Lawn bowls report

February 14, 2018

Margaret Knight of Rochester during the CVBD midweek division one pennant bowls match between Rochester and Echuca White. Photo by Luke Hemer.


Midweek pennant

WITH only one normal season game left to play, Rochester and Echuca Blue are unable to make the division one finals.

Deniliquin and Echuca White vie for second place when they play each other this week, and Moama stays on top of the ladder.

In division two, Lockington and Rochester are both out of finals contention. Rich River stay in fourth place.

The top three is not set in stone though, as Elmore, Moama and Mathoura could all change positions on Friday.

In the third flight, Echuca is still able to take top position and Moama could take the second place. Ky Valley View, currently in fourth, is open to a challenge from both Tongala and Rich River.

Moama RSL Bowls Club’s indoor bowls on Monday saw 26 players in four games of seven ends.

The winners on 31+ points were Roy Prigg (skipper), Mike Barkham and June Simpson. Runners up with 31 points were Denise Lee (skipper), Bev Guarda and Phyllis Allez.

Consolation prizes went to Pamela Reymont, Topsy Haw and Paula Barkham.

Rich River

JACKPOT pairs was played last Wednesday, with Barry Brown and Ashley French taking top honours.

Runners up were Max Kosch and Geoffrey Rayner. Third place went to Neville Brereton and Bruce O’Neale.

Repechage winners were Roy Berryman and Eugene Xodo.

Midweek pennant teams for round 15 are as follows:

Division one: Rich River versus Rochester at home.

Liz Easther (s), Lyn Barker, Judy White, Barb Petch; Rose Wheeler (s), Rosanne Sharp, Lois Williams, Judy Vise; Virginia Noar (s), Marg Griffiths, Toni Beck, Marg Young.

Division two: Rich River versus Rochester at home.

Phil Stiles (s), Anee Kosch, Jan McEwan, Merle Smith; Marie Stevens (s), Rose Sinclair, Wilma Williams, Gwen Brewster; Jan Hocken (s), Prill Edgar, Cath McKenzie, Noeline King.

Division three: Rich River versus Ky Valley View at home.

Heather Freeman (s), Leslie Mitchell, Joan Luke, Wendy Nagorcka; Pat Sehestedt (s), Eileen Pineo, Joy Kelly, Sandra Harvey.

Duty team: P Stiles, A Kosch, J McEwan, M Smith.

Results of mixed indoor bowls for Rich River midweek bowls, February 9:

Winners were (skipper) Hazel O’Dwyer, with Miriam Pascoe and Shirley Davis.

Runners up were (skipper) Val Gaylor, with Joan Parker and Eddie Williamson.

City of Echuca

THE club’s centenary celebrations are only a few days away, and the club is set for a wonderful week of bowls and social events.

Everything kicks off on Sunday with social mixed bowls, the unveiling of the plaque, the launching of the centenary book, and afternoon tea.

Names for playing bowls need to be submitted by 10am on Sunday. The week of celebrations will conclude with the centenary dinner on Saturday, February 24.

This dinner will be held at the club, and names can be entered at the clubhouse. Bowls Victoria President Barb Gilbert and CEO Graeme Bridge will be attending this dinner.

In the round of mid-week pennant played on Friday, division one white recorded a win against Rochester.

With all three rinks winning their game, the side had an overall win by 28 shots.

Division one blue had a tough day against Rich River losing all three games. The division three side played against Ky Valley View and ended the day with a 25 shot win.

Bernie Johns and her team won by 18 shots, and the Heather Trotter skipped side won by seven shots.

The Chemist Warehouse drawn fours on last Monday saw ladies winners in Chris Egan, Fran Spiers, Joan Armstrong and Belinda Chong. Runners up were Kerryn Evans, Helen Pitts, Marg Hoelter and Lorelle Opthoog, and the third placed side was Marg Shearer, Ellie McGowan, Liz Easther and Anna Meyer.

Men’s winners were Noel West, Max Bennett, Craig Beck and John Kelly, second was Russell Kelly, Eddie Smith, Blake Curnow and Neil Orchard.

Ladies social bowls last Tuesday saw winners in Sandra Glasser, Ellie McGowan and Fran Spiers.

In the men’s pairs on Thursday, the winners were George Thornley and Peter O’Brien. Runners up were Kelvin Walsh and Peter Tinning.


INDOOR bowls results from last Tuesday’s matches saw winners in Pat Benson, Topsy Haw, and Bill Musgrove.

Runners up were Paula Barkham, Denise Lee and Alan Haw.

Thursday’s indoor social match winners were Col Hicks, Mike Barkham and Joy Hooper. Runners up were John McVicker, D. Lee and Ivy Nash.

Outdoor bowls results for last Tuesday’s ladies social saw winners in Irene Lacis and Margot Brennan.

Runners up were Glenys Bailey and Lois Barbary. Consolation prizes went to Susan Abraham and Deidre Height; Lucy Sheppar and Lorna Jones; Pam Leibhardt and Lyn Docherty; Carolyn Butcher and Cheryl Pell.

Last Thursday’s ladies social event was played in great spirits, with winner on the day Lois Barbary.

Runner up was Lucy Sheppard. Consolation prizes went to Elle Morgan, Alma Payne and Joyce Fahey.

Sunday February 4 saw a Sunday roast mixed triples match won by Helen Sullivan and Michael Geoghgan. Runner up was Sandra Nugent. Consolation prizes to Wally Wadge and Michael Bakof; Ray Sullivan and Jill Marshall.

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