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Golden times at

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14 – Golden Nugget Invitational


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10 – Mums on the green


Kira does

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12 – Queensland girls tops at Junior Nugget

22 – Ultimate Bowls Championship (UBC)

27 Umpire Joan explains two important rules

Come and try

Set up your own “Come and try” day at your club

Absentee players and possession of the rink

19 What’s happening in Queensland clubs


Club news from our Queensland bowlers

Read about how Daintree students have embraced bowls

24 Innisfail 5D Shield

34 Coach Dennis discusses bowls delivery movement

Bringing together 12 teams from the North

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An invitation to the Tweed Heads Bowls Club to attend the opening of the 2019 Golden Nugget event resulted in a request to roll the first jack. However, I was upstaged by the Board Chairman Leigh Tynan who, on rolling the first bowl, gained a resting toucher. The question of when a club should use retractable coverings over greens has arisen. Bowls Qld is of the belief that all clubs should be mindful of sun protection for their members and the use of their retractable green covering during times when play is in progress. A Brisbane City Council (BCC) Lifestyle and Community Services initiative to have Governance, Recruit and Retain Volunteers Programs at various clubs throughout the BCC district is seen by BQ as an important program and has our full support. BQ also advises clubs to contact the BCC to inquire where and when these programs are to be held. In response to a question from Keith as to why the Bowler magazine does not run regular articles on clubs in the Brisbane area. My answer is, it is up to the clubs to file topical articles they would like to see printed in the magazine with the editor and, if suitable, they will be put to print.

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Team Announcements Under-18 Bowls Queensland has announced the official line-up for the 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships which will be held at Bendigo Bowls Club, VIC from October, 2-4. The Australian Under-18 Champs is an exciting event in the Bowls Australia calendar as it enables the country to see firsthand the depth and quality of junior bowlers emerging through the ranks. The 10 person squad consists of five boys and five girls, and this squad will feature just one debutant with Tweed Heads’ Kira Bourke shouldering the responsibility of state representation fresh off the back of her Junior Golden Nugget Singles win earlier in the month. Before the main event, the Queensland team will get a chance to stretch their legs for the first time in the Australian Schools Super Series at Tweed Heads from September, 17-19. The girls team will consist of Kira Bourke, Caysee Wilson, Hannah Ogden, Zayah Morgan and Olivia Rothwell, while the boys team will consist of Jake Rynne, Ty Jesberg, Kane Nelson, Shane Rideout and Nick Cahill.

Over 60s Bowls Queensland has announced the state’s roster for the Australian Senior Sides Championships which will kick off at Ettalong Bowling Club, NSW in October (Oct, 21-24). The Australian Senior Sides Championships is the biggest show in Over-60s bowls and runs over four action-packed days, Australia’s top over-60 players will battle it out for bowling glory and national bragging rights in separate men’s and women’s championships. The 24 person squad with 12 men and 12 women will feature three debutantes. Karen Goldsworthy, a multiple Queensland State Title holder (including this year’s State Fours and runner up in the Singles) will debut this year. Former Victorian representative Joan Tennent has moved North and will make her debut for Queensland and don the maroon attire for the first time. Former Queensland open team representative Graeme Kath from Dalby makes his debut in the men’s side and will play his first game in the Over-60 team this year. Queensland will take on teams from South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The women’s team will consist of Sue Brady, Joan Tennent, Sue McKenzie, Wendy Ryan, Adele Pershouse, Karen Goldsworthy, Linda Morish, Louise Witton, Brenda Thompson, Jennifer Blundell, Gail Crompton and Christina Pavlov. The men’s team will consist of Max Jaffray, Jim Wise, Alan Howard, Scott Chamberlain, John Bain, Nigel Smith, Lindsay Ponting, Neville Jenkins, Robbie Allan, Keith Farrelly, Graeme Kath and John Finlayson.

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CEO REPORT with BQ’s Brett Wilkie The new Queensland State Government Sport and Recreation Strategy “Activate! Queensland 2019-2029” has been released – a 10-year strategy to transform sport and active recreation in Queensland. The Queensland Government wants to: •

Empower more Queenslanders to enjoy physical activity to improve their health and wellbeing in active communities.

Create partnerships that maximise the impact of the Government and industry actions to benefit an active Queensland.

Inspire activity with places and spaces that invite an active lifestyle.

Drive elite success and deliver and promote world-class knowledge and facilities.

Activate! Queensland focuses on the following four priority areas: Activate Queenslanders​, Activate Environments, Activate Success and Activate Collaboration. For any information regarding the Strategy please visit au/sportrecstrategy State-wide Come and Try Month – October Our State-wide come and try month will be held in October again this year. Information packs have been sent to all clubs. Make sure your club is on board and registers with this great promotion to get new people into our clubs to try the game. Bowls Queensland are once again offering assistance with promotional material for all clubs who register. QLD Secondary Schools Cup Thank you to Club Pine Rivers on sponsoring and hosting the State Finals of this event on August, 28-29. Well done to all competitors and managers/coaches, results will be in the October Bowler magazine. Thank you to our Bowls Australia RBMs Wade, Micheal and Lesley for assisting with this event and well done to clubs who have been active in running school programs at their venue. QLD Multi Disability Championships This event will be held in Mackay at the Souths Suburban and Mackay City Bowls Clubs from September, 3-6. Thank you to the Mackay Regional Council for their support. State District Mixed Pairs The State District Mixed Pairs Finals will be held at Diggers Memorial Bowls Club in Rockhampton on September, 28-29. Thank you to “Life Without Barriers” for their support of this event.

Statewide Come & Try Month – October 2019 Will you join us? Bowls QLD would like to invite your club to organise a date and time for a club Come & Try session in October, 2019 as part of a Statewide push to get more people to try our sport. This could be an “Open Day”, “Barefoot Bowls Session”, “Bring a Friend Day”, “Bring a Relative”, “Family Fun Day”, fancy dress theme or whatever you may like to call it that would be popular in your area to gain interest. Bowls QLD will promoting October as the bowls Statewide Come & Try Month. We will also be promoting the day on the BQ Facebook page and our website. When you register the date and time of your Come & Try day with Bowls QLD, we will customise a promotional poster and letterbox drop leaflets for your club, with the date and time of your event and email it to you. We will also mail a physical starter pack of 10 promotional posters (A4) and 300 letterbox leaflets.

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What your club should do next:

Congratulations to the five boys and five girls who will represent QLD in the Australian Schools Super Series at Tweed Heads from September, 17-19 and Australian Under 18 Championships in Bendigo, VIC from October, 2-4. Also, to all players selected to represent QLD in the Australian Senior Sides (Over 60s) competition which will be held at Ettalong, NSW during October. See page 6 for more details.

1. Set a date and time for your Come & Try session, sometime in the month of October.

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2. Send the details through to BQ. You can fill out the registration form (attached) or online (click on the banner on the BQ website home page) or simply email us the details 3. We will supply promotional material (personalised for your club) as soon as we receive your registration.


in elite lawn bowls how do they manage?

By Stephanie Retchless

Lawn bowlers, and in particular mothers of young children, have a hard-enough time being mothers let alone bowlers who play at an elite level. I asked three bowlers who have played for their state and/or their country as to how they cope. 1. As a mum, what what preparations do you need to do before you can leave the house and play bowls?

Bolivia Millerick

Lynsey: My priorities are making sure everything is organised for the kids for that particular day. Whether it’s packing up their bags for day-care days or having everything set out if my mum is coming over to look after them (clothes/meals/ bottles/play-things/schedules etc). Once they’re organised, I get myself sorted, ensure I’ve got all my necessary bowls equipment, get dressed and head out the door. Bolivia: Well, honestly, I am super lucky with my little one (she’s really good) and how my partner helps out! I have to feed Violet in the morning before I leave the house, so timing is of the essence (5am is a great time because I would leave usually around 6am). While I’m driving to my event she is sleeping, calm and happy! But if I can’t feed her at 5am, it does make it difficult - sometimes I will need to wake Violet up or just let her sleep if I know she can handle the time it takes to get to the game. The night before, I make sure I have everything including nappy bag, pram, extra clothes, toys, bassinet (if I’m staying down) and it’s in the car, ready to go in the morning. Georgia: The morning before bowls is hectic, Reed (my partner) works early so I’m getting breakfast, lunches and clothes ready for everyone. Generally, I have to leave early because the start time is too early to drop my kids at school which means driving them to my parent’s house or getting uncle Sam to take them.


Does it cost you, financially, for someone to look after your children when you play bowls?

Lynsey: Just the day-care days which they attend anyway. So not really. I’m extremely lucky that I have a very supportive husband, and also my mum close by. She loves that I can still compete with my bowls at a high level so she’s always happy to help me out and look after the kids if I need. She’s the definition of GOLD! Bolivia: No Georgia: No


Or do you rely on a partner/husband/grandparent to look after the kids?

Lynsey: Definitely heavily rely on my super husband/super daddy and my very generous mum. 1000% could not do any of this juggling without their love, support and help. Bolivia: Yes, I do rely on a fair few people like my partner and his family, my dad, Karen Goldsworthy or Dee Robertson and Rel Ducie. Georgia: Grandparents, uncles and friends who all lend a hand or drive/pick up kids are absolutely essential! When the kids were little, we used to have to pay a nanny to look after them and she was wonderful but it did cost money. My parents don’t accept money they do it for the love.

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Georgia White


If your kids are school age, and you are playing, how do you manage?

Lynsey: N/A Bolivia: N/A Georgia: School is a battle but also less guilt than when they were younger because majority of the day they will be with friends and teachers, learning and having fun.


In its bluntest form, do you feel guilty playing a sport (you love) whilst others look after your kids?

Lynsey: Definitely get the Mum guilts every now and then. But I’m super passionate about bowls and sport in general and love that I can hopefully inspire my kids to chase their goals like their mum. I think sport, and all the skills and values it teaches, is so important for kids to be part of. I know they’ll be proud of me. I love having them as my biggest cheerleaders in the crowd, they’re my greatest motivations and each and every time I’m out there I aim to do them proud. Bolivia: Oh absolutely! I feel so helpless and honestly it’s awful because I’m always palming Violet off to someone, as much as I feel bad the lady or man who is looking after Violet is most appreciative because they love her but I always learnt as a first time mum it is the best thing to do, by getting your little ones out and about away from either you or your partner, so they do not rely on you 24/7. Sometimes I feel like slowing down my sport because of Violet but, I look at what I’ve been achieving and how I have been coping and honestly I don’t need to slow down, the pace is great and there are friends and family here to help me both in the sense of with Violet and not wanting me to stop my sport because Violet has come into our life not the other way round. Georgia: There’s mum guilt whatever you do, but especially because it is a sport that is all about me, when being a mother is all about your kids. Luckily the kids think it’s cool when mum’s on TV.


What sacrifices, other than those mentioned above, would any mother have to consider i.e. to continue playing elite bowls?

Lynsey: Sometimes you do miss some milestone events particularly if you’re away with a major international. However, you need to prioritise what events are super important and which events you might need to miss to spend that important time with your loved ones. It’s vital to keep a good balance of family/work/bowls life to ensure success on all fronts. Good time management and coordination skills are vital with so much to juggle in life. How fun though! Bolivia: I don’t see any sacrifice honestly the little one has come into your life and she/he will get use to what you are doing. You may need to slow down but for me not a sacrifice. Georgia: Definitely takes more preparation and it’s horrible missing things like sports carnivals and awards assembly! I have a great group of mums at my school who not only get around and watch me play bowls but also send me pictures of my kids if I miss school events and remind me of things coming up at school.


Who is the one person that you would like to thank for their guidance/support, in short without them you couldn’t play elite bowls?

Lynsey Clarke

Lynsey: I can’t separate my one in a million husband and mum. Both of these amazing humans support me so much and without them I definitely couldn’t compete in bowls like I do. My husband is so hands-on with our kids and he’s such an amazing dad to them. He’s competent, confident, loving, fun and they absolutely adore him. My mum, who has six grand kids, really goes above and beyond in generously sharing her time to look after my two munchkins. Thankfully she doesn’t work and has had to limit her own bowls to help me out – this babysitting is like a full-time job! Like any typical mum, she really does put her family first. Luckily, she does love it and my children absolutely adore their Nana too. Amazing, amazing people. Bolivia: I have a few people to thank and I cannot thank them enough. They are Karen Goldsworthy, Dee Robertson & Rel Ducie & my partner Jackson (+family). As without them, I honestly wouldn’t be able to do much at all let alone play bowls, have a night out or just a few hours to myself. Especially at the start, without my partner or I knowing not-too-much about babies, I always knew they were a phone call away and it helped so much when I needed to know something or just wanted to have a chat. Georgia: I can’t thank just one, the saying “it takes a village to raise a child“ is soooooo true..... I’d love to thank my village, Reed (partner), my Mum and Dad (always there), Reed’s Mum and Dad, uncle Sam, the boys’ big sister Lili and all of the school mums who are always there for me too. I’m a very lucky lawn bowler.

