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Heights College Students.

On Wednesday December 1st we have 68 students to have a game of bowls. Time is 8.45 am to 11 am.

Volunteers are needed for this event. We encourage our members to come along and support these students and show them how welcome they are at our club.

RBC Juniors newsletter article.


After the disaster of 2020, this year was off to a good start with Heights College joining the ladies on Wednesday afternoon for an hour of bowls. I would like to thank the ladies for being so welcoming. I think some were pleasantly surprised with the skill and behaviour of the students. The grandmother of one students is a member of RBC.

A couple of the Heights students played in the Jack Attack Competition with the parents this year. Heights offered bowls as a sport in term 1 and 3.


The RGS kept everyone busy in March with 5 sessions a week for a month.

We were kept busy in term 4 with year 8 students from Heights College.


Heights is offering bowls as a Wednesday afternoon sport in term 1 next year. At this stage , I am looking at being involved in the Bowls Queensland- Secondary School Cup again. I intend offering a Wednesday afternoon training session to all Rockhampton high schools, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm


My thanks to all my willing volunteers. Clyde, John, Harley , Bill and Ross turned up every session with Russ and Bernie filling in when needed. I would love some new volunteers to join our little group for 2022 . The children are delightful, just ask my volunteers.


We all managed to live an almost normal 2021. Hopefully, 2022 will be even better.


Merry Christmas to all,

Moyna Richardson

Neil Barry afternoon of bowls .

December 5th.

List on the notice board

Warwick-Day/Kingston afternoon of bowls.

December 19th.

List on the notice board.

2021 RBC Christmas Party and presentation of Trophies

This event will be held on Friday 10 th of December starting a 6 pm. Please come along for a great dinner and to support all the members that have won trophies. Be there to congratulate Clem Magee who has become the member who has won the most Champion Singles Title.

Cost is $28.00 each. To singles or couples thinking of playing bowls, come along, enjoy a great meal by caterer Barry Gregson and meet your new friends.

2021 RBC AGM.

Please attend the Club`s AGM on Sunday  12 th of December starting at 9 am.

RBC Ladies Bowls Subcommittee Christmas Party


There are still a lot of functions to be held before the end of the year. Please consider volunteering for just one of these events. You will be most welcome.

Very sad news for the Club.

First we had the loss of very long term member Maureen Callow.

Mrs. Maureen Callow,

Joined the club on 3 rd. of June 1976. First appeared on a committee in 1982 and involved in playing in the CQDLBA Carnival in 1982.

Member of the club`s committee in 1982, to 1984, 1987, 1989, 1994, 2007to 2012, 2014 to 2021. Selector in 1991, 2006, 2013, 2014, Assistant Treasurer 1997, Assistant Competition Director 2013, 2014

Won the Champion Singles in 1990, 1991, 1994, 2014. Runner-up in 1983,1984, 1986, 2012.

Won the Champion Pairs in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2006, and runner-up in 2013.

Won the Champion Triples in 19090, 1993, 97, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2016. Runner-up in 1987

Won the Champion Fours in 1987, 1996, 1998, 2006, 2016. Runner-up in 2011, 2013, 2017

Won the consistency Singles in 2008, 2014, runner-up in 1989, 1993, 2016,

B Singles 1982 & C Singles 1978.

Won the District Singles in 1986, 1995, 2008 & runner-up in 1981, 1989.

Won the District Pairs in 1983, 2008 & runner-up in 1989, 1990, 1991, 2009.

Won the District Triples in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, & runner-up in 1997, 2008, 2009.

Won the District Fours in 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 & runner-up in 1978, 1981, 1985, 1996.

Won the CQ District Singles in 1995, 2014.

Won the C Q District Pairs in 1996.     

Won the C Q District Triples in 1995, 1998, 1999.

Won the C Q District Fours in 1988.

Won the Mollie Bradford Shield in 1996, 1999, 2006.

In teams that won internal club events such as the Phil Hodgers Shield, Pauline/Merve Martin`s Shield, Capricornia Events, Mayoral Trophy etc.

Maureen was a great worker and supporter of her club. Great Lady and will be sadly missed..

Secondly we had the sad loss of another long term member of the Club, Kevin Weaver.

Kev joined the club on the first of April 1967. Mr. Weaver was an absolute gentleman and very a popular person in the Club. Without doubt he was the most dedicated member any club would wish to have, if not playing due to ill health, Kev would arrive at the club to watch bowls and to mingle with the other members of the club. Kev was a very hard man to beat in bowls even though he was in his nineties. Kev was born in 1923 and passed away at the age of 98. He will be sadly missed by all.

RBC Policy to go green.

In 2011 the club decided they should do something to help save the environment. Although in a small way, every bit counts. The club installed 6 kilowatts of solar cells and also decided when old type lights needed replacing they would be replaced with LED lights.

A few years later the club installed 13 kilowatts of solar cells transmitting 10 kilowatts of power back into the system.

All old fashioned lights over the green have been replaced by LED flood lights. 50% of lights upstairs have been replaced with LED lights, 80% of security lights have been replaced with LED flood lights. 

