Smeaton and Clunes Bowls Clubs enjoyed an interesting calendar of events last week.
At the Twilight Triples tournament on Tuesday, February 4, Smeaton’s John Gervasoni, Helen Jenkin and Geoff Jenkin went home the winners, with Colin Toose, Rhonda Armstrong and Helen Mizzeni coming in as runners-up.
The following day, Wednesday February 5, a Ladies Tournament was hosted with Midland Golf Club’s Judy Wilson, Dorothy Newey, Val Duggan and Jan Vincent emerging as winners of the event.
Buninyong’s Joan Worth, Marg Sultana, Yvonne Clark and Barb Glover placed as runners-up.
In the Midweek Pennant, Smeaton played at home to Midlands Golf but suffered a 22 shot loss, though the silver lining was Peter Kersley, Winston Pickering, Miriam Haines and skip Rhonda Armstrong winning their rink comfortably by 11 shots.
The final score was 28 shots to 17.
In division three, Smeaton travelled to Linton where it experienced a difficult game against the stronger Linton side, who defeated the former by 34 shots.
However the division four team made the club proud away at Central Wendouree, with a 15 shot win.
Skip Robert Seamons’ rink secured a strong 19 shot win while Val Rumler, Ted Rumler, Jenny Tranter and skip Joan Lafranchi played out a draw.
Clunes’ division one team hosted Daylesford with both teams on the bottom half of the ladder.
Clunes prevailed and was able to win all three rinks with skip Harold Patullo’s rink up by seven shots, John Dellavedova’s up by 14 and Alan Carnegie’s up by 15, Clunes won outright by 36 shots.
Clunes’ division five team was similarly successful after travelling to Beaufort where they won all three rinks to win outright by 15 shots.
In the Weekend Pennant, Smeaton’s division one team travelled to Ballarat where it won by a convincing 14 shots.
The highlight of the day was performed by skip Dean Taylor’s rink who played great bowls from the beginning to the end of the match, before securing a 23 shot win.
Jim Taylor’s rink also won by the narrow margin of three shots, while skip David Toose’s rink won by one shot.
Clunes’ division two team hosted Daylesford. Each club won two rinks. Clunes skip Athol Chaffey’s rink won by two shots while Geoff Annear’s won by 21, seeing Clunes win the day outright by 18 shots.
The division seven team travelled to Ballarat where it played City Oval. Both teams won two rinks. Skip Rex Martin’s rink won by nine shots and Laurie Judd’s won by 16 seeing Clunes win outright by nine shots.