QLD Multi-Disability Championships Day 2 (Finals Results)

by jgrey

Congratulations to our first medal winners of the 2021 QLD State Multi-Disability Championships at Souths Suburban Bowls Club in Mackay this afternoon (Tuesday 20 July).

It was an Airlie Beach derby in the final of the Hard of Hearing Men’s Singles with club mates Russell Jackson and Andrew Crosbie doing battle for gold. Jackson held a handy lead of 12-7 before putting the foot down to win by 14 shots, his second gold medal in three years after winning the event two years ago at the same venue. North Toowoomba’s Peter Rookas defeated Brian Taylor from Beenleigh to claim bronze, after trailing 8-17 Rookas bounced back to win in his first time in the event. 

Gladstone’s Janet Hogan topped the section in the Women’s Hard of Hearing Singles and then had an epic battle with first timer Linda Corey from Headland Pacific in the final. Corey came out firing to take a commanding lead 16-6 before an amazing comeback from Hogan to draw level at 16 all. Corey scored two on the next end before Hogan steadied to claim a four and one to take the gold. Another thriller in the bronze medal match with Northern Beaches Robyn Campbell overcoming Pamela Branton from Tweed Heads after also being 16 all at one stage.

Last years Sporting Wheelies Pairs Champions Cooper Whitestyles (Souths Suburban) and Damien Delgado (Tweed Heads) found themselves doing battle against each other for gold in this year’s final. Whitestyles was originally ruled out of the event due to recovering from surgery with Delgado opting to team up with Bernie Wolland from Mossman. Whitestyles was a late inclusion in the pairs and teamed up with My Gravatt’s Cheryl Lindfield in her first appearance in the event. 

After topping the sectional ladder Lindfield and Whitestyles came flying out of the blocks to lead 10-nil after five ends. Wolland and Delgado showed a never say die attitude to claw their way back to trail by two shots with three ends to play. Lindfield and Whitestyles bounced back claiming five shots and then another one on the following end to secure the gold medal. Rufino Obien (Gatton) and Tony Watson (Kallangur) claimed the bronze after Dale Mansfield (Capalaba) & Cristian Lenske (Mooloolaba) had to withdraw due to medical reasons. 

Play continues tomorrow with Life Stream Open Singles Finals and Blind Open Singles Finals, Sporting Wheelies Men’s and Women’s Singles and Hard of Hearing Pairs.

Thank you to the Mackay Regional Council and Souths Leagues Club Mackay for their support along with host clubs Souths Suburban and Mackay City Bowls Clubs.

Hard of Hearing Women’s Singles

Gold Medal: Janet Hogan (Gladstone)

Silver Medal: Linda Corey (Headland Pacific)

Bronze Medal: Robyn Campbell (Northern Beaches)

L-R: Silver Medal: Linda Corey; Gold Medal: Janet Hogan & Bronze Medal: Robyn Campbell

Hard of Hearing Men’s Singles

Gold Medal: Russell Jackson (Airlie Beach)

Silver Medal: Andrew Crosbie (Airlie Beach)

Bronze Medal: Peter Rookas (North Toowoomba)

L-R: Bronze Medal: Peter Rookas, Gold Medal: Russell Jackson & Silver Medal: Andrew Crosbie

Sporting Wheelies Open Pairs

Gold Medal: Cheryl Lindfield (Mt Gravatt) & Cooper Whitestyles (Souths Suburban)

Silver Medal: Bernie Wolland (Mossman) & Damien Delgado (Tweed Heads)

Bronze Medal: Rufino Obien (Gatton) & Tony Watson (Kallangur)

L-R: Bronze Medal: Rufino Obien & Tony Watson; Gold Medal: Cheryl Lindfield & Cooper Whitestyles;
Silver Medal: Damien Delgado & Bernie Wolland

Day 2 Finals Results

Hard of Hearing Women’s Singles Finals

Gold Medal Match: Janet Hogan (Gladstone) 21 def Linda Corey (Headland Pacific) 18

Bronze Medal Match: Robyn Campbell (Northern Beaches) 21 def Pamela Branton (Tweed Heads) 16

Hard of Hearing Men’s Singles Finals

Gold Medal Match: Russell Jackson (Airlie Beach) 21 def Andrew Crosbie (Airlie Beach) 7

Bronze Medal Match: Peter Rookas (North Toowoomba) 21 def Brian Taylor (Beenleigh) 18

Sporting Wheelies Open Pairs Finals

Gold Medal Match: Cheryl Lindfield (Mt Gravatt) & Cooper Whitestyles (Souths Suburban) 18 def Bernie Wolland (Mossman) & Damien Delgado (Tweed Heads) 10

Bronze Medal Match: Rufino Obien (Gatton) & Tony Watson (Kallangur) def Dale Mansfield (Capalaba) & Cristian Lenske (Mooloolaba)