Twist and Out
Queensland legend Jeff Twist dumped out of State Singles by 16-year-old sensation Nic Gosley. Teen sensation Nic Gosley is through to the semifinals of the 2014 Men’s State Singles Championships on the Gold Coast.
The 16-year-old apprentice green keeper, who struggled at the recent Junior State Champs, showed no hint of being in over his head as he dumped out Queensland legend Jeff Twist, 25-20, in this morning’s quarter-final at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
“It’s brilliant, I’m really happy to get through to the semis,” Gosley said after the match.
“I started off pretty badly, I think we both played poorly actually, but I picked up a bit during the match and came out with a win, that’s the important thing.
“I’ve played at States before and have never gone any good, so just to get this far is great,” said Gosley who will face either Eric Copeland or Ryan Bester in the semis.
Twist was in no doubt over who was to blame for his downfall.
“I dropped 14 shots in fours ends, it’s hard to win when you do that,” said the one-time Australian number five.
“I should never have been down in the first place and then the rain came down, which didn’t help.”
Three other quarterfinals are still ongoing with Sean Baker taking on Brett Wilkie, Jamie Andersen playing Anthony Fantini, and Eric Copeland battling Ryan Bester.