Laura Butler leading the way at the Australian Open

by Pieter Harris on June 18, 2024

We are heading quickly toward the final days of the Australian Open and WA players, especially our talented ladies, continue to make their presence felt on the greens.

Laura Butler is leading the way and playing outstandingly, having played her way into the Blue Ribbon Singles Semi-Final, Pairs Quarter-Final, and Fours Quarter-Final, all scheduled to be played at Club Helensvale on Wednesday.

Kristina Krstic sees herself in the Pairs and Fours Quarter-Finals. Unfortunately, the Butler and Krstic teams come up against each other in the Fours Quarter-Final sometime on Wednesday.

Hailey Packer and Deb Saunders have also played themselves into the Pairs Quarter-Final. They have tough opposition first up in the morning but after beating some great teams today, they will go into tomorrow full of confidence.

Calvin Rodgers has been playing usual Calvin bowls in the Vision Impaired Open Singles, and will line up in the Final on Thursday.

While getting knocked out in the last couple of days, a number of other players have had great Australian Opens.

David Goddard was the last man standing getting knocked out in the last 32 stage of the Men’s Singles.

The Pairs teams of Sean Mawdsley & Louie Beurteaux and Warren Holt & John Davidson made it through to the last 32 of the Men’s Pairs.

Brad Gillingham, Callum Alberti, Marcus Sear, and Tyrone Alberti went down in the last 16 of the Men’s Fours after a last-end measure to the Carl Healey skipped team.

In the Women’s Fours, Shaan Saunders, Deb Saunders, Amanda Masters, and Kerry Reagan had a great tournament making it through to the last 16 before being bundled out by Kristina Krstic.

Also playing Wednesday, the Under 18’s Singles with Callum Alberti, Edan Manifis, and Cam Wellington representing WA begins as well as the beginning of the knockout games for the Men’s and Women’s Over 60’s Pairs.

All event sectional and knockout results can be found on Australian Open BowlsLink