The mid-week bowls season opened with President’s Day last Tuesday.
The weather was fine and 36 players competed with visitors from Tatura and Rushworth bowls clubs.
Unfortunately, President Lyn Nicholson was not well and could not attend. Vice-president Jeanette Overall was the representative for Lyn.
We hope Lyn is feeling much better now.
Two games of eight ends were played, which was followed by afternoon tea consisting of Mary’s delightful scones, jam and cream.
Winners on the day were Chris Garvey, Mike Shay and Ray Rokhar, and the runners-up were Frances Britton (Tatura Bowls Club) Nancye Brisbane and Di Downie.
The raffles went well and the club is grateful for the donations of prizes for the day.
Thursday saw 18 players for the first pennant practice.
Practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am until pennant begins and Jeanette Overall will be available at other times for coaching. Give her a ring and organise a time that suits.
There was a bus trip to Barooga on Saturday and Tongala will visit Hill Top Golf and Country Club for a practice match this Saturday.
Names must be in at the clubhouse before the event.
The latest news to come to Hill Top from the Goulburn Valley Bowls Association was that Saturday’s top team has been reinstated to division one after Shepparton RSL requested to go down to division two.
The Saturdays pennant practice is on Thursdays at 4.30pm.
The closing dates for state events and entry forms are now at the bowls desk, with the men’s closing dates between now and January 6.
The club sends its best wishes to Bill Moroney — we hope you are feeling much better.
We also wish Betty Smith a happy 80th birthday.
— Betty Durston