Some of the region’s best lawn bowlers went head-for-head in the Bendigo Bowls Division Champion of Champions on Sunday.
After starting with 18 players before Sunday’s action, the race for the men’s singles crown is down to four – Bendigo’s Andrew Brown, Marong’s Darren Marshall, Kangaroo Flat’s John Berry and Castlemaine’s Greg Podesta.
Castlemaine’s Patricia O’Shea and Eaglehawk’s Kaye Rowe have qualified for the women’s singles final after they dominated Sunday’s play.
The men’s triples title went to Eaglehawk’s Ken Rusbridge, Tony Ellis and Darren Burgess.
Results from Sunday:
Men’s singles: Round one – D. Rowley (Inglewood) d G. Poulton (Woodbury) 25-14, T. Olson (Harcourt) lt D. Carter (Eaglehawk) 25-6.
Round two – B. Ross (Campbell’s Creek) lt M. Lord Sr (Bendigo East) 25-15, D. Taig (North Bendigo) lt A. Brown (Bendigo) 25-21, G. Dixon (Strathfieldsaye) d P. Milburn (Bendigo VRI) 25-20, D. Marshall (Marong) d D. Rowley (Inglewood) 25-23, G. Walsh (Golden Square) lt D. Carter (Eaglehawk) 25-20, J. Berry (Kangaroo Flat) d A. Leech (Calivil) 25-12, G. Podesta (Castlemaine) d D. Demeo (Dingee) 25-6, W. Marwood (South Bendigo) d H. Dihm (Heathcote) 25-11.
Quarter-finals – A. Brown d M. Lord 25-18, D. Marshall d G. Dixon 25-12, J. Berry d D. Carter 25-22, G. Podesta d W. Marwood 25-12.
Semi-final draw – Andrew Brown v Darren Marshall, John Berry v Greg Podesta.
Women’s singles: Round one – K. Skinner (Woodbury) lt C. Maxted (Calivil) 25-12, P. O’Shea (Castlemaine) d D. Anderson (Heathcote) 25-10, L. Harris (Bendigo) d P. Doherty (South Bendigo) 25-17, S. Sloan (Inglewood) walkover to H. Clough (Bendigo East), N. Tate (Marong) lt K. Rowe (Eaglehawk) 25-7, S. Huggard (Bendigo VRI) lt J. Ross (Golden Square) 25-9, H. Braid (Harcourt) d R. Tickner (Strathfieldsaye) 25-20, S. Howes (Kangaroo Flat) bye.
Quarter-finals – C. Maxted lt P. O’Shea 25-13, H. Clough d L. Harris 25-21, K. Rowe d J. Ross 26-14, H. Braid d S. Howes 25-23.
Semi-finals – P. O’Shea d H. Clough 25-4, K. Rowe d H. Braid 25-15.
Final draw – Patricia O’Shea v Kaye Rowe.
Men’s triples: Quarter-finals – R. Phillips (Castlemaine) d T. Babitsch (Bendigo) 18-14, A. Tomkins (Bendigo East) lt B. Marron (Bendigo East) 28-8.
Semi-finals – P. Moller (Kangaroo Flat) d R. Phillips( Castlemaine) 15-11, B. Marron (Bendigo East) lt D. Burgess 19-9.
Final – Ken Rusbridge, Tony Ellis, Darren Burgess (Eaglehawk) d Lindsay Troy, Geoff Boyd, Paul Moller (Kangaroo Flat) 17-5. They will now play in the region final on February 10.
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