State Mixed Pairs Champions Crowned

by Rebecca Van Asch on January 13, 2020

The Tasmanian Mixed Pairs came to a conclusion today at the North Launceston Bowls Club with the event down to the quarter final stages at the start of the day.

David Genford and Lyn Triffitt came out all guns blazing with a 17-2 victory over Steve Graf and Peri Buckley. While Taelyn Male and Danielle Towns proved too strong for father daughter combination Scott and Amity Booth. Julian Brown and Debra Duff both from Penguin also made their intentions known with a 16-3 victory over husband and wife duo John Sutcliffe and Rosie Geeves. While Jess and Robert McMullen put on a dominant display against Michael Sims and Rebecca Van Asch.

The McMullen’s kept this dominance going to defeat Brown and Duff 17-6 in one semi final, while Male and Towns took out the other semi 15-11 over Genford and Triffitt.

It was Male and Towns that jumped out of the blocks early to take a small lead before the McMullen’s leveled the scores after 6 ends. The husband and wife combination never looked back after this and with a 9 shot buffer with one end to play were crowned the 2020 Tasmanian Mixed Pairs Champions.

Robert and Jessica will now head to the Australian Championships in October to compete for the Nationals.

You can now watch the livestream of the final by clicking here

Also held today was the Junior Boys Pairs sectional play. Blair Fidler and Lachlan Thurley won their section undefeated with a margin of plus 38 in a very dominant display. While it was a much tighter affair in section 1 with three teams winning two games each. However it was Isaac Maughan and Lucas Howell that came away with the better margin with plus 15 followed by plus 9 and plus 5.

The final of the Junior Boys Pairs will be held on Wednesday at 12pm at the North Launceston Bowls Club.

At the Kings Meadows Bowls Club today was the Bowling Arm Singles sectional competition. With 8 sections of 3 players, all section winners won through their sections undefeated with two wins. Albert Atkinson won through section 1 and will now take on John Burley in the first quarter final match. Geoffrey Munro will play State representative Kevin Bowkett, while Trevallyn’s Geoff Buchanan will play fellow clubman and 2019 Bowling Arm player of series, Gordon Hurst. Armed Devils teammates and North West Coasters Peter Thow and Kevan Gaffney round out the quarter finals.

The Bowling Arm singles will continue at 9.30am Wednesday morning at North Launceston Bowls Club, while the semi final and final of the Pairs will be played tomorrow at the Trevallyn Bowls Club.