Shepparton News

BOWLS NOTES

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EAST SHEPPARTON

Due to COVID-19 the Goulburn Murray Region has sent out a list of region-state games with the closing dates.

With only four weeks to the closing dates to the games listed below, players who wish to enter will need to contact Noel O’Brien for the correct entry form as soon as possible.

Men’s 60-and-over singles: Closing date October 18.

Men’s 60-and-over pairs: October 18. Men’s triples: October 25.

Ladies’ 60-and-over singles: October 18. Ladies’ 60-and over pairs: October 18. Ladies’ triples: October 25. Practice sessions are to be held each Saturday at 1.30pm starting this Saturday under the COVID-19 protocols.

All pennant bowlers, midweek and weekend, it is important that we get to practice together so that our teams can be formed in all divisions in readiness for the coming season.

We need to be ready by round 1 so that we are off to a good start to have a successful season.

If you have any further queries re preseason practice, then ring Kevin Cox on 0439 332 268.

Hopefully we can commence Monday social bowls in the near future.

Ladies are continuing to have a social bowl of a Tuesday at 10am.

Our mixed pairs tournament is to be on Sunday, October 17, $50.00 entry a team, four games by 10 ends, good lunch, $1000 prizemoney.

Club games: Remember no fees this year, so let’s get a good number of entries.

Entries can be phoned to Ivan on 0409 211 025, Dennis on 0407 845 767 or Kevin on 0439 332 268.

Check notice board for event entries. Closing date for these championsh­ip events, club championsh­ip singles, B-grade championsh­ip singles and club championsh­ip pairs is October 14.

October 21 is the closing date for all other club events.

First two rounds of championsh­ip singles to be played on or before October 24.

All other events to be announced.

SHEPPARTON PARK Unfortunat­ely this year’s Victorian Open has had to be cancelled owing to the uncertaint­y regarding COVID-19 restrictio­ns.

This is another blow for Greater Shepparton and Goulburn Valley bowls clubs, but hopefully there is better news ahead.

Practice has started for midweek pennant (Mondays from 4pm) and Saturday pennant (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm).

Great to see all greens in play last Tuesday night with several new players in attendance.

New players are always welcome at Shepparton Park, so come along if you want to give bowls a try.

Entries are being taken for club events, A and B-grade men’s and ladies’ singles and pairs.

Get your entries in by October 3.

Entry forms for state events are also on the notice board for those interested.

Wednesday night social bowls-night pennant will commence as soon as we are able to play.

Games start at 6.45pm and are completed by 8.45pm. A great evening!

Entries are looking good and phone Angelo Russo on 0414 476 206 if you would like to play.

Many thanks to Tom Downie for organising the inaugural Shepp Parkers footy tips.

Winner was Jeff Boyle with Robyn McFadyen second and Marg Thorne in third place.

Well done Tom!

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