With season 2018-19 fast drawing to an end as state events near completion, the standard of bowls in Central Bowls Division has been at an all-time high.
This season, the competition has had entries from all the clubs within its division and the standard of bowling from the participants has been ‘‘very high’’.
The games have been played at most clubs and have been supported by families and friends.
On the previous Sunday, the champion of champions men’s and women’s events were held at Wallan Bowling Club.
As well as being a successful day for the club, it turned out to be an exciting match with Steve Matchem from Eildon BC and Denise Hogan from Broadford BC winning their respective events.
The regional state finals will be conducted during the next few weeks between the Central, Goulburn and Murray divisions with games this year being held at venues in the Central Bowls area.
Dates and venues of these games are on the Central Bowls Division website.
Congratulations to all winners and bowlers who represented their clubs in the past week.
More than 60 CGM finals have been completed, with Trevor Young and Wilma Atkins having already competed in the state finals at Frankston.
Central Bowls Division’s 2018-19 winners:
Men’s state events:
Champion of champion, singles: Steve Matcham.
Singles: Luke Spargo.
Pairs: Graeme Flint, Milton Howell.
Triples: Luke Spargo, Daniel Noonan, Phillip Challis.
Fours: Dale Selleck, Graeme Flint, Milton Howell, Ian Ridd.
Over 60s singles: Trevor Young.
Over 60s pairs: Trevor Young, Kevin Mayberry.
Women’s state events:
Champion of champion singles: Denise Hogan.
Singles: Alison Hall.
Pairs: Peggy Bell, Grace Tavener.
Triples: Alison Hall, Helen Flint, Carol Harrop.
Fours: Alison Hall, Helen Flint, Carol Harrop, Jenny Ridd.
Over 60s singles: Wilma Atkins.
Over 60s pairs: Denise Hogan, Jennifer Kreemers.
Mixed pairs: Luke Spargo, Wilma Atkins.