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News Team Henselite Another Medal on World Stage for David Holt
April 28, 2015

David Holt is currently Australia's number one ranked bowler, a title he richly deserves after yet another fantastic performance in an international event.

As the current Australian Indoor Champion, David was awarded a berth at the 2015 World Cup which was held at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club last week.

David finished at the top of his section, dropping only one game, to Henselite Teammate, NZ's Ali Forsyth, for direct passage to the semi finals. In his semi final he faced yet another member of Team Henselite, Australia's Jeremy Henry, who was a formidable opponent, having taken home the World Cup title at his home club on the last 3 consecutive occasions. It was a very close encounter with David taking out the game 7-7, 9-6 to advance to the next stage.

Here he met Iain McClean, the current World Champion of Champions, a title he won with Henselite bowls in Christchurch NZ late last year. Again it was a close fought affair with Iain pipping David for the title after tieing the second set 9-4, 6-6.

With a Silver Medal at the World Cup to add to his extensive list of achievements over the last couple of years including 2014 Australian Indoor Champion, 2013 Australian Champion of Champions and bronze medallists at the 2014 World Champion of Champions, David will be aiming to finish on top of the Australian rankings following the Australian Open in June. With so many recent titles under his belt, the former Englishman, who is a long time Australian citizen and resides in NSW, must be wondering what it takes to gain selection in the NSW team.

There was also plenty of Team Henselite representation in the women's draw at the World Cup with South African Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Colleen Piketh, reaching the post-sectional rounds along with another CG Gold Medallist Jo Edwards (NZ) and Julie Forrest from Scotland. In the end it was Julie Forrest who overcame Jo Edwards a close semi final, 3-10, 8-7, 5-0 to reach the final where she also added a World Cup silver medal to her trophy cabinet.

 

Pictured right: David Holt, Australia

Pictured left:Julie Forrest, Scotland

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Another Medal on World Stage for David Holt