SPORT

Coolum Darts Wrap 25/05/22

SOCIAL darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm. 

Last week, May 19 saw 16 players come down to the club for a game of arrows.  

The night was won by Jimmy Hawthorn pictured right with Marc Jacob as runner up pictured left. High scores of 140 were thrown by Jimmy Hawthorn with five Jon Evans with two and Marc Jacob throwing one – what a great result by all! 

A high peg of 60 (three dart finish with a double) went to Andrew Brewin.  

Social Darts is Handicapped based on players’ skills and wins.  

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99. 

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Whilst the rain has kept many at home and not out on the water, now is the perfect time to do some maintenance work on one’s fishing great – all in preparation for the next fishing adventure. Photo: Contributed

ANOTHER week, another flood! The weather gods have certainly decided to wreak havoc on fishos again over the last couple of weeks. While we wait for the weather to improve, it’s a great time to check over your gear in preparation for your next big catch. 

Rod and reel maintenance is vital to ensure your equipment stays in tip-top condition and to extend the lifespan of your gear. The number one rule is to make sure you wash your rod after fishing in freshwater or saltwater. A gentle rinse with the hose should do it – don’t ever soak or submerge your reel, no matter how dirty! Make sure your rod is completely dry before storing. If you won’t be using your gear for some time, we’d recommend investing in a rod and reel cover. 

Reels will benefit from oiling and regreasing regularly, but if you’re unsure what to do, we would recommend coming into the shop for some advice before pulling it into a million pieces.  You can also drop in your reel to be professionally serviced. 

If your rod needs minor repairs, we stock rod guides and repair kits for do-it-yourself repairs. For the trickier jobs or for those who are unsure what to do, we can get your rod professionally repaired for you at a great price. 

You can check out our repair and maintenance range at www.baitmasterfishing.com.au or drop in and see us at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli.


Coolum Darts Wrap 18/05/22

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, May 12 had 12 players for the social competition.

The night was won by Scott Hvass with Dave Williams as runner up. High Scores of 140 were thrown by Scott Hvass and Dave Bevan.

Social Darts is Handicapped based on players skills and wins. 

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


THE FIRST week of the school holidays has been a ripper, with mostly fine weather and good conditions for fishing. Offshore has been a bit hit and miss with winds and big swells at the end of last week. This week is predicted to be a bit friendlier offshore, but you’ll still need to be wary and check the weather report before heading out.

Those that did make it out have reported nice catches of Tuna and Mackerel. The rivers are finally clearing and have been delivering good catches of Flathead and Golden Trevally in the Maroochy River around Bli Bli. Crabs are still in good supply, with Mullet frames and heads the best bet for bait. 

With the weather starting to cool, water temperatures will drop, welcoming the start of the Snapper season. New in store, the HP Tackle Triple Assist Frothy Ocky with some mullet strips will prove irresistible to a hungry Snapper!

The school holidays have seen many a keen beginner throwing in a line to try their luck. We’ve had lots of eager new anglers in store recently and our best advice is to not overcomplicate things. A basic, easy to use spinning combo is perfect to learn with. There’s no need to spend lots of money on expensive rods and reels – it is better to work on your skills and patience first. Perfect your casting, knot tying and baiting before moving onto bigger and better things!

If you need some advice on where to start, head into our store at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli.  We can help you with your first setup, or your 50th! You can also check out our range at our online store at www.baitmasterfishing.com.au.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending APRIL 10, 2022

Tuesday April 5 

1st Vince Coyne, Geoff Fletcher +21

2nd Robert Horsley, Rob Grimwade  +18

3rd Garry (Budda) Roulston, Phil Bartlett +16

Thursday April 7

1st Sandy Wilson, Phil Bamforth +12

2nd Barb Steven, Judy Wilson +10

3rd Jill W, Mary Sorley +10

Friday April 8

1st Sue Lubowicz, Terry Saravanos +32

2nd Col Orr, Alex Gallacher +27

3rd Mark Cadamy, Chris Howard +26

*Reminder that Friday bowls this week is on April 14, as Friday is Good Friday. Have a Great Easter and stay safe

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap 13/04/22

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, April 7 saw 12 players turn up for darts with night won by Jacob pictured left with Paul Bartley as runner up pictured right. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 57 went to Marc Jacob. A high score of 140 went to John Maier.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

There will be no darts next week April 14 due to Easter. Darts will resume on April 21.  

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Corey Mackay with a nice Mangrove Jack caught on the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Contributed

AFTER a long wait, local fishos were finally treated to a weekend of perfect weather conditions. Plenty of boats were spotted offshore with quality Sweetlip, Snapper and Tusk Fish caught closer to shore, while schools of Tuna were busting up all along the coast. Big Snapper and Pearl Perch were caught from the banks and Sunshine Reef has had awesome catches of Coral Trout. Fishos wetting a line at Double Island Point scored some big Nannnygai, Amber Jack, Gold Band and Tuskfish.


Beaches should really start firing coming into the cooler months. Plenty of big Dart and Trevally are already about. Local rivers are still producing plenty of Flathead, Tailor, Trevally and Queenfish with the Pro Lure Clone Prawn still the lure of choice. Green Tiger, Jelly Prawn and Motoroil colours in the Clone Prawn lures have been the most successful. Whiting is also on the run and fishing sandbanks and drop-offs have proven most successful. Live worms and yabbies are the bait of choice at the moment. 


With school holidays here and the Easter long weekend coming up, it’s a great time to get the kids outside and fishing. We have plenty of gear for the beginner in-store including rod and reel combos and bait. The next full moon falls on Easter Sunday so the long weekend will be a great chance to get out and wet a line.


To find out where the prime spots are this week, call into Bait Master Fishing and Tackle at 311 David Low Way Bli Bli for all your fishing gear and local info. You can also shop online at www.baitmasterfishing.com.au.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending APRIL 3

The fourth-place Coolum ‘Beta Blue’ men’s side from the recent weekend of game playing. Photo: Contributed

Well what a weekend at the Coolum Beach Bowls club.  This week saw plenty of social bowls during the week, but the weekend saw the finals of the Great 8’s with the Alpha Ladies of Mooloolaba, Club Kawana, Darra Cementco and Cleveland in action.  Darra Cementco won and there was also the Gamma Men’s Final of Buderim, Glasshouse, Corinda and Cleveland with Cleveland winning the 2022 titles.

Tuesday March 29 

1st Trevor Allen, Phil Bamforth +14 (won on a Count back)

2nd Stu Black  Billy Burkitt  +14

3rd Ron Wallish, Chris O’Brien +7

Thursday March 31

1st Harry Milwain, Trevor Allen, John Paul Sengers +15

2nd Mary Sorley, Jenny Beattie +12

Friday April 1

1st Max Wilson, Keith Wilson +25

2nd Graeme Sargent, John Chapman +21

3rd Joe Pantry, David Lavery +16

Saturday & Sunday April 2-3 Great Eights Finals Tewantin Noosa

Coolum Beta Played against Solander Lakes, Wynnum and Darra Cementco to see who would come out on top – Solander Lakes won the Beta division. Coolum came fourth out of a total of 28 teams in the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast Beta Comp.

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap 06/04/22

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, March 31 saw a great night of darts with the winner on the night being Bailey Jacob (pictured right) with the runner up place going to Jimmy Hawthorne (pictured left).

A high score of 180 and high peg of 116 to went to Bailey Jacob. Whilst Bailey was a new player to the Coolum club, he started on a high handicap due to having high skills. 

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending March 27

Tuesday March 22

1st Henry Povey Eric Tomsene +41

2nd Max Wilson Rob Grimwade  +24

3rd Wayne Brown, Mark Payne +23

Thursday March 24

1st Lyn Joy, John Paul Sengers +19

2nd Roydon Robertson, Ann Stevens +12

3rd Sue Lubowicz,, John Forte, Margie Bartley +9

Friday March 25

1st Joan Shipstone, Stu Black +24

2nd Rick Blackburn, Dave Lavery +20

3rd Brett Clarke, Jim Dowd +12

Sunday March 27 – Morning Pairs

1st Michelle Moss, Margie Bartley +26

Competition Bowls

Saturday March 26 – Eights 

Men’s & Ladies’ Semi Final’s (losers finished For the season)

Men’s

Alpha Blue – Coolum Beach Def By Rainbow Beach 2 Rinks to 1

Beta Blue – Coolum Beach Def The Albert Gympie 2 Rinks to 1

Ladies

Alpha Diamond – Coolum Beach Def by Kawana 2 Rinks to 1

April 2-3 Grand Final Eights Weekend at Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club

Coolum Beach Beta Blue, Play against Solander Lakes (Red), Darra Cementco & Wynnum in a Round Robin Final Series.

Club Championship Men’s A Singles Winner for 2022 

Terry Saravanos Lost his first Round in the District Championship.

Club Championship Triples Sunday March 27

Round 1

I Hansen, G Bullingham, M Japundza 32 Def P Bain, P Page , M Payne 20

J Membrey, B Williams, B Smith 44 Def G Roulston, P Bartlett, B Clarke 11

A Michaels, M Prosser, J Thomas 29 Def R Tuni, S Wilson, T Saravanos 16

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap 30/03/22

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, March 24 saw 12 people take up the arrows which made for a good night of darts.

The night was won by John Maier pictured right with Marc Jacob as runner up pictured left. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 68 went to Marc Jacob with a high score of 140 to John Maier.  

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Ethan Wrack with a Golden Trevally which was caught off the old jetty at Bli Bli. Photo: Contributed

ANOTHER week of similar conditions is testing the patience of most fishos! Things are quickly improving though, with debris clearing offshore and in local rivers. 


With high tides and clearer conditions, there will be plenty of live bait about and fish will be plentiful given the break from recreational fishing. These conditions should also result in a great Snapper season.


For those heading offshore, Snapper, Pearl Perch, Cobia and Sweetlip are in good supply. Some nice Coral Trout have been reported from Sunshine Beach to Coolum Beach. Tusk Fish, Māori Cod and Snapper have also been caught. 


The rivers are returning some great Flathead, Bream and Whiting, with a few nice Trevally about. Crabs are still about in plenty of numbers with mullet the most successful bait.


While you are waiting to get back on the water, it’s a great time to do an equipment safety check, especially if you are a boatie. Making sure you’ve got the right gear and your equipment is in good condition is essential to ensuring your next adventure is a safe one. 


As always, drop in and see us in store at 311 David Low Way at Bli Bli, or shop online at www.baitmasterfishing.com.au


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending March 20

Tuesday  March 15

1st Ross Oakley, Lee Newing +30

2nd Rex Cunningham, Vic Weller  +21

3rd Jenny Bowie, Steve Bowie+18

Thursday March 17

1st Sue Lubowicz, Margie Bartley +23

2nd Lyn Joy, John Paul Sengers +18

3rd Kim Kong, Keith Windross +10

Friday March 18

1st Trevor Allen, Dennis Layden +30

2nd Colin Orr Keith Wilson +21

3rd Russell Partridge, Stuart Black +14

4th Wayne Brown, Mark Payne +14

Eights

Men’s

Alpha Blue Coolum Beach 60 Shots (7 Points) Def Tewantin Noosa 55 Shots (3 Points)

Alpha Red Coolum Beach 55 Shots (3.5 Points) Def By Club Maroochy 55 Shots (6.5 Points)

Beta Blue Coolum Beach 65 Shots (7 Points) Def Solander Lakes 52 Shots (3 Points)

Beta White Coolum Beach 45 Shots (3 Points Def  By Club Maroochy 71Shots (7 Points)

Gamma Blue Coolum Beach 54 Shots ( 0 Points) Def By Glasshouse Mountain 74 Shots (10 Points)

Gamma White  Coolum Beach 74 Shots (10 Points ) Def Tewantin Noosa 41 Shots ( 0 Points)

Ladies

Alpha Diamond Coolum Beach 61 Shots (10 Points) Def Kawana 43 Shots (0 Points)

Sunday 20th March 2022 Coolum Beach 61 Shots (7 Points) Def The Waves Caloundra 54 Shots (3 Shots) Catch up Game

Alpha Jade Coolum Beach 48 Shots (3 Points) Def By Pomana 62 Shots ( 7 Points)

Ladies Club Championship Fours Semi Final

Annica McGill team 31 Def Ann Stevens Team 3

Pat Teale Team 35 Def Sandy Wilson Team 6

Ladies Final

Annica McGill Team To Play Pat Teale Team  Date to Be Confirm

Men’s A Singles Final Tuesday 15 March 2022 

Terry Saravanos 25 Def  Mark Newlan 21

Club Championship Men’s A Singles Winner for 2022 

Terry Saravanos

Coolum Beach have three teams in the finals for the Eights:

Men’s Beta Blue are Playing Saturday Morning at Mooloolaba at 9am

Men’s Alpha Blue are Playing Saturday Afternoon at Mooloolaba at 1pm

Ladies Beta Blue are Playing Saturday Afternoon at Mooloolaba at 1pm

Sunday March 20

Coolum Beach Bowls Club had a visit from Bribie Island Social Club – 68 bowlers had a great afternoon of fun.

