Three teams in grand fi­nals

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

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.

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