Around the Greens

January 17, 2018

Yarrawonga Golf Club Bowls vs Wangaratta

Winners Rob, Liana and Norm.

Yarrawonga Bowls Club
We have had a busy week at the club and have enjoyed the companionship of many visitors who have come along to the club to join in our scheduled games. The 2018 part of the pennant season has now begun with the first game of the Week End Pennant games being played on the 13th January.
The results of this game were; A1’s played Benalla at home with the final score being 72/97 in Benalla’s favour. The A3’s played Wodonga at home with the final score being 108/97 in Yarrawonga’s favour. The B1’s played Wangaratta at home with the final score being 90/52 in Yarrawonga’s favour. Well done to all our pennant teams and a big thank you to our ladies who sold raffle tickets and manned the kitchen and cleaned up after the break.
The results of the scheduled games played at the club this week are, Monday 8th January we had 20 teams join us to play Nominated Pairs 2-4-2 and the winners of this game were Evelyn and Max Calder with the runners up being B. Jenkins and D. Ellis. The Jackpot was won by Helen Smith and Toosie Smith.
On Wednesday 10th January we had 33 players on the green to play Jackpot Triples and the winners of the day were C. Smith, M. Lee, M. Essex and R. Makin. The runners up were J. Flannagan, J. Hyland and A. Wevers. The jackpot was not claimed on the day, so it has been carried over until next Wednesday.
On Thursday night Barefoot Bowls was played with 74 players coming along to enjoy this fun and social format of the game, where new bowlers and some not so new get together, just prior to the start of the game all who come along enjoy a free BBQ.  The winners of the night were, Rob, Isabelle and Lilly, the runners up were Tony, Shaylah and Con, 3rd place went to Jim, William and Jasmine, with 4th place going to Damien, Janet and Rhonda.
On Sunday 14th January we played the Quarter Final of the Men’s and Ladies 21up Championship and the winners of this round were Kerry Gribble, Anne Polkinghorne, Kim Jarden and Diane Luke. With the men’s winners being Gary Polkinghorne, Ian Woods, Kobi Cromie and Richard Hermassoo. The next round of this Championship will be played on Sunday 21st January with a few games being played prior to this on Thursday at 8am and Friday at 4pm.
The Games scheduled for the coming week are Wednesday 17th Jackpot
Triples starting at 1pm entries close at 11:30am on the day of the game, Thursday 18th Barefoot Bowls starting at 6:30 pm BBQ at 6pm, Saturday 20th January Week-End Pennant, Sunday 21st January Semi Finals of 21up at 10am Monday 22nd January Nominated Pairs 2-4-2 starting at 1pm entries for this game close at 11:30 am on the day of the game.
Until next week good health and good bowling to all.

Club Mulwala Outdoor Bowls
The pennant season is back in full swing with a reasonably short run to the final now ahead, we will need to focus if we are to take part in the finals.
Saturday saw A4 travel to Swanpool where the home team proved to be too strong on the day.

Barefoot Bowls
The barefoot bowls nights that was ran over the holiday period proved to be a great success, the aim was to have families enjoy a fun night together whilst introducing them to the game of bowls.
The club was were thrilled with the large numbers, especially family groups, who attended each night and the obvious enjoyment, that both young and not so young displayed, there were prizes, which were widely shared.
A big thank you must go to the match committee who organised the nights and worked so hard each night in running the event, thanks also to all the members who helped out with coaching and crowd control.
To our chef and refreshment providers well done.
Practice is now back Thursday afternoon from 3.30 onwards, come along a clear off the rust over the Christmas holiday break.

Wednesday three bowl pairs had a field of 18 players.
Winners were Cat Brincat, Lindsay Evans and Greg Fisher, runners up were the team of Bob Fiddes , Gary Hart and Ben Nowell. The Jackpot was taken home by Allan Hayes,a visitor R.Lundbury and Billy Butterworth.    
 Round 10 of week end bowls saw our A1 team play top side Corowa Civic away ,with a fantastic win with all rinks up ,winning 18/101 to 0/66. Jimmy LeFevre rink recording a strong win 27/15, Ray Irvine continued on his winning way winning 24/12, Garry Sanders team played good consistent bowls to win 25/19. Rod Jones rink jumped out of the blocks to take a early lead but Civic regained the lead on the sixteenth end, but to his side great credit they then powered home winning 25/20. This now has moved them to third position on the ladder, just behind Civic, next week they will play top side Benalla away.
The A3‘s played Wangaratta at home and recorded a good win 16/107 to 2/92. The stars of the day was Robert Lidgerwood rink after being down by 5 after the 5th end the came home with a wet sail to record a massive win 40/18. Another solid performance from Cats team winning 27/21, Bob Adams also winning again 26/18, Kevin Park s lost 14/35. This has now put them back on top, next week they have a tough game at Myrtleford.
The A4’s played Yackandandah at home and found them far too strong going down 0/75 to 18/100. With some close games going down to the wire Sieggi Rempel  going down to their top skip on the last end 20/23. Tony Durkin got a great start but faltered to lose 22/28, Garry Hart lost 21/25 and Les Balfour rink was never in the game going down 12/24. They are still in third spot and will play cross road rival Club Mulwala, next week.
Top of the table B’2 travelled to Rutherglen and recorded another victory, Bob Tett’ was once again the best rink winning 33/20. Ken Barnes just went down 24/25 and Noel Millar lost 20/25. The mighty  B3’s had another win and now has two in row, with a big win from Keith Eade side 38/18 and Ian Morffew winning 20/17 covering Peter Bellis rink 13/29. They currently sixth on the ladder but will be tested next week when they play top of the table side Wangaratta at home.
Sunday had the first round off the O&M mixed pairs, as usual our club was well represented with seven teams entering, and three combinations will go forward next week. Peter Velardo and Sue Middleton won all three games as did and Garry and Claire Sanders, Ray and Rhonda Irvine won two and got through by one shot. If you’re not doing any-thing next Sunday, pop over to Corowa and support your team mates.

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