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The blue riband event for the
South Gippsland District Bowls
Asociation Men’s Lawn Bowls,
the Champion of Champions, was
held at Toora over the weekend of
January 7 and 8.
The 16 member clubs each
fielded their respective men’s
champion which was whittled
down to two - Leongatha’s John
Hall (a multiple past winner) and
Inverloch’s Frank Seaton.
Alan Spooner had the green
humming and when combined
with the usual ‘zephyrs’ of breeze
that Toora is renowned for, the
green was reportedly running at
approximately 17 to 18 seconds.
This made conditions tough for
the finalists, but true to the form
both had shown during the pre-
liminary rounds, the bowling was
exceptional however Frank man-
aged to draw away and win his
first SGBD Champion of Champi-
ons 26 to 15.
Frank Seaton claims
Finalists in the SGDBA Champion of Champions were
Leongatha’s John Hall Inverloch’s Frank Seaton with
Frank taking the prize for the first time.
JENNY Miller has gone on her winning way
after winning the Champion of Champions,
South Gippsland, and will play off on Febru-
ary 12 in the Strzelecki final (West Gippsland v
South Gippsland) at Leongatha.
This week, Jenny and a composite team of
Jenny’s daughter Angela Hackett and Sue Sym-
mons (Leongatha) and Nics McKenzie (Fish
Creek) won the South. Gippsland section of the
This was against the composite team of Carol
Hughes and Janis Parkes (Inverloch) and Marilyn
Forrest (San Remo) and Jenny Roffey (Foster).
This was a great final played in great spirits.
We wish Jenny, and her Fours team all the best
for the next round of State Fours at Strzelecki
level played at Inverloch.
In other news: Loch and District twilight
bowls has started again on Wednesday eve-
nings. Last Wednesday, although numbers were
down, 13 players enjoyed the evening, with
Tom Loughridge’s team of, beginner, Con Anto-
nio and Paul Clifford being the winners.
Members were saddened to hear the news of
the death of past member Ray Saunders. Our
sympathy to Ray’s family.
Jenny Miller continues
on her winning way
Pictured here is Jenny Miller, dual mem-
ber at Loch and District and Leongatha, who
continues to do well in State Events. Well
Corinella commenced 2017
with the first Corporate Bowls
round, Ladies Invitation Day,
Friday Twilight at 5 and Satur-
day pennant matches
Corinella’s Brian Edwards and
Shane Holmes have had 2 wins
during the Men’s Pairs Cham-
pion of Champions being played
at Lang Lang. They defeated Fos-
ter on January 11 scoring 23/8
and now challenge Inverloch this
week in the semi-finals.
Corinella’s Invitation Day
sponsored by Le Pine Funerals
was played on Friday the 13th
with showers clearing before
play. Tournament Secretary,
Enid Johnston and Carol Lin-
coln welcomed the 10 visiting
teams. The nearest the spider
won by Jose Bohn from Foster
and the Ditch to Ditch won by
Pam Widdows from Leongatha.
The teams played 2 games of 12
ends with a delicious luncheon
served mid-way. Jacquie Carter
and Therese Durbridge along
with their helpers provided the
delicious meal and dessert.
There were many more lucky
winners namely Bev Ellison who
won the lucky door prize and
Caroline Donohue, Pauline Gray,
Nell Van Dyke and Gail Applin
who won raffle prizes.
The showers returned near
the completion of play however
all teams managed to finish their
games. Enid announced that
the San Remo team of Jacquie
Cohen, Robyn Dennis, Valerie
Ryan and Carol Starford were
the clear cut winners with 2 wins
and a score of 33 points. Foster
were the runners up with Lor-
raine Wheeler, Harriette De Win,
Lyndon Bath and Jose Bohn
with 1 win and a score of 24.
Corinella Corporate Bowls
commenced under the guid-
ance of Phil Wright on Wednes-
day January 11 and runs for 10
weeks. This season the teams
are playing Jack Attack and the
Power Play end promoted enthu-
siasm!! The Grantville Bendigo
bank sponsored the first week
and the winners were Connell
and Co, with father Arch and
sons Glenn and Troy Connell
making up the team.
Friday Twilight Bowls at 5 was
busy with bowlers and visitors
for the dinner which was catered
for by Dave Martin and helpers.
The highlights of Twilight were
the 25th birthday celebrations
for Corporate bowler, Romas
Freigofas and the Monster meat
raffle winners Jaron Smith and
Saturday Pennant com-
menced last Saturday and Co-
rinella’s Division 2 and 4 played
away against Wonthaggi. The
early showers and a gale force
wind made it difficult to bowl
let alone remain standing on
the mat. The Saturday pennant
teams have survived many un-
seasonal weather conditions this
Corinella’s Division 2 won 1
game with Shane Homes and
crew scoring 29/18 however
Steve Bray and Brian Edwards
lost 16/28 and 19/31 respec-
tively. Wonthaggi won with 77 to
Division 4 also won 1 game
with Graham Rigby and team
scoring 25/21. Phil Wright lost
20/27 and Ivan Hasting lost
17/31. Wonthaggi won the match
by 17 shots scoring 79 to Cori-
Inverloch Bowling Club has ex-
perienced a very busy week host-
ing a Saturday pennant game,
two social bowls days, three
Summer Bowls days for bare-
foot bowlers and a 2 day Ladies
State Fours event, in addition to
the normal roll-up and practice
matches necessary for players
preparing for the final weeks of
home-and-away games for the
Wednesday’s mixed mufti
game had 27 players formed
teams of three and four to play
two 10-end games. The mixed
social winners were John Ar-
nold (S), with Chris Gillman,
Rae Haines and David Turn-
bull with 2 wins and 34 points.
