Three teams in grand finals
Tocumwal Tocumwal Bowling Club will be represented by three teams in the Murray Bowls Division grand finals on Saturday.
Division Two overcame Barooga Sports 100 to 89 while Division Three defeated Wunghnu 84 to 70 to both earn a spot in the decider.
They join Division Four Team 4 in the grand final round, who won their way straight through to the decider the week before.
Division Two will take on Cobram, Division Three will meet Jerilderie and Division Four will face-off against Strathmerton.
These matches will be played at Numurkah at 1pm on Saturday.
Come along and cheer our teams on.
The Division One grand final between Barooga and Wunghnu will be held at Cobram Bowls Club at 1pm on Sunday.
Unfortunately Tocumwal’s Midweek Pennant Division One and Division Two were beaten in their preliminary finals on Friday, bringing an end to their seasons.
In club competitions, Ladies B Grade Championships will start this week.
Men’s B Grade kicked off this week with Dave Hansen defeating Alan Jones and Ken Gaffney outlasting Steve Conrick.
Easter in Tocumwal is a wonderful time of year and Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club have plenty on offer for locals and visitors alike.
Check out the club website at clubtocumwal.com for entry forms for the Easter Tournament.
Play all five days or just a few but come along and enjoy the Easter fun.
Finley BC Finley’s Division Four have missed out on a grand final appearance, suffering a 12 shot loss on Saturday.
Strathmerton were too strong and won 41 to 29 but both sides each had a winning team.
Bob Wike’s team finished the year with a 20 to 18 victory while Karl Bergmans went down 23 to 9.
Looking back over the season, the sides have made the semi-finals so players should draw some comfort for their efforts throughout the season.
Now that the pennant has been finalised until 2019/20 season, Don and Lesley are appealing for players to arrange their matches in the Mens 100 Up Pairs Championship.
Please check the noticeboard for other events that are not yet finalised.
The team of Heather Tabe, Betty Boyd and Nan Smith was successful in the Ladies Trade Day event recently.
The Ellis Thornton Rotary Pairs and Fours medley will be held on Wednesday, March 21.
Entries are being received by Heather on 5883 2370 and Ray on 5883 1631.
The list of local teams involved in the last Rotary Day event is displayed on the noticeboard.
These players are urged to regroup, if possible, or form new teams to ensure the success of this important event.
It’s the 31st tournament and its proceeds are reinvested in the town through Rotary projects.
All players from nearby clubs are cordially invited to enter a team of four players, any combination. Single entries are also welcome.
All players are urged to study the Easter Bowls program and commence to form teams to acknowledge and respect, the sponsorship given by J.T& & E.N.Close, Engineering Foundry and for which the club expresses its appreciation.
The next fundraising evening will be held on Friday, March 15, to assist selected school children with their coming special excursion and adventure.
The community is urged to support this event and reserve a table by ringing the club on 5883 1324. Meals are available from 6pm.
The new catering service has a menu to suit all tastes and requirements.
Berrigan With all the Berrigan pennant teams now finished for the year, the focus has now turned to the final club events of the season.
Last week saw the Club Open Triples played with six teams entering.
The winners were Garry Seamer and his team of Graeme Parr and Barry Hutchinson defeating Matt Hansen (s), David Woodward and Beth Bashford 11 to 8.
With scores tied with two ends to play, Seamer and his team were able to play some excellent draw bowls to pull away to win.
It was Seamer’s second title for the year to go with his Bernard Curtin B-Grade singles crown while for Hansen it was his second loss in a final for the season — having earlier been defeated by Rick Bradbury in the Men’s singles.
Other results from the Open Triples: Round one - P Blake/P Glanvill/R Bradbury def. G Blake/M Humphries/B Daly 20 to 4; B Hutchinson/G Parr/G Seamer def. G Schweicker/J Cottam/H Rennick 14 to 9; D Reynoldson/N Burke/G Clements and B Bashford/D Woodward/M Hansen – Byes. Semi-Finals - B Hutchinson/ G Parr/G Seamer def. D Reynoldson/N Burke/G Clements 12 to 11 in a playoff end; B Bashford/D Woodward/M Hansen def. P Blake/ P Glanvill/R Bradbury 17 to 13.
Two teams from Berrigan travelled to Wunghnu to play in the Pud Danaher Memorial Fours on Sunday.
Garry Seamer’s team of Rob Beard, Graeme Clements and Graeme Parr had two wins and two losses while Matt Hansen’s team of David Woodward, Hardy Rennick and Paul Glanvill lost their first three games before squeaking home by one shot in their final game.
Upcoming club events include the Garry McLennan triples on Saturday, March 30 with teams for the region and beyond all welcome.
The Betty Cobb Club Open Handicap singles will start on Thursday, March 11 at 5.30pm and continue on March 18 and 25.
All members are encouraged to enter.
The Club Mixed Pairs will be played on Saturday, April 6 and this will be followed by the club presentation dinner.