Twentyman causes a boil over
Brighton’s Chad Twentyman has claimed the biggest scalp of the Australian Indoor Championships so far, eliminating current New Zealand Blackjack Ali Forsyth this afternoon at Tweed Heads. In an event that has more or less panned out as expected to date, Twentyman’s comprehensive 12-7, 11-8 victory against the New Zealand international ranks as the upset of the tournament. The Victorian held the lead almost from go-to-woe to book his spot in the next round, where he will encounter the winner of Rob Wilson and Andrew Rees. While Forsyth’s luck run out early, the event’s other international raider, former English ace David Holt, remains in the running after edging out Eric Copeland 10-8, 12-3. Western Australia’s Rechelle Cole needed just 68 minutes to power into the second round of the $30,000 event against Yvonne Bekeris. Cole blasted her way to 12 shots over seven successive ends in the first set, and carried over the momentum in the second, prevailing 11-2. Also advancing in the 32 player men’s and women’s fields were NSW’s Sarah Boddington, who beat Lynne Baker 11-3, 10-6, and Victoria’s Chloe Stewart, who eliminated Julie Dean 7-4, 7-7, and Neville Brown, who edged out Des Can 5-4, 4-10, 2-1. Round one, session four commenced at Tweed Heads from 2.30pm, with both defending titleholders – Karen Murphy and Tony Wood – taking to the carpet for the opening rubber. Click here for full results from the 2014 Australian Indoor Championships.