Carmichael, Miller win pairs

THE North Gippsland Bowls Division men’s state over 60 pairs was played last week at Sale, after sectional rounds the semi-final line-ups were completed.

In the semi-finals on Wednesday, Ian Jones and Shane Dove (Sale) defeated Scott Manson (Maffra) and Bill Lynch (West Sale) 20 shots to seven, and Jack Millier (Yarram) and Dona Carmichael (West Sale) defeated Barry Stewart and Peter Eppulstun (Sale) 18-5.

The final was closely fought out, with Jones and Dove fighting back from an early deficit, but Millier and Carmichael held on for a narrow victory, 13-11.

The pair will now play the Gippsland region final on the February 2 against the East Gippsland winner for the right to proceed to the state final in Bendigo.