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Keep Social Distance Rules. Disinfectant spray (for the mats) and handwipes for the jacks are in the Mat Box.

Millicent Bowls Club-High School Sports and Recreation Programme

This year the Millicent Bowls Club was very fortunate to have been chosen by the Millicent High School to pass on some knowledge of lawn bowling to 14, Year 10 students.  The group is  managed by High School teacher, Ms Samantha Freeman, who  is responsible for sporting activities at the school.
 In Sport and Recreation, students are exposed to a range of sport and recreational activities that they may not necessarily have tried or thought of trying.   This semester, students have participated in Lawn Bowls, Ultimate Frisbee, Golf, Table Tennis and Archery. The students were lucky enough to have instructors from the Millicent Lawn Bowls Club to teach them how to play and facilitate a Round Robin tournament and also competing to have the winners names engraved  on a shield which was made and donated by Rod Gibbs, a long time Millicent bowler.  The shield was kindly engraved by Peter Seebohm.  
Lilly Ryan and Kasey Peak came out victorious in the Round Robin competition followed closely by Chris Verrall and Sam  Simmons. All students thoroughly enjoyed their time at Millicent Bowls Club. 

The Winning Pair: Lilly Ryan and Kasey Peak
Back Row: Mae Johnston, Jacob Tully, Jonathan Bennier, Noah Cockrum, (bowls instructor) Aaron Emonson, Jackson Dean, Tate Adie, (teacher) Samantha Freeman
Front Row: Indi Howell, Kasey Peak, Amelia Vanderhorst, Jasmine Holland, Lilly Ryan, Chris Verrall, Sam
Simmons, Dylan Milton.

Notice to all Millicent Bowls Club Ladies

Joy Warren has invited all ladies to come and play Tuesday social bowls, commencing at 11.00 a.m. Tuesday 3rd May 2022. The format is to have a few ends of bowls and then go to lunch.  It is not necessary to ring  names through to the bowls club before the game, just turn up around 10-45am if you intend playing.   

The First 6 ladies to come and play a social game on a Tuesday Morning,
Ella Pietersma, Joy Warren,
Mary Clifford, Jan Buhlmann, Carol Gibbs and Orr Grosvenor

Congratulations to New Life Member: John Drew

John transferred from Jamestown in 1980 then joined  the Millicent Bowls Club and in that time has served as President in 2003, Secretary in 2010,11 and 12 and assisting with the Treasurer’s job from time to time.  Prior to that he  had spent time serving on the Board.
His bowling achievements have been: 1995 winning the Championship Fours, in 1993, 96, 98 and 2007 winning the Championship Triples and in 2018,2020, the Championship Pairs.
John has also been a great asset to the club with his knowledge in electronics, computing and his skills in appropriation writing and has been instrumental in winning many thousands of dollars for club projects over the last 15 years  John also installed the PA system and speakers around the club room and fixed problems whenever required with this system.
John has also assisted in setting up programmes for accounting, setting up bowls programmes for doing draws for the 2-4-2 games with the computer system, he was also instrumental in setting up the Club Web Site and has assisted me many times when problems have occurred.  He is also responsible for the upkeep of the Web site as Web Master.
John has always helped when something needed to be written and has been a leader in assisting, along with John Scudds in the  writing of several policies, which were accepted and finally became part of the Constitution and By-laws.
To give you some idea of John’s achievements with appropriation writing which takes many hours of work, he was able to a get for the club a $50,000 Water Grant for C Green, in 2007, $10,000 for the installation of Solar Panels, a State Grant for $40,000 in 2021 for new shelters and a Council Grant last year of $12,000 for electrical work.  These applications take days of work using the correct wording.  He has been able to obtain $112,000  for projects at the Millicent Bowls Club.

