Barooga bowls notes

By Cobram Courier

Last week's question: If a player leaves the green with the permission of the opposition team how long can the player stay off the green?

Answer: 10 minutes.

This week's question: If during a pennant game, the thirds had started deciding the number of shots won and have removed bowls with still one bowl to be played, what happens?

Pennant started last weekend, with Friday pennant having a draw in division one and a win in division two. This is a great result for division two, as it puts the side into the four, although the current ladder on the website shows the side fifth, but having more points than the fourth-placed team.

On Saturday, it was Barooga versus Cobram with all divisions playing each other. Barooga won division one easily and wins in division three and four. Division two had a big loss, going down on all rinks, and is now out of the four and must win the next two games.

Practice this week is very important. Please be advised the Saturday division one pennant grand final is on Saturday, February 29, not on the Sunday as previously advised, due to the division hosting regional events on Sunday, March 1.

The winners of share the wealth held last Tuesday: section A - I Smethurst and L Magee, +13 shots, second J & K Bruce 12 shots, third A Whiteside and C Philpot six shots; section B - C O’Connell and S Condrick, eight shots and nine ends, second A Vinecombe and B Doyle eight shots and eight ends, third A Bennett and A Denson six shots.

Men's trade day results, January 9, saw A. West, K Johnson and M Krug come out the winners with K Faulkner, G Cullen and C Bawden runners-up. Best first game was P McKay and team with 19, best second was N Macklin and team with five, best third was Ian Bolton and team and best fourth was P. Russell and team with 15. Jackpot was attempted by G. Searle but not won.

Trade day at Nathalia on January 16, was won by Ron Sean, Paul Rees and Tony Morris with 63. Runners-up, also from Numurkah, were John Wright, Neil Barnes and Ian Furness with 3 1/2 games won. Best first game was won by G Sutcliffe and team, best second was won by G. Rothe and team, best third was won by G. Searle and team and best fourth game winners were Max Lewis and team. The jackpot, now worth $450 was again attempted to be won by G. Searle but for the second week in a row he missed out.

Keith's Friday winner was G Hickey, who had a combination of J. Escott and G. Cullen to assist him. Runners-up were P. Russell and Geoff Brentnall. Best first game winners were A. Ellis and M Condron and best second game winners were K. Kennedy and R. Dean.

Do not forget the club's men's trade day tomorrow and if you can come please get your name in as soon as possible. The women's trade day was set down for today but has been deferred due to the funeral of Ken Shields.

The women's Monday bowls saw an aggregate game won by Elaine Blizzard and Karen Bruce. Next week is the first round of club's women's minor singles championship. Good bowling to those entered and thanks to the markers. Social bowls scheduled for Monday, January 27, is an aggregate. Monday, February 3, is ‘Belle of the Green'.

The next trade day is on January 29 at Nathalia. Inquiries to Tessa Ward on 0418 506 205.

On Sunday the club had two representatives playing in the champion of champions.

Gerald Rothe, having won last week, had a walkover in the morning round and met up with Ian Smethurst in the second round but was defeated.

In the women's, Kerry Ralph played Bev Hutchins in the morning and won and then was playing Anne Dealey with scores close when it was all called off after five ends due to the thunderstorm. It will now need to be played at a future date. Unfortunately no details are available on the website as to when.

There is no pennant this weekend due to Australia Day.