Day Three – Bowls Premier League

by Rob McGuire on November 9, 2022

A big loss in the final game of day three has left Tasmania Trident’s chances of a final berth hanging by a thread at Bowls Australia’s Bowls Premier League#16 which is being played at Club Pine Rivers in Brisbane this week.   With a 5-7 win-loss ratio at the end of day three, the Tridents will need to win five of its final six games to be sure of a top five finish and a place in the finals on Friday night.

In their first game today, the Tridents started well  against Tweed Heads Osprey winning the first set 10-3 but dropping the second set 2-5, before fighting back to win the tiebreaker 2-0.

Moreton Bay Pirates had a tight tussle with the Tridents in the second game of the day narrowly winning the first set 5-4 before winning the second set 6-3.

The Tridents dropped two in a row when Gold Coast Hawks won in straight sets 10-2 and 5-5.

The Tridents bounced back in their fourth game of the day when they defeated Moama Steamers 2-4, 5-2 and 1-0 in the tiebreaker.

In their final game on day three, which was shown live on Fox Sports and Kayo, the Tridents put in their worst performance of the event when they were soundly thrashed by Adelaide Pioneers in straight sets 2-15 and 4-14.   A win would have given the Tridents a real chance of making the finals but that now looks like a virtual impossibility.

Ladder at the end of day three:

  1. Sydney Lions 24 points
  2. Moreton Bay Pirates 24 points
  3. Melbourne Pulse 24 points
  4. Adelaide Pioneers 21 points
  5. Moama Steamers 18 points
  6. Gold Coast Hawks 15 points
  7. Perth Suns 15 points
  8. Melbourne Extreme 15 points
  9. Tasmania Tridents 15 points
  10. Tweed Heads Ospreys 9 points

The event continues on Thursday with three games being played by the Tasmania Tridents including round thirteen against Melbourne Extreme at 10.30am, round fourteen against Melbourne Pulse at 11.45am and round fifteen against Tweed Heads Osprey which will be televised live on Fox Sport and Kayo at 8.45pm.

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