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The Steller Victorian Open rolls past half way

Crowds gathered at various bowls clubs around Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley for day four of the Steller Victorian Open.

Triples events took place across 20 clubs across the region, with three sectional games and two knockout games again contested.

At Tatura, Mentone Bowling Club’s Jarrad O’Donohoe, Lachlan Jolly and Nick Poda went 53 Shots Up, while Brad Janner, Luke Soligo and Oliver Clark from Fitzroy Victoria went 48 Shots Up at Mooroopna Bowls Club.

Former national player Matthew Flapper (Ocean Grove) continued his solid form teaming up with recent Under-18 National Champions Cooper Wescombe (Glenroy) and Jarryd Davies (Essendon) who won their section at Euroa Bowls Club going 34 Shots Up.

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In the women’s section, Roma Opie (Leitchville Bowls Club), Caroline Reilly (Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort) and Helen Clough (Bendigo East) went 44 Shots Up, followed by St John’s Park Dawn Hayman, Lisa Phillips (Brighton) and Kira Bourke (Ocean Grove) on 42 Shots Up at East Shepparton.

With rain scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, event organisers will be hoping that the weather gods continue to triumph as they have done for the past four days.

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Tuesday will see the business end of the tournament commence with the following events to be played: Men’s Triples Last 16, Women’s Triples Quarter Finals, Men’s Pairs Last 16, Women’s Pairs Last 16, Men’s Triples Quarter Finals, Women’s Triples Semi Finals, Men’s Pairs Quarter Finals and Women’s Pairs Quarter Finals.

Men’s Pairs Catch Up games are also scheduled for Tuesday, followed by Singles Catch Up Games on Wednesday. Both will be played at Shepparton Park Bowls Club.

After round four of Triples sectional play, the top-5 Shots-Up were:

Men’s Triples

Jarrad O’Donohue, Mentone+53

Brad Janner, Fitzroy Victoria+48

Robert Clough, Bendigo East+35

Jay Bye-Norris, Essendon+35

Matt Flapper, Ocean Grove+34

Women’s Triples

Roma Opie Leitchville +44

Dawn Hayman St.John’s Park+42

Linda Isted Karingal +40

Carol Protopapas Ringwood+38

Pat Schram City of Echuca+30

Day five will commence at 8:30am tomorrow with Knockout events to be contested. All games are scheduled to be played at Shepparton Park Bowls Club.

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