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Mid­week DI­VI­SION One were ready for an­other tough game when they trav­elled to Shep­par­ton Golf to play the lad­der lead­ers.

Kyabram was pleased with the re­sult when they came away with a 94 shots to 53 win. Ma­ree Boswell’s rink played well as a team and were able to win 38 shots to 14. They started the game with five shots on the first two ends and then steadily built their lead. Bev But­ton’s rink won 35 shots to 14. They started slowly, drew level on the fourth end and then kept the pres­sure on for the rest of the game. They did not al­low Shepp golf to gain any rhythm. Jenni Dixon’s rink had a harder day. They were down all day and at one stage were 12 shots be­hind. They won the last four ends to go down by four shots, 21 to 25.

Di­vi­sion two played Tatura at Tatura. De­spite two rinks go­ing down, a good win by Terry Thomp­son’s rink en­abled them to win by 13 shots, 79 shots to 66. Jill Bar­rett’s rink strug­gled early in the game, gained the lead on the 12th end, lost it again and were down by three shots. They re­gained the lead on the 20th end but could not hold it and went down 23 shots to 28. Judy Wright’s team were lead­ing 13 shots to 10 on the 16th end. Tatura won the next five ends. Judy’s team ral­lied but were un­able to catch their op­po­nents. They went down 19 shots to 24. Terry Thomp­son’s rink just did not al­low their op­po­nents into the game. They started well and were lead­ing 28 shots to two at lunch. Even though Tatura won seven of the next 12 ends the early lead proved too great. Terry’s rink won 37 shots to 14.

Di­vi­sion three played Shep­par­ton Park at home. They won by 10 shots over­all, 67 shots to 57. Jan MacFadyen’s rink was lead­ing early in the game. On the ninth end Shepp Park over­took them and were lead­ing by three shots. Once Shepp Park gained the lead they were able to keep in front and win 25 shots to 15. It was great to see the smile on Dossie Grills face when her team had a win, 25 shots to 16. Her team strug­gled early, but on the sev­enth end they took the lead. They won 10 out of the next 18 ends to hold their lead for a good win. Jeanette Breen’s rink also had a win 27 shots to 16. They took the lead early in the game and did not al­low their op­po­nents to get back in the game.

Di­vi­sion five trav­elled to Sey­mour and had a win 47 shots to 32. Rhonda Wood­cock’s rink lost 15 shots to 19. The scores were even, two shots each on the fourth end. Sey­mour were then able to draw away to hold a nine-shot lead on the 16th end. Rhonda’s team fought back and won seven of the next 10 ends, to go down by four shots. Win Crilly’s team had a good day. On the 13th end they were lead­ing 19 shots to four. They just did not let their op­po­nents into the game and pow­ered away to win 32 shots to 13.

Kyabram bowls re­port was not sub­mit­ted this week.

60 and over

BEAU­TI­FUL sunny weather greeted the 120 bowlers who com­peted at Ton­gala Bowls Club this week. Even 105-year-old Jim Sta­ple­ton was wear­ing shorts and put a num­ber of oth­ers to shame. Fol­low­ing a fan­tas­tic day we had six teams of three game win­ners. The play-off was tight with the team of John Solo­man, Ron Jones, Ge­orge Alabama and Wayne Whit­ney from Moama fin­ish­ing run­ner-up. The win­ners were Harry Holm­berg, Ge­orge Holm­berg, Phil Brock and Char­lie Wil­liams from El­more with six in the yard stick. Next week is Echuca Mazda Cup at Echuca.

Val­ley View

VAL­LEY View mid­week pen­nant was played at Val­ley View in cool con­di­tions. Wel­come to Mar­i­lyn West who played her first game of bowls. J Bauerle, M West, N Find­lay, H Emery were de­feated by M Meu­lenkamp 21/27. N Saun­ders, L Busch, B Car­ling, M Topp were de­feated by D Ho­gan 11/33. Thanks to Rod Dono­hue, who at short no­tice had the greens pre­pared for an hour ear­lier start. Also thanks to Frank and com­pany who cut all the hedges and blos­som, a big re­lief to asthma suf­fer­ers. Week­end pen­nant Val­ley View trav­elled to Echuca, with Echuca prov­ing far too strong for them. G Squires, R Dono­hue, F Find­lay, B Green­away were de­feated by J Hol­lowood 7/30. This Echuca team in­cluded Jim Sta­ple­ton, play­ing with the help of an arm who is 105-years-old. N To­masini, K Hastie, G Topp, C White were de­feated in a close game by M Ben­nett 18/22.

