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Big bowling week

It was a big week for bowls across the region, with many competitions heating up.

January 30, 2014 4:48am

Seymour VRI's Brad Anders keeps his eyes on the target.




CBD Round 12 Broadford 0-50 lost to Seymour Blue 16-87

Our club won with only two games remaining. All three rinks came up trumps. Alison Hall 29-21, Denise Hogan 21-16 and Maureen Prudden 37-13.

Seymour Gold 0-49 lost to Kilmore 16-87

This game was not as one-sided as it looks on paper. Liz Gee’s rink went down 21-25, Marg Flynn 12-44, and Jan McCarthy was defeated 16-18. A great effort against a strong team.

Division Two Round 15 Seymour 16-84 def Shepparton Park 0-60

This was a great game for Seymour with three rinks winning on our grass green running at a 14.5.

Wilma Atkin’s rink won 28-19, Di Bigelow 31-17 and Jan Nichols 25-24

Seymour 14-72 def Merrigum 2-67

Seymour won two rinks: Lois Tomkins and her team 24-23, Marie Maggs lost 20-25 with Jan Wesselman winning 28-19.

The Jackpot Triples winner last week was Peter Burns, Ian Ridd and Neal Harris with +17. The runner-up with +14 was Doug Hutton, Allan Dingey and Dennis Klein.

Our Singles Club Champion for 2014, Alison Hall has taken the next step by defeating Janny Cockerill from Wallan for the Champion of Champions at Broadford last Wednesday. Last Sunday Dot Dillon and Di Templeton were triumphant over Ruth Hatty and Jean Higgins from Yea when they played off in the Champion of Champions Pairs.

Next Sunday the Jack Sloane Two Bowl Singles will be played. Thanks to ladies who offered to mark the first round of games. Would the losers please stay and mark the second round of games.

Last minute entries are still being taken for the B Grade Singles closing on February 8.

The Australia Day Tournament was held last Sunday. In 3rd place was a team from Alexandra headed by Judy Shelley with 3 wins + 52. Second was a team from Broadford skipped by John Duerkop with 3 wins +53. Winning team was the Seymour four skipped by Alison Hall with 4 wins +67. Thanks to all the helpers for the day.


Round 14 Seymour 86 lost to Shepparton Park 113

The green was running at 15 and we were in contention at afternoon tea break, but we seemed to hit a brick wall after that and Shepp Park got the better of us. Alison Hall lost to K. Ferguson 21-23, David Atkins lost to B Orr 19-27, Max Hammond lost D. Smyth 22-31 and B. Spargo lost to M. Ryan 24-32.

Division Five Round 14 Seymour 67 lost to Shepparton Park 81

Derrick Boyd 21 lost to C Rikys 30, Mark Law 34 defeated A Cameron 17 and Vin Hall 12 lost to D Williams 34.

CBD Division One Round 11 Seymour 93 defeated Wallan 90.

Garry Broderick 22 lost to Barry Lingham 30, Don Lawton 25 defeated Peter Frattan 17, Ron Fullerton 26 defeated Jim Grose 24 and Ian Ridd 20 defeated Peter Croft 19.

CBD Division Two Round 11

Wallan 76 def Seymour 64. Clive Royals 25 defeated Ron Gilder 18, Jenny Kreemers 22 lost to K. Ryan 29 and Lindsay Hall 17 lost to Allan Ryan 29.

— Toucha


A good performance from Division One against a possible final opponent and a confidence builder as they move towards the final three rounds. Division two battled against Broadford and came away with a draw. Our GV Division Five boys secured a top two finish and possibly top spot with their win over second placed Shepparton RSL 1.

The clubhouse green was re-inspected by the CBD Greens Committee on Monday, January 27 and received a pass.

Don’t forget Thursday evening pennant practice and barbecue.

Congratulations and commiserations must go to Travis Bradley who defeated Kilmore’s Phil Skehan in the semi-finals of the CBD Champion of Champion Singles last Sunday morning at Broadford, however he lost the final that afternoon to Alexandra’s Mark Simmons.

Division One

Seymour VRI 108 (16) def Broadford 74 (2)

Joe Purcell’s rink of Robert Brown, Geoff McPherson and Wayne Noonan won over an experienced and wily opponent in George Bilton, losing just six ends during the afternoon, for a great 21 shot win 31 to 10.

Geoff Neal’s rink of Warren Broderick, Kelvin Towt and Bill Dawe had a solid 14 shot win over Linton Gleeson’s rink by establishing a 16 shot margin at after the 15th end. The final 11 ends were relatively evenly split between the two rinks allowing Geoff’s rink to cruise to a final margin of 14 shots and a 36 to 22 win.

Greg Jones’ rink of Travis Bradley, Kevin Miles and Kevin Lee were in a tight scrap against Alan Price’s rink for the first 15 ends and eventually got over the line for a two-shot win 20 to 18.

