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Bowls In Focus : August September 2011
Bowls In Focus 17 Australian Indoor Singles Championships at Tweed Heads Bowls Club Men: Rd1:RHadley(NSW)dBWilkie(Qld)3-96-54-0,L Stinson (NSW) d G Penyu (ACT) 9-4 7-2, R McMullen (Tas) d M Henderson (Heathmont Vic) 9-5 10-3, B Pitham (NSW) d A Crowle (Strathmore Vic) 13-6 7-6, J Henry (NSW) d N Cowdery (Clayton Vic) 8-3 12-3, R Strawbridge (Qld) d J Strybosch (Heathmont Vic) 3-8 8 -6 4-1, J Pater (Heathmont Vic) d L Bayley (Mornington Civic Vic) 11-5 8-5, W Turley (NSW) d R Harrington (NSW) 9-5 11-3, S Chamberlain (NT) d B Lester (Moonee Ponds Vic) 9-4 7-2, L Strahan (WA) d M Muller (Wangaratta Vic) 11-10 3-9 4-2, J Davis (SA) d K Coulls (SA) 7-5 8-13 5-1, A Kiepe (Qld) d L Kean (Keilor Vic) 9-9 10-3, R Linneman (Qld) d R Pearse (NSW) 7-9 9 -6 4-2, K Brown (Qld) d M Mitchell (WA) 10-1 7-8 2-1, E Ryan (NSW) d A Page (Tas) 10-3 7-6, L Selby (NSW) d P Ward (Qld) 7-5 10-7. Round of 16: Stinson d Hadley 10-2 9-4, McMullen d Pitham 6-5 7-6, Henry d Strawbridge 10-4 9-5, Turley d Pater 10-3 10-4, Strahan d Chamberlain 9-5 11-3, Kiepe d Davis 8-5 8-2, Brown d Linneman 8-8 9 -3, Selby d Ryan 13-0 11-3 . Quarter finals: Stinson d McMullen 10-3 5-9 6 -0, Henry d Turley 7-2 13-4, Strahan d Kiepe 11-2 8-6, Brown d Selby 4-9 8-5 3-1. Semi finals: Strahan d Brown 4-10 10-1 4 -0, Henry d Stinson 9-69-5. Final: Jeremy Henry (Warilla NSW) d Lance Strahan (Hilton Park WA)3-911-63-2. Women: Rd 1: K Wright (NSW) d K Anderson (Qld) 6-10 8-3 5-0, V Turner (NSW) d S de la Harpe (NSW) 14-5 10-1, D Lee (Tas) d L Zimmerman (Qld) 6-8 8 -3 3 -2, J Field (SA) d T Hastings (WA) 7-4 2-9 3 -2, B Baker (WA) d R Quail (Tas) 9-2 4 -11 5 -2, C Stewart (Sunbury Vic) d G Gannon (NSW) 8-5 9-5, J Lindores (Clayton Vic) d G Waitai (Qld) 9-2 7-7, K Moran (NSW) d T Foster (Qld) 1-12 10-8 3 -2, C Duke (NSW) d N Blunden (ACT) 11-1 8-7, H Weissner (NSW) d J Stainton (Glenroy Vic) 10-4 10-5, A Davidson (NSW) d C Millerick (Qld) 5-10 11-6 3 -2, L Phillips (Richmond Union Vic) d S Connolly (Moama Vic) 6-7 13-7 3-1, K Carriage (NSW) d S Boddington (NSW) 10-0 8 -7, M Patterson (NSW) d B Chandler (NT) 7-6 10-4, D Howard (NSW) d S Whana (Glenroy Vic) 9-8 6 -5, K Murphy (NSW) d L Mitchell (NSW) 9-36-6. Round of 16: Turner d Wright 8-6 0 -14 3-2, Field d Lee 9-2 9-5, Stewart d Baker 6-8 7-6 5-1, Lindores d Moran 9-2 4 -10 4-3, Weissner d Duke 11-5 9-8, Phillips d Davidson 15-0 9 -1, Carriage d Patterson 11-3 13-0, Murphy d Howard 6-4 5 -8 5-1. Quarter finals : Turner d Field 10-1 7-7, Stewart d Lindores 9-5 1-13 4-3, Phillips d Weissner 9-4 11-5, Murphy d Carriage 10-3 7-9 3 -1. Semi finals: Turner d Stewart 6-5 6-5, Murphy d Phillips 8-6 8-3. Final: Karen Murphy (Cabramatta NSW) d Vicky Turner (Warilla NSW) 11-2 12-3 . champion versus contender challenge and on this occasion it was Murphy who had all the answers to the aggressive youngster’s game when she won in straight sets. Murphy went on to crush Turner in the final to secure a fourth title in the nine-year life of this event and will represent Australia in the World Cup Indoor Championship at Warilla next April. Man mountain Jeremy Henry, who recently emigrated to Australia and actually works as bowls co-ordinator at the massive Warilla complex, is a former world singles and pairs champion. And he needed all of his great experience to shake off Lance Strahan from Hilton Park WA in the men’s final. Using a wide bending set of bowls which he accurately predicted would cut across any runs or grooves in the arena’s carpet, Henry started his winning run against Clayton’s Nigel Cowdery, who ironically faced last year’s champion Brett Wilkie in an opening round match in 2010. Cowdery was one of fifteen Victorian starters in the field, although only four managed to survive day one’s competition, which saw both defending champions eliminated in the process. Heathmont’s Mike Henderson went out to Tasmania’s Bob McMullen, while Alan Crowle from Strathmore had the unenviable task of matching shots with young NSW international Brody Pitham. Glenroy’s Sharon Whana lost in straight sets to NSW qualifier Debbie Howard, while Moonee Ponds superstar Barrie Lester, who many were expecting to stake a big claim, went down to Scott Chamberlain from Darwin, at the same time as Matthew Muller from Wangaratta lost a tiebreaker to Strahan, the eventual runner-up. Former state over-60s singles winner John Strybosch from Heathmont looked strong early against local Richard Strawbridge but went out in a tiebreaker as well, while Lenny Kean from Keilor tied the first set but came up short in the second against 2009 champion Anthony Kiepe. In another all-Victorian encounter Jack Pater, the third Heathmont qualifier, defeated Luke Bayley from Mornington Civic to be our fourth opening day winner, while Glenroy’s diminutive Judy Stainton’s title tilt was stymied by Helen Weissner from NSW in the last session of the first day. However, big Jack, who has a fair share of big name victories to his credit, happened to come across another one, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Wayne Turley, in the second round but on this occasion was unsuccessful. But had he succeeded Jack’s next opponent would have been eventual winner Jeremy Henry who was playing at his absolute best. And that’s what the winners of national championships must do. - David Allen • Above: Victorian contenders: (back row) Barrie Lester, Sandra Connolly, Matthew Muller, Mike Henderson, Luke Bayley, Chloe Stewart, Jack Pater, Nigel Cowdery. (front row) Alan Crowle, Sharon Whana, Lisa Philips, Judy Stainton, Lenny Kean, John Strybosch, Joyce Lindores. • Left: Richmond Union’s Lisa Phillips played her way into the semi finals. • Below: Chloe Stewart won many admirers at Tweed Heads.
June July 2011