1st T. Coyne, S. Moss, I. Hansen (Coolum) +23

2nd N. Mellett, T. Allen, G. Butler(Coolum) +15

3rd P. Neumann, C.Merritt, R. McCormack, A.Watson (Bribie) +13

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Darts Wrap 23rd March 2022

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, March 17 saw numbers back up to normal with16 players making for a good night.

Dan Morrison pictured right was the winner on the night with James Rubulis pictured left as runner up.  A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 88 went to Jimmy Hawthorne with high scores of 140 going to Marc Jacob and James Rubulis.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

While the weather is definitely improving, our waterways are still quite muddy and murky. With better weather conditions predicted over the coming weeks, fishos should expect more opportunities to get out on the water. 

The full moon on Friday will mean high tides which should help improve debris clearing and water flow. Bream and Mangrove Jacks are being caught in good numbers in the Maroochy River. Live baits are still the winner when it comes to Mangrove Jacks. Strip mullet and pilchards are your best bet when it comes to fresh bait. If fishing with lures, try Pontoon 21 Crack Jack or Rapala Fat Jacks. Soft plastic options include Smash Em’ Prawnzilla or Pro Lure Clone Prawns.

There’s still a few good whiting about and we’ve had reports of some success pumping yabbies and worms around the islands and towards the river mouth. Crabs are still plentiful in deeper holes. Bait cages with live bait are a great option and a more sustainable way of crabbing.

Offshore conditions are still pretty average, but those who have snuck out on charters have managed a few quality Spanish Mackerel around Sunshine Beach. At this stage, the weekend is looking manageable for bigger boats, but smaller vessel operators should wait for conditions to improve before heading out.

If you are a beginner fisho or a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge, joining a fishing club is a great way to meet other like-minded people and learn new skills. Fishing clubs operate all over the Sunshine Coast and are always keen for new members. A quick Google or Facebook search should put you in touch with your local club.

Fingers crossed the next week brings some fine fishing days. Rain, hail or shine you are always welcome in our Bli Bli store for your fishing gear fix and to grab some bait for your next adventure.


Coolum Darts Wrap March 16

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, March 10 saw numbers pick back up to 16 players making for a good night.

The night was won by John Ostenfeld pictured left with Danny Gott as runner up pictured right. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 80 went to Danny Gott. A high score of 140 went to Jimmy Hawthorne.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending March 13

Tuesday March 8

1st Drew Moir, Jim Dowd  Win, Win +10 (on countback)

2nd John Blacklock, Trevor Stamp, Robert Horsley win,win +10

3rd Margie Bartley, Sue Lubowicz Loss/ Win +12

Eights

Men’s

Alpha Blue – Coolum Beach 82 Shots (10 Points) Def Buderim 28 Shots (0 Points)

Alpha Red – Coolum Beach 53 Shots (6.5 Points) Def  Caloundra The Waves 55 Shots (3.5 Points)

Beta Blue – Coolum Beach 51 Shots (6 Points) Def Woombye 64 Shots (4 Points)

Beta White – Coolum Beach 58 Shots (4 Points Def  By Tewantin Noosa 56 Shots (6 Points)

Gamma Blue – Coolum Beach 62 Shots ( 7 Points) Def Tewantin Noosa 60 Shots (3 Points)

Gamma White  – Coolum Beach 51 Shots (4 Points ) Def By Kawana 60 Shots ( 6 Points)

Ladies’

Alpha Diamond – Coolum Beach 64 Shots (7 Points) Def Tewantin Noosa 61 Shots (3 Points)

Alpha Jade – Coolum Beach 49 Shots (6 Points) Def  Tewantin Noosa 52 Shots ( 4 Points)

A Singles 

Ladies’ Semi-Final

Jenny Beattie 26 Def Annica McGill 21

Lee Cowie Def Ruth Perry W.O.F

Ladies Final

Jenny Beattie 25 Def Lee Cowie 24

Ladies 2022 A Singles Champion Jenny Beattie

Men’s Semi-Finals

Phil Bamforth 25 Def Brian Smith 21

Greg Dale 25 Def Jim Dowd 17

Mark Newlan 25 Def Bruce White 23

Terry Saravanos 25 Def Brett Williams 23

Preliminary Finals

Terry Saravanos 25 Def Greg Dale 15

Mark Newlan 26 Def Phil Bamforth 18

Final Tuesday, March 15 (Weather Permitting)

Terry Saravanos V Mark Newlan

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


SURFING: Mudjimba Beach Board Riders

Peter Legge

Kalani in action.

Mudjimba Beach Board Riders held its first competition round for 2022 on Sunday in some very challenging conditions. Solid waves resulted in some spectacular surfing and fierce competition.

Steve Casey took out the open men’s division with Kalani Wulf and Vetea Wulf in second and third place respectively.

The open women’s was won by Ellie Graydon, with Ella Willison taking second place and Oceah Wulf coming in third.

The round was used to pick the team members for the up coming Kirra Teams Challange on the Gold Coast.

Other results from the day:

Over 35s

1st – Chris Mosterd

2nd – Julian Taylor

3rd – Todd Conran

Over 45s

1st -Shane Zieb Ziebell

2nd- Stokley Golsby-Smith

3rd – Ross Day

Over 55s

Robert James Russ

Steve making the most of the challenging conditions. Photos: Peter Legge

Fishing after a flood

Seven-year-old Kai Aiken caught a nice Bream at the Cod Hole in Maroochydore.

