2018 Competition winners
Jane Byrnes Runner up (RU) Margaret Turner
Helen Hynd, Margaret Turner RU: Pam Godoy, Diana Gilmour
Lyn Thornewell, Gill Hartshorn, Merryl Gray RU: Noelene Davis, Helen Hynd, Margaret Turner
Bonnie Lam, Pam Goodoy, Leslie Hines, Jane Byrnes RU: Lyn Thornewell, Gill Hartshorn, Jan Morris, Merryl Gray
PENNANTS PLAY-OFF: WE WON!
Our Grade 3 team deserved to win. They were often seen practising and ultimately worked brilliantly as a team. Looking forward to the State Finals in August. Well done Helen Hynd, Kathleen McNaught, Lindy Saville and Lesley Hines, and Lyn Thornewell, Jill Hartshorn, Merryl Gray and Jan Morris.
2018 STATE SINGLES FINAL
Congratulations to Lesley Hines for making it all the way to the final.
Ivy Hitchens (North Ryde RSL) was finally the winner with our Lesley runner up. Lesley played beautifully and we are very proud of her.
Our grade 3 Pennant team has won the Pennant. It was a bit nerve wracking at the start of the last game when both teams fell behind at the beginning of the games. We knew we had to win to be sure of victory and I think nerves took over for a bit, but all was well in the end.
The Region playoff is in Mitchell District on Tuesday 8th May when I know where I will let you know.,
Well done, Helen Hynd, Kathleen McNaught, Lindy Saville and Lesley Hines, Margaret Turner played twice for them substituting for Grandma Lindy and Lyn Thornewell, Jill Hartshorn, Merryl Gray and Jan Morris.
WOMEN’S STATE MIXED PAIRS
Macquarie District section was won by Leslie Hines & Richard Dooley (ably assisted by Ken McLennan) in an all Beecroft final over Scott & Jane Byrnes. They will now
go on to play in the Regional play-offs to be held at Beecroft on Saturday morning 21 April….
24 April Leslie and Richard put up a grand fight in the region play-offs but unfortunately were pipped at the post. Great representatives for The Beecroft Club and the District
Congratulations Jane Byrne who defeated Margaret Turner 25-8. Well deserved. Good on all the ladies who played in the competition this year. There were some tight matches and great games.
There were some really good teams in the triples this year – all looked good enough to get a gig in the final but of course that’s not how it works!
The final of the Club Triples came down to the wire, with teams equal going into the last end. Ultimately the seasoned players held their nerve to take the prize, while the game provided some good entertainment for the spectators.
Congratulations Josie Cross, Dorothy Bonaccorso and Carol Tindale for their 16:14 win over Diane Franklin, Bonnie Lam and Noelene Davis.
First game of the semi-finals was played on the Queen’s Birthday Monday. Not a bad game – very close early on before Jane and Lesley drew away from Helen and Margaret to finally win.
There was a large crowd of spectators enjoying the beautiful winter sunshine along with a great game.
Finals: Congratulations Jane Byrnes (s) and Lesley Hines on their win, 22:17 against Jan Morris and Lyn Beaumont. The winners played beautifully but like so many games the fortunes could have changed on the last end if…!
This year we fought it out in two grades. The biggest struggle for much of the season was the weather!
Final result, May 2017
Grade 2: Beecroft was in it almost to the end but the eventual winner for the grade was North Epping. Congratulations girls.
Grade 3: Beecroft came 2nd – well done. The winner for the grade was West Pennant Hills.
21 April update
After two losses in a row the Grade 2 team has tumbled to third on the ladder. Nevertheless, with three wet weather games to go the flag is still up for grabs.
With all their games completed Grade 3 is on top of the table but the outcome will depend on a wet weather game that includes the team coming second (WPH) against PH. Cross your fingers girls!
11 April update
At the half way point Beecroft was leading the table in grade 2 but unfortunately in the next match went down to Dural 4:1, so have lost the prime position. Nevertheless, while Dural is on top we are equal second with Asquith B so we are still in with a chance. Go Girls!
Grade 3 is fighting on and is second in the field. Great effort – keep up the pressure!
Some tough matches as usual. All competitors had a chance – it was a very strong field this year.
In the end Merryl Gray defeated Noelene Davis, the 2016 defending champion.
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS 2016|
|Major Fours||C Simmonds||C Galvin|
|R Ritchie||D Franklin|
|J Cross||D Gilmour|
|C Tindale||K McNaught|
|Major Triples||C Galvin||H McLeod|
|J Dobrovits||L Beaumont|
|M Gray||L Hines|
|Major Pairs||L Thornewell||L Hines|
|M Gray||M Turner|
|Major Singles||N Davis||R Willmore|
|Minor Singles||B Lam||A Harrison|
|Graded Pairs||P Godoy||L Beaumont|
|M Turner||L Hines|