Fantastic fours finish
(Pictured left: The 2019 State Championships Men’s Fours winners Jamie Anderson, Mitch Mears, Scott DeJongh-Fitzpatrick & Steven Tong.)
The formidable team of Scott DeJongh-Fitzpatrick, Mitch Mears, Jamie Anderson and Steven Tong proved to be the cream of the crop in this year’s State Championships Fours event and took the title with gusto winning the grand final 24-19 over Chris LeLievre, Darren Christie, Eric Johannes and Sean Ingham.
“It was great to get a win over Sean this year, especially since he beat us in the quarter-final of last year’s state fours,” Anderson said.
“It was a great game, we started off behind but once we got back to square we were able to open up a lead and stay there.
“I really want to give credit to the young boys up front who were just on fire, they helped us keep the pressure up on Sean.
“It’s been a while since my last state fours title, so it’s been great to get back in and claim another one.”
In the women’s competition Jessie Cottell, Karen Goldsworthy, Cassandra Millerick and Bolivia Millerick tumped Pauline Laverty, Glenys Read, Maree Gibbs and Debbie Logan 25-17 in the grand final.
Millerick’s team had been in fine form throughout the competition, walking away with a win in all three sectional rounds before they continued their upward trajectory throughout the elimination stages to earn their spot in the final.
“The competition has been really strong this year, we had some great games and I think any team could have gone through this year,” Goldsworthy said.
“I really enjoyed playing the final, it was a tough one and it really could have gone either way.”
There will be a more comprehensive wrap-up in the next Bowler magazine, but in the meantime, you can view live videos from each day on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BowlsQld/videos/
For detailed scores of each game and the final results once they are verified, see the results page here: https://www.bowlsqld.org/Events/State-Events/State-Championships