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News Team Henselite Noelene Abe Scores State Singles Hat Trick
January 27, 2015

In the WA Women's State Singles final this weekend Team Henselite's Noelene Abe was going for a hat-trick of State Singles title but in her way stood Henselite team-mate and Australian U25 representative, Kristina Krstic.

Both competitors were using Henselite Fusions on the quick greens and played out a high quality final at Manning BC. In the end it was Noelene's experience that won out as she took away the title with a 23-10 win. The following is an excerpt from the wrap up by Bowls WA. The full article and results can be found here.

Noelene Abe (Corrigin) now has a hat trick of WA State Singles titles after victory over Kristina Krstic (Manning) in the final of the Western Australian Taylor Bowls State Singles at Manning today.

The day began with Abe taking on Janne Gibsone (Mosman Park) and Krstic doing battle with Kerry Andersen (Mosman Park) in the Semi Finals. Abe started quickly with a three nil lead before falling behind Gibsone 3-6. It was then that Abe started to take control and won eight of the next nine ends to build a 12 shot lead to take control 19-7. A spirited couple of ends by Gibsone was short lived as Abe powered her way into the final with a 25-13 win.

The other Semi Final saw Krstic take control from the outset. Previously in the tournament Krstic had found herself coming from behind but not on this occasion, as she raced to a 12-1 lead over Andersen. A one and then a two saw Andersen finally put a little of scoreboard pressure on. Hwever with total confidence, Krstic gathered herself again and put the pedal down to pull away to a 25-5 win.

The good sized crowd settled down to what they hoped would be a top class show of Bowls and they were not to be disappointed. Abe jumped out of the blocks to move to a dominant position on the scoreboard. If somebody had just walked into Manning on the 7th end, they would have thought it was a one sided game. Abe lead 9-1 and seemed to be dominating, however the scoreboard was not reflecting the closeness of the match as Krstic matched Abe bowl for bowl on a majority of ends but could not put the score on the board. A three to Krstic on the 8th end was immediately answered by Abe on the 9th as she also took a three, although Krstic was now starting to put some score on the board, she was unable to string ends together. At 15-9, Krstic again looked dangerous but consistently close bowls form Abe were starting to take there toll as Abe closed in on the championship. A run of singles to Abe suddenly turned into a full count of four and put her into an unstoppable position at 23-10. Another two singles closed out the game and Abe took home her third WA State Singles Title.


Noelene Abe Scores State Singles Hat Trick