All the news from Seymour, VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.
There was no midweek pennant played at Seymour, both the Goulburn Valley sides travelled away and had mixed results this week. The CBD team had the bye. Division Two went to Shepparton RSL on a hot, windy and humid day and RSL were too good. Division Three side had a better day, winning at Mooroopna Golf.
Don’t forget the Scroungers game on Thursday evenings 6.30
Late entries for the Club Triples are now being taken. The first round of sectional play will be on January 18. Second round knockout on February 8. Fill out the blue entry sheet with names and money.
Congratulations to our CBD State Pairs finalists who acquitted themselves well on Sunday at Alexandra. In the morning Di Templeton and Dot Dillon won their match against a fancied Marika Armstrong and Helen Aldenhoven to make the finals in the afternoon. They played well but lost to the Seymour pair of Ann Borham and Alison Hall. Congratulations to them both and they will go on to the Central Goulburn Murray final.
Our mens finalists Scott Fletcher and Maurie Houghton played the strong father son duo of Mark and Ben Simmons from Alexandra and after a long battle came out victors 17-15. They then played the Kilmore combination of Trevor Young and a young Riley Hodgson. A close game was played with Scott and Maurie finally winning the championship by four shots. Well done to our players and best wishes for the next step. These games will be played in Central on February 10 at a venue still to be set.
On Sunday the State Singles will be played — the women will play at Broadford, with the men playing at Seymour. The games begin at 9
Last Friday another happy evening was spent by members and quests. The membership draw winner Marj Kane was not present, so the jackpot will be a tidy sum of $160 this week. Don’t forget your raffle tickets to be in by December 12 — the hamper could do with some more donations of goodies. Another Christmas delight, the Club Dinner, has room for more members. If you wish to come, please see Linda Brown or Di Templeton.
The Mixed Triples tournament is now open for entries. The flyer is on the noticeboard. Please enter you team with Derrick Boyd. We are proud to have a new sponsor in Perfect Patches for this tournament.
Saturday pennant: GV Division One travelled to Stanhope this week and, missing some regular team members, were no match for the host club on their slow green. However, more good experience for our players, most of whom had never played there before.
CBD One were hosts to Eildon at home and sadly were no match for the visitors who are playing good bowls this year. For our club it is back to the drawing board.
CBD Two also hosted visiting club Kilmore Blue and went down by the narrowest of margins.
GV Five hosted Shepparton Park at home and this strong unit were too good for the visitors. Well done and keep up the good work Seymour.
There was no possibility of winning all the games for the club this week as the two Division Two teams played each other and there can only be one winner. But there were disappointing results from the Division One team playing their ‘‘home’’ game at Broadford. They conceded a big lead at afternoon tea to go down by only two shots overall and were left vulnerable to fourth place on the ladder. Division Two Navy were two shots behind at afternoon tea but came back to keep their undefeated record intact against the Seymour VRI Blue team.
Division One travelled to Broadford and with a 17 shot lead at afternoon tea would be expected to maintain the lead but with a good comeback the opposition overtook the score at the end of the game.
Division Two Navy team after a shaky start took control in an interclub game against the Seymour VRI Blue team at the VRI Number Two green. The VRI Navy team winning two rinks and 18 shots up overall, remained undefeated at the top of the ladder, while the VRI Blue teams holds onto fifth position on the ladder.
On Saturday, Division One travels to Alexandra to play the second team on the ladder in a must-win game for some consolidation into the top four after two losses.
Both Division Two teams will play teams in the top four with the VRI Blue team playing second on the ladder Alexandra Maroon at the VRI Number Two green and the VRI Navy team play against the third position on the ladder team Broadford at the Broadford green.
The main green at VRI will be closed until after the Christmas break for maintenance and renovations (it needs a lot of TLC). All club games to be played during this period must be played on the Number Two green.
A reminder the Seymour VRI Bowling Club Christmas break up will be held at the club after pennant on December 15 at 7
— Two Hats
The last week saw only one side record a win pennant.
In midweek pennant Division Two was successful against Mooroopna Golf with two teams posting wins and covering for the losing team to win by 12 shots. Unfortunately Division Four was beaten by Nagambie by the narrowest of margins — one shot.
Unhappily both Saturday pennant sides went down to their opponents Rushworth and Merrigum.
Members are reminded to donate items and sell tickets for the Christmas hamper; this will be at the break-up on December 16 with social bowls to begin at 3
Also instead of exchanging gifts members are encouraged to give a $5 donation which will be passed on to Seymour Health towards its Oncology Unit.
