The final discipline in the Tasmanian section of AO qualifying was completed at North Launceston with the completion of the Men’s and Women’s Fours.
Singles, pairs, fours and mixed pairs and were decided with Gaylene Elsworthy successful in all disciplines to set up a busy schedule for the Australian Open.
Section 1: G Elsworthy
Section 2: R McMullen
Section 3: J Mabb
Section 4: J Baker.
Post sectional: Elsworthy 18 d Baker 16: McMullen 16 d Mabb 8
Final: Elsworthy 19 d McMullen 18
Section 1: J Brown
Section 2: L Turner
Section 3: C Tegg
Section 4: S Springer
Section 5: J Mabb
Section 6: D Minns
Section 7: R McMullen
Section 8: M Sims
David Minns 14 lt Cameron Tegg 21
Sam Springer 16 lt Jacob Brown 21
Luke Turner 5 lt Michael Sims 21
Joshua Mabb 19 lt Robert McMullen 21
Women’s Singles: Section winners qualify for Australian Open
Section 1: Kim Saunders
Section 2: Gaylene Elsworthy
Section 3: Rae Simpson
Section 1: D Minns/R Boutcher
Section 2: R McMullen/C Tegg
Section 3: N Smith/P Munday
Section 4: W Springer/S Springer
McMullen 13 d Smith 10 – after being all even on 13th end
Minns and Boutcher led all game to defeat W & S Springer 14-8
Section 1: G Elsworthy / K Saunders
Section 2: R Simpson / L Quarrel
Section 1: D Minns
Minns won through to the final with a come from behind win over Niick Chilcott.After trailing for the first 10 ends the Minns team won for of the next five to advance to the final.
Section 2: P Bannister
Bannister’s Derwent City team (J Mabb, R & L Turner,Bannister) defeated the Nick Smith quad by winning four of the last six ends.
FINAL: David Minns, Sam and Will Springer and Ray Boutcher took the final with 11 shots to spare to gain entry to the Open. Final score – 17/6
Gaylene Elsworthy made it a personal games quadrella with the help of team mates V Winley, D Lee, and K Saunders, winning the fours.
The final game was a tight affair with scores even at 11-all on the 11th end with just four to play. By the 14th end Elsworthy held a one shot margin. Lyn Triffitt then drew the absolute shot to draw the game. Elsworthy then won the game 5-3 on shots up.