Western District Bowls Division kicks off again this weekend after a three week break over the Christmas and New Year period

THREE'S COMPANY: Kaye Maddern took out the women's triples championship alongside Julie Dosser and Kate Lloyd as a part of a City Memorial side.
THREE'S COMPANY: Kaye Maddern took out the women's triples championship alongside Julie Dosser and Kate Lloyd as a part of a City Memorial side.

The division’s pennant kicks off again this weekend after a three week break over the Christmas and New Year period.  

In Saturday Pennant, division one Warrnambool Blue will take on their club mates Warrnambool Gold tonight under lights starting at 6pm.  

Tuesday Pennant’s division one has a couple of games that should be very tight contests Warrnambool Gold at home to Koroit Orange and Mortlake Blue hosting City Gold.

A number of club championships have been completed over the past few weeks.

Terang’s Men’s and Ladies A Grade Singles Champions are John Gerashe and Clare Pearson, Justin Stauton won the Men’s B Grade Singles title.

Warrnambool’s Singles Championships Finals saw Brenda Hawker defeat Maree Dalton in the women’s event and Mick McCallum defeat Jon Klein in the men’s.  

Both Mick and Jon are fairly new bowlers to the club.

After picking eight Pennant sides on Monday night teams were hit with the ‘curse of the skippers’.

Barry Crimmin

Mortlake’s Ladies A Grade Singles Championship was won by Val Smith defeating Gertie MacDonald 25 to 10

The division has crowned its triples champions, City Memorial’s Kaye Maddern, Julie Dosser and Kate Lloyd defeating Dorren Prout, Marion Treweek and Fran Ryan of Lawn Tennis 25 to 9.  

The men’s champions are City’s Greg Ritchie, Ray Cooknell and Don Price who had a win over Warrnambool trio Shayne Pudney, Bill Hunting and John Carrol 20 to 11.

The Men’s Pairs Finals will be contested next Wednesday night at Warrnambool between Koroit’s Brian Lenehan/Scott Boschen and Warrnambool duo Paul Symmons/Allan Sullivan.

Warrnambool Bowls Club is running barefoot bowls on Friday nights during January starting at 6 pm.  

Last week saw 70 people participate.

Selectors at Warrnambool had a bit of work to do during the week.  After picking eight Pennant sides on Monday night teams were hit with the ‘curse of the skippers’.  

Four skippers had to withdraw from sides, one falling off a ladder and sustaining numerous injuries, one having to have surgery, one with an illness and another having to work due to their partner breaking her collarbone.

Skipping is obviously the most dangerous position on the green.