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.
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.
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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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.
Wondai will also be holding their President’s Day competition this Sunday, February 5.
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.
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.
Teams for the Webster Shield match at Toogoolawah on Sunday, February 5 are:
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.
On Kilcoy’s blackboard:
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