Home' Yarram Standard : January 10th 2018 Contents PAGE 14 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD” Wednesday, January 10, 2018
PORT Welshpool and District Bowling Club held
its annual three day tournament on December 28
The tournament was well attended with teams
and players from many of the local clubs as well as
from Rosedale, West Sale, Cockatoo and Pakenham.
Once again, Port Welshpool’s much maligned
weather played its part with warm, humid condi-
tions kicking off the first day. The second day’s
play was completed moments before heavy rain
completely covered the green under enough water
for our president to display his surfing skills on the
Despite the threatening weather everyone en-
joyed a great day.
A scrumptious dinner was offered for any players
who remained after the day’s play.
Nine players from Pakenham attended all three
days and the club would especially like to thank them
for helping us make up Mixed Triples teams with the
Port Welshpool players on the last day.
A big thank you goes to the sponsors over the
three days including Welshpool Waste Disposal,
Phelan and Henderson, Peter Stoitse Transport and
Every cent counts to a tiny club like this so the
support is greatly appreciated.
The daily raffle prizes of whiting were kindly do-
nated by club members John and Cheryl Roberts.
The major seafood raffle was extraordinarily well
supported, won by Bob of Rosedale, a long standing
supporter of our annual tournament.
Thank you to the members who attended the
working bee and prepared the club for the tourna-
ment, especially Peter Macphail for his many hours
preparing the green.
Marg McDonald did an exceptional job as tour-
nament coordinator. Thank you to Trevor Vening for
his stellar bar keeping and to the ladies who did a
fantastic job catering for the tournament.
It is also tremendous to get such glowing feed-
back from people who played at the tournament, es-
pecially from those who have travelled a long way
to visit the club: “Well done on running a well-oiled
WITH only four rounds remaining to
end the home and away season, Division
1 currently sitting fourth on the ladder is
the only possible finals team.
This week, Division 1 play Sale Blue (sev-
enth) at home followed up by Sale White (first)
Heyfield (third) and Maffra (sixth).
Fifth placed West Sale is nine points out of the
four and play Sale White, Heyfield, Maffra and
Stratford (second) in the remaining matches.
Looking at the current standings Yarram
should make the finals but only if it plays good
bowls and picks up valuable points before finals
Pennant teams for Saturday, January 13:
Section 1 play Sale Blue at Yarram: Skip J.
Amos, G. May, K. Feben, N. Tindale. Skip L. Rip-
pon, T. Banik, A. Watts, N. Gore. Skip B. Penney
B. Reid, G. Young, J. Lamb.
Section 2 play Rosedale at Rosedale: Skip, T.
Day 3: Mixed Triples were won Marg Mc-
Donald (Portt Welshpool), Rob Greaves (Port
Welshpool), and Anthony Young (Cockatoo)
Day 1: Triples won by a composite team of Terry Corcoran (Toora), Peter Macphail (Port
Welshpool) and Andrew ‘Jacko’ Jackson (Melbourne Bowling Club).
Stony holiday races – a real family treat
IT was a massive day at the Stony
Creek Racing Club yesterday, Monday,
Not only were the children entertained with
Chris Humfrey’s Wild Action Zoo, the ladies had
a lovely day out as well.
The Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club or-
ganised this year’s Pink Roses Ladies’ Marquee,
with major sponsor Sisterhood Women’s Travel.
Around 70 women enjoyed the day in the mar-
quee, and a percentage of the profits will go back
into the surf life saving club for vital equipment.
“It was a fabulous day. It was the first time
we’ve been asked to do something like this and
we were very excited,” co-organiser Megan Wat-
Kongwak artist Fiona Kennedy was thanked
for having four artworks on display, which helped
add an extra touch of elegance in the marquee.
Club CEO Sarah Wolf was thrilled with the
outcome of the day.
“People began queuing up at 11.30am to come
in, so the club is becoming a great holiday desti-
nation for families,” she said.
