BALLARAT District Bowls Division is receiving significant exposure away from home.
Creswick’s Beth Huntley and Sue Woolcock represented Victoria at the national championships in South Australia.
And Julie Shepherd and Glad Gullock broke a 14-year Ballarat drought in Mildura’s prestigious Dot Jenkinson pairs tournament, taking home $1000 apiece.
Day one of the over 60s singles was played at City Oval on Tuesday, with Jenny Harman, Elizabeth Kierce, Trish Speechley, Rayleen Ryan, Lynn Taylor, Gwen Burge, Rhonda Armstrong and Ann Gull making it through to the second round at Sebastopol today.
The final is at City Oval on Tuesday from 9.30am.
Ballarat and Central Wendouree will host the over 60s pairs event on Friday, October 25.
Skippers’ draw for matches at Ballarat (9.30am start):
Section one: J Adams, R Ryan, K Geddes, bye
Section two: V Duggan, L Vanderlinden, H Snibson, R Armstrong
Section three: S Prendergast, A Gull, E Franklin, S Grano
Section four: A O’Sullivan, M Wilkins, P Holman, B Kinnersly
Section five: B Toth, B Dixon, B Huntley, R Hinds
Draw for matches at Central Wendouree (9.30am):
Section six: J Schickerling, J Rhook, l Wigmore, H Mizzeni
Section seven: J Harman. J Shepherd, J Barnes, J Vincent
Section eight: K Ogg, E Kierce, M Goldsmith, bye
The second round will be at Central Wendouree on Tuesday, October 29 from 9.30am, with the final atr the same venue on October 30.
All clubs are being urged to submit teams for the “Girls on Greens” program, which starts at Invermay on Wednesday, November 6, 5.30pm.
My predictions for midweek pennant round three on Monday:
MT XAVIER v Central Wendouree B
Midlands v SMEATON
DAYLESFORD v Webbcona
CENTRAL WENDOUREE A v Sebastopol
AVENUE v Creswick
BMS v Daylesford
CLUNES v Victoria
CENTRAL WENDOUREE v Beaufort
SEBASTOPOL v Ballarat North
Creswick v CITY OVAL
BMS v CENTRAL WENDOUREE
SMEATON v Midlands <0x0009>
INVERMAY v Webbcona
LINTON v Sebastopol
AVENUE v Learmonth
MT XAVIER v Creswick
Midlands v SEBASTOPOL
Daylesford v SMEATON
BALLARAT v Victoria
City Oval A v CITY OVAL B
BUNINYONG v Clunes