Day 3 – 2018 State Champions Week

by Team BV

Men’s Singles Final – Jay Bye-Norris (Essendon BC) v Nathan Murray (Bundoora RSL) followed by

Women’s Champion of Champions Singles Final (final ends) – Kylie Whitehead (Wodonga BC) v Tris Doolan (MCC BC)


Women’s Singles – Last 16 Carla Krizanic (Sunbury BC) v Tiffany Brodie (Clayton BC)

Essendon’s Jay Bye-Norris has won his second State championship in 24 hours.

And Wodonga’s Kylie Whitehead must be pondering an extension to her trophy cabinet after another State Champions Week triumph – winning her first final at the 2018 event to go with her fill-up last year. 

Day 3 of State Champions Week at Bendigo East had new champions, returning Commonwealth Games champions, and a match destined to be remembered as a classic. 

Bye-Norris took out the men’s State Singles final 25-12 over Nathan Murray to add to his men’s fours State title won on Day 2 with his Essendon clubmates. 

Whitehead won an extraordinary women’s Champion of Champions singles State title after besting Tris Doolan of MCC in an epic 25-22. After defeat in the women’s triples in a heartbreaker on Day 2, Whitehead posted her first 2018 State title to go with the three she won in 2017.

And for Commonwealth Games heroes Carla Krizanic and Barrie Lester, their first matches since their heroics on the Gold Coast were successful. 

Both are through to the semi-finals of the women’s State singles and men’s Champion of Champions singles respectively – Lester aiming to defend his title from 2017 here at Bendigo East Bowling Club. 


Day 3 of State Champions Week features the men’s State Singles final, the women’s Champion of Champions singles final, plus round of 16 and quarter-finals action from the women’s State Singles and men’s Champion of Champion singles.
Lester plays in the in-form Philip Thorn (City of Echuca) in his semi-final, while Krizanic takes on Desma Budd (Kyneton) in the last four.
Men’s State Singles fixtures
Men’s State Singles results
Women’s Champion of Champion singles fixtures
Women’s Champion of Champion singles results
Men’s Champion of Champion singles fixtures
Men’s Champion of Champion singles results
Women’s State Singles fixtures
Women’s State Singles results