Bowling greens awash with welcome rain
The heavens opened and sent down a great amount of water, also known as rain, which was much appreciated by all our gardens but obviously not those motorists stranded on Hume Fwy last week.
Our form on the green still hasn’t improved by very much, though not for lack of trying; some might say we’re all very trying.
Last Tuesday the division two side managed to defeat RSL by a narrow margin thanks to the fine form shown by Jenny’s team, and division five also had a win — well done to everyone.
Unhappily the winning form didn’t continue into Saturday’s matches with division four being outbowled by Shepparton Park and division seven, playing one player short, no match for Stanhope.
We are all looking forward to the break and will return with renewed vim and vigour.
The Christmas break-up party on Sunday was well attended and everyone enjoyed the vast variety of salads on offer followed by so many sweet dishes that we’re all letting out our belts.
The hampers were won by Lucas Black (Mary’s grandson) and Len Underwood.
Congratulations to them both and a big thanks to members for providing goods for the hampers and selling tickets.
The final of the Ladies’ championship between Jenny and Kate was scheduled to be played yesterday and the Men’s championship final between David and Howard will be played on Saturday.
Both matches are scheduled for a 10 am start, weather permitting.
I wish everyone a happy and safe festive season.
Looking forward to seeing all members back on the green in the new year.
The midweek pennant team travelled to Alexandra and returned with a good win; two rinks winning by comfortable margins and the other rink lucky to play a drawn game, winning by 29 shots up overall.
Seymour VRI 15-84 defeated Alexandra 1-55.
Bill Dawe’s rink took the lead after the eighth end, being 14 shots up at the 18th end and finished up winning by 16 shots.
Mario Furletti’s rink, with nine shots up at the 15th end, continued their lead to finish winning by 13 shots.
Joe Purcell’s rink in a competitive game started with a magnificent seven shots at the third end but that lead was soon demolished with six non-scoring ends to be five shots down at the 13th end.
They recovered to win five consecutive ends and be three shots up at the 22nd end then being one shot down with one end to play scored on the last end to force a lucky drawn game. Results: J. Tuckwell, I. McBean, S. Stanley, B. Dawe (s) 31 d T. Livy 15;
I. Nichols, P. Delzotto, H. Flint, M. Furletti (s) 30 d M. Legge 17;
G. Dixon, D. Prudden, P. Rolfe, J. Purcell (s) 23 drew with R. Benghamy 23.
In Saturday pennant, division one were to play Seymour at the Tallarook St green for the Stuart Arthur Doyle Trophy, but heavy rain fell just prior to the start of the game and made the synthetic green unplayable, with deep water covering the green.
Players waited for the water to subside, but unfortunately even though the weather cleared the water remained on the green and the game was eventually called off after 2 pm.
In consequence both clubs shared the points and Seymour remained the holders of the Stuart Arthur Doyle Trophy as the previous meeting for this trophy was also cancelled due to inclement weather.
Seymour VRI 8-0 shared the points with Seymour 8-0.
The division two team played their ‘home’ game at Broadford against Seymour in a rainaffected game that was completed.
With two winning rinks and one rink going down by one shot, the Seymour VRI team were successful, winning by 19 shots overall, holding onto top position on the ladder going into the Christmas break.
Seymour VRI 14-75 defeated Seymour 2-56.
Moreno Puppa’s rink was the outstanding rink starting with eight shots to none after five ends, but the opposition caught up to square the card by the 12th end. After tea the team won seven consecutive ends to be 16 shots up at the 20th end, winning the game by 18 shots.
Ian Cashill’s rink struggled to keep up with the opposition being only one shot up at the 17th end, then scored five shots for some breathing space needed for a close finish to win by only two shots.
Peter Stevens’ rink played a competitive game with neither team holding any advantage. With the score level with one end to play, it was pure luck that decided the game to go down by only one shot. Results: J. Crockett, P. Delzotto, M. Furletti, M. Puppa (s) 32 d J. Stephens 14;
J. Tuckwell, D. King, B. Anderson, I. Cashill (s) 24 d G. Quillinan 22;
S. Stanley, G. Dixon, P. Rolfe, P. Stevens (s) 19 lt D. Malin 20.
The division seven Goulburn Valley team also played their home game away against top-ofthe-ladder team Nagambie due to the home green renovations at the No. 2 VRI green playing at the Nagambie green.
