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News Team Henselite Carla and Jeremy take out Australian Indoors
September 3, 2015

Carla Odgers wins Australian Indoors

Team Henselite's Carla Odgers is absolutely thrilled to be taking the Australian Indoor Singles trophy home to Victoria, competing against Australian teammate Lynsey Clarke in the final at Tweed Heads.

Odgers got off to a soaring start in her first ever Australian Indoor Championships final, leading 6-1, before Clarke made a comeback with a full count of four on the sixth end to take back the lead 7-6.

Odgers recovered despite dropping a four two ends prior. She bounced back scoring a three to regain the lead; hanging on to the shot on the final end and took the one set advantage.

Clarke came back blazing in the second set and despite losing two of the last three ends, she defended her lead and took the match into a tie-break.

Odgers had her eyes on that trophy and leaped out of the blocks with a full count of four and won!

Clarke was only millimetres away from striking back on the second end, demanding a slight movement of the jack to score at least three shots; however it was just one to Clarke.

Odgers set the last head up perfectly and left Clarke needing to play the most difficult of shots to snatch a draw; Odgers was in the commanding position going into the final end, making her the new Indoor Champion!

Soon after the match, Odgers said: “the win hadn’t sunk in yet and hadn’t thought about the opportunity that had presented to represent Australia at the World next year”.

 

Jeremy Henry strikes back claiming his second Australian Indoor Championship title

Henselite's Jeremy Henry joins a celebrated list of Australian Indoor Championships winners after claiming victory in this year’s Singles final against New Zealand’s Paul Girdler.

These two champions lived up to expectations both trading blows in a high quality contest!

Home town favourite Paul Girdler started the match in remarkable style, the former Australian Indoor Championship finalist is very familiar with Tweed Heads having plenty of time to perfect the carpet.

It was Girdler who struck the first blow snatching the opening set 7-4; however it took a further five ends before Girdler was able to find the scoreboard again with Henry beginning to control of the second set.

At 8-0 in front the viewers began to sense a tie-break - but a surge from Girdler got him back within four; however Henry’s count of three on the eighth end was a massive blow to the Girdler’s chances and went straight off to the tie-break.

The opening could not have been played any better by Henyy, drawing all three of his first four bowls within six inches and a final attempt by Girdler was unable to reduce the count.

Girdler played a crucial conversion on the second end of the tie-break and once again.

With Henry leading 3-2, an extra end was looming but Henry’s third bowl put a stop to that; Girdler was unable to make contact with his Henry’s shot bowl and the man from Warilla won!

Henry will now go on to represent Australia once again at next year's World Cup. Where he may continue to dominate with a home advantage and pick up a hat-trick of World Titles.
 

Photo Courtesy of Bowls Australia

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Carla and Jeremy take out Australian Indoors