WA Finish Second and Fourth in the National Over 60’s Championships

by admin on October 24, 2013

Final WA Results for the National Over 60’s Championships The National Over 60’s Championships has concluded with the Western Australian Women’s team finishing in second position with four wins and two losses. The player of the series for Western Australia was Kaye Blackwell.
Victoria took out the Women’s Championship with five wins and a draw.
The Western Australian Men’s team finished in fourth position with three wins and four losses. The player of the series was Graham Evans.
New South Wales went through the Championship undefeated to claim the title.
Full Western Australian Women’s Over 60’s Results
Full Western Australian Men’s Over 60’s Results
Final Ladder Positions
Our Men’s and Women’s State Sides have made winning starts to their National Over 60 Championships campaigns, despite the cold and wet conditions at Belmont Bowls Club in Geelong, Victoria.

Angela Sharp’s rink comprising Janne Gibsone, Val Cox and Julie Savell had a tough ask against Tasmania’s talented Mary Beaumont, eventually going down 14-25, however, strong performances from Lee Poletti’s rink that includes Bev Baker, Renate Coote and Kerry Andersen and Kaye Blackwell’s rink consisting of Irene Leahy, Vicki Spragg and Rinske Butcher ensured a resounding 66-55 aggregate win.  Poletti was in devastating form, defeating Carine Daly 26-17 and continued in similar fashion in the afternoon session, downing South Australia’s Joan Prosser 21-9.

Blackwell beat Beryl Gooch 26-13 but could not maintain the momentum going down 18-22 to SA’s Heather Richards.  Sharp was able to quickly put the morning’s disappointment behind her as she comfortably accounted for Dianne Green 22-14, helping to set up a solid 61-45 aggregate win.

The Men were equally impressive with Dinko Golem’s rink of Graham Evans, Geoffrey White and Lindsay Thorn notching narrow 18-17 and 22-20 wins against Tasmania’s Wayne Manson and South Australia’s Roger Spry respectively.  Steve O’Neill’s side comprising his clubmates Pat Caffell, Gordon King and Grant Nicol gave WA plenty of breathing space in the morning with a 24-12 win over Grant Allford, while John Trewhella and his rink of Patrick Buller, Glynn Vaughan and Gordon Twist bounced back from a 15-21 defeat to Bruce Howard to beat Mike Waldash 29-13 in the afternoon session.

Having defeated Tasmania 57-50, the 70-55 triumph over South Australia despite O’Neill eventually going down 19-22 to Ken Holtham, has the lads in good spirits which augurs well for the remainder of the week.

Our Men and Women taken on Queensland tomorrow morning and the ACT in the afternoon, fully confident they can maintain their position at the top of the table.