State Champs Mixed Pairs Thriller

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(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 https://www.facebook.com/pg/BowlsQld/videos/

For detailed scores of each game and the final results once they are verified, see the results page here: https://www.bowlsqld.org/Events/State-Events/State-Championships/SC_Mixed-Pairs-results