All the enws from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.
Midweek pennant - By the time this report is published, one of our teams will have won or lost the grand final. The CBD team will have played Kilmore at Wallan. The GV division three team will have won or lost their preliminary final at Euroa. More next week.
There are still vacancies for the pairs tournament on March 11. This will commence at 1pm (any gender) – flyer is on the noticeboard (two people per team).
Last Thursday the Champion of Champion pairs for women was played at Kilmore. The Seymour pair of Ann Borham and Alison Hall was narrowly defeated by the Wallan pair. By all reports it was a great game. Congratulations to the Seymour girls for being runners-up in this event. On the mens side, the Seymour pair of Robbie Baldwin and Don Lawton defeated the Wallan pair. All the very best, for the upcoming event, representing the CBD in the CGM representative finals to be played soon.
On Sunday, Seymour hosted the State Singles and Triples. A huge thank you go to the men and women who ably assisted in the running of this event. From the girls in the kitchen, who provided beautiful meals for officials and players; the bar staff for their work in keeping the players and spectators watered; the markers who stood in the hot sun to assist the players to keep score; the ladies and men who kept the spectator gallery in the game by providing score board details. Of course the green keeper for providing the use of a great grass green for the bowlers.
Alison Hall (skip) with Jenny Ridd and Linda Rohde won their morning game and were just unlucky to be beaten in the afternoon by the team from Kyabram. In the singles, Denise Hogan and Maurie Houghton both played excellent bowls but were at the last moment beaten by players from Goulburn and Murray. Very well done to all our players on making this final.
Last week’s Wednesday Jackpot Triples was won by Bernie McCarthy, Richard Maggs and Don Lawton +26 with the runners-up being Mary Chisholm, Dot Dillon and Lindsay Hall on +19. On Saturday there will be plenty of rinks available for Bankers. So come along in the afternoon if you feel the need of some company and a good game of bowls.
Saturday pennant GV1 - Another disappointing result from this team, again being soundly beaten, by a team lower than us on the ladder. Certainly the club board will review the performance of this team as since the Christmas break we have lost all seven games by large margins. Consideration must be given on how to increase our playing members and our training regime. A professional coaching seminar would have been beneficial.
CBD1 - Due to unfortunate circumstances this game was abandoned after about 40 ends. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ian Powell from the Broadford club.
CBD2 - A big win and with a favourable result in another game, this team climbed into the ‘‘four’’ for a crack at the pennant starting this week against Broadford at Broadford. A deserved result for this team, who had some very narrow losses throughout the year. Well done and congratulations to Lindsay Hall and his team for being the winning rink in CBD 2 for the season.
GV5 - Wow - another good win on the road for this very dedicated and determined unit, thus cementing themselves in second place and playing the first semi final against Tatura. Go fives.
Saturday sees two finals games being played (GV5 and CBD2) and as many members as possible are asked to go along and support our teams in their campaign to win pennants.
The home and away season finished on Saturday and the teams that qualified for the finals are preparing their tactics against the teams also qualified in the finals. Division one team in good form this week played the top team on the ladder at the Broadford green. A great result defeating Kilmore by two rinks and four shots up was enough to elevate the team into third position. The Division two teams played each other also at the Broadford green and with both teams in finals contention; the Navy team took the points and tipped the Blue team out of finals contention.
Division one needed to win their game against Kilmore to be in contention to compete in the finals as two other teams also had intentions of contesting for the one position available. Winning one rink by a comfortable margin and one rink by only one shot was enough to take the third position on the ladder.
Division two Navy team played the Division two Blue team at Broadford and unfortunately there can only be one winner. The Navy team had the incentive to play for second position and the double chance in the finals whilst the Blue team could only advance to the fourth spot on the ladder. With one rink dominating the play, the result was never in doubt and the VRI Blue team conceded the fourth position on the ladder to other teams also competing for the same position.
On Saturday the division one first semi-final against Wallan at a venue to be announced, a must win game will ensure that the team will go onto the real finals as there are no second prizes for this game. Division two Navy team have dominated the top position on the ladder for most of the season will expect a win for a ticket to the grand final with a week’s break. The VRI Navy team will travel to Alexandra on Saturday to play against a well prepared Alexandra Maroon team.
