by Bowls QLD

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November at Capalaba Sports Club

After trailing early, Mooloolaba staged a comeback to overcome Bargara in the final at Capalaba Sports Club. 

With Bargara leading 12-10, they then went out to a 29-14 lead after 21 ends. Mooloolaba hit their straps and regained the lead 40-39 after 36 ends. Both teams rallied for a few ends before Mooloolaba opened up a 10 shot lead after 48 ends. Bargara never gave up and worked back into the game to trail 60-62 after 56 and 63-65 after 58. Mooloolaba then stamped their authority and finished off the stronger to claim the title 74-65. 

Defending champions Algester got the jump on Roma in the play off for Bronze. They maintained the pressure throughout to win by 20 shots overall. 

Thank you to Life Without Barriers and Capalaba Sports Club for their support of this event.

Thank you to BQ Match, Umpires, Selectors, Staff for their contribution to this event and Bowls Gold Coast Tweed Media Team for live streaming. 

Next weekend is the State District Mixed Pairs Finals at Bargara Bowls / Sandhills Sports Club. 

Please find the full results and more information: 2023 State 8 A-Side – Bowls Queensland (

Watch livestreams on Bowls QLD website, YouTube & Facebook: 2023 Livestreams – Bowls Queensland (

Below: BQ President Peter Williamson with Tarsh Rehder from Life Without Barriers and Mooloolaba rep Paul Bonell

Below: QLD State 8 A-Side Champions – Mooloolaba

Below: QLD State 8 A-Side Silver Medallists – Bargara

Below: QLD State 8 A-Side Bronze Medallists – Algester

Below: QLD State 8 A-Side Fourth Place – Roma