THE Kyabram Power were in electrifying form on Saturday as they claimed a massive 47-shot victory at home against Stanhope in the local derby to move up into second place on the Division One ladder going into the Christmas break.
Division Two travelled over to Tatura and came away with a 17 shot victory which has seen them move up into sixth position and remain a chance to play finals courtesy of a 25 shot win to Noel Reddrop’s rink.
Division Four have put in a performance that even Houdini would have been proud of as they managed to claim a 12 shot victory over Shepparton Park after only having one rink win with the other three suffering defeats. Ray Harrison’s rink were the heroes of the day after an emphatic 24 shot win.
Division Six travelled over to take on local neighbours Merrigum and came home with the maximum points and move into the top position on the ladder after eight rounds.
David Cartwright and his rink of the jockey Paul McInnes, Kelvin Hubble and Graeme King put on a bowling masterclass as they claimed an amazing 19 ends for the day in a fantastic team performance.
The opposition only managed to win six ends however they still managed to pick up a seven in their total of 15. Cartwright’s crew end up winning by an impressive 28 shots over Rob Ponton, 43-15.
Greg Shilling’s rink of George Thornley, Darren Boswood and Willis “Tuna” Mackrell started off with a fairly even contest as they were level after eight ends.
However some great leading by Mackrell provided the platform for what was to come as Shilling’s rink proceeded to win 11 of the last 17 ends to run away with a 16-shot victory over former Kyabram premiership player Shane “Seagull” Walsh, 28-12.
Rob George along with Keith Button, Jimmy Oliver and Ken Risstrom struggled early in the match as they found themselves 10 shots down after 13 ends.
After the smoko break they managed to stage a comeback as they were within two shots after 21 ends before dropping away to a nine-shot loss to Rob Armstrong, 22-31.
Rob Sceney and his rink of Mal “The Fossil” Williams, Chris Preddy and Joe Greco started slowly as they trailed for all of the first half and then for the second successive week Sceney’s rink have hit top form after the main break as they went from five shots down after 13 ends to end up winning by 12 shots over Greg Fitzpatrick, 28-16.
Kelvin Beacon and his rink of Gino Scapin, Jack Portia and Peter Lomas trailed for the first 14 ends before they claimed seven shots in two ends to hit the front by two shots after 16 ends. In a thrilling finish Beacon’s rink managed to fall one shot short in a 23-24 loss.
Peter O’Brien along with Danny O’Brien, Bev Button and Helen Chapman also found it tough going for most of the match as they were seven shots down after 20 ends before they put in some terrific bowls in what they call the premiership ends as they won four of the last five ends to win by three shots, 26-23.
Phil Denham’s rink of John Hausler, Jenny Dixon and Rob “Qantas” Anset had a tough day at the office which wasn’t helped by dropping two fives and a four during the game. Otherwise it would have been a close contest as they went down by 10 shots, 21-31.
The Noel Reddrop skipped rink of Garry Hawking, Terri Thomson and Maurie Hateley had another great day as they put in a magnificent team performance to win an incredible 18 ends for the day to win by a massive 25 shots, 39-14, fantastic win indeed to get the team over the line.
Ted Hazelman and his rink of Nardo Di Petta, Stan McIntosh, and John Boardman started off strongly as they claimed a very impressive 11 shot lead after 15 ends with victory a near certainty.
However you can never take things for granted as the opposition looked to apply the pressure from this point on. Hazelman’s rink were only able to win three ends after the smoko break as they unbelievably fell three shots short in a 24-27 loss.
Brian Lindsay and his rink of Judy Wright, Olivia Cartwright and Leo Comer were down for the entire match, however were never far off the lead and still managed to win 12 ends for the day in what was a six-shot loss, 17-23.
Mary Greco skipped the rink of Mitch Stevens, Josh Cartwright and Mia Nowosad and they started off well as they were leading by six shots after eight ends before they lost seven of the next nine ends to trail by seven shots after 17 ends.
They managed to fight back but the damage was already done as they went down by three shots, 24-27.
Ray Harrison’s rink of Peter Kendall, Geoff Hocking and Tom Polglaze put on a bowling clinic for all to see in a very one-sided match which was well and truly needed with the other three rinks going down.
Harrison’s dominating rink won 17 ends for the day in a heroic victory by 24 shots, 39-15.
The Rob Barrett skipped rink of Graeme Woodcock, Johny McInnes and young Jacob Cartwright were leading comfortably early on in the match as they had a 14-shot lead after 13 ends. Young Jacob was unfortunately feeling the heat and had to be replaced by Kyabram emergency Howard Tonkin for the remainder of the match.
This late substitution had no effect on the result as Barrett steered his rink to an impressive 16 shot victory.
Bob Canute and his rink of Jill Barrett, Les Dillon and Naomi Cartwright were involved in a close match that saw the lead change five times before they were level after 21 ends.
