DIV 2 PENNANT – Crows Nest Shines

The Crows Nest Bowls Club has only ever been successful in the DDBA Pennant Competition on two occasions in the last half century.  We won Division 4 in 1970-71.  And then came back to beat all-comers the following year after being promoted to 3rd Division.  It probably has to be appreciated that our run of good luck occurred after a brief 3 years of competition – we’d only formed the Club in 1968.  At that time, we had so many members who wanted to play pennants, that we were knocking them back with a stick.

But as you know, it can be a long time between drinks sometimes!  Although we’ve continued to represent the Club most years, we haven’t managed to enjoy the success of those early days.  That is, until 2019!  With a proud win/loss ratio over the first seven weeks of the competition, we entered the semi-finals on top of Division 2.  Even though we won the semi, and weren’t quite good enough in the final – we’ll live off the 2019 achievement for some years to come.  Well done to all of Crows Nest’s team players.

“Switch the Ditches”

GREEN CLOSURE

Our green would ordinarily close for its annual refurbishment in early to mid December.  This year however, we’ll be closing for an entirely different reason!

After more than fifty years of painstakingly removing, installing and eventually replacing hardwood ditch-boards as they gradually age and deteriorate, the Crows Nest Bowls Club has decided to refashion the green and install pre-fabricated concrete ditch walls.  Although the project will not take long to complete, the playing surface of the green may take a considerable period of time to return to its peak performance.

The “Switch the Ditches Project” is the largest endeavour that the Club has undertaken for many years – possibly ever!  And for this reason we proudly acknowledge the generosity and support provided to us by:

  • the Progressive Community Crows Nest (PCCN);
  • the Crows Nest Branch of the Heritage Bank; and
  • the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

 

 

2018-19 Club Champions

OPEN COMPETITION:

SINGLES – David Freeme

PAIRS – David Freeme (c) and Daryl Fraser

TRIPLES – Ray Weis (c), Peter Best and Bret Cannon

FOURS – Tony Ryan (c), Kerry Lovell, Daryl Fraser and John Fowler

CLUB COMPETITION:

B GRADE SINGLES – Shane Case

2019 OPEN FOURS CHAMPIONS DARYL FRASER, TONY RYAN, JOHN FOWLER AND KERRY LOVELL

C GRADE SINGLES – Bret Cannon

VETERAN SINGLES – Roy Bell

SUPER VETERAN SINGLES – Peter Coman

CONSISTENCY SINGLES – Tony Ryan

MIXED PAIRS – Tony Ryan (c) and Kerry Ryan

CLUB SELECTED COMPETITION:

PAIRS – Kerry Lovell (c) and Bret Cannon

TRIPLES – Tony Ryan (c), Lachlan Barnes and Andrew Tabor

FOURS – Daryl Fraser (c), John Fowler, Andrew Tabor and Bret Cannon

 

 

 

 

 

Community Night Bowls

               WINNERS ARE GRINNERS

Starting in October each year and continuing for about six weeks there’s something new and popular going on in Crows Nest.  For many years we ran a programme of night bowls for club members and beginners, but it failed to launch with any great success.   The idea was shelved and regarded as not very appealing for a little country club such as ours.

It took us a while to understand that non-bowlers or those who just wanted to venture out on a week night, have some fun, and not take the game or themselves too seriously were out there in the community but we weren’t reaching them.  So we had to change!

These days our Tuesday Night Burger Bowls, (so nick-named by the locals who play because we’ve combined tasty hamburgers as part of the evening line-up), are very popular with a growing number of Crows Nest regulars out for a bit of fun and a game with friends.  It doesn’t matter if some teams are “stacked” because the winning prize is always drawn out of the hat.  Everyone has an even chance of success.  The burgers are ready from about 6pm, thirty minutes later cards have been called, mats are down and we’re off!

We’ll supply the bowls, mats and jacks – all you need to bring is yourself, some soft soled shoes and an appetite for something new.  Watch the local High Country Herald for advertisements in October.

Five dollars for green fees, and another five if you’d like a tasty barbecued burger – what else do you need for a good night out?