Sport

Toc. takes title

By Southern Riverina News

Tocumwal

Tocumwal Three have claimed the Murray Bowls Division title in Division Four following a win over Strathmerton in the grand final at Numurkah on Saturday.

Tocumwal managed wins on both rinks to record the outright 46 to 35 results, with Robert Adams rink winning 24 to 22 and Alan Whiteside’s team victorious 22 to 13.

Commiserations to Toc. One and Two, who both went down in their grand finals.

Toc. One were defeated in the Division Two final by Cobram by five shots, while Toc. Two were defeated in the Division Three final by Jerilderie by three shots.

Both of these matches were very closely contested right up until the last ends and kept the very large crowd of spectators on the edge of their seats all afternoon.

Tocumwal fielded four teams for Saturday pennant and two for Friday pennant and the club congratulates all players on a great 2018/19 season.

Men’s triples winners for 2018/2019 are Harry Malloy, John Wilson and Garry Beer.

Men’s 100 up is still progressing through the rounds with Garry Beer into the final after a win over Alan Jones and Graeme Searle to play Dave Hansen for the other final place.

The Men’s ‘B’ grade is also progressing with Ken Gaffney and Garry Beer, and Dave Hansen and Ian Taylor to play for spots in the final of this event.

The Ladies Canadian Pairs final will feature Wendy Daley and Jill Whiteside against Sheila Kufner and Lois Bird.

Ladies B Grade saw wins by Leigh Hansen over Helen Bowman and Sheila Kufner over Aileen Phelan.

Two more major events are coming up for the club starting with The Allan Seamer this Saturday.

There are still a few places available for this Saturday.

The final event for the season is the Easter Tournament with five days of great bowling.

Contact Bob Bowman on 0418313918 to enter these events.

Finley BC

The pennant season is now completed. Congratulations to the winners of each division.

The Finley Bowling Club had a great season that saw both Div. Two and Four play in the elimination finals round.

Free time on Saturdays will now allow for club competitions to be completed.

In the Men’s Pairs, bowls secretary Don McKellar and John Montgomery defeated Geoff Trevorrow and Bob Poore in a closely contested game.

They now move on to the final against Mark Milthorpe and Allan Cowan.

Matches in the Men’s 100 up Pairs Championship will be continued this week.

There has been a good response from players for the Ellis Thornton Rotary Bowls Fours and Pairs Medley contest to be held on Wednesday, March 27.

Teams are made up of four players, any combination order.

To enter call Heather 58832370 or Ray 58831631 or lodge your entry at the club. Single entries are welcome.

Rotary president Debbie Jewell is delighted with the response to date and urges all players not already committed to enter a team to ensure the success of the tournament, as all funds raised will be wisely spent on local Rotary projects.

The event is open to all local clubs and participation from them would be welcome.

Bowls is held every available Sunday morning. Winners last week were Brian Anderson and Betty Robinson.

Consolation prize went to Marie Koschel and Ron Pentland.

A new method of scoring will be introduced on March 31. Points will be allocated for a win and ends won. A handicap assessment of each team, with adjustments, will also be used.

The entry fee will include entry to a jackpot payment. More details are set out on the club notices.

Marie Koschel was delighted to be chosen to present medallions to the winning pennant teams of the Midweek pennant competition last Friday.

She has many successes in association championships and zone finals.

Events requiring player support include The Allan Seamer at Tocumwal on Saturday, March 16 and the Ellis Thornton Rotary Medley, Wednesday, March 27.

A fundraiser for school children will be held at the club at 6pm on Friday night.

Raffle Roster officials: Lyn Donkin and Graeme Close.

Berrigan

With none of the Berrigan teams represented in the pennant grand finals it was a quiet week for Berrigan Community Bowls Club.

This week will see action return to the Berrigan greens with the first round of the Betty Cobb Club Open Handicap Singles to be played tomorrow starting at 5pm.

Entries must be in by 5pm today and all club members are encouraged to enter.

Berrigan will host the Northern Over 60s on Tuesday with some vacant spots still available for teams wishing to enter.

The team of David Woodward and Matt Hansen, and Beth Bashford and Rachel Head will represent Berrigan at the Murray Bowls Division Champion of Champions Pairs event at Wunghnu on Sunday.

Entries are starting to come in for the Garry McLennan Open three-bowl triples tournament on Saturday, March 30.

The club’s presentation night will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 6.30pm with a Chinese smorgasbord meal.

A sheet is on the club noticeboard for those wanting to attend. Also on April 6 is the Club Mixed Pairs championship.