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Monday, September 26: 13 bowlers played 3 games of 8 ends of triples and fours. Winners were R Edwards (Skip), L Taylor and A Briggs with 2 wins and 12 shots up. The runners-up were L Brown (Skip), S Zanin, M Cromie and A Justin with 2 wins.

Outdoor Bowls

Jackpot Triples — Wednesday, September 28

The last Jackpot Triples for this season attracted entries from 20 teams, a total of 60 players. We welcomed visitors from Mansfield, Moira, Mulwala Services, St James and Swanpool in warm and windy conditions. The winning team for the day was G McNutt (Skip), W Neylon and G Pitts with 2 wins and 14 shots up. Runners-up were R Nankervis (Skip), B Higgins and J Archer.

Jackpot Pairs – Friday, September 30

This Jackpot Pairs is also the last of the season with 8 teams (16 bowlers) playing. Together with a visitor from Moira, the winning team was J Stevens (Skip) and G Lessing. The runners-up were J Lia and T Armstrong.

Again many thanks to all the bowlers who took part in this seasons’ Jack Triples and Pairs. We look forward to welcoming you next season.

Social Bowls — Saturday, October 1

Twenty-eight bowlers took to the carpets to play 2 games of 10 ends of 2x4x2 bowl pairs in sunny/cloudy conditions. The winners for the day were B Sunderland (Skip) and G Lange with 2 wins and 32 shots up. The runners-up were D Blyss (Skip) and I Capp with 2 wins and 24 shots up.

Club Championships — Sunday, October 2

The semi-finals and final of the BBC Open Triples Club Championship were held on Sunday, October 2. The finalists were Geoff Kidd’s team playing Graham McNutt’s team for the trophy. Some good bowling, but Geoff’s team took control winning 22 shots to 8. Congratulations to G Kidd (Skip), D Salan and K Nicholls. Well done to G McNutt (Skip), R Lockwood and W Neylon on making the final.

Pennant Practice Match against YMGCR on Saturday, October 8.

A reminder to all members who are playing pennant this season of the above match. Please add your names to the list on the whiteboard for the selectors.

Elite squad: The Benalla Bowls Club Triples finalists of 2022-23.

Badminton Summer Competition

I hope you have all had a good break and are now ready and eager to start the new Summer Badminton Competition, we have two practice and registration nights starting on Wednesday, October 5, with the second practice night on Wednesday, October 12, with the next competition starting Wednesday, October 19.

So for any returning players or new players please let Tim know to put your name down on 0417537135 or just come down to the practice nights and let him know then.

We hope to have a good number playing, so bring along your friends so they can have a have a hit and may want to join the competition as well.

Hope to see as many as possible on Wednesday evening at 7.15pm at the Sports Stadium.

Remember we have our Tuesday morning Social Comp from 9am to 10.30am. All are welcome, if you need more information, phone Lois on 0407 362 366.

Benalla Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls Results

Tuesday, September 27: Winners — Linda Scholz (s), Jean Quick and Des McNulty. Runners up – Marion Empey(s), Helen Sharp and Maurie Ryan.

Friday, September 30: Winners — Graeme Sharp(s), Val King and John Gelletly. Runners up — Ryan Mullavey(s), Marion Empey and Les Saunders.

Saturday, October 1: Winners — Graeme Sharp(s), Geoff Green, Joan Lemin and Maureen Cromie. Runners up — Linda Scholz(s), Ruth Leek, Robin Brindley and Florence Wright.

Benalla Bridge Club Results

Congratulations to Jenny Monger and partners for the two wins, and also to Helen and Jackie for obtaining the highest percentage score for the week.

The “weatherman” (aka Peter N) and his partners were in “hot” form as well with two seconds for the week.

It was encouraging to see the numbers of players attending both sessions increasing again.

Don’t forget to contact Max if you would like a game and can’t find a partner for Monday or Wednesday.

The Bridge Club is now offering lessons for people interested in learning how to play bridge.

If you or any of your friends would like to take part, phone Peter on 0418 587 573 for details.

Monday, September 26


1. Jenny and Alan Monger 57.9%

2. George Wagner and Marjorie Phillips 56.35

3. Norma Hodgson and Mick Kelly 51.25


1. Christine and Peter Holmes 60.4%

2. Peter Nelson and Rae Sheppard 50.8%

3. Judy Bassett and Michelle Aldous 50.4%

Wednesday, September 28


1. Jenny Monger and Win Sebire 63.5%

2. Kay Smith and George Wagner 58.0%

3. Christine and Peter Holmes 55.9%


1. Helen Price and Jackie Rubira 65.9%

2. Peter Nelson and Geoff Rintala 62.3%

3. Jo Wise and Nell Cavedon 51.2%

Benalla Table Tennis

Spring season round four results


Michelle Feldtmann’s Possums had a hard-fought win over John Holschier’s Echidnas.

Brian Harrington was the standout performer winning his two singles both in three games first against Adrian Squires and then over Michelle Feldtmann.

