2016 Moama Ladies Premier Pairs Classic
After four days of high-quality bowls, the cream rose to the top with Australian Jackaroos Carla Krizanic and Natasha Scott the queens of Moama 2016.
Victorian Krizanic and Australia’s No.1 female bowler Scott, from NSW, combined to take out the prestigious 2016 Moama Ladies Premier Pairs Classic and the $10,000 winners’ cheque.
It caps off a huge few months for both players.
Sunbury BC’s Krizanic has been named in Australia’s team for the 2016 World Bowls Championships, and has recently been invited as Australia’s representative to next year’s South African Masters along with fellow Victorian Barrie Lester.
Raymond Terrace’s Scott added the Moama Ladies Premier Pairs Classic title to a trophy cabinet so big it may soon need council planning permission.
Scott has won the Australian Champion of Champions, Australian Open and Australian Indoor women’s singles titles in the past 12 months, plus retained her No.1 national ranking for the 2015-16 season.
After the opening three days at Moama netted Scott and Krizanic five wins and a draw and a hefty number of shots up, the equation was simple.
A win against Victorians Maryann Spizer and Susan Howes on the final day would seal overall victory, which Krizanic and Scott delivered.
The pair came out tops in a field including 20 internationals and 11 world champions.
Victorian-based Kelly McKerihen and her Canadian international teammate Leanne Chinery were fourth, while Victorian pairings Nicole Shortis/Jane McMenaman and Joan Tennant/Veronica Kelly also finished top 10 in the $33,000 tournament.
Full standings below: