Everything they touch…turns to Gold
Gold Coast skips Sue McKenzie, Lynsey Clarke, Gail Waitai, Amanda Haevecker too good at State Fours Pic: Successful skip Sue McKenzie (left) and her girls are through to the State Fours semi finals tomorrow, pictured here during sectional play against Sunshine Coast skip Jane Bush, defeated by the Broadbeach girls in a close call at Caloundra, 15-13.
It will be a surprise to see anyone other than Lynsey Clarke’s girls on the winner’s podium tomorrow afternoon, but the Jackaroos captain will enjoy the journey, playing a foursome of wily foxes in Sue McKenzie (skip), Anne McClure, Melissa Larcombe and Chrissie Pavlov first up in tomorrow’s semi.
Clarke’s is a youthful side of loyal Helensvale acolytes, Natasha Jones and the Lovelock sisters, Yvonne and Rosie.
They’re just too good as a unit, calm and experienced with pressure bowls, very comfortable through all the State Fours sectional rounds.
The Broadbeach girls led by McKenzie are good too, very good and very experienced, but will they be able to lift to match or beat the brilliance of the Clarke-led combo?
In the other semi, Clarke buddy Amanda Haevecker might be thinking she had the “easier” side of the draw, hoping to make it an all-Helensvale final.
However Gail Waitai’s girls, Leigh Fortington, Valerie Jackson and Maree Gibbs are hungry for the crown, and will be very keen to show they can go all the way. (If McKenzie’s girls were to go through too, it would be an all-Broadbeach final…)
Two powerhouse Gold Coast clubs facing off for the state fours crown, who will win the day…?
Defending champ Bolivia Millerick and her girls were unlucky to be denied their shot at a three-in-a row State Fours title by Bee’s mentor Lynsey Clarke, in a spectacular post sectional match at Tewantin Noosa today, 20-19.
Tracy Foster’s dream was snatched away by Gail Waitai, 18-8, and Louise Witton fell to Sue McKenzie’s sword, 26-16.