The final of the Tatura club pairs event was played at the weekend and Nick Tziros continued on from his Men’s Club Championship win this season to win the club pairs event.
The skipper partnered with John Crilly to defeat Peter LeSueur (s) and John Attwood in the championship final 23-16.
Tziros and Crilly had previously won this event in 2015 with the skippering roles reversed this year.
Attwood and LeSueur in consecutive years have been runners-up.
Honour board win:
In the hotly contested Hill Top Honour Board Fours bowls event, Tatura Bowls Club players Peter LeSueur and John Attwood combined with East Shepparton bowlers — with former Tatura connections — Brendan and Nick Boyd to get home with the maximum four wins for the day and claimed the major prize. They won on points from a Colbinabbin team that also had four wins for the day.
Friday, March 9: Club barbecue.
Sunday, April 1: Hospital Charity Day Bowls.
Friday, April 13: Presentation dinner.
Sunday, May, 6: Annual general meeting.
Merrigum’s division four travelled to Mooroopna to meet Kyabram with the winner going into next week’s preliminary final.
Unfortunately it was Kyabram which advanced to the preliminary final, so the Merrigum boys will now have time to catch up on all those jobs around the house they have been putting off because of bowls.
Kyabram won on three rinks and by a total of 20 shots, so there is no hard luck story attached to the result.
Jim Arthur, Peter Warburton, Greg Pell and Graeme Hubble were our only winners for the day.
They beat G. Hawking’s rink by one shot on the last bowl of the day.
This game, like two of the others, was decided by a single shot on the last end.
After six ends Merrigum led by 11 shots but from then on Kyabram gradually whittled away the lead and by end 18 it had managed to draw level.
On the last end Kyabram held a one-shot advantage but to skipper Jim’s credit he managed to pick up two shots to gain this narrow victory.
John Firmer, Wayne Shepherd, John Gilbert and Peter Hoare drew Terry Thomson and lost by a single shot.
This was another of the close ones, as scores were level on ends 7,15 and 19.
But Kyabram skipped to a four-shot lead with only one end to play.
The Merrigum combination picked up the last three shots to lose by a single shot.
Similarly, Joe Chant, Rob Dennis, Ken Phillips and Carmen Quattrocchi met Brian Lindsay and also lost by one.
This game was all tied up on ends 13, 16 and 20.
With one end to play Merrigum led by one shot and held the shot with only Brian’s last bowl to come.
He did not let his side down and removed the shot bowl of Merrigum to pick up two shots and the win.
In the last game David Pettifer, Stan Coldwell, Neil Gardiner and Bary McMeeken were up against Ted Hazelman and lost by 19 shots.
There is not much to be said about this game as our boys had been playing very well but just had one of those days. Well done to the Kyabram combination.
Thanks to John Bailey for his work on the scoreboard and to Barry McMeeken for his similar job for the mid-weekers.
Unfortunately the mid-weekers lost the preliminary final to Euroa, but they can be happy with getting that far.
The club and the selectors would like to thank all members for their help and support during the season.
For a small club we have managed to make the finals in division four, have a chance to play finals in division six and end on top of the mid-week pennant in division four.
There will be a meal this week and if the numbers are down this will be the last one for the year, so if you wish for them to continue you will need to show your support by turning up at 6pm for the meal.
During this coming week we will see the end of the two 100-up competitions, David plays Jim in the open and Greg plays John Bailey in section two. Good luck to all players.
Mid-week Hill Top
The grand finals of the mid-week pennant will be played this week. Good luck to all teams.
Last Thursday Hill Top hosted the 60s and over with 14 teams taking part. Winners were Jeanette Overall’s team and runner-up was Maria Warner and her team.
Barefoot bowls is taking place each Tuesday at 5.30pm.
This program is to encourage new bowlers to come and have a go.
Bowls are supplied and experienced players are there to help.
Phone Lyn Nicholson on 0408120256 for more information.
It would be great to see younger players as well as seniors attending.
Every Wednesday a 2-4-2 competition is held starting at 12.30pm. Names must be placed on the board before 11am on Wednesday.
This is a great format and it would be great to see more attending.
Hill Top is having its annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 22 at 4.30pm with a great trading table, raffle and a game of bowls.
Bowls and sausage sizzle cost $10 and for non-bowlers the sausage sizzle is $4.
Come along with your goodies and have a great evening.
Saturday saw our division five Red play in the first semi. It came home with a great win and will play Nagambie in the next game.
Let’s all support the side and attend Saturday.
It was good to see a great number at last Saturday’s game giving lots of support.