Extreme weather plays havoc with bowls schedule

By Seymour Telegraph

Seymour VRI

Seymour VRI’s midweek pennant was once again cancelled due to the expected extreme weather conditions forecast.

The Central Bowls Division midweek pennant scheduled for last Tuesday saw all clubs share the points with their opponents. Seymour VRI 8-0 shared the points with Wallan 8-0.

In the midweek pennant, there were no games in divisions one and two due to the Australia Day long weekend.

Saturday’s pennant continued for the Goulburn Valley Bowls Division as normal and the Seymour VRI division seven Goulburn Valley team hosted Hill Top at the Seymour VRI green.

Despite Hill Top lingering at the bottom of the ladder, they certainly gave a good account of themselves and the Seymour VRI team was just four shots up at afternoon tea.

But with the addition of some good scoring and determination, both rinks won their games with an 18-shot win overall.

Seymour VRI 14-52 def. Hill Top 0-34.

Stephen McGregor’s rink, with a seven-shot lead at afternoon tea, picked up two fours and a five-shot end and were 15 shots up at the 19th end to finish with a 13-shot win.

Wayne Flint’s rink, with scores level at the 13th end, played a competitive game to be only three shots up at the 21st end, finishing strongly with a five-shot win.

Results: J. Tuckwell, M. Brett, P. Stevens, S. McGregor (skip) 29 defeated T. Mason 16.

A. Nachtigal, A. Walton, D. Prudden, W. Flynn (skip) 23 defeated G. Trevaskis 18.

The Saturday will see the Central Bowls Division resume pennant — and with only two games to play, division one is atop the ladder, with division two holding onto second position on the ladder.

Division one will host third-placed Kilmore at the Seymour VRI green and division two will travel to Kilmore to play against the top team on the ladder.

Division seven in the Goulburn Valley is placed second on the ladder and will play Seymour holding third place on the ladder away at the Seymour green.


Thursday night served up another hot training night, and cool refreshments were the order of the day, along with the club’s popular sausage sizzle.

Dot Dillon won the meat tray and Peter Smith won the breakfast tray, both provided by Taurus Meats. The third prize, a bottle of wine, was won by Rob Baldwin.

The members draw was number 231, and Holly Johnston was not present so could not collect. No games were played in midweek pennant on the previous Tuesday because of the heat.

In the weekend pennant, the Goulburn Valley’s games for round 11 saw division one defeated by Kyabram which is sitting second on the ladder.

Seymour 0-70 lost to Kyabram which won all rinks 18-111. Division five produced a strong win against Colbinabbin, gaining all three rinks 16-92 to 0-48.

Division seven travelled to Stanhope and took out a 14-49 to 0-40 win.

Division five saw Jenny Ridd, Graeme Prime, Mark Law, Derrick Boyd (skip) 30 defeat B. McIntosh 18; Di Staples, Garry Broderick, Linda Brown, Steve Reed (skip) 28 defeat G. Chandler 16; Peter Smith, Steve Ellis, Ken Butcher, Eliot Jarman (skip) 34 defeat B. McLean 14.

Division seven’s result saw Shane Stevenson, Pat Dawe, Marg Callaghan, Derek Blakeman (skip) 21 defeat I. Douglas 17; and John Heywood, Anita Stevenson, Vin Hall, Marg Flynn (skip) 28 defeat C. Weller 23.


On the weekend we were able to complete another round of pennant although in the division four match the temperature did reach a high that saw the bowlers leave the green for an early afternoon tea.

At resumption of play things went relatively smoothly with three of Avenel’s teams recording wins against opponents Euroa, giving Avenel the overall win on the day.

Meanwhile back at the club, the division seven side was unable to overcome the might of Dookie.

Sunday morning saw a dozen players competing in the chicken run while on other parts of the green a men’s pairs match was being played and some newer players received coaching from Paul.

Coaching sessions, conducted by Paul, will be held on Wednesday afternoons starting today from 5.30pm for any member; simply head along with bowls and an open mind.

Chicken run games will continue on Sunday mornings, so head along for a fun way to spend a couple of hours while competing for chickens and practising shots for pennant and other competitions.

The list is on the noticeboard for entries in the mixed pairs competition starting next Sunday.

On the previous Tuesday the weather once again thwarted the club’s plans to play pennant. Get well wishes are extended to Graham and Trevor.