Open Gender Pennant Finals Continued Across the State

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The 2023/24 BCiB Open Gender Pennant Finals continued today with thrilling matches across seven grades. In Grade One, held at Ettalong Bowling Club, Cabramatta solidified their lead atop the Section One ladder after four undefeated rounds, while Club Maitland City climbed to the top of Section Two, also remaining unbeaten.

Cabramatta and Soldiers Point, the two unbeaten sides in Section One after the first two rounds, faced off this morning in Round 3. Cabramatta delivered a commanding performance, securing a decisive win and earning all 10 points. This victory kept them firmly in the lead, 10 points ahead of their nearest rival, Bateau Bay.

In Round 4, Cabramatta encountered tough opposition from Forster. Forster stayed competitive throughout much of the match, but Cabramatta elevated their play in the final third to clinch a 75-57 victory.

Bateau Bay sit in second place on the ladder, with 28 points, 10 points behind Cabramatta after defeating Forster and Mona Vale today. Their only loss of the weekend was against Cabramatta in Round 2 where they lost by just four shots.

Cabramatta will go into tomorrow’s match against Narrandera with confidence knowing they only need a tie on one rink to get half a point to progress to the final should Bateau Bay beat Soldiers Point and win all three rinks.

If Cabramatta lose 10-0 tomorrow and Bateau Bay win 10-0 it will come down to shot difference between the two clubs to decide who progresses to the final.

In Section 2, Club Maitland City moved to the top of the ladder after wins over Port City and Grandviews today and sit 10 points clear of Grandviews on the ladder.

The exact same scenario is the case in Section 2 with Club Maitland City in the same position as Cabramatta with Grandviews needing the same outcome as Bateau Bay to progress to the final.

Club Maitland will take on Gunnedah tomorrow morning while Grandviews will face Port City.

The fifth and final round of Grade One begins at 8:30 AM. Originally scheduled to feature on the livestream rink, Mona Vale and Forster have opted not to play their match as they are out of contention for the final. Instead, the match between Club Maitland City and Gunnedah will be livestreamed. The action will be available on the Bowls NSW Facebook and YouTube channels, followed by the Grade One final at approximately 1 PM, which will also be livestreamed.

Semi-finals in Grades 2-7 are set to begin tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM, with the finals scheduled for 1 PM. Here are the clubs advancing to the semi-finals in each grade:

Grade 2

Austral vs Merrylands

Harbord vs Hamilton North

Grade 3

Wiseman Park Wollongong City vs Campbelltown

Waverly vs NBC Sports

Grade 4

Wangi vs Birrong

Scone vs Wenty Leagues

Grade 5

RSL Sussex Inlet vs Cabramatta

Hillsdale vs South Tamworth

Grade 6

Soldiers Point vs Uralla

North Haven vs Belfield

Grade 7

Sawtell vs Tura Beach

Hunters Hill vs Bingara

Check out the full results across all grades on Bowlslink here: