CENTRAL Wendouree’s Len Vincent and Mt Xavier’s John Mahar will square off for the over-60s men’s singles championship at the Linton Bowling Club tomorrow, with the winner set to represent the Ballarat District Bowls Division in the region final held at Central Highlands on October 31.
Vincent defeated City Oval’s Wayne Roberts while Mahar defeated Midlands’ Barry Phelan in the semi-finals yesterday.
The men’s fours championship section rounds were completed at the Victoria Bowling Club on Sunday, with Ian Warner (Sebastopol), Jarrad Burt (Victoria), Alan Myers (Sebastopol) and Gerry Flapper (Creswick) taking the honours.
The semi finals and final will be held at the Victoria Bowling Club on Sunday, October 20, with a 9.30am roll-up. Bowlers and members of the public are welcome to attend.
There were several big winners in the second round of weekend pennant on Saturday.
Midlands’ division five team won by 59 shots, Invermay’s division six squad got over the line by 61, Linton’s division three and seven squads by 62 and 86, but Webbcona’s division eight side takes this week’s top honours, with an enormous 92-shot win.
There were also several close matches, with Webbcona’s division five team winning by two shots, while Smeaton’s division one side and Waubra’s division seven side got over the line by solitary shots.
Several of the ladders are interesting already, with just two teams in divisions one, two, three, six, and nine winning both their games, while there is just one team in division seven that has won twice.
This indicates that these divisions could be very evenly matched throughout the entire season.
The draw for the over 60s pairs to be held at City Oval on Tuesday, October 22, with a 9.30am roll-up is below:
Section one: T Kuypers, L Vincent, D Flintoff, J Sculley
Section two: H Worsley, D Denham, N Hand, M Tate
Section three: D Williams, T Lee, W Roberts, G McBryde
Section four: R Rimmington, D Speechley, T Jordan, K Williams
Section five: B Hickman, J Nunn, G Powell, R Crawley
Section six: R Kinna, N Verlinden, B Yates, N Botheras
Section seven: R White, L Verbene, C Bolte, L Tucker
Section eight: D Pattie, R Storey, D Prenc, E Harwood
Section nine: P Oxlade, C Johnson, D O’Sullivan
There is one vacancy still present, and a late entry will be accepted by the division secretary.
The draw for the men’s triples at Ballarat East on Sunday, October 27, with a 9.30am roll up is as follows:
Section one: N Peoples, S Cornock, D Fletcher, K Williams
Section two: R Lock, G Baudinette, B McArthur
Section three: G Barnett, A Callow, C Bryce
Section four: I Hedger, T Lange, J Taylor
There are still three vacancies and late entries will be accepted by the division secretary.
Junior bowlers are reminded there is practice at Webbcona this Sunday, 10.00am.
The draw for divisions two to seven, and my predictions (capitalised) is below:
Beaufort v BMS
SEBASTOPOL v Victoria
Clunes v CENTRAL WENDOUREE
MIDLANDS v Waubra
CITY OVAL v Creswick
Creswick v CENTRAL WENDOUREE
Victoria v LINTON
WEBBCONA v Ballarat North
BALLAN v Mt Xavier
AVENUE v Sebastopol
BALLARAT EAST v Midlands
LEARMONTH v Buninyong
Sebastopol v SMEATON
BMS v Victoria
Daylesford v BALLARAT
CITY OVAL v Midlands
MT XAVIER v Avenue
VICTORIA v Central Wendouree
BMS v SEBASTOPOL
LINTON V Webbcona
Smeaton v INVERMAY
Sebastopol v VICTORIA
Ballarat North v CLUNES
Webbcona v BEAUFORT
City Oval v BALLARAT EAST
CRESWICK v Learmonth
Waubra v LINTON
Central Wendouree v SEBASTOPOL
MIDLANDS v Mt Xavier
Buninyong v BALLARAT
Ballarat East v BMS
WEBBCONA v Buninyong
CLUNES v City Oval
INVERMAY v Sebastopol
MIDLANDS v Daylesford
CENTRAL WENDOUREE v City Oval
LEARMONTH v Victoria
Avenue v BALLARAT NORTH
BEAUFORT v Ballan