NT falls, but Blues still lead the pack
Queensland’s men storm past NT, but NSW still top dogs at Australian Senior State Sides Pictured: Two “Most Valuable Player” award-winners from 2013 Australian Seniors Sides Championships (Geelong) faced off against each other at Tweed Heads this year, NSW’s Ken Paulsen and QLD’s Lou Dalakis.
Queensland’s men clocked up a whopping 47-shot win over competition minnows Northern Territory, in Round 5 of the Australian Senior State Sides at Tweed Heads Bowls Club this morning.
The Maroons dominated on three rinks, to clinch an important 82-35 win and keep their title hopes simmering.
Unfortunately ladder-leaders New South Wales were also victorious this morning, beating South Australia 65-51 to maintain thier lead in the competition.
With just two rounds to go, second-placed Queensland will be relying on either ACT or Victoria to topple the Blues.
The home side will also need to keep their noses clean, with a loss to either Victoria this afternoon or SA in tomorrow’s final round, almost certain to end Queensland’s title hopes.
Ken Luck’s rink of Lou Dalakis, Mick Tobin and Kerry Flint were the big winner for Queensland this morning, smashing Lee Farrell’s NT outfit, 33-11.
Geoff Hawken’s boys had another big win, beating Stan Smolski 30-11, while Nev Jenkins’ rink topped off the Maroons’ morning with a 19-13 win over Chris Parsonson.
With no NT side in the women’s field this year, Queensland’s girl had the morning off to rest and recuperate before their crunch clash with Victoria this afternoon.
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