Tiffany Brodie, Brad Foote win Vic Under 25 titles
Once again, teenager Tiffany Brodie has headed into record-setting territory and taken the sport of bowls with her.
The Fitzroy Victoria 17-year-old made it back-to-back State Under 25 women’s singles titles on day one of 2016 State Champions Week at Bendigo East Bowling Club.
Brodie beat Ovens and Murray’s Kylie Whitehead (Wodonga BC) 25-14 in the final to add to her victory in last year’s decider.
It comes just over a week after Brodie won the State Under 18 women’s title – and just a few weeks after her first Australian representation in the national development squad at the Trans Tasman tournament in New Zealand.
Now she is a dual Victorian Under 25 champion as well as holding the Under 18 State title.
The men’s State Under 25 singles final was always going to be a celebration for Mentone Edge with both finalists, and eventually Brad Foote triumphed over clubmate Lachlan Jolly 25-23.
It took as long to resolve an absorbing, tense match as it did for Foote, Jolly and a healthy contingent from Mentone to venture north to Bendigo to be part of State Champions Week.
Also in a session of quality twilight bowls to close Day 1 of State Champions Week, Corowa Services’ Judy Black (Ovens and Murray) took out the State Novice Singles final for women, beating Eastern Ranges Region and Vermont South BC’s Lorraine Bennett 21-11.
Deer Park’s Ryan Negri (Metro West Region) took out the men’s State Novice Singles final, beating Shepparton RSL’s Graeme McKinnis (Central Goulburn Murray) 21-14 in a tense decider.
Women’s Under 25 final
Men’s Under 25 final
Women’s Novice Singles Final
Men’s Novice Singles Final
Wrap-up of Day 1 fours action