The last day of pennant for 2017-18 was the grand final last Saturday.
The two Seymour teams who were still standing after the final series, played at Stanhope. Division 5 played Hill Top and put in a good game, but was beaten on the day.
Congratulations to all the bowlers for their efforts and for making it to the Grand Final.
However Division 6 stole the day for the many Seymour spectators who attended, and did a wonderful job of bringing home the silverware. Seymour defeated Kyabram, 47 shots to 46.
The players and the club thank the spectators for their support.
Friday’s social bowls was well attended again last week.
This Friday, March 23, will probably be our last official Friday evening for the season. However, during April the bar will be open, and raffles will be run if warranted.
The Members’ Draw was number 131 — Bill Solomon — who naturally was present to collect the $60. The Taurus meat tray was won by Maureen Prudden and the bottle of wine went to Pat Dawe.
The final of the Club Mixed Pairs was played last Wednesday, with many members witnessing a high quality match between the Browns and the Dillons. Linda and Rob were the eventual winners.
Congratulations to the four players who participated.
Entries are invited for the final three tournaments for this season: Easter Tournament, March 30 and 31; the rescheduled St Pat’s Tournament, April 6; and the Doug Hansen Memorial Mixed Pairs Tournament on April 14. Entry forms are located in the club hallway.
The annual Bone of Contention and barbecue will be held on Saturday, April 21. All members who are interested in playing in this event, please enter your names on the sheet provided.
Midweek Pennant Grand Final
Seymour Bowling Club was the venue for the Midweek Pennant Grand Final against Kilmore, and after having such a great season, the grand final turned out to be a most disappointing day for Seymour VRI with all three rinks down on ability and on the score board, attaining only half of the opposition’s score.
Summing up the season for the Midweek team, it played a most successful season to end up in the grand final but was unable to reproduce that form on the final day.
Well done and congratulations to Kilmore Bowls Club, which was a great competitor throughout the season.
Seymour VRI 41 lost to Kilmore 82.
Greg Jones’ rink competed against a strong rink and was two shots up at the 22nd end, but the opposition scored seven shots in the final three ends to leave the VRI team with a five-shot deficit.
Joe Purcell’s rink was six shots down at the 11th end then lost the next five ends for seven shots and never recovered, and went down by 16 shots.
Bill Dawe’s rink gave its opposition nine shots’ start in five ends and was 10 shots down at the 10th end. It failed to score during the next eight ends, scored four shots on the 19th but was 22 shots down, and made little inroads after that to go down by 20 shots.
Results: G. Dixon, P. Rolfe, I. McBean, G. Jones (s) 19 lost to P. Skehan 24; S. Stanley, I. Nichols, M. Furletti, J. Purcell (s) 13 lost to K. Mayberry 29; D. Prudden, P. Delzotto, G. Towt, B. Dawe (s) 9 lost to T. Young 29.
Division Three Goulburn Valley team played the grand final of the Division Three competition against a strong and determined Mooroopna Golf team at Euroa.
The game went right down to the wire.
Luke Spargo’s was the last rink to finish with the scoreboard showing Mooroopna Golf one shot up and the Seymour VRI rink holding enough shots to win the game; the opposition skip with his last bowl moved the shot bowl and claimed one shot for his rink and the Seymour VRI team went down by two shots.
What a great climax in the finals series with the team winning by two shots the previous week then going down by two shots in the grand final.
Luke Spargo’s rink was the only winning rink for Seymour VRI, but did not have enough to cover the other three rinks.
What a great season it has been for Seymour VRI, being by far the most consistent team in the competition and only losing two games for the season — both in the finals and both games against Mooroopna Golf. The Seymour VRI team members should be pleased with their performance during the season and the satisfaction of winning the seasonal games by some significant margins.
Seymour VRI 90 lost to Mooroopna Golf 92.
Luke Spargo’s rink worked up a huge lead early in the game, being 14 shots up at the 16th end, then 16 shots up at the 21st end and after the exciting last end finished winning by 20 shots. Greg Jones’ rink after a slow start played a competitive game, and although nine shots down at the 19th end, picked up a few shots to finish with only three shots down.
Bill Dawe’s rink struggled against the opposition, being eight shots down at the 18th end and held on to go down by seven shots. Geoff Neal’s rink held the lead for the first 10 ends, but by the 17th end after losing nine of 10 ends was 13 shots down, finishing 12 shots down at the end of the game.
Results: I. McBean, M. Furletti, W. Noonan, L. Spargo (s) 31 def C. O’Shannessy 11; B. Voogt, R. Hockley, J. Purcell, G. Jones (s) 23 lost to G. McIntyre 26; H. Flint, B. Anderson, K. Towt, B. Dawe (s) 14 lost to B. Malins 21; P. Challis, M. Puppa, M. Szczykulski, G. Neal (s) 22 lost to B. Lorains 34.
It is the end of the 2017-18 pennant season; next Saturday the club will arrange a social game among club members for the Tony O’Loughlin Memorial trophy commencing at 10am ;names on the board.
The football tipping competition will commence on Thursday, March 22 and the club will remain trading throughout the winter period.
Club presentation night has been set for Saturday, May 5 commencing at 6.30pm with catering provided at an all-inclusive cost of $35 per member.
The club’s annual general meeting will be held at the clubhouse on Friday, May 11 at 6pm.
— Two Hats