ROB Dickinson and Stephen Byron are the new Ballarat District Bowls Division The Courier men’s pairs champion of champions.
The BMS pair defeated Sebastopol bowlers Scott Roberts and Rob Baker 23-12 at the Ballarat Bowling Club on Sunday.
Dickinson, also the BMS singles chamion, consistently drew bowls within 10 cm of the jack.
Byron then capitalised with further close bowls or trails of the jack to advantage, forcing the Sebastopol pair to play catch-up.
The pair are the first BMS men to win a division champions event since the formation of the new club.
They will go on to compete in the regional final at Webbcona Bowls Club on Thursday, February 28.
THE BDBD representative side, selection committee led by Barry Clark, takes on Geelong Region at Webbcona Bowls Club on Monday.
The senior side will be out to defend their title for the Whykes Family shield, and the junior bowlers will be trying to win the David Alsop shield.
BRIAN Boyle and Jarrad Burt will represent the BDBD in the region final of the men’s pairs to be held at Dunolly Bowling Club on Sunday, February 3.
MATCH committees are reminded that bowlers need to have played four matches at a division level or lower to be eligible for finals, and that the last two rounds do not count for finals qualification.
THERE weren’t many really close matches on Saturday, the tightest being five shots wins to Webbcona division one, Sebastopol division three and Midlands Golf division four, and a three shot win to Daylesford in division two.
The big winners were Ocean Grove in the premier division by 45, Webbcona division five and Central Wendouree division seven both by 54, Buninyong division four by 57 and this week’s top dogs, Daylesford division eight by 64 shots.
Four winners and four losers isn’t good enough. It’s a good thing there’s no pennant this Saturday.
Good bowling to everyone.
Rod Lindsay is the Ballarat District Bowls Division secretary.