LAST Tuesday the women enjoyed a game of Scrounge for their social bowls. The winners on the day were Annette Brereton, Annie Haines, Kath Palmer and Joy Weller on a day where pure skill prevailed.
On the Monday and Wednesday the club hosted the CVBD Ladies State Fours.
Monday saw heavy showers, sunshine then more rain and a cold wind. The decision was made to play two games and return on the Wednesday to complete the schedule.
After the third game was completed there were three teams to contest the finals.
Our local team comprising Pauline Humbert, Lois Chugg, Phylis MacFarlane, Kath Palmer (s) performed well to win a place in the final.
Playing the Bev Trengrove-skipped Moama rink over 18 ends, both teams were evenly matched in the early part of the knockout final.
Lockington gradually fought its way to a slender lead before Moama struck back winning nine shots in three ends to bridge the gap.
Moama led by one shot with one end to play. The pressure may have been building a little as both leads rolled the kitty out of bounds before Humbert calmly decided on a three-quarter length end.
Most of the bowls were a little scattered before the Kath Palmer-skipped rink was able to take the match by picking up four shots to win by three.
The team will now play the Melissa Roberts rink from Moama on January 15, 2018 for the opportunity to reach the Regional final.
On the local CVBD pennant scene, our division two side in the midweek competition suffered a severe loss to Mathoura 39-81. (P Humbert lost to P Lewis 18-27; K Palmer l.t. B Murray 11-23; P MacFarlane l.t. J Chalmers 10-31).
In the weekend pennant competition division two managed to overcome a persistent Mathoura 69-63 with two rink wins. (J Harris l.t. J Hulm 16-28; G Turner d. M Lewis 22-16; R Shawcross d. B Murray 31-19).
At City of Echuca, division four lost all rinks to lower their colors in a 72-84 loss. Two teams lost by one single shot. (N Haines lost to J Hollowood 25-26; P Collins l.t J Aitken 23-33; B Musgrove l.t. G Ryan 24-25).
On the premiership ladders, division two regain fourth position, division four dropped to fifth place while the women remain in fourth position.
Several members played the Calivil Pairs on Sunday - no results to hand at the time of print.
Members enjoyed the Friday evening barbeque and practice. The members draw favored the missing link - Don Isgro.
Congratulations to Cameron Keenan for being the only country player to make the Victorian under 18 squad, to play against South Australia on January 9-11, 2018 - well done.
Weekend pennant saw division one at home to Moama, and lose 55-74.
Kevin Burrow, Graeme Willis, John Weeks and David Keenan lost to Matt Liverton 22-28.
Robert Clayton, Bob Knight, Garth Wiffen and Richard Feuk lost to Barry Brennan 12-28.
John Boyd, Cameron Keenan, Les Walles and Peter Holzer defeated Stan Barker 21-18.
Division two was away to Moama and lost 45-93.
Ron Gledhill, Alan Crilly, Don Gillies and Bruce Major lost to Vern Rehe 14-35.
Peter Stack, Leigh Milgate, Ross Turner and Brian Jones lost to Peter Hall 19-23.
Kevin Dobson, Helen Holzer, Darryl Hooper and Gerard Browne lost to Rob Young 12-35.
Division three was away to Moama and lost 41-109.
Geoff McCarty, Gavin Houlihan, David Marshall and Mick Ellis lost to Alan Jones 17-39.
Kevin Hall, Clive Usher, Kevin McCormack and Hedley Moon lost to John Rankin 9-35.
John Hirst, Graeme Whitehead, Ron Stranger and Graeme Chambers lost to Ian McGregor 15-35.
Division four was at home to Moama and lost 49-94.
Jim Pentelow, Phil Hampson, Graham Prince and Norm Christie lost to Bernie O’Connel 18-32.
Bert Smolenaars, Rod McAsey, Rod Franklin and Noel Sexton lost to John McGowan 16-31.
John Hender, Brock Keenan, Geoff Briggs and Jenny Major lost to David Blackburn 15-31.
Midweek pennant saw division one away to Rich River where it lost 53-75.
Janet Rankin, Rae Ault, Janis Tamburini and Lyn Moon lost to Virginia Noar 17-35.
Val Gledhill, Serena Sholl,, Heather Curnick and Denise Pappin lost to Liz Easther 19-21.
Di Milgate, Ev Nichol, Cheryl Anderson and Marg Knight lost to Rose Wheeler 17-19.
Division two was away to Rich River, and lost 60-68.
Phyllis Thompson, Trish Costello, Jane McCallum and Margaret Harley defeated Phil Stiles 21-19.
Mary Burrow, Inez Rushton, Aileen Fiedler and Gwenda Coghill lost to Jan Hocken 19-27.
Heather Wilson, Carol Cakebread, Elaine Hall and Jenny Major lost to Marie Stevens 20-23.
The first round of Ladies 21 Up was played instead of social bowls on Tuesday, October 31.
T. Costello d B. Elliot, C. Cakebread d E, Hall, A. Fiedler d V. Gledhill, Y. Smolenaars d C. Anderson, D. Milgate d J. Tamburini, J. McCallum d M. Burrow, J.Rankin d S. Scholl.
Kit Kafe Award went to Marg Harley’s team.
Reminders: third round of the Ladies Open Championship to be completed by Sunday, November 26.
M. Burrows vs J. Kneebone, J. Rankin vs S. Sholl, J. Tamburini/H. Curnick vs L. Moon, D. Pappin vs E. Nichol.
Friday tea at 6.30pm. Names in by Wednesday please.
Thursday, November 9, barbecue and salads at 6pm for ALL club members, coaches’ shout. Names on the list in the foyer please.