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JACQUIE Carter represented Co -
rinella in the Ladies Champion
of Champions at Leongatha last
Wednesday, January 3. Jacquie
bowled really well against Trish Mc-
Cormack, on Trish’s home green,
to only lose 20/25. The Club is very
proud of Jacquie, and also congratu-
lates Paddy Francis, of Phillip Island,
who took out the title with a convinc-
ing win over Jenny Miller, from Loch.
Corinella’s Barefoot Bowls at 5 re-
sumed on Friday, January 5, after the
Christmas break, and it attracted a re-
cord number of bowlers most of whom
stayed for the meal afterwards. The
club has said thank you to those who
made the many and varied casseroles.
Following this success, the kitchen
plans a spit roast this coming Friday,
January 12. Young Avril Thomas stole
the show with her eagerness and abil-
ity to help. Avril sold a near record
number of raffle tickets, and she then
assisted President Steve Bray with the
digital number system. The lucky bowl-
ing team draw jackpots to over $150.
“Pluggar” was present for the members
draw, taking home $28, and there were
12 lucky raffle prize winners.
Shane Holmes represented Corinella
in the Men’s Champion of Champions,
on Saturday, January 6, at Inverloch.
The conditions were extremely unkind,
and if the mercury melting heat wasn’t
enough, the ‘wind god’ threw in gale
force gusts that affected even the heavi-
est bowls. Shane made it through to the
next round by defeating Brian Dono-
hue, of Wonthaggi, 25/24. All rinks were
won by no more than two shots which
made for a riveting first round.
The quarter finals were played on
Sunday, January 7, also at Inverloch.
The conditions were much kinder but
there was still a tricky Inverloch breeze
to contend with. In another really close
match, on what was to be the last end,
with John needing one and Shane need-
ing two, the umpire, Dennis Staines,
was called to measure. It went John’s
way, and Shane lost to John Hall, of Le-
ongatha, 23/25. Corinella Bowling Club
is extremely proud of Shane.
The first round of the Men’s Cham-
pion of Champion Pairs is to be held
at Korumburra on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 10, starting at 6.00pm. Corinella
will be represented by Brian Edwards
and Shane Holmes, and encourages
as many members as possible to come
along to make an evening of it. Brian
and Shane deserve all the support that
Corinella Bowling Cub and their friends
can give them.
Saturday Pennant resumes on Janu-
ary 13, with Division 2 at home to Phil-
lip Island and Division 5 at home to
Mirboo North (White).
Midweek Pennant resumes on Tues-
day, January 16, with Division 1 at
home to Wonthaggi.
INVERLOCH Bowling Club, along
with all Inverloch enterprises, is unusu-
ally busy at this time of the year with
the influx of holidaymakers, who are in-
vited to try their hands (or polish their
existing skills) in the annual Summer
Barefoot Bowling program. Around 130
barefoot bowlers attended the opening
night, on Tuesday, January 2, followed
by a good turn-up on the following
Wednesday and Friday.
Inverloch Bowling Club will open its
rinks to local and visiting players, es-
pecially the holidaymakers, on the fol-
lowing dates in January: Wednesday
the 10th, Thursday the 11th, Saturday
the 14th, Monday the 15th, Thursday
the 18th, Sunday the 21st, and Monday
the 22nd. Visitors are invited to play
from 4.00pm until 7.00pm. Sets of club
bowls are provided, and basic instruc-
tion by club members will be offered
to all new players. The entry fee is $10
per person, but family tickets and sea-
son tickets are available for those who
wish to play more frequently. For safety
reasons, the minimum age for barefoot
bowlers is 10 years. Drinks are avail-
able at bar prices, and all, including
non-playing members of the family, are
The regional Champion of Champi-
ons events are still in progress and all
results will be known and published in
the next edition of this newspaper.
Until the resumption of Pennant
Bowls, on Tuesday, January 16, and
Saturday, January 20, normal social
bowls events will be played at Inverloch,
with the exception of Wednesday, Janu-
ary 17, when the men’s monthly triples
event will be held.
Last Thursday, January 4, the mixed
mufti social game was won by Anne
Schiderer’s team, consisting of Anne,
Linda Galliot and Joan Clark, with 32
points. Runners-up, with 31 points,
were Nic Van Grunsven (Skip), Gail
Burge and Margaret Griffin.
The men’s social game held on the pre-
vious day was won by Bob Davis (S), with
Paul Davis, Reg Varty and Gavin Blew.
Next Friday, January 12, will be the
Members’ Lucky Draw Night, and the
Friday Meal will return on the following
Friday, January 19.
With pennant in recess there has still
been a lot happening around the club.
Monthly triples was well attended with
the winners being Peter Caulfield, Robin
Provan and Gerald O’Brien, runners-up
were Keith Pocklington, Dudley Har-
rison and Max Brown, best last game
went to Kevin Watson, Rob Dorrity and
Joanna Lomagno represented the
club in the ladies championship but
unfortunately lost in the first round.
Shane O’Loughlin fared a little better in
the men’s championship by making the
semi-finals, well done to both.
Thanks to some very hard work by
John McVeigh and Robert Cosson our
new lights are up and running and will
be used on Wednesday night with the
men’s pairs finals, we will be repre-
sented by Shane O’Loughlin and Robert
Cosson, so good luck to both of them.
