WEBBCONA’S Nathan Mahoney will represent the Central Victoria in state under-25 singles at Yallourn Bowling Club on Sunday.
He is trying to emulate his brother Brett’s achievement of winning a state title.
Mahoney meets Mason Bayliss from Wodonga first up in the last 16.
Brett Collins, also of Webbcona, reached the state men’s novice singles quarter finals at Clayton on Sunday.
Two-time Ballarat Regional Bowls Association pairs champions Rob Baker and Scott Roberts have another title in their sights.
The Sebastopol combination tackles the Ballarat District Bowls District champion of champions pairs at the Ballarat greens on Sunday.
Baker and Roberts play off against Webbcona’s Tom Clarke and Brett Mahoney in a semi-final 9.30am.
Steve Byron and Rob Dickinson, from Ballarat Memorial Sports, meet Andrew Panther and Neil Capuano (Victoria) in the other semi-final, with the final set down for 1.30pm.
The Ballarat side has been named for the Provincial Shield at Sebastopol on Sunday, February 3: G Baudinette, P Clamp, G Sargent, I Warner; A Rimmington, J Glenton, B Mahoney, A McArthur; W Pattie, D Loutitt, Ben McArthur A Myers; A Panther, S Britt, T Wood, S Clark; A Wood, A Bishop, E Kosloff, S Roberts; N Sutherland, F Lennecke, N Verlinden, B Clark; emergency, S Sullivan. Unavailable players to contact Barry Clark (0438 394 613).
There will be a practice session at Sebastopol on Thursday, January 31 from 6pm.
No shortage of close contests across in BDBD pennant on Saturday.
Division three’s Sebastopol and Clunes in division eight each won by three shots. Two shots were enough to Victoria home in division one and eight, while Geelong West (Ballarat-Geelong Premier), and division nine duo Central Wendouree and Learmonth took the honours by one.
Big winners: Smeaton (division five) by 45, Central Wendouree (division seven) by 47, Learmonth (division six) by 50, Midlands Golf (division five) by 53, and Avenue (division four) by 62.
I managed to find winners at the weekend.
Can we do better?
Division two: fourth-placed Creswick will win at home against Beaufort Golf and take at least third spot.
Division two: a Webbcona away win at Learmonth will keep it clear of the bottom.
Division four: Buninyong needs to win at home against second-placed Ballarat East to keep in touch with the top four.
Division five: Webbcona needs an away win at Sebastopol to stay in the top four.
Division six: Smeaton has to win at Beaufort to have a chance of playing finals.
Division seven: Ballarat East at home will dent Waubra’s finals’ hopes.
Division eight: Invermay to kick clear of the bottom by taking out visitors Victoria.
Division nine: Beaufort Golf needs to win at home against Ballarat East to keep its finals hopes alive.
Rod Lindsay is Ballarat District Bowls District secretary.