Australian Indoor Championships
Over the course of this weekend our 4 successful Tasmanian Qualifiers have made their way to Tweed Heads Bowls Club for the coveted 2015 Australian Indoor Championships.
Sonia Martyn, Rosie Geeves, Darren Monks and Will Springer all made their way through the Tasmanian leg of qualifying to tackle some of the nations best. Thanks must go to the Kingborough Indoor Centre who have sponsored our players to assist with their travel to this prestigious event. The event will be played over four action packed days commencing tomorrow (24th August) at 8am.
First up our women’s competitors, with Howrah Bowls Club’s Rosie Geeves set to take on defending champion Jamie-Lee Worsnop from the St John’s Park Bowls Club in Sydney. While Sonia Martyn from Dover RSL, finds herself pitted against Western Creek’s Jessica Hogan (ACT). If Martyn finds success in the first round she has a potential show down with the Queen of the indoor, Karen Murphy in the second round.
If both of our Tassie women can win their way through the first two rounds they are set for a collision in the quarter finals, which would ensure Tasmania a semi finalist. Go Girls!!!
Our men’s draw is no easier, with our number 1 qualifier and Tasmanian Representative Darren Monks pitted against the men’s defending champion and former English International David Holt, also at 8am tomorrow morning. Holt has suffered some injuries in 2015 but certainly does favour the indoor greens having experienced much success in the arena in the Northern Hemisphere.
“This year hasn’t been my best year to be honest and I’ve had a couple injury problems to contend with so I wouldn’t say I was overly confident going into this year’s event.
“With that said I know indoor is probably my favourite surface so if I can get through the first couple of games I reckon I’ll have as much chance as anyone else.” Holt said when speaking to bowlsaustralia.com.au
East Launceston’s Will Springer will have plenty of Tasmanian support on the sidelines being the only tiger scheduled for a 2pm start tomorrow. He will take on Clinton Doust from the East Maitland Bowls Club in NSW. Springer faces a potential second round encounter against former winner and World Cup champion Jeremy Henry.
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The finals of the event on August 26th and 27th will be live streamed via bowlsaustralia.com.au