Heat takes its toll on the greens
Tuesday GV Pennant was cancelled due to 41° heat. All teams shared the points.
Central Bowls District has slightly different rules. Play began but was called-off with Kilmore and Seymour sharing the points.
Saturday Pennant, Goulburn Valley, division one
Seymour went to Tatura last Saturday to maintain its mojo in defeating the home side 16-98 to 2-79.
Results: Maureen Prudden (BOG), Bernie Dillon, Eliot Jarman, Matt OSullivan (s) 30 d J. Carter 17; Peter Tennant, Marty Wesselman, Dave Atkins, Max Hammond (s) 23 d P. Wallis 19; Steve Ellis, Mark Law, Bill Solomon, Rob Brown (s) 23 lt to T. Gale 24; Dennis Klein, Dot Dillon, Don Lawton, Andrew Payne (s) 22 d J. Attwood 19.
Division five played at home against Mooroopna, winning 12-88 to 4-64. Terry Smalley’s rink took no prisoners in their 51 to 14 win.
Results: Eon Densworth, Chris Dean, Jim Bruce, Terry Smalley (s) 51 d H. Duncan 14; Ron Gardner, Lyn Meek, Vin Hall, Steve Reed (s) 22 lt B. Nichole 24; John Heywood, Pat Dawe, Jenny Ridd, Jeff Rhue (s) 15 lt G. Dursten 26. CBD division one, round 12 Seymour travelled to Wallan to play on the new carpet green, but were defeated 16-92 to 2-79.
Results: Lynda Rohde, Jenny Kreemers, Wayne Flint, Gail Krzciuk (s) 18 lt G. Edmonds 26; Doug Hutton, Linda Brown, Gladys Burgoyne, Garry Broderick (s) 17 lt G. Cowan 24; Derek Blakeman, Rob Harper, Marg Locke, Alison Hall (s) 21 lt P. Warren 25; Les Herbert, Jan Wesselman, Trudi Golding, Shaun Haughton (s) 23 d P. Newell 17.
Division two Seymour One played Broadford in an exciting game, however, they missed out on the win by four shots, going down 2-72 to 14-76.
Results: Lois Tomkins, Neil Harris, Dot Malin (s) 37 d H. Dihm 13; Richard Maggs, Noel Pianta, Ken Malin (s) 19 lt J. Fitzgerald 30; Bill McLennan, Anne Cassar, Marie Maggs (s) 16 lt W. Reard 33.
The members’ draw was number 36 Helen Dingey, who was not present to collect.
Next week the jackpot will be $140 and a meal night. Names to be put on noticeboard before Wednesday afternoon.
Raffles: Taurus meat tray was won by Gail Krcziuk, Fowles Wine was won by Dennis Klein, and minor prizes went to Dilva Gratta, Lois Tomkins and Lyn Solomon.
Club games: Entries for the Jack Sloane twobowl singles will close on February 18. Please put names in as soon as possible. The draw for the 100-up is on the noticeboard.
The General Meeting is at 1 pm on January 29 to deal with Constitution alterations.
The Club has a no-smoking rule for members and visitors. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Club matches are now in full swing and the CD Ryan handicap singles completed with Mick Mitchell defeating John Pasternak.
Geoff Page was successful in the B-grade final defeating Mick Mitchell.
The division five pennant side lost by 11 shots to Euroa but remain in second position.
John Dennis, Joe Gattuso, Fiona Smith and Bardy McLeod were defeated 23-26.
The winning rink was skipped by Geoff Page along with Keith Hollands, Bill Northey and Ed Dunn, who claimed a 28-19 victory.
Geoff Higgins, Keith Millar, Angel Mannakin and Tim Nagle went down 17-34.
The Shield side had a 26-shot win, winning all four rinks against Shepparton RSL after an even first half.
Greg Brack, Jack Spencer, Glen Weatherell and Chris Spencer were victorious 18-16.
Brett Spargo, Linton Gleeson, Mick Nolan and Brian Nisbet won 26-12.
Team Nichols — Paul, Daniel and Peter — along with John Pasternak had a 28-25 victory.
Rob Page, Des Fothergill, Rob Smith and Mick Mitchell were impressive winning 27-19.
The team is in fourth position with an important game against third placed East Shepparton this week.
The mid-week side will be keen to play after last weeks game was cancelled due to the extreme heat. It will be over a month since they last played but the side is in prime position on top of the ladder.
The Australia Day mens triples tournament is being held tomorrow and the club thanks the sponsors of the day; DPR Insurance, Royal Mail Hotel Nagambie and the Nagambie Lakes Entertainment Centre.
For more information contact Rob Page on 0400 570 903.
— Parabola Mid-week Pennant was played on a hot day at Seymour VRI green against fourth positioned Eildon. Both managers agreed to continue the game and Seymour VRI won two rinks and nine shots up, hanging onto second position on the ladder. Seymour VRI 14-74 defeated Eildon 2-65 Joe Purcell’s rink started with a magnificent seven shots on the first end and scored 15 shots over four ends to dominate the game and increase the lead for the remainder of the game winning by 24 shots.
