Club News


Saturday 7th November 2020

Our Pennant bowls season finally got under way on a fine but windy Saturday afternoon with CBD Division 1 at home to Yea on the number 1 green whilst Division 2 had a bye and GVBD Division 6 were also at home to Mooroopna Golf on the number 2 green.
Games were played with all bowlers observing COVID-19 Restrictions by mask wearing, sanitizing regularly and social distancing a priority.

Seymour VRI 134 (16) def Yea 29 (0)
It was a very one-sided game with Seymour VRI winning all rinks scoring in the 40’s for a total of massive 134 shots defeating a  disappointing Yea side who scored just 29 shots, by a whopping margin of 105 shots and finding themselves sitting on top of the CBD Division 1 ladder after round 1 with 16 points and a massive early percentage of 462%.

Congratulations and welcome to Darren McDonald on playing his first pennant game for the club.

Greg Jones rink of Phil Challis, Bill Dawe and Ian Cashill led the way scoring 15 shots in the first 5 ends whilst Justin Branch’s rink were held scoreless. At the 14th end break Greg had extended that lead to 25 leading 29 to 4 and the writing appeared to be on the wall. Over the next 11 ends that margin was extended to a 41shot gap with the final result being 49 shots to 8.


Mick Szczykulski’s rink of Moreno Puppa, Helen Flint and Darren McDonald trailed Leif Elenius early being 2 shots down after dropping the first 2 ends, however they burst into action over the next 12 ends to lead by 18 shots at the 14th end break. Over the final 11 ends they then dropped just 2 ends conceding 2 shots whilst scoring 19 of their own to run out with a healthy 35 shot margin and a final result of 43 shots to 8.

Joe Purcell’s rink of Joy Cashill, Mario Furletti and Brad Anderson were level with Roland Branch at 2 all after the 3rd end, and with some fine bowls over the next 11 ends were able to draw away to lead by 12 shots at the 14th end break 20 to 8. They then drew even further away over the remaining 11 ends dropping 5 shots and amassing a further 22 shots of their own to run away with a 29-shot margin and a final result of 42 shots to 13.


Seymour VRI 39 (12) def Mooroopna Golf 36 (2)
Seymour VRI, winning on one and just losing the other rink, were able to scrape home with a narrow 3 shot overall result, defeating a valiant Mooroopna Golf side by 39 shots to 36 shots which finds them sitting second on the GVBD Division 6 ladder with 12 points and a percentage of 108.33%

Congratulations to Darren Grieve and Joshua Austin on both playing their first pennant games for the club.

Wayne Flint’s rink of Kevin Cain, Darren Grieve and Garry Bester struggled early scoring singles on 5 of the first 14 ends to trail 5 shots to 11 at the 14th end break. Scoring a 6 on the 15th end reversed their fortunes as they trailed 13 to 16 after the 20th end, however the real turning point came winning on the final 5 ends of the match allowing them to secure a 6 shot win 22 shots to 16.

Peter Delzotto’s rink of Jim Tuckwell, Joshua Austin and Geoff Dixon started strongly early scoring on 5 of the first 6 ends to lead 6 shots to 2 before losing their way to have their lead reduced to 1 shot at the 14th end break. After the break they were successful in winning just 4 of the remaining 11 ends, which included a 3 on the 23rd end to lead for the last time by just a single shot. Losing a single on the penultimate end left scores level but dropping a 3 on the final end saw them lose 17- to 20 by that narrow 3 shot margin.

Winner of the Taurus Meats Meat Tray this week was new member Joshua Austin, who also was the member who drew the ticket, creating much mirth and derision around the clubhouse.

Round 1 of Midweek commences on the 10th November with Seymour VRI having the bye whilst round 2 of Saturday Pennant on the 14th November will see CBD Division One away to Kilmore whilst CBD Division Two playing their first game following the bye hosting Kilmore on the number 1 green and GVBD Division Six will travel to Avenel in a battle for top spot.

The selectors have advised that sides will now be selected on Wednesday evenings giving them the opportunity to practice together on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Until next week.
The Oracle