The Corryong Courier
Derby favourites fall short in bowls showdown

The club’s three pennant teams had very important matches last week.

On Tuesday the midweek team went to Wodonga to play the 1st semi-final against Chiltern.

It was very close all through the match on all three greens.

Two rinks were finished, with a win and a loss, leaving Corryong with a lead of eight shots.

On the third rink Chiltern led by eight shots so it all depended on their last end.

On the last shot of the match the Chiltern skip failed to dislodge our shot bowl, so Corryong won by one shot! On Tuesday Corryong played Beechworth in the preliminary final at Wodonga, winning on all three rinks 79-48.

Corryong now takes on Kiewa in the grand final next week.

Last Saturday the two weekend pennant teams Derby favourites fall short squared off against each other in the B4 preliminary final at home.

The ‘twos’ went into the finals on top of the ladder and the ‘ones’ were third.

Early in the match the ladder leaders were ahead but towards the break the ‘ones’ caught up and had a narrow lead.

After the break the underdogs kept up their good form and were the winners by 27 shots, winning on two of the three rinks.

Corryong 1 now goes on to play Tawonga/Mt Beauty in the grand-final at Wodonga this Saturday.

Social bowls:- Wednesday 19/2: The winners were L McKenzie and T Jarvis.

Thursday 20/2: Winners were J Thompson and W Hill.

On Sunday the Mixed Pairs Championship was commenced.

Rd 1 - C & S Ross d C & D Smedley, J & P Towers d K McKimmie/J Spurgeon; Rd 2 - Peter Mongan/P Sheather d N Blake/M Humphrey, J & P Towers d C & S Ross.

The final between Peter & Pat and Joy & Peter will be played this Sunday.

The proposed date for the Ladies Championship Pairs is March 5th, with the final on March 19th.

To celebrate the end of the Pennant season we are holding our members dinner at Chopsticks on Wednesday March 4th, 6.30 for 7pm.

The club is paying for members – partners or friends who are non-members and also drinks are not covered by the club.

Two more nights of Business Bowls - hope the weather stays fine!