They have done it, Jason Carpenter & Jamie Nordlof (sk) have taken out the Gateway Champion of Champion Pairs after narrowly defeating young QLD star Jacob Nelson (sk) and his father, Greg Nelson, in a nail biting final. The Magpies were up by 9 at the halfway mark and looked to have control of the game, but as the ends got fewer, the margin got narrower and the Magpies found themselves up 21-19 playing the last end. But the boys held on, picked up a shot and ended up eventual winners 22-19.
Chippy and Nords had a tough run through to the final, defeating Greenslopes, Capalaba and Belmont to win the title. The win moves the Magpies into the next stage of the event, which is the Zone playoff against the Gold Coast winners!
That gives the Magpies the first of 3 Champion of Champion events, the next event is the Fours which is to be held here at the Magpies Nest, starting Sunday the 14th July and the Magpies again have a strong side representing them in Nathan Earle, Mitchell Cameron, Jamie Nordlof and Scott McLachlan (sk).
The singles will finish off the Champion of Champion events, with Jason Carpenter ready to again represent the Magpies. The Singles is being held at Cleveland Bowls Club on Sunday 28th July.
Well done again to Jamie and Jason and good luck in the upcoming events! Go the Magpies!