Bowlers gather for bush carnival | PHOTOS

Men's Bush Classic Fours winners Barry Gough, sponsor Tony Finch from Gelita, Jamie Gough, Col Kennedy and Shaun Kelly.
Men's Bush Classic Fours winners Barry Gough, sponsor Tony Finch from Gelita, Jamie Gough, Col Kennedy and Shaun Kelly.

The 2023 Beaudesert Bush Carnival attracted keen lawn bowlers from across South East Queensland, competing  for a total of $10,600 in prize money across the carnival.

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The prestigious Men’s Bush Classic Fours was played over two days on 22 and 23 April and with $6,200 prizemoney it was a keenly contested event.

The winners were a Hamilton Bowls Club team skipped by Col Kennedy with  Beaudesert team headed by Skip Matthew Newton in second place.

Both teams had won all four of their games with Kennedy’s four narrowly beating the Beaudesert locals in the fifth and final game.

Organiser John Harris thanked sponsors Gelita, Armac and Dover & Sons for their support, as well as the players.

“Without the sponsors and players there’s no Club and no competition,” he said.

Thursday 27 April saw the Ladies’ Triples played in two games of 18 ends. 

Although rain interrupted play, they managed to continue in between showers.

The winners were a team from Manly – Jess Parolin, Lyn Ryan (Beaudesert) and Maria Rigby.

Runners up were Beenleigh team Lynette Antcliff, Lucy Dalli and Christine Long.

First round was won by an Algester team – Elsie Riding-Hill, Frances Craig and Christine Pitt.

The second round winners were a Paradise Point team.

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