2019 Australian Under-18 Championships: Queensland complete clean sweep

by Domenic Favata

Queensland has completed a clean sweep of the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships in securing all three overall crowns following a dominant three days at the Bendigo Bowls Club.

The Maroons pipped New South Wales in both the Boys’ and Girls’ overall standings and in the process, secured the Robert Middleton Overall Trophy.

Victorian-turned-Queenslander Kira Bourke ensured the Queenslanders were off to a flying start on the final day of play, clinching her third straight Girls’ Singles gold medal with victory over Victoria’s Isabella Hosken.

The performance of Western Australia’s Jack East was the other major talking point from the day, with his first Boys’ Singles crown with a narrow victory over Australian Emerging Jackaroo and Queenslander Jake Rynne.

Robert Middleton Overall Trophy – QLD (Runners-Up – NSW)
Boys’ Overall Trophy – QLD (Runners-Up – NSW)
Girls’ Overall Trophy – QLD (Runners-Up – NSW)

Overall Standings:

1st – QLD
2nd – NSW
3rd – VIC
4th – SA
5th – WA
6th – TAS
7th – NT
8th – ACT

Girls’ Singles:

Gold – Kira Bourke (QLD)

Silver – Isabella Hosken (VIC)

Bronze – Jorja Maughan (TAS)

Girls’ Pairs:

Gold – QLD

Silver – VIC

Bronze – SA

Girls’ Triples:

Gold – NSW

Silver – QLD

Bronze – VIC

Girls’ Fours:

Gold – NSW

Silver – TAS

Bronze – QLD

Boys’ Singles:

Gold – Jack East (WA)

Silver – Jake Rynne (QLD)

Bronze – Nathan Black (SA)

Boys’ Pairs:

Gold – QLD

Silver – VIC

Bronze – NSW

Boys’ Triples:

Gold – NSW

Silver – QLD

Bronze – SA

Boys’ Fours:

Gold – NSW

Silver – SA

Bronze – WA