Louise Hoskins & Serena Bonnell Win Gold in Aust Para Women’s Open Pairs

by Bowls QLD

Day 3 of “The Nationals” in Perth is complete with the first of the medals determined in the Australian Para Nationals.

Congratulations to Louise Hoskins and Serena Bonnell on winning Gold in the Australian Para Women’s Open Pairs, defeating South Australia’s Vanessa Wildly and Catherine Vluggen 20 to 5 in the final. 

Final day of Para Nationals tomorrow in Perth:
8:45am Men’s 14 Point and Open Pairs Finals and Women’s Singles Semi’s (Louise, Serena and Cheryl Lindfield) 
12pm Women’s Singles Final and Men’s B7/8 Singles Semi (Cooper Whitestyles) 
3pm Men’s B5/6 Singles Final (Tony Bonnell), also B7/8 Singles final. Go QLD!! 

Medal presentations for all Para events tomorrow night. Find draws and results HERE

The Australian Senior Sides (Over 60) commenced today at the Joondalup Bowling Club.

Round 1 
Women QLD 61 def ACT 55
Brenda Thompson, Terry McAlary, Gail Crompton, Sue Brady 16-19
Joan Tennent, Adele Pershouse, Tracy Foster, Maria Rigby 26-16
Cheryl Heaps, Frances Craig, Debbie Logan, Karen Goldsworthy 19-20

Men QLD 63 def ACT 46
Phil Jordan, Max Jaffray, Neville Jenkins, Scott Franklin 20-18
Keith Whalley, Jim Wise, Alan Howard, Greg Rolls 19-16
Bill Cornehls, Ray Kurtz, Scott Chamberlain, John Finlayson 24-12

Round 2
Women QLD 45 lost to NSW 60
Rigby 10-26
Brady 17-16
Goldsworthy 18-18

Men QLD 68 def NSW 57
Finlayson 27-24
Rolls 22-14
Franklin 19-19

Find draws and results HERE

The Australian Sides Championships will follow from 13-16 October and the Australian Championships from 17-20 October.

Below: Louise Hoskins and Serena Bonnell – 2023 Australian Para Women’s Open Pairs Champions