Bowls news from around the region

October 05, 2016

Echuca's Michelle Cunnington (pictured), Rhonda Gallagher, Veronica Kelly and Rushworth bowler, Jean Sprague, won the Moama medley fours event.

Rich River Indoor Bowls

Wednesday, September 28: Roy Prigg (s), Phyllis Allez, Mary Mackenzie 1; Joy Hooper (Skip), Topsy Haw, Jean Shelley 2.

Friday, September 30: Max Kerr (s), Alan Haw, Shirley Davies 1; Topsy Haw (s), May Owen, Phyllis Allez 2.

Moama RSL

Nineteen bowlers played three games of 10 ends at Moama RSL’s indoor bowls on Monday.

Winners on 46 points were Pamela Reymont (s), Bev Williamson, Colin Hicks and Janette Robertson.

Runners-up with 43 points were Peter Pavone (s), Topsy Haw and Pat Benson.

Consolation prizes went to Isobel Wallis, Alan Haw and Ray Beer.


Mathoura and Deniliquin RSL play for a trophy each year to honour Bill Jones, a much-respected bowler and committeeman for Deni RSL.

We play under Bowls Victoria pennant rules over 21 ends and I can assure you that the contest is always keen between the clubs.

This year Mathoura has wrested the trophy back with a win of 100 shots to 45, we will journey to Deni RSL next year to see if we can retain the shield.

Thank you to all who played it was an interesting day weather wise, so many changes, rain, wind and sunshine.

City of Echuca

With both midweek and weekend pennant scheduled to commence this week, it is important for all club pennant players to support their relevant practice sessions.

Practice for the midweek players is on Thursday mornings as per previous years.

Practice for weekend pennant players is on Fridays, starting about 4.30pm. A barbecue will follow Friday’s practice session.

Bowls Victoria is promoting October as ‘Play Bowls Month’.

To support this promotion, there will be a come and try bowls night at the club on Tuesday, October 18, starting at 5pm.

Club members are encouraged to invite family and friends to this event and more information is at the clubhouse. Lists for members to assist on the night are also on the noticeboard.

Members are reminded to check the club noticeboard, as a number of important events are coming up during October and November.

Some of these are bowls related and some are social events. Full details can be found on the noticeboard.

Congratulations to Michelle Cunnington, Rhonda Gallagher, Veronica Kelly and Rushworth bowler, Jean Sprague, who recently won the Moama medley fours event.

At the same tournament, Lyn Snell and Kerryn Evans combined with Rich River bowler Liz Easther to produce the best triples result.


With the start of the new season, the women are turning out in droves for the weekly social bowls.

On Tuesday the winning team comprised Lorraine Appleby, Annie Haines and Lois Chugg (s), all showing extraordinary form.

Appleby finished off a great day by picking up the Pentreaths’ and Foodworks voucher.

The surrounds of the club have been greatly enhanced due to the excellent effort from Alan Kauffman, Tom Davis and former club secretary Jeff Millard who spent several hours installing the new shades around the greens.

A job well done and the club also acknowledges the input from members for their support.

CVBD pennant commences this week with the mid-week competition on Friday.

The women are drawn to play the 2015-2016 division two premiers Rochester at home.

In the week-end competition both division two and four are drawn to meet Mathoura at home.

Club booklets and CVBD Pennant Fixture books are available at the club.

The club will host the over 60s competition on Wednesday next week. Contact Neil Haines 5486 8220 for entries.

On Sunday, October 16, the mixed pairs two-four-two will be played at 1pm.

Contact Kath Palmer 5486 2314 or Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.

The greens are running true and evenly-paced thanks to greens keeper Ian Johnson.

A reminder to all bowlers that the annual Waterwheel Classic Fours gold letter event is on Sunday, October 30, starting at 9.30am.

It is a popular tournament, so early entries are encouraged.

Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.

The club extends good wishes and success to all kindred clubs for the 2016-17 season of bowls.


Moama Bowling Club is excited for the coming Campaspe Valley Bowls Division 2016-17 pennant season.

It’s set to begin this weekend and all bowlers are eager to get the season started.

The best bowlers from the region will battle it out in 17 matches over the next few months to claim the highly valued trophy in eight divisions.

Our midweek pennant begins Friday with Moama Bowling Club’s division one reigning premiers to start their season away at Deniliquin.

Division four reigning premiers start Saturday Pennant away at Deniliquin.

For most bowlers and clubs Pennant is the ultimate prize so all clubs and players will be very nervous and excited to get the season underway.

The club consists of several high profile players, including current Victorian representatives, and will be looking to make a big impact across all divisions this season.

Outdoor bowls results

Tuesday, September 27, Alby Matthews Triples: winners: Brian Kirk, Ian Smith and Graham O’Brien. Runners-up: Jim Kirkpatrick, M. Kerr and Alan Jones. Consolation: K. Sipthorp, B. Bartlett and B. Trengove/D. Lonnie, K. Young and B. Cook.

Women’s social: winners: Carmel Simpson, Glynis Bailey, Jeanette McDonald and Sylvia Littley. Runners-up: Cheryl Pell, Leta Watts, Carol Glass and Rhonda Solomon.

Thursday, 29th September, Mens Nominated Pairs: winners: Ray Sullivan and Noel Milgate. Runners-up: Graham OBrien and Greg Pettigrove. Consolation: R. Evans and K. Sipthorp/B. Kirk and W. Wadge.

Women’s scroungers: winners: Rhonda Solomon, Mary Kane, Lyn Rogan and Wilma Curnow. Consolation: Kristy Gillingham/Cheryl Pell.

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