Chris chosen for over 60s test team

Men's and Ladies Singles Champions for 2021/22 Paul Glanvill and Rachel Glanvill.

Tocumwal

Congratulations to Chris Philpot, Life Member and Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club bowls coach, who has been selected to represent Victoria in the Vic V Tas French-Holbrook Over 60s Test Series.

It will be held July 1 to 3 at the Karingal Bowls Club.

Chris is the first person in our club to have ever reached such a high level of competition.

The entire Club wishes you every success – and we will all be cheering you on!

A few of our top bowlers recently played in the Australian Open Bowls Championships on the Gold Coast.

Chris Philpot was joined by Bob amd Helen Bowman, Chris O’Connell and immediate past captain David Hansen and his wife Leigh.

The men bowlers got through to the knock-outs in their team event, and Leigh – our current club champion - got even further.

Unfortunately she lost her last game by only 2 shots – an unbelievable success as she was playing Australia’s finest bowlers. Well done, Leigh!

TGBC is planning its first two day ladies team event for September 14 and 15 - the ‘Queen of the Greens’.

The club is hoping to offer a substantial cash prize and clubs from all over Victoria and southern NSW will be invited to attend.

It is hoped it will become an annual event.

Long time bowler Betty Harrup was highly commended at our recent AGM, for consistently still bowling – at the ripe young age of 94. Well done Bett!

During the winter season, TGBC has introduced ‘Free Fun Monday Bowls’, commencing at 11am.

Bowlers of all levels – experienced, newcomers, learners, non-members – are welcome to come along and join in the fun.

Upcoming events:

Don't forget to grab a partner for the Thursday Open Pairs. Cost is $20, with lunch and raffle tickets included. Call Bob Bowman on 0418 313918 by Tuesdays.

Thermals and beanies are in order for Saturday Social bowls - 12.15pm for a 1pm start.

Cost is $10. Players of all ages, levels and experience welcome, with bowls available.

If you wish to enter, please place your name on the board in clubrooms by Thursday morning.

Berrigan

After a COVID-related delay, Berrigan Community Bowls Club finally held its mixed pairs championship on Sunday.

In a lightning round-robin format, Hardy Rennick and Clare Harvey, who remained undefeated, were crowned the Mixed Pairs Champions of 2022/23.

The runners-up were Zoran Colovic and Evelyn Reynoldson.

Once again, it was great to see strong support for the event from members.

Later that afternoon, the club held its AGM.

Garry Seamer was again unanimously elected for a third term as president, with Elaine Hawkins as vice-president.

Other committee members are: secretary - Gayle Reynoldson, greens director - Barry Hutchinson, catering director - Val Chisholm, club captain - Matt Hansen, assistant club captain - Rachel Glanvill.

General members are Mary Curtin, Maurie Forrest, Lesley Forrest, Geoff Blake, Steve Gann and Graeme Clements.

The AGM also decided to introduce a new club event - The Neville Burke Mug - for the Men's Handicap event.

The Betty Cobb will revert back from an open event to a Ladies Handicap.

Wrapping up a big day was the annual presentation night.

The highlight of the evening was a special presentation to the club men's singles champion - and the Goulburn Murray men's singles Champion of Champions - Paul Glanvill.

Barry Hutchinson was recognised for his incredible work to make the club's greens the envy of the Goulburn Murray region, awarded Best Clubperson.

Other winners recognised on the night were: Ladies Singles, - Rachel Glanvill; Men's Pairs - Neville Burke and Graeme Clements; Ladies Pairs - Glenys McKay and Elaine Hawkins; Open Triples - Joe Cottam, Geoff Blake and Paul Glanvill; Open 100-up - Rick Bradbury; Bernard Curtin OAM B-Grade Singles - Graeme Parr; Betty Cobb Open Handicap - Graeme Parr; Mixed Pairs - Clare Harvey and Hardy Rennick.

Clare Harvey and Hardy Rennick, winners of the Berrigan Community Bowls Club Mixed Pairs Championship.