Vics bring home medals from the Australian Champion of Champions

by Joshua Rourke

South Perth Bowls Club, Western Australia, October 9 – 11, 2019.

 

Men’s Champion of Champions:

Victorian representative Nathan Bush from Geelong Eastern Park Bowls Club has scored a Silver medal at the 2019 Australian Champion of Champions. Nathan was one of two standout performances with New South Wale’s Ray Pearse taking the Gold.

After three days of intense competition from all State and Territories, it came down to the last round of competition between Bush and Pearse both on five wins. Unfortunately Bush was unable to capitalise with a loss to Queenslander Eric Johannes 17 to 21 and Pearse closing out his Championship with a convincing victory over Northern Territory’s Bruce Fyfe, 21 to 4.

 

Nathan Bush (Geelong Eastern Park, VIC) results:

Round 1 – defeated Dave Rankin (Kardinya, WA) – 21/10

Round 2 – defeated Robert Craven (Queanbeyan RSL Memorial, ACT) – 21/20

Round 3 – lost to Ray Pearse (Cabramatta, NSW) – 21/15

Round 4 – defeated Simon Greater-Johnson (Holdfast Bay, SA) – 21/12

Round 5 – defeated Bruce Fyfe (Memorial Club, NT) – 21/12

Round 6 – defeated Patrick Smith (Burnie Bowls Club, TAS) – 21/8

Round 7 – lost to Eric Johannes (Paradise Point, QLD) – 17/21

 

Final result – Silver

 

Women’s Champion of Champions:

Sunbury Bowls Club’s and Commonwealth Games Gold medalist Carla Krizanic missed out on Silver by a mere 2 percentage points to claim 3rd in the Women’s Championship. New South Wales clean swept the Gold with Dawn Hayman winning 6 of her 7 rounds, and South Australia’s Renata Callisto securing the Silver.

 

Carla Krizanic (Sunbury Bowls Club) results:

Round 1 – lost to Noelene Abe (Corrigin, WA) – 10/21

Round 2 – defeated Chloe Morrison (Tuggeranong Valley BC, ACT) – 21/10

Round 3 – lost to Dawn Hayman (St John’s Park, NSW) – 11/21

Round 4 – defeated Renata Callisto (Grange, SA) – 21/5

Round 5 – defeated Colleen Orr (Darwin, NT) – 21/5

Round 6 – defeated Lynette Triffitt (New Norfolk Bowls Club, TAS) – 21/20

Round 7 – defeated Katelyn Inch (Broadbeach, QLD) – 21/11

 

Final result – 3rd

 

 

For full results and live streaming replays please click here.

 

Photos courtesy of Bowls Australia and Perth Pennants Facebook page.