November CEO Report
With Brett Wilkie
Mullins Lawyers Partnership
Bowls Queensland is pleased to announce that Mullins Lawyers has agreed to continue its partnership with Bowls Queensland for another term. Mullins has been a great supporter of Bowls Queensland and many clubs/districts in the State with their wealth of legal knowledge. BQ must also thank Matt Bradford from Mullins for his informative articles each month in this magazine.
State Consultative Body Meeting
Peter Williamson and I attended the biannual SCB meeting in October at Broadbeach. This meeting involves representatives from Bowls Australia and all State/Territories who come together to discuss issues from across the nation.
Congratulations to all QLD representative teams, and players who competed in the Nationals, on the way they conducted themselves. Queenslanders shared in much success over the carnival on the National stage, go the Maroons!! Well done to host clubs Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach together with Bowls Australia on a great Nationals Series.
Bowls Australia Hall of Fame & Awards Night
Congratulations to our Queenslanders who were recognised on the night. Rob Parrella was elevated into Legend status along with Steve Glasson and Karen Murphy. Bert Palm, a stalwart of Bargara was inducted into the Hall of Fame, unfortunately Bert has passed away and was represented by his daughter.
Receiving awards were Lynsey Clarke – International Female Bowler of the Year (voted on by players/coaches during Australian representation); Kelsey Cottrell – Female Bowler of the Year (rankings); Nick Cahill – Male Bowler of the Year (rankings); Serena Bonnell – Bowler with a Disability of the Year and Cheryl Lindfield a finalist.
QLD Champion of Club Champions State Finals
These events were held at the Souths Suburban Bowls Club in Mackay following writing the column, well done to all medallists. Thank you to Mackay Regional Council, ATSICHS, Souths Leagues Club, Henselite and Souths Suburban Bowls Club for their support of this event.
North vs South Challenge
Congratulations to all selected with many first timers travelling to Townsville this year on October 29-30. Thank you to Ron Mitchell, North QLD DBA and North QLD DLBA for their support of this event.
State 8-A-Side and State Pennant Finals
The Inaugural State 8-A-Side Event was held at Club Tweed on Thursday and Friday November 3-4, followed by the State Division 1 Pennant Finals on Saturday and Sunday November 5-6. Well done to all teams that qualified through their District and Zones to the State Finals. Thank you to the Tweed Shire Council and Club Tweed for their support of these events.
State District Mixed Pairs – November 19-20
This event will be held at the Bargara Bowls Club involving 8 teams who have won through their District and Zone playoffs. Well done and good luck to all teams.
2023 Junior State Championships
This event will be held at the Burnett and Across the Waves Bowls Clubs from January, 15-20. Entries are open and can be found on the BQ website. Thank you to the Bundaberg Regional Council and Des Kemp for their support and assistance with this event.