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Bowls In Focus : March April 2011
Bowls In Focus 25 Choice of Champions For more information on Henselite products visit your local stockist or contact Colin Doolan, National Sales Manager on 0411 412 719 or email@example.com henselite.com.au to Lisa Phillips of Richmond Union BC on winning the Australian Open Women’s Singles with Henselite Dreamlines. Congratulations Lisa found that her Dreamlines were the perfect bowl for the final, remaining stable in the windy conditions on the holding green. “They were good..they turned on the narrow side but weren't too wide on the other side. I think they just knew what I wanted to do and did it.” she said. Ali Forsyth used ABT-evos when he teamed up with Victoria’s Nick McIntyre, using Dreamlines, to win the Men’s Triples. This win highlighted the importance of having the right bowl available for the conditions. “Some of the other bowlers had tighter bowls and they were stuggling a bit. After the rain last night and in the wind, an Evo or a Dreamline was always going to get you the result on this green.” Russell Simmonds (Eaglehawk) skip, Tony Ellis (Eagle- hawk), Andrew Carter (Eaglehawk), Con O’Shea (Eaglehawk). Darren Burgess (Bendigo East) skip, Mark Smith (Bendigo East), Mal Finch (Golden Square), Brayden Byrne (Eaglehawk). Ian Ross (Bendigo) skip, Max Watts (Eaglehawk), Brian Mansbridge (Strathfieldsaye), Neil Rasmussen (Strathfieldsaye). Phil Godkin (Eaglehawk) skip, Ray McCumber (Eagle- hawk), Daryl Rowley (Kangaroo Flat), Cameron Wilson (Kangaroo Flat). Simon Carter (Kangaroo Flat) skip, Dean Carter (Kangaroo Flat), John Crawford (Bendigo East), David Morris (Bendigo East). The side that travelled down from the Wimmera region consisted of: John Lynch (Nhill) skip, Geoff Gazelle (Dimboola), Merv Roberts (Dimboola), Rod Baron (Jeparit). Greg Sleep (Rainbow) skip, David Ubergang (Murtoa), Scott Boschen (Minyip), Kevin Smith (Horsham Sun- nyside). Graeme Shalders (Warracknabeal) skip, Rusty Barry (Warracknabeal), Peter Ross (Dimboola), Col Morrell (Horsham City). Kevin Clyne (Horsham City) skip, Jim Wright (Horsham City), Josh Barry (Warracknabeal), Geoff Gloury (Horsham City). Rod Sinclair (Warracknabeal Golf) skip, Warren Perry (Warracknabeal Golf), Derek Ballinger (Horsham City), David Funcke (Minyip). Peter Beasley (Coughlin Park) skip, Ron Goudie (Hor- sham City), Dennis Bell (Warracknabeal Golf), Max Haby (Dimboola). Geelong’s winning combination at the champion- ship was: Ken Thomas (skip), Peter Nixon, John Fry, Michael Allen (Ocean Grove). Barrie Close (skip), Barry Gladman, Dennis Arthur (Queenscliff), Ben Wilding (Bareena). Steve Sullivan (skip), Kevin Coltish (Queenscliff), Lance Kelly (Geelong West), Drew Young (Bareena). Nathan Bush (skip), Brendan Umbers, Stewart Shuttle- worth (Geelong West), Alan Sampson (Torquay). Mick West (Ocean Grove) skip, Larry Donahue (Queenscliff), Craig Elliott (Highton), Jim Fitzpatrick (Geelong West). Ryan Tainton (Bareena) skip, Carl Inderberg (Highton), Daryl Kitchen (Torquay), Nick Doyle (Bareena). Only three skippers emerged from the three rounds undefeated with Sebastopol’s Rob Baker (Ballarat) topping the list at 28 shots-up, followed by the Geelong Association’s Barrie Close from Queenscliff (+23) and Horsham City’s Kevin Clyne representing Wimmera on +19. - David Allen • Left: Cat’s whiskers: The jubilant Geelong side at Ocean Grove after clinching its third successive provincial title. • Above: Former national singles titleholder Ian Ross from Bendigo sends one on its way at Ocean Grove. • Below: Young Geelong West star Nathan Bush in action during the all-important second round. Austin Roberts Memorial Shield Country Provincial Championship at Ocean Grove Bowls Club Rd 1: Geelong d Wimmera 81-71 (K Thomas 13JLynch12,BClose21GSleep6,S Sullivan 12 G Shalders 15, N Bush 8 K Clyne 15, M West 17 R Sinclair 10, R Tainton 10 P Beasley 13; Ballarat d Bendigo 91-78 (R Baker 21 B Holland 7, S Clark 25 R Simmonds 10, A McArthur 17 D Burgess 14, I Warner 10 I Ross 14, S Roberts 9 P Godkin 14, S Cornock 9 S Carter19). Rd 2: Ballarat d Wimmera 92-82 (R Baker 19 J Lynch 9, S Clark 15 G Sleep 14, A McArthur 15 G Shalders 14, I Warner 12 K Clyne 14, S Roberts 11 R Sinclair 20, S Cornock 20 P Beasley 11); Geelong d Bendigo 102-72 (K Thomas 14 B Holland 15, B Close 15 R Simmonds 9, S Sullivan 24 D Burgess 10, N Bush15IRoss17,MWest21PGodkin9,R Tainton 13 S Carter 12). Rd 3: Geelong d Ballarat 89-70 (K Thomas 10 R Baker 14, B Close 13 S Clark 11, S Sullivan 18AMcArthur9,NBush18IWarner9,M West 11 S Rober ts 19, R Tainton 19 S Cor- nock 8); Wimmera d Bendigo 85-80 (J Lynch 12 B Holland 12, G Sleep 12 R Simmonds 20, G Shalders 8 D Burgess 14, K Clyne 20 I Ross 10, R Sinclair 19 P Godkin 10, P Beasley 14 S Car ter 14). Final standings: Geelong 6 points +59 shots, Ballarat 4 +4, Wimmera 2 -15, Bendigo 0 -48.