Four more games in 2015 championships

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Four sets of exciting pairs finals are set to bring the 2015 State Championships to a close following 10 days of tough competition Picture: Kiani Anderson and Julie Keegan will play one of tomorrow’s four pairs semi-finals.
All is set for a spectacular final day of the 2015 State Championships tomorrow (Monday, 18 May) as four sets of pairs titles are decided at the one club, on the one day.
The men’s, women’s, over 60s men’s and over 60s women’s pairs competition will draw to a close tomorrow when the semi-finals get underway at the Tewantin-Noosa Bowls club at 8.45am.
They will be followed by the finals later in the day, bringing one of the most exciting state championships in many years to a close.
Tomorrow’s finals follow two pressure-filled days of early rounds and post sectionals payed at clubs the length of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa.
The men’s pairs semi final will see singles runner-up Sean Ingham and his skip Sean Baker take on Jessie and Paul Slatter, while in the other game Rodney Sambrook and Darren Mullens will compete against Des Cann and Alex Murtagh for a spot in the final.
In what is destined to be a must-see match in the women’s semi, 2015 singles champ Kiani Anderson and singles runner-up Julie Keegan will go head-to-head against the formidable Lynsey Clarke and her lead  Natasha Jones. The other women’s semi-final will pit Debbie Logan and Christine Baxter against Gina Ryde and Monika Duff. 
The over 60s battle is also poised to produce exciting bowls after fierce sectional and post sectional competition.
John Howarth and Alan Thorp will take on Nigel Smith and winning triples skip Neville Jenkins in one of the men’s semi-final matches, while David Balchin and Dave Gardiner will try to knock out Alex Barsby and Robert Chauvier for a spot in the final.
In the women’s semi-final rounds, Carol Broadbent and Adrienne Dan will compete against Merril Kerss and Marie Williams, while Rhonda Meng and Jennifer Blundell battle Pat Graham and Betty Williams for their finals position.