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2019 Junior golden nugget Junior Golden Nugget Champions, Jarryd Davies & Kira Bourke

Jarryd Davies and Queensland’s Kira Bourke (both recently celebrating their 17th birthdays) continued their run from the Australian Open by taking out the prestigious Boys’ and Girls’ 2019 Junior Nugget titles at Tweed Heads Bowls Club. This year, Queenslander girls Breeanna Pegg; Caysee Wilson; Kira Bourke; Olivia Rothwell and Zayah Morgan took on Amity Bickley (Vic); Brittany Camp (NSW); Emilee Davies (Vic); Grace Moloney (SA); Jordyn Long (Vic); Jorja Maughan (Tas); Kasey Cone (NSW); Mia Hotson (NSW); Olivia Cartwright (Vic); Rebekah Lord (NSW) and Sheridon Bodnar (SA) and shone. Competing for the boys’ title were Queenslanders Brad Flegler; Carl Flegler; Jake Rynne; Kane Nelson; Nick Cahill and Ty Jesberg who were up against Adam Taylor (Tas); Caleb Mcdermott (NSW); Cameron Keenan (Vic); Connor Freeman (NSW); Grant Mclaren (Vic); Isaac Maughan (Tas); Jarryd Davies (Vic); Jordan Thompson (NSW); Kyle Williams (Vic) and Matthew Swan (NSW). Champions Davies and Bourke had a tough gig to follow after last year’s event when Queenslanders 2018 Jake Rynne and Jessie Cottell took the title. This year, Tweed Heads’ newly relocated Kira Bourke managed to hang onto the Girl’s Golden Nugget title for Queensland.

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In the quarter final, Davies defeated Victorian Kyle Williams (21-9) and then beat 2018 Junior Golden Nugget Champion Jake Rynne in the semi-final (21-11), while Bourke was too good for NSW’s Mia Hotson in the quarter final (21-11) and also beat former Victorian teammate Olivia Cartwright in the semi final (21-13). With the finals moving to a 25 shots up format (after the previous knockout and sectional rounds were 21 shots up), both players appeared to save their best performance for the big dance, with Davies overpowering Queenslander Kane Nelson (25-16) and Bourke dominant over New South Wales’ Brittany Camp (25-10) leading to magnificent wins for both.

Victoria’s Jarryd Davies

Queensland’s Kira Bourke

Kira Bourke in action Images courtesy Tweed Heads Bowls Club

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2019 Golden Nugget

Invitational Singles

Corey Wedlock and Natasha Scott flank Tweed Heads BC chairman Leigh Tynan

August, 5-8 An event glittering with bowls’ best, the Golden Nugget tournament never fails to disappoint. With former and current world champions pitted against each other and Commonwealth medallists facing off, it was truly a clash of the titans at the invite-only Golden Nugget Tournament. It was a sight to behold for spectators at Tweed Head Bowls Club, NSW as favourites fell and others rose to claim victory showing that “you’re only ever as good as your last game”. Men’s A Section Tweed’s own Kurt Brown made his debut this year winning two of his matches against New Zealand’s Shannon McIlroy and Ben Twist. Finishing first in the Section A bracket, Aaron Teys lost only lost one game on his way to the semifinals. After dropping the first match 14-25 to Twist, Ryan Bester rattled off four wins in a row to ensure his spot in the semi-final.

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B Section The men’s B section had its share of heavyweights with recently crowned Australian Open Champion Aron Sherriff the only other QLD representative in the men’s competition. However, his competition, the likes of Gary Kelly and Jeremy Henry were not perturbed by having the skilled bowler as competition. A close competition throughout the five rounds, it was Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly and NSW’s Corey Wedlock that managed to move onto the semi-finals, both losing just one game out of five. Semi-Finals The men’s semi-final looked like a mini world cup, with Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly and Canada’s Ryan Bester each up against young Jackaroos Aaron Teys and Corey Wedlock. Midway through each match the Australians were holding fast against their opponents, with Teys holding a slight lead over Kelly 10-7, while Wedlock had a good early lead 11-5 over Bester. Reigning Australian Indoor Champion Teys remained calm throughout his match and continued to hold his nerve against Kelly, winning 25-23. Meanwhile, Wedlock maintained his lead against the Canadian superstar, earning a 25-15 victory. This set up a match between the two Jackaroos and showcased bowls’ best young talent.

Kurt Brown (Tweed Heads)

Final Before the start of the competition, an old rivalry was renewed as Kelvin Kerkow and Steve Glasson relived their 1995 Nuggets’ final to entertain the crowd and played one end. Just like 24 years’ ago, Glasson won the challenge. The final day of competition saw club mates Aaron Teys and Corey Wedlock face off to see who would be this year’s champion. Teys threatened to close in on the lead as the game closed, picking up three shots to close the gap created by Wedlock to two. Two ends later and down 17-20, back-to-back drives by both players were on point and the last shot by Teys fell agonisingly short and edged Wedlock’s lead to an an extra point. As the wind picked up across the green, shaky play on the closing ends by Teys and brilliant manoeuvring by Wedlock gave him this year’s championship, winning 25-17.

Aron Sherriff (Helensvale)

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Ryan Bester (Broadbeach)

Chloe Stewart (Tweed Heads)

Women’s A Section The women’s section had bowlers of high calibre and featured Commonwealth Gold medallists from the pairs, triples and fours disciplines. Jo Edwards was all class within the five rounds of the section, proving she is one of the greatest bowlers by winning all five of her games against the best of her peers. The other semi-finalist, Australian Open Singles champion Natasha Scott, edged her way into the next round, her only loss was to Edwards in the final round.

B Section Much like every other bracket, any bowler would love to have the trophy cabinet of the women competing. But all previous wins are cast aside with the new competition and these women came out on all cylinders. Queensland’s own Chloe Stewart progressed easily on to the semi-final round, winning all five of her matches. Meanwhile, the young Ellen Ryan won three games to move on to the semis and beating living legend Karen Murphy by point differential.

Semi-Finals With both sections having undefeated players in New Zealand’s Jo Edwards and Chloe Stewart, competitors Ellen Ryan and Natasha Scott respectively faced a huge challenge. In the Chloe Stewart and Natasha Scott match, it was touch and go to begin the match with only a couple of shots separating the pair. Stewart held a 6-shot lead before Scott started making a comeback down 13-19. A few touchers and well-drawn shots and the ends flew past until the score tied at 20. The momentum continued on Scott’s way and the Raymond Terrace bowler eventually just pipped her Queensland rival at the mark, winning 25-23. It was a veteran against a young gun in the other semi between Jo Edwards and Ellen Ryan. Edwards was still in form and outplayed the young Ryan. Ever spirited, the young Jackaroo fought back, playing shot-after-shot and extending her chances against her opponent. But Jo proved too good at the end and remained undefeated, winning 25-14.

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Final The penultimate match of the Golden Nugget saw two Commonwealth medallists play against each other. Natasha Scott and Jo Edwards, two accomplished players who have both won international competitions this year, meant the packed crowd was guaranteed an action-packed game. Undefeated throughout the whole competition and a four-time winner of the Golden Nugget, Edwards played confidently to open the game taking a 10-6 lead. Unperturbed by the lead, Scott took four shots in the next end to tie the game. Showing her championship merit, Scott was clinical with each of her shots and won 19 of the next 23 shots. With one point needed to capture the championship, it was a game of inches between Scott and Edwards as the umpire went to check the distance. As the measuring tape was rolled up Natasha Scott showed her championship merit against the New Zealand international winning this year’s Golden Nugget Championship 28-14.

Lynsey Clarke (Helensvale)

Runner-up Aaron Teys (Warilla NSW) and Jo Edwards (Pine Rivers)

Scores Men: Section A: Rd.1: Aaron Teys (NSW) def Aaron Wilson (NSW) 25-20, Ben Twist (NSW) def Ryan Bester (Qld) 25-14, Kurt Brown (Qld) def Shannon McIlroy (NZ) 25-24. Rd.2: Teys def Twist 25-20, Bester def Brown 25-13, McIlroy def Wilson 25-15. Rd.3: Wilson def Brown 25-14, Bester def Teys 25-17, McIlroy def Twist 25-16. Rd.4: Teys def McIlroy 25-10, Bester def Wilson 25-15, Brown def Twist 25-20. Rd.5: Teys def Brown 25-15, Wilson def Twist 25-19, Bester def McIlroy 25-24. Final standings: Teys 8 points +27 shots, Bester 8 +20, McIlroy 4 +2, Wilson 4 -8, Brown 4 -27, Twist 2 -14.

Section B: Rd.1: Aron Sherriff (Qld) def Jeremy Henry (NSW) 25-23, Corey Wedlock (NSW) def Barrie Lester (Vic) 25-14, Gary Kelly (Ireland) def Ray Pearse (NSW) 25-24. Rd.2: Henry def Lester 25-21, Kelly def Sherriff 25-21, Pearse def Wedlock 25-19. Rd.3: Sherriff def Pearse 25-16, Wedlock def Henry 25-20, Kelly def Lester 25-20. Rd.4: Lester def Pearse 25-19, Wedlock def Sherriff 25-19, Kelly def Henry 25-24. Rd.5: Henry def Pearse 25-18, Sherriff def Lester 25-20, Wedlock def Kelly 25-21. Final standings: Wedlock 8 points +20 shots, Kelly 8 +7, Sherriff 6 +8, Henry 4 +3, Pearse 2 -17, Lester 2 -18. Semi finals: Teys def Kelly 25-23, Wedlock def Bester 25-15. FINAL: Corey Wedlock (NSW) def Aaron Teys (NSW) 25-17. September 2019 queensland bowler 17

Scores Women: Section A: Rd.1: Jo Edwards (NZ) def Kelsey Cottrell (Qld) 25-14, Kristina Krstic (WA) def Siti Zalina Ahmad (MAS) 25-17, Natasha Scott (NSW) def Lynsey Clarke (Qld) 25-17. Rd.2: Edwards def Krstic 25-14, Clarke def Cottrell 25-23, Scott def Ahmad 25-11. Rd.3: Edwards def Ahmad 25-19, Cottrell def Scott 25-14, Krstic def Clarke 25-19. Rd.4: Edwards def Clarke 25-24, Ahmad def Cottrell 25-23, Scott def Krstic 25-23. Rd.5: Edwards def Scott 25-18, Cottrell def Krstic 25-23, Ahmad def Clarke 25-16. Final standings: Edwards 10 points +36 shots, Scott 6 +6, Krstic 4 -1, Cottrell 4 -2, Ahmad 4 -17, Clarke 2 -22.

Section B: Rd.1: Karen Murphy (NSW) def Kelly McKerihen (Vic) 25-21, Ellen Ryan (NSW) def Carla Krizanic (Vic) 25-15, Chloe Stewart (Qld) def Bec Van Asch (Tas) 25-7. Rd.2: Ryan def Murphy 25-6, Van Asch def McKerihen 25-14, Stewart def Krizanic 25-15. Rd.3: Murphy def Krizanic 25-24, Van Asch def Ryan 25-22, Stewart def Ryan 25-21. Rd.4: Murphy def Van Asch 25-22, Krizanic def McKerihen 25-13, Stewart def Ryan 25-21. Rd.5: Ryan def McKerihen 25-17, Krizanic def Van Asch 25-18, Stewart def Murphy 25-18. Final standings: Stewart 10 points +48 shots, Ryan 8 +30, Murphy 6 -17, Krizanic 4 -2, Van Asch 4 -14, McKerihen 0 -48. Semi finals: Edwards def Ryan 25-14, Scott def Stewart 25-23. FINAL: Natasha Scott (NSW) def Jo Edwards (NZ) 28-14.

2019 Champions Corey Wedlock (Warilla NSW) and Natasha Scott (Raymond Terrace NSW) Images courtesy David Allen

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First Time for Combined President’s Day By Jocelyn May History was made at the Toowoomba City Bowls Club on August, 4 2019. In the club’s 81-year history, there has never been a combined men’s and ladies’ Presidents’ Day. This year, in perfect Toowoomba weather, 12 teams of mixed fours took to the green for a great day of friendly competition.

L to R: Mick Bianchi, Ron Griffin, Jocelyn May (Ladies’ President ), Dave Irvine, Doug Blinco (DDBA), Maree Frappell, Kerry Green (DDBA), Bill Tedford (Men’s President) & Graham Healy

Representatives from Darling Downs Bowls Association, Pittsworth, Crow’s Nest, Toowoomba South and Toowoomba North Bowls Clubs joined with members of City Club, demonstrating their support for the Toowoomba CBD Club which has survived, and thrived, after years of disruption due to the rebuilding of the nearby Central Business Shopping Precinct.

Three times the birthday fun at Coolangatta By Pam Bews Coolangatta Bowls Club had a busy month in August celebrating a trilogy of much-loved member birthdays. Ros Gilligan (70), Trish Holgate (80) and local identity and life time bowling member, Edna Harrison (90) were joined by 30 members at the club’s adjoining Feng Shui restaurant for the birthday celebrations and a glass or two or three of wine! Edna only started playing lawn bowls later in life at the age of 73. She hasn’t looked back since and still plays a good game to this day President of the Ladies Section of the club in 2002, Edna remains an active member with a particular passion for raising funds for the oncology ward of the Tweed Heads Hospital. Last year, the club raised $7,000 for this cause. Every week you will see Edna at our Friday Night Raffles alongside long time helpers Imelda Brosnan and Adele Jered. As Edna says, “It keeps us all young, active and enjoying happy times”. Edna’s advice if you are thinking of taking up lawn bowls is to just get out and do it. “Just don’t think about it,” Edna said. “It’s great meeting people and having such a social life,” she said. “It has been great enjoyment.” Edna is looking forward to having all her family spend time with her as she celebrates her 90th year. A trilogy of birthday celebrations at Coolangatta L–R Edna Harrison (90), Ros Gilligan (70) & Trish Holgate (80)

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PORT CURTIS DISTRICT: Coaching at the Calliope Bowls Club By Alan Thorp, BQ Coaching Coordinator On July 27-28, Eric Tomsene and I had the pleasure of conducting a skills and bowling arm seminar/program at the Calliope Bowling Club in the Port Curtis District. Approximately 30 bowlers attended over the two days of the course. The first day was solely set aside for skills and the bowling/arm for all district players, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present, and it was great to get such positive feedback. The next day, about 20 players were in attendance and we dedicated time to the Calliope pennant teams. This training consisted of the following topics: •

preparing for competition (both physically and mentally) with an emphasis on mindfulness and mental Imagery and how to use it to your advantage;

roles within the team: lead, second, third, skip;

tactics and game plans;

shot selection;

building the head;

Pre- pre- shot routine and pre- shot routine, the significance and importance of its use;

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the shot timeline;

team building.

There were 36 teams with a total of 144 players attending the event. Prize money was $5,000. There was First to Ninth pacings with five game winners. The Monday was very cold and windy but Tuesday went back to beautiful sunshine.

The feedback given was extremely well-received, with those in attendance saying that they had never been exposed to such information and they thoroughly enjoyed our input. In closing, if you get the opportunity to pass through Calliope drop into the bowls club, it is a very good club with many friendly people willing to look after you, the meals are great and the staff are very friendly. It’s a great club.

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Bargara ladies 27th annual fours carnival The Bargara Ladies Annual Fours Carnival was held on July, 15-16.

Teams came from Rockhampton, Miriam Vale, Boyne/Tannum, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Sunshine Coast, Kingaroy and Toowoomba as well as local clubs. Winners were a local team from Bargara – Lyn Taylor, Margaret Smith, Sonja Slater and Skip Linda Mutch.

been doing? Invitation 4’s 1st Place Frank Pallanza, Glen Torrisi, Jeff Crossman, Alan Torielli.

Invitation 4’s 2nd Place Rico Basaglia, Ren Cantatore, Phillip Kite, Pat Ryan.

Invitation 4’s 3rd Place Craig, Inare, Nathaniel Cuzner, Barry Lowe, Brad Wilson.

Invitation 4’s 4th Place Neil Brown, John Eddleston, Peter Herman, Gary Costigan.

Invitation 4’s 5th Place Trev Arnold, Kerry Martin, Vic Gough, Pat Day.

Invitation 4’s 6th Place Fred Sloane, Nev Corrie, Greg Muller, Colin Campbell.

Ingham Bowls Club Invitation 4s By Paul Hallam The second day of the Ingham Invitation 4s held in late July began with cloudy skies and light showers, but luckily by 9am at the start of play the sky was clear. I would like to thank and congratulate the 64 players and event organisers Peter Herman, John Hamlyn and Kevin Walker. They did an excellent job as usual. Congratulations to the winning team of Jeff Crossman, Alan Torielli, Glen Torrisi and Frank Pallanza who defeated Pat Ryan, Rico Basaglia, Ren Cantatore and Phillip Kite. Some excellent bowls was played and everyone was in high spirits. An event as big as this would be impossible to stage without our many sponsors, so thanks to all of the following businesses for helping to make this event successful once again: Carey Accountants; Hotel Hinchinbrook; Hinchinbrook Shire Council; Chiesa’s Butchery, Donadel Electrical, Ingham Cabs, Liddle’s Air Services, Station Hotel, Col Campbell - Johnny’s Fish Bar, Coscer Financial Professionals, Ingham Travel, Cantatore Pharmacy, Ingham Plaza Pharmacy; Phillip Kite - Achmea Australia; Renato Cantatore; Lawrence Molachino; Zanotto Plumbing; Lisa Marie; Jackie Westhoff - Tropixx Motel; Harvey Norman; Ingham Manufacturers; Mitre 10 and Tony’s Foodland. A big thanks to all who worked behind the bar and to the kitchen ladies, your meals were delicious - as always. Thank you to everyone else who helped behind the scenes.

Two out of three for Vic Park women By Garry Walker The great year for the Victoria Park Bowls Club has continued with the women winning two of the three titles in the Champion of Champions events held at the Gracemere Club. Their first victory came in the fours with the team of Marion Batchelor, Bev Gully, Barbara Holder and Julie Lawrence winning in a very tight game against the Rockhampton team of Bev Johnson, Pat McGovern, Lorraine Delaney and Marion Dobbs. In the pairs, Bev Gully and Julie Lawrence backed up to win the title from the Rockhampton team of Rosemary Rumpf and Val Hegarty. In the singles, Joan Strohfeldt from Yeppoon had a victory over Marion Dobbs from Rockhampton. All winners will go to Bundaberg for the Zone 6 play-offs.

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UBC two a Clash of Nations

Taren Point team sponsor Dan Scanlan with newly crowned champions David Axon, John Green and Ali Forsyth. Image: David Allen

By Justin Sayson The second event of the Ultimate Bowls Championship trilogy has crowned its winners, with The Point taking home the $60,000 prizepot after international duo New Zealand’s Ali Forsyth and Welshman David Axon did it for their team. UBC Two made its way into Melbourne and was held under the roof of the Deer Dome at Deer Park Club. The second event of the UBC trilogy, which plays for bowls’ largest prize money pool, featured 24 teams each filled to the brim with the sport’s best, playing in the fast-paced action. In a two-day pairs competition under the dome, stars played six qualifying rounds in a round-robin format before the knockout rounds, which saw the champions crowned. Queensland was well represented with ITP Queensland team of Corey Wedlock, Sean Baker and John Newell who were QLD’s most successful team reaching the semi-finals. This event showed that the only thing that matters is the next bowl, after the star-studded teams of Tweed Heads Ospreys (Kelvin Kerkow, Chloe Stewart, Kurt Brown); Team Exodas (Aron Sherriff, Nathan Rice, Matt Baus); North Queensland Oz E Cool Roos (Shannon McIlroy, Brett Wilkie, Damien McGee) and Broadbeach Bulls (Ryan Bester, Ryan Burnett & Sean Ingham) failed to make it through to the knockout stages.

for the first day testifies to the uniqueness of lawn bowls, where else could you find a sports best male and female players go against each other? Round two had legendary Scot, Alex Marshall skipping his Moama team while New Zealand’s Jo Edwards occupied the sharp end of the Weipa Crocs combination. Five fast-paced ends and Edwards chalked up one for her team when her Crocs prevailed against Marshall’s Moama side with a 61-56 scoreline. In Section B, the only Queensland team the Broadbeach Bulls finished sixth at the end of day one, splitting their six games with three wins and three losses.

Day 2

As the gauntlet of 11 qualifying matches drew to a close there were a few surprises as the teams fought for one of eight places in the knockout rounds. With $60,000 being given to the winners and $30,000 for the runners up, the final day of UBC Two had the crowds on edge as lawn bowls fizzed across the green. In both sections, Wedlock’s ITP Queensland was the only QLD team who made it into the knockouts finishing third overall on six wins. But the shock of the tournament was the home team, Deer Park Chargers, coming back from eleventh on the ladder to win all six matches, holding back the Weipa Crocs to move into the next round.

