Last Tuesday evening the women conducted a successful Twilight mixed fours tournament which attracted 64 bowlers to enjoy the event.
Local district clubs represented including Bendigo, Elmore, Rochester, Calivil, Moama, City of Echuca, Gunbower, Rich River plus several members.
After the completion of the three games of nine ends, there were four undefeated teams. The winners were decided on a points system and the winning composite team comprised R Gallagher, J Harris, L Roney, B Davie from City of Echuca, Lockington and Moama scoring
78 points plus 23 shots on a countback from the Moama rink of K Brennan, J Hogan, D Hogan, K Brennan 78 points plus 17 shots.
Consolation prize to the Bendigo rink in J Ovenden, B Overden, B Bodinnar, J Cassidy on 77 points.
The Tom Davis rink scored 76 points to just miss out on the chocolates.
Lady president Pauline Humbert thanked the sponsors - Tobin Brothers, Nichol Trading and Rochester Veterinary Supplies for their continued support.
Fonterra and Echuca-Moama RSL supplied the prizes for the raffles.
Tournament Secretary Kath Palmer was acknowleged for the effort in assembling the field.
Special competition winners were Bev Brereton, Russell Shawcross and Peter Broom.
In the CVBD Pennant competition the final round resulted in both division two and division four losing their respective matches.
Division two played City of Echuca and won just the one rink in the 53-97 defeat.
(Ken Main d. J Brown 30-25; G Turner l.t. J Thomas 5-36;J Harris l.t. T Egan 18-36).
Division four travelled to Mathoura to try and retain their fourth position in the final four, leading Mathoura by six points on the premiership ladder.
However, theopposition had different ideas and inflicted a damaging 68-88 defeat which cost our division four the opportunity to defend the premiership title, that we had won the previous year.
The team had one winning rink on the day.
Best of luck to all finalists for season 2017-2018.
In the club competitions the women have almost completed the second round of the 100 up competion.
Winners to date include Lorraine Appleby defeating Margaret Davis while Kath Palmer eliminated Phylis MacFarlane in a close game.
Annette Breteon defeated Joy W Seller.
Leanne McInnes is to play Annie Haines for a semi-final berth.
On the mens’ side of the ledger Graeme Turner defeated Andrew Harris in a round of the 100 up.
In the 21 Up Presidents trophy Russell Shawcross defeated John van Den Bosch.
The club will hold the popular Cunnington Cup on Saturday 17th March starting at 1.00pm.
Contact Kath Palmer 5486 2314 or Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.
On Sunday 25th March the club will stage the Toyota Open Fours commencing at 9.30am.
Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for entries.
60’s and Over
Today we played at Elmore in overcast humid conditions but thankfully the temperatures were not as hot as the previous week.
The two grass greens ran well.
A good turn up of 112 bowlers made up 28 teams.
It was great to see Gabby Hayes again after 12 months absence.
Welcome back Gabby we all missed you.
Once again in true over 60’s fashion the club delegates Bary Leheny and Alan Gerrish together with the volunteer staff from Elmore BC did a great job in organizing today’s events.
Four teams ended up in the final play off.
Two teams from Moama lead by Brian Kirk and John Ryan only managed three bowls within the yard stick.
Better luck next time guys.
Runners up this week Lockington.
Skip Kalvin Stout-Tom Davies- Ian Palmer-Roly Head.
Winning Team from Rochester.
Skip Graeme Chambers-Tim Quinlen- Graeme Whitehead-Geoff Mc Carry.
At the end of the day’s proceedings we had a show of hands regarding the early start of 11am for bowling. There was an overwhelming YES vote.
May we all continue to enjoy this great social competition.
Next week’s venue is at Echuca on Wednesday 28th. February 11.00am start.
Yes! Weekend pennant division 1 is in the finals.
I know it’s a cliché, but it’s now a completely new ball game.
It doesn’t matter who beat who in the run up, all is wiped, clean slate, starting from scratch again.
So gird your loins boys and go for it!
Jack Attack’s third week is on again, this Wednesday evening.
It’s worth a go, if you haven’t been yet.
In case you don’t know it’s designed to give members of the general public a chance to try bowls.
From 6.15 or thereabouts, there is a sausage sizzle, followed by two games of bowls of 5 ends.
David Keenan, our professional coach, is available and he can, within a few minutes, teach even a complete novice, enough to start playing the game.
If you decide to come you can ask others who have benefited.
It’s worth it for the laugh.
Mid week Pennant is into the finals starting last Friday 23rd February.
Midweek Pennant Dinner will be held on 7th March, in the Shamrock Hotel.
Names on the list in the club rooms asap.