AROUND THE GREENS
Last Friday night was chicken night, however, for all those people who enjoyed the Seafood & Gourmet Food special menu - prawns, scallops, oysters, fish etc a few weeks ago it's on again this coming Friday, March 15 and we have been advised it will be the one sitting.
Please notify early if you are coming by ringing the club or putting your name on the sheet at the club. It is important that members support this night and if possible bring friends.
The Bendigo Bowls Division Veterans Day was held on Thursday, March 7 for all members over the age of 70 at which many veterans, aged 80 or more, who have not previously received a Super Veterans Badge were presented with one. Two of our members, namely Alan Rogers and Wes Mitchell, were recipients.
The new date for our Wine and Dine Day, sponsored by Bendigo Travel and Cruise Centre, which was postponed due to the heat policy, will now be held on Monday, April 15, 9.30 start, $60 team. Only 2 division 1 players per team.
Fours - 1x10 ends, 2x8 ends. Entries to Pat on 5443 5634, 0408 571 676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty 0499 003 216 by Friday, April 12.
Congratulations to our Weekend Division 1 & 3 sides in progressing to the Grand Finals of their Divisions. Division 1 will play on Sunday, March 17, at South Bendigo (Sherman) and Division 3 on Saturday, March 16 at Bendigo (Hesse).
Also, best wishes to our Midweek Division 1 side who will be endeavouring to win their 5th Pennant in a row this Friday, March 15.
It has been relatively quiet around the club this past week, as our Division 8 and Midweek players rest up after a long and hot season.
Our Division 7 players have one match to go before they can rest up. Expect to see a full turnout on Thursday at the 4pm training session.
We have had a new oven installed and it looks terrific. It will get its first workout with Neil and the kids today and a full workout at the end of season barbecue on Saturday, following the Grand Final.
A few players came along for social bowls last Tuesday. A mix of pairs and triples was played - two 6 bowl games of 10 ends. There was no afternoon tea break as the weather was a little threatening. Unfortunately, no rain eventuated. It was a good fun day as usual, with one of the triples teams winning and one of the pairs coming second.
If you're looking for a great afternoon of bowls with lots of fun on the side, come along to our social day on Tuesday afternoons.
The 21 up competition is drawing to an end. The last two matches between Shirley Huggard and Howard Beard and Brian Rosewall and John Dullard have been played - now Shirley and Brian will be playing off for the ultimate prize. It has been a great year for Howard and John - congratulations on a very successful season. The final should be played in the next few days. It will be a great match to watch.
The Division 7 semi-final was played at Golden Square on Saturday between White Hills and Marong. A few VRI people went along to witness a very good match between these two clubs who have both had victories over us during the season. The green had been prepared to an excellent standard. Marong were the winners and will now face Bendigo VRI in the Grand Final on Saturday. Congratulations, and good bowling to all.
There will be a barbecue at the club following the Grand Final. Please bring a salad. There is a sheet up in the club for names as well as a sheet for names for people interested in playing in the Karinya Challenge on March 24. VRI will be attempting to retain the trophy, which will be a difficult feat to achieve on the tricky synthetic Karinya green. Memorial Day will be on March 30. This is a gold letter event; please indicate your interest on the board in the club rooms.
Tuesday 12/3/19 - Open Nominated Jackpot Pairs at12.30pm
Thursday 14/3/19 - Midweek Pennant -Grand Finals
Division 3 v Marong at Bendigo East "B"
Division 5 v Inglewood at Bendigo East "B"
Division 1 Grand Final between Bendigo East and Eaglehawk will be held at Kangaroo Flat on Friday 15/3/19.
Thursday 14/3/19 - Drawn Jackpot 2 Bowl Triples at 12.30pm.
Saturday 16/3/219 - Pennant Grand Finals - Teams and venues to be advised.
Several members have travelled to local tournaments at Gunbower, Leitchville, Elmore and Stanhope and returned home better for the experience.
In the local club competitions, Roley Head defeated Ken Main in a round of the 21 Up Championship while Graeme Turner proved too consistent for the gallant Main in the 100 Up competition.
There was a fine gathering at the Friday evening meal and practice. Kath Palmer was the happy recipient of the lucky members' jackpot draw.
The club will be holding the Annual Toyota Open Fours on Sunday, March 24, starting at 9.30am. Contact Chris Stewart 5486 2607 for details.
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