It’s a wrap! Bowls QLD wins 2022 ANZAC Test Series

by jgrey

Congratulations to the Bowls QLD President’s XII team on winning the 2022 ANZAC Test Series.

After a hiatus of two years since this well-loved, annual tradition has been able to take place due to COVID, the ANZAC Test Series is in remembrance of those who have been lost and in honour of the men and women serving our country.

Held over the ANZAC Day weekend, Friday 22 April – Saturday 23 April, at Manly Bowls Club, the event commenced on Friday night with a Wreath Laying Ceremony and was followed by the first of three tests to be held. Test 2 and 3 were held on Saturday.

The ANZAC Test Series commenced in 2014 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 honoured in 2018.

CPO PJ Black, President ADFLB noted that “the event is one of ADFLB’s highest priorities and continues to strengthen our standing in the civilian bowls community”.

Peter Williamson, BQ President, offered, on behalf of the membership of Bowls in Queensland, “our sincere thanks for the work done by our men and women of the ADF both at home and overseas which is of paramount importance to this country”.

The ADF team was comprised of the elite from Australian Services Bowling Association. They took on the President’s XII team, which included high level players of varying ages.

ADFLB Team
LTCOL M. Lott, CPO S. Adams, WO1 M. Carley, WO1 S. Sobolewski (sk)
PO J. Smith, LS A. Jenkins, FSGT B. Marshall, SGT G. Harkins (sk)
PO K. Shaw, LAC G. Wetzler, CPO P. Black, FSGT J. Wholohan (sk)

Queensland Team
Bronwyn Torrens, Andrew Paskins, Justin Cribbin, Sean Ingham (sk)
Pamela Rowe, John Finlayson, Brett Wilkie, Jacob Nelson (sk)
Tyler Pettigrew, Kerry Flint, Bolivia Millerick, Kane Nelson (sk)

The covered, carpeted greens at Manly were a good choice, as the Brisbane skies opened and turned on the taps during the games but play was able to continue. The President’s XII was a strong side this year, with State and previous State representatives at the helm; however, the ADF proved to be a strong side to beat with some close calls throughout.

RESULTS

Test 1
ADF LTCOL M. Lott, CPO S. Adams, WO1 M. Carley, WO1 S. Sobolewski (sk) def BQ Bronwyn Torrens, Andrew Paskins, Justin Cribbin, Sean Ingham (sk) 19-18
BQ Pamela Rowe, John Finlayson, Brett Wilkie, Jacob Nelson (sk) def ADF PO J. Smith, LS A. Jenkins, FSGT B. Marshall, SGT G. Harkins (sk) 21-18
BQ Tyler Pettigrew, Kerry Flint, Bolivia Millerick, Kane Nelson (sk) def ADF PO K. Shaw, LAC G. Wetzler, CPO P. Black, FSGT J. Wholohan (sk) 23-11

First test BQ def ADF 62-48

Test 2
ADF PO K. Shaw, LAC G. Wetzler, CPO P. Black, FSGT J. Wholohan (sk) def BQ Pamela Rowe, John Finlayson, Brett Wilkie, Jacob Nelson (sk) 22-21

BQ Tyler Pettigrew, Kerry Flint, Bolivia Millerick, Kane Nelson (sk) def ADF LTCOL M. Lott, CPO S. Adams, WO1 M. Carley, WO1 S. Sobolewski (sk) 29-17

ADF PO J. Smith, LS A. Jenkins, FSGT B. Marshall, SGT G. Harkins (sk) def BQ Bronwyn Torrens, Andrew Paskins, Justin Cribbin, Sean Ingham (sk) 19-17

Second test BQ def ADF 67-58

Test 3

BQ Tyler Pettigrew, Kerry Flint, Bolivia Millerick, Kane Nelson (sk) def ADF PO J. Smith, LS A. Jenkins, FSGT B. Marshall, SGT G. Harkins (sk) 30-16

ADF PO K. Shaw, LAC G. Wetzler, CPO P. Black, FSGT J. Wholohan (sk) def BQ Bronwyn Torrens, Andrew Paskins, Justin Cribbin, Sean Ingham (sk) 23-16

BQ Pamela Rowe, John Finlayson, Brett Wilkie, Jacob Nelson (sk) def ADF LTCOL M. Lott, CPO S. Adams, WO1 M. Carley, WO1 S. Sobolewski (sk) 33-9

Third test BQ def ADF 79-48

TOTAL TEST SERIES RESULT: President’s XII def Australian Defence Force 208-154

You can watch the live streams of each test here on our website or on our Facebook page.

Thank you to Manly Bowls Club for hosting this event.