Bowls notes

By Yarrawonga Chronicle


Another busy week at YMGCR. It seems that every day saw bowling on the greens and what a delight it is to see the facilities being so utilised. 

The weather has not been kind for the Pennant teams but then, both teams play in the same conditions, and just have to put their best foot forward and get on with the job at hand.  

Club Events

Men’s Singles Championship is now under way and winners going forward to date are Garry Sanders, Steve Gann and Jimmy Le Fevre.

Region/State Singles

Play has begun for both men and women in the State Singles. At this stage Claire Sanders and Laureen Smith have both made it through to the semi-final level. Well done, girls.

Victorian Open

Due to the Victorian Open being held from November 15-22, there is no Pennant scheduled for this time. Many of the clubs players are entered and it is also an opportunity for everyone to witness some great bowling in Shepparton district during this time.

Bloke’s Day

A most successful Bloke’s Day on Oaks Day held last week attracted 60 bowlers from 10 clubs. 

The day was played with great camaraderie and President Kerry Kinnane urged all present to take on board the issue of Prostate Cancer in their own health regime.

Overall winners were R Hermassoo (Yarrawonga), M Scown (Rutherglen) and A Vinecombe (Cobram).

Individual Game winners were S Gann (YMGCR), B Evans (YMGCR) and A Goudge (YMGCR).

Major raffle winners - R Brown and G Fisher.

A wonderful $700 was raised for Prostate Cancer.

Congratulations and thanks to all sponsors, organisers, and members who assisted with the running of the day.

Results this week

Wednesday, November 6th - Midweek Pennant. A1 - Wodonga 82 defeated YMGCR 54. R Irvine 34/15, 28/21, A Miles 21/20. A2 - YMGCR 66 defeated Wodonga 63. A Goudge 30/16, K Kinnane 13/29, B Smith 23/18. A3 - Wodonga 80 defeated YMGCR 76. S Rempel 35/17, B Liddell 26/24, P Dodman 15/39. B1 - YMGCR 57 lost to Wodonga 80.

Saturday, November 9th - Weekend Pennant. A1 - Wangaratta 109 defeated YMGCR 84. A2 – YMGCR 93 lost to Chiltern 100. R Lidgerwood 17/34, V Brincat 35/15, A Goudge 20/28, K Kinnane 21/25. A4 - YMGCR 98 defeated Swanpool 78. K Barnes 22/16, B Liddell 35/16, A Dodman 18/28, S Rempel 23/18. B2 - YMGCR 91 defeated St James 57. B3 - Corowa Civic 88 defeated YMGCR 54.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 12th - Midweek Pennant.

Wednesday, November 13th - Men’s 2 Bowl Triples.

Thursday, November 14th - Ladies Social.

Good bowling and stay healthy.

ClubMulwala Outdoor Bowls 

Tuesday, November 5 – Melbourne Cup bowls and luncheon.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival was alive and well at ClubMulwala Outdoor Bowls with a number of members enjoying a game of bowls and chicken and champagne lunch. 

There were many happy faces on the day with good wins and a few long faces as well with those who did not fare so well. 

Even so the day was enjoyed by those who attended with good food and great company. 

Wednesday, November 6 – Midweek Pennant. Division A2 – Club Mulwala 74 (12) defeated Moira 70 (2). Ladder Position- 1 (Unconfirmed by Ovens and Murray as at November 10). Division B1 - Club Mulwala 65 (4) lost to Benalla 65 (10). Ladder Position - 8 (unconfirmed).

A great effort by the B1 bowlers to come within 1 point of the team on top of the ladder winning 2 of the 3 rinks.

Saturday, November 9 – Weekend Pennant. Division A4 - Club Mulwala 119 (18) defeated Wodonga 70 (0). Ladder Position- 1. Division B2 - Club Mulwala 76 (10) defeated Yarrawonga 61 (4). Ladder Position – 5 (unconfirmed).

Sunday, November 10 - Remembrance Day 2 Bowls Triples Tournament.

A cool start to the day couldn’t suppress the enthusiasm of the 20 teams that took part in this annual tournament.

Veteran Mr Stan Cook OAM was introduced to the bowlers prior to the start of the game and spoke of the importance of this day to the ClubMulwala RSL Sub Branch and the carrying on the traditions of Remembrance and that this type of day held in the RSL’s honour helped to achieve this.

He stated that the RSL Sub Branch and Bowls Club shared the date when both were formed on 11/11/1961.

The ‘Ode was presented filled by the Last Post, a minute silence then Revellie as the beautiful Australian Flag was raised to full mast.

Mr Clarke OAM stayed and watched the games and presented the prizes at the end of the day.

Mulwala Outdoor Bowls Club were so honoured and grateful for the time and presence of this kind, warm hearted veteran.

President Graeme Arnold welcomed the many bowlers from local clubs YMGCR, Yarrawonga and those from surrounding districts as far away as Shepparton.  

Bowls were played with much enthusiasm with the following results:

1st Place (3 game winners) were Daryl Dighton, Peter Humphries and Bev Norwood from Club Mulwala.

2nd Place (2 game winners and 1 draw) were Kerry Merrett, Mick Millsom and Loris Lochhead from ClubMulwala.

3rd Place winners (2 game winners and most shots up) were Richard Herarsoo, Roger McKenzie and Jan Herarsoo from Yarrawonga.

Prizes were also awarded for best 1st, 2nd and 3rd game winners with major prize winners ineligible.

A great day was enjoyed by all which also included a wonderful lunch put on by ClubMulwala.

Notes: A special mention to Peter Humphries, Malcolm Miller, Bev Norwood and Doug Chessum for gaining an 8 in Saturday’s pennant.

GA is keeping his unbeaten record of a wrong bias a week intact. Maybe this mention will remind him to check his bowls before his delivery. 

A pretty lady has stated that she deliberately put in a blocker which resulted in her team achieving 7 shots. A great sacrifice MP.

Coming Up

No bowls next weekend due to the Victorian Open being played, however on Saturday, November 16 the Men’s Singles Club Championship between Daryl Dighton and Jason Milich will be played at 10.00am. 

This is the catch-up game which had to be postponed because of weather conditions last week.

Yarrawonga Bowls 

Pennant results

Wednesday November 6 - A1 played Wangaratta at Wangaratta and lost. A3 played Corowa Civic at Corowa and lost.

Saturday November 9 - A1 played Rutherglen at Rutherglen and lost.  A3 played Wangaratta at home and won.  B2 played ClubMulwala at home and lost. 

Please note: - 

There will be no pennant on Saturday November 16 and Tuesday November 19 due to the Vic Open.  

Pennant resumes again on November 23 for Weekend Pennant and November 26 for Midweek Pennant.

Social bowls results – 

Monday November 4 - Winners – Sue Middleton and Gary Presnall. Runners Up – M Millson and L Lockhead. 

The Jackpot was claimed and shared between B Batty/A Tomlinson and R Adams/W Lowrie

No bowls were held on Wednesday, November 6 or Thursday 7 due to Pennant and Oaks Day.

This week’s games – 

Wednesday November 13 - Jackpot Triples (numbers permitting), Saturday November 16 - Social. 

Thursday November 14 - Barefoot Bowls, 6pm sausage sizzle for a 6.30pm start, names in by 6pm.

Monday November 18 - 2-4-2. These games start at 12.30pm and names need to be down by 11am on the day.

To any members that are not well at the moment, we wish you a speedy recovery.

To all, good health, good bowling and good fellowship.