Here we are at lap 13, with only one more lap before starting the final.
Last week’s games had Dodgers (Team 1) 207 have a win over the Red Sox (Team 2) 185. In the other game Pirates (Team 5) 245 df Rangers (Team 3) 211.
We had six three-game winners last week: Tom W, Josh C, Nick M, Nicholas L, Paul W and Thomas L. Well done and congratulations to you all.
Tonight’s games have Dodgers (Team 1) vs. Astros (Team 4) on courts 1-4 and in the other game Red Sox (Team 2) vs. Rangers (Team 3) on courts 5-8.
The bye team this week is Pirates. If you can’t play tonight try to find a replacement yourself from the bye team then let Tim know what you have arranged on the phone 0417 537 135.
He needs to know what you have organized, or if you haven’t found someone to replace you, he will help you. Try to be on the courts at 7:15 p.m. to help set up the nets and warm up, then games can start at 7:30 p.m.
That way we can all be home as soon as possible on those cold winter nights. Good luck in tonight’s matches, try hard and have fun.
The Scale to August 17, Round 13
Team Points %
1 Astro 20 119
2 pirates 16 102
3 Red Sox 16 93
4 Rangers 12 96
5 Dodgers 12 93
We also have our Tuesday morning social comp from 9am to 10:30am. Everyone is welcome. If you need more information call Lois on 0407 362 366.
Benalla boules club
monday august 15: Fifteen bowlers bowled three games of eight ends of triples and fours. The winners were D McIntyre (skip), L Taylor, B Mollison and G Green with two wins and eight hits. The finalists were L Brown (Skip), I Brond, R Brindley and D Gulbin with two wins and two shots.
Triple Jackpot — Wednesday, August 17
The triple jackpots attracted entries from 18 teams, a total of 54 players. We welcomed visitors from Euroa, Mansfield, Mulwala Services, St James and Swanpool in pleasant conditions with occasional cold winds. The winning team of the day was M Tilbury, T Reaper and J Spinks with 9 shots up. The finalists were J Stevens, G Lessing and J Peake with 20 shots.
Jackpot Pairs — friday august 19
Twelve teams played Jackpot Pairs under pleasant and mild conditions. We have hosted bowlers from Moira, St James and Swanpool. The winning team was R Bradley (skip) and D Tilbury with 9 shots up. The finalists were R Warnock (Skip) and P Brock with 17 shots.
Social Bowls — Saturday August 20
Sixteen bowlers took to the mats to play two 10-set three-bowl pairs matches with visitors from Euroa on a sunny/overcast day. The winners of the day were G Greene (skip) and R Haines with two wins and 15 shots.
Swanpool and District Table Tennis Results
These results come from the last home and away games of the district’s table tennis competition.
First the Bombers won by forfeit against the Echidnas.
In Swanpool, Shaun Murphy and Jim Renkin of the Eagles understaffed Paul and Wesley Shea and David Beer of the Tigers scoring seven games to four.
Murphy and Renkin won all of their singles plus a rubber in doubles, and the Tigers won four rubbers by forfeit.
In Tatong, Nader Beonaba of the Wombats, Steve McCallum and Kyle Pearce outplayed Chris Seeley, Keith Bickerton and Mike Larkin of the Swans to win by eight strokes to three. The Swans lost all but their singles rubbers to newcomer Pearce.
Also at the Tatong and Ryan room, Magpies’ Will Smith and Damian Young easily outplayed Emus’ Bruce Forster, Rob Erskine and Hayley Pearce scoring eight rubbers to three.
Young won all three of his singles and Ryan and Smith won two singles each. For the Emus Erskine won two single rubbers. Both teams won a doubles match.
Tonight the semi-finals will take place at the various venues in the Swanpool district. All players must bring a small plate for dinner during the final matches.
In the Tatong room, the top four A-class teams will compete for the A championship. These are the Bombers against the Wombats and the Eagles against the Echidnas.
The bottom four teams will compete for the A-Reserve Trophy in the Moorngag Room and the Swanpool FC Room.
At Moorngag, the fifth and sixth teams – the Tigers and Emus – will face off, and at Swanpool, the seventh and eighth ranked teams, the Swans and the Magpies, will face off for a place in the preliminary final.
The following two weeks, the preliminaries and the grand finals, on August 31 and September 7, will take place at Tatong Hall. The presentation evening will take place at the Tatong Tavern on September 14, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
There will be a self-paying meal with presentation of trophies. Please let Rob Erskine or Shaun Murphy know if you are attending, alone or with family.
Results indoor boules Benalla Seniors
August 16 winners: Jean Quick(s) Ken Phillips, Bev Lindsay, Jim Van Den Bosch. Finalists Graeme Sharp(s), Fran Caplehorn, Jean Holmes.
August 19 winners: Graeme Sharp (s), Maureen Cromie, John Oliver. Finalists Bev Lindsay(s), Maurie Ryan, Ruth Leek.
August 20 winners: Graeme Sharp (s), John Gelletlyu, Fran Capelhorn. Finalists Tom Pepper(s), Bev Lindsay/Nita Woods, Jim Van Den Bosch.
Benalla table tennis
Round table tennis 12 results
This week saw the last round of the winter competition.
The top side – the plovers – faced the second side the echidnas.
The second-placed Plovers won 3-2, but they failed to dethrone the Plovers.
Both finish with 36 points but the Plovers have a superior percentage and retain first place.
