A COROWA Services team has qualified for the Victorian triples play-offs by winning the Ovens and Murray association title.
Jordan Thornton, Ken Widdison and skip Owen McBreen reached the final 16 in the state with their recent win against some top-line competition at association level.
They had to win three games to reach the semi-finals.
One of those victories was against the strong Rutherglen combination of Murray Scown, Chris Langdon and Billy Campbell.
McBreen’s team met the Yarrawonga-Mulwala combination of Peter Woods, Gary Sanders and skip Les Spencer in a semi-final with the score being 15-9.
In the final, they clashed with the Corowa Civic team of Wayne Mills, Geoff Smethurst and Col Hendren.
The margin was six shots in McBreen’s favour with two ends to play. But Hendren’s team got three shots on the final two ends to lose 14-11.
The Corowa Services combination competes in the state finals at Bendigo starting next month.
McBreen and Widdison last year won the Ovens and Murray pairs championship to reach the state play-offs.
They won their first game, but got beaten in a quarter final.
Previously McBreen won an association singles title and he combined with Lorraine Klose in 2006-07 to win the association’s mixed pairs event.
- A TRIPLES tournament played at Cobram last Sunday attracted 18 teams with visitors from Wodonga, Bright, Mt Beauty, Wunghu and Numurkah.
The Finley RSL team of Archie West, Dave Polkinghorne and Russell Sullivan was unbeaten with four wins and won 30 ends.
The runners-up were Barooga’s Chris Philpot, Ray Wright and Peter Russell with four wins and 28 ends.
Cobram’s David Quinane, Troy Quinane and Jason Kuitui finished third with three wins and 35 ends, but the game they lost was by just one shot.
Cobram is trying to win its first Goulburn-Murray division one pennant premiership since the 1984-85 season.
It won through to the grand final last Saturday by defeating Barooga by 13 shots.
Barooga meets Numurkah this weekend at Cobram for the right to contest the grand final.