Mid-Week Pennant Week 8 Review

by Bowls ACT on November 3, 2023

Mens & Womens Mid-Week Pennant coming down to the wire!

Womens Mid-Week Pennant is heating up with no certainties in any of the three grades with just two rounds to go! Reminder that all Womens Mid-Week games have been scheduled for Thursday in Round 9 with Melbourne Cup on the Tuesday.

Grade 1 has Vikings and Queanbeyan the favourites, though Queanbeyan RSL Memorial are still close enough to be a mathematical chance. Vikings lead by just half a rink from Queanbeyan and with both clubs playing one another this week you can expect the winner of this game to go a long way toward winning the Grade.

Grade 2 looks to be Canberra Norths to lose, even if second place Queanbeyan can get in front this week they have the bye in the final round while Norths will head out to Yass and will know what result is required in the final round.

Grade 3 sees Yowani at the top, but have their final bye this week while Vikings are sitting 7 points back, ensuring an exciting final round contest between the two clubs, regardless of this weeks games, will decide the Grade 3 title.

The Mens Mid-Week competition is also reaching the exciting conclusion with the first week of finals played seeing us say goodbye to Queanbeyan RSL in Grade1 and Yowani 2 in Grade 2. The remaining six clubs are still in contention with no certainties in either grade.

Grade 1 has the Grand Final heading out to Yass who were good enough for the second time this year over Weston Creek, claiming victory by just 5 shots. The Creekers live to fight another day and will look to make amends when they take on Crookwell for a place in the Grand Final. Crookwell overcame Queanbeyan RSL in a splendid contest to progress and look to claim Grade 1 the hard way from fourth spot.

Grade 2 saw a most unexpected result with Queanbeyan finding some real form to run out big winners in the Major Semi-Final and will now host the Grade 2 Grand Final defeating Yowani 1 52/24 with Harvey McAlister no doubt enjoying his bowls after finishing HSC exams and being named in the pathways Jackaroos squad claiming a 31/7 win. Canberra North accounted for Yowani 2 at home and progress to take on Yowani 1 in the prelim final and might just have found some form with Peter Hudson getting a good win to help Norths fight on an extra week.