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News Team Henselite Australian Champion of Champions Title for Noelene Abe
October 22, 2013

Noelene Abe is arguably WA's top female bowler. In the last three years alone she has won just about every prize on offer throughout the state including 2013 wins in the WA State Singles, Champion of Champions Singles and at Country Week where she won the pairs and fours and was duly named as WA's most Outstanding Female Bowler.

When she stepped up to the mat at the Australian Champion of Champions just under two weeks ago, it was her third attempt at the title. As the WA Champion in 2011 and 2012, she'd won the right to represent her state at the event but hadn't been able to take home the trophy.

"I lost narrowly to Karen Murphy last year and I knew I was in with a chance to win this year if things went my way," she said.

And they certainly did go her way. Noelene was able to get past all her sectional opponents with wins against the State Champion of Champions of NT, SA and VIC before booking her spot in the final against Queensland young gun, Kirsty Thatcher.

The game began with both bowlers trading shots, however Noelene's experience in the big events allowed her to play her best bowls when it counted most. After piling on 10 shots in 5 ends, she finished the final with a 21-13 victory.

"I'm using Henselite Fusions and I am really happy with how I have been playing since I've gone to them. They are very kind and hold thier line on less than perfect surfaces." 

Noelene's WA and Henselite team-mates, Kristina Kristic and Rechelle Cole, finished runners-up in the Australian Champion of Champions Women's Pairs, losing narrowly to Kerry Farrell and Betty Herbertson of NSW. 

A win at the National Champion of Champions means that Noelene will be pulling on the Green and Gold to represent her country with fellow member of Team Henselite, David Holt, at the World Champion of Champions in late 2014.

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Australian Champion of Champions Title for Noelene Abe