The Kingaroy Bowls Club’s recent “Ladies Only” Women’s Country Bowls Weekend saw 80 bowlers from as far away as Gladstone take part.
The women bowlers were competing for a total of $2400 in prize money.
Over the course of a weekend the 20 teams of fours battled it out for the eight prizes on offer with many games being tightly contested right up to the last few ends.
The annual competition – which this year was sponsored by the Glendon Street Cafe, Kingaroy RSL and Niagara Therapy – is proving to be one of the most popular country carnival events in south-east Queensland.
The winning teams were:
- 1st ($600): Kallangur’s team of Isobel Hudson, Kylie Hattie, Vicki Kern and Linda Mitchell – 5 wins 59 ends
- 2nd ($500): The combined Tansey, Binjour, Murgon and Yarraman team of Bev Henness, Nola Darlington, Carol Watters and Helene Johnson – 5 Wins 53 ends
- 3rd ($300): The Gladstone-Miriam Vale team of Caroline Mead, Tina Wallace, Sam Lunck and Wendy Mason – 4 Wins 47 ends
- 4th ($200): The Binjour team of Marg Linsket, Leanne Pace, Selina Druery and Nola Darlington – 3 Wins 1 Draw 46 ends
- 5th ($200) The Tin Can Bay team of Carol Crosbie, Sue Ramsey, Ann Hunter and Tina Anderson – 3 Wins 1 Draw 45 ends
- 6th ($200): The Tewantin-Noosa team of Valmai Lynch, Yvonne Ambrey, Kerrie Wilson and Debra Austin – 3 Wins 54 ends
- 7th ($200): Maryborough’s K. O’Brien, S. Campbell, K. Turnbull and I. Ridge – 3 Wins 51 ends
- 8th ($200): Kingaroy’s Glady Slatter, Aymee Bellett, Linda Cecil and Dianne Reed – 3 Wins 44 ends
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Tuesday, September 6, was Trophy Day and a number of visitors who were in town for the Heritage Nanango Country Music Muster came to Nanango Bowls Club for a game.
The competition took the form of a pairs match and conditions of play were two games of 12 ends, with scoring one for a end and six for a win.
- Marie and Lew Saunders – 29 pts
- Bruce and partner – 28 pts
- Peter Nielsen and Jim Fowler – 27 pts
- Josh Fisher and Brian Havell – 22 pts
- Marie and Greg Pogson – 19 pts
- Darcy Munro and W. Atkins – 18 pts
- Henry Bliesner and Phantom – 17 pts
- Trevor George and Geoff Clutterbuck – 11 pts
- Kel Fisher and Allan Ward – 10 pts
- Mike Smith and Sue Tucker – 7 pts
- Evelyn Jensen and Col Kratzmann – 7 pts
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One for the diary: the annual Nanango Rosebowl Carnival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 this year.
This is a nominated Men’s Fours event and it will offer a substantial $2500 in total prize monies, with $1000 for the winning team, $600 for second, $300 for third and $200 for the fourth to sixth place-getters.
On Saturday, October 29, play will start at 10:00am with three rounds of 16 ends; and on Sunday, October 30 play will start at 8:45am for two rounds of 16 ends.
Winners will be decided by wins plus ends.
Nomination fees are $200 per team, and if you intend to take part you’ll need to have your names in along with the nomination fee by Friday, October 21.
This year’s Rosebowl is being sponsored by the Fitzroy Hotel, Nanango Taxi and Limousine Service and Raine & Horne Nanango.
This is always a very popular event, and you can get more details by phoning Glen Yeates on 0417-795-637.
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On Sunday, September 11, Kilcoy had a visit from Allora Gardens visit and about 50 players enjoyed a game of bowls in glorious weather.
Winners were drawn out of the hat, with players from both clubs being in the prizes.
On Tuesday, September 13, in the Star of the Green competition, Kelly Charters defeated Pam Taylor and will play Maxine Wilcox on Next Tuesday, September 29.
The jackpot did not go off and will rise to $348 next Tuesday.
