2017 National Sides – Day 1

by Team BV

Victoria’s women are off to a flyer on day one of the National Sides Championships in Adelaide.
But it was an opening day mixed bag for Victoria’s men as they attempt to defend their national title – losing their opening match but winning their second at Lockleys Bowling Club.
The Victorian women beat hosts South Australia 75-51 in their opener, before a 41-shot trouncing of Western Australia in their afternoon match.
They have powered to the top of the ladder after day one of the 2017 tournament – the Victorians and Queensland both undefeated.
Also helping Victoria’s flying start was reigning champions New South Wales failing to win on day one – a draw and a loss their haul on the day.
Victoria’s men were upstaged by the host state 61-55 in the first match, before getting things back on track with a 23-shot win over Western Australia later in the day.
Each team plays the other once in the four-day round-robin tournament for the eight States and Territories, which continues through to Sunday, April 9.
Men’s results, via Bowls Australia
Women’s results, via Bowls Australia
Men’s ladder, via Bowls Australia
Women’s ladder, via Bowls Australia
Men’s fixtures, via Bowls Australia
Women’s fixtures, via Bowls Australia