Saturday pennant 22_2_2020
Division 1 Blue after finishing top of the table needed the second chance as they faced off against the always strong Wonthaggi outfit lead by Rob Aitken, Frank Seaton and Brian Donohue. A large group of supporters from both clubs travelled to Inverloch to support their last remaining team in the finals so there was a lot on the line. It needs to be said that the camaraderie and respect between the teams was evident, as the players from both teams meet across a range of events on a regular basis.
At the 45th end of the 75 to be played across the three rinks the score was 37 shots to 34 with the island in front, from that point on there was never more than two shots the difference with the lead swapped regularly, so the scene was set for a dramatic finish.
With two island rinks winning and one losing it was a matter of all players putting their heads down and really concentrating. With the very last bowl to be put down it was in the hand of Rob Aitken who was facing a one shot defeat if he did not add to the two his team was already holding. Talk about nerves of steel and ability to match he did to ensure the draw 62 shots all.
Well, it was a one end shoot out for each of the three rinks with the team of Dave Hanlon dropping 4 shots, with next to finish the team lead by Russell May finishing with plus 2 shots.
The Daryl Major lead team was holding two shots with the last bowl in his hand, miss and it was another three ends; put it in and the Island progress to the grand final. Spectators from both sides held their breath as the bowl was released, and wow it was in for three for a one shot win. Talking about nerves of steel and ability to match Daryl has it in spades beautifully bowled mate. 1250 bowls were put down for the afternoon and it was decided by one shot, amazing.
Congratulations to the island team who now face Leongatha in the Grand Final and commiserations to the Wonthaggi team. GO TEAM
Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda lost 18 shots to 29. Dave Hanlon, Graeme Key who was a very late replacement for Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk won 23 to 18 while Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Peter Forrest and Wayne Barr lead all day to win 21 to 15.
And the winning bowl is sent on its way……
I think I can, I think I can!!! Of course he could
Mr May gets one away The agony of it all
He wants me to do? That will be three thanks very much
Happy days GRAND FINAL BOUND
Midweek pennant 18_2_2020
Division 2 played their semi-final against Toora at Inverloch and it was a day with little wind but unfortunately some rain, thunder and a threat of lighting made for interesting conditions. As the game progressed it was evident that we had one big winning rink and two that were under the pump. With each of the rinks at approx. the 21st end Phillip Island were some fifteen shots down overall. With the winning rink finishing 24 shots up after their 25 ends it was up to the other two rinks to dig deep. With two shots the difference as the two remaining rinks started their last end it was anyone’s game, but a single shot win on one rink and a two on the other it was game over, by one shot 69 shots to 68. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora went down 13 to 26 while Lorraine Waters, Judy Christie, Di Bateman and Norm Waters also were on the wrong side of the ledger 19 to 29. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda kept us in the game all day winning 37 shots to 13.
So, they are Grand Final bound and await the winner of the preliminary final between Toora and Meeniyan. GO TEAM
Division 3 faced off against Wonthaggi in a knockout match at Korumburra on Tuesday the 18th and like Div. 2 came away with a one shot win 46 shots to 45. Marlene Puncher, Merrilyn King, Nola Brown and Jacqui McFarlane lost 19 to 22 with Marlene not having to bowl her last bowl of the game as the other rink had finished and it was already game over. Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Inga Royce and M Poole got up by four shots 27 to 23. They now face Port Welshpool for the right to go forward to the grand final.
Social Bowls 19_2_2020
Twenty seven bowlers turned up on a fine and sunny Thursday to enjoy a game of social bowls with the team of Alan Price, Lyn Rogerson Michael Haack, Bev Emmett and Lyn Rogerson edging into the runners up position. But it was the team of Terry Dawes, Faye Jamieson, Ron Rogers along with Norm Trickey winning the day, congratulations folks.
Terry Dawes, Faye Jamieson, Ron Rogers
Saturday Pennant 15_2_2020
After the fourteen week season the finalists have been determined and Phillip Island had three out of six teams competing in Saturday pennant finals and in midweek pennant there are two teams that will fly the flag.
It was a tough day for Saturday Pennant players as all three teams were defeated, with only Division 1 Blue having a second chance next week where they will face Wonthaggi for the right to play Leongatha in the grand final.
Division 1 Blue after finishing top of the table faced off against second placed Leongatha on the Korumburra green. As one would expect the bowls were of a very high quality but it was the Leongatha folk brightly dressed in their yellow and green who won the day 67 shots to 47.
Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda lost 17 shots to 19, on the last end it is believed. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk got close losing 19 to 22 while Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Guilio Marcolongo and Wayne Barr lost 11 to 26.
So Leongatha progress to the grand final while our Blue team carry the hopes of our Saturday pennant, facing off against the resurgent Wonthaggi team for the right to play Leongatha in the big one.
Division 2 after finishing in third place faced an elimination game against Toora, on the green at Wonthaggi and a drawn game in the last round suggested it would be a tight game. It was but unfortunately for us Islanders it was the Toora team who won the day by four shots 69 to 65. Kevin Brown, Peter Forest, Pat Ryan and John Routley led the way winning 30 to 19. Stuart Cunningham, Norm Waters, Chris Fricke and Allen Beddows despite being all even on the 21st end lost 21 to 28 while John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews lost 14 shots to 22.
Division 5 Blue also faced an elimination game at Wonthaggi against Korumburra, and after a very strong win against them two weeks were feeling confident. But bowls being what it is and despite winning two rinks went down 66 shots to 71 overall. Jack Bell, Colin Binch, Sam Cachia and Denis Oakley had a win 24 shots to 18 while Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Brian Legg and Julie Pora had a tough day on the green losing 15 to 30. Rounding it out with a win 26 to 23 were the team of Serge Castel, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef led by Greg Dixon.
The support from our members who either travelled to Wonthaggi or Leongatha to watch the games was very much appreciated by those playing, thank you all.
Wonthaggi sponsored monthly triples 13_2_2020
The Wonthaggi Holden sponsored monthly triples rolled around again and 78 players filled our two greens with representatives from Inverloch, San Remo, Wonthaggi and Leongatha joining with our local members. It was a glorious day enjoyed by all with the Wonthaggi team of Fred Kellow, Tony Tyler and Alan Ireland winning best first game with plus 14 shots. Best second game with plus 22 shots, yes that’s right, were Daryl and Polly Major with Kevin Wagner. Once again fabulous sandwiches were on offer for lunch from the kitchen which many took advantage of, thanks to those who did this work. After lunch president Barrie Goldsbury with Arthur Denny and Mario Micallef won best third game with plus 21 shots. Geoff Coleman, John Routley and Robbie Shaw, a combined team from the Island and San Remo, won best last game with plus 10 shots. With time off the golf greens and work Rohan Walker along with Jim Kirk and John Kappler were the overall winners with four wins and plus 31 shots. Congratulations guys and thanks to all the players that contested the day and it is noted that on his first outing in competitive company Errol Bradford bowled well.
John Kappler, Rowan Walker, Jim Kirk
Thursday Social Bowls 12_2_2020
Thursday social bowls were small in numbers this week but big on intent, and it was the evergreen Eric wild who led Alan Price and Faye Jamieson to two wins plus 33 shots which was good enough to win the day. In the runners-up position was the team of Ed Hislop, Tony Steward and Jim Murray with plus 18 shots.
Eric Wild, Faye Jamieson, Alan Price
Midweek Pennant 11_2_2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant hosted the folks from Foster in their last game for the season and with two winning rinks and an overall win 91 shots to 48 it was a good way to finish the year. Marilyn Forrest and Jan Stubbs, who was replaced by Monica Poole mid game, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole won 27 to 16. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop just missed losing 20 to 22 with Phyll Major, Lois May, Ian Diss with Carol Hoffman taking the cake 44 to 10.
For Division 2 the at home win against Wonthaggi 78 shots 59 sees them face off with Toora in the double chance finals game next Tuesday the 18th at Wonthaggi, good luck to them. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora led all day to win 26 to 18. Lorraine Waters, Judy Christie, Di Bateman and Norm Waters led only once all game and that was on the last end winning 21 to 20. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda also led all day to win 31 to 21.
With a bye last week Division 3 face off against Wonthaggi in a knockout match at Korumburra on Tuesday the 18th with Marlene Puncher, Merrilyn King, Nola Brown and Jacqui McFarlane along with Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Inga Royce and M Poole hoping for success, have a great day.
Saturday Pennant 8_2_2020
Division 1 Blue went off to Fish Creek looking to rebound from last week and success would see them finish on top of the ladder, so a win overall 75 shots to 68 saw that eventuate. John Newcombe, Peter Forrest, Ray Aylen and Wayne Barr won 29 to 20. Russell May, John Batty, Lois May and Joe Korda lost 19 shots to 33. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk had a good day winning 27 to 15. A final against second place Leongatha awaits them next Saturday.
Division 1 White had a visit from the fourth placed Inverloch and had as their motivation to spoil their finals party but it did not pan out that way, as despite winning two rinks they lost 61 shots to 82. Guilio Marcolongo, Graeme Key, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst had a win 27 to 23. Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Ian Diss and Brian Arnold got up by one shot 23 to 22. Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Bill Francis and Bruce Puncher struck a hot rink losing 11 to 37. That sees the end of the season for this team.
Division 2 hosted Inverloch White and with their finals participation ensured needed to make sure of good form going into finals next week. However, it was a mixed day with two losing rinks and one winning by a large margin a win was the result 80 shots to 64. Division 2 faces an elimination game against Toora this Saturday. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews won 35 shots to 13 with Kevin Brown, Pat Ryan, Brian Legg and John Routley losing 23 to 24. Stuart Cunningham, Chris Fricke, Denis Oakley and Allen Beddows also missed losing 22 to 27.
Division 3 had plenty to play for at Mirboo Nth as depending on how Loch performed they were very close to the relegation zone, so one winning rink was enough to stay off the bottom of the ladder by one point. Bob Carter, Max Opitz, John Kappler and Steve Farrelly lost 9 to 43 while George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Harry Bowman won 30 to 25. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson lost 21 to 27 for an overall loss 60 shots to 95.
Division 5 Blue were at home to the White side so bragging rights as well as the points were on the line. Greg Dixon, Serge Castell, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef defeated Carol Hoffman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber 31 to 19. Jack Bell, Colin Binch, Sam Cachia and Di Bateman won 29 to 16 against Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Nola Brown. Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Snow Lacco and Julie Pora Ken lost 23 to 27 to Ken Gray, Judy Christie, Merrilyn King and Alan Baughurst. The 83 shot to 62 win sees the Blue team finish the season in third place and face Korumburra next week in an elimination game while that’s it for the White team.
We wish all Saturday teams playing in the finals the very best, and may the three bowling L’s, ie line, length and luck be the cornerstone of your games, go the Islanders.
Midweek Pennant 4_2_2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant travelled to Korumburra do battle to be in contention for fourth position going into the last round next week, but a 62 shots to 84 defeat put paid to that. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole won 24 to 23. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop lost 19 to 27 with Phyll Major, Lois May, Carol Hoffman and Ian Diss losing 19 to 34.
Division 2 hosted Lang Lang, who they lost to first time around, and needed a win to enhance their top two chances, so an 89 shots to 47 win was welcomed. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora lost 20 to 24. Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Lorraine and Norm Waters led all day to win 24 to 14. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda had a day out winning 45 to 9. A win against Wonthaggi this week means a double chance, a loss results in an elimination game in the first week of finals.
Thursday Social Bowls 6_2_2020
Twenty two bowlers faced off this week at Thursday social bowls and enjoyed a fabulous day in sunny but humid conditions. With a win and draw for a total of 25 points in the runners-up position was the team of Ed Hislop, Paul Bean, Tony Steward and Bev Emmet. Taking away the win was the Alan Price led team of Marlene Puncher, Eric Wild and Shirley Weaver with two wins and 31 points. It is great to see so many out enjoying the amenities of our club.
Shirley Weaver, Eric Wild, Alan Price, Marlene Puncher
Saturday Pennant 1_2_2020
Saturday Pennant saw three out of our five sides face off against Wonthaggi with great rivalry and camaraderie between the two clubs over a long period of time. Each of the three games had a direct impact on the final aspirations of the two clubs. Division 1 Blue currently in top position on the ladder hosted second placed Wonthaggi and an overall loss 69 shots to 77 is an indication of how open this final series will be. Daryl Major, Peter Forrest, John Newcombe and Wayne Barr lost 21 to 32. Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda won 25 to 17 with Dave Hanlon Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk missing out 23 to 28.
Division 1 White travelled around the bay to Corinella who after a mint start to the season had dropped off a little, so the pressure was on them to consolidate their ladder position. Despite the White team winning one rink they lost overall 60 to 73. Guilio Marcolongo, Graeme Key, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst had a win 27 to 22. Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Ian Diss and Brian Arnold missed 16 to 28 while Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Ray Aylen lost 17 to 23.
Division 2 for the second week in a row went off the Island this time to Wonthaggi and a must win game was the challenge. With a delayed start due to rain and the subsequent mopping up operation, the resultant completion of the required number of ends saw the visitors win overall 68 shots to 32. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews scooped the pool winning 32 to 8. After a week off Kevin Brown returned to once again lead Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley to a win 23 to 15 while Stuart Cunningham, Norm Waters, Chris Fricke and Allen Beddows were neck and neck with their opponents all afternoon and that is the way it finished, 13 all.
Division 3 were at home to Wonthaggi with a close game expected and a one shot win was great outcome for them winning 65 shots to 64. Bob Carter, Max Opitz, John Kappler and Steve Farrelly had a win 28 to 22 and also winning were George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher 23 to 18. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson had a loss 14 shots to 24.
Division 5 Blue travelled to face Inverloch White with the chance to further consolidate their position in the four but a heavy loss on one rink saw them go down 69 shots to 85. Greg Dixon Serge Castell, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef won 24 to 23. Jack Bell, Colin Binch, Sam Cachia and Denis Oakley got up 28 to 26. Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Brian Legg and Julie Pora struck a tough one losing 17 to 36.
Division 5 White were at home to Inverloch Blue and a drawn game 69 shots all was very pleasing for them. Ken Gray, Judy Christie, Harry Bowman and Alan Baughurst lost 23 to 25. Carol Hoffman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber also lost by two 21 to 23. Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Nola Brown winning by four shots 25 to 21 ensured the draw.
Social Bowls 30_1_2020
Not sure why but fifteen bowlers played Thursday social bowls on a very hot afternoon, agh yes we do know why, they are bowlers. With two wins and 29 points it was Alan Price, Jackie McFarlane, Lyn Rogerson and Graeme White who won the day. In runners-up position with 19 points were Ed Hislop, Tony Steward and Neville Stevens.
Ladies 21 Up Final 31_1_2020
The Ladies 21 Up final took place recently which saw Marlene Puncher and Marilyn Forrest, two of the clubs more experienced bowlers win through to the finals. Due to the very hot conditions the game started early and it was Marilyn who got off to a great start. Despite Marlene’s best effort and bowls she was unable to breach the gap, so it was Marilyn who went on to win 22 shots to 9. Congratulation to Marilyn on her win and for Marlene it was a great effort.
Marilyn Forrest, Kevin Brown (Marker), Marlene Puncher
Midweek Pennant 28_1_2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant were at home to top placed Tarwin Lower looking to press their claim for fourth position, so to come away with a 69 shots to 50 overall was a fantastic result. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Bob Carter had a big win 32 to 11. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, Richard Poole and Beb Hyslop lost 15 to 23 with Phyll Major, Lois May, Carol Hoffman and Ian Diss winning 22 to 16.
Division 2 headed off to Mirboo Nth with their cut lunches looking to further consolidate their ladder position and with three losing rinks lost overall 50 shots to 80 so it was a long trip home. Pat Davis, Marlene Puncher, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora lost 15 to 32. Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Nola Brown and Norm Waters also on the wrong end 16 to 24. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda rounded it out losing 19 to 24.
Division 3 welcomed the team from Foster and they also needed a win to consolidate their fourth placed ladder position but a 38 shots to 65 loss saw Foster close to same points, so the pressure is on in their last two games. Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King Inga Royce and Monica Poole lost 21 to 35 while Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Harry Bowman and Marj Beaton also lost 17 to 30.
Saturday Pennant 25_1_2020
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue faced a danger game at Leongatha and that was the way it turned out, despite two winning rinks they lost overall by three shots 67 to 70. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Arthur Denny and Wayne Barr lost 17 to 36. Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda had a win 26 to 19. Also with a win 24 shots to 15 was the team of Dave Hanlon Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk
Division 1 White played at home against Korumburra and had the opportunity to go above them on the ladder and a good win 69 to 54 ensured that happened. Guilio Marcolongo, Graeme Key, Ray Aylen and Bob Hurst lost 17 shots to 20. Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Ian Diss and Alan Beddows won 27 to 17. Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Denis Oakley also won 25 to 17.
Division 2 went over the bridge to play on the new “Tiger Turf” green at San Remo and as is always the case the game was very tight all day with the locals winning 67 shots to 66. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Kappler in a tight game all day drew 21 all. Peter Forrest, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley were up all day and won 22 to 20. Stuart Cunningham, Norm Waters, Chris Fricke and Brian Arnold after leading early fell to a three shot defeat 23 to 26.
Division 3 after a good win last weekend went off to Korumburra with a collective positive frame of mind and but unfortunately fell seven shots short losing overall 68 shots to 75. Bob Carter, Max Opitz, Lou Bellino and Steve Farrelly missed by one losing 24 to 25. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson lost 19 shots to 31 with George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Mario Micallef winning 25 to 19.
Division 5 Blue also hosted Korumburra and a big win 88 shots to 49 was a great outcome for them. Greg Dixon with Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda and Di Pollock won 31 to 17. Jack Bell, John Mathews, Sam Cachia and Harry Bowman also had a big win 35 shots to 9 while Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Serge Castell and Julie Pora just missed losing 22 to 23.
Division 5 White travelled to play the always strong Corinella side and did very well winning overall 76 shots to 61. Ken Gray, Judy Christie, Merrilyn King and Alan Baughurst won 24 to 18. Carol Hoffman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber won 30 to 21, and Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Nola Brown drew 22 each.
Midweek Pennant 21_1_2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant travelled to Inverloch and with a long tradition of rivalry it was expected this game to be a tight affair, but a loss on each of the three rinks saw an overall deficit of 57 shots to 79. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole lost 15 to 30. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop lost 22 to 23 while Phyll Major, Lois May, Ian Diss and Bob Carter also lost 20 to 26.
Division 2 hosted ladder leading Meeniyan and were looking to press their finals claim, and a win 71 shots to 61 was an excellent result for them. Gwenda Arnold, Carol Hoffman, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora rebounded from last week to win 28 to 18. Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Marlene Puncher and Norm Waters also won 25 to 23 with Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda losing 18 to 20.
Division 3 went to Wonthaggi and it was a tight affair with the Island getting up 57 shots to 50 overall. Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King Inga Royce and Jacqui MacFarlane won 29 to 23 while Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Trish Williams and Marj Beaten got up by one shot 28 to 27.
Social Bowls 23_1_2020
Social Bowls this week saw 32 hardy bowlers experience the wind, rain and on occasions the sun. Included in this number were two new bowlers to the club so we welcome them and hope they enjoy their bowling journey. Terry Dawes, Barb Moloney and Harry Bowman with 32 points won the day from the team of Robyn Eames, Michael Haack and Mario Micallef with 31 points.
Terry Dawes, Barb Moloney and Harry Bowman
Men’s Minor Competition 19_1_2020
The final of the Minor competition was completed recently and Stuart Harvie and Patrick Ryan were the worthy finalists. This event is for those bowling members who have never won a club singles or pairs championship at any club. One might think this might lend itself to the bowls on display may be of lesser quality, well it must be said that the standard of bowls in the final was absolutely first class. And the evenness of the players was reflected in the fact that there was never more than three shots between them in the race to 25 shots. It was surely one of those games where it is said, it is unfortunate there has to be a loser, and in this case it was Patrick who lost 24 shots to 25. Congratulations to Stuart he played a fabulous game and certainly held his nerve at the end. Well done Patrick you participated in one of the great games.
Stuart Harvie, Winner and Patrick Ryan R/Up
Saturday Pennant 18_1_2020
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue had their home game against very close rivals Phillip Island White so bragging rights were on the line, as well as points of course. Despite losing one rink the Blue side got up to win overall 75 shots to 55. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr missed out losing to John Batty, Arthur Denny, Ray Aylen and Bob Hurst 18 shots to 23. Russell May, Peter Forrest, Denis Oakley and Joe Korda against Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Chris Fricke and Alan Beddows were just too strong winning 26 to 18. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk made the going tough for Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Carol Hoffman and John Mathews winning 31 to 14.
Division 2 after a comfortable win against Tarwin Lower first time around they were still expecting to be a tough game on their home green, and with the wind and the opposition that was the way it turned out. It wasn’t till late in the match that they got going to win overall 78 shots to 54. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Kappler went down by one shot on the last end 20 to 21, while Kevin Brown, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John “Sugarbags” Routley won 28 shots to 18. And it is understood that Graeme Cornell had a blinder of a game, no mean feat in those windy conditions. Stuart Cunningham led the team of Norm Waters, Ian Diss and Brian Arnold and after being 11 all at the end of 15 ends got going to win 30 to 15.
Division 3 were at home again this week, this time to Meeniyan and a win was due and needed, so a 70 shots to 63 win overall was very much welcomed by the team. In a bit of a recast side Bob Carter, Max Opitz, Lou Bellino and Steve Farrelly did well to win 26 to 24. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson just missed out losing 16 shots to 19 with the team of George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher winning 28 to 20.
After a good win at home last week Division 5 Blue travelled to Loch and a 71 shots to 59 on their grass green was an excellent win. Greg Dixon, Brian Legg, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef lost 12 to 23 and the team of Jack Bell, Jan Dixon, Sam Cachia and Harry Bowman won 32 to 13. The Ray Pepper led team of Lino Micallef, Serge Castell and Julie Pora continued their good form winning 27 to 17.
Division 5 White hosted ladder leading club Toora and almost caused an upset just going down overall 68 shots to 75. Ken Gray, Colin Binch, Judy Christie and Alan Baughurst won 29 to 28. Di Bateman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber lost 15 to 26, and Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Di Pollock won 25 to 21.
With three games to go Div. 1 Blue and White are first and seventh respectively, and Div. 2 are in third place. Div. 3 are seventh while Div. 5 Blue and White are second and eight respectively.
Social Bowls 17_1_2020
The details of social bowls this week are not available suffice to say the winners were the team of Ray Pepper, ?, Harry Bowman and Warren Honkey, and it was great to see Warren on the green again.
Ray Pepper, Unknown, Harry Bowman, Warren Honkey
Midweek Pennant 14_1_2020
Midweek Pennant played their first game since the break and all players were of course all keen to start with a win. With four of our leading ladies missing with various ailments we all wish them the very best in the weeks ahead. Division 1 hosted Corinella and with only one winning rink unfortunately lost overall 59 shots to 79. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole won 24 to 14. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop found the going tough losing 15 to 34. Rounding it with a loss 20 shots to 31 was the team of Phyll Major, Lois May, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst.
Division 2 travelled to Inverloch and apart from the smoke around the conditions were very good. But it did not turn out the best as despite winning two rinks they went down overall losing 59 shots to 77. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora lost 8 to 34 and Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Marlene Puncher and Norm Waters won 26 to 19. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda with a four on the last end got up to win 25 to 24.
Division 3 went over the bridge to play San Remo on their new green. It was a tight affair with Phillip Island winning overall 47 shots to 42 with Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King Inga Royce and Jacqui MacFarlane drawing 22 shots all. Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Trish Williams and Marj Beaten won 25 to 20.
With four games to go to finals time Div. 1 are fifth, Div. 2 are third while Div. 3 are fifth.
Corporate Bowls 16_1_2020
Corporate bowls is an annual event which has teams from local businesses and community groups meet each Thursday evening for a ten week season of bowls. This event has been running for many years and is an excellent forum for people to gather to relax, network, play bowls and enjoy a weekly BBQ. The 28 teams consisting of approximately 90 players do battle for weekly prizes and an ongoing ladder sees the leaders qualify to play for the major prize at the end of the ten week season.
Saturday Pennant 11_1_2020
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue was at home to Korumburra and the New Year started off in good fashion for them with an 89 shots to 55 win. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr won 32 to 22 with Russell May, Peter Forrest, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda also winning 29 shots to 19. While Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk spoilt the round 10 shots winning margin by winning 28 shots to 14.
Division 1 White headed off to Fish Creek and engineered a two shot win 63 to 61, which gets them two games clear of the relegation zone. John Batty, Guilio Marcolongo, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst won 24 to 15. Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold were up against it losing 14 to 30 with Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Chris Fricke and Alan Beddows holding up to win 24 to 15.
Division 2 were at home to Inverloch Blue and did very well to inflict on them their second loss for the season winning 72 shots to 68. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews in a seesawing game won 24 shots to 17. Kevin Brown, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley were all square on the last end and one shot down at the head. The shot of the day saw Kevin on his last bowl pick up the jack and carry it for four shots to get up 27 to 23. Stuart Cunningham with Norm Waters, Ian Diss and John Kappler after dropping a six on the first end were at one point 13 shots down. But being last rink to finish by a long way were able to conjure a revival to win the last three ends and ensure the good work of the other two rinks was not wasted, but they did lose 21 to 28.
Division 3 hosted Foster and needed to win to relieve the pressure of ladder position but it will have to wait until next week as they went down 57 shots to 72. Lou Bellino, Bob Carter, Max Opitz and Steve Farrelly got close but lost 15 to 19. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson also lost 16 shots to 24. George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher were close but lost 26 to 29.
Division 5 Blue after a bye in the last round were very keen to get back to pennant and a home game against Tarwin Lower was to their liking, as all three rinks won for an overall win 82 shots to 57. Greg Dixon, Brian Legg, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef had a good win 30 to 16. Jack Bell, Snow Lacco, Sam Cachia, who we welcome back to pennant and Denis Oakley, just missed losing 21 to 23. Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Carol Hoffman and Julie Pora also had a good win 31 to 18.
Division 5 White joined Division 1 white at Fish Creek and struck the ladder leading team very much in form losing 40 shots to 93. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Judy Christie and Alan Baughurst lost 14 to 32. Di Bateman with Stuart Harvie, Merrilyn King and Di Pollock lost 12 to 34, and Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Harry Bowman lost 14 to 27.
Monthly Triples 9_1_2020
The club Monthly Triples, which is generously sponsored by Wonthaggi Holden, had all fourteen rinks full ensuring very strong competition, but having said that it does not distract from the camaraderie amongst all the players. Our club president Barrie Goldsbury welcomed players from San Remo, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Leongatha as well as a number of bowlers who were holidaying on the Island. Out of the blocks early was the team led by Daryl Major who won best first game, while best game two was won by the composite team of Mick Coram from Inverloch and Wayne and Ben Mattock from Wonthaggi. After a welcome break for lunch best game three went to a visiting team led by Frank Bellino, while skip Geoff Coleman from the Inverloch club led his team to victory winning best game four. With only one four game winner on the day the team of Mick Coram with Wayne and Ben Mattock took the honors, and equally important bragging rights! Through the generosity of all the bowlers present, all the winner’s prize money and proceeds of the regular raffle, saw just over $500 donated to the CFA Bushfire relief fund, what a fabulous effort congratulations everyone.
