2019 Australian Open: Friday Finals Wrap

by Domenic Favata

BCiB Australian Jackaroo Aron Sherriff has capped off his outstanding 2019 Australian Open campaign with his third Men’s Singles crown following victory over local hope, Gus Templeton.

Sherriff was at his decisive and clinical best from the outset, cruising to a 21-6 victory to secure the title, to go with his Men’s Pairs title on Thursday with fellow Australian, Ray Pearse.

In the process, Sherriff, who also became the first person to win three Australian Open singles crowns, was also awarded Player of the Tournament seeing him pocket a total of $17,500 for his efforts across the fortnight, ($10,000 Singles, $5,000 Pairs, $2,500 Player of the Tournament).

Elsewhere, Genevieve Delves and Dawn Hayman produced a gutsy come-from-behind victory to claim the Women’s Pairs title over Cabramatta pair Jessica Hogan and Carmen Anderson, while Over-60s Men’s pair Sam Laguzza and Rowan Brassey secured back to back titles with their win earlier in the day.

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Rounding out the 14 disciplines finals were the Under-18’s, with Victorian Jarryd Davies and now-New South Welshwoman Kira Bourke continuing their domination of the junior ranks with their first Australian Open finals.

Men’s Over-60’s Pairs Final:

Sam Laguzza, Rowan Brassey def. Garry Williams, Peter Armstrong 20-8

Under-18 Boys’ Singles Final:

Jarryd Davies def. Nathan Black 21-15

Under-18 Girls’ Singles Final:

Kira Bourke def. Kate Argent-Bowden 21-12

Women’s Pairs Final:

Genevieve Delves Dawn Hayman def. Jessica Hogan Carmen Anderson 17-12

Men’s Singles Final:

Aron Sherriff def. Gus Templeton 21-6


2019 CHAMPIONS 
(Runners-Up in brackets)

Men’s Singles: Aron Sherriff (Gus Templeton)
Women’s Singles: Natasha Scott (Tiffany Brodie)
Men’s Pairs: Ray Pearse & Aron Sherriff (Nathan Pedersen & Wayne Ruediger)
Women’s Pairs: Genevieve Delves & Dawn Hayman (Jessica Hogan & Carmen Anderson)
Men’s Fours: Bradley Lawson, Scott De Jongh, Jamie Anderson, Kurt Brown
(Wayne Hutson, Mark Thatcher, Steven Tong, Matthew Lucas)
Women’s Fours: Lynsey Clarke, Anne Johns, Kelsey, Rebecca Van Asch
(Brianna Smith, Louise Cronan, Jessica Hogan, Tiffany Brodie)
Under-18 Boy’s Singles: Jarryd Davies (Nathan Black)
Under-18 Girls’ Singles: Kira Bourke (Kate Argent-Bowden)
Over-60’s Men’s Singles: Sam Laguzza & Rowan Brassey (Garry Williams & Peter Armstrong)
Over-60’s Women’s Singles: Jude Whaites & Jane Bush (Carol Fair & Brenda Thompson)
Multi-Disability Open Singles: Ken Hanson (Nathan Appleton)
Multi-Disability Pairs: Lucas Protopapas & Ken Hanson (Richard Rombouts & Damien Delgado)
Vision-Impaired Singles: Jake Fehlberg (Don Dias)
Vision-Impaired Pairs: Brandon Smith & Jake Fehlberg (Jacqueline Hudson & Rob Barker)