Leica Roney won City of Echuc'as B grade singles championship last week.December 27, 2012 4:04am
The week before Christmas has seen the finals of many club events at City of Echuca.
Last Monday, Leica Roney won the women’s B grade singles final, defeating Pat Schram, while the women’s pairs final was played last Wednesday between Michelle Cunnington and Lyn Brown against Veronica Kelly and Melissa Larcombe.
The pairs title was won by the Kelly-Larcombe combination, who successfully defended their title.
On Thursday afternoon, Steve Cunnington and Philip Thorn played for the men’s singles title and this proved to be a classic encounter.
The match came down to the last end, where the players were locked on 24-all and it was Thorn who won the vital last end to take the title.
On Friday morning, the women’s singles final was a repeat of last year’s event between Larcombe and Kelly.
It was another high-standard and close encounter between the two players, but this year it was Larcombe who finished stronger to take out her first club singles title.
On Friday afternoon, James McGillivray and Philip Thorn were also trying to defend their title from last season when they competed against Bill Toll and Jim Ferrier in the men’s pairs championship.
Although the Ferrier-Toll combination finished strongly, they were not able to bridge the early lead gained by their opponents, with McGillivray and Thorn taking out the title for the second year.
All men’s divisions finished on a positive note for the year, with every side winning their pennant match on Saturday.
The division one team finished strongly in what had been a close encounter all day against Rochester and eventually won by 31 shots.
Steve Cunnington’s team set this win up with a commanding 39-17 victory.
Division two returned home from Rochester with a 28-shot win and three winning rinks, with Tony Deenen and John Brown’s teams winning by 16 and 14 shots respectively.
Division three had two winning rinks in its six-shot victory against Rochester, while division four starred with a massive 108-44 win against Rochester, with all three rinks recording big wins.
Division five had both teams on the positive side when it defeated Mathoura by seven shots.
Social bowls results
Last Monday, twilight mixed triples: Norm Hodge, David Peck and Don Angove 1; Jeanette Breen, George Bomm and Dennis Portwine 2.
Thursday, men’s pairs: Lal Whyte and Peter Phyland 1, John Brown and Norm Hodge 2; vouchers: Jack Shearer, Brian O’Meara, Rob Anset, Daryl Phyland.
Bowlers should note social bowls will be held at the club on Saturday, starting at 12.30pm. There will be no twilight mixed on New Year’s Eve.
(s) were behind on the card all day and lost to Ian McGregor 15-30, while Peter Watson, Noel Lloyd, Vic Curtis and Barry Cartwright (s) were only three shots down on the 22nd end, but eventually lost 20-27 to David Blackburn.
Division five also travelled to Moama, going down by seven shots, 38-45.
Mick Maxwell, Barry Martin, Bill Brann and Stan Kataja (s) won the last three ends to defeat Barry Barbary 26-19, but Fred Maurer, Debbie Dunn and Wayne Andrews (s) unfortunately played one player short and were defeated by Alec Ilic, 12-26.
Great time had at this year's Barmah Muster.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Friday’s annual primary inter-school cross country meet will see a broader variety of students taking part, as well as the introduction of a new finish line.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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