Barooga Bowls Club | Notes

By Cobram Courier

What a magnificent effort from our club, having five divisions playing in grand finals.

Both Friday pennant teams and three out of four Saturday pennant teams are playing this weekend in the grand finals. The Division Three team did well to make the finals, only to miss out on a spot in the big game by three shots.

Last Friday at Berrigan both Friday pennant teams played on a very good green and won their way through to the grand final. Division two defeated Tocumwal Golf and division one defeated Cobram. This Friday the teams meet Picola and Numurkah Golf at the Cobram green.

Supporters are most welcome to come along and give support to these two teams.

Last Saturday the Division Two team played in the preliminary final at Strathmerton against Picola, and although the slick green tricked the Barooga bowlers for a while, they came out victors by 11 shots and now join divisions four and one in grand finals. Division One will play Wunghnu at Numurkah town and divisions two and four will play at Numurkah Golf.

Practice is on Wednesday at 4.30 pm followed by a sausage sizzle. If you can't make it to the practice for whatever reason then please come along for the coach's talk after, as he has some important information and tactics he wishes to pass on to all players as we attempt to win five grand finals.

Last Thursday the trade day was at Numurkah Golf where the winners were Willy Nelson, Ross Smith and Peter Wood. Runners-up were the brothers Vinecombe and Jim Cline. Best first game winners were G. Searle and his team from Tocumwal Golf, best second game went to John Wright and his team from Numurkah, best third game went to Neil Macklin and his team from Numurkah Golf and best fourth game went to Bill Dowling and team from Tocumwal Golf.

The Jackpot did not go off and is now worth $540 next week.

Geoff Mitchell and Jeff Nisbet lost their first game on Sunday at Numurkah Golf, in the regional pairs championship to Orr and Dawes from Shepparton Golf.

Pam and Allan Nichols won the club mixed pairs Sunday morning from Carol Wigg and Peter Russell in a very close tussle with the result going down to the last end.

Men's 100 up, which is the final men's event for the year, needs numbers; so, get your name in for that. First round is March 15.

Finally, Share the Wealth is on after the grand finals so get your name down for that event which is being held on Tuesday, March 10, starting at 10 am.

Last week's question: If an umpire is measuring for shot and accidentally moves either the jack or bowl, what happens?
Answer: The umpire will replace the bowl or jack to its original position as best they can.