Jer­ilderie in fi­nal

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Jer­ilderie Jer­ilderie Di­vi­sion Three pen­nant team have won their way through to the Mur­ray Bowls Di­vi­sion grand fi­nal, fol­low­ing a win on all three rinks against Tocumwal on Satur­day.

All rinks got off to a good start and were in a com­fort­able po­si­tion at af­ter­noon tea and once the scones set­tled Jer­ilderie con­tin­ued to im­prove, even­tu­ally win­ning with an over­all score of 97 to 56 at the Ber­ri­gan greens.

Both Col Bryce and Terry Chap­lain’s rinks won with the same score of 36 to 17 and Lucy Gur­ci­ullo’s rink win­ning score of 25 to 22 was hard fought right to the last end.

It was a per­fect day for bowls, with no wind be­ing a wel­come change for all bowlers.

Thanks to Tocumwal play­ers for an en­joy­able match, played in great sports­man­ship.

Ber­ri­gan Sports Club are to be con­grat­u­lated on a great fa­cil­ity, pre­sented in top con­di­tion.

Thanks to all mem­bers and helpers for their ef­forts.

Jer­ilderie bare­foot bowls con­tin­ues at 6pm on Wed­nes­day evenings, all are wel­come.

Fin­ley RS There was plenty of ac­tion at the Fin­ley RS Bowls Club this past week.

The Ladies B Grade fi­nal started off the busy week, with Lyn Donkin and Carmel Sut­cliffe fac­ing off for the ti­tle on Tues­day.

It was an en­ter­tain­ing game with some great bowls by both ladies.

The clash re­mained close un­til the last cou­ple of ends where Donkin, who was last year’s A Grade run­ner-up, de­feated a very gal­lant Sut­cliffe.

Donkin and Sut­cliffe will do bat­tle again in a 100 up match where the win­ner will meet Karen Pea­cock in the semi fi­nal.

In other ac­tion on Tues­day, Ofe­lia Cochrane de­feated Kerry Turner in the ladies 100 up semi fi­nal.

Ladies trade day saw Noela Thomas’ team play at Ba­rooga, win­ning two games con­vinc­ingly but go­ing down in their third.

Fin­ley RSC BC hosted the Fri­day pen­nant qual­i­fy­ing and elim­i­na­tion fi­nals of both Di­vi­sion One and Two last week.

In Div. One, Co­bram (94) de­feated Nu­murkah Golf (61) to move straight through to the grand fi­nal and Tocumwal (78) de­feated Ba­rooga Sports (66) in the elim­i­na­tion fi­nal.

Div. Two saw Pi­cola (64) suf­fer­ing a loss to Co­bram (78) in the qual­i­fy­ing and Tocumwal Golf (64) de­feated Ba­rooga Sports (61) on the last end with Vicky Dowl­ing’s rink tak­ing the Tocumwal team over the line.

Satur­day Di­vi­sion One fi­nals were also played at RSC, with Strath­mer­ton (88) de­feat­ing Co­bram (73) in the elim­i­na­tion fi­nal and Ba­rooga Sports (94) de­feat­ing Wunghnu (80) to go through to the grand fi­nal.

Both days went ex­tremely well and thanks must go out to all bowls club mem­bers who vol­un­teered their time to make the two days suc­cess­ful.

The club would also like to thank the Moth­ers’ Club for their as­sis­tance.

Sun­day saw the Men’s Pairs semi-fi­nals where Peter Wil­son and Al­lan Thomas de­feated Tony Turner and Jeff Pea­cock.

In the other match-up Max Lewis and Gerry Gavel de­feated Archie West and Roy John­son in an ex­tra end af­ter be­ing tied on the 15th end.

The chook run saw plenty of ac­tion and in­ter­est­ing bowl­ing from par­tic­i­pants where the chook was won by Tony Turner, Iris Reynolds and Al­lan Thomas.

Come along next Sun­day for a fun filled cou­ple of hours at the RSC.

All wel­come, bowls sup­plied for new bowlers.

Tocumwal Tocumwal’s Ladies Pairs con­cluded with a win to An­drea Brown and Effie Ea­ton over Sue Wil­son and Lois Bird in a close match.

Ladies Cana­dian Pairs fi­nal will see Lois Bird and Sheila Kufner face Jill White­side and Wendy Da­ley this week.

