Congratulations Simon Woodhead, of Queensland Australia, winner of the 2022 New Zealand Championship!
Carl Dell NZ 2nd Place
Malcolm Forsyth NZ 3rd Place
AJ Marquette NZ Silver Plate Champion
Simon took the NZ trophy back to Australia. He had an absolutely stunning Match with Carl. Carl was up 9-7. Both players got caught up in a complex backgame. The checker play was exceptional and both players were carefully jockeying for an advantage. Carl accepted a double. With delicate skill and exacting play, Simon finally broke free, put Carl on the bar and scored a gammon. The game lasted well over an hour. The audience gave a huge applause to both players. What a treat to witness.
– AJ Marquette