Strong start for Qld boys
Three wins from four have Qld’s boys off to a solid start at the Junior Nationals in Darwin Queensland’s boys got off to a strong start at the Australian Under-18 Championships at the Northern Territory’s Nightcliff Bowls Club today.
Three wins from four games against South Australia will see the boys kick off tomorrow’s round two clash with Tasmania from a strong position in Section 2, where they currently top the ladder in singles and pairs.
Most notable of Queensland’s round one wins was Nic Gosley’s 19-shot demolition of SA’s Tyson Wilson in the singles, 21-2.
Gosley later combined with Jacob Nelson in the pairs for another convincing win 23-10.
It was tougher going for Queensland’s fours outfit of Jake Rynne, Jacob Nelson, Jessie Turnbull and Hayden Vogler, with the boys struggling in early ends.
However, a few well played ends got the boys back into the match, and, with their tails up, they went on to clinch the fours opener 16-10.
Unfortunately, the triples outfit of Rynne, Turnbull and Vogler couldn’t quite make it a clean sweep for Queensland, going down 11-18, but with seven wins from eight across the boys and girls events, state coach Bill Cornehls had no complaints about his teams performance, putting the trio’s struggles down to unfamiliarity with the artificial surface.
“Playing on an artificial surface when you’re not used to it is always hard, there were a few too many short bowls for the triples,” Cornehls said.
“Seven out of eight is a happy result, and we hope tomorrow morning to kick off the same way.”
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