Tasmanian Junior Pairs Crowned
Today saw the future of Tasmanian bowls on display at Trevallyn Bowls Club with the Junior Boys and Girls pairs in action.
The girls final was an absolute nail biter with scores seesawing throughout the match and even drawing level three times during the game. Casey Cornish and Crystal Brooks hit the front by 1 going into the last end against Jorja Maughan and Lauren Banks and were holding shot with one bowl to come. The girls studied the head and discussed their shot before Maughan headed to the mat to play the deciding bowl. Holding second shot Maughan sat the shot bowl out clean and stayed for two shots to claim the 2018 Tasmanian Junior Girls Pairs Title for the first time. The junior girls pairs game was Live Streamed on our Bowls Tasmania Facebook Page and can be viewed by following this link; https://www.facebook.com/bowls.tasmania/videos/1983426305258543/
The boys competition meant for a couple of changes when Josh Walker-Davis and Patrick Oldham were forced to withdraw from the competition after reaching the final stages of the men’s open pairs competition. This forced Lachlan Sims to team up with new partner Kyron Daly, who found themselves in the final against Blake Sculthorpe and Jordan Seabourne. However Sims who was playing in his final junior competition today before he turns 18 later this month was not to be denied and went out in style when he and Daly claimed a 14-10 shot victory to finish the day undefeated and holding the 2018 Tasmanian Junior Boys Championship.
The Bowlers with a Disability and Bowlers with Bowling Arms Championships also commenced today with both events now out to the finals which will take place on Tuesday morning at North Launceston Bowls Club. Rick Ormerod and Kevin Bowkett will now take on Colleen Fellow and Charlie Thomas in the Open Disability Final, while we are yet to receive the Bowling Arms finalists.
The Open Pairs competition also continued today and are also now down to the final two men’s and women’s finalists ready for their respective finals on Tuesday morning as well. Defending Champions Dee Harman and Alison Venn are continuing their amazing form to reach their second final in as many years and will now take on new pairing Lyn Triffitt and Amelia Bruggy who won their semi final after being 8-0 down early in the match before staging a comeback. The men’s final will be a family versus family affair with East Launceston brothers Will and Sam Springer set to take on father/son duo Luke and Ricky Richardson of South Burnie.
The men’s and women’ open singles will continue tomorrow at North Launceston Bowls Club along with the Bowlers with a Disability Singles, while the Junior boys and girls singles along with the Bowlers with Bowling Arm singles will commence at Kings Meadows Bowls Club.