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FLASHBACK: Bevan Barsby presented the runners up trophy for the 2015 Bottle Tree Carnival to Terry Kilford, Del Lane, Juliana McGahan and John McGahan (Photo: Proston Bowls)

October 11, 2016

Proston isn’t the busiest bowls club in the district, but it always gets a little bit busier at this time of year.

So here’s two for the diary many long-time friends of the club will likely enjoy.

The first is Proston President’s Day which will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 8:30am to around 3:00pm.

Players from all over the region are invited to put a team together and join this popular event, which includes lunch and dessert in the team fee (lunch is also available to buy for spectators).

You can get more information and lodge team bookings by phoning Jan on 0428-681-840 or Ian on 0418-132-844.

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The second date to put in your diary is the annual Proston Bottle Tree Carnival, which will be held on Saturday, November 5.

Matches will kick off at 8:30am and run until about 3:00pm in the afternoon.

Families and visitors are very welcome to come along, and food will available and included in team fee for players.

Once again, you can get more information or lodge a booking by phoning Jan on 0428-681-840 or Ian on 0418-132-844.


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Kingaroy News

Warm weather and cloudless skies greeted the 22 bowlers who took part in Kingaroy Bowls Club’s Thursday Social last week.

Three games of triples and one game of pairs were played in ideal conditions.

Scores in winning order:

  • Erris Vale, John Lacey and Val Jeppersen def. June Olsson, Bob Hammond and Ross Olsson 27-15: 13 ends won
  • Des Richards, Bob Bougoure and Beryl Woods def. Felipe Munoz, Marj Moore and Alan Irwin 26-14: 12 ends won
  • Bess Thorpe, Paul Marychurch and Ray Maclaren def. Keith Muller, Glady Slatter and Bruce Johnstone 25-18: 12 ends won
  • Darcy Munroe and Dave Stallard def. Bill Abbot and John Coppard 26-14: 12 ends won

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Kingaroy Bowls Club’s popular Corporate Challenge is starting up again for it six week Spring Challenge on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00pm.

The Corporate Challenge is suitable for families, friends and workmates.

Teams are made up of four players and businesses around Kingaroy are urged to put in a team.

Play occurs between 7:15pm and 9:00pm with bar facilities open from 6:00pm.

Lawn bowls are provided free of charge, and players wear casual clothes with flat-soled shoes, or you can wear your special team uniform.

Cost is $8 per person with a one-off team registration fee of $20, and there’s prize money and trophies to be won at season end.

Experience at lawn bowls is not required, and fun is guaranteed.

If you’d like to take part, phone the bowls club on (07) 4162-1404 or Geoff Clutterbuck on (07) 4163-6409.

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Nanango News

Tuesday October 4 was Trophy Day at Nanango, with scoring one for an end and six for a win.


  • Darcy Munro and Allan Wright – 28 pts
  • Lew Saunders, Mike Smith and Ross Olsson – 26 pts
  • Trevor George, Bob Hammond and Henry Bliesner – 22 pts
  • Evelyn Jensen, Paul Merrychurch and Brian Havell – 20 pts
  • Bob Hall, Dave Clappaton and Jim Fowler – 17 pts
  • Joe Aglizzio, Felipe Munoz and Geoff Clutterbuck – 14 pts
  • Peter Nielson, Sue Tucker and Allan Ward – 9 pts
  • John Lacey and Glen Yeates – 8 pts

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Yarraman News

With warmer weather across the region, carnivals are everywhere – and Yarraman Bowls Club’s two-day Rosalie Fours on December 3-4 is another event many bowlers will also want to pencil in their diaries.

Saturday, December 3 will see three games of open fours over 17 ends or the bell at 2 hours 20 minutes, with a 9:00am start.

The following day there’ll be two more games of open fours, again over 17 ends or the bell at 140minutes with another 9:00am start.

Conditions of play on both days will be one point for an end and six for a win. Dead ends will be replayed and wins do not count. And in the event of any draws, a countback will determine the win.

Green fees for the entire weekend are $60 per player and include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, with a BBQ on Saturday evening and a breakfast on Sunday thrown in (non-bowlers can pay $10 each for meals).

The top team on the weekend will walk away with a $600 first prize, the runners-up will receive $400, and the next three best teams $200 each.

There’ll also be a $100 prize to the winner of each round, decided by the highest score.

You can get more details and nominate your team by phoning Games Director John Moore on (07) 4692-6273 or the club on (07) 4163-8269.

But get in quick – only the first 16 teams will be accepted.

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The winners of September's Trophy Day were Jef Welden, Lyn Chandler and Kelly Charters, who were congratulated by sponsor Harold Alford (Photo: Kilcoy Bowls Club)

Kilcoy News

Tuesday, September 27 was Trophy Day at Kilcoy Bowls Club, and it was sponsored by Kim Donovan and Harold Alford, much to the delight of the thirty bowlers who attended.

The raffle was won by Lyn Chandler and Trudi Pratt.

Bill Edwards won the Spider, while touchers went to Peter Playford, Noel Lanes, Kelly Charters, Dennis Thomsen, Marg Dahl, Col Ferguson, Lester Bechly, Trudi Pratt and Elayne Moat.

The winners of the day, with a Highest Winning Margin of +20, were Jef Welden, Kelly Charters and Lyn Chandler, who defeated Trudi Pratt, Liz Frawley and Garry Jensen 29-9.

Runners Up, with the Lowest Losing Margin of -4, were Nev Johnston, Harold Alford and Roger Moat who lost to Joe Hasson, Dennis Thomsen and Peter Playford 16-12.

Other results:

  • Lester Bechly, Marg Dahl and Dawn Phillips def. Maxine Wilcox, Ernie Herbert and Evelyn Johnston 19-13
  • Jenny Edwards, Horst Myer and Wendy Smith def. Pam Taylor, Michael Dunn and Tim Powell 21-11
  • Noel Lanes, Anne Pope and Col Ferguson def. Bill Edwards, Ian Smith and Elayne Moat 19-13

In Championships, Lester Bechly defeated Noel Lanes to win the Men’s B Grade Championship.

Congratulations to Harold Alford, Lester Bechly, Dozer Bechly and Jamie Mitchell who were winners at the Woodford Fours Carnival on Saturday, September 24.

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On Kilcoy’s Blackboard:

  • Mixed Social Bowls every Tuesday – names by 9:00am for 9:30am, start
  • Wednesday, October 12 – Pub Day.
  • Saturday, October 15 – Hospital Auxiliary Day
  • Tuesday, October 25 – Ladies Trophy Day sponsored by our Safari Girls, Lyn Chandler and Dawn Phillips. Names on ladies board please.
  • Saturday, November 19 – Special Meeting at 2:30pm to set 2017 fees, followed by Twilight Bowls and a Presentation Barbecue.

Trophy Day Runners Up were Nev Johnston, Harold Alford and Roger Moat (Photo: Kilcoy Bowls Club)

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