Four State titles decided

by admin on May 23, 2018

It was another series of quality finals at the BQ State Champs with four state titles decided at Club Maroochy. (Pictured left: The winners of the 2018 State Championships Open Pairs title Chloe Stewart and Jessica Srisamruaybai.)

It was another series of quality finals in the BQ State Championships with the Open Pairs titles and the Over 60s titles decided for both the men and women at Club Maroochy.

Open Women:

The three day hunt for the State Women’s Pairs title drew to its conclusion as Tweed Heads’ Jess Srisamruaybai & Chloe Stewart faced off against Broadbeach’s Jessie Cottell and Julie Keegan.

The final proved to be a rather straightforward affair for the Tweed Heads contingent who took an early lead before surging forward with some big ends to sit firmly in the lead 23-7, the girls continued to work their magic to sail through to a 29-10 finish.

Open Men:

Club Helensvale’s heavy hitters were upstaged by Victoria Point’s Sean Baker and Jade Groenewege in the men’s final, the boys from Victoria Point managed to pull off a coup over the final three ends to win 16-14.

The men’s final proved to be one of the highlights of the BQ live stream, with fans sent into a fury online over the world-class standard of play between the two teams.

Over 60s Women:

In the over 60s women’s competition Club Kawana’s Merril Ahern & Linda Morish took on Thuringowa’s Kate Leverton & Wendy Jones in a more one-sided final than had been anticipated.

Kawana’s Morish denied the Thuringowa duo any breathing room and took end after end, there was a slight reprieve for Leverton & Jones who got up by six on the 18th end to sit at 23-15 but Morish was quick to shut down their momentum taking out the last two ends to finish 25-10

Over 60s Men:

New Farm’s Geoff Jensen & Barry Ward (Salisbury) managed to just outflank Enoggera’s Peter Balderson & Alan Howard (Souths Suburban) in the dying moments of the game to take out the prestigious state title.

It was hard to pick a winner you could be sure of with both teams jostling for the lead, it had been back & forth since the start of the final which had captivated the onlookers at Club Maroochy.

Only two ends were left to play and both teams were level pegging at 15 a piece but it was Jensen & Ward who would seize the opportunity by narrowly winning the next two ends by just one shot each and secure themselves the Over 60s Men’s Pairs title

You review the finals action again via the BQ Facebook page which you can access by clicking on this link.