Ballarat District Bowls Division’s up and coming players have taken a key role in promoting the sport in a major festival.
Members of the Gold Diggers squad joined other BDBD representatives, and Bowls Victoria and Bowls Australia officials for a display at Springfest on Sunday.
Organiser Ross Jones said the day was a tremendous success with members of the public regularly chatting and children taking part in a junior game of “Jack Attack”.
“It was a terrific day, with fun had by all,” he said.
Bowls Australia regional manager (Western Victoria) John Emerson, and Bowls Victoria’s participation manager Sean O’Kane and participation and club development manager Scott Nicholas travelled to Ballarat specifically for the promotion.
HARLEY Irwin and Sophie Kurzman are the Ballarat District Bowls Division junior pairs champions.
The event attracted eight entries to Creswick.
Irwin and Kurzman were among three three-game winners on the day.
Oliver Erikson and Sam Cashin were runners-up.
Organiser Gerry Flapper said the standard of bowls was terrific.
He also praised the parental support provided to the youngsters.
BDBD state pairs goes to the knockout stage at Sebastopol on Sunday, with a 9.15am roll-up.
Fixture: Barry McArthur v S Byron, P Lovell v D Filuk, S Roberts v S Hollingsworth, R. Barton v B Mc Arthur.
Manager: Tom Clarke
SMEATON will have its mixed (turkey) fours on Sunday, December 11, from 2.30pm.
Entry fee is $8 and are being taken by tournament secretary Graeme Perry (0408 783466).
A WEEKEND division five pennant match between Ballarat Memorial Sport and Webbcona on Saturday is well worth a mention.
Webbcona, which features Daryl Muller (pictured), had a four-shot victory to see it leapfrog BMS into sixth place on the ladder.
The loss means BMS has slipped from fifth to seventh.
Webbcona is enjoying a good start to the season.
Its premier division combination is third, divisions two and three are holding down second spots.
Then its sides in Divisions five, six and eight, while all out of the top four, still have a chance to challenge for finals positions as the season progresses.