THE Ballarat District Bowls Division will become fully operational from this Sunday and will kick off with a church service at the Neil Street Uniting Church before the official season opener at the Victoria Bowling Club.
BDBD chairman Marilyn Blake will be attending as will representatives from all Ballarat Division clubs, while members of the Geelong league are also welcome.
It has been a challenging and exciting start to the season, with green keepers kept extremely busy as they prepare their respective club’s greens for the launch of midweek bowls on October 7.
For the first time in several years midweek’s division one league will have several new members, and while the focus is of course on winning, teams must also set a difficult goal of being as competitive and consistent as possible week in, week out.
The BDBD has several events coming up in the next few months, including the Christmas fours tournament at Sebastopol, a 10-per-side event at Central Wendouree, novelty fours at Smeaton and the inaugural Betty Middlin medley pairs at Webbcona.
Dates and more information on these days will be provided in due time.
Please be aware that the 60-and-over singles and pairs entries close on Friday, October 4.
Entries must be sent to myself, the BDBD assistant secretary, and a draw will be done on Tuesday, October 8.
The first day of the 60-and-over singles will be played on Tuesday, October 15 and the pairs will be played the following day. Draws will be published and clubs notified. My special wishes go out to Sue Woolcock and Beth Huntley from the Creswick Bowling Club, who will be playing off in the nationals in South Australia on October 12.
Until next week keep up the great bowling and good sportsmanship.
The draw for the first midweek bowls commencing on October 7.
DIVISION ONE: Mt Xavier v Creswick, Midlands v Avenue, Daylesford v Central Wendouree (B), Central Wendouree (A) v Smeaton, Sebastopol v Webbcona. DIVISION TWO: B.M.S v Ballarat North, Clunes v Sebastopol, Central Wendouree v Daylesford, Creswick v Victoria, City Oval v Beaufort DIVISION THREE: B.M.S v Learmonth, Smeaton v Avenue, Invermay v Central Wendouree, Linton v Midlands, Sebastopol v Webbcona DIVISION FOUR: Mt Xavier v Clunes, Midlands v Buninyong, Daylesford v Creswick, Ballarat v Sebastopol, City Oval v Smeaton, City Oval v Victoria