BS & CLUB REPORTS 16th NOV
- BOWLS SUNRAYSIA
The Final round of Midweek Division One Pennant was played on Monday..Last year's premiers Mildura have finished top of the ladder, and in doing so have secured the first Semi final to be played on their home turf, against second placed Irymple Coomealla managed to stay in third position, and will host Red Cliffs for the second semi final. These games will be played on Monday the 27th. November.Results of Monday's games..Round 14.
Mildura 75/10 def. Red Cliffs 60/2.
Pat Russell def. Viv Menner..25/14.Shirley Pupillo def. Rozanne Muir 29/24.Nola Mason lost to Betty Minter 21/22.
Coomealla 85/12 def. Ouyen 54/0.
Dianne Lodge def. Jammy Vallance 38/11. Czes Knight def. Sue Kelly 23/20. Wilga Redpath def. Joan Pohlner 24/23.
Wentworth 51/0 lost to Irymple 75/12.
Vicki Parker lost to Jan Pettitt 15/23.Thelma Hicks lost to Dianne Gardner 21/29.Sue Nichols lost to Betsy Audino 15/23.
Red Cliffs 76..
Midweek Second Division still have two round s to play before the Grand Final to be held on December the 11th. Top of the ladder Irymple just hung on for a three shot win over 2nd placed Euston, with Mildura losing to the mush improved Underbool side.
Mildura 42/2 lost to Underbool 51/6.
June Robinson lost to Colleen Gloster 18/33.Jackie Franklin def. Marie Cummings 24/18.
Irymple 39/6 def Euston 36/2.
Jo Calder lost to Lyn Parker 18/19.Christine Doherty def. Dinky Nichols 21/17.
- Irymple 49..
- Euston 46..
- Mildura 42..
- Underbool 23.
The Bowls Sunraysia Ladies State Fours final was played last Friday at the Workers Bowls Club. An all Irymple final with the team of Dianne Gardner (S) Emma Simmonds, Julie Lowerson and Jo Calder, defeating Annemaree Clarke (S), Anne Kellett, Janelle Watson and Chris Everet.
Dianne's team now go on to represent Sunraysia at Region level next February.
The Bowls Sunraysia Ladies Veterans Fours which was to be held at the Merbein Bowls Club today has been cancelled due to lack of entries. This event will be rescheduled for later this season..
Coming Event..Ladies Veteran Singles entries close with Match Chair Lady Judy Osborne on Tuesday 21st November. This event to be played at the Workers Bowls Club on Thursday the 23rd. November.
EUSTON players Rod Rowe, Rod Schwazenberg, John Bond and Doug Ancrum went down to Work-ers 6 in a close tussle in veterans Pennant last week. After bolting out of the blocks, our boys were up 8-0 but the quality Workers team pegged them back. Next week Euston play Mildura 1 at Workers.
Euston had a good win over Underbool last week in midweek Pennant. This week, the club went down to Irymple in a close battle - Euston are now sitting second on the ladder.
Saturday Pennant: Euston 1 team played Irymple 2 and won two rinks to secure an overall victory gaining 10 points to Irymple's 2. On Sunday, Euston 1 played Red Cliffs 2 at Red Cliffs and won again 2-1 to secure 10 points and give the team a chance to play finals in Division 2.
Euston 2 team played Irymple 5 at home on Saturday and lost overall, only winning one rink to obtain two points - they had a bye on Sunday.
Star days in November: Euston's Star days have been rescheduled for Sunday, November 26, and Wednesday, November 29. More teams are re-quired so Sunraysia bowlers please send in your team nominations.
IT was an excellent day to celebrate the Melbourne Cup.
LAST weekend was very busy with two games of Pennant played on Saturday and Sunday.
The ladies, splendid in their hats, and the gentlemen, in their peacock-coloured shirts, enjoyed a splendid lunch and frivolities.
The final day for Monday's aggregate social game was completed last week.
The overall title was shared between Margaret Stevens and Pam Terry (tying with 58 points).
Attendance went to Annette Duffy with the encouragement award going to Iris Guild.
Congratulations to Jean Gilpin and her team for the excellent way this competition plays for ladies not able to compete in Pennant.
Don't forget Tuesday bowls reverted back to mornings at 9.30am from Tuesday.
Congratulations to the two teams from Irymple: (1) Annemaree Clarke (s), Anne Kellett, Janelle Watson and Chris Everett; (2) Di Gardner (s),
Emma Simmonds, Julie Lowerson and Jo Calder who played off in the final of the State fours at Workers on November 10.
Gardner's team won.
Round 1 of the men's champion-ship starts Sunday.
Closing date for the ladies championship fours is tomorrow.
No Pennant will be staged on on Saturday or Monday due to the Victorian Open.
Social results: Melbourne Cup Tuesday: Winners Ian Dalzall (s), Tracey Metcalf and Bill Avery.
Runners-up. Brendan O'Brien (s) Chris Everrett and Julio Simon.
Aggregate final and windup -Margaret Stevens (s), Iris Guild and Norma King.
Rosters: Bar - 19-25/11: Graeme Phillips and Trevor Flak
Men's cleaning roster - 18/11: Rod Ellis and Martin Bailey
Kitchen: 20-25/11 - Ruth Budde and Julie Lowerson
Window: 20-26/11 - Col Pearse and June Hetherington
(Please check rosters to confirm dates).
Saturday saw Division land 3 travel to lrymple with Division 1 having a hard day, going down to the hosts, while Division 3 won.
Sunday saw Division 1 travel to Workers where a big win was had overall by the Hawks.
Division 3 also had a good win at Merbein over Wentworth.
Monday saw another great turnout for barefoot bowls where great fun was had by all with the winners being the Old Tools comprising Mal, Frank and Rob with the runners-up being MJM consisting of Jan, Bev and John.
THE only social bowls held was last Thursday. Lack of numbers caused the cancellation of other events.
However, Thursday saw triples and pairs played and the triples winners were Rosa Lee, Bill Smith and the famous Tom Gooch. David Sammut and Geoff Talbot won the pairs.
Members are reminded that social bowls starts at 9.30am for the duration of the summer/spring
It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Nangiloc in their Division Three double-header rounds, going down to Underbool on Saturday, then bouncing back at home for a spirited win over Ouyen the following day. With both teams struggling to stay off the bottom of the ladder to avoid relegation, it will all come down to round 10, the final game, with Nangiloc taking on Merbein at home, and another two "bush" clubs, Underbool and Ouyen, fighting it out at Ouyen
Nangiloc struggled all day against Underbool on Saturday, with Shane Moore's rink going down 13/33, David Goldup losing 13/29, and Alan Erskine going down by just five, 20/25.
Stung into action, it was a different story on the Sunday, with "Erka" and his crew on fire, destroying a luckless Reg Dean rink 38/8. Shane Moore put in some classic skipper's bowls to come from behind and get up by a solitary shot over D. Bursi8ll and co, 23/22, while David Goldup had another day to forget, going down 16/27 to an in form Don Pohlner.
Players worthy of a special mention from the weekend were Shane Moore, Heath Slingo, Alan Tyers, and Robbie Taylor who is using his new bowling arm with devastating effect, and is now considered "armed and dangerous".
After struggling all season with players unavailable, ill or with prior commitments, Nangiloc will have a full compliment of players available for the last round on November the 25th. and will be looking for its fourth win. The other positive is that almost every member of the club, and their partners have embraced the Bowls Sunraysia Div. 1 Pennant Best and Fairest awards night, and will fill two tables for the big event, on Friday December 8th.
Sunraysia Bowlers and visitors are always welcome to the social nights, from 5pm every Friday.
IN the final round of the season, Ouyen travelled to Coomealla and, in what was always going to be a battle on the unfamiliar artificial turf against a much higher ranked team, went down fighting. Coomealla won all three rinks, one by a margin of one. Coomealla 12 points - 85 shots to Ouyen 0-54.
A most enjoyable, if not so successful, season winds up. Thanks to the men who helped out when lady numbers were low. All the best to teams in the finals.
Saturday's Pennant Division 2 saw mixed results over the two-match weekend.
Travelling to Mildura on Saturday, in a nail-biter, shots were even, with Ouyen winning two rinks. On Sunday Ouyen hosted Irymple and really got their act together, winning two rinks by huge margins and going down in the third.
With this weekend's bye, Ouyen visit Red Cliffs on Saturday, November 25, and a big win could possibly see them go to top of the ladder and claim promotion to Division 1 next season.
Division 3 went from chocolates to boiled lollies in their two games. On Saturday, host¬ing top side Wentworth, Ouyen came out with all guns firing, winning 10-75 to Wentworth 2-50, only losing the third rink by one shot. On Sunday, Ouyen visited Nangiloc, the bottom side, and must have left their form in the Nangi Tavern.
A big effort is needed against Underbool in the last round or relegation could be the future.
With a spell from Pennant this week, hopefully there will be good numbers at social bowls on Saturday.
Good health and good bowling to all.
WE have a lot of tired bowlers after a huge week of bowls.
On Thursday, the vets were at Mildura. This week they play at Workers.
The Saturday Pennant was a doubleheader weekend and took its toll on players with the high temperatures increasing frustration levels.
Results didn't go the way we wanted, but specta¬tors did see some great games, including a show on Sunday.
Division 1 will need to beat Merbein in their last game to have any chance of avoiding relegation.
The midweek Pennant team held onto fourth place and now heads into the finals. Good bowling to all selected players.
Monday Night Owls was played in great weather and continues getting good numbers. Tuesday social was cancelled due to the heat.
Club Championship singles and pairs games are on today, good bowling to all players involved. The men's championship fours' draw is now up, check the noticeboard please.
The pasta night last Friday was well attended and enjoyed by everybody. Thanks to all who organised the event.
Our catered Christmas dinner date is set, check the noticeboard for details and name entering please.
We also have tickets for the Bowls Sunraysia Pen-nant presentation evening. A meal, guest speaker and awards ceremony are included, and will be a great night.
The Friday Night Social Club starts from 4pm, when the president will gladly answer all questions, just don't send him any more texts, he has a sore thumb.
APOLOGIES for the gremlins in last week's notes.
SOCIAL bowls now starts at 9.30am, please ensure your names are in by 9am to avoid being disappointed.
Somehow or other one lot of notes from the week before were printed and also we gave the wrong date for the Bowling Club Dinner this week ... it's on Friday night (not tonight, as noted last week) ... sorry about that.
Everyone is welcome to roll up to the club and join in, from about 6pm.
Vets news first: Last week our vets played a Mildura team and won 16-13 ... well done fellas.
Two of our vets played off in the semis of the vets pairs: Laurie Bennett and Brian Kolpin, after beating some fancied pairs.
Unfortunately they were defeated, but what a great effort to feature in the semis. Congratulations Laurie and Brian.
On November 8, the popular Margaret Cooke Day was played on our wonderful greens in lovely weather.
The usual well-stocked stall, prepared by Gwenda Foley, was available, though she has announced it will be her last.
Over the years Gwenda has put on a great display and she is to be congratulated for this contribution.
Thank you, Gwenda.
Also, thanks to Wilga Wicks' family and Colleen Copley and others. Wilga's plant stall was chock-ers with all bowlers buying up big.
Thanks to our Wentworth Bakery for their sup¬port on the day and also to Cesco's Fruit and Veg for their donations.
We appreciate the help from local businesses.
The winners on the day were Di Gardner's team with the runners-up were the Red Cliffs team skipped by Betty Minter.
Don't miss the Friday night dinner this week (with indoor bowls if you wish to play after dinner).
Results for Wednesday were Neil Hur¬ley (s) and Tony Pupillo defeating Brian Parker (s) and John Moree.
Our ladies will be holding a luncheon on Wednesday, December 13, at Mildu-ra RSL (11.30am for noon start).
Those going please place your names on the sheet on the ladies' noticeboard.
We welcome Barbara and Wal Ban-yard and Lindsay Rigby who are now members; we hope you will enjoy your time with the club.
Corporate bowls is back on track after the Melbourne Cup and the winners were Aces over Sunwest, con¬gratulations to the winners and all that participated.
All Ability Bowls was called off due to the heat but will be back again next week.
To run these events, members are needed so if you have couple of hours to spare please turn up and help share the load.
Last Saturday was our Bunnings fundraiser sausage sizzle and thanks to Don Baird and his helpers it was another successful day.
Sales of tickets in our major raffle, which will be drawn on December 17, are selling well.
If you have sold your book please return them to Baird and I am sure he will be able to give you another book.
Just a reminder that this year there is a Best and Fairest award.
It will be held on December 8 and tickets are available from Ron Boyd at a cost of $25. Organise a group and support this event.
The night is not just for Division 1 players but is a bowls night with a guest speaker, raffle and prizes, so organise a couple of tables with your mates and partners.
If we get behind it and it is successful, next year it will include all Pennant and divisions.
Planning for the Irymple and Workers Fun Day on Saturday is well under way, all we need is for you to get behind it and place your names on the sheet on the noticeboard.
You have all received detailed infor¬mation either from the club room or via email so you are aware what is planned for a great day.
Do not forget your shared casserole and partners are welcome. It will not be a late night, unless you want it to be.
Those members having difficulty in their delivery and dumping bowls on our greens are asked to contact one of the club coaches or consider applying for a b Christmas party/ sponsor night will be held on Sunday, December 17.
The cost will be $25 per head. More info will be displayed on the notice-board in due course.
Entry forms are on the noticeboard for club men's fours.