State Champs Mixed Pairs Thriller

by admin on May 15, 2019

(Pictured left: 2019 QLD State Championships Mixed Pairs title winners Aron Sherriff & Liz Walton.)

The first title of the 2019 Queensland State Championships (May, 13-26) was won at Club Helensvale by Liz Walton and Aron Sherriff who collected the prestigious mixed pairs title following a thrilling 22-19 bout against Heather Hodgson and Eric Johannes.


The victory followed on from Walton and Sherriff’s scintillating performance in the opening rounds and post-sectional play.


Their title win was also a redemption of sorts for the mother-in-law and son-in-law duo who had just missed out on the 2018 title after a narrow loss in last year’s final.


“We played Heather and Eric in the semi-final last year and it’s always great to have a game against those two and this year’s game was played in fantastic spirit,” Sherriff said.


“It was a topsy-turvy kind of a game as we were up and down, we got off to a bit of a slow start but managed to get back and got into a good lead but we weren’t safe as they fought back and really kept up the pressure.


“We went into the final end 19-21 and Liz played a great bowl to give us the advantage, Eric played some great bowls but he just got unlucky with his final bowl which gave us the win.”


There will be a more comprehensive wrap-up in the next Bowler magazine, but in the meantime, you can view live videos from each day on our Facebook page

For detailed scores of each game and the final results once they are verified, see the results page here: