WEST PYMBLE WIN ROSEVILLE SHIELD


2018 ROSEVILLE SHIELD WINNERS, WEST PYMBLE'S F. ROBERTSON, W. ANDERSON, C. COLLEY, A. YAGER
Photograph:THE PHANTOM
Phil Lewis, Monday, 8 October 2018

(This year’s Roseville Shield was held on Saturday, 6 October at its new venue at Lindfield Rollers Bowling Club. The Roseville Shield name has been retained in recognition of the club where this competition originated.) 

 

Despite the entire State being declared drought affected only a week before this event the rains came down in bucket loads over the 48 hours leading up to the start of play with more than 90mm being dumped on the greens during that period.

There were many anxious moments about whether the event would proceed with countless phone calls, text messages and emails coming through however the tournament organiser, Phil Lewis (Bowls Secretary at Lindfield Rollers) held his composure and after consulting the oracles (and various weather apps) predicted that the rain would stop and play could commence at 10am (only 1 hour delay from the originally scheduled start).

After all the preliminary announcements and discussion about the Conditions of Play had been given players were invited at 9.52am to make their way out to the green for a 10am start … a sudden burst of rain then ensued but stopped at exactly 9.58am allowing the 10am start to proceed.

The weather only improved as the day wore on and at times bright sunshine bathed the greens making for a perfect day for bowls.

All but 4 clubs from across Zone 9 participated in this year’s Shield together with a team from the Zone Management. Due to the late start the morning game had to be reduced by one hour however the greens were quite heavy and slow due to the rain but most rinks managed to complete 19 out of the 21 ends before the lunch bell rang. At the lunch break the team from Mosman were in front but by the afternoon session the greens had started to dry out and speed up a little causing a reversal of fortunes for some teams. By the completion of the afternoon game Belrose ended up in 4th position, Warrawee in 3rd place, Harbord were runners-up and West Pymble were the overall winners.

The Harbord team scored 33 points, a plus 18 margin and comprised S.Nugent, T.Williams, S.Alcorn and J.Dowd.

The West Pymble team scored 35 points, a plus 26 margin and comprised C.Colley, R.Robertson, A.Yager and W.Anderson.

Zone President, Gerry Parlevleit assisted with the presentations to the winning teams and congratulated Lindfield Rollers on such a well run tournament and encouraged all clubs in the Zone to continue supporting this event in the future.

This was the 17th running of this event and is a permanent feature on the Zone calendar … it is always set down for the Saturday after the October long weekend and all clubs are encouraged to include this date in their calendar. This is the only event where all clubs play at the one venue on the one day where the result is determined on the same day. The other special feature about the Shield is that there is no prize money on offer … everyone is playing for the honour of representing their club and to celebrate being part of Zone 9. Over the past few years we have lost a number of clubs … events like the Roseville Shield help to unify the Zone and cement the comradery across the Zone.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2002 – FORESTVILLE RSL, J.SWEENEY, K.FLAHERTY, J.ORTMANN, T.SORBARA

2003 – TURRAMURRA, K.BUCKMAN, R.HAWTREE, T.LINDSAY, G.HAMILTON

2004 – LINDFIELD, R.SILBER, A.SAIDMAN, H.BETTMAN, M.ROSENBERG

2005 – ST IVES, R.LAWRENCE, A.SMITH, J.CUMMING, F.ALEXANDER

2006 – NORTH SYDNEY, J.LEWIS, B.FRANKLIN, G.KEBOURIAN, P.WESTCOTT

2007 – KILLARA, K.HOWARD, G.BOWLES, W.DRUCE, I.CAMERON-SMITH

2008 – GORDON, B.LEVY, K.SIVALOGANATHAN, A.COUSENS, J.ALDERSLEY

2009 – NORTH SYDNEY, M.WALLACE, M.AISAKE, M.ANDERSCH, P.WESTCOTT

2010 – LINDFIELD, R.SILBER, A.SMITH, P.JOEL, G.ROSETENSTEIN

2011 – GORDON, T.WALTON, K.SIVALOGANATHAN, P.SHLAGER, S.GLIDDON

2012 – LINDFIELD, D.HAGLEY, A.SAIDMAN, F.ALEXANDER, B.MELNICK

2013 – ST IVES, R.LEONARD, T.MCKELVEY, J.DONNELLEY, R.TALBOT

2014 – MANLY, W.FARRANT, J.BOYD, J.KENNEDY, J.SHAW

2015 – ASQUITH, B.LEE, R.MOORE, T.MACRI, G.HORNE

2016 – ROSEVILLE, I.HOLDEN, W.MOK, N.GOSBELL, P.LEWIS

2017 – HARBORD, S.SMITH, S.NUGENT, G.TETSALL, F.CRAIG

 

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2018 ROSEVILLE SHIELD RUNNER'S UP, HARBORD'S JIM DOWD, TOBY WILLIAMS, STEVE NUGENT, STEVE ALLCORN
 
 
 


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