side went down by five shots and our no. 4’s got up to win by 13 shots.

It is worth mentioning that the team led admirably by Graeme Carriage had the biggest win, while Eric Bell was not so fortunate, coming up against a formidable opponent in former international Erik Johannes.

Barry Wright’s team had a very close game but unfortunately couldn’t hold the host club, and went down by six shots.

The distance between the two clubs being only one hour’s travel meant friendships from the past could be rekindled and the opportunity to play a bit of competitive bowls provided many exciting and enjoyable moments. Disappointing was the sight of the former Bateman’s Bay Bowling Club, sitting vacant, greens uncut and no doubt cobwebs within the structure, reminding all who pass what can happen when times get tough or for other reasons that we might remember.

A for sale sign now occupies the front green.

Malua Bay has remained strongly financial, having gained bowlers from the former Bateman’s Bay club and in doing so strengthened their sides – rewards and success will follow.

It was great to see bowlers such as Ray Emerson and Doug Ebsworth still competing and enjoying their bowls, and the friendship showed to us by the host club was most welcoming.

Back at the club, people have noticed Bill Bolitho sitting quietly (as he normally does) watching the bowls.

He is firing on all cylinders, so welcome back Bill, it is good to have you back.

Kevin Baxter is also back home after a short stint in the Milton Hilton, and Johnny Power is doing quite well with his new knee, which is sure to improve his bowls no end.

On behalf of the Milton Ulladulla Men’s Bowling Club we would like to wish all bowlers and their families a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Results for the week: Wednesday social – winners Joe Vasellino, Rob Cattley and Rob Lavo, runners-up Ashie, Phil Grabham and Ron Critoph.

Friday social – Overall winners Joe Kennedy and Harry Pearce 2 wins+22, runners-up Dick McLean and Graham Robbo 2 wins +15.First game winners – Richard Moore and Ray Murrell +12, second game winners Xavier Micaleff and Alan Walsh+9.

Saturday social – WinnersGary Kelly and Steve Heath, runners up Alan Clark, Alec Venn and Brian Bourke.

Turkey trots -Winners Allan Roberts, Don Aitkens and Lucas,runners-up Alec Venn, John Hope and xavier Micaleff.Lucky door R. Ferry,mystery prize Rob Lavo,bog trophy Andy Gardiner.

PRE Christmas celebrations limited the Roadrunners to only 29 bowlers last Sunday.

Four games of triples and one pairs game were played with the following results: Geoff Travis, Robin Oke and Rob Morton 24 d Crocodile Mick, Geoff Watson and Paul Barnes 6. President Booth, Tony Field and Bob Brooks 19 d Barry Pannowitz/Sue Dent, Eric King and Craig Lees 13. Doug and Liz Hume with Lee Dent 16 d Dot Pannowitz, Judy Thurecht and David Munt 15.Pat Connor, Doug Broad and Brian Thurecht 19 d John Hackney, Brian Lambert and Harry Sheehy 16.Jeff Deal and Trish Moy 34 d Don Wilkinson and Tony Fondacaro 15.

The Dirtbuster chickens for the winning rink were shared by the teams led by Doug and Liz Hume with Lee Dent while the Losing rink of Mick Dundas, Geoff Watson and Paul Barnes got half their green fees back.

Raffle winners included: B. Lambert, T. Moy, S. Dent, R. Booth, J. Hackney, G Watson and D. Pannowitz.

Next Sundaywe will be battling for the $300 jackpot followed by a barbecue lunch.

The cards being called for an 8.30am start.

Expert tuition will be available from 8am for any new bowlers. All welcome as usual.

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