Gulgong Bowling Club hosts 25th Gold Nugget triples event

Raymond Terrace's Eric Ryan, Jason Stokes, and Ross Gardner won the Gulgong Gold Nugget Triples, pictured with Michelle Cavanagh of sponsor Moolarben.
Raymond Terrace's Eric Ryan, Jason Stokes, and Ross Gardner won the Gulgong Gold Nugget Triples, pictured with Michelle Cavanagh of sponsor Moolarben.

The twenty-fifth men's Gold Nugget Triples tournament was held over the October long weekend at the Gulgong Bowling Club.

Thirty teams competed with a significant number travelling from Sydney, Newcastle, and even from as far away at the Pacific Palms club in the Mid North Coast region.

Raymond Terrace's Jason Stokes, Eric Ryan, and Ross Gardner won the weekend, ahead of the trio headed by Chris Couchman of Wenty Leagues and Wallacia’s Matt Slager’s team.

Mudgee's Cody Graham from the highest placed local team in sixth, pictured with Colleen Ryan of the Gulgong Bowling Club.

Mudgee's Cody Graham from the highest placed local team in sixth, pictured with Colleen Ryan of the Gulgong Bowling Club.

Mudgee's Cody Graham was skip of the highest placed local team in sixth, just ahead of Jae Marskell’s trio.

While Chris O’Neill’s team finished in tenth, which put some Gulgong representation in the top ten.   

Gulgong's Darren Elbourne whose team scored the Round 3 best card, pictured with Michelle Cavanagh of sponsor Moolarben.

Gulgong's Darren Elbourne whose team scored the Round 3 best card, pictured with Michelle Cavanagh of sponsor Moolarben.

Gulgong's Darren Elbourne’s team didn’t leave empty handed after scoring the Round 3 best card after 15 ends countback.

Gulgong Men’s Bowling Club secretary, Colin Ferguson, said, “all of the games were played in great spirit and the winners were absolutely gracious”.

Wenty Leagues' Chris Couchman skip of the second placed team, pictured with Colleen Ryan of the Gulgong Bowling Club.

Wenty Leagues' Chris Couchman skip of the second placed team, pictured with Colleen Ryan of the Gulgong Bowling Club.

The event is the club’s showcase which helps fund their community programs.

The Carlingford club had many players competing, pictured is Jacob Melham's team who had the Round 5 best card, pictured with Moolarben's Michelle Cavanagh.

The Carlingford club had many players competing, pictured is Jacob Melham's team who had the Round 5 best card, pictured with Moolarben's Michelle Cavanagh.