Senior SWC Round 2 Results
The Second round of the Senior State Wide Challenge was held at the Trevallyn Bowls Club today. After the first round of play, the North West held the advantage in the Men’s competition and the South & North had the upper hand in the Women’s. Let’s see how they got on today.
In the Morning’s matches the North West played the North whilst the South played against the North 2 side. The North West continued on their winning ways, defeating the North on 2 rinks and drawing on the 3rd. Greg Douce had strong support from Lee Pearson, Joe Simpson & Phil Moore were far too strong for Roger Long winning 22-5. The other winner was Wayne Manson who defeated Shane Boden 21-13. The only point for the North would come from Bruce Howard who drew with Wayne Willcox 14 all. The North would achieve one win in the early round with the 2nd Northern side defeating the South on 2 rinks. Adrian Coomber was successful 22-12 against Barry Bone whilst Mark Illingsworth defeated Kerry Hill 22-13. The only winner for the South would be Tony Vince who won 23-15 against John Seaton.
In the afternoon the North West made it 2 wins for the day, taking an 8 shot victory over the North 2 side. Greg Douce won his 2nd game for the day but this time only by two shots, 18-16 over Mark Illingworth. Wayne Willcox rebounded from his morning defeat to be the big winner in the afternoon defeating John Seaton 23-12. Wayne Manson couldn’t quite make it two wins, narrowly going down by 1 shot to Adrian Coomber 17-18. The South could not rebound from the mornings defeat, going down to the North 1 side. Shane Boden & Roger Long both won 19-12 against Kerry Hill & Tony Vince respectively. The one shining light for the South was Barry Bone’s win against Bruce Howard 23-11, but the 2 shots was all the North needed to take the win.
This now leaves the Men’s Ladder looking like this;
North West 4 Wins
North 3 Wins
South 1 Win
With the last round being held in the South, any team could still win but the South would need to win all 4 games.
The same match-ups as the Men saw the North West hoping to take their first win of the event as they came up against the North 1 team. But it wasn’t to be. The North winning by 16 shots, the biggest winner being Kim Saunders over Gaylene Elsworthy 18-10. The other rinks both went to the North by 4 shots with Bev Huett defeating Lynn Franklin 16-12 & Maxine Monson defeating Jan Marshall 18-14. The South & North 2 side had a very enthralling match that would only be decided by one shot. The South had Carol Bannister defeat Jillian Dixon 15-10, And the North had Sue Ross defeat Yvonne Buckley 16-10 but the South would win the remaining rink and take the match 43-42 with Lyn Triffitt winning 18-16 over Treci Freeman.
The North & South were now on 3 wins each, the afternoon match could be crucial for the overall result. The North West weren’t going to let the North have things go their own way. Jillian Dixon & Jan Marshall would have a 15 all draw. Treci Freeman had a convincing 22-13 win over Lynn Franklin but the North West had their secret weapon, Gaylene Elsworthy. A 23-11 over Bowls Tasmania President Sue Ross would see the North West record their first win of the Senior SWC. In the last match, the North were far too strong for the South, taking the overall lead. Bev Huett won 17-15 over Lyn Triffitt, Maxine Monson won again, this time 23-15 over Yvonne Buckley whilst the big winner was Kim Saunders’ rink of Denise Middap, Maggie Campbell & Barb Smith who defeated Carol Bannister 23-10.
This now leaves the Women’s Ladder looking like this;
North 4 Wins
South 3 Wins
North West 1 Win
The North West can’t win the title as this will come down to the North & the South, with the South having the advantage of playing all four of the remaining games.
By David Genford