Benalla notes

Flag in hand: Rhylee Chapman, Blake Spinks, Lucas Hales, Bryce Cooney and Lincoln Campbell after their win.

Benalla Bowls Club

Indoor Bowls

Monday, May 9: Three games of 8 ends of pairs and triples were played with 11 bowlers participating. Winners were L Brown (Skip), S Zanin and Jack Lemin with 2 wins, a draw and 17 shots up. The Runners Up were D McIntyre (Skip), G Green and Joan Lemin with 2 wins, a draw and 16 shots up.

Outdoor Bowls

Wednesday Open Triples, May 11: Thirty bowlers played two games of 12 ends of 2-bowl triples. We welcomed visitors from Mansfield and Mulwala Services. The winners were E Hodson (Skip), I Hobson & I Brond. Runners Up were T Armstrong (Skip), J Lia and M Binnie.

Friday Open Pairs, May 13: Twelve bowlers put their names down for this event, with visitors from St James and Euroa. Unfortunately the day was called off due to rain.

Social Bowls, Saturday, May 14: No Social Bowls due to the weather. A final reminder that Jackpot Triples will start May 25 and Jackpot Pairs on May 27.

Benalla Golf Club

Today, Wednesday, May 18, is a stableford event the second round of the VETS championships and on Saturday, May 21, is a stroke event round three of the Club Championships.


On Wednesday, May 11, 74 players competed in a stableford event the first round of the Vets championship.

The best score of the day, 46 points, was had by Graham Briggs to win C-grade from runner-up Michael Milne 45 points. Wayne Hocking 37 points won A-grade on a countback from Steve Siggers also 37 points. In B-grade Jim Tullberg with 39 points won on a countback from Jamie Waters also 39 points.

Nearest the Pins -

3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Chris Keast

8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Chris Dube

9th Cellarbrations Benalla: Nil

12th Ray White Benalla: Hamish Pearce

13th Fruits ‘n Fare: Mick Smith

Ball Competition -

37 Trev Willmott, 36 Ron Schulz, Mick Smith, Adrian Papworth, Andrew Hodson, 35 Phil Donges, Brian Hollins, Kerry Bramich, Ken Levy, Peter Schwarzman, 34 David Ross, Gary O’Brien, Sam Symes, Mick Groves all after countbacks.


Last Saturday, May 14, 72 players competed in a stroke event, the second round of the Club Championships.

The best score of the day, 67 nett, was had by Lucas Hales to win B-grade with the B-grade runner up being Ken Muir, 74 nett.

Chris Dube, 71 nett won A-grade with Dan Squires, 73 nett the runner up on a countback. Wayne Drane, 68 nett won C-grade from runner-up John Marshall, 69 nett.

Nearest the Pin -

1st Oliver’s Mensland: Bruce Reid

3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Lockie Spinks

8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Dan Symes

9th Cellarbrations, Benalla: Nil

12th Ray White Benalla: Lucas Hales

13th Benalla Furniture Removals: Dan Symes

17th KFC Birdies: Adrian Squires, Andrew Shearer

Ball Competition –

70 Henry Dobson, 73 Ian Wise, Hamish Pearce, Kevin Chenhall, 74 Steve Thomas, Ian Simmons, 75 Trevor Squires, Russell Marshall, William Tong, Tim Symes, Adrian Squires, Ben Campbell, 76 Andrew Shearer, Bruce Reid.

Chris Dube and Dan Symes both won the “Bear Trap” award for the 6th and 7th holes.

Juniors salute in pennant

On Sunday, May 15, Benalla Golf Club juniors played at Wodonga Golf Club.

The team won their final against Corowa Golf Club.

The team of five players won four matches to one to secure victory.

Lucas Hales (capt) won 2up

Blake Spinks won 6/5

Rhylee Chapman won 4/3

Bryce Cooney won 6/5

Lincoln Campbell lost on the last hole.

Other team members who played during the year were Jake Campbell and Stephen Batman.

Also congratulations to Rhylee Chapman on winning Pennant Player of the Year. She thoroughly deserved her win for the commitment and hard work she puts in for her team.

The kids would like to thank Runnymede trucking and various Benalla Golf Club members for their sponsorship.

Also their parents and family members for the great support throughout the season.

Women’s golf

After Thursday golf was washed out, the championship rounds began in inclement weather on Saturday, May 14.

Division 1 winner was Helen Hyland with 95/19/76 and Division 2 was won by Libby Mason with 105/31/74.

Ball competition R. Foletta 76, A. Brown 77, M. Watson 77, S. Oakley 77, M. Felmingham, 78c/b.

NTP 3rd S. Sykes, Milner-Watson Pharmacy 8th M. Badrock, Golf Shop 13th S. Oakley, 14th A. Thomson.

