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Fatal Incident Statement

It is with sincere sadness that I regretfully advise you of the unfortunate and untimely passing of one of our young members.

Jerry Dennis, a 17 year old member, was participating in a Club training session on a flat water canal at Mermaid Waters when it appears he came off is board soon after training had commenced at 4.00pm. Jerry was not able to be recovered from the water for some 45 minutes as fellow members, as well as members from Mermaid Beach SLSC systematically searched for him.

Jerry was a well liked young man with so much before him. He was a talented swimmer with a skill set destined for future success. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry's family and everyone that knew him. Our members have lost someone dear to them and we as a family are grieving the loss of this fine young man.

Counseling has commenced for those involved in yesterday's tragic incident. If any member requires further counseling, please call the club as soon as possible so we can arrange it. Details with regard to funeral and memorial dates and times will be distributed as soon as know.

David Shields
Club President

QLD State Champions for the 10th Year!

Congratulations to BMD Northcliffe for taking out their 10th consecutive QLD Senior Championships on the weekend held on the Sunshine Coast. 

BMD Northcliffe dominated the major finals with wins in both the Open Male & Open Female Double Ski, Murray Stewart, Joel Simpson and Tate Smith went 1, 2, 3 in the Open Male Single Ski, Courtney Hancock, Miranda Bell, Eliza Smith and Harriet Brown filled the top 4 positions in the Open Female Surf Race and Dev Lahey claimed gold in the Open Male Surf Race. In the Open Ironwoman, Courtney Hancock claimed silver with Harriet Brown in 3rd. Harriet also added a silver to her haul in the Open Female Board Race while Mark Bint claimed Bronze in the Open Male Board Race after leading for the entire race. Shannon Eckstein won silver in the Open Ironman and added a gold in the Restricted Surf Race. Our Open Male Boat Crew also had a great weekend claiming Bronze.

We finished the carnival by dominating the Open Male and Female Taplin Relays. The boys had a convincing victory while the our girls claimed both gold and silver. 

Our Masters only had a small contingent make the trip to the Sunshine Coast where the local clubs dominated. Hopefully we will have our full contingent for Aussies in a few weeks time and the tables can turn.

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Click here for QLD Masters Championships Results


Congratulations to our Nippers who took out the QLD State Championships at Hervey Bay on the weekend in convincing fashion. BMD Northcliffe finished on top of the pointscore, 58 points ahead of last years winners, Maroochydore.

Some very strong performances in team events gave BMD Northcliffe a 50 point lead heading into the final day of competition.

Some of the stand out performances were from Elly Wikaire (2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze), Toby Redler (2 gold, 3 silver), Bailey Armstrong (2 gold, 3 silver), Laura Taylor (2 gold, 4 silver), Scarlett Fahey (2 gold, 1 bronze) Maddy Bravery (1 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze).

Click here for all of BMD Northcliffe's Results

Overall Pointscore
1st BMD Northcliffe 325
2nd Maroochydore 267
3rd Currumbin 154 

KNG Ironman & Telstra Ironwoman Series Champions

BMD Northcliffe athletes claimed both the Kellogg's Ironman Series & Telstra Ironwoman Series Crowns at the final round of the series at Noosa on the weekend.

Shannon Eckstein had a commanding lead heading in to the final round and only needed to finish in the top 9 to maintain his lead. In the eliminator format, Shannon only had to make it to the 4th race of 5 to ensure the series win which he did comfortably. In the final race it was a 3 way battle for most of the way between Shannon, Ali Day & Kendrick Louis. In the end Ali came away with the win with Kendrick in 2nd and Shannon in 3rd, his 6th podium position from 6 races this season and claiming his 7th overall series crown. Mitch Miller also qualified through to the final race which was enough to secure him automatic qualification for next years series.

In the girls race Courtney Hancock didn't have it quite as easy, trailing Naomi Flood by 8 points heading in to the final round but a shock 2nd race elimination for Flood all but sealed the series win for Courtney. Courtney, who battled the flu all week, managed to finish in 4th place for the round. Sister Bonnie and Harriet Brown also made it to final race of the eliminator format which sealed their automatic qualification for next years series.

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