Quilty the name on everyone’s lips
Exciting new player, Dean Quilty, created a buzz around the hall in round eight of the Spring Pennant Competition last week when he gave a powerful performance to outplay Wallabies’ top guns, Ashley Duns and Cooper Irwin, winning both singles clashes in a stylish display.
He then took Plovers to a spectacular 3-2 victory when he combined with Brian Perry to score a hard-fought 14-21, 28-26, 21-17 doubles victory in an outstanding performance.
A fired-up Possums outfit was in top form, overcoming Kookaburras for an impressive 3-2 victory in a see-sawing match.
Carol Perry and Col Exton showed their class, playing brilliantly to win a singles each before posting a desperate doubles victory to take the points.
Meanwhile, Owls had a comfortable 4-1 victory over Taipans, with John Bajada lead- ing the way by accounting for both singles in easy fashion.
He had great support from Chris Lee, who impressed by winning a singles in straight sets before teaming with Bajada for an easy doubles victory.
Adrian Squires led Rosellas to an outstanding 4-1 victory over Echidnas.
He was at his best to account for both singles, with Ray Grant giving a sparkling display to win one.
Eagles had to fight hard to hold off a determined Gliders outfit, just lasting for a tense 3-2 victory.
Henning Aretz performed well, winning both singles in tight battles. He joined with Bill Sharp, sealing the match with a solid three-set victory.
Pauline Hooper and Sienna Irwin were back to their best, playing exceptionally to take Redbacks to a 5-0 victory over Mozzies.
A determined Numbats enjoyed a runaway 5-0 win over Frogs. John Spencer and Jack McNulty played superbly to account for all their matches in a fine display.
Helen Sharp put in a sensational performance to lead Koalas to a hard-fought 4-1 victory over Magpies.
She starred by winning both singles in a strong performance.
Crickets were always in control in their 4-1 victory over Hawks.
Junior sensation, James Young was outstanding, playing positive table tennis to win both singles.
Teammate Andrea Cathcart was impressive, playing strongly to win a singles before joining with Young to take out the doubles in three sets.
Benalla Bowls Club has two big weekends coming up — a state singles championship on the 12th, and the state open championship the following weekend.
On Sunday, November 12, the Ovens and Murray Bowls Region Men’s and Ladies State Singles Championship will come to Benalla from 9.30 am until 5 pm.
The following weekend the Bowls Victoria Open Championship will arrive.
With an influx of entries this year the club was asked to accommodate some entries.
On November 18 the club will host 78 players from the Men’s Singles Championship from all over Victoria.
Then on the Sunday the Men’s Pairs Championship, again greens full, all 26 rings, with 104 players.
All games Saturday and Sunday will start at 8.30 am and will be played in a round-robin format, followed by two knock out rounds, which will begin about 4 pm. Midweek pennant results round two
M. A1 at home against Corowa Civic: S. Warfe won 34/12; M. Robertson won 44/17; W. Armstrong won 23/20. Benalla won 101-49.
M. A2 away to St. James: I. Capp lost 21/24; P. Merkel lost 13/25; J. Hodder lost 16/18. Benalla lost 50/67.
B1 away to Wareena: R. Allen lost 15/24; J. Lia lost 18/21; J. Dennis won 30/21. Benalla lost 63/66.
B2 home to Chiltern: J. Tabe lost 20/29; G. Watt won 21/17; M. Tilbury won 22/15. Benalla won 63/61.
Benalla A1 v Yarrawonga at home: M. Robertson won 24/15, C. Cooney won 36/19, S. McMahon won 42/12, R. Mitchell won 27/17; Benalla won 123/53.
Benalla A2 v Chiltern away: G. McNutt lost 19/35, K. Morrison lost 16/21, J. Stevens drew 22 all, D. Blyss won 28/15; Benalla lost 85/93.
Benalla A4 v Wodonga home: A. Campbell lost 20/27, T. Armstrong lost 16/27, W. Johnson lost 12/31, S. Gardner lost 14/32; Benalla lost 62/117.
Benalla B1 v Moyhu away: M. White won 25/23, J. Lia lost 15/26, H. Dartman won 22/15, Benalla lost 62/64.
Benalla B2 v Corowa RSL away: D, Brooker lost 20/31, J. Tabe won 23/16, K. Rainsbury won 27/19, Benalla won 70/66. Saturday, October 30 Winners: M. Drummond and J. Spinks. with 2 wins plus 25 shots up. Runners up were A. Burge and D. Horsburgh.
Indoor Bowls: Three games of eight ends. Winners V. Haag, B. Mollison, Joan Lemin, M. Price with 3 wins and a plus 11 shots. Runners up W. Billman, G. Green, M. Cromie and Jack Lemin.
Winners B. Mollison and M. Price, three wins plus nine shots up. Runner up B. Billman and M. Cromie.
Senior citizen bowls
Tuesday, October 24: Winner K. Black (S), N. Elkan, H. Harper, R. Harper. Runner Up J. Wastell (S), R. Leek, A. Morris, L. Saunders. Friday, October 27: Visit to Numurkah Senior Citizens. Saturday, October 28: Winner D. Matthews (S), V. King, L. Saunders. Runner Up R. Leek (S), A. Degan, J. Landwee.