Australian Viewpoint Championship
Lindsay Heming won the Australian Viewpoint Championship for 2012 by defeating an all-star cast of former and current Viewpoint champions. The combined might of Jacob Moriarty (2012 NSW Champ), Alex Done (2010 QLD Champ) and Will Yung (2010 Worlds Runner-Up) was not enough to stop Lindsay from taking the championship in 47 minutes. The early rounds were also tough with Jacob narrowly sneaking into the top 4 on second-order breakers. The stage is now set for a thrilling World Championships in October.
Viewpoint State of Origin
New South Wales evened the ledger by defeating Queensland by 2 games to 1 in this year's state of origin. NSW took the first game quickly with Will Yung flooding the board with View-points whilst his teammates Lindsay Heming and Victor Areces stalled QLD's efforts. QLD trio Sean Carroll, Alex Done and Keith Done balanced the scoreline in the second game by mirroring NSW's tactics from game one. With QLD on the verge of securing the origin trophy again, Victor Areces pulled off an amazing turn to return 20 points from the discard pile to his hand and play it to take NSW to the summit of victory. Congratulations to New South Wales!