Tasmanian Aceit Cubs in the hunt for medals.
Tomorrow is finals day at the Australia Junior Championships and the Tasmanian Aceit Cubs are well and truly in the thick of things are already assured at least 2 medals when both the boys and girls pairs disciplines take to the greens.
First up in the morning at 8.30am at the Capalaba Bowls Club in Queensland will see Isaac Maughan and Josh Walker-Davis taking centre stage playing for the Gold medal in the boys pairs when they take on Victoria. Maughan and Walker-Davis are no strangers to the finals campaign having already claimed a bronze medal in this discipline at last years national championships. They have already gone at least one better by securing a bronze and will no doubt be hoping to make it gold. The boys progressed through their sectional play competition with 2 wins from 3 matches and after finishing on equal wins with Queensland who Tasmania beat in round 1 of the competition managed to finish 2 shots ahead on the ladder.
The girls singles gold medal match will be the match Live Streamed on Bowls Australia’s Rinkside Live tomorrow however the boys pairs match will be the secondary match and the action will shift over to the boys if the girls match finishes earlier. So make sure you are tuned into Bowls Australia’s Facebook page from 8.30am tomorrow to catch a glimpse of our stars in action.
Our girls Singles representative Lauren Banks will also be in action tomorrow morning when she takes on South Australia’s Kate Argent-Bowden in the bronze medal playoff, also at 8.30am. Banks has had a fantastic year in singles having won the Tasmanian junior girls singles championship in January before also claiming the Tasmanian women’s Champion of Champion title in March. She will also contest for the Australian women’s Champion of Champions Singles title next week at the Kingborough Bowls Club.
The boys triples will also be trying to add to the medal tally when they play Victoria for Bronze in the morning also on at 8.30am. The team of Patrick Oldham, Kyron Daly and Liam Davern will be vying for their first Australian Junior Championships medal after progressing through their sectional play with 2 wins from 3 games, suffering their only loss at the hands of Queensland. Rounding out our juniors in the morning will be our girls fours of Jorja Maughan, Logyn Curtis, Crystal Brooks and Casey Cornish when they take on NSW for 5th and 6th place.
Our girls pairs of Jorja Maughan and Lauren Banks will take centre stage from 11.15am tomorrow when it’s their turn to play for Gold up against South Australia. Maughan and Banks progressed through their sectional play competition undefeated only suffering a draw along the way against Queensland. Tasmania and Queensland both ended up with two wins and a draw each, however our girls had in covered with a 10 shot margin over the maroons.
The boys singles gold medal match will be the main focus of the second games Rinkside Live action on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page, but similarly to the mornings game, if and when the boys singles concludes the attention will shift focus over to our girls pairs final.
Josh Walker-Davis will be attempting to claim his second medal of the day (having already been secured at least a silver in the mornings pairs final) when he plays for the bronze medal in the boys singles. Walker-Davis won through with two wins, suffering his only loss along the way to WA by a mere 2 shots, 19-21. He will now take on NSW Toby Peters.
The girls triples combination of Curtis, Brooks and Cornish will play off for 5th and 6th spot against South Australia, while the boys fours team of Oldham, Daly, Davern and Maughan will play Northern Territory for 7th and 8th spot.
Good luck to all juniors tomorrow in your quest for glory. GO TASSIE!!!