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Tough tests for bowlers

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November 7, 2012 4:19am

Avenel bowler Dennis McGregor is happy with the result against Mooroopna Golf.

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The midweek pennant was played at Avenel and Seymour, with Division Three having a bye. Both teams won closely fought games.

CBD Division One played Broadford at home winning an exciting game by four shots. GV Division Two went to Avenel winning in a tight game.

The popular jackpot triples on Wednesday was won by the team of Kevin Dwyer, Ian Ridd, and David Atkins (skip) +24, with the runner-up on +12 was Ernie Finn, Les Bigelow and Luke Spargo (skip).

Bankers on Saturday saw 16 players have a lovely afternoon. The winning team was Ann Cassar, Margaret Callaghan, and Jean Chamley with +19.

Social bowls on Thursdays is having a trial revamp for the month of November. Scroungers will be played, 7pm, entries in by 6.30pm. Cost $5/person, minimum of six players and $10 prize for each rink. This is a novelty event and is great practice for draw bowling and for new bowlers. All welcome.

Sunday at Yea the last games of the State Fours were played. The final result was Lynda Rhode, Jenny Ridd, Ann Borham and Alison Hall (skip) won with eight points + 32 shots. The runners-up were Di Templeton, Lois White, Dot Dillon and Wilma Atkins with four points and + 6 shots. Congratulations to both teams.

In the men section, no Seymour team was represented. Congratulations to Alexandra who defeated VRI.

Another great social night was held on Friday and dinner was enjoyed by all those in attendance. We have fantastic chefs to provide us with wonderful food so come along and enjoy our social evenings.

Club Games — Club Triples draw will be done early December, so you have the next three weeks to get your team in if you have not already done so.

A markers forum will be held at the Club on November 23 at 4pm. This is a must for all new and inexperienced bowlers, men and women to attend. It goes without saying that all bowlers even great grandparents will benefit from the refreshing of Rules for Markers. It will be run by Kerry Ralph, a well respected A-grade umpire, who marked at the Commonwealth and World Games.

Saturday Pennant — GV Division One played host to the top of the ladder team Shepparton Golf and after a pre-game talk from Max Hammond and a further reminder from Brett Spargo at half time of the importance of the game, it was pleasing that this workmanlike team was too strong for last years grand finalists. After leading by more than 20 shots midway through the game we came out winning 12/ 2 and +5 shots.

We have now moved to the top of the ladder, and to cement our position all team members are asked to be conscious of the need to practice regularly. Club games are to be played other than Thursday 4pm to 7pm.

This week’s players of the week are Robbie Baldwin and Brett Spargo. Great game from them and the whole team.

CBD Division One travelled to another venue in Yea that few teams have success at and Saturday was no different for our club. Disappointingly they lost to Yea 2/16 and -35 shots.

CBD Division Two also travelled to another club where success is difficult to come by, however they were most unfortunate to go down to VRI Blue 4/12 and -3 shots. A great effort.

GV Division Five was another great performance from this group given they had to play at Nagambie, a venue where not many visiting teams win. Keep up the good work.

— Toucha


Fine and much better weather conditions for Round Five of Saturday’s pennant bowls competition. A great day for the club as all three teams won their games.

Division One travelled to Wallan and retrieved a 10-shot win with two rinks up and two rinks down. Division Two Navy team hosted the Alexandra Blue team, winning by 25 shots with courtesy of Alan Dixon’s rink as the other two rinks contributed one shot up and one shot down.

Division Two Blue team played against across town rivals Seymour and in a nail-biting finish at the VRI Number Two green. The last finishing rink held on by three shots overall although with the rink going down by four shots, with the team winning only one rink.

Division One team held a good lead early in the game, but lost too many ends on two of the rinks leaving the team vulnerable; however the end result of 10 shots up was enough to lift the team back into fourth position on the ladder.

On Saturday, Division One will face another hard game against an improved Yea team at the VRI green; Division Two Navy team should continue their winning form against Wallan at the VRI Number Two green. Division Two Blue team will travel to Yea to compete against a strong combined Eildon/Yea team.

— Two Hats


An excellent week’s bowling by our pennant sides with three wins out of four matches.

On Tuesday both midweek pennant sides were home to neighbours Seymour and Euroa. Unhappily Division Two was unable to repeat its effort in last season’s finals against Seymour but Division Four beat Euroa by 16 shots.

On Saturday both Division Four and Division Six won their matches; the Division Four side was victorious across all teams therefore getting a much valued 14 points. Division Six had one winning and one losing team with the winning team’s margin being well and truly enough to cover the losing margin for six points.

A reminder to the ladies of the meeting on Thursday at 11am followed by BYO lunch and two-bowl triples for Elaine’s trophies.

The mens championship list is on the noticeboard — entries close November 22.

Twilight season is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Check the noticeboard for pennant, competitions and social bowls.


Division Two ventured to Mooroopna on Saturday to play a skilled team and as a result all Nagambie teams didn’t fare too well.

The Fives were defeated by Seymour — considering players were either ill or not available that made the task a lot harder — but Bardy McLeod playing his first pennant game for Nagambie after transferring from Seymour skippered the only winning rink.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Bardy and his wife Fay to the club — both are no strangers to this area. Fay lived in Nagambie many years ago and went to school here.

Two games of the WL Forbes pairs were played on Sunday. Max Fothergill and John Humphries defeated Todd Barnes and John Sinden and in the other game Robert Smith and Greg Brack narrowly defeated Robert Page and Des Fothergill in a high standard game.

Players are reminded that the first round of the B-grade is played on Sunday.

Division Two play at home against Morroopna Golf and Division Five travels to Mooroopna.

— Bowl Away With MJ

Central Bowls Division Saturday pennant

Division one

Wallan lt Seymour VRI 84-94

G. Edmunds d K. Lee 26-15, J. Coustley d B. Dawe 22-19, S. Duncan lt J. Purcell 22-33, P. Newell lt G. Jones 14-27.

Yea d Seymour 108-73

B. Sier d D. Boyd 42-12, P. West d E. Jarman 27-17, R. Branch d D. Atkins 20-18, K. Hatty lt N. Harris 19-26.

Division two

Seymour VRI Navy d Alexandra Blue 92-67

A. Dixon d S. Doyle 39-14, D. Emmerson d A. Smith 27-26, P. Delzotto lt L. Zviokwvitch 26-27.

Seymour VRI Blue d Seymour 67-64

G. Bester d L. Hall 29-19, B. Burgess lt A. Cassidy 21-24, R. Richards lt P. Lawrence 17-21.

CBD midweek pennant

Seymour d Broadford 61-57

J. Kreemers d H. Green 25-19, D. Hogan d L. Gleeson 20-17, A. Hall lt P. Duerkop 16-21.

Goulburn Valley Saturday pennant

DIVISION ONE: Seymour 12-89 d Shepp Golf 2-84

M. Houghton 20 d M. Williams 16, J. Reilly 15 lt G. Myers 27, G. Whiteman 27 d Rick Orchard 19, R. Baldwin 27 d J. Hallam 22.

DIVISION TWO: Mooroopna 14-119 d Nagambie 0-76

W. Conley 20 d R. Page 18, D. Stephens 34 d D. Fothergill 21, P. Warren 23 d R. Smith 16, A. Donaldson 42 d G. Brack 21.

DIVISION FOUR: Avenel 14-139 d Moor Golf 0-49

N. Slater 35 d S. Smith 11, D. Furletti 35 d B. Spencer 16, A. White 31 d R. Brent 11, K. Willox 38 d P. McCarty 11.

DIVISION FIVE: Nagambie 2-62 lt Seymour 8-88

K. Hollands 26 d S. Love 31, Vicki Reidy 14 lt C. Royals 36, B. McLeod 22 d J. Kreemers 21.

DIVISION SIX: Euroa 2-45 lt Avenel 6-61

B. Duncalf 28 d T. Hibbert 20, L. Havelberg 17 lt R. Lloyd 41.

GV midweek pennant

DIVISION TWO: Avenel 52-2 lt Seymour 67-8

J White 16-0 lt J. Nichols 22-2, M. Black 15-0 lt M. Prudden 27-2, P. Pedder 21-2 d M. Kane 18-0.

DIVISION FOUR: Avenel 45-6 d M. Cooper 39-2

M. Mackie 30-2 d M. Cooper 14-0, M. Wilson 15-0 lt B. Sharp 25-2.

Nagambie 48-7 d Mooroopna 41-1

V. Reidy 24-2 d M. Morris 17-0, S. Hall 24-1 drew G. Smith 24-1.

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