September CEO Report
With Brett Wilkie
BQ Council Meeting
Twenty ladies’ and 20 men’s district delegates will attend Bowls Queensland’s annual September Council Meeting on Wednesday, September 14. This is a great opportunity for delegates across the State to come together and discuss bowls in QLD. The Bowls QLD Board and committee coordinators will also be in attendance.
What a great result for our Australian team to be the best performed team ever from Australia in the Northern Hemisphere. Our first ever gold in the Northern Hemisphere and first ever gold in the women’s singles, well done Ellen Ryan. The women’s pairs followed up with another gold, what an awesome final, Kristina Krstic and Ellen were amazing! Then Aaron “Disco” Wilson finished it off with back-to- back gold medals in the men’s singles, what a finish and a great promotion for our sport. Our men’s triples went agonisingly close in the final and won silver, our disability women’s and men’s pairs also won silver. Well done to all players, coaching staff and families/support crews.
QLD Multi Disability Championships
Congratulations to all who participated in this event and those who were lucky enough to win medals. Thank you to Brisbane City Council for sponsoring, and to Chermside and Northern Suburbs Bowls Clubs for hosting, this event. Well done to the Physical Impaired players selected to represent QLD at the National Physical Impaired Championships from September 30– October 5 at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club.
Secondary Schools Cup
Thank you to the club, school and district representatives who helped co-ordinate teams along with our RBMs to reach the finals of this event. Well done to those players who made the finals and to the winners of the trophies. Thank you to Club Pine Rivers for hosting and sponsoring this event along with J Carroll Club Promotions. Thank you to our RBMs for their assistance leading up to, and during, this event.
Australian Indoor Singles
Congratulations to Kelsey Cottrell and Aron Sherriff on winning this year’s events, both achieving the rare feat of doubling up after winning the Australian Open Singles in June.
QLD Representative Teams
It was great to see a return of representative bowls with QLD teams playing against NSW in August for the first time since 2019. Thank you to ACEIT for producing quality uniforms for our players and officials.
QLD vs NSW U18 Test Series
Well done to our U18 QLD Girls’ and Boys’ Teams who challenged NSW in August. Thank you to Team Managers/Coaches Christina Pavlov and Alan Thorp and thank you to Chermside Bowls Club for hosting this event. Well done to the five girls and five boys who have been selected to represent QLD in the Under 18 Nationals from September 30–October 1 at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
QLD vs NSW Test Series
Well done to our Open, U25 and 40-59 Women’s and Men’s Queensland Teams who took on NSW at Taren Point in August. Unfortunately, the third test was washed out, but congratulations to the U25 and 40-59 women’s teams for winning their series. Thank you to Team Managers Christina Pavlov, Gary Costigan, Brad Harris and Linda Morish. Well done to those selected in the QLD Open Teams for the Australian Sides Championships from October 6-9 at Broadbeach Bowls Club.
QLD Over 60 Teams
Well done to players selected to represent QLD at the Australian Senior Sides Championships from 2-5 October at Broadbeach.
Come and Try Month – October
All clubs are encouraged to support Bowls Queensland’s Come and Try Month of October by holding some form of event at your club as part of a State-wide push to entice new people to try our sport. This could be an Open Day, Barefoot Bowls Session, Bring a Friend Day, Bring a Relative, Family Fun Day, Community Day, fancy dress theme or whatever you may like to call it that would be popular in your area. Your local RBM will be happy to assist if needed. More information has been distributed to clubs.
2023 District Sides and State Championships
These events will be held on the Sunshine Coast next year. Thank you to Sunshine Coast Council who have confirmed they will sponsor the 2023 District Sides and State Championships.