All thwe latest from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie bowling clubs.
This week three midweek pennant teams played in their respective finals. We had a good result with the division one CBD team winning all three rinks against Kilmore 16-81 to 0-68.
The GV division two played at Euroa in an exciting game against Avenel — after 25 ends the game was even, another end was played, with Seymour coming out the victors: 8-74 to 2-72. Both these teams go straight into the grand final.
The third game was GV division three at Murchison, losing by 15 shots to a strong combination in Hill Top Blue, winning one rink on the day 2-60 to 8-72. This team will have another chance, playing in the prelim final on Tuesday at Murchison against Shepp Park Maroon. Good luck girls.
Another reminder to put your names in for the pairs tournament on March 11. This will begin at 1
The club wishes Maureen Prudden the best of luck in her game at the Australian Open next Wednesday. She is the Deaf Bowls representative for Victoria.
Friday saw Janny Cockerill (Wallan) defeat Judy Shelley (Alexandra) and Mark Simmons (Alexandra) defeat Jim Hinchcliffe (Broadford) in the Champion of Champions singles final at Seymour.
Robbie Baldwin (skip) and Don Lawton along with Alison Hall (skip and Ann Borham played on Sunday at Alexandra in the CBD Champion of Champions pairs. Both teams have progressed to the finals and both teams will be playing the teams from Wallan. The ladies will play tomorrow at 4.30
After qualifying in the top 64 for the Australian Open pairs Scott Fletcher and Maurie Houghton on Sunday played their first round match at Darebin, against Rob and Chikko from NSW who won out victorious in a tight game.
Luke Spargo, after qualifying for the Australian Open singles, had his first match on Sunday, winning through to the next round. He lost to Tony Wood in a tiebreaker on Monday.
SBC is pleased with the representation they receive from all the bowlers who participate in these events.
GV1 — The team travelled to Hill Top and were soundly beaten by a team lower than us on the ladder. Being a depleted side with absentees and people who choose not to play is making it difficult however, it has given some good club members the opportunity to be promoted and those players are acquitting themselves very well which, augers well for next year. Congratulations to Travis for his first game in GV1. The selectors will make substantial changes next week for the last game.
CBD1 — Seymour were defeated by Wallan on our artificial green going down 2/16 -30 shots.
CBD2 — Seymour had a good win over Eildon-Yea thus keeping their chances of making the four with just one round to go a possibility. Good luck for next week. Well done to Lindsay Hall’s rink with such a great win, which provided the team with the overall victory.
GV5 — The Seymour team defeated second-placed Shepparton RSL thus elevating themselves to second on the ladder. Well done for the 7/3 +5 shots victory.
A disappointing result for division one as the expectations to go ahead with the finals campaign hit a wall and resulted in only obtaining a drawn rink against Alexandra and the daunting prospect of facing the top team next week.
Division one still hanging onto fourth position need everything to go right next week to retain that position for the finals.
Division two Blue maintained its fourth position on the ladder with a good win against Alexandra Blue winning two rinks and 23 shots up overall.
Division two Navy team won all rinks against Kilmore White, but even with the maximum points the second position still eludes the team until maybe next week.
Division one played its ‘‘home’’ game at Alexandra on the grass green that should have suited the VRI team, but two rinks went down badly for some reason or another.
Division two Blue team travelled to Alexandra for its ‘‘home’’ game against Alexandra Blue, winning two rinks and enough points to remain in fourth position on the ladder with some breathing space from the teams also competing for that position.
Division two Navy team travelled to Kilmore to play against the bottom of the ladder team, Kilmore White. As expected the team won all their rinks with 48 shots up overall, but percentage was not the object, and even with attaining all points that was not enough to take the second position on the ladder this week.
On Saturday division one will have one last chance to stay in the top four and to be certain must win against Kilmore at the Broadford Bowling Club. A win means that a finalist position is certain.
Division two Navy team are the hosts to play against their counterparts’ team Seymour VRI Blue also to be played at the Broadford green. This game will be keenly contested as both teams have finals aspirations with Navy looking for a second chance in the finals by taking second spot on the ladder and the Blue team wanting to remain in fourth position and play in the finals series.
— Two Hats
Those spectators who were at Euroa last Tuesday for the division two midweek pennant semi finals were given an extra treat. As the match between Avenel and Seymour drew to a close it looked as if Seymour had secured their place in the final on March 5. Two of the three rinks had finished their 25 ends each and as the third rink of players prepared to go into their final end Seymour was holding a two shot lead. But the four Avenel players weren’t yet done and after all the bowls had been delivered it was declared that Avenel had two shots thereby making a drawn match after the obligatory 75 ends. So out the players returned onto the green for another end. Unhappily for Avenel Seymour was able to win two out of the three rinks giving them victory by two shots.
