2024 Australian Open: Day 6 recap

by Val Febbo on June 13, 2024

On yet another sensational day on the Gold Coast, the men’s fours sections commenced and concluded, while the women’s singles knockout draw has taken shape as the Australian Open heats up.

Women’s Singles – sections 95 – 119

The women’s singles saw all the big names progress through unscathed after an eventful day across the south of Queensland.

Two-time singles champion Kelsey Cottrell survived a huge scare after a 21-20 defeat at the hands of New Zealand’s Linley O’Callaghan in her final match of the day.

Cottrell’s shot difference was more than enough to see her progress on top of her section.

Emerging Jackaroo Samantha Atkinson was in fine touch to go undefeated, while Jessie Cottell enjoyed a brilliant day in the sun.

Para Jackaroo Cheryl Lindfield went unblemished, while reigning fours champion Laura Butler and 2022 pairs runner up Tris Doolan made it through to the next round.

The knockout draw has seen some tantalising matchups revealed, with Kristina Krstic to take on Samantha Atkinson in round one, while Selina Goddard will meet 2022 pairs finalist Wendy Wilson.


Men’s Fours

Each section of the men’s fours were in action on day six with most of the big names ensuring their spot in the knockout stages with defending champions Barrie Lester, Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock and Aron Sherriff progressing.

The Nick Cahill and Ben Twist teams made it through after sensational days, as did Carl Healey’s squad.

Ryan Bester’s quartet booked passage into the round of 128, while Cody Packer’s team went through unblemished.

The Ali Forsyth skipped team that also contains Aaron Wilson enjoyed a sensational day, while Nathan Rice also progressed.

Two Jackaroos in Matt Lucas and Nathan Black failed to progress after a tough day in some stacked sections.


The 2024 Australian Open will run from the June 8-21, 2024 on the Gold Coast in Queensland with Rinkside Live coverage from 9am AEST daily on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.