Bowls Report | January 22

By Riverine Herald

City of Echuca

Congratulations to Ros Neil, who was a member of the team who won the CVBD State fours on Sunday.

Ros played alongside Mathoura’s Joan Moss and Deniliquin RSL players Chris Taylor and Jenny Tonta.

This team will now play the winners from Bendigo in the regional final.

Twenty teams participated in the Caledonian Open triples on Sunday.

After four games the results were as follows:

1st: John Dinsdale, Bill Cook and Dennis Portwine.

2nd: Trevor Rickard, Sue Proctor and Max Clifford.

Best last game: Leon Sharp, Barry Devlin and Robert Thomas.

Lucky card: Ron Bunting, Lucy Shepherd and Linda Ormando.

Players are reminded of events coming up during February and March.

The Chemist Warehouse Drawn triples will be played on Monday February 17; and the Twilight Memorial mixed pairs medley will be played on Monday, March 2.

Details and entry forms for both of these events can be found on the club noticeboard.

The division two mid-week side scored a good win in Friday’s round of pennant.

The side played at Lockington and returned home with a win by 21 shots, with two winning rinks.

The division one side travelled to Deniliquin and lost a close match by six shots.

The division three side also played a close match against Deniliquin, losing by just one shot.

The division four weekend side was the only side to record a win in Saturday’s round of pennant against teams from Moama.

The side won overall by 13 shots with Ron Payne’s team of John Hollowood, John Cowan and Kevin McAsey leading the way with a win by 12 shots.

Mid-week pennant teams

Division 1 v Moama at home: M. Cunnington, P. Schram, K. Gillingham, L. Brown; R. Opie, K. Evans, L. Beattie, N. Hall; J. Fairchild, L. Roney, D. Payne, R. Gallagher.

Division 2 v Moama at home: J. Breen, A. Vanderkley, I. Tyson, G. Kerr; M. Malone, B. Chong, J. Armstrong, B. Cook; B. Johns, E. Thomas, F. Spiers, R. Neil.

Division 3 v Tongala at home: M. Hoelter, J. Blaser, J. Clifford, K. Sperling; H. Trotter, L. Ormando, M. Clifford, J. Young.

Duty team: Marie Malone.


The women enjoyed ideal conditions for the game of scrounge on Tuesday, the winners were Annette Brereton and Anne Lowrie.

In mid-week pennant our ladies were pitted against City of Echuca at home.

With just the one rink up on the day, the team lost the match 63-84.

Rink details: Margaret Davis def. C. Egan 23-17; Phylis MacFarlane l.t. B. Johns 23-35; Kath Palmer l.t. J Breen 17-32.

The weekend pennant resulted in both division two and four returning home from Tongala with two wins.

Division two defeated Tongala 67-60 in a see-sawing battle with only one rink win.

Rink details: Graham Turner l.t. P. Tinning 20-22; Jim Harris def. M Golds 30-12; Ian Johnson l.t. P. Cooper 17-26.

Division four managed two rink wins against Tongala to register a handy 77-64 victory and maintain their charge for the final four.

Rink details: Bill Musgrove def. S. Tinning 40-12; Steve Peter l.t. K. Tinning 14-31; Geoff Shawcross def. D. Parkinson 23-21.

With this win we are sitting on 75 points and only five points shy of the four in sixth place behind Tongala and Mathoura (4th) who lost to Ky Valley View.

With a break this Saturday for the Australia Day celebration, the remaining four games create a must-win situation as we play three of the top four teams.

Reminder to members that the club championship 21 Up and 100 Up competitions are to be completed as soon as possible.

A team comprising Andy Harris, Tom Davis and Alan Kauffman (s) played in the Calivil Triples on Thursday and lost one game by one shot to the eventual winners from Eaglehawk, then accounted for the opposition in the other two games.

The club is pleased to have the two ‘‘hip-girls’’ Annie Haines and Pauline Humbert returning to top condition following surgery.

A gathering of members were treated to some fine food on Friday evening.

The lucky members draw favoured Annie Haines.

The club will hold the popular ‘‘Cunnington Cup’’ mixed pairs on Sunday, February 2 starting at 1pm.

The field is limited to 24 teams with just three vacancies left.

Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for entries.

On Sunday, local bowling enthusiasts enjoyed a day of exciting bowls from the teams participating in the CVBD State Fours sat Moama Bowling Club.

In a drama filled finish both the women’s and men’s finals were decided with the final bowl.

