Seasoned greats claim trophy

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The final day of the 2014 Australian Open has seen the champions of the Over-60 men’s and women’s pairs crowned as the seasoned greats took to the green in windy conditions at Darebin International Sport Centre. In a jam-packed schedule featuring ten finals, the veterans got their turn in the spotlight as Malcolm Williams and Dennis McHarry took on Wayne Sheehan and Trevor Stevens in the men’s final- while in the next rink the women’s final featured Victorian duo skipped by Patty Whorlow taking on fellow Victorian locals Judy Stainton and Susan Howes. The matches featured the four teams left after two days of knock-out style competition whittled the 23 team draws down, and with $1000 up for grabs for the victorious teams, the hotly contested finals did not disappoint. Trevor Stevens and Wayne Sheehan managed a 13-12 win over their opponents to be crowned Over-60 men’s pairs champions, with the women’s pairs being won by Susan Howes and Judy Stainton with a score line of 18-8. A purple patch from the fourth to ninth ends helped Howes and Stainton secure their ten shot win, while Whorlow skipped her team to avoid the blowout and secure six shots in the final five ends. The men’s final was much closer, finishing 12-12 after the requisite fifteen ends – sending the match into a sudden death extra end, won by Stevens and Sheehan with one shot. The final day of 2014 Australian Open action continues with the men’s and women’s pairs on now, and the blue ribbon men’s and women’s singles finals to commence at 6:00pm – streamed live and free at http://bowlsaustralia.com.au/Media/Australian-Open-live-streaming