Murray Thomas, Jason George and Paul Shaw play with the Bedrock team, sponsored by South Burnett Quarries, in the Ollies Mowers Corporate League at Kingaroy Bowls Club; the trio have grown to love lawn bowls so much they plan to join the club

February 3, 2017

An “Ollies Mowers Corporate League” competition has proven to be a winner for the Kingaroy Bowls Club.

In mid-October last year, the club invited local businesses to put together mixed teams to play night bowls one evening a week over a six week period.

Ten businesses took up the challenge, and they had so much fun that most of them signed up again for a second season before Christmas; and now they’re mid-way through the League’s third season.

Most of the players had no prior bowls experience when they started, but they’ve quickly picked up the finer points of the sport.

And some have now joined the bowls club as full members so they can take part in other competitions, too.

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The latest match – Round 3 of Season 3 – was played last Tuesday night in mild conditions with a light, cool breeze.

This was a great relief after daytime temperatures peaked at 36 degrees.

Misfits continued to hold the top spot, with last season’s winners Surprise still not winning a game.

But South Burnett Regional Council Workshops – with two wins and a draw – are in the right frame of mind to put a cat amongst the pigeons. And if they continue to play good bowls, will be in the money at the end of the six weeks.

Kingaroy Bodyworks have only played two of the three games after entering the competition in the second week, but have shown great form, winning both matches. This now sees them holding third spot.

And Danuts, who started out with two draws, have finally found winning form to round out the top four.


  • Danuts def. Tarongos 8-7
  • SBRC Workshop def. Ray’s Rebels 7-6
  • Bedrock def. Awesome 10-2
  • Kingaroy Bodyworks def. Surprise 8-5
  • Misfits def. Wazza’s Sparkies 9-4

The next round will be played at 6:45pm on Tuesday, February 7.

If you would like to put a team in from your own workplace, ring Kingaroy Bowls on (07) 4162-1404 or email them for a nomination form or further information.

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On Kingaroy’s blackboard:

  • Every Tuesday: Ollies Mowers Corporate League, 6:45pm start
  • Every Thursday: Club Selected Triples, 1:00pm start
  • Every Friday: Barefoot Bowls, 6:00pm start
  • Evrery Sunday: Social Bowls
  • Saturday, Feb 4: Men’s Open Singles Round 1 and 2: 9:00am and 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 5: Men’s Open Singles Round 3 and 4: 9:00am and 1:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 12: Kingaroy Patrons Day, 1:00pm start
  • Sunday, Feb 19: Kingaroy President’s Day, 9:00am start
  • Sunday, Feb 26: Jackpot Pairs, 9:00am start

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Wondai News

Here’s one for the diary: the Wondai Country Club on the Bunya Highway just north of Wondai’s CBD will be holding a Pink Stumps Family Fun Bowls Night on Saturday, February 18.

The event is a fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation hosted by the Wondai Cricket Club, and it will kick off with a barbecue at 6:30pm, followed by night bowls at 7:00pm.

There’ll also be a jumping castle on site to keep children amused.

Tickets are $15 per head – which includes a burger – and there’ll be a bar onsite plus novelty prizes, a multi-draw raffle and a money board.

For more information, phone Chris on 0437-685-996 or Cameron on 0409-644-722.

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Wondai will also be holding their President’s Day competition this Sunday, February 5.

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Kilcoy News

The Kilcoy Bowls Club had a very pleasant surprise on Australia Day.

The club was named Community Group of the Year in Somerset Regional Council’s 2017 Australia Day Awards in a tribute to the hard work all its volunteers put in to keep it running.

Kilcoy Bowls has friends all over Somerset and the South Burnett – no doubt they’ll be passing on their congratulations in the weeks ahead.

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Last Tuesday in the Star of the Green competition, Noel Lanes defeated Trudi Pratt in a close tussle and will now play Peter Playford next week.

The Jackpot also went off with Maxine Wilcox, Kelly Charters and Ron Sampson splitting the $128 it had accumulated to. The jackpot will now reset and starts again next week at $30.

Winners of the day were Maxine Wilcox, Kelly Charters and Ron Sampson who defeated Adam Kelly, Roger Moat and Tom Brooks 23-13.

Other results:

  • Horst Myer, Ernie Herbert and Janis Grover def. Jef Welden, Sandra Sampson and Lyn Chandler 14-11
  • Denis Bleakley, John Worrall and Geoff Lacey def. Geoff Jones, Ann Pope and Peter Playford 15-11
  • Michael Dunn, Annette Ruston and Liz Frawley def. Tony Gray, Jan Biddle and Elayne Moat 18-14
  • Nev Johnston, Lex Biddle and Garry Jensen def. Trudi Pratt, Daphne Stewart and Dawn Phillips 17-13

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Teams for the Webster Shield match at Toogoolawah on Sunday, February 5 are:

  • Peter Stanton, Marg Worrall and Ernie Herbert
  • Bill Edwards, Michael Dunn and Nelly Herbert
  • John Glanvill, Pam Taylor and Denis Bleakley
  • Maxine Wilcox, Noel Lanes and John Worrall
  • Leigh Irwin, Jef Welden and Elayne Moat
  • Greg Staniforth, Horst Myer and Ann Pope
  • Tony Gray, Terry Pratten and Liz Frawley

Reserves are Max Morrow, Kelly Charters, Peter Playford, Brett Kelly and Adam Kelly.

Players should meet at club at 11:30am, and if any are unable to play they should contact Max Morrow on (07) 5497-1537.

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On Kilcoy’s blackboard:

  • Sunday, Feb 5: 1st Round Webster Shield at Toogoolawah (return match at Kilcoy on Sunday, Feb 26)
  • Saturday, Feb 18: Club selected bowls sponsored by Greg Staniforth and Max Morrow; two games, 1:00pm start; names on the men’s board no later than noon on the day. Open to men, ladies and new bowlers (bowls available); $13 per player includes bowls and sausage sizzle.
  • Tuesday, Feb 28: Trophy Day sponsored by Marg and John Worrall and Beryl and Col Ferguson; names on ladies board please.
  • Every Tuesday: Mixed social bowls; names by 9:00am for 9:30am start

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