“Chris (Humfrey) is always a real drawcard for
children. They love coming along and seeing na-
tive animals they wouldn’t ordinarily get to see.
“The Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club did a
great job with the marquee; it’s been a wonderful
Ms Wolf said there was a good field with 101
entries, and the track was in great condition, con-
sidering the club held a meeting very recently.
Close: jockey Clayton Douglas (left) on Champagne Elle just edged out Brandon Stockdale
and horse Paris Flirting in the first race of the day at Stony Creek Racing Club, Monday,
Winners: jockey Clayton Douglas and horse
Champagne Elle were pictured just prior to
winning the first race of the day at Stony
Creek Racing Club on Monday.
• Yarram bowls
Saturday pennant set to resume
Kirkpatrick, T. Tymensen, G. Dixon, D. Tindale;
Car T. Tymensen. Skip, P. Kiely, W. Helms. T.
Fink I. Perry; Car W. Helms. Skip G. Garland, P.
Powney, C. Banik, K. Brown; Car. P Powney.
Section 3 play Maffra at Yarram: Skip B. Mc-
Call, D. Humphrey, H. Wood, B. Mattingley. Skip
M. Collins, K. Wadsworth, T. Hurst, R. Young.
January Turkey Triples
Last Thursday, January 4, 19 teams competed
in this successful and interactive club event.
In an interesting finish to the day, three teams
won all four games.
In the past, third place would only earn you a
mention, now with the initiative of the club prize
money is now paid down to third.
Finishing in third place was the team of Ian
Thompson, Trevor fink and Pat Kiely.
The remaining two four game winners both
finished with 31 ends but on a countback Jeff
Amos, Theo Tymensen and fill in Kevin McInnes
were runners up.
The winner for the day was the Morwell team
of Rod Smith, Ron Whitton and Nobby Noblett.
Australia Day Tournament
On Friday, January 26, the club will be holding
an open three game triples event.
An interesting format will see all players lead,
play third and skip in each of these three games.
Entry to this event is by single nomination
with teams being selected by the organisers.
The writer has been advised that 20 players
have already indicated their intention to play so
speak to Allan Watts should you wish to be in-
volved on this day or simply record your name on
the nomination form in either of the ladies/men’s
Thrilling men’s singles semi final
In a game that took more than two hours and
32 ends, Jeff Amos outlasted Allan Watts to ad-
vance to the final of this prestigious event.
This game had plenty of draw bowling which
is the art of lawn bowls and was acknowledged by
those spectators present.
A special mention goes to marker Neil Gore
who was ever alert and immediate in his response
to the player’s questions.
Jeff will now play the winner of the other
semi-final between John Millier and Geoff May
which is set down for Sunday, January 14.
The other event of club importance played
over the weekend was the semi finals of the State
Yarram was represented by the two Tindales,
Edward and Desley, who played Matthew Higgins
and Kris McAlpine of Sale. In this match over 16
ends Matthew and Kris ran out winners to prog-
ress to the final of the North Gippsland Section of
this State event.
Till next week enjoy your bowls.
Port Welshpool bowls
The lunch time egg sandwiches always a high-
light. Of course our Port Welshpool team winning
the first day was pleasing. I will be back next year.”
Jacko, Melbourne Bowling Club.
All players are reminded Saturday Pennant starts
back this week at home to Inverloch and Midweek
Pennant is away to San Remo next week.
All club matches have been played and, there-
fore, the club champions have been decided.
A full report of this, including how the club cham-
pions faired at the Champion of Champions will be
in next week’s paper
The Monthly Three Bowl Triples will be on
Wednesday, January 17. If you wish to enter a team
in, the club would love to have you.
Please call tournament manager Marg McDonald
on 03 51 851 226 or Errol Gregory on 0417 133 271
or email the club at email@example.com.
Fridays are practice from 4pm. This is followed
by a barbecue dinner - club members and visitors
prices apply. Drinks are at bar prices.
All social members and visitors are most wel-
come to attend.
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