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Tyler Ellis, Scott Elsworth, Daniel Michel and Jean-Paul Lafontaine win at boccia’s New South Wales State Titles

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This past weekend at the Sydney Academy of Sport Narabeen, Tyler Ellis,  Scott Elsworth, Daniel Michel and Jean-Paul Lafontaine came away winners at boccia’s New South Wales State Titles. The ACT’s Ellis won the BC1 event, Elsworth won the BC2 event, Michel won the BC3 event and Lafontaine won the BC4/EMU event.



Elsworth managed to hold on to the title from last year, the only competitor to do so.  Michel, who competed at the World Championships in Beijing last year as a 19-year-old, improved upon his silver that he had won last year. LaFontaine also saw an improvement on his performance since last year in moving from third position to first. Ellis was not among the top four finishers last year, but had won the event in 2013.


In BC1,  Matt Osborne finished second and  Joanne Vaz finished third.  In BC2, Queensland’s Jason Mayweather finished second and Tom Ferguson finished third.  In BC3,  Tait Jenkins finished second while Spencer Cotie finished in third. In BC4/EMU,  Phil Bates won silver while James Nutt claimed bronze.


Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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