The Easter tournament went ahead on Good Friday after a worrying night of heavy rain. It was decided to open the new green in conjunction with the tournament.
President Rob welcomed everyone and declared the new green open. Life Member, Joan Ramsdale cut the ribbon and another Life Member, Una Campbell rolled the jack down.
On the Friday it was a matter of rain, hail and shine throughout the day but luckily enough the hail came down just as the last of the players finished the game before the lunch break.
It cleared and although it looked a bit threatening and there were a few rumbles of thunder, it held off long enough for the players to get the last 2 games in.
We were very lucky to get all games played over the 4 days.
Friday Winners - Wayne Crowie's team (Wodonga), 2nd – Steve Coles team (Nth Balwyn), 3rd – G. Howgate's team (Mitcham), 4th – S. Tatnall's team (Cobram).
Best 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th game winners were the teams of Steve Day, K Barton, L. Nicholson and J. Jones.
Saturday Winners – Peter Velardo's team (Barooga), 2nd – L. Nicholson's team (Hilltop), 3rd – C. Philpot's team (Tocumwal), 4th – Gerald O'Brian's (composite team).
Best 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th game winners were the teams of – Tom Dodds, M. Antonino, Steve Young and S. Coles.
Sunday Winners – Kim Silver's team (YBC), 2nd – P. Standard's team.
Best losers – D. Sellick's team. 2nd – G. Flint's team.
The Jackpot was won by – Jhett Wyatt and Shane Maddox.
Monday Winners – T. Baxter's team ( YMGCR), 2nd – M. Antonino's team (Nth Balwyn), 3rd – C. Philpot's team (Tocumwal/ Barooga), 4th – T. Selwood's team (Wang/YBC).
The best 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th game winners were the teams of – B. Turpin, Ray Butler, P. Standard and A. Hirst.
Thank you to the following businesses that sponsored this weekend; Yarrawonga Hotel, Central Murray Credit Union, Mulwala Water Ski Club, Burkes Hotel/Motel, Yarrawonga Mini Self Storage, Yarrawonga Mulwala Funerals, Papalias Lakeside Restaurant, Lakeview Motel, Karvel Automotive and Nagles Off the Hook Butchery.
This 4 day tournament is a massive effort by a large number of volunteers from the club, far too many to thank individually and the scribe would hate to miss anyone out so “a big Thank You” to all of those members that helped in so many ways to make this Tournament the success that it was.
The Monster Easter Raffle was drawn with the lucky winners being – Brian Gentle, Ron Neilson, Tom Downie x 2, Gwen Maddox, Eric Scott, Raf Cassar and Jan Hocking.
Thank you to the prize donors – Kim Silver, Mulwala Water Ski Club, Papalias Lakeside Restaurant, Bunnings Yarrawonga, Yarrawonga Bowls Club and Maurie Lee.
Social bowls results -
Thursday, April 13 - Barefoot/Twilight Bowls Winners – Ray Butler, Richie Rich and Danny Brady. 2nd – Harley Smith, Bruce Podger and Steve Day.
Saturday and Sunday April 15/16 - the club held a section of the Edinburgh Shield.
Another big effort for the volunteers feeding another 90/100 people after a big 4 day tournament the weekend before, so once again “thank you all”.
This week’s games –
Social Bowls will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays (numbers permitting and the format will be decided by numbers playing).
Today, Wednesday, April 19 - the yearly visit from the Tatts Group.
Thursday, April 20 - 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.
Next week, April 27 is the last game left for this season. Please note: this game will be starting at 6pm not 6.30pm as it usually does. It will resume again on Thursday, October 26 and the club would like to thank everyone for supporting these nights and look forward to welcoming everyone back again in October.
Saturday, April 22 - Social Bowls with a 12.30pm start and names need to be down by 11am on the day.
Monday, April 24 - 2-4-2 with a 12.30pm start and names need to be down by 11am on the day.
For your diary –
Friday, April 28 - Presentation day 5pm start. Finger food provided with happy hour and members draw all included.
Come along and join in the night with those to be presented with their trophy's.
Sunday, May 21 - Annual General Meeting 10am followed by a General Meeting straight after. Nominations for election of President, Directors and sub committees need to be on a nomination form and put in the “nomination box” by no later than 6pm on Friday, May 12.
Any motions/matters to be bought up need to be in writing and submitted no later than May 7.
The sheets have gone up for names of those wishing to play midweek /weekend pennant next season. Please get your names down ASAP as the committee need to know how many teams to put in.
To any members that are not well at the moment, the club wish you a speedy recovery.
To all, good health and good bowling.