Breaking news: — ladder leaders Mentone lose all their points from the first 7 rounds for playing an unregistered player. This has not benefited Melbourne as we beat Mentone 18-0 or Yarraville/footscray and MCC as they have not played them. All other sides picked up major points as they had lost to Mentone. This has resulted in big changes in the order of the ladder.
We have just received verbal confirmation from Kelly O’Dwyer’s electoral office that the Melbourne Bowling Club has received approval for a grant of $14,000 to assist us in upgrading our kitchen.
The grant is as a result of the Federal Governments Stronger Communities Programme – Round 3 managed by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Each electorate nominated applicants for the program. The MBC would like to thank Kelly O’Dwyer and her electoral office for initially alerting us to the grant and then approving our application to go forward to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for assessment.
We expect to have the paper work completed prior to Christmas and are intending to start the renovation, a complete refit, at the end of the current season.
Great day for Melbourne sides today. All sides up (for the second time this season). Yes that means drinks on the club!!!
The third side did it the hard way though. With 2 ends to play and the overall score having Melb 3 down, Ron Jackson’s rink level at 19 all and everyone else has finished. Melb with the mat brought it right up for a short end into the ditch. It worked scored 3. Scores level with one end to play. An exact repeat of the previous end gave Melb another 3 and 3 up on the overall board. 6 in the last 2 ends did it. The second time in two games the third side has won it on the last end. Fighting spirit and it’s never over type stuff but!!!!
Melbourne 2 in second position 24 points ahead of 3rd. Melbourne 4 up to 8th are the big ladder stories this week.
Full results located at the competition section of the website under pennant competition.
Our very own Karina Van Weel paired with Faye Clarke made it through to the last 4 in the womens pairs. A great achievement, Oh Soooo close!
Mens triples still in the hunt and now down to the last 8. Bear would be sorry he is missing out on the fun. Go Michael Go team Bear!!!
In the mixed pairs Mikayla Long & Curtis Hanley are still battling it out and are now in the semi-finals
Curtis Hanley 21 defeated Kevin Doherty 7
Cain Hanley 21 defeated Max Goldsmith 16
Curtis 21 defeated Michael Humphreys 8
Cain 11 lost to Matt Flapper 21
Curtis 18 lost to Ben Hubber 21
Karina Van Weel & Faye Clarke 19 defeated Liz Easther, Michelle Cunnington 14
Karina & Faye 20 defeated Vicki Hudson & Ruth Phillips 16
Karina & Faye 6 lost to Marg Carroll& Fay Richardson
Michael O’Meagher. Alex McDowell Lloyd Iaccarino 11 defeated glen Davies, Lauchlin Davies, Jay Bye Norris 10
Mikayla Long, Curtis Hanley 15 defeated Thomas Webb & Dawn Hayman 10
Sharon Steele, Michael Sims 17 defeated Leonnie Freeman & Ross Higgins 6
Mikayla & Curtis 21 defeated Paula Wood, Alister Watson 11
Sharon & Michael 10 lost to Gayle Edwards & Lee Schraner 13
Of the 7 teams with MBC players in them three made it through the sectional play.
Mikayla Long, Curtis Hanley
Tayla Morrison, Bryce Young
Sharon Steele, Michael Sims
In the knockout rounds
Mikayla & Curtis 21 defeated Mike Hofman & Elizabeth Kierce 6
Sharon & Michael 14 defeated Patricia O’Shea & Kevin Shuttleworth 6
Tayla & Bryce 10 lost to Lyn & Glenn Thatcher 20
In the next knockout round
Mikayla & Curtis 17 defeated Lyn & Glenn Thatcher 10
Sharon & Michael 22 defeated Edith Grinham & Mike Henderson 8
Both teams are now through to the final 16 a great days bowling by you all.
With Bear in hospital having tests his brother Michael took his place in the triples. Michael O’Meagher with Alex McDowell and Lloyd Iaccarino cleaned up in their section to proceed to the knock out rounds and have made it to the last 8.
Knock out Michael, Alex and Lloyd 15 defeated Steve Adams, Tim Morris Ian Bloor 8.
Last 16 Michael, Alex and Lloyd 11 defeated Glenn Davies, Lauchlin Davies, Jay Norris 10.
We wish them well and hope they can go all the way for Bear.
It was a hard day for Melbourne members in the pairs with only Karina Van Weel and her partner Faye Clarke making it through the sectional play. However they didn’t stop there and have progressed through to the final 8.
Knock out Karina and Faye 18 defeated Bev Thorn & Carole Klop 8
Final 16 Karina and Faye 19 defeated Liz Easther &Michelle Cunnington 14
Well done ladies, a great performance to date. We are with you – willing you to go all the way!!