How time flies when you’re having fun!
Play has wrapped for the second day of the 2016 SAMSUNG State Championships at both Newcastle and Charlestown Netball Associations, and we’ve taken a look at how the competition is shaping up as we prepare for the final day tomorrow, Monday 13 June.
IMPORTANT FIXTURE INFORMATION
Please note, the correct Fixtures & Game Times are available below or by downloading the 2016 SAMSUNG State Championships Official Programs (see below).
It’s important when viewing fixtures on the SAMSUNG State Championships page, please refer to the Programme Round on the right-side of the header – this will display the correct round on the day of play. The 2016 Offical Programs (relative to each venue) will also display the correct round and time played.
When viewing fixtures via the MyNetball App, the rounds DO NOT correlate to the programme, and users could be at risk of mistaking the times of rounds.
Therefore Netball NSW strongly advises State Championships participants to view Fixtures via the SAMSUNG State Championships page (referring to the Programme Round) or by downloading the 2016 Official Programs.
Have a look below to see how your team is fairing as we head into the third and final day’s play of the 2016 SAMSUNG State Championships…
Manly Warringah is leading the pack having yet to drop a game with 14 straight wins under their belt; however, they can’t get too comfortable with four teams nipping at their heels. Just four points separates Randwick (2nd), Ku-ring-gai (3rd), Newcastle (4th) and Charlestown (5th), while Woolgoolga District (6th), Hastings Valley (7th), Northern Suburbs (8th) and Taree & District are also closing in on the top five.
There’s still plenty of netball to be played tomorrow, so we look forward to seeing how the Open Championship division eventuates during the course of the day.
Open Division Two
Blue Mountains have also remained undefeated for the opening two days to lead the Open Division Two competition, enjoying a three point buffer over second-place Mudgee District. It’s a tight race between second and fourth, with just two points separating Mudgee, Glen Innes (3rd) and Inner Western Suburbs (4th).
When you look further down the line, fifth-placed Bathurst has a slight advantage over Kurri Kurri (6th), Singleton (7th) and Coffs Harbour (8th) who are all separated by goal differential – proving just how tight the Open Division Two contest is!
Hosts Newcastle are enjoying the home town conditions having yet to taste defeat to lead the 21/U Championship competition. With 11-straight wins they lead Penrith District in second, Bathurst in third and Wagga Wagga in fourth – the latter two separated by goal differential.
All four sides will enjoy a bye at some point tomorrow, so we wait with anticipation to see how the division will unfold during the final day.
It’s a four horse race in the 17/U Championship with Ku-ring-gai (1st), Manly Warringah (2nd), Newcastle (3rd) and Baulkham Hills Shire (4th) all on equal points and separated by goal differential. Following the top four are Bankstown City (5th), Wagga Wagga (6th), Wyong District (7th), Randwick (8th), Northern Suburbs (9th) and Gosford (10th), with just a couple points separating fifth through to tenth; showcasing just how close this division is!
17/U Division Two
Invitational side Southern Fusion are leading the competition at two days’ action, but are ineligible to take on the Champions title. Second-placed Lismore are in-line to take the crown, enjoying a three-point buffer over Great Lakes in third spot.
It’s fairly tight from fourth through to seventh place, with four points separating Inner Western Suburbs (4th), Casino (5th), Scone & District (6th) and Griffith (7th).
17/U Division Three
Tamworth are leading the competition with 15-straight wins so far. They have a slight buffer over Macleay in second place, who have 14 wins and one loss to their name, while third place Shoalhaven are just one point behind Macleay.
Leeton (4th) and Grafton (5th) are nipping at the heels of the top three, while Brunswick Byron (6th) and Wollondilly (7th) are just one win out of the top five.
Play continues tomorrow morning, Monday 13 June, from 8:05am at Charlestown (Open Division Two and 17/U Division Three) and 8:30am at Newcastle (Open Championship, 21/U Championship, 17/U Championship and Division Two).
Results will be frozen on the Netball NSW website in the lead-up to the final rounds, so to add to the excitement of crowning our 2016 SAMSUNG State Champions. We ask for patience from our netball community as we update details.
2016 Presentations will commence as soon as possible following the conclusion of the final round.