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News Team Henselite Team Henselite take spoils at 2021 Victorian Champions week
January 20, 2021

Bowls in Victoria was back on the agenda in January with the first major state events since COVD hit, taking place at Victorian Champions Week at City Memorial Bowls Club in Warrnambool.
Team Henselite was among the medals across the disciplines as some fantastic bowls was played and the top bowlers from Victoria’s 16 regions came together and made the most of the opportunity to play the sport they love again.

For Australian Jackaroo, Carla Krizanic, it was a dream return to bowls. After becoming a mum in June 2020, Carla was back on the green in earnest, picking up three titles including her 4th Champion of Champion Singles. She also took out the women’s pairs with Lisa Trewarne and the Mixed Pairs on the last day with Lisa’s brother Todd.

Todd was delighted with the win saying, “It’s always a pleasure to play with Carla as we’re great mates. We have known each other for quite a while now and to top it off we work really well as a team. It was also good to represent with a fellow Team Henselite team-mate. Especially when we haven’t been able to play in much competition in the last 12 months. I’m also absolutely loving representing my new club (Melton) so the motivation to win was as high as it’s ever been.”

Nathan Wilson, Dane McKinnon and Matthew Wilson, were another Henselite team to take home gold, this time in the Men’s Triples. They picked up the title for Metro West with a 15-18 win over Central Goulburn Murray.

In the Under 18 events Emerging Jackaroo, Jarryd Davies, used his last tilt at an Under 18 title to win the Under 18 triples. He also added a silver medal in the Pairs.
In the Women’s Singles, Tiff Brodie showed her class to win her first Women’s Singles State Title, with a 25-14 win over Belinda Koek, having twice previously won the Victorian Women’s Under 25s.

"It was good to finally get back out on the green," she said. "A couple of months ago, we probably never would have thought we’d be able to play championship week for the 2020 season. The break gave me a good chance to reflect on my previous matches to better improve my game." 

Tiff also picked up a silver medal in the fours with Henselite Team mates Lisa Phillips and Courtney Gabb with Kelly McKerihen. The quartet were the reigning champions in the event and went down 12-13 in a tight final.

Courtney Gabb and Lisa Phillips also scored another Silver medal in the triples with Sarah Ashby. The trio all used Henselite Dreamline XGs, with their campaign ending when they were just pipped 17-15 in another thrilling final.

It was a special week – one we wondered was ever going to happen again and the experience for all was beautifully summed up by Courtney Gabb who said “Champions Week, there’s no better name for an event, whether you’re already a champion or a first time competitor at the event. You walk away inspired...watching top level bowlers, playing top level bowlers it only makes you want to train harder to ensure you get another chance next year.”

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Team Henselite take spoils at 2021 Victorian Champions week