Hummelstad & Homer win State Pairs

Runners-up - 2011 State Pairs

Winners - 2011 State Pairs
Rod Hummelstad & Jake Homer
Tony Tinworth, Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Mona Vale team of Jake Homer and Rod Hummelstad today won the 2011 State Pairs Championship played at Belrose, by defeating the home team of Cy Threfall & Nathan Wise by a convincing 25 shots to 12 in what would most probably be considered a surprise win over Premier League players.

Earlier in the day there was an exciting last 4 end finish to the sectional play between Dave Baker & Zac Abro (Harbord) and clubmates Steve Ashdown & Steve Rawlings. The match was drawn 16 all on the 20th end and the 'Steve's' were holding 2 very close shots when Zac edged them out with a magnificent bowl to win 17/16. Dave and Zac went on to play Jake and Rod but were defeated 25/13.

Also this morning, Cy and Nathan defeated North Manly's Paul Leckey & Mark Delia in the semi-final by 28 shots to 13.

Today's win is the first for Mona Vale Club in the Zone's major championships since 1998 when they again won the pairs - also in 1997.

The winners will now compete in the State Championships which will be held at Soldiers Point between 15th - 22nd October.