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Seymour VRI Bowls Report 12 December

Saturday 12ᵗʰ December 2020

Well, some would say 3 out of 4 isn’t too bad but when that 1 is a loss to the top side, Division One it can put a dampener on Saturday night
celebrations! Midweek celebrated getting on the board as Division One suffered a disappointing loss to Wallan whilst Divisions Two and Six were able to celebrate crucial wins over their opponents Wallan and Shepparton Park.

The Final of the Club Singles Championships, will be played this Friday evening 18ᵗʰ December, so come on down and watch what we hope will be 2 great games of bowls between Brad Anderson and whoever wins the delayed Semi-final between Mario Furletti and defending Champion Mick Szczykulski in the Men’s whilst in the Women’s it will be between Jane Wilson and Helen Flint.

Members are reminded to get their Xmas Hamper and Wheelbarrow tickets back to the club once sold, as it will be drawn at the Club Xmas Party on 20ᵗʰ December.

CBD MIDWEEK 8ˢᵗ December
Broadford 59 (1) lost to SEYMOUR VRI 76 (15)

Seymour VRI have finally broken their duck in Midweek Pennant with a win away to Broadford last Wednesday. Winning on 2 rinks and a draw on the other they were able secure a comfortable win by a 17-shot margin leaving themselves just 13 points out of the four in 5ᵗʰ place.

Greg Jones’s rink of Terry Dowell, Paul Rolfe and Jane Wilson jumped out of the blocks against Trevor Gravell’s rink leading 8 to nil after just 4 ends and then continued on their merry way over the next 8 ends to extend that lead to 11 shots at the 14ᵗʰ end break, leading 19 to 8. Following the break and winning a further 6 of the remaining 11 ends Greg’s rink added 11 more shots whilst allowing Trevor’s rink scored a further 6 shots on their 5 ends won, resulting in Greg’s rink scoring a comfortable 16 shot win, 30 to 14.

Mario Furletti’s rink of Ron King, Jim Furletti and Bill Dawe were level with Jim Bruce’s rink after 6 ends and with singles on the next 2 ends led 7 to 5 after 8 ends, however the scoring dried up as they found themselves trailing by 5 shots at the 14ᵗʰ end break, 9 to 14. Lifting their game after the break Mario’s rink proceeded to win 7 of the remaining 11 ends adding a further 14 shots whilst holding Jim’s rink to 8 shots on 4 end wins, allowing Mario’s rink to escape with a narrow 1 shot win, 23 to 22.

Joe Purcell’s rink of Kevin Cain, Garry Bester and Peter Delzotto were matched up against Daryl Kelly’s rink and in what was to be an even battle splitting the ends won evenly led by just 2 shots at the14th end break 14 to 12. Once again, the gripping contest continued over the final 11 ends and with 1 end to play Joe’s rink had a handy 4 shot lead. however, dropping of a 4 on that final end, saw Joe’s rink come away with
a draw 23 shots apiece.

WALLAN 77 (14) def Seymour VRI 64 (2)

Seymour VRI went down to Wallan and found the travel not to their liking as after leading by 5
shots 45 to 40 at the 42-end found following that break things deteriorated, with just one winning
rink no matter how big a margin, it is not enough when the other 2 rinks are soundly defeated by
double figure margins. The loss has seen them drop to the vulnerable fourth place on the CBD Division One ladder.

Greg Jones rink of Phil Challis, Bill Dawe and Wayne Noonan were the shining lights against Steve Duncan’s rink bursting away by winning the first 6 ends and scoring 14 shots to nil whilst doing so, and by the 14ᵗʰ end break that lead had grown to 15 shots 25 to 10. Following the break Greg’s rink won a further 7 of the remaining 11 ends scoring an additional 10 shots whilst allowing Steve’s rink just 4 end wins for four singles allowing Greg’s rink to record a 22 shot winning margin 36 to 14.

Joe Purcell’s rink of Kevin Cain, Paul Rolfe and Brad Anderson started well against Greg Cowan’s rink leading 7 to 4 after 6 ends however in winning just 2 of the next 8 ends found themselves trailing by 5 shots at the 14ᵗʰ end break 11 to 16. Following the break Joe’s rink could only manage to win 4 ends scoring a further 7 shots whilst Greg’s rink in winning 7 ends added a further 14 shots to their tally which resulted in Joe’s rink suffering a substantial 12 shot loss 18 to 30.

