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Pennant action aplenty for local bowlers

Wrap of news from Seymour, Seymour VRI, Avenel and Nagambie.

November 21, 2012 4:41am

We're not sure what Seymour skip Clive Royals thinks of the bowl he's just sent down against Hill Top.

Gallery: view all the week's bowls action here


No GV midweek pennant last week due to the Victorian Open. The CBD Division One team continued on its winning way by defeating Wallan on their home green.

Don’t forget the Scroungers game on Thursday evenings 6.30pm for 7pm and the markers forum on Friday at 4pm.

Thursday social bowls with three rinks, the winners were Linda Brown, Di Staples and Jean Chamley. Saturday Bankers this week was won by Max Ferguson, Max Pratt, Vera Kelly and Chamley.

Congratulations to our club members who participated in Shepparton at the Victorian Open this past week. They all played extremely well and have gained some valuable experience, however, did not bring home the bacon on this occasion.

The CBD State Triples was played and won on Sunday – the Seymour team of Alison Hall, Jenny Ridd (Ann Borham sub) and Lynda Rhode won the womens section with Dennis Klein, George Williams and Ian Ridd being runner-up in the mens section. Congratulations to both teams.

Seymour had two entries in the Novice Singles on Sunday. Linda Brown is through to semi final, to be played on Sunday at Kilmore. Helen Flint had a bye in Round One then played a close game with Ruth Burnett (Barooga Sports) but went down 21-16. Congratulations to both girls and good luck to Brown next week.

As some women members are having difficulty in playing their Club Pairs by the due date (Saturday) an extension has been granted until December 2.

Friday social nights for club members and guests are continuing each week with competitions and fun throughout the evening.

Bookings are being taken for the club’s Christmas Party on December 16. Payment must be made to Linda Brown or Di Templeton by December 9. List is in the clubhouse.

Saturday Pennant - GV Division One’s bubble has burst. Due to a number of factors including illness a somewhat depleted side travelled to Kyabram and were beaten by a very determined team. The significance of this loss is that we have surrendered top position on the ladder and given that every game at this level is very competitive, this is a good time to reflect on the seriousness and necessity of a solid practice routine. Nevertheless the spirit and support on the bus coming home was indeed a pleasure to be part of.

CBD Division One was a mighty effort, going down narrowly to the VRI on a green that was reported to be very difficult to play. Congratulations to the rinks of David Atkins and Neil Harris for your performances.

CBD Division Two travelled to Wallan to confront that team on their own ground that turned out to be a larger obstacle than was expected. Unfortunately all rinks lost.

GV Division Five’s juggernaut rolls on with this team having a solid win over Hill Top at our home club. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

A reminder that Thursday between 4pm and 7pm the greens are reserved for pennant practice. No club games to be played during this time.



Once again all the VRI teams are on a winning streak. On Saturday on the VRI green, Division One held on against an impressive Seymour team to take the points with two winning rinks and 11 shots up overall to retain the Stuart Arthur Doyle Trophy.

Division One team generally had the lead for most of the day, but were challenged by a fast finishing Seymour team.

Family representatives were at the club to present the trophies on behalf of the Doyle family.

Division Two Blue team at the VRI Number Two green playing against Kilmore Blue team won all the rinks and 40 shots up at the end of the game. All rinks played well and had a good day.

Division Two Navy team travelled to Alexandra for a contest between the top team on the ladder (Seymour VRI) and the second team on the ladder (Alexandra Maroon) with the VRI Navy team winning two rinks and winning by a close three shots overall.

Jim Furletti’s rink were the basis for the win with a good lead all day, winning by nine shots although loosing the last three ends could have been costly.

On Saturday, Division One commences the second round against Eildon at the Eildon green, and although Eildon have had some close games, they will not be taken lightly. Division Two Blue will travel to Alexandra for confrontation with the Alexandra Blue team where the VRI Blue team must continue their winning run to be in contention for a finals spot later in the season. Division Two VRI Navy team will be the only team at the VRI green against the bottom of the ladder team Kilmore White.

Members are reminded to continue selling their share of the Christmas raffle tickets and return the sold tickets to the club.

-Two Hats


Last week no midweek pennant games were played due to the Victorian Open.

Our ladies had their medley fours tournament on Wednesday and tournament secretary margaret wishes to thank members and other clubs for their support. The weather played its part in ensuring an enjoyable day was had by all.

