Schraner and Whitehead secure 2018 Australian Champion of Champions titles

by Aidan Davis

Tasmanian Lee Schraner has defended his Australian Champion of Champions crown with victory once more, while Victorian Kylie Whitehead secured her second national title in less than 12 months.

Schraner, also an Emerging BCiB Australian Jackaroo, defeated Barrie Lester 21-12 in the final round of the event, completing his undefeated run at the Kingborough Bowls Club, Hobart.

Whitehead defeated 17-year-old local favourite Lauren Banks 21-15 in the final round of play, which happened to be a gold-medal playoff between Victoria and Tasmania on both sides of the field.

The Victorian also went through undefeated and both players have now qualified to represent Australia at the 2019 World Champion of Champions.

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See below for the final standings:

Mens’ Singles

Gold – Lee Schraner (TAS)
Silver – Barrie Lester (VIC)
Bronze – David Ferguson (NSW)
Fourth – Wayne Ruediger (SA)
Fifth – Ryan Bester (QLD)
Sixth – Mac Mclean (ACT)
Seventh – Warren Holt (WA)
Eighth – Mark Malogorski

Womens’ Singles

Gold – Kylie Whitehead (VIC)
Silver – Lauren Banks (TAS)
Bronze – Lee Benson (NSW)
Fourth – Sandy Wallace (SA)
Fifth – Anette Tye (ACT)
Sixth – Shenayde Heldt (NT)
Seventh – Bev Scott (WA)

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