Corowa Civic Bowls
Mid Week Pennant – The pleasant weather conditions this week were a relief for everyone.
Results were a mixture of elation and deflation.
Division B1 Civic hosted Wodonga 2 resulting in a 23 shot win for Civic.
Ian Bilney 29/14 and Col Hendren 27/15 played well to lead all day.
Eileen Ide’s rink 18/22 struggled for the first few ends but with some steady bowling worked their way back into the game and was unlucky to trail by 4 shots after 25 ends.
Division 3B travelled to Moyhu and came home winners on the day.
Maureen Hutson 24/14 NS Genise McFarlane 25/14, both these rinks were able to overcome the challenge of playing on synthetic surface to record a good result.
Joan Wood 15/24 struggled as their opponents played very well to outclass them on the day however Civic were able to hold a 12 shot win.
Division B4 played Wodonga and came up against three strong rinks.
Annette King 15/30, Sheila Llewelyn 20/29, found the opposition too consistent on the day.
Hank Van Summeren 22/21 tried hard all day to close the gap but Wodonga went on to a 23 shot win. Weekend Pennant –
A1 made the journey to Myrtleford where they scored a very emphatic win 130/70.
This win was highlighted by a huge win by Max Scanlon’s rink which comprised W Mills, B Davison and K Widdison; they won 49/10 and allowed their opposition only 6 ends.
Scott Widdison rink was in control all day winning 31/12.
Tom Webb’s boys had a tight tussle for most of the day but came home strongly, scoring on 7 of the last 9 ends to win 25/19.
Dawn Hayman got off to a slow start, drew level on the second last end then scored a 5 to win by the margin 25/20.
This win sees them at the top of the ladder on percentage from Wodonga.
A3 travelled to Moira with a degree of confidence after defeating them in the first round.
At the end of the day it became clearly apparent why Moira are on top of the ladder by a fair margin after they defeated Civic by 21 shots 88/109.
Only successful rink on the day was Greg Leahy’s rink of B Davies, E Ide and A Martin as they recorded a good win 29/19.
John White and his boys lost 21/32 after being level at the halfway mark.
Lynton Ford’s rink had a tight tussle all day but went down 23/27 and Bill Docherty’s team had a day they would prefer to forget, their game was lost between ends 12 and 19 when they lost 21 shots to 4 and they finally went down 15/44.
B2s travelled to Benalla and were convincingly beaten 66/96.
Marg Watsons lost 22/37, Bob Kilpatrick went down 13/35 and it was left to Mark Mill’s team to restore some prestige in winning 31/24.
Our B3 side played at home hosting Wangaratta and they scored a very good win 85/62.
Stand in skipper Lyn Pyke together with G Bee, G Barry and J Curtis scored an impressive win 36/13 - well done Lyn and your boys.
Rob Talbot won 29/22 but Bruce Corcoran went down 20/27 (no doubt Bruce was thinking about his impending overseas trip).
At this point in time and with 2 rounds to be played, Civic has all 4 teams in the finals of weekend pennant.
Congratulations to Joan Wood, Estelle Hollingsworth and Margaret Shipcott on becoming Ladies Triples Champions for 2017.
Sunday 19 saw a very successful social day at the Club, two games of bowls, a delicious luncheon prepared by Maureen and her helpers and the Reverse Draw competition completed a great day.
The reverse draw winners were Bruce Ash, Len Wilson, Peter Bates and Ian Barber who shared $1500.
Bowls winners were A Bartlett and H Elliot from K Widdison, S Martin and B Ide.
Very interesting to note the four spiders competition were all won by ladies Jan Robinson, Margo Pritchard, Anake Hoey and Judy Willett.
Opportunity was taken during the festivities to update our members of all activities before us over the next 8-9 weeks.
The club will be looking to support from members in helping out in these big events coming up and thus ease the burden on the regulars who constantly front up.
Good to see Fred Robinson back on his feet and also good to see that Pat Culhane is out of hospital.
We wish all those on the not so well list a speedy return to good health.
‘Resting Toucher/Nearly Up’.