ROSANES STRIKES GOLD
By Kelsey Cottrell
What a treat we had in store for us when the finalists of the men’s State Singles were decided at Capalaba Sports Club this afternoon.
It would be a fairy tale finish whichever way the result went; could Chris Rosanes (Pine Rivers) go one step further than last year’s runner-up performance or would Damien Delgado (Tweed Heads) cap off a fabulous State Championship and create event history?
We could only have one winner, but we certainly unearthed two new talents in Rosanes, a former NSW under-18 representative who is no doubt on the cusp of a Queensland guernsey, and Delgado, a wheelchair bowler who can mix it with the sports best.
The pair went toe-to-toe with no more than a handful of shots separating them for the length of the match.
There was no doubt that a couple of running shots from Rosanes was the difference in the match and, coupled with his consistency on the draw, Rosanes was a deserving winner.
Rosanes was also a semi-finalist in the men’s pairs, going down to Jake Rynne after being all square playing the final end.
“I felt like from the pairs semi-final onwards I was building on some good form which carried through to the singles,” Rosanes recalled.
“My goal for the past 12 months has been to get selected in the Queensland State side and by putting in strong performances at these Championships I felt could achieve that.”
“Big props to the Club Pine Rivers crew who turned up to support me today, I can’t thank them enough, it’s amazing how much support they have given us all this year.”
Chris Rosanes’ road to the title
Post Sectional 1- Wilson Alexander 21-10
Post Sectional 2- Jacob Nelson 21-16
Post Sectional 3- Rick Dunn 21-11
QF- Jake Rynne 21-10
SF- Mark Armstrong 25-19
Final- Damien Delgado 25-17
Thank-you to all the players, volunteers, BQ staff and committees and of course all our wonderful sponsors for making these championships a success.
We wish all the players all the best of luck for the Australian Championships in October.
To watch all the matches including today’s men’s singles final, visit the Bowls QLD Facebook page and search through the videos.