First time win in Queensland for mates
Men’s Over 60 Pairs
In the semi-finals Scott Franklin and Crawford Linton defeated John Finlayson and Kerry Flint 27-14, while Scott Chamberlain and Greg Brown defeated Trevor Broadbent and Ian Broadbent 33-19.
In the finals, Franklin and Linton pushed ahead to score 6-3 over Chamberlain and Brown by the sixth end. Chamberlain and Brown continued to push through, when three or four behind, they closed the gap to catch up but in the end Franklin and Linton won the game on 17-11.
“I’m ecstatic to have won up here, it’s our first year in Queensland after coming up from NSW,” Scott said.
“It’s the first state championship I’ve played in Queensland.
“It’s been magnificent to play with Crawford.
“We weren’t ever in doubt, we led throughout the game but it wasn’t easy. They’ve been very hard to play against.
“The thing with synthetic, you can pick up or drop a big number very easily.
“We’re going to have a couple of beers tonight, not too many as I’ve got to return the motorhome I’m in tomorrow. But we’ll celebrate at our club (Musgrave Hills) when we get back.
“It was absolutely fantastic,” Crawford said.
“Especially after we lost our very first game and it was a hard struggle just to win the section from here.
“As luck would have it the right team lost the last game and we got through on margin.
“That’s how it happens.
“You often need that one break in a tournament to set you up for it, without that you rarely go through without a hiccup
“Well, they just kept coming at us all the time, we just sort of get three or four ahead then the next thing we’re only one in front.
I thought Scotty (Chamberlain) bowled really well, he’s a class player.
“I’m happy to succeed, it’s our first title in Queensland, we’re both pretty new here from NSW.”