Open CoC Singles Under Way, Women’s CoC Pairs Down to Knockout Rounds

by Billy Johnson

It was a momentous day of play in NSW, with the Open and Women’s CoC events running simultaneously. At South Tamworth, the Open CoC Singles completed their first two rounds while the Women’s CoC Pairs has completed sectional play with post-sectional matches to start Saturday morning. Here is your daily wrap from both events:

Section Winners Confirmed in Women’s CoC Pairs

The sectional matches have been completed in the Women’s CoC Pairs, and the section winners confirmed for Saturday and Sunday’s knockout rounds. a good mix of metropolitan and regional teams have qualified, including the likes of Ettalong, Figtree Sports, Soldiers Point and St Ives. Also making it through are the Merrylands duo of Sharon Farrell and Natasha Russell. The local favourites recorded three solid wins in sectional play against Corrimal, Bomaderry and Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL.

Round of 16 matches will take place Staurday morning at Club Merrylands where there are some cracking match-ups, including Soldiers Point v Munmorah United and Charlestown v South Tamworth.

Open CoC Singles Sections Taking Shape at South Tamworth

After a soggy end to the opening day of the 2021 Open Champion of Club Champions Singles, played at South Tamworth Bowling Club, each section has one player undefeated and with the advantage heading into the final round.

Round 2 action was played in wet conditions with bands of rain causing a number of delays to play and saw each of the first round winners pitted against each other.

Recently crowned open State Singles Champion Kenta Treacher (North Sydney) tops Section 1 ahead of Scott Hamilton (Inverell Sporties) and Adam Gleeson (Bar Beach). Treacher takes on winless Terry Pappas (Waverley) in Round 3 and will book his semi-final berth with a victory. Hamilton and Gleeson will battle for their chance but rely on Pappas thwarting Treacher.

In Section 2 Jono Davis (Macquarie Dubbo) tops the bill, ahead of Matthew Norris (Lorn Park) and David Hall (Park Beach). Norris and Hall will be relying on recently crowned NSW Open State Pairs and Fours Champion Jack McShane (Merrylands) recording his first win in Round 3 against Jono Davis.

Ben Glasson (Mount Lewis) heads the charge in Section 3, with Peter Taylor (Alstonville) and Chris Couchman (Austral) chasing. Taylor and Couchman will fight out Round 3 with their chances of a semi-final berth relying on Gary Kelly (Warilla) recording his first win of the championship in his match against Glasson. 

Shannon White (Forster) is the only undefeated player in Section 4, trailed by Paul Williams (Halekulani) and Peter Bobrige (St Georges Basin). In Round 3, White takes on Bobrige and Williams takes on Steven Broad (North Albury).

Action continues at South Tamworth from 8:40am, and Bowls NSW will live stream the Round 3 clash between Jono Davis v Jack McShane followed by both semi-finals. There is plenty on offer for viewers on the Bowls NSW Facebook page!

Click here to view the latest results from the Open CoC Singles

Click here to view the post-sectional draw for the Women’s CoC Pairs