Superstars Siti Zalina Ahmad from Malaysia and Norfolk Island’s Carmen Anderson OAM will meet in tomorrow’s World Cup final in Australia at the magnificent Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club.
Ahmad, the defending champion and two-times Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist, claimed her berth in the main event today when she defeated Pricilla Westlake from Canada in their semi final match.
Westlake, a 20-year-old university student, enchanted the crowds at Warilla throughout the tournament and outplayed the Malaysian great during the qualifying rounds. However, when the big moments arrived in their match on the television rink today, Ahmad demonstrated her wealth of experience to snatch victory.
In the other semi final, Anderson, the 1996 world outdoor singles champion, clinched her first World Cup final start when she toppled classy young Australian Carla Krisanic in a match of the highest quality.
Yesterday Krisanic defeated hot favourite and four-times World Cup champion Jo Edwards MNZM from New Zealand to ease her way into the semi finals.
The men’s first semi final punctuated the women’s eliminators and in a highly entertaining encounter Ireland’s Andrew Kyle outgunned young New Zealand star Shannon McIlroy on the Warilla indoor stadium carpet.
Prior to tomorrow’s big women’s final, three-times World Cup champion Jeremy Henry from Australia meets Scott Roberts from the USA in a semi final match to decide Kyle’s opponent in the men’s final.