Around the Greens

May 17, 2017

ClubMulwala Outdoor Bowls

Time flies when you are having fun, another very busy week for the club.
Tuesday was the closing day when members acknowledged the efforts of the executive team and committee members over the last year.
The day began with some fun bowls, three games of six ends with a variety of challengers along the way, very interesting and most enjoyable. The winners were Lorna Brown and Barry Pitt with Kaye Smith and Paul Talbot runners-up.
Thank you Jan Corboy and Loris Lochhead for arranging the bowls.
Following the fun on the green members retired to have lunch in the club rooms, which was enjoyed by the bowlers and a number of non-bowling guests and members.
Special guests on the day were Toni Hart and Pat Fairburn, who represented Friends in Common. Thank you Jean and Helen for organising the catering and to all the ladies who set the tables.
At the completion of lunch a dutch auction for some wine was run by Val Flanagan, the bidding was fast and furious with the funds raised included in a cheque which President Albert  (Dodi) Dodman presented to the Friends in Common representatives. The club is proud to be able to make a substantial contribution to such a wonderful local support group.
After the formal part of the day was completed Jan Corboy offerred tokens of thanks and appreciation to the past committee members and workers within the club, culminating in recognition of two senior bowlers, Elma Old and Lorna Brown, for their continued involvement and commitment to the club. It was really inspirational to have them on the green.
Social bowls for the winter are now on:
Midweek will be 12.30 on Tuesday (names in by 5pm Monday)
Sunday 2-4-2 at 1pm (names in by 11am)
If you are interested in joining a great bowls club where you will be welcomed to a very happy and friendly enviroment check out the special offer for new members.
The details are listed on the notice board adjacent to the storage lockers near #1 green.


Players had a fantastic day of bowls on Wednesday with 32 players stepping out on the beautiful YMGCR greens.
There were 4 two game winners with Darryl Richmond and the enthusiastic Bob Tett taking home the chocolates. Runners-up were Shirley Hummel and the wily old fox Doug McTier. There were a couple off wrong biases - Ray Irvine and Peter Wallis.
On Friday the club had 24 bowlers and the winners were Peter Velardo and Hans Lang, runners-up were Bob Evans and Robyn Moore.

ClubMulwala Indoor Bowls

Social bowls; Thursday, May 11 there were 3 x 2  game winners. The winning team of Val Bryce (s), Annie King and Joan Wilson won with 35 points. 
There had to be a count back for the other winners as both had 31 points. Anne Mc Kain (s), Gwen Owen and Chris Liberg with +10 came second with Glenyce Willox (s), Geoff Charlwood, Frank Liberg and Pat Harker coming third with +6. Evidently some good bowling on the day.
Club events; A very friendly and enjoyable Ladies Day was held on May 8. There were teams from Benalla, Corowa, Deniliquin, Howlong, Wodonga, Wunghnu and Mulwala.
Three games of 10 ends were played followed by a lovely afternoon tea.
The winners on the day were Lorna Brown ‘s team from Benalla, followed closely by Mary Ryan’s team from Deniliquin.
Pennant: Mulwala 1 (Fay Gash) had a bye on May 11. Mulwala 2 (Glenyce Willcox) played at home and lost to Wangaratta 1 (Rees Edwards) 17 /31. Mulwala 3 (Noel Owen) went to Corowa to play Corowa (Gus Sander) and won 17 15.
In Round 7 Mulwala 3 (Noel) will have a bye, Mulwala 2 (Glenyce ) will play  Corowa 1 (Gus) at Mulwala and Mulwala 1 (Fay ) will go to  Corowa to play Corowa 2 (Jan Wrbber).  Good bowling.

Yarrawonga Bowls Club

A reminder that the Yarrawonga Bowls Club is holding its Cuppa for Cancer on Thursday morning starting at 9.30am.
The cost of entry is $5 so come along and help us raise some money for this well-deserved cause, everyone knows someone with cancer or who has been affected by cancer.  
It is certainly cooling down quickly and the club has noticed that there were not as many bowlers on the greens this week.
Monday, May 8 22 teams played Nominated Pairs 2-4-2 and the winners were Daryl Dighton and Peter Humphreys, the runners-up were Greg and Rebecca Sharp.
The Jackpot for the day was not claimed.
Wednesday, May 10 30 bowlers played Jackpot Triples and the winners were Jim Campbell, Toosie Smith and Kay Ross, the runners-up were Neville Marsden, Val Kennedy and Keith Allender. The Jackpot was not claimed on the day so it has been carried over until next week.
Thursday night May 11, was the last night of the season for Twilight Bowls and 16 players come along for the game. The winners were Rob Browning and Jan Marshall, the runners-up were Gav Lawless and Fay Eades. Well done to all the barefoot bowlers who participated during this season and the club hopes to see you on the greens next year.
Saturday, May 13 bowlers played a social game of Triples with 22 players on the greens. The winners of the day were Neil Hocking and Bruce Owen, the runner-up were Carl Scott and Stewart Davey, the jackpot was not won.
Next week’s games will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, all games start at 12.30pm and entry for these games close at 11am on the day of the game. Entry lists can be found in the clubrooms. Visitors are most welcome.
So till next week good bowling and good health to all.

Edinburgh Shield Champions

The Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL Sub-Branch team are the proud champions of the 2017 Edinburgh shield for 2017 with a win of five games and 188 shots up.
The shield competition is played between RSL bowls members, consisting of approximately 1500 bowlers over 15 venues.
There were six teams per venue, consisting of teams of 16 players divided into 4 players per sub team with two bowls each.
This is the local team’s second win, with the first taking place 15 years ago in 2012, only one member has made the journey since that first win – Bomber Mitchell.
The sub-teams were; Bomber Mitchell 3.2, Neil Loveridge 4.1, Darrel Dighton 4. Draw, Vic Brincat 5.
The presentation to team members will take place tonight (Wednesday, May 17) in the Endeavour Room at ClubMulwala, 6.30pm for a 7pm meal and presentation of medals and shield.
Any member  who cannot make it, please contact bomber on 5744 1101 asap for catering purposes.
Yours in bowls,
Bomber Mitchell.
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