Women’s Pennant Wrap

by Bowls ACT

Only the women played Pennant on the weekend – the men were lucky enough to get the weekend off.  Of the four matches, there were no serious upsets although the size of the wins may have raised some eyebrows.  Firstly, by Queanbeyan over Tuggeranong, the Donna Seddon led rink had a +11 shot win for Queanbeyan whereas Tuggeranong’s Chloe Morrison led her r ink to a +6 shot win.  Nonetheless, Tuggeranong retains their 5th position spot – or, in another way of looking at it – leading the second group of four for when the grade splits.  (That rather confusing statement is because the top four teams at the end of the playing season will play off for the Grade 1 flag, whereas the next 4 teams will pay off for the Grade 2 flag).  Final score Tugg 36, Qbn 41 (1-1).  Belconnen had their first win of the season when they defeated the combined Norths/Yass team on both rinks.  The combined team continues to struggle with player availability, which must be frustrating for all involved.  (But good on them for not throwing in the too-hard-towel!) Final score CN/Yass 34 Belc 49  (0-2).  In the other two matches of the round the top four  placed teams played off.  Canberra met Canberra North on the synthetic and must have had their fair share of Wheaties (or Red Bull?) as Mina Bannerman’s rink dominated their opposition contributing +21 shots to the overall score.  With a win too, was the Robyn Moxon led rink, giving Canberra the full points on offer.  This result sees Canberra move from 4th on the ladder to the handy second placed spot.  Final score Can 54 CN 26 (2-0).  Over at the Creek, QRSLM1 started out looking like being the first team to topple the Wildcat Women, despite having some big absences from their team (R Moore & K James)  Scores were even at the ‘half way point’ with Marta Kavas on fire for the Diggers.  But as we know they can, WC just chipped and chipped away, eventually running over the top to win both rinks comfortably.  It’s hard to nominate a best player for the W’Cats – pretty much every player put down some superb bowls – truly a team of champions!  Final score WC 41, QRSLM1 27 (2-0).  QRSLM2 had a well earned rest.