I'm going to try something a bit different and post my thought as to who might make up the 4 semi finalists instead of each section. I will post my winners in each section as well but with no commentary
Semi-finalist 1 Buchanan, Krstic, Packer, Smith, Williams, Nairn - The best backed teams skippered by Nairn and Packer might clash in the quarter final and every possibility the winner of that game may take the title. Both have difficult sections to overcome though. Sections 1 & 2 also hard to pick a winner but I think the semi finalist will come from Section 3 or 4. I'm going to go for the Nairn combination.
Semi-finalist 2 Moyle, Biddle, Bessant, Adams, McGinlay, Trewhella, Masel - Another loaded group, Section 6 is a tough section to choose the winner. Adams, Bessant and McGinlay all good players with good teams. Trewhella has a good side to take it all the way as well, 3 state level players. I'm going for the Moyle combination though, solid leader, great skipper and an exceptional middle man.
Semi-finalist 3 Giudice-Nairn, Caffell, Ball, Slavich, Stevens, Hoffman - Triples to me is all about the combinations, the leader is most important to me, and it's hard to go past the Slavich team. Proven Triples winners they are two-time Masters Triples winners, 3 players who would fit into the state team easily and they work well together. Section 9 looks tough to pick with 3 good teams but John Slavich for mine
Semi-finalist 4 East, Criddle, Douthie, Hyatt, Alden, Brown, Novak, Rankin - Section 17, wow, haven't they saved the best until last. Easy to suggest the winner of this section will likely be our semi-finalist, they play the alignment as well so will be match hardened by the semi final stage. Some very solid combinations in this group of 5 sections as well, but my selection will be the Rankin team.