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Coolum Bowls week ending July 25th, 2021

Clint Dowling and Tim Smith who came in fourth place in the ‘Bowlers Paradise’ Prestige Pairs event.
The 2021 Gregson & Weight Ladies Fiesta runner up players.
The Gregson & Weight Ladies Fiesta 2021 Winners. All Photos: Contributed

Social Bowls

Tuesday Morning Game: 1st Ron Wallish and Chris O’Brien, 2nd Keith Cook and Wally Lewington, 3rd Julie and Greg Davison. Tuesday Afternoon Game: Greg Bourke and Warrick Peirce, 2nd Tony Popperwell, Peter Bain and David Johnson, 3rd Noel Mellett and Paul Spencer, 4th Ray Gillies and Denis Bartley, Thursday: 1st John Molan and Bob Mace, 2nd Neil Bullen and Peter Raynes, 3rd Royden Robertson and John Blacklock. Friday: 1st Keith Wilson, Tanya Coyne and Annie McGill, 2nd Chris Johnston, Don Mears and Peter Slater, 3rd Paul Spencer, Ian Dufty and Max Staggard, 4th Vince Coyne, Syd Clarke and Alan Teale.

Coolum v Southerners Challenge

Don’t forget to get your entries for this year’s challenge to be played on Wednesday August 4 with a pm start. The format for the challenge will be fours, however you can enter as a single/pair or triple. Online entry available under Bowls/Tournament Banner, simply follow the instructions or place your entry with the Bowls Manager Timbo 0419 277 203. 

Gregson & Weight Ladies Fiesta

It was a huge week at the Bowlo starting with the Annual Gregson & Weight Ladies Fiesta. Sunny skies greeted the 26 teams representing clubs from all over the district along with a team who travelled down the highway from the Albert for the first of three games. Competition was fierce with three teams winning all three games. Jenny Bowie’s team from Tewantin Noosa finished in 3rd spot, with a composite team of visitors led by Judy Wilson finishing in 2nd position. The winners of the day representing Club Kawana, were Liza Burgess, Fay Whittaker, Brenda Balchin and Katelyn Inch. Congratulations to all players and a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped organise a fantastic day.

Bowler Paradise Prestige Pairs

The weekend saw 40 teams battle for over $5,000 in prize money as part of the Bowlers Paradise Prestige Pairs. Under trying conditions with a big wind blowing for most of the day six teams emerged with perfect records with only three ends separating the six. Day two saw similar conditions with two of the undefeated suffering defeats in the first game, a further three teams lost their undefeated records in game five leaving only one team, Tim Smith’s with a perfect record going into the last game. Half way though the final game six teams were still in contention to take the major prize setting up a thrilling finish that went down to the very last end where the team of Lou Dalakis and his Partner Paul Hendricks won the event by one end. Round Winners – Roger Piasecki and Andre Buck, Warren Patterson and Mick Japundza, Chris Johnston and Annie McGill, Glen Cohen and Jevin Brown, Ray Whittaker and Greg Dale, Glenn Ballinger and Shame Cashill. 5th Place Wayne Brown and Mark Payne, 4th Clint Dowling and Tim Smith, 3rd Chris Alfred and Rob Blanco, 2nd Jay Dawe and Wade Mutzelburg, Winners Lou Dalakis and Paul Hendricks. Big thank you to our Major Sponsor for the weekend ‘Bowlers Paradise’, to all of the bar staff, Dipper, Michael and Ando for the great greens and all the volunteers who helped with the preparations, cooking and clean ups and umpiring – your contributions ensured a great weekend.

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we have introduced a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9.00am start. The current schedule remains the same i.e. games Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from1pm and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. Game registration is via our Website, coolumbeachbowls.com.au. Click onto Bowls, then Social Bowls, select the game you want and follow the prompts. Call Bowls Manager on 0419 277 203 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday Night 5 – 7pm and every Sunday 1- 5pm. NOTE NO Barefoot Bowls this week on Friday or Sunday due to tournaments. The cost is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar, ice cool drinks, bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings can be made through the Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 29th July 2021

Photo: Contributed

Social darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is held every Thursday night from 6:30pm with registration and warm up from 6:00 pm.

Last week July 22nd was won by Shane Turvey, pictured right, with Danny Gott pictured left, as runner up.

High scores of 140 went to both Danny and Shane.  There were no high pegs this week – just a double 20 finish to Shane.

Covid safety rules are in effect, currently masks need to be worn while standing to throw darts, masks are not required while sitting to eat and drink. The mask requirements are only a minor inconvenience compared to what other parts of the country are going through at this time – we are just happy to be able to get out and throw some arrows!

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. For more info on darts at the Bowlo contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls – Week ending July 19, 2021   

Social Bowls

Tuesday Morning Game: 1st Ian Timms and Don Chapman, 2nd Phil Bartlett and Garry Rouslton, 3rd Ian Rapkins and Peter Bain, Tuesday Afternoon Game: Graeme Box and Richard Klim, 2nd V Misfud, Royden Robertson and John Blacklock, 3rd Fran Millard, Sandra and Joe Attard, 4th Keith Cook, Lindy and Jay Cullen.

