Tasmania take away 3 Silver medals.
The Tasmanian Super Six Teams have not been able to turn their results into gold, but have still come away from this warm up event with 3 medals. Lee Schraner’s dream run was bought to an end by former Victorian teammate Dylan Fisher. Schraner struggled to get the numbers on the board early with Fisher pulling away. However the new Tasmanian fought to the very end but fell at the final hurdle going down 13 – 21.
The Men’s triples started off well and were neck and neck with the Victorian combination of Aaron WIlson, Brett Foley and Barrie Lester. The scores were locked at level a number of times throughout the match, but it was the fifteenth end that told the story with Wilson killing the end and claiming 4 for his team after the re-spotted jack was placed on the two metre mark. This gave the Tasmanian the hard task of chasing those shots down with three ends to play, which proved too difficult. It was a 16 – 12 score line in favour of the men in blue from Victoria.
Our Women’s triples also struggled to turn things in their favour with ACT dominating the match to win 18 – 11. The women’s pairs were our final hope of getting a morning win, with the chance of scoring a bronze medal and after being down 4-13 at the midway mark they clawed back to within four shots with two ends to go. However the Northern Territory girls held off our late charge to come away with the bronze.
Congratulations to all the Tasmanian Super Six players on a wonderful start to proceedings. The team will have two practice matches tomorrow against Queensland and Northern Territory before they commence the Australian Sides Championships at the South Burnie Bowls Club from Monday. The Opening Ceremony is schedule to start at 8.30am.
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