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Bowls In Focus : January 2010
Bowls In Focus 23 Choice of Champions henselite.com.au ...all wrapped up in our superbly styled shoes. Everything you need... Pro Sport MPS30 Pro Sport LPS25 Air cushion sole for ultimate comfort Leather upper for odourless and durable wear Non-slip sole for safe wearer protection Luxurious inner sock for reduced fatigue Light weight for long lasting comfort Therapeutic inner sole for wearer comfort and adjustment For more details contact your local retailer or Henselite State Manager Peter Sawyer on 0418 545 135 from Webbcona, Wodonga's Josh Rudd, Warragul's Tom Van Vugt, Tom Vernon from Swan Hill Racecourse and Lalor's Chris Watt. All three well-fought test matches ended in two- rubbers-each ties, so the fate of the Downs McFarlane Shield, which Victoria has held since its inception, came down to shots-up. And with a superior shots aggregate totalling forty- eight; the jubilant ACT side clinched its first engraving on the coveted shield. I have no doubt that the late Sonny Downs from Victoria and ACT's legendary former state president Graham McFarlane would have been thrilled at the quality of competition for their trophy. Young ACT whiz Mac McLean was Victoria's nem- esis, winning all six matches he contested. The quietly- spoken Canberra teenager rose to prominence when he and partner Braydon Locke outgunned Victoria's Dylan Fisher and Aaron Wilson, who were short-priced favourites, to win the national pairs championship at Halekulani in October. In the pairs McLean and Tom Griffin amassed 29 shots-up, while McLean's three singles wins added a further +51 to the ACT tally. - David Allen The Peninsula District Ladies Bowling Asso- ciation was chosen to host this year's VLBA Country Charity Shield tournament, which was held at Mornington Civic Bowls Club before Christmas. What a response! The forty-eight clubs partici- pating raised an amazing $3600, which was split between three very deserving charities, Frankston SES, Peninsula Hospice and Mornington Youth Enterprises. Organiser of the event was dynamic Peninsula DLBA secretary Judy Thorpe and her energetic committee, who left no stone putting together an outstanding tournament. Major sponsors, Bendigo Bank, Tom Bull and Karingal Bowling Club, wonderfully supported the event while many generous local sponsors donated masses of raffle prizes. On a near perfect day for bowling, Peninsula DLBA president Fay Halligan warmly welcomed all clubs, together with VLBA state president Maureen Connolly and state vice president Gillian Jolly. One game was played before lunch, and, following the second game, everyone enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea.Prizes were presented and in closing president Fay thanked her hard working committee especially secretary Judy Thorpe and the match committee, the Mornington Civic club, sponsors, raffle donors and last, but not least, the bowlers who made the day the great success it was. Everyone who partici- pated enjoyed it. Winners of the Country Charity Shield were the Mornington Civic team of Elsie Weir, Margaret Taggard, Jim Taggard and skipper Gary Holzer, who were presented with the prestigious Country Charity Shield, commemorative gold badges and first place prizemoney. Runners-up were City of Frankston's Peggy Allen, Ella Mary Wagner, Rob Sharmen and Danny Connolly, who were presented with a silver brooch, a silver tray and prize money. The 'winners of the losers' award went to a team from Pakenham, Julie Walker, Paul Kofler, Mary Ingley and skipper Wendy Titcombe. Stuart Jackman Shield Test Series Victoria U/18 v Tasmania U/18 at Clayton Bowls Club First Test: Victoria d Tasmania 6-2 Pairs: Vic (E Pell, D McKinnon) lost to Tas (A Whitmore, P Bannister) 12-19. Triples: Vic (M Rennex, L Garlick-Adams, J Robertson) d Tas (B Baker, M Jackson, M Sims) 23-14. Singles: Vic (D McKinnon) d Tas (P Bannister) 25-23. Fours: Vic (M Rennex, E Pell, L Garlick-Adams, J Robertson) d Tas (A Whitmore, B Baker, M Jackson, M Sims) 33-15. Second Test: Victoria d Tasmania 5-3 Singles: Vic d Tas 25-4; Fours: Vic drew Tas 19-19; Pairs: Vic d Tas 27-11; Triples: Vic lost to Tas 11-21. Third Test: Victoria drew Tasmania 4-4 Pairs: Vic d Tas 16-14; Triples: Vic d Tas 14-13; Singles: Vic lost to Tas 24-25; Fours: Vic lost to Tas 17-18. Victoria won series 21/2 -1/2 Downs McFarlane Shield Test Series Victoria U/18 v ACT U/18 at Wangaratta Bowls Club First Test: Victoria drew ACT 4-4 Pairs: Vic (T Van Vugt, B McArthur) lost to ACT (T Griffin, M McLean) 8-20. Triples: Vic (C Watt, J Rudd, T Vernon) d ACT (D Britten, T Britten, G House) 25-14. Singles: Vic (T Van Vugt) lost to ACT (M Mclean) 9-25. Fours: Vic (C Watt, J Rudd, T Vernon, B McArthur) d ACT (D Britten, T Britten, G House, T Griffin) 24-23. Second Test: Victoria drew ACT 4-4 Pairs: Vic lost to ACT 12-21; Triples: Vic d ACT 23-11; Singles: Vic lost to ACT 5-25; Fours: Vic d ACT 27-19. Third Test: Vic drew ACT 4-4 Pairs: Vic lost to ACT 14-22; Triples: Vic d ACT 28-9; Singles: Vic lost to ACT 10-25; Fours: Vic d ACT 13-9. ACT won series on aggregate shots-up (+48). • Shield winners Elsie Weir, Jim Taggard, Margaret Taggard and Gary Holzer with VLBA state president Maureen Connolly. Peninsula's Boomer Charity Day