Travelling Bowler – Febuary Update.
Well the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are almost upon us. In the next 2 months teams from all over the world will descend upon the Broadbeach Bowls Club. We would like to see bowlers from all over the country coming to participate in the fun and excitement of the games. April will be here before we know it.
Congratulations to the Oberon RSL Club on obtain a $160,000 grant for a brand new synthetic bowling green.
Welcome to Brandon Bowls Club. You can now find out full details about this club on their club page. Here is a small snippet about the club.
Brandon Bowls Club
Brandon Bowls Club is situated in the town of Brandon in the Burdekin District in North Queensland. The club plays Pennants in the Townsville District competition.
It is a relatively small club run by volunteers and has a vibrant social focus. Relaxation and fun playing bowls is the priority.
It has one artificial green which is well set up and runs true. It is one of the more consistent greens in the Townsville District. Shade is on all four sides with the main playing area open.
Friday nights is mixed social play with once a month being sponsored by a local business which ensures a good crowd. Every second Saturday evening is twilight bowls which has a come and try format. Sunday afternoons is predominantly men’s social and Wednesday afternoons predominantly Ladies social bowls.
USA NEWS – Congratulations to Dee McSparran and Linda Roberts for being selected for this years Team USA to compete at the China Open (March 10-17). We met and have played against both Dee and Linda on our trips to compete in the US Lawn Bowls Open. Go girls.
BOWLS NEWS PAGE – For all the latest on what is happening in Lawn Bowls go to our Bowls News tab for all the latest national news.
BOWLS USA NEWS – If you are planning a trip to Florida in March, why not take some time to check out some bowls. Southeast Division/Bowls USA 2018 Women’s Open will be held in Flordia at Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club. The event will run from March 3rd to March 8th (Rain Date: March 9th). They will be playing Fours, Pairs and Singles.
COACHING – Check out this months coaching tips from Coach Lachlan Tighe.
RENEWAL TIME – 2018 Travelling Bowler
EXISTING CLUBS – Contact Deborah with your new 2018 Events Calendar information. Cost for 2018 is $55 per year.
NEW CLUBS – List all your club details by going to the ADVERTISE tab on this website, fill in and submit the form and I will contact you regarding your entry. Cost for 2018 is $110 and only $55 per year after that.
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Stanthorpe Bowls Club successfully launched the Fast Fours Bowls Carnival on Friday 29th September for their major sponsor Churches of Christ Care. Money from the day was donated to the Farm Hand Charity at the same time. It was wonderful to see players from Nambour, Warwick, Tenterfield, Brisbane join with local Stanthorpe bowlers for a very enjoyable day. With a generous cash prize pool plus prizes on offer, the Stanthorpe Bowls Club looks forward to next years event.
Don’t forget to watch the 2018 events Calendar for details of next years event.
Members of the Durong bowls Club held their annual “pink bras” day on Saturday 14th October 2017. People from Rockhampton, Childers, Biggenden, Kingaroy, Jandowie, Warwick, Ironpot and surrounding areas all came together for a great day of bowls and raised around $2,800 for the Mater Hospital’s ‘chicks in pink’ Foundation. Another terrific effort from everyone involved in the day.
Special thanks to Hook, Sonya and the community of Ironpot who participated for the first time and not only donated an auction item which raised $120 but also contributed a further $300 Donation. Many thanks.
The Durong Bowls Club will be hosting their ‘blue jocks’ day in February 2018, so travelling bowlers put this on your calendar for next year and get set for a fabulous weekend. There is plenty of FREE parking for caravans and RV’s.
Visitors welcome. If you are driving through Warwick, Queensland at any time give me a call at home on 0414 852 482 and pop in for a cuppa and a batch of fresh scones with homemade jam and whipped cream. Looking forward to meeting more bowlers in 2018.
Happy bowling and safe travels.