Thursday: 1st Mike Briers and Jay Cullen, 2nd Joan Shipstone and Maree Kitcher, 3rd Royden Robertson and Alan S Jones, 4th Sue Lubowicz and Margie Bartley.

Friday: 1st Kayleen and Mmichael Meredith, 2nd Lex and Carol Edwards, Dave Lavery and Joe Pantry, 4th Alex Gallacher, Ross Sloane and Brian. Sunday: 1st Trevor Stamp, Jackie and Ian Mackay, 2nd Peter Slater, Scott Wilson and Neil Bullen.

Coolum v Southerners Challenge

This year’s challenge will be played on Wednesday August 4 with a pm start. The format of the challenge will be fours however you can enter, as a single/pair or triple. Online entry available under Bowls/Tournament Banner, simply follow the instructions or place your entry with the Bowls Manager Timbo 0419 277 203. 

SCDMBA Champion of Champions Pairs

A great weekend of Bowls was held at the Bowlo with the club hosting the SCDMBA Champion of Champions Pairs District Playoffs. Semi Finals saw Club Kawana defeat Geoff Allen and Paul Henricks from Mooloolaba while Waves Caloundra edged out Mark Prosser and Jason Thomas from Coolum in the other Semi Final. A large crowd around the greens and inside the club watched the final and viewers were treated to an excellent final with the scores constantly changing. With two ends to play Waves were in front by one shot, which grew to two after a great draw from Waves Skip Peter Johnson. The last end kept all on the edge of their seats with the head changing after each Bowl. Kabana’s Kurt Brown with the last bowl and holding one had the chance to draw another to force an extra end or roll his shot bowl over to make three and win the match. His bowl looked to be right at the target only to clip another of his bowls and sail past the head giving Waves the win by one shot. Congratulations Ed Boxall and Peter Johnson who as District Champion of Champions will now proceed to the Zone Finals at Pine Rivers on Sunday August 29. Well played to the runners up, Darren Muir and Kurt Brown. Thanks to all the Green and Bar staff for your efforts, and to Leigh Salter and Barry Ashby for giving up your time over the weekend as umpires for the event. The SCDLBA Champion of Club Champion Pairs was also played over the weekend at Woombye Bowls Club. The Coolum Team of Ursula Ford and Pat Teale recorded a strong first round win before encountering the eventual winners, Julie Keegan and Katelyn Inch from Kawana.

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we have introduced a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9.00am start. The current schedule remains the same i.e. games Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. 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 Bowls Manager on 0419 277 203 if you have any problems. Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions every Friday Night 5pm to 7pm, every Sunday 1pm to 5pm. NOTE NO Barefoot Bowls this week on Friday or Sunday due to tournaments. $7 per person bookings not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar, ice cool drinks, bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings thru Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Darts Wrap 22nd July 2021

Social Darts at the Coolum Bowls Club was back on last week after two weeks off due to the lockdown and COVID concerns.

Darts is on every Thursday Night from 6:30pm at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club with registration from 6:00pm.

Last week July 15 was won by Andrew Brewin, with Danny Gott as runner up.

A high Score of 160 went to Jon Evans and a high peg out, (three dart finish with a double), of 90 went to Dave Bevan.

COVID safety rules are being observed and currently masks need to be worn while standing to throw darts, however masks are not required while sitting to eat and drink, a minor inconvenience compared to what other parts of the country are going through at this time.

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

For more info on darts at the ‘Bowlo’ contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Bowls Results – Week ending July 11     

The Champion of Champion Pairs Finals will be played at Coolum this weekend – get down to the club to witness some of the best bowls action on the coast. Photo: Contributed

Social Bowls

Tuesday Morning Game: 1st Michael Corcoran and John Chapman, 2nd Peter Cooke and Ian Marra. Tuesday Afternoon Game: Paul Spencer and Brian Smith, 2nd Wendy Flanagan and Pat Craigie, 3rd Judy Manton and Bruce white, 4th Ian Marra and Scott Wilson, Thursday: 1st Tommy Morton and Phil Haynes, 2nd Sandra Verrall and Margie Bartley, 3rd Tilly Coyne and Jenny Beattie, 4th Gaynor Dysart and Andrew Moir. Sunday: 1st Sandra and Joe Attard, 2nd Jenny Murphy and John Knott.

Coolum v Southerners Challenge

The challenge this year will be played on Wednesday, August 4th with a pm start. The format of the challenge will be fours however you can enter, as a single/pair or triple. Online entry available under Bowls/Tournament Banner, simply follow the instructions or place your entry with the Bowls Manager Timbo 0419 277 203. 

