Corowa Services Bowling Club
The club was saddened to hear of the passing of long-time member Ronald (Father) Brett.
Ron, despite not playing this year, always kept abreast of the club doings.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife Mavis and extended relatives.
Last Saturday no pennant was played due to the Vic Open event clash.
This supposedly quiet week saw many players head off in all directions in search of tournaments. One such tournament was hosted by Corowa Services: the Federation Triples.
Played over two days, entries came from distant places such as Griffith, Leeton, Kyabram, Alexandra, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Wangaratta.
A generous prize pool of around $7000 saw prizes awarded down to seventh place.
The winner was the Col Hendren team, made up of Col, John White ‘Whitey’ and Billy Davison, all from Corowa Civic.
Second place went to Paul Kennedy from Glenroy.
Third place to another Civic team crewed by Ian Lewis, who played with Ryan “Disco” Davies and Robert ‘Webby’ Webster.
It was good to see so much of the prize money stay in Corowa.
Well done to all the organisers and workers.
It was a well-run tournament.
It was a repeat of the previous week’s fortunes for each of the Midweek pennant sides.
Again, just one side victorious – the A3’s at home to Corowa Civic.
Services finished 70 shots up over 56 to Civic.
Once again, David Lewis’s rink shone with a 32-11 win, as did Berwyn Baddeley’s with 27-16.
Well done, fellas.
A1’s lost away to Yarrawonga and B2’s lost at home to Corryong.
Here’s hoping that by the time this article goes to press, they will have notched up wins on Tuesday, November 21 for a much-needed boost to their season’s efforts.
Lorraine Klose Fun Day
On October 15 the club ran its Lorraine Klose Fun Day tournament, with families and RSL staff joining the regular bowlers for some fun, frolics and a good cause.
This annual event is run in honour of the late Lorraine Klose, a much loved member of the club and RSL employee.
This year, around $600 was raised.
Last year the funds were sent directly to a Cambodian Orphanage.
The committee is yet to finalise the recipients of this year’s efforts.
The club is very appreciative of those who participated.
Summer Twilight Bowls – coming up right after Christmas, commencing December 29.
Watch this space and the club Facebook page for news.
Corowa Rescue Squad
The Corowa Rescue Squad held its Bowls Day at the Corowa RSL Club on Sunday, October 29.
It was a great success with 14 teams playing off for bragging rights, as well as the prizes that were on offer.
The whole day was good fun for all those involved and the games were played to a high standard.
The number one team were three Roses and a Thorn, the team was Wendy Robb, Shelley Slot and Kay and Brian Coleman who acquitted themselves really well as they had never played the game before.
On behalf of the Corowa Rescue Squad thanks to all that participated on the day and thanks for the support of the following businesses; Corowa Services Bowling Club, the Corowa RSL Club, A&A Auto, Al’s Auto Parts, Accendo, Dimmey’s, Bartlett Gas, Boyer Auto, Brunella School Wear, Civic Cafe, Cofield’s Plumbing, Corowa Bakery, Corowa Furnishing and Flooring /Betta Electrical, The Corowa Hotel, Corowa Nursery, Corowa Tiles, Corowa Windscreen, Corowa Cutting Edge, Essential Beauty, Guy Street Store, Gyles Newsagency, Hotel Australia, House of Trends, In Touch Nails, Marshall Batteries, Max Maclean and Co, Ricky D’s, WB Hunter, Elle May, Beaurepairs, Beechworth Honey, Chemmart Pharmacy, Pharmasave, Corowa Computers, Corowa Embroidery and Workwear, O’Connor Machinery, Meat on the Murray, Corowa Meats, Maverick Boats, Neil’s Parts, Origin Clothing, Rivalea, BWS, Rutherglen Wine Experience, Sports Power, Betty Johnstone Florist, Corowa Tree Care, IK Cordwell, Newmarket Hotel, Bi Rite Electrical, NAB Bank, Circa 1936, Safeway, IGA, Doc Yarrum Cafe, Miss Madeline’s, Gift Wrap, Austral Cleaning, Lavish Hair, Cummings Jewellery, Corowa Pump Shop and Reece Irrigation.
