New champions Chloe Stewart and Jake Rynne

Congratulations to the NEW 2020 State Champion of Club Champions

by jgrey

Well done to the newly crowned State Champion of Club Champions, Chloe Stewart and Jake Rynne who played their final game today at Club Chermside.

Women

Reigning champion Chloe Stewart (Tweed Heads – Gold Coast Tweed District – Group 1) took on Adele Pershouse (Bargara – Bundaberg District – Group 6) for the gold medal, while Ladda Purdie (Airlie Beach – Mackay District – Group 7) played Ruth Perry (Kandanga – Fraser Coast District – Group 5) for the bronze medal.

Stewart had a slow start, trailing Pershouse, but the game soon became neck-and-neck after Stewart changed the length of the ends. This changed the score to be in Stewart’s favour, right up until 24-11 before the last few ends, when Pershouse  picked up a 2 and a 1 making the final score 25-14.

“Before the final game, I was looking forward to playing alongside my mixed pairs partner, Keith Whalley and also it’s a real privilege to play against Chloe,” Adele said.

“I have learnt a lot and am very happy to have made the finals match.”

Chloe said that she felt great winning, especially as this is the second time in a row for her.

“I am stoked,” she said.

“The game went neck-and-neck for a while!”

Men

In the men’s gold medal final, Keith Whalley (Burnett – Bundaberg District – Group 6) was up against young gun Jake Rynne (North Toowoomba – Downs District – Group 2), while the bronze medal match saw Damien McGee (Cloncurry – North West Queensland District – Group 8) challenge Nick Cahill (Kawana -Sunshine Coast District – Group 4).

Jake Rynne defeated Keith Whalley 25-14 after a thrilling game of close heads. End 5 saw a very close head with 5 close bowls, while at the 12th end Whalley had a drive, picked up the jack and went into the ditch picking up 4 shots.  Whalley drove on the 17th and 18th ends and scattered the heads. Rynne had a good draw shot on the 20th, then Whalley had a drive, the jack rebounded but it was declared dead. They then replayed the end and killed it again. The last end saw Jake take the final shot to win the game with a score of 25-14.

“I feel great and I’m lost for words,” Jake said.

“I got off to a good start and into the lead instead of being behind and played consistently.

“I had a lot of close bowls.”

Prior to the finals match, Keith said that he was feeling happy to be in the finals and was feeling relaxed after winning 3 games the previous day. After winning the silver medal, he said that he was happy with his game and it was good to play with Jake.

SCORES:

Men’s gold: Jake Rynne def Keith Whalley 25-14

Men’s bronze: Nick Cahill def Damien McGee 25-23

Women’s gold: Chloe Stewart def Adele Pershouse 25-14

Women’s bronze: Ruth Perry def Ladda Purdie 25-17

See the livestreams of this event here: https://www.bowlsqld.org/live-stream/ or on the BQ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BowlsQld

For more information and full scores see: https://www.bowlsqld.org/events/champion-of-club-champion/

Thank you to sponsors Hostplus and Club Chermside for their support.

BQ President Peter Williamson, Chloe Stewart, Jake Rynne & Hostplus State Manager Patrick Bardon

L-R: Keith Whalley (silver), Jake Rynne (gold) & Nick Cahill (bronze)

L-R: Adele Pershouse (silver), Chloe Stewart (gold) & Ruth Perry (bronze)