The final round of the Western District Bowls Division A-grade Tuesday pennant has concluded in spectacular fashion with Port Fairy Gold squeezing into the final four at the expense of Koroit Orange.
Gold thrashed Lawn Tennis Green by 53 shots, claiming a 98-45 victory and in the process a WDBD finals place.
Koroit Orange fell two shots short to eventual second-place Dennington Red, with the game concluding in a tight 66-64 scoreline.
The loss killed its chances to play finals with victory to Gold and Warrnambool Gold pushing them out of the finals by just three points.
First rink third player Pam Gibb was pleased upon hearing that she and Gold would be playing in ther division one finals.
“It is a mighty effort for us to get in there,” she said.
“We were on the back foot the whole time and we are really pleased to get in.”
All three Port Fairy rinks secured wins to ensure Gold collected the full points.
Gill Phillips first rink was the best performer on the day thrashing Marian Treweek’s rink 40-15.
Graeme Jessen’s rink was also dominant, defeating Rosemary Alderman’s third rink by 21 shots.
While the rink of Kay Miller held off Doreen Prout to secure a 23-16 victory.
Gibbs said that Gold were dominant and that their recent strong form is thanks to stable rinks.
“The rinks as we have them now, we haven't touched for eight or so weeks and everyone knows what each other can do and we all just play well together,” she said.
City Memorial Gold secured top-spot, but had to settle for a 67-67 draw with Terang Gold on Tuesday.
Gold’s dominant first and third rink skippers Val Hassell and Colleen Haberfield finished top two on the skipper leaderboard, but were unable to get City over the line in the final round.
Hassell’s rink was defeated by five shots to the Clare Pearson led rink. Carol Cardwell was able to nullify Haberfield to win 29-16.
Elsewhere City Green and Mortlake Blue finished their seasons with an entertaining match, where Green emerged triumphant with a one shot victory.