Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Lane Takes QCC Crown

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Lane Takes QCC Crown

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BURLEIGH Heads' Noah Lane clinched his maiden Queensland Championship Circuit (QCC) crown yesterday after finishing equal fifth at the Chiko Sunshine Coast Pro.

The result was enough for Lane to secure the prestigious Queensland Open men's surfing title, and in doing so book a spot in the trials of next year's ASP Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast.

Coolum Beach provided the setting for the fourth and final event of the 2011 QCC series, with competitors' small-wave skills being tested in the 0.5m-1m beach break conditions.

Billed as a showdown between Lane and Clint Kimmins (Snapper Rocks), the competition lived up to all the pre-event hype. It produced another nail-biting finish to the Queensland Championship Circuit, with the winner based on competitors' best three of four series results.

However, in the end Lane edged out Kimmins by 140 ratings points (2610 to 2470) in the overall series after both competitors bowed out in the semi-final round.

aAfter I lost in my semi-final, there was still a chance that Clint could take the title, but after he bowed out as well I was so relieved to have won the series,a Lane said. …

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