RHONDA Armstrong from Smeaton carries the hopes of the Ballarat Regional Bowls Division in the over-60s singles regional final today at Victoria Bowling Club.
It will then be Jan Gordon and Jenny Harman’s turn, the two Sebastopol bowlers lining up for the division in the over-60s pairs regional final the following Thursday, November 8 at Maryborough.
Whether the venue is Maryborough Highlands or Maryborough Golf Bowls Club will be determined in the coming days.
The Ballarat-Geelong Shields will be contested on Friday, November 16.
Ballarat holds the Elaine Webster Shield, for bowlers.
Forty bowlers from Geelong will come up to Sebastopol to contest the Elaine Webster Shield.
At the same time, a different side of 40 Ballarat bowlers will head down to Torquay to contest the Valerie Page Shield.
At present, each city holds the other’s shield. The two Ballarat sides will be named in this column next Thursday. Entry is $6 per player which includes travel by coach.
• BDBD state singles entries close on November 14.
No entries are accepted after that date. The women’s state pairs draw:
November 7, round one at Daylesford. Manager: J. Adams, Umpire H. Kinnersly. Registration 9.30am.
Section one: L. Voterakis, C. Magrath, M. Wilkins, B. Huntley. Section two: V. Duggan, K. Geddes, M. Russell, M. Tate. Section three: E. Kierce, B. Kinnersly, J. Whitehead, J. Kenyon. Section four: A. Gull, J. Watson, J. Shepherd, E. Bennett. Section five: B. Hughes, M. Curtis, G. Burge, J. Adams. Section six: H. Hopkinson, S. Grano, J. Harman, A. Slee.
Day two is November 9 at Mt Xavier, with the final at Central Wendouree on November 14.
The new pennant score sheets are still causing problems, with managers failing to put the names of both competing clubs on the top of the form.
The score columns are to be added up with 10 points for an overall win, plus two points for each winning rink up.
With round five of midweek pennant over there was a surprise or two.
Creswick, who had previously only won half a game, recorded a close win against Webbcona. If they can pull off another upset win against Mt Xavier at Fortune Street, they will begin climbing up the ladder in division one.
Leader in division one is still Central Wendouree A, which continues to look strong. Smeaton, meanwhile, is snapping at Central’s’ heels, with Daylesford and Avenue breathing down on these also.
Round six tips:
Home side Mt Xavier to beat Creswick in division one, but it could be close.
In division two BMS to have an away win against Creswick.
Home team Invermay to get across the line in division three against Daylesford.
Smeaton this time to beat Sebastopol in division four.
Nora Thornhill is the BDBD publishing officer