What a great couple of days it was for our Singles and Triples Events. Wunghnu Bowls Club was chosen as the host and the green was in excellent condition, a real credit to club greenkeeper Leo Shannon..... We held the Singles on Wednesday morning and with a healthy turnout we quickly got through the preliminary rounds..... with the sun warming up and the green picking up some pace we got to the Quarter Finals. Warren Maynard v Greg Payne...…. was an enthralling match, some quality bowls put down and it came down to the wire....with Greg just getting over past champion The Wiz.... Bushy v Rod Jackson...… another interesting match with Bushy running riot over Jacko and booking a semi Final's berth quite easily...... Ron Boulton v Wayne Furze...… battle of the Yackandandah brigade..... with Ron taking the chocolates and bragging rights in this one.. Dyson Appleyard v The Bye...… a tough battle but Dyson was able to sneak through..... SEMI FINALS Greg Payne v Dyson Appleyard...….. Dyson got off to a flyer and was looking good..... then Greg found his rhythm and was able to nudge past and into his first VGA Champions Final... Bushy v Ron Boulton...… another Yackandandah battle with Bushy again jumping out of the gates.... leading 10 - 0 at one stage.... enter the comeback from Ron...… a great effort but just falling short on the final end..... THE FINAL Greg Payne v Bushy...…. Greg got out to an early lead and didn't look like easing off... Bushy put in some quality bowls but so did Greg...… a quality final with GREG PAYNE running out VGA CHAMPION for 2019.... Many thanks to GOLF & BOWLING MACHINERY for again sponsoring the day.... VGA TRIPLES..... Another cracking morning at Wunghnu..... after having a brilliant breakfast it was time for the 8 teams competing from Deniliquin RSL, Yackandandah, Numurkah, Euroa, Wunghnu, Avenel and 2 combined VGA teams to hit the green. Some huge games and tight contests carried out that morning.... brilliant bowling by all.....it came down to 3 teams to battle it out for a shot at the final... with countback putting Deniliquin RSL up against the combined VGA team of Appleyard, Payne and Jackson..... THE FINAL...…. Deni RSL got off to a flyer..... dominating every end.... any time the VGA got close they found a way in.... The VGA saved their worst game for the final, while the Deni boys couldn't d a thing wrong......it took until the 2nd last end for the VGA to hit the scoreboard....PHEW LUCKY!!!! Congrats to the Deni RSL lads on a crushing victory.... and Triples Title.... Thanks to Oasis Turf for sponsoring the day... special mention to Mick Ogden for getting these competing teams together for the day..... We must thank WUNGHNU BOWLS CLUB for their hospitality and green... thanks Leo...….thanks to the bar staff for keeping us well hydrated and also A HUGE THANKS to Jonesy who cooked our meals both days.... Please click the below image for a slideshow of pics from both days.... Thanks to Warren THE WIZ Maynard for taking all the pics.
VGA BOWLS CARNIVAL WRAP UP......