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October 13, 2016


FOR those of you who spotted the typing error last week, announcing toast for the Friday night meal, I must apologise if you turned up expecting bread warmed till black then spread with Vegemite, only to be confronted with roast chicken, three veg and followed by dessert.

Unfortunately it was to late to adjust the menu.

Now to the main purpose of the club, apart from socialising, I mean.

Saturday was the first round of pennant bowls.

Division 1 went down to Tongala 94-39.

Sometimes you just have to smile philosophically, take the pain and move on. Next week is another game.

Division 2, at home to Moama, had a narrow loss 66-68

Division 3, away to Tongala, lost 57-68

Division 4, at home to Tongala, won 74-68

Unfortunately, due to unavailability of players, Rochester was unable to field a Division 5 team and had to forfeit to Deniliquin.

In the first round of mid-week pennant.

Division 1, away to Lockington, won 86- 41.

Division 2, away to Mathoura, lost 32-83.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Deniliquin two-day tournament was subject to inclement weather.

However on Wednesday the team of M. Knight, L. Moon M. Brennan (who unfortunately fell ill part way through and had to be substituted by J. McArthur ) and A. Fiedler were eventual three-game winners.

Social bowls on Tuesday was once again rained off.

The sausage sizzle on Thursday night was a great success, demand exceeding supply, hopefully it will be repeated in future.


■The men’s board meeting is on Monday at 7.30pm.

■Tuesday, October 18, at 1.30pm is the next ladies committee meeting. BYO lunch.

■Pennant practice for ladies is on Thursdays from 4pm.

■Tomorrow is the Rochester ladies fours star tournament (with trading table).

■Entries for CVBD state triples closes on October 12.

■The first round round of the ladies championship are to be played by Thursday.

Rochestor Bowls Club will tomorrow host its first tournament of the season and they have fingers crossed the rain holds off.

The ladies’ fours tournament starts at 10am with 112 bowlers from Northern, Goulburn Valley, Bendigo and Campaspe Valley bowls divisions entered into the event.

Rinks are full, with 28 teams on the day, an improvement from last year’s 16.

The club received a grant from Campaspe Shire as part of seniors’ month which reduced the cost of entry for the event.

The day will include lunch, as well as a raffle and trading table.

Prizes are sponsored by Riverina Bowls and Leisure Wear with anyone welcome to come along to see some quality bowling.


THE women cancelled their weekly social bowls on Tuesday due to several members busy at the Elmore Field days while others are on holidays.

The Campaspe Valley Bowls Division midweek pennant commenced on Friday with our division one teams playing against the stronger Rochester combination to lose 41-86.

L Appleby, A Haines, P MacFarlane, L Chugg (s) lost to L Moon 18-30; A Brereton, M Davis, M Davie, P Humbert (s) lost to D Pappin 11-27; A Lowrie, B Mustey, L Maslen, K Palmer (s) lost to M Knight 12-29).

In the CVBD weekend pennant both our division two and four were victorious against their respective Mathoura opponents. Division two recorded a strong 85-51 win to open the season.

P Cunnington, R Hanson, A Kauffman, J Harris (s) defeated R Murphy 31-14; LMcInnes, T Davis, D Lupton, G Turner (s) lost to S O’Callaghan 22-25; F Chugg, D Isgro, R Shawcross, I Johnson (rookie skip) defeated B Vesty 32-12.

Division four also had two rinks up in their 73-56 victory.

K Stout, D Smith, P Collins, L Brereton (s) d. A Prime 27-17; K Cunnington, W Musgrove, S Peter, K Main (s) l.t. S Dinan 13-27; C Stewart, N Bacon, N Haines, G Shawcross (s) d. D Berryman 33-12 to win the free barbecue for the best winning rink.

During the week Russell Shawcross competed in the CVBD sixty and over state singles held at Rich River. Playing Jim Hogan (Moama) in the first round, Shawcross was staring down the barrel after trailing 3-16.

Gradually he started to bridge the gap to trail 14-17 and holding shot when Hogan produced a miraculous bowl to move the jack and pick up four shots to win the match 21-14.

The women competed in the Deniliquin pairs and fours on Wednesday and Thursday.

Pauline Humbert and Kath Palmer played the pairs and finished the day with limited success, while in the fours, Palmer, Joy Weller, Annie Haines and Lesla Maslen had a mixed bag.

Tom Davis, Alan Kauffman, Frank Chugg and Russell Shawcross travelled to Mathoura for the Star Fours on Thursday.

After playing some brilliant patches of bowls they managed a fruit salad.

The club will hold a mixed pairs 2x4x2 on Sunday commencing at 1pm. Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607.

Due to a clash with the CVBD state pairs we will press ahead and hope for plenty of entries.

The club may have to consider poker machines to keep afloat with all this rain.

The annual waterwheel classic fours will be held on Sunday, October 30 starting at 9.30am.

A gold letter event, so early entries are essential. Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.

Campaspe Valley

THE state novice singles was finalised recently with Beryl Elliott of Rochester defeating fellow club member, Carol Cakebread.

The final of the state over 60s singles were played the same day.

Marilyn Stephenson from Moama defeated Jill Grimshaw from Deniliquin.

Some great bowling was witnessed by players in both events.

Wet weather caused the state over 60s pairs to be postponed.

These will now be played on October 17 and 18, at Ky Valley View to begin at 10am both days.

Entries in the state triples closed Wednesday at 6pm.

These will be played at Mathoura on October 20 and 24.

If need the third day will be Sunday, November 13.

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