Kilmore's Trevor Young and Kevin Mayberry defeated their Sebastopol opponents earning them the men's over 60s pairs region title.

KILMORE bowling duo Kevin Mayberry and Trevor Young claimed Ballarat Highlands Bowls Region men’s over 60s pairs region final on Thursday, beating their Sebastopol opponents.

Mayberry and Young had earned the right to represent Highlands Bowls and compete against a Ballarat representative pair, Sebastopol’s Murray Gannon and Noel Sutherland, after an earlier win over Kyneton in the knockout tournament.

In the 15-end game played at Kyneton Bowling Club, the Kilmore pair adjusted to the slower pace of the green due to the earlier rain and consistently drew shots causing the Sebastopol pair to play weighted into the head with mixed results.

It was the five scored on the ninth end that played a pivotal part of the game giving the Highland’s representative side the momentum to go on for a final win.

It was then further enhanced by the four shots Mayberry and Young received on the 13th end, with the final result being 19 to 12 shots in favour of the Kilmore bowlers.

Romsey’s John Beaumont represented the Highlands Bowls Region in the men’s over 60s singles region final.

The men’s over 60s singles region final was also held on the day, with Romsey’s John Beaumont representing Highlands against Ballarat’s Wayne Roberts, from City Oval Bowling Club.

Unfortunately for Beaumont, the experienced Ballarat bowler who has been in particularly good form lately took home the win 21 to 12 shots.

In Highlands division’s Saturday Pennant results, Kilmore and Broadford bowling clubs recorded mixed results, with Kilmore division one having a bye and division three washed out due to an unplayable green.

Kilmore division two earned a convincing win against Woodend, scoring 74 shots to 49.

Team one and three ran away with rink wins against its opponents; however team two narrowly fell short by one shot, 17 to 18.

Both of Broadford’s teams lost after returning from byes, division one suffering a 35 to 72 shot loss in the hands of Gisborne, and Broadford division two, while recording a loss, held itself stronger for only a 57 to 62 shot loss.