Earlier in the day the semi-finals of the women were played with Melissa Roberts (Moama/Deniliquin) defeating Beryl Murray (Mathoura) and Joan Moss (Mathoura/Deniliquin RSL/ City of Echuca) defeating Gayle Kerr (City of Echuca).

The final produced some intense bowling from all players as the game went shot for shot.

The Roberts rink comprising Linda Harris, Merrilyn Rehe and Marilyn Stephenson were leading 7-6 after 11 ends in a closely fought tussle before gaining a slight break of 10-6.

Joan Moss and her team of Ros Neil, Jenny Tonta and Chris Taylor refused to lay down and clawed their way back to trail by three shots on the final end.

With the large crowd on tenterhooks, it was Moss to draw a close bowl and figure in the measure to give the team four shots and victory 13-12.

There was a similar result in the men’s final between Kevin Brennan (s), Barry Brennan, Glen Dorward, Jim Hogan (Moama) and another Moama rink of Alan Buzza, Richard Blain, Alan Jones and Merv Harvey (s).

The Harvey rink grabbed three shots on the very first end and kept the opposition at bay to lead 10-4 in the early stanza.

However, the experience of the Brennan rink combined to reduce the leeway with some telling bowls and take a slender 16-15 lead on the sixteenth end of the 18-end final.

Brennan was able to win a two shot measure to lead 18-15 on the final end.

The final end was almost unbelievable in the eyes of a true believer.

Holding one or possibly two shots, Harvey requiring three shots to force an extra end or four to win delivered a weighted drive to disturb the head.

Making contact and when the dust had settled his team finished up with five shots to win the championship 20-18.

The Joan Moss rink and the Merv Harvey four will represent the CVBD in the regional final.


Mid-week Pennant results

Division 1 v Rochester at home: Mathoura 70 def. Rochester 51.

Division 3 v Tongala at home: Mathoura 57 def. Tongala 39.

Ladder: Div. 1 — 3rd; Div3 — 3rd.

Weekend Pennant results

Division 1 v Deniliquin at home: Mathoura 63 l.t. Deniliquin 72.

Division 2 v Deniliquin at Deniliquin: Mathoura 86 def. Deniliquin 63.

Division 3 v Deniliquin at home: Mathoura 84 def. Deniliquin 57.

Division 4 v Ky Valley View at Ky: Mathoura l.t. Ky Valley View 72.

Division 5 v Deniliquin at home: Mathoura 50 def. Deniliquin 47.

Ladder: Div. 1 — 6th; Div 2 — 3rd; Div 3 — 4th; Div 4 — 4th; Div 5 — 7th.

State Fours

We had two Mathoura teams make it to the semi-finals on Sunday.

Joan Moss (skipper), Christine Taylor, Jenny Tonta, Ros Neil and Beryl Murray Skip, Pam Limbrick, Jenny Chalmers, Marj Cowley.

Beryl’s team lost the opening game while Joan Moss and her team won their way into the final.

This was a game that you wish to see in a final, close throughout with great bowls played by both sides.

Coming into the last end Joan and her team were three shots down, and in what was a great final end they scored four shots to take out the final.

Congratulations to Joan and her team, we wish them good bowling in the regional games to come and well done to Beryl and her team for getting so close.

Club Championships

Men’s pairs

Round 2: P. Clear and G. Hulm def. B. and R. Ireland.

Round 3: D. Hicks and A. Prime def. A. Cowley and M. Beeche.

Mathoura Tournament — Men’s Pairs Thursday, January 16

We had 28 teams entered for and we thank you all for supporting the club.

We had teams from Echuca, Moama. Rich River, Tongala, Hilltop, Kyabram, Rochester, Lockington and Hurstbridge.

Winners of the day with three wins and 77 points were Ken Jones and Franco from Rich River.

Runner-up also with three wins and 71 points were Bill McEwen and Rob Holmfield from Rich River.

Third place was a lot harder with a 13-way countback needed to split the twp-game winners and this was won by Russel Kelly and John McGowan.

The lucky card draw went to Bob Bartlett.

Thank you to Troy for the condition that he had the greens in to play on, Rod Werner and Dave Murray for organising the day, kitchen and bar staff and Emma for her help with the behind the scenes work and to all who helped out to make it a good day for us all.

There is no weekend pennant this Saturday.


