Quail in play-off
Unbeaten in all three pool matches, Tasmania’s Rebecca Quail takes on Kelsey Cottrell in this morning’s women’s singles final at the Bowls Australia Super 6 action at Bendigo Bowls Club in Barnard Street, as Adam Bourke reports for the Bendigo Advertiser.
All of today’s finals start at 9.30am.
Quail was in hot form throughout yesterday’s start to the championships.
At the end of her hat-trick of wins, the Tasmanian star had achieved 63 for and 39 against.
Cottrell won through to the final on a 2-1 record in her pool.
The Blues’ ace was pushed in several of her matches and finished with a 59-44 record.
The match for the bronze medal will be between Queensland’s Sue Brady and the Northern Territory’s Sue Aumann.
The fierce rivalry from State of Origin rugby league will be taken to the bowls green as New South Wales and Queensland meet in the women’s pairs final.
The Blues’ Claire Turley and Karen Murphy will vie for Super 6 glory against the Maroons’ Kristy Thatcher and Lynsey Armitage.
In the men’s pairs, South Australia’s Simon Dorr and Wayne Ruediger will pit their skills against Tasmania’s Michael Sims and Robert McMullen.
The bronze medal clash will be between NSW duo Matt Baus and Aron Sherriff against Queenslanders Robert Wild and Sean Ingham.
There were many closely-fought contests in the triples action.
Today’s duel for the gold medal will be the NSW trio of Ray Pearse, Ben Twist and Shan Garvey against Victoria’s Dylan Fisher, Barrie Lester and Matthew Flapper.
Just last week, Flapper was in superb form at the Bowls Victoria championships played on the Bendigo East greens.
It will be another showdown between New South Wales and Queensland in the women’s triples final.
The Blues have Kay Moran, Katrina Wright and Natasha Van Eldik taking on Queensland’s Natasha Jones, Pamela Rowe and Louise Witton in the Super 6 decider.
After tomorrow’s rest day, the Australian Sides Championships start on Monday at the Bendigo Bowls Club.
Round one will be played from 9am, with the second round to start at 2pm.
The championships action keeps rolling until Thursday.