Rich River Bowls Club

By Riverine Herald

Rich River Bowls Club

Rich River’s midweek pennant sides for Friday’s matches are as follows.

Division one, playing Deniliquin at Rich River:

Liz Easther (skip), Lyn Barker, Rosanne Sharp, Prill Edgar; Rose Wheeler (skip), Rose Sinclair, jan McEwan, Judy White; Marg Griffiths (skip), Virginia Noar, Judy Vise, Wilma Williams. manager: Wilma Williams

Division two, playing Elmore at Elmore:

Phil Stiles (skip), Toni Beck, Marg Spinks, Wendy Nagorcka; Marie Stevens (skip), Noeline King, Sandy Harvey, Merle Smith; Pat Sehestedt (skip), Cath Mackenzie, Shirley McGann, Betty Linquist. Manager: Noeline King.

Division three, playing Echuca at Rich River:

Heather Freeman (skip), Joy Kelly, Marg Walter, Stephanie Shine; Lois Williams (skip), Joan Luke, Eileen Pineo, Fran Galvin. Manager: Joan Luke.

Inside duty: Marg Griffiths, Outside duty: Lois Williams.

Rich River’s weekend pennant sides for Saturday’s matches are as follows.

Division one, playing Rochester at Rich River:

Stan Barker (skip), Robert Taylor, Jerome Shaw, Bruce O’Neale; Tim Noar (skip), Ken Jones, Keith Hewitt, Graeme Moffatt; Gary Radford (skip), Trevor Nagorcka, Barry Devlin, Eugene Xodo.

Division two, playing Lockington at Lockington:

Noel Dixon (skip), Hugh Davies, Peter Moon, Bill McEwan; Ian Page (skip), Robert King, Greg Clymo, Ron Bentley; Roy Berryman (skip), Rob Holmfield, Allan Linquist, Darryl Wood.

Division three, playing Deniliquin RSL at Rich River:

Barry Downer (skip), Barry Cox, Des Sehestedt, Paul Wallace; Renn Richie (skip), John James, Max Bidgood, Leon Sharp; Gerry Devlin (skip), Keith Rowan, Franco Perissinotto, Bill Curnow.

Division four, playing Lockington at Lockington:

Geoff Kiefel (skip), Laurie Phillips, John Hewlett, John Langley; Vic Woods (skip), George Clarence, Robert Brereton, John Armstrong; Graeme Edgar (skip), Geoff Rayner, Bill Wheeler, Doug Jay.

Division five, playing Deniliquin at Rich River:

John Stuart (skip), Mel Velt, , Mal Whyte, Peter Preston; Barry Kelly (skip), Malcolm Mitchell, Ron Luke, Ray Shelley.

Mathoura Bowls Club

Weekend pennant bowling on Saturday saw Mathoura claim an eight shot victory against Echuca at home, winning the match 75 to 67.

In division two, the results would go the other way.

Echuca would leave Mathoura with a 12 shot victory, claiming the honours 74-62.

Mathoura cruised to an easy victory in division four, with Mathoura’s 80 smashing Lockington’s 59.

While in division five, Mathoura were unable to get a win against Echuca, going down in a heavy defeat 20-75.

Round one of the Men’s 25Up Club Singles saw F. Jacobite def. M. McDonald, B. Ireland def. J. Dean, S. Limbrick def. B. Brander, J. Hulm def. S. O’Callaghan, M. Quor def. R. Murphy, I. Hunter def. T. Starkey, G. Hulm def. R. Werner, A. Polak def. P. Clear.

In state triples, Mathoura had three sides entered, unfortunately none won their section.

Great to see so many having a go.

Monthly Mixed Pairs Sunday, November 4 was cancelled due to a lack of entries.

Thank you to those who did enter, we value your support.

Saturday November 10 we are having our first social night for the year.

Friends, partners, wives, husbands, girlfriends, invite them along so they can see what club bowls is really about.

When at the club always check at the bowls office for what is happening.

Good Bowling to all, Lindsay Vallance.

Senior Citizens Bowls

Indoor bowls from the previous week saw winners in Bev Williamson (skip), Miriam Pascoe and Shirley Davis.

Runners up were Phyl Tully (skip), Val Gaylor and Lyn Prott.Lockington Bowls Club

The women enjoyed another fine day for their weekly social bowls.

The name of the game was triples and the winning team comprised Trish Jones, Annie Haines and Kath Palmer (s) in a barnstorming victory.

On the local CVBD Pennant scene the women had the bye on Friday and some used the spare day to hone their skills.

In the weekend pennant the club had a disastrous time on the greens as we failed to win a rink in either division.

Division two played Deniliquin and lost 56-94.

Jim Harris l.t. L Ritchie 14-40; Graeme Turner l.t. H Lea 19-25; Ian Johnson l.t. P Snare 23-29.

Division four failed to combat the strength of the visiting Mathoura teams.

In a battle between first and second on the premiership ladder, it was Mathoura who stormed home to record a solid 80-59 win and moved into top position.

Our division four team dopped two rungs to third behind Moama.

Tom Davis l.t. A Prime 23-34; Bill Musgrove l.t. C Hillier 19-21; Steve Peter l.t. G McConchie 17-25.

Several members travelled to local tournaments on Sunday.

Tom Davis - Alan Kauffman along with Don Isgro - Ian Johnson enjoyed the Pairs event at Calivil.

The Davis - Kauffman pairing had two wins and a loss while Isgro - Johnson had the fruit salad - a win, loss and a tie.

Dave Thomas, John van Den Bosch and Ken Main (s) played in the CVBD State Triples on Sunday at Rich River Bowls Club.

Although not managing to win a game, they were far from disgraced losing to N Varcoe 10-12, B Brennan 13-18 and I Page 15-21.

Varcoe (Moama) defeated Brennan in the final game to win the section and will now play Brad Campbell (Moama) in a semi-final while Barry Tinning (Tongala) will meet David "Crackers" Keenan (Rochester) in the other semi-final to be played at Rich River on Sunday.

Members of the club along with family helped Betty (Marshall) Mustey to celebrate a special eightieth birthday last week. Congratulations to Betty.

The Lockington Bowls Club members were saddened to learn of the passing of Theresa Joyce at 96 years of age.

Theresa was the wife of the late Bill Joyce who was instrumental in the forming of the Lockington Bowls Club back in the early 1950’s.

Condolences have been extended to the Joyce family.

The Friday evening barbeque and practice session drew a comfortable gathering.

On this coming Friday evening there will be an alternate meal due to the Lions Club major function to be held at the Community Centre.Campaspe 60 and over bowls

A beautiful sunny day greeted the 120 bowlers who competed at Tongala Bowls Club this week.

Even 105 year old Jim Stapleton was wearing shorts and put a number of others to shame.

Following a fantastic day we had 6 teams of three game winners.

The play off was tight with the team of John Soloman, Ron Jones, George Alaham and Wayne Whitney from Moama finishing runners up.

The winners were Harry Holmberg, George Holmberg, Phil Brock and Charlie Williams from Elmore with six in the yard stick.

Next week is Echuca Kia Cup at Echuca.