Broadbeach Bulls’ consistency pays off – Queensland State Pennant
By Kelsey Cottrell
In a repeat of last year’s women’s State Pennant Final Bargara Bowls Club and the Broadbeach Bulls had prevailed over a weekend of tough competition at Capalaba Sports Club to face off once more.
Bargara had to get past Marlin Coast, Algester Sports Club and the combined side of Chinchilla/Dalby/Taroom in their section whilst Broadbeach had defeated Kawana and Mackay.
Considering it was only a few months ago that COVID-19 put pennants in jeopardy across the entire state, it was great to see the pinnacle event for clubs to be concluding with a state flag on offer and plenty of spectators hanging around to watch an exciting final.
The Broadbeach Bulls were always the team to beat and they showed why when at 18-18 after 18 ends on the master board, it appeared the star studded team found their groove and well and truly put their foot down.
Bargara were playing well at the start of their consecutive state final; however, it was the ever consistent Bulls, the side which had claimed the state flag four times in the past five years, who jumped away to lead 42-28 after 35 ends.
Bargara were no strangers to the finals, but it was going to be difficult to claw their way back with a host of international and state representatives from Broadbeach unlikely to let such a lead slip.
Julie Keegan said what makes Broadbeach such a great team is that everyone has each-others backs, we have total respect for each other and get on so well as a group; we’re a happy team and that has helped us be successful over the years.
“At the beginning of the week no one was mentioning Bargara but they powered through their section to make another final; they were a force to be reckoned with and have always been right in contention the last few years, they played great bowls all weekend”, said Keegan.
“The wind was tricky out there; we dropped a lot of short bowls in the early stages but we hung in there and the final score on each rink showed that it was a hard fought match.”
Final Scores- Broadbeach Bulls def Bargara Bowls Club 60-47
Cheryl Heaps, Karen Goldsworthy, Cassandra Millerick, Bolivia Millerick def Jenny Dingle, Judy Nowell, Tulu Chippendale, Kay Cook 22-18
Lyn Cuthbertson, Jacinta Weier, Joan Tennent, Katelyn Inch def Sandra Burgess, Bev Munis, Linda Mutch, Suzanne Kington 18-15
Serena Mathews, Heather Hodgson, Christina Pavlov, Julie Keegan def Jenny Hearn, Deb Handley, Julie McInally, Adele Pershouse 20-14
Thank-you to the Capalaba Sports Club for hosting the Women’s State Pennant Finals and to our supporters, the QLD State Government, and the Gold Coast Tweed Media Team for live streaming this weekend.
The Men’s State Final was also taking place at the Cleveland Bowls Club and that final can be viewed on the Bowls QLD Facebook page.
More information can be found here: https://www.bowlsqld.org/events/state-pennants/