Shane Hooper hits hard for Marbuck's XI in a 50 not out in a competitive grand final in the Australia Day Cricket Carnival.
Shane Hooper hits hard for Marbuck's XI in a 50 not out in a competitive grand final in the Australia Day Cricket Carnival. Gerard Walsh

Sports notes from around Warwick

Warwick Bowls Club

Last Wednesday, KFC sponsored bowls afternoon was held. There was a wonderful roll-up for the first day back for 2018 with 32 players on the Green. Our thanks to KFC for their sponsorship each month. This is very much appreciated by our Club.

Results with a draw from the winning cards: B. Maunder, M. Balfour, G. Creighton def. R. Valentine, P. Seipelt, P. Wagner 18-17. D. Miller, A. McGlashan, P. Gynther def. K. Post, R. Tartan, S. Tyter 27-8. T. Seaniger, D. Christensen def. K. Hayes, D. Warr 19-14. B. Christensen, J. Ruhle def. S. Valentine, B. Black 20-9. P. Kerr, G. Niven, E. Welsh def. K. Capern, K. Bloomfield, G. Assay 13-9. D. Phillips, C. Johnson, M. Holder def. R. Forbes, B. Buckel, M. O'Leary 18-11. Congratulations to John Ruhle's team who were the Winners and to Max Holder's team as Runner-up. Coming Events: Jan 31st, Wed: Valentines' & Christensen's' sponsored bowls. Feb 3rd, Sat: Social Bowls. Feb 6th: Open Triples - play 12:00pm midday. Feb 7th, Wed:

Social Bowls. Feb 10th, Sat: AGM at 1pm. Nominations for B Grade Singles are now open and will close on Sat 10th February, with play to commence on Sat. 17th February. Please

Note: All Warwick Bowls Club's keys must definitely be handed back to the Secretary, Mrs

Judith Cutmore at the AGM on Sat 10th February 2018, for verification on the Warwick Bowls

Club's Key Register. If you are unable to attend this AGM meeting due to the new Club Constitution a full current and correct Key Register must be kept.

Southern Cross Bowls Club

Mick Rawlins Memorial Day was held last Friday evening with players thoroughly enjoying the cooler part of day to play and follow up with a delicious barbeque. Many thanks to Chris for sponsoring the afternoon and thank you to all who helped with the catering. The winners were M Adams, L Rickerts and Penny Johnston on lucky rink 2. Runner's up was V O'Keefe, B Gainey and D Scotney on rink 7. Encouragement award went to D Adams, S Dipplesman and G Penn. Results - P Gainey jnr, G Johnson, D Busch def C McKee, T Gainey, Y Reid 24-13; R Russell, J Lawardorn, R Francis def P Klowss, L Marriott, C Davidson 15-12; B Heffernan, C Weier, N Fletcher def G Hughes, T Francis, B Bourke 20-11; V O'Keefe, B Gainey, D Scotney def B Hartley, G Davis, F Lyons 21-12; Tony, B Lee, L Hartley def D Adams, S Dipplesman, G Penn 17-6; J McKelvie, D Cross, J Johnson def B Hope, T Hagley, C Hope 21-13; M Adams, L Rickerts, P Johnston def Julie, P Gainey, C Sawyer 17-7. Raffle winners were B Rawlins x 2, E Bunch x 2, P Johnston. The member's draw has jackpotted and will be drawn again on 9th Feb. Two games of A grade singles were played last Thursday - D Cross def C Weier 25-21; L Hartley def C Wickham 25-18. Thanks to the markers. Tomorrow Thursday Feb 1 will be the ladies meeting at 10.30am followed by social bowls at 1pm. Also, one A grade singles call up at 4 pm - T Francis v Y Reid. Apologies as I have no results for last Thursday or Sunday's social games. Coming up this Saturday Feb 3rd will be John Collins Memorial Day starting at 1pm. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the afternoon and catch up with the Collins family. Names in by 12.30pm please.

