State Novice singles wrap-up

by Team BV

Yet another four bowlers have won their way through to April’s 2016 State Champions Week in Bendigo.
The State Novice Singles finalists were decided at Mulgrave Country Club on January 10.
Ryan Negri (Deer Park) and Graeme McKinnis (Shepparton RSL) will do battle in the men’s final after emerging from the round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals played at Mulgrave.
McKinnis, representing Central Goulburn Murray region, beat David Murphy (Ivanhoe – Yarra Region) 21-19 in a keenly contested semi-final.
Metro West’s Negri booked his final place with a 21-16 semi-final win over Ron Welfare (Corowa Services – Ovens & Murray Region).
Corowa Services went one better in the women’s event, where Judy Black qualified for the final with a 21-14 win over Sue Jarrett (Kilmore – Central Goulburn Murray).
She’ll play Lorraine Bennett (Vermont South – Eastern Ranges) in April’s final after Bennett beat Central Victoria region’s Suzanne Cassells (Sebastopol) 21-10 in the final four.
Both the men’s and women’s State Novice Singles finals will be part of State Champions Week at Bendigo East BC from April 16-22.
Men’s Novice Singles results
Women’s Novice singles results