The Seymour VRI team were competitive against a superior team, although losing both rinks by 13 shots overall they were not disgraced.
The team is holding onto second position on the ladder prior to the Christmas break, but with three other teams not far behind every game from now on needs to be a winner.
Seymour VRI 0-40 lt Nagambie 14-53.
Wayne Flint’s rink played a competitive game and the lead changed several times. They were six shots down at the 18th end, but were back in front at the 20th end, then lost three ends to be three shots down again at the 23rd end, winning the last two ends to just fall short by one shot.
Robert Richards’ rink was unable to take the lead at any stage during the game and were seven shots down at the 18th end. They scored single shots for another five ends, but not enough for the opposition’s 10 shots over two ends and went down by 12 shots. Results: J. Cashill, A. Nachtigal, A. Walton, W. Flint (s) 22 lt K. Hollands 23;
M. Brett, R. King, S. Crockett, R. Richards (s) 18 lt B. Mcleod 30.
Pennant will resume after the Christmas break on January 12 with the Central Bowls Division teams playing against Broadford and the Goulburn Valley division seven playing Avenel at Avenel.
To all club members, enjoy your Christmas break with your family and friends, and if going away take care on the road and come back refreshed and rearing to finish the bowls season.
— Two Hats
Last Thursday an enjoyable Christmas gathering was held, which included entertainment from Alice Hall, whom we thank for her wonderful Christmas songs.
President Greg Quillinan called on our Bowls Victoria representative, Lois Tomkins, to present an Over Eighty Badge to Eon Densworth.
Eon has given our club many years of service and is still bowling strongly. Congratulations Eon.
Our Christmas Hamper Raffle was drawn with the winners being:
First: (hamper) Chris Lewis (Avenel);
Second: (hamper) Susan Fullerton;
Third: (selection of wines, donated by Fowles Wine) Alison Ridley.
In Tuesday midweek pennant, we played round nine in the GV competition with good results for the day.
Division one played at home, defeating Mooroopna Golf, 16-96 to 0-46.
Seymour lies fifth on the ladder with Kyabram in top position.
Division three played away, winning their game by a mere four shots from Mooroopna Golf — 14-65 to 2-61.
This team is also fifth with Tatura in first place.
Division five travelled to Dookie to be beaten by the home side.
The fourth game for our club this week was Broadford hosting Seymour.
The home side won by 10 shots — 14-66 to 2-55. Goulburn Valley: Division one results: Milton Howell, Lynda Rohde, Bernie Dillon, Maureen Prudden (s) 39 d F. Wheelhouse 18;
Linda Brown, Graeme Flint, Bill Solomon, Wilma Atkins (s) 29 d E. Gale 8;
Jenny Kreemers, Jenny Ridd, Rob Baldwin, Dot Dillon (s) 28 d J. Doherty 20. Division three results: Donna Syms, Barb Plum, Derek Blakeman, Gladys Burgoyne (s) 26 d B. Watson 16;
Trish Green, Marg Callaghan, Jim Bruce, Lois Tomkins (s) 26 d C. Firmer 16;
Greg Quillinan, Dilva Grattan, Graeme Prime, Carol Harrop (s) 13 lt V. Paterson 29. Division five results: Alice Hall, Noel Pianta, Derrick Boyd, Alison Ridley (s) 8 lt M. Feldtman 45;
Sonia Jones, Bob Tomkins, Ken Butcher, Jan McCarthy (s) 20 lt G. Exton 25. Central Bowls results: Lois Whits, Ian Ridd, Marie Maggs, Marg Locke (s) 10 lt D. Hogan 29;
Anne Cassar, Peter Holland, Di Staples, Ian Eichfuss (s) 23 d P. Douekop 14;
Richard Maggs, Mark Law, Gail Krzciuk, Don Lawton (s) 22 lt I. Mumford 23.
In weekend pennant, the Goulburn Valley division one team travelled to Shepp Golf to lose their game on all rinks, 18-115 to 0-73.
Our divison five team was washed out at Stanhope.
Seymour however, remain in top position being two points in front of Violet Town with six games to play.
Division seven had the bye this week.
In Central Bowls round 10, division one Seymour v VRI was washed out.
Seymour is eighth on ladder, and Alexandra is in top position.
Division two played VRI at the Broadford Green last Saturday, losing the game 2-56 to 14-75.
VRI is in top position, Seymour is fifth. Christmas wishes to you all.