March 28, 2017
commonwealth games, bowling

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Update

Preparation continues to ramp up for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) recently released some information about how they plan on keeping all of us […]
March 12, 2017
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Ryan Bester: Bester than best for Broadbeach

How the Gilberts and Ryan Bester saved Broadbeach Bowls Club. Ten years ago the future of bowling on the Gold Coast looked bleak. Known as the Mecca of Bowls in Australia, with 25 bowls clubs in 25 miles, declining membership numbers, the loss of smaller clubs, and the drop in numbers for the popular Gold Coast Winter Carnival meant that something needed to be done.
March 4, 2017
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Feeling the heat. From the editor

Why, especially in Queensland, are there so few clubs with covered outdoor greens? The costs to cover a green are prohibitive for most clubs. Although it’s wonderful to see that some clubs have managed to win grants to cover their greens, we need to push for more funding for this purpose.
February 28, 2017
lawn bowling with your parents

Parents and bowling – the best thing I ever did

After watching my Mum, Dad and brother play bowls for years and represent their districts in the sport, I decided to join them. I have been playing bowls now for just over three years and it’s the best thing I ever did.
February 27, 2017
world masters games in new zealand

World Masters Games 2017 in New Zealand

More than 20,000 athletes from 90 countries have signed up to take part in the world’s largest multi-sport event in Auckland, the World Masters Games 2017.

February 25, 2017
birks family bowling Red Hill

Bowling family makes for a happy family

The Birks' family bowling at Red Hill Bowls Club.
February 25, 2017
lawn bowling bowls in a row near jack

Bowling best for Bernie from Paradise Point

“It has taken me 13 years to achieve something like that." Bernie Lamberton: Paradise Point Bowls Club
February 24, 2017
taking responsibility bowls clubs closing

Clubs closing – Who’s next on the Sunshine Coast?

Six Sunny Coast Bowls Clubs have closed in just as many years since 2011 and, if you believe the rumours and local press, Pacific Paradise could be next on the list of clubs closing.
February 24, 2017
bowling arm course at Pine Rivers Bowls Club

Bowling arm coaching from The Bionic Bowler

If you are fortunate to be blessed with good health allowing you to bowl, then be thankful and do not raise your ire at bowlers using the arm, which allows them to participate and contribute to bowls.
May 9, 2014
chalk

Chalk talk: To Chalk or not to Chalk?

So, it looks like liquid chalk pens (texta style) are not to be used. It just doesn’t make sense. If it’s imperative the bowl(s) are not displaced, doesn’t that statement infer that by using stick chalk, there is the possibility the bowl might be displaced?


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February 28, 2017
lawn bowling with your parents

Parents and bowling – the best thing I ever did

After watching my Mum, Dad and brother play bowls for years and represent their districts in the sport, I decided to join them. I have been playing bowls now for just over three years and it’s the best thing I ever did.
February 27, 2017
world masters games in new zealand

World Masters Games 2017 in New Zealand

More than 20,000 athletes from 90 countries have signed up to take part in the world’s largest multi-sport event in Auckland, the World Masters Games 2017.

February 24, 2017
taking responsibility bowls clubs closing

Clubs closing – Who’s next on the Sunshine Coast?

Six Sunny Coast Bowls Clubs have closed in just as many years since 2011 and, if you believe the rumours and local press, Pacific Paradise could be next on the list of clubs closing.
May 9, 2014
chalk

Chalk talk: To Chalk or not to Chalk?

So, it looks like liquid chalk pens (texta style) are not to be used. It just doesn’t make sense. If it’s imperative the bowl(s) are not displaced, doesn’t that statement infer that by using stick chalk, there is the possibility the bowl might be displaced?