NQ Games Oldest Competitor

Joyce Britt who was born on 19.5.1931 and was the oldest competitor at the 2018 NQ Games. The youngest competitor at indoor bowls was born on 20.3.2009

Joyce was the ultimate competitor. She played for the win but was never too serious to throw in a joke.

Joyce won 2 silver medals for Indoor Bowls in the 2018 NQ Games. Both were in individual events. The Veterans Mixed Singles which is for 75yrs+ against men and ladies. She played 32 ends of bowls in this competition and there were 8 competitors.

Joyce followed up that with another 3 games of bowls to win silver in the Ladies Open Singles division which had 10 competitors.

A highlight for Joyce at the 2018 NQ Games was when she was asked to present the medals to the winners of the mixed pairs competition. She got a real buzz from that experience.

Joyce is an active member of the Mackay and District Senior Citizens Association and we are very glad of their support of indoor bowls in the NQ Games.

This is what the NQ Games is all about – encouraging active participation for all in North Queensland!

Boxing – Event Overview

This year Boxing Qld is introducing the North Qld Titles which will be awarded to the winners (of their respective divisions) in conjunction with the NQ Games. 

Boxing Queensland is the governing body of amateur boxing in Queensland, Affiliated with Boxing Australia and AIBA.

Australia recently hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Out of the 13 Australian Boxers, Queensland had 4 representing their club, state & country. Queensland managed to secure 1 gold & 2 Bronze. Overall, the results for the Australian boxing team was the best ever at any Commonwealth Games. All of these athletes came through the ranks of Boxing Qld participating in club tournaments, regional tournaments just like the NQ Games, state & National Titles.

One of the biggest challenges we face in the North is of course our geographical location and the amount of travel that we are all faced with to compete at tournaments and unfortunately the only way to improve is to challenge yourself against other athletes on a regular basis, so we cover quite a large distance, quite often.

This year Boxing Qld is introducing the North Qld Titles which will be awarded to the winners (of their respective divisions) in conjunction with the NQ Games. Boxing Qld will coordinate a North Qld championship every other year and run it in conjunction with the NQ Games moving forward.

We are very pleased to say that the response to the NQ Games has been outstanding, we have clubs coming from – Victoria, NT, WA & all over Qld – Cairns, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Bowen, Moranbah, Dysart, Middlemount, Townsville, Rockhampton & of course Mackay, with some 60+ athletes registering.

DIVISIONS TO WATCH


Elite males 75kg division consist of 4 very experienced athletes with over 300 fights between them:

  • Presley Wilcox- Dragons Boxing Club Townsville former Qld & Australian champion,
  • Ben Hussein- Spiders Boxing Caboolture current Qld & Australian champion,
  • Ton Van Dijk- Wanderers Boxing Club Cairns
  • Julian Muscat- Bethania Boxing Club Brisbane former Qld & Australian Representative.

Elite male 69kg division has a couple of local athletes competing in it and has over 12 boxers nominated in the division (largest number of nominations outside of major title events)

  • Jacob Duffy- boxing out of Bell’s Boxing Club Moranbah- has a wealth of experience with 20+ fights,
  • Tom Heikennen is a novice but has been around boxing for a few years &
  • Lumikie Walker (Mackay’s favourite son) Boxing out of Mackay Boxing Club, has also had just under 20 fights and will be a crowd favourite when he jumps in the ring.

LOCAL BOXERS


Aaron Beckman, Jamie Galea, Trinidy Campbell (current Qld Silver medallist), Norman Hartigan & Craig Hallam –  Mackay Boxing Club.

Ciara Storch 12yr old girl (current Qld champion), Carson Lawrence, Father & son duo Steve & Jacob Drury – Dig Deep Boxing Club Mackay.

There will be athletes of all ages ranging from 10yrs through to 50 yrs, old both male and female.
There will be 50+ bouts over 2 great days at the Northern Beaches Bowls Club – Doors open at 5.00pm both nights Saturday & Sunday, first bout commences at 6.00pm.

TICKETS


Tickets available now from the bowls club and the Mackay Boxing Club.

