Bill Karran at Doon Villa Bowls Club.
Bill Karran at Doon Villa Bowls Club. Valerie Horton

Bowlers deserve pat on the back for effort

The Queensland State Championships concluded on the weekend.

While the Fraser Coast was not victorious in any category I am led to believe that all put in strong showings and with an ounce of luck some results could have been different.

It is always difficult for any player from our district to compete as they come up against current and former National and State players.

Adding to the difficulty is the fact that the current and former national and state players are generally sponsored and well financially supported, whereas most of our players are mainly financed out of their own pockets.

So bearing that in mind it is a wonderful achievement for our players just to take a few shots of the top bowlers. I have been told that not only did our players take more than a few shots some pushed the big guns all the way.

Congratulations to all of our players we are proud of your efforts.

The Local District Championships will start in the next couple of weeks, which will be followed by the Pennant Season.

In the men's section there have been a few significant changes to the draw for the three divisions.

These changes are:


In Division 1 the traditional North and South zones have been combined into one group.

What this means is that all of the clubs competing in Division 1 this year must play against the other clubs regardless of location (e.g. Burrum Heads v Kandanga).

The games will be still played on a home and away basis and each team will consist of twelve players.


Decond and third Divisions will keep the traditional North and South zones the number of player required for each team will be eight.

Don't forget The Bowls Show is on SBS every Sunday at 1pm.

Finally it was a mixed weekend for the Bulldogs. Bulldog Trev AFL team were beat by GWS, and my NRL Bulldogs defeated the Roosters.

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