Well done to all players. A delight to watch all day. Avenel will now play Shepparton Park in the preliminary final next Tuesday for another tilt at Seymour.
On Saturday our division four side consolidated its place in the finals but unfortunately division six was downed by Dookie making their position a bit trickier with one match remaining before the finals.
A reminder that on Saturday there will be a pasta dinner after pennant; all members most welcome to attend and enjoy fine food and company.
Birthday greetings to Margaret (last Saturday) and John (Wednesday).
Please check the noticeboards for upcoming events, social functions, competitions and updates on green.
Division two played for the first time in the Shepparton Park million dollar complex. It was a great experience, although the facilities are wonderful, I don’t think their synthetic carpet is as good as ours. Shepparton Park took the honours on the day with Nagambie winning on only two rinks.
Well done division five who had a clean sweep victory over Stanhope, winning on all three rinks.
Next week is the final game of the home and away matches. Division two play home to Rushworth while the fives travel to Hill Top. Good luck to both teams.
Although down in numbers this year we succeeded in filling both division teams; a big thanks to all the ladies who put their hand up to help out when needed. Best of luck to the midweek pennant team who are in the preliminary final on Tuesday.
Lists are on the board for the Bernie Deane Memorial tournament on March 10, 11
— Bowl Away With MJ
Central Bowls Division midweek pennant 2nd semi-final played at SeymourSeymour 81 d Kilmore 68
L. Brown, D. Klein, J. Kreemers, D. Hogan (s) 31 d S. Beard, K. Mayberry, D Brown, S. Hodges (s) 24. J. Ridd, B. Dillon, A. Borham, A. Hall (s) 24 d W. Jarrett, A. Jarrett, P. Skehan, L. Young (s) 19. L. Rohde, D. Gratten, L. Meek, M. Prudden (s) 26 d M. Cross, R. Rich, P. Wood, M. Wood (s) 25.
CBD Saturday pennant DIVISION ONE Seymour lt Wallan 83-113
A. Hall d J. Coustley 29-17, D. Hogan lt S. Duncan 22-28, N. Harris lt G. Edmunds 18-31, E. Jarman lt P. Newell 14-37.Seymour VRI lt Alexandra 80-124
B. Dawe sq M. Simmons 27-27, G. Jones lt L. Scott 22-28, G. Neal lt G. Gilmore 13-31, J. Purcell lt B. Simmons 18-38.
DIVISION TWO Seymour VRI Blue d Alexandra Blue 85-62
R. Hockley d A. Smith 42-9, K. Parker d L. Zvikevitch 28-25, B. Burgess lt D. Welch 15-28.
Kilmore White lt Seymour VRI Navy 50-98
A. Still lt J. Furletti 20-30, L. Booth lt D. Emmerson 14-32, M. Cross lt D. Noonan 16-36.
Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant DIVISION ONE Hill Top 12-126 d Seymour 2-86
M. Hooper 36 d G Whiteman 13, M. Stark 18 lt M. Houghton 31, R. Werner 34 d R. Baldwin 20, J. Hicks 38 d S. Fletcher 22.
DIVISION TWO Shepp Park 10-107 d Nagambie 4-68
R. Phillips 16 lt G. Brack 23, P. Matthews 19 lt R. Smith 20, G. Cross 35 d R. Page 14, R. Bone 37 d D. Fothergill 11.
DIVISION FOUR Avenel 10-97 d Shepp Park White 4-80
D. Furletti 25 d A. Sutherland 17, A White 33 d V. Mazzella 10, K. Willox 21 lt Smith 31, N. Slater 18 lt K. Dudley 22.
DIVISION FIVE Nagambie 10-94 d Stanhope 0-66
T. Barnes 36 d J. Potter 18, K. Hollands 28 d C. Legge 24, V. Reidy 30 d D. Stephens 24.Seymour 7-67 d Shepp RSL 3-62
I. Ridd 27 d G. Ball 21, D. Boyd 22 d G. Ball 21, D. Boyd 22 drew J. Thomas 22, S. Love 18 lt R. Thorp 19.
DIVISION SIX Avenel 2-47 lt Dookie 6-59
M. Mackie 10 lt B. Dohnt 45, R. Lloyd 37 d E. Cheyne 14.
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