Mick Coram, Wayne Mattock, Ben Mattock
Social Bowls 8_1_2020
Thursday social bowlers was in fact played on Wednesday due to monthly triples on Thursday and with visitors from Warrnambool joining the locals, a great day was had by all. With 33 points Tony Steward, Eric Wild, Jim Murray and Matt Fleming from Warrnambool were the winners. Just 2 points shy of them in the runners-up position was the team of Kate Lloyd from Warrnambool, Neville Stevens, Inga Royce who were led by Ray Pepper.
Matt Fleming, Tony Steward, Eric Wild, Jim Murray
Both Saturday and midweek pennant are due to commence this weekend. With only five games to go before finals there is much work to be done, to ensure we have as many teams as possible qualify for the end of season games. Really all we need to remember is the three L’s associated with bowling, line, length and luck, good bowling everyone.
Members of the Phillip Island Bowling Club we’re saddened to hear of the passing of Evelyn Gains, a long serving member. Evelyn was a life member, as was her husband Joe, in fact one our greens is known as the “Gains Green”. She was respected by all will be sadly missed.
Social Bowls 4_1_2020
Of course we cannot let a Saturday go by without a game of bowls and so it was last Saturday with twenty four bowling fanatics fronting up for a game of 2-4-2. Across the two games there were only two teams who won both games, and in third place with a win and draw was the team of Bob Carter and Denis Oakley. In second place was the team of George Mol and Brian Legg with plus 15 shots while the winners on the day with plus 18 shots were Jack Bell and Garry Salomons.
Jack Bell, Garry Sallomons
Social Bowls 2_1_2020
Twenty eight bowlers welcomed in the New Year with a game of social bowlers last Thursday and with visitors from Waverley golf bowls club it was a day of mixed feelings with so many fellow Victorians doing it very tough. With current club singles champion Jan Dyer teaming up with regular winner Harry Bowman the other teams were up against it and that is the way it turned out with their two wins and 34 points winning the day. But the team of Graeme Key and Shirley pushed them all the way with two wins and 33 points.
Jan Dyer, Harry Bowman
Cowes Total Car Care Day 21_12
The annual Cowes Total Care sponsored day took place on Saturday and as this is an event of long standing it has a certain prestige if one happens to win it. Some fifty players ensued that the competition was strong and after a scorcher the day before the weather provided good conditions, so no excuses were to found, well maybe one or two!
Barrie Goldsbury, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef with a seven shot win won best game 1, while Graeme Cornell, Di Pollock and Sam Cachia won best game two with a plus nine. It was great to see Sam back on the green following some time off because of illness. With a twelve shot win Phil Martin, Robyn Eames and Owen Pointon from Yungaburra club took best last game. With no three game winners and nine two game winners the match committee had their work cut out in determining the winners and they were Bruce Puncher, Di Bateman and Lino Micallef with plus 20 shots. Congratulations to the winners and a big thankyou to the organisers and our sponsors Cowes Total Car Care.
Bruce Puncher, Di Bateman, Lino Micallef
Social Bowls 19_12_19
Thursday social bowlers enjoyed a warm and sunny day and the company of visitors from San Remo and Numurkah. The evergreen and regular winner Bruce Puncher led Tony Steward and Trish Williams to victory with Ray Pepper and Shirley Weaver along with Ron Ameer from Numurkah in the runners up position.
Bruce Puncher, Trish Williams, Tony Steward
Midweek Pennant 17_1_19
Midweek Pennant teams played their last game before the Christmas break and Division 1 and a loss at home to Leongatha 65 shots to 68 enter the break in third position on the ladder. Marilyn Forrest, Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole lost 21 to 28. Jan Dyer, Jacqui Cohen, John Batty and Beb Hyslop did well winning 25 to 17 while Phyll Major, Jan Stubbs, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst lost 19 to 23.
Division 2 travelled to Leongatha for the last game of the year and enjoyed the benign weather conditions winning 91 shots to 44 and finish the year in fourth position. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora won 22 to 15 and Lorraine Waters, Jan Chipperfield, Di Bateman and Norm Waters 33 to 15. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda rounded it out winning 36 to 14.
Division 3 went up the creek, Fish Creek that is, and found the going to their liking winning well 56 shots to 33 and sit comfortably in fourth position. Ruth Partridge, Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King and Jacqui MacFarlane won 28 shots to 18, and Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Marlene Puncher and Marj Beaten won 28 to 15.
Men’s Singles Championship 15_12_19
The final of the Men’s singles championship was played recently and there was much to play for, as well as being the blue ribbon event of our championship program, the winner progresses to the next round of the state champions of champions.
Facing off in the final were Dave Hanlon a multiple singles champion at this club against John Newcombe three times a finalist but never a winner, keen as Dave was, one suspects John was pretty pumped to do it this time.
As expected the first seven ends were very tight with the score 6 each at this point, however Dave got his game going to win 7 of the next nine ends to jump out to a 16 shot to 9 lead. In a race to 25 shots a lead like this is very difficult to breech and the pundits were predicting game over.
Of course John was having none of that and in a remarkable turn round he won ten shots over the next three ends, and with two more singles following led 21 to 16. It was certainly a game of two halves played in front of approximately eighty people with John going on to win 25 shots to 19.
How do you explain such a change in the game, it was a case of them at different times bowling brilliant draw shots to the head and when needed a weighted shot to change the shape of the head. Congratulations to John on winning his first singles championship at PI bowls club to go with his six won at his previous club. Dave bowled beautifully and had the singles shield in his grasp, but as they say “that’s bowls”, well done Dave. Good luck John when you compete in South Gippsland Champion of Champions in January.
Dave Hanlon (R/Up), John Newcombe (Winner)
Ladies Singles Championship 15_12_19
The final of the ladies singles was too played at the same time as the men’s event between Jan Dyer and Paddy Francis and it too is our blue ribbon event. However it was not played as Paddy had to withdraw due to ill health, we wish her good health very soon. We must congratulate both Jan and Paddy on reaching the final; they beat some quality players on the way through. There is no doubt Jan is a worthy winner but one suspects she would rather have had a contest, but we wish her well in the Ladies Champion of Champions to be played in January.
Saturday pennant 14_12_19
Saturday pennant Division 1 Blue travelled to Inverloch to once again do battle and they are traditionally very tight affairs so a 76 shots to 61 win was huge. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr won 32 to 12 with Russell May, Peter Forrest, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda getting up 25 to 19. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk went down 19 shots to 30.
Division 1 White were at home to Leongatha who beat Inverloch easily last week so a tough day was expected, a 78 to 58 shot win was perhaps unexpected but well earnt by the team. John Batty, Guilio Marcolongo, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst won 22 to 20. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold just missed losing 22 to 24 while it was the Mark Hone led team of Russell Taylor, Chris Fricke and Ray Aylen who cleaned up winning 34 to 14.
Division 2 were at home to top of the table Leongatha and were looking to reverse the result from the first round encounter, however a one shot defeat 68 shots to 69 was the outcome. John Parker, Ian Diss, Paul Brown and Alan Beddows lost 17 shots to 24. Norm Waters, Ken Gill, Dave Hoffman and John Kappler also lost 18 shots to 25. It was the outstanding game by Kevin Brown, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley that kept the locals in the game winning 33 shots to 20.
Division 3 travelled to Lang Lang and in losing three rinks lost overall 62 shots to 80. Lou Bellino, Bob Carter, Max Opitz and Phyll Major lost 24 to 28 with Phil Martin, Richard Poole, Colin Binch and Trevor Gibson losing 16 to 26. George Mol, Serge Castell, Greg Lyon and Bruce Puncher got close but lost 22 to 24.
Division 5 Blue had a bye this week.
Division 5 White were also at home to the visiting team Foster and just failed to win going down 64 shots to 69. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Steve Barber and Alan Baughurst lost 15 to 31. One shot separated Di Bateman, Stuart Harvie, Paul Bean and Lorraine Waters and the opposition losing 18 to 19, with Greg Dixon, Ray Pepper, Ken Linton and Harry Bowman having a good win 31 to 19.
December 2 bowl triples 12_12_19
Our Wonthaggi Holden sponsored monthly 2 bowl triples event took place this week with fourteen rinks of players representing Wonthaggi, Inverloch, San Remo and Leongatha bowls clubs as well as our local players of course. An overcast morning turned into a sunny afternoon so conditions were perfect and it was the team of Lou Bellino, Ian Diss and Wayne Barr who won best first game with plus 15 shots. Going better with a plus 18 shots were Kevin Brown, Max Opitz and Dogga Luke who won best second game. Following a lunch of homemade or club provided sandwiches it was again Lou Bellino, Ian Diss and Wayne Barr with plus 19 shots who won best game three. And to complete the logic it was Kevin Brown, Max Opitz and Dogga that won best game 4 with plus 22 shots. It is hoped the good form of these six players continued into Saturday pennant!
However, it was the team of Ray Aylen, Jan Dyer and Di Bateman with four wins and plus 25 shots up that won the day, the only other four game winner was the Ted Breasley lead team from Inverloch. Thanks to all our visiting bowlers we appreciate and value your company.
Di Bateman, Ray Aylen, Jan Dyer
Social bowls 11_12_19
Thursday social bowlers were small in number but without doubt would have enjoyed their afternoon on the green. In the runners up position were Ray Pepper, Trish Williams and Sue Wood with two wins and 24 points. But winners of the day with two wins and 30 points were Cindy Honkey, Tony Stewart and Peter Dawes.
Tony Stewart, Cindy Honkey, Peter Dawes
Midweek pennant 10_12_19
Division 1 Midweek Pennant teams went off to play on the brand new San Remo green; whereas they knew it would probably be windy the green was another matter. But it was a good day and the green was a pleasure to play on with overall win 86 shots to 74 a good outcome. Marilyn Forrest, Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole won 29 to 28. Jan Dyer, Jacqui Cohen, John Batty and Beb Hyslop managed a 26 shot draw while Phyll Major, Jan Stubbs, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst had a good win 31 to 18.
Division 2 at home to Korumburra won three rinks and after all three rinks got away to a very fast start they ended up by winning by just 10 shots 76 to 66 overall. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora won 26 to 18 and Lorraine Waters, Jan Chipperfield, Di Bateman and Norm Waters also won 24 to 22. Also with a 2 shot win were Jan Dixon, Dorothy Wagner, Joe and Sheila Korda 28 to 26.
Division 3 were at home and played the always competitive team from Inverloch and just missed an overall win losing 44 shots to 48. Ruth Partridge, Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King and Harry Bowman lost 20 shots to 30, while the team of Marlene Puncher, Faye Jamieson, Nola Brown and Inga Royce won 24 to 18.
Ladies/Men’s Singles Championship – Finals 13_12_2019
With the finalists for the final of the ladies and men’s singles championship sorted, we wait with anticipation for the event which is scheduled for Friday the 13th at 1.00pm. (Check the blackboard beside the bottom green in case of change)
There is much to play for as well as being the blue ribbon event of our championship program, the winner’s progress to the next round of the state champions of champions.
The cream again has risen to the top this year as we see Paddy Francis and Jan Dyer as well as Dave Hanlon and John Newcombe face off in the final.
Newk has celebrated many division one pennant premierships at this club, but a club singles championship has eluded him, so it is fair to expect he will be pretty pumped. But, it is worth noting he won six single championships at his previous club Newstead.
David has also celebrated with Newk many times with pennant premierships and he carries form into the final as he has won the 15 end two bowl competition so far this season. In addition, he is a past winner of the singles, pairs and triples at this club. Who will prevail?
Paddy is a very experienced bowler who plays division one midweek pennant, as well as she has enjoyed success in inter club games and state events. She has won a Ladies singles championship at this club, and progressed as the Strzelecki champion of champions to State level where she came third, what an effort. Can she do it again?
Jan has beaten some very experienced and strong players on her path to the final and a stellar year of some three years ago saw her win the singles title as well as a sway of other club competitions. She is also a seasoned division one midweek pennant player, is she up for it this season?
If your pre-Christmas schedule allows it please make the effort to watch these finals, as it is pretty much guaranteed you will see some fabulous bowls. And it is a known fact that a large group of spectators provide additional excite and motivation for the players.
Saturday Pennant 7_12_2019
Saturday pennant saw the beginning of the reverse round and with the first game of the year still very fresh in the minds of Division 1 Blue players, as it was Corinella who lowered the local’s colours, keen was the word. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and John Mathews won 22 to 20. Russell May, Glen Cohen, Guilio Marcolongo and Joe Korda just missed losing 24 to 28. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk won 27 shots to 19 resulting in a 73 shot to 67 win overall.
Division 1 White were on the road again this week, this time to Wonthaggi and there was trepidation as to what the weather gods might dish up. However, weather or not the going was tough and they lost 52 shots to 83. John Batty, Kevin Wagner, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst lost 17 to 26. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Wayne Barr and Brian Arnold also lost 19 to 34. Mark Hone, Russell Taylor, Graeme Cornell and Allan Beddows completed the trifecta losing 16 to 23.
Division 2 made the long journey to Toora and were looking to reverse the result from the first game of the season, it wasn’t to be but a draw saw the points shared. John Parker, Ian Diss, Paul Brown and Sheila Korda won 26 shots to 14. Peter Forest, Chris Fricke, Pat Ryan and John Routley also won 26 to 21. Norm Waters, Ash Alibone, Phyllis Major and John Kappler despite having the opportunity to win the game on the last end couldn’t quite do it to lose 14 shots to 31.
Division 3 at home to Loch were expecting a tough game and that is the way it played out with a 61 shots to 71 loss. Lou Bellino, Max Opitz, Bob Carter and Reg Excell lost 23 to 27. Phil Martin, Colin Binch, Trevor Gibson and Richard Poole also lost 15 to 24, while George Mol, Serge Castell, Greg Lyon and Bruce Puncher won 23 to 20.
Division 5 Blue went to Foster hoping for some decent weather and apart from the wind it was ok but just went down 60 shots to 67. Jack Bell, Geoff Ryan, Snow Lacco and Denis Oakley did well winning 32 shots to 14. Ray Pepper along with Judy Christie, Julie Pora and Nola Brown lost 17 to 26. Greg Dixon back from a break led Brian Legg with Lino and Mario Micallef but went down 11 to 27.
Hosting Lang Lang was Division 5 White and found the going to their liking to get a win overall 87 shots to 69. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Steve Barber and Alan Baughurst won 36 to 23. Di Bateman, Stuart Harvie, Paul Bean and Lorraine Waters also won 34 to 18, with Robin Blackman, Ken Linton, Merrilyn King and Harry Bowman losing 17 shots to 28.
Social Bowls 5_12_2019
Thursday social bowlers enjoyed the company of a couple of bowlers from San Remo and to further enhance the day it was fine and warm with no wind. Di Pollock, Tony Steward and Graeme White had two wins and shared the same shots up as the team of Ray Pepper, Marg Rogers, Eric Wild and Michael Haack. However, due to an inferior percentage filled the runners up position. Congratulations to Ray, Marg, Eric and Michael on their win.
Eric Wild, Marg Rogers, Michael Haack, Ray Pepper
Midweek Pennant 3_12_2019
Inclement weather is a polite way of describing what division one and three midweek pennant teams faced last week at Foster and Tarwin Lower respectively. At least Div. three players played five ends before it was called off because of the rain and wind, but Div. one did not get to put a bowl down. Whereas on the island Division three hosted Port Welshpool and enjoyed very pleasant conditions, and the day finished in a 48 to 31 shot win overall.
Ruth Partridge, Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King and Jacqui MacFarlane won 19 shots to 15, while the team of Monica Poole, Nola Brown and Faye Jamieson led by Inara Vezis won 29 to 16.
Saturday Pennant 30_11_19
Saturday pennant saw Division 1 Blue looking to rebound after a loss last week and found the going to their liking winning all three rinks for an 84 shot to 52 win at home against Fish Creek. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr won 26 to 20. Russell May, Glen Cohen, Guilio Marcolongo and Joe Korda up 29 to 18. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk won well 29 shots to 14.
Division 1 White went off to play the always strong Inverloch team and did pretty but lost 56 shots to 74. John Batty, Kevin Wagner, Paddy Francis and Bob Hurst in a neck and neck encounter were ahead when it counted winning 26 to 25. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold were around the mark all afternoon but just missed losing 15 to 21. Kevin Brown, Russell Taylor, Graeme Cornell and Allan Beddows against the Mick Coram lead team lost 15 to 28.
Division 2 also went to Inverloch to play their White side and were keen to build on recent success after a slow start to the season, and 76 shot to 50 was a good outcome for them. John Parker, Ian Diss, Paul Brown and Ray Aylen lead all day and won 25 shots to 16. Peter Forest, Chris Fricke, Pat Ryan and John Routley also lead all day to come away with a good win 30 to 14. Norm Waters, Jacqui Cohen, Ash Alibone and John Kappler after jumping out to an early ten shot lead just scrapped home 21 shots to 20.
Division 3 were keen to do well after last week’s loss and hosted Mirboo North and 83 shots to 53 win was a great outcome for them. Dave Hoffman, Max Opitz, Bob Carter and Reg Excell won 32 to 14. Phil Martin, Colin Binch, Trevor Gibson and Richard Poole also won 28 to 16, while George Mol, Serge Castell, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher managed a draw 23 all.
Also facing Mirboo North at home was Division 5 Blue and with three winning rinks enjoyed and overall win 89 shots to 57. Jack Bell, Geoff Ryan, Snow Lacco and Denis Oakley won 33 shots to 17 with Ray Pepper, Judy Christie, Julie Pora and Sheila Korda also winning 31 to 17. Lou Bellino, Brian Legg with Lino and Mario Micallef rounded it out winning 25 to 23.
Our third side at Inverloch were Division 5 White who was oh so close to a win and with a draw escaping their clutches on the last bowl of the day they lost 67 shots to 69. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Steve Barber and Alan Baughurst lost 21 to 24. Di Bateman, Stuart Harvie, Paul Bean and Lorraine Waters had a good win 30 to 17, with Robin Blackman, Ken Linton, Greg Lyon and Harry Bowman losing 16 to 28.
Social Bowls 28_11_19
Thursday social bowlers at last enjoyed a warm and sunny day with thirty two coming out to play in the sunshine. With visitors from Box Hill RSL and San Remo competition was keen with Serge Castel with Don Chipperfield, Harry Bowman and Marlene Puncher winning the day with two wins and 34 points. Runners up were Bev Emmet, Jim Murray, Barb Moloney lead by Lou Bellino with two wins plus 32. It is great to see so many members out and about enjoying the company, camaraderie and club facilities.
Harry Bowman, Don Chipperfield, Marlene Puncher, Serge Castel
Midweek Pennant 26_11_19
After a week off all Midweek pennant players were very keen for a game and Division 1 were at home to Korumburra and had a big win overall 81 shots to 57. Jacqui Cohen, Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole won 29 to 18. Also with a win 30 to 18 were Paddy Francis, Phyl Major, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst with Jan Dyer, Marilyn Forest, Glen Cohen and Beb Hislop just missed losing 22 to 23.
Division 2 were also at home to Toora and had a win 76 shots to 65. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora enjoyed a win 27 to 22 while missing out by four shots were Lorraine Waters, Di Bateman, Nola Brown and Ash Alibone 21 shots to 25. Jan Stubbs, Dorothy Wagner, Wayne Barr and Sheila Korda took the honours 30 to 16.
Division 3 had the bye this week
Ladies Pairs Championship 24_11_19
The final of the ladies pairs was played recently and a large field was whittled down to the final pairs and they were Paddy Francis and Phyl Major up against Jacqui Cohen and Marilyn Forest.
As expected, the game opened up with nothing in it until Jacqui and Marilyn got a five which set the scene for the rest of the game. Jacqui and Marilyn continued to edge away building up a comfortable buffer to lead 15 shots to 5 after 10 ends. Despite winning the next five ends Paddy and Phyl were unable to bridge the gap, and Jacqui and Marilyn went on to win 20 shots to 14. Congratulations to all players that competed and to the runners up and winners’ very well done and good luck to Jacqui and Marilyn as the win see them progress to the next round of the state finals.
Paddy Francis and Phyl Major (Runners up), Jacqui Cohen and Marilyn Forest (Winners)
Saturday Pennant 23_11_2011
Saturday saw Division 1 Blue travel to Wonthaggi for their first outing on the new green and found the going tough, with the opposition up and about an overall loss 49 shots to 80 was the result. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr lost 19 shots to 25 while Russell May, Glen Cohen, Guilio Marcolongo and Joe Korda lost 11 to 25. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk also lost 19 shots to 30.
Division 1 White hosted the newly promoted Corinella and like the Blue side earlier in the season found them to strong on the day losing 58 shots to 68. John Batty, Kevin Wagner, Paddy Francis and Bob Hurst lost 11 to 23. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold flew the flag to win 22 shots to 19. Kevin Brown up from Division 2 led Russell Taylor, Graeme Cornell and Allan Beddows and they just missed going down 22 to 26.
Division 2 welcomed Wonthaggi and with three winning rinks were the only team to win this week getting up 67 shots to 52. Norm Waters with Jacqui Cohen, Ash Alibone and John Kappler won 26 to 22. John Parker along with Ian Diss, Bob Carter and John Mathews won 18 shots to 17 and Peter Forest, Chris Fricke, Pat Ryan and John Routley took the honours 23 to 13.
Division 3 like Div. 1 Blue went to Wonthaggi to do battle and also lost three rinks for an overall loss 46 shots to 86. Dave Hoffman with Max Opitz, Lou Bellino and Reg Excell lost 11 to 31, while Phil Martin, Colin Binch, Trevor Gibson and Richard Poole lost 17 to 30. George Mol, Serge Castell, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher got closest losing 18 to 25.
Division 5 Blue went to Inverloch hoping for no coastal breeze and with a “fruit salad”, a win a draw and a loss went down 58 shots to 67. Jack Bell, Geoff Ryan, Julie Pora and Denis Oakley lost 15 shots to 26 and Ray Pepper, Judy Christie, Snow Lacco and Sheila Korda drew 22 all. While Greg Dixon, Di Bateman, Lino and Mario Micallef won 22 to 19.
Division 5 were home to Korumburra and found the visitors to good losing 78 shots to 94. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Steve Barber and Merrilyn King won 29 to 24 and Lorraine Waters, Stuart Harvie, Paul Bean and Alan Baughurst after leading midway through lost 22 to 34. Robin Blackman, Ken Linton, Ruth Partridge and Harry Bowman lost 27 to 36.
Social Bowls 21_11_2019
Sixteen bowlers braved the very hot conditions at the start of Thursday social bowls and managed to get one game in before the change arrived with cold winds and rain. However, through all of that Michael Haack, Brian Legg and Harry Bowman took the win with 18 points, from Don Chipperfield and Stuart Harvie with 14. It is great to see Don back on the green after some time away from the game.
Harry Bowman, Brian Legg, Michael Haack
CFA Fundraiser sponsored by the local RSL
For the past three weeks local CFA members, friends, other community and members of the Phillip Island Bowls club have been participating in a Wednesday evening game of bowls. This is an RSL sponsored fundraising event for the local CFA and is also supported by PI Bowl’s club, IGA and Priceline. The IGA raffle prize raised more than $200 and the winner of the prize was Geoff Ryan from Rhyll, with Priceline putting up a $120 bundle for the next raffle. Tickets can be obtained from the bowls club or George on 0407 851 065. Twelve teams are competing for the RSL perpetual shield and ladder leaders at this point are Errol and Peter from Greg and Sue with “Lockies Mob” close on their heels.
John, Eve, Barrie Goldsbury, Gail and Pam Cunningham
Mick, Pat Ryan and George Mol
Dawn and Gary
Dave Hoffman, Ray Pepper and Errol Bradford
CELEBRATING OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY 1959 to 2019
Phillip Island Bowling Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Sunday 20th October with an attendance of one hundred plus members and guests. An outstanding two course buffet was provided by Cheeky Goose.
M.C. for the night was Barrie Goldsbury (President Bowls Section) who carried out the role with aplomb. Barrie took the opportunity to comment on the Club’s achievements over the years and the commitment of volunteers past and present.
Board Chairman Brian Arnold spoke of the need to respect the Club history and learn from it whilst continuing to support the efforts to make the Club better. He commented on the role Life Members had played in the development of the Club and thanked them for their long term support. Brian punctuated the serious side with some light hearted comedy to keep people entertained at the expense of Geoff Cohen. In closing he invited Di Holtrop to cut the ceremonial cake as an acknowledgement of her long time membership. The support of sponsors was recognised as being imperative to Club success.
John Newcombe took to the floor and spoke generally on the many improvements such as upgrade of the Club Rooms, weather shelters, outdoor toilets, green surrounds and a host of other developments in recent years.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by Club member Adal Beddows come guitarist/vocalist.
We all thank the organising Committee for their effort in putting this memorable function together.
A brief history of Phillip Island Bowling Club.
In 1959 a public meeting was called and held the in Shire Hall and an inaugural committee formed for the Phillip Island Bowling Club with H.W. Jobe elected President and J. Gilmore as Secretary. 1962 saw the current site purchased from the Phillip Island Golf Club for 800 pounds with the final payment made in 1968. The first lawn green was excavated and sown in 1963.
In 1964 our first Club Rooms which had been donated moved on site. The official opening of the first green was held on the 18th October 1964. Men were affiliated with South Gippsland Bowls Association and Mid-Week Bowls Association. Ladies affiliated with Gippsland Hills Bowling Association.
In 1969 Phillip Island Bowling Club Men’s Section were admitted into pennant competition in the S.G.B.A. and the first Club Constitution was accepted.
In 1974 the second green was completed with watering system and the new larger Clubhouse was opened in May of that year. 1991 saw the installation of our first synthetic surface which enabled bowling during the winter months.
The Autumn Carnival commenced in 1992 which ran for five days now runs for nine days and is about to bring up twenty-eight years in 2020. The Phillip Island Bowling Club became an Incorporated Body and our first Board of Management was formed in 1994 with Ollie Hobson as Chairman, Eve Borrett as Secretary and Peter Gregson as Treasurer. Try Bowls was first introduced in 2001 as was our first Bowlathon in which members played bowls for 60 hours. A second Bowlathon was held on 2003. Both of these events raised money towards new greens.
In 2005 the Club had a visit from David Bryant (multiple winner of British and World Bowls Championships with a group of happy British Bowlers.
In recent years both greens have been replaced with carpet and named in honour of some of our foundation members namely Rita and Ernie Booth and Evelyn and Joe Gains.
Improvement of facilities has been an ongoing major priority of the Club and the results of these endeavors are clearly evident.
Phillip Island Bowling Club is very active in introducing bowls to the community through programs such as Corporate and Barefoot Bowls and its innovative coaching programs with local schools.
The dedicated and skilled volunteers amongst the Club membership have committed themselves to a wide range of activities that have saved the Club many thousands of dollars.
The Club has been extremely fortunate that it has been able to build up a strong sponsorship base some who have been and continue to be ongoing supporters of the various ventures undertaken (some in excess of twenty years).
Laurie Goodman, Ange Bell and Hilary Goodman
Marlene Puncher being served her meal by Robert van den Brink from Cheeky Goose
Maureen Oates, Marg Pearson (Secretary of Strzelecki Bowls Region) and Di Holtrop.
RSL Dave Elliot Shield 16_11_2019
Phillip Island Bowls club hosted the RSL Dave Elliot shield which sees teams representing their local RSL branch gather, and this year we Drouin/Warrigal, Lakes Entrance, Morwell, Moe/Trafalgar, Rosedale, Sale and Phillip Island participate.
96 players faced off, with the day consisting of 3 games in sectional play with the winners of the two sections proceeding to the final. Phillip Island was the only team from section two with three wins so progressed, and in section one Lakes Entrance and Morwell had two wins but Morwell had accrued two more shots so they advanced to the final. The two teams fought out the final over five ends, that was played in front of a very enthusiastic crowd which saw the home team get up to win 15 shots to 10.
It was a great achievement and having won the RSL Edinburgh Shield earlier in the year, which is a state wide event, made the win more special.
The catering crew lead by Ruth Partridge provided a sit down lunch and after game treats for over one hundred guests, what an effort, congratulations and thanks to them and of course to the winning players very well played.
And finally all clubs sincerely thank their local RSL club for their support and in particular our local Phillip Island branch that sponsored the day.
RSL Dave Elliot Shield Winners L – R: John Batty, Norm Waters, Sean McWilliams, Chris Fricke, Kevin Brown, John Newcombe, Daryl Major, Graeme Cornell, Jo Korda, Kevin Wagner, Allen Beddows, Bob Hurst, Peter Forest, Barrie Goldsbury
RSL Dave Elliot Shield Winners L – R: Norm Waters, Graeme Cornell, Peter Forest, Sean McWilliams from San Remo, Kevin Brown, Kevin Wagner, Daryl Major, Barrie Goldsbury, Joe Korda, Allen Beddows, Brian Arnold, John Batty, John Newcombe, Chris Fricke. (Absent: Bob Hurst) Celebrating the Edinburgh and Dave Elliot shields
Summer Triples 14_11_2019
The Wonthaggi Holden sponsored monthly Two Bowl Triples was played this past Thursday and we had representation form San Remo, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Traralgon RSL clubs. Every club in our association runs one of these events and with each club supporting each event the camaraderie, hospitality and friendship is always evident.
Rob Aitken, Trevor Teer and Rob Allen from Wonthaggi took out best game one with plus 16 shots. Best game two winners was the team of Rohan Walker, Jim Kirk and John Kappler with plus 14 shots.
After lunch best game three went to Norm and Lorraine Waters with Mario Micallef with plus 15 shots. Rounding it were Pat Ryan, Harry Bowman and Stuart Harvie who won best last game 12 shots up.
With two four game winners it was the team of Rob Aitken, Trevor Teer and Rob Allen with plus 43, yes that is right, who took the overall win. Hans Olierook, Di Pollok and Russell Taylor the other four game winners had plus 28 shots.
We offer a big thank you to our sponsors Wonthaggi Holden, all visitors and members for your support, and in particular the match committee and the fabulous catering team.
Triples Winners L – R: Rob Aitken, Trevor Teer, Rob Allen
Social Bowls 13_11_2019
Thursday social bowlers this week enjoyed the company of visitors from Chirnside Park and Traralgon, it’s just a shame the weather was not so enjoyable but the games went on. Bill Hathway, with Chris McIntosh from Traralgon and Jim Murray who is in the winner’s circle again, won the day. While it was the team of Serge Castel, Barb Moloney, Graeme White and Peter Dawes who filled second place.
Social Bowls Winners L – R: Jim Murray, Bill Hathway, Chris McIntosh
Midweek Pennant 12_11_2019
With all three Midweek pennant sides playing away this week things were unusually quiet at home on Tuesday. Division 1 made the journey to Tarwin Lower and came away losing all three rinks for an overall loss 55 shots to 80. Jacqui Cohen, Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole went down 17 shots to 30. Jan Dyer, Jan Stubbs, Russell May and Beb Hislop lost 20 to 23. Paddy Francis, Phyl Major, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst also lost 18 to 27.
Division 2 travelled to Wonthaggi for their first outing on the new greens and came away disappointed going down by one shot 71 to 72. With a win a draw and a loss it was an up and down day for all players. Jan Dixon, Dorothy Wagner, Wayne Barr and Sheila Korda managed the draw with 23 shots all. Lorraine Waters Marlene Puncher, Julie Pora and John Kappler found the going tough losing 13 to 31. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Cindy Honkey almost made up the difference to get the win 35 shots to 18.
Division 3 went off to far flung Foster and like all divisions battled the elements as well as the opposition, and as it was last week got oh so close, losing 43 shots 46. Ruth Partridge, Judy Christie, Merrilyn King and Marj Beaten lost 20 to 24 and Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Jan Chipperfield and Harry Bowman won 23 to 22.
Saturday Pennant 9_11_2019
Fielding an unchanged team in Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue welcomed Leongatha, and with three winning rinks came away with a 21 shot win 75 to 54. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr in a low scoring 25 end game won 19 to 14 while Russell May, Glen Cohen, Guilio Marcolongo and Joe Korda also won 29 to 24. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk rounded out the result winning 28 shots to 16.
Division 1 White with one change in the team from last week travelled to Korumburra, and after two ends the game was called off due to the rain.
Also with one change from last week Division 2 hosted an away game against San Remo as their new green is not quite ready for play yet, so they can look forward to plenty of home games after the Christmas break. It was a tight game right through the afternoon with the overall lead regularly changing. Kevin Brown, John Batty, Chris Fricke and John Routley lead all day to run out winners 25 shots to 20. John Parker, Peter Forest, Bob Carter and Paul Brown were down for much of the game but came home strongly to win 25 to 23. Norm Waters, Jacqui Cohen, Ash Alibone and John Kappler jumped out to a big lead but were eventually overtaken to lose by one shot 22 to 21 which all culminated in a 71 to 65 win overall.
Division 3 washed out at Foster last week were keen to get back onto the green and welcomed Korumburra. Despite George Mol, Serge Castel, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher having a good win 26 shots to 14 it was not enough to cover the other two rinks going down overall 60 shots to 65. Dave Hoffman with Max Opitz, Lou Bellino and Reg Excell lost 14 to 22 while Steve Farrelly, Ian Diss, Trevor Gibson and Richard Poole also lost 20 to 29.
Division 5 Blue hosted Corinella and expected a tough game against the always strong Corinella team. With all three rinks winning it was an 80 to 61 shot win, well done to you all. Greg Dixon, Pat Ryan with Lino and Mario Micallef won 21 to 18. Jack Bell, Brian Legg, Julie Pora and Denis Oakley won 32 to 22. A strong game from Ray Pepper, Colin Binch, Greg Lyon and Sheila Korda resulted in a 27 to 21 win.
Division 5 White were due to travel to play Loch to play on the only grass left in the association, but of course the heavy rain put paid to that with the green unplayable, so forfeit points are coming their way.
Social Bowls 7_11_2019
After enjoying the best of the weather over the past few weeks our Thursday social bowlers were out in their winter woollies this week. But they still managed to get through the afternoon without much interruption, very hardy souls it must be said. Taking the win this week was Alan Price, Alan Baughurst and Jim Murray with two wins plus 31 points. Runners up not far behind on two wins and 27 points were the team of Ray Pepper, Tony Stewart and David Snare.
Winners Social Bowls L – R: Alan Baughurst, Jim Murray and Alan Price
Midweek Pennant 5_11_2019
Midweek Pennant Division 1 was at home to Inverloch and was keen to get back into the winners circle and did just that winning 76 shots to 60. Jacqui Cohen along with Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole had a win 23 shots to 17. Jan Dyer, Marilyn Forrest, Jan Stubbs, home from England, and Beb Hislop, after being well behind all day came home strongly but missed going down 24 to 30. However, Paddy Francis with Phyl Major, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst had a good win again 29 to 13.
Division 2 travelled to Lang Lang where they enjoyed their hospitality and with the two Ray’s bowling very well won overall 87 shots to 65. Jan Dixon, Dorothy Wagner, Harry Bowman and Sheila Korda won 26 to 23 while Lorraine Waters with Marlene Puncher, Nola Brown and John Kappler lost 16 to 23. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Ray Aylen scooped the pool winning 45 to 19.
Division 3 played Wonthaggi on the Dunsmore Road Green and with both rinks getting oh so close but went down 45 shots 51. Ruth Partridge, Merrilyn King, Jan Chipperfield and Marj Beaten lost 23 to 27 and Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson; Joan Farmer with Inga Royce also lost 22 to 24.
Melbourne Cup Day at the Club 5_11_2019
Some 70 people gathered at the club 0n Tuesday for one of our most exciting annual celebrations. It was pleasing to see that Laurie Goodman won the award for the best dressed, must have been the bowler hat, he wore it style. There was much laughter and of course there were those with extra bright smiles and it is understood that one member had the biggest smile of all! Thanks to those willing hands that organized, ran and cleaned up on the day, it goes without saying it does not happen by itself. The photos below are taken off the club camera plus two from Louise’s FB page. See you all next year.
Laurie and Hillary Julie and Chris
Ian and Louise Ash
Unknown! Show me the money!
Men’s Pairs Championship 3_11_2019
The final of the Men’s pair’s championship took place on Sunday between the teams of Allen Beddows and Joe Korda, both very new to bowls, and Russell May and Daryl Major who are both Division 1 pennant skippers. Allen and Joe had beaten some very good players through the earlier rounds so were very keen to do well and after winning a four on one end were up and about. In the meantime the more experienced pair of Russell and Daryl remained focused on the task at hand and up 10 shots to 8 after 10 ends were perfectly placed. The large crowd of spectators were treated to a great exhibition of bowls, and as the game progressed Russell and Daryl held a slight advantage in the number of consistent bowls delivered. Congratulations to Allen and Joe, going down 16 shots to 20 against these two is a great effort. Russell and Daryl have had a fabulous competition and are very worthy winners, congratulations guys.
Winners Men’s Pairs L – R: Joe Korda, Allen Beddows (runners up), Daryl Major, Russell May (winners)
Saturday Pennant 2_11_2019
Saturday Pennant this week saw the two top Division 1 teams face off on our home green in very steady rain, for the points as well as bragging rights. This time round it was the Blue team that prevailed over White by the healthy margin of 92 shots to 45.
As it was the white team home game Mark Hone with Jan Van Zanen, Paddy Francis and Bob Hurst faced off against Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr and just missed losing 20 shots to 24. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury with Brian Arnold found the going tough against Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk also losing 7 shots to 38. Kevin Wagner led Russell Taylor, Graeme Cornell and Ray Aylen against Russell May, Glen Cohen, Guilio Marcolongo and Joe Korda, and after pushing them all afternoon went down 18 shots to 30.
Also at home on a rainy Saturday afternoon were Division 2 and they were very keen to get the points against Tarwin Lower. Kevin Brown, John Batty, Chris Fricke and Alan Beddows were never headed and ran out winners 34 shots to 23. John Parker, Peter Forest, Bob Carter and Paul Brown were down by one shot after 20 ends but got up to win 27 to 23. And rounding out the trifecta were Norm Waters, Jacqui Cohen, Ash Alibone and John Kappler who also led all day and went on to win 32 shots to 12.
Division 3 went to Meeniyan but shared the points as play was washed out which was also the case for Division 5 Blue who had travelled to Toora.
Division 5 like Div. 2 were home to Tarwin Lower and with only one winning rink lost overall 64 shots to 73. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Steve Barber and Ken Linton won 19 shots to 18 and Lorraine Waters, Stuart Harvie, Julie Pora and Alan Baughurst lost 22 to 25. Robin Blackman, Geoff Ryan, Paul Bean and Harry Bowman also lost 23 to 30.
Thursday Social Bowls 31_11_2019
Once again Thursday social bowlers got the best weather conditions of the week with sunshine the name of the game. Visitors from San Remo and Whittlesea joined us this week and for the second week in a row it was a San Remo player leading the winning team. Tony Mc Kiernan along with Trish Williams and Jim Murray with two wins plus 15 shots won the day from Bruce Puncher, Bill Hathway and Joan Farmer with plus 6 shots. Well done to you all, Thursday social bowls is such a pleasant way to get out and about and enjoy the company of others.
Winners Social Bowls L – R: Trish Williams, Tony McKiernan and Jim Murray
Midweek Pennant 29_12_2019
Midweek Pennant Division 1 was on the road again this week, this time around the bay to Corinella and found the competition to good on the day losing 64 shots to 78 Jacqui Cohen with Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole lost 12 shots to 38. Jan Dyer, Marilyn Forrest, Ray Aylen and Beb Hislop also lost 20 to 23. However, Paddy Francis with Phyl Major, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst managed to fly the flag winning 32 to 17.
Division 2 hosted Mirboo North and two wins and a draw resulted in a 78 shots to 49 win. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Harry Bowman won 32 to 13 while Lorraine Waters with Marlene Puncher, Nola Brown and Norm Waters drew 23 shots all. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora rounded it out winning 23 to 13. Good going team.
Division 3 welcomed our near neighbours San Remo and won 83 shots to 24. Ruth Partridge, Merrilyn King, Inga Royce and Marj Beaten won 33 to 12 and Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson; Joan Farmer with Monica Poole also won 50 shots to 12.
Men’s 21 Up Final 27_10_2019
The final of the Men’s 21 up was played on Sunday between Russell May and Hans Olierook, two of the top bowlers in the club and with similar handicaps it was a race to reach 21 shots.
Hans and Russell traded shots with nothing in the game and the bowls on display did not disappoint with fabulous draw bowling by both men. With scores pretty even it was Russell who got a four to open up a decisive break to go on to win 21 shots to 16. Congratulations Russell and to Hans runner up is a great effort.
Hans Olierook (R/Up), Barrie Goldsbury (President), Russell May (Winner)
Saturday Pennant 26_10_2019
Saturday Pennant this week was impacted somewhat by at least eight regular players unavailable due for the most part duties at the MotoGP, so most teams were affected by team selection. The predicted very bad weather hit all venues and the wind, rain and hail made for an unpleasant day on the greens, however all our teams got a result, good or bad.
Division 1 Blue travelled to Korumburra and had a great afternoon winning 95 shots to 61 overall. Daryl Major, Graeme Key, Graeme Cornell and Wayne Barr won 29 shots to 18 while Russell May, Glen Cohen, Peter Forrest and Joe Korda where ahead when it counted 30 shots to 29. Dave Hanlon, Hans Olierook, Guilio Marcolongo and Jim Kirk completed the trifecta winning 26 shots to 14.
Division 1 White at home to Fish Creek found conditions to their liking and won 96 shots to 44. Bill Francis, Kevin Wagner, Russell Taylor and Ray Aylen won 32 to 11. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and John Mathews scooped the pool winning 39 to 5. Promoted from Div. 2 John Parker lead Paddy Francis, Jan Van Zanen and Bob Hurst but just missed out losing 25 shots to 28.
Division 2 went off to Inverloch and got close but not close enough losing overall 62 shots to 73. Norm Waters with Jacqui Cohen, Phyl Major and John Kappler had a win 26 shots to 13. Kevin Brown, Denis Oakley, Ash Alibone and Alan Beddows were neck and neck all afternoon but lost 18 shots to 26 and Paul Brown, Steve Farrelly, Bob Carter and Bruce Puncher lost 18 to 34.
Division 3 went to play the always strong Foster and found the going tough losing 56 shots to 89. Dave Hoffman with Max Opitz, Serge Castel and Reg Excell led the way with a win 28 to 22 while Phil Martin, Ian Diss, Trevor Gibson and Richard Poole lost 14 to 32. George Mol, Lou Bellino, Robin Blackman and John Routley also accumulated 14 shots but the opposition got 35.
After going down to Div 5 White last week Division 5 Blue was very keen to make amends when they hosted Fish Creek and did winning 65 shots to 59. Jack Bell, Brian Legg, Geoff Ryan and Alan Baughurst lost 19 shots to 22. Ray Pepper, Sheila Korda, Greg Lyon and Harry Bowman won 22 to 15 while Greg Dixon, Pat Ryan, Lino Micallef and Paul Bean had a win 24 to 22.
Division 5 white with the bye this past weekend enjoyed the confines of the lounge room one suspects.
Social Bowls 24_10_2019
Thursday social bowlers this week saw the exact opposite of Saturday’s weather with the temperature on the green in the high 20’s with no wind. With two teams winning both games and accumulating 31 points it went to shots up to determine the winner. It was Pam Cameron from San Remo club with Michael Haack (for the third week in a row), Bill Hathway and Ron Rogers with plus 9 shots who took the honours. With plus 4 shots the runners up team were Bob Weaver, Ed Hislop and Barb Mohoney.
Michael Haack, Pam Cameron, Bill Hathway and Ron Rogers
Midweek Pennant 22_10_2019
Midweek Pennant saw Division 1 travel to do battle with the always very strong Leongatha team and that was certainly the case with mixed results across all three rinks but a one shot win 69 shots to 68 was a great result. Jacqui Cohen with Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole had a win 27 to 15. Jan Dyer, Marilyn Forrest, Ray Pepper and Beb Hislop found the going tough losing 13 to 31. Paddy Francis with Phyl Major, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst won 29 to 22.
Division 2 went off to Meeniyan and just went down overall 65 shots to 74. Jan Dixon, Dorothy Wagner, Wayne Barr and Sheila Korda lost 18 to 32 while Lorraine Waters with Di Bateman, John Kappler and Nola Brown won 25 to 16. Getting close were Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Aylen and Julie Pora losing 22 to 26.
Division 3 welcomed Fish Creek to the Dunsmore Road green and with one winning rink a 2 shot win overall was welcomed. Ruth Partridge, Merrilyn King, Harry Bowman and Marj Beaten lost 16 to 19 and Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson; Joan Farmer with Monica Poole won 23 shots to 18.
Midweek Pennant 15_10_2019
Midweek pennant commenced this week with Division 1 hosting neighbours San Remo and started the season in fine form winning overall 92 shots to 41. Jacqui Cohen with Lois May, Di Pollock and Richard Poole won 27 shots to 10. Jan Dyer, Marilyn Forrest, Ray Pepper and Beb Hislop also won 28 shots to 19. Paddy Francis with Phyl Major, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst rounded it out winning 37 to 12.
Also at home were Division 2 and after being beaten by Inverloch in a practice game last week were keen to reverse the result and managed to do that with an overall win 67 shots to 60. Jan Dixon, Dorothy Wagner, Wayne Barr and Sheila Korda won 22 to 20 while Lorraine Waters with Di Bateman, John Kappler and Nola Brown after leading all day lost on the last end 22 to 23. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Aylen and Julie Pora had a good win 23 to 17.
Division 3 travelled to Inverloch and found the going tough on the greens which are faster than our own turf. Ruth Partridge, Marlene Puncher, Merrilyn King and Marj Beaten lost 15 shots to 30. And Faye Jamieson, Inara Vezis, Joan Farmer with Monica Poole also lost 16 to 38, resulting in an overall loss 31 shots to 68.
Ladies Minors Championship 16_10_2019
The final of the ladies Minors championship was played last Wednesday between the old and the new, as in bowling experience with Marlene Puncher bowling for many years while her opponent Ruth Partridge has been bowling for a much shorter period. The large group of spectators enjoyed the tough uncompromising bowls being delivered with the race to 25 shots being the goal. The first part of the game belonged to Marlene with Ruth enjoying the lead in the middle section which found the score 16 shots apiece after 16 ends. However Marlene was able to string together 9 shots over the next five ends to see her close out the match 25 shots to 20. Congratulations Marlene and to Ruth what a fabulous effort.
Marlene Puncher and Ruth Partridge
Social Bowls 17_10_2019
Despite a few showers and rather a windy afternoon for social bowls this week Tony McKernan from San Remo combined with Jim Murray and Michael Haack to win the day from Bob Weaver, Monica Poole and Graeme White. Well done folks.
Jim Murray, Michael Haack and Tony McKernan
Saturday Pennant 19_10_2019
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue after losing to Inverloch by one shot in last year’s grand final and going down to the newly promoted Corinella last week were very keen to atone for both those events. So, on their home green they were very happy to come away with the win overall 70 shots to Inverloch’s 64. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk won 26 shots to 17 while Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Cornell and Wayne Barr lost 16 to 26. Russell May, Glen Cohen, Peter Forest and Joe Korda had a win 28 shots to 21.
Division 1 White travelled to Leongatha and in difficult conditions went down overall 66 shots to 76. Bill Francis, Kevin Wagner, Russell Taylor and Guilio Marcolongo lost 22 to 26. Stuart Cunningham, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold just missed out 18 to 22 with Mark Hone, Paddy Francis, Jan Van Zanen and Bob Hurst going very close losing 26 to 28.
Division 2 also at Leongatha found the wind, rain and opposition to tough losing 55 shots to 89. Norm Waters with Jacqui Cohen, Phyl Major and John Kappler went down 19 shots to 36. Kevin Brown, Chris Fricke, Denis Oakley and Alan Beddows were one shot down on the last end but unfortunately could not get the business done losing 22 shots to 20 and John Parker, Paul Brown, Bob Carter and Bruce Puncher lost 16 to 31.
After a great win last week Division 3 were keen to repeat the result against Lang Lang on our home green but missed out by 1 shot. Dave Hoffman with Max Opitz, Serge Castel and Reg Excell won 24 to 19 and Phil Martin, Ian Diss, Trevor Gibson and Richard Poole also won 27 to 21. However George Mol, Lou Bellino, Robin Blackman and John Routley lost 20 shots to 32.
Division 5 white hosted Division 5 blue and the camaraderie was there but of course so was the competitive spirit. However there could only be one winner and the winner was the white team 60 shots to 56. Ken Gray, Di Bateman, Steve Barber and Di Pollock defeated Greg Dixon, Robyn Eames, Lino Micallef and Harry Bowman 24 shots to 11. Lorraine Waters, Alan Baughurst, Stuart Harvie, and Julie Lora lost 19 to 23 to Ray Pepper, Colin Binch, Greg Lyon and Sheila Korda. While Jan Dixon, Rob Tyers, Nola Brown and Ruth Partridge lost 17 to 22 against the blue team of Jack Bell, Brian Legg, Pat Ryan and Mario Micallef.
Saturday Pennant 12/10/2019
Saturday pennant finally commenced on the 12/10 with Phillip Island teams competing in Divisions 1 (Blue), 1 (White), 2, 4, 5 (Blue) and 5 (White).
Division 1 Blue headed off to play newly promoted Corinella and found them in very good form going down overall 73 shots to 75. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk won 29 shots to 21 while Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Cornell and Wayne Barr lost 21 to 27. And rounding out the results Russell May, Glen Cohen, Peter Forest and Joe Korda went down 23 shots to 25.
Division 1 White hosted Wonthaggi and found the going tough losing overall by 14 shots, which is not a lot over three teams and collectively 75 ends. Bill Francis, Kevin Wagner, Russell Taylor and Guilio Marcolongo won 30 shots to 16. Stuart Cunningham, Graeme Key, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold lead going into the last end but just went down 24 to 25. Mark Hone, Paddy Francis, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst found the form of the Frank Seaton lead team too strong losing 14 shots to 41.
Division 2 were at home to the recently demoted Toora who were out to set the scene for a successful year and of course the locals had a different view but it was the visitors who carried the day winning 87 shots to 57. Kevin Brown, Chris Fricke, Paul Brown and Alan Beddows lost 21 shots to 34 and John Parker, Marilyn Forest, Bob Carter and Bruce Puncher fought out a draw. Norm Waters with Jacqui Cohen, Jan Van Zanen and Richard Poole lost 13 shots to 28.
Division 3 went off to Loch to do battle on one of the few remaining grass greens in our association and on a very heavy green had an overall win by three shots. Phil Martin, Ian Diss, Phyl Major and Trevor Gibson lost 17 shots to 26 with George Mol, Lou Bellino, Denis Oakley and John Kappler carrying the day winning 30 shots to 9. Dave Hoffman, Max Opitz, Serge Castel and Reg Excell also lost 17 shots to 26.
At home to Lang Lang were Division 5 blue and they managed to have a big win 110 shots to 50 with Jack Bell, Brian Legg, Geoff Ryan and Mario Micallef winning 37 shots to 22. Ray Pepper with Colin Binch, Greg Lyon and Sheila Korda won 29 to 14 while Greg Dixon, Robin Eames, Lino Micallef and John Routley had a big win 44 to 14.
Division 5 white went off to far flung Mirboo Nth and they found the greens to their liking winning overall 75 shots to 68. Ken Gray, Di Bateman, Steve Barber and Di Pollock won 30 shots to 28 and Lorraine Waters along with Stuart Harvie, Alan Baughurst and Julie Lora lost 21 to 26. While Jan Dixon, Rob Tyers, Nola Brown and Harry Bowman won 24 to 14.
Summer Triples 10/10/2019
The Wonthaggi Holden sponsored Summer triples last Thursday saw players from Leongatha, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, San Remo, West Rosebud and Kalgoorlie gather across the two greens with much banter, camaraderie and competition on display. Best first game went to the local team of Daryl Major, Kevin Wagner and Graeme Cornell while game two was won by Lou Bellino, Ian Diss and Wayne Barr. After lunch Bob Carter, Brian Legg and Bob Hurst had a big win against a very formidable trio to win best game three. But in games three they were on the opposite side of the ledger with Norm Waters, Jan Van Zanen and Mario Micallef taking out best game four, go figure?
However it was the team lead by Barrie Goldsbury with Arthur Denny and Ian Ferguson winning their four games to take out overall honours. The only other four games winner was Bruce and Marlene Puncher with Jan Stubbs before lunch and Ray Pepper after. It was great to see team Walker with father Frank from West Rosebud, son Garry from Kalgoorlie join son Rohan for the day. Thanks to all the visiting players for your support and to the kitchen group, thank you for the fabulous offerings at lunch and post-game.
Barrie Goldsbury, Ian Ferguson, Arthur Denny
Social Bowls 9/10/2019
Social bowls this week had Rita and Charlie from the Balnarring join the locals for an afternoon of very social bowls. Runners-up were the team of Serge Castell, Di Pollock, Judy Christie and Jan Murphy, but it was team of Lou Bellino, David Snare and Michael Hood that won the day.
This current week sees the commencement of mid-week pennant and we wish our three teams the very best in their first outing for the season.
Social Bowls 3/10/2019
Social bowls continues to attract strong fields and last week was no exception. The match committee are keen for members to support this event as it gives everyone the chance to hone their skills in a friendly and fun environment, so if you do not already attend please consider coming along. Once again it was Jan Dyer in the winner’s circle, this time with Geoff Ryan, Neville Stevens and Trish Williams with two wins plus 15 shots. While Bob Weaver, another who features on a regular basis, Ron Rogers and Joan Farmer with two wins plus 10 shots were runners-up.
L to R: Jan Dyer, Trish Williams, Neville Stevens, Geoff Ryan
Forty eight bowlers from the Belvedere bowls club came down last Saturday for our final hit out before Saturday pennant commences on the 12/10. We all enjoyed a BBQ lunch with John Newcombe welcoming our visitors and thanking our members who were responsible for putting together the lunch. At the end of the 21 ends it was clear that the locals had carried the day but the promise of the battle to continue next year at the Belvedere club was extended and readily accepted by John. After approximately six weeks of practice all players are very keen for “the games to begin”.
