Bowls Reports | December 4

By Riverine Herald

City of Echuca

City of Echuca’s division two mid-week side scored a win in its pennant match on Friday.

The side played Moama and finished the day with two rink wins, and an overall victory by 25 shots.

Marie Malone, Belinda Chong, Joan Armstrong and Bill Cook combined well to win their match by 16 shots.

The division one side also played Moama and despite having two rink wins, the side lost the match by 12 shots. Division three also competed against Moama and lost their match by 13 shots, with no rink wins.

A coaching clinic will be held at the club on Wednesday, December 11, starting at 6.30pm.

The clinic will be presented by Matthew Flapper, Anthony Flapper and Nick McIntyre, and all club members are encouraged to attend and learn from some of Victoria’s best players.

Bowls results

Men’s pairs — Thursday, November 28

1st: Geoff Tinning and Chooka Tinning.

2nd: John O’Brien and Bob Pratt.

3rd: Jerome Shaw and Jim Harris.

Vouchers: Phil Denham and Peter Lomas.

Mid-week teams

Division one v Mathoura at home: M. Cunnington, P. Schram, K. Gillingham, L. Brown; R. Opie, K. Evans, D. Paine, N. Hall; J. Fairchild, L. Roney, L. Beattie, R. Gallagher.

Division two v Elmore at home: J. Breen, C. Egan, I. Tyson, G. Kerr; M. Malone, B. Chong, J. Armstrong, J. Cowley; B. Johns, E. Thomas, T. Deenen, R. Neil.

Division 3 v Rich River at Rich River: J. Blaser, M. Hoelter, K. Sperling, J. Cowan; H. Trotter, L. Ormando, A. Blaser, J. Young.

Weekend teams

Division 1: G. Beattie, D. Compton, M. Evans; M. Liverton, T. Hicks, J. Ferrier, W. Brooks; B. Reiner, P. Thorn, S. Cunnington, S. McCartney.

Division 2: G. Halden, N. West, E. Blampied, M. Thorn; T. Egan, T. Liddell, J. Brown, C. Taylor; I. Page, J. Shaw, J. O’Brien, C. Berryman.

Division 3: S. Glasser, B. Cook, T. Deenan, J. Dignan; L. Whyte, D. Portwine, M. Brighton, J. Kelly; M. Bennett, B. Toll, D. Hicks, R. Gallagher.

Division 4: R. Payne, J. Cowan, K. McAsey, S. Nolan; D. Payne, T. Rickard, M. Meyer, D. Lavelle; J. Hollowood, J. Simpson, K. McGowan, J. Brighton.

Division 5: L. Beattie, D. Peck, R. Tooley, B. Pratt; B. Chong, L. Bursill, C. O’Shea, L. Dean.

Emergencies: B. Charman and J. Cantanese.


The social bowls on Tuesday was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The latest round of CVBD mid-week pennant resulted in a 50-75 loss to Rochester on Friday.

Margaret Davis lost to S. Sholl 15-28; Kath Palmer l.t. C. Anderson 17-27; Phylis MacFarlane l.t. A. Fiedler 18-20.

This week they travel to Moama.

The CVBD weekend pennant competition resumes after a break for the successful World Bowls Challenge held at the Moama Bowling Club on the weekend.

Both division two and four visit Rich River on Saturday.

The club championship for the men has been decided with Ray Hanson defeating Bill Musgrove to claim his third title in succession.

Unfortunately, the final did not produce the thrilling one shot victories claimed by both Hanson and Musgrove in their respective semi-finals against Phillip Cunnington and Russell Shawcross.

From the outset in the final, Hanson was on song to quickly run out to a 20-4 lead after 12 ends.

The display of precision draw bowling from Hanson had Musgrove under immense pressure and the fact that Musgrove appeared to be stressed from a back complaint did not make the task any easier for him.

However, nothing should detract from the performance by Hanson in taking out the title 25-6 and he will represent the club in the CVBD Champion of Champions on Saturday January 5.

Several games in the club competitions were completed on the weekend.

In the 21 Up Presidents trophy Tom Davis defeated Ray Hanson, Graham Turner def. Dave Thomas and Leon Laffy upset Phillip Cunnington in the first round.

The 100 Up championship resulted in some close encounters.

Andrew Harris def. Brian Kinnane, Ray Hanson def. John van den Bosch, Tom Davis def. David Blackburn, Don Isgro def. Kalvin Stout and Alan Kauffman def. Russell Shawcross.

Shawcross may be able to gain revenge, as the pair face off in the 21 Up championship first round.

