Held in spectacular weather on the Gold Coast last week, The AUSTRALIAN OPEN Lawn Bowls finals did not disappoint. JAMTV produced the stunning last two days of play for FOX SPORTS 5 which included the Men’s Singles, Men’s Pairs, Women’s Singles and Women’s Pairs Finals.
On Thursday we saw 20 year old Ellen Ryan take out her second Australian Open Women’s Singles title with a comprehensive win over local, Georgia White. Thursday also saw Victorian pair Joshua Thornton and Barrie Lease take out the $10,000 Men’s Pairs Title.
The last day of action saw Women’s Singles Champion Ellen Ryan pair with Julie Keegan to claim the Women’s Pairs Title whilst we also saw 22 year old South Australian, Nathan Pederson take out the sports most coveted national Title.. his 4th Australian Open Title in 3 years.
JAMTV’s Broadcast manager, Jacob Walker said the event has become an important fixture on the JAMTV calendar, “The Australian Open Bowls Tournament has become an Australian sporting spectacle and we continue to enjoy showcasing this dynamic event against the idyllic Broadbeach backdrop. Our eight-camera outside broadcast unit delivers back to back days of finals culminating in the coveted Men’s Singles Final, crowning the Australian Open Champion live across the nation.”