Welcome to our new weekly round-up of all things fishing on the Sunshine Coast. As a new, local family owned and operated business, we are excited to be contributing fishing news and tips for Coolum Advertiser readers. 

Recent weather on the Sunshine Coast has resulted in flooding of rivers and creeks and has dumped huge amounts of fresh water in estuaries. Floods change the balance of our waterways, but that doesn’t always mean the fish aren’t biting.

Visibility in most waterways is poor at the moment, which can be advantageous for the persistent angler as the fish are less likely to be disturbed by what’s going on above water. Look out for Mangrove Jacks as their keen senses allow them to roam in murky waters. Whiting and Bream are also in plentiful supply around islands and smaller land formations. Live bait, soft plastics and diving hardbody lures will all do the trick. If using lures, make sure to use scent.

If you’re looking for live bait, estuaries and river mouths tend to be good spots as baitfish get pushed there during floods. Look for changes in watercolour from fresh to salt for the prime spot to cast your net. 

Grab the crab pots as heavy rain and flooding washes crabs out of their hiding spots. They’ll be on the move searching for deeper holes, so get the pots in overnight for your best chance. Try mullet or fish frames for bait.

Offshore fishing still isn’t great with debris still causing problems. Those who have made it out have managed a few quality Snapper, Sweetlip and Pearl Pearch.

By far the most successful lure we’ve seen in store over the last few weeks is the new Pro Lure Clone Prawn.

For more tips or to tell us about your latest catch, call into our new store at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli for a chat and to check out our range. 


Coolum Darts Wrap 9th March 2022

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played each Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, March 3 saw numbers eight people turn up for a short but fun night of arrows!

The night was won by Darryl Kemp with Marc Twine as runner up. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 80 went to Darryl Kemp. A high score of 140 went to John Maier.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. Social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending March 06

Greater Bowls Challenge – Eights

Ladies’

Alpha Diamond  – Coolum Beach 81 shots (10 points) def Club Mooloolaba 44 shots (0 points)

Gamma Jade – Coolum Beach 45 shots (0 Points) def by Kandanga 65 shots (10 points)

Men’s

Alpha Blue – Coolum Beach 77 shots (10 points) def  Pelican Waters 47 shots (0 points)

Alpha Red – Coolum Beach 56 shots (3 points) def by Club Mooloolaba 84 shots (7 points)

Beta White  – Coolum Beach 54 shots (3 points) def by The Albert 62 shots (7 points)

Beta Blue  – Coolum Beach 56 shots (4.5 points) def by Glasshouse 59 Shots (5.5 points)

Gamma White – Coolum Beach 36 shots (0 points) def by Headland Pacific 74 shots (10 points)

Gamma Blue – Coolum Beach 58 shots (0 points) def by Glasshouse 83 Shots (10 points)

Ladies’ A Singles Round 2

Annica McGill 25 def Carole Belsham 17

Jennifer Beattie 25 def Judi Barrett 10

Lee Cowie 27 def Lyn Joy 6

Ruth Perry 25 def Margie Bartley 24

Men’s A Singles Round 2

Bruce White 25 def Alan Bannister 13

Mark Newlan 25 def Jason Membery 21

Brian Smith 25 def Mark Payne 16

Phil Bamforth 26 def Russell Partridge 10

Terry Saravanos 26 def Richard Klim 21

Brett Williams 25 def Brett Clarke15

Jim Dowd 26 def Blayne Shorter 23

Greg Dale 23 def Rex Cunningham 10

Sunday Morning Bowls 

Winners : Sharyn Moss & Paul Spencer +10

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice-cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum cricket at the pink stumps day which raised an impressive $2000 for the Glenn McGrath foundation which trains specialist Breast Cancer Nurses.Photos: Contributed

Glenn McGrath Foundation Pink Stumps Day

By Murray Gordon

Only the arrival of new Sunshine Coast resident Glenn McGrath could have topped the spectacular Pink Stumps Day event put on by the Coolum Cricket Club on Saturday, February 12.  What a day! More importantly, what an effort from the Coolum Cricket Club to once again raise lots of money for breast cancer nurses via the Glenn McGrath Foundation. 

Last year, the Coolum Cricket Club excelled in the nationwide fundraising appeal with two events in the seniors and juniors.  These efforts were rewarded with a special Glenn McGrath encased signed ball.  This year, the fundraising was equally impressive, as was the quality of cricket that was on display from the two local u15 teams.

The T20 format top of the ladder clash between Coolum Cricket Club’s Heat and Renegades teams provided a ‘cracker of a match’.  The Renegades took the crease first and made an impressive 120 runs.  Cooper Ottaway’s 23 not out steered the steady run build, whilst Sam Butler’s two for nine combatted the momentum.  But a major turning point was a super catch from Finn Wilson to dismiss dominant batter Ethan Kahts.  The very athletic Finn raced in from the boundary, diving forward to take, (as some would say) “the best catch in junior cricket”.  In the return runs chase, the Heat team started slowly, but a superior batting effort from Ben Gordon led the chase in a rapid finish.  Ben hit 50 runs from only 30 balls including a six to finish his innings.  This victory puts the Heat team in the Sunshine Coast semi-finals next Sunday.

The quality of the cricket match was well supported by the parents and friends who decorated the clubhouse in pink and supplied pink treats like cupcakes, ice blocks and fruit sticks.  The true highlight emerged late in the day when the fundraising was tallied and our small, yet passionate local club raised over $2000, once again placing us in the top 10 fundraising cricket clubs in the nation. 

Women’s Cricket

By Kerry Cowling

The ‘Sharkettes’ – Back row: Cathy Duncan, Tash Holmesby, Sophie Ismail, Anna Meldrum, Adrienne Wilkins and Ruby Bowyer. Front row: Sarah Beechey, Sammy Franks, Kerry Cowling (c); Paula McKie (vc) and Nic Morris.  Missing – Kara Petersen. The women’s side will be playing Yandina this Sunday in the grand final game. Photos: Contributed

In their first season in Tier 1, the Coolum Cricket Women’s team has made the grand final.  The semi-final game saw the Coolum Sharkettes play some very solid cricket to take the win against the Caloundra Lighthouses. Coolum chose to bat and scored 9/142 off their 30 overs. The middle-order was in great form with top scorer Sammy Franks (40) well backed up by Anna Meldrum with 37. Caloundra started the run chase well with some early boundaries. Captain Amy Bock batted well with 19 and opening bat Nat Woodgate made 11.  But the Coolum bowlers were hitting a good line and length with opening bowlers Sammy Franks taking 4/13 and Sophie Ismail 2/8.  Anna Meldrum chipped in with 2/12. Caloundra was all out for 64.  Coolum now look forward to a close contest against top team Yandina at Yandina this Sunday, February 20. Go Sharkies!

