Club en­joys great start to the sea­son

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Rochester Bowls Club is cel­e­brat­ing a great start to the new sea­son of Cam­paspe Val­ley Bowls Di­vi­sion week­end pen­nant with di­vi­sion one, two and three all hav­ing a win on Satur­day.

Di­vi­sion one played at City of Echuca and caused an up­set as they de­feated the hosts by 26 shots.

Richard Feuk, Les Walles, Cameron Keenan and Bruce Ma­jor had a nail­biter game all day and it came down to the last bowl as they played out a 21-all draw with G Thorn­ley.

Ash Vesty, Peter Holzer, Kelvin Wif­fen and Robert Clay­ton af­ter be­ing well down early got back to two shots down but lost four shots on the last two ends to lose to G Beat­tie 22-28.

David Keenan, Garth Wif­fen, Bob Knight and Kevin McGreevy were in top form as they de­feated G Page 44-12.

This win won them the Rochester Ho­tel meal deal vouch­ers for the best win­ning rink.

Play­ing at home, di­vi­sion two were very im­pres­sive as they won all rinks to de­feat Lock­ing­ton by 33 shots.

John Weeks, Don­ald Gil­lies, John Boyd and Kevin Bur­row snuck home by a shot as they de­feated J Har­ris 22-21.

Gra­ham Wil­lis, Leigh Mil­gate, Greg Watkins and He­len Holzer de­feated I John­son 34-19.

Peter Stahl, Bill Anderson, Alan Crilly and Peter Stack had a 30-13 win against G Turner.

Di­vi­sion three trav­elled to Rich River and won a close game by four shots. Ger­ard Browne, An­ton Gusak, Kevin Dob­son and Ron Gled­hill de­feated B Downer 30-16.

Tim Quin­lan, Ross Turner, Gavin Houli­han and Ge­off McCarty lost to B Devlin 20-30. Hed­ley Moon, Ron Stranger, Fran­cis Keech and Kevin Hall drew 24-all with J. James.

Di­vi­sion four were at Lock­ing­ton and lost by 15 shots. Clive Usher, Alan Ben­son, Noel Sex­ton and Brock Keenan de­feated P Cun­ning­ton 31-30.

David Mur­ray, Gra­ham Prince, Kevin Mc­Cor­mack and Rod McAsey won 23-20 against B Mus­grove. Mick El­lis, David Mar­shall, Bert Smole­naars and Don Thomp­son lost to S Peter 14-33.

C grade cham­pi­onship en­tries close on Satur­day, B grade closes on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 20, and the open cham­pi­onship closes on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 27.

Alan Crilly has been ap­pointed as the play­ers’ ad­vo­cate for the com­ing sea­son.

The ladies midweek pen­nant be­gan on Fri­day and the club’s ladies di­vi­sion one side played at City of Echuca and lost by 49 shots.

Lyn Moon, Jenny Ma­jor, Ja­nis Tam­burini and Jeanette Knee­bone lost to L Roney 16-28. Marg Knight, Lor­raine Bond, Mar­garet Har­ley and Tr­ish Costello lost to R Opie 16-33.

Denise Pap­pin, Heather Curn­cik, Di Mil­gate and Janet Rankin lost to J Fairchild.15-35.

Kits Kafe Cof­fee award was won by L Moon, J Ma­jor, J Tam­burini and J Knee­bone.

Tues­day’s so­cial bowls was won by Lyn Moon, Ev Ni­chol, Ja­nis Tam­burini and Jeanette Knee­bone. Raf­fle win­ner was Val Gled­hill.

There is so­cial bowls roll up to­day to be fol­lowed by a meet­ing at 1.30pm.

The draw for the ladies open sin­gles was done over the week­end. The first round is to be played on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 16.

Fri­day meals are on again. Please put your name on the list in the foyer.

Young Rochester bowlers won their sec­tion of the state pairs on Sun­day at Moama. They de­feated P Holzer of Rochester, R Werner of Mathoura, and D O’Keefe of De­niliquin. They will now play R Kelly of City of Echuca.


PRE-SEA­SON at Col­binab­bin Bowls Club is heat­ing up, with the lo­cal bowlers heav­ily in­volved in tour­na­ments far and wide.

Frank and Chris Oliver, Greg and Diane Chan­dler, Rob Ryan and Glenn Young com­pet­ing at Heath­cote with the high­light be­ing Rob and Glenn's first bowl as rest­ing touch­ers on the bank.

A good day was had by all and it was good to be get­ting some prac­tice for the com­ing sea­son.

