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Bowls In Focus : March April 2010
48 Bowls In Focus Ballarat Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Avenel Beaumont (Victoria) who recently passed away. Bayside Beaches The Beaumaris Bowls Club conducted its annual Gala Day Invitation Mixed Fours event on 14 February. It was a most enjoyable and successful day and as the romantics among us will know, this also happened to be Valentines Day. The VLBA section president Val Squires and the ladies assisting her with the catering for the day decided to introduce a decadent Valentines Day flavour for the dessert. Not only did the dessert with the heart shaped shortbreads with strawberry infill look fantastic, they were also scrumptious and thoroughly enjoyed by all in at- tendance for lunch. Fortunately we were not counting calories that day but rather the proceeds of our main fundraiser for the season! Campaspe Valley Congratulations to Moama's Marilyn Stephenson and Sandra Connolly on winning the Group 6 State pairs. We wish them well for the final this month. I am sure they will do their association and club proud. Well done to all players who competed in the Aly Humbert Shield between Campaspe Valley and Bendigo played at Rochester recently. Campaspe Valley retained possession of the shield with a 77-shot win, final scores being Campaspe Valley 283 to Bendigo on 206. We were delighted to have Pauline Humbert; daughter -in-law of Campaspe Valley life member Aly, on hand to present the shield to CVDLBA president Norma Robertson. .Phyllis Thompson has been receiving congratulations following the association bestowing life membership on her for her many years of service. Phyllis has participated in many aspects of the association for some 30 years and is much deserved of this honour. The final of the State fours at asso- ciation level played at Rich River where the winners were Brenda Leetham, Robyn Little, Jill Grimshaw and Fay Munnerley representing Deniliquin. We wish these girls every success when they play the Group 6 final this month. Central Once again our association is looking toward the state finals, this time the pairs at Berwick where Seymour's Joan Cassidy and Lois White will represent Group 8. Cassidy and White had a great day of bowling at Broadford when they won 20-16 against the Goulburn Valley pair of Sprague and Cruze, then faced Turner and Plowman from Central Highlands in the final. A close game with the lead changing often saw the Central pair two shots up on the last end. We wish the ladies good bowling for the state final. A jubilant Mansfield side took home the pennant cup this season after they bowled superbly in a heat interrupted game to defeat top side, Seymour. President Margaret said 14 years had elapsed since the cup last resided in their clubhouse. CDLBA will hold its 50th Anniversary celebration on 19 March. We ask any person willing to lend memorabilia for a display to contact Muriel Perry at Yea. Central Highlands Veterans Day was held at Bacchus Marsh and all enjoyed playing on the new carpet green. Councillor Fay Ruth- ven presented Rena More (Romsey), Elma Ewart (Whittlesea), Pat Plowman (Kyneton) and Beryl Stewart (Wallan) with their Super Veteran badges. We congratulate these ladies and celebrate the contribution they have made to bowls and wish them many more happy years on the bowling green. Congratulations to Helene Newnham (Romsey) winner of the CHDLBA Champion of Champions. At the Group final at Broadford she bowled very well but was beaten by Alexandra's Marika Armstrong. The CHDLBA pairs winner Josie Turner and Chris Plowman (Kyneton) were also narrowly beaten in the State final. Central Murray A few results from events played, our Over-60 champion Glenys Walker of Cobram was defeated in her first match. The champion of champions was played at Numurkah, where just for a change we had cold and windy condi- tions. In the semi finals Caroline Reilly (Cobram) d Rae Holmes (Numurkah) 25-19, and Roberta Ibbott (Finley RS) d Phyllis Woolcock (Numurkah Golf) 26- 22. Then in the final Caroline defeated Roberta 26-15. The Group semi final saw Caroline defeated by Judy Bartel (Kiewa). Congratulations to Joy John- son (Yarrawonga & Border Golf) who defeated Judy in the final and we wish her well in the State final at Berwick this month. The State pairs was played at Ba- rooga Sports and in the final Cobram's Betty Oliver and Joy Mynard were the winners from Tocumwal's Judy Cos- grove and Annette Hazell. Congratula- tions to Betty and Joy. The Group final saw Betty and Joy's run come to an end when they were defeated by Anne Miles and Unis Boak from Ovens and Murray. Finally, last but certainly not least, it was a wonderful effort by Kerry Scott (Nathalia) winner of the State novice singles, Kerry defeated Samantha Rob- inson (Werribee RSL) 21-12 in the final held at Euroa. Congratulations Kerry from the lady bowlers of Central Murray. Central Wimmera Congratulations to Pat Rowsell (Murtoa) who is Central Wimmera's champion of champions this year winning from Betty Cozens, and to Jan Arnold (Rupanyup) who won the CWDLBA state singles. There are celebrations aplenty this month. Congratulations to Shirley and Ron Abbott (Sunnyside Horsham) for their recent golden wedding anniversa- ry and to past Group 4 councillor Karral Haby for her recent 80th birthday. Horsham City recently got into 'the pink' raising funds for the Jane McGrath Foundation. It was a super day everybody got into the fun and spirit of the event with some very interesting creations. East Gippsland Congratulations to Bruthen's Heather Cornwall who won the State Group 10 champion of champions at Wonthaggi in a thrilling match, and to Grace Pater- son and Robyn Kellow (Orbost) winners of the Group 10 State pairs final. We all came away exhausted from just watch- ing the games. The association is very proud of these ladies' achievements and wishes them well in the State finals Horizons VLBA District Association News From Around The State • Romance in the air? Scrumptious heart shaped shortbreads with straw- berry and cream lovingly assembled at the Beaumaris’ Gala Day which happened to be on Valentine’s Day. • Delighted Nathalia member Kerry Scott recently won the state novice singles title. GOLDEN STAPH Are you aged 50 - 85? The Centre for Clinical Studies is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a clinical trial of an investigational vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus (also known as Golden Staph), which is a bacterium responsible for potentially serious infections particularly in hospitals. If you are healthy and aged between 50 to 85 you may be eligible to help. Participants in clinical trials will receive compensation for their time. For more information contact the Centre for Clinical Studies on 1800 243 733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This study has been approved by the Alfred Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee
Bowls In Focus May 2010