Women’s Competition – Tier 1SF13 Feb 22Coolum
9/142(cc) S Franks 40 A Meldrum 37  
defCaloundra
64  S Franks 4/13 S Ismail 2/8 A Meldrum 2/10
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex  
Under 13 North1612 Feb 22Tewantin-Noosa
101  
def byCoolum Tiger Sharks
7/195 M Holden 79* Z Brown 40  L Hard 3/17 N Marshall 2/15
Noosa District Sports Complex
Under 13 North1612 Feb 22Coolum Makos
135 A Williams 29*  C Hungerford 2/13
def byCoolum Hammerheads
2/197(cc) Z Kleinschmidt 52* G Platt 37*  
Coolum State School (School oval) 
Under 12 North1612 Feb 22Coolum Reef Sharks
170 S Roach 42  C Heywood 2/17 T Reynolds  2/19 J Murray 2/20 M Staite 2/27
defYandina
66  W Creen 2/8 N Jenkins 2/8
Keith Royal Park 
Division 12212 Feb 22Coolum
145 T Scheepers 41  H Fischer 3/33 M Diggles 2/23 JW Owen 2/27 KR Weil 2/36
def byGlasshouse
5/148 DP Cahill 38 JD Schultz 32  C Perren 2/36
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex
Stage 3C Under 15 North1212 Feb 22Coolum Renegades
5/120(cc)  S Butler 2/9
def byCoolum Heat
4/124 B Gordon 50*  
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex
Division 41512 Feb 22Maroochydore
7/182 P McCauley 41 P Vanderlinde 36 T Bewsey 36*  A Ottaway 2/31 G Weier 2/36 MW Bristow 2/40
defCoolum
8/181(cc) CA Storm 74 M Day 48  K Alister 3/19 R McGuinness 2/33
Elizabeth Daniels Park (Kev Hackney Oval) 
Division 61512 Feb 22Coolum
9/187(cc) NA Gorrie 58 A Lyons 27  A Douglass 3/24
def byYandina
3/189 K McKnight 60* K Breuer 32 C Gilmore 29*  G Willder 2/33
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex

Coolum Bowls Wrap week ending 13th February 2022

Tuesday February 8

1st Liz Hitchcock Eric Tomsene +28

2nd Pat Boltwood, Trevor Allen, Keith Windross +23

3rd Sue Lubowicz Margie Bartley +23

Thursday February 10

1st Sue Lubowicz Margie Bartley + 28

2nd Bob Cowie, Jenny Beattie +9

Friday February 11

1st Noel Mellett, Syd Clarke +23

2nd Allan Hill, Graham Andro Anderson +21

3rd Ursula Ford, Pat Teale +21

Sponsor for the Day: Coolum Beach Bowls Club

Saturday February 12 

Great Bowls Challenge 8’s

Alpha Blue – Coolum Beach 71 shots (7 points) Def  Pelican Waters 58 Shots (3 Points)

Alpha Red – Coolum Beach 54 Shots (3 Points) Lost to Mooloolba  65 shots (7 Points)

Beta Blue – Coolum Beach 63 Shots (5.5 Points) Def Glasshouse Mountains 53 Shots (4.5 points)

Beta White – Coolum Beach 33 Shots (0 Points) Lost to The Albert (Gympie) 81 Shots (10 Points)

Gamma White  – Coolum Beach 48 Shots (3 Points) Lost to Headland Pacific 73 Shots (7 Points)

Gamma Blue – Coolum Beach 64 Shots (7 Points) Def Club Kawana 57 Shots (3 Points)

Ladies Gamma Jade  – Coolum Beach Lost to Kandanga 

Sunday February 13  

Semi-Final Men’s Pairs:

Warren Patterson/ Shane Burke Def  Glen Whyte/ Brett Clarke 19 to 17

Anthony Michaels/ Mick Japundza def Joe Dawe/ Jay Dawe 24 to 15

Men’s Final:

After a great morning of bowls, this afternoon final between Warren Patterson/ Shane Burke and Anthony Michaels/ Mick Japundza didn’t disappoint with a good crowd in watching. Both sides traded shots early in the game until Patterson & Burke forged ahead in the middle part of the game to run out winners. Warren Patterson/ Shane Burke Def Anthony Michael/ Mick Japundza  20 to 11.

Sunday social was won by Jason Membrey and Paul Spencer with Terri Spencer and Jason Membrey the winners.

2022 Men’s Pairs Champions

Warren Patterson/ Shane Burke 

Ladies 2022 Pairs Championships Final

This final game between Ursula Ford/ Pat Teale & Tilly Coyne/ Annica McGill was a nail biter. Both sides were shot for shot with the leads giving their skips something to build from with Pat & Annica not disappointing the crowd at all. The game was for the taking for both teams, but an old saying –  “Only one side can win!” and that was Ursula Ford/ Pat Teale. Ursula Ford/ Pat Teale Def Tilly Coyne/ Annica McGill 28 to 24.

2022 Ladies’ Pairs Champions:

Ursula Ford / Pat Teale

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap 16th February 2022

Social darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is played every Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, February 10 saw 12 players taking up their arrows with the standard 16 expected soon – it’s great to see numbers picking up again!

The night was won by Darryl Kemp with Dave Williams as runner up. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 65 went to Darryl Kemp and a high score of 126 went to Jon Evans.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. 

New players are welcome, and social darts id open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Congratulations to the senior men’s division one team. A thrilling game saw the Sharks sneak home by three runs. Three wickets a piece for Corey Perren and Josh McLean helped keep Glasshouse at bay in the run chase, however it was Stephan Scheepers with a career best of 92 that paved the way. His innings included an incredible nine sixes and took just 51 deliveries.

In other senior games Martin Bristow claimed his 100th wicket (Division 4) and Michael Ballestra his 300th (Division 6).

