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SEYMOUR VRI BOWLS REPORT Saturday 28th November 2020

Saturday 28th November 2020

The President, Board and Members of the Seymour VRI Bowling Club were saddened at the loss of our revered member Ian “NICHO” Nichols on Thursday last week. Ian was a well-known member of the local bowling fraternity and spent some time playing at Avenel before returning to his beloved VRI. His raucous voice and laughter will be missed around the club and we take this opportunity to offer our deepest sympathies to Jan and the family. His funeral will be held this morning, Wednesday 2nd December commencing at 11.00am at the AG Pavilion, Kings Park.

On a happier note all rinks won this weekend with a bye in GVBD due to the extreme heat rule in Shepparton. Keep an eye out for our Annual Xmas Hamper and Wheelbarrow Raffle tickets @ $2 as they go on sale from members this week. It will be drawn at our Club Christmas Party on Sunday 20th December.

Sunday saw sectional play in the CBD State Pairs at Eildon with pairings of Brad Anderson / Mick Szczykulski and Gary Bester / Joe Purcell into the Men’s Semi-finals next Sunday and Carol Harrop and Helen Flint undefeated so far in the Women’s and also playing next week. We wish them all good luck

CBD MIDWEEK 17th November
EILDON 87 (16) def Seymour VRI 58 (0)

Another poor result for the Midweek side as their struggle to break the duck continued at Eildon with all rinks suffering losses. Eildon were too solid all over recording a 29-shot win.

Joe Purcell’s rink of Kevin Cain, Gary Bester and Paul Rolfe found themselves up against the steady Sharon Hall’s rink and held a 3 shot lead at the 7th end but by dropping 11 shots whilst picking up just 4 shots over the next 7 ends shots found them trailing by 4 shots at the 14th end break. Following the break, both sides scored 7 shots a piece on final 11 ends resulting in a narrow 4 shot loss 21 to 25.

Mario Furletti’s rink of Terry Flynn, Jim Furletti and Bill Dawe led Rod McGowan’s rink by 6 shots after the 10th end but then dropped 9 shots over the following 4 ends to trail by 3 shots at the 14th end break. Scoring 10 shots over the remaining 11 ends was not enough for a win as Rod’s rink scored 12 shots to leave Mario’s rink trailing by a 5 shot margins at the end 20 – 25.

Greg Jones returned to the fray and his rink of Geoff Dixon, Shayne Stanley and Ian Cashill were early front runners jumping out to a 6 to 1 lead at the 4th end against Steve Matcham’s rink. Unfortunately, that was to be the last time Greg’s rink was in front as they dropped 26 shots over the next 10 ends to trail 9 to 27 at the 14th end break. After the break scoring was relatively even but the margin was too great to make up leaving Greg suffering a 20-shot loss, 17 to 37.

Seymour 45 (0) lost to SEYMOUR VRI 71 (16)

Although finding the going tougher on the slower surface at Seymour on their new synthetic green, we managed to another win onto the books winning on all rinks with Seymour VRI up a solid 26 shot win against our sister side.  Seymour VRI remain in the top 4 actually moving up to third position on the CBD Division 1 ladder just 1 point behind second placed Wallan.

Joe Purcell’s rink of Kevin Cain, Paul Rolfe and Brad Anderson were drawn against Greg Quillinan’s rink and in a see-sawing first half of the game found themselves up by just 2 shots at the 14th end break leading 11 to 9. After the break they seemed to finally adjust to the new surface over the remaining 11 ends, scoring 15 shots on their 8 winning ends whilst allowing Greg’s rink just single shots on their 3 winning ends, to see Joe’s rink finally run out comfortable 14 shot winners 26 to 12.

Greg Jones rink of Phil Challis, Bill Dawe and Wayne Noonan jumped out of the blocks against Dennis Klein’s rink to lead 15 to 3 after just 7 ends but Klein scoring 2 3’s on the next 7 ends Greg was up by 10 shots at the 14th end break 21 to 11. Following the breaks Greg’s rink scoring slowed to a trickle winning just 4 ends and scoring a further 6 shots whilst Dennis won 7 ends but with only one of them a multiple it was not enough to bridge the final gap of 8 shots as Greg’s rink won 27 to 19.

Mick Szczykulski’s rink of Moreno Puppa, Helen Flint and Darren McDonald were pitted against Jan Wesselman’s rink and after splitting the ends 7 a piece found themselves leading by 2 shots at the 14th end break 11 to 9. Scoring slowed over the final 11 ends as Mick’s rink scored 7 singles whilst Jan’s rink could manage three singles and a two. Mick held on for a narrow 4 shot win 18 to 14 in a very low scoring affair.

SEYMOUR VRI 115 (16) def Seymour 43 (0)

Returning to their home green, Seymour VRI were finally able to break their duck with an outstanding 72 shot win over sister club Seymour, with all rinks winning the win puts them back on track to make the finals. Despite this being their first win, they sit in 5th place on the CBD Division 2 ladder just 10 points behind fourth placed Alexandra.

Mario Furletti’s rink of Terry Dowell, Anthony Nachtigal and Geoff Dixon burst out of the blocks against Ron Fullerton’s rink dropping just 2 of the first 7 ends to go out to a 13 to 4 shot lead and kept the pedal to the metal over the next 7 ends to go to the 14th end break with a healthy 21 shot lead 28 to 7. Winning another 7 of the remaining 11 ends and scoring another 18 shots whilst Ron was only able to score a further 6 shots Mario’s rink recorded a very healthy 36 shot winning margin 46 to 13.







Peter Delzotto’s rink of Mark Brett, Joshua Austin and Jeff Rhue were tied at 8 all with Ken Malin’s rink however by picking up 9 shots on the next 3 ends leading inti the 14th end break they found themselves 8 shots up 17 to 8. After the break Peter’s rink dropped just 3 singles over the remaining 11 ends whilst scoring a further 25 shots themselves to run away with the game recording a huge 31 shot winning margin 42 to 11 over Ken’s rink.

Wayne Flint promoted to skip in the absence of Ian Cashill and his rink of rink of Jim Tuckwell, Jim Furletti and John Crockett had the close one against Dorothy Malin’s rink with both skips winning 7 ends each at the 14th end break it was Flint leading by 4 shots 14 to 10. Wayne’s rink proceeded to win 6 of the final 11 ends scoring a further 13 shots whilst Dorothy’s rink scored 9 shots in winning 5 of those 11 ends which allowed Wayne’s rink to sneak out to record an 8 shot win 27 to 19


SEYMOUR VRI 0 (7) drew Tatura Hilltop 0 (7)

Due to the Extreme Heat predicted for Shepparton (44o) last Saturday ALL Goulburn Valley Pennant Bowls were cancelled for the round, they will not be replayed due to the shortness of the season.

Winner of the Taurus Meats, Meat Tray for this week was Josh Austin.

Next Week’s Matches

Round 4 of Midweek on the 1st December has Seymour VRI at home to top side Kilmore whilst round 5 of Saturday Pennant on the 5th November will see CBD Division One at home to sixth placed Eildon, whilst CBD Division Two will be looking to continue their winning form away to Eildon and GVBD Division Six will travel to Nagambie for a meeting with the top of the ladder side on their carpet.

Until next week.

The Oracle