Sheers cuts down competition

NEERIM District bowler Karren Sheers enjoyed a triumphant weekend of bowls, taking out the Ladies State Singles and Champion of Champion Singles at the Strzelecki Region Finals held at Trafalgar Bowls Club.

Sheers defeated Nics McKenzie of Fish Creek in both finals, taking a convincing win in the morning before toughing out a 24-25 result in the afternoon.

Traralgon’s Ian Kirkup, Michael Yacoub and Ian Hilsley were also in hot form taking out the Men’s State Triples crown in an otherwise tough day out for West Gippsland representatives.

South Gippsland was victorious in seven of the 11 finals staged on the day.

Sunday, 14 February at Trafalgar BC

Men’s Champion of Champion Singles: S Lodge (Trafalgar) def by R Aitken (Wonthaggi)

Men’s State Triples: I Kirkup, M Yacoub, I Hilsley (Traralgon) def D Roberts, G Scott, M Bowman (Inverloch)

Men’s State Fours: G Cole, M Sutcliffe, G Trewin, B Beschle (Traralgon) def by G Cornell, P Forrest, J Newcombe, D Major (Phillip Island)

Ladies State Singles: K Sheers (Neerim District) def N McKenzie (Fish Creek)

Ladies State Pairs: S Melsen, G Draisma (Warragul) def by K Simpson, P Wintrup (Wonthaggi)

Ladies State Triples: M Gibbins, M Van Berkel, S McKenzie (Traralgon RSL) def by R Dennis, J Brown, M Forrest (San Remo)

Ladies State Fours: P Appleyard, M Ratcliffe, D Hamilton, M Leighton (Drouin) def H Marshall, J Griffiths, B Matrtin, W Coleman (Tarwin Lower)

State Mixed Pairs: I Smethurst, K Garry (Composite) def by J Allen-Doyle, M Coram (Composite)

Men’s State Singles: D Ashby (Drouin) def by F Seaton (Inverloch)

Men’s State Pairs: I Hilsley, M Ferrari (Traralgon) def by W Parks, R Burge (Inverloch)

Ladies Champion of Champion Singles: K Sheers (Neerim District) def N McKenzie (Fish Creek)