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YARRAM Bowls Men’s
singles champion did his
club proud after taking it
right up to the three time
North Gippsland Bowls
Association Champion of
Champions, going down
by just four shots in a
thrilling final Heyfield on
In the first quarter final com-
pleted May was in stellar form de-
feating Ivan Cartledge (Stratford)
Wayne Morris (West Sale) de-
feated Rosedale’s Donny Smith 25-
19, Morris got out to a good lead
but Smith produced some outstand-
ing bowls before Morris was able to
close the game out.
Bruce Warr (Sale) received a
walkover from Peter Riboli (Maffra)
and defending champion Rohan
Kelly (Heyfield) had the bye.
Semi finals commenced im-
mediately and May continued his
good form defeating Wayne Morris
The other semi was a tighter
game with Warr gaining the early
lead before Kelly wound him back
in winning 25-22 .
Geoff May looked to settle ear-
lier in the final but Kelly came back
Fly in at Woodside Beach
On duty: some of the females members of the Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving
Club from left, Harriette Hobson, Layla Williams, Abbi Hunnam, Jess Banik,
James Ollington, Amy Janssen, and Jacqueline Klienitz got to get a close up look
at the Westpac rescue helicopter at Woodside Beach last weekend.
Rescue: Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving Club volunteers, back from left, Katelyn Van de Lustgraaf,
Wyatt Kilgower, Ben Mattern, Daniel Petterson, Emma Van de Lustgraaf, Maxine Avery, front,
Ty Price-Handley were given the opportunity to check out the resources onboard the Westpac rescue
helicopter last weekend.
Beach Surf Life
Saving Club vol-
unteers had a sur-
prise visit from
the Westpac res-
cue helicopter last
was doing a sweep
along the Ninety Mile
Beach and decided
to call in on the vol-
unteers at Woodside
who appreciated the
opportunity to see the
resource this helicop-
ter has onboard for
YARRAM Division Three pennant bowl-
ers had a thrilling one shot win over top
team Sale Blue to cement its place in the
top four with finals just around the corner.
Section 3 match results opened up the four, Yar-
ram’s one shot victory over top team Sale Blue result
could have assisted Maffra Red to gain top spot, but
THE dynamic duo of John
Roberts and Errol Gregory
have taken out the South
Gippsland Bowls Cham-
pion of Champions trophy.
The pair won their third round
game of the SGBD Champion of
Champions Pairs to make it into the
final played under was under lights,
at Lang Lang, January 18. They
came up against the stronger and
well experienced pairing of Trevor
Henn and Tom Whitelaw from Mir-
Errol and John started strongly
with their opponents drawing level
at 13 apiece after 13 ends. Going
into the last two ends Mirboo North
was trailing 13-18. The atmosphere
was very tense as Errol and John
managed to keep their opponents to
a single shot on the last two ends,
coming away with a great win.
Their opponent in the final
was a well synchronised pair from
Corinella with many games together
under their belts. Errol and John had
nothing to lose as their relative inex-
perience allowed them to go into the
game as massive underdogs, which
suited them just fine.
The first nine ends were tight
seeing the score tied up at seven
shots apiece. Errol and John stead-
ied to open a four shot lead only
for the Corinella pair come back to
take a one shot lead going into the
last end. John put two great first up
bowls on the kitty only for their lead
to sneak in for shot.
The following bowls from all
players made the head extremely
hard to draw into with every angle
blocked. With only two bowls left,
down one shot overall and one shot
on the end, Errol nervously sent
down a weighted shot up the middle
knocking his bowl onto the shot
bowl which rolled the kitty out the
back to give his pair four shots up.
The Corinella skip was wide
with his last bowl so Errol had no
hesitation to not bowl his last and
take the four shots. The Port Welsh-
pool faithful that travelled to Lang
Lang to cheer on Errol and John
erupted as they were declared win-
ners of the South Gippsland Bowls
Division Pairs Champion of Cham-
pions final 18 shots to 15.
This is a tremendous achieve-
ment not only for Errol and John but
for our club which has never had a
men’s pair win the Champion of
Champions. Congratulations! You
have a great repour with each other
and have what has been mentioned
as a unique way of communication
on the green. Keep up the fantastic
Round 12 was away against
Meeniyan. Irrespective of the lad-
der positions, it was going to be a
tough game on a fast green in very
hot conditions, returning after the
Christmas break. We went down by
12 shots, with Latna’s team winning
our only rink.
Round 13 was at home to San
Remo in windy conditions. We used
our home green to our advantage
with two of our rinks having good
wins and the other had a hard contest
and kept their loss to a minimum.
