Recently crowned World Championships pairs gold medallist Kelsey Cottrell and Jackaroo captain Lynsey Armitage have booked themselves a berth in the women’s pairs final of the $136,000 Australian Open, after being pushed to near breaking point in today’s semi-final.
Australia's queens of the green have endured a frustrating afternoon at the World Championships in Adelaide taking home only one victory from four matches today while their male counterparts managed to claim three victories of their own.
Australian vice-captain Karen Murphy and her 18-year-old national teammate Dylan Fisher will be given a further opportunity to pull on the green and gold uniform next year after claiming the National Champion of Champions singles crowns in Queanbeyan.
Australian vice-captain Karen Murphy has enjoyed stellar run at the National Champion of Champions in Queanbeyan today, remaining undefeated in both the singles and pairs and within reach of a unique double.
The biggest event on the lawn bowls national calendar, the 2012 Australian Open, is set to become a battleground for bowls glory next week at the Darebin International Sports Centre. photo Bowls Australia
It will be a battle of the teens at this week's Gold Coast RACV Australian Ladies Masters in Queensland when two of the world's hottest young prospects play together for the opening two rounds in the first Ladies European Tour event of the year.
Host nation Australia didn't start the day too well today with a couple of losses. Kelsey Cottrell was no match for Fiji's Litia Tikosuva who won the game 21-13. The game was pretty much Litia's all the way with
Kelsey having a lull and failing to score in ends 8-14 inclusive.
Australia has rebounded strongly from this morning’s shock defeats at the Asia Pacific Championships and remain in contention to advance directly to the semi-finals across the board. photo Australianbowls
Adelaide is set to host the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships from 30th November - 11 December and with a star studded team with an average age younger than that of the Australian Cricket Team the host country will be hard to beat.
In the women’s singles, NSW’s Jan Agar prevailed against Australian Captain Lynsey Armitage who represents arch rival Queensland, in the tie-break to also cement her position at the world tournament. NSW’s Kelly Richards and Natasha Van Eldik put the finishing touches on a near perfect week after triumphing in the women’s pairs final to capture this year’s crown.
In the women's singles, the battle for pool one when right down to the wire with Australian captain Lynsey Armitage triumphing over local Western Australia hope Noelene Dutton in straight sets, but by the slimmest of margins 7-6, 7-6.