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Junior beats senior to claim title

Thursday, 6th October, 2011

CHAMP: Milton Hawke Senior and Milton Junior (middle) with Wally Capper, the Australian Singles Champion from the 1950s to 1970s and the father of former Sydney Swans player Warwick Capper. CHAMP: Milton Hawke Senior and Milton Junior (middle) with Wally Capper, the Australian Singles Champion from the 1950s to 1970s and the father of former Sydney Swans player Warwick Capper.

Broken Hill dominated the Australian Rope Quoits Championships played on the weekend, winning both the major singles and teams titles.

Milton Hawke Junior overcame a poor start to secure his fourth singles title from his father and defending champion, Milton Senior.

The father and son duel was one of many highlights of the championships which were played at Bendigo.

The Hawkes then combined with four other BH representatives to win the Open A Grade Teams title that was played on Sunday.

Broken Hill had a good first up win over defending champions Ballarat, beating them by more than 250 quoits.

In its second game Broken Hill played Melbourne and came away with a big win  thus claiming its first championship for more than two years.

In the Ladies open local representative Marnie Howe won all of her five games to make the final where she went down by 200 against defending champion Sue Taylor.

Other BH representatives included Daniel Knott, who played in the Intermediate section, and David Knott and Aaron Hawke who were the city’s Junior boys representatives.

Frank Picken played in the Veterans Section and had some good close games but did not make the final.

Tom Knott Jnr played in the Open section and performed well against the more experienced players.

Next year’s Championships will be held in Melbourne in June on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and the following year Broken Hill will be host.

Meanwhile, the local rope quoits competition will commence next Monday night.

 

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