The Heritage Bank Crows Nest Open Fours Bowls Carnival is our special annual event.  And it’s on again in 2022!  So get your diary out and mark –

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12-13 MARCH in your calendar today.

Teams of ladies, men’s or mixed fours from across the Darling Downs, and further afield, arrive every year to play in the annual Crows Nest Heritage Bank Carnival.  The tournament is run over a Saturday and a Sunday, usually in the first half of each year. 

Prizes are really generous!  The overall winning team for the two days in 2022 will be rewarded with $1200 in prize-money; runners-up will receive $800; third place and fourth will earn $600 and $400 per team.  As well there are round winners’ prizes and a ‘lucky’ winner.

A total of five games will be played (18 ends or the bell) – three on the Saturday from 9am, and the remainder on the following Sunday morning.

You won’t go hungry at the Heritage Bank Crows Nest Open Fours Carnival.  Saturday starts with morning tea, followed some time later on with a sumptuous lunch break, at the end of the second game.  Afternoon tea provides a welcome respite, with nibblies available before you head home to revive for the morning.  Sunday morning’s breakfast is not to be missed, and lunch fills you up if there’s any room left.

The 2022 Heritage Bank Open Fours Carnival, is also sponsored by our friends at Burstows Funerals via their generous Gifting Back initiative.  The team entry fee for the upcoming carnival is $260.

Watch for flyers and posters advertising our next event in 2022.  Ask your Club Secretary for a copy of our latest “date claimer” toward the end of the year; and look for our nomination forms on your club noticeboard during January/February.

Because we’ve got only one green, it’s always a case of “first in best dressed.”  So please nominate as soon as you can when the entry forms become available – your team could be the one that gets the bragging rights and takes away the top prize.

Funnier things have happened!


Alby Gibbs (Skip), Maree Gibbs, Mick Cherry and Len Bartz