The experience of Canute was valuable as they managed to claim three of the last four ends to win by three shots, 21-18.
Congratulations goes to Olivia Cartwright who, on Sunday, won the Central Goulburn Murray region women’s under 25 Championship. Olivia defeated Rachael Head from Berrigan 25-20 in the final. Olivia will now contest the State finals at Burwood Bowling club on February 28.
Entries are now being taken for the Kyabram Night Bowls competition which is proudly sponsored by Mackrells Elite Meats and will run for six weeks starting on Wednesday January 17 at 7pm.
Teams of three or individual entries will be taken and can be entered to Paul McInnes at Knights Furniture.
It would be appreciated if all members can try and attract teams to enter which is a very enjoyable and relaxed night out.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mia Nowosad on winning the Kyabram Bowls Club Ladies Singles Championship last Friday. Well done Mia.
Division One played Hill Top at home, with one rink winning and two rinks losing and overall losing by two shots. The winning rink was Mia Nowosad’s rink of Graeme King, Keith Button and Mary Greco.
This team bowled really well and were able to win, 29 shots to 15. In the early part of the game the scores were close, but after the 13th end Mia’s rink applied the pressure and only allowed Hill Top to win five shots over the final 12 ends.
Bev Button’s rink started well, and the scores were tied on the ninth and 12th ends.
Hill Top were able to build a lead after this and were leading 20 shots to 12 on the 17th end. Bev’s team fought back and despite winning the last three ends, went down 20 shots to 24.
Jenni Dixon’s rink struggled against some strong play from the opposition lead and second. They were down 14 shots to two on the ninth end.
They were able to steady and the score on the 17th end was 11 shots to 17. Hill Top then pulled away over the final ends and won 25 shots to 13.
Division Two had a close game when they played Shepparton Golf on their home green.
They were able to win by two shots overall, with one rink having a draw, one rink losing and one rink winning.
The winning rink was Terri Thomson’s rink of Norm Arthur, Graeme Woodcock and Maurie Hateley.
Terri’s rink started slowly, but once they got going there was no stopping them. They were leading 17 shots to five on the 13th end.
Shepp Golf was able to draw closer after that and was only five shots down on the 19th end. Terri rallied her team and they finished strongly to win 26 shots to 17.
Jill Barrett’s rink came away with a draw, 23 shots all. They were well down in the early part of the game, eight shots to 15. They then won seven out of the next ten ends to be two shots up on the 23rd end.
Unfortunately, Shepp Golf won three shots on the next end to put them one shot up. Kyabram then scored one shot on the last end to tie the game.
Judy Wright’s rink was the only losing rink, going down 18 shots to 25.
They started slowly, and this allowed Shepp Golf to build up a 15 shots to nine lead by the 14th end. Shepp Golf were able to score seven shots over three ends, the score was then 22 shots to 10 and this made it hard for Judy’s rink to catch up.
They were able to win eight shots over the last six ends, but were unable to make up the difference.
Division Three had a good win over Shepparton Park. This win was set up by Jan MacFadyen’s rink of Jack Portia, Ted Hazelman and Nardo DiPetta — fantastic effort — winning with 45 shots to 13.
They started strong and kept on winning ends and by the 13th end were leading, 24 shots to six. Lunchtime did not slow them down. They were able to win eight out of the last 12 ends.
Fran King’s rink started well, winning three shots on the first end. Shepparton Park then took control of the game and only allowed Fran’s rink to score single shots.
On the 13th end the score was Kyabram 12 shots to Shepp Park 17. Shepp Park were then able to skip away over the final ends to win 35 shots to 19. Marilyn Anset’s rink had the close game for the day.
The game was tied on the eighth end, seven shots each. Kyabram forged ahead and were leading 15 shots to 10 on the 13th end. The game was much tighter over the last part of the game and Shepp Park hit the lead on the 18th end. Kyabram fought back again and came out winners 27 shots to 21.
Division Five were hosts to Nagambie. Both rinks battled hard all day, but lost.
Win Crilly’s rink of Joan Herman, Rob Barrett and John MacFadyen won the first end, but then found it hard to win any more. On the 15th end they found themselves down, six shots to 20.
Win rallied her team and was able to win the next three ends. But Nagambie scored six shots on the next two ends. Kyabram then won the next four out of five ends to go down by 11 shots, 17 to 28.
Lucy Portia’s rink found their opposition too strong as well. On the 16th end they were four shots to 22 down. Nagambie were not winning big numbers, but were consistently winning one or two shots on each end.
This continued for the rest of the game and then Lucy’s rink lost eight shots to 29.
Don’t forget to put your name down for the Christmas dinner next Thursday, December 21 at the Kyabram Club. Names need to be down for catering purposes.
Wishing all midweek bowlers and their families a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. See you back on the greens in the new year.
WE HAD a win for our last game for the year against Rich River. Well done to all bowlers and we look forward to some good bowling in 2018. Enjoy the break.