Shrek ’ s Junior News
NORTH QUEENSLAND JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS The North Qld Junior Championships were held over the weekend of September 24 to 26. A total of 19 players participated and everyone had a good time with major sponsor Tyco Flow providing fantastic prizes including a sample bag of goodies for all players, parents and officials. The winners were Liam Bartlett and David O’Keefe in the pairs on Saturday, Liam for the singles on the Sunday and Liam with Tyler Pettigrew and Robert Olsen for the triples on the Monday.
Back Row: Liam Bartlett, Robert Olsen, Kayden Burley, Aric Visentin, James Parker, Bradley Reason. Middle Row: Jake Bailey, David O’Keefe, Matthew Dunlop, James Rowley, Keli Visentin, Damien Connell, Hayden Hohnke. Front Row: Tyler Pettigrew, Justin Cribbin, Emma Rowbotham, Christine Muller.
Everton Park Bowls Club On the Edge Junior Classic Pairs Everton Park Bowls Club hosted its inaugural Junior Classic Pairs on 16th October 2011. Junior Bowlers from all parts of South East Queensland attended this tournament including Australian Junior representatives Rohan Wilson, Sean Ingham and Lauren Wilson. Alongside were several other Queensland Junior representatives and district players. The format consisted of both Under 15 and open sections that consisted of four games in total being 3 bowls pairs, 2 bowl pairs, 2-‐4-‐2 pairs and traditional pairs. Major sponsors for the day were Almark Edge and Twisties Bowls Shops with additional sponsorship from local businesses Wilson’s Air Conditioning and Keith Brady Professional Real Estate. This event gave an opportunity for eight of the local Everton Park Junior Bowlers to play against many top Queensland Juniors on their home green. This provided further valuable experience to the top performing Everton Park players. The day was a huge success with many of the Juniors and their parents commenting on the format, prizes, food and the general running of the day. Special thanks must go to Amanda from Twisties Bowls Shop who ensured that every player was awarded a bowls pack for participating. Winners for the day were locals Daniel Keogh & Bradley Lawson who narrowly beat Dale McWhinney-‐Shillington and April Wilson in the Under 15 section. In the open age group Rohan Wilson & Lauren Wilson were victorious with Jessica Parolin and Jamie O’Brien awarded as runners up. Everton Park Bowls Club offers a Junior Lawn Bowls Academy every Thursday afternoon from 3:30 – 5:00pm and is free for all who wish to attend. The success of this academy has seen some of the Everton Park Junior bowlers play in the club’s first division pennant side and Super Challenge squad. For further information you can call Dave Keogh 0408729350
Everton Park Juniors-‐Tegan Wilson (Left) & Isabella Lawson (Right)
A great turnout of top junior & youth lawn bowlers at the Everton Park Junior Bowls Classic -‐ 2011
Everton Park Juniors -‐ Nathan Wilson (Front) & Nathan Casey (Back) in action at the Everton Park Junior Bowls Classic
Under 15 Winners – Bradley Lawson (Left) & Daniel Keogh (Right) – Everton Park Bowls Club
Open Section Winners – Rohan Wilson (Left) & Lauren Wilson (Right)
Some of the Everton Park Junior Bowlers Left to Right – Nathan Casey, Liam Hibbett, Nathan Wilson, Kane Wilson, Daniel Keogh, Tegan Wilson, Devon Slater (Coach)
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 http://www.bowlsqld.org/index.php?id=667 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 firstname.lastname@example.org