PRE-Christmas cheer arrived for Warrnambool Gold yesterday in the form of a timely Western District Bowls Division (WDBD) Tuesday pennant win.
Warrnambool Gold produced one of its best performances of the season to defeat City Memorial Green 93-42 at its Timor Street green.
The three-rinks-to-zero triumph came seven days after a heavy defeat to Terang, which had brought it back to a congested mid-table.
But it instead hits the Christmas break clear in second with 73 points, a match ahead of Terang (third, 66) and City Memorial Gold (fourth, 65).
Warrnambool Gold’s Marie Lynch scored the biggest win for the victors, a 37-12 defeat of City Memorial’s Karina Ellery.
Helen Lock beat Catherine Hoy 31-14 and Brenda Hawker scored 25-16 against Chris McMahon to complete the clean sweep.
Warrnambool Gold third Pat Boyd said the side was pleased with the win, despite an up-and-down start.
“We were going nowhere, our rink,” she said.
“We were 11-1 down four ends before lunch and we ended up getting to nine. After lunch we went away with it.
“Marie Lynch led all day. She had a big win and her team played very, very well. And then Helen Lock’s rink had a good win too.”
Boyd said Warrnambool Gold was surprised to be in second spot at Christmas, behind pacesetter Port Fairy Gold (95).
“We were better last year, then we lost three players (during the season) and they were all good players,” she said.
“That put a hole in it. But we’ve done well. We’re quite happy with ourselves. We might not do any good but we’re happy with where we are.”
In other round 10 results, Port Fairy Gold was a convincing 77-49 winner over Warrnambool Blue at Port Fairy. Jan Norton did the bulk of the damage, beating Shirley Kosch 26-12.
City Memorial Gold was convincing in easing past intra-club rival City Memorial Blue 85-53.
Dorothy Gleeson was the biggest winner, leading her rink to a 31-12 victory over Beryl Duncan.
Terang completed a successful raid at Timboon to be the only away side to take the points.
The reigning premier won two rinks to one, 81-62, to hold on to third spot, with Jean Fidge beating Betty Russell 35-15.
The Tuesday pennant season takes a break for Christmas and resumes on January 14.
There are four rounds remaining before finals.