Dennington's Sheridan Barling has managed to sneak one more bowls practice in before her State Champions Week women's singles on Wednesday.
Barling doesn't normally play midweek pennant but the club was short a number on Tuesday so she was happy to help out.
She played for Dennington Dolphins against Mortlake Blue in Western District Bowls division one midweek pennant.
"It was just unfortunate a player was not available so it's a good opportunity for me to play a role and get my arm in for tomorrow hopefully - I'm just going to try my best," she said.
Barling will play Kyabram's Olivia Cartwright in round one of the women's singles at 3pm on Wednesday at City Memorial.
She has already been down to City to support the Western District's other representatives.
"I spent the majority of the day there on Sunday and on Monday," she said.
"Then I popped in there this morning (Tuesday) to the see the Koroit boys and they got through in the triples."
Barling is no stranger to State Champions Week.
She has played in the women's pairs with Maureen Drennan and the triples with Drennan and Dorothy Gleeson.
Polly Rabl, Drennan, Gayle Taylor and Barling also played women's fours at the state event.
But this will be her first time playing singles.
"Singles is usually not my game but I got through somehow," she said with a laugh.
Barling said she had a great coach, Dennington's Ian Quigley, who would be supporting her during her campaign.
"He's basically coached me through all my events whether it be singles, pairs, triples or fours," she said.
Barling, who started playing bowls about 13 years ago, enters the tournament in hot form.
She and her son James won the WDBD's mixed pairs on the weekend.
Barling, Rabl and Gayle Swanson also won the WDBD women's triples so they too are bound for the regional event.
"Being such a little club, we do really well in the division events which is awesome" Barling said.
City Memorial's Neil Crisp is playing in the State Championship Week men's singles on Wednesday.
He takes on Bendigo East's Lee Schraner at 3pm.