2020 Junior State Championships – Pairs Finals
The Bowls Queensland State Junior Carnival held in Toowoomba (Toowoomba Bowls Club and North Toowoomba Bowls Club) this week continues to showcase young bowlers from across the State. First in the finals matches were the Open Under 15 & Open Under 18 Pairs held at North Toowoomba Bowls Club.
A large crowd gathered for the finals and they weren’t disappointed as the standard of play was up with the best seen in a State Junior carnival. The Gold/Silver and the Bronze medal matches were held concurrently, providing plenty of action.
The Under 18 Gold medal match saw some of Queensland’s finest young bowlers in action. Nick Cahill (Kawana) & Kane Nelson (Belmont) teamed up to take on Ty Jesberg (Longreach) & Shane Rideout (Monto). After a fairly even start, Cahill applied the pressure and secured a handy lead of 12 – 6 at the midway point of the 18 end contest. Then, a superb combination of bowls from Nelson and then Cahill gave them 4 shots on the 13th end and a commanding 19-7 lead. Rideout and Jesberg remained upbeat and continued to pull back shots to trail 19-11 before conceding on the 17th end. The Bronze medal Under 18 match saw North Toowoomba’s champ Jake Rynne team up with Kira Bourke (Tweed Heads) and career away to a commanding 23-3 victory over Brad & Carl Flegler (Enoggera),
In the Under 15 Gold medal match on the adjoining rink, Corey Marshall (Helensvale) & Syarra Blain (Victoria Point) took on Christian McLellan (Gin Gin) & Hayden Oster (Gympie). Again it was a close start at 8 all by both combinations before Marshall & Blain pounced to break away to a 14-8 lead on the 12th end and then scored another 4 shots on the 13th end to put the result beyond doubt and the final score of 24-8 sealed the championship.
The Under 15 Bronze was won by Harry Goodberg (Caloundra) & Oscar Culley (Caloundra) over Cody & Riley Bernard (Albert) with a resounding 21-13.
By Peter Rookas, North Toowoomba Bowls Club
To see the full results and draw from today’s finals head to the results page by clicking on the link below:
Or you can relive the action by watching the live streams on BQ’s Facebook page.