March 2021

 

Bowls has continued to be very busy at the club over the past month. Premier League and Premier 7’s is past the half way point. Premier League is going very well. Both grades have finished the regular season in the top 3 which gives them a double chance in finals. Broadbeach and Pine Rivers might be the only two clubs to have both divisions in the playoffs which is a great achievement.

Premier 7’s is going very well. Division ½ is having a harder time as all other participating clubs are playing their top 7 players. Most divisions have a good chance of making finals at the half way point. Sending out a big thank you to all markers who have helped out on Saturdays.

Update on the club championships are as follows: the Men’s Pairs is down to the semi finals apart from one due to Tugun playing Premier 7’s on a Sunday. The club singles is drawn today with over 45 male players which is a great turnout.

Social bowls is still gong strong with almost three full greens each Tuesday and Thursday and the afternoon bowls is also going well. Wednesday nights have helped out with Premier League players and workers and will continue until the numbers drop off.

Flyers are out for the Blue Diamond, Blue Opal and Women’s Prestige Pairs tournaments. We are expecting full numbers for these three tournaments. A letter of invitation will be sent to the strongest clubs in Australia in the next two weeks to get the Broadbeach 5-a-Side going.

We are unfortunately losing Kevin Anderson to the Moama Bowls Club as a Bowls Co-ordinator job has come up. Cassandra Millerick will also be departing after the Australian Open. Both were valuable club members winning many major tournaments for the club. We wish them all the best for the future and will always welcome them back to the club. With this in mind, there is a need to recruit a top player to fill a skipping role for men’s pennant and premier league.

Since “The Nationals” will be held at Broadbeach for the next couple of years, we can expect the Queensland squads to use our facility for practice and camps. This will be great for the club and also a chance to recruitment of some top players.

Green 4 has come back into play and is running very well. The greens will be quickening up soon once summer ends and some cooler weather arrives.