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We had mixed results last week in our midweek pennant grand finals.
Congratulations go to the CBD division one team which travelled to Wallan to play against Kilmore. Two rinks were successful with the third going down, but an overall great result — 14-87 to 2-55.
This team qualified to play in the CGM Region finals at Seymour yesterday.
The GV division two team travelled to Euroa to take on Shepparton Park. This was a fantastic game, exciting when at the end of 25 ends the scores were level and one more end per rink had to be played to decide the winners for the season. Unfortunately Seymour went down 2-1. All players are to be congratulated for their effort, but of course there can be only one winner.
The division three team also travelled to Euroa to play against Hill Top, coming off second best. Congratulations also go to that team for being runners-up in this grand final, there is no disgrace in coming second. Better luck next year.
The pairs tournament on Monday was cancelled due to extreme heat.
There will be no Bankers this Saturday as the club will be hosting the CBD grand finals — divisions one and two.
Seymour Bowling Club will once again run the popular footy tipping competition throughout the winter. Members and friends wishing to enter ‘‘Upfront’’ footy tipping to have cards and entry fee to Max Ferguson by March 21.
Would the four members who have not yet collected their club vests please arrange to do so ASAP.
Seymour's Goulburn Valley division five Saturday pennant side has made this weekend's grand final with a week to spare. In the absence of a game, a practice match was played against CBD and GV division one players in stifling conditions on Saturday to keep the side in tune for the big one.
The bubble burst as the division one team was bundled out of the finals by a fast-finishing Kilmore; being one shot up at afternoon tea it seemed as if there could be a tight finish between two teams that really deserved to compete in the grand final.
The Kilmore team came back with vengeance with three of their rinks outscoring their VRI opposition after tea with each team being successful on two rinks and Kilmore winning by 17 shots up overall.
This brings an end of season 2012-13 for division one. After winning last season’s pennant much was expected of the team, but a few unexpected losses saw it struggle for a position in the final four.
The team improved over the last few weeks of the season and maybe there was some expectation that it could go all the way. The loss of the green after the Christmas break and the uncertainty of where the home games were to be played was also a challenge to the team and in addition the lack of practice, the cancellation of most club games all contributed to the season we had to have.
Division two Navy are competing in the grand final against Alexandra Maroon on Saturday at the Seymour synthetic green and will start as favourites, Division two must not get complacent as the Alexandra team will be all out for the double pennant chance. Players should prepare themselves accordingly and bring home the first division two pennant for 21 years.
A practice game for the players selected will be held at Seymour against some of the Seymour players today at 5
Seymour VRI Bowling Club life member Les McCarthy was laid to rest with dignity last Friday. After the funeral service family members and mourners gathered at the Seymour VRI Bowling Club for refreshments. Thanks to VRI Club members who prepared and arranged the food, cleaned the club house and attended to bar and kitchen duties for this special occasion.
— Two Hats
Congratulations to our Saturday pennant division four side on its 113-101 win over Hill Top in the preliminary final on Saturday. This win sets up a grand final rematch with Merrigum, who beat our side in the semi-final. In any case, a fine effort from all players to reach the grand final — good bowling everyone.
Last Tuesday I went to Euroa to watch the grand final matches of the midweek pennant. We were treated to good bowling and not one, but two drawn matches after the full quota of ends had been played. First we watched as Nagambie and Dookie played an extra end giving Dookie victory by one shot, then we saw Seymour and Shepparton Park do the same, this time Shepparton Park was able to get over the line.
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up.
The final of the ladies 100Up will be played tomorrow at 10
Coming Up — ladies tournament March 20, trivia night April 19.
The Bernie Deane Shield on Sunday was a great success with 24 bowlers taking part. The winners were Bardy McLeod (skip), Sharon Hall and a new bowler Louise Spencer. This team will have its name placed on the shield — well done to the winners.
Much other prize money was handed out. The format of the day was to have two seasoned bowlers with one of the learner bowlers who played Wednesday nights. This proved successful. In the absence of Phil Deane, who was away, Francis Deane presented the prizes.
Well done to Geoff Higgins who arranged the day — he takes a lot of interest in new bowlers which is great for the club.
Sunday is the pub bash which is also his brainchild. It starts at 11
Well done to the midweek pennant team which made the grand final. Unfortunately Dookie spoiled their day. The locals were so close to victory going down by just one shot, an excellent performance by all concerned.
The Avenel tournament is played at Nagambie — triples on March 22 and pairs (morning) and fours (afternoon) on March 23. The locals are urged to enter this tournament.
While on Avenel, our club wishes it the best of bowling in Saturday’s grand final.
— Bowl Away With MJ
Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant preliminary final
Kilmore 107 d Seymour VRI 90
A. Bailey, L. Young, R. Richards, D. Brown (s) 38 d J. Tuckwell, K. Miles, M. Szczykulski, B. Dawe (s) 19; K. Malin, J. Reimann, J. Coates, T. Young (s) 31 d M. Brown, I. Nichols, K. Towt, G. Jones (s) 22; B. Jarrett, S. Hodges, M. McMaster, P. Skehan (s) 21 lt B. Anderson, A. Dixon, K. Lee, G. Neal (2) 25; K. Aykens, T McCarroll, K. Mayberry, R. Neil (s) 17 lt D. King, G. McPherson, R. Brown, J. Purcell (s) 24.
CBD midweek pennant grand final Seymour 87 d Kilmore 55
J. Ridd, B. Dillon, A. Borham, A. Hall (s) 42 d K. Malin, M. Cross, P. Wood, M. Wood (s) 11; L. Rohde, D. Gratten, L. Meek, M. Prudden (s) 30 d W. Jarrett, A. Jarrett, P. Skehan, L. Young (s) 17; L. Brown, D. Klein, J. Kreemers, D. Hogan (s) 15 lt S. Beard, K. Mayberry, D. Brown, S. Hodges (s) 27.
Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant preliminary finals
Avenel 11-113 d Hill Top 3-101
N. Slater 37 d L. Merritt 17, D. Furletti 24 drew R. Ferguson 24, A. White 35 d J. Fruedenstein 20, K. Willox 17 lt W. Moore 40.
GV grand finals Saturday, matches starting at 1.30
Division four: Merrigum v Avenel at Tatura.
Division five: Seymour v Shepp RSL at Merrigum.
GV midweek grand finals
Shepp Park (2) 6-74 d Seymour 4-73
M. Smith 17 lt W. Atkins 31, V. Bourke 21 lt J. Nichols 26, J. Roulston 36 d D. Bigelow 16.
Hill Top 9-81 d Seymour 1-56
G. Smith 35 d G. Burgoyne 19, E. Cronyn 22 drew J. Wesselman 22, J. Taverner 24 L. Tomkins 15.
Dookie 6-40 d Nagambie 2-39
G. Exton 15 lt V. Reidy 23, M. Feldtmann 25 d S. Hall 16.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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