2019 Junior State Championships Singles
With a blustery and rainy day in Caloundra to start the singles matches, the juniors were undeterred even though they faced less-than-ideal conditions for most of the day.
In the under 18 boys semi-final, Shane Rideout defeated Scott Dittman 21-15 while it was a close call for John Hammond who defeated Bradley Flegler by just one point, 21-20. Monto’s Shane Rideout maintained his form to take home the title on 21-13, defeating John Hammond (Dalby).
Claiming the bronze medal was Biloela’s Scott Dittman 21-15 over Enoggera’s Bradley Flegler.
In the U18 Girls Singles Kira Bourke (Tweed Heads), a name heard mentioned many times during this tournament, had a clear run and defeated Enoggera’s Olivia Rothwell 21-4. Burnett’s Breanna Pegg defeated Chloe Jarrett (Urangan) 21-13 in the bronze medal match.
In the Under 15 boys singles semi-finals this morning, Ty Jesberg defeated Samuel Collier 21-15 and Kane Nelson defeated Harrison Kemp 21-2, so Jesberg and Nelson ended up going head-to-head for the final.
Belmont Service’s Kane Nelson claimed the U15 singles gold title following an smooth run throughout the competition, even with today’s inclement weather, with a nifty 21-19 win over Ty Jesberg (Longreach).
The bronze medal match was taken by Gayndah’s Harrison Kemp who defeated Samuel Collier (Pialba) 21-6.
In the Under 15 girls singles semi-finals, Hannah Ogden defeated Chloe Runge 21-11 and Caysee Wilson defeated Syarra Blain 21-15, leaving the Ogden-Wilson pair to battle it out for the gold.
Sunshine Coast local Caysee Wilson went back-to-back and defended her 2017 and 2018 titles with an undefeated run and a 21-5 win over Hannah Ogden (Burnett) to claim the gold.
The bronze medal match saw Syarra Blain from Victoria Point defeat Chloe Runge (Glasshouse) 21-5.
What an incredible day, well done to all who played great bowls in the wind and rain.
Check out the final scores here: https://www.bowlsqld.org/Events/State-Events/Junior-State-Championships