Open Fours Champions 2017

Fours Champions 2017

Fours Champions 2017 L Hazzard, J Carpenter, K King, P Tan (skip) (Belrose)

In a nail-biting final at St Ives on 14 February, the Belrose team of Lorraine Hazzard, Judith Carpenter, Kay King and Patricia Tan overcame being down 3-13 after 12 ends, to win the 2017 Open Fours Championship 26-20 over the Neutral Bay team of Lesley Szumylo, Midori  Matsuoka, Maggie Jay and Lou Hamshere. The turning point came on the 13th end, when a springing of the jack delivered the Belrose team a 4, and by the 16th end there was only one shot the difference. Then a 5 to Belrose saw them hit the lead 18-14, and they drew away further until Neutral Bay picked up 6 on the 19th end to regain a 1-shot lead. A successful last-bowl conversion by the Belrose skip in the 2oth gave them 2 to go into the last end 1 ahead, then each member of the Belrose team played steadily on the last end, claiming 5 shots for a decisive win.

Fours r/up 2017

Fours 2017 runners-up L Hamshere (skip), M Jay, M Matsuoka, L Szumylo (Neutral Bay)