Open Fours Bowls Carnival

The Heritage Bank Crows Nest Open Fours Bowls Carnival is our special yearly event!

Teams of ladies, men’s or mixed fours from across the Darling Downs, and further afield, arrive to play in the annual Crows Nest 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 is rewarded with $1000 in prize-money; runners-up receive $600; third place and fourth earn $500 and $300 per team.  As well there are round winners’ prizes and a ‘lucky’ winner.

A total of five games are 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 Mixed Fours Carnival.  Saturday starts with morning tea, followed some time later on with a sumptuous lunch break, usually around midday.  Afternoon tea provides a welcome respite, and then a barbecue dinner at the end of the session’s play wraps things up for the first day.  Sunday morning’s breakfast is not to be missed, and lunch fills you up if there’s any room left.

The 2021 Heritage Bank Mixed Fours Carnival, also sponsored by Burstows Funerals, is scheduled for the weekend of SATURDAY 13 MARCH and SUNDAY 14 MARCH.  The team entry fee will be $220.

Watch for flyers and posters advertising our next event in 2021.  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!

PIC: 2019 Crows Nest Mixed Fours Carnival Champions from the Oakey Bowls Club: Shane Bradford, Peter Rudkin, Murray Bradford and Matty Hill.