All the action from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.
Last Wednesday Seymour hosted the final of the CBD Over 60s State Singles. In the men’s games played in the morning, Robert Brown (VRI) defeated Seymour’s Ian Ridd and Trevor Young (Kilmore) defeated Jim Bruce (Broadford). The final was played after lunch with Trevor Young the Over 60s winner.
The ladies’ games were an all-Seymour event. Lynda Rohde defeated Gail Krzciuk, and Denise Hogan defeated Linda Brown in a thrilling game. The winner of the final was Denise Hogan. Well done to all players.
The jackpot triples was won by Lois Tomkins, Jim Gamble and Rob Baldwin +14, narrowly defeating Lewis Catton, Ken Malin and Eon Densworth with +13. The jackpot was not won and will be upwards of $90 next time.
The Club Pairs and Singles are down to the semi-finals, so watch the board for the times of games.
The entry lists are on the notice board for the Dot Carroll Fours Tournament (October 25) and the Melbourne Cup Eve (November 4). Please feel free to enter your teams, or single entries will be accepted.
Social bowls on Thursday afternoon and bankers on Saturday are struggling for numbers to play games. If anyone wishes to play on these days, please put you name down on the lists in the clubhouse.
Midweek pennant last Tuesday was another successful day for Seymour, with three of the four teams having wins. Seymour Blue had a good victory over Yea, winning three rinks, 16-77 to 0-56.
The Gold team went down to a strong Alexandra team by 40 shots — Sue Page’s rink only losing by one shot. The division two GV side was too strong for Murchison and won all three rinks by a total of 142 to 25 on our home green.
The division three team travelled to Merrigum and won two of the three rinks. A special mention must be made of our lead: Adele Aitkin, playing with her new bowls, gave her team a wonderful start each end. The results are of these games are detailed separately from these notes.
No report is to hand for the Saturday pennant competition.
The Seymour VRI team competing in the Goulburn Valley District went away for its first game in the competition to Stanhope, and in a low-scoring game the team returned with two winning rinks and 19 shots up overall. It was a great start to the competition and shows that we have a competitive team.
Kelvin Towt’s rink started with winning 10 ends prior to afternoon tea, then lost five consecutive ends, but the opposition could only manage one shot on each end won, being five shots up at the 20th end, and finished by winning the last three ends for a 12-shot win.
David Emmerson’s rink grabbed the lead at the 6th end, then continued to build on the score to lead by five shots at the 18th end, then went on to win by nine shots. Alan Dixon’s rink in a competitive game with a slow start took the lead at the 10th end, lost the lead after afternoon tea and could not quite retain the lead to go down by two shots.
Saturday will be a real test for the GV team, playing third-placed Shepparton Park at the VRI green. The team members will account for themselves and prove that a team from a small club can be competitive with teams from larger clubs.
The Central Bowls Division teams commence their pennant competition on Saturday with the division one team travelling to Kilmore for their first game in what should produce a result favourable to the Seymour VRI team. Division two will host Kilmore at the number two VRI green and it will be interesting to observe the competitiveness of players selected for this team. Best of luck to all players representing the club at the various locations.
— Two Hats
Well, what a busy week it’s been for us. First of all we had midweek pennant — both divisions played at Nagambie — followed by a midweek funeral on Wednesday then the weekend’s festivities for the town’s 175th anniversary, including Saturday pennant. Have I left anything out?
On Tuesday we travelled to Nagambie where division two played against Shepparton RSL and division four went up against Katandra West. Mixed results were the order of the day with division two enjoying a win while division four went down.
Saturday saw our first pennant match for the season played on our green with both sides at home. Division three welcomed Dookie, and Merrigum was the visiting club again division six. Judging by the scores and some the shots played (and witnessed by yours truly) it would seem that most players struggled for line and length at some stage during the afternoon. Early days yet.
We had a very good gathering at the club for the barbecue tea on Friday evening as part of the 175th celebrations, after which the crowd gathered in the marquee for the formal welcome and the opportunity to listen to and enjoy the reminiscences of several life-long Avenel residents. Then on Sunday morning we enjoyed the company of locals and visitors alike at our breakfast and barefoot bowls. Several family groups took to the greens to experience the fun and frustrations of lawn bowling.
