TEAMS skippered by City Oval’s Wayne Roberts, Brett Mahoney from Webbcona, and Jarrad Burt and Barry Clark, both from Victoria, have progressed to next Sunday’s finals after they won their sections in day one of the state championship fours at Ballarat Bowling Bowling Club.
The four skippered by Burt, a former Essendon premier division bowler, defeated Tony Wood’s team in a three-end roll-off after they were tied on winning points, shots up and ends won.
The semi-finals start at 9.30am next Sunday, at Ballarat Bowling Club, with the final in the afternoon.
The Ballarat District Past Presidents Group will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the City Oval Bowling Club on Tuesday, October 30.
All past presidents from all clubs, current and disbanded, have been invited to attend at 6pm for a free evening of mixed twilight bowls.
For further information, phone John Cuthbert on 5309 1749.
The draw for the men’s over-60s pairs first round on Tuesday at a venue to be announced is:
9.30am: J. Ball, S. Walters, N. Botheras, R. Rimmington, C. Johnson, K. Kneebone, J. Sculley, E. Harwood, T. O’Farrell, G. Como, L. Tucker, N. Verlinden, A. Geddes, R. Ritchie, M. Rowe, J. Fox, J. Peddlesen, B. Kiley, B. Yates, P. Brough, P. Orr, K. Topp, B. Hender, K. O’Driscoll. First round byes roll up 11.30am: K. Chapman, C. Bolte, W. Jones, S. Stupavski.
Entries for the men’s triples championship close with the BDBD secretary at noon on Monday.
There is a $2 green fee/refreshment charge per player per day to be paid to the event manager for the host club at championship events.
With only one washout on Saturday nearly everyone had a game of bowls.
There were not many large winning margins, and a lot of very close games.
The tight games saw Ballarat East win by two in division nine, and Lara in premiers, Central Wendouree in division one, Linton in division two and BMS in division eight all winning by one shot.
The biggest winners were Clunes in division six by 45, Victoria by 54 in division five, Victoria in premiers by 56, and top dog Linton in division six by 69 shots.
With only two winners so far, I’ll have to be more serious in my selections.
Daylesford will need to bowl well to beat visitors Midlands Golf in division two, while Ballan’s home advantage will see it defeat Clunes in division three.
In division four, Midlands Golf at home will struggle to hold off Ballarat East, and Victoria should go to the top of the ladder in division five with a big win over Midlands Golf.
Webbcona’s home win will see it finish above Beaufort Golf in division six, while Ballarat North at home should account for Mt Xavier in division seven.
Invermay could break its drought with a win over Sebastopol in division eight, and Learmonth should become the ladder leader after a win at Ballarat East in division nine.
Rod Lindsay is the BDBD secretary