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11 Sept 2022

Another hugely successful year both on and off the greens. Go Bulls!

With our AGM on 11 September we review this past year, which has been very successful both on and off the greens. On the greens we have cemented our place as one of the top bowling clubs in Australia. Our Ladies won another State Number 1 Pennant Flag, making it an amazing six out of seven years. Our Men’s pennant teams made all six pennant finals winning four flags and in the premier league our A’s won the grand final for the second year in a row whilst the premier league team sadly lost the grand final for the second year in a row.

Broadbeach players have dominated the bowls' year. Aron Sherriff and Kelsey Cottrell won both Australian Open Singles. Kelsey also won the fours and tournament MVP. Kelsey and Nick Cahill ended the year as Australia’s Number 1 Ranked Bowlers. Sean Ingham and Aron Sherriff won the Australian Pairs. Aron Sherriff and Nick Cahill won the Australian Triples. Kelsey Cottrell and Cassandra Millerick won the Australian Pairs. In the State Championships Nick Cahill and Kelsey Cottrell won the Mixed Pairs. Also Nick Cahill and Aron Sherriff won the State Triples. Serena Bonnell won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. Ryan Bester also represented Canada at the games.

The club also ran the biggest tournaments in Queensland and Australia. We successfully hosted the District Sides, State Championships, Australian Open & Australian Champion of Champion Singles and Australian Titles. We ran our own tournaments which included the Seaside Triples, Woman’s Prestige Pairs, Blue Ribbon Pairs, Blue Diamond Pairs and Matador Fours.

We had a record amount of entries in our club championships this year. It was great to see so many of our new players joining in the club championships. We would like to thank all our volunteers who have made all these events possible as well as the markers and scoreboard attendants for the Australian Open.

We would like to make a special mention and send thanks to Peter Lambert, Dennis Margan and Christina Pavlov for all their help throughout every tournament making sure there were no hiccups. Thank you also to all our members who regularly help with the social bowls during the week doing the cards and finally The Bowls Committee and the Board of Management for their constant support and who always put bowls first.

Next year will be equally busy with all the same tournaments plus our hosting of the World Championships, the biggest gobal bowls competition, to will be held Aug/Sept 2023.

A full listing of Bulls' achievements can be found here

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