Singles Results – State Champs
Defending women’s singles champion Bec Van Asch was the first player today to make her way through to her second final in as many years. Van Asch has made her way into three from three finals this week after having already secured the fours title earlier in the week with Invermay teammates Kim Saunders and Nicole Smith and Penguins Gaylene Elsworthy, and plays in the pairs final first up tomorrow with partner Erin Sesara.
Van Asch’s opponent in the final will be her opponent from last year’s Semi Final Carol Bannister. The Australian Indoor Singles Semi finalist, Bannister, eased her way into the grand final with a 25-14 victory over Tasmanian squad member Alison Venn.
With most of the men’s quarter finals and semi finals decided by less than 5 shots, it was a wonderful display of bowls on the greens at North Launceston today. Local hero David Minns triumphed over men’s defending champion David Genford in the quarterfinal, 25-19, set up a terrific showdown with Australian Under 18 Representative Michael Sims. With the game going shot for shot throughout, Minns managed the victory 25-22.
His opponent in the final tomorrow will be East Launceston’s Sam Springer, who has made it two years in a row that a Springer will be making an appearance after brother Will was runner up last year. Springer overcame two titanic battles today, by defeating Tasmanian Representatives Aaron Page 25-22 in the quarter final and Cameron Tegg 25-23 in the Semi final.
Tomorrow will see the Men’s and Women’s Pairs Finals commence at 9.30am at North Launceston Bowls Club, followed by the blue ribbon Men’s and Women’s Singles at 1pm