Bill Dawe’s rink played a competitive game being two shots down at the 13th end. The opposition scored 10 shots over the next three ends and then it was catch up, still being seven shots down at the 21st end, then winning the remaining four ends to win by a mere one shot.
Greg Jones’ rink could not take a trick, being one shot down at the 10th end the opposition scored the next seven ends and taking control for the remainder of the game with the VRI rink going down by 16 shots.
Results: J. Tuckwell, I. McBean, M. Furletti, J. Purcell (s) 36 d L. Sproles 12; P .Smith, D. Prudden, I. Nichols, B. Dawe (s) 25 d L. DiBella 24; G. Dixon, O. Taylor, P. Rolfe, G. Jones (s) 13 lt R. McGowan 29.
Saturday pennant results were a mixed bag with division one travelling to Alexandra winning two rinks and losing two rinks, with 26 shots down overall.
Division two with a similar team to last week also travelled to Alexandra against Alexandra Blue winning all rinks by huge margins and 75 shots up overall, but still holding sixth place on the ladder.
Division three Goulburn Valley travelled to Shepparton Park to take on the top team and were promoted back to second position on the ladder winning two rinks and eight shots up overall.
Division one team played against second position team Alexandra and tasted their second defeat for the season, winning two rinks, but still hanging onto the top position on the ladder. Seymour VRI 4-75 lost to Alexandra 14-101 Luke Spargo’s rink had a close game up to the 10th end, then pulled away to be nine shots up at the 18th end finishing up with a seven-shot win. Greg Jones’ rink levelled the score at the 19th end and picked up three shots on the last end for a twoshot win.
Colin Marsh’s rink played a competitive game being one shot up at the 21st end, and then the opposition scored 10 shots over the last four ends showing a deficit of nine shots.
Daniel Noonan’s rink had a bad day unable to be competitive without a score on the card for 12 consecutive ends between the ninth and the 21st end going down by a massive 26 shots.
Results: S. Boyd, G. McPherson, W. Noonan, L. Spargo (s) 22 d M. Simmons 15; R. Hockley, K. Lee, J. Purcell, G. Jones (s) 24 d G. Matthews 22; P. Challis, J. Spargo, B. Dawe, C. Marsh (s) 19 lt L. Scott 28; M. Puppa, M. Szczykulski, G. Neal, D. Noonan (s) 10 lt G. Gilmore 36.
Division two also played Alexandra Blue on their own synthetic green resulted in a huge 75-shot win but failed to make much of an impact on the ladder.
Seymour VRI 16-115 defeated Alexandra Blue 0-40
Joy Cashill’s rink just piled the score on the card for a 42-shot win.
Paul Rolfe’s rink played competitively up to the 14th end, then scored big time over the next five ends to set up an easy 18-shot win.
Bob Richards’ rink took charge after the ninth end and finished up with a 15-shot win.
Results: S. Andrews, S. Crockett, J. Cashill 51 d L. Baker 9; B. Voogt, P. Stevens, P. Rolfe (s) 34 d G. Wood 16; K. Cain, B. Anderson, R. Richards (s) 30 d R. Twitchett 15.
Division three Goulburn Valley team travelled to the Taj Mahal of bowls at Shepparton Park for a game against the top team on the ladder.
The Seymour VRI players had an overall eightshot win and in consequence the team climbed back to second position on the ladder.
Seymour VRI 14-101 def. Shepparton Park 4-93
Don Prudden’s rink were the stars of the show, starting after the fifth end scoring at regular intervals and being 19 shots up at the 16th end played the remainder of the game out competitively winning by 20 shots.
Mario Furletti’s rink built their total up to be 11 shots up at the 19th end, but the opposition came back to finish the game off and nearly succeeded, but the rink held on to win by three shots.
Alan Dixon’s rink, catching up with the opposition for most of the game, finally overtook the opposition on the 22nd end, but failed to score on the last three ends to go down by four shots.
Stephen McGregor’s rink tried hard to keep up, but being 10 shots down at afternoon tea, they were unable to make much headway going down by 11 shots.
Results: A. Walton, S. Stanley, I. McBean, D. Prudden (s) 34 d M. Stibbard 14; J. Crockett, G. Dixon, I. Cashill, M. Furletti (s) 25 d G. Lockwood 22; J. Tuckwell, M. Hard, D. Clarke, A. Dixon (s) 21 lt L. Mawson 25; P. Smith, I. Cashill, P. Delzotto, S. McGregor (s) 21 lt G. Sinclair 32.
Next Saturday division one host Wallan at the Seymour VRI green. Wallan, sitting fourth on the ladder, will be keen to retain their aspirations for finals.
Division Two will play Seymour (1) at the VRI no. 2 green, with the team needing to continue winning and Seymour (1) are also seeking a finals spot.
Division three Goulburn Valley team will travel to Hill Top, sitting in sixth position on the ladder after a good win last week.
As there were no home games at Seymour VRI the raffle for the meat tray as provided by Taurus Meats was not held, but will be available again next week. Thanks to the sponsors for their support.
— Two Hats