Karen Goldsworthy (left) and Bolivia Millerick


by jgrey on May 17, 2021

By Kelsey Cottrell

A second State Singles title went the way of Broadbeach’s Bolivia Millerick in a thriller against good friend and team-mate Karen Goldsworthy in today’s coveted women’s singles final at Capalaba Sports Club. 

The pair have won four state titles together and earlier in the Championships were runners-up in the triples; however today they went head-to-head just like they had planned to at the start of the event. 

“Before the start of the singles we said we wanted to play against each other in the final when we saw we were in opposite sides of the draw,” Millerick said. 

Easier said than done, both ladies had to overcome quality opposition to get there and perhaps none harder than when Bolivia took on her twin sister Cassandra in the quarter final. 

“I’ve grown a real interest for singles in the past couple of years, I never used to like it but now I’m really getting into it, you only have yourself to blame.”

Millerick had the perfect preparation having won her club singles final against Serena Matthews in between the mixed pairs and triples just last week. 

When Millerick won her first state singles in 2018 she was pregnant with her daughter Violet and was unable to represent Queensland at the Australian Championships a few months later; however, this time she cannot wait to have a crack at winning her first Australian title on home-soil. 

“I’m just so stoked; missing out in the triples final made me more determined to win something because when I heard the Australian Championships would be at Broadbeach I thought that would be amazing, especially knowing how much support I’d have there at my home club.” 

Bolivia Millerick’s road to the title

Post Sectional- Gail Crompton 21-8

QF- Cassandra Millerick 21-12

SF- Debbie Logan 25-21

Final- Karen Goldsworthy 25-20

A big thank-you to our sponsors ITP Queensland, Henselite, The Queensland Government, BCiB, Capalaba Sports Club and Life Without Barriers.  

To watch the women’s singles final visit the Bowls QLD Facebook page.