BALLARAT has had a major say in Victoria being crowned Australia’s number one state in indoor bias bowls.
Victoria featured 16 Ballarat players, plus a team manager, in the five-day tournament in Launceston.
Just two points separated Victoria from Tasmania.
The 60-strong Victoria team claimed three Australia titles on the way to overall honours for the Jack Gore Trophy – women’s pairs, women’s triples and mixed fours,
Silver medals: women’s singles, men’s triples, women’s fours.
Bronze medals: men’s pairs, men’s triples, mixed pairs, junior boys’ singles.
Women’s triples: Julie Nimmo, Heather Hopkinson (gold).
Mixed fours: Elaine Treloar, Ian Hedger (gold).
Men’s triples: Chris Price (silver).
Women’s fours: Normas Betteridge (silver).
Mixed pairs Matthew Fapper (bronze).
Men’s pairs: Wayne Pattie, David Speechley (bronze).
The Ballarat contingent also featured John Redfern, Rod Ohlsen, Gerry Flapper, Cherril Helmore, Matthew Cameron, Elizabeth Kierce and junior Jayke Clark as well as team manager Tom Clarke, and umpires Stuart Hedger and Graeme Seymour.