Portarlington’s Biggest Afternoon Tea, Thursday, 26th May

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I hope everyone had a good Christmas and Santa delivered what you wanted.
It is hard to be good all the time and he does know what’s going on so maybe some are disappointed.
The popular Community Bowls season kicks off on Friday January 20th  and runs until Friday 10th of March.

Visitors are most welcome to come down to the bowls club and watch the activities and enjoy and partake in the hospitality of the club. 

The Portarlington Bowls Club  is indebted the Business Community and the general public for the support shown to our Community Bowls season. Without your support we cannot successfully run events such as this. 

The Thursday nights are in full swing again with the support of the public.

For any queries on the Community Bowls contact Milton Grey 0409 856 675. If you don’t feel like cooking tea pop down to the club for a good meal and a cool drink.

At this time of the year bookings are advised for larger groups. Contact John Roffey 0414 444 391. He will only be too pleased reserve a table for you.

We all have enjoyed the break and now it is back to the serious stuff as far as pennant is concerned.

The blue ribbon event, the Club Championships, have been completed and we have 2 new club champions.

The ladies’ singles saw Maureen George at her very best. Maureen got away to a good start and was able to hold Sue Roffey at bay and won quite comfortably in the end.

In the Men’s singles Michael Dennis was going for back to back crowns and Tony Demaria was seeking his second title. The match played out in a similar fashion to the ladies event with Tony opening up a good lead early and maintaining his advantage to the end.

Tony now has bragging rights in the Demaria family but, just a question,…...

“Is he really that good?”

The Men’s veterans’ singles saw Geoff Lawson again victorious against young Jim Chapman. The Club wish Tony, Maureen and Geoff all the best when they represent Portarlington in the Champion of Champions of the respective events.

The ladies’ minor singles saw Glenys Pepyat beat Val Comeadow.

Both Glenys and put on an excellent display of draw bowling.

Congratulations to all finalists on their efforts in reaching the final.

Pennant Round Up.

Saturday Pennant. Div 1 are having a mixed year with some bad losses intermingled with some good form. A bad loss to Highton away followed by an almost honorable loss to Torquay.

Then 2 big wins of 40 + shots against Queenscliff and St Leonards equates to them clinging to 4th place.

Div 4 A bad loss to Geelong then a narrow 1 shot loss to Highton with another loss to Torquay before they broke through for an overdue win against Barwon Heads. They have 4 wins for the year but are 7th on the ladder and will need a big finish to the year.

Div 6. Had a bad start to the year but have beaten Ocean Grove, Anglesea and Leopold in the last month.

Their only blemish being a bad loss to Norlane. In a very tight section only 10 pts (less than 1 game) between 2nd and 7th. Although 6th placed at the moment a string of good form would see a sharp rise in their ranking.

Div 7 are in a very precarious position and are looking at relegation without a big lift in form. They have struggled with lack of numbers at times.  3 losses and a forfeit in their last 4 outings have not helped their cause.

Midweek Div 1 The ones have done themselves proud since their promotion to division 1 this year. Had good wins in the last 2 matches against Bannockburn and Leopold. They are right in finals contention with 5 wins out of 10 matches. Keep up the good work…. keep winning and you’re in!

Div 4. A loss to Leopold and a win against Clifton Springs sees them currently 4th this is another really tight section. In these tight sections you must win the games you should win and grab a win against form flow chart.

Div .6 Have had a bad December, failing to gather any points against either Bannockburn or Eastern Park. Their good start to the season has allowed them to keep in touch with the four as they are still only 4 pts shy of 4th place. Tip of the Month.                Keep in the Now! Don't fret or beat yourself up about your prior bowls they are gone. The next one is the one that can make a difference. Take that extra  second, as you just begin your back swing, focus on your aiming point, (stare at it). Then think solely  about the weight needed and getting the bowl away smoothly. If you are really concentrating you can feel the weight in your mind.