New BBQ facilities

With the club having so many BBQs it was decided to upgrade our BBQ facility to abide by present day regulations.


 New Bar & Cold-Room.

The new bar and cold room upstairs will be much better to use for functions, Weddings and etc.

Refurbishment of upstairs almost complete

The refurbishment of upstairs is almost complete. The folding doors are on order to create two rooms. The auxiliary room at the northern end of the clubhouse may be installed at a later date. This room will be used for fashion parades, concerts, Brides to get changed in, a rest area and for storage of some tables and chairs. This will depend on the 2022 Management Committee.

The 2021 Mayoral Trophy

Rockhampton Regional Council`s Mayor Tony Williams.

The Yeppoon Bowls Club won this Prestigious Event 


Brian Mclean`s Team came second

Andy Johnson Teams was third

Ross Wellings Team was fourth

Errol Gregson`s Team was fifth.

Pauline And Merve Martin`s Day.


Winners, Peter Pidcock, Colleen Diehm, Peter Lawton with Zelma Mace.

Hazel Johnson, Zelma Mace, Geoff Cranston, Rod Black.

Jeff Slater, Zelma Mace, Pat McGovern, Bernie Gottke


Mirriam Black, Zelma Mace, Joan Alderson, Les Bayes

Thommo`s Betta Electrical Competition

Winner`s were the Yeppoon Team.

Clem Magee, Desiree Hindmarsh, Bev Johnston, Chris Thommason, Graham Hudson.

Jeff Slater, Mirriam Black, Jean Graff, Rod Black, Chris Thommason


Glenis Wust, Bruce Ballentine, Linda O`Dea, Sid O`Sing, Chris Thommason


Pam Hedges receiving her Matriarch Badge

Val Hegarty, Ethel Hinz-O`Sullivan, Pam Hedges, Margaret Reddy.

Jack Attack 2021 Second Season

Winning team



The CQLDA presented a bag of bowling gear for young bowlers to learn the art of bowling.


Ladies 2021 Pennants Team.


Barbara Friesacher, Mirriam Black, Bev Johnston, Ann Thomas, Kay Borg, Rosemary Rumpf, Val King, Marion Dobbs, Heather Everett, Bev Armitage, Val Hegarty

Men’s 2021 Pennants Team.

Back row, Bruce Ballentine, Brian Mclean, Clem Magee, Daniel Wilton, Harley Wilton, Bill Richardson, Bob McGowan, Bernie Gottke, Wayne Wilson

Front row, Graham Hudson, Ken Bussey.

Visiting Emu Park for their President and Patroness Day.


Coleen Diehm, Glenis Wust, Val Hegarty, Carol Wellings.


Bev Johnston & Kay Borg.


Team competing for the Keppel Coast Shield.

Back row, Sharon McConochie, Ann Thomas, Bev Johnston

Front row, Marion Dobbs, Heather Everett, Rosemary Rumpf, Jean Graff, Kay Borg.

Bev & Jeff with the Queensland Governor, 


Jeff Slater, Governor Paul De Jersey, Bev Johnston.


Glenis Wust`s Patroness Day.

Glenis had a very delightful day with the Patronesses from all the other clubs.


Capricornian Prestige Fours.


Winners Errol Gregson, Daniel Wilton, Wayne Wilson, Bill Pearson.


Team in the Bates Goddard Competition


Bill Pearson, Jeff Slater, Clem Magee, Graham Hudson.

Jack Attack Volunteers


Kay Ballentine, Bruce Ballentine, David Archer, Peter Pidcock,

Mario Demasi, Tony Durkin, Bev Johnston. Absent Ann Thomas, Val Hegarty

President Joan Wilson`s Day.


President Joan had a very delightful day with all the presidents from the other clubs


Jack Attack Teams.


BPL Districts  Finals

Winning Team from Airley Beach, Warren Mills, Amando Isgvu, Luke Kinnear

Runner-up was Patrick Walsh, Geoff Westall, Alan Johnson from Pialba

Steve Fuller, Debbie McGawry, Malcom Learmonth from Burrum Heads.

Paul Foot, Mick Godfrey, Steve Boyce from the Northern Beaches

Brian Grace, Bob Campbell, John McKay from Burrum Heads

Cooper Sutton, S Lockhart, N Lockhart from Urangan

Capricornian Ladies Invitation Fours


Other Projects 

The room has been completed for disabled toilets upstairs. The club will now apply for a grant to install these disabled toilets.

Chairman, Bev Johnston has met with the Rockhampton Regional Council in relation to sealing the car park. A few years ago the cost to seal the carpark was $80,000.00. It is expected that the club would apply for a grant and help from the council, the club may have to pay the difference.

When work on the Mercure Inn is completed the northern steps of the clubhouse will also be completed and can be used in case of a fire.


Heights College is getting more involved with bowling for their students.

It is hoped that they can form a team to attend the 2022 All Schools Challenge Cup in Brisbane.

Those members willing to get involved with these students will be most welcome to do so, see Moyna Richardson. I can assure you it is a very rewarding exercise to get involved and follow the path of these students. Not only with the students but with the organisation of looking after these students and with the whole creation of having a junior section of our club.