WEST Sale's Leno Binotto defeated Stratford's Terry Robbins 21 shots to 14 in the final of the North Gippsland men's bowls novice singles at Sale on Sunday.
Binotto and Katie Clough, who won the women's novice, will represent North Gippsland in the Gippsland region final on December 3.
Sale White clear leader
SALE White is the runaway leader on the North Gippsland Saturday bowls pennant ladder.
Interest is in who will take the other positions in the semi-finals.
Section two has Sale White clear on top, Sale is 10 points clear in section three.
Section one: Maffra 10-77 d West Sale 4-65, Heyfield 12-66 d Yarram 2-54, Sale White 14-108 d Sale Blue 0-61, Stratford bye:
Section two: West Sale 14-87 d Rosedale 0-61, Sale Blue 11-72 d Stratford 3-65, Sale White 14-74 d Heyfield 0-57, Yarram 7-72 drew Maffra 7-72.
Section three: Maffra Red 9-64 d Rosedale 0-21, Sale White 9-52 d Sale Blue 0-46, Stratford 9-51 d West Sale 0-37, Maffra Black 7-47 d Heyfield 2-39, Yarram bye.
IN midweek section one, both top teams defeated but retained their positions on the ladder.
In section two, the two top teams played off and showed there is nothing between them, drawing overall with shots and points.
Heyfield continued to gain form, registering a strong win against Yarram Gold.
Section one: West Sale 12-79 d Heyfield 2-59, Maffra 14-69 d Sale 0-51, Stratford bye.
Section two: West Sale Blue 7-55 d Maffra 2-45, Yarram Green 7-45 d Stratford 2-41, Sale 4.5-47 drew West Sale Green 4.5-47, Heyfield 9-58 d Yarram Gold 0-40.