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Bowls In Focus : March April 2010
Bowls In Focus 49 at Berwick this month. Goulburn Valley The Group final of the state pairs and champion of champions were played at Broadford recently and our finalists Jean Sprague and Margaret Cruze (Rushworth) were very unlucky to miss out this time, however Stacey Collier (Mooroopna) won her champion of champion final and now goes on to the state final in Berwick this month -- best wishes from all of us. Grampians The winner of the association fours was Ararat VRI's Noelle McDonald, Margaret Smart, Audrey Ryan and Cheryl Shea by a small margin from the Stawell Golf's Joy Seary, Barbara Matthews, Muriel Hart and Ann Read- ing, while our champion of champions is Lorna Neil (Ararat VRI) from Joan Smyth (Stawell). The State fours was evenly con- tested game with the team of Joan Smyth, Rita Pyke, Pam Eckel and Carmel Loats (Stawell) winning from Jacki Bishop, Peg Shalders, Shirley Tew and Lyn Murray (Aradale). Both our State pairs and champion of champion did very well at Group level. Congratulations to you all on some fine bowling. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jean Holmes (Stawell) who recently passed away. Hume A very enjoyable President's Day was held at Fawkner. Congratulations to Brenda Smethurst and her committee for providing a lovely lunch and good bowling in perfect weather. Three ladies received their Super Veteran badges from Bowls Victoria official representa- tive Norma Handley and congratula- tions to Betty Bowen, Ina Stewart and Lois Coghill. We saw some wonderful bowls delivered by 95-year-old Phyllis Nettleton. Keep going Phyllis! Monash Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Helena Burreket (Chelten- ham) who recently passed away. North Eastern Kiewa Valley Ladies have had a run of success lately when firstly; Jude Bartel and Margaret Bates won the district state pairs, then Jude won the district champion of champions from Jenny Deas of Rutherglen at Yackandandah. The Group final of these events at ClubMulwala saw Jude defeat Caroline Reilly (Central Murray) in the semi final but went down to Joy Johnson (Ovens & Murray) 25-21 in the final round of the champion of champions. Later in the afternoon Jude saddled up again with team mate Margaret Bates and played the final of the State pairs in stifling con- ditions and had a convincing win over Anne Miles and Unis Boak from Oven & Murray. We wish them well when they compete in the State pairs at Berwick this month. Kiewa Valley's success continued when they defeated Wodonga Blue in the pennant final which was a great effort. The district is saddened by the passing of Vi Harvie (Wodonga) and extends sincere condolences to her family and friends. Ovens & Murray The State pairs held at Wangaratta had the best mixture of weather finally after the stifling heat came rain, cold and windy weather. In the semi finals Anne Miles and Unis Boak d Joy Johnson and Claire Sanders (Border Golf), while Monika Murray and Kay Smith (Club Mulwala) d Dawn Fox and Edna God- dard (Wangaratta). The final was won by Miles and Boak. The champion of champions was held at Wareena Park where Joy John- son (Border Golf) d Laureen Smith (Club Mulwala) in a high standard match. Then the Group elimination was played at Club Mulwala and Joy John- son continued her winning run defeat- ing Jude Bartel (North East) which was a fine exhibition of bowls by both ladies. In the State pairs Jude Bartel and Margaret Bates (North East) d Miles and Boak to represent the Group. Congratulations to novice singles winner Kerry Scott (Nathalia) who defeated Kelly Murray (Club Mulwala) then went on to win the State title. South East Metro Mount Waverley held its 31st A Grade Classic Invitation Fours Day, played in picture perfect conditions. Thirty four teams attended the day including seven country teams resulting in a happy and successful day. Together with the visiting teams, the club was delighted to welcome special guests Bowls Victoria's deputy chair Maureen Connolly, Alison Duncan (Mt Waverley's former international and state representative) and Bessie Hydon-Gunn winner of the VLBA's Golden Jubilee singles in 1957. The winning skip on the day was Barbara Gribbin and her team from Berwick with Alphington's team skipped by Mary Tragardh being runners-up. BORNEO / SABAH Limited Seats Aussie Kangaroos vs Sabah Orangutans Departs 25 May 6 Nights / 7 Days HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Bowls invitational Departs 10 June 10 Nights/11 Days HONOLULU Departs 23 June 8 nights/10 days NORFOLK ISLAND $6,000 Prize Money Oceania Classic Mens/Ladies Triples Depart 18 Aug 11 nights /12 days COOK ISLANDS $3,500 Prize Money Traveleaders Cook Island Triples Classic Departs 14 Nov 9 nights /11 Days 2011 - Enquire now UK/Wales/Scotland Bowls Tour Departs June USA/Canada Bowls Tour May Round the World Bowls Tour May FOR A FULL ITINERARY PHONE • Joining in the fun of the fundraiser for the Jane McGrath Foundation were Horsham City life members Doris McDonald, Joyce Baker and Ethel Holland.
Bowls In Focus May 2010