THE Tasmanian Men’s Bowls team performed well up to expectations at the recent Australian Sides Championships held at the Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast.
The team, which has five Coasters in the side, finished with four wins and three losses.
The highlight for the team was its four-shot defeat of the strong NSW side.
It is the second time in four years that Tasmania has beaten NSW, a team made up of several international and Australian representatives.
Other states to feel the wrath of the Tigers were South Australia. Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.
Tasmania got off to a poor start, being beaten by the eventual championship winner, Queensland 69-38.
It then won four of its next five games, only going down to Victoria 63-55.
In its last game against Western Australia, a team that had performed well below what was expected of it, the Tasmanian lads just could not get their game going and went down by 13 shots 48-61.
A pleasing feature of the championships is that the previous powerful states of Queensland, NSW and Victoria have found they can no longer take the lesser states for granted otherwise they may find themselves embarrassed.
NWTBA players in the team were Tim Douce and Adam White from Devonport, and Chris Bannon, Nick Smith and Philip Mundy from Latrobe.
From reports filtering back, it appears all these players can be well pleased with their efforts, as can the rest of the team.
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This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.