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AROUND THE GREENS In June the Australian Open was a great success for our club and players, now as we head in to July, the next big focus for our Hawks crew is PENNANT TIME! The Australian Open was held on the Gold Coast again for the fourth successive year and was a resounding success. We held events here on our greens from the 9th through to the 20th June and it was great to see both old and new faces frequenting the club. A massive thank you must be extended to over fifty of our hard working and helpful club members who volunteered their time throughout the event to ensure the bowls side of the tournament ran smoothly - your assistance was invaluable. Thanks also to our management and staff for their warm and welcoming hospitality. When I was speaking to players

around the bowls circuit, everyone was extremely complimentary of our greens, volunteers, and our club facilities, with most players wishing they could have more matches at Club Helensvale! Well done to all involved. With many of our members competing in the event, we had much success on the greens as well. Nathan Rice and his team (Ryan Burnett, Jeremy Henry, and Alex Marshall) secured the Gold Medal in the men’s fours after defeating fellow Hawks Aron Sherriff, Jayden Christie and their team (Barrie Lester and Josh Thornton) on the last bowl of the match – one of the best quality finals in Australian Open history. Our

young junior Jessie Cottell also secured a Gold Medal in the Girls U18 Singles event, defeating fellow Queenslander Rebecca Rixon 21 – 14. Some other notable performances were that of Ted Read and Allan Cumberford who made it to the semi final of the men’s over 60 pairs, and Shane Kerr who made the quarter final of the multi disability singles event. Well done to all our members who won events, but also to those that were out there competing and giving it their best on the day. It was great to see so many Hawks shirts at all the different clubs around the Coast.

Our Club Pennant Divisions for 2018 have been confirmed by the District with the men having eight teams in Division 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10, while the ladies have four teams in Division 1, 2, 4 and 7. The ladies will start their season on the 6th July with finals scheduled for the 17th August, and the men will start on the 7th July with their finals scheduled for the weekend of the 25th and 26th August. All the best to those out there competing for our club, and to those giving up their time to manage or be reserves in each side. Good hard and bring home some flags! In club championship news two more worthy winners were crowned with our men’s senior fours and ladies B grade singles being completed. Our men’s fours winners were Laurie Swift, John Hillam, Carl Davis, and Joe Weisshardt after they defeated Rod Dillon, Terry Rees, Bob Phillips and Derek Dixon 25 - 8 in their final. Our B Grade champion for 2018 is Fran Ryan after she triumphed in her final against Tanya Kiepe 25 - 16. Well done to our winners, runners up and all our competing teams.

The Queensland leg of the Mens Australian Indoor Qualifying was held on the 2nd and 3rd June with several of our members competing at both the Paradise Point and Tweed Heads venues. Paul Staggard Jnr was successful in his bid and will now compete in the main draw of this event to be held at Tweed Heads from the 20th – 23rd August. Good luck Staggs! Broadbeach held their inaugural $64,000 Blue Opal Singles event on the 5th and 6th June. The field was a ‘who’s who’ of the bowling world with World, Commonwealth and Australian Champions scattered all throughout the draw of 64 players. Nathan Rice made it all the way to the Grand Final where he was just pipped at the $20,000 winners post by Kawana’s Kurt Brown 25 – 23. Not going away empty handed, Nathan won $15,000 as runner up in this prestigious field. Well done. Several of our Hawks Junior Academy players - Shane, Tahlia and Jessie - were involved in a training day at Burleigh Heads on Friday 8th June with the Bowls Queensland youth side

taking on some Hong Kong internationals in a warm up for the Australian Open. It was a great opportunity for our rising stars to experience international competition. The district champion of champion events will commence in July with our club singles, pairs and fours winners all aiming to secure the Gold Coast trophies. Dates and venues of each event are LADIES SINGLES - 18th and 19th July at Tweed Heads LADIES PAIRS - 23rd and 24th July at Tweed Heads LADIES FOURS - 16th and 17th July at Southport. MENS SINGLES - 22nd July at Musgrave Hill MENS PAIRS - 8th July and 15th July at Musgrave Hill MENS FOURS - 30th June and 1st July at Musgrave Hill (Grand Final dates for each men’s discipline is TBA).

Lynsey Clarke BOWLS COORDINATOR


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CHAIRMANS REPORT We’re now officially half way through the year and the colder weather is truly here. The crisp winter sun is lovely when out playing on the greens.

The 2018 Australian Open was a wonderful event and it was fantastic to see so many players from all over Australia and the world playing on our greens. I would like to say well done to all our Helensvale Hawks who participated in the Event. I would like to personally thank all of the Club members who volunteered their time and efforts to help run the tournament events here at the Club. Congratulations to Nathan Rice and his team who won the Gold Medal in the men’s fours after defeating fellow Hawks Aron Sherriff, Jayden Christie and their team. Also to Junior Jessie Cottell

who took out the Gold Medal in the Girls U18 Singles event.