Indoor Bowls

Tuesday January 14 — Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Paula Barkham, Ivy Nash, Colin Hicks, Bill Musgrove. Runners-up: Carol O’Callahan, Ken Hopper, Joy Hooper.

Thursday January 16 — Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: Lyn McVicker, Mathew Leahy, John McVicker. Runners-up: Colin Hicks, Audrey Matchett, Rick Panozzo, Joy Hooper.

Sunday January 19 — Indoor Social Bowls: Winners: M Clancy, May Kerr, Colin Hicks, Joy Hooper. Runners-up: Kath Dobson, Ina Height, Rick Panozzo, Lance Forster.

Outdoor Bowls

Tuesday January 14 — Ladies Social: Winners: Carol Mathews, Maxine Hamlin, Cheryl Pell. Runners-up: Sandra Nugent, Mandy Gleeson, Sandy Harvey.

Tuesday January 14 — Alby Matthews Triples: Winners: Barry Brennan, Russell Kelly, Gil Crouch. Runners-up: Tony Hawley, Michael Bakof, Ray Sullivan. Consolation: Joe Murphy, Vic Foxford, Eugine Xodo Eddie Smith, M. Daly, Geoff Reed. Best first game Winners: Neville Varcoe, Wayne Whitney, Bill Hulands.

Wednesday January 15 — Evening Open Pairs: Winners: Andy Jennings, Libby Jennings. Runners-up: Peter Broom, Judy Vise. Consolation: Ken Maynard, Kath Wastell.

Thursday January 16 — Ladies Scroungers: Winner: Lorraine Ogden. Runner-up: Lois Barbary.

Thursday January 16 — Men’s Pairs: Winners: Kevin Brennan, Barry Brennan. Runners-up: David Lonnie, Wally Wadge. Consolation: Bob Gills, Ken Sipthorp, Jim Hogan, Glenn Dorward. Best first game Winner: Rob Young, Vern Rehe.

Saturday January 18 — Saturday Social: Winners: Deana Hogan, Andy Jennings. Runners-up: Libby Jennings, Bernie O’Connoll. Consolation: Phil Bell, Ann Lynch Brian Hester, Bill Hulands, Jenny Grovesnor

Sunday January 19 — Sunday Roast Mixed Pairs: Winners: Carmel Simpson, Ray Sullivan, Dudley Kaine. Runners-up: Maxine Hamlin, Geoff Reed. Consolation: Peter Cecil, Sharyn Reed, Ken Black, Lois Barbary.

Rich River

Unfortunately it was not a good round for our mid-week pennant teams as all teams suffered defeats.

Although it was a good round for our weekend teams coming away with wins in divisions 3, 4 and 5.

There is no games for weekend pennant scheduled for Saturday because of the Australia Day long weekend, but games for mid-week are taking place on Friday as usual.

Our Norm Knopp Tournament on Sunday February 9 is filling fast so those intending to play need to place their details on the entry sheet in the noticeboard.

There are a number of large social tournament games being played at our club in late February so we will require members to assist with the organisation on these days, the details of which will be advised in the near future throughout the Club.

Men’s Jackpot Pairs — Wednesday January 15

Two Game Winners

1st: Ron Bentley and Graeme Williams - 58 points/33 shots up.

2nd: Robert Taylor and Franco Perissinotto - 53 points/ 7 shots up.

3rd: Peter Moon and Alistair Shine - 52 points /11 shots up.

Repecharge Winners

Bill Wheeler and Hugh Davies - 9 ends won/13 shots up.

Mid-week pennant teams

Division 1 v Mathoura at home: Lyn Barker, Rose Sinclair, Bev Clarke, Noeline King; Rose Wheeler, Liz Easther, Toni Beck, Marg Young; Marg Griffiths, Pat Sehestdedt, Roseanne Sharp, Wendy Nagorcka.

Division 2 v Elmore at home: Jan Hocken, Marie Stevens, Jan McEwan, Bill Wheeler; Virginia Noar, Wilma Williams, Judy White, Betty Linquist; Phil Stiles, Judy Vise, Prill Edgar, Anne Kosch.

Division 3 v Deniliquin at home: Bev Mills, Eileen Pineo, Joy Kelly, Fran Galvin; Lois Williams, Stephanie Shine, Cath McKenzie, Merle Smith.

Senior Citizens

Winners for Friday, January 17 were Elaine Murphy, Lyn Prott and Dot Brennan.

Runners-up were Bob Pascoe, Miriam Pascoe and Rhonda Maxey.