All the news and results from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie bowling clubs.
Last week all midweek pennant teams played at home making it a great club day. The catering girls prepared a fine morning tea of hot scones before play. Thanks to Gail for her efforts.
Two of our three teams have a bye this week with the division two GV team playing the last game for the year at Shepparton Park. This team needs to win to stay on top of the ladder along with the division three and the CBD teams. Great effort by all teams — what a year.
Friday social evenings continue to draw good numbers to participate in the most enjoyable meals and fun. Last Friday the Members Draw went to Ernie Finn but he not there to collect the prize. Next week the jackpot will be $80.
Sunday was the play-off for the CBD singles Champion of Champions. Judy Shelly (Alex) defeated Alison Hall (Seymour), Jan Cockerill (Wallan) defeated Cheryl Schelinger (Eildon), Mark Simmons (Alex) defeated Rob Baldwin (Seymour) and Jim Hinchcliffe (Broadford) defeated Ken Turner (Eildon). The grand finals will be played on March 3 between the winners.
Last Monday Seymour hosted our Australia Day Tournament. We had 16 teams playing — the winner was Jack Dillon’s team from Wangaratta. Denise Hogan’s team and Luke Spargo’s team were runners-up. The catering girls provided a wonderful lunch with a big thank-you going to them.
On March 11 we will run a Labour Day medley pairs tournament. This will start at 1
GV1: This team travelled to Shepparton Park to play Shepparton RSL on the carpet and were once again soundly beaten. Must have been too much Christmas cheer as our post-Christmas results do not reflect the performance of the pre-Christmas outfit.
Only the players themselves can provide the answers to this severe form slump. Many accolades go to Peter Tennant and Max Hammond for outstanding performances which helped their rink come from 4 / 14 down to win.
CBD1: Hosted Alexandra at home and were defeated 2/16-18 shots.
CBD2: Unfortunately they couldn’t get the points against Broadford at Broadford, always a difficult venue to succeed on. Seymour lost 0/16-15 shots.
GV5: Hosted Euroa at home and have again performed outstandingly and may have moved into second position on the ladder. A dedicated stable unit is this group who train hard. Keep up the good work. Seymour won 10/0+36 shots.
Division one team took their home game to be played on the synthetic green at Seymour against Eildon winning two rinks, but retaining their fifth position with only two points behind the fourth placed team. Division Two Blue held their fourth position on the ladder with a gutsy win against the combined Eildon/Yea team winning two rinks at the VRI Number Two green. Division Two Navy tasted their second defeat for the season by 10 shots against Wallan and are now vulnerable to loosing the top position on the ladder although still holding the top spot on shots up and percentage.
Division One maintained their run for the finals with a win against Eildon, but unable to lock their team in the final four at this stage.
Division Two Blue team at the VRI no.2 green battled it out with the combined team Eildon/Yea in a game much closer than the scores indicated. Winning two rinks was enough to hold onto fourth position on the ladder.
Division Two Navy team on another road trip to Wallan expected a real contest, but did not expect to taste defeat being their second defeat for the season, winning only one rink by a mere one shot and ten shots down overall.
On Saturday Division One are looking to continue their march into the finals for another win for the season against another potential finalist Broadford at the Broadford green, Division Two Navy team will need to reverse their form and play a hard game against third placed on the ladder Alexandra Maroon as neither team can fall out of the final four, a top position on the ladder is at stake for the winning team. Division Two Blue team travel to Kilmore for a game against Kilmore Blue in a game that cannot be taken lightly or complacently as the Kilmore Blue team have been known to upset potential finalists.
Well what can I say about midweek pennant results? It seems we are doing what the Victorian Sheffield Shield team was wont to do - play really well up to the Christmas break then struggle afterwards.
This is more the case with the Division Four side which hasn’t won a match since the break - thankfully we weren’t clinging on to a place in the four so no harm done.
Meanwhile the Division Two side has been battling for consistency; I’m sure they’ll have it all together for the finals.
Last week both sides were beaten by their hosts, Seymour and Euroa, Division Four going down by one shot.
On Saturday Division Four went down while Division Six managed a win. Both these sides are sitting in the four and will hopefully contest the finals.
We wish our ladies champion Pam good luck and good bowling when she plays in the GVBD Champion of Champions competition today.
