Veolia State Wide Challenge – Senior RD1
The Southern men made a great start to their campaign to defend their Senior Veolia State Wide Challenge title claiming both overall wins on offer today at the Port Sorell Bowls Club. In the mornings encounter the South beat the North West second side on three rinks to win the overall, with Barry Bone’s rink of Graham Rowbottom, Jeff Maughan and Tony Hack leading the way with a mighty 29-7 victory.
However it was not to be in the afternoon’s round with Bone’s rink the only Southern rink to be defeated. However Grant Allford and John North’s rink got the job done for the south with their rinks winning by 3 and 2 shots respectively.
The North West were not able to capitalise on their home ground advantage of having their second side on offer, claiming only one of the four overalls on offer when they showed a dominant display winning on all rinks against the North. The North turned it around in the afternoon though and got their revenge against the North West second side winning on two rinks and drawing on the third.
While in the women’s division the North and South shared the honours claiming all four overalls between them and claiming 25 points each for the day.
Carol Bannister and June Guy’s rinks for the South both came away undefeated for the day and have put their region in a strong position to win the title that they too are defending.
While the North also had two rinks undefeated today skipped by Kim Saunders and Sophie Fletcher.
While things are now hotting up on the overall Veolia leader board, with the first round completed for the Open, Junior and Senior legs of the competition. The South have now taken over top spot as defending champ of the master overall.