SCDMBA Champion of Champions Pairs

The Club will be hosting the winners of the Club Pairs from the 16 District Clubs over the weekend. Round 1 games will commence at 9.00 am with second-round matches kicking off at approximately 12.30 pm. Semi-Final and Finals will be played on Sunday in the same time slots.

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we have introduced a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9.00am start. The current schedule remains the same i.e.  games Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with a 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. Game registration via SMS message or phone 0419 277 203.  Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday Night from 5 – 7pm and every Sunday from 1 – 5pm. Cost is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar with ice-cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Cricket awards end impressive season

Tim Hynes presents Sam Curtis with First XI batting, player of the year and club player of the year awards.
Sammy Franks and Sam Curtis who took out the women’s and men’s club players of the season awards. Photos: Contributed

Batsmen were the stars of the Coolum Sharks Senior Cricket awards this season in the men’s teams, while the women’s team struck gold in unearthing their player of the season Sammy Franks, who had never played cricket in a formal capacity before.

Franks impressed with both bat and ball for the 2nd grade winning Sharks team, including a maiden five wicket haul, which got her across the line to receive the Women’s Club Player of The Year.

Player Coach of the men’s First XI side Sam Curtis was only available for a handful of games this season due to injury, but managed to amass 418 runs at an average of nearly 70. This included scoring maiden centuries for the club in first grade, with 100 not out against Nambour and a stunning 161 against Gympie. In a tight race, Sam Brooks took out the bowling award with 25 wickets, a reflection of his consistent performances across the season.

In the second XI, Andrew Irvine had a season similar to Curtis, only being available for limited matches due to work commitments, but also struck two centuries in that time scoring a total of 317 runs. While skipper and senior women’s coach Rick Remington took out the bowling award with 18 wickets.

The 3rd XI were the clubs best performing team as a whole. Seasoned performer Paul McNamara was a runaway 3rd grade winner with the bat, but also starred with the ball. McNamara scored the most runs in the senior club with an impressive total of 577. Captain Glenn Weier also showed why he was a force to be reckoned with in the local competition, taking 35 wickets.

 The 4th XI had some of the most interesting moments of the season, including father and son duo of Mick and Will Day scoring a record 200 plus partnership. Mick scoring a century that day, also picked up the batting award for the season. Perhaps that wasn’t the greatest achievement for the pair as they found their feat discussed nationally on the ‘Grade Cricketer’ show! The reliable Dan Head took out the bowling trophy with 16 wickets.

The Coolum Sharks Cricket Club would like to thank all sponsors and members for the season and look forward to season 2021-22 starting in September. For anyone interested in playing cricket for the Coolum Sharks please visit www.playcricket.com.au and search the club name.


Young Breaker clocks up impressive 150 games

Noah Farrow with his family. Photo: Nick Coulter
Noah Farrow who just recently played his 150th game with the Coolum Breakers. Photos: Nick Coulter

Dean Blackborough

President

Coolum Breakers AFL

In 2012, seven year old Coolum local Noah Farrow pulled on his AFL boots for his first game as a Coolum Beach Breaker. In 2021 he played his 150th game in front of a proud home crowd at the Breakers oval.

Noah is the son of former Coolum Breakers President Glen Farrow who helped shape the club into the growing family friendly community and collective of developing Aussie rules talent it is today. Respectful of the opposition, the officials, our teammates and our jumper, and playing a brand of football that is hard at the ball but fair and in the right spirit of true sportsmanship. As proud parents Glen and Karlie will tell you Noah has played his junior career following this ethos to the highest standards and for that picked up a President’s award along his journey. Noah has also been fortunate enough to play at a club with his siblings, Eli (who also played 150 junior games) and Jude – an honour to be cherished as one looks back at a professional or suburban career.

Not a player who would ever be asked, “what’s the weather like up there?” Noah has needed to adapt his playing style to become an ‘in and under’ type of player. A key midfielder and rover for the current Breakers U16 side, Noah will run into a pack of burley key forwards and come out the other side to send the ball through the goals before anyone knows what has happened.

He tasted the ultimate success as one of the youngest players who formed the unbeaten Coolum Breakers U16 side in the 2019 Division one Sunshine Coast Premiership, with Coach Shane Dawes praising his skills.

“Noah was the only player to play in the 2019 U14 and U16 premiership on the same day.  A highlight of that season was a four goal performance in the 16’s against Maroochydore in a Friday night game which secured his spot in the finals a few weeks later.”

The club hopes to one day see a new development in the Coolum area, which will bring the club in line with our competing neighbours and allow Noah and his teammates to play another 150 games as seniors in the Coolum area.

The club and its members past and present congratulate Noah on his career with the club and look forward to seeing him continue his passion for the game that has driven him to success at our club.


Club Kawana Dominate District Champion of Champion Singles

The 2021 Mens and Ladies Champion of Champions Singles Winners from Club Kawana with Coolum Beach Bowls Club Bowls Manager and District President Tim Phillips. Photo: Contributed

Tim Phillips

District President

Club Kawana won both the Ladies and Mens Champion of Club Champion Singles events at Coolum Beach Bowls Club over the weekend.  A total of 25 clubs were represented in the two events played over 2 days.

Day one in the Ladies event saw Annie McGill, Julie Keegan, Karen Neil and Chloe Runge win their way through to the Semi Finals while the Men’s event saw Richard Scott, Ryan Burnett, Doug Tognolini and Paul Green progress through to the Semi Finals.

The Ladies Semi Final matchups saw Karen Neil from Nambour Heights beat Chloe Runge from Glass House Mountains, who only last week won the silver medal in the under 18 singles at the Australian Open, while former Australian Open Singles winner Julie Keegan beat Coolum’s Annie McGill. Both semi-finals went down to the wire. The Men’s Semi Final matches saw Buderim’s Paul Green playing Woombye’s Doug Tognolini while Club Maroochy’s Richard Scott took on former Australian Open and Scottish International Ryan Burnett in the second semi. Ryan and Doug progressed to the Final.

The large crowd watching on inside and around the greens were treated to some magnificent bowls – both games saw the lead change several times. In the end the Kawana Duo of Julie Keegan and Ryan Burnett were crowned champions. Both players will now represent the Sunshine Coast at the Zone Play-offs in Brisbane in late August and early September.    

A big thank you to Coolum Beach Bowls Club for hosting the finals, to the Green’s staff Dipper and Michael, to District Umpire Leigh Salter and all the staff and to all the players who contributed towards making a successful weekend.


Coolum Beach Bowls Results – week ending 27th June 2021

Social Bowls

Tuesday Morning Game: 1st Julie and Greg Davison

Tuesday Afternoon Game: 1st Sandra and Joe Attard, 2nd Sharyn Briggs and Stu Black 3rd Saryl Gray and Greg Davison, 4th Ian Timms, Ian Marra and John Blacklock.

Thursday: 1st Gerald Rothe and Helen Hancock, 2nd Jasmine Illsley, Christa Lingley and Margie Bartley, 3rd Pat Craigie and Jenny Beattie.

Sunday: 1st Wendy Flanagan and Gary Jenski, 2nd Bill White and Scott Wilson.

Club Championships

The new dates for the Men’s Triples are up on the Noticeboards. Previous draw still applies only dates have changed, round one on or before 9am Saturday July 3.

Coolum v Southerners Challenge

The challenge this year will be played on Wednesday August 4 with a pm start. The format of the challenge will be fours however this may change depending on the number of entries.  Team and Singles entries through Bowls Manager Timbo. 

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we have introduced a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9am start. The current schedule remains the same i.e. games Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays, with a 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9am. Game registration via SMS message or phone 0419 277 203.  Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions every Friday Night 5pm to 7pm, every Sunday 1pm to 5pm. $7 per person bookings not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar, ice cool drinks, bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 1st July 2021

Photo: Contributed

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

Please note that darts is suspended for the next two weeks due to the current COVID restrictions and should resume on Thursday July 15.

Last week June 24 was won by Jon Evans, pictured right with Ben Morgan who came in as runner up.

High scores of 140 went to Paul Bartley and Dan Morrison.

A high peg of 84 went to Dan Morrison, (high peg is a three darts finish with a double).

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

New players are welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo: Contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038

Bowls Club courtesy bus now available on Thursdays.


Coolum Bowls Results – week ending 20th June 2021

Annie McGill and Chris Johnston who were the winners of the Australian Open Mixed Pairs Support Event over the weekend.
Kimberley Raine (winner) and Wendy Flanagan (runner up) who took out the B Singles recently.  Photos: Contributed

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st Mark Payne and Wayne Brown, 2nd Lyn Joy and Terry Cashmore, 3rd Daryl Gray and Greg Davison, 4th Di Hickey and Joan Shipstone. 

Thursday: 1st Allan Jones, Judy Wilson and Graeme Bolden, 2nd Tilly Coyne and Andrew Moir.

Friday: 1st Bill Ramsay and Keith Cook, 2nd Mark Cadamy and Chris Howard, 3rd Chris Johnston and Joe Dawe, 4th Brian Smith and Greg Dale. Jackpot not won.

Sunday: 1st Pat Craigie and Noel Mellett, 2nd Geoff Fletcher and Wally Lewington.

Club Championships

Kimberley Raine and Wendy Flanagan played the final of the Ladies B Singles last Sunday. Congratulations to both girls – Kimberley emerged with the victory. Great effort from Wendy who has only been playing for less than 12 months. The new dates for the Men’s Triples are up on the Noticeboards. The previous draw still applies as only the dates have changed, round one on or before 9am Saturday July 3.

Champion of Champions Playoffs

Coolum will be hosting both Men’s and Ladies District Champion of Champions Singles this weekend. Saturday, 1st Round – 9.00am start, Quarter Final approx. 12.30pm. Sunday, Semi Final 9.00am start with the Final scheduled for approx. 12.30pm. World Champions and Australian Open Winners Julie Keegan and Ryan Burnett will feature in matches so get on down to see the Coolum Champions battle the best.

Australian Open

Annie McGill and Chris Johnston competed in the Australian Open Mixed Pairs support event at Musgrave Hill during the week. The single day event attracted 48 quality teams including many players still competing in Singles, Pairs and Fours events in the Open as well as a number of current state and district players. Going into the last game Annie and Chris along with three other teams had not lost a game. With two ends to play, the scores locked at 11 all and the team three down at the head, Annie played a magnificent conversion shot that produced a four-shot turnaround. A solid start on the last end from Chris, together with some well-placed bowls provided the impetus to win the end and the game. The result meant that they were the overall winner. Congratulations and well done. Both Annie and Chris are still in Mens and Ladies Pairs in the main event.

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we have introduced a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9.00am start. The current schedule remains the same i.e. games Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. Game registration via SMS message or phone 0419 277 203.  Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through the Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions every Friday Night 5pm to 7pm, every Sunday 1pm to 5pm. $7 per person bookings not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar, ice cool drinks, bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 24th June 2021

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

Last week June 17 was won by Brett Hammond, pictured left with Scott Hvaas, pictured right as runner up.

A high score of 180 went to Dave Bevan, which is the highest possible three dart score! There were seven 140’s thrown on the night- which is am impressive feat!

A highest peg of 106 went to Scott Hvaas, which is a three darts finish with a double.

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

New players are welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038

The Bowls Club courtesy bus is also now available on Thursdays. Photo: Contributed


Coolum Bowls Results week ending 13th June 2021

The 2020 veteran singles – Annie McGill and Chris Johnston who are both playing in the Australian Open this week.
Barefoot bowls is a popular and fun activity for groups, families and clubs  – give the Coolum Bowls Club a call and book in for your next function. Photos: Contributed

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st M and R Barry, 2nd Chris Johnston and Wayne Brown, 3rd Sandy, Scott and Judy Wilson, 4th Tina Solas, Helen Hancock and Jenny Beattie. 

Thursday: 1st Dave McLennan and Keith Windross, 2nd Colin Brown and Dave Conley.

Friday: 1st Graeme Kemsley and Lee Fitzhenry, 2nd Ross Sloane and Bruce White, 3rd Glen Whyte and Greg Dale, 4th Chris McDonald and Kevin Brown.

Jackpot not won.

Sunday: 1st John Forde and Jim Dowd 2nd Lyn Hall and Noel Mellett.

Club Championships

B Singles Semi Finals, Kimberley Raine 25 def Sue Lubowicz 21, Wendy Flanagan 25 def Tanya Coyne 23. The Final will be played Sunday June 20 at 9.00 am.

The new dates for the Men’s Triples is up on the Noticeboards. The previous draw still applies only dates have changed, round 1 on or before 9am Saturday July 3.

Australian Open

Greg Brown, Wayne Brown, Annie McGill, Wade Mutzelburg and Chris Johnston are all playing in the Australian Open, good luck to all. Detailed results in the paper next week.

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we have introduced a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9.00am start. The current schedule remains the same with games being played on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with a 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. Game registration via SMS message or phone 0419 277 203.  Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through the Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday Night from 5pm to 7pm, every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The cost is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact the Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings through the Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 17/06/21

Jon Evans who came in as runner up with Shane Turvey who won the night at the recent social darts competition at the Coolum Bowls Club. Photo: Contributed

Social Darts is played at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club every Thursday night with playing start at 6:30pm. Registration and practice is from 6.00pm.

Last week June 10 was won by Shane Turvey with Jon Evans coming in as runner up. 

A high score of 180 went to Scott Hvass which is also the highest possible score that can be obtained from three darts!

A high peg (three darts finish with a double) of 64 went to Jon Evans.

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

New players area always welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo, please call Jon Evans on 0415 339 038

The Bowls Club Courtesy bus is now available on Thursdays and will ensure you get to the club safely.


Coolum Bowls Results – week ending 6th June 2021

Club Kawana Champion of Champion Winners Darren Maddrell, Richard Strawbridge, Ryan Burnett and Kurt Brown with Coolum Bowls Manager Timbo.
Coolum runners up Roger Hayes, Ray Williams, Rob Dickson and Ed Boxell. Photos: Contributed

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st Peter Bain and Brian Smith, 2nd Chris O’Brien and Ron Wallish, 3rd Royden Robertson and John Blacklock, 4th Julie and Joe Dawe. 

Thursday: 1st Terry Cashmore and Lyn Joy, 2nd Joan Shipstone and Keith Windross.

Friday: 1st Peter Throw and Roger Manning, 2nd Chris Johnston and Brett Williams, 3rd Kevin Brown and Brian Smith, 4th Dave Wright and Peter Page.

Jackpot not won

Sunday: 1st Sharon Moss and David Conley 2nd Ray Rasby and Eric Tomsene.

Club Championships

Ladies B Singles – Kimberley Raine def Margie Bartley, Sue Lubowicz def Tina Solas, Wendy Flanagan def Karen Descovich, Tanya Coyne def Barb Peperkamp. Quarter Finals this Sunday at 9am.The new dates for the Men’s Triples are up on the noticeboards. Previous draw still applies only dates have changed.

Sunshine Coast District Champion of Champions Fours

The Men’s and Ladies Club Champion Fours teams both competed in Champion of Club Champions 4’s on the weekend. The Ladies team of Pat Teale, Ursala Ford, Jan Burkitt and Sharyn Briggs had a good win in the first round before coming up against the eventual winners Kawana, in the Quarter Finals. The Men’s Team of Chris Johnston, Craig Jamieson, Graham Anderson and Warren Patterson enjoyed two wins on the first day to qualify for the semi-finals where Waves Caloundra pipped them in a close fought battle. Congratulations to all of the Coolum players and to the eventual winners Club Kawana who won in both the Men’s and Ladies events.

Social Bowls Games and Rollups

Please note that with the influx of visitors we will be introducing a new Tuesday Morning game with a 9.00am start effective from June 15. The current schedule will remain the same with games on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with a 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. Game registration via SMS message or phone 0419 277 203.  Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am, bookings through the Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions every Friday Night 5pm to 7pm, every Sunday 1pm to 5pm. $7 per person, bookings not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 10/06/21

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

Last week, June 3 saw only nine players show up with the participants playing rounds of best of five games (legs), to give more play.

Last week was won by Brett Hammond with Scott Hvass as runner up. Scott is currently the highest handicap holder on an impressive 611.

High scores of 140 went to Shane Turvey one, Brett Hammond who had two and Scott Hvass who had four.

A high peg of 47 went to Brett Hammond, (high peg is a three darts finish with a double).

Social darts is handicapped based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always welcome. For more information on social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club, please call Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.

The Bowls Club Courtesy bus is also now available on Thursdays.


Coolum Bowls Results – week ending 30th May 2021

2021 Club Pairs Winners – Mark Prosser and Jason Thomas

2021 Club Pairs Runners Up – Jay Dawe and Wade Mutzelburg. Photos: Contributed

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st Jenny Beattie and Joan Shipstone, 2nd Sandra and Joe Attard, 3rd Judy Manton and Bruce White, 4th Helen and Ray Tuni. 

Thursday: 1st Eve Field and Helen Hancock, 2nd Pat Craigie, Sue Lubowicz and Di Hickey, 3rd Teresa Holt and Judy Wilson.

Friday: 1st Trevor Stamp and Vic Mifsud, 2nd Jack Smith and John Lennon, 3rd Sandra and Joe Attard, 4th Allan Hill and Peter Carmody.

Jackpot won by Paul Sammut, Joe Pantry, Vince Coyne and Bob Kitcher.

Sunday: 1st Jenny Murphy and Sandy Wilson.

Club Championships

The Men’s Pairs Final was played last Saturday. The large crowd in attendance witnessed a great match that went back and forth for the 21 ends. Congratulations to the winners Mark Prosser and Jason Thomas and to the runners up Jay Dawe and Wade Mutzelburg. Mark and Jason will now go on to represent the club in the Champion of Champions tournament later in the month at Coolum.

Social Bowls Games & Rollups

Our Greens are open for games Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with a 1pm start and Sunday Mornings at 9.00am. Game registration can be made via the Coolum Bowls Club website.  Rollups are available every day except Monday from 10am – bookings can be made through the Bowls Manager. 

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions every Friday Night 5 – 7pm, every Sunday 1 – 5pm. Cost is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am – 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 03/06/21

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

Last week May 27 was won by Brett Hammond with Dave Bevan as runner up. A high score of 156 went to Fred Jones, a new player from Sydney. A high peg (three darts finish with a double) of 98 went to Pat Green – well done Pat!

Social darts is handicapped and based on player’s skills and wins. 

New players are welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo, please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.

The Bowls Club Courtesy bus is also now available on Thursdays to get you to darts safely.


Coolum Bowls – week ending 23rd May 2021

SDMBA Mixed Pairs

The Final of this event was played last Sunday with Gayle Sutton and Shane Cashill winning a close final over the Coolum Team of Joan Shipstone and Greg Brown. We wish Gayle and Shane all the best in their upcoming Zone Final. The State Final of this event will be held at Coolum Beach on the weekend of September 24 – 25.

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st Bev Rutch, Pat O’Donohue and Joan Shipstone, 2nd Sue Lubowicz and Helen Hancock, 3rd Paul Sammut and Phil Croft. 

Thursday: 1st Allan Varyo, Lee Blair and Robyn Williamson, 2nd Sue Lubowicz and Liz Lennon.

Friday: 1st Warren Schultz and Phil Bartlett, 2nd Allan Hill and Peter Carmody, 3rd Ron Wallish and Vic Weller. $500 Jackpot not won.

