Around the Greens

SDMDBA president Bryce Titmus with the winners of the Mixed Two Bowl Triples competition Zel Zamprogno, Pam Moore and Frank Taylor.


Summit bowlers Pam Moore, Frank Taylor and Eliseo Zamprogno made it back-to-back titles when they won the Southern Downs Men’s District Bowls Association (SDMDBA) Mixed Two Bowl Triples title after two days of intense competition at the Summit Bowls Club at the weekend.

24 teams from across the Southern Downs district were on the green on Saturday playing the Sectional round of the competition.

The winners and runners up from the two sections moved through to the finals on Sunday.

Eventual winners, Pam Moore, Frank Taylor and Eliseo Zamprogno scored a 23-19 win over Judy Richardson (Tenterfield), Neville Richardson (Tenterfield) and Neville Morris (Inglewood) in the first of the semifinals.

Elana Scott (Tenterfield), Dale Callaghan (The Summit) and Peter Collis (Warwick East) scored a three shot win over and Billy Lee (Warwick East), Lynda Hartley (Southern Cross) and John Johnson (Warwick East). The score was 21-18 and the winners progressed to the final.

The Summit team of Moore, Taylor and Zamprogno won the final 24 -15. Skip Eliseo Zamprogno and team played some excellent bowls and are congratulated on their back to back wins.

Organisers were somewhat disappointed with the numbers playing in the final District comepitition hf the year but concede holding the competition so late in the year was in part responsible.

The 2024 event has been moved to date earlier in the year.

There were some very close games over the weekend and spectators witnessed some very good bowling.

Despite the recent very wet weather the green at The Summit ran very well thanks to the efforts of the Summit President and Greenkeeper Graeme.

This was the final District event this year however the nomination forms for the 2024 Men’s District Fours have been forwarded to all clubs.

Please forward completed nominations to Paul Beaman either on the form or by email.


Number of members of the Summit Bowls Club were involved in the SDMDBA Mixed Two Bowl Triples event on Saturday and therefore there were only two games of social bowls played.

Phil Davis, Brian Wilmot and Tyler Sweeney defeated Alex Mattiazzi, Darren Stanley and Michael Sweeney 15-9.

On an adjacent rink Margaret Harvey, Rod Newlands and Adrian Jackson scored a very comfortable 26-6 win over Rod Crome, Joe Stratman and Carl Sutherland.

The club is holding a Trophy afternoon next Saturday (9/12) with Trophies kindly donated by Howard Bott.

The following Saturday 16/12, the club is holding their annual Christmas party. There will be social bowls from 1pm. The presentation of trophies and Christmas party will get underway from 3.30pm.

Turley Triples on December 19th will be the final event will be the final event in 2023.


The recent rain in Stanthorpe has been very welcome it caused significant disruption to the programme at the Stanthorpe Bowls Club.

Turkey Triples and two rounds of Twilight Bowls have had to be postponed in addition to the club’s Mixed Gala Day which was to be held on Wednesday (29/11).

The club apologies for any inconvenience the cancellations have caused but unfortunately as well are all aware Moth Nature dances to the beat of her own drum.

The club has been fortunate to hold some social bowls and, in some cases, rain shortened games. Bill Welch and Brian Brown scored a one shot win over Margaret Harvey and John Fairley. The score 10-9.

Polly Lay and Mick Mills defeated Sylean Fairley and David Rose 9-6. Caroline Draper, David Draper and Jeff Alldridge were defeated 8-3 by C Draper, Barry Murphy and Greg Hammond.

Robyn Smith and Mick Mills scored a two shot victory over Polly Lay and Brian Brown (12-10). Ray Rankin, David Draper and Peter Smith were defeated10-5 by Caroline Draper, Jeff Alldridge and Greg Hammond.

Ray Rankin, Greg Hammond and Tom Hodgson won their game against Sylean Fairley, Greg Hammond and Brian Brown by three shots, the score 20-17.

Members were pleased to see Ray Rankin, Jeff Alldridge and Tom Hodgson back on the green.

With rain causing the cancellation of the first two scheduled Twilight Bowls Games a delayed season got underway last Thrusday (30/11).

There will be just one more round of Twilight Bowls tonight (7/12) before the club breaks for Christmas. Night Bowls will be back on Thursday 11 January.

A reminder that play starts tonight 6 .30pm. To register, call the Club on (07) 468 11276 between 5.30pm and 6 pm or be at the Club before 6pm and selectors will slot you into a team. Cost is $5pp and bowls can be provided if required. Please wear flat soled shoes.

