National Bowling Arm Sides Championships
Updated -September 13 after the conclusion of the competition:
Victoria put the finishing touches on their clinical National Bowling Arm Sides Championships campaign in South Australia yesterday.
The “Armed Vics” concluded the event 19 points clear of second-placed NSW and 33 points ahead of third-placed Western Australia after 60 rubbers were contested over the fours days of competition.
Testament to their stellar performance, the Victorians also claimed victory in each of their state v state head-to-head shields that were contested over the course of the event.
Update – September 12 after the third day of competition:
There was little change to the leaderboard standings during the penultimate day of the National Bowling Arm Sides Championships in South Australia yesterday.
Victoria edged further ahead of the field, nine-and-a-half games clear of second-placed NSW after 48 contests, and looks destined to hoist the silverware aloft later today (Thursday), with just two rounds remaining, although those could be their two biggest challenges of the competition.
The event could be poised for a powder-keg finish, with “Armed Vics” encountering NSW followed by third-placed Queensland during the final day of action Tranmere Bowling & Tennis Club.
– Victoria won the Overland Shield against WA 19 points to 5
The full standing after eight rounds, and three of the four days of competition, can be viewed below.
Update – September 11 after the second day of competition:
Victoria furthered their stranglehold on the National Bowling Arm Sides Championships, with a further 15 victories and a split result during the second day of proceedings at South Australia’s Tranmere Bowling & Tennis Club yesterday.
The “Armed Vics” are the outright leaders following five rounds of action, which has seen 30 rubbers contested, with 25 wins and two draws, ahead of NSW, who secured 12 wins and draw on day two, bringing their total to 18.5.
Western Australia trails just three-and-a-half wins behind in third spot, with just one rubber separating them with fourth-placed Queensland.
A further three rounds of action will be contested today (Wednesday), ahead of two final rounds tomorrow to conclude the event.
The full standings after five rounds can be viewed below.
Update – September 10 after first day of competition:
Victoria has the ascendency after the first day of the 2019 National Bowling Arm Sides Championship, with 10 victories and a draw from their opening 12 rubbers against Tasmania and South Australia.
Western Australia secured eight wins to finish the opening day in second place, with NSW and Queensland trailing behind with six victories.
The competition continues today (Tuesday), with a further three rounds of action.
View the standings after round two below.
Original article published on August 21:
More than 100 competitors from six states will descend on South Australia’s Tranmere Bowling & Tennis Club next month for the 2019 National Bowling Arm Sides Championships.
Staged from September 9 to 12, the annual event will feature 18 players from the six Australian states, excluding the two territories.
Next month’s competition marks the seventh staging of the national bowlers’ arm event.
The playing schedule and competitor list can be viewed below.
R1 (Singles and Fours): SA v QLD, Vic v Tas, WA v NSW
R2 (Pairs and Triples): QLD v NSW, SA v Vic, Tas v WA
R3 (Singles and Fours): QLD v Tas, SA v NSW, Vic v WA
R4 (Pairs and Triples): QLD v WA, SA v Tas, Vic v NSW
R5 (Singles and Fours): QLD v Vic, SA v WA, Tas v NSW
R6 (Pairs and Triples): QLD v SA, Tas v VIC, NSW v WA
R7 (Singles and Fours): QLD v NSW, SA v Vic, TAs v WA
R8 (Pairs and Triples): QLD v TAS, SA v NSW, Vic v WA
R9 Singles and Fours): QLD v WA, SA v Tas, VIC v NSW
R10 (Pairs and Triples): QLD v Vic, SA v WA, Tas v NSW
NSW – “Woomeras”:
Queensland: – “Maroon Arm Bowlers”
Dennis O’Toole (coach)
South Australia – “Armed & Dangerous”:
Tasmania – “Van Dieman Devils”:
Victoria – “Armed Vic”:
Western Australia – “Sandgropers”: