A rip-roaring round by John Wynne in Saturday's Stableford was one of the weekend's highlights in the individual round of two-under par gave him 45 points off his seven handicap. He was actually one better than that but signed for a Bogey over the Cowal instead of a par. The higher score must stand and really it takes less than a minute to cross check the cards, nevertheless it was a stunning effort. Way back with 38 points was Greg Matheson, closely followed by Tex and Chicky with 37 points each. No pin winners on Saturday so they jackpot.
It's a rarity to score 50 or more in a 4Ball, achieving that milestone with a remarkable 52 points was Les Dorrington and Janine Tulenew, it's a game you can sometimes throw caution out the window and have a real lash if your partner is in a good spot. Four times they had four pointers, 8x3 pointers and 6x2 pointers put them into the 50 Club. A good score of 45 but a long way behind was birthday girl Mimo and daughter Viv, they had 10x2 point holes a good effort as well. A couple of teams with 44 points D.K. Lister and Croc Read along with Mr R.C. and Tim Tulenew, a very good back line of 25 points by Dick McGuinness and Aaron Bennett lifted them to 43 points. Pin winners were Mimo, Mr R.C, Dave Bartley.
Over the Easter weekend its and individual on Saturday and an Ambrose on Sunday.
On Saturday the Bulls headed up to Brewarrina for the annual Western Plains Knockout competition. With some fresh faces and a few who have done it all before, the Bulls were all keen for their first run of the season. Peter Broome and Mick Wells-Budd made their long awaited comebacks for the team and with some excellent positive reinforcement from coach Shaun Hooper they survived the first game.
All the pre-season training and work the team has been putting in showed in the hot weather. Jayden's kicking was once again absolutely on point despite some excellent banter from the sidelines. Throughout the day there was an excellent show of sportsmanship with players from all teams switching jumpers to help out those who hadn't got a full 15. The extra legs were greatly appreciated in the 30-plus-degrees heat.
There was some exciting rugby to watch with the home side getting a win over last year's reigning premiers, Warren, and Bourke were able to overcome last season's runners-up, Coonamble. Skimmer and Shaun can breathe a sigh of relief with no injuries to report and exciting promise shown from every man that took to the field ahead of the regular season which will see us take on the Cobar Camels on April 27 in Cobar.