Young bowlers from across Queensland will take part in Queensland’s 2021 Junior State Championships held at North Toowoomba and Toowoomba Bowls Clubs from Sunday, 17 January to Friday, 22 January to showcase the extraordinary young talent being developed throughout the state.
Juniors compete in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours in the under-18 category, while there are also boys’ and girls’ Singles and combined Pairs events for under-15s.
Two rising superstars set to wow the crowds are Kane Nelson and North Toowoomba’s Jake Rynne, both selected for the Emerging Australian Jackaroos. Kane, who held the boys’ Singles U15 title in 2014 and 2019, was ranked number one in the National Player Rankings (men) last month, with Jake taking out the QLD Champion of Club Champion Singles in November representing his club North Toowoomba.
Young guns from across Queensland including Townsville, Mackay, Weipa, Bundaberg, Roma, Cunnamulla, South-East Queensland and the Glasshouse Mountains will be hoping for the opportunity to be selected to represent Queensland in the next big event for junior bowlers, the QLD vs. NSW Test Series.
BQ CEO Brett Wilkie said that selectors will be looking for players to represent the state in the test series against NSW in July. “If they hold their position, they will represent Queensland in the under-18 National Championships,” Brett said.
All finals and semi-finals will be held at North Toowoomba Bowls Club in Lemnos Street.
Queensland Junior State Championships
January 17 – 22, 2021; starting time each day is 8:30am
North Toowoomba Bowls Club, Lemnos Street, Toowoomba
Toowoomba Bowls Club, 40 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba