Smith, Wood win­ners

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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.

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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.

Any items for the news­let­ter please send to mr­s­[email protected]­pond.com by the 20th of each month.

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