YMGCR BOWLS CLUB
Wednesday social bowls had a good field of 28 players. The winners having 2 wins and +20 were Robert Lidgerwood and Hans Lang. Runners up were a visitor Gordan Gillespie and Shan Kodinski with 2 wins and +13. Jackpot failed to go off and the lucky numbers were won by Les Wilson and Bob Evans.
Friday had 32 players and the winners were Les Spencer and Snodger Lowrie, 2nd went to Les Wilson and I Febey and 3rd was the combo of Danny McNeill and Noel Millar.
On the social front we have our Opening day on 11th of September. Please put your name down for catering numbers, club uniforms to be worn (list on notice board).
For all pennant players there are lists up for both Midweek and Weekend teams and sheets for practice games.
Hot off the press …..Midweek practice match against Benalla will be played on Tuesday 20th Sept at Benalla and the bus will leave at 8.45am. A second game against Cobram at Cobram will be played on the 27th Sept with the bus leaving at 8.45am.
On the weekend the Joy Johnson Memorial Classic made a triumphant return, with magnificent weather over both days and the greens in tip top shape and with many quality players, the stage was set for a great tournament. After the first day’s play we had four 3 game winners and we had a further 12 teams with two wins. On the Sunday we had many critical games where the top seeds faced each other and with one game to play we were down to two undefeated teams. The winning team of Trish Doolan (MCC), Sara Howard (Richmond Union) and Sara Rogers (Deer Park) had a massive win in their last game to get them the victory with 18 points and 56 shots. The runners up were the duo from Shepparton Park, skipper Di Hands and Kate Bush and leader Carla Miles (Shepparton Golf). Yes, Anne Miles little girl! They also had 18 points and 38 shots. Third went to Olivia Cartwright with 15 points and 64 shots, fourth was Jodie Fruend with 15 points and 45 shots, fifth was J Martin with 15 points and 42 shots and sixth was K Cheney with 15 points and 15 shots. Best rink on Saturday (excluding the money winners) was P Arnett and best rink on the Sunday was N Wendt.
A massive thanks to our major sponsor Lekeal Homes, and to Ken, Sharon and Jake Stephenson for all the support that they give to the organizing committee. We hope to continue this partnership for years to come. Thanks to YMGCR Club for the great meals and the other little extras, and to Warrick who gave us great greens. Thanks also to Anne Miles who did all the ground work to set this tournament up, to Laureen Smith who worked tirelessly to pull off the great weekend, to Ray Brown for not stuffing up the scores, to umpires Doddy Dodman and Carolyn Boston and to raffle girls Lyn Baxter, Vicki Withers and Shan Kodinski.