Members are reminded that social
bowls are still on Wednesday for the
ladies and men Thursday, some recent
winners Robin Provan, Brett David and
LOCH AND DISTRICT
THE Loch and District Men’s tour-
nament was held last weekend with
great success for organisers and bowl-
ers alike. Friday triples was played in
excellent conditions and the winners
were Korumburra, represented by Ken
Cecil, Andy Robertson, and Brett Da-
vis. Runners-up were Kyabram (No.1.),
with Keith Button, Mary Greco and Bev
Button. Best last game went to the Loch
and District team of Finley Luke, Char-
lie Hodge and Brendan McNamara. The
club has offered its thanks to the spon-
sors for the day, the Wonthaggi Club.
Saturday was different weather al-
together, so conditions of play were
changed, and after an earlier start all
games were played before lunch in or-
der to beat the heat. This was a great
idea under the circumstances, but
thirsty individuals needed supplement-
ing along the way. However, a great day
was enjoyed by all, and the lovely lunch
prepared by the catering ladies under
the guidance of Sue Loughridge was re-
ported by all to be very refreshing. The
Wonthaggi Club and Alan Mort (Limou-
sin Stud) were the sponsors for this day,
and the club has thanked Alan for his
ongoing support. Winners, and the only
team team to win four games, were the
Cranbourne team of Frank Byrne, Jim
Garnham and Tony Collins. Runners-
up were Alan Mort’s team of Alan, Bill
Salsberry and Peter Cochrane. Best last
game went to Keith Button’s Kyabram
team, consisting of Keith, J Greco and
Rob Ansett. Raffle winners included
Graham, Alan, Norman, Jenny, John
On Sunday the weather was kind
once again, and games were played
under very pleasant conditions. Win-
ners were Greg Hodge, John Williams,
and Graham Cobbett, who were a com-
posite team from Loch and Lang Lang.
Runners-up were the Cardinia Club
team of John Van Vugt, Simon Conning
and Del Dante Best last game went to
Joe and Mary Greco, and Bev Button,
from Kyabram. Thanks go to the Won-
thaggi Club, to Michael Turton (Cape
Tavern) and to Walker’s Electrics for
their sponsorship of this day.
Trevor and Fran Loughridge very
kindly donated a long-running, special
effort competition of two night’s accom-
modation at their ‘Shearing Shed’ bed
and breakfast in Grantville. This was
drawn on Sunday and the winner was P
Evans. The club has sincerely thanked
Trevor and Fran, as this was a most
successful, and very well supported,
After Sunday bowls were finished,
visitors were invited to a barbecue get-
together, which was thoroughly enjoyed
by all. Thanks were offered to everyone
for their efforts in making it a most suc-
cessful tournament, including the com-
mittee, green-keepers, match commit-
tee, caterers and helpers, all of whom
helped make it a great weekend.
A reminder that the Ladies 21-Up will
be starting on Wednesday, January 10, at
10.00am. Good luck to all participants.
THE South Gippsland Champion
of Champions event for lady bowl-
ers was played at Leongatha Bowl-
ing Club on Wednesday, January 3
and Friday, January 5.
It saw 15 of the 16 club champi-
ons of the South Gippsland Bowl-
ing Clubs competing for the title.
In pleasant weather on both days,
the spectators were treated to some
The semi-finals were contested by
San Remo’s Robyn Dennis versus
Loch & District’s Jenny Miller and
Fish Creek’s Nics McKenzie against
Phillip Island’s Paddy Francis.
The final was between Jenny Mill-
er and Paddy Francis where Paddy
was really “in the zone” coming
through as the winner for 2017/18.
She will go on to play the West
Gippsland Bowling Division winner
in West Gippsland in February.
Many thanks to our many mark-
ers and umpires and the Leongatha
club for all their input with a spe-
cial mention to the scoreboard at-
It started with 15 club champions but finally it came down to Jenny
Miller of Loch and District (runner-up) and Paddy Francis (winner) of
Phillip Island in the final.
Island bowler emerges as
‘champion of champions’
From the start it was a close match
between Corinella’s Shane Holmes
and Leongatha’s John Hall at Inver-
loch last week.
Avril Thomas demonstrates the lat-
est warm-up exercise before bowling
at Corinella last week.
Runners-up at Inverloch on
Thursday were Nic Van Grunsven
(S), John Arnold, Gail Burge and
Thursday social winners at In-
verloch Bowls Club last week were
Joan Clark, Linda Galliot and
Winners during the week at Ko-
rumburra Bowls Club were from
left Robin Provan, Peter Caulfield
and Gerald O’Brien.
Runners-up during the week at
Korumburra Bowls Club were from
left, Keith Pocklington, Dudley
Harrison and Max Brown.
Best last game during the week at
Korumburra Bowls Club were from
left, Kevin Watson, Les Eastman
and Robert Dorrity.
Sunday Triples winners at Loch, here pictured with with club president,
Jim Garnham, were Greg Hodge, John Williams, (absent) and John Van Vugt.
The Loch and District Bowls Club 3
day tournament Friday winners were
the Korumburra team of Ken Cecil, A
Robertson and B Davis.
Runners-up at the Loch Saturday Triples were Alan Mort, Bill Salsberry and
Peter Cochrane, pictured with Jim Garnham, Loch and District Bowls Club
Winners of the Saturday Triples at
the Loch and District tournament,
pictured with Alan Mort (sponsor),
were the Cranbourne team of Frank
Byrne, Jim Garnham and Tony Col-
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