Bowls Report | February 26

By Riverine Herald

City of Echuca

Congratulations to Pat Schram who won the Bendigo-Campaspe Region State singles on Sunday.

In a great display of bowling, Pat defeated Bendigo East’s Helen Clough 25-8.

She will now proceed to represent the region at the State Championships in April.

The last home and away games for the season were played in both mid-week and weekend pennant last week.

The mid-week division one side had a strong win against Deniliquin.

With two winning rinks, the side won the match by 18 shots.

They finished the season in second place and will now play Moama in Friday’s semi-final.

The division two side had another close match, this time against Lockington.

City of Echuca won this match by two shots.

Marie Malone, Belinda Chong, John Blair and Noel West won their game by 21 shots.

The division two side also finished in second place and will also play Moama in Friday’s semi final.

The division three side didn’t play on Friday, and although they produced good form in the latter part of the season, they couldn’t quite make the four so will not participate in the finals.

In weekend pennant, the division one side continued its good form and defeated Rochester by 47 shots overall.

All three teams won their game in this match, but Geoff Beattie’s rink of John Dinsdale, Mark Evans and Dennis Compton continued their good form to win their game by 25 shots.

This win kept the side in top place on the ladder and they will play Moama in the semi-final on Saturday.

The division two side played at Rochester and lost to the home side by 13 shots.

Geoff Halden’s rink of Mal Thorn, Noel West and John Brown was the only rink to win, winning their game by seven shots.

Division two finished in second place on the ladder and will also meet Moama in a semi-final match.

Division three played Rochester at home and had some close games, but lost overall by 18 shots.

This side was not able to make the four, finishing in seventh spot on the ladder.

The division four side had a massive win by 79 shots against Rochester.

All three rinks had huge wins in this game, securing their second place on the ladder.

They will play Rich River in this weekend’s semi final.

Division five had a really close match against Elmore.

The Echuca side was behind early in the game but fought hard to come back and eventually win by four shots.

Lee Beattie, Nathan Beecroft, Kevin Bursill and Robyn Tooley won their game by five shots.

Division five finished the season in third place, and will compete against Deniliquin RSL in this weekend’s semi final.

Bowls results

Chemist Warehouse drawn triples — Monday, February 17

1st: Philip Thorn, Lynne Brown and Bob Pratt.

2nd: Greg Clymo, John OBrien and June Clifford.

3rd: Trevor Rickard, Heather Trotter and Max Clifford.

Men’s pairs — Thursday, February 20

1st: Jerome Shaw and Lal Whyte.

2nd: John Dinsdale and Geoff Tarrant.

3rd: Philip Thorn and Mal Thorn.

Best single game: Geoff Halden and Peter Walton; Chooka Tinning and Ian Parkinson.

Mid-week pennant teams

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

Division 2 v Moama at Deniliquin: J. Breen, C. Egan, A. Vanderkley, G. Kerr; M. Malone, B. Chong, J. Armstrong, N. West; B. Johns, E. Thomas, F. Spiers, R. Neil.

Emergencies: J. Brown, T. Deenen.

Weekend pennant teams

Division 1 v Moama at Deniliquin RSL: Geoff Beattie, Dennis Compton, Mark Evans, John Dinsdale; Mathew Liverton, Ivan Hicks, Jim Ferrier, Wayne Brooks; Brent Reiner, John Brown, Gary Armstrong, Steve Cunnington.

Division 2 v Moama at Echuca: Geoff Halden, Ian Whiting, Noel West, Mal Thorn; Toby Egan, Trevor Liddell, Steve McCartney, Kevin McAsey; Ian Page, John O'Brien, Jerome Shaw, Col Berryman.

Division 4 v Rich River at Rochester: Di Payne, Mike Meyer, Daryl La Velle, Steve Nolan; John Simpson, Trevor Rickard, John Dignan, Jacob Brighton; Ron Payne, Norman Hodge, John Cowan, Bluey Charman.

Division 5 v Deni RSL at Mathoura: Lee Beattie, Nathan Beecroft, Kevin Bursill, Robyn Tooley; John Blair, Belinda Chong, Callum O’Shea, Louisa Dean.

Emergencies: Bill Toll, Bobby Prett, Lal Whyte, Keith McGowan.


The women conducted a successful twilight mixed fours tournament on Tuesday evening attracting 80 bowlers.

At the completion of the three games of nine ends there was three undefeated teams.

Based on a wins and points system, very little separated the teams with the local players dominating the overall result.

The rink comprising Pauline Humbert, Max Williams, Ann Williams and Kevin Humbert (s) from Elmore/Lockington were declared the winners on 80 points ahead of Leon Laffy, Annette Brereton, Russell Shawcross and Leanne McInnes (s) 79 points.

In third place was Phylis MacFralane, Ray Hanson, Heather Cheatley and Graham Turner (s) (Lockington/Finley) scoring 78 points.

Special competition winners included Graham Turner, Ruth Lenny, Tricia Jones, Betty Ozols and Wes Bertouch.

