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Bowls In Focus : May 2011
36 Bowls In Focus Bellarine What a year for the Queenscliff club whose ladies were successful Divi- sion 1 and 2 Tuesday pennant, the Bellarine District fours, pairs, singles and Over-60 singles championships. Furthermore its singles and Over-60 singles winners went on to win the Group 2 titles then competed in the state titles. The district is saddened by the passing of Elaine Webster (Torquay, formerly Dandenong City and Sunraysia) and extends its sincere condolences to her family and friends. Campaspe Valley Moama’s Division 1 pennant side continued its winning streak when it played in the Group finals at Eaglehawk Bowling Club, defeating North Central’s Korong Vale 74-42 then Golden Square 51-40. Skippers Sandra Connolly and Marilyn Ste- phenson led their rinks to two wins while Wendy Varcoe’s team drew both games. The many spectators saw some brilliant bowling. Congratula- tions to all players whether you won or lost, you are all champions. Central Seymour has been a vibrant place to be during 2011. Female member- ship has increased by 50% over the past three years and fields five pennant teams, three in Division 1 and two in Division 2. The club was delighted when club champion Ann Borham won the Group 8 champion of champions; she then teamed with Alison Hall to win the Group 8 pairs title and a spot in the state finals in both disciplines. Well done girls. Sey- mour’s Star of the Green was won by a delighted Maree Maggs. Central Highlands Congratulations to the follow- ing teams and bowlers on some outstanding performances recently: Whittlesea novice singles player Sandra Canning for winning her way into the final 16 in the State title at Berwick. Pennant winners were Division 1: Melton Gold d Kilmore; Division 2: Romsey d Macedon. This was Melton’s seventh pennant in the last eight years. Well done to Melton for their wonderful performance in the State Pennant Sides State final where they were runners-up. This is the last time Melton will be playing pennant with the CHDLBA as they are going met- ropolitan. We are sorry to see them leave our district and thank them for their friendship and wish them all the best for the future. History was made when Gis- borne’s Dorothy Evans and her team of Mary Wilson, Joan John and Col- leen Such won the CDLBA fours for the first time in twenty-two years, they then went on to win at Group level, again making history. Congratulations to Ethel Pattern (Trentham) and Shirley Russell (Whittlesea), who received their Su- per Veteran badges from our BVOR Fay Ruthven. Central Murray Group 7 day was hosted for the final time by Central Murray prior to their move to a new region next bowling season. Central Murray president Elaine Blizzard welcomed over 200 lady bowlers and special guests including Bowls Victoria president Graeme Hosken to Corowa Bowls Club. All had a great day on the green and the following presentations were made to winners Cobram (represent- ing Central Murray), Wodonga (North East) and the Joyce Larkin Shield to overall winners Corowa (Ovens and Murray). A lovely afternoon tea was enjoyed during which Central Murray bid a somewhat sad farewell to this group. Our association triples were played at the Finley where 20 teams enjoyed an excellent day of bowling. Winners were Andrea Brown, Shirley Dean and Carmel Sutcliffe (Tocumwal) with 3 games +18 and the runners up from Numurkah Golf were Kay Hock- ing, Lorna Morris and Lyn Browning with 3 games +7. Colac A great time was had at our ‘End of an Era Day’ held at Colac Bowls Club. CDLBA president Margaret Morrow welcomed Bowls Victoria’s BVOR Jacqueline McLaren together with life members and 175 ladies includ- ing eight from the now defunct Golf Bowls Club. We heard a short history of the association, which was formed at the inaugural meeting in 1965 fol- lowed by a fun-filled segment of skits, jokes and songs from each club and a presentation by Cressy of ‘Uniforms Through the Ages’, which was quite a hoot. Highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of Super Veteran badges to Margaret Lyons, Mardi McGuane and Betty Foster (Colac) along with Shirley Beasley, Pat Egan, Joy Evans, Valerie Graham and Elsie Richardson (Colac Central). In concluding, an ‘End of an Era’ song written and performed by Eva Fraser from City Bowls Club brought a fitting conclusion to a memorable but sad day for everyone. We congratulate Group 2 fours champions, Drysdale’s Dianne Hynes, Shirley Garner, Margie Farrell and Joy West, on winning their way to the state fours finals. Gippsland As we come to the end of our bowling year we offer congratulations to the following individuals and clubs for some fine performances through the season: Lisa Phillips on her achieve- ment as Australian Open Singles champion. The following pennant winners Div 1: Traralgon RSL def Yal- lourn; Div 2: Yinnar def Boolarra; Div 3: Traralgon def Drouin; Div 4: Traral- gon RSL def Traralgon Maroon; Div 5: Morwell Club def Traralgon RSL; and State fours winners Annette Ralls, Fay Trembath, Kerry Wright and Jan Karleusa from the Morwell Club. Bellarine Colac Horizons Women’s District Association News From Around The State • The highly competitive Queenscliff club enjoyed many successes over the season. • Proud winners of Gippsland’s Kate Tilbury Shield were Mavis Young, Grace Webb, Betty Heywood and Margaret Nicholls from Warragul. • Gisborne’s history-making fours combination: Dorothy Evans, Mary Wilson, Joan John and Colleen Such.
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