Northern Gateway win “The Vic” trophy

by Team BV

Jay Bye-Norris’ three State titles and a runners-up finish have helped his region Northern Gateway to the 2018 “The Vic” trophy – awarded to the best-performed region in State championships this season.
Essendon’s Norris – the standout performer of 2018 State Champions Week in Bendigo – won the men’s State Singles title, the Under 25 men’s singles title, and teamed with his Essendon clubmates Jordan Yates, Darren Burgess and Anthony Flapper to win the State men’s fours title.
That was enough to steer the Gaters to victory in “The Vic” – with Yarra Region second and Ovens & Murray third.
Ovens & Murray’s Kylie Whitehead won two titles during 2018 State Champions Week – the Under 25 Women’s Singles and women’s Champion of Champions singles.
Final standings:
Northern Gateway 69
Yarra 62
Ovens & Murray 57
Metro West 55
Eastern Ranges 54
Sandbelt 49
West Coast 46
Central Goulburn Murray 40
Bendigo Campaspe 38
Murray Mallee 37
Geelong 35
Central Victoria 34
Strzelecki 34
Gippsland 31
Peninsula Casey 30
Wimmera 24