Midweek Pennant Grand Final 3 March 2020
Last week we used the phrase that “on any given day any one can win” and we hoped that this would be our given day, when Division two Midweek Pennant faced off against Toora in the grand final.
Well, yeah it was our given day with an absolutely fabulous overall win 75 shots to 53. Once again a large cohort of Phillip Island members and friends made the journey to Korumburra and provided wonderful support to the players who revelled in the encouragement given.
All three rinks started well with not a lot between the teams with the island leading overall after 60 ends 55 to 47. With one rink finished and two ends to play the lead had moved out to 20 shots, so all players and spectators were able to enjoy the moment without the stress that can come at the end of some games.
Lorraine Waters, Judy Christie, Di Bateman and Norm Waters won 23 to 19 with Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora also winning 25 to 18. Completing the trifecta of winning rinks Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr, and Joe Korda won 27 to 16.
With promotion to Division 1 for next season they will join their team mates already there, so there will be a lot on the line in the in-house derby.
All Midweek players celebrated the year and the flag with a great dinner during the week and Jan Dixon, chairperson of selectors, thanked all players that had represented the club during the season.
Dorothy Wagner (Emergency), Di Bateman, Judy Christie,Jo Korda, Lorraine and Norm Waters, Pat Davis, Greg Dixon (Manager), Sheila Korda, Jan Dixon, Ray Pepper, Gwenda Arnold,Wayne Barr, Kevin Wagner (Coach)
Kevin Wagner (Coach), Julie Pora, Judy Christie, Di Bateman, Jan Dixon, Ray Pepper, Sheila Korda, Pat Davis, Joe Korda, Lorraine Waters, Wayne Barr, Norm Waters, Dorothy Wagner (Emergency)
Saturday Pennant Grand Final 29 February 2020
Division 1 Blue faced off against Leongatha looking to reverse the result from their meeting two weeks ago on the Korumburra green where all three rinks lost. After their one shot win against Wonthaggi last week at the Inverloch club they headed off there again, feeling confident about their ability to handle the conditions. After missing due to a family bereavement Mike Smith returned to the team at the expense of Graeme Key who was the team emergency. In addition, a couple of team positional changes seemed to benefit the three teams.
The game was tight all day with the Island being one shot up 52 to 51 after 54 ends and with four ends to go they were up by two shots, it was any ones games. With two rinks on top all day it was the team lead by Daryl Major that drew the very strong rink lead by John Hall backed up by the premier league recruit Paul Michael.
Pennant bowls is a team game and it was never more evident than it was today.
The three Island teams dug very deep over the last five ends and their vast final experience stood them in good stead, with Daryl’s team only winning one of the last five ends but critically restricted the opposition to one shot on each end, gold. Dave Hanlon’s team critically won three of the last four ends with nine shots and the Russell May, who played a blinder all day, lead team won three of the last four ends with plus seven shots.
With five to get for Leongatha on the last end it was a matter of bowls in the head for team May and they did that to go on and win overall 74 shots to 70. Congratulations to Phillip Island and commiserations to Leongatha who will be joined in Division 1 next year by their Div. two team who won the grand final today against Inverloch.
Russell May, Glen Cohen, John Batty, and Joe Korda won 31 shots to 22. Dave Hanlon, Hans Olierook, Mike Smith, and Jim Kirk also won 28 to 17. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Peter Forrest and Wayne Barr lost 15 to 32.
We must give a big shout out and thank you all our members that played in Saturday pennant, it was a Division 1 Blue flag but players across all divisions contribute to the fabric and success of the club.
Brian Arnold (Manager), Wayne Barr, Kevin Wagner (emergency), John Batty, Glen Cohen, Russell May, Joe Korda, Peter Forrest, John Newcombe, Daryl Major, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook, Graeme Key, (emergency), Dave Hanlon, Jim Kirk
Midweek pennant 25 February 2020
Division 3 faced off against Port Welshpool on the Inverloch green in the preliminary final. A large group of Phillip Island members and supporters went to support them, which was very much appreciated by the players and the pennant selectors. However, it was a day to quickly forget although it is easier said than done, but congratulations to the Port Welshpool team as they progressed to the grand final. Marlene Puncher, Merrilyn King, Nola Brown and Jacqui McFarlane lost 18 to 28 while Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Inga Royce and Marg Beaton lost 6 to 36.
Saturday Pennant 15 February 2020
After the fourteen week season the finalists have been determined and Phillip Island had three out of six teams competing in Saturday pennant finals and in midweek pennant there are two teams that will fly the flag.
It was a tough day for Saturday Pennant players as all three teams were defeated, with only Division 1 Blue having a second chance next week where they will face Wonthaggi for the right to play Leongatha in the grand final.
Division 1 Blue after finishing top of the table faced off against second placed Leongatha on the Korumburra green. As one would expect the bowls were of a very high quality but it was the Leongatha folk brightly dressed in their yellow and green who won the day 67 shots to 47.
Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda lost 17 shots to 19, on the last end it is believed. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk got close losing 19 to 22 while Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Guilio Marcolongo and Wayne Barr lost 11 to 26.
So Leongatha progress to the grand final while our Blue team carry the hopes of our Saturday pennant, facing off against the resurgent Wonthaggi team for the right to play Leongatha in the big one.
Division 2 after finishing in third place faced an elimination game against Toora, on the green at Wonthaggi and a drawn game in the last round suggested it would be a tight game. It was but unfortunately for us Islanders it was the Toora team who won the day by four shots 69 to 65. Kevin Brown, Peter Forest, Pat Ryan and John Routley led the way winning 30 to 19. Stuart Cunningham, Norm Waters, Chris Fricke and Allen Beddows despite being all even on the 21st end lost 21 to 28 while John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews lost 14 shots to 22.
Division 5 Blue also faced an elimination game at Wonthaggi against Korumburra, and after a very strong win against them two weeks were feeling confident. But bowls being what it is and despite winning two rinks went down 66 shots to 71 overall. Jack Bell, Colin Binch, Sam Cachia and Denis Oakley had a win 24 shots to 18 while Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Brian Legg and Julie Pora had a tough day on the green losing 15 to 30. Rounding it out with a win 26 to 23 were the team of Serge Castel, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef led by Greg Dixon.
The support from our members who either travelled to Wonthaggi or Leongatha to watch the games was very much appreciated by those playing, thank you all.
Midweek pennant 18 February 2020
Division 2 played their semi-final against Toora at Inverloch and it was a day with little wind but unfortunately some rain, thunder and a threat of lighting made for interesting conditions. As the game progressed it was evident that we had one big winning rink and two that were under the pump. With each of the rinks at approx. the 21st end Phillip Island were some fifteen shots down overall. With the winning rink finishing 24 shots up after their 25 ends it was up to the other two rinks to dig deep. With two shots the difference as the two remaining rinks started their last end it was anyone’s game, but a single shot win on one rink and a two on the other it was game over, by one shot 69 shots to 68. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora went down 13 to 26 while Lorraine Waters, Judy Christie, Di Bateman and Norm Waters also were on the wrong side of the ledger 19 to 29. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda kept us in the game all day winning 37 shots to 13.
So, they are Grand Final bound and await the winner of the preliminary final between Toora and Meeniyan. GO TEAM
Division 3 faced off against Wonthaggi in a knockout match at Korumburra on Tuesday the 18th and like Div. 2 came away with a one shot win 46 shots to 45. Marlene Puncher, Merrilyn King, Nola Brown and Jacqui McFarlane lost 19 to 22 with Marlene not having to bowl her last bowl of the game as the other rink had finished and it was already game over. Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Inga Royce and M Poole got up by four shots 27 to 23. They now face Port Welshpool for the right to go forward to the grand final.
