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AFTER a relaxing off-season, the
2014-2015 Wooroora Men's bowls sea-
son starts this weekend with seven sides
competing in Division One and 16 sides
playing in Division Two.
How will the respective Division
One sides fare this season? Can Port
Wakefeld win two premierships in a
row? What we do know is that personnel
changes may impact on the fortunes of
some Division One sides.
Balaklava will once again feld a
strong side though it will be without the
services of Renee McPharlin, who is
playing for West Lakes this season. The
side will be among the contenders at the
end of the season.
Hamley Bridge has continued to
rebuild its side and is likely to be among
the potential contenders for a fnal fours
Mallala is a side that can provide stern
opposition to other sides. Their playing
strength has continued to improve but
whether it is enough to challenge for a
fnals’ spot will become evident as the
Owen is in a similar situation having
the knack to upset more fancied sides
from time to time. If this ability can be
maintained during the season, then Owen
will also feature in the fnals.
Port Wakefeld showed signifcant
improvement to win last season's grand
fnal. With the loss of Studhams to Hold-
fast Bay during the off-season, however,
there will be a number of changes in its
Division One side this season. Despite
these changes, expect Port Wakefeld to
still be among the leading sides of the
Riverton had a good year last season,
having had to rebuild its side, to fnish
runners-up to Port Wakefeld. Its side for
this season remains relatively unchanged.
Can it take the next step forward and
break its premiership drought?
Wasleys played in their frst fnals two
seasons ago but last season could not
repeat that effort. It is a competitive side
that can provide a stern challenge to other
sides and compete for a fnals’ spot.
So, the stage is set for an interesting
Division One competition.
The opening round features three
Owen hosts Mallala in a match where
off-season changes to the respective Divi-
sion One sides could infuence the even-
tual result. This match should be very
close with perhaps home green advantage
Balaklava travels to Wasleys with the
visiting side likely to feld a combination
that may prove too strong for their hosts.
However, a new season, perhaps an upset
is in store here.
The fnal match will see last year’s
premiers Port Wakefeld entertain
Hamley Bridge with both sides featuring
line-up changes. Despite these changes,
Port Wakefeld should win their opening
match of the season.
A bye continues in the Division One
competition with Riverton being its frst
Division One fxtures – October 11:
Owen vs Mallala, Wasleys vs Balaklava,
Port Wakefeld vs Hamley Bridge,
Division Two commences this week-
end with 16 sides competing in this Divi-
sion. Port Wakefeld Blue and Balaklava
White were the respective Division Two
and Division Three Premiers, last season.
This division continues to be very
competitive with most Clubs having
featured in Division Two and/or Division
Three fnals, at some stage over the past
This season, sides will play a 15-round
competition until January 24 2015, after
which the top eight sides will continue as
Division Two while the remaining eight
sides play in a separate Division Three
So, competition will be intense as
sides strive to earn one of the top eight
positions before the competition splits
into two Divisions.
Until the composition of respective
Club sides settles, it is always diffcult to
predict the prospects of each side in the
The movement of players from one
Club to another, the retirement of play-
ers, players unavailable due to ill-health
or other reasons, and the infux of new
players into a club will have affected
the composition of most sides in this
However, a matter of a few rounds is
all that is needed to determine potential
fortunes of each Division Two side.
Of interest in the opening round will
be the two local derbies being played at
Tarlee and Hamley Bridge; an oppor-
tunity for early bragging rights for the
respective Division Two sides.
Division Two fxtures – October 11:
Tarlee Red vs Tarlee White, Wasleys
vs Balaklava Blue, Port Wakefeld
Gold vs Balaklava Red, Mallala White
vs Riverton Black, Riverton White vs
Mallala Gold, Owen vs Port Wakefeld
Blue, Balaklava White vs Mallala Black,
Hamley Red vs Hamley White
MEN’S and WOMEN’S STATE
A reminder entries for Men's and
Women’s State Pairs close with the Re-
gion secretary on October 16, 2014.
Bowlers wishing to enter the State
Pairs, to be played within Region 8 on
November 2 and 9, please contact your
club secretary for further details as soon
Mid North Women’s
Bowling Section Pennant
results -- October 2.
