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Bowlers prepare for finals

A wrap of the action at Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.

February 26, 2014 4:18am

Russell Chapman on the backswing for Seymour VRI in the CBD semi-final against Seymour.


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SEYMOUR

CBD midweek pennant

Seymour finished third on the ladder, and playing fourth-placed Broadford at Seymour last Tuesday had a satisfying day, winning 78-51.

This team played in the preliminary final at Broadford against Kilmore.

GV midweek pennant

No games were played due to the Australian Open. Divions two and three played their first final at Euroa.

Saturday pennant

GV1 — Seymour defeated Mooroopna in their last game for 2014. A great effort to finish the season on a high note.

GV5 — Received maximum points from a forfeit by Mooroopna.

CBD2 — Elimination final Seymour lost to Seymour VRI.

Club news

The Jackpot Triples winners last Wednesday were Jim Stephen, Les Bigelow and Marj Kane +16 from Barney Fitzsimmons, John Cumming and Jan Wesselman on +12. The jackpot was again taken out for the third week — this time by Ian Ridd, Gladys Burgoyne and Noel Pianta.

This week’s members draw $260 — number drawn 63 — Jenny Hall not present.

On Sunday at Tallygaroopna, Alison Hall from Seymour won the Central Goulburn Murray Region Champion of Champions Singles. Congratulations Alison — you have done Seymour and Seymour Bowling Club proud.

— Toucha

AVENEL

Well done to division three in Saturday pennant on their win last Saturday; unfortunately the missed matches through heat and wet weather may have cost them a place in the finals.

On a happier note, Saturday division six is looking set to play off for the trophy on March 15; there are two rounds for them to play — on Saturday they won by forfeit from Kyabram.

There was a good crowd in attendance at the barbecue dinner on Saturday to end the ‘‘home and away’’ season for all except division six.

Good bowling and good luck to our division two players as they try to finish this pennant season with the top reward.

Cheerios to Noel, Ruth and anyone not at the top of his/her game. Hope to see you back on the green soon.

NAGAMBIE

Division two secured 18 points against second placed Shepparton Golf; Nagambie’s exciting win gave them the points needed to displace Shepparton Golf from second place giving them the double chance.

Des’ team of Robert Smith, Jika Spargo and John Pasernak defeated Trevor Dunlop’s team by 28-23. Then the team of Robert Page (s) Glen Weatherell, Les Hannam and John Dennis put the icing on the cake with a 22-shot win over Geoff Page; Jack Spencer and Steve Hall had a nice 13 shot win over Wally Gribble 25-12.

Peter Nichols (s), Mike Nolan, Chris Spencer and John Humphries delivered the goods; although trailing by six shots with four ends to play, they sensed a win was needed and scored a four, one and three to win. Division two play Shepparton Park in their first final.

The fives who needed a win to gain entry into four did a good job. Defeating Shepparton RSL 14-2 gave them the points needed to play in the finals. Thanks to top team Seymour VRI who clean sheeted Shepparton RSL.

Nagambie 77 (14) Shepparton R.S.L 67 (2). Fives will play Seymour on Saturday.

It is a long time since we have had division two, division five and the midweek pennant team in the finals in the same season. Good luck to all teams in the finals.

— Bowl Away With MJ

As of tonight (6.30pm registration, 7pm start) $5/head Social Night Bowls will be in full swing for novice bowlers to hone their skills in preparation for the Bernie Deane Shield playoff, to be held the night of April 16.

The format is the same as last year, novice bowlers are drawn out of a hat, and they draw two pennant bowlers names out of a hat, give the team a name, and do battle on our carpet green for the shield and prize money donated by Phil and Francis Deane.

So Nagambie Bowls Club invites all non-pennant bowlers to come and try bowls as Wednesday nights. Georgie Pi(anta) is in charge of prizes on the night and tuition in the finer art of lawn bowls will be passed on by the attending club members.

Most of today’s pennant players started off with social bowls in their early years and improved as they got older, well, some of us did ...