This week a stableford will be played on Thursday, and a stroke round on Saturday for the second round of championships.

Benalla Squash Club

With the Benalla Squash Club’s Autumn season in its last trimester now the results are starting to grow. Players are eyeing off the ladders to see how the end may look. So here are the results for last week’s competition.

Here are the results of Round 11 of the Autumn season competition:

Section 1:

Barkly Street Vets Team defeated Caslek Computing and Cabling Team 2 rubbers each, 9 games to 7: Greg Murphy defeated Gerard Vitti 3/0, Chris McNair lost to Rod Firmer 2/3, Treena McNair lost to Tim Leenen 1/3 and Bechy Pastuszka defeated Josh McNair 3/1.

Benalla Bobcat Team defeated Dr Stuart Jones Dentist Team 3 rubbers to 1: Wally Pastuszka defeated Stuart Jones 3/2, Adam Saddler defeated Daniel Scott (fill-in) 3/0, Andrew Ham lost to Luke Sheppard (fill-in) 0/3 and Daniel Scott defeated Liam Thivillier-Lefebvre 3/1.

Section 2:

Hollywoods Pizza Team defeated Smith Dosser Accountants Team 2 rubbers each, 7 games to 6: Ray Moulday lost to Gary Manning 1/3, Ben Flynn defeated Dee Manning 3/0, Ryder Levy lost to Kyle Margat 0/3 and Lucas Ham defeated Alex Briggs 3/0.

Custom Squash Team defeated HP Excavations Team 2 rubbers each, 8 games each, 114 points to 97: Liam Margat defeated Gary Manning 3/2, Tiffany Levesque lost to Ben Flynn (fill-in) 2/3, Damien Gilbert lost to Anakin Pastuszka 0/3 and Heidi Margat defeated Addison Pastuszka 3/0.

Gosh our juniors are having a great time and doing so well at the tournaments nearby. They were off to another one again last weekend, results and pics to follow.

Look for Benalla Squash Club on Facebook. Let us know if you want to join in.

Benalla Badminton Association

Badminton Winter Season 12/5/2022 Round 1 results

Last Wednesday we had our first games of the Winter Season for 2022.

It was great to be back playing our normal season and having a large number of new players starting the season.

We had four teams playing with results being Astros (Team 4) 204 lost to Pirates (Team 5) 217 with just a 13 point win and in the other game Dodgers (Team 1) 229 lost to Rangers (Team 3) 270.

We had three three-game winners last week being Nicholas, Srilatha and Tharindu, well done guys and congratulations.

Last week Red Soxs had the bye

Tonight’s games are Pirates v Dodgers and in the other game Red Soxs v Astros the bye team this week is the Rangers.

If you are unable to play this week call Tim on 0417 537 135.Try to be at the courts by 7.15 to help put up the nets and have a warm up, then we can start games promptly at 7.30, this way we can all be home as early as possible on these cold night. Good luck with the games tonight.

The Ladder as at 11/5/2021

Team Points %

Rangers 2118%

Pirates 2106%

Red Soxs 20%

Astros 094%

Dodgers 085%

Remember we also have Tuesday morning Social Comp which starts at 9am until 10.30. All are welcome, if you need further information, phone Lois on 0407 362 366

Having a hit: Benalla Badminton Association’s winter competition has kicked off.

Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls Results

Tuesday, May 10: Winners — Graeme Sharp (s), Val Haag, Les Saunders and Ken Phillips. Runners-up — Linda Scholz (s), Geoff Green, Joan Lemin and Jim Van Den Bosch.

Friday, May 13: Winners — Tom Pepper (s), Arlene Jensen and Joan Lemin. Runners-up — Graeme Sharp (s), Helen Sharp and Bev Lindsay.

Saturday, May 14: Winners — Graeme Sharp (s) and Jean Quick.

Benalla Bridge Club Results

Wednesday, May 11

1. David Morton and Anne Thomson 62.5%

2. Coral Day and Dawn Breadon 61.7%

3. Geoff Rintala and Helen Price 59.6%

eq 4. Carlin Bruce and Margaret Richards 55.4%

eq 4. Kay Smith and George Wagner 55.4%

Monday, May 16


1. Kay Smith and Carlin Bruce 67.6%

2. Coral Day and Jenny Baker 61.7%

3. George Wagner and Marjorie Phillips 48.8%


1. Jenny and Alan Monger 59.5%

2. David Morton and Anne Thomson 58.0%

3. Peter Nelson and Rae Sheppard 56.5%

Benalla Bridge Club meets twice weekly at the Senior Citizens rooms in Fawckner Dve, and welcomes inquiries from people wanting to learn the basics of Bridge. We can organise beginner/refresher lessons for those interested.

For more information, phone Peter on 0438 625 638.