Terry Johnson’s Wangaratta team was the winner of the 44th Armstrong Quadripartite at Finley Bowling Club on Thursday.
Johnson, who has attended the event every year since it began, teamed with Ian Brimblecombe, Trevor Selwood and Brian Challan, winning five games with a shot differential of +61 to earn first place among a field of 24 teams.
The winning team competed in singles, pairs, triples and fours during the day, earning the prize money of $2000.
The runner-up team was from Kyabram, with Greg Shilling, Graeme King, Chris Preddy and Noel Reddrop winning five games and being +25 shots.
Third placed was Les Waldron (Lavington), with four games +29 shots.
The day was well attended with a wide circle of clubs travelling for the event, including from Griffith, Wangaratta, Kyabram, Mathoura and Deniliquin.
Play was held at both Finley Bowling Club and the RS Club.
Finley BC give special thanks to Warren for presenting excellent ‘free flowing’ greens at the RS Club. A special mention to the other bowlers who have attended this bowls day since it commenced, with Bruce Ash from Corowa and John Hulm from Mathoura tremendous supporters of the event.
Thanks is also extended to Nan Smith and her catering members Sheila Walsh, Betty Robinson and Lesley McKellar for preparing a lovely luncheon and afternoon tea for all.
Bowls secretary Heather Tabe was untiring in her effort to present this event. Heather is such a diligent worker and thoroughly deserved the accolades given by many players.
Thanks are extended to Des Koschel for his assistance with seeking teams for the tournament and to Tracey and Fred for the computerised result sheet.
Heather wishes to thank Ray Koschel for helping her with coordinating the event.
The club appreciates this long running sponsorship for the Armstrong Quadripartite, which has now been continued by Hutcheon and Pearce for the past 10 years.