There will be a raffle and the bar will be operating. First time bowlers and regular bowlers are most welcome, and this is a excellent opportunity for new bowlers to try their hand at this great sport. For further information call Peter on 0427 660 881 or Len on 0477 500 402.

Club President Len Girgenti is calling on members of the club to help organise the Barefoot Bowls Xmas Parties booked at the club this month. If you are in a position to assist, please contact Jack.

This weeks on green Sponsors are Life Style Shoes. The Club thanks Julie and Alfina for their valued ongoing support.


The Warwick Bowls Club hosted two games of social bowls last Wednesday (29/11). Max Balfour and Ray Southee defeated Fay Flint and Russell Bean 22-18. Pamela Kerr, Denis Sterling and Trevor Wright scored a 22-19 win over Peter Guy, John Ruhle and Phil Wagner.

The results of the Friday Night Bowls and Social Bowls played on Saturday (2/12) are not available.

The club is holding the following events before the Christmas break.

Fri 8 Dec – Barefoot Bowls at Southern Cross. Please submit names by 5.30. Play begins at 6pm. Phone 4661 1876 to register.

Sat 9 Dec – Social Bowls

Wed 13 Dec – KFC sponsored Bowls. Please submit names between 8am – 8.30am . Play begins at 9am.

Frid 15 Dec Evening Bowls at Warwick Bowls Club. Call (07) 4661 1516 5pm-5.30pm to nominate. Play begins at 6pm. Sausage Sizzle etc. All welcome. Bowls are available if required.

This is the last Evening Bowls this year so join the fun and make it a night to remember. Night Bowls will recommence in the New Year.

Sat 16 Dec – Social Bowls. The green will be closed over the Christmas break. Bowlers are advised to check the outside Notice Board at the Club and the Newspaper for the Green Opening Date in the New Year.


The Warwick East Bowls Jackpot remains elusive another attempt last weekend was unsuccessful. Four games of mixed social bowls were played on Saturday. The overall Ralph Tate but the attempt at the jackpot was unsuccessful. John Harslett was the runner-up and Gunter Nicklich finished third.

Today Thursday (7/12) the club hosts the final Thrusday Triples Day of the Year. Play begins at 10am. On Saturday the club will host the normal social mixed afternoon of bowls. Play starts at 12pm.

The club is holding a cent sale on Sunday 10 December at the clubhouse. The fun starts at 1pm and everyone is welcome.

Friday 15 December the Club Christmas Party will be held at Chung Hing Restaurant, starting at 6 pm.

A reminder to all members that subscriptions for the 2024 year are now due. Please finalise your payment before the end of the year, so the Secretary can meet the requirements of Bowls Queensland’s.


The Southern Cross Bowls Club will host the final night of the combined clubs (Southern Cross and Warwick) evening Bowls comepitition for the year on Friday night.

Play begins at 6pm. To join the fun be at the club between 5pm-5.30pm on Friday evening or call the club (07 4661 1876) to nominate. Cost of the game is $12pp and includes a sausage and salad BBQ and green fee. Beginners are welcome and bowls are available if needed.

It will be a nice warm up for members before the Club Christmas party on Saturday (9/12).

Please note the club is closed for a private function on Sun day (10/12.

The club will host Turkey Triples next Wednesday 13/12. Play begins at 10am..Please contact Games Director Clark Davidson on 0427 673 277 to nominate or for further information..

For barefoot bowls, social and competition bowls, functions and bar, it is hard to go past the Southern Cross Bowls Club Inc. located opposite St Mary’s Church in Warwick.


The Clifton Bowls Club’s Thursday night bowls competition continued on Thursday night. The winners were Steven, Lenore and Andy. The runners up the team of Tillie, Arthur and Gordon B.

A reminder that night bowls are on again tonight, Thursday 7/12 with a 7pm start time. To assist the organisers please be at the club by 6.30pm.

There will be no bowls at the club this Saturday due to a private function.

The club Christmas party and Presentation night is being held at the club of Saturday 16 December.

The program includes bowls at 2pm (please have your names in by 1.30pm). The afternoon of bowls will be followed by a two course dinner (cost $10pp). If you are planning to attend, please add your name to the list in the clubhouse asap to assist with catering. It is casual dress.

The Club President, Annette Larkin is kindly donating the Trophies for the day.