The two top performers of the season had a great game with John Bajada winning in three games against Stephen Lane.
The second and third games go to the tiebreaker, a 2-1 win for John.
The Kookaburras picked up a 4-1 win over the Owls and took the Owls’ spot in the finals, with the Kookaburras finishing fourth.
Nader Bernaba was in great form, representing William Tong in three games, a 2-1 win over Nader.
He then teamed up with Steve McCallum in doubles in a 2-0 win over William Tong and Matt Parkinson.
The Wallabies upset the Rosellas 3-2. Doubles again prove the difference.
Brian Harrington and Gareth Burnell teamed up brilliantly as they beat Mick Kelly and Charlie Dewinne in three tight games, winning 21-15 in the third.
The Wallabies win their last three games of the season. This knocked the Rosellas out of the finals and knocked the Wallabies down from the bottom of the ladder.
The Possums have just defeated the Taipans 3-2. Michelle Feldtmann and Jamahl McDonald teamed up well in doubles to win over Phil Keast and Rob Erskine in three hard fought matches winning 27-25 in the third.
Next week’s semi-finals will see the Plovers take on the Kookaburras and the Echidnas take on the Possums. The two winners advance directly to the Grand Final.
The top-placed Numbats continued their winning form with a 5-0 victory over the Wombats.
John Spencer continued his great season by winning both his singles and teaming with Stephen Mahon in the doubles in a 2-0 win over Sam Kancherla and Michael Mafrici.
The Emus, fourth, faced the Mozzies, fifth, the winner entering the final in fourth place.
The Emus were unfazed as they won 4-1 with Lois Hermiston’s three-game victory over Chris Seely a highlight of the match.
The eighth-placed Eagles picked up a surprise victory over the sixth-placed Frogs, 3-2.
The highlight being a narrow 2-0 doubles win where Stuart Jones and Patrick Cornell combined to defeat Graeme Sharp and Colin McFarlane.
The second-placed Bullants faced the third-placed Gliders.
The Bullants win 4-1. They will meet again in the first week of the final where the Gliders will look to turn the tide on the Bullants.
The semi-finals have the Numbats playing the Emus and the Bullants rematch against the Gliders. The two winners advance to the grand final.
Crickets continued to dominate the C grade: this week, a 4-1 win over third-placed Falcons.
The highlight was a three-game victory over Xavier Rhodes of the Falcons against Logan Hyland of the Crickets. Logan pushed Xavier all the way with Xavier winning 22-20 in game three.
The Koalas had a narrow victory over the Doves 3-2. Serena Bajada of the Koalas and Kaye Grosser of the Doves again stood out for their teams. They also played an epic single which Sienna won in three games 21-19 in the third.
The semi-finals are the Crickets against the Hawks and the Koalas against the Falcons. The winners advance to the grand final the following week.
Benalla Golf Club results men
Upcoming Events: Today, Wednesday August 24th is a stableford event, Saturday August 27th is a stableford event and Tuesday August 30th is also a stableford event, subject to course conditions.
RESULTS: August 17
On Wednesday August 17, 20 players participated in a stableford event.
The winner for the day was Mark Foletta with 36 points and Ken Muir was second with 35 points on a countdown.
Nearest Pins: 3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Wayne Drane; 8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Mark Foletta; 9th Cellarbrations Benalla: Mark Foletta; 12th Ray White Benalla: Wayne Drane; 13th Fruit ‘n Fare: Ken Muir.
Ball Contest: 35 Peter Schwarzman, Sam Symes. 34 Trev Willmott, John Spencer on countdowns.
Graeme Budd won the Michael Smith Masseur Encouragement Award.
Steve Siggers won the “Bear Trap” award for the sixth and seventh holes.
RESULTS: August 20
Last Saturday, August 20, 16 players competed in a normal event, under very trying conditions.
Mick Smith was the winner with a score of +3 and Dave Dunster with a score of “square” was the second.
Closest to pin: 1st Olivers Mensland: Nil; 3rd Crothers carpentry: none; 8th Srixon/Golf Store: Tim Symes; 9th Cellarbrations, Benalla: None; 12th White Ray, Benalla: Phil Donges; 13 Benalla Removals: None; 17th KFC Benalla: None.
Ball contest: -1 Tyler Arrowsmith (visitor), -2 Blake Goodwin, -3 Brian Hubble.
A stableford was played on Thursday August 18, with 10 players. The winner is Anne Brown with 33 points.
Ball contest G. Gill 31, J. O’Brien 31c/b.
NTP: Milner-Watson Pharmacy 8th S. Sykes, 14th J. Rubira.
The course continues to be closed to motorized karts, so until normal play can resume, all women’s events will be stableford.
Results Benalla Bridge Club
Congratulations to Peter and Helen for their excellent percentage on Monday, and it was great to see the rankings shared this week.
The Bridge Club will soon be offering lessons for those interested in learning to play bridge. If you or any of your friends would like to take part, call Peter on 0418 587 573 for details.
Monday August 15:
1. Peter Radford and Helen Lee 69.6%
eq. 2. Jackie Rubira and Helen Price 50.6%
eq. 2. Glenys Gill and Win Sebire 50.6%
Wednesday August 17
1. George Wagner and Kay Smith 62.1%
2. Marjorie Phillips and Ray Malcolm 59.2%
3. Karin and Cliff Strahan 58.7%
4. Jo Wise and Nell Cavedon 56.3%