I know I seem to talk about the weather nearly as much as Jane Bunn, but last Monday would have had to have been one of the most testing days on the green that many bowlers would have experienced. Bowlers were rugged up as if they were on the ski fields, it was a bitterly cold biting wind, every bowler who competed deserves to be congratulated for their fortitude and persistence.
Coughlin Park 1 were back on their home grass and got the 10 points for a win and four more for winning a couple of rinks over Sunnyside 1, and sit second on the ladder, just a point behind Horsham City 1. Norma Hair and Ian Barnett got up by eight for the Siders, but seven and six shot wins to the Juliane Stehn and Shirley Schorback rinks gave the Parkers a five shot win.
Kaniva put a break on Dimboola and sit in third spot after a 22 shot win over Dimboola. Big winners were Ian Austin, Lorraine Coad, Margaret Sanders and Janet Kuchel (s) who won by 18 shots. Bev Gazelles' rink got two points for Dimmy with a two shot win.
Top team Horsham City 1 beat bottom side Nhill by 14 shots, but Cheryl Merrett and her rink got one win for Nhill by taking a one shot win over Sandra Knight and her team. Betty Cozens and Elaine Mitchell got up by eight and seven to lead the City to victory.
The two top sides in Midweek Division 2 Pennant clashed up at Serviceton. Tt ended up a 58-38 victory for the raging favourites over Horsham City 2. Daryl Grosser, Lois Miles, Bev Makin with Loma Wallis skipping, got up 23 to the good on their rink, and even though City 1 got up by three in the other one, it just rounded the margin down to 20 shots.
Edenhope had a trip up to Goroke and got their second win for the season, and themselves off the bottom of the ladder. Edenhope won both rinks to take a seven shot victory.
Coughlin Park 3 headed up Robinson St to play Sunnyside 2 and after a nine shot win they sit in fourth spot on the ladder on shot difference, even though they are equal on 63 points with Coughlin Park 2. The Coughlin Park 3 side was formed to give every bowler a chance to bowl, and now they are a chance for finals. The other Coughlin Park side, by beating third team Natimuk, did themselves no harm in the finals chase. Ros Peters, Ellie McClelland, Ray Anderson and Carmel Officer (s) were 12 shot winners over Jenny Brown's rink, and the Gwen Antonucci's rink won by 7.