BS & CLUB REPORTS 22ndFebruary.
The third week of the Murray Mallee Region Finals were held at the Swan Hill Race Course Bowls Club last Sunday.
Judy Osborne representing Bowls Sunraysia in the Ladies State Singles, was defeated in the first round by Judy Wilson from the Murray Valley Division..25/17. Judy Wilson then defeated Jean Fairchild from the Northern District in the final 25/11.
In the State Mixed Pairs Shirley Pupillo and Glen Scott representing Bowls Sunraysia were defeated in the first round by Theresa and Peter Furnell Murray Valley Division..21/16..TheMuray Valley pair were defeated in the final by Jo Eagles and J. Lunghusen Northern District ..by 4 shots.
The Men's State Singles was won by Jarrod Hammond Northern District who defeated "Bucky" Lehmann Murray Valley Division..25/21.
This coming Sunday is the final week of the Murray Mallee Region State finals with the Ladies State Triples the only event to be played at the Toolybuc Bowls Club. Representing Bowls Sunraysia are our Ladies team of Thelma Hicks (S)..Margaret Dominelli and Rozanne Muir. Good Luck Ladies.
Also this Sunday at the Burwood Bowls Club the finals of the Ladies Under 25's State Singles will be conducted. Our Bowls Sunraysia representative Emma Simmonds took out the Murray Mallee Region Singles title and will compete in the Bowls Victoria State Singles . We wish you good luck and good bowling Emma.
Played at District level these past two weeks at the Nangiloc Bowls Club, have been the Bowls Sunraysia Men's Club Championship Fours.. Irymple, Ouyen, Wentworth, Merbein and Mildura had byes in the first round.
Results..1st. Round..Workers def. Red Cliffs..Nangiloc def. Coomealla..Underbool def. Euston.
2nd. Round..Irymple def. Ouyen..Workers def. Wentworth..Underbool def. Nangiloc. Merbein def. Mildura.
3rd. Round..1st Semi Final..Irymple def. Workers..2nd. Semi Final..Merbein def. Underbool.
The Final will be played on a date and at a venue to be arranged by Match Committee.
Reminder of coming events..Tomorrow Friday the 23rd. February the Bowls Sunraysia Midweek Pennant Meeting will be held at the Red Cliffs Bowling Club at 11am. Also coming up on the 1st and 2nd March, at the Ouyen Bowls Club, is the Bows Sunraysia Ladies Club Championship Fours.
FORTY-EIGHT barefoot players enjoyed a barbecue tea on Thursday evening before heading to the greens to play two games of seven ends with some interesting scores coming in at the end of play.
THIS season's Rotary Bowls is under way with 10 teams entered.
Bob Deacon, Kaye Deacon and John Tisler were the winners on two wins 51 points from Gary Kreuzer, Terry Albion and Phillip Gordon on two wins 50 points.
We will be back again tonight with names to be in by 6.15pm please. Barbecue tea at 6.30pm with games to start at 7pm.
Members. guests and visitors are welcome to attend to learn the game.
Balranald Diggers Day will be held on April 22. A list will be on the noticeboard for names of players wishing to attend.
Be quick to put your name up as this event is popular with many bowlers enjoying the trip and hospitality of the Balranald Bowling Club members.
Call Tom Bath for further information.
Al last Wednesday's social bowls, Ron Archer and Brian Wakefield took home the prizemoney with two wins 53 points from Ruth Gordon and Sandy Thompson on one draw and a win with 41 points.
On Sunday, February 18, Czes Knight and Phillip Gordon were the winners with two wins 49 point from Wilga Redpath and Henry Moseley on one win, one loss, 29 points.
This is a great social event for people who want to give lawn bowls a go and learn a bit about how to master this fascinating game.
Entries are starting to roll in for the star day scheduled to be played on March 18.
Club members are urged to support this tournament.
The club wishes to thank its sponsors for their support.
