Good to be back
An emotional but triumphant return to the Champion of Club Champions for Blundell. (Pictured left: Everton Park Bowls Club’s Jenny Blundell who returned to the competition after having to withdraw from the event in 2010.)
The women’s singles event at this year’s State Champion of Club Champions competition (Oct 22-27) was for Jenny Blundell an emotional one, with it being her first time back playing since withdrawing from the competition in 2010.
The Everton Park bowler was thrilled to be back in the competition the occasion was made sweeter by the fact she had defeated all of her competitors in the sectional play, including Helensvale legend Lynsey Clarke.
“I think I was lucky as the conditions were very very hard today and I think that put us on a bit of a leveller,” Blundell said.
“I was very nervous about today I was hoping to at least get one win and then two, so winning three was brilliant.
“I’m not nervous for tomorrow now as I have already won silver at least, I’ll be going for gold but I will be more than happy with silver!”
Her first win, was a close game against Maree Gibbs (Millmerran) with Blundell managing to bag a 25 – 22 victory.
In round two Blundell carried kept up her momentum from the first win to face off against Frances O’Shea from West Cairns claiming the biggest win of her day with going 25 – 11.
Lynsey Clarke proved to be her toughest opponent as the two battled it out until they were the last two playing on the rink, Blundell held her nerve to pull out a confident 25 – 16 win and earn her place in the playoff for gold.
Blundell will be facing Caloundra’s Cassandra Millerick, who also dominated her section winning all three rounds, despite being her first appearance in the competition.
The fight for bronze will see section 1 runner-up Diane Faulkner (Souths Suburban Mackay) take on Jackaroo and section 2 runner-up Lynsey Clarke, who will both be vying for third place.
The finals begin tomorrow (Oct 27) at 8.30, to see the full results and draw visit the BQ website events portal available here.