Our midweek pennant players this year have a team in division one, two and three which is much more satisfactory given we had a division one team and two in division 3 last season. With the season commencing on the 15/10 there has been a number of in house practice games which culminates in a hit out this Tuesday against Inverloch on their greens.
The board, pennant selectors and non-bowling members wish all players great success for the season as well as all other players across the South Gippsland Bowling Association. May the bowling be very social and competitive, just as it always is.
“ON THE GREEN” begins this Friday October 4th. If you know someone that has an interest in playing bowls please invite them to come along and have a go at 3pm. Bowls and assistance will be provided. For further information please give George Mol a call on 0407 851 065.
Ladies 15 End 2 Bowl Event 29/9/2019
Sixteen of our lady members competed last Sunday for the 15 Ends 2 Bowl event which was run and won on the day. Winning through to the final were Marilyn Forest and Jan Stubbs after some very hard fought and close games. With Marilyn escaping with a win in her first round match after hitting the front in the match for the first time in the fifteenth end, perfectly timed one might say. In her semi-final against Paddy Francis after being nine all on the 12th end Marilyn was able edge ahead to win 11 shots to 10, while Jan playing against Shirley Weaver was only two shots up after 9 ends but was able to up the ante to go on and win 14 shots to 6.
After 9 ends in the final it was all square at 6 shots each with those attending being treated to some classic bowling, however it was Marilyn was able to win four of the last six ends to win 12 shots to nine. Congratulations to you Marilyn and also to Jan no mean feat in being runner up. The scones, jam and cream provided by Ruth at the end of the game were very much appreciated by the players and those watching the games.
Thursday Social Bowls 26/9/2019
A cracker of a day saw a large number of members competing for the honours at Thursday social bowls. With two wins plus 3 shots up it was the team of Jan Dyer, Tony Steward and Joan Farmer who held sway to win the day, congratulations folks. Also with 2 wins, but only 1 shot up was the team of Lou Bellino, Ed Hislop, Paul Bean and Barb Maloney but this was good enough for the runner up position. Please remember that this is a weekly Thursday event so come along members and join in the fun and frivolity, but they are also very competitive games with names in by 11.30 on the morning for a 12 for 12.30 start.
Saturday Pennant Practice 28/9/2019
The penultimate Saturday pennant practice took place last Saturday morning with approximately fifty bowlers competing in an in house game, all looking to have a good day with the pennant selectors all playing and of course watching as well. This coming Saturday we play Belvedere Bowls Club on the Dunsmore Road Greens in our last practice before the season proper commences.
Last Saturday 40 members headed off to Waverly Golf Bowls club for a practice game prior to pennant commencing. The host club was very welcoming and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all concerned with many new team structures experimented with. Not that it particularly mattered but Phillip Island carried the day and we hope that in the future we can host Waverley Golf Bowls club at the island. A big shout out to Mark Hone who safely piloted the bus there and back, well done Mark and apparently his good form carried over to his bowls.
“ON THE GREEN” will begin on Friday October 4th. If you have an interest in playing bowls there will be free no obligation coaching on Monday and Friday from 3pm until 4.30pm. Females and males, of all ages are invited to come and give it a go. For further information and/or to indicate an interest in the program give George a call on 0407 851 065.
The sun brought out thirty bowlers for Thursday social bowls and competition was very keen across all rinks. Ray Pepper along with Julie Pora and Trish Williams with very consistent bowls through the two games won the day. In the runners-up position was the team of Jan Dyer, Bill Hathway and Neville Stevens.
The first of our club championships and competitions was conducted on Sunday September 15 with the Men’s 15 End 2 bowl competition taking place. The final found Russell May and Dave Hanlon two of our top division 1 pennant skippers competing for the prize. The semi-finals saw Russell play Steve Farrell and he got away to a very strong start which proved to be the difference as Steve broke even after that but the damage had been done.
With Dave facing Mike Smith in the other semi-final it was thought that these two were the form players of the one day event, which proved to be the case. Mike led all the way through to end 11 but at this point Dave strung together three winning ends which meant coming into the last end Dave held a one shot lead. Despite Mikes best bowls he was unable to bridge the gap.
The final was tight all the way through with Dave leading Russell by two shots after 11 ends, however Dave was able to win 2 of the next 3 ends to go on and win 11 shots to 6. Congratulations to Dave and Russell and also to all those that competed and made it an exciting day of bowls. To those members who got out of bed early to act as markers, a big thankyou
Our new introductory program called “ON THE GREEN” will begin on Friday October 4th. If you have an interest in playing bowls there will be free no obligation coaching on Monday and Friday from 3pm until 4.30pm. Females and males, of all ages are invited to come and give it a go. For further information and/or to indicate an interest in the program give George a call on 0407 851 065.
With the 2019/20 Pennant Bowls season fast approaching it was fantastic to have the metropolitan bowls club Parkdale bring 32 bowlers for a practice match last Saturday. With some 50 local bowlers up for a game those that did not play against the visitors played a game amongst themselves.
With the wonderful weather and fabulous lunch provided all players were up for the challenge. Everyone was keen for a great days play, firstly to experience the thrill of the game and secondly for the opportunity to promote their cause in front of the selectors. With some winning teams and some losing it was somewhat unclear as to what club won the day, but with John Newcombe having first use of the microphone he claimed a 1 shot win for the local side!!! President Mick Supple of the Parkdale club, graciously accepted the result but did invite this club to take up the challenge next year on their grass green, a challenge John readily accepted.
Everyone had a fabulous day with the game played in great spirit and friendships were further enhanced. This club is just so fortunate to have such a willing band of workers, today it was the group that provided a fabulous lunch, thank you. Not to forget our greenkeepers, gardeners and bowls organizers of course.
Once again our greens were very busy for this week’s social bowls with the team lead by perennial winner Bruce Puncher with a score of 32 points just falling short by 1 point. However, the winning team with 33 points consisted of Graeme White, Trish Williams, Barb Maloney and they were led by Lorraine Waters. Congratulations to everyone.
Spring Triples Two Day Event at Phillip Island Bowling Club.
The annual two day Spring Triples jointly sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Bass Coast Mechanical and Towing and Blue Cross Age Care Services (Grossard Court) was held at the Dunsmore Road Greens on the 12th and 13th September.
Teams from twenty-five state wide Clubs and a visitor from Queensland competed in five games of sectional play over two days with the four sectional winners playing off over five ends.
Weather was relatively kind with the first day providing fluky winds and the second fine and a touch on the cool side.
The quality of competition was extremely high with results of three sections requiring four way, three way and two way count backs.
The knockout provided some great entertainment for an enthusiastic group of spectators who turned up to watch the playoffs. Close results continued to be the order of the day.
The results were as follows. Winners Ash Harvey (skip), Chris Owen (both from Middle Park) and David Lawrence from Glen Eira. Runners up were Tod Shannon from McKinnon, Neil Jebb from Glen Eira and Nathan Willett from Parkdale. Equal thirds were Wayne Frazer and Don Dodds both from Burden Park with Russell Taylor and Kevin Wagner from Phillip Island (Russell played on day one and Kevin played the second day. Steve Clifford from Parkdale, Chris Fricke from Phillip Island and Bruce Willett from Parkdale.
|Presentations followed and all recipients were particularly complimentary on the conduct of the event and expressed an intention to compete again in 2020.|
|Left to right are the winners of the Spring Triples event are visiting team of Chris Owen, David Lawrence, Rosemary Pace (Blue Cross Age Care (Grossard Court) and Ash Harvey.|
|Left to right are the runners up of the Spring Triples event is Nathan Willett, Rosemary Pace (Blue Cross Age Care (Grossard Court), Tod Shannon and Neil Jebb.|
|Popular Saturday 2-4-2 sponsored by Audika Hearing saw the conclusion of this sixteen week event. Jenny Denehy and Luke Burns were in attendance representing Audika and presented the prizes to the overall winners of this four month event, Allan Beddows (winner), John Batty (second) and Daryl Major (third). The event had a total of 90 individuals who took part for varying periods of time. The event of the day was won by Bruce Puncher and Reg Excell. In conclusion a great reception was given when it was revealed that Audika would again sponsor this event in 2020.|
|Social bowls took place on Thursday and it was pleasant for the sixteen competitors to complete the afternoons play given recent weather related issues. The results were Runners up Graeme White, Barb Maloney, Paul Bean and Ray Pepper. The winners of the day were Harry Bowman, Joan Farmer, Eric Wild and Bob Weaver.|
The end of winter was celebrated by having three days bowls (which was not the case in previous weeks). Commencing Tuesday with the final day’s play in the Palm Lake Resort two bowls triples event which saw some great competition with the following results.
The overall winners were the local team of Han Olierook, Di Pollock and Judy Christie.
On Saturday the sun made an appearance for most of the day and it was an excellent day for bowls. It was the Pairs Day (2-4-2) which is a very popular game. The winners for the day were Trevor Gibson and Mark Hone with 35 points and 25 shots up. Di Pollock and Ian Diss came second with 34 points and 27 shots up.
Thursday was the Social Bowls Day and is more relaxed day where new bowlers can get some experience playing competitive bowls. With the weather threatening there were only twelve members prepared to take the risk. However, the weather caused no problems and the winning team on the day was the ageless Harry Bowman, a capable lead bowler close to 90 years of age. He was accompanied by Eric Wild (2nd) and Stuart Harvie (Skip)
Over the winter season the Bowls Club has three competitions each week. Tuesday is Triples Day and usually has around fifty players. Some come from neighbouring clubs, mainly San Remo, Wonthaggi and Corinella who are regular participants in the winter competitions. There are occasional visitors from Melbourne clubs, or from far-away country towns and sometimes from interstate. Bowls clubs are friendly places and visitors know that they will be welcome whatever club they are visiting.
In recent weeks the weather has not been friendly to bowlers and on quite a few days the competitions have had to be cancelled. Thankfully, not this week. Tuesday was cool and cloudy but there was no rain for the Triples Day. Numbers were down and only14 keen players were prepared to risk the weather. It turned out to be quite pleasant day and visitors from Waverley Golf, San Remo and Corinella came on the off-chance they might get a game. They weren’t disappointed. Winners in the first game with 14 shots up were a local team consisting of Sheila Korda (lead), Joe Korda (2nd) and Alan Beddows (skip), The second game went to another local family combination Gloria Caile (lead) Polly Major (2nd) and Daryl Major (skip). The last game was won by the Mt Waverley Golf team, Tom Murphy (lead) Denis Jaffe (2nd) and Gary Billings (skip) with 9 shots up. The overall winners for the day was the local team of Colin Binch (lead) Di Bateman (2nd) and Ray Aylen (skip) who won all three games. They were 12 shots up at the end of the day but the number of shots they won by was not relevant as they were the only team on the day to win the three games.
The Bowling Club is excited about a new program to be called “ON THE GREEN” which will begin on in October. An invitation is offered for anyone that has an interest in playing bowls and there will be free coaching on Monday and Friday from 3pm until 4.30pm. Males and females, of all ages are invited to come and give it a go. Watch this space for more details.
Commencing Wednesday 6th November for six weeks there will be an event comprising one member of the Club and two other players who are interested in understanding a little more about the game of bowls. Any money raised will be donated to the Phillip Island Fire Brigade and the RSL have already contributed $1000.00 and a perpetual shield which will be inscribed with the names of players who win the competitions. We welcome the support of business houses that are interested in assisting the Bowling Club raise funds for the Phillip Island Fire Brigade. This outstanding emergency service is certainly a worthy recipient of the profits from this series of events.
On Saturday 17th August the weather improved and it was all systems go for a Pairs game (2-4-2) sponsored by Audika , the Hearing Specialists at 6 Forrest Ave in San Remo. It was a very pleasant afternoon and the players made the most of the warm sunny day that signalled that Spring was on the way..
Hans Olierook the Manager for the day partnered by the only guest, Gary Solomon from the Pakenham Club won the first game and earned 16 points., Pat Ryan and Daryl Major were 15 points as were Sheila Korda and John Parker. In the second game the winners were Sheila Korda and John Parker with 16 points. Ten points are allotted for each game you win and one point is awarded for every end that you win. If two teams have the same number of points then it goes to shots-up. Two teams were level with 32 points so it did come down to shots up. Hans Olierook and Gary Solomon won the Audika prize with plus 8 shots, Pat Ryan and Daryl Major came second with 4 shots up.
|Saturday the 3rd of August. It was back to winter, showery, cold and unpleasant as play got under way. There were 32 players who courageously or stupidly braved the bitter weather and made the best of what was on offer. They were very grateful when the sun occasionally broke through and it felt a little more like spring. There were 16 teams altogether with visitors from San Remo and Pakenham. The game was played in good spirit with the top three teams only being apart by one shot. The winners were Marge Beaton lead and John Parker skip and they won with 35 points, Michael Haack, lead and Graeme Key, skip were runners up with 34 points and Pat Ryan lead and Bob Weaver skip, were close with 33 points|
|On Thursday the 1st day of August a small group turned out for the Social Bowls day. The spring-like weather had passed and it turned into a very cool and cloudy day with a drop of rain now and again but not enough to cause any of the 18 players to seek shelter. Serge Castel lead the team of Eric Wild (second) and Harry Bowman (lead) who won the day with Bob Weaver (skip) with Tony Steward (second) and Graeme White (lead) close runners-up. An enjoyable day was had by all but that’s what social bowls is all about|
“Spring is in the air” and was very welcome on Tuesday 29th July last when a bright sunny day greeted 54 bowlers who had turned up to play Triples. Teams from Corinella, Inverloch, San Remo and Wonthaggi were warmly welcomed as they joined the forty two local bowlers from Phillip Island. The games are twelve ends and each team plays three games. This means they play 36 ends over the day. That’s a pretty good walk of around 2 kilometres and most players don’t even notice it as they concentrate on getting their bowl near the “kitty” or the “jack”. You can see that there is no gender discrimination in bowls. Men and women can play in all teams and in all grades in the club you can see that it is even reflected in the names for the little yellow ball we are all aiming at.
In the first game the experienced local team of Jack Bell (skip) Gordon Piera (second) and Reg Excell (lead) won by 6 shots. That small number of shots up means that the 8 games in that round must have been very close. In the second game, Rohan Walker (skip) the Golf Ranch proprietor, won by 14 shots with strong support from another two handy Phillip Island Bowlers Jimmy Kirk (second) and Wayne Barr (lead)
The third game was won by a Phillip Island team with Greg Dixon (skip) Judy Christie (second) and Jan Dixon (lead) with a comfortable 9 shots win.
Phillip Island Bowlers won all three games but it was the Corinella team that took the overall prize. Michael Dady (skip) Ken McDonald (second) and Bob Glogoski (lead) came home with an extraordinary 27 shots tally which was only two less than the three game winners combined total. There were three teams which won the three games. Frank Seaton and his team from Wonthaggi who are regular winners were 21 shots up and claimed second place and Phillip Island skipper John Batty and his team came third with 18 shots.
|On Saturday the 27th the popular game of pairs (2-4-2) was well supported with around 30 bowlers who played two games of ten ends. It was a perfect day for bowls and the winners were Michael Haack and Mark Hone who were 36 shots up after 20 ends. Close on their tale was Margaret Rogers and John Batty who won both games comfortably and were 34 shots up.|
|On Friday night last a “Christmas in July” celebration attracted around fifty members and guests. The meal was excellent as always, Santa was entertaining and very generous with his gifts, Alan Beddows played the carols on his guitar but the carol singing left a bit to be desired. All in all it was a great night. The remarkable and talented chefs and waitresses were a highlight of the night.|
|On Thursday 25th July the “Social Bowls” was held on a very cold day with thankfully, no rain. There was 18 members who braved the bitter conditions. The Winners were Jackie McFarlane lead, Trish Williams third with Geoff Ryan Skip with and the Runners-up were a team comprising David Snare, Barb Moloney and Serge Castel.|
|It wasn’t the weather that caused the cancellation of the Tuesday Triples this week. It was the surprise death of one of the Club’s Life Members, Les Sheppard. Les died on Monday morning the 22nd of July.at the club’s weekly working bee. A service for the family was held at the Phillip Island Cemetary followed by a wake at the Bowling Club on Friday. The President, Barry Goldsworthy and members of Les’s family spoke about his life. Four family members, while expressing their grief at their father’s death also told of some of the many amusing stories of Les’s life.|
|The President in a brief and poignant speech said that Les was a bowler of no mean ability and was a member of the team which won the Club Triples five times and was Club Pairs Champion on two occasions with Jim Stuart, a long-time friend. He also was also in teams that won two Pennant flags. Les won the President’s Perpetual Shield twice. The President concluded that “There was a certain irony in the fact that Les had made his final farewell at a working bee at the Bowling Club”. Les was a very competent and all-round tradesman and there wouldn’t be many places on the property or on the rinks that have not had the benefit of his expert labours over the years. Les was responsible some decades ago for the erection of the first flagpole. Club members were in the process of shifting the flagpole to a new site when he died and the Committee have determined that a plague will be placed on the flagpole recognising his outstanding contribution to the club. Les was a very popular and committed member, he was a bowler that loved to win and he greatly enjoyed the camaraderie which the club offers. His death came as a great shock and he will be greatly missed in the Phillip Island Bowls Club.|
|Saturday 20th bowlers playing the popular 2-4-2 pairs proudly sponsored by Audika (formerly HearingLife). There were three teams who won both games and sadly the team of Julie Pora and Serge Castel missed out on the money. The team of Marj Beaton and David Hanlon were runner ups with Trevor Gibson and Alan Beddows taking home the money for the afternoon.|
|Thursday 18th saw sixteen bowlers enjoy an afternoon of bowls with the runners-up being Lyn Rogerson, Tony Steward, Trish Williams and Serge Castel. The winners of the afternoon were Harry Bowman, Neville Stevens, Eric Wild and Ash Alibone.|
Tuesday 15th July greeted us with overcast sky with some early morning drizzle and at the end of the day the three allotted games were completed with the following results.
Winners of best first game with plus thirteen were Les Sheppard, Ian Doss and Dorothy Young from Phillip Island, best second game winner with plus twenty were Colin Binch, Barry Goldsbury and Ian Ferguson from Phillip Island, best third game winner with plus seventeen were Jack Bell, Bob Hurst and Reg Excell. Outright winners of the day were a team from Phillip Island of Hans Olierook, Di Pollock and Judy Christie with three wins and thirty-four shots on the day. Our sponsors Palm Lake Resort were thanked for their continued support and also the ladies in the kitchen
|Due to our wonderful spell of winter, Social Bowls on Thursday was cancelled as was the very competitive Saturday 2x4x2. However we do have some dedicated bowlers prepared to ignore the hail, rain and very cold wind. Ash Alibone is a shining example.|
It was a perfect day for bowls sponsored by Palm Lake Resort with eighteen teams (54 players) turning out to play triples on the 9th July last.
There was a large number of Phillip Island bowlers and as well as bowlers from Waverley Golf, San Remo, Wonthaggi and Inverloch, were all warmly welcome.
In the first game Robyn Dennis (skip) with Andy Dennis second and John Routley lead played a solid game and won with 13 shots up.
The second game was won by a local team with Jack Bell as skip, Reg Excell in the middle and Rob Hurst as the lead.
The third game was won by a hybrid team with two San Remo members, Rod and Laurie Olds with Alan Price from Phillip Island. They were 11 shots up after the twelve ends.
The overall winners were a composite team of Frank Seaton, Frank Cimino and Guilio Marcolonga. They had three wins with their aggregate score amounting to 34 shots up. They are a very strong team, and were winners of the second game last week and such frequent winners that one droll opponent humorously suggested that, like golfers these guys should be given a handicap.
A special thankyou was given to the ladies in the kitchen who once again provided hot food for lunch and after game as well as the bar staff.
Phillip Island Bowls Club 30/6/19
Bowlers experienced a range of weather conditions last week. Bitterly cold, Tuesday, bright sunshine, Thursday and pelting rain on Saturday that caused the second game to be cancelled.
Sixty-six members and guest’s turned out to play triples on Tuesday in the icy cold, no rain and little sunshine. The day attracted sixty six players with teams from five clubs, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, San Remo, Glen Waverley and Waverley Golf. There are three games of fourteen ends. Winners of the first game was the Inverloch team of Frank Cimino (lead) Guilio Marcolongo second and the skipper Frank Seaton, the East Gippsland Singles Champion. A Phillip Island team, Wayne Barr, Jimmy Kirk and Rohan Walker took the second game and Pat Ryan and the Korda’s, Joe and Sheila the third game prize. The overall winners for the day were Ian Diss (lead) Jay Allen Doyle (second) with Phyllis Major (skip).
It turned out to be an unusual day. At the end of game two there were five undefeated teams. By the end of game three every team had experienced a loss or a draw. Phyllis’s team had two wins and a draw and were eleven shots up. Normally, to claim the prize for the overall day you need to win the three games by a pretty good margin. Not, last Tuesday week.
The thirty players who turned out for Social Bowls on Thursday enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon in the sunshine. Several new players were welcomed. The Social Bowls Day provides a wonderful opportunity for new recruits to enjoy a game of bowls and learn a few tricks of the trade. New members are always warmly welcomed. The winners for the day were a team skippered by former club champion, Hans Olierook, Inara Vezis was second and Neville Stevens lead. Runners up were Barbara Maloney, Ron Rogers and Serge Castel, skipper.
Rain was predicted for Saturday and only one game was played due to the heavy downfall of rain that arrived as predicted. The game is known as the “two, four, two”. Two players a team. The first player puts down two bowls, the second plays four and the player who bowled first returns to play the last two bowls. It is a very popular format but the rain did what was predicted and washed out the second game. As a result of this all the teams score cards were fanned with the three places being drawn at random. So our club president Barrie Goldsbury and his partner for the day were fortunate to not only win their one game but also the randomly drawn first prize.
An opportunity to retire to the club house and enjoy the opportunity for a chat and a few drinks was a pleasant substitute to playing in the heavy rain.
After a mixed week the weather on Saturday for 2-4-2 started out a bit ordinary with a few showers but within a short time we ended up with a sunny afternoon. Twenty teams competed on the day with visitors from Wonthaggi and Pakenham. For the fourth week in a row there were five two game winners so of course this meant disappointment for some, if being out and about having a very enjoyable afternoon is cause for disappointment! Sneaking into third place with 32 points were Norm Waters and Alan Beddows with thirty two points, while Bob Weaver and Anne Allen were runners up with thirty four shots which on most days would be a winning margin, but not today. But with 35 points, meaning they won 15 out of the 20 ends played, were the formidable team of John Batty and from Pakenham Gary Salomon. Well done boys.
Despite the poor weather outlook the match committee called the Tuesday 2 bowl triples a go at 8 am on Tuesday. Why the 8am? If the day is called off this gives the organizer’s time to inform off the island people before they set off for the game. 48 players enjoyed the two games before lunch with the team of Hans Olierook, Di Pollock and Judy Christie winning best first game. Ironically the team of Chris Fricke and Alan Baughurst who were on the other side of best first game were the winners of best second game, go figure. These guys played as a pair as one of the players who had nominated for the day was unfortunately unable to make it. After a lovely lunch of homemade soup tracks were made back onto the green where approximately 3 ends were played before the heavens opened up and that was the day. So with five two game winning teams it was the team of Jack Bell, Reg Excell and Alan Beddows who won the day with plus 15 shots.
As the weeks go by we see more of our members’ pack the bags and head north to warmer weather. Enjoy the winter and we look forward to seeing you all back in September, refreshed and ready for a big summer season of bowls. Having said that forty four players turned up on Saturday for a game of 2-4-2 and everyone enjoyed a pleasant day without rain. With four two game winners’ two wins and 30 points was not enough for Di Pollock and Brian Legg so Gordon Piera and Jan Dixon took third place with 31 points plus 2 shots. Runners-up with two wins, 31 points plus 12 shots were Chris Fricke and Harry Bowman. While Les Sheppard and Julie Pora with two wins and 32 points carried the day, congratulations to them. It was a big win for Julie very early in her bowls career.
A sunny day with a “cooling” breeze saw 25 bowlers on the greens for social bowls this week with the team of Ron Rogers, Joan Farmer and Patrick Ryan winning their two games by 10 shots which was good enough for the runners-up prize. However, it was the irrepressible pairing of Bruce Puncher and Harry Bowman along with the competitive Shirley Weaver that were unbeatable in winning their two games with plus 12 shots who won the day.
Sixty bowlers were on the Dunsmore Road greens for the weekly two bowl triples and as well as local members we had players from Mt Waverley Golf, Wonthaggi, Glen Waverley, Inverloch and San Remo. Out of the blocks early were the team of Frank Seaton, Aldo Satori and Frank Cimino who won the first game by 16 shots, while game two went to Chris Fricke and Bob and Shirley Weaver with plus 12 shots. After lunch it was Rod and Laure Olds from San Remo along with Julian Wildenberg from Wonthaggi who won best game three with plus 13 shots. But it was the very experienced team of Phyllis Major, Jay Allen-Dayle and Ian Diss with three wins plus 20 shots who won overall.
Eighteen hardy souls fronted up for social bowls on Thursday and with Bob Weaver leading the team from the front with his bionic arm, ably supported by Marlene Puncher with her new bionic arm and Eric Wild with his bionic eyepiece won the day, understandably! While Geoff Ryan with Tony Steward and Lyn Rogerson were runners up. Congratulations to you all.
Our Saturday 2-4-2 event was well supported again with 24 teams competing in rather mild conditions with no rain and we welcomed visitors from Wonthaggi and Pakenham. With five two game winners there was disappointment for some but Daryl Major and Marlene Puncher with 32 points were happy to take third place. The old and the new as in members Joe Korda and Marj Beaton with 33 points were runners up to the winning team of Arthur Denny and Inga Royce with 34 points.
Another afternoon without rain saw 24 teams compete in the Saturday 2-4-2 competition, it was overcast and cool but everyone enjoyed the two games of ten ends. Third place with two wins, 33 points and 7 shots up went to Norm Waters and Greg Lyon, with Arthur Denny and Judy Christie runners-up with 33 points, plus 12 shots. However, it was the team of Daryl Major and Sam Cachia with 2 wins, 34 points with 21 shots up who won the day.
Tuesday saw visitors from Corinella, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Glen Waverley making up 22 teams to play in the weekly 2 bowl triples. Best first game was won by the team of Jack Bell, Bob Hurst and Reg Excell with 7 shots up from two other teams on plus 7, but separated by percentage. While best second game went to Kevin Brown, Alan Price and Alan Baughurst with 10 shots up. After a satisfying lunch the team of Phyl Major, Jaye Allen-Dayle and Ian Diss with 12 shots up won best game three. The overall win went to the composite team of Frank Seaton from Inverloch, Frank Cimino from Wonthaggi and Guilio Marcolongo from the Phillip Island club with three wins plus 21 shots, well done guys.
Mick Evans from Harcourt joined 22 locals for Thursday social bowls this week with another balmy autumn day. Bruce Puncher along with Ed Hislop, Trish Williams and Neville Stevens with two wins and 12 shots up was enough to get runners-up honours. But it was the very strong team of Hans Olierook, Serge Castel, Barb Maloney and Joan Farmer who took the cake with two wins plus 16 shots.