Seymour VRI Bowling Club
The team travelled to Yea on Tuesday, January 23 for a one-sided game that placed the Seymour VRI team on top of the ladder, winning all three rinks by a big margins and a huge 80 shots up overall.
Seymour VRI 16-126 def. Yea 0-46.
Mario Furletti’s rink scored a magnificent seven shots on the sixth end to be 20 shots up early in the game and at the 19th end were 31 shots up, winning the last four ends to win by 34 shots.
Greg Jones’ rink scored a maximum eight shots on the third end to set the game up to be 37 shots up at the 21st end, then the opposition scored nine shots over three ends but the VRI team still finished up with a 30-shot win.
Bill Dawes’ rink trailed the opposition for the first 11 ends taking the lead on the 12th end to hold it for the remainder of the game to run out 16-shot winners.
Results: R. King, S. Stanley, I. Nichols, M. Furletti (s) 45 d D. Sherman 11. G. Dixon, P. Rolfe, I. McBean, G. Jones (s) 49 def. R. Hatty 19. P. Smith, P. Delzotto, K. Towt, B. Dawe (s) 32 def. B. Reece 16.
This was called off on Friday evening when the Yea Bowls Club advised that they were unable to fill a team to play against Seymour VRI on Saturday. Subsequently Seymour VRI scored the points for a win and a margin of 15 shots, but that was not in the spirit and disappointing for Seymour VRI Division One team to win their first game for the season by default.
Seymour VRI 18-15 def. Yea 0-0.
All Goulbourn Valley Division games were given a general bye on the fixture for the Australia Day long weekend.
Next Saturday Division One will travel to Kilmore to play against the top team on the ladder and will need to be at their best to keep up with the top team.
Division Three Goulburn Valley will host Hill Top at the Seymour VRI green after a break of two weeks and regroup to remain on the top of the Division Three ladder.
— Two Hats
Seymour Bowling Club
Jackpot triples Last week the winning team was Ron Ridd, Tiki Donohue and Ken Malin with a score of +15.
Friday social night this coming Friday will be a meal of chicken and salad with a sweet for $15. The list for those wishing to participate is in the hallway. Please have you names down by Thursday afternoon.
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The division one team did not have their best day, they travelled to Rushworth, and lost two rinks. Seymour 2-60, Rushworth 14-71.
Bernie Dillon, Milston Howell, Jenny Kreemers, Marg Locke 13(s) lost to Jean Sprague 29;
Ian Ridd, Dave Atkins, Trudy Golding, Dot Dillon (s) 32 def Barb Garvey 21;
Lynda Rohde, Rob Baldwin, Jenny Ridd, Wilma Atkins (s) 16 lost to S. Perry 21.
Seymour played at home this week against Shepp RSL and had a great win 16-88 to 0-49.
Graeme Flint, Gladys Burgoyne, Marty Wesselman, Marie Maggs (s) 25 def S. Newby 13;
Loisite, Linda Brown, Rob Brown, Jan Wesselman (s) 25 def L. Nicholls 22;
Barb Plum, Pat Dawe, Gail Krzciuk, Di Staples (s) 31 def J. Johnson 14.
This team played at Mooroopna Bowls Club, losing both rinks 14-62 to 0-34.
Trish Green, Liz Gee, Graeme Prime, Marg Flynn (s) 10 lost to E. Brown 37;
Noel Pianta, Wendy Hutton, Mark Law, Anne Cassar (s) 24 lost to E. Janke 25.
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Seymour played at Broadford last Tuesday winning two of the three rinks 14-73 to 2-67.
No score sheet was made available to me this week.
Goulburn Valley called off all pennant games on Friday evening after the weather forecast was made public.
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Seymour hosted Broadford last Saturday, winning the match 17-104 to 1-74.
Derek Blakeman, Jenny Kreemers, Marg Locke, Don Lawton (s) 24 def J. Hinchcliffe 22;
Graeme Flint, Marie Maggs, Dennis Klein, Shaun Houghton (s) 22 drew with R. Chapman 22;
Carol Harrop, Jan Wesselman, Trudy Golding, Alison Hall (s) 34 def B. Radford 15;
Allan Welsh, Richard Maggs, Jeff Rhue, Garry Broderick (s) 24 def D. Kelly 15.
Seymour went to Broadford for this game to come home winners by eight shots 14-79 to 2-71.
Bob Tomkins, John Heywood, Ken Malin, Dot Malin (s) 33 def T. Gravell 18;
Trish Green, Chris Dean, Noel Pianta, Jane Wall (s) 28 def W. Reardon 21;
Sonia Jones, Marg Callaghan, Lois Tomkins, Greg Quillinan (s) 79 def J. Fitzgerald 71.
Anyone who hasn’t been inside our clubhouse recently won’t have seen the new chairs we were able to purchase with assistance from the Strathbogie Shire. They are a great addition to our space and so much more comfortable than the old red chairs. Thanks to those members who were available last Tuesday to unpack the new and remove the old.
Last Tuesday also saw the Division 2 side win against Mooroopna; putting Division two side back into the four with three rounds to go including yesterday’s clash with Shepparton Golf.
The games were close all day with the home side able to get over the line at the end of the compulsory number of ends gaining the full complement of points. Unhappily the Division 5 side wasn’t able to emulate this feat, going down to their host, Nagambie.
There was no Saturday pennant as the draw allowed for the Australia Day holiday weekend, meaning that there was no Saturday pennant for two weeks running. I’m sure all Saturday pennant players are looking forward to getting back on the green. The break did allow some club competition matches to be played, with more to come because the competitions need to be finalised before the green gets lasered later in February.
Coming up socially is the Pink/Blue day proposed for Friday, February 23; watch this space and the club noticeboard for more details.
Birthday greetings this week are extended to Noel.
Condolences to Len and family on the loss of his sister. Get well wishes to anyone not feeling well; all members please remember to keep yourself hydrated in this hot, humid weather.
A capacity field played in the Nagambie Bowling Club Australia Day tournament in stifling conditions.
Local knowledge prevailed with Nagambie teams successful.
The winners were Greg Brack, Des Fothergill and Brian Nisbet.
The team of Paul Nichols, Daniel Nichols and Mick Mitchell were runners up.
Third place went to Ed Dunn and his offsiders from Culcairn.
Thanks to the many sponsors of the event, with the three major sponsors DPR Insurance, Nagambie Lakes Entertainment Centre and the Royal Mail Hotel.
The pennant scene was quiet with one round cancelled due to the heat policy and a general bye on the Australia Day weekend. All three pennant teams are in the top four with one month of bowls remaining.
The club congratulates secretary/treasurer Fiona Smith on being awarded both Nagambie Citizen of the Year and Strathbogie Shire Citizen of the Year. A well deserved award to a community minded, hard working volunteer.