With Mick Szczykulski unavailable the selectors handed the reigns after just 1 game back to Geoff Neal and with John Crockett, Moreno Puppa, Helen Flint they were pitted against Paul Warren’s rink. It was a very even battle with scores level at 8 all however by the 14ᵗʰ end break they were trailing by 5 shots 9 to 14. Returning to the green after the break proved to be an absolute disaster for Geoff’s rink as they added a single shot on one end won whilst Paul’s rink ran amok winning 10 ends and scoring a further 19 shots to hand Geoff’s rink a massive 23 shot loss 10 to 33.

SEYMOUR VRI 79 (14) def Wallan 64 (2)

At home against 2ⁿᵈ placed Wallan this was a must win game for 5ᵗʰ placed VRI or the gap between them and the top four would grow to a near insurmountable margin even at this early stage of the season. With 2 rinks recording comfortable double figure winning margins and the third rink down by just 6 shots VRI, after leading by 31 shots at the 42-end break, eventually recorded a 15-shot win and moved into the top 4 for the first time this season, at the expense of Alexandra who had their bye.

The return of Ian Cashill to skipping duties saw Wayne Flint move to third whilst Jim Tuckwell and Jim Furletti completed the rink. Starting brilliantly Ian’s rink won the first 4 ends and scoring 10 shots against Steven Doig’s rink a margin that they extended to a 13-shot lead at the 14ᵗʰ end break 23 to 10. Things were more even after the break as Ian’s rink scored a further 8 shots whilst Steven’s rink managed to score 10 shots thus allowing Ian’s rink to run out comfortable 11 shot winners 31 to 20.

Peter Delzotto’s rink of Mark Brett, Joshua Austin and Jeff Rhue were matched against Paul Denegro’s rink and after dropping a single on the first end never looked back as they 9 of the next 13 ends to lead by 9 shots at the 14ᵗʰ end 17 to 6. The next 11 ends were split relatively evenly as Paul’s rink outscored Peter’s rink 11 shots to 10 which made little difference to the final winning margin of 10 shots to Peter’s rink 27 to 17.

Mario Furletti’s rink of Terry Dowell, Anthony Nachtigal and Geoff Dixon leapt were slow to start and after just 3 ends trailed Peter Glass’s rink by 5 shots, but it was at that point Mario’s rink hit the go button winning 8 of the next 11 ends to establish a handy 9 shot lead at the 14ᵗʰ end 19 to 10.The break was to prove the changing point in this match as Mario’s rink won just single end scoring 2 further shots whilst Peter’s rink ran riot to win 10 of those remaining 11 ends and scoring 17 shots meaning Mario’s rink were 6 shot losers at the end of the game 21 to 27.

SEYMOUR VRI 47 (14) def Shepparton Park 38 (0)

With 2ⁿᵈ place at stake, it was to prove a crucial game for Seymour VRI’s Division 6 side at home to Shepparton Park. 13 shots up at the 28-end break VRI held firm over the remaining 22 ends to win on both rinks and run out comfortable 9 shot winners and holding 2ⁿᵈ place on the ladder.

Garry Bester’s rink of Alan Walton, Darren Grieve and Ron King started slowly against Norm Mitchelmore’s rink trailing 1 to 5 after 4 ends, however soon gathered some momentum winning 6 of the next 10 ends and scoring 14 shots to Norm’s 6 shots giving Garry’s rink a 4-shot lead at the 14ᵗʰ end break 15 to 11. Following the break and by winning 6 of the remaining 11 ends whilst keeping Norm’s rink to just singles on their 5 end wins, Garry’s rink held a healthy margin during the last few ends and ran out comfortable 8 shot winners 24 to 16.

Jane Wilson’s unavailability saw Stuart Crockett promoted to skip her rink of Jeannette Anderson, Terry Flynn and Carol Harrop were matched with Lloyd Mawson’s rink and in winning 11 of the first 14 ends had managed to create a healthy 9 shot lead at the 14ᵗʰ end break. It was a different game after the break as Lloyd’s however Stuarts’s rink picked up singles in the next 3 ends to lead by 4 shots after the 21ˢᵗ end. Lloyd then picked up 6 shots on the next 2 ends to lead Stuart 19 to 21 with 2 ends to play. A 4 to Stuart’s rink on the penultimate end gave them a 2-shot lead going into the 25ᵗʰ and final end which they managed to drop a single shot allowing them to run out winners by the narrowest of margins, 1 shot, 23 to 22.

Next Week’s Matches
Round 6 of Midweek on the 15ᵗʰ December will see Seymour VRI at home to top side Wallan in a must win game to keep in touch with the top four whilst round 7 of Saturday Pennant on the 19ᵗʰ December will see CBD Division One at home to Alexandra in a game they must win, whilst CBD Division Two will travel to Alexandra looking to keep their winning streak going into the Christmas Break and GVBD Division Six will have the Bye.

Until next week.
The Oracle