Day 1

A testament to the abundance of talent on show, some of the sport’s very best talents missed the cut. Currently the game’s best Alex Marshall and Jo Edwards missed out, along with world champions Aron Sherriff, Brett Wilkie, Kelvin Kerkow, Shannon McIlroy, Ryan Bester and Gary Lawson.

The end of the first day had Kelvin Kerkow’s Tweed Osprey’s finish second behind UBC One champions, the Dandenong Club in Section A. Dropping only one game on the first day, both teams were only separated by a 16 point differential. Tied on two wins each, ITP Queensland, Team Exodas and the NQ Oz E Cool Roos each sat just outside the top four winners bracket. The highlight

With giants of the sport clashing with every bowl, every shot counted. This was exemplified in the thriller played between the Streaky Bay Sharks and the host’s clubs Chargers being decided by a single shot with Deer Park winning 71-70 to move on to the semis. The gallant ITP duo of Corey Wedlock and Sean Baker beat the Warilla Gorillas in their quarterfinals 71-4 but faced a giant in the semis. Previous UBC champions Dandenong

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with Gary Kelly and Barrie Lester were ruthless winning 90-48 in their five-end eliminator. The home side of Brett Mahoney and David Holt came up short 51-69 against Ali Forsyth and David Axon to set up a final with a distinctly international flavour. Looking at all the countries competing in the finals you could’ve mistaken this for a mini Rugby World Cup, the Point’s Jo Edwards (NZ) and David Axon (WAL) against Dandenong’s Gary Kelly (IRE) and Barrie Lester (AUS). Instead of cauliflowered ears on the field, these finals featured the whizz of lawn bowls across the green. Five ends were all that was available to decide who would leave with the top prize and the bowls purists savoured every shot made by the skilful internationals. The Deer Dome and its crowd bore witness to a truly high-quality match. But the skill of Forsyth and Axon proved to be the differencemaker with their deft touch beating the electrifying duo of Gary Kelly and Barrie Lester 70-59. Thus UBC Two champions The Point from Taren Point Bowls Club were crowned.

In the ‘Golden Toucher’ award, Nathan Bush from Port Melbourne Navigators amassed 33 touchers to clinch the medal, while Broadbeach’s Ryan Bester railed for second with 30. Australian Open champion Aron Sherriff from Team Exodas and Brett Spurr representing the Port Melbourne Borough Boyz shared third place with 29, in a field from which no fewer than eight players collected 20 or more.

Final scores: Semi finals: Dandenong Club def ITP Queensland 90-48; Taren Point def Deer Park Chargers 69-51.

Final: Taren Point Power def Dandenong Club 70-59.

Broadbeach Bulls L-R: Ryan Burnett (SCO), Sean Ingham, Ryan Bester (CAN)

Oz E Cool North QLD Roos L-R: Brett Wilkie, Damien McGee, Shannon Mcilroy (NZ)

Weipa Crocs L-R: Scott McLachlan, Jo Edwards (NZ), Tyler Pettigrew

ITP Qld L-R: Corey Wedlock, Sean Baker, John Newell

Team Exodas L-R Matt Baus, Aron Sherriff, Nathan Rice

Tweed Heads Bowls Club L-R: Kelvin Kerkow, Chloe Stewart, Kurt Brown

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Innisfail 5 Districts By Jan Baumann

The 5 Districts Shield tournament was held in Innisfail July, 16-19 with teams of 12 players from North Queensland, Mackay, Far North Qld, Atherton Tablelands and Cairns. The small clubs of Innisfail, Tully, South Johnstone, Silkwood and Babinda pulled together to provide wonderful meals, breakfast and lunch daily plus a BBQ on the Wednesday evening. Far North Queensland Vice President Denise Charman and Innisfail Club Vice President Diana O’Brien worked tirelessly with their committees for many months to host a truly prestigious tournament. They were able to obtain sponsorship from Helloworld Travel and Brothers Rugby League Club as well as receiving assistance from their local Council. The winning District was North Queensland and Manager Lidia Morbelli praised the players on their effort. The teams were Kay O’Sullivan, Elsa Piotto, Corrine Dibnah

Tablelands Ladies Bowling Association team

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and Kate Leverton; Rhonda Tawse, Linda Tickle, Carmen Cobb and Denise Wallace; Lyn Haraysmiuk, Wendy Jones, Sandra Harbourne and Lorraine McClintock. Players registered 21 game wins from a possible 24, however, it was a team from Cairns that won the Lesley Watson Memorial Trophy for the best individual team performance of the tournament. Skipped by Glenda Anderson, Lois Ceely (third), Jan Baumann (second), and Lou Pomroy (lead), the team suffered only one loss to Sue Brady’s team from the Tablelands. This event has been played in the North for over 50 years and next year the games will be played in North Queensland at the Ingham Club. From 2020, this event will be called the Women’s Northern Challenge as Far Nth Qld, Tablelands and Cairns are joining forces and will be reducing their teams from three to two.

Mackay District Ladies Bowling Association team

Shield Tournament Cairns Ladies Bowling Association team

Far North Queensland Ladies Bowling Association team

North Queensland District Ladies Bowling Association team

Five D Shield Runners up Cairns Ladies Bowling Association team

Five D Shield Runners up Cairns Ladies Bowling Association team

The Best Performing Team were Lou Pomroy, Jan Baumann, Glenda Andersen (skip) and Lois Ceely from CLBA who were presented with the Lesley Watson Memorial Trophy

Innisfail President Alf Strano presents the Five D Shield to NQDLBA winning team president Lidia Marbelli.

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The importance of due diligence for club mergers As we in ‘club-land’ know, bowls clubs are increasingly involved in mergers and acquisitions – either mergers with a nearby bowls club or joining a larger non-bowls sporting club. Apart from the important cultural and strategic issues that a management committee needs to consider as part of these arrangements, if an opportunity comes up that a club wants to take advantage of, it’s also important that legal and financial due diligence is conducted to ensure you understand what you are getting involved in. The due diligence process often depends on the size of the assets and financial position of the parties. However even for a small transaction, a thorough due diligence process can often save plenty of time and money down the track. This month, we run through some key legal and financial considerations that should be front of mind for any club looking to be part of a merger or acquisition. Run the numbers As a first step, it is important to talk to your accountant and auditor about the proposed deal. It is critical to understand the current health of a club you are considering merging with or acquiring, particularly its liabilities. Even if your club is being acquired by a larger club, it is essential to understand the financial position of the larger club to determine if it has the resources and ability to successfully execute the proposed strategy. Reviewing and verifying the audited financial statements, management accounts, budgets and business plans of both clubs is critical to ensuring that the existing financial position reflects what has been represented and that the projected financial position is realistic and achievable. As a niche market, many club industry experts can compare the figures and budgets to industry benchmarks, and provide advice about

