Jack At­tack has ar­rived in Rochy. This pop­u­lar form of the game de­signed to en­cour­age new bowlers to the game, starts Wed­nes­day evening at 6.15pm with a sausage siz­zle and play be­gin­ning at 7pm, so there is still time to en­ter a team.

Get a cou­ple or more friends (teams of three to five mem­bers) from work or what­ever and you can co-opt an ex­pe­ri­enced bowler from the club if needed. Jack At­tack com­prises two sets of five ends with a re­laxed at­mos­phere.

Cost is $30 a team. Con­tact Bob Knight 5484 3444 or any mem­ber of the club.

Jack At­tack will be run­ning for four weeks.

Week­end Pen­nant was can­celled due to the heat but Mid­week pen­nant still man­aged to play.

There was a good at­ten­dance for Ladies So­cial Bowls on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 6.

Win­ners were V. Gled­hill, J. Rankin and C. Cake­bread

Twi­light Com­pe­ti­tion

Over­all Win­ners were B. El­liot, N. Scott, N. Christie and A. Cu­sack (skip).

Win­ners on the last night were V. Gled­hill, M. Har­ley and E. Christie and J. Ma­jor (skip).

The team of Rob Clay­ton, Peter Holzer, Wayne Spooner and a chap called Phil from Gun­bower (sorry, Phil, no­body asked your sur­name, but thanks for fill­ing in) came run­ners-up in the Gun­bower 4s Com­pe­ti­tion.


There will be a ladies meet­ing to­day at 1pm.

Rochester Cam­paspe Clas­sic 4s is on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 18, start­ing at 9.30am


The women played their so­cial bowls on Tues­day in pleas­ant con­di­tons.

After the two games of Pairs, the de­clared win­ners were Joy Weller and Kath Palmer (s) fol­low­ing a coupe of close matches — win­ning 7-6 and 6-5. (A bit like ten­nis).

On the lo­cal pen­nant scene the CVBD Mid­week pen­nant round dealt a se­vere blow for our di­vi­sion two. Play­ing Moama un­der cover, the team lost 60-88 with only one rink win. (An­nette Br­ere­ton, Betty Mustey, An­nie Haines, Kath Palmer (s) lost to C Ritchie 20-21; Joy Weller, Rus­sell Shawcross, Lois Chugg, Phylis MacFarlane (s) d. K Gilling­ham 29-27; Ann Lowrie, Lor­raine Ap­pleby, Mar­garet Davis, Pauline Hum­bert (s) lt L Ro­gan 11-40). Fur­ther to the loss was the news that Rich River had de­feated El­more by five shots and claimed fourth place on the premier­ship lad­der. With ony one round re­main­ing the team is three points be­hind in fifth place and will re­quire a mi­nor miracle to play the fi­nals.

The CVBD Week­end pen­nant was can­celled on Satur­day due to the heat pol­icy.

Sev­eral bowlers were a lit­tle non­plussed on hear­ing news of the can­cel­la­tion early Satur­day morn­ing as they shel­tered from the rain.

How­ever, de­ci­sions have to be made to pre­vent bowlers from trav­el­ling dis­tances for pen­nant be­fore hav­ing the games called off dur­ing play.

Better luck next week as our di­vi­sion two teams have to make up lost ground to make the fi­nal four. Twenty points short of fourth place.

Di­vi­sion four play Moama at home be­fore fac­ing Mathoura (away) in the fi­nal round. They are cur­rently hold­ing down third place and need to win at least one game.

Dur­ing the week our mem­bers have trav­elled to tour­na­ments at Mathoura, Gun­bower and Shep­par­ton Park. Warm to mod­er­ate tem­per­a­tures, but no luck.

Congratulations to the Moama team com­pris­ing San­dra Con­nally, Mer­ri­lyn Rehe, Mar­ri­lyn Stephen­son and Melissa Roberts (s) on win­ning the Bendigo/Cam­paspe Re­gion Fours on Sun­day.

Played at Rich River the team proved too strong for the Bendigo rink of V Flett, B Davies, G Waegli and S Howes (s) win­ning 21-16.

The team will now rep­re­sent the re­gion in the Bowl­sVic State Cham­pi­onships to be held at Bendigo East Bowl­ing Club in April. Un­for­tu­nately the women’s Triples team of Lor­relle Smith, Mar­got Bren­nan and Beryl Eddy (s) lost to V Flett, G Waegli, S Howes (s) from Bendigo.

The Cam­paspe rep­re­sen­ta­tive team in the Fours from City of Echuca in­clud­ing Wayne Brooks, Steve Cun­ning­ton, Phillip Thorn and Ge­off Beat­tie (s) lost a thrilling con­test to the Bendigo rink of B Wif­fin, B Mor­ley, T Babitsch and Ian Ross (s) 18-16.

A rather con­tro­ver­sial fin­ish as the fi­nal end played out. Bendigo were lead­ing 17-16 with Cam­paspe hold­ing three shots and match, when Ross drove the head and spread­ea­gled the bowls and jack with the jack strik­ing a player and fin­ished in the ditch along­side a Bendigo bowl.

Um­pires were called and the fi­nal de­ci­sion fa­vored the Bendigo team.

In the bat­tle for the Triples hon­ors the Cam­paspe team con­sisted of Phillip Thorn, Mick Humphries and Troy Mans­bridge (s).

Play­ing against the Carter fam­ily — John, Ben and Dean rep­re­sent­ing the Bendigo Di­vi­sion — the lo­cal Cam­paspe trio were trail­ing by as much as eight shots mid­way through the match. How­ever the team was able to bridge the gap to level the scores at 19 all with one end to play.

Bendigo were hold­ing shot with lit­tle seper­at­ing two close bowls. Mans­bridge drove at the head with his fi­nal bowl to dis­place the shot bowl, but missed the mark and Bendigo won 20-19.

The club will hold the pop­u­lar Twi­light Mixed Fours on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 20 at 5pm.

Con­tact Kath Palmer 5486 2314 for en­tries.

On Satur­day, March 17 the club will at­tempt to play the Cun­ning­ton Cup Mixed 2x4x2 Pairs start­ing at 1pm. Con­tact Kath Palmer 5486 2314 or Chris Ste­wart 5486 2607 for details.

The ‘‘Toy­ota’’ Open Fours will be played on Sun­day, March 25 start­ing at 9.30am. Details from Chris Ste­wart 5486 2607

Photo: Luke He­mer.

Rochester’s Val Gled­hill bowls dur­ing the CVBD mid­week di­vi­sion one pen­nant match against Echuca White.

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