COME ON QUEENSLAND: Monto Bowls Club member Shane Rideout will play for Queensland in the upcoming U18 Test Series against New South Wales in July.
COME ON QUEENSLAND: Monto Bowls Club member Shane Rideout will play for Queensland in the upcoming U18 Test Series against New South Wales in July. Bowls Queensland

North Burnett bowls wrap up

Bowler to represent state

A MEMBER for Monto Bowls Club will represent Queensland in the U18 Test Series against New South Wales next month after impressing during the recent Junior State Championships, where he claimed gold in the U18 Singles.

Shane Rideout is one of five bowlers selected to take on arch rivals New South Wales at Cabramatta Bowling Club from July 7-9.

Rideout will bowl in the triples and the fours, alongside team mates from Bargara, North Toowoomba, Longreach and Belmont Services bowls clubs.

Rideout said he was excited to hear he had made the team and is maintaining a twice-weekly practise regime with Monto.

Mum Jade will also make the trip to New South Wales to support Rideout.

Eidsvold President's Day

Eidsvold Bowls Club conducted their President's Day on Sunday, May 26 with a "very happy contingent” of 48 bowlers, member Jean Wedemeyer said.

"Lindsay Payne, the President, has built up a rapport with many teams coming from other districts,” she said.

These included teams from Proston, Theodore, Taroom and Durong, which travelled long distances, and all clubs in the North Burnett, totalling 12 in all.

As Payne was away on holidays, Bob Wisniewski filled in the position.

Binjour's team of G Thompson, P Darlington, K Wiley and G Taylor were outright winners, followed by Gayndah's team of J and H Kemp, A Faulkner and A Harris.

Biggenden President's Day

Biggenden Bowls Club also hosted their President's Day, a week later on Sunday, June 2.

President Greg Vicary welcomed clubs from throughout the Burnett, filling the green with 14 competing teams.

"The weather as predicted was rainy ,with early showers holding up the start, but the first game was completed and all enjoyed a hot roast lunch,” ladies' president Lynette Heaton said.

The second game, however, was called off due to persistent rain.

The winning team was from Nanango Bowls Club.

Runner-up was the team from Burnett District Bowls Association, all from Nanango and Goomeri.

Gayndah RSL indoor bowls

Played Thursday nights at 7pm. All welcome.

Thursday, June 6, top scorer was Gary Taylor with three wins and 54 points, followed by Beryl Palmer on 52.

Next highest score was 44, achieved by Lyn Miller, Margaret Formica and Kit George, followed by 38, achieved by Jijila Turner, Muriel Glover and Greg Leaf.

Mundubbera Ladies President's Day

Held on Tuesday, May 28, with 47 players, mostly from the North Burnett region and some from Gin Gin.

The team skipped by Bev Heness won the day.

The major raffle prize was won by Ann Faulkner from Gayndah.


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