Travis Pearce and Hayden Oster
Travis Pearce and Hayden Oster Contributed

Bowls news from around the Gympie region

Gympie women's

THE Division Fours final was played at Imbil on Wednesday, April 12 between the Cooloola Coast team of Sue Ramsay, Lyn Gray, Carol Crosby and skip Wendy Ryan.

Against Gayle Fisher, Ann Hudson, Tracy Ferriday (Kenilworth) and Skip Jill Callaway from Tin Can Bay.

It was a very close game with them being even on the last end then the T.C.B. team picked up the shot to win by one shot.

Congratulations to both teams for a well fought game.

The draw for the Division Pairs will be in Saturdays paper.

It will be sectional play and played at Kandanga on Monday, April 24.

Morning tea at 8.30am for a 9am start.

Don't forget to bring your lunch.


OUR next game is a visit to Kilkivan on April 23.

We will play with Tansey, Goomeri and Kilkivan in an afternoon game of bowls.

Names in book at Albert Bowls Club or phone club 54821095 or games controller Nev Gilchrist 5482 6749.

Be at Albert Bowls Club at 11.45am.


WEDNESDAY winners were G Window/H Gerick- R/Up R Wadrop/R Sullivan.

Thursday winners, N Metzler/R Wadrop - R/Up O Miles/B Ryder - Last Round N Eaton//R Sullivan.

The final of the A-grade singles was played between Peter Worth and Bill Mitchell Snr. Congratulations to Bill.

Friday, April 21 is open mixed jackpot pairs starting at 1pm.

Saturday, April 22 Century 21 and Billy Mitchell will be sponsoring APL pairs starting at 9.30am.

Entry is $40 per team which includes lunch and dinner.

You are guaranteed five games. Names in the book please.

Sunday, April 23 QRI travel to Kilkivan.

Tuesday, April 25 is the RSL Anzac Day with a 1pm start.

Wednesday, April 26 is graded mixed pairs 12.30pm mufti dress.

Sunday, May 7 we will be celebrating our 70th birthday.

Names on the whiteboard in the locker room please.

Championships: Check the draws in the locker room to see when to play the fours, triples and pairs.

Dodt cup: Invitations have been sent out to clubs to play for the Dodt Cup on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.

Please let Julian Maher know asap if your club intends to play.

Regular games: Every Wednesday, 12.30pm start. Graded Club Selected Pairs mufti. Every Friday, 1pm start is the open mixed jackpot pairs.

First Tuesday each month, 10am start is the men's open jackpot pairs Mufti. Coaching sessions are available by arrangement - please contact the club (5482 1095)

For social bowling - hire of hall or functions inquiries please phone the club 54821095 or leave a message. New bowlers welcome.


CHAMPIONSHIP singles: Judy Allen Def C Stancombe.

Championship pairs: T Gruber, S Mitchell def G Matthews, P Sibley.

Call for April 21 championship singles: P Sibley to play T Gruber, Marker C Stancombe,

Ursula Cross to play J Allen Marker G Matthews. There will be social bowls on Friday, play to begin at 9am.


EASTER Sunday brought a resurgence of interest in the bowls club with four rinks occupied and a few new names on the board.

Trophy winners on the day were R. Start and M. Lewis with runners up T. Farrow and T. Lewis. Our next big day will be a visit from QRI club on Sunday, April 23.

Don't forget, club dining, Friday nights, starting 6 o'clock Wednesday happy hour, starting at 5pm with Lucky members draw.


AFTER the Anzac Day march next Tuesday why not grab some lunch and join us for a game of bowls.

Be at the Albert Bowls Club by 12.30pm for a 1pm start.

We will be playing two games of mixed bowls.

Everyone is welcome and we can supply bowls if needed.

Please have names in the book at the club by Sunday afternoon. Phone 5482 1095 For more information, ring Bermo on 0418 790 055.

Gympie men

TODAY we will be sponsored by McIntosh Meats, it should be a good day and play will start at 9.30am. Last week the winners of the game were Roy Patroni and Roger Ingram with + 14 and Leith Carroll won the raffle.

Lots of names are already on the board for the Anzac Day, Tuesday, April 25 Hens and Roosters clash with play starting at 1.30pm, don't miss this one.

On the last day this month, Sunday, April 30 we travel to Cooloola Coast, our plan is to bring back the shield but we need all the help that we can muster, put your name down and let us know if you can take a passenger or if you need a ride, play will start at 1pm.

Gympie Times

UPDATE: Monster storms here now

UPDATE: Monster storms here now

Severe storms already detected from Noosa to Goomeri



Flooding rain, gale force wind and big hail here within the hour

100 kmh winds and 3cm hail as storms barrel east

100 kmh winds and 3cm hail as storms barrel east

BOM warns wild weather pushing towards Coast

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