2021 Mixed Pairs — Post-Sectional results
24 January 2021
Our Section winners battled the heat as well as each other at St Ives today. Despite the weather, the standard of bowling was excellent and all games went down to the wire. Results from the Quarter-finals and Semi-finals below:
2021 Mixed Pairs — results from Sectional play
A record 21 teams entered in the 2021 Mixed Pairs and had excellent weather for Sectional Play at St Ives on Sunday 17 January. Here are full results from the day:
The section winners play knock-out rounds on Sunday 24 January at St Ives, to reduce the field to two teams who will play the District final at Mona Vale on 31 January, followed in the afternoon by the Region 15 play-off. Here’s the draw for post-sectional rounds:
Congratulations to Anne and Steve Coleman (North Sydney) who won the Mixed Pairs Championship, then went on to take out the Region 15 title for the second time in three years. In the District final, the Colemans took on Midori Matsuoka (Neutral Bay) and North Sydney club-mate Kenta Treacher. At one set apiece, the game went to a tie-breaker with Anne and Steve claiming victory.
The Region 15 Play-Off against Brian and Chris Gordon (Harbord) was an excellent match, with great bowls from all four competitors and the advantage switching frequently each end. However, the Colemans carried off the win in straight sets.
In the Final of the Mixed Pairs 2019, Warwick Bridge and Sue Hamilton (Turramurra) took on last year’s champions Anne and Steve Coleman (North Sydney), with Warwick and Sue winning 8-0, 1-6, 1-0. The Turramurra team then played the Manly-Warringah champions and emerged as the Region 15 Mixed Pairs Champions.
Results from the finals day 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.