Clifton Bowls Club

Results: Wednesday 24th January - Mid Week Fours sponsored by Forbes Batteries - Round 1: K Ciesiolka, E Schierbeck, I Groves and P Boyton def V Rush, I Hedge, L Hudson and B Lucht 23 - 12; M Mills team def J Cochrane, G Green, G Horne and L Harvey 17 - 16; N Kuhn, A Imhoff, N Postle and K Kuhn def R Alexander, C Kearey, K Booth and N Fitzgerald 18 - 13; R Ireland, E Gordon G MacDonald and J King def D Kehl, R Kehl, L Smith and K Morris 18 - 12; W Schier, S Galbraith, L Bartz and G Buckley def B Sutton, B Kelly, L Sutton and C Gibson 28 - 9; D Ehlers, N Short, W Hughes and W O'Callaghan def B Lee, J Harslett, M Wright and E Diery 13 - 9; A Gibbs, I Gillam, D Gillam and G Kath def L Berge, D Owen, W Usher and G Usher 15 - 13; N Brosnan, R Debnam, I Weier and K Weier drew with P Kloss, G Davis, C Davidson and D Scotney 14 all. Round 2: K Kuhn def K Morris 17 - 10; J King def L Bartz 18 - 8; B Kelly def W O'Callaghan 21 - 13; E Deiry def G Usher 11 - 10; B Lucht def G Kath 21 - 13; L Harvey def P Boyton 16 - 7; K Weier def M Mills 12 - 11; D Scotney def N Fitzgerald 16 - 14. Winners - J King, runners-up K Kuhn, last round winners - C Gibson. Saturday 27th January - Social Bowls: G Knights and N Postle def M Lyall and K Weier 15 - 6. Coming Events: Wednesday 31st January - (5th Wednesday): Mid-Week Fours at 12 noon. Thursday 1st February - Night Bowls at 7.00pm. Sunday 4th February - A Special General Meeting will be held at the Clubhouse at 12 noon to vote on adopting a new constitution. The new constitution will change the Club from three committees (men's, ladies' and management committee) to a single committee in which all positions can be either male or female. A copy of the new constitution can be viewed at the Clubhouse or you may request a copy be emailed to you by Necia Creighton ( The meeting will be followed by a Club Trophy. Names in by 12.30 pm for a 1.00 pm start. Friday 9th February - Meals and Karaoke at 6.30 pm. Monday 12th February - Committee Meeting at 7.00 pm. Sunday 4th March - Annual General Meeting at 11.00 am. This meeting will be followed by bowls sponsored by the Lyall Family. Names in by 12.30pm for a start.

Warwick East Bowls Club

Bowls will kick off for 2018 tomorrow with our monthly mixed triples. Play starts at 12.00. Please phone the club on 4661 9050 between 10.00 and 11.30 if you would like a game. The green was renovated over the break and is looking in top condition, despite the continuing dry weather. Our thanks go to those members who helped out in any way. Mixed social bowls will recommence on Saturday. Play starts at 1.00 p.m. with names to be in by 12.30. The format will be the same as last year, with prizes to be won and a jackpot to be played for. Visitors, both bowlers and non-bowlers, will be made very welcome. We will be having visits from Scots College students coming to learn to play bowls. Their first visit is today, from 1.30 to 3.00 p.m. The second will be next Tuesday from 10.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. They will alternate Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday mornings after that. If any members are available to help coach the students, your assistance will be very much appreciated. Finally, bear in mind our AGM which is being held on Saturday 24th February, starting at 1.00 p.m. All positions on the Board of Management and Men's and Ladies' committees will be declared vacant. Nomination forms are on the noticeboard in the bar area.

Warwick Indoor Bowls Association

Today is Wesley open afternoon, starting at 1.30pm in Williams hall. On Saturday Central will hold their open afternoon, starting at 1.30pm in St Mary's hall. On Friday night the Association will be holding their usual start-of-the-year meeting, starting at 7.30pm in St Mary's hall. Dates for various events throughout the year are usually decided then, so come along if you want to have input. Affiliation fees are due to be paid and lists of affiliated members are due to be supplied at this meeting. Dates for February include: Senior Citizens open afternoon Wednesday 14th; St Andrew's open afternoon Thursday 15th; St Mark's open night Wednesday 21st; championship fours Monday 19th, Monday 26th and Monday, March 5 (if necessary).

