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contention, and in the finish the
Hijackers were fortunate to cling on
for 56-all draw with just 1 rink win.
Other results were Qld d Tas, WA
d NT, and ACT claimed its second
prized scalp that of Victoria.
NSW put its slow start behind
it as it quickly bounced out of the
blocks against NT in game 4 to
open up a considerable advantage.
Despite intermittent showers and
a bitterly cold blustery wind, NSW
continued to maintain the rage as
the lead increased.
No doubt the Territorians would
not have enjoyed the conditions,
and in the finish both sides were
happy to vacate the green as NSW
registered an 84-42 victory winning
on all rinks. Other results Vic d Tas,
SA. d WA. and Qld brought an end
to ACT's giant killing run.
Tasmania was NSW's next oppo-
nent, in game 5 and the Blues
experienced a good start, again
opening up a handy lead.
It appeared as though they were
on track for a big win as they
increased their lead, but the Tasma-
nians fought back and reduced the
deficit to be within striking distance.
It was only a hefty lead on one
rink that prevented them from hit-
ting the front.
In the finish, NSW managed to
keep the Tasmanians at bay to
claim a 66-55 victory, courtesy of
the sole rink win.
In other results, Qld d SA, Vic d
WA and Northern Territory caused
an upset by overcoming ACT to
register its first win of the series.
Queensland eagerly awaited its
clash with NSW in game 6, and
honours were fairly even early,
with the Maroons holding a slight
advantage before NSW fought back
to draw level and hit the front
However, Queensland soon hit
back to regain the initiative, and
then extended its lead, which it
maintained for the remainder of the
game to eventually record a 68-52
win, despite NSW holding sway on
2 rinks. Other results were S.A d
To this point in time undefeated,
Queensland had the Alley Shield in
its keeping, so in game 7 NSW and
WA were playing for the honour
of winning, and there was little
between the two sides before the
Blues began to get the better of
the Sandgropers to gain a handy
In an entertaining match, it
appeared that NSW was heading
for a comfortable win before again
dropping multiple shots, which
opened the door for WA. which
stormed back into contention.
It was a desperate Blues side that
scrambled to hold on for a solitary
rink win for a tough 57-54 win. In
other results ACT d Tas, SA d NT
and the Vic's upset Qld.
• The final analysis saw Queensland
1st with 6 wins, 1 loss and 13.5
• Victoria was 2nd with 5 wins, 2
losses and 15.5 rink wins.
• NSW came 3rd with 4 wins, 1 draw,
2 losses and 11 rink wins.
• South Aust was 4th with 4 wins,
1 draw, 2 losses and 10 rink wins.
• ACT took 5th spot with 3 wins, 4
losses and 11 rink wins.
• West Aust was 6th with 2 wins, 5
losses and 11.5 rink wins.
• Tasmania came 7th with 2 wins, 5
losses and 9.5 rink wins.
• Northern Territory filled 8th place
with 1 win, 6 losses and 3 rink wins.
These results enabled Queens-
land to claim the Alley Shield for
the 3rd year in a row, which was
quite a feat.
The maroons thoroughly deserved
their win, as it was the most consist-
ent side throughout the competition.
All things considered, the NSW side
performed admirably, but undoubt-
edly the outstanding achievement
was by the team of Michael Cronin,
John Green, Brody Pitham and Mat-
thew Sargeant, who, despite not
having played as a team previously,
came equal first.
But they were relegated to third
place on a countback behind Queens-
land's Kelvin Kerkow's and Victoria's
Mark Jacobsen's teams as the best
performed team of the series, with
all three teams recording 6 wins
and 1 loss.
However, there was some conso-
lation for Pitham and Sargeant as
they were judged as joint winners
of the player of the series by the
It will be NSW's turn to host this
event in 2011, and we look forward
to the task that lies ahead with
* Ian McKnight is State President
of the RNSWBA.
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