Unfortunately, he was unable to win the doubles. A 3-2 win to the Possums.

The Plovers had a great 3-2 win over the Kookaburras.

Jamahl McDonald and Steve McCallum teams well to overcome Phil Keast and Gareth Burnel in the critical doubles.

The Wallabies edged out the Owls 3-2.

William Tong and Pauline Hooper combined brilliantly in a 22-20 and 21-12 doubles victory over the Owls pair of Mick Kelly and Rob Erskine.

The Rosellas had an easy 4-1 win over the Taipans.


The Bullants had a win over the Mozzies 4-1 With Darcy Bullen continuing his great season winning his two single games and teaming with John Spencer in the Doubles 2-0.

The Frogs had a 3-20 win over the Wombats Graeme Sharp and Jessie Kipping winning the Doubles 2-0 over Sam Kancherla and Christian Squires was the difference in the Match.

The Emus had a comfortable win against the Numbats 4-1.

The Gliders had a 3-2 win over the Eagles.


The Magpies proved too good for the Falcons winning their match 4-1.

The Koalas were no match for the Crickets. The Crickets running out winners 4-1.

The Doves had a 3-2 win over the Hawks.

Benalla Golf Club Men’s Results

Today Wednesday, October 5, is a stableford event and Saturday, October 8, is also a stableford event.

The Foott Waste Player of the Month for September has yet to be announced.

RESULTS: September 28

On Wednesday, September 28, 18 players competed in a stableford event.

The winner on the day was Wayne Bowd, 35 points, on a countback from the runner-up Jim Tullberg also 35 points.

Nearest the Pins –

3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Phil Donges

8th Benalla Golf Shop: Wayne Bowd

9th Cellarbrations Benalla: Nil

12th Ray White Benalla: Kery Bramich

13th Fruits ‘n Fare: John Spencer

Ball Competition —

34 Peter Schwarzman, Mitch Howe (Jubilee) and Phil Donges.

Kevin Chenhall won the Michael Smith encouragement award.

RESULTS: October 1

Last Saturday, October 1, 53 players competed in a stroke event, the Monthly Medal, sponsored by Ray White Benalla.

The best score of the day, 65 nett, was had by Bruce Griffett to win C-grade and the Monthly Medal. The C-grade runner up was Brent Major, 73 nett. Darren Wittingslow, 69 nett, won A-grade with Chris Dube, 73 nett, the runner-up on a countback. In B-grade Blake Goodwin, 69 nett was the winner and Larry Piscioneri 70 nett, the runner up.

The best scratch score of the day was Chris Dube with 78 “off the stick”.

Nearest the Pins –

1st Oliver’s Mensland: Graham Squires

3rd Crothers’ Joinery: Bruce Reid

8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Nil

9th Cellarbrations, Benalla: Nil

12th Ray White Benalla: Darren Wittingslow

13th Benalla Furniture Removals: Allen Bastin

KFC Birdies: Nil

Ball Competition –

73 Wayne Bowd, Brett Moran, Alan Moore, 74 Peter Rigby, Steve Collinson, Trev Willmott, Stephen Ross (Branxton GC), Ian Simmons, Melvyn Hall, 75 Sam Little on a countback.

The “Loser’s Box” for September was won by Peter Rigby, Sam Little, Glenn Burnell and Adam Levy.

Croquet Corner

Blessed with a lovely sunny day and the driest croquet courts in the north east, Benalla hosted the 2022 NEDCA Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles on Thursday, September 22.

Twenty players (10 pairs) contested the day in two divisions, handicap ranges 0-7 and 8-12. Benalla was well represented with David Staff and Debbie Hazell playing in Division 1 while Christine Blay and Lyn Moulday and Rosie Moulday and Helena Simm played in Division 2. Well done to Rosie and Helena who were entering their first handicap competition using handicap cards and extra turns , a somewhat daunting experience.

Each pair played four games and had one bye. Play was fiercely contested in good spirits. Competition was close.

In Division 1, Des Davis & Dawn McQuilton (Wodonga) were leading at the start of the last round, only to get pipped at the post by Debbie and David. Congratulations to Debbie Hazell and David Staff who won all four games to become the NEDCA Division 1 winners.

Winners of Division 2 were Helen Collins and Les Langmead from Albury with 4 wins. Christine Blay and Lyn Moulday came a very close second with 3 wins.

Many thanks go to our grounds people and our kitchen helpers who helped to make the day such a success. Thanks also to referees Sarina and Bruce, scorers Veronica and Lorraine and Tournament Manager Geoff Richardson.

Croquet is played each Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.15am start. New players are always welcome.

Great performance: The 2022 NEDCA Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles winners David Staff, Debbie Hazell, Les Langmead and Helen Collins. Photos: Steve Greenway.

Debutantes: Rosie Moulday and Helena Simm entered their first handicap competition.

All together: A strong group turned out for the 2022 NEDCA Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles.

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