The final of the Ladies Championship is scheduled for tomorrow.
On December 18 after pennant Division Four is holding a special afternoon tea before Christmas. All players are asked to bring something to share with their fellow players and visitors from Katandra West.
The locals suffered another loss against second-placed Rushworth in round nine of pennant. Even though Rushworth won comfortably over all, the scores did not indicate the closeness of some of the games.
Division Five once again took the honours with a 33-shot win over Hill Top.
Bowlers are reminded the first round of 100Up will be played on Sunday as well as further rounds of Club Championship.
In Pennant this week the Twos travel to Kyabram and the Fives are home to Shepparton Golf.
Nagambie Bowls Club on a Wednesday night has been good fun for the second week in a row. The ladder leaders Bristols (31 points) dropped two places due to Dave Dickson’s mob having a bad night on the green. This allowed Grasshoppers (49 points) — Kayla and Keenan Shepherd — to go to top spot followed by Mixtures (47) and Shepstorm (27) sneaking into fourth possie.
The club stalwarts make up the teams of triples to pass on techniques and the finer points of the game to the younger bowlers in teams of pairs. Even Johnny Dennis, a young 85 year old, is gaining some experience, and enjoying himself at the same time, skipping for the Mixtures.
A notice to all social bowls pairs, please try and set your team as triples (with a club ‘‘floater’’ or one of your mates) as more teams will be registering for the comp to play off in the Grand Final on February 27. Every Wednesday 7
— Bowl Away With MJ
CENTRAL BOWLS DIVISION SATURDAY PENNANT
Seymour VRI lt Broadford 98-100
G. Neal d S. McColl 27-19, J. Purcell sq G. Bilton 29-29, G. Jones sq A. Price 24-24, B. Dawe lt L. Gleeson 18-28.
Seymour lt Eildon 88-103
D. Atkins d M. Aldenhoven 26-13, E. Jarman lt M. Armstrong 22-31, N. Harris lt I. Layfield 20-29, A. Hall lt K. Turner 20-30.
Seymour VRI Blue lt Seymour VRI Navy 64-23
K. Parker d J. Fuletti 25-23, R. Hockley lt D. Emmerson 20-28, B. Burgess lt R. King 19-31.
Seymour lt Kilmore Blue 74-76
L. Hall d G. Marr 29-25, A. Cassidy sq F. Kool 24-24, P. Lawrence lt P. Wood 21-27.
Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant
Stanhope 12-89 d Seymour 2-73
B. Williams 26 d M. Houghton 15, S. Walsh 22 d R. Baldwin 17, R. Luker 17 lt J. Reilly 18, S. Donaldson 24 d G. Whiteman 23.
Rushworth 14-104 d Nagambie 0-79
B. Wootton 24 d G. Brack 21, C. Williams 34 d D. Fothergill 17, K. Gilbert 23 d R. Smith 22, J. Sprague 23 d R. Page 19.
Avenel 2-80 lt Rushworth 12-92
A. White 18 lt G. Robert 30, D. Furletti 19 lt J. Perry 22, N. Slater 20 lt N. Orr 22, P. Sadler 23 d A. Garvey 18.
Seymour 10-95 d Shepp Park 0-347
S. Love 30 d B. Klientz 15, C. Royals 35 d K. Cuthbert 17, D. Boyd 30 d V. Bourke 15.
Nagambie 8-100 d Hill Top 2-67
K. Hollands 27 d M. Trevaskis 23, S. Hall 26 lt B. Bamford 29, D. Dickson 47 d J. Gow 15.
Merrigum 6-49 d Avenel 2-38
C. Baxter 13 lt R. Lloyd 29, K. Coldhill 36 d M. Mackie 9.
GV midweek pennant
Avenel 69-8 d Mooroopna Golf 57-2: J. White 25-2 d J. Maude 17-0, M. Black 19-0 lt S. Smith 21-2, P. Peddar 25-2 d V. Patterson 19-0.
Shepparton RSL 53-2 lt Seymour 71-8: J. Nichols 18-0 lt J. Johnson 32-2, A. Borham 21-2 d K. McPherson-Walsh 15-0, M. Kane 14-0 lt N. De Gray 24-2.
Mooroopna Golf 54-1 lt Seymour 79-9: C. Brent 18-0 lt M. Maggs 31-2, J. McDonald 13-0 lt L. Tomkins 25-2, B. Green 23-1 drew G. Burgoyne 23-1.
Avenel 44-2 lt Nagambie 45-6: M. Mackie 29-2 d S. Hall 17-0, M. Wilson 15-0 lt E. Donders 28-2.
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