Belrose wins State Triples
State Triples Runners-up
L-R Nathan Wise, Brad Franklin & Michael Harvey
The Belrose team of Michael Harvey, Brad Franklin & Nathan Wise won the State Triples Championship, defeating Harbord's Dave Baker, Scott Sheppard & Mark Alexander by 32 shots to 14. The game was tied 3 all after 5 ends, Harbord scored a 3 on the 6th to hold the lead for one end and thereafter Belrose romped away for a convincing win with a five and a couple of fours.
The result would have been a disappiontment for the Harbord boys as they were the runners-up last year - always a bridesmaid, ....
The all Belrose semi-final was a match worthy of a final. Trailing by 6 shots with one end to play, skip John 'Rowdy' Campton would not give in, killing 5 consequitive ends with brilliant drives to extend the game by close to 1 hour. They settled for a one on that end. In the other semi between Harbord and Mona Vale, skip Mark Alexander played some brilliant conversion shots when his team was down.