Glenys McNabb wins novice singles

The final of the West Coast novice singles was played at Camperdown on Sunday, with Glenys McNabb from Colac taking out the women’s final over Terang bowler Jenny Fowler. 

IN ACTION: Mortlake Blue Division 1 player David McNicol sends his bowl down. The club, founded in 1922, has 40 male and 25 female bowlers. Picture: Amy Paton

IN ACTION: Mortlake Blue Division 1 player David McNicol sends his bowl down. The club, founded in 1922, has 40 male and 25 female bowlers. Picture: Amy Paton

In the men’s final, Nick Seecamp from Port Fairy took the honours over Graeme McNabb from Colac.

The grand finals of the championship singles will be contested at City next Sunday, when Moira Cooknell from City takes on Maureen Drennan from Dennington.

The men’s final is between Jack Murnane from Koroit and Paul Symmons from Warrnambool.

In Saturday Pennant, Warrnambool Gold again sits on top of the Division 1 ladder after their win over Terang Green. Koroit slipped to second after a thriller played out at host side City’s greens. City prevailed by one shot in a nail-biting 92-91 result.

Timboon Gold reclaimed fourth from Terang Green after their victory over Dennington Red. In other divisions, stablemates City Blue and Green occupy the top two positions on the Division 2 ladder.

Koroit Green leads the way in Division 3 and Terang Blue fourth division.

In Tuesday Pennant, the top four positions have been switched around. City Gold sits atop the Division 1 ladder after winning the derby against City Green.

Koroit Orange dropped to second after an upset loss to Mortlake Blue. City Green dropped to fourth and Warrnambool Gold took over third. Further changes could occur next week, when Koroit Orange takes on Warrnambool Gold and giant killers Mortlake Blue tackle City Green.

Nestled within the delightful surrounds of Tea Tree Lake reserve, this week’s feature club is Mortlake Bowls Club. The club was founded in 1922 and has 40 male and 25 female members. It fields sides in divisions 1, 3 and 4 in Saturday Pennant and Division 1 in Tuesday Pennant.

Facilities consist of licensed club rooms, one artificial green and a seldom used grass green, the last one left in the division. Social bowls are played on Wednesdays starting at 6pm, and on Sunday afternoons at 1pm. New and prospective bowlers are welcome on these days, with club bowls and coaching available.

As for club luminaries, Marj Whitson is the standout with 10 club singles titles to her name. For the men, it’s a dead heat between George Draffen and Max Heard, who have won the men’s title four times apiece.

As for club luminaries, Marj Whitson is the standout with 10 club singles titles to her name.

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