Saturday pennant 22 February 2020
Division 1 Blue after finishing top of the table needed the second chance as they faced off against the always strong Wonthaggi outfit lead by Rob Aitken, Frank Seaton and Brian Donohue. A large group of supporters from both clubs travelled to Inverloch to support their last remaining team in the finals so there was a lot on the line. It needs to be said that the camaraderie and respect between the teams was evident, as the players from both teams meet across a range of events on a regular basis.
At the 45th end of the 75 to be played across the three rinks the score was 37 shots to 34 with the island in front, from that point on there was never more than two shots the difference with the lead swapped regularly, so the scene was set for a dramatic finish.
With two island rinks winning and one losing it was a matter of all players putting their heads down and really concentrating. With the very last bowl to be put down it was in the hand of Rob Aitken who was facing a one shot defeat if he did not add to the two his team was already holding. Talk about nerves of steel and ability to match he did to ensure the draw 62 shots all.
Well, it was a one end shoot out for each of the three rinks with the team of Dave Hanlon dropping 4 shots, with next to finish the team lead by Russell May finishing with plus 2 shots.
The Daryl Major lead team was holding two shots with the last bowl in his hand, miss and it was another three ends; put it in and the Island progress to the grand final. Spectators from both sides held their breath as the bowl was released, and wow it was in for three for a one shot win. Talking about nerves of steel and ability to match Daryl has it in spades beautifully bowled mate. 1250 bowls were put down for the afternoon and it was decided by one shot, amazing.
Congratulations to the island team who now face Leongatha in the Grand Final and commiserations to the Wonthaggi team. GO TEAM
Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda lost 18 shots to 29. Dave Hanlon, Graeme Key who was a very late replacement for Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk won 23 to 18 while Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Peter Forrest and Wayne Barr lead all day to win 21 to 15.
And the winning bowl is sent on its way……
Midweek Pennant 11 February 2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant hosted the folks from Foster in their last game for the season and with two winning rinks and an overall win 91 shots to 48 it was a good way to finish the year. Marilyn Forrest and Jan Stubbs, who was replaced by Monica Poole mid game, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole won 27 to 16. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop just missed losing 20 to 22 with Phyll Major, Lois May, Ian Diss with Carol Hoffman taking the cake 44 to 10.
For Division 2 the at home win against Wonthaggi 78 shots 59 sees them face off with Toora in the double chance finals game next Tuesday the 18th at Wonthaggi, good luck to them. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora led all day to win 26 to 18. Lorraine Waters, Judy Christie, Di Bateman and Norm Waters led only once all game and that was on the last end winning 21 to 20. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda also led all day to win 31 to 21.
With a bye last week Division 3 face off against Wonthaggi in a knockout match at Korumburra on Tuesday the 18th with Marlene Puncher, Merrilyn King, Nola Brown and Jacqui McFarlane along with Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Inga Royce and M Poole hoping for success, have a great day.
Saturday Pennant 8 February 2020
Division 1 Blue went off to Fish Creek looking to rebound from last week and success would see them finish on top of the ladder, so a win overall 75 shots to 68 saw that eventuate. John Newcombe, Peter Forrest, Ray Aylen and Wayne Barr won 29 to 20. Russell May, John Batty, Lois May and Joe Korda lost 19 shots to 33. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk had a good day winning 27 to 15. A final against second place Leongatha awaits them next Saturday.
Division 1 White had a visit from the fourth placed Inverloch and had as their motivation to spoil their finals party but it did not pan out that way, as despite winning two rinks they lost 61 shots to 82. Guilio Marcolongo, Graeme Key, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst had a win 27 to 23. Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Ian Diss and Brian Arnold got up by one shot 23 to 22. Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Bill Francis and Bruce Puncher struck a hot rink losing 11 to 37. That sees the end of the season for this team.
Division 2 hosted Inverloch White and with their finals participation ensured needed to make sure of good form going into finals next week. However, it was a mixed day with two losing rinks and one winning by a large margin a win was the result 80 shots to 64. Division 2 faces an elimination game against Toora this Saturday. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews won 35 shots to 13 with Kevin Brown, Pat Ryan, Brian Legg and John Routley losing 23 to 24. Stuart Cunningham, Chris Fricke, Denis Oakley and Allen Beddows also missed losing 22 to 27.
