Victoria caused an upset result by defeating the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships standouts New South Wales by 10 shots.
The previously undefeated women’s Blues side were left shell-shocked by the rampant offensive attacking style of play delivered by the Big V in the 64-54 result. Gayle Edwards lead from the front with a dominant 16-shot gain, while Mary Tragardh contributed with a 21-15 win. Carolyn Glen was the sole victor for NSW getting up by 12 shots.
Queensland had magnificent 60-41 win over South Australia and leapfrogged into first position on the ladder, taking full advantage of the NSW surprise loss. The clean sweep of the series was instrumented by Wendy Ryan emerging successful by 9 shots, while Louise Witton scored a seven-shot win and Christina Pavlov sneaked away with just two shots in her favour.
The Northern Territory remains winless in the championships after being scorched by a fast finishing Western Australia in a 94-40 loss, while the Australian Capital Territory was far too good for Tasmania in a 33-shot achievement.
SA stays in first place on the men’s side of the competition after easily accounting for the Kookarburras by 30 shots.
In the “Rinkside Live” match of the round Peter Gageler and his Croweater teammates upset the former ladder leading skip Geoff Maskell by the margin of 26-12.
The Croweaters are now only one win away from clinching the men’s Australian Senior Sides Championships title.
Tasmania managed to hold off a gallant ACT side in a tense two-shot accomplishment. Trevor Docking and Wayne Mason were both able to hold onto rink wins, while Taylor Alan scooped up team points for the Nation’s Capital.
The Victorian men earned their second win of the tournament by pushing aside NSW in a 67-48 outcome. Despite losing the overall encounter, living legend Rex Johnston now holds the best skip record at the championships.
Western Australia’s Gary Caffell and Steve O’Neil steered their squad to a 88-37 triumph against the NT.
Round five men’s results:
Victoria def New South Wales 67-48
Donaldson lost to Johnston 16-17, Ross def Lambourne 22-19, Jansen def Stone 29-12
Western Australia def Northern Territory 88-37
Caffell def Farrell 27-10, Ball lost to Fair 18-22, O’Neill def Parsonson 43-5
South Australia def Queensland 75-45
Harvey lost to Broadbent 19-20, Holtham def Jenkins 30-13, Gageler def Maskell 26-12
Tasmania def ACT 53-51
Docking def Deeves 19-21, Allford def Brookman 18-11, Manson lost to Taylor 21-14
Round five women’s results:
ACT def Tasmania 80-47
Clout def Saunders 22-15, Bannerman def Guy 32-12, Gillespie def Monson 26-20
Queensland def South Australia 60-41
Ryan def Caulfield 23-13, Witton def Richards 21-14, Pavlov def Treloar 16-14
Victoria def New South Wales 64-54
Miles lost to Glen 13-25, Tragardh def Quinlan 21-15, Edwards def Smith 30-14
Western Australia def Northern Territory 94-40
Abe def Bielek 29-23, Poletti def Tyrell 25-12, Baker def Garner 40-5