Western District Bowls Division round one result appealed, overturned

BEST EFFORT: City Memorial's Kaye Maddern won the club's women's singles championship, defeating Colleen Haberfield. Picture: Morgan Hancock
BEST EFFORT: City Memorial's Kaye Maddern won the club's women's singles championship, defeating Colleen Haberfield. Picture: Morgan Hancock

The Western District Bowls Division board meeting this week has finally settled the Saturday pennant round one first division result between City Red and Warrnambool Blue. 

The match had been recorded as a draw due to the fact the game had not completed 100 ends, with both sides receiving eight points. 

The board initially overturned this decision and awarded the game to City Red as tit was one shot up on the 99th end and the new division rule of a 6pm time limit on a game had elapsed. 

Warrnambool appealed this decision and the board has now agreed to return the game to a drawn result in line with Bowls Victoria Rules for Division Pennant in relation to abandoned games.

City Memorial played the final of its women’s singles championship on Monday. 

Warrnambool appealed this decision and the board has now agreed to return the game to a drawn result in line with Bowls Victoria Rules for Division Pennant in relation to abandoned games.

Kaye Maddern defeated Colleen Haberfield 25-16.

Lawn Tennis will play the final of both its men’s and women’s singles championships on Sunday at 1.30 pm. 

Sandra Suridge and Dorothy Kile will be playing for their first club singles win. 

In the men’s event, Bryan McLeod will be trying to stop Matty Stewart from winning his second club singles title.

Division men and women’s pairs continue on Sunday at Warrnambool Bowls Club, beginning with a 9.15am roll up. 

The men’s event is down to the last 16 teams while the women will be playing the semi-final and final throughout the day. 

The morning’s semi-finals are Maree Johnson/Imke Gill (Warrnambool) versus Maureen Drennan/Sheridan Barling (Dennington) and Linda Creek/Dianne Mugavin versus Brenda Hawker/Pat Boyd, all from Warrnambool.

Saturday pennant will see club rivals City Red and City Gold fight it out for top spot on the ladder. The other game of interest will be fifth-placed Mortlake taking on fourtth-placed Warrnambool Gold for a spot in the top four. The match of the round in Tuesday pennant should be third and fourth-placed Dennington Red at home to Mortlake Blue.