CITY Memorial Gold responded from its round one loss to thump Warrnambool Blue in their top grade clash yesterday.
It battled windy conditions as well as its opponent to record a clean-sweep 95-61 Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant win at home.
Dorothy Gleeson produced a comfortable 35-18 win against Annette Millard, Pauline Burleigh led her rink to a 31-20 triumph against Judy Smith and Barbara Bibby steered her team to a 29-23 win over Lorna Fitzgerald.
Bibby said weather conditions made judging where to bowl difficult.
“It was a nuisance all day,” she said.
“It was what I call headache material.”
Bibby said her rink endured an up and down battle with Fitzgerald’s team.
“My rink battled. It was 15-all at lunch time but we were fortunate to keep them to 15 for nine ends and then they made a comeback,” she said.
Bibby said third Shirley Brown was City Memorial Gold’s best player.
City Memorial lost its other two division one games.
Reigning grand finalist Green went down to Timboon and newcomer Blue was no match for Port Fairy Gold.
Timboon defeated City Memorial Green by seven shots, condemning it to its second-straight loss.
Noleen Richards defeated Karina Ellery’s rink 25-19 and Corrie Dickson trounced Catherine Hoy 34-16.
Chris McMahon was Green’s sole winner, downing June Hallyburton 30-13.
Port Fairy Gold recorded a 96-54 win against City Memorial Blue.
Kaye Miller defeated Colleen Haberfield 33-14 and Gill Phillips crushed Sally Madden 43-13.
Helen Kelly guided Blue to its only rink win, beating Jan Norton 27-20.
Warrnambool Gold bounced back from its round one draw to defeat reigning premier Terang, 87-59, winning all three rinks.