Smith, Wood winners
Finley Last Thursday winners were Bill Smith and Ray Wood.
The runners-up were Geoff Trevorrow and Ofelia Cochrane.
Keno winners were Ash Haines and Brian Anderson.
There was no home bowls on Sunday as many players were either at Numurkah or at the Barooga Sporties Bowlo where late Sunday afternoon a very happy little Magpie could be heard load and clear.
Once again this week there was no winner in the lucky number members draw so this will jackpot to $130 next Sunday. Irene Shaw was the unlucky member this week.
Ladies Meeting: A meeting has been called today. Ladies to follow directly following pennant practice this morning. All ladies are asked to attend.
On September 24 we have our annual trip to Rosemond.
Thanks to all that have added their names to the list but we still need a few more please.
Rosemond are great supporters of our club and we would like to reciprocate that support.
We have a few names on the ‘sick list’ at the moment, Bruce Ferry, Mike Lawlor, Henry Robinson and Bob Shaw.
We wish them all a speedy recovery and hope to see you on the greens again soon.
On October 1 there will be pennant practice for all divisions to be followed by a grand final barbecue.
Practice starts at 10am then you are invited stay and watch the big game.
All pennant players encouraged to attend.
All members are asked to keep a close eye on the board as with so much going on you don’t want to miss out on any event and it will only get busier from here on in.
Coming events: Today, cards at 1.30pm, all welcome.
Today - ladies club pairs round three.
Thursday bowls at 1pm, names in by 11am please, MDP or enter own team.
Meat raffle at 6pm. Friday raffles and members draw at 7.30pm.
Sept 24 – Rosemond Visit, please watch the notice board regarding this.
Sep 25 – Men’s handicap singles champ, round one at 10am round 2 at 2pm.
Sep 27 – 55 and over, Finley Bowlo, 10am start. Team entries to the club by Monday 25 at 3pm. Please call on 5883 1324, or 58853 1863, Des 5883 1204.
Oct 1 – Pennant practice for all divisions, 10am start, to be followed by barbecue.
Oct 3 – JT & EN Close DFP triples.
Oct 21 – Bowlalong competition starts. Students $3 and $7 for adults, includes a barbecue meal.
Teams of four are required, three plus a spare.
Last word: “The pineapple”, don’t you hate it when you think that you have sent down the perfect delivery when all at once the beast goes off like a wayward satellite! That’s a pineapple. But at least with a satellite you have the option of self-destruction! ●●● Finley RSC The ladies held their triples tournament in perfect weather last Tuesday.
About 22 teams entered, one from Corowa and the rest from our own division.
Tocumwal ladies took out the first and second prizes.
Runners-up were Effie Eaton, Andrea Brown and Elaine Johnstone.
The winners Pam van Huizen, Isobel Parker and Shirley Dean.
Congratulations these ladies.
Resting touchers Tessa Ward, Jean Davidson and Jill Loats.
Our own Joyce Thomas won the raffle.
On Sunday 18th Karen Peacock’s team consisting of Nan Smith (s), Jane Ritchie, Marion Pokrovsky and Karen Peacock competed in the Barooga Sports invitation medley and after winning all four games (some very well) they came home very happy winners, well done ladies.
This morning at 10am the final of the championship pairs will be played with social bowls set down at 1.30pm names by noon.
Next Wednesday we will join the ladies of the Bowling Club for our social bowls.
Just a note from Bowls Victoria - there has been confusion on the navy slacks with VLBA logos. These garment can be worn until the end of the 2013-2014 season, they will then have to be replaced.
●●● Tocumwal Wednesday the 14th, 10 ladies bowlers played scroungers with the winner being Cheryl Townsing and the runner up being J Gilson.
The ladies also started their tournaments beginning with the 100-up handicap event, with the first round winners in the morning being Mavis Barrie, Gail (Storm Girl) Welsh, Shirley Dean and Anne Read progressing to round two in the afternoon with round two winners being Andrea Brown, Gail Welsh, Shirley Dean and Effie Eaton.
Thursday social bowls saw the numbers dwindle with some late withdrawal of teams in the morning in the end only five bowlers took to the green to play 20 ends of scroungers, with visiting bowler Kevin Harrison from Scamanda in Tasmania being the winner on 37 points from Laurie Deering 30 point, Pete Dyhin 27 points, John Scott 15 points and Bob Adams on 11 points.
Saturday 48 bowlers boarded the bus and headed over to Rich River to play a practice match.
Unfortunately Rich River came out on top at the end of the day winning by about 20 shots overall, with the best rink on the day going to Tocumwal in M Szabos rink.
All the bowlers enjoyed the Rich River hospitality and had a good time.
Monday Morning Indoor bowls with the usual three mats and three games of seven ends to be played.
With the day’s winners being Barry Cockayne, Sandra McLean, Joan Holmes and Keith Styles who is a visiting bowler from WA.
Runners-up on a count-back went to Alan Mclean, Pete Dyhin and Therese Mannix, who bowled very well. ●●● Berrigan There was a good roll- out for the first club event of the year last weekend – the men’s handicap singles.
The first of the semifinals held on Sunday saw Spiro Vangelovski defeat Matt Hansen.
The second semi-final saw promising young bowler Nathan Sanders take on Darron Fruend.
Darron showed the benefit of his experience to win the match but Nathan showed some promise and will have learnt a lot about singles play.
In the final Spiro Vangelovski was too consistent for Darron Fruend, winning 25-12.
The weather and an immaculately prepared green made for a great weekend of bowls.
Wednesday afternoon social bowls is continuing with reasonable turnouts which is pleasing to see.
For the next two Wednesdays starting at 5.30pm, special coaching and bowls etiquette sessions will be held and all bowlers, new and old, are encouraged to attend.
It is great to see some new bowlers around the club and some advice and encouragement will help them feel welcome.
Berrigan bowlers will visit Walla Walla on a goodwill trip this Saturday 24 September.
The day will cost $20 for a bus trip, two meals and a full day of bowls.
The bus will leave at 9am sharp from Sporties Berrigan.
On September 27 Berrigan will host a ladies three bowl triples tournament.
●●● Murray Bowls The newly formed Murray Division came into being earlier this year, following the amalgamation of Central Murray and Murray Associations.
The new board comprises of Ken Shields (president), Pam van Huizen (deputy), Darryl Hazell (secretary), Karen Peacock (assistant secretary/publicity officer) and Ron Bartley (treasurer).
The next few months saw the men’s and ladies match committees formed with our program for 2011-12 planned and the umpires committee formed under the leadership of Brian Murphy.
All these new developments were a lead up to our historic first com- bined opening day held at host Club Cobram BC on Sunday September 4, 2011.
Prior to play, president Ken had the pleasure of presenting life membership badges to Ron Bartley (Numurkah Golf), Bruce Ferry (Finley BC) and Mick Chaplin (Finley BC).
Joyce Larkin being unable to attend to receive her badge owing to illness will be presented at a later date.
President Ken called on Elaine Blizzard (Barooga Sports-final President of Central Murray) to roll the first jack and Darryl Hazell (Tocumwal BC-final President of Murray) to roll the first bowl.
After drawing “sticks” with positions and rinks marked (a new concept for the men), 77 bowlers in mixed club teams, took to Cobram’s excellent greens to play two games of eight ends.
Presentations to winners of losers on +12, Judy Henderson, Kay Hocking and Laurie Walsh and winners of winners on +9, Bev Aird, Marg Corrie and Wayne Crawford followed afternoon tea.
The first combined delegates meeting took place at Cobram on August 31 where two motions were put forward. The first regarding afternoon tea and the second regarding start of Saturday pennant.
All clubs should by now be aware that Saturday pennant nominated first round (Oct 2) is cancelled with all teams sharing points.
In regard to the 1st proposal all clubs should have their response to the secretary by September 23, 2011.
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