Five bowlers debut
Berrigan While there were no wins for Berrigan in the first round of pennant bowls, there were some promising signs for the season ahead with five bowlers making their debut.
Unfortunately some late withdrawals saw the Friday pennant team forfeit.
No doubt with some ladies to return next week the team will be looking to get their first win on the road against Cobram this Friday.
The two Saturday pennant teams tried very hard against two strong teams from Barooga.
The Division Two team lost 88-105 (4-14).
Paul Glanvill won his rink 27-25 and Rick Bradbury came back from a fair way down to win 25-19.
Unfortunately Barry Hutchinson went down 14-29 and Graeme Clements lost 22-32.
An inexperienced Division Four team battled hard against a strong and veteran Barooga team and were not disgraced going down 29-53 (0-14).
Sid Goldsmith came home with a rush and narrowly lost 15-17 while David O’Dwyer and his three pennant debutants stuck at their game all day before going down 14-36.
While the team was disappointed with the loss, they will all learn from the experience.
Both Division Two and Four will travel to Tocumwal this Saturday.
With some bowlers unavailable for round one returning, competition for spots will be intense.
The first round of the Bernard Curtin trophy will be played this Thursday afternoon starting at 5.30pm. Plenty of new talent will be on exhibition.
The first round of twilight bowls was a success with 18 bowlers on the green. It is all on again starting at 6.30pm tomorrow.
There is no social bowls this Sunday. Instead the first annual Golf and Bowls charity day is on, which is nine holes of Ambrose followed by bowls triples.
It is guaranteed to be a fun day and proceeds will go to MND research and drought relief.
Finley BC The Midweek Pennant opening round saw a meritorious victory for Finley over last year’s premiers Cobram by 15 shots, with two winning rinks.
Well done players, a reminder to other clubs of the established strength of our teams.
Next week Finley play Barooga at home, teams are as follows: Lyn Bergmans (s), Ash Haines, Betty Robinson, Gail Welsh; Heather Tabe (s), Don McKellar, Lesley McKellar, Sheila Walsh; Tracey Miles (s), Steve Johnson, Karl Bergmans, Betty Boyd.
Saturday pennant was a disaster with Division Two going down on three rinks to Tocumwal, 85 shots to 108.
Ash Haines's team was a convincing winner, 33 shots to 14.
In Division Four, Tocumwal won convincingly against Finley 14/0 47 shots to 34.
This week, Division Two travel to Numurkah. Teams: Don McKellar (s), Close, A Cowan, R Koschel; T Miles (s), Betty Robinson, Nan Smith, Brian Anderson; A Haines (s), B Mison, N Wilson, G Welsh; G Trevorrow (s), H Tabe, B Poore, L McKellar.
Division Four travel to Katandra West. Teams: K Bergmans (s), L Bergmans, R Wood, G Pyle; B Wike (s), N Barnes, N Cole, H Taylor.
All players in both divisions to be at the club by 11.45am.
Finley ladies continue to perform well in the Ladies Trade Day play.
Last week Betty Robinson, Lyn Bergmans and Shiela Walsh were runners-up.
The draw for the Men’s 100 up pairs is on the board.
Players are asked to arrange their own matches but inform Ash two days in advance so he can prepare a green for the games.
Friday Members stands at $900.
The next fundraising evening on Friday, October 26 will benefit the community run gym.
This is an open night for the public to come and support this important facility.
Meals are available every Friday evening.
Laurie Walsh has been reelected as club president for the coming year. Welcome to new directors, Brian Anderson, Jeff Barry and Lesley and Don McKellar.
Raffle roster officials: Tracey Miles and Brian Anderson. draw
Jerilderie Ten teams competed in the ladies trade day last Wednesday, with a very excited Barooga team winning the day.
Barefoot bowls added to a fantastic charity event on Sunday.
Visitors and locals enjoyed themselves while raising funds for the Jerilderie Hospital and MND research.
Daylight saving heralds the start of barefoot bowls, ready to roll at 6pm, $7 per head, prizes for 1st and 2nd and lucky draw.
First round of pennant, Jerilderie defeated Tocumwal 76-16 to 56-0 to gain maximum points in a close tussle.
A working bee will be held Friday night at the green 5pm to prepare for the first home game.
Finley RS Our popular Sunday Morning Chook Run has been going the past few weeks with fun being had by all.
It is played every Sunday morning with names in by 10.30 am and play starting at 11am.
The Chook Run is open to all new and current bowlers.
It was a tough day at the office this week with all of our pennant sides going down.
All pennant players are asked to check the board for this week’s teams.
Ladies A Grade is due to begin next Wednesday with names in by Monday.
Our men are asked to keep an eye on the notice board for all upcoming men’s club events.
Tocumwal Results for Tocumwal’s pennant teams were as follows:
Friday pennant: Division One - Tocumwal 80-16 def. Finley RSC 63-0. Effie Eaton 23 def. Diane Retallick 14, Andrea Brown 31 def. Mary Smethurst 25, Nola Patterson 26 def. Karen Peacock 24.
Division Two - Tocumwal forfeited to Cobram.
Saturday pennant: Division Two - Finley 85-2 def. by Tocumwal 108-16. Don McKellar 23 def. by Bill Dowling 30, Ashleigh Haines 33 def. Chris Philpot 14, Geoff Trevorrow 13 def. by Colin Brown 39, Steve Johnson 16 def. by Lee Richard 25.
Division Three - Tocumwal 56-0 def. by Jerilderie 76-16. Leigh Polkingham 17 def. by Colin Bryce 25, Kevin Tyrrell 19 def. by Lucy Gurciullo 30, John Jones 20 def. by Terry Chaplin.
Division Four - Finley 34-0 def. by Tocumwal Three 47-14. Karl Bergmans 16 def. by Alan Whiteside 23, Bob Wike 18 def. by Robert Adams 24.
Tocumwal Four 28-0 def. by Strathmerton 47-14. Neville Dicker 16 def. by Peter Philippe 25, Walter Atkins 12 def. by John Jasper 22.