Ballarat taste Ballarat District Bowls Division Super Dome Series success

Ballarat has claimed the Ballarat District Bowls Division Super Dome Series after a tightly-fought final against Creswick.

CHAMPIONS: The victorious Ballarat side proudly shows off the BDBD Super Dome Series shield after its triumph over Creswick.

CHAMPIONS: The victorious Ballarat side proudly shows off the BDBD Super Dome Series shield after its triumph over Creswick.

The Ballarat outfit consisting of Corey Fothergill, Brad Fothergill, Andrew Dalgeish, Mark Fothergill edged out Creswick 5-4, 4-3 in straight sets.

Ballarat finished third in the Metropolitan division and produced some outstanding bowls throughout the finals series.

It defeated second-placed Ballarat East Blue in third-set tie-break to advance to the semi-final stage where it accounted for minor premier Victoria to set up an Eastern conference final with Buninyong. 

Ballarat got off to a flying start to take out the first set 7-1 before Buninyong responded to level the match taking out the second set 5-4.

However, Ballarat pulled through, as it had done regularly in the lead-up to the final, to claim the deciding tie-break set 1-0.

Creswick’s road to the final was more convincing but mattered little on the big stage. 

It finished atop of the Goldfields division – dropping just one game. It defeated wildcard Smeaton Maroon before moving into the final courtesy of a straight sets victory over Linton and District. Creswick edged out Beaufort Golf in a third set tie-break to win the Western conference. It won the opening set before dropping the second 8-1, but it returned to form in the final set tie-break to overcome Beaufort Golf 1-0 to advance to the championship final.