Re­gion’s bowlers travel to Bin­jour for top car­ni­val

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

BOW­ELS: Bowlers from across the Bur­nett re­gion and beyond trav­elled to the Bin­jour Bowls Club on Satur­day to at­tend one of the club’s sig­na­ture car­ni­vals. Six­teen teams were pre­sent for the first bowls car­ni­val of the year – a first for the club. “It’s re­ally good – this is the first time we’ve had a full 16 teams at the car­ni­val,” said Aileen Wi­ley, a lead­ing mem­ber of the Bin­jour Bowls Club and for­mer coach for the sport.

The event on the plateau west of Gayn­dah drew about 50 play­ers, fam­ily and friends, in­clud­ing teams from Mary­bor­ough, Pros­ton, Goomeri and Wondai.

For the first time ever, play­ers from Theodore and Than­g­ool also made the jour­ney to Bin­jour to com­pete in the open fours’ com­pe­ti­tion – for good rea­son.

“Over the day, we give out about $1000,” said Ms Wi­ley. “$400 for first place, $300 for se­cond, $200 for third and $100 for the last round win­ner.” The car­ni­val also in­cluded raf­fles and plenty of drinks for the bowlers as they braved three rounds of 15 ends each. More bowls car­ni­vals are planned and lovers of the sport are en­cour­aged to pay a visit to the club on Fri­day nights to hone their skills.

BOWLED OVER: The event was a show­case of big emo­tions. Pic­tures: Ju­lian Lehnert

A Durong player get­ting ready to bowl.

Play­ers de­ter­min­ing their teams’ points.

A player do­ing some pol­ish­ing work be­fore his bowl.

Two Wondai play­ers on a side-change.

A Murgon player demon­strat­ing his tech­nique.

A Bin­jour club mem­ber fac­ing off against Murgon.

Play­ers en­joy­ing their team’s per­for­mance.

Six­teen teams com­peted at the Bin­jour Bowls Club car­ni­val on the week­end.

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