Competition is close at the Classic
Woodgate Club hosts visitors in $11,000 event
WITH unexpected wins and teams playing better than could ever have been expected, the Woodgate Club Inc has been a place of excitement recently.
The first event to take visitors by storm was the annual Woodgate Club $11,000 Invitation Classic Fours.
Held from October 17 to October 19, this annual event continues to grow in popularity with local clubs from around the region keen to win the fabulous prize money and showcase their talent.
It all began with the Friday Pairs Games followed by the Calcutta at 7.30pm.
This year was definitely hotly contested with three games on Saturday and two games on Sunday but the overall winners of the weekend included on day one Phil Wrice and on day two Eric Copeland while the winning teams were Al Johnson’s team from Hervey Bay followed by Steve Petsky’s team from Pine Rivers with Bill McUtchen’s Woodgate team taking out third place.
Other areas that were well represented in the top eight included Rainbow Beach, Bargara, Ferny Grove, Burnett and Gayndah.
The club’s Josh Nurse said the scores for the top spot were very close and undecided right up to the last game in the afternoon.
“This is a well received annual event and it was great to see the Woodgate team come third which was quite a champion effort considering they had only been put together three days prior to competition,” he said.
“It is great in a competition like this to know that you can never determine the outcome, this year it was Hervey Bay and Pine Rivers turn to take out the top two spots whereas last year’s winners were from Kingaroy and Moore Park.”
Josh highlighted that it was the welcoming community feel of the Woodgate Club that continued to attract such a wealth of bowlers from across the state for this annual competition.
“It is one of those places where most players will stay around for a few hours after each day to socialise with the other teams making for a really fantastic atmosphere.”
But it wasn’t just the bowls competition that had the club going, for first time bingo player Bryan it was definitely an afternoon he was glad he had chosen to play a few games.
Run every Friday morning at the Woodgate Club, this is another game that continues to draw in the crowds eager to take
Josh Nurse This is a well received annual event and it was great to see the Woodgate team come third which was quite a champion effort considering they had only been put together three days prior to competition.
home the major jackpot.
For Bryan it was a last minute decision to come to the club for a game and one he admits he was hesitant about.
But after walking away with $10,000 after outlaying only $20 on a standard 23 game pack he couldn’t be happier.
“Bingo at the club is growing every week with players joining up for their chance to win up to $100,000 every week,” Josh said.
Maybe after such a significant win and with $100,000 on the line now, more eyes will be down at 10am for the next Friday session.
CLOSE CALL: Bargara Bowls Club members Viv Sauer and Keith Pittaway at theWoodgate Club Inc $11,000 Invitation Classic Fours earlier this month.