Campaspe Valley Bowls Division
All 27 players are required to be at Rich River at 9.15 am Saturday, December 17 for the men’s state singles.
City of Echuca bowls
The finals of the club singles and the women’s B grade championship will be played on Friday at 4.30pm.
The women’s final will be a rematch of the past year with Michelle Cunnington defending her title against Veronica Kelly. In the B grade final Ros Neil and Anne Vanderkley will compete for the title.
The men’s final will be played between George Thornley and Philip Thorn, followed by the club’s Christmas dinner.
This week’s results
Twilight mixed triples, Monday, December 5: Jack Shearer, John Dignan and Lyn Evans, 1; Linda Ormando, Richard Robb and Bob Pratt, 2.
Women’s social bowls, Tuesday, December 6: Marie Malone, Jan Palmer and Lyn Evans.
Men’s Christmas bonanza fours, Thursday, December 8: George Thornley, Garry Hunter, Richard Caldow and Keith McGowan (Echuca) 1, Rob Sceney, Mal Williams, John Dagger and Peter Melbourne (composite) 2, Ross Higgins, B Button, R Madill and Gino Scapin (Composite) 3.
Best last game: Philip Thorn, Jim Ferrier, Ray Milne and Mal Thorn (Echuca and Keilor).
At the Lockington Bowls Club there has been a feast of activity during the past week.
Christmas break-up, club championship rounds, pennant and all things good.
On Tuesday the women hosted the visiting Rich Rich bowlers for the annual inter-club Christmas break-up with some fine bowling and plenty of laughter and cheers.
Women’s president Pauline Humbert welcomed all bowlers and guests and wished all a Merry Christmas.
After the completion of bowls, the cards were fanned and the winning rink was Maxine Dyson, Margaret Walter, Roseanne Sharp, Liz Easther (s) ahead of second-placed Margaret Kirk, Wilma Curnow, Barbara Petch, Phylis MacFarlane (s).
Novelty winners included Jan Hocken and Lyn Kingston (bowl to the ditch); Lois Williams and Heather Freeman (spider); Annette Brereton, Eileen Pineo, Margaret Griffiths and Pauline Humbert (raffle); and Joy Weller (lucky door prize). A total number of 61 bowlers graced the greens.
In the final round of CVBD Midweek pennant prior to Christmas, the women were defeated by a rampant City of Echuca squad, losing the battle 35-112.
Results: A Brereton, M Davis, M Davie, P Humbert (s) lost to M Cunnington 11-26; L Appleby, A Haines, P MacFarlane, L Chugg (s) l.t. P Schram 15-39; A Lowrie, B Mustey, L Maslen, K Palmer (s) l.t. V Kelly 9-47.
The week-end round of pennant resulted in wins to both division two and division four over their respective Tongala opponents. Division two won two rinks as they defeated Tongala 94-53.
Results: F Chugg, R Shawcross, D Isgro, I Johnson d. S Tinning 39-11; R Head, A Kauffman, R Holman, J Harris (s) l.t. K Chapman 17-22; L McInnes, R Hanson, D Lupton, T Davis (s) d. B Campbell 38-17).
The division four teams won all their matches in the 82-59 defeat of Tongala.
Results: K Stout, G Hyden, P Cunnington, S Peter (s) d. K Hanson 27-13; C Stewart, N Bacon, N Haines, G Shawcross (s) d. K Walsh 25-24; I Palmer, D Smith, B Musgrove, K Main (s) d. W Andrews 30-22).
Interesting to note another member of the Holman clan played with Tongala division four.
Peter Holman lined up against the Shawcross rink and acquitted himself well along with the emerging talent of Connor Cowley, Jo Hammond and the general Kalvin Walsh.
At the break, division two is sitting in fourth place while division four is placed sixth.
The battle for the club championships is warming up as the men’s section is nearing semi-final stage.
During the week Frank Chugg defeated Bill Musgrove 25-20, while reigning club champion Russell Shawcross had to withstand a dogged challenge from Ray Hanson to eventually win 25-23.
Don Isgro upset club president Tom Davis to win a spot in the semi-final after winning 25-23 in a see-sawing struggle. Isgro will wait to meet the winner of the Chugg-Roly Head match.
In a surprise manoeuvre, Chris Stewart won an epic battle against reigning championship runner-up Alan Kauffman to win 25-17 after Kauffman had the early break through some good bowling.
After seven ends, Kauffman led 7-3 before Stewart found the green to win seven ends in succession and led 16-7.
Kauffman would not lie down and bridged the gap to trail 16-18 as Stewart proceeded to close the game out to win 25-17.
Stewart will now meet the winner of the Russell Shawcross-Graeme Turner clash in the semi-final.
The women have reached the final of the club championship with Annette Brereton to play Leanne McInnes. McInnes defeated a gallant Kath Palmer 25-13 in the semi-final.
McInnes had the early break before Palmer mounted a serious challenge mid-way through the contest, however McInnes steadied and won the match. The club will host its Christmas break-up on Friday, starting at 6pm.
Members are reminded to return their sold tickets in the special Christmas hamper competition.
On Thursday, January 5, the club will host the annual open fours tournament, supported by Moama Bowling Club.
Starting time is 9.30am and bowlers are reminded to contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.’
It’s a day not to be missed.
In the weekend pennant all Mathoura sides are in the top four. A good result for the first half of the season and well done to all, but there is still the rest of the season to go so keep up the good work.
In social bowls the Mathoura Bowling Club’s monthly mixed pairs were played on Sunday, December 11.
Twelve teams entered and with our back green out of action we only needed two more teams to have a full green.
Thank you for coming to our club. Dave Murray did a great job of organising the day, afternoon tea was spectacular.
There was no three game winner, but we did have two teams with two wins and a draw. The day was decided on points and the winners were Kevin and Sandra Connolly (69 points) and runners-up were Ray and Marilyn Murphy (64).
Two Consolation prizes of $20 went to Pam and Stan Limbrick and Virgina Kalsbeek and Barry Ireland.
Mathoura’s men’s pairs two-by-four-by-two will be played on Thursday, January 29 from 10am. Only 14 teams are able to enter. Entries to the club 5880 3200, Dave Murray 0439 771 479 or Rod Werner 0408 568 338.
The final for the single’s club champion will be held on Friday from 5pm.
Beryl Murray and Pam Limbrick will fight it out for the women’s title while Troy Mansbridge and Ian Hunter will compete in the men’s singles.
On Monday 19 bowlers played three games of 10 ends. The winners on 37 points were Denise Lee (s), Colin Hicks and Paula Barkham.
Runners-up with 36 points were Peter Pavone (s), Heather Smith, Myrle Clancy and Pat Benson.
Consolation prizes went to Mike Barkham, Alan Haw and Doug Gill.
Rich River bowls
Mixed indoor bowls results
Friday, December 9
Winners were Ray Sullivan (s), Bob Pascoe, Dot Brennan, May Fitzpatrick and Pat Hay.
Runners-up were Max Kerr (s), Helen Sullivan, Joan Parker, Miriam Pascoe and Joan Hales.