CLUB TWEED AND CLUB PINE RIVERS WIN 2023 STATE PENNANT TITLES
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November at Club Tweed
Club Tweed women defeated Northern Suburbs 56-36 in the final to claim their first State Pennant Title since 2008, much to the delight of their home crowd. The locals didn’t have it all their own way with the scores at 28-27 after 37 ends, the Tweed girls then hit the power button and went out to lead 43-29 after 48 ends. They maintained the pressure to win comfortably in the end. Well done to Northern Suburbs for reaching their first State Pennant Final.
Club Pine Rivers men won their first “Earle Klease Perpetual Sheild” since 2011 after defeating Capalaba 61 to 51 in the final. Pine opened up an early lead of 27-20 after 23 ends although were unable to shake off Capalaba who bounced back to take the lead 30-28 after 27 ends. Pine regained the lead at 38-36 after 38 ends and kept a small lead until they crept away to lead 56-45 after 55. Keeping it tight, Pine went on to win by 10 shots. Well done to Capalaba on reaching the final, also their first appearance in a State Pennant Final.
After a rain hampered third round which ended up being abandoned, section leaders after two rounds advanced to the finals on the Club Tweed Indoor Complex. Special mention to Pialba and Darra Cementco men who were undefeated going into the third round. Well done to all teams who qualified for the State Finals from the eight zones throughout QLD.
Thank you to Club Tweed for being amazing hosts once again and to the Tweed Shire Council for their support. Thank you to Bowls QLD Match Committee, Umpires, Selectors and staff for their contribution to this event and Bowls Gold Coast Tweed Media Team for live streaming.
State Pennant Grand Finals Scores
Women – Club Tweed 56 def Northern Suburbs 36
Serena Bonnell, Gail Crompton, Claire Turley, Lynsey Clarke 20 def Helen Boardman (Director Peter Doherty), Charmayne Sleeman, Lauren Schultz, Wendy Wilson 13
Lilly Vardy, Carmen Anderson, Emma Boyd, Chloe Stewart 14 lost to Tahlia Lait, Rayner Mateariki, Eileen Swanson, Emma Spicer 16
Janis Parks, Chloe Wilson, Kira Bourke, Ellen Falkner 22 def Amy Evans, Paula Crough, Olivia Rothwell, Chris Baxter 7
Men – Club Pine Rivers 61 def Capalaba 51
Jason Andrewartha, Adam Liddell, Brendan Wilson, Ryan Burnett 23 def Phillip Gray, Kelly Brasher, Andrew Evans, Kane Nelson 16
Trent Healey, Daniel Keogh, Cory Fuller, Chris Rosanes 25 def Tim Hale, Kepler Wessels, Geoff Renowden, Jacob Nelson 18
Roger Trent, David Krause, Michael Breen, Aaron Hewson 13 lost to Riley Gerick, Lindsay Ponting, Mitchell Cameron, Cody Gerick 17
Please find the full results and more information: 2023 State Pennant – Bowls Queensland (bowlsqld.org)
Watch live streams on Bowls QLD website, YouTube & Facebook: 2023 Livestreams – Bowls Queensland (bowlsqld.org)
Thank you to the Tweed Shire Council and Club Tweed for their support of this event.
Below: 2023 State Pennant Champions
Below: 2023 State Pennant Runners Up