Sport

Bowls report

By Riverine Herald

Lockington

THE women will resume their weekly social bowls this week following the Christmas — New Year break.

The open fours, sponsored by the Moama Bowling Club, was cancelled on Thursday due to the extreme heat and will be re-scheduled to a later date.

On Tuesday Kath Palmer will represent Locky in the CVBD Ladies Champion of Champions event to be held at the Moama Bowling Club. Good bowling Kath.

On the weekend the CVBD Champion of Champions was held at the City of Echuca Bowls Club.

On both days the bowlers had to contend with strong, gusty southerly winds, which created some problems gaining the correct length and weight.

Our club champion Ray Hanson was far from disgraced when he lost a thrilling match against the young Ashley Vesty from Rochester.

Little separated the two bowlers as they fought for supremacy as the score reached 22-all. Hanson held two shots before Vesty inspected the head and decided to play an up-shot that removed one of the two shot bowls.

Hanson came up wide as Vesty drove the jack into the ditch to hold three shots and game.

Hanson had 60cm to draw shot, but unfortunately his final bowl just toppled into the ditch. Vesty won 25-22.

In other games played Vern Rehe (Moama) defeated Dale Weymouth (Deniliquin RSL) 25-20; Brent Reiner (City of Echuca) defeated Gary Radford (Rich River) 25-12; and Mark Quor (Mathoura) defeated Keith Murphy (Elmore) 25-16. In the following round Rehe defeated Greg Lyon (Tongala) 25-24; and Vesty d. Jamie Shields (Deniliquin) 25-19.

The semi-finals produced some heart-stopping moments as Reiner defeated Rehe in a thriller, 25-22, while Quor was too consistent for Vesty to win 25-19.

In the final, Reiner grabbed the early ascendency to lead 13-6 and was able to control the mat to defeat a gallant Quor 25-16 to take out the title and will now represent the CVBD in the regional final.

Vern Rehe will be playing in the BowlsVic State Bowling Arm championships to be held at the Armadale Bowling Club today.

Joan Moss (Mathoura) and Vera Curnow (Moama) will play in the women’s State Bowling Arm State Championships tomorrow, also at Armadale.

Bowlers are reminded to enter the popular Mixed Pairs 2x4x2 Cunnington Cup to be held on Sunday, January 27 starting at 1pm. Contact Annie Haines 5486 8220 or Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for entries.

The weekly Friday evening barbecues will resume this week at 6pm.

Rich River

RICH River’s weekend pennant teams for January 12 are as follows.

Division one, playing Deniliquin at home: Stan Barker (skip), Robert Taylor, Jerome Shaw, Bruce O’Neale; Tim Noar (skip), Max Kosch, Peter Moon, Roy Berryman; Gary Radford (skip), Trevor Nagorcka, Robert King, Eugene Xodo.

Division two, playing Tongala away: Robert Holmfield (skip), Noel Dixon, Greg Clymo, Bill McEwan; Keith Hewitt (skip), Darryl Wood, Ashley French, Graeme Moffatt; Hugh Davies (skip), Ken Jones, Ron Bentley, Paul Wallace.

Division three, playing Elmore at home: Allan Linquist (skip), Barry Cox, Des Sehestedt, Leon Sharp; Renn Richie (skip), John James, Max Bidgood, Geoff Rayner; Barry Downer (skip), Warwick Styles, Ron Richie, Bill Curnow.

Division four, playing Tongala away: John Stuart (skip), Brian Watts, Franco Perissinotto, Keith Rowan; Vic Woods (skip), John Armstrong, George Clarence, Robert Brereton; Graeme Edgar (skip), Keith Robertson, John Hewlett, John Langley.

Division five, playing Elmore at home: Max Kerr (skip), John Exton, Mal Whyte, Peter Preston; Barry Kelly (skip), Ray Shelley, Doug Jay, Malcolm Mitchell.

Rich River’s midweek pennant teams for January 11 are as follows.

Division one, playing Deniliquin away: Liz Easther (skip), Lyn Barker, Roseanne Sharp, Jan McEwan; Rose Wheeler (skip), Rose Sinclair, Judy Vise, Wilma Williams; Marg Griffiths (skip), Virginia Noar, Marg Young, Sandra Harvey.

Division two, playing Echuca at home: Jan Hocken (skip), Phil Stiles, Marg Spinks, Anne Kosch; Toni Beck (skip), Judy White, Wendy Nagorcka, Merle Smith; Pat Sehestedt (skip), Bev Mills, Prill Edgar, Betty Linquist.

Division three, playing Echuca away: Heather Freeman (skip), Noeleen King, Cath Mackenzie, Stephanie Shine; Eileen Pineo (skip), Shirley McGann, Marg Kirk, Fran Galvin.

Mathoura

CVBD champion of champions singles action saw the best of the best from around the Campaspe area converge on City of Echuca Bowls Club on the weekend.

It was played over Saturday and Sunday — and Mathoura was represented by singles champion Mark Quor.

Mark won his first game and was into the semi-final on Sunday against Rochester’s Ash Vesty.

It was a closely fought game with a high quality of bowls played by both bowlers. Mark won this game and was into the final — to face Brent Reiner from Echuca.

Brent got away to a good start but Mark fought back to make a real game of it and gave himself every chance of winning, but in the end Brent won 25-16.

The club was proud of Mark’s representation of the Mathoura Bowling Club.

Moama Shots Up

INDOOR social bowls at Moama in the previous week saw Sunday’s winners as M. Hardy, R. Ponozzo and J. Hooper. Runners-up were P. Bemon, M. Belchow and P. Pavone.

Outdoor bowls from Saturday’s pairs saw winners in Judy Vise and Pedro Broom. Runners-up were Wilma Curnow and Tony Curnow.

The consolation prize went to Roger Selwood, Bill Toll, Ken Sipthorp and Ron Bentleigh.

Sunday’s mixed pairs winners were Ray Sullivan and Nev Varcoe. Runners-up were Mary Kaine and Jack Linehan.

Consolation prizes went to Geoff Redd, Laurelle Smith, Barry Barbary and Sandra Nugent.