Bowls Australia

Men’s subcommittee report

Jeff Slater

February 2021

Competition is going well with the Veteran Singles resulting in a final between Andy Johnson and Ross Wellings. (This was subsequently won by Andy in a tight match 25-23).

The Champion Fours has been decided with Rod Black, Peter Pidcock, Bill Richardson and Jeff Slater defeating Bill Pearson, Ross Wellings (sub for Bernie Gottke), Clem Magee and Graham Hudson 30-19.

The Live Life Shield was a great afternoon with 23 players from Gracemere and 27 from Rockhampton. Rockhampton won the first round 220-102.

Gracemere winners were tied with equal margin and equal ends, so the prizemoney was shared between J. Newman, L. Brooks, N. Chippendale and L. O’Dea, J. Moran, E. Barber.

The winning team for Rockhampton was W. Pearson, S. Lane, C. Magee.

See you on the green.

January 2021

I have been asked by some members about Kev Weaver’s health. I can tell you his health is very good as his son Rob dropped him off at the club on Saturday afternoon and he stayed until after the social players finished and had a beer with them.

His main problem is his artificial leg. When the doctors get it fixed he will be back at bowls. He will be 98 in July.

The first interclub competition is the Live Life Shield, Rockhampton versus Gracemere at Rockhampton. This will be held from 1pm on Sunday, 21 February.

All the 2020 competitions have been completed. I will organise an afternoon to present the trophies for the Champion Pairs, B Singles and Mixed Pairs.

December 2020

Happy New Year everyone. I am hoping this year is a better year than last year.

The new committee for 2021 is Jeff Slater president; Bill Richardson vice president; Eric Barber secretary; Mick Hagen competition director; Bill Richardson CQ delegate; Andy Johnson, Bill Pearson and Tony Zonca selectors; Clem Magee, Trevor Donaldson, Les Wust and Rod Black committee.

Competition will start on 5 February with the Veteran Singles. All competition nominations will close at 5pm on Saturday, 30 January.

A special afternoon will be arranged for the presentation of trophies for the 2020 Champion Pairs, B Singles, Mixed Pairs and Mixed Fours which will all be completed in January.

November 2020

October was a good month for representative bowls with Graham Hudson, Jeff Slater, Clem Magee and Errol Gregson bringing the Bates Goddard Trophy back to the club for the first time in 10 years.

Our Veteran’s Pairs team of Andy Johnson and Bob McGowan went down by 1 shot to the Yeppoon team which went on to win the competition.

The Brothers visit and Pauline and Merv Martin afternoons were popular with each attracting 42 players.

Tuesday and Thursday bowls are attracting 44 to 48 players each day.

Saturday’s numbers are down a bit with only 6 to 8 players but this is boosted with competition as we can have up to 20 players at times.

Sundays, under Marion’s guidance, are going well with up to 24 players.

Competition is going well but the mixed games are going to prove to be a bit of a struggle to finish in time for presentation night.

Better days ahead.

October 2020

This month has seen a lot good bowls played.
The District final of the Veteran Fours was played at Rockhampton Bowls Club last Friday between the Victoria Park team of Henry Boswood, Barry Turk, Ian Watts and Col James and the Rockhampton team of Bill Pearson, Ross Wellings, Bob McGowan and Les Wust.
This game went down the the wire with an extra end required before Victoria Park won by one shot.
The two semi-finals of the District Singles were played with Clem Magee defeating Les Bayes 25-5 and Phil Robinson defeating Jeff Slater 25-24.
The final will be played at a later date.
In the District Fours final, Ross Sanders, Peter Pidcock, Bill Richardson and Jeff Slater defeated Bill Pearson, Bob McGowan, Graeme Hudson and Clem Magee.
Bob McGowan went down to Brian Ashworth from Victoria Park Bowls Club in the District playoff of the Veteran Singles at Diggers Memorial Bowls Club.
NB: Would all members please note that if you are called as a marker for any club competition games you must be attired in full club uniform.

September 2020

Competition bowls has been going well.
Clem Magee defeated Ross Sanders in the final of the Champion of Champion singles. Clem travels to Yeppoon on the 26th of September to play the district playoff of the Champion of Champion singles.
The final of the Veteran pairs will be played in a couple of weeks. This game is between Ron Hill (Andy Johnson sub)/Bob McGowan and Bill Richardson/Jeff Slater.
Bob has been in all three finals on the Veterans games this year. Well done Bob.

Last weekend we played the Bowls Premier League Central Queensland playoff. There were four teams from RBC. The winning team was Rod Black, Clem Magee and Jeff Slater.
The Capricornian Prestige Fours will be played on Saturday, 19 September. At present we have ten teams nominated and we are hoping for sixteen.
The zone playoff of the Pennants between Central Queensland (Yeppoon team), Port Curtis and Burnett will be held at RBC on Sunday, 20 September.
There will be no competition or social bowls on that day.

Our 1st division pennants team defeated DMBC which kept us in second spot. To win the title they had to defeat YBC by a very big margin on Sunday.
Alas they failed.
Our 2nd division pennants team defeated DMBC on Saturday which kept them in second spot. To win the title they had to defeat YBC on Sunday by one shot.
The game was a draw so YBC won with four wins and a draw with RBC having three wins and a draw.
Well done all pennants players.