Two drawn matches in the second round of the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Alliance Australian Senior Sides Championships have highlighted the closeness of the competition at Australia’s premier over 60’s event.
Victoria and South Australia’s mens’ teams played out a 52-52 draw, with Ian Ross and Ray Jansen’s Big V rinks prevailing by two and three shots respectively, while Colin Harvey’s five shots triumph over David Donaldson completed the deadlock.
The battle of the territories ended with the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory locked up on 48 shots all after the completion of all 63 ends. Ralph Fair had a 18-13 success for the Top End over Manny Brookman, but the Nation’s Capital’s were well represented by Alan Taylor’s four shot win over Chris Parsonson and Kevin Deeves’ single shot win over Lee Farrell.
The South Australian women were too good for Victoria by the final score of 68-51, with rink wins to the Croweaters’ Heather Richards and Kerry Treloar, while the ACT made it a clean sweep over the NT lead by the strong showing of Lorretta Gillespie’s rink, who triumphed over Joan Garner by 13 shots.
Queensland has cemented it’s place at the top of the men’s competition ladder at the end of day one with a four shot victory over rivals New South Wales. Geoff Maskell and Neville Jenkins were victorious for the Blues, while NSW’s living legend Rex Johnston continued his solid run to pick up NSW’s sole rink victory in the afternoon session, downing Trevor Broadbent 18-11.
The NSW women flipped the men’s results around, getting past Queensland by just four shots to nail down the top spot on the table. Carolyn Glen and Beth Quinlan had stellar performances winning by seven shots and six shots each, while Christina Pavlov’s rink was the sole winner for the Kookaburras.
In our Rinkside Live encounter of the day, Western Australia’s Noelene Abe lead her team of Irene Arndt, Rhonda Prosser and Janet Cooks to a 17 shot victory over Tasmania’s quartet of Colleen Davis, Barbara Smith, Sonia Martyn and Kim Saunders.
Lead by the strength of Grant Allford’s 12 shot gain, the Apple Isle’s men’s side narrowly edged out Western Australia by four shots.
The 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships continues tomorrow, with rounds 3 and 4 to be played at the Wallaroo and Moonta Memorial Park Bowls Clubs.
Round Two results
Round two men’s results:
South Australia tied with Victoria 52-52
SA (Harvey) def VIC (Donaldson) 20-15
SA (Holtham) lost to VIC (Ross) 15-17
SA (Gageler) lost to VIC (Jansen) 17-20
ACT tied with Northern Territory 48-48
ACT (Deeves) def NT (Farrell) 15-14
ACT (Brookman) lost to NT (Fair) 13-18
ACT (Taylor) def NT (Parsonson) 20-16
Queensland def New South Wales 62-58
NSW (Johnston) def QLD (Broadbent) 18-11
NSW (Lambourne) lost to QLD (Jenkins) 20-27
NSW (Stone) lost to QLD (Maskell) 20-24
Tasmania def Western Australia 63-59
TAS (Docking) lost to WA (Caffell) 14-22
TAS (Allford) def WA (Ball) 30-18
TAS (Manson) tied with WA (O’Neill) 19-19
Round two women’s results:
South Australia def Victoria 68-51
SA (Caulfield) lost to VIC (Miles) 10-20
SA (Richards) def VIC (Tragardh) 27-15
SA (Treloar) def VIC (Edwards) 31-16
New South Wales def Queensland 60-52
QLD (Ryan) lost to NSW (Glen) 19 – 26
QLD (Witton) lost to NSW (Quinlan) 20-14
QLD (Pavlov) def NSW (Smith) 19-14
ACT def Northern Territory 63-42
NT (Bielek) lost to ACT (Clout) 13-20
NT (Tyrell) lost to ACT (Bannerman) 19-20
NT (Garner) lost to ACT (Gillespie) 10-23
Western Australia def Tasmania 74-47
TAS (Saunders) lost to WA (Abe) 8-25
TAS (Guy) def WA (Poletti) 27-17
TAS (Monson) lost to WA (Baker) 12-32