Bowls notes

By Corowa Free Press

Corowa Civic Bowls Club

The Men’s Club Singles semi-finals and the Ladies Single final were played in lovely weather, very little breeze making for very good bowling conditions on Sunday. 

Ladies Singles

Margaret Watson and Sue Curtis played a very exciting game. By the tenth end with the score very even, Margaret got ahead and appeared to have the game under control but Sue didn’t give up and kept chipping away and came away the title 25-22. Congratulations Sue.  

A very exciting game for the good turnout of spectators.

Men’s semi-final

The men’s semi-final were played between Ian Lewis and Ken Taylor. It was a great game with Ian coming out as the victor.  The other game between Frank Martin and Col Hendren was a long battle, both playing very well, Col was the eventual winner.  Ian Lewis now takes on Col Hendren in the final.  

Social Bowls

Wednesday 13 November 

Pairs winners – Lynton Ford and Jeff Smith 

Triples winners – Keith Little, Mary Hopkins and Eileen Elliot

Saturday 16 November 

Winners – Bruce Corcoran, Sue Curtis and Brian Shipcott 

Runners up – Frank Hicks, Haydn Elliot and John Curtis

Monday 18 November 

Jim Carter Day and great turnout of 128 players.

Wednesday 20 November

Winners – Sue Curtis and Lynton Ford

 Runners up – Keith Little and Greg Leahy

Pennant results:

Midweek – Round 5

Corowa Civic 69 defeated Wangaratta 65

Col Hendren Rink: 20-17

Ian Bilney Rink: 27-17

Geoff Smethurst Rink: 22-31

Weekend – Round 6 


Corowa Civic 97 defeated Benalla 96

A1 travelled to Benalla and came away with a one shot win. 

Col Hendren 26-25

Danny Webb 20-21

Tommy Webb 23-31     

A Hill 30-19


Corowa Civic 83 defeated YMGCR 87

At home but unfortunately lost by 4 shots to YMGCR.

Graeme McIntosh 19-23

Norm Carmody 29-22

Greg Leahy  16-22

Lynton Ford  19-20


Corowa Civic 83 Club Mulwala 70

B2 travelled to Club Mulwala and had a good win. 

Ray McNulty 33-23

Margaret Watson 28-24

Peter King 22-23


Corowa Civic 93 defeated Beechworth 59

B3 had a convincing win at home against Beechworth. 

Bob Kilpatrick 42-10

Sue Curtis   28-27

Pam Tobias 23-22

Club members are invited to a social dinner at the Newmarket Hotel, Corowa on Wednesday, 27 November at 6pm.  Please add your name to the list in the Club rooms. Numbers are limited so get your name in early.

Our Christmas Hamper Day will be on Sunday, 8 December commencing with bowls at 11am. Please add your name on the list in the Club House for bowls, or light lunch – hopefully both.

Club Mixed Pairs will be played on Sunday, 15 November at 9.30am. Entries close the week before 8 December.  Names to be added to list in the tunnel.

Corowa RSL Bowls

Saturday Pennant

Saturday’s Pennants saw two away teams, with the A2s and A4s having a successful day, while our B2s were ineffective at home.  


Corowa RSL 100 defeated YMGCR 92

A2 were away to YMGCR, results were:

Wayne Lee down 20/25

Jordan Thornton up 33/25

Ryan Davies up 27/18

Scott Widdison down 20/24

Best performing rink was Ryan’s.  


Corowa RSL 94 defeated Milawa 78

A4 travelled to Milawa, results were: 

Lance Davis down 19/20

Susie Swift up 29/11

Barry Warburton up 29/25

Peter Summerill down 17/22

Susie’s rink had an outstanding day.  


Corowa RSL 49 defeated by Chiltern 74

B2 played Chiltern at home, going down to the visitors.

Club notices:

The RSL Bowls Club would like to bid a fond farewell to Ketch and Susie who are moving to Queensland in the next couple of weeks, we hope their move goes smoothly and they enjoy their bowls in the North.

It is with much sadness that we remember one of our past members, Berwyn Baddeley who passed away last week. 

Berwyn joined Corowa Services Bowling Club with his wife Rosemary in 1993 when they moved from Apollo Bay to Corowa.  Berwyn was on many committees, he was an O&M delegate, vice president of the bowls club in 1998/99and then became president.  He also serviced a second term as president in 2004/05. 

During his bowling career he had many achievements: minor singles champion 1999/2000, member of the runner up side O&M Pennant Division A 2003/04, and a member of the side which won the State Division 2 Pennant in 2004/05 and more.  

Berwyn is remembered as a great club man.  The club would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to his wife Rosemary and his extended family.  His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 27 November at 11am at St Mary’s Presbyterian Church.

Further reminders: there is a BBQ following our Pennant games on Saturday, 30 November followed by our Christmas Party on Sunday, 8 December.  Please place your names on the board if you haven’t already done so.

Corowa Indoor Bowls

There were fifteen players on Sunday. The winners on wins of 17 and 15 were Sandra Dudziak, Dianne Fletcher, Marj Pratt and Peter Dodds. The runners up with a draw and a win of 22 were Gus Sander, Peter Manning and Sue Bishop.

Tuesday 19 November

In Tuesday’s game the club had only one team with two wins. They were Jan W Webber, Dawn Sander, Joan Catlin and Sue Bishop. The runners up with a loss and a win were Sandra Dudziak, Beryl Greaves, Peter Manning and Joe Wilson.

Mixed Singles Final

The club mixed singles final wrapped up the inter club competitions for the year and was held on Thursday morning. The two finalists were Gus Sander and Peter Dodds. It was a fairly even and low scoring game which resulted in a victory for Peter Dodds.