Corowa Civic Bowls
This week was the last round of midweek pennant before the Christmas break.
Division 1 visited our friends up the road and on the day Corowa Services had a very good win.
C. Hendren’s rink was well down mid-way through the game but came back to lose 19-24.
G. Rowe’s rink found their opponents too strong going down 11-31, however once again J. White’s rink were the stars on the day with a well-earned 27-21 win.
Division 3 played Wangaratta at home and at the end of the day there was only one shot between the teams.
B. Docherty 15-28 and S. Rodway 20-28, were unable to overcome some good bowling however P. King’s rink were right on target and had a comfortable 32-12 win.
Division 4 travelled to YMGCR and were unlucky to lose by that dreaded one shot margin.
E. Hollingsworth’s rink 15-28, and H. Van Summeren’s rink battled hard going down 19-21.
J. Burgess’s rink was top rink on the day winning 29-15, a very good result.
A few bowlers braved the heat on Wednesday for social bowls and the winning pair was S. Rodway and R. Crisfield, triples winners were F. Abbs, M. Shelley, B. Pulling.
The cool drink afterwards would have been most welcome.
Barefoot bowls will be played at the club on December 28 and January 4 from 6.30pm.
Members, friends and visitors are most welcome for a relaxed evening of social bowls.
Civics A1’s hosted Yarrawonga who had inflicted Civics’ only defeat in the first round.
This time around Civic responded with a big win, due once again, in no small way to a big win from Dawn Hayman’s rink.
After leading 13/11 after 13 ends, Civic piled on the pressure adding 28/7 to end up winning 41/18.
Max Scanlon had a close game all day but came out on top at 26/25.
Col Hendren seemingly had the game well in control at 25/15 with only 4 ends to go, but the opposition stormed home and Civic had to eventually settle for a tie 26/26.
Tom Webb’s rink had a comfortable win 23/18.
The final result was Civic 116/87, 3 ½ rinks up.
A3’s travelled to Myrtleford, always a danger game on their turf - Civic struggled to gain control over all rinks and finally went down 93/102.
Lynton Ford’s rink was in complete control all day and seemed to have enough in store to cover a couple of struggling rinks but losing 9 shots on the last 2 ends put paid to that hope - but they still won 27/21.
Mark Mills’ rink had a really tight tussle for the first half but after the tea break gained ascendency and went on to win 22/15.
Kevin Hoeys’ boys trailed most of the day although the margin was never out of reach but they eventually went down 27/32.
Bill Docherty’s rink drew tough opposition who restricted them to 8 ends only and they lost 17/34.
B2’s hosted Benalla who proved too good winning 70/79.
Only winning Civic rink was that skippered by Steve Rodway and they held sway all day to win 24/19.
Bob Kilpatrick was always in touch but fell short 23/28, whilst Margaret Watson’s rink, despite scoring 14 in 5 consecutive ends (including a 7) went down 23/32.
B3’s travelled to YMGCR and found the opposition in very good touch - Civic lost 45/96, all 3 rinks down.
Les Wilson lost 12/29, Frank Abbs lost 13/38 and Pam Tobias after a close first half, lowered the colours 20/29.
Weekend pennant now goes into Christmas recess and will resume on January 13.
Members are reminded of two big forthcoming attractions.
New Year’s Eve is planned to start from 6pm onwards, a game of bowls is available if you wish - see noticeboard in tunnel, bring along your own food/nibbles, there will be fun, music and giveaways so let’s make it a good family fun night.
The other big event is a Trivia Night on Saturday, January 6 starting at 7pm.
Lots of fun and prizes to be had here.
If you fancy yourself on trivia items here is your chance to show it.
Cost is $5 per person, tables limited to 8 (arrange your own tables) BYO nibbles, contacts for further information are Lyn Pyke and Pam Tobias.
This will be Civics’ final report for the year - we take the opportunity to wish all our members and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Corowa Services Bowls
The first part of the bowls season has drawn to a close on a great note for Services.
It culminated in a well-supported Christmas party at RSL last Sunday evening following a busy week.
Last games of pennant for the year with important wins for Weekend A2’s and Midweek A1’s, along with the grand final of the Men’s and Ladies Singles Championships.
The final of the prestigious Club Singles for both men and ladies was held on Sunday.
In front of a large gallery of supporters, the four bowlers battled it out in rising heat on the Leo Farrell green.
In the men’s event, reigning Club Champion Wayne Lee played past Club Champ Ken Widdison.
A tight contest over the first half then saw Ken draw away to win comfortably, 25 to 14.
Similarly, Suzie Swift, reigning Ladies Champion took on Kaz Hughes, reigning Champ from her old club, Civic.
Despite Suzie’s best efforts, Kaz put on a dominant display and won the match 26 to 12. Congratulations to all players, in particular, to our new Club Champions: Ken, and Kaz.
Weekend Pennant Roundup
What a great Saturday it was for the A2’s.
Three rinks up against Moira at home brought the victory at 112-79.
A corresponding big loss by Chiltern to Beechworth has closed the margin considerably between Services and Chiltern.
Now just five points shy of Chiltern on the Ladder, Services are in a great position to surge home to number one position after the break.
Wayne Lee’s rink deserves special mention with a colossal win of 36-12, and Peter Browne will be relieved, racking up his first win of the season.
A4’s have moved to the 5th position following a 118 -91 defeat, playing away at YMGCR.
The girls’ winning rinks (Suzie 36-14 and Anne Summerill 22-20) just couldn’t cover a couple of big losses between Ray Dureau and Ketch.
Must have been a quiet trip home for the two teams who played away at YMGCR.
B2’s also went down to YMGCR.
Stan McLarty’s was the sole winning rink with 30-25.
Still, at three on the ladder, the B2’s have finished in a strong position going into the break.
B3’s were unlucky to miss out this week, playing at home.
A close match on all 3 rinks, and with 2 rinks actually winning, a respectable loss of just 6 shots on one rink was enough to tip it against the team with a small losing margin overall of just 4 shots.
B3’s remain in a good position, at 4th place on the ladder.
Midweek Pennant Roundup
A marvellous win for the A1’s at home to Civic rivals finished with two rinks up and 76 - 57.
A very excited midweek crew reported the following results: Suzie Swift with her strong side def Col Hendren 24 - 19; Lorraine Carmody with her band def Guy Rowe 31 - 11.
These were mixed teams and it is great to see how well mixed teams can work so well together. Although still just 7th on the ladder, this was a big boost for the team going into the break.
The B2’s were not as fortunate, letting Benalla in with a win 84 - 64.
The B2’s are sitting 8th on the ladder, however the only way is up after Christmas - hang in there boys and girls.