Due to the Covid-19 Outbreak
And as per directive from Bowls Victoria our club will be closed until further notice
The club will be in total lockdown until the virus has passed.
This also means NO ROLL UPS ARE ALLOWED
WEST GIPPSLAND BOWLS DIVISION
STRZELECKI REGION SATURDAY PENNANT PLAYOFF
SAT 14 MARCH
NEWBOROUGH 74 PHILLIP ISLAND 71 at Traralgon
The day opened fine and mild and the decision was made to play on the grass outdoors at Traralgon. The locals Newborough arrived with a good crowd of spectators who would cheer them on along with a number of Traralgon members who supported their conquerors from the grand final in their battle with Phillip Island.
Newborough had a difficult week prior to the playoff having to reduce their team from sixteen to twelve as West Gippsland plays teams of sixteen players and the Vic titles are played with twelve players. Gun skipper Kevin Lovett had a heath scare during the week and was a late withdrawal as he lined up for surgery in hospital on Friday. Players were encouraged with the news that he was travelling well after his operation and was looking forward to hearing news of a win to Newborough.
Nosha Michaels and his rink of Charlie Ward, George Lambos and John Backman continued their good form from the grand final defeating Russell May of Phillip Island 32 – 14 in a match that was shot for shot until of the tenth end their was a three way tie with two Newborough and one Phillip Island bowl all touching the jack. A most unusual occurrence leaving the score at 9 all after ten ends
At this stage of the match Phillip Island held a handy fourteen shot lead following some multiple shot ends by Phillip Island skipper David Hanlon as he lad Paul Sherman from Newborough and his rink of Barry Daley, JoAnne Michaels and Keiran Gardiner 14 – 3.
Nosha Michaels’ team regrouped as the triple tied end was endorsed by the umpire and they scored a five and a three on the next two ends to go in to afternoon tea 17 – 9 up. Paul Sherman had won five successive ends and went in to tea trailing David Hanlon 9 – 19. With these two teams virtually balancing themselves out all eyes turned to Alan Grubb’s rink of Tony Knipping, Craig Thornton and Neale Houston who had only won five ends prior to tea and were trailing Daryl Major from Phillip Island 9 – 16 leaving Phillip Island with a cozy buffer of nine shots and leading by 9 shots with a 44 – 35 lead after 40 ends.
At afternoon tea Newborough were reminded of how Warragul had come from a much worse position on Tuesday in the midweek Strzelecki playoff when they defeated Leongatha comfortably after trailing badly early in the match.
Newborough rallied after afternoon tea with Nosha Michaels extending his lead to 20 – 9, Sherman was only six behind at 14 – 20 and Grubb had remained seven shots behind at 11 – 18. Newborough was only two shots behind trailling 45 – 47.
David Hanlon and Daryl Major encouraged their rinks to gain 9 shots and extend the lead to 57 – 48 after 55 of the 75 ends were completed. Nosha Michaels replied with a five shot endand after 61 ends Newborough hit the front leading 60 – 58 On the second last end Daryl Major drew four shots and lead Alan Grubb 30 – 16 and put Phillip Island back in the lead 69 – 67.
Every bowl was important now and Alan Grubb repeated his heroics of last week where he changed a four shot deficit into a four shot win by winning five shots on his last end putting Newborough in the lead 72 – 71 with Nosha Michaels having two ends to play. On the penultimate end Michaels drew shot and leading by two shots going in to the last end his third John Backman encouraged him to cover all of the Phillip Island bowls making it difficult or tehm to obtain the three shots needed for victory or two shots to have all teams play an extra end.
Michaels scored one shot on the last end to win 32 – 14 and help Newborough to a 74 – 71 win over a Phillip Island team who had fought the match out playing on an unfamiliar grass surface at Traralgon Bowls Club who were congratulated for providing an excellent playing surface which allowed players to display their skills throughout the afternoon much to the enjoyment of spectators.
Newborough have now qualified for the State Playoffs at Moama in early May providing they are not cancelled due to the Covid-19 cancellations of sporting events. Bowls players were disappointed to hear that the Sunday trials at Traralgon for the State Regional Sides Championship scheduled for Shepparton in April had been cancelled due to both the Men’s and Ladies competitions being cancelled due to the virus.
Newborough 74 Phillip Island 71
Alan Grubb 21 Daryl Major 30
Nosha Michaels 32 Russell May 14
Paul Sherman 21 David Hanlon 27
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Please Note for year 2020
Warragul Presentation night will now be held on Thursday the 2nd of April at 6pm , if attending please put name on list in Foyer
Wow Our club has reached a HISTORIC Milestone with our Division one team(mid week) winning the Strezleki Regional finals, never has this been done before.
Now we have to go to Moama to represent our club in the state pennant finals to be held in May .
Well another great week with 2 teams in the pennant finals, division 2 lost unfortunately,however division 1 had its first pennant win since 1986. what a great effort now they get a chance to have a go to play against the Strezleki winner.
Check out the image gallery
Well What a Great Day with our Division 2 Saturday Team Taking out the Finals and now Being promoted to Division 1 status , score was 100 Warragul – 80 Moe
What else can i say except – Go Warragul.
The Carpet Bowls AGM , at Warragul Bowls Club will be held on Thursday March 5 2020 at 7pm
People interested should attempt to attend
What a great night out for our end of year pennant dinner for 2020 , about 32 people showed up to the Drouin family hotel , the meals were generous in size and most people were very happy. Kerry and Barbara thanked everyone for the effort this year , Now for the first time we have 3 mid week teams in the pennant finals — Go Warragul –lets keep our fingers crossed for a good result , See gallery for some pics.Also much more on Facebook page.
Congratulations go to Ian Belling , Ken Scammell , Jim Power and Jack lee for winning the Mens fours
with a score of 24/19
Wow what a year for Darren Mc Donald with just winning the Strzeliki novice singles event for 2020 held at Traralgon 21-12 he will now play for the Victoian Title on 1st March at Mulgrave
Darren Mc donald is the 2020 Winner of the Novice Singles,a tough competition and not easy to win score was 12 / 21 for
Well done Darren
Below pictured is David Smith the proud winner of the WGBD singles championship for 2020
with a winning score of 27 -14 held at the new Traralgon indoor stadium.
Many congratulations must go to David Smith and Jean Kydd for winning the Club Mixed Pairs 2019
Comp over Greg Mitchell and Glynis Mitchell in a tight fought
match which was held in very hot conditions .
The end of year Christmas party was just held and everyone there had a great time.
Thank you to members who donated to our hamper which Thelma accepted on behalf of the food bank. Also the winner of the hamper in the Christmas raffle also kindly donated their prize. Thank you to everyone for their generosity.
Thelma accepted the hamper on behalf of the Food Bank.
The one on the right in front of David was won in the raffle. The winner then presented it to the Food Bank to add to the other one. A very kind gesture from the person concerned.
Congratulations Must go to David Smith and Matt Draisma for winning the Mens Pairs for 2019
over Greg king and Steve Pallot it was a very close match held in very difficult windy conditions
Well done guys
Club Christmas Dinner is being held on Friday 13 December
Please put name down at club if attending,should be a good night out
The Mens B Grade singles was Just held with John bell being the victor over Stan Hunt
A very close game congratulations John Bell 2019
What a Washout
Well what a washout , The Ladies section held their Gala day today and Gippsland turned on its finest weather ,
From 30kph winds to torrential rain forcing a Washout Day ,Really bad luck for all the work the club put in ,
and unfortunate for distances some people had driven to compete in the event. Heres a couple of snaps with some good smiles.
Congratulations to John Vickerman, Janette Gallasch and Peter Gallasch
who were recently awarded Life Membership at the Club’s AGM.
A Couple of photos from the opening day held Sept 7th 2019. A great day was had by all even though the weather was atrocious , now the Pennant season will be starting , good luck to everyone , Have a look at our Facebook Page for a lot more photo images
Ken Browns 90th Birthday
Congratulations to our very long time life member for reaching his 90th with a lot more years to come
The Heatherdale/Warragul Trophy
Has been won back and now resides in its rightful home , At least until next year , was a great day out with tough competition