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Bowls In Focus : Bowls In Focus May 2010
Bowls In Focus 7 Bendigo East car ved out a brilliant win over the Tassie side’s top men’s rink, while Lindores, Hoogwerf, Salmon and Bowles were the only winners in the women’s result. Against West Australia in round five our men’s side was far too accomplished and chalked up a 42-shot win, with Jacobsen, Dodd, Ewing and Lester getting up by 28, while the women were never in the hunt against the impressive WA side, losing on all three rinks. Round six closed out the third day with both teams posting wins against Northern Territory, with a rare round-robin eight by Jacobsen & Co going into the history books. The final morning saw the Vics up against the Queensland sides who were both shooting for a hattrick of overall victories coming into this championship; although the Qld women, having lost a swag of top players to inter national duty or interstate money, had no chance having dropped four matches on the run through. In what would be the Victorian men’s outstanding perfor mance of the tour nament they ran roughshod over the Qld side, winning on all r inks, which stymied their opposition’s quest for 21 consecutive round wins in this event. An interesting aside was the clash between top skippers Jacobsen and Kelvin Kerkow for the top spot on the individual ladder. Jacobsen needed to win by 13 shots to assume the mantel, and at one stage in the match was leading by 14, but a brilliant solo effort from the reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist over the concluding stages kept his losing margin to eight. Our women would have been frustrated with their loss to the Maroons in the last round, but credit to the Qld ladies who were playing for pride alone, they were terrific. At the conclusion of hostilities Brighton’s Lee Schraner was named as the men’s best player, and while the women don’t have such an announcement, consensus was that either of the Clayton representatives would have been a wor thy recipient. - David Allen Australian Sides Championship at Holdfast Bay Bowls Club, SA Men: Rd.1: Vic lost to NSW 61-62 (M Jacobsen 19 S Glasson 17, W Roberts 19 S Garvey 21, M Flapper 23 M Sargeant 24), Tas d NT 54-46, Qld d WA 60-56, SA d ACT 64-49. Rd.2: Vic d SA 68-48 (M Jacobsen 24 D Stock- ham 18, W Roberts 22 J Aworth 16, M Flapper 22 A Klose 14), Tas d WA 65-51, ACT d NSW 78-41, Qld d NT 98-42. Rd.3: Vic lost to ACT 43-52 (M Jacobsen 17 A Howie 19, W Roberts 14 R Chesher 16, M Flapper 12 D Jeffery 17), WA d NT 59-41, SA drew NSW 56-56, Qld d Tas 62-56 . Rd.4: Vic d Tas 69-38 (M Jacobsen 22 B Peck 13, W Roberts 20 M Strochnetter 8, M Flapper 27 D McLean 17), SA d WA 65-54, Qld d ACT 62-53, NSW d NT 84-42. Rd.5: Vic d WA 82-40 (M Jacobsen 35 J God- dard 7, W Roberts 24 J Slavich 17, M Flapper 23 D Trewella 16), NT d ACT 67-63, Qld d SA 69-33, NSW d Tas 66-55 . Rd.6: Vic d NT 80-49 (M Jacobsen 30 S Cham- berlain 14, W Rober ts 27 S Hollingsworth 12, M Flapper 23 J Groenwedge 23), SA d Tas 59-57, Qld d NSW 68-52, WA d ACT 69-40. Rd.7: Vic d Qld 65-47 (M Jacobsen 21 K Kerkow 13, W Roberts 19 A Kiepe 16, M Flap- per 25 N Rice 18), ACT d Tas 57-54, NSW d WA 57-54, SA d NT 86-46. Alley Shield: 1st Qld 12 points, 2nd Victoria 10, 3rd NSW 8 (11 rinks), 4th SA 8 (10 rinks), 5th ACT 6, 6th WA 4 (11.5 rinks), 7th Tas 4 (9.5 r inks), 8th NT 2. Women: Rd.1: Vic lost to NSW 48-64 (J Lindores 18 A Johns 17, G Edwards 11 J Keegan 23, R Mc- Mahon 19 K Murphy 24), NT d Tas 68-58, SA d ACT 73-31, WA d Qld 67-55. Rd.2: Vic drew SA 62-62 (J Lindores 12 P Landherr 26, G Edwards 25 J Hill 20, R McMa- hon25KWray16),WAdTas67-49,NSWd ACT 68-37, NT d Qld 58-57. Rd.3: Vic d ACT 57-47 (J Lindores 18 R Moore 17, G Edwards 17 L Gillespie 13, R McMahon 22SSmith17),WAdNT76-33,SAdNSW 60-50, Qld d Tas 55-46 . Rd.4: Vic d Tas 55-47 (J Lindores 25 G Elswor- thy 12, G Edwards 15 R Quail 20, R McMahon 15NSmith15),WAdSA71-50,QlddACT 63-49, NSW d NT 85-36. Rd.5: Vic lost to WA 49-69 (J Lindores 18 T Hastings 28, G Edwards 18 L Poletti 22, R McMahon 13 K Gobbart 19), ACT d NT 66-60, Tas d NSW 60-56, SA d Qld 62-55 . Rd.6: Vic d NT 58-48 (J Lindores 22 A Foley 15, G Edwards 16 K Tyrell 17, R McMahon 21 S Aumann 16), WA d ACT 63-44, Tas d SA 70-44, NSW d Qld 73-55. Rd.7: Vic lost to Qld 43-77 (J Lindores 18 T Foster 24, G Edwards 14 M Geary 27, R Mc- Mahon 11 S McKenzie 26), Tas d ACT 80-44, WAdNSW59-51,SAdNT72-59. Marj Morris Trophy: 1st WA 14 points, 2nd SA 8 (14.5 rinks), 3rd NSW 8 (11.5 rinks), 4th Victoria 7, 5th Qld 6 (10.5 rinks), 6th Tas 6 (9.5 r inks), 7th NT 4, 8th ACT 2. Overall: 1st WA 18 points (31 rinks), 2nd SA 18 (24.5 rinks), 3rd Qld 18 (23 rinks), 4th Victoria 17 (25 rinks), 5th NSW 17 (22.5 rinks), 6th Tas 10,7thACT8,8thNT6. • Left: The triumphant Clayton crew celebrates after its emphatic win in the Premier Division grand final. • Below Left: Club coach Todd Simmons set the Clayton victory march in motion on the second end. • Above: Michael Wilks thrilled the Clayton faithful with his antics and magnificent shot play. • Below: Young Demon David Hoareau played a solid game for his club. • Above Right: Clayton’s Tony Wood was another strong performer in his club’s victory. • Left: Brighton’s Lee Schraner was named as Victoria’s top player in the series. • Above: Kellie Bowles from Warrnambool made an impressive debut in the state side. • Far Left: Big Matty Flapper from Essendon rips a drive straight down the middle. • Below Left: The Victorian men’s team finished with a silver medal at the nationals. • Below: Our women’s side finished fourth in the championship at Holdfast Bay. 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