Region’s bowlers travel to Binjour for top carnival
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.