Wests enjoy wins but ladies fall in state Pennants decider

WEST Toowoomba enjoyed plenty of wins at the State Pennants Finals at Tweed Heads Bowls Club at the weekend.

The Wests ladies recorded three wins from as many round robin matches to progress to today's final against Helensvale.

The winning run couldn't quite continue though as the Gold Coast powerhouse club won the decider by 14 shots.

They might have fallen just short of winning the State Pennants Final but it was a big performance from Wests after they went win-less during last year's finals at Tweed Heads.

"We are extremely happy with the way we have played and although we were beaten in the final by a better side we can't be disappointed," Wests skip Imelda Brumpton said.

It is the second year a Darling Downs team has made a decider at the State Pennants Finals, with South Toowoomba finishing runner-up in the men's last year.

The Wests men also came close to qualifying for their final having won two of their three round robin matches.

A three-way tie for first on two wins was how their section finished up, with Mackay outfit Souths Suburban progressing to the decider against eventual winner Mooloolaba thanks to a slightly superior for-and-against.

West Toowoomba missed out on the final as its points differential was just four shots inferior to Souths Suburban despite beating them by 29 shots during the round-robin.

"It went down to the last end actually," Wests manager Stephen Ellis said.

"(Souths Suburban) played Springwood in the last round and picked up four shots on the last end to go through.

"We're slightly disappointed but that's bowls."

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