And in social bowls the same day, Jenny Edwards, Jan Biddle and Peter Playford defeated Horst Myer, Darrin Welden and Lyn Chandler to come out overall winners 25-16.
- Joe Hasson, Kelly Charters, John Worrall and Evelyn Johnston def. Maxine Wilcox, Marg Dahl, Michael Dunn and Terry Pratten 21-12
- Tim Powell, Pam Taylor and Dawn Phillips drew with Trudi Pratt, Ian Smith and Elayne Moat 18-all
- Nev Johnston, Nelly Herbert and Gary Jensen def. Lester Bechly, Lex Biddle and Col Ferguson 19-13
- Max Jones, Ernie Herbert and Pam Jones def. Noel Lanes, Wendy Smith and Roger Moat 18-17
In the Championships, the Ladies B Singles have been drawn with the first round to be played by October 4.
Matches to be played by October 11 are Elayne Moat vs Nelly Herbert; and Pam Taylor vs Ann Pope.
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On Kilcoy’s Blackboard:
- Mixed Social Bowls every Tuesday – names by 9:00am for 9:30am, start
- Tuesday, September 27 – Ladies Trophy Day, a Cheesecake Day sponsored by Kim Donovan and Harold Alford; names on ladies board please
- Saturday, October 1 – Mixed social bowls; names by noon for a 1:00pm start
- Saturday, October 8 – Mixed social bowls; names by noon for a 1:00pm start
- Wednesday, October 12 – Pub Day
- Saturday, October 15 – Hospital Auxiliary Day (details TBA)
- Saturday, November 19 – Twilight Bowls and presentation barbecue (details TBA).
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Here’s another one for the diary: Murgon Tyre and Auto are running a Team Challenge Bowls Day at the Murgon Bowls Club in Macalister Street, Murgon, on Sunday, October 9.
The event is a fundraiser for LifeFlight, and they’re encouraging local businesses to enter teams.
But if you want to take part and don’t have a team, just turn up on the day and you’ll be assigned to one.
Games will start at 10:00am and nomination fees are $15 per person, which includes a barbecue lunch, plus green fees if you intend playing.
The bowls club will also be operating a licensed bar, and everyone is welcome to bring along their children to have a go as well (primary school aged children can play for free).
More details? Phone Murgon Tyre and Auto on (07) 4168-1668 or drop in to see them in person at 124 Lamb Street.
For catering purposes, RSVPs by October 4.
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Although the weather may not seem all that hot so far this September, warmer weather is likely to be just around the corner.
So the Yarraman Bowls Club will be relaunching its popular weekly Night Bowls games from this Thursday (September 22) onwards.
The club will have food for sale from 5:30pm, and game play will get underway at 6:00pm.
The number of ends that will be played is yet to be determined.
The bowls club is located in Margaret Street and new players are very welcome.
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Here’s one more for the diary: the Yarraman Bowls Club will be playing the Blackbutt Golf Club in a nine-hole game of golf on the Blackbutt golf links in Bowman Road on Sunday, October 9.
This is a fun social event and the $15 per player green fees include lunch.
Play will be in mixed teams of three golfers and bowlers – teams will be selected by the golf club – and clubs and balls will be supplied by the golf club, too.
There’ll be a shotgun start at 10:00am and the match is expected to take approximately two and a half hours.
Bus pickup and return to the Yarraman Bowls Club is available.
However, to ensure there are enough golf buggies to go around, names need to be in by Monday, October 3.
More details? Phone John on (07) 4692-6273 or the Yarraman Bowls Club on (07) 4163-8269.
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The Durong Bowls Club held a very well-attended President’s Day on Sunday, September 11.
Sixty-four players from Yarraman, Proston, Binjour, Kingaroy, Murgon, Jandowae, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Goomeri and Wondai took part in the event, packing out all the rinks for a day of competitive bowls in perfect weather.
The matches were only the third outing for Durong’s new playing surface, which was officially opened with a big celebration in early August.
The playing surface has been bought from a new supplier and is more UV-resistant than the former one.
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