Warrnambool power sides start on top

IN ACTION: Maureen Drennan watches as Warrnambool Gold's Brenda Hawker rolls one down. With round one of pennant in the books, sides will be jockeying for position.

IN ACTION: Maureen Drennan watches as Warrnambool Gold's Brenda Hawker rolls one down. With round one of pennant in the books, sides will be jockeying for position.

ROUND one of Saturday pennant kicked off last Saturday, and not surprisingly last year’s grand final combatants, Warrnambool Gold and Koroit, are on top of division one ladder, closely followed by City Red after a comfortable win in their derby against the golds.

It’s too early to make predictions in other divisions, so will have to wait and see.

Tuesday pennant kicks off this Tuesday, so good luck to all on your opening round.

The Warrnambool and District Bowls Association championship fours finals were played on Sunday, in apparent appalling conditions. 

Ian Hatfield

Ian Hatfield

Men’s semis were won by Jack Murnane’s Koroit side and Garry Davey’s City side. Both played off in the final which was won by Murnanes’s side in a thriller 15-14 result.  The scores being level on the last end, it was a real heart stopper.

The women’s final was won by Brenda Hawker’s Warrnambool side and Katrina Dycer’s Koroit side. Both teams took the option to defer the game due to inclement weather.  The decider will be played at Dennington this Friday at 9.30am.

As I mentioned in last week’s column, I am introducing a “club of the week”. Because this year marks their 50th year in the competition, this week’s feature club is Dennington. The club is situated on Princes Highway. Dennington. Membership comprises 65 male and 25 female members.

The club fields side in division one, two, three and four in Saturday pennant and division two and three in Tuesday pennant.

It’s facilities include two artificial greens and newly refurbished clubrooms, which are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for meals and refreshments.

The club does not run any specific comps for novice bowlers, but definitely welcomes all new and prospective bowlers to the club. Intro lessons and coaching are available every Thursday night.

As far as club luminaries go, it would be hard to go past club legend Ian Quigley. Apart from a bowling C.V. as long as my arm including state, association and regional representation, Quigley has also won the club singles championship 14 times. But get this – he has won it as a right hander, left hander and with a bowling aid. 

In other news from around the clubs, Port Fairy Bowls Club is hosting a come and try night for new bowlers nest Sunday at 10am. 

So to all you non-bowling Port Fairyites, drop in and have a go. That’s it for this week – good bowling to all.

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