Opening Day this Saturday
Tocumwal Opening Day for the season is this Saturday (12.30 for 1pm). There will be social bowls followed by afternoon tea to celebrate the end of the winter break.
Sunday is Opening Day for Murray Bowls Division. Anyone who would like to represent the club at Jerilderie contact reception.
Monday is Opening Day for the ladies (9.30 for 10am). Men are also most welcome. From this date on social bowls will be held on Monday morning (9.30 for 10am).
All pennant players keep Sept. 16 at Rich River and Sept. 23 (Benalla visiting Tocumwal) available for practice.
The Murray Bowls Division program books will be available shortly.
Information on the following events is available from reception: Men’s Trade Days; Ladies Trade Days; 55 & over at Tocumwal, September 12.
Finley BC 55-and-over bowls starts September 12 at Tocumwal at 10am.
Players are urged to form teams of triples for this fortnightly event, held at different venues. Entries close Sept. 10.
Finley BC is calling for nominations for five selectors with two emergency selectors. Experienced players are asked to accept nomination with the endeavour of arranging teams to make progress in the pennant competition.
Bowlers are asked to prepare for the coming season by participating in Thursday bowls, at 1pm. Winners last week were Geoff Trevorrow and Ray Koschel, with three wins plus eight shots.
Sunday morning bowls was won by Billy Smith and Ron Pentland +3 shots.
MarkII Motors in Tocumwal is sponsoring a triples event (any combination) on October 2.
The Finley BC members’ draw stands at $840.
Caterer Vicky is happy with her extended trading days — now Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with Sunday morning breakfasts and a roast lunch.
Finley RS Last Wednesday the ladies held the Haynes Trophy Day. Winners were Joyce Thomas and Carmel Sutcliffe; runners-up Noela Thomas and Lyn Donkin.
Thank to Haynes Butchery for sponsoring this day.
Sunday was mixed pairs and winners were Ian and Mary Smetthurst on 41 points; r-up David Polkinghorne and Lyn Donkin with 41 (lost on percentage).
The men’s club pairs will be played Saturday, September 9 (names by Sept. 8).
Murray Division is trying a different format for its Opening Day on Sept. 10. Jerilderie will host clubs in the local area and Katandra will do likewise for its local area.
Ladies pairs will be played this Friday (names by noon Thursday). The A grade championship is set for Sept. 22.
Sheets are on the board for Murray Division state events.