Eaton claims title

November 29, 2017

Effie Eaton following her Tocumwal Ladies Club Championship win on Monday.


The Ladies Club Championship Final was played on Monday between Effie Eaton and Sylvia Weller.

Congratulations to our new champion Effie Eaton.

Eaton has been busy on the greens representing the club at the Victorian Open, which was centred at Shepparton Park but played around the surrounding area.

Along with Eaton, the club was also represented by Jenny O’Connor in the ladies and Chris Philpot, Roy Taylor, Bill Dowling and Alan Whiteside in the men’s divisions.

Monday social bowls results were as follows: Winners - Enid Sockett, Alan Seamer, Jan Clark, Sheila Kufner; runners-up - Beryl McFarlane, Judy Harvie, Pam van Huizen, Helen Bowman.

Two ladies teams entered the Ladies Triples Tournament at Picola with Vicki Dowling, Anne Morrison and Sue Wilson finishing runners-up on a countback with 51 points and Julie Malloy, Leigh Hansen and Helen Bowman third with 50 points.

Our men continue to be well represented at the Thursday Trade Day which was held last week at Numurkah.

The club is looking forward to a relaxed, fun day of modified triples at its Christmas Cheer Day on December 10, with a 10am for 10.30am start time.

Teams will be made up on the day, so bowlers are asked to get their names in at reception by calling 58749111.

Players are asked to wear Christmas colours and join in for a chance to win Christmas prizes. Entry is $10 per person.

Finley BC

It has been a busy club at the present time, both socially and on the greens.

All pennant teams were victorious on Saturday.

In Division Three, Finley defeated Cobram on all rinks for a meritorious victory, 105/46 shots (16/0 points).

The win improves the club’s unbeaten run to six wins, with Finley on top of the competition ladder.

Division Four Team 2 travelled to Berrigan for a 45/31 (14/0) victory, while Division Four Team 3 visited Strathmerton for a 43/26 (14/0) victory.

Last season’s bottom ratings were a disaster but better application has now seen better results, with all Finley teams well placed on the respective ladders.

Friday night’s Toy Raffle was successful with a full house.

The draw for the $5k giveaway was on Saturday evening. The major winners were Lachlan Barnes, $3000; Andrew Taylor, $1000; John Montgomery, $500; Tracey Miles, $300; Rob Klemke, $200.

This was a popular and successful event; thanks to the regular organisers each week.

Pennant matches this week will see Division Three travel to Tocumwal, leaving at 12.15.

Teams: S Johnson (s), D McKellar, B Robinson and R Wood; B Smith(s), T Hansford, B Anderson and R Koschel; A Haines (s), B Mison, N Smith and A Cowan.

Division Four Team 2 are at home to Barooga. Teams: G Close (s), L Walsh, B Boyd and H Taylor; G Trevorrow (s), N Barnes, N Wilson and B Poore.

Division Four Team 3 play Katandra West, at home. Teams: K Bergmans (s), L Bergmans, S Walsh and G Shumack; H Tabe (s), L McKellar, D Mulrooney and S Montgomery.

Matches are progressing for the B grade championship, as arranged by the competitors. S Black and Matt Hannan advanced to the next round to be played.

Nominations are being received for the C grade championship.

Turkeys and hams raffles start Friday, which is the fundraiser for St Joseph’s School. This night is open to the public and an appeal is made to support this event.

Raffle roster: Nan Smith and John Montgomery.


Paul Glanvill has claimed the Club Singles Championship for the second year in a row.

Glanvill took on David Reynoldson in the final, claiming a 25-14 shot win on Sunday.

The semi-finals saw Reynoldson def. Graeme Clements 25-15 and Glanvill def. Bruce Ferry 25-20.

In the ladies final Glenys McKay defeated Kura Goldsmith 25-13.

Our ladies have two teams in their Trade Day at Numurkah Golf this week.

Saturday pennant resumed with Division Four playing Finley at home resulting in a loss, 12/44 to 2/32.

Robyn Ferry’s rink was the only winner, finishing one shot in front 19-18.

Division Two were home to Nathalia and won 15/90 to 3/74.

Mark Rooney drew with Brian Hutchins 18-all, Rick Bradbury won 26-24, and Graeme Clements went down to Ian Bolton 19 shots to 17.

Clements was holding three shots on the last end until Bolton removed Berrigan’s three bowls and picked up four shots for the win.

Mick Bush had the standout rink winning 29-13 scoring 20 shots to three after afternoon tea.

It was with regret that the club lost Merv Fennell, one of the club’s elder statesmen who has a green named after him.

Finley RSC

The inaugural Goulburn Murray Bowls Regional Division challenge played at Mooroopna BC on Sunday was won by the excited Murray Division Team.

Karen Peacock, Max Lewis and Peter Ellul from the RSC were part of the team; congratulations to all participants.

The final of the Ladies Handicap Singles was won by Mary Smethurst who defeated Karen Peacock.

Saturday Pennant saw Division One go down to Cobram 74-112 and Division Three down to Wunghnu 65-77, picking up two points.

Teams for this week’s play will be on the board.

Friday Pennant are at home to Berrigan. A reminder that we now start at 9.30am.

Division One travel to Wunghnu and Division Three to Jerilderie.

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