Presentation Day for Season 2017 – 2018

The club held its Presentation Day on the afternoon of 29th April.  The afternoon began with an enjoyable & relaxed game of social bowls before members gathered in the club house for afternoon tea and the presentations.Club members - Presentation Day 2018 (2)

The winner of the club Mens’ Singles championship for this was none other than our club President John Roelofs.John Roelofs (Pres) - Mens Singles champ 2018 (3)

The Ladies Singles championship was won by Vice President Dorothy Shroeder.Dorothy Shroeder (V Pres) - Ladies Singles champ 2018 (2)

The Mens’ Doubles championship was won by Rob Garbutt (right) & Ian Williams (absent).Rob Garbutt (minus Ian Williams) - Mens Doubles champs 2018

The Mixed Doubles championship was won by John Roelofs & Dorothy Shroeder.Dorothy Shroeder (V Pres) & John Roelofs (Pres) - Mixed Doubles champs 2018

The Ladies 100 up victor was Heather Twyerould.Heather Twyerould - Ladies 100 up champ 2018 (2)

And the Mens 100 up victor was club Secretary Peter Attard.Peter Attard (secretary) - Mens 100 up champ 2018

Members of our Division 4 Penant team in attendance who were runners-up this season received awards.  EGBA Div 4 runners up 2017-18 (3)

Left to right: Rae Whelan, Chris Wain, (president John Roelofs), Bernie Fitzgerald, Judy Banks, Janette Fraser & Barb Dooley.

Janette Fraser also received her EGBA (East Gippsland Bowls Association) Veteran’s membership badge.Jeanette Fraser - EGBA veteran

Also receiving awards were Barb Dooley who won the Ladies Novice Singles Championship this year for both the EGBA as well as becoming the Victorian State Champion.Barbara Dooley - EGBA & RVBA ladies novice champ 2017 (2)

As well as Bernadette Attard who was runner-up to Barb in the EGBA Ladies Novice Singles Championship.Bernie Attard - EGBA Ladies Novice runner-up 2017 (2)

Congratulations to all on your achievements this year.

Metung – Tambo Valley Shield match – March 2018

The challenge was on, on Sunday 4th March, for Metung to wrest back the Metung – Tambo Valley Shield from the Tambo Valley Bowls Club.

The day is one of fun and camaraderie between the participants with some serious bowling tempered by the sharing of the odd joke and a few laughs.

A yummy BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all in between rounds.

Then the contest was on again.

After the match came the raffle draw

Before the presentation of the shield to the winners.

Well done Metung on the win.

Past Presidents’ Day – 2nd March 2018

Past presidents from the East Gippsland region gathered at Metung Bowls Club for a Past Presidents’ Day on the 2nd March.  With the emphasis on having fun, and a sunny, mild and calm day, participants couldn’t help but to enjoy themselves.

Rae Whelan, the newly elected president of the Past Presidents’ Association, is also a long time member of the Metung Bowls Club.

In the spirit of the day the score cards were fanned to select “winning” and “runners-up” skips, thirds, seconds and leads.

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EGBD Grand Final 2018

The East Gippsland Bowls Division grand final was held at Bairnsdale Bowls Club on the 24th February and Metung Bowls Club was represented by our Division 4 side, playing Paynesville.DSC_0380

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Conditions didn’t make the contest any easier with the wind blowing at over 30 km/hr during the afternoon and with gusts exceeding 50 km/hr.  The temperature during the first half of the match rose from 33.5C to almost 37C.

Just prior to the 3:00pm break the cool change swept through with temperatures plummeting to the low 20s and with a dumping of 10mm of rain, completely changing conditions on the rinks and adding to the challenge faced by all players.DSC_0369DSC_0370

Unfortunately for our team Paynesville were the better side on the day, defeating Metung by 6 shots, with a score of 48 to 42, to win the pennant.

 

Despite our loss our side can be proud that, being from one of the small clubs in the EGBD, we made it to the grand final.  Congratulations to the team on their achievement.DSC_0383

Pennant finals

Congratulations to Metung’s Division 4 pennant team  who secured a place in the finals last week, defeating the top side in the division Bairnsdale Golf Blue and, today, made it through the first round of the finals defeating Bairnsdale Golf White, 51 – 47.

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The team: Ken Warner, Peter McNair, Barb Dooley, Rae Whelan, Chris Wain, Cheryl Warner, David Kelsey, Judy Banks & Bernie Fitzgerald.

Good luck for next weeks match when you play Bairnsdale Golf Blue again.

President’s Day – 2018

Metung Bowls Club held its President’s Day for 2018 on the 31st January with teams from Metung, Bruthen, Bairnsdale, Orbost, Tambo Valley, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale Golf and Lindenow clubs participating.  The day was generously sponsored by Stephen Baggs Funerals and local member Tim Bull.

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The friendly atmosphere made the day an enjoyable one and, apart from the odd bit of drizzle, the weather was very kind.

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The lunch and afternoon tea provided by the membership of the club was enjoyed by all.

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Results from the day’s play were:

Ditch to Ditch: Graeme Clark, Rob Garbutt, Pauline Murray & Colleen Parker

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Best First Game:   Bev Hutchison, Jo Howes, Jill Hewat & Nola Hall.

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Best Second Game:   Bill Cornwall, Mal McPherson, Peter O’Keefe & Graeme Clarke.

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Runners Up:   Ron Hatcher, Chris Frew, Margaret Coulton & Maureen Cooney.

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Winners:   Cheryl Warner, Ken Warner, Nan Kelsey & Alex Dunbar.

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