Cues all racked at new home
THE Gympie Bowls Club's clubhouse on the Southside is now the home of the Gympie Gold City Eight-Ball Association.
The two clubs have entered into an agreement to allow the eight-ball club to use the facility and store their pool tables on the premises.
Gympie Bowls Club Men's president Wayne Carlson said the bowls club had a great facility that was being under-utilised.
"We are delighted to have them here," he said.
"We have the facility other clubs can benefit from and this move will benefit both organisations."
Gympie Gold City Eight-Ball Association president Lindsay Fagg said the bowls club had plenty of space and was the perfect venue for pool.
"It gives us the opportunity to bring in more tables if required," Fagg said.
He said Gympie Gold City Eight-Ball Association had broken away from Gympie's other eight-ball club before the start of last season.
This year, through affiliation with the Queensland Eight-Ball Association, the club was now in a position to offer players opportunities to be involved with inter-city events, both in Gympie and interstate.
"This also offers opportunities to hold QEBF-conducted umpiring courses and assistance setting up our youth ventures," he said.
"It will be invaluable."
Fagg said last year - the club's inaugural year - had been very successful.
"We exceeded founding members' expectations by gaining over 50 members, have become incorporated and have many businesses offering sponsorship," Fagg said.
The club will hold a sign-on and social day this Sunday at the new clubhouse. There will be a barbecue, social bowls and eight-ball pool.
Any youth aged 13-17 who may be interested in learning to play eight-ball, can also come along and contact the junior co-ordinator.
All juniors will also be given the opportunity to learn and play snooker.
Anyone with any questions can ring Lindsay Fagg on 0407 695 190.