Port Welshpool won the day with 51
shots up to hopefully take some mo-
mentum into the final round away
against Inverloch. A win is a must to
keep top spot on the ladder.
Round 12 saw us making the
long trek over the bridge to take
on Phillip Island. We were missing
a couple of players including Merv
Reilly who is away on holidays. We
fought hard to stay in the game but
unfortunately we were outplayed
on the day finishing 16 shots down
with Rob Greaves’ team winning
Round 13 was also away, this
time just to the bridge up against San
Remo. All rinks took the majority of
the game adjusting to the green hav-
Yarram Division Three cement spot in four
Bowls: Yarram Division One skip Brian
Reid sends down his first bowl of the match
against Sale White at Yarram on Saturday.
Finalists: Champion of Champions finalists Geoff May (Yar-
ram) congratulates Rohan Kelly (Heyfield) on his fourth title.
May does Yarram proud
Proud achievement: John Roberts and Errol Gregory
celebrate being crowned the Pairs Champion of Cham-
pions of the South Gippsland Bowls Division.
• Port Welshpool and District Bowling Club
Roberts and Gregory champion of champions
ing given San Remo a huge lead
early. We pegged them back slowly
to make the score very tight. Peter
McPhail’s team had a great win.
Errol Gregory’s team came home
strongly to fall an agonising one
Rob Greaves rink also lost a
frustrating game where the opposi-
tion skip repeatedly turned good
heads for us into winning ends for
them. We came so close in the end
losing the day by a heartbreaking
four shots. This now puts us in a pre-
carious position fourth on the ladder
having to win all rinks at home this
week to Leongatha to make the fi-
nals. Come on Port Welshpool! We
came do it!
Port Welshpool and District
Bowling Club is always welcom-
ing of new players. Practice is held
every Friday evening from 4pm
followed by a barbecue dinner. Our
next monthly Triples is this Wednes-
day, February 15. Good bowling.
the Red went down to their clubmates Maffra Black
in the local derby. Stratford defeated Rosedale, Sale
White were too good for West Sale and Heyfield had
The second last round of matches will have Maf-
fra Black against Sale White at Sale, Heyfield, fifth and
Stratford sixth trying to make up the leeway to grab
fourth place, Sale Blue against Rosedale and West Sale
to play Yarram. Maffra Red has the bye.
No changes in the North Gippsland Bowls Asso-
ciation Division One ladder order last week with Sale
White too strong for Yarram, West Sale over Stratford
and Heyfield defeated Maffra. Sale Blue had the bye.
Next week’s matches in Division One will see the
top four clubs play each other in the second last round to
the finals. Top side Sale White, and second placed Hey-
field, will face off at Sale, third and fourth clubs Maffra
and West Sale will play at Maffra. Yarram is still within
striking distance, one game out of fourth place in fifth
spot, they will play Sale Blue at Sale.
Section 2 results show Sale White’s big win over
Maffra gets them from fifth to third, replacing Maffra
who drop to fifth place. Sale Blue defeated Rosedale,
Stratford big winners over West Sale and Heyfield de-
Next week top team Sale Blue are away to fourth
placed Heyfield, Maffra in fifth will have to beat Strat-
ford at Stratford to stay in the chase for fourth spot to
make the finals.
Plenty of interest still left in the last two rounds prior
to the finals.
Section 1: Heyfield 12/73, Maffra 2/67, West Sale
12/77, Stratford 2/62, Yarram 1/57, Sale White 13/83,
Sale Blue bye.
Section 2: Sale Blue 14/89, Rosedale 0/77, Sale
White 14/98, Maffra 0/47, Stratford 14/93, West Sale 0/4,
Yarram 4/64, Heyfield 10/75.
Section 3: Maffra Black 7/45, Maffra Red 2/40, Strat-
ford 9/60, Rosedale 0/25, Sale Blue 2/41, Yarram 7/42,
West Sale 0/33, Sale White 9/56.
to level at 13 all.
May continued to hold the lead
getting to 18-15 before Kelly’s ex-
perience came to the fore and tied
the game again at 20 all.
Shots were then traded until
with Kelly leading 22-21 and May
holding two Kelly trailed the jack
for one shot and 23-21.
Kelly put the pressure on with
two superb draw shots to hold
match, but May was able to remove
one bowl before Kelly calmly drew
the shot again and May was unable
to disturb the head leaving Kelly
the victor 25-21.
Rohan Kelly now has the out-
standing record of four NGBD
Champion of Champion titles in
a row and will be looking to re-
peat that at region level with the
Gippsland finals to be held at Sale
on February 26.
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