Strong numbers for Bathurst Touch Association competitions

It’s over halfway into the 2017-18 Bathurst Touch Association competition but operations manager Tony Lewis has been pleased with this season’s numbers.

Well over a 100 teams play on both Monday and Wednesday nights, with both junior and senior age divisions.

Lewis said numbers are similar to that of the 2016-17 season.

“We have about 140 teams all up and they’re divided into junior and senior competitions,” he said.

“The numbers this season are pretty much on par with last season. We’ve seen a spur in junior participants and the numbers we are getting are good.”

We’ve seen a spur in junior participants and the numbers we are getting are good.

Bathurst Touch Association operations manager Tony Lewis

Senior men, women and mix competitions are on both Monday and Wednesday nights, while junior competitions are only on Monday evening. 

“There’s two men’s, two mixed and women’s competitions on Monday night and there’s is a men’s and mixed competition on Wednesday.

“It’s really more a choice [for competitions on Monday and Wednesday night], where players can play in competitions that suit them. Standard wise the men’s Wednesday night and Monday night competitions are pretty strong.”

Currently in the men’s division one competition on Monday, JBC21 Anytime Fitness top the ladder, having won all of its eight games.

The competition features 15 teams and will feature a total of 14 rounds and then finals. 

In second sit Abercrombie, having won six wins and drew one, with Botham Homes and Elephant and Castle in third and fourth respectively. 

In round eight, the final round of matches before the Christmas break on December 18, JBC21 Anytime Fitness had a massive 15-3 win Clancy Motor Group and Abercrombie accounted for Wu Tag Clan 12-4. 

The Wednesday night men’s competition features eight teams, with Blatchy’s Smash Repairs having won all of its eight games, having scored 76 points to just 25 in that time.

Blatchy’s Smash Repairs most recent game was a massive 12-1 win over 1 Mile High Club on December 20. 

Central West Electrical Contractors are in second place, with BodyFx Ep Services in third spot. 

The Monday night women’s competition features five teams, with Villagettes are leading the way with five wins, one lose and a draw after eight rounds. 

Bulldog Gal’s and Bulldogs Badgirls sit second and third respectively on the competition ladder. 

Hawaii Try On are in fourth position, while Panorama Goats prop up the women’s competition ladder. 

In the final round of action before the Christmas break, Bulldog Gal’s defeated Hawaii Try On 5-0 and Villagettes also won 5-0 against Panorama Goats. 

Senior competitions get back under way on January 15 and January 17 and junior competitions return on January 29.