A comfortable victory across all three rinks has catapulted home state South Australia to the top of the Men’s ladder at the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships.
The Croweaters accounted for Northern Territory to remain as the only undefeated Men’s side at the event, after previous ladder leader Queensland was upset by Western Australia in an earlier round four encounter.
The South Australians can go along way to securing their first Australian Senior Sides Championships in tomorrow morning’s fifth round, as they take on the Kookaburra’s in a top-of-the-table blockbuster.
Colin Harvey’s South Australian rink has also jumped into second in the race to be crowned the best performed rink, trailing only Geoff Maskell’s Queensland rink following a 26-18 victory over Lee Farrell’s rink in a match broadcast through Rinkside Live. Click here to re-live all of the action from a high-quality encounter. Living legend Rex Johnston OAM’s NSW rink remains undefeated throughout the week and looms as another threat to take out this coveted honour.
The South Australian women have also done themselves no harm, taking down the Northern Territory to draw level with Queensland and Western Australia, with the three sides separated by rink points having won the same amount of matches. New South Wales remains the only undefeated women’s side after earlier comfortably accounting for Tasmania.
In tonight’s other matchup, Victoria’s men comfortably got the better of ACT, winning 69-40 to record their first win of the event, while their women’s team pulled off a houdini act with Anne Miles’ rink picking up a 6 from the last end to steal a one-shot victory over a gallant capital city contingent.
The 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships continue over the next two days, with two rounds tomorrow before a final round on Thursday morning.
Round four men’s results:
Western Australia defeated Queensland 63-55
WA (Caffell) def QLD (Broadbent) 30-12
WA (Ball) def QLD (Jenkins) 23-14
WA (O’Neill) lost to QLD (Maskell) 10-29
New South Wales defeated Tasmania 74-57
NSW (Johnston) def TAS (Docking) 23-20
NSW (Lambourne) def TAS (Allford) 22-17
NSW (Stone) def TAS (Manson)
Victoria def Australian Capital Territory 69-40
VIC (Donaldson) def ACT (Deeves) 22-17
VIC (Ross) def ACT (Brookman) 24-10
VIC (Jansen) def ACT (Taylor) 23-13
South Australia defeated Northern Territory 84-44
SA (Harvey) def NT (Farrell) 26-18
SA (Holtham) def NT (Fair) 28-15
SA (Gageler) def NT (Parsonson) 30-11
Round four women’s results:
Queensland defeated Western Australian 68-57
QLD (Ryan) def WA (Abe) 29-23
QLD (Witton) lost to WA (Poletti) 18-20
QLD (Pavlov) def WA (Baker) 21-14
New South Wales defeated Tasmania 80-55
NSW (Glen) lost to TAS (Saunders) 13-31
NSW (Quinlan) def TAS (Guy) 40-13
NSW (Smith) def TAS (Monson) 27-11
Victoria defeated Australian Capital Territory 55-54
VIC (Miles) def ACT (Clout) 27-21
VIC (Tragardh) def ACT (Bannerman) 18-10
VIC (Edwards) lost to ACT (Gillespie) 10-23
South Australia def Northern Territory 80-37
SA (Caulfield) lost to NT (Bielek) 16-24
SA (Richards) def NT (Tyrell) 33-5
SA (Treloar) def NT (Garner) 31-8