Sectional Play for the State Mixed Pairs was held in North Shore District on Sunday 14 July. The teams through to the semi-finals at Harbord on Sunday 21 July are:
Warwick Bridge/Sue Hamilton vs David Blackwell / Elizabeth Blackwell
Karen Price / Quentin Price vs Anne Coleman / Steve Coleman
Details of the finals day 21 July appear below, along with full results from the sectional rounds:
The 2018 Mixed Pairs Champions are Anne and Steve Coleman (North Sydney), who defeated Denise Owen (Mosman) and Sam Owen (North Sydney) in a tie-breaker to a very high-quality match, 5-3, 1-6, 2-0.
In the semi-final matches, Anne and Steve had a straight-sets win over Kay King (Belrose) and Wayne (“Moose”) Morris (Forestville RSL) while Denise and Sam defeated Eve and Matthew Blackburn (Belrose) in a tie-breaker.
The 2017 winners of the Mixed Pairs at District level were Andrew Thornley and Susan Allen (both of Forestville RSL), who defeated the Belrose pair of Michelle and John Treadwell in an exciting finish to their match.
The 2016 Mixed Pairs Champions Kenta Treacher (skip) and Emma Brown (both of North Sydney) went on to also win the Region 15 Play-Off against Susan Laidlaw and Mark Alexander (Harbord).
The inaugural State Mixed Pairs was run in 2015, with the Neutral Bay team of John Ziller and Lynne Thompson prevailing over the rest of the field to advance to the State Play-Offs.