Fantastic Faye chasing upset win
Club Kawana ace Faye Clarke is hoping to upset the apple cart and clinch gold at this year’s State Singles Championships.
Clarke, who cruised into the semis with a 25-16 win over Queensland rep Sammie Wilson in this morning’s quarter-final at Broadbeach Bowls Club, is the only player still standing who hasn’t previously won the title.
Her opponent in the semi-final, Maria Rigby, is a former Australian player and dual Queensland-New South Wales rep, with two state titles to her name (1995 and 2000).
In the second semi-final, Jackaroos’ Comm Games captain and 2007 State Singles queen Lynsey Clarke will take on another former champion, 2010 winner Ann-Maree Peart.
Peart survived a nail-biting quarter-final with Queensland rep Christina Pavlov to reach the semis.
The players were neck-and-neck for most of the match, before Pavlov snatched four in the dying ends to lead, 24-22.
But just when it looked like curtains for Peart’s campaign, the South Tweed star hit back, clocking up one and then another three to book a spot in the penultimate round.
Clarke also had a tight win over another former champ, Lyn Cuthbertson, 25-19.
The duo were inseparable for most of the match, with Cuthbertson leading 17-19 heading into the 20th end.
But three to Clarke shifted the momentum and the Helensvale player clocked up another 1-3-1 to win 25-19.
Rigby has the clearest win of the morning, beating Musgrave Hill’s Yvonne Lovelock 25-9 in 19 ends.
Semi-finals have just kicked off at Broadbeach Bowls Club.