Sunday: 1st Margie Bartley and Mark Cadamy, 2nd Ray Rasby, Pat Craige and Scott Wilson.

Club Championships

The Ladies Club Triples Final was held on Thursday May 20 between Joan Shipstone, Jenny Beattie and Judy Wilson against Gina Bullingham, Tilly Coyne and Annie McGill. Congratulations to all players on a fine game that saw Team McGill emerge victorious. The Men’s Singles Final was contested on Sunday with Wade Mutzelburg and Brett Williams. Well done players and congratulations to the Winner Wade Mutzelburg who will now represent the Club in the District Champion of Champions Singles. The Final of the Men’s Club Pairs will be played this Saturday May 29 between Jay Dawe and Wade Mutzelburg and Mark Prosser and Jason Thomas. The game is scheduled for 12noon.

Australian Titles

Congratulations to Club member Jay Dawe who competed in the Australian Championships, which are currently running at Club Dandenong in Victoria.

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions every Friday Night 5 – 7pm, every Sunday 1 – 5pm. Cost is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out our new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am – 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 27/05/21

Social Darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is now held every Thursday night from 6:30pm, with registration and practice from 6:00 pm.

Last week May 20 was won by Nigel Fairhurst – a new player with James Rubulis as runner up. A high score of 140 went to James which was taken out in a four way play off with six 140’s thrown. A high peg (three darts finish with a double) went to Brett Hammond.

Social Darts is handicapped and based on player’s skills and wins. 

New players are always welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo – please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.

The Bowls Club Courtesy bus is now also available on Thursdays.


Colts scrape past Bribie in a thriller

By Tom Leworthy

Round eight of the SCGRL Div. 2 Cup competition saw the Lynx Property Coolum Colts take on the Bribie Island Warrigals for Coolum Colts Old Boys Day. Bribie got away to a flyer jumping out to a 10 point lead in less than 10 minutes and the signs were looking ominous for the home side. However, midway through the first half, Coolum five-eighth Jordy Line sliced through from close range to put the home side on the board. Super Sub Matt Price crossed shortly after however, Jackson Shearer was unable to convert from out wide and the scores were level at 10 all heading into halftime.  

Some choice words from coach Matt Smith during the break got the Colts back up again and after a series of repeat sets on the Bribie try line, Coolum Captain Luke Philp burrowed over to put the home side in front, 16 – 10. From then on it was a good ol’ slugfest as both sides went set for set on each others try line to no avail. Some strong defence from Elliot Rowley, Jayden Parker and Tom Brackley kept the crowd entertained along with some inspired running from Paul Brownsdon and Nick Hewton. An uncharacteristic mistake from Jesse Shearer in the last minute gifted Bribie one last shot at leveling the game but the Colts defence held strong to take their winning streak to five games on the trot. Local Member Dan Purdie was also on hand to present the Man of the Match honours to Jordy Line after another solid performance.

The Colts now sit fifth on the ladder and take on Maroochydore this Sunday at 1:30pm at the Maroochydore Junior Rugby league fields. The next home game is scheduled for June 5 so come on down, pull up a seat on the hill and enjoy the best park footy on the coast. 


Colts Under 18s


Coolum Bowls Results – Week ending 16th May 2021

*All photos contributed

SDMBA Mixed Pairs

The final of this event will be played on Sunday May 23 at 12 noon.  Joan Shipstone and Greg Brown will play Gayle Sutton and Shane Cashill.  

Jack Attack

The finals of this event were held last Saturday. Congratulations to Team MPN comprising Mark Newlan, Noel Mellett and Paul Spencer who emerged as the winners in a close final over The Long & Short team of Aaron Dryland, Vic Misfud and Jenny Beattie filling in for Bert Peperkamp. The third place playoff was won by team Status Quo – Vic Mifsud filling in for Kimberley Raine, Kerri Mackenzie and Rob Trewin over The Bombers which comprised Wendy Flanagan, Luke Macrea and Trevor Barbara filling in for Annie McGill. Thanks to Mark and Sally Prosser from Best Price Interstate Removal Australia for their sponsorship. The next Jack Attack will be held in October.

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st Richard Klim and Bill Burkitt, 2nd Roy Wardle and Doug Weller, 3rd Ros O’Dell and Ross Sloane, 4th Judy Manton and Bruce White. Thank you to the sponsors of the day – Live Life Pharmacy. 

Thursday: 1st Adrian Sheather and Robyn Williamson, 2nd Nesto, Royden Robertson and John Russell. Thank you to the sponsors for the day – Coolum Card Club.

Friday: 1st Damian Sorensen and Mark Prosser, 2nd Heather Brown and Phil Bamforth, 3rd Graeme Sargent and Vic Mifsud. The $500 jackpot was won by Allan Hill, Peter Carmody, Wayne brown and Mark Payne.

Sunday: 1st Trevor Stampe and Adam Hall, 2nd Aaron Dryland and Brett Williams.

