Kerry in state final
Finley RS Kerry Turner has won her way to the State Women’s novice final following a strong showing at Seymour Bowling Club last week.
Turner had wins over ladies from Numurkah and Broadford to make it to the decider, coming up against Jen McClure from Shepparton in the final to be played at Shepparton East BC on Sunday.
In the State Singles events played at Cobram last Sunday, Di Retallick dipped out in the semi-finals while Rod Brown lost the final to Chris Philpot of Tocumwal.
Manfred Krug, Peter Wilson, Bruce Ferry and Jeff Peacock have progressed to the next round of the Men’s A grade championship.
Our “Chook Run” Sundays are still being held so roll up about 10.45am for an 11am start.
Pennant Teams for round seven of the Murray Bowls Division are as follows:
Division One vs Barooga (away): K Johnson, J Peacock, D Polkinghorne, A West (s); T Turner, D Brown, M Lewis, W Blanch (s); P Wilson, D Hutchins, D Retallick, I Smethurst (s); B Birthisell, D Walsh, M Krug, R Brown (s). Cars leave at 12.15pm.
Div. Three vs Cobram (home): N Ingram, K Turner, J Reynolds, G Beer (s); J Maher, G Scorgie, M Maraldo, K Peacock (s); B Ferry, O Cochrane, N Thomas, A Thomas (s). Duty team - A Thomas. Emergencies: I Reynolds, R Ferry, C Sutcliffe.
Tocumwal Chris Philpot has done it again, winning the Men’s State Singles Murray Bowls Division for a second year in a row, defeating Rod Brown of Finley RS 25 to 13 in the final.
Tocumwal was also well represented in the Victorian State Novice event at Seymour.
Chris O’Connell, Steve Conrick, Ben Gierveld, Judy Tonini and Donna Carter played hard fought matches in very windy conditions with Chris O’Connell making it through to the second round.
The Men’s Club Championships are now underway and a full rundown of the matches will follow next week.
The Ladies Club Championships are also coming to an end.
Two matches were finalised this week with a win to Wendy Daley over Enid Sockett and Effie Eaton over Helen Bowman.
Tuesday morning is Social Bowls. All bowlers are welcome with names to be on the list in the clubhouse or be at the club by 9.30am.
Last week’s winners were Judy Tonini, Elaine Ball, Beryl McFarlane and Pat Morrison.
There was no Friday pennant due to the Victorian Open in Shepparton.
Saturday results were as follows:
Division Two - Tocumwal def. Nathalia 90 to 72 to remain on top of ladder.
Division Three - Tocumwal def Wunghnu 78 to 58 to sit second on the ladder.
Division Four - Tocumwal 3 lost to Strathmerton 51 to 30 but still are on top of ladder; Tocumwal 4 def. Finley 44 to 40 to move up to sixth.
Barefoot Bowling Triples on Monday evenings is very popular. If you haven’t been playing please call the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club Reception on 5874 9111 to register your from team. Startinh time 5.45pm for 6.30 p.m.
Berrigan Berrigan Community Bowls Club Saturday Division Four team broke through for their first points of the year but just missed out on their first overall win losing narrowly to Cobram 41-44 (2-12).
It was a tale of two rinks as Bill Daly and his team of Peter Blake, Hardy Rennick and Alex Dalgliesh won their rink 34 to 13 while Dennis Bush found the going a bit tougher losing 31 to 7. is
The signs are good for Division Four when they come up against Finley at Finley this weekend.
For Saturday Division Two it was a day best forgotten as Cobram handed out an absolute thrashing to the Berrigan team, 124 to 68 (18-0).
Rick Bradbury’s rink came closest to a win but fell away horribly in the last eight ends to turn a seven shot lead into a six- shot deficit to lose 27 to 21.
It was a similar story on the other rinks – Graeme Clements lost 27 to 18, Paul Glanvill lost 35 to 16 and Barry Hutchinson lost 35 to 13.
Division Two have a week to lick their wounds before turning around to face Finley at Finley in a game that will see if Berrigan can stay in touch with the top four.
The selectors will be looking for bowlers to spend some more time on the practice green if things are to improve.
The Friday team had a bye for the Victorian Open and will be fit and firing for their trip to Numurkah Golf this week.
In positive news for the future of the club, Berrigan sent four bowlers to Seymour on Sunday to compete in the Central Goulburn Murray Region Novice Singles event.
All four bowlers did Berrigan proud but it was Laurie ‘Skinny’ Way who won his way into the final.
In the first round Way played teammate Hardy Rennick, winning 23 to 6.
Graeme Parr defeated Mark Brett from Seymour VRI 21 to 13 while Col McGrath fought hard before going down 22 to 11.
In the second round Parr defeated Chris Thomas from Alexandra 22 to 12 while Way prevailed over Gavin Parkinson from Numurkah Golf 21 to 15.
That set up an allBerrigan semi-final with Way too strong on the day for Parr taking home the chocolates 21 to 8.
Way will play in the final next Sunday at Shepparton East where he will face Shepparton Park’s Richard Hanson.
The unseasonable weather meant that Thursday twilight bowls was cancelled last week but it will return this week bigger and better than ever.
Also on Thursday evening – the Merv Fennell Green will be cored and helpers are needed to remove the cores and again on Friday morning to spread sand.
The improvement in the quality of the greens this season has been noticed by visiting clubs and this is thanks to the tremendous response from the volunteers.
Jerilderie Jerilderie hosted Finley RS on Saturday and gained 12 points, winning Col Bryce’s rink 30 to 12 which was enough for an overall win.
Terry Chaplain’s rink once again made a late run, almost getting a win but went down 25 to 22.
Lucy Gurciullo’s rink battled hard after an early lead but just couldn’t hold on going down 24 to 18.
Jerilderie will travel to Numurkah to finish the first half of the season.
Barefoot bowls continues on Wednesdays at 6pm and will be held for a couple more weeks before a short Christmas break.
All bowlers and supporters encouraged to attend the Christmas raffle on Friday, December 7.
Finley BC All pennant sides are in the top four of their respective divisions.
Midweek sit fourth; Saturday Div. Two are third and Div. Four are fourth.
On Friday, Finley host Numurkah, with a roll-up at 9.45am.
Teams are as follows: N Smith (s), A Haines, S Montgomery, G Welsh; H Tabe (s), L McKellar, B Robinson, S Walsh; T Miles (s), S Johnson, N Wood, B Boyd.
Div. Two were soundly defeated by Picola, 97 to 71 shots (16-2).
Don McKellar's team was the only successful rink, winning by seven shots.
Div. Two play Berrigan at home on Saturday. Teams: A Haines (s), H Tabe, L McKellar, A Cowan; D McKellar (s), T Miles, G Close, R Koschel; S Johnson (s), N Smith, B Anderson, B Robinson; B Mison (s), G Trevorrow, N Wilson, J Montgomery.
Div. Four was narrowly defeated at Tocumwal by a mere four shot margin, 44 to 40 (12-2).
This week they host Berrigan . Teams: G Pyle (s), L Walsh, R Wood, N Clle; B Wike (s), N Barnes, S Walsh, B Poore.
The Club Championship rounds have started, with results as follows:
Ash Haines def. Norm Barnes; Geoff Trevorrow def. A Cowan; S Johnson def. G Chubb.
Further matches are scheduled for play during the week.
There has been a change of date for the Northern Triples scheduled for Finley on December 4.
This game will now be played on Tuesday, December 11.
This is through the clubhouse being used for the annual Probus Club Xmas party.
Turkey and ham raffles commence on Friday. This will also be a fundraising evening to benefit St Joseph's school.
All members and the general public are urged to give their support to the evening.
Table bookings can be made at the club, with meals available from 6.15pm.
Raffle roster attendants: Tracey Miles and Brian Anderson.