Yarrawonga Chronicle

ClubMulwal­a Indoor Bowls


Results for Monday, February 13.

Winners – Judi Cummins, Lyn Harmer, Sue Stillard and Jill Cunningham.

Runners Up – Jeanette Davies, Helen Smith, Steve Rodney and Dot Shanks.

No bowls Thursday.

Yarrawonga Bowls Pennant results Midweek – Tuesday, February 14.

A1 played Wodonga at Wodonga and found them too strong going down by 25 shots with none of the rinks getting up.

B1 played Corowa RSL (3rd on the Ladder) at Corowa and won by 5 shots with 2 of the 3 rinks getting up.

The best rink of the day was that of; Keith Allender, Val Kennedy, Kaye Tait and Pam Lefevre. They were 3-5 down after the 7th end then got 10 shots over the next 3 ends to take the lead.

The Corowa team got 2 shots to make it 13-7 and Keith's team kept them on that for 7 ends making it 19-7 after the 17th end.

Corowa won 3 of the last 4 ends but it was too late with the Yarrawonga team getting the win by 9 shots.

This was the last game before the finals started. Both the A1's and B1's were in 5th position and had a slight chance of getting into the four.

Unfortunat­ely A1 missed out, ending up equal 4th on points but missing out by a very small percentage.

B1 knew they had to win and 4th place had to lose for them to move into 4th position, that didn't eventuate keeping them 5th on the ladder.

Well done to all players on getting so close to getting into the four, maybe next season.

Good bowling to all the teams playing in the Midweek Finals.

Weekend – Saturday, February 18.

This was the beginning of the finals with the A4 playing Swanpool at Benalla in the Qualifying final and B2 playing Tungamah at YMGCR in the Eliminatio­n Final.

A4 knew it was going to be a tough game against Swanpool and they put up a great fight.

Unfortunat­ely they went down by 7 shots with 2 of the 4 rinks getting up.

The best rink on the day was that of; Max Calder, Jaye Houghton, Tony Forristal and Kim Lefevre.

They got off to a great start getting a 4 and 5 on the first 2 ends then Swanpool won 7 of the next 9 ends to close the gap to 12 – 10 Max's team came back with a 6 on the 12th end to extend the lead to 18 – 10 and picked up 9 shots over the last 9 ends to get the win by 10 shots.

A4 get the second chance and play Mansfield in the Preliminar­y Final at Benalla on Saturday, February 25.

B2 played Tungamah at YMGCR. They had been 2nd on the ladder until they were beaten in the last game and slipped down to 3rd place.

This meant they needed to win to get the chance to proceed to the Preliminar­y Final. Not surprising­ly they did exactly that winning 2 of the 3 rinks and getting the win by 7 shots.

The best rink on the day was that of; Ron Peacock, Noel Owen, Fred Brown and Noeleen Borg.

They took off right from the start being 11 – 0 up after the 7th end. The Tungamah team had narrowed the gap to 13 – 8 by the 14th but Ron's team grabbed a 6 on the next end to extend the lead to 19 – 8.

Both sides each won 3 of the last 6 ends but Yarrawonga was not going to let Tungamah in and they got the win by 11 shots and won a very respectabl­e 13 ends of the 21.

They now play Corowa Civic at YMGCR on Saturday, February 25. It was very good to see club members their showing support to both teams at Benalla and YMGCR.

Social Bowls Results -

Monday, February 13 - 2-4-2 - Winners – Jan and Richard Hermassoo. Runners Up – Steve Docking and Jock McQualter. The Jackpot was not claimed and will be carried over to next week.

Thursday, February 16 - Barefoot/Twilight Bowls. Winners – Gary Palise, Steve Docking, Lisa Bates and Clint. 2nd – Louie Tempany and Dave.

This Week’s Games –

Thursday, February 23 - Barefoot/Twilight

Bowls. $5 per person with a 6pm Sausage Sizzle for a 6.30pm start. Come along and bring a friend for a sociable night, these nights usually finish around 8.30pm. Please ring the club and leave a message if you have your name down and then find you are unable to play. Teams have to be made up ahead of time and the teams may have to be reorganise­d if someone doesn't turn up.

Monday, February 27 - 2-4-2 is a 10am start. Names need to be down by 9am on the day.

For Your Diary –

Wednesday, March 13 - Monthly 2 Bowl Triples Tournament. The sheet is out for those that wish to put a team in.

The 4 day Easter Tournament starts on Good Friday April 7, 2023. The entry forms are available from the club now and they show the format and other informatio­n you will need.

If you have any queries please email Tournament Secretary Kim Silver at vbceaster1@gmail.com or telephone 0417266683

Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16 - Edinburgh Shield.

To any o members that are not well at the moment, club members wish you a speedy recovery.

To all, good health and good bowling.


In the final round of the Midweek Pennant season YMGCR had the top of the table clash with Wangaratta at Wang.

If YMGCR loses they would drop to fourth and lose the double change so there was a lot at stake. Even with a late change the morning of the game with Sue Middleton withdrawin­g due to a sore back, this didn't hinder the side and they won 12/68 to 2/54.

The stars for the day was that of Julian Jones. His rink had a convincing win 33/17.

Scores were even early but YMGCR then got two 5's in three ends to jump out to a handy lead before Wang came back to get within 3 after 9 ends.

Yet again YMGCR picked up another 5 to steady the lead 21/9 after 13 ends.

Wang made a late charge but the YMGCR then got their fourth 5 to wrap up the game.

Anne Miles came up against one of the top skips in pennant (Midweek and Weekends) and also her Victorian Mixed Championsh­ip partner in Ian Brimblecom­be and it was a last person standing game. Wang took the lead early and led 10/6 after 13 ends, but Miles game back to draw level of 15 ends. Wang then won the next 3 ends but the YMGCR rink game home strong to win the last 3 ends to run out winners 16/13.

Laureen Smith's rink got out to a good lead early and in one end were holding 7 shots and the YMGCR skip had the last bowl, but she just missed and they lead 15/7 after 9 ends.

Wang came back to regain the lead and over the last couple of ends came away to win 24/19.

This has now set up a mouth watering rematch next which will be played for the chance to go straight into the Grand Final.

In the complete opposite the A2s travelled to Benalla with the goal of winning to avoid the possibilit­y of relegation.

Rob Hummel's rink set the tone for the day after a slow start they then got to a 12/6 lead after 10 ends with Doddy playing great shots they then peeled of the next 11 ends straight to win 27/6.

Kerry Kinnane's rink got off to a flyer and raced to a 9/0 lead after only 4 ends. With Sue Evans playing well and putting the Benalla lead under constant pressure the rink went further ahead to lead 19/5 after14 ends but the Benalla rink then won the next 4 ends to get within 6.

It was all too late and they went down 24/14. Allan Goudge's rink battled hard all day and they slowly pulled away until Benalla then hit back to regain the lead with only 3 ends to go.

Not knowing how many points YMGCR needed to avoid the dread "R" word, every point was a must and it came down to the last end with Goudgie 1 shot down on the card.

Normie Winderback got the end off to a great start getting one on the jack and it sat there until "Big" Al gave him a friend with his last bowl.

The Benalla skip couldn't change the head and the boys won 17/16. As it turned out the bottom team didn't score a point. Anyway it was a nice way to finish of the season.

The A3s played Benalla at home and lost 2/51 to 12/65.

Lillian Borwick's rink lead 13/1 after 7 ends, they also got a 7 (don't know whose bowl was not in the count) and they had a convincing win 26/17.

What a day Ian Morffew's rink had winning 14/0 after 4 ends and heading for "Rink of the Week". They then lost the next 4 ends but then got two 3's back to lead 20/6.

The famous "Porky Pig" once said "thats all folks" and so it was, as that was the end of Morf's scoring for the day and they lost 20/23.

Ron Lamson's rink never got into the game and they went down 5/25.

The A1s travelled to Rutherglen for last year's Grand Final rematch against Wodonga and they came away with a fantastic win which now propels them into the Grand Final.

The last time these two sides met the Wodonga side did a number on YMGCR but the tables were turned and YMGCR won 16/81 to 2/70.

Stand in "Super Skip" Rod Jones rink picked up a 4 on the first end and this set the tone for the rest of the day. They got out to a 14/2 lead after 7 ends but dropped the next 3 ends however were always in total control.

Wodonga got to within 6 shots after 16 ends, but the YMGCR's rink then put the game away by winning the next 4 ends and won 27/12.

Les Spencer's rink led 5/4 after 5 ends. They then won the next 3 ends which included two 4's which pushed their lead out to 14/4.

Things just rolled along for a few ends until YMGCR dropped a 7, that got the Wodonga rink right back into the game however YMGCR still led 16/13 after 12 ends.

That was the closest they got as YMGCR then took control and won 24/18. Jimmy Lefevre's rink was in a tight barrel early and the scores were level at 5 apiece after 6 ends.

YMGCR then got a jump on them and won the next 4 ends to lead 14/5, but the Wodonga rink came back for them to win the next 4 ends to tie the game.

On the 19th end YMGCR led 19/18 and all of a sudden the Wodonga rink was holding 7 shots. Enter young Jim who cooly drew the shot and that was the game, he won 20/18.

Scott Widdison's rink was well in the contest up until the 6th end and led 6/5 but the Wodonga rink then won 5 ends in a row.

Scott was bowling well but the rink couldn't get the momentum back and lost 10/22. Next week's Preliminar­y Final between Wodonga and Wangaratta should be a cracker as both encounters this season as resulted in 2 draws.

The A2's final was played at ClubMulwal­a against Corowa RSL in the knockout game and lost 16/83 to 2/68.

Allan Goudge's rink led from start to finish winning 18/12. In a very tight game the first 12 ends were all single shots with Goudgie leading 8/4.

YMGCR then got out to a 12/5 lead only to drop a 5 and the game was back on, but the rink settled down and won 4 of the last 5 ends to record a well deserve victory.

Neil Loveridge's rink got out to an early lead

and then the RSL got back into the game and led 9/13. "Grumpy" then picked up 8 shots in the next 2 ends to make a mini break.

The RSL then won the next 4 ends to close the game out 23/19. Gary Presnell's rink had a bad start being 2/9 down after 8 ends , with the RSL lead playing great bowls and their skip playing every shot in the book but the YMGCR backs were up against the wall.

RSL got out to a 20/9 lead after 15 ends but the YMGCR rink then won 4 of the last 6 to go down fighting 18/24.

Rob Hummell got the worst possible start being 10/0 after only 4 ends. They cut the lead back to 5 shots but the RSL rink went on to record a comfortabl­e win 13/24.

Well done to the A2s side who made the finals for the 2nd time in a row, it is a very hard division because you are playing a lot of the clubs top sides.

The A4s played Mansfield at Benalla and lost 4/70 to 14/78.

Being in the same position as the A2s, the loss has finished their season.

"Doddy" trailed 2/7 after 5 ends and after 13 ends were further in trouble being 8/15 down. But they clawed their way back to get within 1 shot with 5 ends to play. They then got onto a roll and won 21/19.

Danny McNeill's rink was nip and tuck with never more than 3 shots being the greatest margin for the day and with 1 end to play YMGCR trailed by 1, but never say die attitude McNeill's rink got a 2 for the narrowest of margins to win 19/18.

Ian Price's was well placed after 9 ends being 7/8 down, they then dropped a 5 in two ends and as much as they tried they couldn't bridge the gap and went down 16/21.

Billy Jenkin's trailed 0/5 after 3 ends. They got back into the game 5 of the next 6 ends to lead 8/6, but Mansfield then won 4 ends in a row and got out to a match winning lead and they went on to win 20/14.

This weeks "RINK OF THE WEEK" is Rob

Hummell, Danny McNeill, the "Dodmaster" Albert Dodman and Vicki Withers.

Wednesday Social bowls had a field of 18 players and the winners were Robert Lidgerwood, Tony Durkin and Ian Febey with 2 wins and +21.

Runners up with a win and a loss were Les Wilson, Frank Linberg and Neville Coleman with +4.

On Sunday Ladies Club Champion, the one and only Anne Miles went to Corowa RSL to play in the O&M Ladies Singles Semi Final.

She ran into a hot opponent in Mary Tragardh who was on fire. Anne was always under the pump and went down fighting 19/25. Great job champ.

 ?? ?? Yarrawonga Bowls Club’s Fred Brown in his match vs Tungamah.
Yarrawonga Bowls Club’s Fred Brown in his match vs Tungamah.
 ?? ?? Norm Windebank from YMGCR Bowls vs Corowa RSL.
Norm Windebank from YMGCR Bowls vs Corowa RSL.

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