Bowl­ing greens awash with wel­come rain

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Avenel

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.

Sey­mour VRI

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

Sey­mour

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.

— Toucha

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