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Shrek’s Junior News June/July 2011

Malanda High Students....bowl ‘em over!

Malanda High School students are very adept at a range of sports and lawn bowls is no exception. Recently a group of around 22 students ‘flooded’ the green at the Malanda Bowls Club for a session on how to bowl. Many of the students were for the first time trying out the sport, but one would be fooled in recognising that fact, due to the excellent results after only basic tuition. Students learnt to ‘place the mat’ and roll the ‘kitty’, then delivery technique and aiming the bowl. Some competitive exercises were next with scores recorded to decide the winners. Students finish the 3-week course with ‘pairs’ competition next Thursday and the Club has a number of trophies up for grabs to the winning players. Assistant coach Andy Soley has a number of stand-out junior bowlers amongst the group, but admits competition is close and anyone can win on the day. Thanks to Glynn Morice, Malanda Bowls Club.

Girls upstage Boys at School Bowls Final The Malanda High School held their final week of lawn bowling at the Malanda rinks recently. The 3 week training course included bowls etiquette, delivery, stance, placing the jack, bowler positions and scoring. The final week culminated in a 12 team pairs competition with trophies and prizes for placegetters. Showing scant regard for gender, the top two teams were young lady bowlers only separated by 2 points. It was a distant 3rd for the boys a further 4 points back. The young bowlers enjoyed the course and had a lot of fun while learning to play a great sport. A number of the players showed some promising skills which included the teachers! The Malanda Bowls Club hopes to initiate a regular school programme in the future, with the possibility of attracting junior bowlers for the State Inter-school competition.

Juniors venture to Yandina Bowls Club. On Sunday the 29th of May 2011, 40 of the best junior lawn bowlers from the Sunshine Coast, Burnett, Wide Bay and Bundaberg districts competed in the Coca Cola Junior inter district 4 way bowls meet. All juniors played 3 games of singles, pairs, triples and 4s over 1 day. This being the 2 nd year of competition it was a great success both for the bowlers and the game of lawn bowls. The rivalry between the juniors was at the highest level. With some of the games of singles going down to the last end to find a winner. All games were played in great sprit and the level of competition was first class. Besides lawn bowls being the winner on the day Bundaberg took home the shield and medallions with10 wins out of 12 games. The organizers would like to thank Coco Cola for sponsoring this event and look forward to their continued support. A big thankyou goes to Mountain Creek Meats who donated the sausages for this event and Yandina Bowls Club for the use of their bowls greens and club facilities for the day. Organisation for this competition has started for 2012. Thanks to Des Kemp.

Norville Makes it 3 in a Row With the completion of the Bundaberg primary schools lawn bowls competition Norville State School has won 3 titles in a row. With the floods and other sporting competitions being shifted to term 2 numbers of schools who could entre were down but the level of competition was of a very high standard. Norville won 14 out of there 15 games played to win the 2011 competition. With 5 other teams form 2 other schools playing it was going to be a great competition. Thanks must go to all the volunteers who gave up their Friday afternoons for 5 weeks to help these up and coming bowlers have fun and think about becoming junior bowlers. Many thanks must go to Burnett and Bundaberg bowl’s clubs who made their greens available for this competition. Next year the competition will return to term 3 with many more schools being able to compete. Thanks to Des Kemp.

Back Row: L to R: Des Kemp(Bundaberg Junior Development Officer), Drew Jurd, Stephanie Buckholz, Jobby Woetai, Brinley Cottle, and Chloe Christensen. Front Row: L to R: Brialey Hohn, Kurt Munckton, Riley Spices, Piper Marsden, Matthew Bailey, Justin Holder. Absent: Jamie Morey.

2011 Cunningham District Junior Singles Our junior district talent has been on display at Ipswich United Services Bowls Club in the past few days with juniors competing for the coveted title of District Junior Singles Champion. I am very proud of the comments I have received about how well behaved and polite all the competitors were, also received many favourable comments on their sportsmanship and camaraderie. Over the two days thirteen juniors participated in the event and some of the matches would not have looked out of place on the ABC bowls program. When the sectional play was over we were treated to some brilliant bowling in both the Final and the Consolation Final The Consolation Final was between two local lads with Cohen Litfin doing battle with his older brother Logan and after a display of great bowling Cohen finally was able to get the one shot required for victory. Final score was 21 to 18. The Final was a match between Francis Ryan of Goodna and Mitchell Mears of Algester and what a final it was, it was shot for shot with a great display of draw bowling by both players. Both players had to perform brilliant feats of bowling when they were match lie down but as we all know there can only be one winner and it was Francis Ryan taking the match 21 to 19.

It shows that our district is a breeding ground for future stars if this tournament is anything to go by and all clubs in the district need to embrace junior members as they are the future of our sport. The presentation followed the finals and it was great to have Carol Reardon to present the perpetual shield she had donated to the winner. Thanks to Tony Gillis

2011 All Schools Cup With the 2011 All Schools Cup Finals almost upon us some of the District representatives have already been decided. North Mackay school mates Dustin Reuss and Jason Little (pictured left) have set their sights on the 2011 All Schools Cup title, after the duo took out their district final at Souths Suburban recently. Reuss, who skipped the Calen State College side at last year’s play-offs, teamed up with Little, an experienced junior player, for this year’s campaign. The duo performed consistently throughout the tournament; however their win was far from clear-cut, with Mackay State High’s Jack McFarlane and Jordon Whitestyles nipping at their heels. The sides were neck-and-neck at the event’s conclusion, with the North Mackay duo edging it on sets won, 9-8. Moranbah’s team of Tristan Aidulis and Callum O’Neil, who travelled two hours to participate in the event, proved the

thorn in Mackay State High’s side. Aidulis and O’Neil held Mackay SHS to a draw in round four, denying them that crucial set win which inevitably cost them a berth at this year’s state finals. This year’s event sees teams competing in three-bowls pairs, a change from last year’s triples format. The change has led to an increase in teams and in turn an enhanced quality of bowls. The St Patricks College team of Crispin Scott and Bradley Dunn forced their opponents into three tiebreak games from five rounds. Meanwhile, Tyler Brun paired up with Tom McFarlane for Mackay State’s B team. Brun, the only female playing in this year’s event, held her own with the boys, while McFarlane’s game improved with each round. Thanks to Bowls Queensland’s annual All Schools Cup Challenge three Mackay schools, Mackay State High, St Patrick’s College and Mercy College, have now incorporated bowls into their curriculum. Thanks to Ann Putland

The Downs District will be represented by the South Toowoomba pairs combination of Kyle Chester and Jamie Dwyer (pictured left). The South Toowoomba Combination representing the Centenary Heights State High School were successful in claiming the district crown after defeating Lockyer District High School (Gatton BC) and Pittsworth State High School (Pittsworth BC). Thanks to Chrissy McLatchey

Burnett Junior Classic Junior lawn bowlers from Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Miriam Vale, Gayndah and local clubs came together to contest the annual Burnett Junior Classic Pairs and Singles. Burnett Bowls Club Junior Section, along with sponsors Acacia Motor Inn, Bundaberg Regional Council, Bundaberg Sugar, Coral Coast Pharmacies, Dulux, Mater Hospital, Jack Dempsey, Paul Neville, Syd Bale Civil Engineering, Sea FM, Paul McKendrick & Trudy Clark and the News Mail have just finished their 4 day junior lawn bowls carnival. The competition consists of pairs and singles played over 4 days in 2 age groups under 14 and 14 to 18. The competition is a mixed competition with boys and girls playing together.

Under 14 Pairs winners: Britany Wiley and Sammi Sechtig.

Open Pairs winners: Scott Hawkins and Kyle Franks.

Full Results are as follows: Under 14 pairs 1st Sammi Sechtig(Burnett BC) and Britany Wiley(Binjor BC) 2nd Stephanie Buckholz (Burnett BC) and Hayden Vogler(West Toowoomba BC) 3rd Rebbeca Rixon (Maroochy Swans BC) and Taleah Putney (Gayndah BC) 4th Brodie Weir-Smith and Tiffany Murray (Miriam Vale BC) Open Pairs 1st Scott Hawkins (Tantitha BC) and Kyke Franks ( Tantitha BC) 2nd Jennifer Boutell (Burnett BC) and Connie Leigh Rixon ( Maroochy Swans) 3rd Paul Kajewski (Moore Park BC) Rikki- Lee Kemp (Burnett BC) 4th Taylah Williamson- Gleich ( Burnett BC) and Warrick Bellart (Gayndah BC)

Open Singles Runner Up: Connie Leigh Rixon.

Under 14 Singles Runner Up: Hayden Vogler.

Under 14 Singles 1st Britany Wiley ( Binjor BC) 2nd Hayden Vogler (West Toowoomba BC) 3rd Rebbeca Rixon ( Maroochy Swans BC) 4th Matthew Bailey ( Burnett BC) Open Singles 1st Kyle Franks (Tantitha BC) 2nd Connie Leigh Rixon ( Maroochy Swans BC) 3rd Warwick Bellart (Gayndah BC) 4th Rikki-Lee Kemp (Burnett BC) After the success of the 2011 carnival the organizers have started the preparation for the 2012 competition. The quality of bowls played for the 4 days was a very high standard and gave the competitors a great chance to have a look at the bowls clubs who will be hosting the 2012 Qld Junior Lawn Bowls State Championships. These championships will be held from the 31st of March to the 5th of April 2012. Thanks to Des Kemp

Upcoming Events I have been busily updating the junior calendar for 2011, if you wish to check if your event is listed go to the Bowls Queensland website Just follow the link and all Junior Events including District Academies have been listed. If you have events you would like listed please send them through to me, you can never advertise too early. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have flyers for the event, you can send them through later. If you do have flyers you would like linked to your event please send them through to me as well. I want to include as many junior events as possible on the calendar so if you have any upcoming junior events including Junior/ Senior days let us know so we can include them on the calendar. Send any junior news or information to

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