Men’s 100 up started ear­lier this week with re­sults in next Wed­nes­day’s edi­tion.

Af­ter the pen­nant semi­fi­nals on Fri­day and Satur­day, Tocumwal Golf and Bowls still have five teams con­tend­ing.

Fri­day re­sults were as fol­lows:

Di­vi­sion One - Tocumwal 1 def. Ba­rooga Sports 78 to 66.

Di­vi­sion Two - Tocumwal 2 def. Ba­rooga Sports 64 to 61

Both Tocumwal teams will play in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nals at Co­bram Bowls Club at 9.30am on Fri­day. Satur­day re­sults: Di­vi­sion Two - Tocumwal 1 were de­feated by Co­bram 103 to 100.

Di­vi­sion Three - Tocumwal 2 were de­feated by Jer­ilderie 97 to 56.

Di­vi­sion 4 - Tocumwal 3 def Strath­mer­ton 47 to 33; Tocumwal 4 were de­feated by Fin­ley 44 to 41.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Tocumwal 3 on go­ing straight through to the grand fi­nal.

Un­for­tu­nately venues for the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nals were not avail­able when the SOUTH­ERN RIVE­RINA NEWS went to print.

Please ring re­cep­tion for venues later in the week for the Satur­day events.

A great turnout to prac­tice on Mon­day morn­ing will hope­fully have all the play­ers at their best for the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nals this week.

New bowlers are al­ways wel­come at Tocumwal. If you are in­ter­ested please call re­cep­tion on 5874 9111.

Fin­ley BC Di­vi­sion Four won its semi-fi­nal game against Tocumwal 4 by three shots at Ber­ri­gan on Satur­day.

The rink wins were shared be­tween the two sides, with Bob Wike’s side win­ning 23 to 16, while Karl Bergman’s rink went down 25 to 21.

The teams re­main the same for next week with line-ups as fol­lows: B Wike (s), N Barmes, R Wood, M Milthorpe; K Bergmans (s), G Pyle, L Bergmans, B Poore. Emer­gency: T Hans­ford. Fin­ley will take on Strath­mer­ton in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal on Satur­day.

The good form of re­cent times will build con­fi­dence for this con­test. with the win­ning side pro­gress­ing to the grand fi­nal.

Other play­ers are urged to at­tend this game to give moral sup­port to the Fin­ley side.

Di­vi­sion Two were elim­i­nated from the com­pe­ti­tion when Ba­rooga scored a nine shot vic­tory, 100 to 91, with both sides hav­ing two win­ning rinks.

All play­ers in the 100 up Men’s Pairs Cham­pi­onship and the sec­ond cham­pi­onship that has started, please ar­range re­main­ing games and com­plete them this week.

The club is pleased to an­nounce that a ca­ter­ing ser­vice has re­sumed with meals be­ing avail­able on Fri­day and Satur­day evenings.

An at­trac­tive menu is avail­able for all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence.

The club's match com­mit­tee has vol­un­tar­ily dis­solved and a new com­mit­tee has been formed.

Don and Les­ley McKel­lar and Tracey Miles will now con­duct all bowl­ing fix­tures for the re­main­der of the 2018/19 sea­son.

All play­ers are urged to sup­port this com­mit­tee by par­tic­i­pat­ing in all listed events.

Thank you to Heather who has been un­tir­ing in her ef­fort to pro­mote bowls for the past three sea­sons.

The pro­gram for Easter starts on Good Fri­day, April 19 and is played over three days.

The board ap­pre­ci­ated the spon­sor­ship of J.T & E.N Close for two days of bowls.

En­tries for the El­lis Thorn­ton Ro­tary Day Fours and Pairs med­ley, to be played Wed­nes­day, March 27, are be­ing re­ceived by Heather (5883 2370) and Ray (5883 1631), as per the printed pro­gram.

This is Ro­tary's main stream of fi­nance and all pro­ceeds are utilised in Fin­ley.

De­niliquin hosted the re­cent North­ern Triples event last week. There was a good re­sponse from play­ers and ex­cel­lent con­di­tions made it a very pleas­ant day.

Win­ners were Ken Pru­elsen + 49; with be­ing run­ner-up Greg Nis­bet, +46. Both teams are from De­niliquin. The next tour­na­ment will be held at Jer­ilderie on Tues­day.

Raf­fle ros­ter at­ten­dants: Lau­rie Walsh and Don McKel­lar

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