The men’s and ladies pennant competitions are starting this month and I’m looking forward to seeing our Hawks players competing to win a Pennant Flag. Good luck everyone, go Hawks!! In other exciting news, Club Helensvale’s new Executive Chef Justin Zammit is starting to make his mark here with the launch of a new a la carte menu at blu bistro this month. Justin Zammit comes to us having previously worked at QT Gold Coast and Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, Italy, France and England. His extensive menu has dishes to suit all tastes, and the only problem will be deciding which delicious item to choose. Make

sure to try it soon. Welcome to Club Helensvale Justin, I’m sure this menu is just the start of many great things. To make birthdays extra special for our member’s we have a new promotion on Monday nights, A $1000 Birthday Draw. It is open to all members during the calendar month of their birthday. It’s easy to enter, just be present for the draw between 6-7pm Monday night, swipe your membership card at the kiosk and you could be $1000 richer for your birthday. I hope to see you around the club sometime this month. Graham Brittain CHAIRMAN


PHOTO GALLERY

(left to right from top to bottom) Australian Indoor Queensland Qualifier Paul Staggard, QLD juniors VS Hong Kong; Our 2018 Hawks Junior Academy squad; Our Men’s

Senior Fours Champions - John, Laurie, Joe & Carl; Our Ladies B Grade Singles Finalists Fran & Tanya; one of our passionate Hawks juniors Corey, sporting our club colours on his teeth.


COACH’S CORNER

THE FOLLOW THROUGH

Bob Hill

All ball games, it seems, have one bit of technique in common, the follow through! Whatever has happened before the ball has gone, and however correct the approach or the contact, the success of the action, whether it be hitting, kicking, cueing or throwing or rolling, depends in the end on the ‘Follow Through’.

COACHING Thursday mornings from 9am or by appointment Bob Hill

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Ron Wallace

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Jim Merrick

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Colleen Dillon

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Nathan Rice

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Lynsey Clarke

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Anthony Kiepe

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You might think that once the ball (bowl) has gone, nothing can be done to affect its travel, and I suppose, strictly speaking, that may be the case. The truth is that the performance of a perfect follow through, is a kind of post - delivery guarantee that what has gone before has been properly and thoroughly performed. The follow through is a natural extension of the forward swing, and should continue along the line exactly, with your hand finishing palm up, fingers outstretched towards your aiming point. Your hand should finish at a point, approximately knee high.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY LAWN BOWLS? Lawn Bowls is a game the whole family can play. It is a great way to socialise and meet new friends while also enjoying a competitive game. Coaching is provided free by one of our friendly coaches who are keen to help get you started. Bowls equipment can be provided free to use until you decide to buy a set of your own. Coaching is provided every Thursday morning at 9am or by appointment. Barefoot Bowls sessions are held every Sunday from 2pm - 4pm (except when major bowls tournaments are scheduled). Equipment is provided. Corporate groups and barefoot bowls parties can be catered for on request by contacting our Bowls Coordinator. Men’s Bowls: Men play social bowls every Friday and Saturday. This includes self selected pairs on Friday morning starting at 9am. Championship games are usually held on weekends at different times throughout the year. Saturday afternoon Open pairs commence at 1pm. Ladies Bowls: Ladies play every Tuesday morning starting at 9am. Each Tuesday morning ranges from social bowls to special events and sponsored days on occasion. Championship games are usually held on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 9am throughout the year. Mixed Bowls: Mixed triples are held every Wednesday afternoon starting at 1pm. These days vary from club selected days, self selected days and sponsored days. Open men’s, ladies or mixed pairs are held every Tuesday and Friday starting at 1.30pm. These are great events for beginners (Mufti). Junior Bowls: Junior bowls sessions are held every Saturday morning at 9:30am or by appointment. For more information contact our Bowls Coordinators. For enquiries regarding lawn bowls, coaching, events, sponsorship and bowls promotions, please contact our Bowls Coordinators: Lynsey Clarke 0401 643 958 or Anthony Kiepe 0411 321 605 Email: bowlscoordinator@clubhelensvale.com.au Membership Fees: Full Membership - $120.00 Junior Membership - $25.00 Admin Fee - $15.00 Social Membership - $5.00 (Admin Fee: New bowlers or bowls members that are transferring from another club outside QLD)

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Hawk Talk - July Issue 2018  

Club Helensvale's monthly bowls magazine

Hawk Talk - July Issue 2018  

Club Helensvale's monthly bowls magazine

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