Division one leaders to be challenged

WITH THE festive season now done and dusted, Ballarat District Bowls Division midweek pennant will return to its regular schedule on Monday, January 6, via way of round 13.

The return of pennant for the summer will see division one leaders Central Wendouree A and Sebastopol challenged by a host of clubs looking to make finals.

Central Wendouree’s experienced side and Sebastopol’s younger outfit will both be looking at maintaining the top-two positions, but will be challenged by Avenue and Smeaton – clubs also looking for a double chance in the finals.

These two will be challenged as Daylesford will also be putting in a big effort to break into the top four.

Divisions two, three and four will also be working hard to cement places in finals, with several interesting matches to come over the next few weeks.

All clubs need to get entries in for the state triples by January 10. 

The state fours start on January 9 at divisional level. 

The first and second days are at Mt Xavier (day three will not be required).

The draw is as follows:

Section one: V Duggan, K Geddes, J Watson, J Harman

Section two: J Shepherd, J Burt, M Holloway, S Chapman

Section three: B Kinnersly, W Wereszczuk, J Adams, E Cosgrove

Section four: H Hopkinson, B Huntley, J Vincent, bye

The big event to start the new year off is the BDBD’s Heartbeat Tournament at City Oval and Webbcona on January 5, with a 9.45 am registration and 10.30am start. 

The draws for both clubs are as follows.

City Oval: M Tate, R Callahan, R Bull (Daylesford), A Ingram (Clunes), P Goldsmith (Waubra), S Plater (Ballarat North), M Alpen (Webbcona), I Hedger, Nev Thornhill, C Helmore, R Burzacott, C Baker (Sebastopol), K Kneebone (Avenue), R Kinna, B Tuddenham, C Bolte, D Hender, R Vance, R Ryan (City Oval), Rod Storey (Mt Xavier), W Crosgave, R Armstrong (Smeaton), G Fraser (Invermay), P Dixon (Central Wendouree).

Webbcona: Townsend, E Kierce (Central Wendouree), Steve Hunter, G Burge (Mt Xavier), J Shepherd, B Rowe (Webbcona), P Cameron, W Roberts, D Flintoff (City Oval), J Paton, B Lawrence, P Lovell, E Ringin, D Clark, B Moore (Sebastopol), D Speechley, B Phelan, P Kelly (Midlands), A Bedggood, L Vanderlinder, D Hoare, L McLure (BMS).

The draw for round 13 on Monday, including my predictions, is as follows:


Mt Xavier v SMEATON

MIDLANDS v Webbcona

DAYLESFORD v Sebastopol


AVENUE v Central Wendouree B 


BMS v Victoria

CLUNES v Beaufort

Central Wendouree v CITY OVAL

CRESWICK v Ballarat North

SEBASTOPOL v Daylesford


BMS v Midlands

SMEATON v Webbcona

INVERMAY v Sebastopol

LINTON v Learmonth

AVENUE v Central Wendouree



Creswick v MIDLANDS

Sebastopol v DAYLESFORD

Smeaton v BALLARAT

Victoria v CITY OVAL A 

CLUNES v City Oval B

Nora Thornhill is the deputy secretary of the Ballarat District Bowls Division.

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