Echuca sides almost perfect in pennant clashes

October 11, 2017

City of Echuca

PENNANT sides made a positive start to the season in round one matches last week.

In midweek competition, the division one White side produced a strong win by 27 shots against Rich River. All three rinks won their game in this match.

The division one Blue side travelled to Deniliquin and although it didn’t win overall, they returned home with one rink win. The team of Sandra Glasser, Helen Pitts, Marie Malone and Ros Neil won their game by a single shot.

The division three midweek side competed against Rich River and produced a three-shot win. Bernie Johns, Jeanette Breen, Jenny Blaser and Lorraine West won their game by 14 shots in this encounter.

All five divisions recorded wins in round one of weekend pennant.

The division one side produced a strong win against Mathoura with all three rinks winning their game. This saw an overall win of 40 shots.

The division two side played in a rematch of last year’s grand final and produced a similar result – victory by one shot. Jim Thomas and his team of Carly Taylor, Eddie Blampied and John O’Brien led the way for this win, finishing the day with a nine-shot victory.

Division three travelled to Deniliquin and returned home winners by 34 shots. The team of Noel West, John Blair, Wayne McPoyle and Russell Evans was the best-performed Echuca side on Saturday, winning their game by an impressive 28 shots.

The division four side played at Mathoura and had two winning rinks in their 17-shot win.

Division five played against Deniliquin RSL and won by 12 shots. David Peck, Linda Ormando, John Cowan and John Kelly produced a strong 16-shot win in their game.

Results: men’s pairs, Thursday, September 21

1st: Jeff Keath and Graeme Woodcock, 2nd: Bill Richards and Peter O’Brien. Vouchers: Norm Hodge and Bill Toll.

Mixed triples: Monday September 25

1st: Tony Hawley, Trevor Rickard and John Kelly, 2nd: John Blair, Lyn Brown and Colin Walker

Men’s pairs: Thursday, September 28

1st: Sam Nastasie and Eugene Xodo, 2nd: K Robinson and R Golde. Vouchers: Bill Toll and Jim Aitken.

Mixed triples Monday, October 2

1st: Toby Egan, Chris Egan and Trevor Rickard, 2nd: Sandra Glasser, John Simpson and Richard Robb.

Men’s pairs Thursday, October 5

1st: Peter Tinning and Keith Tinning, 2: Phil Denham and Peter Lomas. Vouchers: Toby Egan and John O’Brien.

Division one white (home vs Echuca Blue): P. Schram (s), L. Beattie, C. Egan, J. Palmer; M. Cunnington (s), R. Gallagher, K. Evans, L. Brown; L. Roney (s), J. Moss, L. Snell, N. Hall.

Division one blue (home vs Echuca White): S. Glasser (s), H. Pitts, M. Malone, R. Neill; G. Ryan (s), E. Thomas, J. Armstrong, J. Cowley; M. Shearer(s), E. McGowan, L. Robson, A. Vanderkley.

Division three (away vs Tongala): B. Johns (s), J. Blaser, B. Chong, L. West; L. Ormando (s), F. Spiers, V. Balfour, R. Hyland.


LAST Tuesday the weather was kind and greens were running truly for the weekly women’s social bowls.

At the end of the day the winning rink comprised Lesla Maslen, Lorraine Appleby, Pauline Humbert and Kath Palmer (s) in a super impressive display from all bowlers.

On Friday, the midweek pennant competition commenced with the women in battle against Elmore. In a spirited performance the Lockington girls won one rink, only to lose the match 67-80. [B Mustey, R Hanson, A Haines, K Palmer (s) lost to E Locke 18-35; L Maslen, D Smith, L Chugg, P MacFarlane (s) defeated L Wilson 22-13; A Lowrie, M Davis, L McInnes, P Humbert (s) lost to A Williams 27-32].

The weekend pennant first round was played on Saturday with both divisions at home.

In a successful day for the club there were winners all around as division two overcame a strong Rich River combination to win 67-56 and division four accounted for Moama 77-55.

Division two had two rinks in front at the completion of play. [D Isgro, N Haines, L McInnes, R Shawcross (s) d. M Bidgood 27-16; F Chugg, G Shawcross, T Davis, G Turner (s) lt D Wood 19-22; K Stout, R Head, A Kauffman, J Harris (s) d. G Moffatt 21-18].

Division four was able to win two rinks in the re-match of last year’s grand final against Moama and score a comfortable 77-55 victory.

[K Gibbon, N Bacon, B Musgrove, P Collins (s) d. B Barbary 22-17; K Cunnington, C Stewart, I Palmer, S Peter (s) lt B O’Connell 16-27; D Smith, A Harris, P Cunnington, K Main (s) d. D Blackburn 39-11].

Andrew Harris played his first game of pennant and acquitted himself very well.

Next Saturday division two will travel to Rochester while division four will play City of Echuca away.

The club was saddened to learn of the passing of Val Lupton (wife of David Lupton) last week.

Val Lupton was a keen bowler and was a member of the 1991-1992 division three pennant premiership team.

Val also served on committee and enjoyed social bowls on a weekly basis.

The club extend condolences to Maurie and Helen Vick on the untimely death of their grandson.

Bowlers are reminded of the Mixed Pairs on Sunday starting at 1pm.

Contact Kath Palmer 5486 2314 or Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for entries.

On Sunday, October 22 the club will hold the time-honoured Waterwheel Classic Fours — gold-letter event. Commencing at 9.30am, bowlers will enjoy a perfect day of good meals, great greens and fine friendship.

Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.