Congratulations to our Saturday pennant sides for their outstanding efforts throughout the season, we now have division four finishing their season with a 14-0 point win to put them into second place thereby gaining the double chance once the finals begin this week.
Sadly for Division Six another loss has seen them miss out on a finals berth by one point. A big well done to every player who made him/herself available each week. Division four will play top placed Merrigum at Murchison on Saturday, it would be great if those not playing could go u[p and lend their support on the day.
Last Tuesday the ladies played the first round of the 100 up – all very good games. The next round is scheduled for tomorrow, good luck and good bowling everyone.
The list for the mens 100up will be on the noticeboard this week with entries closing Sunday, for more information contact David.
Both sections are holding tournaments in March, the ladies on March 20 and the men on March 22 and 23.
Our midweek pennant division two side will have played Shepparton Park for a place in the final against Seymour by the time of printing. Good luck and good bowling to one and all.
Birthday greetings to Annie for Monday and belated wishes to Mary (about three weeks late). Cheerios to any member on the sick list.
Coming up: trivia night April 19, keep this date free. More info closer to time.
Nagambie twos had a good 10/4 win over Rushworth in the last home and away games.
Greg Brack’s team had a commanding lead with only four ends to play but for some unknown reason lost seven shots to be defeated by one shot. Both Robert Page and Des Fothergill’s teams had good wins, Des’s team who have played together for most of the season were rewarded with a nine-shot win.
Division five were defeated by Hill Top winning on only one rink. After the games both teams had an enjoyable tea prepared by the catering committee and some very willing helpers. Well done to all concerned. President Keith thanked all for their presence.
Don’t forget March 10 – Bernie Deane event. Please place names on board.
- Bowl Away With MJ
Central Bowls Division Saturday pennantDIVISION ONESeymour VRI d Kilmore 82-78
B. Dawe d J. Reimann 27-13, G. Neal d D. Brown 22-21, G. Jones lt P. Skehan 17-20, J. Purcell lt R. Neil 16-24.Seymour d Broadford 15-0
A. Hall d A. Price 4-0, N. Harris d J. Hinchcliffe 4-0, E. Jarman d G. Bilton 4-0, D. Lawton d I. Powell 3-0.
DIVISION TWOSeymour VRI Navy d Seymour VRI Blue 82-53
D. Noonan d R. Hockley 40-9, R. Berglund d B. Burgess 22-19, D. Emmerson lt K. Parker 20-25.Kilmore Blue lt Seymour 55-80
D. Taffe lt A. Cassidy 22-25, A. Still lt L. Hall 22-26, F. Kool lt P. Lawrence 11-20.
Goulburn Valley Saturday pennantDIVISION ONESeymour 0-74 lt Stanhope 14-114
M. O’Sullivan 22 lt B. Williams 31, M. Houghton 13 lt S. Walsh 29, S. Fletcher 20 lt M. Harvey 26, G. Whiteman 19 lt S. Donaldson 28.DIVISION TWONagambie 10-95 d Rushworth 4-89
R. Page 25 d J. Sprague 18, G. Brack 24 lt B. Wootton 25, D. Fothergill 28 d G. Williams 17, G. Weatherall 18 lt K. Gilbert 29.DIVISION FOURRushworth 0-62 lt Avenel 14-127
W. Wilkinson 12 lt K. Willox 40, A. Garvey 17 lt A. White 33, J. Smith 18 lt D. Furletti 29, K. McIntyre 15 lt N. Slater 25.DIVISION FIVEShepp Park 1-56 lt Seymour 9-79
B. Klientz 15 lt S. Love 33, D. Williams 23 drew I. Ridd 23, V. Bourke 18 lt D. Boyd 23.Hill Top 8-72 d Nagambie 2-58
J. Clement 20 lt K. Hollands 21, J. Gow 30 d T. Barnes 17, M. Trevaskis 22 d V. Reid 20.DIVISION SIXast Shepp 6-50 d Avenel 2-45
R. Pozzobon 21 lt R. Lloyd 24, P. Delaney 29 d M. Mackie 21.
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