New player Barry Brown skip­pered a team of G Beamish, R. Var­coe, D Cavell go­ing down to J Aitken 17/40.


WIN­NERS were grin­ners for the first time this year when the di­vi­sion four team de­feated their south­ern friends, Avenel, by 20 shots. The club man­aged to win three of the four rinks to fi­nally get a de­cent score on the board. The green was run­ning 16 sec­onds and proved a hand­ful for those who wouldn’t take enough grass. Green keeper Rob Den­nis is plan­ning to have the green at its peak for the Vic Open which starts in Mer­rigum on Fri­day, Novem­ber 16.

Our big­gest win­ner for the day was the new com­bi­na­tion of Rob Den­nis, Greg Pell, Neil Gar­diner and Chris French who de­feated David Furletti by 19 shots. This rink had to be cob­bled to­gether by the se­lec­tors as three of our reg­u­lar play­ers were un­avail­able. They led com­fort­ably all day and at the start of the ‘cham­pi­onship’ ends held a lead of 11 shots. Over the last ends they man­aged to add an­other nine shots to their op­po­nents sin­gle shot. Well done. This will give the se­lec­tors some­thing to think about.

Joe Chant, Graeme Hub­ble, Abby Earl and Car­men Qu­at­troc­chi met Den­nis McGre­gor and won by seven shots. They led from the very first end and were able to main­tain this mar­gin with­out ever look­ing like hav­ing a much bet­ter win. In their last five ends they could only score one sin­gle while the op­po­si­tion scored five shots but this wasn’t enough to change the re­sult.

Jim Arthur’s rink of Barry Par­sons, Noreen Earl and Rob Carver also won by seven shots. They were matched up with Howard Gel­dard. It was very pleas­ing to see Barry Par­sons back play­ing at Mer­rigum. Barry was one of our bet­ter bowlers for years and we cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ate him com­ing back to the fold. Jim’s rink got away to a great start and led by 12 shots af­ter the 10th end. To their credit the Avenel rink staged a come­back to nar­row the mar­gin to seven shots at the end of the game. Thanks to Noreen for help­ing us out once again.

Wayne Shep­herd, Stan Cold­well, John Gilbert and Sparks McMeeken were no match for Noel Slater and went down by 13 shots. Last week these boys were our only win­ner so it is funny how quickly things change. Avenel started con­fi­dently and led by five shots af­ter 10 ends. Not to be out­done Mer­rigum hit back to level the game af­ter 16 ends. How­ever, over the fi­nal ends the home team were outscored by 17 shots to four.

The mem­bers had a very en­joy­able time on Sun­day with Graeme Hub­ble pro­vid­ing lunch. I fear for some of the men who may be wor­ried about the wives’ re­ac­tion to this man’s skills. Thanks to Graeme and his fam­ily for be­ing such gen­er­ous hosts.

We still need to have more items for the fi­nal hampers.

We have four days of the Vic Open on Novem­ber 16-19. It will be nec­es­sary to have all hands on deck so please make your­self avail­able when asked to as­sist.

On Tues­day night we hosted ‘ladies in black’ at the Plaza and it was a great suc­cess. Thanks to Lee and Mau­reen for all their work and those who sup­ported us.

Mid-week had an­other good win at Mooroopna. They won two rinks and scored 14 points to two. Win­ning skip­pers were Lee and Donna. Mau­reen missed out nar­rowly.

Our Christ­mas break up will be catered for at the club on Satur­day, De­cem­ber, 15. Cost is $25 per head and we will need to know our num­bers at least a week be­fore this date. We can guar­an­tee you a fun night for all. Meal will be served at 7pm.

Mer­rigum di­vi­sion four vs Dookie at Dookie. P Hoare G Pell B Par­sons J Arthur (s). C Qu­at­troc­chi G Hub­ble W Shep­herd J Chant (s). C French N Gar­diner D Pet­tifer R Den­nis (s). B McMeeken J Gilbert S Cold­well G Mott.

Be at rooms by 11.45am. Cars: J Chant, J Arthur, W Shep­herd, R Den­nis.

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