WARRNAMBOOL Gold has emerged the big winner from an eventful round of Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant.
Last year’s grand finalist defeated Port Fairy Gold two rinks to one, 92-58 at Warrnambool Bowls Club yesterday to surge into second spot.
Faye Bolden’s rink did the main damage for Warrnambool, outclassing Jan Norton 47-7.
Kaye Maddern defeated Kay Miller 34-14, while Brenda Hawker lost to Gill Phillips 11-37.
The victory has hinted at more success to come for Warrnambool Gold, which is seeking to go one better than last year’s grand final defeat.
Stalwart Pat Boyd said the 40-shot win on Bolden’s rink set up the triumph.
“They played very, very well. Faye had Bev Hayes, Maree Lynch and Imke Gill,” she said.
“I thought Imke really set it up and then Maree put in some good bowls, and Bev and Faye bowled really well.”
Boyd said the win also had benefits for her skipper Maddern.
“Kaye hasn’t skippered for a couple of years,” she said. “She went back to skipping today and Joan Anderson played third and they combined very well.
“It’s given Kaye her confidence back.” Warrnambool Gold’s big win was not the only talking point to come out of round three of the pennant season.
Cross-town rival City Memorial had all three division one teams suffer defeat — a rarity for one of the WDBD’s biggest clubs.
Terang upstaged City Gold 75-69 at Terang, despite winning just one of the three rinks.
Skipper Gwen Lock and her rink mates were the heroes, with their 38-20 win against Shirley Brown giving Terang the breathing space it needed to win.
Warrnambool Blue overcame City Green 73-69 at City, taking the honours on two rinks.
And Timboon scored the points against City Pink on its home green two rinks to one, 73-51.
City Gold remains on top of the ladder, by two points from Warrnambool Gold.