Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Bowls kick off for 2014

Bowlers across the region are getting ready for the first week of competition for 2014, starting this weekend.

January 15, 2014 4:29am

Seymour's Jim Stephen gets in some practice on Bankers Day before competition resumes this weekend.



Happy New Year to all and hope you are rested and eager to start the second half of the season. The Club Triples first round is to be played Friday, January 17 for women and Sunday, January 19 for men (weather permitting). Lists are up for the Jack Sloane, B Grade Singles, Presidents Handicap and the Club Fours. For those who have not yet entered, please fill out the entry form and place in the safe along with entry fee. To make life easier for the Bowls Committee, please ensure you have paid for your entry.

Congratulations to Adele for winning her way into the last eight in the State Novice Singles at Benalla last week. A great effort.

Wednesday’s Jackpot Triples on December 18 was won by Dennis Klein, Ken Malin and Derek Blakeman.

The comp on the January 8 was won by Terry Smalley, Di Staples and Doug Hutton, with the runner up being Clive Royals, Tiki Donohue and Jim Stephen.

A successful Twilight Tournament sponsored by the New Crossing Place Motel was held on January 3.

Weather was kind to us this year and an enjoyable evening was had.

The winners were Robert and Linda Brown and Ian and Jenny Ridd. The runners up were Travis Whittaker, his father and mother and Sylvia Love.

The next tournament which is rapidly approaching is the Australia Day Tournament on January 26. Please put your teams in, single entries will be taken.

Pennant managers please note that CBD results are to be sent to the Seymour Bowling Club fax number for the next few weeks. The CBD statistician is hospitalised again.

The Social Committee informs me there will be no meals served on Friday, January 17. Watch this space for the date these meals will resume.

— Toucha


After the long break over Christmas and New Year, pennant matches resume this Saturday. Both teams play at home, Division Two play Kyabram while Division Five play Shepparton RSL.

Division Two are doing well, holding their place in the four. On the other hand, the Fives will be looking for a big win to take fourth spot from their opposition.

During the break, we had the final of the B grade, congratulations to John Pasanak taking out the event when he defeated the young, up-and-coming Jack Spencer.

Greg Brack and Robert Smith made the finals of the Goulburn Valley Champion and Champion Pairs.

It was a hard task playing three rounds of walking pairs on the one day, and it eventually took its toll on both players in the final.

Congratulations to Glen Weatherell who became club champion of 2013-2014, defeating Greg Brack. Greg said Glen deserved his win, outplaying him on the day with some beautiful draw bowling.

Once again, well done Pixie and let’s hope you can do well in the Champion of Champions.

The Australia Day tournament entries are going well.

— Bowl Away with MJ

The Champion of Champion Singles, a knock-out competition between each of the club champions in the Central Bowls Division, will be finalised in women’s section when Seymour’s Alison Hall and Wallan’s Janny Cockerill play at Broadford on Wednesday, January 22 at 10am.

The men’s section will play a semi-final between Seymour VRI’s Travis Bradley and Kilmore’s Phil Skehan on Sunday, January 26, with the winner to play in the final against Alexandra’s Mark Simmons.

The final of the Champion of Champion Pairs for women will also be played on January 26.

Elimination rounds of men’s and women’s Champion of Champion Pairs will be played on Sunday, January 19 at Eildon, while the men’s final events will be negotiated once the finalists have been decided.

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