Live streaming of the World Champion of Champions
Australians will get the chance to see David Holt and Noelene Abe in action at the World Champion of Champions if they progress through to the business end of the competition, with Bowls NZ live streaming the semi-finals and finals.
UPDATE: Friday’s World Champion of Champions action has been delayed due to rain and flooded greens, which may effect the timing of this weekend’s preliminary finals, semi-finals and finals. Please refer to Bowls NZ’s website for further information on the scheduled timing of matches.
Despite being held in Christchurch, New Zealand, spectators from around the globe will be able to tune into watch the World Champion of Champions singles semi-finals and finals this weekend.
Bowls Zealand will live stream the World Bowls event’s post sectional encounters, starting from 8.00am AEDT this Saturday, on their website to all international audiences, while New Zealand residents will be able to view the action live on Sky Sports.
Australian qualifier, former English international David Holt, is in the box seat to progress through to the semi-finals of his section, remaining unscathed at the event after eight rounds.
Holt faces just three more tests, in Japan, second-placed England and the Cook Islands in his three remaining encounters, and if he retains his standing at the top of the ladder, he will progress directly to the semi-final, while second and third placings from each section will be drawn into the preliminary semis.
In the women’s event, Western Australia’s Noelene Abe is in third position in her side of the draw, but finishes her sectional rounds with a bye in the next rubber, while second-placed Scotland will encounter four-placed Cook Islands.
If the Cook Islands prevail in straight sets, they could leap-frog both Australia and Scotland in the final standings, but if Scotland manage to secure a set, Abe will clinch a spot in the preliminary semis.
The first women’s semi-final will commence at 8.00am AEDT on Saturday, with the second semis starting at 10.30am and the final staged from 12.30pm, while the men’s post-sectional matches will be held at the same times on Sunday.
Click here to watch the live streaming, commencing at 8.00am AEDT on Saturday, November 29 on the Bowls NZ website.
Click here to stay up-to-date with the full results from the event at Bowls NZ’s World Bowls 2016 website.
Caption: Play has been delayed at the World Champion of Champions due to rain and flooded greens, as St Johns Park’s David Holt shows. Image courtesy of David Allen.