The women have reached semi-final stage with Denise Gilmore defeating Margaret Davis in a real cliff-hanger 25-20 after the scores were level on several occassions

Gilmore was holding the game at 21-19 when Davis managed to draw the absolute, before the leading left-handed Gilmore was able to close out the game by picking up the required shots to move into the semi-final against Ann Lowrie.

The other semi-final will match up Annette Brereton against Phylis MacFarlane.

Last Wednesday the 60 and Over competition was held at Rich River.

The best performed local rink included Bill Musgrove, Les Brereton, Brian Kinnane and Steve Peter (s) in winning all three games.

However, a close measure went against them in the roll-off for the chooks.

During the week a couple of members attended the CVBD Super Veteran Badge presentations.

Geoff Shawcross and Kath Palmer received their badges in recognition.

On Friday evening, the barbeque and practice session was well attended with Dave Thomas the happy recipient of the lucky members draw.

Members also enjoyed a brief visit from the local footballers during their seven kilometre training run.

Bowlers are reminded of the Moama Bowling Club supported Open Fours tournament to be held on Thursday January 2, starting at 9.30am.

Contact Chris Stewart on 5486 2607 for details.


Mid-week Pennant Results — Friday November 29

Division 1 v Rich River at home: Mathoura 81 def. Rich River 52.

Division 3 v Rich River at: Mathoura 34 lost to Rich River 41.

Weekend pennant was not played due to the World Bowls Challenge played at Moama.

Club Championships

Men’s Pairs: Round 1 — C. Hillier/M. Quor def. N. Dovaston/B. Brander.

The first round is to be completed on or before December 8.

Men’s 25up Singles: D. Hicks def. C. Roberts; A. Polak def. B. Ireland; M. Humphreys def. R. Werner; L. Bates def. G. Hulm.

Mathoura Mixed Pairs

The event will be held on Sunday, December 8, starting at 1pm — bowls attire please.

There will be three games of 10 ends, 2x4x2.

Entries to club on 5880 3200 or Rod Werner on 0408 368 338.

The Mathoura bowlers Christmas party will be on Saturday December 14 after bowls.

Feel free to bring people along for a great night.


Indoor Bowls

Tuesday November 26 — Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Marie Hardy, Pat Nash, Colin Hicks and Ron Hooper. Runners-up: Sam Natasi. Denise Lee, Ivy Nash and Peter Pavone.

Thursday November 28 — Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Kath Dobson, Fahe Leahy and Joy Hooper. Runners-up: Audrey Matchett and John McVicker.

Sunday December 1 — Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Mathew Leahy, Neil Hardy and Joan Heales. Runners-up: Pam Kerr, John McVicker and Peter Pavone.

Outdoor Bowls

Tuesday November 26 — Men’s Triples: Winners: Tony Hawley, Wally Wadge and Brian Hester. Consolation: Neville Varcoe, Alex McQuarrie, Colin Struthers , Arch Bailey, Greg Manners and Ken Black. Best first game: Joe Murphy, Neil Munro, Bob Gills and George Abraham. Jackpot: $60 — Stuart Sutton, Bill Curnow and John Shaw.

Tuesday November 26 — Ladies Social: Winners: Cheryl Arnel and Susan Abraham. Runners-up: Mandy Gleeson and Cheryl Pell. Consolation: Cheryl Doherty and Irene Lacis.

Thursday November 28 — Ladies Scroungers: Winner: Nola Hall. Runner-up: Kelly Norris. Consolation: Elise Bennett, Beryl Bell, Shirley Riters, Cheryl Pell and Carmel Simpson.

Thursday November 28 — Men’s Thursday Pairs: Winners: Barry Brennan and Glenn Dorward. Runners-up: Graham O’Brien and Greg Pettigrove. Consolation: Wally Wadge, Ken Maynard, Rob Wastell and Ron Bunting. Best first game: Arch Bailey and Rob Neely.

Sunday December 1 — Sunday Roast Social Mixed Pairs: Winners: Helen Sullivan and Barry Barbary. Runners-up: Ray Sullivan, Sandra Nugent and Phil Bell. Consolation: Mike Geoghegan, Lucy Skowransk, Kevin Connolly, Geoff Reed and Nola Hall.

Rich River

Mid-week bowls teams continue to perform well with two of the three teams successful in round 6 following a two-week break.

On Sunday, December 8 at 9.30am, both the ladies’ and men’s club championship finals will be played.

The Ladies Minor Championship will be contested between Wendy Nagorcka and Toni Beck and the Club Championship between Lyn Barker and Betty Linquist.

