Two-time defending champion Jeremy Henry is just one win away from securing a three-peat at the $30,000 Australian Indoor Championships.
Henry, who has already claimed the coveted title three times after prevailing in 2011 before a three-year hiatus, will attempt to achieve an illustrious treble when he steps into Tweed Heads broadcast show-rink tomorrow at 2pm.
The two-time defending champion secured a tie-break victory against soon-to-be capped Australian representative Ben Twist, 9-6, 3-9, 4-2, in this afternoon’s semi-final.
If Henry can achieve the hat-trick of victories, he will join a small and illustrious list of back-to-back-to-back winners, which to date only includes nine-time winner Steve Glasson and six-time champion Karen Murphy.
Henry won’t find out the name of his next opponent until tomorrow morning, with Engadine’s David Ferguson and Forster’s Dylan Riley semi-final encounter scheduled for 9am.
The Australian Indoor Championships continues at Tweed Heads today and tomorrow, with all of the semi-finals and final encounters filmed for delayed coverage on SBS’ The Bowls Show.
The second women’s finalist will be confirmed this afternoon, with last year’s runner-up Rebecca Van Asch set to take on dual Australian Open singles champion Ellen Ryan.
Jeremy Henry (Warilla) def Ben Twist (St Johns Park) 9-6, 3-9, 4-2
Kelly McKerihen (Clayton) def Dianne Davis (Cabramatta) 8-7, 9-3
2pm – Women’s semi-final 2: Rebecca Van Asch (Invermay) v Ellen Ryan (Cabramatta)
9am – Men’s semi-final 2: Dylan Riley (Forster) v David Ferguson (Engadine)
11am – Women’s final: Kelly McKerihen (Clayton)
2pm – Men’s final: Jeremy Henry (Warilla)