Junior players showcase top skills at State Championships

by jgrey

Today saw the start of the 2021 Junior State Championships at North Toowoomba Bowls Club. Young bowlers from across Queensland are vying for the coveted Junior State Champion titles, which will continue through to Friday, 22 January.

The Open U18 Fours started with sectional play after the players were welcomed by North Toowoomba’s Cameron King (President), BQ’s Kerry Green and Cr Tim McMahon from the Toowoomba Regional Council.

With greens running smooth and fast, fine weather and plenty of spectator support, Queensland’s top juniors played excellent bowls in the sectionals. John Hammond led teammates Ashlee Knight, Chloe Runge and Caleb Bowles to win Section 1, and will be ready to play the winner between Section 2 and Section 3 in the final.

The semi-final held this afternoon was between the winner of Section 2 (Shane Rideout) vs winner of Section 3 (Jake Rynne).

Section 2 team: Shane Rideout, Zayah Morgan, Dekota Brindle, Stella Palmer

Section 3 team: Jake Rynne, Kane Nelson, Ty Jesberg, Caysee Wilson

Jake Rynne’s team took the semi-finals 28-12, meaning that Rynne’s team faces John Hammond in the  Gold Medal Play Off on Tuesday 19 January, after the Pairs at North Toowoomba Bowls Club.

Open Fours Results – Sunday 17 January

Section Winners

  • Section 1: Ashlee Knight, Chloe Runge, Caleb Bowles, John Hammond 6+36
  • Section 2: Stella Palmer, Dekota Brindle, Zayah Morgan, Shane Rideout 6+38
  • Section 3: Caysee Wilson, Ty Jesberg, Kane Nelson, Jake Rynne 6+71
  • Semi Final: Jake Rynne 28 def Shane Rideout 12

Thanks to sponsors 1st End sunscreen and Toowoomba Regional Council, North Toowoomba Bowls Club, the Gold Coast District media team and all volunteers.

See live stream videos of all matches from today here:

For full results, click the following link: Bowls Queensland (bowlsqldonline.org)