OUR midweek teams offer our congratulations to our greenskeeper, Graeme King, who was runner-up greenskeeper in Victoria. No wonder players love coming to Kyabram to play bowls. Well done Graeme.
We are holding our Melbourne Cup luncheon and social bowls day again this year on Tuesday, November 6. If you would like to attend, call into the club and we can add your name to the list.
Happy Hour is being run on Friday night between 5pm and 7pm. Come along for a chat and something to eat. The food is good and the prices are cheap.
Division 1 started the new midweek pennant season with a 10-shot win over Mooroopna. The day started badly for Mooroopna as one of their players had a fall and could not travel to Kyabram. We hope she has recovered. Bev Button’s rink had a real struggle on their hands when they faced Stacey Collier. Stacey’s rink started well and were leading six shots to zero after five ends. At lunch Bev’s team were still down 12 shots to four. After lunch they were able to win eight of the last 12 ends to go down 13 shots to 19. A good fightback. The scores on Maree Boswells’s rink were tight until the 12th end when Maree’s team scored six shots. This gave them a lead of 13 shots to eight. This end was really the difference as both teams shared the scoring for the rest of the game. The final score being Kyabram 26 shots to Mooroopna 21 shots. Jenni Dixon’s rink started well and kept up the pressure for the whole game. At lunch they were leading 20 shots to five and ran out winners 29 shots to 18.
Division two had an 11-shot win over Avenel. Terry Thompson’s rink had a wonderful 37 shot to 11 win. The game was close for the first five ends, with Kyabram leading five shots to three. After that Avenel were only able to win five more ends for the rest of the game. Jill Barrett’s rink went down with an 11 shot to 33 shot loss. Jill’s team found it difficult to score all day and were only able to win six ends for the match. Judy Wright’s rink won 20 shots to 13. This game was even until lunch, with the scores on the 13th end being Kyabram 11 shots to Avenel eight. Judy’s team then won eight out of the next 12 ends to win by seven shots.
Division three travelled to Euroa. Despite winning two rinks they were unable to cover the loss on the other rink and went down by 22 shots overall. Dossie Grills commented on their return that one opposition player was just too good and was able to consistently take shots away when they were holding in the head. Dossie’s rink went down 10 shots to 44. They were only able to win six ends for the day, whereas Euroa were well in control of the game. Jan MacFadyen’s rink had a close game. Kyabram were leading 14 shots to 10 on the 13th end. Then the game tightened up and the scores were level on the 15th end and on the 20th end. But Kyabram were able to run out winners by three shots, 25 shots to 22. Our new member Jeanette Breen had a great return to our club. She was able to lead her team to a 30 shot to 21 win in her first game. Jeanette’s team started slowly and were down seven shots to 14 on the 13th end. They obviously needed their lunch because they came out fighting and were able to level the scores 15 shots all on the 17th end. Winning six shots on the 16th end helped to improve the score line. From then they only allowed Euroa to win two more ends, while they were able to keep on scoring.
Division five had a day they will not want to remember. Kyabram hosted Mooroopna Golf and lost both rinks with the overall score being Kyabram 24 shots to Mooroopna Golf 71. Fran King’s rink started well and were leading seven shots to zero after the first two ends. But by the eighth end they were down seven shots to 10. After that Mooroopna Golf were able to move ahead, with the final score being Kyabram 16 shots to Mooroopna Golf 28. Win Crilly’s rink were outscored all day and were only able to win seven ends for the match. They went down eight shots to 43.