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Fairytale finish feasible for fours

 
 

The Australian Open’s women’s fours are down to the semi-final stages after a heated fray at Broadbeach today, and a fairytale finish for the defending titleholders remains a very real possibility.

The reigning champion team of Samantha Noronha (Merrylands), Natalie Noronha (Merrylands), Carla Krizanic (Sunbury), and Natasha Scott (Raymond Terrace) are just two wins away from replicating their heroics, after a comprehensive 27-5 quarter-final masterclass against Masako Sato (Harbord), Leone Schueler (Neutral Bay), Genevieve Delves (Harbord) and Virginia Longfellow (Harbord).

Scott’s quartet will encounter Kylie Whitehead (Wodonga), Tayla Spence (Bundoora RSL), Kristina Krstic (Manning) and Samantha Shannahan (Merrylands) in the semis, after Shannahan guided her contingent to a 13-10 victory over Blaine Edwards (Altona), Tara Ferrier (Melbourne), Brooke Edwards (Altona) and Gayle Edwards (Altona).

Across the other side of the draw, Malaysia’s Azlina Arshad, Nor Hashimah Ismail, Nur Fidrah Noh and Siti Zalina Ahmad have stamped their authority on the competition and are running red hot after downing the all-star team of Ellen Ryan (Cabramatta), Kay Moran (Cabramatta), Julie Keegan (Broadbeach) and Karen Murphy (Cabramatta) - all of whom who have tasted Australian Open glory - 17-12.

The Malaysian raiders will come up against the young-gun outfit of Tiffany Brodie (Fitzroy Victoria), Amelia Bruggy (Bendigo), Georgia White (Paradise Point) and Chloe Stewart (Broadbeach), who edged out Faye Clarke (Bairnsdale), Brittany Wiley (Binjour), Maria Rigby (Kawana) and Ester Regan (Bramble Bay) 18-12.

Testament to the ability of the youth competing in the world’s biggest and most lucrative bowls event, the average age of the three teams remaining in the semis featuring Australian players, excluding the Malaysians, is 22.

The semi-finals of the women’s fours will be staged at Broadbeach from 11.45am on Wednesday. Check out all results here.

Women’s fours semi-finals:
A. Arshad (Malaysia), N. Ismail (Malaysia), N. Noh (Malaysia), S. Ahmad (Malaysia) v T. Brodie (VIC), A. Bruggy (VIC), G. White (QLD), C. Stewart (QLD)

S. Noronha (NSW), N. Noronha (NSW), C. Krizanic (VIC), N. Scott (NSW) v K. Whitehead (VIC), T. Spence (VIC), K. Krstic (WA), S. Shannahan (NSW)

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Yours Magazine Over-60s Men's Pairs

 

The Australian Open’s newest discipline, the Yours Magazine over-60s men’s pairs competition has progressed to the knockout stages following three rounds of sectional warfare across nine Gold Coast Clubs today.

33 section winners and 31 next best qualifiers have advanced to the round of 64, with a blockbuster encounter between Blue Diamond Pairs runner-ups Nigel Smith and Neville Jenkins and former Australian Assistant Coach Robbie Dobbins and 52 game international Sam Laguzza scheduled for tomorrow morning from 9.00am.

Click here to view the knockout draw for the Over 60's Men's Pairs

Click here to view all sectional qualifiers

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Familiar names litter the Bowlers with a Disability finals

 

The singles of all Bowlers with a Disability sections were run and won today, with a number of familiar names qualifying for the finals.

2015 champions Nathan Appleton (Intellectual Disability Singles), Brian Taylor (Hearing Impaired Singles), Josh Thornton (Physical Disability Men's Singles), Dennis Wormald (Vision Impaired Men's Singles) and Joy Forster (Vision Impaired Women's Singles) have all made it through to the next rounds, to be played on Wednesday at Musgrave Hill.

Tomorrow sees the commencement of both the Multi Disability Pairs and the Vision Impaired Pairs.

Click here to view the knockout draw for the Bowlers with a Disability

Click here to view all sectional qualifiers

 
 
 
 
   
 

Yours Magazine is proud to sponsor the Over 60 Pairs!

 
 

Yours is Australia’s fortnightly magazine for women. Packed full with inspiring real-life reads, heartfelt celebrity interviews, the latest in fashion and beauty and advice on everything from health and wellbeing to finance; travel to gardening, homes and pets.

With 18 pages of expert advice, amazing travel and gorgeous gardens, it’s value packed. Just $3.99, on sale Thursdays.

We thank Yours Magazine for their fantastic support of the event!

 
 

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What's on tomorrow?

 

Tomorrow the greens will be over flowing once again with men's pairs rounds of 16 and quarter-final matches, women's pairs rounds of 64, 32 and 16, Over-60s men's pairs rounds of 32, 16 and quarter-finals, Over 60s women's pairs commences with a day of sectional play and the re-scheduled coveted singles quarter-finals will conclude a busy day on the greens. 

Women's quarter-final match up's-

Siti Zalina Ahmad (Malaysia) vs Natasha Scott (Raymond Terrace, NSW)

Lynsey Clarke (Club Helensvale, QLD) vs Emma Brown (Broadbeach, QLD)

Julie Keegan (Broadbeach, QLD) vs Molly Wilton (Raymond Terrace, NSW)

Noelene Dutton (Windsor, QLD) vs Dee-Anne Robertson (Broadbeach, QLD)

Men's quarter-final match up's-

Aaron Wilson (Clayton, VIC) vs Harley McDonald (Warilla, NSW)

Lee Schraner (Rosny Park, TAS) vs Aron Sherriff (Ettalong, NSW)

Sean Ingham (Broadbeach, QLD) vs Steve Glasson (Mount Lewis, NSW)

Brett Wilkie (Club Helensvale, QLD) vs Safuan Said (MCC Kew, VIC)

All of these matches will take place at Broadbeach Bowls Club at 5:30pm (approx) on Tuesday June 21. 

 
 
 
 
   
 

Viva Surfers Paradise

 
 

See Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as we pay tribute to the world's greatest music legends with ten days of FREE classic entertainment at Viva Surfers Paradise!

Viva will dazzle and delight fans of Elvis, The Beatles, ABBA, Michael Jackson and many more with the best tribute artists from around the world gathered in one location to bring back the music of yesteryear. Over ten days, enjoy amazing live performances, rock 'n' roll dancing, show 'n' shine for vintage car-lovers, our annual renewal of vows ceremony and of course the ever-popular Ultimate Elvis™ Tribute Artist Contest™! Don't miss out on the biggest Tribute Artist music festival to hit the Coast!

This fun-filled FREE event guarantees to excite and entertain people of all ages. Those wanting to be up close to all of the action are invited to purchase Gold or Silver tickets here.

 
 
 
 
   
 

An ode to the Gold Coast greens

 
 

As Australian Open participants would know, yesterday saw an extraordinary amount of rain dumped across south-east Queensland and the Gold Coast, with some areas receiving as much as 80mm of rain throughout the day.

The photo above was taken at around 6:00pm last night at Paradise Point; it is a testament to the ability of Gold Coast greens to recover quickly as all 14 clubs started their matches as scheduled this morning.

A big thank you and congratulations to all clubs and their tireless greenkeepers for keeping the Open on track for another year!

Caption: Paradise Point's greens covered with water at 6:00pm yesterday, during a torrential shower of rain

 
 
 
 
   
 

Will Luke and Hastings practice what they preach?

 
 

With the return of the Over-60s category at the 2016 Australian Open, Faye Luke and Therese Hastings are both ready to bring their experience to the green, competing for a share in the $27,800 prize money. 

Between the two ladies, it would be hard to find a lawn bowler with a better resume, with their experiences as both players and coaches making them ones to look out for during this year’s competition. 

Hastings is a former Australian Open Pairs winner and recently retired from the Western Australian team, and Luke is the current Team Manager for the Australian Jackaroos. 

 
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Aquis Gold Coast Titans vs Manly

The Aquis Gold Coast Titans are pleased to invite all Australian Open participants to take advantage of an exclusive offer to attend Monday night's Titans vs Sea Eagles match at CBUS Super Stadium in Robina.

Check out the flyer for the offer at the link below; adult tickets for the match have been discounted to $20 (down from $27) and juniors (under 14) to $15 (down from $22) - all tickets purchased through this offer will also receive a free hat or flag!

To take advantage of this offer, contact Talissa on 07 3367 6084 or at talissat@titans.com.au.

View the flyer for this offer here

 
 

State of Origin at Broadbeach Bowls Club

Become a Queenslander for the night or show your NSW pride!

State of Origin game two will be played on Wednesday evening, June 22 - bowlers are welcome to come to Broadbeach Bowls Club to revel in the festivities.

The club will be running a pizza night as a Keno BBQ draw, so come on down and enjoy the night!

 

 

 
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 

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