Warragul bowlers break 33-year premiership drought

West Gippsland Bowls Division Midweek division one premiers Warragul are (back, from left) Keith Wilkins (manager), Shirley Melsen, Ian Belling, Graeme Davis, Peter Gallasch, John Vickerman, Steve Pallot, (front, from left) Greg King, Kerrie Currie, Pat Hammond, Janette Gallasch, Elsie Hefford and Gabrielle Draisma.

Warragul Bowling Club has broken a 33-year division one premiership drought with victory over neighbours Drouin in the West Gippsland Bowls Division grand final on Tuesday. Warragul, which hadn’t won a division one title since 1986/87, defeated Drouin by a

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Warragul bowls to WGBD division two premiership success

Warragul Bowling Club’s division two premiership team are (back, from left) Ken Landman (emergency), David Alderman, Bill Clappers, Paul Simmons, Graeme Davis, Necip Akarsu (emergency), Peter Gallasch, Clive Padgham, John Vickerman, David Smith, Bob Currie (emergency), (front, from left) Keith Wilkins (team manager), Pat Hammond, Des Stephens, Ken Scammell, Andrew Glover, Janette Gallasch, Jim Moyle, Ian Belling and Jim Power.

Warragul Bowling Club has earned promotion to division one after taking out the division two grand final on Saturday. Taking on Moe, Warragul battled early before building a solid lead at the halfway mark.  They were able to maintain this

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Longwarry bowls into WGBD division one finals

Trafalgar bowler John Cornish bowls against Longwarry in division one action on Saturday.  Trafalgar won 103/68 but fell just short of knocking Longwarry out of fourth place and gain a finals berth.

Longwarry has scored a berth in the division one finals after finishing fourth on the ladder despite a heavy loss to Trafalgar on Saturday. The home side handled the conditions better than Longwarry to score a 35-shot win. Division one:

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Janette and Graeme crowned singles champions at Warragul bowls

Warragul Bowling Club’s newest singles champions Janette Gallasch and Graeme Davis.  It was Janette’s fifth club singles championship and Graeme’s first.

The final of the men’s and women’s singles championships for Warragul Bowling Club were played alongside each other on Sunday. Janette Gallasch played Elsie Hefford in the women’s on rink five and Graeme Davis played David Alderman in the men’s

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Remarkable Longwarry

Longwarry Bowling Club’s division two premiers are (back row, from left) Hank Metselaar, Ken Towt, Mark Serong, Ian Peterson, Trevor Eastwell, Simon Counsel, Grant Pask, Ken White, Sharon Twite, (front, from left) John McCarthy, Gerard Mitchell, Judy Eastwell, Russell White, Elio Meggetto, Lloyd Maisey and Glenn Pask.  Absent are Brian Hennessy and Barry White.

Longwarry are WGBD division two premiers after a comprehensive 56-shot victory over Warragul at Trafalgar on Saturday. It has been a remarkable year for Longwarry who finished in top spot despite moving up a division following its 2017/18 division three

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Longwarry into decider

Scoring is tight and pressure is high as Longwarry’s Kenneth Towt bowls in Saturday’s semi-final against Traralgon at Trafalgar.  After a thrilling five-shot win, Longwarry is into the division two grand final. 

Longwarry Bowling Club’s division two team won through to the grand final in two weeks after a thrilling win over Traralgon on Saturday. Several shots down early in the day, Longwarry fought back for a five-shot win. Division two: Longwarry

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Neerim take shield

Taking out the WGBD’s Barry Shield are the Neerim District Bowling Club are (back, from left) Peter Throup, Angus McGillivray, John Rochford, Russell Meehan, (front, from left) Tony Thornton, Jim Schroeder, Jim Fallon and Gerald Winter.

Neerim District Bowling Club won five of six games to take out the West Gippsland Bowls Division’s Barry Shield last Tuesday. The Barry Shield is a one-day event for clubs who do not have a division one side. It features

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Bowling in the rain

Drouin division six bowler Barbara Watts hits the greens against Thorpdale on Saturday.  Despite the constant threat of rain, Barbara’s rink had a thrilling one-shot win.

Drouin bowlers got through most games despite the rain on Saturday but recorded just one win. Whilst the games played at Drouin were completed, the division four team playing away at Yallourn had a washout. Division one: Drouin 0/75 lost to

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Longwarry bowl big win

Longwarry bowler Grant Pask helped his team to achieve “king rink” with a 43-shot win over Warragul in division three.

Longwarry bowlers travelled to Warragul to open the WGBD pennant season on Saturday. Division three had a comfortable 85-shot win while division six went down in a five-shot narrow loss. Division three: Longwarry 6/143 defeated Warragul (3) 2/58. Elio Meggetto,

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Sarah bowls over goals

Drouin’s Sarah Ashby formed part of the Victorian under 18 team to win its test series against Tasmania recently.

For an athlete that chooses to make small goals at a time, the bowling career of Drouin’s Sarah Ashby is starting to take off at a rapid rate. Having only played the sport for two years, Sarah formed part of

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