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Bowls In Focus : October 2011
Interstate Vics name sides for Senior Nationals B owls Victoria recently announced a starstudded line-up to compete in the inaugural Australian Women’s Senior State Sides Championship at Warilla and Shellharbour NSW this month. Arriving at the composition of the three rinks to represent the state would have been an unenviable task considering the depth of outstanding candidates to choose from. However, the panel is confident it has assembled a cohesive, well-balanced and in-form state combination for the championship. Lalor’s Barbara Withers, the reigning state senior singles champion and former Australian fours winner will skip the rink of Yarraville Footscray’s Edith Grinham, the 2003 Australian champion of champions; Lorraine Steel from Yallourn, who won the national singles title in 2001; and 2010 state singles champion Joy McGrath from Portland RSL. Mary-Anne Spizer from Clayton makes a welcome return to state duties and will skip the rink of Armadale sisters Denese Brick and Gail Nadelman along with Sandra McColgan from Rosebud Country Club. Spizer and Brick are three-times national pairs champions, while Brick and Nadelman have twice claimed the state pairs title. Pint-sized McColgan won this year’s state Champion of Champions at Yallourn and will lead in this fine quartet. Former world and Commonwealth Games champion Joyce Lindores from Clayton skips the third Victorian rink, and will have Yarrawonga & Border Golf’s Joy Johnson, Robyn Thomassen from Grangeburn and Warrnambool’s Pat Boyd at her side. No doubt Johnson won her place in the team following a series of excellent performances at state level over the past three years, while Thomassen, the 2009 Victorian singles champion is a current state player. Boyd, a specialist lead, won the 2004 state triples title at Strathmore. The women’s championship will run concurrently with the men’s equivalent - now in its seventh year - at the Warilla and Shellharbour clubs on 18-21 October. Victoria is the reigning titleholder in the men’s competition after a thrilling win at Manning Memorial in Perth last year. However, selectors have not sat back on their laurels and made four changes to the line-up, bringing in Ocean Grove’s Michael Allen, Mario Cipolla from Bundoora RSL, Burwood’s Rowan Sharp and Ken Thomas from Ocean Grove. They replace Stan Blight from Ivanhoe, Bendigo’s Geoff Briggs, Gary Matheson from Altona and Burwood’s Terry Rawlings. - Les Christie The selected sides are: Women: Rink 1: Barbara Withers (Lalor) skip, Edith Grinham (Yarraville Footscray), Lorraine Steel (Yallourn), Joy McGrath (Portland RSL). Rink 2: Mary-Anne Spizer (Clayton) skip, Denese Brick (Armadale), Gail Nadelman (Armadale), Sandra McColgan (Rosebud CC). Rink 3: Joyce Lindores (Clayton) skip, Joy Johnson (Yarrawonga & Border Golf), Robyn Thomassen (Grangeburn), Pat Boyd (Warrnambool). Men: Rink 1: Barrie Close (Queenscliff) skip, Mario Cipolla (Bundoora RSL), Ken Thomas (Ocean Grove), Brian Richards (Melbourne). Rink 2: Ray Morrissey (Altona) skip, Noel Waite (Auburn), Frank Tonn (Cohuna Golf), Michael Allen (Ocean Grove). Rink 3: Ian Ross (Bendigo) skip, Barry Anset (Golden Square), Dennis Arthur (Queenscliff), Rowan Sharp (Burwood). 34 Bowls In Focus
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