MT Xavier and Ballarat are the venues for Monday’s Ballarat District Bowls Division midweek pennant grand finals.
The division one and division three finals will be hosted by Mt Xavier at Fortune Street, with the division two and division four finals to be played at Ballarat Bowling Club on Havelock Street.
The grand final fixture in detail is:
Division 1: Central Wendouree A, v Smeaton, at Mt Xavier. Umpire: P. Pike
Division 2: Sebastopol A v BMS, at Ballarat. Umpire: S. Woolcock
Division 3: Midlands v Daylesford, at Mt Xavier. Umpire: P. Pike
Division 4: Buninyong v BMS, at Ballarat. Umpire: S. Woolcock
All matches start at 11am.
City Oval hosted the region triples last Saturday. with Central Highlands, Goldfield and Ballarat District Bowling Division fielding ladies and mens teams, vying to get into state finals in Bendigo in April.
The BDBD womens team of Jenny Shepherd, Raelene Worsley and Anne Gull of Webconna defeated a Talbot team of Barbara Crossley, Laura Smith and Cayte Saligari in the final 23-10. With the BDBD up by too big a margin after 18 ends, the last two ends were not played.
The BDBD men also took off the final against Central Highlands, the victors being Alan Callow, Neil Capuano and Max Capuano. Both teams will now go to Bendigo to play off in the state finals.
Today at Webbcona. Beth Huntley (skip) and Sue Woolcock will represent the Ballarat division with the goal of taking out the region final, and then heading to the state final in Bendigo.
In division one Central Wendouree A has been very strong all season. I believe Centrals will win this over Smeaton.
Sebastopol A can win division two against BMS, but the Diggers will give them a fright.
Division three will be close but Midlands will get beaten by Daylesford on the bell.
And finally, another close game in division four between Buninyong and BMS. I will go for Buninyong they have had a great season.
The winning side in division one will go on to the region pennant final on Thursday, March 14 in Ballarat.
* Nora Thornhill is the BDBD assistant secretary