Thank-you to those members who made themselves available to cook, clean and converse at the Friday and Sunday functions. Also thank-you to those members who made their bowls available for use by the visitors.
Coming up: On Friday the club will hold a Caulfield Cup eve event starting at 6
Our condolences are extended to the families of Charlie Newton and Ann Sidebottom on their loss.
Nagambie travelled to Mooroopna Golf Bowls Club to play the fourth round of midweek pennant. We have played two and had two wash-outs; hopefully it is full steam ahead from now on.
It was an overall win of 58/40 to Nagambie. Well done again to Vicki’s team on such a great win. Hopefully this week we played at home to Avenel; it will all depend on the weather.
— Sharon Hall
Division five had a very good win over Mooroopna Golf, thanks to a big effort from the team skippered by Geoff Page. Other members of the team were Geoff Higgins, Steve Higgins, Steve Hall and Tim Nagle who was really on fire with some excellent leading.
First round of the WL Forbes Pairs will be played on Sunday at 1.30
Well done to the midweek pennant team which defeated Mooroopna Golf.
Saturday pennant this week: Division two will be at home to Rushworth with division five journeying to Hill Top.
— Bowl Away With MJ
Goulburn Valley Saturday pennantDIVISION ONESeymour 0-71 lt Hill Top 18-120
M. Hammond 16 lt M. Stark 31, D. Atkins 22 lt R. Werner 29, A. Hall 13 lt J. Hicks 36, R. Baldwin 20 lt M. Hooper 24.DIVISION TWOTatura 18-116 d Nagambie 0-75
P. LeSueur 25 d R. Page 20, B. Parker 34 d D. Fothergill 18, J. Attwood 32 d D. Nichols 17, P. Wallis 25 d P. Nichols 20.Avenel 2-75 lt Dookie 16-105
A. White 26 d N. Swainston 25, N. Slater 22 lt D. Thorp 26, D. Furletti 9 lt R. Harker 29, K. Willox 18 lt D. Oster 25.DIVISION FIVEStanhope 2-49 lt Seymour VRI 14-68
C. Legge 12 lt K. Towt 24, D Stephens 21 d A. Dixon 19, R. Tuhan 16 lt D. Emmerson 25.RSL (2) 0-40 lt Seymour 16-109
R. Opie 12 lt N. Harris 41, M. Villani 13 lt D. Boyd 37, T. Kane 15 l M. Law 31.Nagambie 12-72 d Moor Golf 4-64
K. Hollands 21 lt L. Amor 27, M. Fothergill 20 lt R. Broom 25, G. Page 31 d S. Smith 12.DIVISION SIXAvenel 0-33 lt Merrigum 14-61
R. Lloyd 16 lt N. Earl 27, M. Mackie 17 lt M. Shepherd 34.
GV midweek pennantDIVISION TWOSeymour 142-16 d Murchison 25-0M. Prudden 52-2 d H. Newton 17-0, W. Atkins 58-2 d M. Anderson 9-0, B. Hall 32-2 d G. Polkinghorn 9.Avenel 72-12 d Shepp RSL 65-4P. Pedder 32-2 d N. De Gray 17-0, J. White 20-0 lt J. Johnson 25-2, J. Furletti 20-0 lt K. McPherson 23-2.DIVISION THREEMerrigum 58-2 lt Seymour 81-14D. Meola 22-0 lt J. Wesselman 30-2, K. Trewen 11-0 lt M. Maggs 28-2, N. Earl 25-2 d L. Tomkins 23-0.DIVISION FIVEAvenel 37-0 lt Katandra West 60-14F. Willox 16-0 lt L. Lindner 35-2, B. Smith 21-0 lt M. Ash 25-2.
Denise Hogan lines one up for Seymour against Hill Top.
John Sinden rolls out the jack for Nagambie against Mooroopna Golf.
Nagambie skip Keith Hollands at the point of release against Mooroopna Golf.
Joyce White prepares to bowl for Avenel against Dookie.
Allan White in full stride for Avenel against Dookie.
Rob Baldwin in action for Seymour against Hill Top.
State 60 and Over Singles winners for CBD, Denise Hogan from Seymour and Trevor Young from Kilmore.
CBD Men's State Fours winners Daniel Noonan, Warren Broderick, Peter Cleve and Wayne Noonan (Seymour VRI).
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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