Finley pairs champions crowned

November 15, 2017

Finley BC

Geoff Trevorrow and Bob Poore won the Pairs Championship last Wednesday, when they defeated Billy Smith and Alan Cowan 18-17, in an interesting one-shot margin game.

Geoff is displaying good form and his coming match against Billy for the singles championship will be a good match to watch; he previously won the title in 2006.

Friday’s pennant game resulted in a seven-shot win for Barooga, 76-69, despite two Finley rinks winning.

The Finley team is third on the pennant ladder.

On Saturday, Finley continued its winning way in Division Three when it recorded a great win over Barooga, 99-47, with all rinks winning.

The team is a clear leader on the pennant ladder.

Team Two in Division Four did not fare so well when Numurkah won on both rinks, 42-31 and 14/0 points.

Division Four’s Team Three and Two are in fifth and sixth position on the ladder respectively.

There is no pennant next week due to the Victorian Championships being played.

In elimination rounds on Sunday, Billy Smith was defeated, Heather was defeated by Kerry, and Nan carried the banner after defeating Karen Peacock.

Nan also went on to defeat Eve Saunders 25-22. She plays Kerry Baldacchino in the final of Murray Bowls Division section.

Nominations are being called for the B grade championships for men and the new ladies event.

Social bowls are not attracting the support of many players but games are scheduled for Thursday and again on Sunday morning.

Coming social activities include the Monster Toy Raffle on November 24 followed by the drawing of the grocery give-away on November 25.

Turkey and hams prizes will dominate the raffle session on Friday, December 1 which will also be a fundraising evening to benefit St Joseph’s School.

The members’ draw of $1000 is still up for grabs.

Bowling Club legend John Bolitho OAM has returned to Finley.

John’s bowling record is quite unique; a multiple Club Champion and Victorian Veteran Singles Champion.

He served in many portfolios on the Board of Directors, including the positions of president, secretary and bowls secretary.

Duty raffle roster officers are Tracey Miles and Brian Anderson.


It was another great evening of social bowls last Thursday with many enjoying a laugh along with some good humoured sledging as they honed their skills in the art of lawn bowls.

Midweek pennant ladies Division One travelled to Cobram and performed very well with some players unavailable. They lost 54 shots to 91 against the top team. Faye 23-25, Val 20-29 and Nan 11-37.

Saturday was a great day with both divisions picking up wins away from home.

Division Two were at Numurkah Golf with Berrigan winning 16-2.

Graeme had a narrow loss after being behind by 10 shots early, going down 22-24, and the standout rink skipped by Rick Bradbury won 42-13. Other rink results: Mick Bush 27-21 and Rob Beard 25-19.

Division Four travelled to Barooga and won 44-31 with Nan Dart winning 33-12.

A big welcome to our newest bowlers in Garry Seamer, Miles Humphries and Ross Turley.

The 55 and over was played yesterday and the ladies have their Trade Day at Tocumwal today.

Renovation work will start shortly on the greens so please be patient in our endeavours to improve our facilities. Helpers after work today.

Reminder the men’s club singles will be played this Saturday and the ladies on Sunday so if you have a bye on the draw be prepared to mark. There will be a barbecue lunch Saturday and Chinese Sunday. The first two rounds will be played in uniform.

Finley RSC

The Ladies Handicap Singles last week saw Karen Peacock def. Noela Thomas and Mary Smethurst def. Ofelia Cochrane. Mary and Karen will play the final at a later date.

Today the ladies play Canadian pairs at 10am.

Friday Pennant had a win against Numurkah 82-71, 14 points.

Saturday Division One had a draw with Barooga Sports 103-all, nine points. Saturday Division Three went down to Cobram Three 65-83, two points.

There is no Saturday Pennant this coming week while Friday pennant travel to Numurkah Golf. Cars leave at 8.30am.


Club Championships are in full swing with some very tight matches being played.

The Melbourne Cup Tournament played over Monday and Tuesday was a fun event.

The winners were Frank and Rita Nak, with second Leigh Polkinghorne and Effie Eaton, third Ray and Rhonda Irvine and fourth Bruce Reid and Sheila Kufner.

Roy Taylor competed in the State 60 & Over Men’s Singles in Murray Division and defeated Barry Cosgrove in the final.

He then went on to compete in the Regional Finals at Shepparton Park Bowls Club and was narrowly defeated in the final by Dennis McHarry.

Two Board events have been completed so far, the Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs. Congratulations to Chris Philpot and Roy Taylor and Effie Eaton and Andrea Brown for winning these events.

After five rounds of pennant we are having mixed results; the ladder placings are as follows: Saturday - Division One 7th, Division Three Tocumwal Two 3rd, Tocumwal Three 7th, Division Four 2nd; Friday - Division One 2nd, Division Two Tocumwal Two 2nd, Tocumwal Three sixth.

Barefoot Bowlers are honing their skills on Monday evenings.

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