Tantitha, West Toowoomba win PAIRS
2013 State Champion of Club Champions The sentimental favourite Tantitha dominated the final of the 2013 State Champion of Club Champion Men’s Pairs.
Skip Jason ‘Hiawatha’ Andrewartha was relentless in piling on the pressure against host club Broadbeach, skip Sean Ingham with few rabbits left to pull out of the hat, after his jaw-dropping performance against the master of jaw-dropping shots Kurt Brown in the round 3 lead up to the final.
Broadbeach’s performance in round 3 denied Pine Rivers a finals berth, but the same magic didn’t follow the Bulls into the final, a focused and determined Tantitha dashing their hopes.
“We’ve got everything to play for,” Tantitha skip Andrewartha said before the final.
“Tantitha club officially wound up on June 30, this is our last stand.
“It was important to us to win, the club’s last tournament ever.”
Now that Tantitha has won, 21-12 after 20 ends, against Broadbeach, in fact, it’s not Tantitha’s last stand.
The boys will have to keep their uniforms handy for national Champion of Club Champions duties in 2014, when they will represent Queensland and their now defunct club for one final stab at history.
For those who don’t know, the floods of January 2011 knocked Tantitha, but they rebuilt.
They couldn’t get insurance a second time and when the floods of January 2013 hit, this time, it was too much, and the once mighty club’s roar was silenced.
“Most of us will join Across the Waves at Bundaberg from January 1 next year,” Andrewartha said.
West Toowoomba skip Tracy Foster will tell you she’s having one of the greatest years of her life.
“Get some balance in your life, get the other things happening, work, personal life, and the bowls follows,” Foster said.
Foster teamed up with West Toowoomba club mate Jo Worsley, both enjoying their bowls and living their dream.
They defeated Wangaratta (Bowen)’s Penny Warren and Enid Maltby in the final, 17-15.
“It’s great to win, Tracy’s an excellent skip,” Worsley said.
It’s Jo’s first state title and as for Foster, well, she’s starting to pile up the titles now…
After her big win in the pairs, Foster will start singles rounds tomorrow at 2013 Champion of Club Champions.
Foster said she won her first state champion of club champions title in 2009 for Gateway district with lead Robyn Tyson.
The pair went on to win national champion of champions in 2010, an achievement Foster will be hoping to emulate with Downs district teammate Worsley.