Orange couple lug 13 medals home from Pan Pacific Masters Games

ON A ROLL: Ron Forbes brought seven medals home from the Pan Pacific Masters Games, while his wife Belinda won six. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

ON A ROLL: Ron Forbes brought seven medals home from the Pan Pacific Masters Games, while his wife Belinda won six. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

Win a medal, the colour of which was irrelevant.

That was Orange bowler Ron Forbes’ only goal leading into last week’s Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast, and he eclipsed that mark.

Forbes ended up winning seven medals across the week-long tournament, five of which were bronze. His wife Belinda won six medals as well.

The pair were lucky enough to win one of those medals together as well.

“To come away with seven medals and be able to win one with Belinda I’m over the moon with that,” Forbes said.

“Especially considering it was at a brand new centre, which neither of us had seen so we didn’t know the oil patterns or anything.”

To come away with seven medals and be able to win one with Belinda I’m over the moon with that. - Ron Forbes

Rob Forbes claimed gold medals in the men’s 45-54 doubles, singles, trios and all events along with a masters gold, and won silver alongside Jason Osborne in the 35-44 doubles.

He and Belinda won bronze together in the mixed doubles 35-44.

Belinda Forbes won silver in the women’s doubles 35-44 and bronze medals in the 35-44 singles, trios and all events, along with masters bronze.

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