Updated 18.3.2019 – Saturday Pennant
Sadly, the Bowls Club was defeated in our Grand Final against Rosebud Country Club last Saturday. Our congratulations to them – they are a very strong club of experienced bowlers and we were outplayed.
We do congratulate our own team as well. The Bowls Club has only sixteen playing members at the moment and finishing as Runners Up in our division after a long season was a fantastic effort.
The team, pictured L-R . Hillis Houston, Roger Wilson, Michael Haw, Ian Hewitt, Len Nelson, Helen King, Ray King, Kerrin Nelson, Barbara Hando, Wayne Parton, Arthur Pattison, Sue Burne. Reserve Arie Veenman behind the lens.
Updated 13.3.2019 – Saturday Pennant
On Saturday 9th March Rosebud Country Club defeated Balnarring in their Preliminary Final. The result was close – final score 66 to 64.
Flinders will therefore now play the Grand Final against Rosebud Country Club on Saturday 16th March at West Rosebud Bowls Club. Play will commence at about 1pm.
All spectators welcome!
Updated 4.3.2019 – Saturday Pennant
The preliminary finals due to be played on last Saturday March 2nd were postponed due to the heat. They will now be played next Saturday, March 9th, which was to be the scheduled day for the Grand Finals.
We are awaiting confirmation of when our Grand Final will be played and of course we won’t know until after next Saturday whether we will be playing Balnarring or Rosebud Country Club. The venue will still be West Rosebud we assume. We will keep you posted.
Updated 27.2.2019 – Midweek Pennant
On Tuesday 26th February we played our semi final against Somerville on their green.
Last time we played there we really struggled with their very fast synthetic surface and were soundly beaten.
This time we put up a much better fight and we led until the 36th end, when Somerville increased the pressure and after the full 42 ends we were defeated 49 to 39.
The game was played in great spirit and we really enjoyed ourselves. We are also very pleased with the improvement in our ability to bowl on the fast greens which have previously presented us with a real challenge.
Somerville now goes on to the preliminary final against West Rosebud at Belvedere. We wish them all the best.
Updated 25.2.2019 – Saturday Pennant
Last issue we reported that we had won the right to host a home semi final against Rosebud Country Club on February 23rd. Match has been played and WON!!!
The green was in beautiful condition thanks to the efforts of our green rollers and line markers Hillis, Ray, Len, Roger, Wayne and Arie. And the weather was absolutely magnificent.
A great number of supporters watched an incredibly close match – RCC are experienced bowlers and they edged ahead in the first half of the game. Towards the end, scores were level and the situation was very tense and exciting.
After 74 ends, with two rinks finished, RCC needed 6 shots off the final end. This was a big ask, and they were unable to do it.
Final result was 70-64. WELL DONE TEAM!
The result puts us into the Grand Final on March 9th, so we have earned a week off and at least the Runners Up flag (which is not our aim).
The other semi final was played at Balnarring between Sorrento and Balnarring. The home side was victorious 74-64 so they now play Rosebud Country Club next Saturday at Karingal to determine who plays us in the GF.
The venue for the Grand Final is West Rosebud. Game will start about 1pm. Come and watch and support us as we vie for the coveted pennant.
Updated 20.2.2019 – Saturday Pennant
Our Saturday record for the season has been much better. We have held top position on the ladder since November and, as we did last year, have won the right to host a home semi final. A win will put us directly into the Grand Final on March 9th. A loss would mean we play the following weekend in the Preliminary Final, so we have the double chance.
So, this Saturday we play Rosebud Country Club at home. Any support on the sidelines would be most appreciated. Game commences 1pm.
Also worth noting is that this will be the last ever pennant match on the old green – the new one will be ready to bowl on by mid-September.
Updated 20.2.2019 – Midweek Pennant
We had a slow start to the midweek competition, losing a number of our early games by very narrow margins.
In the second half of the season we picked up and after a home turf win against Karingal yesterday (a replay of Round 14 which was washed out) we now find ourselves in the finals.
Next Tuesday we play Somerville on their green for the right to play the following week in the Preliminary Final. A loss will see us drop out of contention.