Northern Teams Take State Titles


Bowls North teams were dominant  at the State Thursday Pennant Titles at Latrobe this week.

All sides started their finals campaign against Bowls North West in the morning games on Wednesday and were triumphant in all four Divisions.

Division One Trevallyn enjoyed a resounding 80-38 win over Penguin. In Division 2 Deloraine made a winning start by downing Ridgley 64-51. Winning on two rinks Scottsdale comfortably defeated Devonport Eagle 76-42 in Division 3 with no game in Division 4 with only two teams entered.

In the afternoon games the losing Bowls North West sides were pitted against Bowls South. Sandy Bay surged to a 59 all draw against Penguin in Division One, Glenorchy Rodman eliminated Ridgley from the competition in Division 2. Devonport Eagles kept their hopes alive in Division Three by defeating Geeveston 63-46.

After setting themselves up during Wednesday’s opening day of play against Bowls North West, the north teams were triumphant in all four games on Thursday.

In Dvision One Trevallyn dedicated their emotional win to former members Tony Benneworth and Tony Long after they both passed away in a boating accident almost a fortnight ago. Rink wins to Rae Simpson, Roger Long and Michael Sims set the stage for a victory against Bowls South counterparts Sandy Bay 69-32

A 76-50 score line ensured Deloraine continued on their winning way to take the Division Two crown. The David Heathcote rink was the standout 38-16 win.

In Division Three Scottsdale made it two wins from as many starts with a 76-56 triumph against Geeveston decisively ending Devonport Eagles hopes.  Kevin Coates and Peter Fogarty were the wining skips on the day with Fogarty's  37-10 scoreline being the deciding factor.

Cosgrove Park made its only appearance because of the absence of a Bowls South contender. The Launceston based team gave Devonport Eagles no quarter and their 79-53 win gave the Northern sides a clean sweep of titles.

State Saturday Pennant Titles will wrap up the pennant season in Hobart this weekend.