Robertstown Green 52
(J.Kotz 14, S.Kimpton 37)
d Auburn Red 28 (M.Mount
17, D.Brooks 11)
Robertstown Gold 37
(L.Mosey 25, A.Menzel 12) d
Auburn Black 32 (H.Williams
10, J.Macrow 22)
Burra Gold 38 (I.Wride
23, D.Day 15) d Mintaro 30
(W.Folks 12, C.Dixon 18)
34, R.Landorf 28) d Burra
Green 16 (H.Stockman 11,
Burra Red 35 (M.Bevan
24, L.Sutton 11) d Watervale
27 (J.Smith 11, G,.Pierce 16)
Riverton Black 38
(M.Prime 15, M.Keast 23)
d Saddleworth Blue 24
(B.Schoenberg 14, L.Dixon
10)Riverton Blue 30.25
d Saddleworth Gold 29
(P.Milde 15, T.Ritchie 14)
Tarlee 30 (J.Branson 18,
Y.Molineaux 12) d Riverton
Green 27 (J.Przibilla 12,
Robertstown Green 6 + 24
Riverton Black 8 + 14
Robertstown Gold 6 + 5
Riverton Blue 6 + 1.25
Saddleworth Gold 2 + - 1.25
Riverton Green 2 + - 3
Saddleworth Blue 0 + -14
Results from games
played October 2.
Mallala White 84 def. Pt.
Wakefeld 36J: Bev Roney
36 def. Pam Durbridge
7,Carol King 35 def. Lydia
Berry 11,Rosemary Jenkin
13 lost to Heather Brown 18.
Owen 59 def. Mallala
Black 50: Gloria Wandel
22 def. Ann Bauer 13,
Helen Hocking 20 def Shirley
Sanders 15, Beth Harkness
17 lost to Yvonne Howard 22.
Balaklava Gold 77 def.
Hamley Bridge 37: Joy Mil-
ton 25 def. Lyndall French
17, Kath Catford 20 def. Bev
McQuire 14, Moya Hayes 32
def. Nancy Bubner 6
Balaklava Gold 12 + 40
Mallala White 10 + 48
Mallala Black 2 - 9
Pt, Wakefeld 2 - 48
Hamley Bridge 0 - 40
DIV 1 v Wasleys to be
played at Wasleys, cars
skips. N Olsen, J Milton,
O Chapman, K McPharlin
(sk). B Olsen, S Guy, G
Palmer, P Thompson (sk).
A Chivell. Z Guy, S Hawke,
T Clifford (sk).
DIV 2 White v Mallala
Black to be played at
Balaklava. A Barr, R Bas-
tian, R McDonald, C Cowan
(sk). L Zerk, C Haasbrook,
R Hillman, J Bastian (sk).
M Hillman, E Edwards, J
Olsen, C Milton (sk).
DIV 2 Blue v Wasleys to
be played at Wasleys, cars
skips. J Lewis, P Tiller, C
Welke, L Day (sk). L Olsen,
N Sampson, E Cunningham,
T Jones (sk). C Fitzgerald, G
Toms, M Klein, P McPharlin
(sk).DIV 2 Red v Pt Wakefeld
to be played at Pt Wakefeld,
cars skips. R May, P Meyer,
B Philp, C Stewart (sk). L
Barr, K Catford, S Renshaw,
R Barr (sk). H Hebisch, D
Beare, J Cicolella, P McI-
DIV 1 v Mallala to be
played at Owen. I Free-
bairn, G Ince, D Greer, G
Bubner (sk). G Marshman,
J Harkness, P Freebaird, N
Harkness (sk). D Hartwell,
G Pigeon, G Harkness, T
DIV 2 v Pt Wakefeld
Blue to be played at Owen.
D Brown, L Hean, I Gregory,
K Warnes (sk). S Read, D
Hean, D Lauricella, G Simp-
son (sk). O Parker, L Beatty,
W Heaslip, P Sullivan (sk).
Team changes could
influence first round
Wooroora Men’s Bowling Section secretary,
John Glistak, previews round 1 matches
results & sides
RIGHT: Port Wakefeld’s Division One side
will see a number of changes, following
the loss of the Studham brothers, Josh
(front) and Nathan, to Holdfast Bay.
ABOVE: Riverton narrowly missed out
on a fag last season…can it break its
premiership drought this year?
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