Victoria’s golden girl singles triumph

by Team BV

The Australian Championships came to a close last night at Club Sapphire in Merimbula, with the Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals played and Victoria walking away with another gold medal.

Photo: Men’s & Women’s Singles Champions Ray Pearse of Cabramatta Bowls Club, NSW and Carla Krizanic of Sunbury Bowls Club, Victoria. Courtesy Bowls Australia.

Victoria’s golden girl Carla Krizanic (Sunbury) took home the gold medal after winning back-to-back games against Shenayde Heldt (Darwin, NT) 25 to 9, followed by Kristina Krstic (Manning, WA) 18 to 25.

In the Men’s Section Jay Bye-Norris (Essendon, VIC) came up against tough competition in round one playing Australia’s number one ranked bowler and emerging Jackaroo, Lee Schraner.

In the end, Schraner was just too strong for Bye-Norris going down to the Tasmanian 19 to 25. He then bounced back in round two to defeat Mark Malogorski (Katherine BC, NT) 13 to 25 but it wasn’t enough to take home any silverware.

You can relive all the action from the Australian Championships via the Bowls Australia website.