3 Dec 2012

Hopes high for Black Jacks' medal haul

11:37 am on 3 December 2012

Some of New Zealand's top bowlers are looking like medal contenders as week two of the World Championships in Adelaide gets underway.

After last week's first qualifying phase the Black Jacks men's singles, women's pairs and women's triples have gained spots in the play-offs.

The women's singles and men's triples, along with the women's fours are also well placed to be visible at the business end of the championships.

Following a strong win over Karina Bisson, a former British Isles singles champion, in round eight, reigning gold medallist Val Smith heads the women's singles table.

The men's triple of Ali Forsyth, Matt Gallop and Tony Grantham remain one game clear of second-placed Australia with three rounds to play.