Tasmania on track at Super 6
The Tasmanian bowls teams started the Australian Super 6 series in sparkling form on holding greens at South Burnie yesterday, as Glen ‘Boxer’ Stephens reports for the Burnie Advocate. After heavy rain on Thursday, games remarkably got away on time. The Tasmanian side has won its way into the gold medal contests in the men’s singles, men’s triples and women’s triples. It also plays off for bronze in the women’s pairs. Tasmania’s newest member, Lee Schraner, a former Victorian singles champion, has won his way into this morning’s gold medal men’s singles clash. The Tasmanian men’s triples team of Adam White, Simon Zaporozec and Chris Dudman was equally impressive winning its way into the gold medal shoot-out. It won 17-10 against South Australia, 13-12 against the strong NSW combination and 14-12 against Queensland. This morning it goes for gold against the strong Victorian team of Barrie Lester, Brett Foley and Aaron Wilson. The women’s triples side of Maureen Zoon, Erin Sesara and skippered by Jenny Redshaw, from Penguin, staged a remarkable comeback in its third game against Queensland, coming from 11 shots down in the middle stages to finally go down by a solitary shot. This was enough to ensure it would be playing for gold today against Lois Waters, Ruth Moore and Nicole Mengel, from the ACT, as it won its first game against South Australia 18-14, and then took the strong New South Wales team to the cleaners, winning 22-8 in its second game. The women’s pairs team of Kim Saunders and Nicolle Smith will play for the bronze medal against Colleen Orr and Letitia Baldwin, from the Northern Territory. A feature of the results in the Super 6 competition has been the good showing by players from the lesser states, which promises a very competitive sides championship starting on Monday. The gap between the states appears to be closing with no state being able to take any game for granted. All games today start at 9.30am.