SECTIONAL play to start the South Gippsland Bowling Division State Fours (ladies) event was held at Inverloch on January 14.
While Inverloch’s updated facilities were great, the weather was not kind.
However, the 11 teams persevered to obtain a result.
Sectional winners of the day were a composite team, skipped by Jenny Miller (Loch) with Marj Pearson, Ivy Shepard and Angie Hackett; Tarwin Lower’s team of Helen Twite (skip), Heather Marshall, Bev Martin and Wilma Coleman and the Foster combination of Bev Tyers (skip), Nancy Parry, Jenny Roffey and Dulcie Mortlock.
The semi-final was played in the morning on Thursday, January 21 at Tarwin Lower between the composite team and the Tarwin Lower ladies.
A close game saw Tarwin emerge as the winner 18 to 15.
In the afternoon the final, also a good game against the Foster ladies, resulted in Tarwin Lower succeeding 24 to 16.
Helen, Heather, Bev and Wilma will go on to play the same Drouin team they met last season in the Strzelecki final in February.
South Gippsland bowlers wish them more success and hope that another trip to the state finals in Bendigo will eventuate.
Helen and Wilma were part of the team that won this event at South Gippsland level a number of years ago as well as being the Strzelecki winners in 2014-15.
The event saw two mother and daughter groupings as part of the teams entered, with Jenny Miller and Angie Hackett reaching the semi-final and Dulcie Mortlock and Jenny Roffey in the final.
Thursday will see the last state event of the season get underway at Leongatha with 16 ladies to contest the State Singles.