In women’s cricket the Sharkettes played a warm up game of sorts against Yandina. A tight game saw Yandina get home in the penultimate over. Both teams have qualified for the finals and may well meet again in the Grand Final.

The junior leagues continue to tantalise players and parents. Both the under 13 and 15 competitions will go to the last round, with multiple combinations of finalists possible. Coolum look set to have at least three from four finalist spots. 

GRADERNDDATESHOME TEAM AWAY TEAMVENUE
Division 4145 Feb 22Maroochydore
149 J Kelly 48 A McGuinness 34  MW Bristow 3/24 H Going 2/21
defCoolum
117 M Day 53*  K Alister 3/12 T Jobson 2/18
Elizabeth Daniels Park (Kev Hackney Oval) 
Division 6106 Feb 22Yandina
139 C Gilmore 25  M Balestra 3/12 DR Head 2/24 M Duncan 2/38
drewCoolum
5/109(cc) M Balestra 25*  C Gilmore 2/23
Wonga Park (Thomson Oval) 
Under 13 North155 Feb 22Coolum Hammerheads
8/112 W McCormick 54*  C Emerson 3/10
defNambour
60  
Keith Royal Park 
Under 13 North155 Feb 22Coolum Makos
7/149(cc)  A McDowall 2/29
defCoolum Tiger Sharks
106  K Williams 3/9
Coolum State School
Division 1215 Feb 22Coolum
8/185(cc) S Scheepers 92 Z Slattery 30  KR Weil 2/31 H Fischer 2/45 JW Owen 2/52
defGlasshouse
8/182(cc) R Sawyer 69 JD Schultz 65  C Perren 3/36 J McLean 3/37
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex (Ron Cargill Oval) 
Stage 3C Under 15 North115 Feb 22Cooroy-EumundidrewCoolum HeatCooroy Sportsground
Stage 3C Under 15 North115 Feb 22Coolum Renegades
7/130(cc) J Bartley 30*  R Woolmer 2/7
defYandina
82  C Ottaway 3/4 (inc hat-trick) H Linthorne 2/6 H Single 2/18
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex (Caulfield-Chambers oval) 
Division 2145 Feb 22Maroochydore
7/127(cc) L Smith 43 M Olsen 26*  T Hynes 3/19
defCoolum
86 L Parsons 27  L Smith 3/11 J Valente 2/13 B Schloss 2/17
Elizabeth Daniels Park (John Blanck Oval) 

Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending February 6th, 2022

Tuesday Feb 1

1st: John Farley Graeme Sargent +33

2nd Helen Tuni Ray Tuni +29

3rd Liz Hitchcock Eric Tomsene +26

Friday Feb 4

1st: Dave Wright Peter Page +24

2nd Bruce White Ross Sloane +22

3rd Richard Klim Joe Pantry +21

Round 1 Gr 8 Bowls Challenge

Alpha Blue 10 Points 75 Shots Def Tewantin Noosa 0 Points  45 Shots

Alpha Red 1.5 Points 48 Shots Lost to Club Maroochy 8.5 points 62 Shots

Beta Blue 3 Points 53 shots lost to Solander Lakes 7 points 62 Shots

Beta White 4.5 Points 57 shots  Lost to Club Maroochy 5.5 points 69 Shots

Gamma Blue 7 Points  58 shots def Glasshouse 3 points 40 shots

Gamma White 3 points 40 shots lost to Tewantin Noosa 7 points 78 shots

Quarter Finals Men’s Pairs Feb 6 

Warren Patterson & Shane Burke def Wayne Brown & Mark Payne 21 to 11

Glen Whyte & Brett Clarke def Peter Bain & Peter Page 24 to 9

Anthony Michaels & Mick Japundza def Dave Wright & Adam Hall 25 to 19

Joe Dawe & Jay Dawe def Steve Giles & Andre Buck 24 to 17

Sunday Morning Pairs

Winners:  John Forde Phil Bartlett

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap 9th February 2022

Social darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is played every Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, February 3 was our fifth game for the year and numbers are picking up, with 12 players for this week.

The night was won by John Maier with Danny Gott as runner up.

A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 115 went to Jimmy Hawthorne.

High scores of 140 were thrown by Jon Evans, John Ostenfeld and Jimmy Hawthorne. This resulted in a nine dart play off to see Jimmy Hawthorne take out the highest score prize for the night.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. 

New players are welcome, and social darts id open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending January 30, 2022

Tuesday 25th Jan

1st Jan & Billy Burkitt  +23

2nd Paul Spencer & Mark Newlan  +16

Friday 28th Jan

1st Jason Membery Brett Clarke + 31

2nd Tied Dave Neilson Brett Williams +16

Chris Johnston, Liz Hitchcock & Graeme Kemsley + 16

Gemlife Australian Day Bowls Tournament 

Wow, what a day! 32 teams playing four games of bowls. We managed to beat the rain and had eight prizes.

Winners –  Alan Bannister and Ron Wallish with Ron the Gemlife spokesperson for the day.

Second –  David White and Adam J Hall. 

Third –  Scott Wilson and Sandra Wilson.  

Fourth –  Kel Emerton and Maz Emerton.

We would like to thank all who turned up to watch the tournament as well as umpires Barb Peperkamp, Bert Peperkamp, Brian Smith for doing all the scoring and last but not least Wendy and her staff, and Ash in the restaurant for doing the lunch and the nibbles after the game.

Coolum Beach Men’s Pair’s Championships 

Round 1

Conditions were for showers during play, but the sides seem to handle themselves well.

David Wright Adam Hall Def Ron Wallish Alan Bannister 26 to 17

Chris Johnston Graeme Kemsley Def Gary Roulston Phil Bartlett 22 to 17

Joe and Jay Dawe Def Craig Jamieson Brett Williams 28 to 16 

Steve Giles Andre Buck Def Greg Dale Greg Brown 22 to 16

Warren Patterson Shane Burke Def Mark Newlan Dennis Layden 21 to 13

Scott Wilson Terry Saravanos Def Col Orr Ron Thin 21 to 15

Rex Cunningham Vic Weller Def Mark Prosser Jason Thomas 23 to 19

Ross Sloane Bruce White dev Michael Corcoran Keith Wilson 17 to 14

Round 2

Well after yesterday results some very close and not very close games.

