QLD State Champions
BMD Northcliffe took out the the QLD State Championships by a massive 318 points at North Kirra on the weekend. The Club finished with 36 Gold, 22 Silver and 26 Bronze. Standout performers were Lachlan Sergis with 4 gold and Dev Lahey, Stefaan Demopoulos, Shannon Eckstein, Maddy Dunn, Tate Smith, Murray Stewart, Elly Wikaire and Laura Taylor all with 3 golds each.
Our Masters also came away with a victory on Friday winning the pointscore by 8 points ahead of Noosa Heads.
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will be held in 3 weeks time at Scarborough, WA, where BMD Northcliffe will be going for their 10th consecutive Australian Champion Club Title.
For Seniors Results Click Here.
For Masters Results Click Here.
GREAT START TO KNG SERIES FOR BMD NORTHCLIFFE
Shannon Eckstein & Courtney Hancock have certainly picked up where they left off last season, after the defending champions had a successful weekend of racing to claim the top of the ladder after 2 rounds.
Courtney dominated, winning both rounds over the weekend. In round 1, treacherous conditions saw race organisers reduce the girls race to just the swim / board legs, siting safety concerns. Kristyl Smith showed her experience to finish in 2nd place and youngster, Maddy Dunn, a credible 4th. In Round 2, conditions had subsided and the ski leg was reintroduced for the eliminator format. This made little difference for all rounder Courtney, with another comfortable win, ahead of Maddy Dunn in 2nd, proving she will be a force to be reckoned with this season. Kristyl Smith displayed her consistency with another podium finish in 3rd place. After the 2 Rounds, Courtney leads with 40 points, ahead of Kristyl on 32 and Maddy on 30 points.
In the men's races, Shannon came away with a victory in very testing conditions in Round 1. Brother, Caine finished 5th and Tanyn Lyndon rounded out the top 10. In Round 2, Shannon showed consistency finishing 2nd behind Newport's, Kendrick Louis. Shannon still remains on top of the table on 37 points, 2 points clear of Louis. Caine Eckstein is in 5th place with Tanyn Lydon in 7th place.
Round 3, 4 & 5 will be held at Newcastle beach on the 14th & 15th December.
Click Here for Men's Results & Series Ladder
Click Here for Women's Results & Series Ladder
Australian Champions again!!
BMD Northcliffe continued its dominance at the 2013 Australian Championships with a hard fought win to regain the Aussie title - its 9th straight.
The competition kicked off with success in the Open Patrol Competition with Damien Moffrey and his team winning their 12th straight Gold. Kathryn McKenzie then backed up to win Gold in the Open Female Champion Lifesaver event.
Both Male and Female Open Surf Teams won their events with female team members also gaining medals in alternate races: Eliza Smith (silver) and Miranda Bell (bronze) in the Open Female Surf Race, and Courtney Hancock contesting a close race to win the Open Ironwoman with Harriet Brown coming in third.
The Open Men's Taplin blitzed the field to take regain the title they have held since 2007. A great team effort from all members - Shannon Eckstein, Dev Lahey, Murray Stewart, Tate Smith, Mark Bint and Cory Hill.
The Master's team had a convincing win over Noosa in the pointscore. Spearheaded by Lee Vrolyks with a record haul of 11 gold medals, the win was never in doubt as the Masters won by 65 points.