Toowoomba’s thrilling win
West Toowoomba edge out Bribie Island at State Pennant Finals Jo Worsley was the star performer in West Toowoomba’s heart-stopping State Pennants win over Bribie Island this morning.
Worsley was the only T’ba skip to win her rink, defeating Veronica McDermott, 24-19.
But more importantly, her five-shot pick-up in the dying ends edged Toowoomba over the line for a pivotal 57-56 round one win.
Ferny Grove had a much easier time of it in their clash with North Mackay, beating the northerners comfortably, 72-48.
Mackay’s Ester Regan played her part, defeating Ferny Grove’s star skip, Sue Bond, 18-13.
But teammates Bev Benson and Bev Svenson couldn’t keep up their end of the bargain, going down 31-13 and 28-17 respectively.
In Section 2, Bargara and Marlin Coast came through round one unscathed.
Bargara clocked up a 13-shot win over Hervey Bay, 67-53…Gail Crompton and Jessie Cannon both winning their rinks, while Judy Everett held Hervey Bay’s Elizabeth Humphreys to a draw, 20-20.
Marlin Coast had a much tighter win, downing Brisbane side Algester by just three shots, 55-52.
Algester’s Yvonne Taylor finished strong, taking an eight-shot win over Shirley Sampson, 24-16.
But Evelyn Herwig and Lee Mikic were just too good for Taylor’s teammates, racking up 18-12 and 21-16 wins respectively.
Women Round 1:
West Toowoomba 57 def Bribie Island 56
Bargara 67 def Hervey Bay 54
Ferny Grove 72 def North Mackay 48
Marlin Coast 55 def Algester 52