Pialba’s Men’s Classic Fours Carnival

by bqmedia

The fifth Classic Fours Carnival held at Pialba Bowls Club, Hervey Bay in November 2022 saw 30 teams with some of the best bowlers from across the State (and a few from NSW) vying for the $16,000 prize money on offer.

The Friday night Calcutta kicked the carnival off with a $10,295 pool for the first four past the post. Team Nelson with Jacob Nelson, Kane Nelson, Ryan Digby and John Newell sold for the highest price at $1,000. The eventual carnival winners were Riley Gerick, Cody Gerick, Ryan Burnett and Nick Cahill who sold for $600.

Armando Isgro of Airlie Beach with Urangan’s Russell Bramich, Mal MacLeod and Darren Redman led the field up to the last round only to be beaten by their opponents, allowing Team Cahill to leapfrog into first place and collect the $6,000 first prize. This loss relegated Armando down to fourth place.

Overall, it was an awesome carnival with two well- presented grass greens running at 16/17 seconds. Pialba’s volunteers created the friendly family spirit of a well- oiled machine supporting its yearly event.

Work is in progress for the next 2023 Tier 3 Bowls Australia Ranked Carnival to be held in November.

Contributed by John Walker

Winners L-R: Cody Gerick, Riley Gerick, Ryan Burnett & Nick Cahill with major sponsor Fraser Coast Motors Manager Daniel Foley
Runners-up L-R: Mick Tobin, Matt Tonkin, Cody Fehlberg, Ian McMah with FCMC Manager Daniel Foley
Third L-R: FCMC Manager Daniel Foley, John Newell, Jacob Nelson, Ryan Digby & Kane Nelson