Singles showdown wraps up State Juniors
Eight days of 2015 State Juniors in Bundaberg comes to a close tomorrow with the grand finale showstopper, the Singles semi finals and finals, in U18 and U15 boys and girls. It’s been a long day of Singles sectional play at 2015 State Juniors today, the girls playing three rounds at Across the Waves in record fast time, the boys taking up the allocated two hours-plus in most cases at Burnett Bowls Club.
The weather was warm and muggy, rain threatened and spat but held off, and six boys played into the dusk in post sectional matches, to finalise the draw for tomorrow’s semi finals, starting at 9am, at Burnett Bowls Club (both boys and girls).
In the U18 Boys Singles Final, Wynnum Manly Leagues Jacob Nelson, 16, will square up against nuggety 2014 Queensland U18 teammate Jesse Turnbull from Hamilton, in his final year playing State Juniors.
In the other U18 Boys semi, Algester’s Mitch Mears is so close, but first he has to tackle Everton Park’s Bradley Lawson, who’s also having a blinder of a tournament.
In the U18 Girls Singles, gold medal Fours skip Brittanny Wiley from Binjour will take on Jacinta Weier from Urangan, and Capalaba’s Sophie Young will face Broadbeach heavy hitter Michaela Bailey-Nelson, all great players, so whoever goes through should make it a final worth watching.
In the U15 Boys, it could end up a Flegler family -final, with younger brother Bradley Flegler from North Dalby taking on Shane White from Helensvale in one semi, and elder brother Carl taking on local bowler Nicky Cahill from Bargara in the other.
In the U15 Girls semis, Rebecca Rixon from Club Kawana is through to the final already; Rebecca will play the winner of a semi between Broadbeach’s Jessie Cottell and Burnett hometown favourite Camryn Pegg.
It’s been a successful eight days of State Juniors 2015, with Bundaberg hosting a “friendly games”, enthusiastically supported by Burnett Bowls Club faithfuls, led by passionate local champion of junior bowls, Des Kemp.
BQ selectors are in Bundaberg to choose a Queensland team of five boys and five girls to contest a QLD V NSW test series later in the year, and represent the state at Australian U18 titles.