Seymour gets first blood as season starts
Goulburn Valley midweek pennant
DIVISION ONE Seymour travelled to Shepparton Park for the first game of the season and came home with a good win.
Shepparton Park 4-72 lost to Seymour 12-80.
Lynda Rohde, Rob Baldwin, Jenny Ridd, Wilma Atkins (s) 30 lost to B. Cahill 31.
Bernie Dillon, Maureen Prudden, Jenny Kreemers, Marg Locke (s) 29 defeated D. Hands 15.
David Atkins, Lyn Meek, Gail Krzciuk, Dot Dillon (s) 21 lost to M. Armstrong 26.
DIVISION THREE Seymour hosted Violet Town in round one.
Seymour 4-66 defeated Violet Town 2-61.
Graeme Flint, Jan Wesselman, Marty Wesselman, Gladys Burgoyne (s) 29 defeated E. Anderson 14.
Allan Welsh, Lois White, Linda Brown, Di Staples (s) 15 lost to H. Birch 26.
Milton Howell, Derrick Boyd, Ken Butcher, Trudy Golding (s) 22 defeated L. Russell-Jones 21.
DIVISION FIVE Seymour suffered a bad start to the season when it travelled to Dookie. Dookie 14-61 defeated Seymour 0-23.
Barb Plum, John Heywood, Graeme Prime, Anne Cassar (s) 17 lost to M. Feldtmann 24.
Bob Tomkins, Marg Callaghan, Noel Pianta, Marg Flynn (s) 6 lost to G. Exton 37.
Central Bowls District Saturday pennant
DIVISION TWO Seymour played Alexandra at Seymour, which resulted in a great win for the home side.
Seymour 16-105 defeated Alexandra 0-38.
Richard Maggs, Noel Pianta, Ken Malin, Dot Malin (s) 32 defeated T. Livy 10.
Allan Welsh, John Heywood, Jim Bruce, Greg Quillinan (s) 38 defeated K. Ackerman 13.
Graeme Flint, Anne Cassar, Marie Maggs, Neal Harris (s) 35 defeated M. Legge 15.
Jackpot triples was not played this week due to CBD State Games being played at Seymour.
Seymour VRI Bowling Club
The 2017-18 Central Bowls Division pennant season began for division two. The competition only has six teams, so each team will play each other three times in the 15-round season, making the competition very competitive.
On Saturday, Seymour VRI hosted Kilmore and resulted in a good win for the home team. Seymour VRI won two rinks and recorded a 37-shot win overall after leading by 18 shots at afternoon tea.
Seymour VRI 14-79 defeated Kilmore 2-42.
Robert Richards’ rink scored a magnificent seven on the second end for a dream start and quickly added more scores.
Most were only one-shot rink wins until the 13th end, when it scored a six to lead by 17 shots before going on to a 25-shot win.
Wayne Flint’s rink played a great game scoring ones, twos and threes until the 17th end and was only five shots up at the 18th end.
It won six of the last seven ends for a 15-shot win.
Ian Cashill’s rink played a competitive game up to the eighth end.
It conceded the next five ends to the opposition and was seven shots down at the 12th.
Unable to make any inroads, the rink was still six shots down at the 19th end.
It won the next five ends and was two shots up with one end to play. The opposition scored three on the last end, with the team going down by one shot.
The club welcomed Wayne Flint and Helen Flint for their first pennant game for Seymour VRI.
Results: P. Smith, B. Voogt, M. Puppa, R. Richards (s) 35 defeated M. Cross 10.
A. Walton, S. Stanley, G. Dixon, W. Flint (s) 25 defeated D. Taffe 12.
K. Cain, J. Tuckwell, H. Flint, I. Cashill (s) 19 lost to B. Cattanach 20.
Next Saturday division one starts its pennant season against Seymour at the Tallarook St green.
They will play for the Stuart Arthur Doyle Shield, which is played each year between the Seymour and Seymour VRI first division teams.
Division two will travel to Wallan for its second game against a strong opposition that won last season’s premiership.
The mid-week pennant side started the season with a victory, defeating Euroa by 43 shots.
Lyn Dunn, John Dennis, Vicki Reidy and Fiona Smith won 28-20.
Reg Dickinson made his pennant debut, joining Deanne Page, John Sinden and Lyn Sinden for a 45-10 victory. The Saturday pennant starts on October 21. A practice match will be played on Saturday at Euroa.
Details are in the club rooms.
The Friday evening practice session followed by a barbecue is up and running with tuition available from coach Paul Nichols.
Birthday greetings to Bill Veld, who recently turned 80 years young.
The club mourns the passing of former member Linda Mitchell. Condolences to Mick Mitchell and his family at this sad time.
Avenel Bowling Club
The weather gods were smiling on Tuesday, October 3, for the first match in mid-week pennant.
Division two played Kyabram at home but was unable to take advantage of the so-called home green advantage, going down to the visitors without getting any points.
Beaten they may have been, but not disgraced.
Results: Ruth K, Dennis, David, Pam lost 21-28.
Noel, Archie, Joyce, Grace lost 21-22.
Iris, Ruth U, Barb P, Jenny lost 14-27.
Earlier that day the division five players travelled to Shepparton Golf where they and their hosts had one winning rink each to finish the day going down by 18 shots but getting two points.
Results: Roy, Annie, Graham, Kate won 22-18.
Maria, Pat, Mia, Barb S lost 19-37.
There is a list for players to write names when/if unavailable for any pennant day (mid-week); please check your availability and put your name on this list as soon as possible if necessary.
Coming up we have the practice at Euroa on Saturday, October 14, starting at 1 pm. Club uniform is to be worn.
There is still time to put names on the list on the noticeboard if interested.
A reminder that each Thursday after practice there will be a snack/light meal for those who wish to stay and partake for gold coin donation.
There will be an evening for the Caulfield Cup held on the Friday night before the race.
Check the noticeboard for the date and time.
A mystery tea followed by social bowls is scheduled for Friday, October 27 starting at 6.30 pm.
Those intending to attend are asked to put names on the list for catering purposes.
Get well wishes are extended to Mary, who is still undergoing treatment, and anyone else not feeling as well as they should.