Jerilderie fall in final

By Southern Riverina News


Grand final day proved disappointing for Jerilderie's Division Three bowls team on Saturday.

The trip to Numurkah certainly seemed longer on the way home after losing all three rinks to Wunghnu on the well presented facility.

Individual rink scores were Col Bryce’s team Fred Scammell, Faith Bryce and John Bryce went down 21 to 23, Lucy Gurciullo's team of Mary Catena, Terry McGee and Ken Dallas down 11 to 29 and Terry Chaplains team of Betty Conn , Bill Williams and Mick Pitt down 13 to 38.

Congratulations to Wunghnu, the match was played in great spirit and they were the better team on the day.

Jerilderie has had a successful season, backing up after winning last year.

Thanks go to Kath Williams, reserve player for the grand final and to Lucy Sweeney for playing through the season when available.

Congratulations to Berrigan Division Four in their grand final win, we look forward to renewing our friendly rivalry next season.

Barefoot bowls continues every Wednesday, ready for 6pm start.

Finley BC

The major event of the club's bowling program, the 46th Armstrong Quadripartite, sponsored by Hutcheon and Pearce, is being played today.

The day will see 24 teams in four different modes of play, which makes this tournament quite unique in the area, competing for $2000 prize money.

Teams have come from many neighbouring clubs, including Finley RS, Hay, Mathoura, Yarrawonga, Lavington Panthers, and good supporter from Caroline Springs, Steve Fowler.

Play will be held at both Finley clubs and all members and supporters will enjoy the high stand of bowling.

Bowls secretary Nan Smith, appreciates the support given to stage the event and hopes the bowlers have a good day.

Programs have been submitted to all clubs and invited past players for the annual Rotary Day Medley.

This has proven very popular and maximum entries are anticipated.

All proceeds from this day will be used by Rotary in its many local projects.

Support is solicited from all local district bowling clubs.

Entries to Nan Smith, 0407 419 728 or Ray Koschel, 5883 1631.

Sunday morning social bowls is enjoyed by all participating players.

Winners this week were Nola Wood, Geoff Trevorrow and Tracey Miles, up with a one shot margin.

Bowlers are urged not to cease playing simply because pennant has finished.

There are several important events coming up, namely the Alan Seamer Medley advertised for Saturday, March 14 and the Rex Wellington day on Sunday, March 15 .

Both Seamer and Wellington have been strong supporters of local clubs and have contributed a vast amount to the promotion and progress of bowls. These events will draw maximum entries.

Players are reminded that entry sheets for these events are displayed on the notice board and teams will be submitted to the respective clubs.

Members draws are healthy, Friday $440 and Sunday $500, to be won by the members being present at drawing time.

The dining room is open to the public each Friday evening and catering can be undertaken for any important celebration or social event.

Bingo has drawn a strong following and is held each Tuesday with eyes down at 1.15pm.


The pennant bowls season is now over.

Unfortunately there were no Tocumwal championship flags won this season.

Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club congratulate this season’s Murray Bowls Division Grand Final winners.

Round one for the Men's B Grade Championships and the Ladies B Grade championships commenced this Monday, March 2.

Next week's Ladies Trade Day will be held at Tocumwal Golf and Bowling Club, Wednesday, March 11.

Glenice Pate and Brenda Jacques were the winners in a game of Pairs at this Monday’s Mixed Social Bowls.

New bowlers are welcome to Monday Mixed Social Bowls. 9.00am for a 9.30am start. Casual wear and flat soled shoes. Bowls are available at the club.

Val Godkin was awarded the Super Veteran Badge at this Monday’s Social Bowls for the occasion of her 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday Val.

Finley RSC

Ladies Trade day at the RSC on Wednesday attracted 16 teams, winners were Linda Isted (Numurkah Golf) followed by Maree O,Brien (Numurkah).

This was Maree's first win as a skip.

Best last game and jackpot went to Lucy Gurciullo (Jerilderie); Mystery Prize winners Lillian Nightingale (Numurkah).

Men's Trade day at the RSC on Thursday attracted 24 teams, the winner was Peter Russell (Barooga Sports) followed by Dave Hansen (Tocumwal).

Best games were as follows:

Game one - Nathalia; game two - A Vinnicome (Cobram); game three - N Newham (Numurkah); game four - T Pearce (Cobram). T Pearce missed out on the jackpot.

Six on power:

Game Three - G Maynard; Game One - A West.

In the Men's Club Pairs played Archie West def. K Johnson, and Ian Smethurst def. Peter Wilson.

Game to be played this week Jeff Peacock vs Tony Turner and Max Lewis vs John Reynolds.

These games have to be finalised by next Sunday.


The end of the pennant season will see club events again take priority.

The Betty Cobb Memorial Open Handicap singles will start this Thursday at 5.30pm with 19 bowlers entered.

Matches scheduled for Thursday are:

Round one: P Glanvill (14) vs R Bradbury (15), K Goldsmith (5) vs B Hutchinson (10), M Curtin (4) vs R Sedgwick (2).

Round two: D Woodward (6) vs J Cottam (2), B Bashford (3) vs R Head (9), G Seamer (8) vs N Burke (7).

Those entered and not scheduled to play this Thursday are requested to mark.

Kura Goldsmith and Clare Harvey will represent Berrigan at the Champion of Champions Pairs this Sunday.

Unfortunately the men's champions Peter Blake and David Reynoldson have had to forfeit.