Easter tour­na­ment a suc­cess

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORTS -


Our club has con­ducted a very successful Easter tour­na­ment again this year.

The greens were in great con­di­tion and look­ing a pic­ture with the flags and ban­ners of our won­der­ful spon­sors placed around the greens.

It was so pleas­ing to see many vis­i­tors at­tend­ing the two days of play from near and far across Vic­to­ria and Mount Gam­bier.

The Good Fri­day triples, with 22 teams com­pet­ing, was won by the lo­cal Sey­mour VRI team of Jika and Luke Spargo pair­ing with Rob Chap­man from Broad­ford. They were the only fourgame win­ners for the day.

Sec­ond place was a tight­ly­con­tested af­fair with four teams on three games plus a draw.

The even­tual run­ners-up with 65 points and 31 shots up were Rob Sceney, Mal Wil­liams and Paul McInnis from Kyabram.

The Easter Satur­day med­ley play­ing sin­gles, triples, pairs and fours, with a full field, was won by Fitzroy Bowls Club’s Matt O’Brien, Ryan Be­vis and Ben Simmons with Mark Simmons from Alexandra with four games, 89 points and 56 shots up, from the Spargo team of Luke and Jika from VRI and Greg Brack and Robert Page from Nagam­bie with four games, 86 points and 51 shots up.

The club is grate­ful to the many spon­sors who con­trib­uted enor­mously to the suc­cess of the week­end. With­out spon­sors, these events can­not be held.

The spon­sor­ship for the win­ners’ prizes and the raf­fles are with­out doubt most im­por­tant to the suc­cess of any bowl­ing club.

As­sis­tance from the mem­bers is also vi­tal, and we thank cater­ing staff Mau­reen Prud­den, Jan Ni­chols and their many helpers, bar staff Mark Law and his wife Mag­gie, greens staff Rob Brown and his hive of work­ers, the mark­ers for the sin­gles games, um­pires Mark and Jan Wes­sel­man, ticket sell­ers and of course the mem­bers of the bowls com­mit­tee who ran the tour­na­ment.

If club mem­bers would like to play in the Dot Car­roll, the bone of con­tention and the mixed pairs tour­na­ment, they are still open for en­tries.

The win­ners of jack­pot triples on April 12 were Ron Gard­ner, Lyn Meek and Bernie Dil­lon with +17, and on April 19 the winning team was M. Cal­laghan, Bill McLen­nan and Bill Solomon with +7.

— Toucha


Mem­bers were once again on the green on Sun­day, al­beit for the last time this sea­son, as the men and women com­peted for the bone of con­tention.

The match was played un­der a sunny sky with much hi­lar­ity.

The usual cries of too long, too short, too wide and too nar­row were fre­quently heard as bowls were de­liv­ered.

This year saw an al­ter­ation to the con­di­tions of play — the jack was to re­main where it stopped once de­liv­ered by the lead, in­stead of be­ing straight­ened and placed on the cen­tre line.

Sev­eral times the play­ers were bowl­ing to a jack very close to a bound­ary line with­out it hav­ing been moved by a bowl.

Af­ter the re­quired num­ber of ends the men were de­clared the win­ners and the bone was duly pre­sented to them for an­other year.

The mem­bers then en­joyed a de­li­cious meal be­fore the pre­sen­ta­tions were made.

Women’s cham­pion was Jenny Furletti and the run­ner-up was Iris Side­bot­tom.

The women’s 100-up win­ner was Barb Patterson, run­ner-up Kate Dono­van.

Men’s cham­pion was Noel Slater, run­ner-up was Den­nis McGre­gor.

The men’s 100-up win­ner was Noel Slater, run­ner-up was Gra­ham Lewis.

Men’s pairs win­ners were Noel Slater and Brett McDon­ald, run­ners-up were Gra­ham Lewis and Rus­sell Sch­wab.

Mixed pairs win­ners were Noel Slater and Pam Ped­der, run­ners-up were Gra­ham Lewis and Joyce White.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Noel for a stel­lar year.

Noel, in his role as pres­i­dent, then thanked those who had pro­vided the casseroles and sweets for tea, the play­ers who made them­selves avail­able for pen­nant each week, the green­keep­ers for all their hard work through­out the bowl­ing sea­son and be­yond, the two match com­mit­tees and the women who as­sist with the cater­ing for Satur­day pen­nant and out­side events such as fu­ner­als and birthdays and the bar man­ager for his ef­forts through­out the en­tire year.

A re­minder that the club’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing is on May 21, be­gin­ning with a meal at 12.30 pm fol­lowed by the meet­ing at 1.30 pm.

All mem­bers are urged to at­tend.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are now avail­able and all mem­bers are encouraged to think care­fully about who they want on the board and the match com­mit­tees for the com­ing year.

Birth­day greet­ings are sent to Barb S and Grace.

Get well wishes are ex­tended to Madge and Mary B.

Our con­do­lences are sent to the fam­i­lies of Mona Burns and San­dra Side­bot­tom.

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