Shearer, Hummelstad, Vanderveer win thrilling Triples Championship

Tony Tinworth, Sunday, 26 May 2013
 L-R Steve Vanderveer, Dave Shearer & Rod Hummelstad  L-R Brad Franklin, Matt Blackburn & Shaun Thompson


Dave Shearer, Rod Hummelstad & Steve Vanderveer (Belrose) won the State Triples Championship in a thrilling final against clubmates Matt Blackburn, Brad Franklin & Shaun Thompson in a match which went to an extra end. The match was drawn 21 all at 21 ends, after being neck & neck all the way and Steve's team was able to score 2 shots to clinch the match 23/21.

Both Belrose teams made the final from this mornings semis, Vanderveer defeating North Sydney's Gerard Kebourian, Brendan Brown & Kenta Treacher 23/19 and Thompson defeating  Dee Why's Gary Robinson, Paul Somers & Brad Langelaar 25/22

Winning this event is no new experience for Steve and his team as the same combination won the event in 2006 playing then for Harbord. Steve also skipped the winning team in 1997 & 1999 and Dave Shearer's name appears as lead in the winning team 6 times since the new Zone was formed in 1996. This years sees a welcome return to the game for Steve as he has had a break from playing for the past couple of years. Seems the break has done him no harm!