Queensland snuck away with a slender one-shot victory over the Australian Capital Territory in a tense third round match-up in the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Alliance Australian Senior Sides Championships.
The nailbitting 52-51 overall win was clinched thanks to the winning rink performances from the Kookaburra’s Geoff Maskell and Neville Jenkins’ three and two-shot gains, which sees both players holding first and second place respectively on the men’s skips ranking ladder.
In our “Rinkside Live” round three feature match from Wallaroo Bowling Club, Queenlands’s team of Sally Hickman, Linda Morish, Sue O’Toole and Louise Witton forged a late rally to hit the lead for the first time on the penultimate end to seal a 26-19 triumph over the ACT’s Melda Flower, Gayle Young, Hilary Merritt and Mina Bannerman.
That match can be relived on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page here.
New South Wales moved to 3-0 by handing the Northern Territory a heavy defeat in the women’s section of the championships, emerging as 50-shot winners. Beth Quinlan was absolutely relentless in her 42-7 success, while her Blues teammates Margaret Smith and Carolyn Glen completed the clean sweep, winning by five and eleven shots respectively.
The NSW men delivered a similar result to their female counterparts, with a comprehensive 78-51 win over the Top Enders’. Wayne Lambourne had the biggest margin of all rinks with 36-16 win over Ralph Fair, while Rex Johnston OAM was successful by nine shots. On a positive note for the side from the Top End, Chris Parsonson claimed a two-shot win against Ian Stone.
Tasmania inflected pain on both of the Victorian sides, with the men winning by 12 shots and the women running away with a scintillating 17-shot clean sweep. The result sees the Apple Isle’s men’s side move up into third place on the table, while the women hold down the fifth position.
The contests between Western Australia and host state South Australia were split at one apiece after the WA women had a clinical 70-44 win, and the Croweaters edged out a 67-49 victory in the Men’s fixture.
Round four and five action continues later today at Wallaroo Bowling Club.
Round three men’s results:
Tasmania def Victoria 59-47
TAS (Docking) lost to VIC (Donaldson) 19-22
TAS (Allford) def VIC (Ross) 20-12
TAS (Manson) def VIC (Jansen) 20-13
NSW def Northern Territory 78-51
NSW (Johnston) def NT (Farrell) 25-16
NSW (Lambourne) def NT (Fair) 36-16
NSW (Stone) lost to NT (Parsonson) 17-19
Queensland def ACT 52-51
ACT (Deeves) def QLD (Broadbent) 19-15
ACT (Brookman) lost to QLD (Jenkins) 18-20
ACT (Taylor) lost to QLD (Maskell) 14-17
South Australia def Western Australia 67-49
SA (Harvey) def WA (Caffell) 21-18
SA (Holtham) lost to WA (Ball) 19-21
SA (Gageler) def WA (O’Neill) 27-10
Round three women’s results:
Tasmania def Victoria 71-54
TAS (Saunders) def VIC (Miles) 23-22
TAS (Guy) def VIC (Tragardh) 21-13
TAS (Monson) def VIC (Edwards) 27-19
Queensland def ACT 75-42
QLD (Ryan) def ACT (Clout) 19-14
QLD (Witton) def ACT (Bannerman) 26-19
QLD (Pavlov) def ACT (Gillespie) 30-9
NSW def Northern Territory 83-33
NSW (Glen) def NT (Bielek) 21-10
NSW (Quinlan) def NT (Tyrell) 42-7
NSW (Smith) def NT (Garner) 20-16
Western Australia def South Australia 70-44
SA (Caulfield) lost to WA (Abe) 14-17
SA (Richards) lost to WA (Poletti) 18-26
SA (Treloar) lost to WA (Baker) 12-27