Open­ing day was held on Fri­day, Septem­ber 28 with six teams play­ing a com­pe­ti­tion, — win­ners were Glenn Young, Ross Win­field and Barb Cheat­ley on a count­back from Robyn Weeks, Marg Brown and Di Chan­dler.

A big thank you to Ra­mon Rath­jen and his helpers for pre­par­ing the green so well for the up­com­ing sea­son, and a big wel­come to new bowlers Ross Win­field and Kelly Walsh, who put down some very good bowls on the day.

In the 60 and over bowls, the sea­son com­menced with Col­binab­bin mak­ing their first ap­pear­ance with lit­tle suc­cess on the day but it has been wit­nessed that af­ter a great sea­son last year Pat Ste­wart has de­cided to give him­self a chal­lenge by us­ing a stick left handed.

Three of our lo­cal bowlers are re­cov­er­ing from surgery over the off sea­son and their re­hab has them back on track for a re­turn to the green at start of the sea­son, so best wishes go out to Maurice, Don and Barb.

In the midweek pen­nant, play started on Oc­to­ber 2 with Col­binab­bin host­ing Katan­dra West. Col­binab­bin scored a win on the day with both rinks win­ning. Well done team.

Coach­ing with Marg Knight is to com­mence again on Sun­day from 4pm — all new and ex­ist­ing bowlers are wel­come to join in.

If you re­quire more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Robyn Weeks on 0438 329 202, Di Chan­dler on 0427 809 913 or Ra­mon Rath­jen on 0429 329 369.

Midweek bowlers are see­ing ben­e­fits of coach­ing last sea­son along with guid­ance from John and Lynne Brown.

In the 60 and over state sin­gles ti­tle, first-timer Greg Chan­dler man­aged to win his sec­tion and then go into a play­off against his Shep­par­ton Park op­po­nent, de­feat­ing him 21-16.

In the semi-fi­nals he was beaten by D. McHarry of Hill Top af­ter lead­ing 18-12. Well done on a great ef­fort Greg.


The open­ing week­end of the CVBD pen­nant sea­son re­sulted in mixed re­sults for the club with di­vi­sion two suf­fer­ing a 53-86 loss to Rochester, while di­vi­sion four had one win­ning rink, scor­ing a solid 83-68 vic­tory over their Rochester op­po­nents.

In di­vi­sion two, both Roly Head and Alan Kauff­man re­ceived a wrong bias award.

De­tails of di­vi­sion four: I Palmer, O McPhee, K Stout, B Mus­grove (s) lost to D Mur­ray 20-23.

N Ba­con, P Collins, A Har­ris, P Cun­ning­ton (s) lost to C Usher 30-31.

C Ste­wart, D Thomas, J Van Der Bosch, S Peter (s) de­feated M El­lis 33-14.

A wel­come to new mem­bers Dave Thomas and Owen McPhee play­ing their first round of pen­nant for the club.

Sev­eral mem­bers trav­elled to El­more on Sun­day for the pairs event.

Russell Shawcross, David Lup­ton, Tom Davis, Alan Kauff­man, Ian John­son, Don Is­gro, Jim Har­ris and Greg Clymo all bat­tled against huge odds to win a few games, while Bill Mus­grove teamed with Rob Holm­field of Rich River to win the ma­jor spoils.

The weekly Fri­day bar­be­cue and prac­tice ses­sion was again well at­tended with club sec­re­tary Neil Hanes win­ning the lucky mem­bers draw for the sec­ond time in three weeks.

The club will hold the 50th run­ning of the pres­ti­gious Water­wheel Clas­sic Fours on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 21, start­ing at 9.30am.

This tour­na­ment is a gold let­ter star event, so early en­tries are en­cour­aged. Con­tact Chris Ste­wart 5486 2607 for de­tails.

In the CVBD pro­gram (Lock­ing­ton listed tour­na­ments) there is a mixed pairs event sched­uled for Lock­ing­ton on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 14. This is a mis­print.

Photo: Luke Hemer.

Rochester’s Peter Holzer finds his line dur­ing the CVBD di­vi­sion one bowls match against City of Echuca on Satur­day.

Bert Smole­naars of Rochester Bowls Club won the CVBD novice sin­gles cham­pi­onship de­feat­ing Mike Meyer of City of Echuca 21-15. It is a dou­ble for the Smole­naars fam­ily as Bert’s wife Yvonne won the CVBD novice sin­gles in the ladies di­vi­sion.

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