A well organised event and congratulations to tournament secretary Annie Haines and her committee.

Kevin Humbert and Les Brereton were acknowledged for their effort in preparing the excellent green.

The CVBD Pennant round resulted in a few positives for the club with division two scoring a tremendous victory over Rich River while division four failed to defeat Rich River with two rinks up.

The women lost a thriller to City of Echuca by two shots.

The women lost to City of Echuca by two shots 75-77 with only one rink up but another losing by a slender two shots.

Rink details: Phylis MacFarlane def. M Malone 39-18; Margaret Davis l.t. J Breen 19-21; Lois Chugg l.t. B Johns 17-38).

In weekend pennant our division two team won all three rinks in a brilliant display of teamwork to win 109-66.

Rink details: Graham Turner def. R. King 36-25; Jim Harris def. R. Berryman 41-16; Ian Johnson def. T. Noar 32-25.

Division four were gallant in defeat in their clash against Rich River, losing by seven shots 67-74 with two rinks up.

Rink details: K. Stout, B Kinnane, A. Harris, N .Haines (s) def. J. Stuart 23-17; C. Stewart, D. Thomas, J. van Den Bosch, B. Musgrove (s) def. K Robertson 28-19; G. Hyden, O. McPhee, G. Shawcross, S. Peter (s) l.t. V Woods 16-38.

In club competitions the president’s trophy 21 Up is slowly reaching semi-final stage.

Kalvin Stout defeated John van Den Bosch to make a semi-final.

Other games to be completed include B Kinnane v. S Peter, T Davis v I Johnson and A Kauffman to play the winner of the G Turner/L Laffy match.

The 100 Up championship has Andrew Harris in a semi-final after eliminating Neil Haines.

B Musgrove v. P Cunnington and T Davis v. R Hanson are the remaining matches.

The B grade championship round was a Brian Kinnane victory over Owen ‘‘Smiley’’ McPhee.

There was another fine roll up for the popular Friday evening Cold meat and salad/ practice session.

The lucky members draw favoured the absent Don Isgro.

Lockington will host the mid-week division two and three first semi-finals on Friday.

On Sunday, the Moama Bowling Club hosted the Bendigo/Campaspe Regional finals in the State Singles and State Pairs.

Both Bendigo and Campaspe divisions shared the honors with a win in both Singles and Pairs.

The Campaspe women won both Singles and Pairs as Pat Schram (City of Echuca) completely dominated her game against Helen Clough (Bendigo East) before winning 25-8.

In the state pairs, Terry Thompson and Mary-Anne Spizer (s) (Moama) combined in exacting fashion to defeat Jean Belt/Val White (Bendigo) 24-9.

In the state singles and pairs for the men, Merv Harvey (Moama) was pitted against the talented Lee Schraner (Bendigo East) in the singles.

Schraner won the encounter 25-14.

The state pairs was another game that resulted in blow-out proportions as Ron Bunting/Vern Rehe (s) (Moama) came up against Brad Marron and Schraner (s) (Bendigo East).

In the closing stages the Bendigo East teammates were able to win the game 26-5.


Pennant Results

Mid-week — Friday, February 21

Division 1 v Rochester at Rochester: Mathoura 96 def. Rochester 52.

Both our mid-week pennant teams will be playing finals this coming Friday, division 1 will play Deniliquin at Deni RSL and division 3 will play Moama Green at Lockington.

Weekend Pennant — Saturday, February 22

Division 1 v Tongala at Tongala: Mathoura 69 def. Tongala 62.

Division 2 v Tongala at home: Mathoura 84 def. Tongala 55.

Division 3 v Elmore at Elmore: Mathoura 51 l.t. Elmore 78.

Division 4 v Tongala at home: Mathoura 79 def. Tongala 77

Division 5 v Tongala at Tongala: Mathoura 61 def. Tongala 43.

Final ladder positions: Div. 1 — 5th; Div.2 — 3rd; Div.3 — 3rd; Div.4 — 4th; Div.5 — 6th.

Divisions 2, 3 and 4 will be playing finals this weekend.

Division 2 will play Deniliquin at Echuca, division 3 will play Rochester at Elmore and division 4 will play Moama at Rochester.

Great effort by all the bowlers, we have five teams out of seven playing finals.

Well done to all involved and good bowling to you all.

Club Championship — Men’s 100Up Handicap

J. Dean def. B. Starkey; J. Hulm def. A. Hulm; M. Beeche def. M. Humphreys; A. Prime def. D. Hicks.

Round 2: G. McConchie def. R. Werner.

Mathoura Memorial 2 Bowl Triples Tournament

We raised funds for Beyond Blue on Sunday February 23.

We had 28 teams play and help raise funds for this worthy cause, we raised over $6,000.

Many thanks to all our sponsors who donated goods or services to help reach this figure.

There was one game played before lunch and two straight through to finish the day.

We had 6x3 game winners so a lot of number crunching had to be done to get the winner and runner-up.

Winner with 87 points and 28 shots were M. Beeche.

Runners-up with 87 points and 18 shots were Som (Kerang).

Thank you to all who helped on the day and to all the bowlers for supporting the bowls and the fund raising.

Mathoura 2 Bowl Triples Tournament

We will be holding the event on Thursday, March 12 starting at 10am.

The day will include three games of 16 ends, with an entry cost of $60 per team.

There is also prize money up to $1000 to be won, although it is subject to the number of entries.

Players will need to purchase lunch from the bowlers menu.

Entries to Rod Werner on 0408 568 338 or the club on 5880 3200.

Moama RSL

A total of 24 players played three games of 10 ends.

The winners on 38 points were Rick Panozzo, Jean Shelly, Pam Kerr and Lyn Prott.

Runners-up with 35 points were Pamela Reyment, Collin Hicks, Isobel Wallis and Myrle Clancy.

Consolation prizes went to Val Gaynor, Elaine Murphy, Liz Portwine and Carol Glass.

Rich River

The last home and away games were played on the weekend and now it’s on with the finals.

Well done to all of our teams for your commitment during the season which resulted in four of our divisions in mid-week and weekend, out of the eight we contested, who will be competing in the finals, so a very successful result over all.

The season may be finished but there are many tournaments at clubs throughout our region in the coming months so we urge all our members to go along and support these where possible.

Mid-week division 2 will be playing at Lockington, weekend division 1 will be playing at Deniliquin, division 3 will be playing at Elmore and division 4 will be playing at Rochester on this coming Friday and Saturday respectively.

All our club members wish them the very best of luck and where possible turn up to support them at the venues.

A big thank you to those members who came to assist on Friday night with the large social group of 150 from O’Connors, your assistance was most appreciated.

This week we are hosting the ANZRI Intersystem Bowls Carnival on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with teams competing from Interstate and New Zealand.

On Wednesday, we have the Villawood Properties Ladies Fours, so please come along and witness the high quality skills of these bowlers.

Many of our members have volunteered their time to help with these competitions and for this we are most grateful.

Jackpot Pairs Results — Wednesday February 19

Two Game Winners

1st: Trevor Nagorcka and Leon Sharp - 57 point/31 shots up.

2nd: Darryl Wood and John Armstrong - 56 points/18 shots up.

3rd: Eugene Xodo and Bruce O’Neale - 56 point/16 shots up.

Repecharge Winners

Roy Berryman and Eddie Dudek - 8 ends won/8 shots up.

The next scheduled Jackpot Pairs will be on Wednesday, March 11 commencing at 12.30pm and an entry sheet has been placed on our noticeboard.

The draw for the 21 Up has been placed on our noticeboard with the dates by which games need to be completed, along with an entry sheet for the club pairs, the closing date for which is this Sunday with a starting date yet to be confirmed.

Mid-week pennant teams

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

Weekend pennant teams

Division 1 v Tongala at Deniliquin: Stan Barker, Max Kosch, Ken Jones, Bill McEwan; Trevor Nagorcka, Barry Devlin, Robert Taylor, Peter Moon; Gary Radford, Noel Dixon, Bruce ONeale, Eugene Xodo.

Division 3 v Moama at Elmore: Robert Holmfield, Ron Ritchie, Keith Rowan, Paul Wallace; Ron Bentley, John James, Renn Ritchie, Ashley French; Gerry Devlin, Barry Downer, Geoffrey Rayner, Des Sehestedt.

Division 4 v Echuca at Rochester: John Stuart, Warwick Stiles, John Hart; Keith Robertson, Graeme Edgar, John Hewlett, Roger Teasdale; Vic Woods, John Armstrong, George Clarence, Robert Brereton.

Emergencies: David Newman (division 1), Barry Kelly (division 3), Graeme Williams (division 4).

Senior Citizens

Winners for Wednesday, February 19 were Vay Gaylor and Michael Quinlan.

Runners-up were Bev Williamson, Miriam Pascoe and Joan Hales.

Winners for Friday, February 21 were Bev Williamson, Miriam Pascoe and Joan Hales.

Runners-up were Bob Pascoe, Lyn Prott and Rhonda Maxey.

60 and Over

The Campaspe Valley and District 60 and over bowls group held their weekly Wednesday bowls at Valley View Bowls Club.

A total of 28 teams, that’s 112 players competed for a chook.

Two teams had won 3 games then rolled off to within the yard stick.

A team from Kyabram were the winners on the day with four bowls within the yard stick.

The team were Dominic Perri, Mitch Stevens, Howard Tonkins and John Fanning.

The team that came second were from Rich River, they had 3 bowls within the yard stick.

They were Peter Preston, Roger Teasdale, Keith Rowan and Keith Robinson.

Members of both teams received a chook each.

It’s pleasing to see some new faces taking home the chooks.

Next Wednesday, February 26, 60 and over bowls is at Rochester Bowls Club with a 10am start.

We would like to see more teams than usual next Wednesday, it’s a great day out.

Entries to David Murray on 5484 2089 or Phil Hampson on 5484 1669 or on the sheet at the Rochester Bowls Club.