Bowls report

January 31, 2018


Annie Haines and Pauline Humbert dominated last week’s games, as most of the club’s members managed to escape the heat.

Last Tuesday’s social bowls pairs saw the pair leave victorious having won both games and collected the spoils.

In the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division’s midweek pennant, the Lockie women played Rochester and suffered a close two shot loss, 71-73, in a tight game.

Ann Lowrie, Lorraine Appleby, Margaret Davis, and Pauline Humbert lost to M Harley 16-23, Annette Brereton, Betty Mustey, Annie Haines, Kath Palmer (skipper) lost to J Tamburini 28-29; Joy Weller, Rae Hanson, Lois Chugg, and Phylis MacFarlane (skipper) defeated C Anderson 27-21.

Annette Brereton is also a club champion, as she was named in the Australia Day honours as having won the senior sportsperson of the year award.

Brereton has displayed extreme talent in many fields of sport over several years and deserves the award.

The CVBD weekend pennant competition was cancelled due to the heat.

Club competition draws are on display for the B Grade Championship, 21 Up and 100 Up. Bowlers are reminded to play their games as soon as possible.

The Friday evening practice and barbecue was well attended with the lucky members draw favouring the absent Ken Main. Jackpot next week.


Summer heat is still dictating things in Rochester, with weekend pennant cancelled for a second week.

The ladies competing in the midweek pennant played round 12 on last Tuesday so their schedules are just a week awry.

The results were as follows.

Division one at home to Deniliquin: Janet Rankin, Serena Sholl, Jenny Major and Lyn Moon defeated J. Grimshaw 27-22.

Mary Burrow, Heather Wilson, Heather Curnick and Denise Pappin lost to F. Munnerley 19-31.

Di Milgate, Ev Nichol, Val Gledhill and Marg Knight defeated J. Bovell 23-16. Overall Rochester drew with Deniliquin 69-all.

Division two was at home to Deniliquin: Sandra Watkins, Shirley Williams, Trish Costello and Marg Harley defeated Pauline Humbert 23-16.

Beryl Elliot, Inez Rushton, Aileen Fiedler and Janis Tamburini defeated Kath Palmer 29-28.

Yvonne Smolenaars, Carol Cakebread, Elaine Hall and Cheryl Anderson lost to Phyllis MacFarlane 21-27. Overall Rochester won 73-71.

Marg Stewart received a Super Veterans Award last Thursday, surrounded by friends, past and present members, at the bowls club where she had played, joining in 1979 and became a life member in 2013.

Stewart had an exceptional career, including playing test matches for Victoria against ACT and South Australia, as well as state and regional championships.

Several men also received their Super Veterans Awards at a reception in Echuca.

Len Aitken, Don Thompson, Peter Ward, Anton Gusak, and Gerard Browne. Browne spoke on behalf of the group thanking Pat Shram and the organisers.

Other recipients who sent their apologies were Stan Mills, Rod Franklin and Gerard Walker-Brown.

Congratulations to Heather Curnick who won through to the finals of the Champion of Champions Competition.

It was a nail-biter of a match, culminating in 23-all in the last end with Heather holding shot, when Lyn Smith came through and took shot to win by two.

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