Birthday wishes are extended to president Noel for today and Len and Craig for Friday.
Remember to check the noticeboard for club events such as competitions and social functions.
Cheerio to any member on the sick list.
Condolences are extended to the family of Olga Gaskett.
Saturday Division Two travelled to Mooroopna Golf where they were soundly defeated by the home side who seemed to handle the green and the cross wind.
Division Five players held their heads high with a 10-0 win against one of the four contenders Mooroopna winning in all three rinks.
This week Division Two plays East Shepparton at home and Div Five venture to Euroa.
Wednesday night bowls winners were Chris Spencer, Alan Moffat and Matthew Martin.
There are some club events that are starting to string out - please make arrangements to have your game completed.
Once again thank you to all concerned that made our tournament a great success.
Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant
Seymour VRI d Eildon 105-92: B. Dawe d M. Armstrong 36-14, G. Jones d L. Di Bella 32-23, G. Neal lt I. Layfield 23-25, J. Purcell lt K. Turner 14-30.
Seymour lt Alexandra 86-104: A. Hall d G. Gilmore 36-24, N. Harris lt B. Simmons 21-25, D. Hogan lt L. Scott 13-23, E. Jarman lt M. Simmons 16-32.
Seymour VRI Blue d Eildon/Yea 76-67: R. Hockley d M. Aked 34-19, B. Burgess d R. Nichol 25-23, D. Noonan (Blue) lt M. Perry 17-25.
Broadford d Seymour 80-65: S. Kolczarek d L. Hall 28-20, J. Bruce d P. Lawrence 29-24, J. Duerkop d A. Cassidy 23-21.
Wallan d Seymour VRI Navy 72-62: J. Phillipson d D. Emmerson 22-15, A. Cowan d J. Furletti 25-21, P. Bell lt G. McPherson 25-26.
CBD midweek pennant
Seymour lt Eildon 60-64: A. Hall d L. Sproles 27-13, D. Hogan lt M. Armstrong 18-24, W. Atkins lt H. Aldenhoven 15-27
GV Saturday pennant
Shepp RSL 12-107 d Seymour 2-78: C. Hanna 22 lt M. Houghton 26, D. McHarry 30 d R. Baldwin 19, M. Hanna 31 d M. O’Sullivan 20, G. Mansfield 24 d G. Whiteman 13.
Moor Golf 14-114 d Nagambie 0-74: D. Sleeth 21 d R. Smith 17, K. Maude 23 d G. Brack 20, N. Collier 20 d D. Fothergill 17, G. McIntyre 50 d R. Page 20.
Avenel 2-86 lt East Shepp 12-107: K. Willox 16 lt L. Kay 31, A. White 21 lt G. Dalle Nagore 31, D. Furletti 13 lt L. Reid 26, N. Slater 36 d D. Collins 19.
Nagambie 10-76 d Mooroopna 0-55: T. Barnes 19 d D. Ryan 16, G. Williams 29 d R. Smith 19, G. Higgens 28 d Dawn Blake 20.
Seymour 10-96 d Euroa 0-60Sylvia Love 31 d E. Harrison 23, I. Ridd 35 d T. Hunter 10, D. Boyd 30 d L. Havelberg 27.DIVISION SIXShepp RSL 0-37 lt Avenel 8-58M. Villani 19 lt M. Mackie 31, M. Pretty 18 lt R. Lloyd 27.
GV midweek pennant
Seymour 97-10 d Avenel 50-0: J. Nichols 44-2 d J. White 11-0, M. Prudden 29-2 d P. Pedder 20-0, D. Gibelow 26-2 d M. Black 19-0.
Seymour 84-8 d Shepparton Golf 55-2: L. Tomkins 20-0 lt P. Fitzsimmons 22-2, J. Wesselman 33-2 d R. Cumming 22-0, M. Maggs 31-2 d P. Baldwyn 11-0.
Euroa 56-6 d Avenel 55-2: B. Sharp 19-0 lt M. Wilson 36-2, B. Webster 37-2 d M. Mackie 19-0.
Mooroopna 29-2 lt Nagambie 51-6: M. Morris 20-2 d V. Reidy 18-0, G. Smith 9-0 lt S. Hall 33-2.
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