A triple delight for third time triples State Champions!
Above: 2020 Triples State Champions Chloe Stewart, Jessica Srisamruaybai and Claire Turley
By Joan Brotherton
Today’s Triples State Champions held at Paradise Point Bowls Club was jam-packed with action with multiple fast-paced games being played. First up were the quarter finals, followed by the semi-finals with Gail Crompton, Karen Goldsworthy and Bolivia Millerick against Jessica Srisamruaybai, Claire Turley and Chloe Stewart, while Christine Leeden, Margi Donaldson and Sonya Smits took on Emma Boyd, Jackie McWhinney and Maria Rigby.
The finals saw a tough lineup of Jessica Srisamruaybai, Claire Turley and Chloe Stewart v Emma Boyd, Jackie McWhinney and Maria Rigby with both teams more than ready to face their competition.
The game saw many ends changing with great draw shots, on shots and drives with the score finishing on the 23rd end – 30 to 21 to Jessica Srisamruaybai, Claire Turley and Chloe Stewart from Tweed Heads Bowls Club. This was their third successive State Women’s Triples win.
Lead Jessica Srisamruaybai said that the win felt perfect and was excited that this was the third year running that the team had won this event.
“It was a fantastic team effort,” Claire Turley said.
Chloe Stewart said that the game was “amazing and awesome”.
Opposing Skip Maria Rigby said “it feels all right for the old girl”.
State Men’s Triples
The games commenced with the quarter finals followed by the semi finals with Paul Gilbert, Nick Cahill and Wayne Turley taking on Jake Rynne, Kane Nelson and Jacob Nelson, while Jay Dawe, Jamie Anderson and Sean Baker challenged Keith Whalley, Kurt Brown and Steven Tong.
Semi-finals winners Jake Rynne, Kane Nelson and Jacob Nelson took to the rink against Jay Dawe, Jamie Anderson and Sean Baker with both teams hoping to stake their claim on the title.
The game had everything – draw shots, on shots and drives and many ends there were at least 5 -6 bowls very close to the jack and one did not know who would win the end. It was anyone’s game right up to the 24th end the score was 19 – 18 but a magical bowl by Sean Baker was the deciding factor leading to a score of 20 – 18 making Jay Dawe (Enoggera), Jamie Anderson (Enoggera) and Sean Baker (Victoria Point) the triples champions for 2020.
Jay Dawe was full of praise for Skip Sean Baker and his first words after the win were “well done Baksey”.
Jamie Anderson said that it was amazing as he has now won Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours at State level, while Skip Sean Baker echoed his sentiment by saying it was wonderful having also won Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours in previous State Championships.
Special congratulations to all the players and thank you to all the spectators, officials, umpires, sponsors and Paradise Point Bowls Club.
You can watch videos of the 2020 Triples State Championships on the BQ Facebook page.
Below: Runners up Emma Boyd, Jackie McWhinney and Maria Rigby
Below: 2020 Triples State Champions Jay Dawe, Jamie Anderson and Sean Baker
Below: Runners Up Jacob Nelson, Jake Rynne and Kane Nelson