Around the Bowling Greens

November 29, 2017

Ken Widdison and Alan Holmquest sit back and enjoy a beer after doing battle during the Men’s Singles rounds last Sunday.

Hayden Brockley proving that bowls is a younger person’s sport during the Men’s Singles rounds last Sunday.

Corowa Services Bowling Club

Open to all, the fun summer activity, Barefoot Bowls, starts up again at the RSL on December 29.

You can borrow the club’s bowls (kids and grownup sizes), enjoy a couple of games and a drink or two, then a sausage in bread afterwards.

It’s just $5 per player, and every Friday from 5.30pm until the end of January.

Bookings preferred (for catering purposes), call 0417 018 157 (Larry Turner).

Further games in the lead up to the Men’s Singles Final have narrowed the field considerably.

Ken Widdison had a convincing win over Alan Holmquest on Sunday, elevating himself to a finals spot.

Lance Davis beat the steadily improving Hayden Brockley, who put up a good fight to just fall away towards the end.

Now, Lance must play the victor of the upcoming Peter Browne/Wayne Lee battle.

That game will determine who Ken meets on grand final day (date to be advised).

Weekend Pennant

A2’s had their best win of the season, at home to Benalla

It was a relatively close competition at tea, but rain shortly after that changed everything. The green slowed considerably and Services players, who had struggled on the earlier fast pace, started to pick up.

The final score was 102 – 65.

The Ken Widdison rink finished with 20 shots up, securing their number one Skippers Ladder position even further.

Peter Summerill stepped in for Peter Browne in his absence and recorded an impressive 30-15 win on that rink.

A4’s played away to Club Mulwala this week, and returned very happy with their one shot victory.

Anne Summerill’s rink pulled the team through with a 25-16 win.

This made up for two losses and a draw on the other three.

Away to Corowa Civic, the B2’s missed out this week despite good wins on two rinks (Berwyn Baddeley’s rink at 30-16, Bob Ronnfeldt’s at 27-22).

Misfortune struck when skip Stan McLarty had to retire unwell.

Stan’s rink was required to finish play with just three members.

The rink went down despite their valiant attempts to remain competitive.

The final score of the day was 72 – 76.

The club is proud of the B2’s’ efforts to fight on in difficult circumstances.

Nothing to report on B3’s – Bright was unable to play, so the day went to Corowa Services by default.

Midweek Pennant was not scheduled for last week and so there is nothing to report.


Corowa Civic Bowls Club

Midweek pennant resumed on November 28, so last Tuesday was a good chance to practice.

24 players participated and after some very keen competition.

Winners - G. Tait, P. Tobias, D. Castles.

Runners-up - S. Dawson, M. Watson, J. Burgess.

Third - B. Shipcott, M. Lewsy, E. Hollingsworth.

Wednesday social bowls played “To the Yardstick” and the runaway winners were G. McIntosh and A. Norman +9, and M. Watson and R. Crisfield +10.

Well done Annette and Graeme.

Rounds of the 100up handicap event have started and in the ladies section those who have progressed to the next rounds are S. Dawson, J. Wandell-Webber, A. Taylor, E. Ide and E. Hollingsworth.

The men’s section has quite a few rounds yet to start but so far J. Robinson, B. McCarthy and L. Reynoldson have completed their first games.

Remember the Christmas Bowls day Sunday, December 10 at 11am.

Make sure your name is on the list as this is always a good fun day.

There is a catering list in the tunnel for salads so please assist where possible.

Round 6 Weekend Pennant

A1’s welcomed Wangaratta this weekend and came away with a strong win 106/76 with 3 rinks up.

Dawn Hayman’s rink was in control all day to score 26/17, likewise Tommy Webb and his boys were never headed in their win of 29/22.

Max Scanlon’s’ rink were impressive in scoring a strong win at 28/12.

Col Hendren’s rink, including Len Reynoldson, Bill Davison and Alec Martin produced a highest in scoring the possible ‘8’ on the 7th end, a feat rarely achieved in division 1 pennant.

Unfortunately by dropping a ‘5’ on the last end they lost 23/25.

A3’s travelled to Yarrawonga to take on the locals on their carpet green.

This proved to be a tight contest and after being challenged for the lead near the finish, Civic lifted to finish strongly and win by 16 shots - 102/86, with 2 rinks up.

Star rink was skipped by Kevin Hoey who, together with Bob Vendy, Graeme McIntosh and Peter King lead all day and completed a big win 32/17.

Bill Docherty’s rink also won well 23/14 after being in control all day.

Lynton Ford got off to a great start but lost shots heavily in the second half of the game to go down 24/30.

Mark Mills’ rink was on equal terms with the opposition at afternoon, then lost 14 shots to 1, but a strong recovery over the final 4 ends saw them fall short by just 2 shots, 23/25.

B2’s Civic hosted neighbours Corowa Services and came out winners 76/72 but had only 1 rink up.

A big win by Rob Kilpatrick’s rink 38/15 was just sufficient to cover losses by Steve Rodway 16/30, and John Robinson 22/27.

B3’s travelled to Beechworth, never an easy assignment.

They were defeated 61/88 with all 3 rinks lowering their colours.

Fred Robinson’s rink lost 24/29.

Len Wilson fell short 20/25 and Frank Abbs found the going very tough, losing 17/34.

On Monday, November 20 Civic hosted the Jim Carter ’60 & Over’ special day.

Some 130 bowlers attended our greens and the winners of the day were a Wodonga team.

’60 & Over’ president paid tribute to Jim Carter for the contribution he made to the competition over very many years.

Jim was present but unable to play on the day.

Resting Toucher

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