Zone 9 Senior Side at Senior Interzone
Mark Alexander, Thursday, 12 March 2020


The hopes of our Zone 9 Senior Side in going back-to-back were dashed in today's semi-final of the Senior Inter-zone held at Grandviews BC.

Zone 16 (Illawarra) were quick out of the blocks to lead 8-1 after 4 ends and maintained that margin for much of the match, though it did occasionally stretch out as they lead 29-17 after 29 ends and 41-29 after 39 ends.  Despite their best efforts and closing the margin back to only a few shots with just a handful of ends to go, Zone 9 was unable to bridge the gap and Zone 16 emerged deserving winners, 58-47.  Terry Warder's rink recorded a hard-fought 19-15 win, while the rinks of Steve Clark (11-23) and Steve Ashdown (17-20) suffered their only losses of the series.

With the quality of the field, a semi-final berth this year after last year's breakthrough Championship title, is no mean feat and the entire team and the Zone 9 Selection panel can be immensely proud of their achievements.


Zone 9:

Jeff Shaw, Jim Dowd, Paul Leckey & Terry Warder   16-18,  33-9,  21-13,  19-9,  19-15

Brad Landi, Graham Tetstall, Mark Blackwood & Steve Clark 20-18,  32-21,  26-21,  35-4,  11-23

Wilson Cheng, Ral Lewis, Tony Taylor & Steve Ashdown   22-14,  17-16,  18-16,  26-6,  17-20

(Reserve Bob Hawtree played a portion of one match as a sub for Ral Lewis)