Geelong District has swept Ballarat District Bowls Division in their annual representative encounters.
Geelong secured the Elaine Webster and Valerie Page Shields at Buninyong.
Ballarat went down by a heartbreaking one shot in the Valerie Page Shield.
Leah McArthur, Sandi Grano, Marg O’Meara and Kerry Watts made up Ballarat’s best rink, while Di Roberts led the way for Geelong.
Geelong was convincing 171-127 winner.
Ballarat’s best rink featured Jenny Toose, Narelle Vorbach, Elizabeth Cosgrove and Sarah Braybrook.
Karen Harrington skipped Geelong District’s best performed side.
The shields honour two great contributors to the sport.
Valerie Page is a BDBD life member, having twice served as president of the former Ballarat and District Ladies Bowling Association before unification in 2011.
She remains an active division three skipper in midweek pennant for Central Wendouree.
The late Elaine Webster was a Bellarine division life member before unification.
She was an umpire’s’ co-ordinator and group co-ordinator for many, as well as treasurer for 27 years.
The BDBD women’s state pairs will be played at Daylesford on Friday, December 14.
Section 1: M. Tait, R. Ryan, E. Bennett, M. Russell
Section 2: B. Huntley, J. Vincent, J. Harman, P. Hayes
Section 3: A. Draffen, D. Gorin, S. Chapman, H. Hopkinson
Section 4: J. Roberts, H. Stenning, H. Slater, S. Grano.
Registration is 9.30 am. for a 10 am start.
The BDBD has named its teams for the Boromeo/Lucas Shield at Kangaroo Flat on Friday:
H. Hopkinson, R. Armstrong, M. O’Meara, J. Dunn
L. Macarthur, N. Vorbach, E. Cosgrave, D. Leeson
E. Kierce, B. Huntley, M. Tait, R. Cooper
G. Kaye, J. Shepherd, D. Gorin, TBA
J. Caddy, E. Bennett, J. Roberts, S. Braybrook
J. Toose, B. Davidson, S. Grano, K. Watts
BALLARAT Junior Gold Diggers meet Bendigo at Bendigo on Sunday.
Players selected: Oscar Jones, Sam Edmonds, Michael Booth, Adam Hollingworth, Josh Stephnell, Madison Hollingworth, James Molloy, Harley Irwin, Jude Connor, Ethan Kennedy, William Matthews, Sophie Kurzman, Dusty Irwin, Bethany Jones and Paddy Morvell.
Anyone requiring transport has been asked to be at Webbcona Bowling Club by 8am.
A LINTON Bowling Club two-bowl triples tournament on Sunday went to a Clunes combination.
Mark Vorbach (s), Laurie Judd and Barry Laws were the only four-game winners in the event, which comrpised four games of 12 ends.
A Clunes rink skippered by Stewart Williams was runner-up with three wins.
Some 14 teams from Ararat, Beaufort, BMS, Clunes, Invermay, Learmonth and Waubra, as well as Linton, competed.
FOR many bowlers, being in a pennant side which collects all eight shots on an end can be a once in a lifetime achievement.
This is what made Saturday such as special day for City Oval’s weekend pennant division five skipper Jim Paton and his rink of David Sullivan, Betty Patton and Col Gibson.
They scored two eights on the way to topping 50 shots against East Ballarat.
THE second day of Ballarat District Bowls Division men’s state pairs is at Central Wendouree on Sunday, with a roll-up at 9.40am
Morning: M. Collins (Webbcona) v P. Lovell (Sebastopol)
Afternoon: S. Hollingworth (Victoria), C. Grenfell (Linton), J. Garvin (Sebastopol), W. Whitehead (BMS), J. Croft (Midlands), T. Wood (Webbcona), C. Ford (Victoria).
Marg Wilkins (women) and Anthony McCabe (men) are Ballarat District Bowls Division publicity officers