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Kingaroy Getting Ready For A Big Weekend

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Kingaroy Bowls Club Men's President John Lacey and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington show off the club's new Australian flag, which arrived just in time for this weekend's annual Men's Open Age Fours Carnival (Photo: Nanango Electorate Office)

July 4, 2016

The Kingaroy Bowls Club are sprucing up for their next big competition, the annual Men’s Open Age Fours Carnival, which will be held this weekend (July 9-10).

This competition offers a substantial $5500 in total prize monies, and nomination fees are $240 per team of four.

The Carnival usually draws a very good roll-up of skilled bowlers from all quarters, so there’s lots of entertainment to be had for spectators too.

Naturally, the club wants to look its best for visitors, so recently Men’s President John Lacey dropped by Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington’s office to pick up a new Australian flag the club had ordered a little while ago.

As it happened, the Deputy Opposition Leader was in her office that day, so the moment was recorded for posterity.

You can obtain more details and/or put your name down for the Men’s Open Age Fours by phoning John at the club on (07) 4162-1404.

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Nanango News

After playing the Burnett District Men’s Champion of Champions fours and pairs the previous two weekends, the Champion Of Champions singles were decided at Nanango Bowls Club last weekend.

Once again, club officials said they were disappointed only five clubs chose to enter this year’s competition, but some very good games were played nonetheless.


  • Allan Wright [Nanango] def. Peter Ward [Wondai] 25-17
  • Neil Chauvior [Tansey] def. Glen Turner [Kingaroy] 25-20
  • Allan Wright [Nanango] def. Les Hedges [Murgon] 25-5

In the final, Nanango’s Allan Wright defeated Tansey’s Neil Chauvior 25-10.

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On Tuesday, June 28 a few courageous bowlers braved the cold weather for a game.

Joe Aglizzio, Trevor George and Allan Ward 19 defeated Cec Bracken, Lew Saunders and Brian Havell in a very close 19-18 contest.

And in the Semi-Final of the B Grade Singles, Henry Bliesner proved too good.

Henry won the match 25-11 against opponent Mike Smith.

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On Nanango’s Blackboard:

  • Every Friday: Scroungers at 3:00pm
  • Every Tuesday: Men’s Social (mufti) at 12:30pm – ladies welcome
  • Thursday, July 7: Binjour Ladies President’s Day at Binjour
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10: Kingaroy Men’s Fours Carnival at Kingaroy
  • Tuesday, July 12: BLDBA District Patroness Day at Nanango
  • Saturday, July 16: Self-selected triples at Yarraman, 12:00 noon start
  • Thursday, July 21: Kingaroy Trophy Day at Kingaroy, 1:00pm start
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24: Men’s Pennants at Gayndah
  • Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14: Winter Carnival at Yarraman

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Yarraman News

The Yarraman Bowls Club is gearing up for the second round of its monthly Yarrabutt Lawn Bowls Challenge this Thursday, July 7.

The Yarrabutt is a mixed gender monthly competition between bowlers from the Blackbutt district and Yarraman district, and takes the form of a game over 18 ends with two points for an end and five points for a win.

Players are randomly allocated to a team closest to their home, and a position of play, by a draw out of a hat.

The Yarrabutt kicks off with a morning tea at 10:00am (coffee, tea and biscuits supplied) before the match gets underway at 10:30am, and is followed by a bring-a-plate shared lunch.

All points are accumulated towards a Christmas event.

At the moment, the score is Yarraman 1 – Blackbutt 0.

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Here’s another one for the diary: on Saturday, July 16 the Yarraman Bowls Club will be holding a 3 Bowls Triples match for self-selected teams.

The match will be played over two games of 12 ends, with two points for an end, five for a win, and no dead ends (respot the jack).

Teams will be allocated to rinks for the first game, then allocated to new rinks for the second game.

In the event of a tie, the highest score wins – but if there is still a tie, then the prize money will be evenly divided.

Names need to be in by 11:00am for a noon start, and the $10 per player green fees will help fund the prizes, which range from $90 per team for first place down to $60 for the runners-up team and $30 for the third place team.

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On Yarraman’s Blackboard:

  • Every Sunday: Social Bowls, 1:00pm start, club select
  • Every Wednesday: Ladies Bowls, 9:00am start – 3rd Wednesday is Trophy Day
  • Thursday, July 7: Yarrabutt Challenge Round 2, 10:30am start
  • Saturday, July 9: Mixed Gender Social Bowls, 12 noon start, light lunch provided, $8 green fees, fruit and meat tray trophies, all welcome
  • Thursday-Friday, July 14-15: Umpire, Measurer and Marker course, 9:00am to 5:00pm both days
  • Saturday, July 16: Three Bowls Triples, 12:00 noon start, self select teams
  • Saturday, July 30: Vintage Bowls Day

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