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Roney wins B grade bowls title

Leica Roney won City of Echuc'as B grade singles championship last week.

December 27, 2012 4:04am

City of Echuca's Anthony 'Dutchy' Holland.


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.

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