Seniors Pairs Champions 2021

Successful State Senior Championships Wrap-up

by Rick Fontyn

The second of the Bowls Tasmania State Championships came to a close today at the Burnie Bowls
Club, with Finals held in both the Men’s & Women’s Pairs, and both matches did not disappoint!
Both Finals came down to the last end, with the New Norfolk & Cremorne Bowls Club pairing of Tony Hack and Leigh Munnings holding on for a four-shot victory.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s Pairs, it was an absolute thriller. Gail Thow and Shiron Beavis shot out to an 11-0 lead early, but their Penguin Bowls Club opponents, Maxine Eaton and Karen Redman fought back hard.
Heading to the 18th and final end, Eaton and Redman trailed by four shots, but they fought right to the final bowl, with just centimetres separating a fourth shot, which would have sent the Final to a play-off end.
Record entries in both the Men’s & Women’s Fours, and the Men’s & Women’s Pairs competed
across the week with matches shared between Burnie, South Burnie and Wynyard Bowls Clubs.
Final Results:
• Senior Men’s Fours Final:
Trevor Docking/Peter French/Wayne Manson/Wayne Willcox Penguin 15
def. Roger Dale/Stephen Graf/Rodney Turner/Shane Young Hobart 1


• Senior Women’s Fours Final:
Margaret Campbell/Barbara Smith/Madge Strochnetter/Sheril Watts North Tas 21
def. Marlene Bakes/Barbara Gleeson/Barbara Hill/Noelene Purton Railton 9

• Senior Men’s Pairs Final:
Tony Hack/Leigh Munnings New Norfolk/Cremorne 13
def. David Jeffrey/Harvey Clarke Penguin 9


• Senior Women’s Pairs Final:
Gail Thow/Shiron Beavis Penguin/Latrobe 16
def. Maxine Eaton/Karen Redman Penguin 15