Enoggera doubles the gold!

by jgrey

Congratulations to Enoggera men and women on their win of the Champion of Club Champions Fours!

Enoggera Bowls Club in Brisbane has something to be proud of. Both men’s and women’s teams are the newly crowned Champion of Club Fours Champions, after a scorching day of hot and humid conditions at Souths Suburban Bowls Club in Mackay. Enoggera men defeated Tweed Heads by a whisker, with only two points earning them the gold 24-22 and the women defeated Bargara 25-8.

In the men’s competition Enoggera’s Matthew Lucas, Jamie Anderson, Nathan Chapman and Bradley Lawson had stiff competition with the Tweed Heads team, with the game coming down to the wire with two points difference in the last end. Skip Matthew Lucas said he was very happy for the boys he played with, especially Nathan as this is his first state title.

“He’s put in a lot of work, Brad as well, we all put in the work and I’m really happy with that,” Matt said. “Nobody really found it easy, we were all dealing with the conditions at the same time; we were at the right end, in front, at the right time.

“The conditions during the final were, unfortunately, probably the trickiest we’ve had so far, but that’s bowls, you’ve got to adapt.

“Well done to the Tweed boys, I played on the Gold Coast for a long time before I moved to Brisbane so I know all the boys pretty well.

“I feel for them in that spot, because it was such a tight game.

“I’m proud of the way Nick presents himself and young Jake as well, the other boys too, they’re just good fellas.

“It’s great to have won with the Enoggera women, super proud of them and the way they conduct themselves; Maria is still as fierce a competitor as ever.”

Meanwhile, in the playoff for third, Emerald’s Andrew Paskins, Raymond Bax, Kris Stefanuiuk and John Henman snatched the bronze medal out of the grasp of Cloncurry & Mt Isa’s Nathan Barrett, David Cahill, Duane Cahill and Damien McGee with a 19-16 victory.

In the women’s competition, it was another awesome display of Brisbane talent by Enoggera’s Maria Rigby, Leigh Fortington, Helen Cashman, Pauline Laverty and debutant Leigh Fortington who finished the game 25-8 over Bargara’s Adele Pershouse, Suzanne Kington, Debra Handley and Jenny Hearn. Enoggera’s Maria Rigby said that she was feeling great after the win.

“The green was running at about 14-and-a-half to 15 seconds this morning, but it was running faster this afternoon but we adapted.

“The humidity was the killer, coming from Brisbane, but we all managed.

“I’m happy for the girls, especially Helen who is my novice.

“She did very well, with two bowls on the jack in the last end so I’m happy for her, it’s her first big game ever.

“To win a state title for a novice is very good.

“I gave the game my all and encouraged my girls to do the same.

“They all look after me, we are good friends as well.

“We are very happy for the Enoggera boys, we have been supporting them in the last few minutes of their game.

“It’s nice to see both of us from the same district doing so well in this event.

To see the full results head to the BQ results page:
Scores

Final scores:

Gold

Enoggera Men defeated Tweed Heads 24-22
Enogerra Women defeated Bargara 25-8

Bronze

Emerald Men defeated Cloncurry & Mt Isa 19-16

Mt Gravatt Women defeated Salisbury 27-9

For more video coverage of the Champion of Club Champions so far, go to our Facebook page videos.

Thank you to the Souths Suburban Bowls Club and the Mackay Regional Council for their support during this event so far.