The second round of the Club's 100 UP tournament must be completed by March 14.
THE kitchen has started moving again and the expected finish date is Monday.It was a fantastic members night on Friday, and It was great to see so many members and also some visitors at the club.Well done to Rod Ellis on winning the members draw.Don't forget the memorial day is coming up. So please get your names on the sheet.J. Stephens and L Mceachern won Tuesday social. Runners-up were C. Everett and R. Giles.It was a great roll up for super Saturday social with the winning team being T. Wright, I. Behsnann, T. Flack and B. Thomasson.Runners-up were A. Johnson, I. Mcclean, R. Budde and J. Duncan.Our championship men's fours have made it through to the final with a good win over the workers side on Saturday.They play Merbein in the final.
LAST Saturday was the Davey and Anderson trophy day.Winners were were L. Wallace and K. Job with the runners-up were L Willcock and L. McLaine.Monday was another great night of barefoot bowls, which was again enjoyed on our grass green.The winners for the night were Michael and Grant with the runners-up being the Old Mates.Tuesday was round three of Superbowls. The winners for the night were the Workers.The top four on the ladder are Workers Warriors, Workers, Hard Workers and The Dirty Dozen.Congratulations to R. Bell, B. Fullerton, 0. Rentsch and S. Jones on making it to the district fours final.
THE cooler weather has resulted in a big increase of numbers playing social bowls.
OUYEN Bowls Club welcomed 96 players to our annual invitation fours day on Sunday.
There was a good turnout at Thursday's twilight triples. Winners were John Bloom-field,Tony Ferdelja and Danny Morris.
The runners-up were Pete Issanchon, Joe Kearney and Bill Smith.
There were two drawn games on the night, including a special match where the Menz family four played a four skippered by Frank Dart.
Pete Russell, Key Knight and Joe Dimasi won Saturday's social triples with 33 points. Runners-up with 29.5 points were Allan Jones, Werner and of course the birthday boy Tom Gooch.
Tuesday morning's chook pairs went to the dynamic duo of Nicko and Pete Issanchon. Runners-up were a combination of experience, Danny Morris and promising new bowler Glen Sika.
Members are asked to keep an eye on play by dates for club events.
Names are required for next Fridays hap-py hour featuring a meal of honey chicken and rice.
As well as the major winners, each game first resting toucher received a bottle.
Game one: Ron Dunne (Workers). Game two: Rob Hogan (Irymple). Game three: Tom Bath (Coomealla). Game four: Jo Calder (Irymple).
The highest winning margin in game three went to Sea Lake's Rick Stacey, Noel
Watson, Paddy Smith and David Hanns. In game four, Nagiloc's Alan Erskine, Geoff Peters, Shayne Moore and Dave Goldup got the win.
Two teams won all four games, which was a big effort in a very competitive field.
Runners-up were the Red Cliffs team of Wayne Toohey, Ivan Krepp, Shaun Fullerton and Lance Sharman.
The Irymple team of Wayne McDonald, Gordon Gray, Col Sherriff and Brendan O'Brien were the winners with four wins.
Congratulations to Deb Valiance on her ongoing success In winning the Sunraysia
Bowls Association Champion of Champions event and going on to win the the district championship at Murray Downs.
Deb is now In the final 16 state-wide con-testing for state Champion of Champions at Bendigo in April.
Congratulations to Deb and Janet for their success In the Bowls Sunraysia Division Rita and Syd Heaysman Pairs event against a top field of Sunraysia bowlers.
Ouyen's next big event is the annual pairs event on Sunday, March 11, sponsored by long time sponsor Terry Wright. Contact Barry Dean on 0427 184 614 to enter.
It is pleasing to see good roll up for social bowls.
January 27 winners were Alan Floyd and Barry Dean. January 31 winners were Reg Dean and Judy Pengelly. February 7 winners were Don Pohlner and Judy Pengelly. February 10 winners Geoff Hahne! and Judy Pengelly. February 14 winners were Tammy Valiance, Reg Dean and Val Latta. February 17 winners were Daryl Bursill and Ka?en Crook.
