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Results of todays Champion of Champions
Round 1
N Tate d L Rowley 25/17, L Trahair d H Braid 26/20, S Howes d S Koch 25/19.
Round 2
B Kendall d K Sparke 25/10, C Frost d J Robertson 25/14, K Tanner d D Anderson 25/14, N Tate d L Trahair 25/16, S Howes d V Ellis 25/23, S Priest  d N Wilson 25/7, L Whiffin d V Tierney 25/18, C Maxted d P Stannard 25/12,
Quarter Finals
C Frost d B Kendall 25/15, N Tate d K Tanner 27/19, S Priest d S Howes 25/24, L Whiffin d C Maxted 25/18
Semi Finals will be C Frost v N Tate, S Priest v L Whiffin.


Round 1
D Mason d A Leech 25/23, M McLean d T Gilmore 25/24, D Marshall d C Randall 25/20, M Cole d R Warner 26/9, B Hogan WO from D Cheeseman, B Taylor WO from R Tainton, H Jansen d D Retallick 25/24, R Phillips bye
Quarter Finals
D Mason d McLean 25/24, D Marshall d M Cole 25/19, B Hogan d B Taylor 25/11, R Phillips d H Jansen 25/8
Semi Finals
D Mason v D Marshall, B Hogan v R Phillips.     






State Mixed Pairs played today at Kangaroo Flat.
Next round to be played next Sunday 22nd January at North Bendigo. 9am for 9.30am start.

Section Winners
N/J  Belt v T Russell/S Priest
A Brown/A Bruggy v P/I Godkin
M Watts/J Robertson v B Morley/L Harris
C/J O'Shea bye 


Draw for State Mixed Pairs
Saturday 14th January at Kangaroo Flat  9am rollup for 9.30am start (time not as previously advised)


Section 1
B Flett, M Watts, J Grenfell. T. Russell.


Section 2
A Brown, A Kendall, I Ross, B Whiffin.


Section 3
R Trevethan, M Houghton, S Ashman, K Memeth.


Section 4
J Belt, D Bennet, B Morley, I Brown


Section 5
R Rowe, S Carter, P Gould, D Condon.


Section 6
C O'Shea, D Mason. P Godkin


(Godkin has bye in first round, winner has bye in 2nd round) 



Draw for Champion of Champions
To be played at Bendigo East Sunday 15th January 9am rollup for 9.30am start.
D Mason v A Leech, M McLean v T Gilmore, C Randell v D Marshall, R Warner v M Cole, D Cheeseman v B Hogan, B Taylor v R Tainton, H Jansen v D Retallick, R Phillips v Bye.

1st Round
K Sparke v B Kendall, C Frost v J Robertson, N Tate v L Rowley, H Braid v L Trahair, S Howes v S Koch

 Round 2
K Tanner v D Anderson, Winner Tate/Rowley v Winner Braid/Trahair, Winner Howes/Koch v V Ellis, N Wilson v S Priest, L Whiffin v V Tierney, P Stannard v C Maxted. 





 Club Champion of Champions
Bendigo- Stephanie Priest/ Damian Mason
Bendigo East- Susan Howes/ Chris Randell
Bendigo VRI- Phoebe Stannard/David Retallick
Bridgewater- Vicki Tierney/ no male entry
Calivil- Coral Maxted/ Alan Leech
Campbell’s Creek- Val Ellis/ Ross Warner
Castlemaine- Carrol Frost/ Rod Phillips
Dingee- Sharon Koch/ Keith Whitlock
Eaglehawk- Jan Robertson/ Terry Gilmore
Golden Square- Leah Whiffin/Darryl Cheeseman
Harcourt- Heather Braid/ men not yet played
Heathcote- Denise Anderson/Brian Taylor
Inglewood- Lorraine Rowley/ Mal McLean
Kangaroo Flat- Kerry Sparke/ Mitch Cole
Lockwood South- No entries
Marong- Nancy Tate/ Darren Marshall
North Bendigo- No Lady entry/Barry Hogan
Serpentine- No Entries
South Bendigo- Bev Kendall/ Ryan Tainton
Strathfieldsaye- Nicole Wilson/ Geoff Dixon
White Hills- Lorraine Trahair/ Hank Jansen
Woodbury- Kathy Tanner/ Len Handley

