Jerilderie in final
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