International insurgents in form at Indoors
The Australian Indoor Championships is taking a distinctly international flavour this year, with another two former international raiders surging into the quarter-finals of the $30,000 event. A second former English representative booked a berth in the pointy end of the competition this morning, joining Steve Halmai who dethroned Tony Wood late last night to progress, with Saint Johns Park’s David Holt eliminating Bowls Australia’s Regional Bowls Manager for North East Victoria, Josh Thornton. Holt, who claimed the National Champion of Champions singles title in South Australia last October and will go on to don the green and gold uniform for Australia at the World Champion of Champions later this year, was in scintillating touch on the Tweed carpet, racing to a 10-4, 12-3 victory. Holt could make it two-from-two against BA’s Regional Bowls Managers, formerly known as Community Development Coordinators, with a match up against fellow Victorian RBM Barrie Lester in the quarters – if Lester prevails over William McIlwain. Former Scottish international Kay Moran has also secured safe passage through to the quarter-finals this morning, eliminating Deby Brien 10-7, 12-0 to set up a tantalising quarter-final encounter against reigning Under-18 Female Bowler of the Year Chloe Stewart, from Victoria. Stewart, who progressed through to the semis at the event in 2011, eased passed Christina Pavlov 7-6, 9-3. Click here for full results from the 2014 Australian Indoor Championships at Tweed Heads.