The NSW Junior Blues have capped off an amazing 3 days of competition today by taking home 2 gold medals, 3 bronze and 3rd overall out of all the states. The Blues finished off an amazing day by climbing back into 2nd overall in the boys competition and 3rd overall in the girls competition. Bowls NSW could not be prouder of what is a young junior blues side who are developing into high calibre professional players.
The girls triples took home gold against a Northern Territory and Western Australia composite side. Taking an early lead, the team of Swatridge, Lord and Camp dominated throughout to take out a 26-8 win.
The boys fours team of Holburn, Meti, Freeman and Walker displayed an absolute masterclass of teamwork and quality bowls against the Western Australian’s in the gold medal match. After a shotgun start to WA, NSW fought hard to not only get back into the match, but then control every aspect of the remaining ends. The final score of 18-8, was a fitting finish to Heath Walker’s junior career.
In the bronze medal boys singles playoff, Toby Peters fell behind in the middle of the game, but showed absolute class to come back and win 21-17 to take home bronze for NSW.
In the bronze medal girls pairs match, Kasey Cone and Mia Hotson dropped shots early to trail 3-10 halfway through the match. They then fought back to lead going into the last end. The Queensland skip then played an absolute bomb to trail for 2 to win Queensland the bronze medal. Both girls should be very proud of their efforts.
Earlier in the day, Mia Hotson picked up 5th in the girls singles. The boys triples and pairs finished 5th after strong wins over WA and ACT respectively. The girls fours also picked up 5th place with a win over a strong Tasmanian outfit.