Woombye’s $10,000 prize pot
Bowlers from all over Queensland descended upon Woombye last month to compete in the 12th annual Woombye Bowls Club $10,000 competition. Bowlers from all over Queensland descended upon Woombye last month to compete in the 12th annual Woombye Bowls Club $10,000 competition.
With a first prize of $4,000, the three-day event attracted 94 bowlers from the Sunshine Coast, north Hervey Bay, south Brisbane, Chinchilla and Cloncurry.
The level of expertise on the green was fierce but it was the Allan Newman team of Peter Hughes, Dean Sluce, Allan Newman and Robert Blanco who went home with the main prize (pictured with major sponsor Peter Harris).
Second place was Ken Laverty’s team and third place was John Allen’s team. Round winners were C. Coster, Alan Young, Matthew Prain, Iain Gibbs, Tony Clark, Paul West and Shane Krause.
Visiting bowlers were highly impressed with the greens, citing them as one of the best they’ve played on in Queensland, which was a nod to WBC’s dedicated greenskeeper Jeff Steele.
Jeff boasts half a century experience in the art of greenkeeping, and his talent was further recognised when the Club hosted the Sunshine Coast 1st Division Penance Finals earlier this year.
WBC $10k Coordinator Howard Riach and Chairman Allan Lambert thanked all the competitors, umpires, sponsors, staff and volunteers who all pitched in to create an outstanding three days of bowls.
Article contributed by Tash Hennig