These businesses support local sporting clubs, service clubs as well as the other emergency services and for this they deserve the support of the community, for without them none of these groups could do what they do.
Tuesday, November 14 saw a very competitive day’s bowling at RSL venue.
Six teams had a red hot go, but surprise, surprise the team considered the outsider surprised them all by winning the day’s competition - well done.
The runner-up team with 21 points was lead shared between D. Sander and G. McGlone, second G. Sander, third S. McGlone and the skip M. Pratt.
The winning team with 31 points was lead L. Maffenbeier, second D. Roberts, third J. Catlin and the skip welcome back Ruth Backehouse.
Thursday, November 16 had two very interesting contests, one was in the trebles championship to determine the winner of this event.
After an even contest for most of the game the team skippered by W. Dowsey got the break to win this championship, commiseration to the team of David Chapman, Evelyn Jones and Steve Jones who performed well for the entire season.
The other event was a fight to reach the grand final for the RSL singles championship.
The contest had everything and both contestants should be proud of their performance they gave their all.
Going into the last end J.W. Webber led by one point only to see K. Culhane score the two points required for the victory. Well done to both and Keven good luck in the grand final.
Friday, November 17 was another encouraging day at the club’s indoor bowls venue.
The teams performed well and all bowlers did their best, proof of their performance is that all teams had one win and a loss, a very even performance by all.
The runner-up team on a count back with 21 points was lead A. Smith, second G. Sander, third D. Chapman and the skip P. Dodds.
The winning team also with 21 points but with a larger winning score was lead E. Jones, second J. Wilson, third J.W. Webber and their skip K. Culhane.
Corowa Civic Bowls Club
Once again all midweek pennant teams were away.
Division 1 travelled to Wodonga where it came up against a team playing top bowls.
J. White 14/34, G. Rowe 15/33, C. Hendren 21/37, all rinks battled to try and match our opponents but Corowa was outclassed on the day.
Division 3 went up the road to play Corowa Services.
S. Rodway’s rink had a good win 29/11 but G. McFarlane 11/32 and B. Docherty 16/27 were outplayed and Services were 14 up at the end of play.
Division 4 played Beechworth and found their synthetic green quite challenging.
E. Hollingsworth’s rink 25/23 were winners on the day however H. Van Summeren and M. Hoey 13/32 and 20/25 seemed to struggle with the conditions.
The club singles championships are on- going for the men however the ladies final will be played between Eileen Ide and Maree Lewis on a date to be advised.
Due to the Vic open being played there was no weekend pennant nor will there be any midweek pennant this week.
The club took the opportunity to hold a special ‘sponsored’ social day.
Some 35 bowlers enjoyed three quick games of six ends - lucky winners were -
Winners - B. Davies/A. Norman.
Second - E. Hollingsworth/G. Stephens.
Third - K. Taylor/H. Elliot/M. Lee.
Fourth - H. Van Summeren/B. McCarthy/G. Tait.
Social bowls on Wednesday, November 15 resulted in the following -
Winners pairs - M. Watson/B. Corcoran.
Winners triples - B. Brooke/J. Smith/L. Ford.
The ‘One Hundred Up’ (handicap) for both men and ladies draw is up on the noticeboard, play commences 10.15am on Sunday, November 26.
On Wednesday, November 29 the club is hosting the monthly two bowl triples event, good cash prizes are at stake - four games of 12 ends, play starts 9.30am.
In late April 2018 there is a visit planned to Leeton Soldiers Club for both men and lady members, if you are interested check out the sheet on the notice board in the tunnel.
Last Sunday saw the Federation triples event at the Corowa Services Bowls Club.
Civic bowlers featured prominently with Col Hendren/Bill Davison and John White taking out first prize money and Ian Lewis/Ryan Davies and Rob Webster came in third.
Well done to those boys.