Keith Whitlock, Geoff Dixon and Len Handley not playing
Draw being done tomorrow


Draw for State Mixed Pairs
To be played at Kangaroo Flat Saturday14th January 2017
8.30am rollup for 9am start.




It has been brought to the Match Committees attention that other nominations for the Mixed Pairs were received by Clubs by the due date. Due to mail issues this will necessitate a redraw being completed. John Grenfell (Chairman Match Committee)





Mixed Pairs and Champion of Champions

Entries close with Match Committee for State Mixed Pairs on Wednesday 4th January 2017

and Champion of Champions with Division Secretary on 9th January (by mail, Email or phone call)




State Singles Finals


Results of todays State Singles finals.
Mitch Sidebottom (South Bendigo) defeated Mal McLean (Inglewood) 25/19


Semi Finals
Lee Harris (Bendigo) defeated Julie Ross ( Golden Square) 25/15.
Amelia Bruggy (Bendigo) defeated Vicki Greenwood (Bendigo) 25/8
In the Final Lee defeated Amelia 25/21






Results of the Bernice Boromeo/ Lorna Lucas Ballarat Challenge played at Kangaroo Flat on 14th December
Bendigo won the Shield 165 to 103.
J Poulter, J Robertson, A Bruggy, S Howes (s) 21 lt L Macarthur 23 
S Priest, T O'Shea, D. Spencer, A Borham (s) 36 d J Dunn 14
P Hunter, Y. Robinson, H Clough, V Flett (s) 35 d J Earl 8
C Frost, J Conder. J Belt, V Greenwood (s) 23 d R Ryan 16
F Pekarsky, L Strauss, P Devereaux, H. Cozens (s) 23 d J. Adams 22
I Godkin, P Pain, G, Waegeli. K. Rowe (s) 27 d G. Kay 22          




Men's State Pairs

The finals of the Men's State Pairs will be played on Sunday 29th January 2017

J / T Berry v G Briggs/D Mason, B Whiffin/I Ross v D Morris/A Tomkins




Men's State Singles and Women's State Singles Finals


Finals of the Men's and Women's State Singles will be played this Sunday at South Bendigo.
Women's Semi Finals
V Greenwood v A Bruggy
J Ross v L Harris
9.30am rollup for 10am start. Final at 1.30pm


Men's Final
Mitch Sidebottom v Mal McLean will be played at South Bendigo
1pm rollup for 1.30pm start.




 Men's State Singles Finals

The Men's State Finals will be held this Sunday at South Bendigo
9.30am rollup for 10am start.
A Brown v I Ross'
J Knott v M Sidebottom
D Mason v M McLean
M Cole v R Pearce 




Results to date from todays State Men's Singles
Round 1
C Randall d R Clough, D Coles d D Keanelly, B Morley d D Marshall, L Manning d T Lester, J Berry d I Cail
Rd 2
A Brown d M Dickins, G Ryan d S Piercy, I Ross d B Ellis,
T Babitsch d T Bradley, J Knott d N Davies,  W Marwood d P Mylon, M Sidebottom d C Randall, B Morley d D Coles, L Manning d J Berry, D Mason d L Kelly, T Russell d G Boyd, M McLean d G Walsh, N Belt d M Beer, M Cole d B Holland, R Pearce d K Tonkin, S Drummond d T Berry
Rd 3
A Brown d G Ryan, I Ross d T Babitsch, J Knott d W Marwood, M McLean d T Russell, R, Pearce d S Drummond, M Sidebottom d B Morley, L Manning lt D Mason, N Belt lt M Cole.
Finals next finals at South Bendigo (Note this venue could change.   


