What an extraordinary weekend. All three Q7’s teams made the trip to Beenleigh where both Division 6 teams were playing. The Division 5 players made a brief stop in to support the teams and it was wonderful to see some McKenzie Park supporters make the trip to cheer them on!
Division 6 H even made an effort to arrive early to see the last several ends of Division 6 T.
I have to admit, when we arrived, it wasn’t looking all that great for Division 6 T. They were down by quite a bit! I’m not sure whether it was because some of the well known players in the team are often slow to get their roll on, or it was the 20+ supporters cheering from the side line. But whatever it was, they kicked it up a few gears and played their hearts out. In the end winning two out of three rinks and winning shots 66-53 and winning on points 9-1.
They now find themselves in a spot for the upcoming QTR Finals on the 23rd of April. Well done everyone!
It came time where some of us had to keep heading North to Salisbury to watch the Division 5 taking on Beenleigh.
There had been some tight matches throughout the sectional play VS Beenleigh, and it started off extremely tight. Beenleigh slid away in the last few ends of all three rinks and got themselves a win which spelt the end of the season for our Division 5 team. Although it was heartbraking to see our ladies and gents take a loss in the Elimation Final, they really can give themselves a pat on the back for a superb season. They really deserved to be there and without any bias, most definitely deserved to find themselves in the finals. But it just wasnt meant to be and Beenleigh crushed a few dreams. A massive congratulations to all our Division 5 players!!!!!!
Such a valiant effort made by all, but to give you some sort of idea of how Division 5 performed all season, they won 7 of their 10 games, only taking a minimal amount of 3 losses which is a terrific achievement in itself.
What is even more amazing, is how each player performed over the season. So here is how they faired overall out of a total of 80 players;
A fantastic effort Division 5! At the same time as Division 5 were going head to head, the second Division 6 team was at their best against Bribie Island. With literally no changes to their lineup for quite some weeks, the squad was seated in their positions and ready to bring it home. They dropped a single rink whilst the other two made sure that they would find themselves in a position for the QTR Finals.
An amazing win by both Division 6 teams, this gets McKenzie Park one step closer to having both our teams face off in the final. With only the QTR Finals and Semi Finals left to play before the big day, it would be absolutely remarkable to find both Division 6 teams face each other in the Grand Final. However, neither team has an easy road as they play against some of the strongest teams in their division. Hovering around the ranks are Macleay Island, North Toowomba, Woodford, South Toowoomba and Pine Rivers.
Both McKenzie Teams are in full flight and we have every bit of confidence they will be there until the very end.
Full ladders for personal players will be added to the Q7’s Results page upon completion of their season: https://mckenziepark.com.au/results-2/q7-2023/
The Men’s Championship Singles now move into the Final. Last years Champion Peter Horne goes against long time bowler and a very experienced rival in Larry Bowdler. This will be a colossal Final as both these players have met numerous times before in many different competitions.
Sunday, both players competed against some significant adversaries as Peter Horne claimed a very tight win over Kevin Clarke and Larry Bowdler disposed of Greg Dobson.
There may be a slight delay in play for the Championship Singles because of the Q7’s finals, but we will let you know as soon as the players come to an agreement!
Good luck everyone for the coming weekend and have fun!