Frank Peniquel wants to set a new world record for the most lawn bowls clubs played at by an individual.LUKE MCMANUS February 12, 2014 4:05am
Frank Peniguel hopes to inspire current and future generations of lawn bowlers by setting a new world record.
Peniguel arrived in Echuca-Moama yesterday as part of a self-funded journey around eastern Australia, in which the 70-year-old will attempt to create a new record for ‘‘the most lawn bowls clubs played at by an individual in 12 months’’.
According to Guinness World Records, Peniguel is the first person to attempt such a feat and needs to visit a minimum of only 50 clubs to claim the honour.
Peniguel ticked off club number 43 yesterday afternoon after completing the mandatory 10 ends at Rich River Bowls Club, before heading off and doing it all again at Moama Bowling Club.
While tempting as it is to stop at 50, Peniguel’s trip is far from finished, with the Daylesford resident setting his sights on 900 clubs.
‘‘I’m hoping to leave a legacy,’’ Peniguel said.
‘‘Sixteen per cent of bowlers over 70 stop playing each year and they’re not being replaced.
‘‘I want to take the opportunity to highlight that statistic so we can replace ourselves before we finish up and go to the big bias in the sky.’’
Peniguel’s journey began on January 10 and will take him across five states (Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, Queensland and South Australia) reaching as far as Cooktown before returning through ACT and finishing at his home club in Daylesford on January 9, 2015.
Peniguel aims to bowl, on average barring ‘‘weather, illness and events out of my control’’, four times a day, including Saturday and Sundays and said the trip would cost him about $20,000.
For the record to count, Peniguel requires photo evidence and two witnesses to sign paperwork at every stop.
People can follow Peniguel on his journey by reading his blog www.hittheroadjack.net.au
Shepparton Christian College Year 9 student Aimee Stanyer had a personal motivation to start fundraising for Ronald McDonald House.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Level crossing upgrades to the Echuca-Bendigo line may be completed next month.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram supermarket seeks $10 million expansion, increasing by about a third into adjacent car park area.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.