Warwick Women's Golf

The first nine-hole Tuesday competition was won by one of our new members Justine Washbourne with a fantastic 24 points. Three new ladies were also getting their cards in for handicaps. Keep up the good work. Our playing members would be only too happy to help new ladies obtain a handicap. Congratulations to Patsy McIntosh and Judy Stiff for winning the first mid-week medals for the year. Annice Payne was runner up in division one and Jan Maher runner up in division two. Balls in the run down went to Zel Crook, Patricia Eastwell, Carole Brandon and Marg Adcock. Janine Stewart won the all-in approach on the 13th and the graded approaches were won by Marg Adcock, Annice Payne and Jan Maher. Marg Adcock won the putting in division one and Marge Burley in division two. Well done ladies. Scores: Division 1. P Mcintosh 74, A Payne 77, M Adcock, M Young 81, M Kahler 82, H Olsen 83, J Stewart 89. Division 2: J Stiff 73, J Maher 76, Z Crook 77, P Eastwell 78, C Brandon 80, V Bennett, M Vincent 83, K Mackie 85, M Burley 86, G Young 88, J Fysh. A big field of 89 players celebrated Australia Day with lots of players dressing up in Aussie colours and decorating their buggies. A fun day was enjoyed by all attending and thanks go to Neil Carney and Warwick Real Estate for their sponsorship of the day. Gail Watts was very happy with her prizes for winning the best dressed couple with husband Cec and also a lucky draw. Patricia Roberts continued her good form by winning the single stableford competition on Saturday with a massive 40 points. She also missed the rain and wind which some of the afternoon players encountered. Well done to Anna Cox with a creditable 36 points to be runner up. The ball run down went to Sam Hinze, Di Evans, Yvonne Pinington and Mary Young. The all-in approach on the 16th was won by Sam Hinze and the graded on the 5th went to Gwen Mills, Yvonne Pinington and Zel Crook. Scores: P Roberts 40, A Cox 36, S Hinze D Evans 34, Y Pinington, M Young 32, A Payne 30, J Bowles, G Mills, J Barnes, A Lyons, J Fysh, H Olsen 29, P Kerr, D Keogh, J Lester 28, J Maher 25, Z Crook, P Mcintosh 24, T Ingall, M Adcock 23, J Davis 22. Today we will be playing a single stableford with trophies provided by Sporters. Saturday is our February monthly medal kindly sponsored by The Condamine Sports Club. Sam will be running a Pro's approach on the 7th. Cost $1 starting today and also on Saturday. Our official Opening Day is on Sunday 4th February, at which our yearly program will be released. The 4BBB medley stableford is sponsored by Sam Eaves Pro Shop and Sudz Laundromat. Get a group together and enjoy a game of golf and a meal and fellowship afterwards in the clubhouse. On Saturday we look forward to welcoming many new ladies to our introduction clinic and the following week twenty-six ladies will be starting level one Ladies Let's Golf clinics with tuition from Sam. With our Grant money, we are running another week 4 Core Skills Enhancement set of Clinics beginning in April. This opportunity is for all full members and will focus on Driving, Putting, Recovery Shots and Bunker play. Register your name at one of the 6-time slots available on the list in the Presentation room at the clubhouse. A maximum of 5 per group. Please heed the signs and don't drive buggies on the ninth fairway.

Warwick Men's Golf

Last Friday the members and guests of the Warwick Golf Club celebrated their Australia Day with a very colourful day out. The array of decorated buggies was outstanding not to mention some of the golfer's outfits. There was a prize for the best turned out couple and Gail and Cec Watts looked great in their matching outfits and duly won that prize. The day was sponsored by Neil Carney from Warwick Real Estate and not for the first time Neil put on a great day which was attended by 89 players. The thanks of the club go out to Neil for his generous support of this event and the club in general. The winners on the day in the 2 ball ambrose event were Eamon Cockram and Patrick O'Dea who recorded a 58.75 net to win by more than three shots. The pair played great golf to record a three under off the stick. 2nd best net went to Rougan Geraghty and Mark Scully who are regular visitors to the club with a 62-net followed by Tom and Jen Kilner, visitors from Warialda in New South Wales who shot a 62.75 net. This result somewhat pleased Captain Tony Kahler who will take any small chance to celebrate a "Blues" win even if it was just a third place in a golf tournament. Jen Kilner also won the prize for the best dressed golfer in her outstanding Australian Flag Dress. 4th best net went to Mick Payne and Michael Hoskin with a 63.25 score. Pin winners on the day were 5th Bruce Williams, 7th that good golfer Eamon Cockram and Janine Stewart, 9th Rod Kilner (outplayed by his brother and sister in law but not on this hole) and Majella Kahler who outplayed almost all of the men with her hit to this difficult green, 11th Mick Payne and the 16th Doug Wilson and the 13th for women went to Helen Olsen. The Pro Pin on 13 saw Ben Pillar win 4 balls, Leon Stricklen 3 balls, Mick Banks 2 balls while Garry Adcock, Brian Sullivan and Ross Kingston all won one ball. The Pro Pin for ladies on the 16th saw Molly Seibel win 2 balls and daughter Danielle one ball. The men's comp last Saturday saw Gordon Kerr return to the winner's circle when he won the Malthouse single stableford event with a score of 38 points. The Malthouse have been generous sponsors and the club thanks them for their ongoing support. Gordon had a shot to spare from runner up Mal Galloway. The run-down winners were Bill McKillop and Matty Tate and Michael Kairouz with 36 points, Gordon McKeen with 35 and Errol McGrady and Trevor Rock with 34 points. Pin shots went to Geoff Hinze on the 5th, Wayne Watt on 7, Slim Eldridge on the 11th and Matty Tate on 16. The Pro Pin saw Viv Roser win 4 balls, Errol McGrady 2, Charlie Morrison and Trent Watt one ball each. All members wish Bobby Lester, our hard-working Vice President and everyday course worker a quick recovery from his recent set back and hope to see him on the course again soon, both in the field and on the field. Next weekend is a big weekend of golf for members with the John Dee Monthly Medal single stroke on Saturday and then the Opening Day event on Sunday jointly sponsored by our Pro Sam Eaves and Vicki and Terry Bennett from Suds Laundromat. This day marks the beginning of the new year of golf and is played as a 4BBB medley so it is hoped that a very big field turns out for this mixed event. Anybody needing a partner is asked to see Tony or Mary or Sam or Steve at the Pro shop and they will be accommodated. The event is a time sheet event so get your names up ASAP.

Langham Slashers Golf

There was a lot going on over the Australia Day long weekend so numbers were down a little bit last Sunday but there was no shortage of enthusiasm as players teed off on the front nine to play for the club sponsored day, Keith Clarke was our winner for the day posting a fine nett 25 to win by two shots from Bert Bownds on a nett 27, Shane Scotney had another great day having the best gross with a 38 off the stick the least putts with 12 and also hitting the 9th pin and winning the long drive, Grahame Olsen collected the other pin and Ashley Mcosker was our Bradman ball winner for the day. Next week we will play the back nine I hope to see everyone next week.

Sporter's Golf Club

Last Wednesday 58 members and visitors teed off in the Betta Home Living trophy for January. Winner on the day was Dickie Knee 3 aka Con Seibel with 40 points, now obviously fully recovered from a knee replacement and having engineered a first up win of which Gai Waterhouse would be proud! Runner-up was Rhys Farrell on 39 points. Ball rundown: Dickie Knee 2 aka Len Williams 38, Peter Hynes 37, Tegan's Dad 37, Eddie big Cods 37, The very rested Tony Kahlher 37, Peter Farrell, fresh from a starring role in a recent Daily News Ad 36 and Wayne Foster 36. NTP's: Tony Kahler on 5, Tegan's Dad on 7th, Trevor King on 9th, pro pin on 11th - Wayne Watt 4, Trevor King/Wayne Foster 2, Tony Kahler/ John Devitt/John Brandon 1. Pro pin on 13th - John Devitt 4, Peter Farrell/Trevor King 2, Doug Rickert/Stu Wade/Mal Galloway 1, and Kerrin Delaney on 16th. Today we play in the 5th Wednesday with single stableford events for both the members and the ladies. Our best wishes to Bob Lester who unfortunately got to spend some time in hospital in Toowoomba last week. We look forward to his quick return to golf and are pleased to report that it was not Mad Cow disease! And our golf thought for the week; 'You know you qualify for Veterans Golf when you grow hair everywhere but on your head!

Allora Golf Club

Results for last Fridays Percy's Fruit sponsored Duckrun, the winner after countback was Errol May from James both on 21 pts. Great golfing boys, well done Pin shot for the 8th Kev Harrison and Approach on the 2nd Len Hoey. Congratulations to the winners and all players and thankyou to Percys Fruit for their sponsorship. Last Sundays game was a 2 ball Ambrose event sponsored by the Allora Butchery. In beautiful conditions out on the course with a hint of rain looming we had 17 players attend. The winning team was Aaron Simpson and Dave coming in with a 57. Some good golf played there well done. Runners up team was Rougan Geraghty and Rod Simpson with 60.25. Pins for the 7th Aaron Simpson, 16th Rougan Geraghty. Approach on the 2nd went to Wayne McKewan, 11th Rougan Geraghty, 5th Rod Simpson, 14th Garth Simpson. Longest putt for the 6th and 15th all in went to Lindsay May, must be all the golf you're playing of late Moose well done. Congratulations to the winners and all players and thank you to the Allora Butchery for their sponsorship. Before the game got underway we had a Matchplay game in progress between John Millard and Tom Brown. It was a great game, good banter they were all square after 9 but Tom fell short losing by 2 after 18. Well done John Millard for a great game. John now goes onto play Aaron Simpson with the winner of this game set to play Garth Simpson in the final, best of luck to both of you. Thank you to all our workers for the work that continues to be done, won't be long until out new path up the 7th hill is ready and the 1st green will be ready to play. Players need to be

reminded memberships are due. For those wanting to have a go this Tuesday try our 18-hole comp teeing from 10am, buggies available all welcome to attend then Friday teeing from 2pm will be the Percy's fruit sponsored Duckrun and finishing on Sunday with the Railway Hotel Monthly Mug but whatever day you decide to play don't forget your sand buckets and great golfing to you all.

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