HomeSportBowls: Success for Burnett Bears in state final

Bowls: Success for Burnett Bears in state final

Burnett Bowls Club
The Burnett Bears were runners up in the state pennant final.



What a ride! Congratulations to the Burnett Division 1 Men’s Pennant team who came runners up in the State Pennant Final at the weekend.

Burnett won their section by defeating South Townsville, Mackay Suburban and Roma to qualify for the final.

In the final, Burnett played Club Kawana which many observers felt was going to become a one-sided match in favour of the powerful Kawana side.

However, Burnett had other plans to spoil their party.

With two ends to play Burnett was leading 54-52 and holding shot on both rinks playing their final end.

Kurt Brown from Kawana played a brilliant conversion shot to turn a one down into 3 shots up.

This had Kawana leading 55-54 with Darren McCracken’s rink still playing their last end. Crusty sat Kawana’s shot bowl to sit six inches from the jack which was enough to secure a draw and the possibility of playing an extra end.

Unfortunately, Brett Wilke played a magnificent draw bowl to stop 3 inches from the jack to secure the win for Kawana.

All Burnett players played their hearts out and gave their all just to fall short at the end. Everyone involved can be extremely proud of how they played and be proud to represent Burnett Bowls Club.

Many thanks to our team Manager Jack Stewart as he did a great job.

Also, thanks to Kellie and Des Kemp for all their work prior to and during the trip to ensure everything ran smoothly. The State Pennant Runners Up Flag will be proudly displayed at the club for all to see.


Tuesday 2nd November: Winners: D Rye, B McKean 1st Runners Up: G McLennan, W Watson 2nd Runners Up: S Coleman, G Gill Sportsman: W Downey, G Dewing

Wednesday 3rd November: Scroungers Winner: K Whalley Runners Up: M Lucy, Brett S Super end Winner: D Rye

Thursday 4th November: Winners: Merle & Barry Runners Up: Scott, Robbo & Mike Sportsman: Annette & Colin. Pick the Joker Jackpot was not won and next week will be $501+.

Friday 5th November: Winners: O Korner, B Hannah 1st Runners Up: A Vinegrad, G Gill 2nd Runners Up: L Duvey, J Franks Sportsman: N Holmes, J Jardine Jackpot was not won and next week will be $400

Saturday 30th October: Winners B Whalley, J Gott Sportsman: M Lucy, A Nielsen


Please check the Competition boards and continue to arrange games by mutual agreement.

Competition Results – B Grade Pairs Final: G Jackson, G Hayes def V Eggmolesse, R Eggmolesse 22-14. A & B Pairs: B Whalley, K Whalley def G McLennan, W Watson. B Grade Fours Semi Final: E Cross, W Downey, K Melham, S Burnell-Jones def G Murray, G Dewing, G McLennan, W McCurley 26-20.

Competition call for Saturday 13th November – Mixed Pairs: D Kemp, R Kemp Vs S Ogden, W McCurley. Play on or before the set date. Play, sub or forfeit.

Competition call for Saturday 20th November – Mixed Pairs: L Duvey, R Williams Vs H Ogden, J Stewart & J Ogden, Yogi Vs H Foster, G Gill & D McCracken, B Pownell Vs L Burnell-Jones, D Austin. Play on or before the set date. Play, sub or forfeit.


The annual City Vs Country bowls afternoon will be held on Sunday 14th November at ATW. Burnett is required to enter 3 teams of 4 for the event. There will be $600 in cash prizes for the afternoon. Please place your name on the list on the club notice board.


Visitors most welcome on all playing days. Entry sheets are at the club or phone the club on 41514217. If you cannot get through on the club number regarding bowls then phone 0401341378 or 0466539441.

Tuesday 9th November: Open Pairs 50/50 day where 50 percent of the green fees is returned as prizemoney. 3 bowl pairs – 27ends – 1pm start. Names in by 12pm, green fees paid by 12.45pm

Wednesday night 10th November: Scroungers – 6.30pm start, names before 6.00pm. This is a fun game of singles similar to consistency singles, played in groups of 3 or 4 per rink over 12 ends. Green fees are $5, and 50 percent of green fees will be returned as prizemoney. Everyone welcome.

Thursday night 11th November: 6.30pm Bowl under lights and enjoy a fun filled night with a chance at the “Pick the Joker Jackpot” which will be $501+ this week. Visitors and those who want to try bowls for the first time will be made very welcome. Names before 6.00pm, start at 6.30pm.

Friday 12th November: Open Pairs – $200 Prizemoney Guaranteed. 1.00pm start – Names before 12.00pm. Green fees paid by 12.45pm. Plus the Jackpot will be $4000.

Saturday 13th November: Open Pairs. 1.00pm start. Names before 12.00pm, green fees paid by 12.45pm.


CLUB BISTRO: The CRACKERJACK Bistro is operating at various times throughout the week including some lunchtimes. The Bistro hours are as follows – Monday – Closed, Tuesday 11.00am -4.00pm, Wednesday 11.00am-2.30pm & then 4.30pm- 8.00pm, Thursday 4.30pm-8.00pm, Friday 11.00am – 2.30pm & 4.30pm – 8.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm and Sunday – Closed. Check out their Facebook page “Crackerjack Bistro” for menu details and pricing or next time you are at the club. Obviously, there is now a lunchtime menu and opportunities for takeaways.

The Goose Club raffle and Swannies raffle will be drawn Friday at 7.00pm with the chance to win some cash and multiple prizes.

Entertainment for Friday night 12th November will be Peter Sajko and for Friday the 19th November will be Billy Guy, so come along, bring some friends to enjoy a great meal and some live entertainment.



No competition was played.

The winners for the day were:

Lucky Nos: J. Steemson
Rink winners: B. Klaassen and R. Vanderwaal


President and Patroness Day – Tue 3 Nov starting at 12.30pm: No produce table.
Please put your name down on the normal Tuesday sheet.
We need players and helpers.
As we only have one green available and 10 visiting clubs, Gentleman, you can also place your name on the list but preference will be given to our lady bowlers.
We can field four teams from our own Club.

Ladies' Games Director and Ladies' Selectors: To be elected Tue 16 Nov at 11.30am. If you would like to nominate but cannot make it to the Club that day, please forward your nominations to me or Penny Fox via email, text, paper, phone call.
It is a requirement we have three selectors, you don't have to be a superstar bowler to be a selector.

Ham Day – Thu 25 Nov at 09.30am: Open triples – There is a list on the Mens board. Mufti dress, 3 games x 14 ends or 2 hours. $25 ea includes lunch. No dead ends, respot on the T.

Clayton Hearing day – Dec at 12.30pm: Mixed Triples.

Consistency Singles Final: To be played before 31 Dec 2021.


D. Fox, K. Diamond, S. Fryer, D. Franklin d. F. Petersen, D. Gillam, G. Eldridge, RE. Chandler
L. Woodall, B. Trudgian, G. Jackson d. K. Erickson, J. McKechnie, L. Browne
B. Greenwood, C. Jacobson, G. Carson, B. Chandler defeared by G. Hicks, G. Gunn, M. Beaumont, N. Nunn
B. Northover, R. Claydon, P. Collie, D. Rowatt d. D. Petersen, G. Skelly, A. Marshall, S. Carney
R. Gould, J. Noll, P. Todd d. J. Cord, S. Cord, B. O'Neil
D. Brear, M. Carney, R. Fryer d. R. Barsfeld, B. Patter4son, G. Constable
G. Job, R. Vanderwaal, B. Jones d. A. Massey, A. Mitchson, R. Ware


RESULTS Friday 5 November:
Winners – L.Hillier & K.Frawley
Sportsmen – J.Horvath & F.De Bono

MONEY DAY: Our money day for this month will be held on 19 November.

NOMINATIONS for the Championship Fours Competition 2022 are now open and will close and be drawn on 19 November.

COACHING: Please book in with Glenyss on 0408 019 707 before Tuesday if you are interested in being coached.

MIXED SOCIAL BOWLS are played under shades every Friday from 1pm. Put your name on the list in the clubhouse or phone 41 535 644 by 12.30pm if you would like a game.


Results Sunday 31st October – Super Sunday – A great day with 72 Bowlers on the Greens. Winners: R. Monk, R. Hoiberg and D. Brady; A. Johnson, J. Beck and R. Harvey; J. Bartlett, S. Bianchi and J. Cannon; J. Kearney, K and A. Almond; Sportsman’s D. Worner, D and B. McCarthy; G.Fehlberg, J. Fehlberg and Rob Pershouse; Mary Ann, J. and H. Dingle; Lorelle, K. Anderson and K. Hunter.

Monday 1st November – Turkey Pairs – Winners T. Heath and P. Sexton; runners up P. Barker and B. Hearn. Winners of First Game J. and H. Dingle; Winners of Second Game H. Stauffer and R. Monk.

Thursday 4th November – Mens Pairs – Winners B. Burgess and B. Marks; runners up P. Lawson and N. McNamara; 2nd runners up J. Schluter and B. Dilg; Sportsman’s G. Miles and K. Fitzgerald; 2nd Sportsman’s D. Worner and M. Kernick.

Saturday 6th – “B” Triples J. Christodoulou, R. Price and R. Bedford def M. Troughton, K. Hiley and D. Raggart; M. Pelusi, S. Stewart-Cook and W. Horn def R. Cambell, R. Bonke and H. Dingle.

Ladies Results – Qld No 1 Pennant Finals Bargara def by Broadbeach in the Final on Sunday Afternoon. A Great effort against the Club who have won 5 of the last 6 years.
Congratulations to The Burnett Men who were beaten in the Final by Kawana by 2 shots, Well Done.

Coming Events: Mondays Turkey Pairs: Open (Ladies, Men or Mixed) Pairs 2 Games of 11 Ends 1pm Start.
Tuesday Ladies Final of the “A” and “B”Singles will be played at 1pm on the 9th Nov along with Ladies Social Bowls.
Wednesday 1pm Start. Final of the “A” Triples between Team Fehlberg and A. Adam, B. Burgess and B. Mark. A number of Games in the “B” Triples will also be played.
Thursdays Men’s Pairs 1pm Start.
Saturday Greg Cahill will be representing the Club in the “B” Singles Champion of Champions at Brothers.
Sunday Open( Ladies, Men or Mixed) Pairs 1pm Start. Check at Club during the Week if sufficient numbers.


Results Triples Money Day 3 November

Winners: Barry Hofstetter, Claude Suzor, Joyce Barrett

Runners up: Ted Weeks, John Davidson, Michael Jones

Sportsman: Noel McNamara, Wendy McNamara, Val Kohn

Coming events:

Open Triples Christmas Ham Day

Wednesday December 1st

Team entries or single

names in before 12.30 play at 1pm

phone Cherryl 0419 791863

All welcome

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