This is evident with the end-of-season results: midweek ladies, Saturday division two and five have all qualified to play finals, the first time for many years that all three teams have achieved this. Not bad for a club of only 50 members.

Wednesday nights are not compulsory, but having fun while learning is ... See you there.

— Geoff Higgins

Central Bowls Division

Saturday pennant

Semi-finals

Division OneAlexandra 107 d Kilmore 77

Seymour VRI 91 d Broadford 60

T. Bradley, K. Miles, K. Lee, G. Jones 27 d C. Blakely, J. Bruce, J. Hinchcliffe, L. Gleeson 20; W. Broderick, K. Towt, B. Dawe, G. Neal 32 d A. Kell, S. McColl, T. Emmett, B. Radford 2; P. Cleve, M. Szczykulski, C. Marsh, D. Noonan 30 d Lyn Gleeson, W. Blackburn, R. Chapman, G. Bilton 16; R. Brown, G. McPherson, W. Noonan, J. Purcell 17 lost to T. Hinchcliffe, J. Graham, I. Powell, A. Price.Division TwoBroadford 114 d Alexandra Maroon 53

Seymour VRI 91 d Seymour 60

J. Tuckwell, A. Walton, G. Dixon, R. Berglund 34 d L. Herbert, M. Wesselman, J. Kreemers, S. Crockett 17; P. Smith, P. Cox, J. Furletti, R. Hockley 23 drew with L. Meek, J. Donohue, A. Dingey, L. Hall 23; M. Puppa, B. Voogt, R. Chapman, I. McBean 34 d B. Fitzsimmons, N Harris, M.Flynn, C. Royals 20.

Saturday - preliminary finals will be played at Yea.

Division one: Kilmore v Seymour VRI; Division two: Alexandra Maroon v Seymour VRI.

March 8 - Grand Finals for divisions one and two to be played at Seymour.

CBD midweek pennantWallan 74 d Kilmore 70

Seymour Blue 78 d Broadford 51

L. White, H. Barnes, D. Lawton, J. Nichols 28 d P. Inness, S. McColl, J. Philipson, H. Green 10; J. Ridd, D. Klein, D. Atkins, A. Hall 22 d C. Blakely, T. Gravell, L. Gleeson, L. Gleeson 21; W. Hutton, L. Meek, J. Kreemers, D. Hogan 28 d J. Bruce, Y. Jerome, J. Duerkop, P. Duerkop 20.

Played yesterday, Kilmore v Seymour Blue at Broadford, winner to play Wallan at Alexandra on Tuesday.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennantDivision OneMooroopna 4-87 lt Seymour 14-98

B. Robson 24 d D. Atkins 23, B. Anselmi 22 lt A. Hall 31, M. Knight 19 lt M. Hammond 27, A. Donaldson 22 d B. Spargo 17.Division TwoNagambie 18-117 d Shepp Golf 0-76

P. Nichols 26 d G. Waddell 25, R. Page 38 d GM Grant 16, D. Fothergill 28 d T. Dunlop 23, D. Nichols 25 d W. Gribble 12.Division ThreeAvenel 12-102 d Stanhope 6-94

D. Furletti 40 d N. Cheong 18, B. McDonald 20 lt C. Evans 23, A. White 23 lt J. Armstrong 26, K. Willox 19 lt C. Wellar 27.Division FiveSeymour VRI 16-71 d RSL (2) 0-52

I. Nicholls 20 d D. Harry 17, A. Dixon 24 d P. Fraser 19, S. McGregor 27 d J. Thewlis 16.RSL (1) 2-67 lt Nagambie 14-77

J. Thomas 22 lt G. Pianta 32, R. Thorp 16 lt B. McLeod 32, H. Taylor 29 d M. Fothergill 13.Seymour d Moor Golf by forfeitDivision SixAvenel d Kyabam by forfeit.

GV midweek pennant semi-finals

In division two Seymour played Avenel at Euroa, while the division three Seymour side also went there to play Violet Town. In division four Nagambie played Katandra West at Mooroopna.

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