Warren Patterson Shane Bourke def Dave Lavey Glen Campbell 23 to 16

Wayne Brown Mark Payne def Scott Wilson Terry Saravanos (extra end played) 17 to 16

Glen Whyte Brett Clarke def Ross Sloane Bruce White 17 to 16

Peter Bain Peter Page def Rex Cunningham Vic Weller 23 to 16

David Wright Adam Hall Def Jason Membrey Brian Smith  25 to 24

Anthony Michaels Mick Japunza def Chris Johnston Graeme Kemsley 26 to 8

Joe and Jay Dawe Def Jim Dowd Trevor Barbara 29 to 10

Steve Giles Andre Buck Def Peter Judge Phil Bamforth 31 to 12.

Sunday Morning Bowls

16 Bowlers took to the green and whilst all games where extremely close we could have only one winner and it was Sue Lubowicz and Phil Bartlett. Looking forward to seeing all back next Sunday. 

Next Sunday 6 Feb 

S Burke v M Payne

B Clarke v P Page

A Hall v M Japunza 

J Dawe v A Buck.

8s competition

The start of the 8s competition will be this Saturday with our local Bowls Club having six teams involved. Should be a great afternoon of bowls

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice-cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap February 2nd, 2022

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played every Thursday night from 6.30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, January 27 was the fourth game for the year and numbers are picking back up again with 12 players – three being new.

The night was won by John Maier pictured right, with Jimmy Hawthorne as runner up pictured left. Highest peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 60 went to John Maier. A high score of 138 went to Neven Scott one of the new players.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. New players are welcome and social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending January 23, 2022

What a week of great bowls!

Tuesday 18 Jan

1st Jenny Whitelaw, Jim Dowd, Roger Manning +18

2nd Phil Croft, Noel Mellett +17

3rd Dennis Layden Charlie Challaghan +14

Thursday 20 Jan

Bowls washed out

Friday 21 Jan

1st Dave Lavery and Mark Payne +12

2nd Noel Mellett and Paul Spencer +10

3rd Ray Tuni and Peter Carmody +8

Jackpot was won by Noel Mellett, Paul Spencer, Chris McDonald and Scott Wilson.

Saturday 22 Jan Club 4s Championships Preliminary finals results

G Brown beat D Layden 32 to 15

A Michaels beat J Thomas 26 to 13

Sunday 23 Jan Grand Final

People asked me how to describe the Club Championships 4s between David Turk, Jim Dowd Adam J Hall and Anthony Michaels v Adam Hartley, Peter Carmody, Greg Dale, and Greg Brown –  

WOW! is how I would describe the game. The 21 ends could not separate these two wonderful sides, so it was to an extra end, and what an end it was. These eight bowlers played their backside off, and it was Greg ‘DALEY’ Dale who drew a resting toucher, his only toucher for the day and with that the big crowd yelled out as Brownie’s side came away – winning 20 to 19. The game was played in great spirit and in front of a good crowd. Well done to all involved and until next time – Payney.

Gem Life Open Pairs

This event will be held on Wednesday, January 26.The format will be four games of pairs, two bowl, three bowl, 2x4x2 and regular four bowl. Entry will be $50 per team, lunch can be ordered prior to play. Entries via the Coolum Beach Bowls website – click onto the Tournament’s page and follow the prompts. Payment for the event will be on the day.  

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Heat player Lucas Evans top scored on Saturday. Photo: Uwe Wulfen.

Coolum juniors produced some outstanding results over the weekend. In the under 15’s both Heat and Renegades dominated with the ball. Renegades restricted Maroochydore to 48 runs while Heat devastated the Yandina batting line up for a mere 27 runs. Ben Gordon and Charlie Fraser both bagging four wickets.

The under 13’s continued to dominate the Northern league with the Coolum teams occupying the top three spots. Adam Kahts (40) and Kade Williams (33) helped the Mako’s ease past Cooroy Gold, while Jake McCready produced incredible bowling figures (3-3-0-2) to help the Hammerheads ease past Cooroy-Eumundi Green.

With only three weeks remaining in the junior season, it is shaping up to be Coolum’s best year.

GRADERNDDATESHOME TEAM AWAY TEAMVENUE
Division 21222 Jan 22Coolum
9/120(cc)  
def byCaboolture
7/124  A Irvine 2/19
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex
Division 41222 Jan 22Glasshouse
4/124 R Sharma 54*  
defCoolum
121  H McAllister 3/19 JR Hextall 3/42 NJ Golding 2/9 CJ Schofield 2/18
Glasshouse Mountain Sports (Oval 2) – David Moffat Oval 
Division 61222 Jan 22Coolum
7/135(cc) W Day 36  GT Bagshaw 2/9
def byUSC
4/138 T Bell 40  
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex
Women’s Competition – Tier 1923 Jan 22Coolum
3/92  
defCooroy-Eumundi
6/89(cc)  S Ismail 3/14
Coolum Peregian Sports Complex
Under 13 North1322 Jan 22Coolum Tiger Sharks
8/121 K Watts 25  
def byNambour
130  M Clark 2/15
Coolum State School
Under 13 North1322 Jan 22Coolum Hammerheads
7/114(cc) Z Kleinschmidt 27* J McCready 27  O Noonan 3/9 B Carroll 2/29
defCooroy-Eumundi Green
53  J McCready 2/0 C Hungerford 2/1 M Head 2/2
Keith Royal Park 
Under 13 North1322 Jan 22Cooroy-Eumundi Gold
6/111  S Innis 3/7 A Macheroux-Keedle 2/17
def byCoolum Makos
141 A Kahts 40 K Williams 33  F Price 2/8
Cooroy Sportsground (South oval) 
Under 12 North1322 Jan 22Nambour Royal
118 H Cook 32  
defCoolum Reef Sharks
8/90(cc)  A Starcevich 2/2
Nambour Showground

Coolum Darts Wrap 26/01/22

Social darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is played each Thursday night at 6:30pm, with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, January 20 was the third week back for the group for the year and a knock out comp consisting of the best of five games was played due to a light turnout. The night was won by Jon Evans, pictured left, with John Maier as runner up, pictured right. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 101 went to Jimmy Hawthorne and a high score of 180 also went to Jimmy.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. New players are always welcome and social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending January 16, 2022

Tuesday, Jan 11

This week we start the week with 31 teams. 

