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Plenty of action in bowls and golf clubs in Warwick and surrounds

Steve Clamp, Sean and Mick Scott and Jim Lawrence from Fitzy's Waterford Social Golf Club at the Warwick Golf Club course.
Steve Clamp, Sean and Mick Scott and Jim Lawrence from Fitzy's Waterford Social Golf Club at the Warwick Golf Club course. Gerard Walsh

Warwick Bowls Club

(All notes written and published in Wednesday print edition)

Last Tuesday, October 3, Open Triples was played with 14 teams competing and we thank these teams very much for supporting this day. Results round 1: N. Hassum, W. Gibson, G. Shelley d R. Smith, S. Valentine, T. Wright 14-5. A. Naylor, T. Seaniger, J. Ruhle d G. Johnson, P. Wagner, S. Tyter 11-8. P. Seipelt, G. Niven, J. Niven d T. Hagley, G. Davis, B. Bourke 12-7. C. Lawler, K. Hayes, B. Black d I. Fordyce, M. Thompson, M. Wagner 14-5. A. Scott, V. Banditt, T. Banditt d K. Bloomfield, L. Collie, M. O'Leary 14-5. C. Ragh, B. Christensen, D. Christensen d R. Bean, I. Gambrill, M. Holder 13-6. The Summit d G. Assay, B. Walsh, G. Creighton 16-3. Results Round 2 (Skips names only): The Summit d G. Shelley 11-8. T. Wright d S. Tyter 16-3. J. Ruhle d B. Bourke 13-6. J. Niven d B. Black 12-7. G. Creighton d M. Wagner 16-3. M. Holder d T. Banditt 14-5. D. Christensen d M. O'Leary 14-5.

Two teams had the same score but on a count back congratulations went to The Summit team and the runner-up went to Doug Christensen's team.

Last Wednesday's social bowls results: D. Neal, K. Hayes d H. Gibson, J. Ruhle 20-18, and R. Forbes, S. Tyter d T. Pritchard, B. Maunder 17-8.

Last Saturday and Sunday we had a visit in from 24 Capalaba Bowlers.

Our members matched this number of bowlers and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the Green and in the Club.

Capalaba provided two huge trays of every description of fresh seafood to be raffled for the Warwick members. The lucky winners were Trevor Wright and Doug Christensen.

Our sincere thanks to the Capalaba Bowlers, especially to their two members, Col and Geoffrey, for organising such a wonderful two days.

Also to Brian and John in the office, and the members who prepared the Green, our lady members for all their home catering and Fay Wright for her assistance in the kitchen - we would not have survived without Fay's help, to Russell who worked miracles on the barbecue, and to the barmen, Ken and Bing who were run off their feet.

Coming Events: Wednesday, October 11: Jackpot Bowls (Pairs) - Jackpot $110. Thursday, October 12: SDDLBA Super Vets at our Club Morning Tea, 9.30am. Saturday, October 14: Social bowls and call up for the second round of Club Selected Triples as follows: I. Fordyce, B. Hansen, O. McPaul v D. Neal, K. Hayes, S. Tyter. K. Bloomfield, J. Cutmore, J. Ruhle v G. Niven, J. Niven, P. Collis. Wednesday, October 18: KFC sponsored bowls. Sunday, October 22: Bushies sponsored bowls afternoon.

A great day is guaranteed as Bushies days are always very popular with great bowls, fun and prizes galore so see you there.

Visitors are always made most welcome at all our social days on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Sunday sponsored days. Phone 46611516 with names in from noon-12.30pm for play at 1pm.

Southern Cross Bowls Club

Coming up this Saturday, October 14 Hope's Body Repairs are sponsoring the afternoon starting at 1pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a game and finish off with a barbecue afterwards. There will be good prizemoney and plenty of raffles. Names in by 12.30pm please. The semi-finals and final of the mixed triples competition was played last Sunday.

Results of semi-finals: R. Lawson, K. Seaby, B. Lee d P. Gainey, G. Davis, C. Hope 19-11; V. Gray, B. Heffernan, D. Scotney d Q. Hamer, B. Cross, C. Sawyer 15-14. This was a very close game with both on 14 points on the last end. Final: V. Gray, B. Heffernan, D. Scotney d R. Lawson, K. Seaby, B. Lee 32-12. Congratulations to Val, Barry and Dave. Results of the social game: L. Hartley, Clark/Slave d B. Hartley, K. Mooney 33-24.

A huge thank you to Val Gray for his very generous support in sponsoring the Twilight bowls last Friday evening. Two teams tied for the winners with both on identical scores.

Results: V. O'Keeffe, Y. Reid, K. Mooney v L. Wall, Q. Hamer, B. Lee 13-13; R. Lawson, V. Gray d P. Gainey, K. Seaby 17-7; L. Hartley, M. Ford, B. Bourke d B. Hartley, J. Marriott, N. Fletcher 11-5; M. Sharpe, D. Cross, D. Scotney d D. Busch, T. Francis, C. Hope 17-12; B. Hope, B. Gainey, C. Davidson d L. Marriott, R. Francis, C. Sawyer 17-12.

The two winning teams were D. Scotney's team and C. Davidson's team and the runners-up was B. Bourke's team. Raffle winners were C. Hope, D. Cross, B. Hope, M. Ford and R. Francis. Results of last Thursday's games: T. Hagley, B. Donovan, A. Buse d L. Hartley, B. O'Brien, V. Gray 13-9; J. Marriott, C. Sawyer d J. Buse, L. Butler 27-8. Thursday, October 12 will be the ladies meeting at 10.30am followed by bowls at 1pm.

Our turkey triples are on today Wednesday, October 11 starting at noon. A reminder the Condamine Sports Cub is sponsoring the bowls on October 21.

Warwick East Bowls Club

Last Thursday was our monthly mixed triples competition, with results as follows. Round 1: P. Collis, M. Wright, R. Philps 12 d G. Wallace, D. Weir, B. Lee 7; B. Black, D. Christensen, C. Lawler 10½ d G. Shelley, D. Derrick, N. Madsen 8½; G. Carson, M. O'Leary, M. Sheppard 15 d K. Mooney, G. Davies, R. Lawson 4; C. Johnson, N. Hassum, D. Hassum 13 d G. Green, M. Skaines, J. Cochrane 6. Round 2 (skips only): C. Johnson 14 d G. Shelley 5; G. Wallace 13 d K. Mooney 6; B. Black 13 d G. Green 6; G. Carson 13 d P. Collis 6.

The winners were G Carson's team and the runners-up were C Johnson's team. On Saturday, September 30, two games were played. In the first game P. Dipplesman, K. Wilson, V. Nelson 15 d F. Gambrill, C. Lawler 0. In the second game F. Gambrill, C. Lawler, V. Nelson 12 d P. Dipplesman, K. Wilson 4. The overall winner was V. Nelson, with K. Wilson and P. Dipplesman as equal runners-up. P. Dipplesman was successful at claiming 25% of the jackpot.

Due to the inclement weather, there were no social bowls played last Saturday. On Saturday, there will be mixed social bowls on offer as usual. Phone the club on 4661 9050 between 12.00 and 12.30 if you would like a game. Play starts at 1.00 p.m. There will be the usual prizes on offer, as well as a chance at the jackpot, which stands at about $103, plus $1 per Saturday player.

Clifton Bowls Club

Results: Saturday, October 7 - Competition Veteran Singles: L. Smith d R. Glare 21-15; K. Morris d R. Debnam 22-10. Coming events: Thursday, October 12: Night Bowls at 7pm - sponsored by Clifton Real Estate. Friday, October 13: Karaoke Competition ($200 prizemoney) and meals.

Phone Steve Eady on 0447376003 for details. Saturday, October 14: Competition Veteran Singles at 1pm: I Jackson v J Cochrane. Also, Club Trophy, names in by 12.30pm. Saturday, October 21: Pat Daley Family Reunion. Wednesday, October 25: Mid Week Fours at noon sponsored by Ryanie for Tyres. Saturday, October 27: Green closed - Clifton Races.

Warwick Indoor Bowls Association

The association AGM was held last Friday. The only change to office-bearers was the role of president. Kevin Mooney regrettably had to stand down. His replacement is Lil McBean. Dates for various events: Bridge Shield Monday, November 27; next meeting Friday, February 2; Championship fours Monday, February 19, February 26, March 5 (if necessary).

The Maroon Shield against Stanthorpe will be held next month. Possible dates are Friday 10th, Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th (afternoons), but the actual date will be decided in consultation with Stanthorpe.

At Central's open afternoon last Saturday, the winners were R. Johnson, M. Blake and M. Cutmore, with the runners-up S. Baque, J. Lawless and E. Diery. Raffle winners were D. Hewitt, J. Lawless, M. Cameron and L. Hemmings.

Today is Senior Citizens opening afternoon, 1.30pm at the Senior Citizens Centre. Next Wednesday is St Mark's open night, 7.30pm. in St Mark's Hall. Next Thursday is St Andrew's open afternoon, 1.30pm Williams hall.

A reminder about the 5-game Memorial Day being held in Laidley cultural centre on Sunday, October 29. Playing fees are $5 per player. Morning tea 9am. Afternoon tea will also be provided, but BYO lunch. There will be a trophy, cash prizes and raffles. RSVP by October 20 to Bev Zabel (54656579) or Judy Klein (0438385649).

Tannymorel Bowls Club

It's on again at Tanny on Friday nights with the start of the Tanny Classic. What a roll up we had considering the weather.Winners were Taylor Hoffman, Lyn Coleman, Mavis Lawardon and Aaron McKinney. Runners-up Ken Armstrong, Jason Fritz, Al Buse and Thommo.

Aaron was very happy by giving his mother in law a lesson in bowls, but after asking Sue she said she didn't want to see a grown man cry and Fritz said it was good to see Matty Shep and Koala put back in their corner.

Results: Anne Roche, Eli McKinney, Julie Buse and Burt 12 v Hayley Roche, Jim Lamb, Ash Coleman and Brian Walsh 10. Taylor Hoffman, Lyn Coleman, Mavis Lawardon and Aaron 18 v Marie Hoffman, Deb Islin, Corey Burmester and Sue Butz 7. Leanne Brown, Brett Grayson, Myrtle and Don Clouten 12 v Terry Roche, Gene Lamb, Geoff Farmer and Mick O'Leary 9. Ken Armstrong, Fritzy, Al Buse and Thomoo 14 v Krystal Petersen, Wayne Petersen, Shep and Koala 7.

Taylor Hoffman was on top of the world after beating her Mum in her first game of bowls. So, after week 1 we have Taylor, Lyn, Mavis and Aaron on 5 points; Ken, Fritzy, Al and Thommo on 4 points.

Come on everyone get your name in and get to Tanny, we still have five weeks to go, anyone can win the cash. the final of the Ladies Championship Singles was played and Marg Thompson was too strong for Myrtle, getting up by 25 v 18.

Well done ladies and congratulations to Marg on being the 2017 champ. Gene Lamb won the Joker Draw on Friday night with a cool $1200 going in her pocket.

Langham Slashers Golf

A small field of keen golfers teed off on the back nine last Sunday to play for the Rose City Carvery sponsored day, Al Matthews was our winner posting a nett 28 two shots in front of runner up Chris Hall on a nett 30, Greg Wallace had the best gross score with a 41 off the stick and he also picked up the pin on the 11th hole, Gerry Morrisey had the least putts only needing 15 putts, Dave Speedy and Greg Owens collected the other pins on offer Chris Hall hit the longest drive and Dave Speedy was our Bradman ball winner.

Next week we will play the front nine and we have also started our summer tee times so now we will be teeing off at 6.30-7am. Am so don't forget the early start and come along and have a great morning everyone is welcome.

Allora Golf

Last Friday the Percy's Fruit Sponsored Duck Run was held. The conditions on the course were ideal for good golf with the winner after countback with 22 pts was Garney. Runner-up Garick, no one took the pin for the 13th or Approach on the 12th. Thank you to Percy's Fruit for their support.

Last Saturday's event was for the All Cliff Shield between Allora and Clifton. The rivalry between the clubs has been fierce over the years with Clifton the holders of the Shield and with sly grins they made the Allora players fully aware of this before the game started.

After the recent rain, the course looks amazing and some great golf was played Allora winners on countback were Rougan Geraghty and Mark Scully with 50 pts. Runners-up Barry Brown Jnr and Tom Brown on 50 points. Clifton winners Col Hoey and Greg Andrews 45 pts, runners-up Graig Newman and Dave Robins 45 pts. Pins all-in for the 4th, 13th Greg Andrews. 7th, 16th Lachlan Meacle, 8th,17th Lindsay 'Moose' May. Long Drive all-in 1st, 10th Robert Meara, Approach all-in for the 2nd, 11th Matt May 5th, 14th Paul Laverty, 9th, 18th Rougan Geraghty. Allora fully made up the five-point loss at last year's event by playing some outstanding golf beating Clifton 247-211.

Thank you to the Clifton Golf Club players for the fierce competition, we won't let you forget. No results at hand for Sunday's event other than a group of players travelled to Cecil Plains for their open. In a field of 112 players from 14 different clubs, our players did Allora proud. Congratulations to all our winners and players over the three days play, thank you to our sponsors and our workers. This Friday teeing from 2pm is the Percy's Fruit Duckrun, all welcome.

Then Sunday the Terry Masters Day is being held at the Allora Sports Club. This is an annual event which is a golf and bowls day. The club would love to see as many members as possible come at no cost to our members. Golf will tee off from 9am after a breakfast of bacon and egg rolls. Bowls will start at approximately 12.30pm after a barbecue lunch. Breakfast and lunch are complementary to members. Allora Pharmacy Monthly Medal tee time 11.30. The Gowrie Road social club are a fun group of people and each year gets better and better with the competition. Phone Wendy on 0437342 870for further information or to confirm your attendance.

Warwick Sporters Golf Club

Last Wednesday 55 members teed off in the Warwick Hotel trophy for October.

Winner on the day with an amazing 45 points was Kerrin Delaney from runner-up Phil Economidis with 39 points on a countback. Kerrin's round was 2 over off the stick! Ball rundown: Col Smith 39 (and obviously lost count coming home!) Garry 2 Names 39, Mal Galloway 38, Allan Matthews 38, Doug Rickert 38. Mort Henderson 38 and Ross Kingston 37.

NTPs: Herb Ware on 5th, junior Josh Hynes on 7th, Mooloolaba Mal on 9th, pro's pin on 11th - Kerrin Dellaney 4, Mort Henderson 2, Rick Mills 2, Josh Hynes and Trevor King 1 ball each. Pro's pin on 13th - Kerrin Delaney 4, The Loin King 2 (which he cashed in to pay for a function on Saturday night!) Brian Davidson 2, Ross Kingston/Tony Kahler and Evan Pfeffer 1 ball each, and Charlie Morrison on 16th.

Today we play in the Danny Lyons sports trophy and next week in the Hawker Road Function Centre trophy. Friday is the Westpac Invitational Day with a strong range of trophies provided by Westpac.

The day is a shotgun start at 9am, followed by a gourmet lunch apres golf.

Another special event is the Golf Queensland Senior Order of Merit competition held at the Warwick Golf Course on Tuesday, October 17.

Cost to WGC members is only $15 and is a shotgun start at 11am.

Golfers must be 55 years or over to compete. So, come on all you oldies, help WGC represent the club in this state wide competition for old fogies. And our golf thought for the week; 'No fake news here, but any similarity to the truth is purely accidental!' Enjoy your golf.

Warwick Men's Golf

Monday, October 2 we played a 2 ball ambrose sponsored by Warwick Real Estate with the winners Peter Walsh and Simon Pulley with 61.25 nett. The runners-up were Clive Pulley and Matt Pulley with 63.75 nett. Third place went to Greg Wallace and Al Matthews with 65.25 nett. Men's NTP: 7th Matt Pulley, 9th Simon Pulley, 11th Greg Wallace, 13th Robin Farrell. Women's NTP: 5th Judy Lester, 16th Judy Lester. The Warwick Real Estate monthly medal was contested last Saturday. Unfortunately, no results have appeared. Thanks to Neil for his continued sponsorship.

The annual Invitational Day is on this Friday which is a single stableford for golfers and 2 ball ambrose for non-golfers commencing at 8am with a sausage sizzle and a 9am shotgun start. Lunch will be served after the completion of golf and then presentations. To book your spot and pay for the day contact the pro shop. Phone 46613664.

For the Invitational day, we are short of motorised buggies so if you can help out please contact the proshop. This Saturday we play a single stableford sponsored by Sandy Creek Hotel and the following week a single stableford sponsored by Horse & Jockey Hotel/Motel and Char-Belas.

Warwick Women's Golf

The members of the Warwick Golf Club are enjoying the results of the hard work of the many volunteers who work tirelessly on the course. This week the welcome rain has seen the course take off as a result of the feedlot manure that has been spread on the course recently. 26 ladies played in the Red Rooster sponsored Chapman Foursome on Wednesday, October 4.

The winners who clearly combined well were Anna Cox and Melanie McLennan with 71.6. Anna and Mel will get a night off cooking thanks to Neil and Sam McCosker of Red Rooster. Patricia Eastwell and Majella Kahler were the runners-up with 74.2 and were also appreciative of their Red Rooster vouchers.

The rundown went to Di Evans and Patsy Mctintosh and Tub Ingall and Annice Payne. The Pins: App 5th Jill Barnes and Ellie Casey and the App 16th: Yvonne Pinington and Marg Adcock.

The field followed with C. Brandon and Z. Crook 76.6, M. Adcock and Y. Pinington 78.6, M. Vincent and J. Burt 79, L. Lane and J. Lester 79.6, J. Davis and H. Olsen 79.75, E. Casey and J. Barnes 81.1, G. Porter and J. Bowles 81.8, M. Burley and S. O'Connell 84.1, P. Hemmings and J. Fysh 84.5. 23 ladies played in the Condamine Sports Club Monthly Medal Single Stroke.

Thank you to the Condamine Sports Club for your continued support of Women's Golf. The winner of Div 1: was Mel McLennan with 69 congratulations Mel. The runner-up was Marg Adcock with 70. The R/Down Molly Seibel 73, Judy Lester 73, C Brandon 76, Gwen Mills 77.

The field followed with H. Olsen 77, A. Cox 78, D. Evans 78, P. McIntosh 79, E. Casey 80, M. Young 80, L. Cockram 84, A. Payne 87, J. Barnes 89. The winner of Div 1: Putting was M Adcock. The winner of Div 2: J. Burt with 76. Congratulations Joan. The field followed with K. Mackie 78, J. Davis 79, D. Keogh 83, Y. Pinington 84, P. Eastwell 84, M. Burley 91.

The winner of Div 2 Putting was Z. Crook. The Pins All In: 7th D. Keogh. Pins: Graded A: M Adcock, B: H Olsen: 0. Today, the ladies will play a single stableford for trophies sponsored by Red Rooster and on Saturday, October 14, the ladies will play a single stableford for trophies sponsored by new sponsor Joe and Jackie Coorey from Coorey's. Friday, October 13, the Warwick Westpac Invitational Mixed Open Day is on with an 8am for 9am start.

If ladies wish to play they need to register and pre-pay the $120 registration fee at the Pro Shop. Tuesday, October 17, Qld Women's Golf Senior Order of Merit are hosting PreCare Qsoom on the Warwick Golf Course.

The Warwick member rate is $15 per player. Shotgun start 11am. Register via the www.golfqueensland.org.au, click on events and follow the prompts. Entries close October 13.

The ladies committee would be happy to help you register if you have problems. Warwick members 55 and over are encouraged to show support for this prestigious Qld Women's golf event.