Ladies and Gents,
On behalf of the Social Bowls Committees:
Please note that for the coming summer season, the main Social Bowls event will be Thursday, day-time.
Monday afternoon and Thursday evening will continue as usual.
For Thursday, day-time, Social Bowls brief details are as follows:
Format: Open two-bowl triples (any gender combination). Two games of 15 ends, “Nominated and Selected” (ie. enter a team or put your name down as an individual)
Start time: Arrive at 10:00 am for 10:30 am start. Break for BYO lunch
Cost: $24 per team (or $8 per single entry)
Prizes: $270 total prize money per week.
Please endeavour to support this new initiative which aims at maximising participation and should be a most enjoyable event.
Edinburgh Shield 2018
For the second year in a row we journeyed to Corowa to play in section 13 of the RSL Edinburgh Shield Competition our contingent consisted of 19 bowlers and two spouses. The weather was excellent and everyone enjoyed themselves bowling, dining and enjoying good company from the 6th-9th April.
BBQ on Friday night when Rod Ward made a speech for a presentation to Duncan Duke only problem Duncan wasn’t there at the time.
Presentation to Duncan Duke of 2 antique (old) bowls with a DD insignia and other bowls paraphernalia scrounged up by Kim Nevill.( see Photos)
Graham Crapper did not spill any wine.
Jeff Lander had his yearly change of underwear and Annette was not even there.
Peter Watson was couth all weekend only slightly let down when uptown ordering coffee when he should had been on the bowling green.
The chauffeur extraordinaire “Daisy” Eames
A very good and close competition played against great opponents on very good grass greens at Corowa Civic Bowls.
Once again we finished second winning 4 games and losing one game to the eventual winners Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads RSL
In indication of how keen the competition was that we only lost to the winners by 6 shots and only finished with 14 shots up from the 4 wins.
The results were:
vs Ocean Grove/Barwon Heads 42 to 48
vs Hampton 53 to 48
vs Lakes Entrance 44 to 41
vs Pascoe Vale 44 to 41
vs West Heidelberg (Rosanna) 46 to 37
Best Bowlers Awards
Skip – Graham Crapper 4 Wins & 1 Draw – 27 shots up
Third – Gordon Turner 3 Wins & 1 Draw – 11 shots up
2ND – Rod Ward – 3 Wins & ! Draw – 21 shots up
Lead – Colleen Cameron – 3 Wins & 1 Draw – 15 shots up
Please check out the photos of the weekend.
Edinburgh Shield 2017
This year 19 bowlers a one legged Manager and 7 partners ventured to Corowa to participate in Section 13 of the RSL Edinburgh Shield competition.
It was a very successful weekend with wonderful accommodation, great food, good bowling and enjoyable company.
Overall we won 4 of our 5 games placing us 2nd.
The winner Bendigo/Eaglehawk won the Section with 5 wins plus 100 (approx) shots up but only beat us by 7 shots and we won 2 rinks.
vs Noble Park WIN 55 to 49
vs Phillip Island WIN 46 to 37
vs Sorrento/Portsea WIN 44 to 43 (Peter ‘Gobbler’ Watson last bowl of the game Monty 1 shot down overall and 1 down at the head drove kitty into ditch to make 2 giving us a 1 shot win)
vs Bendigo/Eaglehawk Loss 35 to 42
vs Corowa Services WIN 39 to 38 (once again Peter ‘Gobbler’ Watson very last bowl of the game 1 shot down overall but holding 1 at the head knocked another Monty bowl in for 2 and a 1 shot win).
What will not be revealed was how many shots the ‘Gobbler’ was down in both those games.
Winners for the prestigious prize for best players in their position were:
Lead Gary ‘Bradbury’ Wills 4 Games for 4 Wins plus 16 shots
2nd Kim Nevill 3 Games for 3 Wins plus 16 shots
3rd Mick Lanigan 4 Games for 3 Wins plus 18 shots
Skip Jacqui Ward 5 Games for 4 Wins plus 21 Shots
(Happy snaps – Check “PHOTOS” Edinburgh Shield 2017)
Edinburgh Shield 2016
Games summary – (ALSO checkout the Photo Gallery)
With just 16 players, everybody had to play every game. Nearly all the games were close, and coming into the last ends the games were up for grabs. Unfortunately, we couldn’t reproduce last year’s success, and ended the carnival with just one win. We had a great time as usual (at the expense of the quality of bowls?????) with the Friday BBQ setting up the weekend beautifully.
Montmorency v Pascoe Vale Loss
Montmorency v Morwell Win
Montmorency v Cobram / Barooga Loss
Montmorency v Essendon Loss
Montmorency v Epping RSL Loss
Everybody had a great weekend, with great company.
The best rink was Jeff Lander, Bruce Bell, Shirley Crapper, and Gary Watson, who won all five of their games.