Division 3 had plenty to play for at Mirboo Nth as depending on how Loch performed they were very close to the relegation zone, so one winning rink was enough to stay off the bottom of the ladder by one point. Bob Carter, Max Opitz, John Kappler and Steve Farrelly lost 9 to 43 while George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Harry Bowman won 30 to 25. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson lost 21 to 27 for an overall loss 60 shots to 95.
Division 5 Blue were at home to the White side so bragging rights as well as the points were on the line. Greg Dixon, Serge Castell, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef defeated Carol Hoffman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber 31 to 19. Jack Bell, Colin Binch, Sam Cachia and Di Bateman won 29 to 16 against Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Nola Brown. Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Snow Lacco and Julie Pora Ken lost 23 to 27 to Ken Gray, Judy Christie, Merrilyn King and Alan Baughurst. The 83 shot to 62 win sees the Blue team finish the season in third place and face Korumburra next week in an elimination game while that’s it for the White team.
We wish all Saturday teams playing in the finals the very best, and may the three bowling L’s, ie line, length and luck be the cornerstone of your games, go the Islanders.
Midweek Pennant 4 February 2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant travelled to Korumburra do battle to be in contention for fourth position going into the last round next week, but a 62 shots to 84 defeat put paid to that. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole won 24 to 23. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop lost 19 to 27 with Phyll Major, Lois May, Carol Hoffman and Ian Diss losing 19 to 34.
Division 2 hosted Lang Lang, who they lost to first time around, and needed a win to enhance their top two chances, so an 89 shots to 47 win was welcomed. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora lost 20 to 24. Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Lorraine and Norm Waters led all day to win 24 to 14. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda had a day out winning 45 to 9. A win against Wonthaggi this week means a double chance, a loss results in an elimination game in the first week of finals.
Saturday Pennant 1 February 2020
Saturday Pennant saw three out of our five sides face off against Wonthaggi with great rivalry and camaraderie between the two clubs over a long period of time. Each of the three games had a direct impact on the final aspirations of the two clubs. Division 1 Blue currently in top position on the ladder hosted second placed Wonthaggi and an overall loss 69 shots to 77 is an indication of how open this final series will be. Daryl Major, Peter Forrest, John Newcombe and Wayne Barr lost 21 to 32. Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda won 25 to 17 with Dave Hanlon Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk missing out 23 to 28.
Division 1 White travelled around the bay to Corinella who after a mint start to the season had dropped off a little, so the pressure was on them to consolidate their ladder position. Despite the White team winning one rink they lost overall 60 to 73. Guilio Marcolongo, Graeme Key, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst had a win 27 to 22. Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Ian Diss and Brian Arnold missed 16 to 28 while Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Ray Aylen lost 17 to 23.
Division 2 for the second week in a row went off the Island this time to Wonthaggi and a must win game was the challenge. With a delayed start due to rain and the subsequent mopping up operation, the resultant completion of the required number of ends saw the visitors win overall 68 shots to 32. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews scooped the pool winning 32 to 8. After a week off Kevin Brown returned to once again lead Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley to a win 23 to 15 while Stuart Cunningham, Norm Waters, Chris Fricke and Allen Beddows were neck and neck with their opponents all afternoon and that is the way it finished, 13 all.
Division 3 were at home to Wonthaggi with a close game expected and a one shot win was great outcome for them winning 65 shots to 64. Bob Carter, Max Opitz, John Kappler and Steve Farrelly had a win 28 to 22 and also winning were George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher 23 to 18. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson had a loss 14 shots to 24.
Division 5 Blue travelled to face Inverloch White with the chance to further consolidate their position in the four but a heavy loss on one rink saw them go down 69 shots to 85. Greg Dixon Serge Castell, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef won 24 to 23. Jack Bell, Colin Binch, Sam Cachia and Denis Oakley got up 28 to 26. Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Brian Legg and Julie Pora struck a tough one losing 17 to 36.
