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Bowls notes

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

YMGCR Bowls

Who would ever have imagined that during the Christmas and New Year break from normal bowls activities, our country would experience such devastating times.

Everyone seems to have family or friends threatened in some way by the unpredictable might of the bushfires. 

The members at YMGCR, extend their best wishes to everyone in those areas and join with the rest of the community to thank the fire brigades and support workers who are helping bring the situation under control.

Club Events

Ladies Singles Championship - Congratulations to 2019/20 Champion Anne Miles, who will now represent YMGCR in the Ovens and Murray Champion of Champions. The Runner Up this year was Robyn Moore.

Men’s 21 Up - A reminder that this event begins on Thursday, January 9 from 3pm. Entries close Wednesday, January 8 at 3pm.

Expressions of interest for several events, both men and ladies, are advertised on the notice board.

Medical Update

Greg Green is progressing well. He is at home and the medical team are pleased with his recovery following his operation. 

He is now mobile and enjoying modified food. Best wishes, Greg.

Barefoot Bowls

The Barefoot Bowls Annual Charity Challenge is fast approaching. Teams entering for 2020 are advised that registrations are being accepted by Peter Lidgerwood or Kerry Kinnane on 0419313683.  

An introductory session for registration and coaching will be held on Tuesday, January 12 at 7pm with the challenge beginning on Tuesday, January 28 for a five-week competition. 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 8 - Men’s 3 Bowl Pairs.

Thursday, January 9 - Ladies Social - 9.30am.

Men’s 21 Up - from 3pm.

Saturday, January 11 - Weekend Pennant.

Tuesday, January 14 - Midweek Pennant.

Wednesday, January 15 - Men’s 2 Bowl Triples.

Good bowling and stay healthy.

Yarrawonga Bowls 

Happy New Year to all members, the club hope 2020 is a happy and healthy one.

The ladies championship final was played on Monday December 16 between Elaine Thomas and Jan Hermassoo. Congratulations to Jan on being the ladies champion for 2019/2020. 

Well done also to Elaine on being the runner up for 2019/2020.

The men’s championship final was played on Sunday January 4, 2020 between Kevin Evans and Roger McKenzie. Congratulations to Roger on being the men’s champion for 2019/2020. 

Well done also to Kevin on being the runner up for 2019/2020.

Pennant -

Results of the last game of Pennant for 2019.

Tuesday December 17 - A1 played Myrtleford at Myrtleford and won.

A3 played Wangaratta at Wangaratta and lost. 

Pennant Resumes for 2020 on Saturday January 11 for weekend pennant and Tuesday January 14 for midweek pennant. 

Social Bowls -

During this time of year, the Social Bowls may be cancelled due to the heat or low numbers. 

Please keep an eye on the board to confirm these events. 

No bowls will be held for days over 38 degrees. 

Wednesday January 8 (today) is the 2 Bowl Triples Tournament, weather and numbers permitting - 10am start.

Thursday January 9 - Barefoot bowls. 6pm sausage sizzle for a 6.30pm start. Names to be down by 6pm.

Saturday January 11 - Jackpot Triples (numbers permitting). Monday January 13 - 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.