Day 3 – Australian Sides Championships

by admin

Tasmania came out this morning in a good position and had a great opportunity to advance themselves on their respective ladders against ACT.  However it wasn’t to be and it was the Capital Territory that proved the better team on the day.  In the women’s event ACT almost got a clean sweep of things, except Jenny Redshaw, Kim Saunders, Mikayla Baker and Maureen Zoon helped save things by claiming a draw. 
While in the men’s side of things they won on two rinks with the Robert McMullen and Lee Schraner skipped rinks coming away victors.  However it was a game to forget for the Adam White skipped rink.  With both the men and women’s teams left to ponder what could have been it was time to regroup and focus on the next round.
South Australia went in strong favourites against the Tassie teams this afternoon, after it was suggested that this was the strongest South Australian teams on the field in ten years.  However the Tassie teams where not backing down without a fight.  In the women’s section it was Tasmania’s top rink skipped by Redshaw that lead the way with another big victory, supported by the Rebecca Van Asch skipped rink of Erin Sesara, Leonie Price and Kiara Daly to claim a 7 shot victory over the South Aussies.  This win put the girls back in equal first on wins and helped mark a memorable 50 game milestone for Sesara.
The men also fought back well this afternoon to claim overall honours over the SA crew by 15 shots.  Lee Schraner, Mark Strochnetter, Chris Dudman and Aaron Page,  who currently sit fourth on the individual rink win table, lead the way with a 17 shot victory.  While McMullen’s team managed a draw and Adam White’s rink of Scott Summers, Tim Douce and Michael Sims went down by a mere 2 shots.  This now places the men in fifth place with a possibility of making top 3 tomorrow when the final match commences at the South Burnie Bowls Club from 9am against the star studded New South Wales team.
Congratulations to the Queensland Men’s Team who have won the Alley Shield with one game to go.
Click here for full results from the Australian Sides Championships.

   MEN 

POINTS 

FOR 

AGAINST 

SHOTS 

RINKS 

 Queensland
   12
 361
    308 
    53
   8

 New South Wales
    8
 389
    324
    65
   12.5

 Victoria
    8
 390
    316
    74
   12

 South Australia
    8
 384
    339
    45
   11.5

 Tasmania
    6
 381
    316
    65
   9.5

 A.C.T.
    4
 318
    371
  -53
   6.5

 Western Australia
    2
 311
    376
  -65
   7

 Northern Territory
    0
 283
    467
  -184
   5

   WOMEN 

POINTS 

FOR 

AGAINST 

SHOTS 

RINKS 

 New South Wales
    8
 417
    307
  110
   12

 Victoria
    8
 371
    326
  45
   11

 Queensland
    8
 400
    323
  77
   10.5

 South Australia
    8
 336
    316
  20
   9.5

 Tasmania
    8
 351
    356
  -5
   9.5

 A.C.T.
    4
 333
    363
  -30
   9

 Western Australia
    4
 337
    351
 -14
   7.5

 Northern Territory
    0
 259
    462
 -203
   4