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Bowls In Focus : Bowls In Focus May 2010
Bowls In Focus 17 Anne & Greg Sherman 12 Nolan Street Bendigo, Vic. 3550 Phone: 03 5442 2199 Fax: 03 5441 6619 WE SELL ALL MAJOR BRANDS OF LAWN BOWLS Specialised advice & coaching on all your bowling needs. Drakes Pride Australia Country VICTORIA’S largest range of bowls clothing, accessories, new & second hand bowls. Another crowd pleasing last round encounter featuring metropolitan grand finalists Mooroolbark and Cobram, saw the country side burst through for a wonderful 17-shot win and a place in the final four. To be perfectly honest, there were some reser- vations as to the wisdom of having three section winners and a ‘best-perfor med non-qualifier’ enter- ing the knockout phase of semi finals and state final on day two. Some reasoned it unfair if a team that had lost a match could win a title that had been traditionally awarded to an undefeated side over the past eleven years. However, the quest for the fourth position in the following day’s finals actually became a feature in itself, as the various scenarios unfolded on the afternoon of the first day. In all there were seven teams vying for the four semi final spots as the clubs went into the third sec- tional round. Lakes Entrance graduated first with a 10-shot win over the Dimboola side, while Clayton scraped in against Shepparton Park after a bruising encounter. However, if the eventual winners had lost, both teams would have gained promotion to the finals because of Clayton’s superior shots aggregate. Fur ther across the marvellous Echuca complex, the previously unbeaten Mooroolbark side faced the tenacious Cobram Tigers, who needed to win by more than six shots to gain entry into the championship’s business end. And they did, by 17, while the Mildura Workingmans team overcame Geelong Cement by 13. This result saw three sides in Section 2 on two wins apiece, with the Tigers going through on shots-up. However, cour tesy of a grand 37-shot win over Skipton Golf, a thrilled Golden Square team, after losing their first round to Lakes Entrance by 19, recovered to finish with four points and 22 shots-up to clinch the fourth semi final spot. - David Allen • Above: Golden Square skipper Patti Pain claimed a fine win in the semi finals. • Right: Marj McDonald was Cobram’s only winning skipper in the semi finals. VLBA State Pennant Sides Championship at City of Echuca Bowls Club Section 1: Rd.1: Lakes Entrance d Golden Square 39-20 (C Kool 17JEddy5,JTowers8PPain9,PMoran14,JRoss6); Dimboola d Skipton Golf 34-29 (B Gazelle 19 P McLean 5, L Ross 9 G Keilar 9, E Walker 6 B Pett 15). Rd.2: Golden Square d Dimboola 33-29 (J Ross 15 E Walker 5, P Pain 10 L Ross 14, J Eddy 8 B Gazelle 10); Lakes En- trance d Skipton Golf 43-25 (P Moran 16 B Pett 8, J Towers 11 G Keilar 10, C Kool 16 P McLean 7). Rd.3: Lakes Entrance d Dimboola 39-29 (P Moran 14 E Walker 8, J Towers 7 L Ross 16, C Kool 18 B Gazelle 5); Golden Square d Skipton Golf 54-17 (J Ross 20 B Pett 7, P Pain 20 G Keilar 5, J Eddy 14 P McLean 5). Section winner: Lakes Entrance 6 points +47 shots Section 2: Rd.1: Cobram d Geelong Cement 30-27 (M Carlisle 12 B Lewis 6, M McDonald 11 J Biviano 11, C Reilly 7 J McLaren 10); Mooroolbark d Mildura Workingmans 35-26 (R Smith 11 F Willersdorf-King 9, M Warr 14 T Walters 9, J Thompson 10 B Legin 8). Rd.2: Mildura Workingmans d Cobram 31-28 (B Legin 15 C Reilly 5, F Willersdorf-King 7 M Carlisle 14, T Walters 9 M McDonald 9); Mooroolbark d Geelong Cement 32-30 (R Smith 15 B Lewis 4, M Warr 12 J Biviano 11, J Thompson 5 J McLaren 15). Rd.3: Cobram d Mooroolbark 43-26 (M McDonald 19 M Warr 7, M Carlisle 11 R Smith 10, C Reilly 13 J Thompson 9); Mildura Workingmans d Geelong Cement 39-26 (T Walters 13 J Biviano 10, F Willersdorf-King 7 B Lewis 7, B Legin 19 J McLaren 7). Section winner: Cobram 4 points +17 shots Section 3: Rd.1: Shepparton Park d Stawell 36-29 (B Cahill 11 J Smyth 14, B Thorn 12 R Pyke 9, D Hands 13 R Smith 6); Clayton d Rye 43-29 (P Wood 16 V Barrett 9, M Spizer 15 N Berni 7, J Lindores 12 K Bailey 13). Rd.2: Rye drew Shepparton Park 32-32 (K Bailey 15 B Cahill 5, V Barrett 9 D Hands 15, N Berni 8 B Thorn 14); Clayton d Stawell 51-23 (M Spizer 21 R Pyke 7, P Wood 20 R Smith 9, J Lindores 10 J Smyth 7). Rd.3: Clayton d Shepparton Park 36-32 (J Lindores 13 B Cahill 10, P Wood 17 D Hands 8, M Spizer 6 B Thorn 14); Stawell d Rye 39-27 (R Smith 15 V Barrett 6, R Pyke 6 N Berni 12, J Smyth 18 K Bailey 9). Section winner: Clayton 6 points +46 shots Qualifying finalist: Golden Square 4 points +22 shots Semi finals: Lakes Entrance d Cobram 74-43 (P Moran 32 M Carlisle 7, J Towers 15 M McDonald 22, C Kool 27 C Reilly 14); Clayton d Golden Square 49-46 (P Wood 24 J Ross 17, M Spizer 9 P Pain 15, J Lindores 16 J Eddy 14). Final: Clayton d Lakes Entrance 57-46 (M Spizer 36 J Towers 6, P Wood 14 P Moran 17, J Lindores 7 C Kool 23).
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