ABBA National Championships

By Maree Fenech

Victoria was the host State for the ABBA National Championships and the event was held at the Mooroolbark Bowls Club, from 30th April to 7th May 2018.

The outcome of the championships for our Victorian members was nothing short of extraordinary, we were represented by 10 bowlers and their directors with 9 bowlers being medal winners as follows:

Trophy for best overall individual performance was won by Tony Scott.
Trophy for best male performance overall was won by Tony Scott.
Trophy for best female performance overall was won by Maree Fenech.

Maree Fenech, directed by Joe Fenech
B.1 Ladies singles, Gold medal
B.1 Open pairs, Gold medal
B.1 Mixed pairs, Silver medal

Mary Price, directed by Joe Pugh
B.2 Ladies singles, Bronze medal
B.2 Mixed pairs Gold medal

Margaret Rosewall, directed by Brian Rosewall
B.2 Open pairs, Gold medal
B.2 Mixed pairs, Bronze medal

Lisa Condy, directed by David Condy
B.2 Mixed pairs, Silver medal

Len O’Brien, directed by Kath Orford
B.2 Men’s Singles, Silver medal
B.2 Men’s Open pairs, Bronze medal
B.2 Mixed pairs, Gold medal

Ivan Shortis, directed by Roy Jones
B.2 Men’s Singles, Bronze medal
B.2 Men’s Open pairs, Bronze medal
B.2 Mixed pairs, Silver medal
Tony Scott, directed by Lisa Critten
B.3 Men’s singles, Gold medal
B.3 Open pairs, Gold medal
B.4 Mixed pairs, Silver medal

Mike Donnelly, directed by Liz Donnelly
B.3 Men’s singles, Bronze medal
B.3 Open pairs, Gold medal

Peter Campion, directed by Greg Orford
B.4 mixed pairs, Silver medal

Greg Kennedy, directed by Debbie King was just outside the medal count but looks forward to the Nationals next year in Western Australia.

Mr. Maurice Gleeson, President of Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria presented our medals and shared in dinner and celebrations, our thanks to Maurice for making himself available.

Maurice congratulated BBV committee, Berneice and Peter Stevenson for organising the event with the assistance from many other people at Mooroolbark and congratulated all bowlers and directors on a very successful championship.

Maurice commented on the wonderful camaraderie between members from all 5 States and trusts the championships will continue for many years to come.

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