Under 18 Championship Week 2016
Fitzroy Victoria youngsters Tiffany Brodie and Jarryd Davies have taken out the Victorian singles championships during a high-quality 2016 Under 18 Championship Week at Clayton Bowls Club.
Brodie, a current Victorian senior player, had to beat two stars in fellow Victorian senior women’s player Tayla Morison and Glenroy’s Mikayla Long just to make the final.
There the 17-year-old overcame impressive central Victorian bowler Kira Bourke (Maryborough Golf), who at just 13 fought her way into the singles final.
But Brodie, who was an Australian Open quarter-finalist last year, ran out a 25-8 winner to claim the State Under 18 singles crown.
Davies, 14, set the tone with an impressive day one victory in quick time, before relishing the tough stuff in the quarter and semi.
He beat Bundoora RSL’s Riley Hodgson by one shot in the last eight in a match which gathered the entire crowd at Clayton for its climax.
Then he won through a semi against the always competitive Curtis Hanley, who won the Victorian Open pairs title against adults this season and helped Melbourne BC to the Premier Division grand final, 21-18.
Davies then saw off Moonee Valley’s Blake Andrews in the final – the 16-year-old also winning through a tough semi by the barest margin before reaching the decider.
With Davies’ and Andrews’ emergence, the impressive showing of Bourke who only graduated to the State under 18 team late last year, and a breakthrough tournament for Glenroy 14-year-old Lisa Trewarne in winning the women’s pairs and making the singles semis, what became clear during the tournament is the growing depth in Victorian junior bowls.
Witness Brodie’s tough qualifying route. First she had to fight her way through Morison at the quarter-final stage, winning an epic by a shot in one of the matches of the tournament.
Then she had to see off consistent State junior star Long in the semi.
Hanley and Todd Trewarne won the State Under 18 pairs, beating Davies and Mulgrave’s Kyle Kraus for the gold medal.
Todd’s sister Lisa teamed with Glenroy teammate Long for the women’s pairs title, leaving historians scratching their head to determine whether a brother and sister had ever won separate Victorian Under 18 titles in the same year.
And Joshua Kennedy, Patrick Lewis, Matt Leicester from Yallourn BC won an all-Gippsland open triples final, beating Hamish Beecroft (Drouin), Sarah Ashby (Yarragon) and Jarrod Grigg (Korumburra).
Tuesday, April 5
Male singles, Round 1
Blake Andrews (Moonee Valley) 21 bt Ethan Preston (Lilydale) 15
Dallan Klemke (Eaglehawk) 21 bt Kyle Kraus (Mulgrave CC) 12
Grant McLaren (Colac) 21 bt Cameron Keenan (Kerang) 19
Jarryd Davies (Fitzroy Victoria) 21 bt Joshua Wykes (Lakes Entrance) 4
Riley Hodgson (Bundoora RSL) 21 bt Luke Nemeth (Bendigo) 15
Curtis Hanley (Melbourne) 21 bt Jordan Yates (Glenroy) 11
Wednesday, April 6
Open triples final
Joshua Kennedy, Patrick Lewis, Matt Leicester (Yallourn) bt Hamish Beecroft (Drouin), Sarah Ashby (Yarragon), Jarrod Grigg (Korumburra) 18-14
Thursday, April 7
Lisa Trewarne, Mikayla Long (Glenroy/Glenroy) 16 Def Emma Simmonds, Amelia Bruggy (Mildura/Bendigo) 7
Sarah Ashby, Jordyn Long (Drouin/Glenroy) 17 Def Emma Matthews, Eve Van Rhine (Moonee Valley/Kilmore) 11
Tiffany Brodie, Tayla Morison (Fitzroy Victoria/Melbourne) 19 Def Emilee Davies, Jemma Russell (Fitzroy Victoria/Ringwood) 8
Makayla Gibson, Natasha Russell (Bundoora/Clayton) 14 Def Marlee O’Kane, Teagan Trewren (St James/East Shepparton) 10
Makayla Gibson, Natasha Russell 16 Def Sarah Ashby, Jordyn Long 11
2016 Victorian Under 18 Female Pairs Final
Lisa Trewarne, Mikayla Long (Glenroy) 20 Def Makayla Gibson (Bundoora RSL), Natasha Russell (Clayton) 7
Desi O’Kane, Mackenzie Trewren (St James/Shepparton East) 18 Def Cooper Westcombe, Ben Ryan (Glenroy/Moonee Valley) 8
Todd Trewarne, Curtis Hanley (Glenroy/Melbourne) 23 Def Sabian Ritchie, Grant McLaren (Colac/Colac) 7
Brodie Harker, Jordan Yates (Sea Lake/Glenroy) 18 Def Ethan Preston, Luke Nemeth (Lilydale/Bendigo) 8
Jarryd Davies, Kyle Kraus (Fitzroy Victoria/Mulgrave) 18 Def Patrick Lewis, Mathew Leicester (Yallourn/Yallourn) 6
Todd Trewarne, Curtis Hanley 18 Def Desi O’Kane, Mackenzie Trewren 10
Jarryd Davies, Kyle Kraus 18 Def Brodie Harker, Jordan Yates 11
2016 Victorian Under 18 Male Pairs Final
Todd Trewarne (Moonee Valley), Curtis Hanley (Melbourne) 18 Def Jarryd Davies (Fitzroy Victoria), Kyle Kraus (Mulgrave CC) 9
Friday, April 8
Lisa Trewarne (Glenroy) 21 Def Makayla Gibson (Bundoora) 14
Kira Bourke (Maryborough Golf) 21 Def Teagan Trewren (East Shepparton) 7
Mikayla Long (Glenroy) 21 Def Emma Simmonds (Mildura) 3
Tiffany Brodie (Fitzroy Victoria) 21 Def Tayla Morison (Melbourne) 20
Kira Bourke 21 Def Lisa Trewarne 15
Tiffany Brodie 21 Def Mikayla Long 19
2016 Victorian Under 18 Female Singles Final
Tiffany Brodie (Fitzroy Victoria) 25 Def Kira Bourke (Maryborough Golf) 8
Male singles, Quarter Final
Blake Andrews 21 Def Dallan Klemke 16
Mackenzie Trewren 21 Def Grant McLaren 3
Jarryd Davies 21 Def Riley Hodgson 20
Curtis Hanley 21 Def Ethan Higgins 9
Blake Andrews 21 Def Mackenzie Trewren 20
Jarryd Davies 21 Def Curtis Hanley 18
2016 Victorian Under 18 Male Singles Final
Jarryd Davies (Fitzroy Victoria) 25 Def Blake Andrews (Moonee Valley) 2