This Wednesday evening we will start a four-week competition of barefoot/try
bowls. Call Alcat on 0419 395 788 to enter.
THE members have been occupied in home and away games this week.
In Saturday social bowls the Rs wore too good with Ray Goulding and Roz Muir the winners with +3.
Lance Sharman and Alan Cook won with +3 on Tuesday.
There were no two-game winners on either day.
Monday night owls weather was perfect and we welcomed four new faces, but missed a number of regulars.
Winners were Nathan Laskey and Dianne Pumpa.
Minor singles games have started and Steve Spry, Wayne Toohey and Ian Bliss won their games.
Vets singles S/F have been organised with Ian Martin winning the last spot.
The club triples draw has been done and is on the noticeboard.
The nine-a-side team at Merbein had a win last week.
We also had two teams at Ouyen on Sunday with the team of Lance, Shawn, Ivan and Wayne getting second place.
The Goulding family fours day is still taking entries so organise your team sooner rather than later.
There is a lot of game flyers from other venues up on the noticeboard as well, so take a look.
There is a board meeting on February 28.
An RSA course is on March 14. If you're Interested in attending please let Prez or Viv know in advance.
Bert Is off to Melbourne for a while, and Fred Is In rehab and doing well. June is still In plaster for another few weeks.
George and Sarah are doing OK. We have a few others not well and we hope you get well soon.
- Friday night members night has been going well. The night begins at 4pm and all are welcome.
THE annual chook night was held last Wednesday evening with 24 players taking part.It was great to see many new locals having a go at bowls.Chicken winners were Alan Stone (s), Travis Latta and Ashley Corbett, ahead of runners-up John Cummings (s), Alan Willsmore and Den Stone.Third was the team of Cameron Gloster (s), Steve Donnellan and Scott Brown.Many competitors received surprise rewards from the sponsors and there was some Valentine's Day treats to be had as well.Jen Stone and Jeni Boseley attended the Heaysman Pairs at Mildura on Friday, winning three out of their four games.The men's championship fours team won its play-off against Nangiloc on Saturday to go into the semi- final against Mildura.A close game resulted in Underbool losing 23 to 24.The Underbool team of Robert Gloster, Robert Lester, Alan and Les Stone played in the Ouyen Invitation Fours on Sunday.
SOCIAL bowls now commence at 9.30am, please ensure your names are in by 9am.
Should the forecast the day before be 38C plus, start time will be 9am and finish about 11am, with names need by 8.30am.
We have managed to complete a couple of social bowls.
Wednesday's winners were Peter Bishop (s), Val Farr and Mike Gilpin over Sam Pupillo (s), Ron Boyd and Don McElhinney.
Saturday's winners were Col Gowers (5), W. Sharkey and Harvey Loveday over John Ken¬nedy (s), Ray Alexander and Geoff Maddigan.
Twenty bowlers took the green on Wednes¬day night to try out a new format - the Fast Five - which proved successful with most players welcoming the change.
The game is played over two nights with bowlers play eight games of five ends.
The difference is that bowlers play with new partner every game.
Leaders on the night were Peter Mitchell with 97 point and 31 up followed by Doug Edwards with 83 shots and 8 up.
Wednesday 28 is the final night.
Corporate bowls and the All Ability Bowls Program are up and running.
With 14 teams competing for a win, last night's winners were 3Bs getting over the top of Bits and Pieces. Both of these programs are important to our club and we seek more support from our members.
Joke Wild is reaching $1000. All you need to do is support your club by being there and buying a ticket.
Reminder the Les Burrell Memorial A/C Fours on Saturday, 9.30am start.
Coming up: Club men's 1001.1p is under way and the club men's triples draw is up. First round to be completed by February 18