Bundaberg wins Fellowship Shield

BUNDABERG Division made a clean sweep of the annual Fellowship Shield against Burnett District Bowls Association last Sunday at Biggenden Bowls Club.

Fifty-six bowlers (seven teams of men's fours from each area) played two rounds of 21 ends.

In the first round Bundaberg only won three of the seven rinks, but managed to win 142-116 shots.

In the second round Bundaberg won five of the seven and finished with 147-124 shots, giving Bundaberg a 2-0 win + 49 shots.

This was a complete turnaround from last year, when Bundaberg was crushed by Burnett.

The 2011 AER Foundation Mixed Pairs Challenge, in conjunction with Bowls Australia, invites clubs from all states and territories to nominate for this event, which has been created specifically for the club bowler and gives all bowlers throughout Australia the opportunity to participate in a high-profile bowls event while still competing on their own club greens.

Players can progress to regional, state and national finals to play alongside Australia's elite bowlers during the Australian Open in February.

Clubs may determine the format but at regional, state and national finals the format will be played as sets play, three bowls pairs.

Pairs must be members of the same club and clubs must register a minimum of four pairs to constitute a “bona fide” competition to qualify a winning pair.

Entry fee of $10 per pair will be donated to the AER Foundation Fund to assist the AER Foundation in its education programs into alcohol-related community issues.

The club round is to be completed by Sunday, October 10. Regional finals will be held on Sunday, October 31, and Queensland State final on November 21.

Registration and operational kit is available from Queensland event organiser Graeme Hooper on 0433535974, or email bscqhoops@yahoo.com.au.

The Bowls Queensland Development team will visit Bundaberg clubs from September 6-9 to discuss with members the areas of strategic plans, grants, membership, corporate/business bowls and school and junior programs.

Handbooks will be provided and the team will try to address any other concerns raised at the meeting.

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