Young Gayndah bowler Aymee Bellert has been written about in this column before. This week she deserves another mention in despatches.
Aymee, who now plays for the Kingaroy Bowls Club, has just been selected for Queensland’s Under 25 side.
She’ll be flying to Sydney with her other seven team-mates next month to represent the Sunshine State at Cabramatta.
Aymee is the sole Burnett District player on the team.
She was in Kingaroy this week to take part in President Di Reed’s day, no doubt keeping up with her practice as she prepares for the competition.
The club naturally hope for great things from this dynamic young lawn bowler.
Last Saturday was self-selected Triples, with scoring two for an end and five for a win over two games of 12 ends.
On Sunday, the club heard the good news from Nanango’s Heritage Community Branch that that the bank had looked kindly on our application for a grant to air-condition our clubhouse.
This should make things much more pleasant for locals and visiting bowlers during the hotter months of the year.
Last Tuesday it was the turn of Social Pairs, with scoring one for an end and six for a win.
On Nanango’s Blackboard:
The Wondai Golf and Bowls Club – now more commonly known as the Wondai Country Club – will be celebrating its 75th birthday on Saturday, August 20.
To mark the occasion, the club would like as many current and former members as possible to come and join the celebrations.
There’ll be a meet and greet from 4:30pm onwards, followed by a dinner at 7:00pm.
You can RSVP by phoning Hazel on (07) 4168-5420, Alwyn on (07) 4168-5706 or Chris on 0437-685-996.
The Zone Final of the Champion of Champions Singles was played at Maryborough on Sunday, August 7.
The Burnett District Champion Allan Wright came up against State Player Kirt Brown in wet conditions.
Allen did the District proud, putting up a good fight to go down 25 shots to 18.
Well done Allan!
Here’s one for the diary: Yarraman’s next Pub Day is coming up on Thursday, August 18 and it’s always such a popular event you’ll need to get your name in by Wednesday to take part.
Games will start at 11:00am and there’ll be two games of 13 ends.
Teams will be allocated to rinks for the first game, and will change rinks for the second.
Scoring will be two points for an end and five for a win.
In the event of a tie, the highest score in the first game will take the prize. But if there’s still a tie, the highest score in the second game will win the guernsey.
Green fees are $15, and afternoon tea will be provided after it’s all over.
More information? Phone John Moore on (07) 4163-8269.
And here’s another one for the diary: the Yarraman Bowls Club will be holding a big fundraising day on Saturday, August 27 to help fund the construction of the new u-beaut barbecue area plus furnishings.
Play will take the form of 21 ends of lawn bowls and should be on the grounds by 10:00am for a cuppa and a biscuit so you can start playing on the greens at 10:30am.
Green fees are $20, and after the first 10 ends everyone will adjourn for lunch (a hamburger followed by an ice cream).
After lunch, the remaining 11 ends will be played to determine the day’s champions.
Scoring will be a point for each end won and five points for a win, with winners playing winners and losers playing losers in the second half.
There will also be a huge multi-draw raffle of sponsored prizes, and tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be available at the end of the day.
And there will be entertainment for children, too, if you have to bring some along.
On Yarraman’s Blackboard:
After a good win in the rain at home on Tuesday, Kilcoy’s Ladies Pennants team travelled to Solander Lake on Thursday, August 4 for the return match.
Solander Lake handled the gusty wind much better than Kilcoy, so the match came out with a win apiece for both sides over the two-day match.
With Kilcoy and Lowood both having three wins from four games it came down to a countback on shots, which Lowood won 59-57.
A very close days’ bowls – congratulations Lowood!
Last Tuesday, August 9 Kilcoy hosted the ladies from Bongaree in glorious weather. One team lost and one team won but Kilcoy came out overall winners by a single shot.
Kilcoy players will travel to Bongaree for the return match on Friday, August 12.
In Men’s Pennants, Kilcoy played Bribie Island at home with both teams winning their games.
In the Star of the Green competition, Jeff Welden defeated Noel Lanes 7-2 and will now play John Worrall next Tuesday.
The jackpot still did not go off, so it will stand at $228 next Tuesday.
Finally, in Tuesday’s social bowls, the winners for the day were Michael Dunn, Ian Smith, Graham Derryman and Garry Jensen who defeated Tony Gray, Horst Myer, Ernie Herbert and Jan Biddle 25-21.
On Saturday, August 13 the next Men’s Pennants round will be played at Kilcoy against Narangba with a 12:30pm start.
Kilcoy’s teams are:
On Kilcoy’s Blackboard:
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