Kids Conquer Coolum
The young sibling duo of Jacob and Kane Nelson won every game on their way to winning the North Shore Realty Classic Pairs. By Tim Phillips
Youth reigned supreme with the Nelson brothers winning the North Shore Realty Classic pairs played at Coolum Beach Bowls Club in December. Kane, 14, and older brother Jacob were one of only two teams to win all six games. Their six wins with a margin of 82 saw them emerge as worthy winners over the Booval Swifts Team of Steve Bell and Chris Mudd; six wins with a margin of 37 with Max Jaffary and Kurt Brown; five wins with a margin of 100 rounding off the podium in third place.
A total of 40 teams competed for over $8,000 in prizemoney in hot and windy conditions on splendid greens. Day two provided stiff competition with many changes to the leader board, and while eight teams started the day undefeated, by the start of the final games this was reduced to three. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to the major sponsors Gillian and Noel Mooney for your support.