The reunion of all the male premiership players of the last 25 years held on the Wednesday of the 50th Master Pairs was most successful.
We thank all the players for attending and trust they enjoyed themselves.
The Saturday Night Social function is at Hurley’s on the December 3.
We have a list on the board for our Saturday and midweek players, social members, partners and families.
We can take up to 10 more for this Saturday night.
Please put your name down early this week if you intend to go. Hurley’s are a major sponsor of the Kyabram Bowls Club.
Many thanks to everybody who helped out during the Master Pairs.
Thanks is to go to the Greens Keepers and their workers, the board workers, the caterers, the bar staff, the raffle organisers, the ticket sellers and all the helpers around the club who made the week such a great success.
To Phil and Bob, the club cannot thank you enough for the countless hours of organisation and sheer hard work they put in to the 50th Victorian Country Master pairs.
Please remember the corporate and social functions before Christmas. We will need help from our members to make them a success.
Our members are asked to help our Development Officer Georgia in recruiting teams for the Wednesday Night Competition starting on Wednesday, January 18.
Georgia has sent out information to all the businesses, community groups and sporting clubs but will need our members to help with follow up with contact to secure the numbers to have a very successful competition.
The ladies club pairs list is on the board. The first rounds are on December 8.
Congratulations to Greg Shilling, David Cartwright and Rob Sceney for getting through their sections in the GV Pairs. The finals will be held at Euroa next Sunday.
The THK triples next games will be on the November 30 at Hilltop.
The KY Bowls Website and Facebook Page can be found at www.teamapp.com/clubs/kyabrambowlsclub
■ In the Alan Mathieson Shield, Kyabram moved into the top four with a 119-90 victory over Shepparton RSL.
Divisions one and four lost to Euroa and Division 6 won easily by 20 shots at Avenal.
Kyabram’s AMS side accounted for RSL quite easily 16-2 though their consistency was far from impressive across the board.
Rob Sceney’s team was in front all day and scored quite freely. They had a patch from the 19th end to the 24th end where they score 10 unanswered shots.
Dropping five on the last end took the gloss off quite a good day.
Greg Shilling’s rink was again in good form. They jumped out to a 14-4 lead on the 8th end but then were pegged back to 14-10 at the break.
A seven first end after tea broke their opponent’s hearts and they went on to win 34-24.
David Cartwright’s team of Bill Hatzie, “Jockey: McInnes and Mal Williams held swat all afternoon and cruised to a 26-17 victory.
There were four separate quarters in Brett Wright’s team’s game against Denis McHarry.
The first seven ends saw the RSL team take control and lead 17-2. Brett’s team then rallied.
At the 14th end the score was back to 15-18 and things were looking up.
RSL took over again and added nine shots by the 19th end to be in front 27-16.
The final chapter saw Brett, Darren, “Toot” and “Kingy” have one final charge at their opposition.
They scored 11 shots over the last 6 ends to lose 27-30 in what was a remarkable game of bowls.
Kyabram play East Shepparton at Kyabram this week. Some extra skills and drills training during the week will be necessary to overcome the visitors.
Although division one lost they were excellently led by Peter O’Brien’s team of Ken Risstrom, Peter Lomas and Jack Portia, who all played well.
They were in control of their rink all afternoon and ran out the easiest of winners 31-14.
Peter Kendall’s team had a close go with their Euroa opponents with the scores being no further than four apart for the afternoon.
Unfortunately for them the margin at the finish was the widest for the day. They lost at the finish 16-21.
Phil Denham had a real scrap with Euroa’s Ken Sutcliffe. It was nip and tuck all afternoon with Phil’s team just going down 20-24.
Bob Canute and his team were going along all right at 17 all on the 20th end. Unfortunately for them and the rest of the team the Euroa team got hold of them over the last five ends.
Bob’s team lost 18-27 at the finish. The whole game was a near thing but Kyabram only had two points to show for their 85-86 shots loss.
Division one travel to Shepparton Park next week in what should be another close encounter.
Division four had a real tussle with Euroa at home. The 4-14 result was a not a true reflection of the closeness of the game till the last few ends.
Brian Lindsay with Nado Dipetta, Cyril Napier and John Elliott were leading 24-17 on the 22nd end and life was good.
Euroa grabbed five shots over the last three ends leaving Kyabram winning 24-22.
Ray Harrison’s crew suffered a similar fate. They were playing well and led 22-10 on the 22nd end.
The sky fell in on them over the next three ends which saw them lose 10 shots to just get home 22-20.
Maree Boswell led her team well during a tough day.
They only won 10 of the 25 ends but were able to win the last couple of ends to get back to 16-24.
The same margin and the same type of day were in store for Theo Van Geldere’s team.
They manage to scrounge up 5 shots in the last couple of ends but still lost 13-21. The 75-87 loss to Euroa is no reflection of how well Division 4 have been playing.
Woe betides Rushworth and their chances against them at Kyabram next week.
Division six travelled to Avenal where they had a good day but were beaten by the locals on their home track.
Marg Cox’s team tried hard all day. Unfortunately they were a player down and lost 13-29.
Leonie Shilling’s team had a real go with their Avenal counterparts. They were just pipped 22-26.
Kyabram division six plays Dookie at home this week.
Some extra training for all sides during the week and all players being available for the selectors to compose complete sides will see Kyabram have a more successful round next Saturday.
■ Congratulations to David Cartwright and Greg Shilling on winning the Goulburn Valley Pairs Title at Euroa on Sunday.
Their win was made even more meritorious because the y had to play three games of 18 ends in one day to win it.
In the semi-final they defeated Wayne and John Gribble from Shepparton Golf 23-5.
In a marathon final they beat Geoff Franze and Jarrod Thornton of East Shepparton 17-11.
This win sends them into the Greater Goulburn Group section of the State Pate Pairs.
Our Edna Harling Shield Team had the long trek down the highway this week to tackle top side Seymour.
Our side was bowling well and was in the game until a phone call came through after each rink had completed around 16 ends to inform them that the other teams in the division had been washed out due to heavy rains on Tuesday.
This week our team host Shepp Park who have been solid performers this year.
The first time against them Park took all the points comfortably. This time around our team is playing better and with the advantage of our home green are hoping to get some points back.
Our division three weekend pennant side also travelled down the highway this week to take on Seymour VRI.
A tough challenge waited as the VRI sit well clear on top of the table.
A couple of changes to our rinks this week were made to strengthen our team across the board.
Clarrie Weller’s rink of Billy Mac, Kevin Allen and Bruce Spencer had a great day winning their game 31/15. This was our only winning rink for the game with our overall score 89/109 2/16.
Our other rinks battled had but couldn’t get over the line. Norm Cheong’s rink of Ray Tuhan, Bill Hageman and Dave Grant had a great tussle going down by only two, 22/24.
Danny Lingard’s rink of Kieran Walsh, Alexander Nelson and Tom Burgess had a great battle all day keeping scores level after recouping their early deficit but couldn’t manage to stay with their opposition in the end going down 24/35.
Pete Myers’ rink of Ian Douglas, Hanns Schmidt and Gavan Poole couldn’t adjust to the conditions and strong opposition unfortunately going down 12/35.
This week our team has another tough battle hosting Shepp Park and points are becoming vital if we are to stay in touch with the rest of the division.
Our AMS side found out this week what it is like to face the top team coming off an unexpected loss the week before.
Shepp Golf were in full flight after being tumbled by Nagambie on their home green.
Geoff Mulcahy got off to a great start with Patto, Jenny and Fitzy all bowling well before smoko.
Unfortunately after the break Dawsy’s Rink fired and managed to claw back the lead, in a close finish our rink went down 19/22.
Tim Hancock’s rink of Ronny Luker, Butch and Neville had a difficult day on their hands, playing against former Stanhope player John Stokes unfortunately gave up a six early on and couldn’t quite get it back going down by seven, 19/26.
Shane Walsh’s rink of Len Armstrong, Jamie Stokes and Robbie Armstrong had an enthralling battle against Gunnings team, some high quality bowls were seen bowled on this rink with Len and Jamie bowling exceptionally well.
Unfortunately even with father and son bowling together for the 1st time in pennant couldn’t see them come away with a win going down 28/17.
Dave Millard’s rink of Noel (I might retire) Adams, Cyril (I’ll drink alone) Evans and Barry (big week in Melbourne) Williams were unfortunately no match for Brad Orr’s rink going sown 17/27.
This week we travel to RSL. First time around we had a clean sweep 18/0. Let’s hope we can do the same as we have just slipped out of the four.
Please remember our Christmas party is just around the corner on December 17 and names need to be in for catering. Also keep up with the club games the red pen is hovering.
Merrigum division two played RSL on the carpet and the phrase that really sums up our efforts is ‘‘Best we forget’’.
The team lost overall by 34 shots and only Peter Warburton’s rink can hold their heads up high, Peter had Greg Pell and Norm and Jim Arthur to assist him.
They played R. Benney and won by four shots. This was a tight game all day and the difference was never greater than a few shots.
All players made a contribution and even Greg had a smile on his face as his big wide bowls started to behave themselves. Well done.
Gary Mott, Wayne Shepherd, Abby Earl and Graeme Hubble met R Thorp and lost by 10 shots.
They were behind all day but by end 16 they had reduced the deficit to three shots.
They won four of the last nine ends but could only score singles while their opponents managed to score multiples on their winning ends.
Barry Hubble, Stan Coldwell, John Bailey and Barry Parsons lowered their winning colours to Rob Betson and lost by 11 shots.
They also could never really close the gap and had to concede to the better side on the day.
In the last game Joe Chant, John Firmer, Peter Hoare and Rob Dennis got flogged by Doggy Hayes and fell short by a massive 17 shots.
The opposition skipper played a great game and this is even more demoralising as he had to borrow two bowls because his wife had driven off with his bowls bag locked in the boot.
I shudder to think what the difference would have been if he had his own bowls.
Division six had the bye and our Tuesday team was washed out.
Keep up the good work with our club games as they have to be finished by December 17 as the green is being cored over the break.
We still need more names for the Christmas dinner. Please make an effort to attend.
The Thursday night meals are going gangbusters. Congratulations to all concerned on the quantity, quality and variety of the meal.
Anyone is welcome to attend. Members pay $6 and our visitors pay $8.
Last Wednesday a successful Ladies Tournament was held.
Twenty teams competed the three games in tricky conditions.
Winners on the day was Liz Easther’s team from Rich River. Runner-up was Beryl Murray’s team from Mathoura.
Competitions were won by Margot Brennan, Dot Bennett, Marg Shearer. Valley View would like to thank Albion Motors for sponsoring this tournament.
Over the years they have been very generous sponsors to our club. Also thanks to the golf girls for helping with the catering.
Midweek pennant was played at Moama on the carpet, always a challenge.
Valley View defeated Moama by 10 shots. D. Isaac, N. Findlay, M. Topp, L. Andrews defeated J. Marshall in a very close game 21/20. Jill Barrett, B. Carling, H. Emery, G. Topp defeated M. Meulencamp 30/21.
Saturday pennant was played at Elmore, with Elmore the winners. R. Barrett, R. Varcoe, K. Hastie, S. Polsoni were defeated b y K. Wills 20/30. G. Topp, F. Findlay, D. Clavell, G. Beamaish were defeated
by C. Williams 18/35. J. Keath, J. Barrett, B. Greenaway, R. Donohue were defeated by K. Brooks 19/38.