Around the Greens

January 24, 2018

Yarrawonga Bowls Club
On Monday, January 15 20 teams played in the club’s Nominated Pairs 2-4-2 and the winners of this game were M. Millson and J. Parker. The runners up were Brian Batty and Alan Tomlinson. The jackpot was won by 2 teams; Jock McQualter and Liz Murdoch, Chris Gentle and Geoff Hargreaves.

On Wednesday, January 15 we played jackpot triples with 24 players on the greens and the winners of the day were Kim Jarden, Teddy Edwards and Max Tuttleby, the runners up were Frank Liberg, Faye Cook and Neville Marsden. The jackpot was not won on the day, so it has been carried over until next week.
On Thursday, January 18 we played 1 match of the ladies semi-final of the 21up championships and the winner of this match was Kim Jarden, Kim will now go on to play in the final of the 21 up which will be played on Sunday 28th at 8am
On Thursday night January 18 we played Barefoot Bowls with 22 players coming along to join in the fun the winners of the night were Fred and Brian Quinn, the runners up were Rita Kapp and Julie Clarke
On Friday afternoon the men played the semi-final of the 21up championship and the winners of this round wee Ian Woods and Richard Hermassoo. They will play the finals of the 21up championship at 8 am on Sunday 28th January.
Pennant Results for Mid-Week round 9 Yarrawonga played Wodonga at Wodonga with Wodonga coming out the winners.
Week End Pennant round 10 results are A1’s played Wodonga at Wodonga the results were 89/117 in Wodonga’s favour. A3’s played Wangaratta at Wangaratta the results of this game were 55/74 in Wangaratta’s favour. B1’s played Wodonga at Wodonga. The results of this game were 82/69 in Yarrawonga’s favour.
On Sunday, January 21 we played the last match of the ladies 21up championship semi-final and the winner of this match was Anne Polkinghorne, Anne will now play Kim Jarden on Sunday 28th January at 8am in the Final of the 21 up Ladies Championship.
Games coming up for the coming week are Wednesday, January 24 Jackpot Triples, Monday, January 29 Nominated Pairs 2-4-2 these games are starting at 12:30pm and entry for these games close at 11am on the day of the game. On Thursday night at 6:30 we play Barefoot Bowls with a BBQ prior to the game. Entry for this game closes at 5:30 pm. Until next week - good health and good bowling to all.

Club Mulwala Outdoor Bowls
The pennant season really heated up this week, as our summer heat returned.

Tuesday pennant: A2 hosted Wangaratta; the completion was tough all day with our club in front when it mattered most.
B1 hosted YMGCR where early on the result was anyone’s; however a strong finish saw our club come away with a great win.
Saturday pennant: As a result of great common-sense from the presidents Saturday pennant was called off under the extreme heat rule, well done fellas.
Club championships: The first rounds of the men’s 21up were played with following rounds to be played on the 31st January.
The first round of the ladies 21up will be played on Thursday 25th January at 9.30, with subsequent round to be played on 31st January. Practice is now back Thursday afternoon from 3.30 onwards, come along and tune up leading towards the finals.

Midweek pennant got back into action with the two YMGCR A1’s teams playing each, with the number 1 side coming out on top 14/78 to 0/57.

In the tight game between Laureen Smith and Bob Evans, Bob finally going down 25/20. Anne Miles got the better of Kerry Kinnane ‘s rink 26/17, but in the other encounter between Ray Irvine and Bob Adams there were two notable  events ,the leading of Lois Fiddes was outstanding  and the Two wrong bias’s by Ray Irvine . Ray had the last laugh and won 27/20. This keeps YMGCR1 firmly cemented on top and leaves the second side fifth two games out the four. The A3’s played host to Corowa Services and held off a gallant opposition to win 12/72 to 2/71.
 Coming into the last couple of ends Bob Liddell rink was behind, but the old boy dug deep to get over the line and win25/24. (This keeps Bob perfect season still going eight wins out of eight), Les Balfour rink just went down 24/27 but picked up a valuable couple of shots on his last end to give the home team a two shot lead going into the last end.
It was therefore up to the brash new skip Sieggi Rembal to hold the lead, before he had his last bowl he was two shots down on the head, but calmly produced a great bowl under enormous pressure to draw second shot and win the game, his rink won 23/20.
This now leaves the A3’s two games clear on top. The B1’s went over the road to Club Mulwala and lost 2/60 to 12/88. With Robyn Balfour’s team winning 27/24, Peter Bellis rink went down 12/36 and Carolyn Boston rink losing 23/28, this now leaves them eight points out of the four,
Our monthly two bowl triples were played on Wednesday with Ian Brimblecombe’s  team from Wangaratta getting their three games and a massive 60 shots up, runners up were the team of Max Scanlon from Corowa Civic with 3 wins and 30 shots up.
Best first game winner was M Scown from Rutherglen, second game winner was Robbie Lidgerwood from YMGCR, third game was Tony Durkin also from YMGCR and best forth game winner was Leon Quatterman from Wangaratta. Special thanks for our sponsor for the day in Yarrawonga Mulwala Real Estate.
Round 11had all our games heated out. The A1’s travelled to Benalla and had control of the game until   it was heated out, after last week effort against Corowa Civic, the team is starting to hit top form and next week will play a nothing tough game against Wodonga. Due to Corowa playing on Friday night and getting maximum points, they are now 10 points clear in second spot on the ladder.
The A3’s travelled all the way to Myrtleford just to turn around and come back home again (we had a lovely day in 41 degrees heat).Luckily our other three teams were drawn to at home.
Sunday had the sectional winners  off the O & M mixed pairs, unfortunately 2 of our teams meet in the first round with the Sanders getting the better of the Irvine’s so Garry and Claire go through to the next round. Peter Velardo and Sue Middleton drew a tough pairing from Wodonga and Benalla to also bow out, well done on getting that far.

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