Draw for Men’s State Singles
To be played Sunday 4th December at Bendigo
First named players to provide marker and losing players to mark next game.
The following players to report at 9am for rollup with 9.30am start.
C Randall v R Clough, D Coles v D Keanelly, B Morley v D Marshall,
L Manning v T Lester, J Berry v I Cail.


The following players to report at 10am for rollup with 10.30am start.
M Dickins v A Brown, S Piercy v G Ryan, I Ross v B Ellis, T Bradley v T Babitsch,
N Davies v J Knott, P Mylon v W Marwood, M Sidebottom v winner Randall/Clough,
L Kelly v D Mason, T Russell v G Boyd, M McLean v G Walsh, N Belt v M Beer, M Cole v
B Holland, R Pearce v K Tonkin, T Berry v S Drummond


Draw for Women’s State Singles
To be played Sunday 11th December at South Bendigo.
Note change of date.
9.30am rollup for 10am start.
First named to provide marker.
Round 1
V Greenwood v V Flett, J Robertson v H Clough, A Bruggy v S Priest,
L Harris v P O’Shea, J O’Shea v G Waegeli
Round 1 L Whiffin v winner Greenwood/Flett, J Ross v K Rowe.



Results of Women’s State Triples
Semi Finals
H Clough (Bendigo East) def V Flett (Composite) 27/9
J Ross (Golden Square) def J Robertson (Eaglehawk) 17/13
In the final Patti Pain, Mardi Chisholm, Julie Ross def Faye Pekarsky (sub)
Carol Gallop, Helen Clough 21/10


Men’s State Pairs
G Briggs def P Brain 19/6, I Ross def DResults of Women’s State Triples Cheeseman 17/9
Quarter Finals
G Briggs def G Beckham 22/5, I Ross def A Brown 17/10
A Tomkins def R McCumber 19/12, J Berry def M Anderson 20/6
Semifinals to be played at a later date
J and T Berry v G Briggs/D Mason, B Whiffin/I Ross v D Morris/A Tomkins






Boromeo/Lucas Challange

Women's team for the Boromeo/Lucas Challenge against Ballarat on Wednesday 14th December at Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club. Players to assemble at 9am to receive shirts and stickers.
White Pants, Blue/White hats/visors.
Game commences at 10.30am, 25 ends.
If not available please advise Dawn Jennings ASAP.
J. Poulton, J Robertson, A Bruggy, S Howes (s)
S Priest, T. O'Shea, D. Spencer, A Borham (s)
P. Hunter, Y. Robinson, H. Clough, B. Taig (s)
V Flett, J Conder, J Belt, V Greenwood (s)
L Strauss, C Frost, H Cozens, K Rowe (s)
I Godkin, P Pain, G Waegeli, B McDermott (s)




 Women's Region Novice Final

Maureen Harris (Campbell's Creek) def Beryl Elliot (Rochester) 21/12. Maureen will now represent Bendigo/Campaspe in the State Finals at Mulgrave in February.




Results Men's State Pairs and Women's State Triples

Results Women's State Triples
Rd 1
J Ross 24 d T O'Shea 5
H Clough d R Pearce 21/8
Rd 2
J Robertson d S Howes 16/13
J Ross d V Ashman 18/16
Next Sunday's Semi Finals at South Bendigo 9.30am rollup 10am Start 
J Robertson v J Ross, H Clough v v Flett


Section Winners of Men's State Pairs.
Next round to be played next Sunday at South Bendigo
9.30am rollup for 10am start
Morning game
P Brain v G Briggs
D Cheeseman v I Ross
Afternoon games
J Berry v M Anderson
G Beckham v winner Brain/Briggs
A Brown v winner Cheeseman/Ross
R McCumber v A Tomkins







Men's State Fours Final

 The final of the Men's State Fours.
C Keenan, D Morris, P Vlaeminck, D Keenan (s) Bendigo East 11 lost  T Lester, G Ryan, C Randell, A Tomkins (s) Bendigo East 21.


Mens State Pairs and Womens State Triples Draw

Womens State Triples
Sunday 13th November 2016 at South Bendigo
9.30am rollup for 10am start
Round 1
T O’Shea (Castlemaine) v J Ross (Golden Square)
H Clough (Bendigo East) v R Pearce (Golden Square)
Round 2
V Ashman (Eaglehawk) v winner O’Shea/Ross
S Howes (Bendigo East) v J Robertson (Eaglehawk)
L Harris (Bendigo) v V Flett (Kangaroo Flat)
J Grainger (Woodbury) v winner Clough/Pearce


Men’s State Pairs
Sunday 13th November 2016
9.30am Rollup 10am start
At Bendigo East
J Berry (Kangaroo Flat), M Cole (Kangaroo Flat), M Dickins (Marong), B Byrne (Eaglehawk)
M Anderson (White Hills), K Nemeth (Bendigo), W Marwood (South Bendigo), R Pearce (Bendigo East)
K Tonkin (Inglewood) L Kelly (Inglewood) J Knott (Bendigo) G Beckham (Eaglehawk)
L Hoskin (Composite) D Chesseman (Golden Square) B Anset (Composite) B McConnell (Castlemaine)
B Holland (South Bendigo) I Ross (Bendigo) P Marron (South Bendigo) B Morley (Bendigo)
S Carter (Eaglehawk) R Day (Inglewood) A Brown (Bendigo) I Cail (Composite)


A South Bendigo
M Diprose (Castlemaine) P Brain (Castlemaine) P Moller (Bendigo East) N Belt (Bendigo)
R Clough (Bendigo East) D Keenan (Bendigo East) C Randell (Bendigo East) G Briggs (Bendigo
R McCumber (Castlemaine) B Griffin (Bendigo East) N Davies (Composite) T Dalwood (Bendigo East)
P Godkin (Eaglehawk) D Coles (Bendigo East) A Tomkins (Bendigo East)



Region Finals
The Region Finals of the 60 and Over events held at Woodbury

Ian Ross (Bendigo) def  Kevin Brennan (Moama) 21/11
Susan Howes (Bendigo East) lt Marilyn Stephenson (Moama) 21/12

Con O'Shea/Mal Beer (Eaglehawk) def Colin Berryman/Ray Milne (City of Echuca) 21/10
Ann Borham/Susan Howes (Bendigo East) def Beryl Eddy/Sandra Connolly (Moama) 17/7
The winners will now go to the State Finals with the singles being played at Ocean Grove and Pairs at Yarraville/Footscray

This season we are embracing technology with pennant information available on our web pages and through Facebook. we hope that through the technology clubs will have access to the results and ladder at an earlier stage. There will be a few Hiccups so please be patient


Thought of the month
No laws governing a sport can cope with every situation, and the laws governing the sport of bowls are no exception.

Unusual situations not covered within the laws can often arise. The Laws of the Sport of Bowls (‘the laws’) have been drawn up in the spirit of true sportsmanship. So, if a situation arises that is not covered by these laws, players, markers and umpires should use their common sense and a spirit of fair play to decide on the appropriate course of action.









60 and Over Region Finals

Region Finals The Region Finals of the 60 and Over events held at Woodbury Singles Ian Ross (Bendigo) def  Kevin Brennan (Moama) 21/11 Susan Howes (Bendigo East) lt Marilyn Stephenson (Moama) 21/12 Pairs Con O'Shea/Mal Beer (Eaglehawk) def Colin Berryman/Ray Milne (City of Echuca) 21/10 Ann Borham/Susan Howes (Bendigo East) def Beryl Eddy/Sandra Connolly (Moama) 17/7 The winners will now go to the State Finals with the singles being played at Ocean Grove and Pairs at Yarraville/Footscray

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