Corporate tables also available, contact the Mackay Boxing Club

 


DATE & TIME:

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Saturday 5th – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 6th – 8:00am to 2:30pm

FINAL TIMETABLE RELEASED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (2nd May)

VENUE:
Mackay State High School

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED OVER 30 SPORTS

 

Athletics – Event Overview

Mackay Athletics Club is proud to host the Athletics as part of the 2018 NQ Games.

The NQ Games will see athletes from all across North Queensland compete and better their best against local competition. Among the entrants we are proud to have some elite level athletes from the region and an Australian Commonwealth Games representative.

FEATURED ATHLETES

TARYN GOLLSHEWSKY- 2018 Commonwealth Games Discus Representative


Aged 16, Taryn Gollshewsky first wore the green and gold at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships, placing 12th. One year on, she was off to the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships where she competed in the qualifying rounds. She had thrown a tremendous PB of 53.69m in the lead-up to the championships. 

At the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in 2012, she was locked in a four-way tie for the two places in the Australian team for the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships. Unfortunately, she placed third and missed selection. 

Taryn rebounded in 2013 with a PB 54.79m, ahead of a breakthrough 2014 campaign. During the domestic season, she destroyed her PB, with 55.09m in Adelaide, then 56.74m in Brisbane in March, closing the year as the second Australian at the Nationals. Selected for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Taryn nailed a PB of 58.24m in the qualifying round, finishing ninth in the final. 

In 2015, Taryn improved her consistency of throws with 53m her lowest throw. But 2016 was another breakthrough season, raising her PB on four occasions reaching 60.27m. Taryn became just the sixth Australian to throw over 60m and only the second for the last 14 years, along with Dani Stevens. 

In 2017 her consistency continued with three throws over 59 metres with a best of 59.94m. Although she remained short of the 2017 IAAF World Championships qualifying standard, in late July, she received an IAAF roll down position for London 2017. She was also selected for the 2017 World University Games. In London, she managed 54.29m in the qualifying rounds. On to Taipei for the World Unis later that month, she rebounded with a throw of 58.11m winning the bronze medal. 

Seeking selection in her second Commonwealth Games team, Gollshewsky, nailed her season best at the 2018 Australian championships and trials to secure automatic nomination for the team, courtesy of her second placing with a throw of 58.67m. 

ISABELLA STARR – Australian 200m Champion 2017 in the Girls 14yrs Age group


Isabella is an young athlete with a promising future. She has broken numerous long standing records in North Queensland and will be a young athlete to watch at this years games.

JOSIAH MCCARTHY – National Middle Distance Runner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 year old Josiah McCarthy is an up & coming middle distance runner specialising in the 800m & 1500m. Josiah competed at his first National titles this year and is a favourite to win the 1500m Feature Race.

Feature Event – 1500m 56er’s Olympic Torchbearers Club


Also included in the Athletics event is the 1500m feature event. 56 Olympic Torchbearers Club inc & The North Queensland Sports Foundation are proud to announce a $2,000 purse for the 1500m Open Mens & Womens races. The race is held too commemorate the 1956 Olympic Torch Relay, involving 2800 Athletes each running one mile (approx. 1500m) from Cairns to Melbourne.

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER – 1500m Open Mens’s & Women’s Race Feature Event – $2000 Purse

Prizes –

  • Winner $600 plus Trophy & name added to perpetual shield
  • Second $300
  • Third $100 plus medallions for both Men’s and Women’s Races.

This event will be live broadcast by Star 101.8 FM Mackay Radio. This is an event you do not want to miss!



DATE & TIME:

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Saturday 5th – 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 6th – 8:00am to 2:30pm

FINAL TIMETABLE RELEASED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (2nd May)

VENUE:
Mackay State High School

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED OVER 30 SPORTS

 

Olympic Weightlifting – Event Overview

The 2018 NQ Mackay City Auto Group NQ games are fast approaching. One of the most anticipated events is the Olympic Weightlifting with Australia’s top athletes traveling to Proserpine to compete.

FEATURED ATHLETES

Erika Yamasaki


PERSONAL BESTS

Snatch = 82kg
Clean & Jerk = 107kg
Total = 182kg

Front Squat = 120kg
Back Squat = 130kg


Lukas Gardner


  • 2015 2nd Place Olitek Australian Weightlifting Championships
  • Current Qld Weightlifting Open Champion 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Representing Australia at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics 2015
  • Australian Open Senior Silver Medallist 2013, 2014
  • Represented Australia for Australia vs New Zealand 2012
  • Australian Open Senior Bronze Medallist 2012
  • Commonwealth and Oceania Championships Bronze Medalist 2012

 

NQ GAMES EVENT DIVISIONS


Youth (Turning 15 as of 31st Dec of the current competition year, 2018)  – Winners determined by Sinclair score. 1,2,3 Male and Female

U17   (Turning 17 as of the 31st Dec of the current competition year , 2018) – Winners determined by Sinclair score. 1,2,3 Male and Female

Senior 18 to 34 years of age as at 31st Dec 2018 – Winners will be determined by Sinclair score for both men and women). 1,2,3 Male and Female

Women – 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg,  90kg  and +90kg

Men – 56kg, 62kg, 69kg, 77kg, 85kg, 94kg, 105kg, +105kg

Masters 1,2,3 Male and Female

Women 35-45 years Winner determined by SMM score; 45-55 years Winner determined by SMM score; 55 years + Winner determined by SMM score

We are also proud to have  Queensland Weightlifting director Debra Keelan.


This is an event you do not want to miss!

DATE & TIME:
Sunday 6th May 2018
7:00am to 6.30pm (approx)

VENUE:
St Catherines Catholic College
96 Renwick Road
PROSERPINE

Or if you are an athlete, registrations are still open!

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
OVER 30 SPORTS

 

Powerlifting – Event Overview

The 2018 NQ Mackay City Auto Group NQ games are fast approaching. One of the most anticipated events is the Powerlifting with Australia’s top athletes traveling to Proserpine to compete.

FEATURED ATHLETES
All are ranked in the top 3 in Australia, Australian record holders and Australian Representatives at World Powerlifting Events.

Joey Zinghini


> 2012 – South Coast U70kgs 3rd place Mens Short novice 2nd place
> Sydney u65kgs 1st place
> Asia Pacific Internationals u65kgs 3rd place
> 2011 – South Coast U70kgs 1st Place Junior Men 2nd Place
> Castle Hill Sydney U65kgs 2nd Place Junior Men 2nd Place
> 2011 Powerlifting Matti Tikka Challenge – 3rd Place U74kgs

John Paul Cauchi


AUSTRALIAN RECORDS

RAW
66kg Squat (225.5kg) Junior and Open
66kg Deadlift (280kg) Junior and Open
66kg Total (615.5kg) Junior and Open
74kg Deadlift (277.5kg) Junior and Open
74kg Total (627.5kg) Junior

EQ
74kg Squat (260kg) Junior
74 kg Deadlift(265kg) Junior
74kg Total (665kg) Junior

Titles:
2x Junior World Champion
1x Open Aus Champion
2x Junior Aus Champion and 2x Best male lifter
1x Oceania Junior Champ

 

Tyron Senituli


PERSONAL BESTS
Squat- 335kg
Bench- 240kg
Deadlift- 352.5kg
927.5kg total 511 wilks

NQ GAMES EVENT DIVISIONS


Open – 23 years of age and over as at 1/1/2018
Women: 47kg, 52kg, 57kg, 63kg, 72kg, 84kg+
Men: 59kg, 66kg, 74kg, 83kg, 93kg, 105kg, 120kg, 120kg+

This event will also include special guest Robert Wilks Director of Powerlifting Australia.


This is an event you do not want to miss!

DATE & TIME:
Saturday 5th May 2018
7:00am to 6.30pm (approx)

VENUE:
St Catherines Catholic College
96 Renwick Road
PROSERPINE

Or if you are an athlete, registrations are still open!

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

 

Fostering & Strengthening Active Participation in North Queensland.

Contact Details

Phone:07 4724 2500

Townsville Sports House
Office 4
Redpath Street
North Ward Q 4810

PO Box 347
Belgian Gardens Q 4810