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Karen Murphy

Date of birth:
December 18, 1974

Current state:
NSW

Current club:
Cabramatta

Australian debut:
1997

Cap number:
56

International appearances:
475

International playing achievements:
• 2013 World Champion of Champions - Gold medal
• 2012 World Championships - Gold medal - Singles
• 2012 World Championships - Gold medal - Triples
• 2012 SA International Series - Gold medal - Triples
• 2012 SA International Series - Silver medal - Fours
• 2012 SA International Series - Overall team gold
• 2012 PBA Ladies World Matchplay champion
• 2011 Asia Pacific Championships - Overall Women’s Team Gold
• 2011 Asia Pacific Championships - Silver Medal - Fours
• 2011 Asia Pacific Championships- Bronze Medal -Pairs
• 2009 Asia Pacific Championships – Bronze medal- Pairs
• 2008 World Championships – Gold medal- Fours
• 2008 World Championships – Bronze medal – Pairs
• 2007 Asia Pacific Championships – Gold medal – Pairs
• 2007 Asia Pacific Championships – Silver medal – Singles
• 2006 Commonwealth Games – Gold medal – Pairs
• 2005 Asia Pacific Championships – Gold medal – Pairs
• 2004 World Championships- Bronze medal – Pairs
• 2002 Commonwealth Games- Silver medal- Singles
• 1998 Commonwealth Games- Silver medal- Fours


Grand prix playing achievements:

• 2013 Australian Indoor - Singles champion
• 2012 Australian Indoor - Singles champion
• 2011 Australian Indoor- Singles champion
• 2011 Australian Open – Pairs champion
• 2011 QLD Open - Triples champion
• 2009 NSW Open – Pairs champion
• 2009 NSW Open – Fours champion
• 2009 Australian Open – Pairs champion
• 2009 Australian Open – Triples champion
• 2009 Australian Indoor- Singles champion
• 2008 Australian Indoor- Singles champion
• 2008 QLD Open – Triples champion
• 2008 NZ Open – Pairs champion
• 2007 Australian Indoor- Singles champion
• 2007 QLD Open – Fours champion
• 2006 Victorian GP – Triples champion
• 2006 Victorian GP – Fours champion
• 2005 Moama GP- Pairs champion

Type of bowl used:

Taylor

Short ends- facts you didn’t know

First tournament win:
1989 Gerringong Junior Pairs with Leif Selby

How did you start playing bowls:
Through my Dad

When did you start playing bowls:
In 1985, aged 11

Who is your greatest influence in bowls:

Daphne Shaw

Best player you have competed against and why:
Jo Edwards as she is a great competitor

Aspirations beyond bowls:
To run a successful business and lead a healthy and happy life!

Who is the greatest influence in your life:
My family

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