Division 5 White were at home to Inverloch Blue and a drawn game 69 shots all was very pleasing for them. Ken Gray, Judy Christie, Harry Bowman and Alan Baughurst lost 23 to 25. Carol Hoffman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber also lost by two 21 to 23. Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Nola Brown winning by four shots 25 to 21 ensured the draw.
Midweek Pennant 28 January 2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant were at home to top placed Tarwin Lower looking to press their claim for fourth position, so to come away with a 69 shots to 50 overall was a fantastic result. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Bob Carter had a big win 32 to 11. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, Richard Poole and Beb Hyslop lost 15 to 23 with Phyll Major, Lois May, Carol Hoffman and Ian Diss winning 22 to 16.
Division 2 headed off to Mirboo Nth with their cut lunches looking to further consolidate their ladder position and with three losing rinks lost overall 50 shots to 80 so it was a long trip home. Pat Davis, Marlene Puncher, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora lost 15 to 32. Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Nola Brown and Norm Waters also on the wrong end 16 to 24. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda rounded it out losing 19 to 24.
Division 3 welcomed the team from Foster and they also needed a win to consolidate their fourth placed ladder position but a 38 shots to 65 loss saw Foster close to same points, so the pressure is on in their last two games. Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King Inga Royce and Monica Poole lost 21 to 35 while Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Harry Bowman and Marj Beaton also lost 17 to 30.
Saturday Pennant 25 January 2020
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue faced a danger game at Leongatha and that was the way it turned out, despite two winning rinks they lost overall by three shots 67 to 70. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Arthur Denny and Wayne Barr lost 17 to 36. Russell May, John Batty, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda had a win 26 to 19. Also with a win 24 shots to 15 was the team of Dave Hanlon Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jimmy Kirk
Division 1 White played at home against Korumburra and had the opportunity to go above them on the ladder and a good win 69 to 54 ensured that happened. Guilio Marcolongo, Graeme Key, Ray Aylen and Bob Hurst lost 17 shots to 20. Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Ian Diss and Alan Beddows won 27 to 17. Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Denis Oakley also won 25 to 17.
Division 2 went over the bridge to play on the new “Tiger Turf” green at San Remo and as is always the case the game was very tight all day with the locals winning 67 shots to 66. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Kappler in a tight game all day drew 21 all. Peter Forrest, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley were up all day and won 22 to 20. Stuart Cunningham, Norm Waters, Chris Fricke and Brian Arnold after leading early fell to a three shot defeat 23 to 26.
Division 3 after a good win last weekend went off to Korumburra with a collective positive frame of mind and but unfortunately fell seven shots short losing overall 68 shots to 75. Bob Carter, Max Opitz, Lou Bellino and Steve Farrelly missed by one losing 24 to 25. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson lost 19 shots to 31 with George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Mario Micallef winning 25 to 19.
Division 5 Blue also hosted Korumburra and a big win 88 shots to 49 was a great outcome for them. Greg Dixon with Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda and Di Pollock won 31 to 17. Jack Bell, John Mathews, Sam Cachia and Harry Bowman also had a big win 35 shots to 9 while Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Serge Castell and Julie Pora just missed losing 22 to 23.
Division 5 White travelled to play the always strong Corinella side and did very well winning overall 76 shots to 61. Ken Gray, Judy Christie, Merrilyn King and Alan Baughurst won 24 to 18. Carol Hoffman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber won 30 to 21, and Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Nola Brown drew 22 each.
Midweek Pennant 21 January 2020
Division 1 Midweek pennant travelled to Inverloch and with a long tradition of rivalry it was expected this game to be a tight affair, but a loss on each of the three rinks saw an overall deficit of 57 shots to 79. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole lost 15 to 30. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop lost 22 to 23 while Phyll Major, Lois May, Ian Diss and Bob Carter also lost 20 to 26.
Division 2 hosted ladder leading Meeniyan and were looking to press their finals claim, and a win 71 shots to 61 was an excellent result for them. Gwenda Arnold, Carol Hoffman, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora rebounded from last week to win 28 to 18. Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Marlene Puncher and Norm Waters also won 25 to 23 with Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda losing 18 to 20.
Division 3 went to Wonthaggi and it was a tight affair with the Island getting up 57 shots to 50 overall. Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King Inga Royce and Jacqui MacFarlane won 29 to 23 while Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Trish Williams and Marj Beaten got up by one shot 28 to 27.
Saturday Pennant 18 January 2020
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue had their home game against very close rivals Phillip Island White so bragging rights were on the line, as well as points of course. Despite losing one rink the Blue side got up to win overall 75 shots to 55. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr missed out losing to John Batty, Arthur Denny, Ray Aylen and Bob Hurst 18 shots to 23. Russell May, Peter Forrest, Denis Oakley and Joe Korda against Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Chris Fricke and Alan Beddows were just too strong winning 26 to 18. Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk made the going tough for Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Carol Hoffman and John Mathews winning 31 to 14.
Division 2 after a comfortable win against Tarwin Lower first time around they were still expecting to be a tough game on their home green, and with the wind and the opposition that was the way it turned out. It wasn’t till late in the match that they got going to win overall 78 shots to 54. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Kappler went down by one shot on the last end 20 to 21, while Kevin Brown, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John “Sugarbags” Routley won 28 shots to 18. And it is understood that Graeme Cornell had a blinder of a game, no mean feat in those windy conditions. Stuart Cunningham led the team of Norm Waters, Ian Diss and Brian Arnold and after being 11 all at the end of 15 ends got going to win 30 to 15.
Division 3 were at home again this week, this time to Meeniyan and a win was due and needed, so a 70 shots to 63 win overall was very much welcomed by the team. In a bit of a recast side Bob Carter, Max Opitz, Lou Bellino and Steve Farrelly did well to win 26 to 24. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson just missed out losing 16 shots to 19 with the team of George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher winning 28 to 20.
After a good win at home last week Division 5 Blue travelled to Loch and a 71 shots to 59 on their grass green was an excellent win. Greg Dixon, Brian Legg, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef lost 12 to 23 and the team of Jack Bell, Jan Dixon, Sam Cachia and Harry Bowman won 32 to 13. The Ray Pepper led team of Lino Micallef, Serge Castell and Julie Pora continued their good form winning 27 to 17.
Division 5 White hosted ladder leading club Toora and almost caused an upset just going down overall 68 shots to 75. Ken Gray, Colin Binch, Judy Christie and Alan Baughurst won 29 to 28. Di Bateman, Stuart Harvie, Rob Tyers and Steve Barber lost 15 to 26, and Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Di Pollock won 25 to 21.
With three games to go Div. 1 Blue and White are first and seventh respectively, and Div. 2 are in third place. Div. 3 are seventh while Div. 5 Blue and White are second and eight respectively.
Midweek Pennant 14 January 2020
Midweek Pennant played their first game since the break and all players were of course all keen to start with a win. With four of our leading ladies missing with various ailments we all wish them the very best in the weeks ahead. Division 1 hosted Corinella and with only one winning rink unfortunately lost overall 59 shots to 79. Marilyn Forrest with Jan Stubbs, Bob Hurst and Richard Poole won 24 to 14. Jan Dyer, Di Pollock, John Batty and Beb Hyslop found the going tough losing 15 to 34. Rounding it with a loss 20 shots to 31 was the team of Phyll Major, Lois May, Carol Hoffman and Bob Hurst.
Division 2 travelled to Inverloch and apart from the smoke around the conditions were very good. But it did not turn out the best as despite winning two rinks they went down overall losing 59 shots to 77. Gwenda Arnold, Pat Davis, Ray Pepper and Julie Pora lost 8 to 34 and Di Bateman, Judy Christie, Marlene Puncher and Norm Waters won 26 to 19. Jan Dixon, Sheila Korda, Wayne Barr and Joe Korda with a four on the last end got up to win 25 to 24.
