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Bowls In Focus : May 2011
Bowls In Focus 17 The Opera at Nelson Bay Bowls Club NSW Sides Championship Men: Rd.1: Vic d SA 57-53 (W Roberts 26 S Thulborn 15, M Flapper 16 M Kleinig 16, M Wilks 15 W Ruediger 18), NSW d ACT 65-38, Qld d NT 85- 36, Tas d WA 51-50. Rd.2: Vic d WA 68-49 (M Wilks 21 J Goddard 12, W Roberts 24 A Provost 17, M Flapper 23 J Sharp 20), SA d Tas 92-32, NSW d NT 78-45, ACT d Qld 58-48. Rd.3: Vic lost to Tas 50-64 (M Flapper 16 M Nitz 16, M Wilks 18 T Douce 21, W Roberts 16 M Strochnetter 27), NSW d Qld 67-51, ACT d NT 68-55, WA d SA 64-59. Rd.4: Vic lost to NSW 50-70 (W Roberts 18 S Garvey 20, M Wilks 19 A Sherriff 21, M Flapper 13 M Sargeant 29), SA d ACT 59-47, WA d NT 61-49, Qld d Tas 59-51 . Rd.5: Vic d ACT 75-71 (M Wilks 27 D Jeffery 22, W Roberts 28 R Chesher 24, M Flapper 20 A Howie 25), NSW d WA 59-48, Qld d SA 75-42, NT drew Tas 59-59. Rd.6: Vic drew NT 59-59 (M Wilks 27 J Derrick 19, M Flapper 18 R Freedman 16, W Rober ts 14 J Groenewege 24), ACT d Tas 63-53, WA d Qld 59-56, NSW d SA 64-49. Rd.7: Vic d Qld 65-49 (W Roberts 25 B Wilkie 12,MFlapper19NRice17,MWilks21M Casey 20), WA d ACT 66-56, NSW d Tas 65-49, SA d NT 82-35. Alley Shield: NSW 14 points, Vic 9, WA 8, SA 6 (12.5 rinks), Qld 6 (12), ACT 6 (10.5), Tas 5, NT 2. Women: Rd.1: Vic d SA 65-45 (J Lindores 26 K Treloar 11, R McMahon 21 P Landherr 14, G Edwards 18KWray29),NSWdACT62-56,QlddNT74- 40, WA d Tas 57-45. Rd.2: Vic lost to WA 57-68 (G Edwards 24 K Gobbart 24, J Lindores 17 T Hastings 21, R McMahon 16 N Abe 23), SA d Tas 65-51, NSW d NT 92-52, Qld d ACT 54-50). Rd.3: Vic d Tas 59-57 (G Edwards 24 N Smith 15, R McMahon 22 R Quail 18, J Lindores 13 M Triffitt 24), Qld d NSW 65-55, ACT d NT 58-53, WA d SA 62-56. Rd.4: Vic lost to NSW 45-64 (J Lindores 18 K Wright 16, G Edwards 13 B Quinlan 23, R Mc- Mahon 14 K Murphy 25), SA d ACT 77-39, WA d NT 78-37, Qld d SA 67-64. Rd.5: Vic d ACT 70-53 (J Lindores 32 R Moore 17, G Edwards 16 M Johnston 13, R McMahon 22 L Gillespie 23), NSW d WA 60-50, Qld d SA 73-41, Tas d NT 73-49. Rd.6: Vic d NT 68-49 (R McMahon 31 J Tyrell 11, J Lindores 19 M Belcham 17, G Edwards 18 L Baldwin 21), Tas d ACT 70-45, Qld d WA 68-40, SAdNSW57-51. Rd.7: Vic lost to Qld 45-69 (R McMahon 18 L Ar- mitage 19, J Lindores 16 T Foster 26, G Edwards 11 M Rigby 24), WA d ACT 82-42, NSW d Tas 71-46, SA d NT 91-45. Marj Morris Trophy: Qld 14 points, WA 10 (14.5 rinks), NSW 10 (13.5), SA 8 (11), Vic 8 (9.5), Tas 4,ACT2,NT0. Overall: NSW 24 points, Qld 20, WA 18, Vic 17, SA14,SA14,Tas9,ACT8,NT2. Super 6 Men: Singles: (L Schraner) lost v M Nitz (Tas) 19-21, won v A Klose (SA) 21-19, lost v A Provost (WA) 15-21 . Play-offs: Gold SA d NSW 21-12, Bronze Qld d WA 21-17, 5th-6th Vic d NT 21-9, 7th-8th Tas d ACT 21-16. Pairs: (M Flapper, B Lester) lost v M Strochnetter, C Dudman (Tas) 12-20, won v W Ruediger, M Kleinig (SA) 19-12, won v J Goddard, P Harris (WA) 15-11. Play-offs: Gold SA d NT 22-12, Bronze NSW d Vic 19-11, 5th-6th Qld d WA 21-9, 7th-8th Tas d ACT 25-21 . Triples: (W Roberts, B Dodd, P Loe) won v T Douce, R McMullen, B Baker (Tas) 25-9, lost v R Chesher, S Ballard, I Whybrow (ACT) 10-20, won v J Sharp, T Mitchell, C Packer (WA) 23-5 . Play-offs: Gold Vic d NSW 23-7, Bronze ACT d SA 17-15, 5th-6th WA d Qld 18-13, 7th-8th Tas d NT 15-12 . Women: Singles: (S Shannahan) lost v R Quail (Tas) 14-21, won v R Bradbrook (SA) 21-14, lost v H Morss (WA) 18-21 . Play-offs: Gold Tas d NSW 21-6, Bronze Qld d SA 21-19, 5th-6th ACT d WA 21-18, 7th-8th Vic d NT 21-9 . Pairs: (G Edwards, C Odgers) lost v G Elsworthy, K Saunders (Tas) 14-16, won v P Landherr, B Dickson (SA) 15-11, lost v K Gobbart, K Krstic (WA) 15-18. Play-offs: Gold Qld d Tas 17-10, Bronze WA d ACT 25-17, 5th-6th NSW d Vic 23-22, 7th-8th SA d NT 18-11 . Triples: (R McMahon, P Wood, N Shortis) won v N Smith, P Bannister, M Baker (Tas) 21-16, won v K Treloar, K Wray, L Miller (SA) 13-11, won v T Hast- ings, N Abe, S Heldt (WA) 15-13. Play-offs: Gold NSW d Vic 21-10, Bronze WA d Qld 15-10, 5th-6th SA d ACT 20-6, 7th-8th NT d Tas 19-6 . Then came Bowls Australia’s new Super 6 competition, a two-day singles, pairs and triples format conceived for each state to showcase future talent. ‘Each player will be closely watched to assess their potential to represent Australia at up-coming international events’, the preamble said. But it was disappoint- ing to note that not all states selected their combinations with the same spirit as Victoria. However, there was plenty of grist for the soapie mill in this event also, especially when the powerful NSW side that couldn’t find spots for Delhi silver medalists Claire Duke and Sharyn Renshaw, featured in four finals but only prevailed in one. Superstars Aron Sherriff and Karen Murphy were both soundly beaten in the singles gold medal matches, by SA’s Ashley Klose and Tasmanian youngster Rebecca Quail respectively, while fur ther up the green Victoria’s Wayne Roberts, Brett Dodd and Peter Loe demolished the crack NSW trio of Matt Sargeant, Brody Pitham and Mark Berghofer to claim gold. The Victorians played super bowls over both days and powered to their slashing 23-7 victory over the Two Blues in the final where Loe gave a flawless display in the lead position to completely outclass Berghofer, the Australian team’s top front man. Ironically, it was the reverse on ad- jacent rink in the women’s triples final where Victorians Rebecca McMahon, Paula Wood and Nicole Shortis were overpowered by NSW internation- als Beth Quinlan, Julie Keegan and Natasha Van Eldik in the host state’s only gold medal win. Our girls played beautifully to be undefeated on day one but weren’t able to stem the tide once the stellar NSW trio took control. Still, a silver medal in such company is an accomplishment to be proud of. In the other gold medal matches South Australia’s Wayne Ruediger and Max Kleinig prevailed in the men’s pairs while Lynsey Armitage and Chris Pavlov from Queensland won the women’s equivalent. And so are the days of our lives. - David Allen • Above: Victoria’s Super 6 medalists with president Graeme Hosken: (back row) Peter Loe, Brett Dodd, Wayne Roberts, (front row) Paula Wood, Rebecca McMahon, Nicole Shortis.
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