the sustainability of revenue and its potential for growth. Check the paperwork The parties should also conduct some legal due diligence regarding the assets and the clubs involved in the transaction. In terms of the assets, this would involve reviewing title details, encumbrances, zoning constraints and statutory searches of any real property, building certificates and fire safety certification of any buildings, any security interests registered over any business assets, etc. It is also important to conduct some due diligence on the other parties involved to ensure their registrations are current, they are not subject to insolvency or other court proceedings and they have complied with their constitution and have power to enter into the proposed transaction. Merged club structure Some clubs operate with a single entity (e.g. bowls clubs) whereas other clubs tend to operate using two entities (e.g. RSL Sub Branch and RSL Services Club). Similarly some clubs grant all their members voting rights but other clubs have a separate class of social member with no voting rights. As part of any merger it will be important to ensure that the proposed structure of the club and membership classes are consistent with your expectations, so this will need to be addressed at an early stage. If your club is being acquired by a larger non-bowls sporting club, you’ll need to ensure the constitution of the other club allows for this and recognises any separate membership class and voting or other rights you are expecting to be maintained following the acquisition. Additionally, consideration needs to be given as to whether your existing club will continue to operate in its own right. When there is a merger with a larger sporting club, it is common for the former bowls club to continue to exist as a

separate incorporated association, to maintain its affiliation with Bowls Queensland, operate its own bank account, to organise its competitions, etc. What are you signing? To document a proposed merger, a contract needs to be fully negotiated and signed by the parties. This can take some time to be negotiated to a position where everybody is happy with the terms before it is eventually signed, particular where it involves negotiating additional documents such as a lease or changes to a club constitution. Decisions to progress merger discussions sometimes require a level of certainty in a quicker timeframe than a normal contract negotiation allows, so it is common for the parties to agree to basic terms and document them in a memorandum of understanding. This can be useful to clarify key terms and provide a period of exclusivity to more fully negotiate a deal, to conduct further due diligence or to consult with key stakeholders such as members regarding the merger.

If you have any questions relating to a bowls club merger or acquisition, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly on 07 3224 0353.

AUTHOR Matthew Bradford PARTNER

Umpire with Joan Brotherton Understanding the laws on absentee players and possession of rink I imagine all districts are now playing or about to complete their Pennant Season with the winners going on to the group play-offs and then the State Finals on November, 9-10. Also being played are the group playoffs for the Champion of Club Champions with the State Finals due to commence on October, 26. Best wishes to all players in the group play-offs and State Finals.

2. (a) Possession of the Rink - Law 13 on page 29.

After receiving a lot of letters, telephone calls and questions regarding two laws in particular, I would like to discuss them this month. They are as follows:

13.3 If the umpire, either by their own observation or on appeal by one of the skips or opponents in Singles, decides that the players in possession of the rink are being interfered with, annoyed or distracted in any way by their opponents.

1. ABSENTEE PLAYERS IN A SIDE GAME - D.R.2.6 commencing on page 117.

Law 39.2.3 (page 58): For domestic play, Member National Authorities can approve regulations which are different from those mentioned in Law 39.2.2. 2.6.1 If, 30 minutes after the scheduled start time for a game, or sooner if the Controlling Body decides, one player is absent from one or more teams in a side and no eligible substitute is available or allowed, the game must continue, however; A team with an absent player plays as though the second is the missing player. The order of play shall be maintained by the second of the complete team playing consecutive bowls. Each player must use the number of bowls specified in the Conditions of Play for that event.

2.6.2 If a player has commenced the game, however is unable to continue the game and no eligible substitute or replacement player is available or allowed, play will continue as if one player is absent as per 2.6.1. 2.6.3 If an absent player arrives late, they must take their original place in the team when they arrive and enter the game at the completion of the end in progress.

13.1 Possession of the rink will belong to the player or team whose bowl is being played. 13.2 As soon as each bowl comes to rest, possession of the rink will transfer to the opposing player or team after allowing time for marking a toucher as soon as it comes to rest.

13.3.1 The first time this happens the umpire must: warn the offending player, while the skip is present, and tell the coach, if they are present, that the player has received a warning. 13.3.2 On each occasion after this, the umpire must have the bowl last played by the offending player or team declared dead. If that bowl has disturbed the head, the opponent must choose whether to: replace the head; leave the head as altered; or declare the end dead. Note: Most complaints received referring to the above are when the Third is playing their last bowl. As soon as the bowl has been delivered, the other players begin walking up the green in front of the Third as she/he is watching their bowl. I know this situation does not cause a problem for the majority of players, however, it is part of our etiquette of bowls to consider all players. Also, in relation to the above, questions and queries have also been received regarding:

2.6.4 If an eligible substitute or replacement player becomes available and is permitted by the Controlling Body, they may be introduced to the game at the completion of the end in progress.

2 (b) In relation to a neighbouring rink - Law 12.2 on page 28.

Note: This situation can and does occur when playing Pennant and if it does, the above domestic rules cover the situation and sets out exactly the procedures to be adopted.

12.2.2 A player must not go into or walk along a neighbouring rink, even if it is not being used, while an opponent is about to deliver or is actually delivering a bowl.

12.2.1 A player must not go into a neighbouring rink where play is in progress.

Note: In this situation, if all players walk down the middle of their rink there would be no interference to players on the neighbouring rink.

A player walking up along a neighbouring rink where play is in progress and player on the mat is waiting for the player to move away.

Players waiting for the Third to start walking down the green.

Players just strolling up the green.

Walking down the green while Third is still on the mat watching her bowl before it has come to rest.

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By Gordon Williamson

Master builders bowlers vie for president’s pairs trophy

Gary Herbert and Peter Williamson with 2019 QMBABC President Pairs Trophy

The regular monthly game of the Queensland Master Builders Association Bowls Club saw members contending for the annual President’s Pairs Trophy at the Salisbury Bowls Club. The successful pair with the best result included Bowls Queensland President, Peter Williamson who partnered with Gary Herbert, now a third time joint holder of the trophy. Rivalry was strong with three rinks equalling the next best result. In 2020, Salisbury Bowls Club will host the annual 75th James Wall Cup with other Master Builders Bowls Clubs from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Newcastle. The tournament will include competitions for another annual event, the 11th David Barro Memorial Cup. Play is over five days and some 200 plus bowlers are expected to participate at Tweed Heads Bowls Club. QLD Master Builders Bowlers play monthly at various club venues and would welcome enquiries of interested bowlers and partners associated with the building and allied industries to the Secretary Gordon at

Queensland team at the 2019 James Wall Cup: Back L-R: B/R - Graham Grundy, Darryl Knight, Herb Haines, Len Toohey, Dave Spackman, Bob Elliott, Lindsay Hartley & Gary Herbert. Front L-R: John Burnicle, Darryl Pearce, Leigh Grundy, Aileen Knight, Les Beale.

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and Arm Bowler’s Coaching By Juliana McGahan Recently, Dalby bowlers were treated to some Skills and Arm Bowler’s Coaching. I don’t think anyone went away without one new trick to use when bowling. BQ’s Alan Thorp was a scream a minute and I think that alone was worth the effort of coming along and joining in with the laughs he gave us. Alan had everyone in stitches when saying that Ross, who plays left-handed, was using “right” hand bowls. It was very informative and a highly successful event.

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Daintree State School Champions

Junior Jack Attack Program By Lesley Bates (RBM - North Queensland) There were 11 enthusiastic bowlers between the ages of five and 11 from Daintree State School who demonstrated their skills during my recent visit to the Tropical Far North Queensland District. Supervised by Simon McGovern from the Mossman Bowls Club, 14 students from Prep to Grade 6 practise every Tuesday and Thursday mornings with support and involvement from Principal Doug Barnes.

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Doug and Simon were keen to have competitions with other local schools, which resulted in visits to Port Douglas, Mossman, Wonga Beach, Miallo and St. Augustine’s primary schools to gauge interest in Bowls Australia’s Sporting Schools Program with the BA Junior Jack Attack Kit. All schools were keen to participate and, hopefully, they will all take up the federally funded program within the next six months. Simon has volunteered to take on the very important role of coach for these schools. If any clubs are interested in having a local primary school involved, wish to purchase a kit for their club’s use or can help by becoming a coach for this program, please contact your Regional Bowls Manager for details (see page 33).


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Daintree State School students pictured with Simon McGovern and Lesley Bates

Development with Lesley, Wade and Micheal




Daintree State School Champions Junior Jack Attack Program By Lesley Bates Recently Bowls Australia’s band of 14 merry men and I met at the Gold Coast for sharing of information on what’s going on in other states, good news stories, progress on Bowls Australia’s existing and new programs on the horizon plus briefings from our talented support staff who are stationed in Melbourne. With the input from club members, Bowls Australia were able to secure grants of $1.2 Million for the Better Aging Program and $250,000 to revamp the Jack Attack Program. What all the regional managers seem to have in common is that they are active bowlers and have the passion to help clubs keep their doors open and increase participation not only at a social level, but also to create an interest in joining a club at competition level, thereby encouraging the participation of school aged children.

from affiliation fees Australia wide and is supplemented by another $5.5 million derived mostly from events, Sport Australia and Commonwealth Games Australia grants, partnerships and the national merchandising program. The national merchandising program income ($700,000) is entirely directed towards the participation team budget of $1.9 million. This spending covers Regional Bowls Managers’ wages and vehicle/travel/accommodation/meal expenses, a small portion of support staff wages and office costs, and expenses for two weeks of RBM training per year.

Queensland is very fortunate to have a fantastic working relationship between our three regional managers and all Bowls Queensland staff. Micheal Sorrensen, Wade Mutzelberg and I meet or have a phone link up with Brett Wilkie and Peter Williamson regularly. This support is important and well appreciated as the three of us work remotely. The changeover to have managers in the regional Queensland instead of the Brisbane based model has been successful and beneficial to our members, resulting in more visits and closer relationships with clubs, schools, regional councils, state government bodies and local politicians.

Information on Bowls Australia’s initiatives of Roll Back The Clock, Jack Attack, Sporting Schools and the BPL Cup are usually covered during a Regional Bowls Manager’s visit. Please contact the manager in your area - Wade, Micheal or myself if you need information or help with these programs. Regional Bowls Managers can meet at any time, weeknights or weekends, scheduling their weeks around the requests that come in from clubs. I trust our members are getting value from the Regional Bowls Managers’ Program with shared information, help with grants, club management and knowing that your concerns are being addressed by people who genuinely have your interests at heart. With the continuing support from our clubs and districts we aim to help build stronger clubs and hopefully help to increase participation and stop the decline of numbers in our fantastic sport.

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Bowls delivery movement By Alan Thorp The recent articles presented in the Bowler Magazine – Coach’s Section have focused on the mental and technical issues related to skill acquisition. What I would like to do in this presentation, is to go right back to the start and look at the motor program in which our brain controls our movements. Here we look at a series of sub-routines organised into the correct sequence to perform a movement. This is stored in the long-term memory and retrieved when we need to perform the skill. For example, the motor program for a cricket shot stores the sub-routines in this correct order: stance, grip, feet placement, backswing and follow through. In bowls, the sub-routine is feet placement, grip, stance, bend, step (or step, bend) and deliver. As you can see, there is not much difference between the two sports. When a coach teaches a skill, they use either explicit or implicit learning approaches. I’m going to use the explicit method to explain not only each point in the sub-routine, but the variables associated within each. Let’s start with the feet As in the case of all spots involving forward motion of the body, the start off position of the feet is critical. Obviously, they should be in such a position that the body is balanced, so easy movement towards the focus point, on the aiming line, can be attained. There are various positions recommended by coaches and others just for personal comfort. The easiest is to place both feet parallel to one another facing the aiming line. Another is having the step out foot facing the bowling line with the back foot turned away to the side. This creates a more stable platform for a number of people. The position of the feet on the mat should be consistent once the correct angle has been made. The Grip of the Bowl As with any sporting device, the grip should be comfortable and relaxed without having any tension that tightens the muscles throughout the arm and shoulder. The bowl should be positioned in the hand as straight as possible, with the arm to allow projection on to the centre of the running surface. This allows for improved consistency.

The Bend This is required to lower the body to a level to allow for the release of the bowl as close as possible to the ground. This can be done as the arm goes back during the process of stepping forward, or after the step has been performed and the body has become balanced and stable. The Step This should be a natural, positive step towards the line you wish your bowl to travel. It helps if you land on your heel and allow the body weight to transfer to the balls of your feet. Your body should be balanced and stable as your arm comes forward as close to the body as possible. The Delivery A controlled delivery action is very important. To help with timing and rhythm, the arm should pass the body on the backswing prior to stepping. The step out foot should be complete and the body has become balanced and stable prior to the arm coming forward. The bowl should be released at the bottom of the swing and below the level of the eyes. The arm is important. It should be faced towards the bowling line, bent slightly at about waist height and beside the body to allow a straight backswing. The distance it goes back is an individual thing, however, it needs to be long enough to allow the body to be in the required position i.e. balanced and stable before it commences coming forward. The arm should continue parallel to the body and finish directly facing the delivery focus point. Now let’s use all the relevant parts of each sub-routine to develop your own motor program. Have a technique that is simple and allows all muscles and body parts to perform the task of a perfect delivery. Good luck.

ECKA’S TIP In all things success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

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With your stance, we have to make sure we are as upright as possible and as balanced as possible to allow easy forward motion of the body. Different body types allow for a variety of positions but we need to stick to being as natural as possible.

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