Prickle’s Press

The Joyce Thorn Memorial Ladies Pairs was played at City of Echuca last weekend. With favourable weather conditions, visitors from clubs far and wide came and enjoyed high-class competition and a friendly two-day tournament. Many visitors from more southerly areas use this event as the first real bowls activity for their season. Five games were played and at the conclusion of this, only two teams remained undefeated.

Overall winners were Marj McDonald (Cobram), who partnered with Lee Beattie (Echuca) on Saturday, and Jenny Warfe (Cobram) on Sunday. The runners-up prizes went to the St Kilda/Middle Park combination of Pam Loosmore and Mary Adams.

The club’s weekend pennant teams will play their first practice match on Sunday against Cohuna Golf. Practice will be held at the club on Friday afternoon. Players are reminded to check the club notice board for all relevant information regarding practice matches and pennant competition.

A pre-season club dinner will be held at the Echuca Workers and Services Club on Tuesday, September 19th at 6pm. Members and friends are encouraged to support this event with one of our much-valued sponsors, and further details are also on the club notice board.

Bowls results:

  • Mixed triples – Monday, September 4th
  1. John Brown, John Shearer and Jan Cowley
  2. Dennis Portwine, Jeanette Breen and Wayne McPoyle

  • Mens’ pairs – Thursday, September 7th
  1. Ray Milne and Col Berryman
  2. Geoff Halden and Ivan Hicks

Vouchers: Don Hicks, Wayne McPoyle, Ashley French, Robert Taylor and George Thornley