BRIBIE ex-pat Shahn Griffiths came back home this week and left as a bowls champion.
The 20-year-old combined with Australian captain Lynsey Armitage to take out the women's pairs section of the Champion of Club Champions state titles.
Griffiths and Armitage dominated the competition, beating Murgon 22-10, Mackay 30-8 and Pine Rivers 22-12 before destroying Toowoomba 31-12 in the final.
Griffiths was first introduced to the game on Bribie and played all of her early bowls there before moving to the mainland where she now plays and works at the Helensvale Bowls Club.
Bribie Island Bowls Club bowls co-ordinator Laurie Broomhead said Griffiths started slowly but improved throughout the competition.
"It was a very good performance considering she's so young," he said.
"To bowl with Linsey is a great achievement for her.
"(Shahn) supported (her) very well with her lead bowls."
The Moorooka pairing of Peter Ward and Bill Mitilinios took out the men's pairs in similarly impressive fashion.
They faced a tough match against South Suburban in round one, where they barely scraped in 20-19, but they weren't troubled again.
Ward and Mitilinios took down Springwood 26-14 and Thuringowa 25-18 before tearing apart Maryborough 27-10 in the final.
The pairs event started Monday and ran into Tuesday where Broomhead said testing conditions plagued all competitors.
"Conditions were extremely gusty and windy, very uncomfortable conditions," he said.
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