Runners-up with 2 wins and 31
points were Joyce Arnold (S),
Jill Bateman and Marg Griffin.
Thursday’s social event had
24 players competing in two 12-
end games of 2x2x2 pairs. Win-
ners with 40 points were Frank
Seaton (S) and new member
John French. Runners-up with
36 points were Wayne Parks (S)
and Bob Delahoy.
Next Wednesday, January 18,
a mixed mufti social game will
be played starting at 12.30pm
and visitors are invited to join
the locals. Sign on before 11.30
am. Next Thursday, January
19, social bowls makes way for
Monthly Turkey Triples event,
so no casual entries on that day.
Thursday social bowls returns
on January 26.
Saturday Pennant, Round
Eleven: Division One: Inverloch
Blues 67 def Inverloch Whites
59. Best winning rinks: Inver-
loch Blues’ M Coram, A Rowe, D
Roberts and G Hardy. Inverloch
White’s B Davis, J Sutcliffe, N
Hughes and N Van Grunsven.
Division Three: Inverloch 87
def San Remo 67. Best winning
rink: H Rybalka, B Hensley, T
Hancock and D Archer.
Division Four: Inverloch 67
def Leongatha 59. Best winning
rink: J Miller, J Duthie, H Dunn
and S Snelling.
Division Five: Inverloch 59 lost
to Toora 88. No winning rink.
Congratulations to our Cham-
pion of Champions, Frank
Seaton who defeated Leon-
gatha’s John Hall. Frank moves
into the next round of competi-
tion playing the West Gippsland
Champion of Champions for the
Strzelecki Region Title. Good
President Ron and the Board
of Management have decided
that the Club Presentation Night
needs to reclaim its former
glory as a very special event for
all club members. This year,
March 4 has been set aside for
the Presentation Night. It will be
a catered dinner prepared by an
outside caterer so everyone can
have the evening free of kitchen
duties. We are also canvassing
some local entertainment. Let’s
make the Presentation Night the
special occasion it should be in
celebrating our successes on the
It has been two years since our
last successful fundraiser, the
Garage Sale. So it is on again
this year. It will be run on Eas-
ter Saturday, April 15. Our suc-
cess is determined by the quality
goods donated by our members,
so let’s start looking around the
house, garage and shed for sale-
able items. Donations can be
The Member Night returns
for the New Year with a jackpot
wanting to be won. Make it down
to the club on January 20 for
WITH the resumption of pen-
nant after the Christmas break,
Division One and Division Four
Gold travelled to Phillip Island
with Division Four Maroon at
home to Tarwin Lower. Unfortu-
nately all three rinks in Division
One were defeated. Ken Cecil
went down 20 to 28, Peter Spark
25 to 19 and Shane O’Loughlin
went down 39 to 17. A disap-
Division Four Gold had a simi-
lar result with only one rink suc-
cessful. Rob Sund got up 26 to
25, Ted Kealy went down 39 to
16 while Jeff Coulston lost 40 to
12. An overall 50 shot loss.
On a brighter note Division
Four Maroon had a good win
over Tarwin Lower with two
rinks having good wins. Ian Pep-
perell got up 32 to 9, Les East-
man 33 to 21, unfortunately Ros
Lomagno went down 20 to 26,
an overall 19 shot win.
Tuesday Pennant starts up this
week and we wish both teams
good luck. On a sad note we
hear that former member Ray
Saunders passed away during
the week, we pass on our condo-
lences to the family.
THE Leongatha Bowls Club
has been saddened by the loss
of one of the club’s staunch and
dedicated stalwart members
Donald David (Don) McIntyre on
Don was laid to rest at a grave-
side service at Leongatha Lawn
Cemetary on Friday January
13 which was followed by a me-
morial service at the Leongatha
During the service those pres-
ent received a wonderful insight
to the many attributes of Don’s
life, his abilities and contribu-
tion of service in life that was
summer up in the words, ‘All the
world’s a stage and all men and
women are merely players’.
Don will be sadly missed at the
club and on the greens.
The Leongatha Bowls Club
chairman, board and members
extend its deep condolences to
wife Ellie and family.
Congrautlations to Sue Sym-
mons, Jenny Miller, Angie Hack-
ett and Nick McKenzie for win-
ning the South Gippsland Ladies
They will now play in the final
against Mid Gippsland at
Leongatha on a date to be con-
Well done ladies and good luck
in the final.
January 6 saw the club host
the Ladies Triples tournament
and the winners on the day were
the team of Jenny Raffey, Bev Ty-
ers and Jenny/May Climas, with
runner-up Glenise Emmerson,
Francine Smethhurst and Pam
Continued page 59.
Winners of the Wonthaggi Bowls Club’s Thursday 2-4-2 So-
cial Bowls were Jan Lavell and Col Ormerod.
The winners of Corinella’s Invitation Day played last Friday
were San Remo’s team with a great score of 33, from left, Jac-
quie Cohen, Robyn Dennis, Valerie Ryan and Carol Starford.
Foster were placed runners up at Corinella’s Invitation Day
last week. They are from left, Lorraine Wheeler, Harriette De
Win, Lindon Bath and Jose Bohn.
Winners of Inverloch’s mixed mufti social game on Wednes-
day were David Turnbull, Chris Gillman and John Arnold.
Rae Haines was missing from photo.
Winners of Inverloch’s Thursday social bowls, men’s pairs
were John French and Frank Seaton.
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