Sport

Seamer success

By Southern Riverina News

Tocumwal

Tocumwal’s inaugural Allan Seamer tournament was a great success, with plenty of bowlers playing in beautiful weather on Saturday.

A total of 96 players took to the greens for a full day of bowling.

Allan Seamer generously donated the prize money and it was a great pleasure to have his sons Garry and Geoff, and his daughter Susan there for the day.

The winners of the inaugural event were Ray Wright, Des Toohey, John Nash and Geoff Nisbett from Barooga.

Runners-up were Peter Velardo, Bob Adams, Gerald Rothy and Gavin Cullen, a Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort and Barooga mixed team; while Barooga quartet Ray Nye, Len McGee, Peter Russell and Ray Emerson finished third.

The club’s last event for the season is the Easter Tournament.

Five days of bowls including ladies and men’s pairs, mixed pairs, triples and fours means there’s something for everyone.

Contact reception on 58739111 for entry forms, but hurry as the fields are filling fast.

Congratulations to Wendy Daley and Jill Whiteside who won the Ladies Canadian Pairs.

These two ladies are obviously playing well as they will face-off against each other in the final of the ‘B’ Grade Championships this week.

Next Monday is the final night of barefoot bowls.

Finley RS

With the season winding down club events are finished or down to the finals.

Finley RS held their final Ladies Trade Day with 16 teams from throughout the division competing on a pleasant day last Wednesday.

Winners were Loris Houlihan’s Numurkah Golf team with three wins, from Lucy Gurciullo’s Jerilderie team.

Third place was won on a shot difference ratio by Heather Tabe’s Finley team.

The best game winner was taken out by Brenda Ingram’s team from Cobram.

Ladies 100 up final was won by Karen Peacock from Ofelia Cochrane, 103 to 88.

These two ladies met again in the final of the Ladies Handicap singles which was played yesterday, with results unavailable when the Southern Riverina News went to print.

The RSC Pairs Club Champions competed at Strathmerton on Sunday in the Murray Bowls Division’s Champion of Champions Event.

Allan Thomas and Peter Wilson had a first round walkover before defeating Numurkah Golf’s N Maklin and S Piggott 19 to 11.

Next Sunday they will meet Picola’s T Smith and P Ellul in the semi-final.

Our ladies Di Retallick and Karen Peacock unfortunately lost in the semi-final against Heather Tabe and Tracey Miles (Finley) 19 to 15.

The RSC duo won their first game of the day against Effie Eaton and Andrea Brown (Tocumwal) 13 to 8.

The Finley RS BC Lou Sheehan Pairs and the Mixed Pairs are coming up so bowlers are reminded to keep an eye on the notice board for information.

A meeting with Bowls Victoria Region representative John Emerson is set for Tuesday, March 16 at noon; members are asked to attend in the bowls room.

The club’s chook run saw Max Lewis and Roy Johnson claiming the chooks on Sunday.

Sunday 10.30am is the time to make your way to the club for a light hearted game of bowls.

New bowlers are welcome with bowls available at the club. Hope to see you on the greens.

Finley BC

The Men’s Pairs Championship has been finalised with Don McKellar and John Montgomery defeating Allan Cowan and Mark Milthorpe.

Unfortunately, Don and John were eliminated in the Champion of Champions but they had a close encounter.

Heather Tabe and Tracey Miles won their first elimination game against Beth Bashford and Rachel Head (Berrigan).

They continued their winning way and eliminated Di Retallick and Karen Peacock (Finley RS) to move to the final.

They will play Kerry Baldacchino and G Walker in the final on Sunday.

Play is progressing in the men’s 100 up championship.

Steve Johnson and Nev Cole are in the final and are awaiting the result of games yet to be played.

The coming Ellis Thornton/Rotary Day bowls, Fours and Pairs Medley, to be played on Wednesday, March 27, is still drawing entries from some neighbouring clubs.

This is a good response and recognition of Ellis’ great community work, for which he received an OAM. The day also recognises the community work of the Finley Rotary Club.

All funds raised will be spent locally on Rotary projects.

Phone entries to Heather 58832370 or Ray 58831631 or lodge at the club.

Single entries will be accepted, even for half a game. Indicate this on the entry sheet.

A good day’s bowling is assured as the greens are ‘‘running freely’’, due to Ashley’s dedication to their presentation.

Easter is only four weeks away and entries are called for the three days of bowls, Good Friday Pairs, followed by two days of triples, all any combination.

The tournament is sponsored by J T & E N Close.

Sunday morning bowls is popular and will be held on every available Sunday.

Winners this week were Tye Ferguson and Norm Barnes.

The fund raising evening to support Kiara Warenycia on her ‘Young Endeavour’ venture was quite successful with $920 being raised.

The next such evening will be to support Finley Pre-school and this needs the support members of the community and all members.

Leanne Gray is providing excellent meals and a tempting menu to suit all tastes. Meals will be available from 6pm

Ring the club to make a table reservation. Bingo is becoming more popular and is held every Tuesday with ‘eyes down’ at 12.45.

Proceeds from this entertainment are donated to Can Assist, Finley Branch of Cancer Assistance Network.

Events needing support are as follows: Ellis Thornton/Rotary Medley March 27 and the Easter Carnival on April 19.

Raffle roster officials: Tracey Miles and Cheryl Barnes.