Men’s finalists are to be decided after preliminary games this week.

The 60 and Over bowls played at Rich River on Wednesday, November 27 attracted a record number of 144 entries which was capacity for our three greens.

Numbers were swelled by six additional teams from Rich River Bowls Club as there was no Jackpot Pairs on that day.

Several teams won three games of eight ends which resulted in a play off to the yardstick, with the team having the most, or closest bowls, to the jack being the winners.

Rich River’s team of skipper Eugene Xodo was declared the winner, narrowly defeating the team of Peter Jackson who were runners-up.

Jackpot Pairs from today onwards will be starting at 10am each Wednesday for the next three weeks prior to the Christmas break, so members please be aware of this earlier time.

Twilight bowls on Tuesday evenings has attracted in excess of 20 people on each occasion so far with the final night to be held on Wednesday December 10 at 6pm.

Many thanks to those members who have volunteered their time to assist with the barbecue, setting up of the greens, organising the teams and offering advice to those new bowlers who came along to our club.

Mid-week pennant sides

Division 1 v Rochester at home: Viriginia Noar, Liz Easther, Lynn Barker, Noeline King; Rose Wheeler, Pat Sehestedt, Marg Young, Bill Wheeler; Marg Griffiths, Wilma Williams, Roseanne Sharp, Wendy Nagorcka.

Division 2 v Rochester at home: Jan Hocken, Jan McEwan, Heather Freeman, Bev Clarke; Marie Stevens, Toni Beck, Judy White, Betty Linquist; Phil Stiles, Judy Vise, Prill Edgar, Anne Kosch.

Division 3 v Echuca at home: Bev Mills, Eileen Pineo, Joy Kelly, Stephanie Shine; Lois Williams, Joan Luke, Cath Mackenzie, Merle Smith.

Emergencies: Carol Guille.

Weekend pennant teams

Division 1 v Deni RSL at Deni RSL: Stan Barker, Max Kosch, Ken Jones, Bill McEwan; Trevor Nagorcka, Roy Berryman, Robert Taylor, Hugh Davies; Gary Radford, Noel Dixon, Robert King, Eugene Xodo.

Division 2 v Lockington at home: Tim Noar, Graeme Moffat, Leon Sharp, John Langley; Ron Bentley, Ashley French, Franco Perissinotto, David Newman; Darryl Wood, Allan Linquist, Paul Kearney, Peter Moon.

Division 3 v Deni RSL at Deni RSL: Robert Holmfield, Ron Ritchie, Max Bidgood, Paul Wallace; Vic Woods, John Armstrong, George Clarence, Robert Brereton; Gerry Devlin, Barry Downer, Geoffrey Rayner, Des Sehestedt.

Division 4 v Lockington at home: John Stuart, John Exton, Keith Rowan, John Hart; Graeme Edgar, Warwick Stiles, Peter Jackson, Laurie Phillips; Renn Ritchie, Graeme Williams, John Hewlett, Roger Teasdale.

Division 5 v Deni RSL at Deni RSL: Barry Kelly, Malcolm Mitchell, Mal Whyte, Adrian Costello; Keith Robertson, Geoff Kiefel, Doug Jay, Peter Preston.

Emergencies: Mel Velt.

Duty team: Ron Bentley, Ashley French, Franco Perissinotto, David Newman.

Senior Citizens

Winners for Wednesday November 27 were Bev Williamson (s), Miriam Pascoe, Pat Squire and Isobel Wade.

Runners-up were Myrle Clancy (s), Lyn Prott and Eddy Williamson.

Winners for Friday November 29 were Faye Leahy (s), Bev Williamson and Joan Hales.

Runners-up were Bob Pascoe, John Fatone and Lyn Prott.

60 and Over

The Campaspe Valley and District 60 and Over Bowls group held their Wednesday weekly bowls at the Rich River Bowls Club last week.

A total of 36 teams, consisting of 144 bowlers competed for a chook.

Seven teams won three games — they then rolled off to within the yard stick.

Both winning teams were from Rich River.

The winning team were Des Sehestedt, Renn Ritchie, Ron Richie and Eugene Xodo — they had six bowls near the jack.

Second place included Peter Jackson, Leon Sharpe, David Newman and Robert Taylor — they had three bowls near the jack.

Members of both teams received a chook each.

Next Wednesday, 60 and Over bowls is at Mathoura Bowls club with a 10am start, not at Rochester as the book states as they are renovating their main green.

Entries to Stan Limbrick on 0457 275 760 or Bruce Papworth on 0412 664 744 or on the sheet at the Mathoura Bowls Club.