Regional events last weekend resulted in some success for the Western District Bowls Division.
Stephen Gass of Koroit won the men’s novice singles championship, defeating Peter King from Far Western district club Portland 21-5.
Anne Van Diemen and Glenys Kenna of Mortlake had a resounding win in the women’s over 60s pairs, defeating Jenny Pole and Sandra Smolders from FWBD club Casterton.
In the men’s over 60s pairs, the FWBD side of Michael Jennings and Don McGown (Portland) defeated the composite team of David Wells and Arthur Finch 18-11.
The division pairs started last Sunday with a strong field of players.
The semi-finals and final of the women’s championship will finish at Koroit this Sunday. Gil Vorwerk and Maree Dalton (Warrnambool) will play Maureen Drennan and Sheridan Barling (Dennington), with the second game contested between the City team of Pauline Burleigh and Kate Lloyd versus Polly Rabl and Brenda Parker from Dennington.
Men’s pairs quarter-finals and semis will be played at Dennington this Sunday, with a roll up at 9.15am. At this stage, the final will be played on Sunday, November 25.
In Saturday pennant division one, City Red will travel to Dennington in a clash which will see the winners stay in touch with the top two. Warrnambool Blue, at home to Port Fairy, should be another close game. In division two, undefeated Lawn Tennis travels to take on fourth-placed City White.
In midweek pennant division one, second and third-placed Terang Gold and Warrnambool Gold will battle at Warrnambool in what should be an entertaining match. City Gold and Green will also play for bragging rights.
As part of the five-year strategic plan being prepared by the division, a questionnaire has been forwarded to each club with every player invited to have their say on the WDBD’s future direction.
One of the main questions relates to decision-making powers and where this should lay.
My personal thoughts are the decisions should be made by the elected board, with input and suggestions from clubs through their delegates. The division wants you to have a say, this is your chance.
With the Vic Open starting next Friday and local pennant having a bye, there will not be an article next week.