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Bowls In Focus : May 2011
Bowls In Focus 37 The Kate Tilbury Shield was again keenly contested at Warragul. The format is 4-a-side from Divisions 4 and 5. The final was between War- ragul and Traralgon and it was the Warragul girls who came up trumps on the day. The interesting thing was the make-up of the team, 80-year-old Betty Heywood, Margaret Nicholls (75), Mavis Young (90) and skip Grace Webb who is 89 – a total of 344 years! They were ecstatic with their win. Goulburn Valley Dookie Bowls Club celebrated its 50th anniversary recently with 100 present, past and life members, friends and distinguished guests attending includ- ing Jeanette Powell MP, BVOR Harry Bradbury, who presented the plaque to president Russell Kee, GVDLBA and GVDA executive committees, ladies section president Elaine Sutherland and chairman of the committee of management Des Thorpe and MC for the occasion. The history of the club was presented to all by life members Joy Kearney and Rod Harmer. A beau- tiful anniversary cake was made by life member Dawn Harmer and decorated by Margaret Feldtmann, then cut by life member Gladys Petschak. A lovely afternoon tea was served to complete a very happy and memorable day. The Group final of both the state pairs and the champion of champions were held at Whittlesea, although sadly our local ladies could not quite make it this year. Better luck next year we hope. The Goulburn Valley Division 1 pennant winners this year were Shep- parton Park and runners-up Tatura. A very good finish to a successful year by both clubs as it could have gone either way, sadly there can only be one win- ner. Div: 2 was won by Stanhope, Div 3: Violet Town and Div 4: Mooroopna Golf. Congratulations to all players. In the Group pennant final Goulburn Valley’s representative team Shep- parton Park won the first round but unfortunately lost the final game to Central Highlands, however, sincere congratulations on a very good season. Hill Views Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lyn Gibson (Heatherdale) who passed away recently. Hobson’s Bay The ladies of Werribee RSL are elated with their closely fought win over Heatherdale Rec in the midweek pennant Division 4 competition. Scores were 73-70 in a real nail-biter. Well done ladies. Hume The Gloria Porter Rose Bowl held at Fawkner was won by Preston/Reser- voir skipper Greta Matthews and her team of Barbara Cooper and Marge James. It was a thrilling occasion for Greta as she has been entering for years. A great day was had by all who attended. Brenda Smethurst hosted Presi- dent’s Day at Fawkner and it was a lovely event, good bowling, good food and good company. We thank you Brenda. Maribyrnong Valley Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jan Tyquin (Sunbury) who recently passed away. Maryborough Congratulations to Noreen and Victor Hennessy (Avoca) for their recent golden wedding celebrations. Monash Sincere condolences to the family and friends of June Gowers (Cheltenham) who recently passed away. North Central Flood, a devastating word for members of the Charlton Bowling Club who have lost everything except the actual building. Our hearts go out to Charlton and its community, but like most good neighbours and friends the association and its clubs are trying to do what they can to help. A wonderful thing about our country bowling clubs is that we all do what has to be done to help and support. When one club suffers from a disaster we all feel the pain. We have played state events when the weather allowed with Amy Roberts (Korong Vale) and Lyn Southwell (Charlton) winning the pairs. They went on to Group level at Bendigo but lost by one shot in the final to Bendigo. Jennifer Wishart (Wedderburn) was the association champion of champi- ons, and likewise went to Bendigo to play in the final where she lost by one shot. Congratulations to all concerned as it was wonderful bowls to watch. Our state fours were also played with the eventual winners being Jennifer Wishart, Glenda Hunter, Fay Lockhart and Fay Holt (Wedderburn). Congratulations to these women and good luck in your next event. Our as- sociation pairs winners were Nanette Birthisel, Jeannie Grylls and Val White from Wycheproof. Anniversary Fours were played at Donald Golf with the winning team being the NDLBA executive Thelma Moresi, Pauline Gardner, Gillian Tweddle and Lorna Gardner (Boort). Runners-up were Roma Cain, Phil Baker, Sylvia Griffiths and Margaret Nelson also from Boort. Next year we look forward to holding our Golden Anniversary Fours. Like all other districts we are being kept busy with amalgamation but after our last meeting l thins that this will go through with only a few minor changes to us Northern Congratulations to Rhonda Ballard (Cohuna Golf), our champion of cham- pions winner and to Beryl Plier and Lois Mues (Barham Services) for their win in the state pairs. Beryl and Lois then competed in the state finals at Yallourn where they lost their first game after being pipped on an extra end, having been on level terms after 18 ends. Well played ladies. Unfortunately Rhonda was unable to attend and had to give a walkover. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Olive Semple (Cohuna Golf) who recently passed away. Northern Wimmera The bowling ladies of the Northern Wimmera have been very busy since Christmas. The floods made things a little difficult with having to find new roads (some unsealed and adventur- ous) to the venues of events. Warracknabeal have been dominant again this season, taking out the Group state pennant final; state singles with Jing Robertson going on to be runner-up in the state final; association winners of the state pairs (Verna Blackley and Noreen Belot); state fours with Verna Blackley, Jing Robertson, Lorraine Fuller and Noreen Belot, and this combination also won the popular Northern Wimmera Open Classic Fours. Edna Anderson from Warracknabeal Golf was equal third at state level in the state Over-60’s played at Sebastopol, while Margaret Landri- gan (Hopetoun) won the association novice singles; and finally Rainbow’s Wendy Sleep, Coral Brown and Debra Millar represented us in the association state triples. Sincere condolences to VRAG Edith Kuchel (Kaniva), Olive Phelan (Beu- lah), Valmai Brown (Hopetoun) and Ev Larkin (Jeparit) who lave all recently lost loved ones. Peninsula The Group 9 midweek pennant final was recently conducted at Rosebud in weather conditions were favourable with just a sea mist hanging over the nearby hills. Bowls Victorian repre- sentative Gillian Jolly welcomed the competing teams and many supporters from Balnarring (Flinders District) and Mornington Civic (Peninsula District). Mornington Civic held control for most of the day to win 60-35 and were thrilled to win their first flag in eight years. It was then to the state pennant finals at Darebin where the Mornington Civic team, urged on by their busload of supporters, made the quarter finals but went down by just two shots to Daylesford. It was a fine effort. West Wimmera ItistheendofanerafortheWest Wimmera District Ladies Bowls Asso- ciation. Sadly, these are the last events to be held under this banner. One of our clubs, Goroke, with just ten ladies is honoured to have won the finals of the association pairs and triples. The pairs winners were Bev Hadden and Joan Haston, while the successful tri- ples team was Dorothy Johnson, Polly Robinson and Bonnie Ough. Maureen Lehmann from Dimboola won the singles with Goroke’s Dorothy Johnson being runner-up. The fours were won by the Serviceton team of Loma Wallis, Julie Burns, Colleen Preece and Bev Brown. Well done to all on some very fine bowling. Whitehorse Box Hill RSL is simply over the moon with winning the flag in Division 2 mid- week pennant. Having won their lead- up finals against Heathmont and South Oakleigh, their grand final was against the formidable Strathmore team and they came up trumps winning 72-62. • West Wimmera pairs winners Bev Hadden and Joan Chaston from Goroke. • The Mornington Civic side celebrates its win over Balnarring in the Group 9 midweek pennant final. • Dookie life members Rod Harmer, Joy Kearney, John Kingston, Dawn Harmer, Norma Edis, Ken Edis and Gladys Petschak at the club’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
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