Warrnambool bowls entrants primed for pairs

ON A ROLL: City Memorial's Lorraine Cumming releases her bowl during Tuesday Pennant action. Luminaries of the area's biggest club include David Wells, Brian Scott, Barbara Bibby and Annette Millard. Picture: Rob Gunstone

ON A ROLL: City Memorial's Lorraine Cumming releases her bowl during Tuesday Pennant action. Luminaries of the area's biggest club include David Wells, Brian Scott, Barbara Bibby and Annette Millard. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Pennant bowls will not be played this weekend due to the staging of the WDBD championship pairs.

This event, at Warrnambool Bowls Club, has attracted some quality teams among the 14 womens and 27 mens entries.

City is a leader when it comes to developing the sport. - Ian Hatfield

In other WDBD news, the championship singles have been run and won.

Congratulations to Maureen Drennan on her win over Moira Cooknell, and to Jack Murnane on his great victory over the in-form Paul Symmons. 

In Saturday Pennant, Warrnambool Gold has consolidated top position after its flagellation of stablemate Warrnambool White. 

Gold is on 95 points, with +425 shots. Koroit is second, City third and Timboon Gold is fourth.

It’s interesting that all sides sitting south of the top three have negative shots up.

In Tuesday Pennant, Koroit Orange reclaimed top spot by defeating Warrnambool Gold. City Gold is second after a get out of jail performance against Timboon Maroon, losing two of three rinks and scraping home by just two points.

Mortlake Blue lost momentum against City Green. Green is now in third, while Warrnambool Gold dropped to fourth.

Around the clubs, Mortlake has completed its club singles with George Draffen taking the honours over David McNicoll and Anne Van Diemen victorious over Glenice McKenna.

City’s ladies invitation day had 80 participants.

Heather Gough’s side from Hamilton came out on top, with Marj Whitson’s Mortlake side runners up.

This week’s feature club is the biggest of them all, City Memorial. City was founded in 1950. It has 156 male and 83 female bowlers and fields 16 pennant sides in all divisions of Tuesday and Saturday pennant.

Facilities include four artificial greens, a bistro, members bar and pokies lounge.

City is a leader when it comes to developing the sport. It is running a corporate bowls cup for the 25th year, this week attracting 140 bowlers.

The club is also the host of the January Classic pairs, which attracts quality bowlers from far and wide.

City has been one of the dominant sides for many years, so choosing luminaries was not easy.

The club chose to select on recent form, naming David Wells and Brian Scott for the men and Barbara Bibby and Annette Millard for the women.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop