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Millicent Bowls Club Mixed Pairs

One Sunday 25th of September, the Millicent Bowls Club held their annual Mixed Pairs Competition. 13 teams registered to played.  All games were played over 12 ends with a 2 and walk format.
Three games were played leading up to the Grand Final, with Joy Warren and Aaron Emonson winning their way into the Grand final along with Carol and Rod Gibbs.  Aaron is leaving for Queensland on the 27th a date for the Grand Final has not been fixed at this stage   

The two mixed pairs winning their way to the Grand Final
Rod and Carol Gibbs V’s Joy Warren and Aaron Emonson

Millicent Bowlers chosen to play for South Australia

The Millicent Bowls Club has two bowlers chosen to play for South Australia over the next month. Aaron Emonson will travel to Queensland on September 28th  and play through to October 6th.
Aaron has been selected after several trips to Adelaide in the last 6 months to play in the Para National Championships against all the other States.  The games will be  played at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, a team of 7 bowler from South Australia earned their right to play for the State, 6 men and 1 lady and they will play in the singles, pairs and triples.
Wayne Ross from the Millicent Bowls Club has also won the honour to represent the State in the National Championships to be played at Broard Beach Bowls Club in Queensland on 13th of October. Wayne is playing in a fours team made up from the Lower South East Region, consisting of Carl Schapel who is now playing at Grange but a past Millicent Member, Brad Errock and Daniel Langdon, Mount Gambier Bowls Club Members and of course Wayne.
This team played their first round in the South East and then won the right to travel to Adelaide to play against the other regions in South Australia in a knock out competition .  Winning all games there they have now won the right to play against all the other states in Australia, playing for the title of National Fours Champions.

Best Wishes and Good Luck to all players.   

Wayne Ross and Aaron Emonson well done boy’s

The Scudds/Earl Shield
Played between Mount Gambier RSL and Millicent Bowls Clubs

On Sunday 18th September, Mount Gambier RSL bowls members travelled to Millicent to take part in the annual Scudds/Earl Shield competition, with 112 players taking part in the day. The competition has been an annual event for 16 years with Millicent only winning the shield once in that time back in 2008. This year Millicent turned the table around and came out victors with the total shots for Millicent being 202 to RSL 175.
The competition is only held once per year and is rotated between the clubs. This year the game was scheduled to start at 12-30pm after a BBQ lunch but due to heavy rain and the greens covered in water, the competition didn’t commence until 2-15pm which cut the games back from 25 ends to 12 ends.
The best performing rink for Mount Gambier RSL went to Fleur Roachock, Max Schulz, Peter Bruhn and Ron Plunges winning by 9 shots.  Best rink for Millicent  went to Ian Ross, David Taylor, George Hobson, Bob Baxter winning by 20 shots.     

Graham Wilson, President Peter Hyland and Chairman of Selrctors Wayne Ross
Best winning rink for RSL, Max Schulz, Peter Bruhn, Ron Plunges, Fleur Roachock
Best winning rink for Millicent Bob Baxter, George Hobson and Ian Ross,with David Taylor Missing

Millicent Bowls Club Season Opening
Held Sunday 11th September 2022

Mr John Drew was invited by President Peter Hyland to officially open the 2022/23 Bowls Season for the Millicent Bowls Club. Mr Drew,  a Wattle Range Council member, represented the Mayor in officiating at this very important event. John is a Past President and Life Member of the Millicent Bowls Club.
After officially opening the season, President Peter invited Ladies Singles Champion Lyn Scudds to roll the jack and play the first bowl for the ladies. John Buhlmann, Men’s Singles Champion put down the first bowl for the men.
After the official part of the day, members were to play 2 games of 10 ends and after the games enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea supplied by the members, but unfortunately we are unable to control the weather and by the completion of the 5th end in the first game the day was washed out.
With 2 rinks coming in equal with 13+3, both teams received a pen each for their efforts.  The winning rinks were, Bob Baxter, Derrick Lindh, Iain Campbell, Faye Hill/KymStewart, Derk Pietersma, George Hobson and Mary Campbell, coming in third only one shot short was the rink of Sam Schofield, Malcolm Wright, Frank Cooper and Mary Clifford.

President Peter welcoming Councilor John Drew to open the season
Ladies Singles Champion Lyn Scudds putting down the Jack
Men’s Singles Champion John Buhlmann delivering the first bowl for the men
One of the overall winning teams Derk Pietersma, Mary Campbell, George Hobson, Kym Stewart
Equal overall winning team Bob Baxter, Faye Hill, Iain Campbell, Derrick Lindh
The reason we had to stop play

Open Pennant Practice dates and Times

September 3rd names in by 12-30pm to start at 1-00pm
September 10th names in by 12-30pm to start at 1-00pm
September 18th Scudds , Earl Shield to be played at Millicent
September 24th Names in by 9-30am to start at 10am because of AFL
October 1st names in by 12-30pm to start at 1-00pm


Ladies’ Pennant Practices are coming up
September the 9th, 16th and 23rd names in by 9-30am for start at 10am

All sheets are up for registration of coming events

Men’s Handicap Singles 17th September

Mixed Club Pairs 25th September

Open Pennant first round 8th October

Men’s Championship Triples 9th October

Ladies Bowls Tuesday Social Bowls

The ladies social bowls has been running for quite a few weeks and has been well attended considering the weather we have been having.
Joy Warren has done great job arranging each get together.  The ladies start their bowls at 11am and play through to 12 midday and then enjoy a lovely lunch at Acky’s Deli.  Well done Joy and well done to all the ladies who every Tuesday attend the get-together.     

The Tuesday Girls
Ester Scudds, Mary Clifford, Joy Warren, Judy Lowe, Ella Pietersma, Margret Lang,
Merle Stevens, Jan Buhlmann and Margret Johnson

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
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
The Green not long after play ceased