Zone 9 Senior Side
Mark Alexander, Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The opening day of the 2019 BNSW Seniors Inter-Zone Sides Championship, played in glorious weather at Charlestown BC, proved to be an extremely fruitful one for the “Niners” as the Zone 9 Seniors recorded two convincing victories.

This morning’s Round 1 clash with Zone 1 (Far North Coast) saw our boys quick out of the blocks, consolidate through the middle stages then finish with a powerful surge to record an emphatic 34 shot victory, 80-46 (10-0).

In Round 2, up against a fellow morning winner in Zone 11 (Manning), it was a much tighter affair though Zone 9 were rarely, if ever, behind on the master-board. When Zone 11 did challenge and close the gap, one or more of our rinks would pick up a multiple score to ease the nerves of all concerned. The final score, 73-56 (9-1), was probably a fair reflection of a match played on a green running 16s at the outset but which slowed dramatically as the shadows lengthened.

Today’s results leave Zone 9 assured of qualifying for the post-sectional rounds.



W Cheng, R Lewis, T Taylor, C Linton.  31-12, 28-17

J Shaw, J Dowd, J Venteman, T Warder. 22-12, 27-16

B Landi, H Brenner, G Tetstall, S Clark. 27-22, 18-23