State District Sides – Finals Day

by Bowls QLD on May 11, 2024

Gold Coast Tweed Break Records on Home Turf

The 2024 State District Sides Championship has been run and won after four days of play across the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast Tweed men dominated all four days to remain undefeated and win a record tenth straight Division 1 Harry Wright Memorial Shield. Gateway defeated North Queensland in the last round to claim runner up. After finishing second on the ladder in sectional play, the Downs finished third with North QLD rounding out the top four.

In the Women’s Division 1, it came down to the wire in the last round with Gold Coast Tweed Blue surviving a thriller against defending champions Cunningham. The two teams were locked at 46 all after 46 ends when the bell rang to signify the last end in play for each rink. Cunningham picked up a two on the first rink before Bolivia Millerick converted for Gold Coast Tweed to pick up four and give them the advantage, with Cunningham unable to convert on the third and final rink, Gold Coast Tweed secured the Val Woodward Perpetual Shield. Bundaberg finished third and Mackay fourth.

Congratulations to all winners of Divisions 2 through to 5 listed below.

Finals Results

Division 1 at Broadbeach
Women – Winner: Gold Coast Tweed Blue 6+50; Runner Up: Cunningham 4+44, Third: Bundaberg 2-60; Mackay 0-34.
Men – Winner: Gold Coast Tweed 6+135; Runner Up: Gateway 2+1; Third: Downs 2-54; Fourth: North Queensland 2-82.

Division 2 at Broadbeach
Women – Winner: Brisbane 6+68; Runner Up: Sunshine Coast 4+70; Third: Gold Coast Tweed Gold 2-18; Fourth: Condamine 0-120.
Men – Winner: Cunningham 6+122; Runner Up: Tropical Far North QLD 4-28; Third: Mackay 2-25; Fourth: Moreton Bay 0-69.

Division 3 at Club Musgrave
Women – Winner: Downs 6+32; Runner Up: Tropical Far North QLD 2-2; Third: Port Curtis 2-5; Fourth: Gateway 2-25.
Men – Winner: Sunshine Coast 6+75; Runner Up: Brisbane 4+65; Third: Southern Downs 2-52: Fourth Bundaberg 0-88.

Division 4 at Club Helensvale
Women – Winner: Moreton Bay 6+53; Runner Up: Fraser Coast Blue 4+16; Third: Central QLD 2-49; Fourth: Fraser Coast White 0-20.
Men – Winner: Fraser Coast 6+40; Runner Up: Condamine 4+34; Third: Maranoa Warrego 2-27: Fourth Port Curtis 0-47.

Division 5 at Paradise Point
Women – Winner: North QLD 4+14; Runner Up: Burnett 4+5; Third: Maranoa Warrego 2-7; Fourth: Leichhardt 2-12.
Men – Winner: Central QLD 4+12; Runner Up: North West QLD 4+11; Third: Leichhardt 4-7; Fourth: Burnett 0-16.

Great bowls was evident across the four days of play at Broadbeach, Club Musgrave, Club Helensvale and Paradise Point Bowls Clubs. All four clubs were praised for the quality of their greens considering the rain, thanks must go to host clubs and event sponsors Experience Gold Coast, Australian Secure Capital Fund (ASCF) and the Queensland Government for their support of these Championships. Thank you to Bowls QLD Committee’s/staff and club volunteers/staff for their contribution to the successful running of this event. Thank you to Bowls Gold Coast Tweed Media team for providing live streaming over the four days.

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