Webbcona pair beats Clunes for BDBD title

TOPS: Pairs winners Jenny Shepherd and Brooke Ayers with BDBD board member Ken Birch. They now progress to the group finals.
TOPS: Pairs winners Jenny Shepherd and Brooke Ayers with BDBD board member Ken Birch. They now progress to the group finals.

Webbcona’s Jenny Shepherd and Brooke Ayers are the new Ballarat District Bowls Division women’s pairs titleholders.

They defeated Narelle Vorbach and Jenny Cameron from Clunes in the final at Sebastopol.

Shepherd and Ayers were eight downs down halfway through the 18-end contest.

They fought back, scoring a four on the last end to win by three.

The finalists progressed from sectional play which was interrupted by heat.

The pairs event began at City Oval, but had to halted owing to high temperatures and continued at Sebastopol the next day.

Vorbach and Cameron defeated Joy Adams and Margaret O'Meara (Central Wendouree) in a semi-final, while Shepherd and Ayers had the better of Webbcona clubmates Leah McArthur and Bev Currie.

Shepherd and Ayers will represent the BDBD in regional finals.

The BDBD mixed pairs sectional rounds were played Central Wendouree and City Oval Sunday, with the event to continue at City Oval on Sunday. The final is scheduled for Sunday, February 12.

Clunes mid-week

Clunes travelled to Central Wendouree and found the greens to their liking.

In the strongest showing of the season, all rinks won, with Narelle Vorbach’s rink winning by 16 shots and Lee Dixon’s by 17 shots.

Dixon’s rink was declared the best performed Clunes rink for the week.

Weekend pennant

Division 7

Clunes travelled to Smeaton for its competition.

Mark Byrnes’ rink played well to win their rink by seven shots.

Arno Van Berkel had a close tussle and just went down by three shots.

Smeaton had good wins in the other two rinks to ensure they won outright.

Division  3 

Clunes hosted Ballarat North.

At the tea break, Clunes were in a very strong  position. However, after the break, Ballarat North took a liking to the pace of the green and they rallied  across the  board.

At close of play, Mark Vorbach’s rink had won by 11 shots.

 Andrew Ingram’s rink had won by a solitary shot.

The other two Clunes rinks went down, with North winning outright by 12 shots.

Pennant is played at the Clunes Bowling Club on Saturdays and Mondays and runs from October until March. Social bowls is held every second Sunday during the off-season and Wednesday nights during the season.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

For more information at the Clunes Bowling Club, telephone 5345 3359.