Champion of Club Champions – Pairs
Club Helensvale and Enoggera were this year’s winners in the Champion of Club Champions Pairs title battles. (Pictured left: Enoggera’s Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Maria Rigby and her skip Ester Regan were this year’s women’s pairs gold medal winners.)
The finals of the pairs were blessed by great weather which was in stark contrast to Sunday’s fours finals which were plagued by storm conditions, the change in conditions allowed bowls fans the chance to enjoy some full-length quality games both at the club and via the BQ live stream on Facebook.
In the men’s competition Club Helensvale’s Brett Wilkie and Aron Sherriff enjoyed the home ground advantage as they played off against the Hamilton contingent of Shaun Byrne and Alan Howard.
The Brisbane boys had made great progress through the sectional rounds with two wins and a draw but were unable to match the seasoned Helensvale veterans who blitzed the final 31-6.
In the play-off for bronze Zac Adams and Chris Mudd (Swifts) finished with a comfortable 26-14 victory over Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club’s Jason Little & Bruce Wilson.
In the women’s medal finals it was Enoggera’s winning combo of Maria Rigby and Ester Regan who fell the Kandanga duo of Carol Broadbent and skip Ruth Perry in a 28-17 game.
The game had been too hard to call over the first half of the match with both teams trading shots and drawing level on 13-13, Enoggera started to pull in front and opened up a significant lead to finish as the 2018 Champion of Club Champions pairs title holders.
Third place honours went to Broadbeach’s team of New Zealand international Katlyn Inch and former Australian rep Julie Keegan after they hammered home a decisive 37-3 win over Chinchilla Bowls Club’s Christine Dwyer and Heather Flett.
You can relive much of the finals action on the BQ Facebook which has posted all of yesterday’s live streamed games!
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Champion of Club Champions – Pairs results:
Men’s Gold – Brett Wilkie, Aron Sherriff (Helensvale) 31-6
Men’s Silver – Shaun Byrne, Alan Howard (Hamilton)
Men’s Bronze – Zac Adams & Chris Mudd (Swifts) 26-14
Women’s Gold – Maria Rigby, Ester Regan (Enoggera) 28-17
Women’s Silver – Carol Broadbent, Ruth Perry (Kandanga)
Women’s Bronze – Katelyn Inch & Julie Keegan (Broadbeach) 37-3
Well done to all!
To see the full results and draw head to the BQ results page: