The WDBD Men’s Pairs concluded Wednesday night under lights at Warrnambool Bowls Club.
Warrnambool pair Paul Symmons and Allan Sullivan were crowned Division Champions, defeating Brian Lenehan and Scott Boschen in a tightly fought contest 16 shots to 14.
The Division Champion of Champions Singles for both men and women get underway this Sunday at Lawn Tennis with a roll up at 9:15 am. The semi finals and final will be played on Sunday, January 28.
Regional trials were held last Sunday for both the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s trial was held at Mortlake and also formed part of a yearly Inter Division Challenge.
The three divisions each supplying a 16-man team competing for $1000 donated by a local radio station to be given to a charity nominated by the winning division.
At the end of three games the winning division was Western District on 14 points followed by Corangamite 12 and Far Western, 10.
The announcement of the selected 12-person team to present the region at the state championships will be made over the next week.
During the summer break Dennington has completed their Singles Championships.
The women’s winner was Lorraine Shaw defeating Bev Conn, and David Clements won the men’s event, defeating Darren King. Dennington are also asking for entries for their annual ‘Tom Clarkson Memorial Mixed Fours’ day.
This is to be held on Sunday 25th of February, commencing with breakfast at 8:15 am.
City Memorial has two big tournaments coming up. They are asking for entries for the 18th ‘Scott McLeod Memorial Mixed Fours’ day to be held on the 11th of February.
The draw is also out for the 30th ‘Des Notley Classic Pairs’ starting on the 24th and 25th of January. Some of the biggest names ever to play in Warrnambool will be competing, including current Australian Coach and number one ranked player in Australia between 1997 and 2005, Steve Glasson, 2006 Commonwealth Games Men’s Singles Gold Medalist Kelvin Kerkow and 2014 Commonwealth Games Men’s Triple Bronze Medal winner Matt Flapper.
Get up to City and enjoy what should be a great two days of bowls.
Warrnambool commences its Australia day women’s pairs next Wednesday. Current Australian and recently named Commonwealth Games representative Carla Krizanic and Canadian representative Kelly McKerihen will return as the headline pair for the event. Also competing will be Warrnambool export Colleen Orr.