Vic Medal race hotting up
The rise and rise of recalled State player Lisa Phillips continues at the Victorian Open, as she powered through to the business end of her fourth event at the tournament.
Phillips (Coatesville BC) has emerged as the front-runner for the Vic Medal after she qualified for the last 16 of the mixed pairs.
Interestingly, her mixed pairs partner Nick McIntyre (Whittlesea), is also deep in three events and could well be a Vic Medal contender himself.
Phillips has made finals day for all four disciplines. As well as the last 16 of the mixed pairs, she’s in the last 16 of the women’s singles and quarter-finals of the pairs and triples.
The Vic Medal is awarded to the best-performed bowler at the tournament across all disciplines, giving Phillips an undeniable chance of winning.
Others in the early running for the Vic Medal are Brooke Edwards (last 16 singles, last eight pairs, last eight triples), Chloe Stewart (last 16 singles, last eight pairs, last eight mixed pairs) and Dane McKinnon (last 32 men’s singles, last 16 pairs, last eight triples).
HOW DOES THE VIC MEDAL WORK?
The winner is the bowler who earns the most points across the four events during the Vic Open.
1 point for any player/s that reaches the last 16 of each discipline (4 events)
2 points for the last 16 in each discipline
Last 16 – Winners 2 points plus shots up in each discipline
Last 8 – Winners 2 points plus shots up in each discipline
Last 4 – Winners 2 points plus shots up in each discipline
Last 2 – Winner 2 points plus shots up in each discipline
Winner calculated by:
If equal shots up
If equal ends won
If still equal split Prize
If there is a BYE or Forfeit the player/team will receive the 2 points plus the average of the shots up in that round in that discipline.
Click here for the finals schedule for Wednesday, November 11 and Thursday, November 12.