CONGRATULATIONS to Mia Nowosad and her partner John Stokes (Sheppparton Golf) on winning the Goulburn Valley mixed pairs event held last week at East Sheppparton.
Congratulations also to Jill Barrett and Marg Cox who are the Kyabram Bowls Club Ladies Pairs Champions. Jill and Marg defeated Judy Wright and Mia Nowosad 15-9 in a very exciting game.
Division one travelled to Sheppparton Park.
Bev Button’s rink of Graeme King, Noel Reddrop and Mary Greco were leading early in the game, but Shepp Park gradually got to the lead and on the ninth end were leading 13 shots to 10. Kyabram won the next two ends and Shepp Park the next to be leading 16 shots to 15.
From the 14th end onwards, Kyabram played strongly to win eight out of the next 12 ends to win the game 32 shots to 25.
Jenni Dixon’s rink of Helen Chapman, Mal Williams and Marg George had a close game. Jenni’s team had to bowl consistently to fend off a determined opposition. The final score being Kyabram 23 shots to Shepp Park 16.
Maree Boswell’s rink of Mia Nowosad, Joe Greco and Marg Cox went down 20 shots to 25. The scores were tied on the 14th end, 14 shots all, but then Shepp Park were able to draw away. Kyabram fought back again and were within 3 shots on the twenty third end, but lost the last two ends. Overall Kyabram won by nine shots.
Division two played Tatura at home and were able to win two rinks and lose one, with the final score being Kyabram 79 shots to Tatura 59.
Jill Barrett’s rink of Ian George, Rob Anset and Maurie Hatley, lost 27 shots to 19. The scores were close all day and were tied 10-all on the eighth end and 11 all on the 11th end.
After that Tatura were able to draw away and eventually win by eight shots.
Judy Wright’s rink of Mitch Stevens, Bev Fadersen and Kelvin Beacon won 25 shots to 21. Judy’s team started strongly and held a good lead, 13 shots to 6 by the 10th end.
Slowly Tatura started to draw closer and by the 17th end were three shots in front. Kyabram steadied, drew level and then won the next five ends to be leading 25 shots to 19. Tatura won the last two ends, but could not catch Judy’s team.
Terry Thomson’s rink of Norm Arthur, Graeme Woodcock and Peter O’Brien had a great win, 25 shots to 11. Terry’s team won 11 ends in a row to be leading 27 shots to 4 on the sixteenth end.
Tatura won the next three ends, but then Kyabram won the following five ends to be 24-shot winners.
Division three travelled to Sheppparton Park to play RSL and lost by one shot overall. Jan MacFadyen’s rink of Jack Portia, Lois Ferguson and Nardo DiPetta were the only winning rink — 28 shots to 19.
They started slowly and were down early in the game. They drew level on the eighth end and then continued to draw away.
RSL were only able to win six more ends for the rest of the game, as Jan’s team played well to win.
Marilyn Anset’s rink of Norma Hateley, Rob Barrett and Brian Lindsay battled hard all day.
The game was close in the early stages, but RSL were able to run out winners 29 shots to 20. Overall this made the scores even, and the game was all down to Jan Beamish’s rink of Fran King, Jennifer Cole and John McInnes. Jan’s team were behind all game and on the twentieth end the scores were Kyabram 11 shots to RSL 20 shots.
Jan rallied her team and they managed to score nine shots over the next four ends. So, now the scores were tied on 20 shots with one end to play. Unfortunately, RSL scored one shot and won the game 21 shots to 20.
Division five hosted Colbinabbin and had a tough game, with both rinks losing. Win Crilly’s rink of Joan Herman, Rhonda Woodcock and John MacFadyen found it very hard to score.
It took until the sixth end before they recorded a score. By then Colbinabbin were leading 10 shots to 0. Before the lunch break the score was 14 shots to 7 with Colbinabbin leading.
With Win’s team only able to win three more ends for the rest of the game, Colbinabbin’s lead continued to grow. The final score being Kyabram 11 shots to Colbinabbin 33 shots.
Lucy Portia’s rink of Barry Evans, Berri McMillan and John Boardman had a very close game. They started slowly, but were able to tie the scores 5-all on the fifth end. Colbinabbin then built a lead.
Kyabram slowly fought back and tied the scores once again, 19-all, on the second last end. Colbinabbin were able to score one shot on the last end to win the game 20 shots to 19.
There was no bowls last week due to the heat rule, women play at home against Deniliquin on Tuesday due to long weekend good luck. Men play Moama at home. Saturday teams are: C White (s), B Gawley, R Donohue, N Tomasini; M Finn (s), K Hastie, D Savino, G Beamish; G Topp (s), B Greenaway, R Varcoe, D Cavell.
Heat could be a problem again. Good bowling.
The weather was the only winner last weekend. This means that there will be no bowls for two weeks as this weekend is a general bye for Australia Day.
Our mid week team had a good win at Mooroopna Golf on Tuesday. Lee and Carol won their rinks while Maureen missed out by a single shot.
Our next pokie trip is to Mulwala Ski Club on Sunday, February 11. The bus leaves Kyabram at 9am and Merrigum at 9.15am. Cost is still only $5. To make sure you have a seat ring John on 0447 711 842 or Betty Thomson on 5853 1864. Remember our motto, ‘‘Good company, good food and lots of fun.’’
The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, January 30 at 3pm.
The Ethel Younger Memorial game will be on Sunday, February 25 at 1pm at the club. We wear our uniforms, cost is $5 and all players are asked to bring something for the afternoon tea. This is a special Club event and the winners receive a trophy donated by the Younger family and have their names put on the Shield that has also been donated by the family.
With the bye etc the pressure is now on to try and have your Club games finished as soon as possible.
This year’s caravan trip will be to Myrtleford beginning on Wednesday, April 18 and finishing up on Saturday, April 21. We come home on the Sunday. This is open to all. We have friends, past players etc as members of our group. For more details ring Joe on 5855 2466. The cost for a powered site has been negotiated for $30 and a cabin is $98. Cabins are limited so you will need to get in early if you want a cabin.
60 and over Campaspe bowls
IT WAS a full house at the Tongala Bowling Club for Wednesday’s event. The first to arrive was the bus with bowlers from Mathoura. All up we had a total of 96 bowlers forming 28 teams. The cards and team selection were prepared by Ken Chapman, Ron Davies and Ray Nurse together with a representative from Tongala.
Both greens were well prepared and with an early start teams managed to beat the heat of the afternoon. It was rather hot, however a strengthening breeze provided good playing conditions and kept the flies at bay.
Finally after three games of eight ends we had four teams of three game winners.
Two teams from Moama were third and fourth.
B Kirk, D Matthews, ‘Lonny Monk’from Tongala and W Wadge (skipper). W Whitney, R Jones, J Simonds, and K Connolly (skipper).
Runners-up with four bowls in the yard stick
The Max Kerr skipped team of David Blackburn, Herb Conway and Jim Stapleton.
Tongala: The winning team with six bowls within the yard stick: Ken Chapman, David Keating, Fred Maurer and Ron Davies (skipper).
We introduced a new innovation with the random selection of score cards. Giving two $10 vouchers to a lead bowler and a skipper.
Well done to all our 60 and over bowlers.
Rochester for this week’s venue. 11am start on January 24.