New Life Member John Drew with President Peter Hyland

Regional Champions of Champions Final
Played 23rd April at Naracoorte RSL Bowls Club

Boy O Boy! What a great day the Millicent Bowls Club had at Naracoorte.  Two teams competed for the overall Regional Championships against the Upper South East Clubs.  Millicent had entries in the Ladies’ Pairs and the Men’s Triples.
In the Ladies Pairs Sarah Ross and Adriana Ross played the team from Bordertown.  The game was played over 15 ends  with our girls coming out VICTORS.  Well done girls.
The Men’s Triples was played against Padthaway.  The team of Brian Roper, David Reichelt and Andre Reinders, also coming out VICTORS for the Lower South East Bowls Association.  Their game was also played over 18 ends.
Heather Richards from Port MacDonnell also won the Ladies’ Singles.  Well done to Heather.
All players did their clubs proud.

Regional Champions Sarah and Adriana

Regional Champions Brian, Andre and David

Millicent Bowls Club 100up Competition

On April 13th, the Millicent Bowls Club ran a 100up Pairs Competition.  Played over 3 games, the format of the game is, the bowl that gets closest to the Jack receives 4 points, second closest 3 points 3rd closest 2 points and the 4th closest 1 point.  Both teams are able to score points on all ends played.
The Grand Final came down to the team of Derrick Lindh and Kym Stewart playing  Arthur O’Connell and Carl Schapel.  By the seventh end Carl Schapel’s team was sitting on 37 points to Kym Stewart’s team 33points, Carl’s team then broke away and by the 11th end led by 18points and by the 18th end had reached their target of 102 points to Kym Stewarts team 78 points.  This gave Carl Schapel and Arthur O’Connell the overall win for the day.  

The winning Pair, Carl Schapel and Arthur O’Connell

Champion Of Champion Veterans Singles Winner, Heather Carthew and Runner-up Meredith Hinze

Meredith Hinze Runner Up and Heather Carthew Winner
Jeff England congratulating Heather Carthew on winning the Champion of Champion Veteran Singles for 2022 Season

Millicent Bowls Club Ladies’ Handicap Pairs
Played 6th April

At 8-30am on the 6th April, the Millicent girls went out to play their Handicap Pairs for 2022 season.  The games including the Grand Final were played over 12 ends.

After the first 2 rounds it came down to the semi-finals contested.  In the first game Del Parsons and Mary Clifford played Lyn Scudds and Mary Campbell. Del Parsons and Mary Clifford then progressed to the Grand Final.
In the second Semi-Final between Adriana Ross and Lorraine Hyland and Jan Buhlmann and Faye Hill, Adriana Ross and Lorraine Hyland progressed to the Grand-Final.
In the Grand Final Adriana and Lorraine started 1 shot up with the score card sitting at 7 shots to 6.  By the 5th end the score was Parsons /Clifford 12 shots to Ross/Hyland 10 shots. Parsons and Clifford won 4 of the next 5 ends to finish the game 26 to 12 and not playing the final end, giving Del Parsons and Mary Clifford the win and Handicap Pairs Champions 2022 season.

The winners: Mary Clifford and Del Parsons
Runners Up: Adriana Ross and Loraine Hyland

Millicent Bowls Club Royal Flying Doctor Fundraising Day
 3rd April 2022

This year 56 players took part in the Millicent Bowls Club RFDS Fund Raising day.  The one game competition was played over 16 ends, then all the players retired into the club room to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea before the presentations took part and the drawing of the raffle.
Winners for the day, with a score of 29+6, was the Mossies team,  consisting of Garry Wilson, George Hobson, Merle Stevens and Lorraine Hyland. Runners-up was another team of night bowlers, Jim Taylor, Barb Leicester, Chris Vearing and Jamie Vearing with a score of 28+13.     
Over the entire season the club runs a wrong bias tin for players to add a dollar every time they put a bowl down on the wrong bias.  This program over the season raised $646.50, the fund raising day raised in greens fees $280.00 and the raffle raised $380.00, giving a grand total presented to the RFDS of $1,306.50 .
During the presentations, Treasurer of the Past Presidents’ Association, Derk Pietersma, also presented a cheque to the RFDS of $200.00.
Two representatives from the local Fundraising Committee, Val and Lorraine Hunt, attended  and informed all present that the group last year had been able to pass on the RFDS central body in Adelaide a great sum of $27,500.00, raised throughout the Millicent Community.  This is great effort for a very worthy organisation that serves our community well.

Val Hunt, President Peter Hyland, Lorraine Hunt
Winners for the day,GarryWilson, George Hobson, Merle Stevens, Lorriane Hyland
Runners up, Jim Taylor, Barb Leicester, Chris Vearing, Jamie Vearing

Millicent Bowls Club Veteran Singles
30th March 2022

In the ladies Veteran Singles all games were played to the first bowler in each game to reach 21 shots.  The semi-finals were between Mary Campbell and  Faye Hill, with Mary Campbell going into the Grand Final, and Heather Carthew playing Robin Rolfe, with Heather Carthew going into the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final Heather got away to a strong start.  After 9 ends Heather was 8 shots to Mary 3 but by the 21st end Mary had clawed her way back into the game with Heather sitting at 15 to Mary 14 shots.  The game was played  to 21 up and  by the 26th end Heather was able to reach the target of 21 shots, giving her the title of Millicent Bowls Club Veteran Ladies Singles Champion. This will now allow her to take part in the Ladies’ Champion of Champion Veteran Singles for the Lower South East Bowls Association.

Runner Up, Mary Campbell with Veteran Singles Champion Heather Carthew

Millicent Bowls Club Men’s Veteran Singles
30th march 2022

The Men’s Veteran Singles was also played the same day as the Ladies but because of the number of players taking part in the competition it wasn’t completed on the that day.  The Grand Final was played Friday 1st April.
In the semi finals the 2 games were contested between Peter Hyland and Derk Pietersma with Peter Hyland winning his way to the Grand Final.  In the second semi-final, this game was played between John Scudds and Peter Scanlon with Peter Scanlon winning his way into the grand final
The Grand Final was a neck and neck game.  By the 8th end scores were tied at 9 shots, by the 14th end the score was 14 all and by the 21st end both players were sitting on 18 shots. Peter Hyland won the next end to be sitting on 20 shots only requiring 1 shot for the win but on the final end Peter Scanlon was able to clinch 3 shots to give him the win and the title of Veteran Singles Champion for 2022/23 Season.  

Veterans Champion Peter Scanlon, with runner up Peter Hyland

Champion of Champion Pairs and Triples Winners 21/22

Very big congratulations to Bryan, Andre and David winning the Champions of Champions Triples
A very big congratulations from all at the Millicent Bowls Club. Well done Sarah and Adriana
Back: Bill Burden, Brian Goode, Andre Reinders, Jim Campbell, Bill David, Stever Carnellor, John Buhlmann
Front: Glenn Tilley, Lyn Scudds, Mary Clifford, David Reichelt, Neil Whelan

Millicent Bowls Club Veteran Singles
30th March 2022

In the ladies Veteran Singles all games were played to the first bowler in each game to reach 21 shots.  The semi-finals were between Mary Campbell and  Faye Hill, with Mary Campbell going into the Grand Final, and Heather Carthew playing Robin Rolfe, with Heather Carthew going into the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final Heather got away to a strong start.  After 9 ends Heather was 8 shots to Mary 3 but by the 21st end Mary had clawed her way back into the game with Heather sitting at 15 to Mary 14 shots.  The game was played  to 21 up and  by the 26th end Heather was able to reach the target of 21 shots, giving her the title of Millicent Bowls Club Veteran Ladies Singles Champion. This will now allow her to take part in the Ladies’ Champion of Champion Veteran Singles for the Lower South East Bowls Association.

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Runner Up, Mary Campbell with Veteran Singles Champion Heather Carthew

Millicent Bowls Club Men’s Veteran Singles
30th march 2022

The Men’s Veteran Singles was also played the same day as the Ladies but because of the number of players taking part in the competition it wasn’t completed on the that day.  The Grand Final was played Friday 1st April.
In the semi finals the 2 games were contested between Peter Hyland and Derk Pietersma with Peter Hyland winning his way to the Grand Final.  In the second semi-final, this game was played between John Scudds and Peter Scanlon with Peter Scanlon winning his way into the grand final
The Grand Final was a neck and neck game.  By the 8th end scores were tied at 9 shots, by the 14th end the score was 14 all and by the 21st end both players were sitting on 18 shots. Peter Hyland won the next end to be sitting on 20 shots only requiring 1 shot for the win but on the final end Peter Scanlon was able to clinch 3 shots to give him the win and the title of Veteran Singles Champion for 2022/23 Season.  

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Veterans Champion Peter Scanlon, with runner up Peter Hyland

Millicent Bowls Club Mixed Pairs
Played 14th March

On Monday 14th March, 12 teams took part in the Mixed Pairs Competition with the games leading up to the Grand Final played over 12 ends of two and walk, the lead playing 2 bowls and then changing ends and the skipper playing two and then changing over again and repeating for the other 2 bowls to be played with the end consisting of 4 bowls for each player.
After the completion of 3 games there were 4 teams remaining to play Preliminary Final between Iain and Mary Campbell and  Glen Tilley and Fay Hill with Glen and Fay working their way into the Grand Final.  In the second team Wayne and Sarah Ross were up against John and Lyn Scudds with Wayne and Sarah going into the Grand Final.
The Grand Final was played over 15 ends also of 2 and walk and boy what a game it was.  At the 6th end the score was 6 all and by end 12  with only 3 ends to play the score once again was tied at 11 shots each.  The Ross combination then were able to get a 4 on the 13th end and by the 15th end the Ross team finished the game with 16 points to 13, giving them the overall win.  The bowling standard was brilliant by both teams, with the heads being very tight on all 15 ends.  Well done to both teams for reaching the Grand Final.

The winners of this years annual mixed pairs, Wayne and Sarah Ross Ross
Runners Up for this years Mixed Pairs, Fay Hill and Glen Tilley

Millicent Bowls Club Ladies Handicap Singles 2021/22 Season

On Wednesday 2nd February the Millicent Bowls Club held their Annual Handicap Singles Competition.  A small field of 8 ladies took part  with all games being played over 21 ends.
The two players reaching the Grand Final were, Ros Varcoe on a handicap of 4 shots and Heather Carthew on a handicap of 6 shots.
By the 4th end both players were all square on 10 shots each, by the 11th end Heather was holding a small lead of 3 shots with the score at 17 to 14. Heather went on to win the next 7 of the 8 ends which gave her the win and 2021/22 Ladies’ Handicap title.
Well done to all the girls who took part  and a very big thank you to Mary Campbell for managing the day.

Ladies Handicap Singles Winner Heather Carthew with Runner Up Ros Varcoe

Millicent Bowls Club Season Opening

On Sunday 12th September, members of the Millicent Bowls Club came          together to witness the opening of the 2021/22 season. President Peter Hyland invited the Mayor of Wattle Range, Des Noll, to open the season.
Mayor Des, in his address to the members, congratulated the club on having a great set- up and praised its success over the years. President Peter then invited Mayor Des to deliver the first Jack for the season which was carried out very professionally by Mayor Des.  Once the Jack was set, Peter then invited the Ladies’ Singles Champion, Ella Pietersma, to deliver the first bowl for the ladies and Men’s Singles Champion, Brian Roper, to do the same for the men.
After the official part was completed , all member then set out to play one game of ten ends but by the seventh end rain stopped play as the greens were starting to get water logged.  Members were then invited to return to the club room to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea supplied by the members of the club.    

President Peter with Mayor Des
Mayor Des delivering the Jack
Ladies Singles Champion Ella Pietersma delivering the first bowl for the ladies
Men’s Singles Champion Brian Roper delivering the first bowl for the men
The Green not long after play ceased