Queen Scott continues her golden tournament with the coveted Women’s Singles crown
Australia’s number one ranked female bowler, Raymond Terrace’s Natasha Scott, continues her golden form at the World’s Biggest Bowls Festival with a comprehensive 21-7 victory in the Women’s Singles final over local Broadbeach bowler Dee Ann Robertson. Australia’s number one ranked female bowler, Raymond Terrace’s Natasha Scott, continues her golden form at the World’s Biggest Bowls Festival with a comprehensive 21-7 victory in the Women’s Singles final over local Broadbeach bowler Dee Ann Robertson.
Up until yesterday’s Women’s Fours semi-final, Scott had been in contention for an unprecedented three-peat in the women’s disciplines and is still in contention for the Women’s Pairs title as her and her partner Carla Krizanic take on fellow Australian Jackaroos pair Anne Johns and Rebecca Van Asch in the semi final.
After Scott took an early lead 9-0 lead, Robertson fought back strongly picking up a four and a one in the next two ends to narrow the score to 9-5. However, Scott showed her strength in winning the next four ends to take a commanding 16-5 lead and eventually ran out a 21-7 winner.
“I knew I had to get off to a good lead against Dee, this being her home club and she had a lot of support from the crowd.” Scott said of her initial flurry.
“I’m absolutely stoked. There’s some amazing female bowlers out there from young to old, so I’m over the moon.”
Scott will now turn her attention to the Women’s Pairs semi-final, to commence at 2:30pm on the lush Broadbeach green 2.
A tantalising matchup awaits in the Men’s Singles final after two rapid fire semi-finals earlier, with Australian Jackaroo team mates Brett Wilkie (Helensvale) and Aron Sherriff (Ettalong Memorial) to meet in tomorrow’s showpiece.
Wilkie was too strong for National Coach and bowls legend Stephen Glasson OAM (Mount Lewis), romping to a 21-6 victory, while Sherriff faced a tighter affair against another former Australian Open singles champion Aaron Wilson (Clayton) eventually running out a 21-17.
“I was little bit fortunate that Steve wasn’t at his best today but I’m happy with the way I played.” Wilkie said.
“I know Aron’s playing really well so I look forward to doing battle with him tomorrow.”
The Men’s Singles final will be shown live tomorrow afternoon on Fox Sports immediately following the Women’s Pairs final – coverage begins at 11:00am.