State Open Singles Results
Day three of the Bowls Tasmania Gala saw the Blue Ribbon singles event take centre stage across all four venues.
The women’s open singles is now down to the Quarter Final stages with last years runner-up and Tasmanian Bowler of the Year Vicki Winley the first to progress through where she will face a tough opposition in former winner of this event Lyn Triffitt.
Barbara Smith enjoyed a sleep in this morning after receiving a bye and then a walkover to progress straight through to the third round where she accounted for Invermay’s Deb Lee. Smith will now take on East Launceston’s Karen Stewart after she defeated her club mate and fours teammate Annie Lewis.
2016 Tasmanian Singles Champion scrapped through to another quarter final with a 3 shot victory over an inform Marlene Bushby and will now battle it out with Marjorie McFarlane.
And rounding out the quarterfinals is Howrah’s Denise Tanner who progressed through with a 25-18 win over Gaylene Elsworthy. Her opponent is former Tasmanian Bowler of the Year Yvonne Buckley who defeated fellow Sandy Bay teammate Laura Best in the round of 16.
The men’s open singles has one more round to contest than the women and is now out to the round of 16. Derwent City’s Peter Bannister will now take on fellow southerner Josh Baker in the first match of the day, while Latrobe’s Phil Mundy will play local North Launceston bowler David Minns.
Nick Chilcott has made his way through against Australian Champion of Champion Singles winner Lee Schraner, while state skip Michael Sims will player Dover’s Jarrah Allan.
Tasmanian representative Robert McMullen is chasing his second State Singles Title when he takes on Buckingham’s Michael Taylor. Sandy Bay’s Keith Hinkley will battle it out against Invermay’s Gene Ayton.
South Burnie’s Cameron Griffiths had a good day at the office and will now take on Trevallyn’s young gun Josh Appleyard who also made it through in to the pairs round of 16 with Schraner.
In our final match for the round of 16, Miles Baker survived a nail biter 25-24 against Damien Lewis and will now take on Australian junior representative Lachlan Sims.