Bribie scores Q7-QLD Div 1 Title
By Bob Proctor
It’s been another successful year for Q7-Qld, which has remained the richest competition in Australia with 135 teams competing for equal prize money across all divisions and a prize pot of $8,000 for the winners. We would like to welcome Bribie Island who participated this year and performed extremely well. Next year will see the return of a large contingent of clubs from the Sunshine Coast, plus the Gold Coast, now that travel has been made much easier.
The finals this year were held at the impressive facilities of Club Pine Rivers over two full weekends, with clubs from all over the participating area represented. Several clubs (who had travelled long distances) returned for the second weekend because of their superb performance.
The initial weekend was taken up with Quarter Finals, while the following Saturday consisted of the Semi-Finals. Sunday morning saw the Final of Divisions 3, 4, 5 and 6, which resulted in the following placements:
• Division 3 Winners – Ipswich; Runner-Up – Toowoomba
• Division 4 Winners- Pine Rivers; Runner-Up – Caboolture Lakes
• Division 5 Winners – Tweed Heads; Runner-Up – Pine Rivers
• Division 6 Winners McKenzie Park; Runner-Up – North Toowoomba
Bribie Island and Kallangur then battled it out in Division 1 for the winner’s prize and Bribie Island took the title. In the Division 2 final, Geebung defeated Bribie Island.
As a result of torrential rain falling on our second double header weekend, both rounds had to be rescheduled. All clubs responded superbly to this interference; with all games completed to allow the finals to continue as scheduled. The co-operation between clubs was excellent. Thank you.
Following the success of this year, the later start will continue next year (2023) with eight weeks of sectional play and a break between the two finals weekends for Easter.
A special thank you must go to the management, staff and members of Club Pine Rivers, who were excellent in their presentation, playing no small part in the success of 2022.