Daniel Noonan’s rink of Peter Cleve, Mick Szczykulski and Colin Marsh twice managed to secure a two-shot lead over Bruce Radford’s rink, but suffered a narrow three shot loss at the end 21 to 24.

Division Two

Seymour VRI 71 (7) drew with Broadford 71 (14)

Robert Berglund’s rink of Brendan Challis, Alan Walton and Paul Rolfe started well and by the 14th end had established a 10 shot margin over Kevin Nemeth’s rink. After dropping a one on the 15th end, they dominated their game to win every one of the remaining 10 ends to pull away for a strong 25 shot win 33 to 8.

Roo Hockley’s rink of Peter Smith, Russell Chapman and Paul Cox established an eight-shot lead over John Phillipson’s rink by the eight end but were unable to hang on from that point as they conceded the lead on the 14th end to trail by two shots. Winning only four of the remaining 11 ends saw Roos boys go down by a final margin of eight shots 18 to 26.

In the absence of Garry Bester it was left to Geoff Dixon to assume command of the rink of John Edwards, Moreno Puppa, and Ian McBean against Noel Oliver’s rink. They were only one shot down at the completion of the 17th end but from that point on the wheels fell off as they were only able to score two singles and eventually crashed to a 17 shot loss 20 to 37.

Next week will involve a trip to play bottom side Alexandra Blue and provide an opportunity to regain that winning feeling, however they will need to be alert to the fact that they must keep winning to ensure a top two finish.

Division Five

Seymour VRI 70 (14) def Shepparton RSL 1 52 (2)

Steve McGregor’s rink of Bob Burgess, Darran King and Alan Dixon showed the way to another win this week leading Peter Benney’s rink by nine shots after just 10 ends at the afternoon tea break. Although conceding eight of the remaining 15 ends, all single shots, they managed to extend their final winning margin to a healthy 17 shots 28 to 11.

David Emmerson’s rink of Jim Tuckwell, Don Prudden, and Peter Delzotto were level with Rob Thorp’s rink at 14 all after 16 ends. By winning six of the remaining nine ends they never again conceded the lead and pulled away to record a respectable four-shot win by 23 to 19.

Ian Nichol’s rink of Phil Challis, Shayne Stanley and Brad Anderson had established an 11 shot lead by the 12th end at the afternoon tea break, but after the break they struggled to secure only four ends with singles on each of those ends to fall away and succumb to the opposition by a margin of three shots 19 to 22.

Next week will see the long trek to Seymour where we will do battle with a possible finals opponent and a win will secure a top two finish for the side.

— Two Hats’ Apprentice


Another mixed bag of results in pennant last week. On Tuesday, Division Two was completely outplayed by Mooroopna Golf. Luckily we are still holding onto second position but with East Shepparton and Euroa hot in pursuit. Our Division Four side had a close game with Katandra West but unfortunately results are unavailable.

On Saturday, both pennant sides played at home and enjoyed wins — Shepparton RSL in Division Three and East Shepparton in Division Six. Great to see Ken back on the green putting down some impressive shots.

Sunday, February 2 is the rescheduled date for the first round of Mixed Pairs, there’s still time to enter if you haven’t already.

Also tomorrow is the new day for the first round of Ruby Jubilee Pairs, only a couple of names on the list when I checked on Saturday.

A reminder — check the club’s noticeboards and your copy of the syllabus. When in doubt, please contact a member of the Match Committee.


Division Two travelled to Shepparton Park last Saturday, playing division leaders and were well and truly defeated.

Nagambie 54 (0), Shepparton Park 114 - (18)

Daniel Nichols, Des Fothergill, Jack Spencer and Steve Hall had 15-31, Greg Brack, Robert Smith, John Spargo and John Pasanak on 13-31, Peter Nichols, Mike Nolan, Chris Spencer and John Humphries on 10-29 and Robert Page, Glen Weatherell, Les Hannam and John Dennis on 16-23

Division Five kept the flag flying with a good win over Euroa, they still hold fourth sport on the ladder board.

Nagambie 86 (14) Euroa 72 (2)

Max Fothergill, Sharon Hall, Charles Maynard and Fiona Smith played well on 28-22. The team of Robert McLeod, Geoff Higgins, Bill Veld and Tim Nagle had a good win with Nagle holding the team together, 35-24.Geoff Page, George Pianta, Keith Holland and John Sinden were 23-26.

Next week Division Two are away to East Shepparton and the Fives are at home to Stanhope.

The Australia Day tournament was held on Monday with an excellent roll up of bowlers. There were seven game winners eventually on the point system, Luke Spargo, Linton Gleeson and Bob Chapman’s composite team, with Gunbower (1) runners up. Highest last winners were Des Fothergill, Mike Nolan and Geoff Higgins. Nagambie Club thanks the sponsors of the event.

— Bowl Away With MJ

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