QLD State Champions for the 10th Year!
Congratulations to BMD Northcliffe for taking out their 10th consecutive QLD Senior Championships on the weekend held on the Sunshine Coast.
BMD Northcliffe dominated the major finals with wins in both the Open Male & Open Female Double Ski, Murray Stewart, Joel Simpson and Tate Smith went 1, 2, 3 in the Open Male Single Ski, Courtney Hancock, Miranda Bell, Eliza Smith and Harriet Brown filled the top 4 positions in the Open Female Surf Race and Dev Lahey claimed gold in the Open Male Surf Race. In the Open Ironwoman, Courtney Hancock claimed silver with Harriet Brown in 3rd. Harriet also added a silver to her haul in the Open Female Board Race while Mark Bint claimed Bronze in the Open Male Board Race after leading for the entire race. Shannon Eckstein won silver in the Open Ironman and added a gold in the Restricted Surf Race. Our Open Male Boat Crew also had a great weekend claiming Bronze.
We finished the carnival by dominating the Open Male and Female Taplin Relays. The boys had a convincing victory while the our girls claimed both gold and silver.
Our Masters only had a small contingent make the trip to the Sunshine Coast where the local clubs dominated. Hopefully we will have our full contingent for Aussies in a few weeks time and the tables can turn.
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2013 QLD JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to our Nippers who took out the QLD State Championships at Hervey Bay on the weekend in convincing fashion. BMD Northcliffe finished on top of the pointscore, 58 points ahead of last years winners, Maroochydore.
Some very strong performances in team events gave BMD Northcliffe a 50 point lead heading into the final day of competition.
Some of the stand out performances were from Elly Wikaire (2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze), Toby Redler (2 gold, 3 silver), Bailey Armstrong (2 gold, 3 silver), Laura Taylor (2 gold, 4 silver), Scarlett Fahey (2 gold, 1 bronze) Maddy Bravery (1 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze).
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1st BMD Northcliffe 325
2nd Maroochydore 267
3rd Currumbin 154
Double BMD Northcliffe Victory in Round 5
Courtney Hancock claimed her first win of the season, dominating Round 5 of the Telstra Ironwoman Series by winning both Ironwoman races to gain the lowest score possible to claim the win. It was a good day all round for the BMD Northcliffe girls with Harriet Brown finishing 4th & Bonnie Hancock in 5th.Courtney now only trails series leader, Naomi Flood by 8 points, still having a good chance at the series title. Harriet & Bonnie are now comfortably in the top 10 overall which should mean automatic qualification for next season.
In the Men's race, Shannon Eckstein made a great comeback to claim his 3rd victory of the season. Shannon lost his ski in the first race while in the lead and ended up in 7th. He then went on to dominate, winning the final 2 races. Shannon now leads the series comfortably by 56 points in to the final round. He only needs to finish in the top 9 at Noosa next weekend to claim his 7th Ironman Series title. Given that he hasn't finished off the podium all season and surf is unlikely at Noosa, its looking good. Mitch Miller finished in 10th on the weekend and currently sits in 10th overall in the series. Cory Hill finished 14th in his 2nd race back after injury and Jake Nicholson fished in 16th.
The 6th and final round heads to Noosa this Sunday. Watch the television coverage on channel 10 from 2pm - 5pm.