Fehlberg strikes gold
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Jake Fehlberg got off to a good start against Fred Tarry with an 11-1 lead, then a 12-2 lead in the gold medal match. However, this was different to the last round game where Fehlberg played Tarry and the scores were neck-and-neck 8-all, 10-all and 12-all. Fehlberg defeated Tarry 21-7 claiming the gold.
“I feel quite good, I put a bit of pressure on myself after losing the first game and knew I had to win every game after that,” Jake said.
“I got off to a pretty good start in the Gold medal match with an 11-1 lead, so the pressure was off.
“It was probably harder because I had to play Fred in the last round game and that was neck-and-neck 8-all, 10-all, 12-all, so that was probably the tougher game.
“If I’d have lost that I’d have been playing in the bronze medal match
“It’s harder playing against the same opponent
“I’ve played 11 games in 4 days
“I make sure I eat reasonable well, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep to keep my stamina up.
“I’d like to thank my Dad Grant Fehlberg, my director for the time and effort he’s put in.
“It was a bit of a battle to get there, we lost the first game,” Grant said.
“Jake played really well in the finals game.
“It was good because we played the biggest game on the same rink against the same people from the match before.”
In the bronze medal match, Dennis Wormald defeated June Brittian 21-6.