First bowls tournament of the year
GAYNDAH Lawn Bowls Club hosted the first Men’s Fours Tournament of the year with players from across the Burnett and surrounding regions participating.
It was the first tournament under the watch of newly appointed Gayndah Bowls Club president Brian Prygoda who said he was very pleased with the weekend.
“It has been a very hot weekend, which we all know, so the conditions weren’t suitable really,” Prygoda said.
“So we are lucky we have the shade cloth here to be able to play under because the boys travel from a long way to play here so it’s good that we could keep the weekend running.”
The shade cloth proved to be the saving grace for the first tournament of the year.
“If we didn’t have the shade cloth I’d say we would have had to postpone or cancel the carnival,” Prygoda said.
“Because there is a clause in the rules that after it gets to a certain temperature you have to abandon play.”
Sixteen teams travelled from all over including Maryborough and Miriam Vale as well as other clubs around the North Burnett.
“The turn out has been really good, we were worried about numbers with the heat,” Prygoda said.
“Bowlers like to go to carnivals like this and travel to other clubs.
“We try to do the same and return the favour.”
He said weekend carnivals and tournaments were the life blood of small country clubs.
“It’s always a big benefit to the club,” Prygoda said.
“If we didn’t have these days we would struggle as a club.
“On top of that I think the atmosphere has been really great this weekend too.”
Local support is also of huge benefit to the Gayndah Bowls Club and being able to keep it operating and hosting events such as the Men’s Fours.
“We get great sponsorship from the wider community which is great,” Prygoda said.
The next major tournament being hosted by the Gayndah Bowls Club will be the Mixed Triples.
“We have that mixed triples at the end of March and the beginning of April,” he said.
If we didn’t have the shade cloth I’d say we would have had to postpone or cancel the carnival. — Brian Prygoda
TEAM: Gayndah players teaming up over the weekend.
Lauchlan Kemp taking part in the weekend comp.
Ashley Harris concentrating on his shot.
Gayndah player Robbie Patterson lining up his shot
A large number of players competed in Gayndah.