The South Australian men’s side have clinched the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championship by defeating the ACT by two shots at Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club.
The Reds claimed the championship with a game in hand, having managed to go six matches undefeated; their only hiccup being a tied match with Victoria in the second round.
Their success means that South Australia now hold both men’s state side titles after the open team won the Alley Shield back in April, and comes only weeks after the South Australians won the Overall Boys’ Trophy at the 2017 Under-18 Australian Championship last month. SA’s women suffered their third defeat for the tournament, which means the host state’s women’s side is now effectively out of contention to take the ultimate honours.
In the other match at Moonta, Queensland had a day out against Tasmania, winning five of their rinks across both the men’s and women’s contests.
At the Wallaroo Bowling Club, New South Wales and Western Australia’s women played out a nail-biter, coming down to the final end of the last rink to decide the outcome, with Western Australia triumphing 58-55. The win elevated Western Australia to second on the women’s ladder, trailing top side Queensland by four rink points, while relegating the Blues to their third, handing them their second successive defeat.
It will all come down to the final round tomorrow morning to decide the outcome of the women’s side of the tournament, with Queensland and Western Australia likely to be the two teams battling it out for the trophy. A win for Queensland over Victoria will seal victory given their superior rink point total, but the Westerners will be looking to pile the pressure on as they take on ACT.
New South Wales men posted just their third win of the competition downing WA, while the Northern Territory suffered yet another big loss, going down 74-46 in the men’s, while the women fell 54 shots short, 94-40. Check out today’s Rinkside Live contest between the great Rex Johnston OAM and WA’s Gary Caffell, which also features a thrilling conclusion to the NSW vs WA Women’s match!
The 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships conclude tomorrow, with a final round beginning at 8:00am at Wallaroo and Moonta Memorial Park Bowls Clubs.
Round six men’s results:
New South Wales def Western Australia 70-41
Johnston def Caffell 20-13, Lambourne def Ball 28-12, Stone def O’Neil 22-16
Victoria def def Northern Territory 74-46
Donaldson def Farrell 33-10, Ross def Fair 19-18, Jansen def Parsonson 22-18
Queensland def Tasmania 54-51
Broadbent def Docking 18-13, Jenkins def Allford 23-11, Maskell lost to Manson 27-13
South Australia def Australian Capital Territory 69-63
Harvey lost to Deeves 24-21, Holtham def Brookman 27-21, Gageler def Taylor 21-18
Round six women’s results:
Western Australia def New South Wales 58-55
Abe lost to Glen 28-22, Poletti lost to Quinlan 21-13, Baker def Smith 23-6
Victoria def Northern Territory 83-39
Miles def Bielek 24-14, Tragardh def Tyrell 32-10, Edwards def Garner 27-15
Queensland def Tasmania 79-50
Ryan def Saunders 24-17, Witton def Guy 32-14, Pavlov def Monson 23-19
Australian Capital Territory def South Australia 68-62
Clout lost to Caulfield 28-24, Bannerman def Richards 22-18, Gillespie def Treloar 22-16
Click here to view all results and ladders from the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships