It’s a wrap! State District Sides winners and results
Golden week for Gold Coast Districts
By Kelsey Cottrell
The Gold Coast Tweed Districts continue their domination of the Queensland District Sides Championships with both the men and women claiming victory late into the evening on finals day at the Broadbeach Bowls Club.
The Val Woodward Perpetual Shield has lived on the Gold Coast for the past 7 years and they will hold onto it proudly for another 12 months courtesy of their Blue side, skipped by Amanda Haevecker, Jessie Cottell and Karen Goldsworthy, going through the 2022 Championships undefeated.
The closest any side got was the neck and neck tussle with Gateway DLBA during sectional play which saw just 6 shots separating the two districts on the big board.
In the division one playoffs, Gold Coast Blue started their finals day in style with a 54-34 win over their fellow Gold Coasters (gold side); Gold Coast Blue then posted another strong win over Cunningham and the icing on the cake was a 3-rinks to nil victory over the Brisbane District who boasted a strong side skipped by Hamilton Power stars Pam Rowe, Wendy Wilson and Jacinta Weir.
The Gold Coast Tweed Men’s District didn’t have the one-sided affair that many may have thought; they suffered a loss in sectional play to eventual division two champions Gateway.
Gateway couldn’t keep that same form flowing into their next round encounter with the Sunshine Coast, going down 44-56 and consequently dropping them back into division two playoffs.
In the division one playoffs, Gold Coast Tweed kicked off the day with their second win over the Sunshine Coast in as many days and then came out after lunch and put 33 shots over Moreton Bay. It became an uphill battle for Cunningham to snatch the silverware when they stumbled to the Sunshine Coast in round 2 and still had to face the undefeated Gold Coast Tweed in the final round.
Gold Coast Tweed were too good winning that battle 78-56; and that deficit helped Sunshine Coast stay in second place despite their 2-shot loss to Moreton Bay in their final round.
The Sunshine Coast District was proud to have included 2 juniors into their side for the first time in a decade and celebrated a milestone achievement for one of their players Peter Johnson, playing his 100th game for the district during this event.
The Gateway District Men‘s side romped home in the division two playoffs, undefeated with wins against Mackay, Bundaberg and the Downs. Gateway were a whopping 113 shots clear of the second placed Downs District.
In the women’s division two playoffs it was Bundaberg who won the flag, equal on points with North QLD but a huge 53 shot gap between themselves and 2nd.
The Sunshine Coast was proud to be named the host district for the 2023 State District Championships.
We thank host clubs Broadbeach, Musgrave Hill, Paradise Point and Mermaid Beach for their greens and hospitality over the past 4 days and look forward to returning in a few days’ time when the prestigious State Championships commence.
The first event is the Mixed Pairs with 27 sections of competitors taking to the greens on Monday.
2022 State District Sides Championships Winners and Runners-up
Division 1 Women
1st Gold Coast Tweed Blue DLBA
2nd Cunningham DLBA
Division 1 Men
1st Gold Coast Tweed DBA
2nd Sunshine Coast DBA
Division 2 Women
1st Bundaberg DLBA
2nd North Queensland DLBA
Division 2 Men
1st Gateway DBA
2nd Downs DBA
Division 3 Women
1st Down DLBA
2nd Mackay DLBA
Division 3 Men
1st Tropical Far North QLD DBA
2nd Brisbane DBA
Division 4 Women
1st Sunshine Coast DLBA
2nd Central QLD DLBA
Division 4 Men
1st Fraser Coast DBA
2nd Burnett DBA
Division 5 Women
1st Burnett DLBA
2nd Maranoa/Warrego DLBA
Division 5 Men
1st North West DBA
2nd Southern Downs DBA
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