Showdowns for young guns
In Saturday’s pennant, Division One hosted Alexandra at the Seymour VRI green in what resulted as a one-sided game with the young gun skippers both winning by huge margins and the team winning all rinks with 77 shots up overall.
Seymour VRI 16-119 defeated Alexandra 0-42.
Daniel Noonan’s rink won 21 of the 25 ends played and it was just a matter of how far, winning by 47 shots.
Luke Spargo’s rink also had a huge win, scoring on 18 ends for the game with seven shots on the 10th end and a winning margin of 25 shots.
Greg Jones’ rink had the close game and was one worth watching. The rink started with seven shots to nil after five ends, then the opposition came to play and the lead was lost at the 13th end, regained the lead at the 18th end and the score was level again on the 22nd end scoring five shots over the last three ends won the game by five shots. Results: I. McBean, B. Dawe, C. Marsh, D. Noonan (s) 55 d K. Argent 8;
P. Challis, M. Szczykulski, W. Noonan, L. Spargo (s) 42 d G. Gilmore 17;
K. Cain, R. Hockley, J. Purcell, G. Jones (s) 22 d R. Benghamy 17.
The Division Two team travelled to Alexandra and were big winners scoring more than double the opposition’s score. Seymour VRI won all rinks by big margins and with 52 shots overall taking top position on the ladder.
Seymour VRI 16-103 defeated Alexandra 0-51.
Moreno Puppa’s rink, leading throughout the game, were 10 shots up at the 15th end and continued to increase the lead to win by 22 shots.
Paul Rolfe’s rink were 20 shots up by the 10th end, but slowed down after tea to be only nine shots up at the 22nd end, then winning the last three ends won by 15 shots.
Ian Cashill’s rink started with 16 shots to nil at the fifth end, increased the lead to 25 shots up at the 12th end, but the opposition came back with six winning ends and reduced the lead to 12 shots at the 23rd end, winning the last two ends won by 15 shots. Results: J. Crockett, M. Furletti, P. Delzotto, M. Puppa (s) 36 d L. Garlick 14;
G. Dixon, I. Nichols, S. Towt, P. Rolfe (s) 35 d A. Argent 20;
J. Tuckwell, B. Challis, H. Flint, I. Cashill 32 d T. Livy 17.
Division Seven Goulburn Valley Team played on Seymour VRI no. 2 green against a mixture of young players and some experienced players from Kyabram, on a tricky green that gave the Seymour VRI team another win by only five shots overall, winning one rinks and a drawn rink.
Seymour VRI 13-47 defeated Kyabram 1-42.
Stuart Crockett’s rink after a competitive start scored five shots on the 11th end to consolidate the lead for the remainder of the game, but only one shot up at the 22nd end scored on the last three ends for a fiveshot win.
Wayne Flint’s rink regained the lead after tea and held a nine-shot lead at the 21st end, but as the opposition scored nine shots over the last four ends forced a drawn game. Results: K. Lee, J. Cashill, A. Walton, S. Crockett (s) 26 d Jason Cartwright 21;
M. Brett, O. Taylor, A. Nachtingal, W. Flint (s) 21 drew with D. O’Brien 21.
On Saturday Division One travel to Yea for an interesting game against Yea, while the Division Two team will host Yea division two and will be expected to continue their winning run while the Division Seven Goulburn Valley team will travel to Euroa to take on the bottom team on the ladder, Euroa.
The meat tray kindly donated by Taurus Quality Meats was won by Colin Marsh, Seymour VRI.
On November 17, 24 bowlers enjoyed a great day and played for the Tony O’Loughlin trophy.
Tony was a member of the Seymour VRI Bowling Club for many years and was regarded as a real character in the club, much respected and passing away far too soon.
The winners were Jim Tuckwell, Ian Nichols, Simon Towt and Joe Purcell. Runners-up were Kevin Cain, Anthony Nachtingal, Ian McBean and Greg Jones.
Thanks to Brendan Challis for supplying and cooking a spit roast and Michelle O’Loughlin for supplying salads and making the presentation on the day in memory of her late husband.
— Two Hats
The mid-week pennant side had a general bye this week due to the Victorian Open Championships being held throughout the Goulburn Valley.
The Section Seven team continued on their winning way defeating Hill Top by 59 shots, winning both rinks.
It was pleasing to see a dapper Tim Nagle making his first appearance of the season.
The Section One pennant side had a competitive match against top placed Shepparton Golf with John Sinden making an impressive debut in the top team.
The rink of Rob Page, Jan Watters, Vicki Reidy and Chis Spencer recorded a 24-22 victory but the Shepparton side prevailed winning by 36 shots.
Many thanks to those who attended or assisted in making last week’s Nagambie Cup social evening a roaring success.
Club members travelled to the Shepparton Raceway on Thursday to enjoy a great evening wining and dining at the trots.
A good meal was enjoyed and a few people enjoyed a small win.
Thanks to Stuart Locke for providing the use of a comfortable bus and a good driver.
The Christmas raffle tickets are ready for collection at the club. Please ensure you collect your tickets and return the butts to the club before December 13 when the draw will take place.
Also on December 13, a Christmas get together is on at 2 pm. All members with surnames starting with A to K are to bring something savoury to eat, and those with names commencing with J to Z, something sweet.
Later in the day, there’ll be practice for the last pennant game before Christmas, the drawing of the Christmas hamper and then a sausage sizzle.
During the Victorian Bowls Open played in the Goulburn Valley area, Seymour players were prominent all week.
Alison Hall teamed up with Graeme Flint in the mixed pairs, to win their section. They also won the first knockout game.
Hall paired with Helen Flint from the Seymour VRI Club to come equal third in the women’s pairs.
She also competed in the top event, the women’s singles, and lost to Mikayla Long (a teenager) from Sunbury in the final.
Well done Alison — you have done the Seymour Bowling Club proud.
There was no midweek pennant due to the Victorian Open.
In round five Goulburn Valley weekend pennant, Division One Seymour played Hilltop on Saturday with the visitors winning the game by seven shots, Hilltop 16-100 defeated Seymour 2-93. Results: Graeme Flint, Mark Law, Matt O’Sullivan, Rob Baldwin (s) 40 d L. Farrell 13;
Ian Ridd, Maureen Prudden, Bernie Dillon, Dale Sellick (s) 22 lt J.Tinning 29;
Terry Flynn, Dot Dillon, Alison Hall, Max Hammond (s) 14 lt M. Stark 30;
Anne Cassar, Milton Howell, Bill Solomon, Rob Brown (s) 17 lt J. Hicks 28.
In Division Five, Seymour went to Mooroopna to play Mooroopna Golf and won in handsome fashion, Seymour 16-90 defeated Mooroopna Golf 0-54. Results: Eon Densworth, Graeme Prime, Ken Butcher, Derrick Boyd (s) 26 d B. Morris 20;
Di Staples, Pat Dawe, Linda Brown, Steve Reed (s) 30 d M. Mellings 19;
Trish Green, Jenny Ridd, Terry Smalley, Eliot Jarman (s) 34 d R. Brent 15.
Division Seven Seymour played well, but were defeated by Dookie, Seymour 2-37 to Dookie 12-61. Results: Lyn Rieniets, Shane Stevenson, John Heywood, Vin Hall (s) 29 d D. Thorp 21;
Jim Bruce, Anita Stevenson, Marg Callaghan, Marg Flynn (s) 8 lt T. Hernan 40.
Central Bowls District Division One saw Seymour play away to Yea, winning two rinks, 14-79 to 2-71. Results: Lois White, Marie Maggs, Jenny Kreemers, Don Lawton (s) 17 lt J. Branch 28;
Richard Maggs, Lyn Meek, Marg Locke, Steve Ellis (s) 34 d D. Marshall 20;
Lynda Rohde, Wendy Hutton, Carol Harrop, Jeff Rhue (s) 28 d R. Branch 23.
Division Two Seymour played Yea at our home green, winning the game in fine fashion 14-101 to 2-54. Results: Noel Pianta, Lois Tomkins, Neal Harris, Jim Stephen (s) 38 d D. Dashwood 9;
Donna Syms, Ron Fullerton, Ken Malin, Dot Malin (s) 35 d T. Stanyer 16;
R. Tomkins, Sonia Jones, Jan Wesselman, G. Quillnan 28 lt T. Buc 29.
Pictured with Tony’s wife Michelle O’Loughlin.
Tony O’Loughlin trophy winners and runners-up:
All ages: Seymour VRI’s pennant game against Kyabram last week featured young and old.