Some ladies played their Championship matches last Tuesday and Thursday with more being played tomorrow.

Social bowls is also being played tomorrow for trophies donated by A. Wyllie.

On Saturday both pennant sides enjoyed good wins over Colbinabbin and East Shepparton at home.

In Division Four two teams were victorious with Ken Willox’s team recording a percentage (and morale) boosting 30-shot win and Division Six’s two teams both posted good wins.

A reminder that donations are requested for the Christmas hamper raffle to be drawn on December 16.

Coaching sessions continue with P. Nichols each Wednesday at 4.30pm.

Our condolences are extended to Pat and family on the passing of his brother Bill.

Cheerio to any member experiencing illness either personally or someone in their family.


Division Two recorded a good win against East Shepparton winning on two rinks and finishing nine shots up.

Division Five showed they’re on the way up with a 29-shot win over Euroa, winning on all three rinks.

Tonight is the start of twilight bowls and the bowlers competing will play over 10 weeks, with the finals to be played at the end of that.

The club would like to thank Phil and Francis Deane for their sponsorship of this event, known as the Bernie Deane Memorial Shield.

What a night was had by all on Friday at the Sportsmans Night (see back page) - the guests had the crowd in fits of laughter. Special thanks go to organiser Fiona Smith - the husband and wife team of Robert and Fiona did a great job with the catering and were well supported by the ladies.

If there was a prize for the best dressed it would have been won by Maureen Fowler as Strauchanie (see back page).

On Saturday Division Twoa re at home to Shepparton Park and the fives travel to Stanhope. A good week was had by all on the green and socially - keep up the good work.

Nagambie Bowls Club offers its deepest sympathy to the families of local member Bruce Gammon and bowls councillor Max Deason who both passed away recently.

- Bowl Away With MJ

Central Bowls Division Saturday pennantDIVISION ONESeymour VRI d Seymour 85-74

G. Neal d D. Hogan 26-18, J. Purcell d E. Jarman 26-18, G. Jones lt N. Harris 17-18, B. Dawe lt D. Atkins 16-20.DIVISION TWOAlexandra Maroon lt Seymour VRI Navy 64-67

P. Cashmere d P. Delzotto 23-13, M. Parsons lt A. Dixon 23-27, R. Savage lt J. Furletti 18-27.Seymour VRI Blue d Kilmore Blue 78-48

R. Richards d F. Kool 32-12, R. Hockley d G. Marr 27-20, K. Parker d M. Cross 19-16.Wallan d Seymour 89-51

C. Gilder d P. Lawrence 28-13, K. Ryan d A. Cassidy 32-19, A. Cowan-L. Hall 29-19.

CBD midweek pennantWallan lt Seymour 68-72

K. Page d J. Kreemers 32-17, P. Bell d M. Prudden 25-23, B. Stewart lt D. Hogan 11-32.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennantDIVISION ONEKyabram 10-99 d Seymour 4-83

P. O’Brien 20 lt M. Houghton 25, G. Shilling 23 drew G. Whiteman 23, D. Cartwright 36 d J. Reilly 15, R. Locke 20 drew M. O’Sullivan 20.DIVISION TWOEast Shepp 4-92 lt Nagambie 10-105

G. Cervi 32 d R. Smith 24, M. Rowlands 19 lt G. Brack 27, B. Burnett 14 lt R. Page 29, N. Cosson 27 d D. Fothergill 25.DIVISION FOURAvenel 10-107 d Colbinabbin 4-83

A. White 26 lt S. Ryan 27, K. Willox 39 d J. Lourandos 9, N. Slater 22 d J. Vale 18, D. Furletti 20 lt R. Rathjen 29.DIVISION FIVESeymour 8-80 d Hill Top 2-60

S. Love 15 lt B. Bamford 36, C. Royals 35 d J. Gow 6, D. Boyd 30 d J. Clement 18.Nagambie 10-95 d Euroa 0-66

S. Hall 31 d N. Harris 19, K. Hollands 30 d M. Davey 17, D. Dickson 34 d G. Duncalf 30.DIVISION SIXAvenel 8-63 d East Shepp 0-40

M. Mackie 30 d W. Tyers 21, R. Lloyd 33 d R. Pozzobon 19.

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