MIDWEEK Pennant saw Mathoura 92 defeat Rich River 60. A great start to the year.

Weekend Pennant: Division one: Mathoura 50 lost to Echuca 90 at Mathoura.

Division two: Mathoura 66 lost to Echuca 67 at Echuca.

Division four: Mathoura 51 lost to Echuca 68 at Mathoura.

Results show we have work to do.

Congratulations to Beryl Murray, who has been selected to play in the Northern Country Challenge Golden Rivers Challenge being played on October 29 at Moama Bowls Club; we wish her good bowling.

Tournament: Mathoura Open Fours. Thursday, October 5.

We had 20 teams enter and they came from Numurkah Golf, Echuca, Tongala, Lockington, Rich River, Deni, Deni RSL, Broadbeach, Moama, Finley and Rochester; thank you for your support.

Winners with 87 points, Ryan Bester (skip), Kevin Anderson, Zane Mikin-Laurie and Ryan Burnett (Moama/Broadbeach).

Runners-up with 80 points, Ashley Haines (skip), Stevie Johnson, Heather Tabe and Allan Cowan (Finley).

Third place with 77 points, John Hulm (skip), Anthony Hulm, Garry Hulm and Paul Kearney (Mathoura).

Winner of the Lucky Card draw was Rob Holmfield from Rich River.

Club Championship: men’s two-bowl singles.

Round 3: L. Bates def. I. Hunter.


FOR any CVBD teams who may be short of a few players and need a fill-in, please contact the bowls office on 5481 3760 as early in the week as possible so we can accommodate any shortage of players.

Please note the following additions to Moama’s social bowls schedule; mixed social bowls will be played on Saturday afternoons from 12.30pm.

Also open (any combination) handicap pairs will be held on Mondays from 12.30pm.

Green fees for both events are $5, names can be placed on the sheets in the bowls area or names left on the club’s answering service as per normal arrangements.

Indoor bowls

Sunday, October 8, Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Hanna Lutz, Mike Barkham, Ron Hodge. Runners-up: Ken Hooper, Colin Hicks.

Tuesday, October 3, Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Eddy Williamson, Mike Barkham, Pat Nash. Runners-up: Ken Hooper, Audrey Matchett, Joy Hooper.

Outdoor Bowls

Thursday, October 5, Mens Pairs: Winners: David Blackburn, Brian Trengove. Runners-up: Greg Pettigrove, Graham O’Brien. Consolation: Ken Sipthorp, Phil Bell, Blake Curnow, Alex McQuarren.

Thursday, October 5, Ladies Scroungers: Winners: Lois Barbary. Runners-up: Wilma Curnow. Consolation: Lorraine Ogden, Karen Brennan, Rhonda Solomon, Jill Marshall, Mandy Gleeson, Irene Lacis, Ev Milgate.

Division one (home vs Rich River): Laurelle Smith, Mia Young, Sandra Connolly, Marilyn Stephenson(s); Mary Ann Spizer, Lola Williams, Bev Trengove, Beryl Eddy, Rhonda Goudge, Margot Brennan, Merilyn Rehe, Melissa Roberts (s)

Division two (home vs Rich River): Lorna Jones, Glenys Bailey, Susan Abraham, Dawn Armstrong (s); Lois Barbary, Jeanette McDonald, Deana Hogan, Kristy Gillingham (s); Cheryl Dohert, Pam Leibhardt, Lyn Rogan, Kath Wastell (s).

Division three vs (home vs Rich River): Irene Lacis, Karen Brennan, Ev Milgate, Christine Ritchie (s); Carolyn Butcher, Wilma Curnow, Audrey Matchett, Beryl Bell (s).

Moama RSL

ON Monday, 19 players played three games of 10 ends.

The winners on 45 points were Denise Lee (s), June Simpson, Isobel Wallis and Phyllis Allez.

Runners-up with 36 points were Roy Prigg (s), Heather Smith and Hazel O’Dwyer.

Consolation prizes went to Derek Smith, Rick Panozzo and Paula Barkham.

Over 60s

MEN’S State 60 & over pairs were played at the City of Echuca on Friday in favourable conditions. Six sections were decided with some very close results.

Next Tuesday at 9.45am at City of Echuca, the section winners will play elimination games to decide who are the Men‘s CVBD State Over 60 pairs champions.

Section 3 [C.Berryman/R.Milne] has a bye, Section 5 [P.Moon/M.Harvey] v Section 1, [J.Hogan/B.Brennan]; Section 4 [J.Shaw/K.Connolly] v Section 6 [W.Cook/J.Dindsdale]; Section 2 [G.Moffatt /T.Nagorcka] has a bye.

Rich River

Mixed indoor bowls

Friday, October 6 winners were Val Gaylor (s) and Shirley Davis.

Runners-up were Tony O’Dwyer (s), Helen Salter and Hazel O’Dwyer.

Friday’s midweek pennant round two teams

Division one (away vs Moama): L. Easther (s), L. Barker, L. Williams, B. Petch; R. Wheeler (s), J. Vise, R. Sharp, J. White; V. Noar (s), M. Griffiths, T. Beck, M. Young.

Division two (away vs Moama): P. Stiles (s), A. Kosch, J. Kelly, N. King; M. Stevens (s), P. Sehestedt, G. Brewster, F. Galvin; J. Hocken (s), C. McKenzie, L. Mitchell, M. Smith.

Division three (home vs Echuca): E. Pineo (s), S. McGann, B. Linquist, J. Luke; M. Spinks (s), H. Freeman, M. Carr, S. Shine.

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