2019 Multi-Nations: Gold rush for the Jackaroos

by Domenic Favata

The BCiB Australia Jackaroos have performed strongly at the 2019 Multi-Nations, medalling in all every discipline possible as preparations continue ahead of next year’s World Bowls Championships.

Between Australia Gold and Green, the two teams secured six gold (from a possible 8), four silver and four bronze medals, including both Singles crowns to kick-start a gold rush on the final day.

Ray Pearse and Ellen Ryan defeated Gary Kelly (Ireland) and Kelly McKerihen (Canada) respectively in the first session of play, before a couple of retiring greats ensured a bumper finish to the event.

Nathan Rice (Australia Gold – Men’s Fours) picked up a gold medal in his final match for the Jackaroos, with both Australian Fours teams pitted against each other in the final, while Karen Murphy produced a memorable last bowl to help Australia to the Women’s Pairs gold medal.

Murphy will go on to finish her Jackaroos career at next weekend’s World Bowls Challenge, while Rice bows out in his hometown with 288 caps in the green & gold.

BCiB Australian Jackaroos – Medal Tally:

Gold – Women’s Singles (Ellen Ryan), Men’s Singles (Ray Pearse), Women’s Fours (Lynsey Clarke, Karen Murphy, Chloe Stewart, Natasha Scott – Australia Green), Women’s Triples (Carla Krizanic, Kristina Krstic, Rebecca Van Asch – Austalia Gold), Women’s Pairs (Ellen Ryan, Karen Murphy – Australia Green), Men’s Fours (Wayne Ruediger, Ben Twist, Nathan Rice, Aron Sherriff – Australia Gold)

SilverWomen’s Fours (Dawn Hayman, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch, Kelsey Cottrell – Australia Gold), Women’s Triples (Lynsey Clarke, Chloe Stewart, Natasha Scott – Australia Green), Men’s Triples (Barrie Lester, Corey Wedlock, Aaron Teys – Australia Green), Men’s Fours (Barrie Lester, Jesse Noronha, Corey Wedlock, Aaron Teys – Australia Green)

BronzeWomen’s Singles (Kristina Krstic), Men’s Triples (Wayne Ruediger, Ben Twist, Aron Sherriff – Australia Gold), Men’s Pairs (Jesse Noronha, Aaron Wilson – Australia Green), Women’s Pairs (Dawn Hayman, Kelsey Cottrell – Australia Gold)

Results:

Gold Medal Matches

Women’s Singles – Ellen Ryan (Australia Green) def. Kelly McKerihen (Canada) 21-4

Women’s Pairs – Ellen Ryan, Karen Murphy (Australia Green) def. New Zealand 13-12

Women’s Triples – Carla Krizanic, Kristina Krstic, Rebecca Van Asch (Austalia Gold) def. Lynsey Clarke, Chloe Stewart, Natasha Scott (Australia Green) 18-16

Women’s Fours – Dawn Hayman, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch, Kelsey Cottrell (Australia Gold) def by. Lynsey Clarke, Karen Murphy, Chloe Stewart, Natasha Scott (Australia Green) 10-17

Men’s Singles – Ray Pearse (Australia Gold) def. Gary Kelly (Ireland) 21-16

Men’s Pairs – New Zealand def by. Canada 12-17

Men’s Triples – Barrie Lester, Corey Wedlock, Aaron Teys (Australia Green) def by. New Zealand 12-16

Men’s Fours – Wayne Ruediger, Nathan Rice, Ben Twist, Aron Sherriff (Australia Gold) def. Barrie Lester, Jesse Noronha, Corey Wedlock, Aaron Teys (Australia Green) 14-9

Bronze Medal Matches

Women’s Singles – Kristina Krstic (Australia Gold) def. Jo Edwards (New Zealand) 21-14

Women’s Pairs – Dawn Hayman, Kelsey Cottrell (Australia Gold) def. Wales 20-19

Women’s Triples – South Africa def by. New Zealand 11-16

Women’s Fours – NZ def. Wales 14-4

Men’s Singles – Aaron Wilson (Australia Green) def by. Ryan Bester (Canada) 15-21

Men’s Pairs – Ray Pearse, Nathan Rice (Australia Gold) def by. Jesse Noronha, Aaron Wilson (Australia Gold) 17-21

Men’s Triples – Wayne Ruediger, Ben Twist, Aron Sherriff (Australia Gold) def. Ireland 24-13

Men’s Fours – South Africa def. Malta 13-11


Up next! Bowls Australia (BA) will be live-streaming selected matches from all three days of the Trans Tasman Test Series (November 25-27).

Trans Tasman Test Series
November 25-27
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
(Broadbeach, Helensvale & Musgrave Hill)

Bowls Australia (BA) will be live-streaming selected matches from all three days of the Trans Tasman Test Series.

Schedule: