Bowls notes

By Yarrawonga Chronicle


Drastic circumstances require drastic measures even in the bowling community and the YMGCR Bowls Committee have been regularly reviewing the COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions.

The following are changes that have been put in place to comply with current circumstances and protect members.

Presentation Day to be held on Sunday, April 19 has been postponed.

Men’s B Grade Championship has been cancelled.

Edinburgh Shield has been cancelled.

Members are asked to check the notice boards and the club website regularly for updates.

Club Events.

YMGCR Bowls Club completed the remaining 2020 Club Championship events last Friday and Saturday.

The Club’s Ladies Minor Championship was won by Pam Dodman defeating Kim Johnston.

The Men’s Pairs was won by Andy and Jimmy Le Fevre defeating Doug Wheeler and Steve Gann.

The Mixed Pairs was won by Garry and Claire Sanders defeating Greg green and Laureen Smith.                                                                                                    

Upcoming Events

There are no events scheduled for this week.

Yarrawonga Bowls 

Some members would already be aware, due to the latest developments on the Coronavirus or COVID 19 as it is called, various tournaments, Social Bowls etc have been cancelled. 

As things eventuate notices will be put up in the clubhouse to inform members on what is happening, so please keep an eye out for these.

On a brighter note –

On Saturday March 14, 3 members, Jan and Richard Hermassoo and Roger McKenzie put a team in to the Simply Caravan’s Open 2 Bowl Triples Tournament at Rutherglen. 

There was some very tough competition, having to have playoffs to get to the eventual winners. 

Congratulations to Roger, Jan and Richard on winning this tournament.

The following day, Roger McKenzie, Kevin Evans, Bruce Owen and Dominic Carroll returned to play in the Sonny Downs Men’s Fours. They played 4 x 10 ends then got through to the final 5 end playoff finishing up Runners Up.

On Tuesday March 17, Evelyn Calder, Val Kennedy and Jan Hermassoo played in the Wangaratta Ladies 2 Bowl triples Tournament. 

They finished 3rd with 49 not far behind the winners of the day.

Well done to all 3 teams.

Social Bowls Results

Monday March 16 - Winners – Colin Orr and Shane Maddox. Runners Up – Barbara and Chris Cowley. 

The Jackpot was not claimed and will be carried forward to the next game of 2-4-2.

Wednesday March 18 bowls cancelled due to low numbers.

Unfortunately, the Ladies tournament and all other Social Bowls were cancelled due to concerns due to COVID 19 and recommendations from Bowls Australia.

At this stage all social bowls and rollups are cancelled until further notice. 

We will try to keep you all informed as best we can.

To any members that are not well at the moment, we wish you a speedy recovery.

To all, don’t panic, don’t be complacent, just be careful.