State Championships – Fours – Zone 14 Play Offs

Northern – Open

Congratulations go to Rohan Booth, Allan Pyke, Nick Thacker and Rick Southam who have won the Northern Section Open Fours final for 2021 with a nail biting 15-14 victory over their Sawtell club mates Anthony Baker, Paul Smith, Sebastian Thompson and Chris Adams.

Adams was in the box seat leading the final 13-6 after 15 ends however Southam’s side rallied to take the lead with two ends remaining. Adams was not yet ready to concede and after constructing a good end, held five shots with just one bowl to come from Southam. Rick was up to the task drawing a front toucher, to give his side a two shot buffer playing the last end.

Adams nearly stole the match with the last bowl of the day but didn’t get the right contact on the head, Southam and co surviving by a shot.

Southam’s side did it the hard way all weekend, registering a narrow victory over the reigning zone champions (Kent Price side) in the Qtr final and again against John Bradley’s team in the semi final.

Adams registered solid wins over teams skipped by Jim Swan and Glen Wedlock on their way to the decider.

The Sawtell side will line up again Greg Keft’s Port city team for the zone crown later in the year.

Winner – Sawtell

Runner Up -Sawtell

Rohan Booth Allan Geoffery Pyke Nicholas Kenneth Thacker Richard Neil Southam Christopher James Adams Paul Brian Smith Sebastian Thompson Anthony Richard Baker
Story and images courtesy of Corey Daley.

Southern Open

Winner – Port City

Runner Up – Wauchope

Cody Griffin Philip Baker Greg Keft Jai Thomas Whelan Paul Raymond Harrison Adrian Shane Samuelsson Richard Simpson Phillip Roy Saville

Northern Senior

Winner – Park Beach

Runner Up – Sawtell

Mario Muscat Ronald Phillip Toy Graeme John Coleman Laurence Morris Noel Bruce Stahlhut Paul John Bartholomew Bruce Maxwell Sorrenson Warren John Murray

Southern Senior

Winner – Westport

Runner Up – Port City

Peter Leslie Taylor Peter Stockham Greg Joseph Brims Colin James Baldwin Ross Francis Langsford Frank Duggan Peter John O’Connell Michael Brennan
Images Courtesy of Gary McLoughlin

Northern Presidents Reserve

Winner – Stuarts Point

Runner Up – Nambucca Heads

Matt Holien George Botfield Allan Wayne Low Dale Keith Jeffery Michael James John Peter Reynolds Owen William Smith Ian Polletti

Southern Presidents Reserve

Winner – North Haven

Runner Up – Kempsey Macleay

David John Graham Frederick John Payne Peter Campbell Shane Harper Trevor John Mundy Robin Cook Lachlan Wayne Cooper John Williams