Women’s CoC Pairs Down to Semis as Open CoC Singles Finalists Confirmed
It’s been another huge day of play at both Club Merrylands and South Tamworth Bowling Club with the semi-finalists and finalists confirmed for the Women’s CoC Pairs and Open CoC Singles respectively.
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Merrylands duo Sharon Farrell and Natasha Russell have worked their way into the semi-finals of the Women’s CoC Pairs, playing superbly to overcome Castle Hill 20-11 in the Round of 16 followed by a similar 20-12 win against Figtree Sports in the quarter-finals. Playing Merrylands in the semi-final will be Kurri Kurri who were in scintillating form against St Ives in this afternoon’s live streamed quarter final, cruising to a 20-6 win. As is often the case, it wasn’t that St Ives played poorly, but rather that Kurri Kurri were just too strong and consistent.
On the other half of the draw, Cowra will come up against Soldiers Point. Cowra have surprised many throughout this Championship, playing superbly through their sectional matches and producing big shots when it matters in their knockout rounds. This included a tense 18-17 quarter-final win over Killara that went down to the final bowl!
Soldiers Point are Cowra’s opponents, and their pairs combination are no strangers to success. Jan Sutherland is leading for Betty Herbertson, and an interesting fact about Herbertson is that she has previously won this event in 2013, playing for Merrylands that year. In what is an even bigger coincidence, her pairs partner in the final was Kerry Farrell, mother of Sharon Farrell who is competing for Merrylands in this event!
Semi-final matches will begin Sunday morning at Club Merrylands, with the Cowra v Soldiers Point match to be streamed on the Bowls NSW Facebook page.
Déjà Vu as Davis Faces Glasson in Open CoC Singles Final
Ben Glasson (Mount Lewis) will take on Jono Davis (Macquarie Dubbo) in the final of the Open CoC Singles at South Tamworth Bowling Club.
Glasson came from the brink of elimination in both his final sectional game and semi-final earlier today. In his Round 3 sectional match, Glasson fought back from behind to edge out Gary Kelly (Warilla) 31-28. He then trailed Shannon White (Forster) by a dozen shots before fighting back to trail 19-23. White looked to be on the cusp of victory by stretching the lead to 28-21 before Glasson turned up the heat and scored ten unanswered shots to storm to victory.
Davis booked his berth in the final in similar fashion with a hard-fought victory over newly crowned NSW Open State Singles Champion Kenta Treacher (North Sydney). In a close fought battle, Davis edged home 31-27 in front of a strong South Tamworth crowd.
Interestingly, this is not the first state final to feature Glasson and Davis. Way back in 2012, when both players were juniors, Glasson edged Davis in the NSW Junior State Singles Final. A lot can happen in the space of a decade, but Glasson will be hoping it’s a similar result. With the way both players have been performing, what is guaranteed is that the final will be an entertaining and high-quality affair.