CITY Memorial Gold emerged the big winner from round eight of the Tuesday pennant division one competition yesterday.
City jumped from fourth to third after accounting for reigning premier Terang at the Cramer Street green, 71-55.
Denise Hillier claimed the hosts’ biggest win, a 28-12 victory against Carol Cardwell, while Dorothy Gleeson defeated Jean Fidge 24-15.
Their triumphs ensured Barbara Bibby’s loss to Margaret Sumner, 28-19, did not deny them overall victory.
Gleeson said she was pleased with the result, which reversed the sides’ round-one meeting, won by Terang 74-69.
“Every game is different, it’s just on the day you’ve got to believe you can do it and go out and keep trying,” she said.
“I’m only speaking for my rink but it was nice having bowls in the head, you could play the shots you needed to play.
“We had back bowls and one in the head. Mary Graham and Helen Madden played really well.”
Gleeson said City led by more than 16 shots at lunch but had to hold firm as Terang skipper Margaret Sumner made headway after the break. She said City was “improving” but believed ladder-leader Port Fairy Gold and Terang were the sides to beat.
“We’re improving, put it that way. We’re all finals contenders, we’ve got a few more games to go yet,” she said.
Port Fairy Gold reaffirmed its position at the top of the table by scoring a comfortable win against City Memorial Green.
The competition pacesetter won two rinks and drew a third in the 80-63 result on its home green.
Jan Norton scored the biggest win, 28-18 against Pauline Burleigh, while Gill Phillips defeated Karina Ellery 32-25.
Kay Miller had a 20-all draw with Catherine Hoy — the only rink tie in division one yesterday.
Elsewhere, Warrnambool Gold defeated City Memorial Blue 87-62 at Timor Street, winning all three rinks in the process.
Helen Lock and her rinkmates produced the standout performance in beating Wendy Jelbart 30-18.
Fifth-placed Timboon kept the pressure on the top-four with a big win against Warrnambool Blue, 82-49, at Timboon.
Noelene Richards’ rink produced the biggest win of the round, defeating Mary Smith 38-11.