April 20, 2018

Veterans Freda Clement and Graham Andrus and 90 Year birthday certificates Peter Cohen, Merle King and Laurie Noonan (Arthur Knee absent).

Club award champions Nick Tziros (Men's Singles and Men's Pairs), Steve Baldwin (21Up and 100Up), Darryn Carpenter (B Grade), Freda Clement (Ladies Pairs), John Crilly (Men's Pairs), Dot Best (Ladies Singles, 21up, 100up Ladies Pairs and Mixed Pairs), and Peter LeSueur (Mixed Pairs).

Lee Chant is presented with the Ladies Club Championship by chairman Joe Chant and secretary Maureen Shepherd.


On Friday, more than 40 people attended the Tatura Bowls Club presentation night, where winners of club events for the 2017-18 season were recognised with awards.

The evening was also a night for club sponsors to be recognised and a number were in attendance.

The Goulburn Valley Bowls Association secretary Joy O’Donnell presented veteran badges (80 years of age) to Freda Clement and Graham Andrus and 90-year birthday certificates were provided to a number of bowlers who had reached that milestone in the past few years.

The lovely meal was catered for by Steve O’Toole.

The regular raffle draws and the monthly members draw that hit the jackpot for a couple of months went off and this was gleefully accepted by Glenise Barry.

Congratulations to Jason Carter, John Attwood and Ashley McDonald on their runners-up success in the Alan Harbrow men’s triples event in Mooroopna at the weekend.

I believe the financial reward was quite substantial.

Members are reminded the AGM is on Sunday, May 6 at the clubrooms from 2pm.

A nomination sheet for various positions is on the noticeboard.

— John Crilly


Our annual presentation night was held last Wednesday and a good turn-up of members enjoyed a delicious meal and a pleasant evening.

Chairman Joe Chant welcomed all members and guests and gave an overview of the season past.

He thanked all members for their work and made a special mention of retired chairman John Firmer, thanking him for his untiring work for the club.

Presentations were made to ladies’ champion Lee Chant, men’s champion Jim Arthur and B-grade 100-up winner Greg Pell.

The club pairs was won by David Pettifer and Peter Hoare and special certificates were presented to Rob Dennis and Jim Arthur to acknowledge their win in the division four to six pairs championship.

Well done!

Our next pokie trip will be on Sunday to Mulwala RSL. The bus leaves Kyabram at 9am and Merrigum at 9.15am.

All are assured of an enjoyable outing.

Contact John or Maureen for bookings.

The price is still only $5, which includes the trip and a two-course meal.

The caravan convoy leaves on Wednesday, April 18 for Myrtleford.

Numbers are down this year due to ill heath and overseas trips.

We wish all those going on the trip a safe and happy journey.

Our annual meeting is not until Thursday, July 5 at 7pm.

It will be held in the clubrooms.

Those up for re-election to the board are Clive Baxter, John Chant, John Firmer, Maureen Shepherd and Pat Hubble. Nomination forms will be in the window of the noticeboard on the east side of the clubrooms.

— Young Joe

Hill Top

Hopefully all members have filled in their survey.

Anzac Day is the N.L. Drainage Tournament. To enter, phone Jeff McNaughton on 0401754742 as soon as possible.

Old bowls day is being held on Saturday, April 28.

Phone Jock Hicks on 0418577271 or Justin Spedding on 0458548455 to enter.

This is a great day with the old bowls that travel in all sorts of directions.

The event will be followed by the presentation night.

Book your spot for this event with either Jed or Sale on 58241368 before Wednesday, April 25.

Midweek 100-up was played on Friday, with Di Downie defeating Louise Hicks in a close game.

The men’s 21-up was won by Ray Sellwood, who defeated Taffe Moreton.

Wednesday 242s is going well with 20 players competing on Wednesday.

Everyone is welcome with names in by 11am on Wednesday.

Hill Top have three teams going to the Kyabram tournament.

Good luck to all.

— Betty Durston

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