1st +29 Vic Mifsud, Geoff Fletcher and Mark Newlan.  

2nd +14 Bob Horsley, Wayne Brown and Mark Payne.

3rd +14 Garry Budda Roulson and Phil Bartlett.

Friday, Jan 14 

1st +17 Noel Mellett, Michael Corcoran and Keith Wilson.

2nd +12 Adam Hartley and Greg Brown.

3rd +10 Col Orr, Alan Hill and Peter Carmody.

Sunday Morning Social Jan 16

Winners: Sue Lubowicz and Sandra Wilson.  

Club 4s Championships 

Round 1 – Saturday, January 15 

Greg Brown beat Keith Wilson 26 to 18

Shane Burke beat Graham Kemsley 26 to 17

Jason Thomas beat Brett Williams 25 to 10

Mick Japunza beat Phil Bartlett 29 to 11

Dave Turk beat Stewie Black 40 to 7

Quarter Final Sunday, January 16 

Jason Thomas beat Mark Payne 29 to 15

Dennis Layden beat Shane Burke 17 to 16

Greg Brown beat Terry Saravanos 25 to 4

Dave Turk beat Mick Japunza 20 to 15 

Gem Life Open Pairs

This event will be held on Wednesday, January 26.The format will be four games of pairs, two bowl, three bowl, 2x4x2 and regular four bowl. Entry will be $50 per team, lunch can be ordered prior to play. Entries via the Coolum Beach Bowls website – click onto the Tournament’s page and follow the prompts. Payment for the event will be on the day.  

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays (returning January 20) and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum darts wrap 19/01/2022

Runner up Mick Neven. Photo: contributed.

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played every Thursday night at 6:30pm sharp with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, January 13 was the second week back for the year for the club and a knock out comp, best of five games was played due to a light turnout. 

The night was won by John Maier with Mick Neven as runner up. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 74 went to Mick Neven. High scores of 140 went to John Maier and Jimmy Hawthorne. 

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. 

New players are welcome and social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending January 9th, 2022

Tuesday 4th January:

First – John Blacklock, David Wright, Lance Pocock.

Second – Trevor Stamp, Helen Tuni, Ray Tuni.

Third – John Farley, Di Hickey, Geoff Fletcher.

Sunday 9th January:

Winners – Paul Spencer, Jenny Beattie, John Ford

Club Fours Championships:

Our Ladies and Men’s Club Fours Championships start this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January starting at 10:30am. Please come along and watch some excellent Bowlers in action.

Gem Life Open Pairs

This event will be held on Wednesday January 26.The format will be four games of pairs, two bowl, three bowl, 2x4x2 and regular four bowl. Entry will be $50 per team, lunch can be ordered prior to play. Entries via the Coolum Beach Bowls website – click onto the Tournament’s page and follow the prompts. Payment for the event will be on the day.  

Social Bowls

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays (returning January 20) and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the club on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Coolum Beach Bowls Club on 5446 1153 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions are now back on each Wednesday from 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by ringing 0499 167 922.    


Coolum Darts Wrap 12/01/22

Jimmy Hawthorne, pictured right with Mick Neven as runner up pictured left. Photo contributed.

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is played every Thursday night at 6:30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.  for prompt

Last week, January 6 was the first game for the year and the group played a knock out comp – best of five games due to a light turnout. 

The night was won by Jimmy Hawthorne, pictured right with Mick Neven as runner up pictured left. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 90 went to Mick Neven. High scores of 180 went to Danny Gott and Jimmy Hawthorne. Scores of 140 were also thrown by Dave Williams and John Maier.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. 

New players are welcome and social darts is open to men and women aged 18 – 99.

For more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results Week Ending December 19, 2021       

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st G Box & D Wright, 2nd S Lubowicz & M Bartley.

Friday: G Dale & M Japundza, 2nd J Dowd & C Johnson, n & R Manning, 3rd W Brown & M Payne.

Jackpot:  $500 won by Max Wilson, Vic Misfud, Stephen Foote & Geoff Fletcher.

Gem Life Open Pairs

This event will be held on Wednesday, January 26.The format will be four games of pairs, two bowl, three bowl, 2x4x2 and regular four bowl. Entry will be $50 per team, lunch can be ordered prior to play. Entries via the Coolum Beach Bowls website – click onto the Tournament’s page and follow the prompts. Payment for the event will be on the day.  

Social Bowls

Please note that scheduled Friday social bowls for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 23 and December 30 – normal 1pm start. Entry via our website and click onto t ‘Social Bowls’.

A great day of bowls, fun and laughter was had at the Christmas breakup luncheon hosted by the lady bowlers last Thursday. Thank you to all for your efforts in organising a great day.

Regular Schedule of games for Tuesday, Thursdays (returning January 20) and Fridays – 1pm start and Sunday mornings at 9am. Game registration is via is our website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au Click onto ‘Bowls’, then ‘Social Bowls’, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call the Bowls Manager on 0499 167 922 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm and the cost is just $7 per person. Bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0499 167 922 for more information and to book. Also on offer for barefoot bowlers is the new greenside bar with ice-cool drinks and bowls provided.

Coaching

Please be advised that our free coaching sessions will re-commence Wednesday, January 12 at 10am. Coaching can be arranged by appointment by contacting the Bowls Manager for more information.    

As this is the last report for 2021, we would like to wish the Advertiser owner Michelle, Editor Vanessa, all the readers and members of Coolum Beach Bowls Club a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. Thank you all for your support – Bowls Manager Tim Phillips.


Darts Wrap week ending 22nd December 2021

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is held every Thursday night from 6.30pm with registration and practice from 6pm.

Last week, December 16 was the last game for the year and a doubles competition was played. Partners with a higher handicap were paired with lower handicapped players, which made for a fun and evenly competitive night of arrows.  The night was won by John Ostenfeld and Jimmy Hawthorne, pictured right with Danny Gott and Shanara Wren as runners up. A high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 81 went to Joel Archer and a high score of 160 went to John Ostenfeld

Social Darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome and social darts is open to both men and women aged 18-99.

Social darts is on a three-week break and will start back up again on January 6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and for more info on darts at the Bowls contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.