Division 3 went over the bridge to play San Remo on their new green. It was a tight affair with Phillip Island winning overall 47 shots to 42 with Cindy Honkey, Merrilyn King Inga Royce and Jacqui MacFarlane drawing 22 shots all. Inara Vezis, Faye Jamieson, Trish Williams and Marj Beaten won 25 to 20.
With four games to go to finals time Div. 1 are fifth, Div. 2 are third while Div. 3 are fifth.
Saturday Pennant 11 Jan 2010
Saturday Pennant Division 1 Blue was at home to Korumburra and the New Year started off in good fashion for them with an 89 shots to 55 win. Daryl Major, John Newcombe, Graeme Key and Wayne Barr won 32 to 22 with Russell May, Peter Forrest, Glen Cohen and Joe Korda also winning 29 shots to 19. While Dave Hanlon, Mike Smith, Hans Olierook and Jim Kirk spoilt the round 10 shots winning margin by winning 28 shots to 14.
Division 1 White headed off to Fish Creek and engineered a two shot win 63 to 61, which gets them two games clear of the relegation zone. John Batty, Guilio Marcolongo, Arthur Denny and Bob Hurst won 24 to 15. Mark Hone, Marilyn Forrest, Barrie Goldsbury and Brian Arnold were up against it losing 14 to 30 with Russell Taylor, Kevin Wagner, Chris Fricke and Alan Beddows holding up to win 24 to 15.
Division 2 were at home to Inverloch Blue and did very well to inflict on them their second loss for the season winning 72 shots to 68. John Parker, Ken Gill, Paul Brown and John Mathews in a seesawing game won 24 shots to 17. Kevin Brown, Graeme Cornell, Pat Ryan and John Routley were all square on the last end and one shot down at the head. The shot of the day saw Kevin on his last bowl pick up the jack and carry it for four shots to get up 27 to 23. Stuart Cunningham with Norm Waters, Ian Diss and John Kappler after dropping a six on the first end were at one point 13 shots down. But being last rink to finish by a long way were able to conjure a revival to win the last three ends and ensure the good work of the other two rinks was not wasted, but they did lose 21 to 28.
Division 3 hosted Foster and needed to win to relieve the pressure of ladder position but it will have to wait until next week as they went down 57 shots to 72. Lou Bellino, Bob Carter, Max Opitz and Steve Farrelly got close but lost 15 to 19. Richard Poole, Phil Martin, Ash Alibone and Trevor Gibson also lost 16 shots to 24. George Mol, Dave Hoffman, Phyl Major and Bruce Puncher were close but lost 26 to 29.
Division 5 Blue after a bye in the last round were very keen to get back to pennant and a home game against Tarwin Lower was to their liking, as all three rinks won for an overall win 82 shots to 57. Greg Dixon, Brian Legg, Sheila Korda and Mario Micallef had a good win 30 to 16. Jack Bell, Snow Lacco, Sam Cachia, who we welcome back to pennant and Denis Oakley, just missed losing 21 to 23. Ray Pepper, Lino Micallef, Carol Hoffman and Julie Pora also had a good win 31 to 18.
Division 5 White joined Division 1 white at Fish Creek and struck the ladder leading team very much in form losing 40 shots to 93. Ken Gray, Rob Tyers, Judy Christie and Alan Baughurst lost 14 to 32. Di Bateman with Stuart Harvie, Merrilyn King and Di Pollock lost 12 to 34, and Robin Blackman, Paul Bean, Ken Linton and Harry Bowman lost 14 to 27.
Both Saturday and midweek pennant are due to commence this weekend. With only five games to go before finals there is much work to be done, to ensure we have as many teams as possible qualify for the end of season games. Really all we need to remember is the three L’s associated with bowling, line, length and luck, good bowling everyone.
Members of the Phillip Island Bowling Club we’re saddened to hear of the passing of Evelyn Gains, a long serving member. Evelyn was a life member, as was her husband Joe, in fact one our greens is known as the “Gains Green”. She was respected by all will be sadly missed.