Metro Powerhouse goes 2 from 3 at Copper Coast Senior Supa Series
24 teams from across South Australia made their way to the Wallaroo Bowling Club on Wednesday the 16th of September, for the Day 3 of the first Senior Supa Series of the 2020/21 season.
With teams from all around South Australia in attendance, COVID Marshals, guidelines and restrictions were in place to ensure a COVID-Safe event was conducted.
Two games of fours and 2 games of pairs gave these players plenty of opportunity to impress with state selectors in attendance.
Game one saw Esca (Woodville) and Coultas (Ascot Park) get off to a flyer, winning their round 1 games 24-4 and 21-5 respectively.
Game two saw Holtham (Marion) really hit their straps, with a resounding 17-1 victory over local powerhouse (Eichenberger, Moonta). Meanwhile, Kuchel (Murray Bridge RSL) and Heitmann (Hope Valley) played out a nail biting 7-7 draw.
Game three saw some big wins recorded by the likes of Eichenberger (Moonta) by 15 shots, with Coultas (Ascot Park) chipping in with a 14 shot win as Spiers (Wallaroo) and Esca (Woodville) continued their strong week with 11 shot wins. At the end of the spectrum, Milner (Wallaroo) continued their golden run, hanging on for a tight 1 shot win.
Heading into game four, the competition was evenly poised with 4 teams having recorded three wins for the day, with three winning their final match to go undefeated on day 3 – all of which landed themselves o the podium.
It was initially announced that Heitmann (Hope Valley) had finished in third place, however, after a protest an administrative error was discovered which showed Milner (Wallaroo) had won all 4 matches and had in fact finished third. As a result, both teams were declared equal third.
Kepling / Williams / Murdoch / Heitmann (Hope Valley) were declared third-place winners for the second day on the trot with 3 wins, 1 draw and 10 points, before it was discovered that joint third place getters Nicholls / Treloar / Prosser / Milner had won 4 matches, scoring 12 points and finishing 15 shots up. They fell short of second place getters Dimasi / Cox / Kreuzer / Esca (Woodville) also getting 4 wins and 12 points, finishing 36 shots up.
Tournament winner, Bushell / Halls / Houston / Holtham (Marion) finished the day undefeated with 4 wins, 12 points and 39 points to take out the tournament for the second time in three days.
The event is a true showcase of competitive bowls played in the best of spirits. Whilst the attendees are forging lifelong friendships, they are also fiercely competitive which is reflected in the results.
A huge thank you must go to all those that helped this event run, from the players to the volunteers – especially those in the kitchen serving a sensational meal each day. Without all of these people, these events just wouldn’t run.
That brings the Senior Supa Series to a close for 2020, but the Bowls Fest rolls on tomorrow. First up is James Wilson from Bowls Australia running a Club Development Workshop at Wallaroo Bowling Club, before Di Milner runs an officiating refresher course at Moonta Bowling Club.
=THIRD – 3 wins 9 points – Kepling / Williams / Murdoch / Heitmann (Hope Valley)
=THIRD – 4 wins, 12 points, 15 shots up – Nicholls / Treloar / Prosser / Milner (Wallaroo)
SECOND – 4 wins, 12 points, 36 shots up – Dimasi / Cox / Kreuzer / Esca (Woodville)
WINNER – 4 wins, 12 points, 39 shots up – Bushell / Halls / Houston / Holtham (Marion)