The Race For Queensland Junior Surfing Titles Continues This Weekend

5 Sep 2007 0 Share

Maroochydore's Chris Friend unleashes a powerful turn in the opening round of the Quiksilver Queensland Junior Series. Friend goes into the final round this weekend sitting atop of the U/18 boys' ratings after netting a win along with a fourth place finish in the opening two rounds of the series.

Maroochydore's Chris Friend unleashes a powerful turn in the opening round of the Quiksilver Queensland Junior Series. Friend goes into the final round this weekend sitting atop of the U/18 boys' ratings after netting a win along with a fourth place finish in the opening two rounds of the series.

The Race For Queensland Junior Surfing Titles Continues This Weekend
Sunshine Coast To Host Last Round Of Quiksivler Queensland Junior Series


(Sunshine Coast - Wednesday 5th September, 2007): THE race for prestigious Queensland junior surfing titles draws to a close this weekend, when the third and final round of the Quiksilver Queensland Junior Series (QQJS) is completed on the Sunshine Coast.



Maroochydore will provide the idyllic setting as a 60-strong field of the state’s hottest junior surfers battle it out for exclusive Queensland titles as well as a place in the Queensland team to contest the Quiksilver Australian Grommet Titles in '07, across four separate divisions.



Top seeds from round 1 and 2 have been invited to compete in the final event, with the top 24 rated - U/16 and U/18 year old boy surfers along the top 8 - U/16 and U/18 year old girl surfers set to hit the water.



The Sunshine Coast’s best title chances lay with Maroochydore’s Chris Friend, who goes into the weekend sitting atop of the U/18 boys' ratings after netting a win along with a fourth place finish in the opening two rounds of the series. Friend sits on 1670-points, 182 clear of Darcy Phillips (Nth Stradbroke Island) in second. Blake Ainsworth (1415 -Coolangatta), Kane Powell (1415 - Palm Beach), Mitch Crews (1340 - Currumbin), James Woods (1225 - Coolangatta) and Eli Jacobs (1180 - Bilinga) are still in contention with the final round set to get underway on Saturday September 8th.



Friend, who finished runner-up at the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships at Portugal in May, will have to be at the top of his game with a swag of the state’s best eager to take out the numero-uno position.



Other ‘sunny coaster’s in line for state titles include Nick Edgerton (Caloundra) and Elijah Criaco (Coolum) in the U/16 boys’ as well as Dimity Stoyle (Buderim) and Briana Lenton (Sunshine Beach) in the U/18 girls’ division. Sunrise Beach surfer Naomi Stevic is also a white-hot favourite to take home the U/16 girls’ title.



Series winners will join a who’s who of the Queensland surfing scene that have netted state junior titles including current world no.1 Mick Fanning (Coolangatta), world no.4 Joel Parkinson (Coolangatta), world no.5 Bede Durbidge (Currumbin) and world tour competitor Dean Morrison (Coolangatta).



The 2007 Quiksilver Queensland Junior Series (QQJS) is a three events series, which continues to assist Queensland stamp its dominance not only on the Australian junior surfing scene, but also the surfing world.



The 2007 QQJS will be decided from a surfer’s best two results from the three event series.



Please note: Surfers must meet eligibility requirements as per Surfing Queensland’s ‘Eligibility for selection’ document found on www.surfingqueensland.com.au



For all event enquiries please contact the Surfing Queensland office on (07) 5520 1165 or check out www.surfingqueensland.com.au



The Quiksilver Queensland Junior Series is proudly supported by Maroochy Shire Council, Coca Cola and Aqua Sun.





















































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