BOWLS NOTES

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Ba­rooga Sports

The first trade day of the sea­son was held at Nathalia and the jack­pot went off.

Or did it? It was awarded but then it was re­vealed that not all of the win­ning team were present, so it jack­pots to this week at Ba­rooga and is worth $215.

Win­ners of the day were the team of Barry Cos­grove, Joe Luci and Neil ‘Nip­per’ Mack­lin with 4 wins and 65 points closely fol­lowed by Peter Rus­sell, Stephen Brooks and Des Toohey also with 4 wins but with 64 points.

There are no NABA awards this year. So best first game is paid, as well as other games pro­vided there are no other four-game win­ners.

The best first-game win­ners this week with 18 shots up were Bob Adams, Peter Ve­lardo and John El­lis. Best se­cond-game win­ners were Archie El­lis, Phil Perkins and Ron Quinn with 17 shots up. Best third-game win­ners with 21 shots up were Chris Philpott, Bob Bow­man and R. Job. Ian Smethurst, Ke­rian Beare and War­ren Blanche won the best last game with 16 shots.

This week the trade day is at Ba­rooga, so names in to Ray Wright as soon as pos­si­ble as po­si­tions are fill­ing fast.

Keith’s Fri­day this past week saw 24 bowlers at­tend­ing with win­ners be­ing Graeme Hickey and Ray Koch with +19.

Run­ners-up were John Bruce and Joan Greel­ish with +13 and 14 ends from Matt Han­nan and Bob Thatcher also on +13 but with 12 ends.

Best first-game win­ners were Ge­off Brent­nall and He­len Quinn with +8 and to ease the pain a lit­tle from miss­ing out on run­ners-up were Matt Han­nan and Bob Thatcher, who won best se­cond game with +12.

Jack­pot did not go off and will be worth $141.85 this week.

Twenty-four bowlers trav­elled to Corowa to play in the club’s first prac­tice match on Sun­day and were suc­cess­ful in re­tain­ing the shield played for another year.

Four out of the six rinks were suc­cess­ful which was a good re­sult as the greens were very quick and tak­ing plenty of grass, so well done to all who made them­selves avail­able.

Every­one en­joyed the hos­pi­tal­ity of the Corowa play­ers and club.

This week the prac­tice match is against Hill­top and once again teams will be se­lected on Wed­nes­day.

Hill­top will be ar­riv­ing at noon for a bar­be­cue lunch so be on time to share hos­pi­tal­ity with the Hill­top bowlers.

Co­bram

Twenty-two teams played in the first Ladies Trade Day event held last Wed­nes­day at Co­bram Bowls Club.

Al­though the weather was a lit­tle chilly with an icy (at times) breeze blow­ing, the ladies thor­oughly en­joyed their three games played against ladies from other clubs within the Mur­ray Bowls Di­vi­sion.

There were five teams on three win­ning games with Jan Niven, Yvonne Clark and Jenny Sut­cliffe from Nu­murkah Golf com­ing out with the win on 52 points from Co­bram’s team skip­pered by Ieve Saun­ders on 51 points.

Lucky card win­ners were He­len Bow­man (lead), Margie Cooper (third) and Brenda Smethurst (skip). Di Re­tal­lick’s card was drawn for the jack­pot chance but un­for­tu­nately no win for them.

This week’s game is at Nathalia. The club thanks its spon­sor Bendigo Bank, who pre­sented the prizes to all win­ners. All in all a very suc­cess­ful day.

Satur­day triples was won by Carol Do­herty, Dave Hutchins and Glenys Walker with John Crump, Barry Turner and Brenda In­gram run­ners-up.

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