A wrap of all the bowls action on a big weekend.
The Central Goulburn Murray finals were held at Seymour Bowling Club last Tuesday. The Seymour division one finalists played in a round robin type of competition against Shepparton Golf, the GV winners, and Murray winners Cobram.
Eventual winners of this region was Shepp Golf. Seymour hosted the event in a professional way, with a beautiful green prepared by the greenkeeper and his staff, a delicious lunch prepared by catering staff and served by a team of volunteers. Thanks to all who assisted in making the day so successful.
In Saturday pennant, our GV5 team played Shepparton RSL to decide the year’s pennant winner. RSL with one rink playing exceptional bowls prevailed over our group who, with several bowlers playing in their first final series, have had a wonderful year.
Congratulations to Wayne Flint for his outstanding game and final series and to Sylvia Love who in her first year of skipping guided her rink to an undefeated final series. Sylvia and her team regularly practiced together and the benefits of this routine helped her successes. It was also great for Clive Royals in his ‘‘come back’’ game after surgery to play so well. All in all GV5 can be proud of their achievement. They lost the final 52 / 77.
S. Love (skip), R. Fullerton, J. Rhue, C. Harrop won 22-20;
I. Ridd (skip), C. Royals, M. Flynn, J. Stephen lost 14-33;
D .Boyd (skip), M. Law, M. Maggs, W. Flint lost 16 -24.
The winners of the club fours played Sunday were Rob Harpers, Mark Law, Bernie Dillon and Rob Baldwin (skip) defeating Jim Stephen, Ian Ridd, Dennis Klein and Derrick Boyd (skip). The womens fours final is yet to be played.
Plenty of rinks will be available for Bankers this Saturday.
The jackpot triples last Wednesday was won by Mary Chisholm, Arthur Mumford and Lindsay Hall (skip) with +20 from Greg Quillinan, Peter Smith and Dennis Klein (skip) on +19.
Our St Patrick’s Day tournament was a roaring success again this year. Twenty-six teams (two full greens) enjoyed a wonderful day in the sunshine. The meal was superb thanks to Gail and Adele for preparing and to the girls who served the meal.
Thanks to Ann for her supervising and decorations and to many others who assisted in making the tournament run so smoothly. Winner for the day was the team from Lalor, Marie-Lourdes Taylor, June Barry and Meredith Norton; second was Ann Argent, Helen Aldenhoven and Cheryl Scheltinga from Eildon and third was the Avenel team of Iris Sidebottom, Helen Rudd and Eileen Hadley.
The next event on the agenda is the annual Easter tournament, which is our biggest tournament for the year. Good Friday is the mens triples for which there is limited spaces available for entries. If you would like to enter a team please do so ASAP. Easter Saturday medley is full and the Easter Sunday mixed fours needs more entries.
So please enter a team for Sunday if you wish before Monday. Helpers are required for kitchen and general assistance for Friday and Saturday so if you can spare a couple of hours please let Denise Hogan or Pat Dawe know.
Don’t forget the footy tipping competition which is being run again this year. Members and friends wishing to enter ‘‘Upfront’’ footy tipping to have cards and entry fee to Max Ferguson by tomorrow.
Avenel's division four premiers.
Seymour VRI Navy broke a 21-year drought in division two on Saturday, winning the pennant in cool and windy conditions in front of a good and vocal crowd at Seymour Bowling Club synthetic green.
Navy won two rinks with seven shots up overall against a competitive Alexandra Maroon team. Both teams had been first and second teams on the ladder for most of the season, with an even track record against each other where Seymour VRI Navy won by three shots at Alexandra, then Maroon defeated Navy by three shots at Yea.
Well done to the Seymour VRI Navy team on their positive outlook and Daniel Noonan’s pledge to bring home a premiership.
Noonan’s rink scored four shots on four occasions early in the game before settling down to some steady bowling being 11 shots up at afternoon tea break, increased the lead to 16 shots on the 20th end as the opposition came back with seven shots over three ends, then winning the last two ends sealed an 11-shot win for the rink.
Kelvin Towt returned to the team after a good spell in division one, his rink also started well but the opposition were not going to be left behind and levelled the score at afternoon tea, holding a one shot lead at the 20th end. Then the VRI rink won the last five ends of the game for a seven shot win which incidentally was the winning margin at the end of the game.
David Emmerson’s rink winning a few good ends with multiple scores were four shots up at afternoon tea, scoring singles on the 15th and 18th ends lost the lead than not scoring for five consecutive ends won only one more end to go down by 11 shots.
Overall the club has had a good season with the division two trophy in the clubhouse. The members partied hard and fast on Saturday night with a few sore heads returning for breakfast on Sunday morning. Division one finished in the finals after struggling for form earlier in the season and Blue team finished fifth in division two winning half of their games against some good opposition.
All the work and resources being put into both greens will be the next task to ensure they are up to a great standard for season 2013-14. In the meantime the footy tipping will be held again during the winter months ensuring that members keep in regular contact with the club for another great season later in the year.
— Two Hats
Congratulations to division four players on their great victory on Saturday against Merrigum to take out the premiership. What a super effort considering the side was more than 30 shots down at afternoon tea time; I’m sure Merrigum’s confidence would have been bubbling as they had defeated this Avenel side two weeks earlier to secure their place in the grand final.
Club president Noel Slater’s quiet words to his own team and Rusty Schwab’s cheery take on ‘‘everyone knows things change after the break’’ certainly seem to have lifted the fighting spirits of this side, which won by six shots. Well done one and all on a fine win.
J. Furletti, J. Clarke, R. Schwab, N. Slater (skip) lost to J. Chant 21-27;
D. McGregor, P. Pedder, G. Lewis, D. Furletti (skip) defeated J. Arthur 34-23;
G. Pedler, M. Black, J. White, A. White (skip) defeated P. Trewren 26-20;
J. McDonald, P. Sadler, B. McDonald, K. Willox (skip) lost to B. Hubble 26-31.
Congratulations also to Jenny Furletti on winning the ladies 100up competition — she’s our Queen of the Green.
Today is our ladies tournament. A big thank you to Nagambie Bowling Club for its fantastic support of our club while our green is being renovated and rejuvenated; the support has enabled us to continue bowling since Christmas.
Coming up — the mens tournament Friday and Saturday; trivia night on April 19, individual and table bookings now being accepted, contact Joyce or Madge.
Cheerio to Len who is experiencing some health problems at the moment.
Belated birthday greetings to Fay for March 11.
The Seymour VRI side with the division two CBD pennant trophy.
Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant grand final
Seymour VRI Navy 75 d Alexandra Maroon 68
D. Noonan (s), G. McPherson, S. Stanley, M. Brown 32 d R. Savage (s), A. Peterson, J. Cassee, L. Baker 21; K. Towt (s), J. Furletti, M. Furletti, B. McCarthy 28 d G. Newman (s), M. Parsons, T. Livy, L. Ritchie 19; D. Emmerson (s), P. Delzotto, P. Stevens, D. Prudden 17 lt D. Welch (s), N. Klein, A. Hewitt, B. Nevin 28.
Seymour VRI's Peter Delzotto wills a bowl closer to the jack.
Don Prudden prepares to bowl for Seymour VRI against Alexandra in the CBD division two grand final.
Peter Stevens is a picture of poise for Seymour VRI against Alexandra.
Seymour VRI skip Dave Emmerson at the point of release against Alexandra.
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