The Tatura Bowls Club conducted their annual charity bowls day with all proceeds going to the Tatura Hospital.
Bowlers came from Tatura, Seymour, Hill Top, Mooroopna Golf and Colbinabbin clubs.
Club member Adrian Barry expressed his thanks to the generous sponsors in providing prizes for the day’s activities.
A sum of $586 will be presented to Tatura Hospital at a later date.
Sponsors were J.V’s Paint and Panel (won by Dom Perri), Tatura Pharmacy package (Michael Stone), Tatura Watches and Diamonds, Rob’s Radiator and Windscreen, 3B Small Engines, Brush It Up, Al’s Barber, Shepparton Bowls Shop and a private donation from Faye Attwood.
The ditch to ditch competition was won by Julian Robson and Ken Cornell; resting touches were Dot Best and Julian Robson; Best score last game was Bruce and Betty Durston with George Chessells.
The game result after playing three games of nine ends saw no three-game winner.
On two wins and a draw, the Hill Top team skipped by Noel Mulcahy, Doreen Corrigan and Bernie Maher took out the major prize by just one point from runners-up John Attwood (S), Ash McDonald and Holly Baldwin.
Rod Kirby, not just satisfied with last week’s B-Grade championship win, has now also taken out the club 21Up event, defeating Darryn Carpenter 21 to 14 in the final.
The Ladies 21Up championship has been concluded and was taken out for the third year in a row by Dot Best who defeated Freda Clement.
The last club event for this pennant season and only just completed was the Men’s 100Up championship.
With just two points separating both combatants at the halfway mark, the match was eventually taken out by first-year bowler Mark Spencer against Rod Kirby (Snr).
This year’s club events have been special with first-year bowlers in Mark Spencer and Rod Kirby (Jnr) successfully featuring in many events.
The Top Dollar tournament was held on Thursday with just 16 teams entered, but everyone had a great day.
Many of our club members had to fill in for clubs needing extra players.
Many thanks to Bruce Durston, George Chessells and Trevor Downie for helping out at such short notice.
Ditch to ditch and spider were won by Chris Popple and Susie Perry (Rushworth).
Winners for the day was a mixed team; thanks to Jan Doherty, Freda Clement and George Chessells — well done.
Third place was Chris Popple, Beryl Matheson and Doreen Corrigan.
Thanks to Tatura Farms Supplies for their great support, also a big thanks for all who kindly gave raffle prizes.
The main raffle prize — which was two nights accommodation at Country Inn in Moama — was won by Kyabram’s Lois Ferguson.
Lois and her team are always very supportive of all tournaments and 60s-and-over in the Goulburn Valley.
Sunday saw the Tatura Bowls Club Charity Day for the Tatura Hospital.
Winners were Hill Top’s Bernie Maher, Doreen Corrigan and Noel Mulcahy (great to see Noel back at bowls again).
Best game three winners were Bruce Durston, George Chessells and Betty Durston (the club had a great day).
Thanks Tatura for a great day including a wonderful afternoon tea.
More than $500 was raised for Tatura Hospital.
Sunday, April 14 is the NL Drainage ‘Olde Bowls’ day starting at 9am.
To enter phone Jock Hicks on 0401754742.
It would be great to see entries coming in because it is a fun day.
NL Drainage’s Anzac tournament starts with a barbecue at noon prior to the event.
Entries can be placed on the board in the club rooms.
This is an open fours and entries can be placed with Jeff McNaughton, phone 0401754742.
The annual general meeting is being held at the club rooms today at 7pm.
Presentation night is on April 27. The cost will be $30 for a two-course meal. Please put names on the board. Barry Bishop will be the entertainer.
Well that’s all for me as I will not be the reporter in the future.
Many thanks to all who helped me get the news out to this great community.