Annual ANZAC Test in its 5th year

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The Bowls QLD President’s XII have taken out the Annual ANZAC Test Series versus the Australian Defence Force this weekend at Club Pine Rivers. The Bowls QLD President’s XII have taken out the Annual ANZAC Test Series versus the Australian Defence Force this weekend at Club Pine Rivers. 

The ANZAC test series has been played for five consecutive years (2014-2018) to mark the centenary of the ANZAC legend. It commemorates the efforts of our soldiers over the past 100 years, since World War I started in 1914, with the centenary of ANZAC to be honoured in 2018.

The Bowls Queensland Presidents XII test side is a combination of Queensland’s aspiring, experienced and multi-disability representatives, while the Defence team is comprised of the elite bowlers of the Australian Services Bowling Association. 

Jacob Nelson’s rink of Linda Morish, Jake Fehlberg and Brendon Wilson dominated the series for QLD, leading the way to win the series 3 tests to nil. The ADF played a fantastic series in great spirit. Kicking off on Saturday, November 17 at 12:30pm, the first test saw BQ steadily taking the lead and defeating the ADF 71-52. 
Before the second test began, the players payed their respects at the ANZAC wreath-laying ceremony. 
The second test kicked off at 5:45pm and the ADF wasn’t bowing down to BQ, holding their own on two rinks when ADF Reeves’ team beat Wilkie’s BQ bowlers 24-14 and ADF Sobolewski’s crew defeated Howard’s BQ players. However, BQ sharp-shooters under Nelson’s lead defeated Black’s team with a tidy 41-10, pushing BQ ahead of the ADF once again, with the total score 67-61 to BQ. 
Although the ADF started off with a bang for the first three ends, Sunday saw the BQ team pushing through and winning 63-43, thereby claiming the trophy with a final total score 3-0 to BQ. 
Thank you to Club Pine Rivers for hosting the event and Club President Dave Antney for leading the memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony.
Detailed scores:

Test 1: BQ 71 def ADF 52
A Thorp, B Sellars, J Turnbull, A Howard 20 def A McCloskey, K Lane, D Wagstaff, D Reeves 16
S O’Toole, G Fehlberg, J Wise, B Wilkie 19 lost to S Christie, G Harkins, S Adams, P Black 20
L Morish, J Fehlberg, B Wilson, J Nelson 32 def S Mauger, D Booth, M Carley, S Sobolewski 16
Test 2: BQ 67 def ADF 61
Howard 12 lost to Sobolewski 27
Wilkie 14 lost to Reeves 24
Nelson 41 def Black 10
Test 3: BQ 63 def ADF 43
Howard 27 def Black 17
Wilkie 19 def Sobolewski 10
Nelson 17 def Reeves 16
TOTAL: BQ 3 def ADF 0