The writing is on the wall.
Having captured the 2007 NSW Open and last year’s Australian Open, NSW teammates Corrinne Crouch and Katrina Wright seem determined to add the final piece of the grand prix trifecta to their resumes by etching their names on the BCiB Queensland Open triples title.
Earlier today, the star duo joined forces with their third partner- namely Cabramatta’s Lisa Mitchell who reached the final of the Australian Indoor Championships earlier this year- and eased their way into the quarter-finals with a crushing 11-1, 11-5 victory over Amanda Bessell, Natalie Vicary and Carole McDonald.
Having dominated the triples scene in recent times, the Wright combination once again appears to be the team to beat, but the challengers are lining up fast.
Also progressing to the final eight earlier this morning was Julia Hosie, Mavis Rogers and Valerie Ball, who caused some what of a boil over when they defeated current Queensland state champions Carly and Shahn Griffiths and Georgia White, in a tie-breaker.
Facing off against the talented trio, Ball skipped her team to a narrow 6-13, 7-4, 3-1 win.
While nearby, Jan Rolph and Betty Herbertson, who are also in the last eight of the women’s singles, continued their fine tournament by partnering Maryann Parcell to a 6-6, 8-8, 4-0 victory over Leigh Fortington, Sharon Whana and Gail Waitai.
Other winning skips included June Beverley, Therese Hastings, Ciara Maher, Commonwealth Games representative Maria Rigby and teenage phenomenon Natasha Van Eldik.
– but the sailors praise the new boats