Weekly Report

Sunday January 19.

This week has again been very busy with the South Gippsland Division of the Ladies State fours being played last Thursday and Friday. Also club events plus Bare Foot Bowls, Saturday Pennant and South Gippsland Division State mens singles on Sunday.
Wednesday saw a field of twenty eight bowlers do battle in the heat and the smoke. What a relief when the cool change came thru.
It was a very important day for John Davies who is a new member in the transition from golf  to bowls. It was John’s first time in the winners stalls. We all can remember our first win which is always special. Well done John. Also in John’s team was Bob Corinelis and Rob Aiken and they had two wins with a score of plus 34 shots. The runners up were led by Alex Sutherland, Heather Blanch with the skip Ray Hin also with two wins for a total of plus 26 shots.
Mid Week Pennant restarted last week with Div 2 traveling to Leongatha. t was agreed by both teams to share the points because of the danger to peoples health with the smoke. Div 3 travelled to Fish Creek and got home by 2 shots on the day.We all need to be aware of the danger of the smoke to people with asthma and other health problems.
Saturday Pennant saw Div 1 venture to Fish Creek where it was an epic battle with the wind and a team that were determined to win Wonthaggi held their nerve and got home by 12 shots with the the three teams all having close wins. The final result was Wonthaggi winning 76 – 64. Div 2 hosted  Inverloch White at home in conditions that were very trying and at the end  of the day Wonthaggi had a win by the slim margin of 1 shot with the scores being Wonthaggi 62 Inverloch White 61.  Once again all the matches were close with Wonthaggi having one win and two narrow losses. Div 3 travelled to Mirboo North and found a team ready to do battle Once again the wind was a factor with Wonthaggi going down with the final score being Wonthaggi 49 Mirboo North 76. Div 4 hosted Mirboo North at Wonthaggi and found the going tough against a team that is well placed in the top four and at the end of the day the final scores were Wonthaggi 50 Mirboo North 85 with Wonthaggi winning one of their matches. With only three matches to go all the Wonthaggi Pennant teams are well placed on the ladders.
Bare foot bowls went off well in what was the best night for the weather of the season.
A reminder about the Monthly Nominated Triples this Thursday. Still a few spots left on the sheet not too late to enter a team.
Also coaching is still on of a Friday morning, never a bad thing to get Fred or Rob to have a chat and a look at your game.
Have a good week and good bowling,
Allan Ireland.

Bob Cornelis, Rob Aitken and John Davies