March CEO Report
By Brett Wilkie
BQ Board and AGM
Nominations have closed for the four positions up for election on the Bowls QLD Board. Two nominations have been received for the Vice President position from Kerry Green and Graham Lewis. Current Director of Finance Greg Flynn is unopposed for this position. Four nominations have been received for the two board director positions from Colleen Ryan, Carmel Gibb, John Walker and Lesley Bates.
Each of the 20 District Men’s and Ladies’ Associations vote for these positions with the results announced at the BQ AGM on Wednesday, March 16.
I attended workshop meetings during February to work on Bowls Australia’s new strategic plan which is up for renewal in 2023. Bowls QLD’s Strategic Plan is also up for renewal next year, we will be working on this throughout the year.
QLD Junior Camp
Ten girls and 10 boys have been invited to attend a QLD junior camp at Chermside Bowls Club in Brisbane on April, 5-6. Christina Pavlov, Alan Thorp and Lynsey Clarke will be passing on their knowledge at the camp, which will be valuable for the development of these junior players.
QLD Representative Trial
The QLD Selectors have invited 24 women and 24 men to attend a trial at Broadbeach Bowls Club on Sunday, April 24. Players invited will be vying for QLD selection in the Open, U25 and 40-59 QLD Teams.
QLD vs NSW
The Under 18 Test Series will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21 at Chermside Bowls Club including eight girls and eight boys.
The Open, U25 and 40-59 Test Series will be held in Sydney Taren Point on Monday and Tuesday, August 22-23.
National Champion of Club Champion Singles
Good luck to Chloe Stewart and Jake Rynne who will represent QLD in this event at Broadbeach on April 23-24. This is the postponed 2021 event.
Good luck to all our 2021 QLD State Championship winners who will now contest the Australian Championships at Broadbeach from April 26-29. Disciplines include Women’s and Men’s Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Mixed Pairs.
QLD State Championships
Entries for this years $50,000 QLD State Championships are open and close on Monday, March 21. This event will be played on the Gold Coast from Monday to Sunday, May 9-22 with all finals at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
The District Sides Championships will also be held in the Gold Coast/Tweed District at Musgrave Hill, Paradise Point, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach prior to the State Championships on May 4-7.
North Queensland RBM Lesley Bates has announced her retirement and will finish up on Thursday, April 14. Thank you to Lesley for her time devoted to promoting the game and assisting clubs and districts during her role as NQ’s RBM. We wish Lesley all the best in her retirement. Bowls Australia will now be recruiting for this position.
Congratulations to Ron Chambers and Gordon Pitts who won a set of bowls each in our promotion to sign up to receive the Queensland Bowler magazine and other news electronically. If you are not signed up, you can register on the Bowls QLD website at: https://www.bowlsqld.org/news-2
Our thoughts go out to our clubs and members affected by the flooding in South East QLD at the end of February (just as we were going to print for this edition). Bowls QLD offers disaster relief assistance for clubs to assist with their recovery. Call BQ at 07 3354 0777 for more information.