Club Championships

The Ladies Club Pairs final was on Thursday May 13 between Judi Barrett and Ruth Perry, and Ursula Ford and Pat Teale. Congratulations to all players on a fine game that saw Ursula and Pat emerge victorious. The final of the Ladies Triples will be played on Thursday May 20 with Joan Shipstone, Jenny Beattie and Judy Wilson to play Gina Bullingham, Tilly Coyne and Annie McGill. The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday May 23 at 12 noon between Wade Mutzelburg and Brett Williams

Queensland State Titles

Club members Wayne Brown, Chris Johnston, Mark Payne and Brett Williams competed in the Queensland State Titles last week and defeated the eventual winners in their section. Greg Brown playing with Peter Richards, John Finlayson and Scott Chamberlain made it through to the Semi Finals of the Men’s Fours.

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday night from 5 – 7pm, every Sunday from1 – 5pm. Cost is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Check out the new greenside bar with ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10 – 11am. Bookings to be made through the Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 20/05/21

Mick Neven who was the recent winner of the social darts competition with Dave Bevan as runner up. Photo: Contributed

Social darts is played at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club every Thursday night from 6.30pm.

Last week May 13 was won by Mick Neven with Dave Bevan as runner up. The highest score for the night went to Ben Morgan with a 140 and the highest peg (three darts finish with a double) also went to Ben with a 97.

Social darts is handicapped and based on players’ skills and wins. New players are always welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo, please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038

The Coolum Beach Bowls Club courtesy bus is now also available on Thursdays – please use this service and get to the club safely.


Coolum Bowls – week ending 09/05/21

Greg Brown who was a semi finalist in the Queensland State Fours Championships recently. Photo: Contributed

SDMBA Mixed Pairs

The Semi Finals were played on Tuesday May 4 with Rose and Dave Rixon defeated by Joan Shipstone and Greg Brown. Rebecca Rixon and Jay Dawe defeated by Gayle Sutton and Shane Cashill. The date for the final will be advised in next week’s paper.

Jack Attack

The Finals will be held on Saturday May 15 with the Bombers playing The Long and the Short in one semi-final and Status Quo playing MPN in the other semi. The two winners will then play to determine the overall winner while the two losers will play off for third and fourth position. The first game will start at 10am and there will be a BBQ for all players after the final. Thanks to Mark and Sally Prosser for their sponsorship.

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st – Judy Manton and Bruce White, 2nd – Wayne Brown and Mark Payne, 3rd – Liz Hitchcock and Eric Tomsene, 4th – Rex Cunningham and Vic Weller.

Thursday: 1st – Sue Lubowicz and Ian Lane, 2nd – Bobbi Dryland and Carol Belsham. Thank you to our sponsors for the day – Live Life Pharmacy Coolum Village.

Friday: 1st – Bert Peperkamp and Ian Lane, 2nd – Gary Green and Dave Turk, 3rd – Ron Wallish and Vic Weller, 4th – Denise Fletcher and Joan Shipstone.  $500 Jackpot Not Won.

Sunday: 1st – Paul Spencer, Noel Mellett and Pat Craigie.

Club Championships

The Ladies Club Pairs final will be played on Thursday May 13 at 1pm between Judi Barrett and Ruth Perry who will play Ursula Ford and Pat Teale. Championship Triples – Sandy Wilson, Sharyn Briggs, Jan Burkitt will play Joan Shipstone, Jenny Beattie and Judy Wilson. Liz Lennon, Bev Rutch, Lyn Joy will play Gina Bullingham, Tilly Coyne and Annie McGill.

Queensland State Titles

Congratulations to Club members Wayne Brown, Chris Johnston, Mark Payne, Brett Williams, Craig Jamieson, Ray Whittaker, Jay Dawe, Annie McGill and Greg Brown who all represented the Club in the State Championships. A full round up of results will be published next week.

Barefoot Bowls

Sessions are held every Friday Night from 5pm to 7pm, every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Cost to play is just $7 per person and bookings are not required. Group bookings are available on other days. Contact Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203 to book in for a group. Check out our new greenside bar, which is available for groups which features ice cool drinks and bowls provided.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings through Bowls Manager Timbo on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 13/05/21

Social Darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is now played every Thursday night from 6.30pm.

Last week, May 6 saw 16 players roll up to play and was won by Dave Bevan with James Rubulis as runner up.

A high score of 140 went to Dave Bevan in a four way playoff. 

The highest peg (three dart finish with a double), went to Danny Gott with a 94.

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

New players are always welcome and for more info on social darts in Coolum, please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038 and to get to the club safely, the Bowls Club courtesy bus is now available on Thursday – please call the club to book the bus.


Coolum Bowls – week ending 02/05/21

The 2021 District Team. The team took out the Division Two Champions at the State District Sides Championships.
Coolum representatives at the 2021 State district sides. Photos: Contributed

SDMBA Mixed Pairs

The Semi Finals were played on Tuesday May 4 between Rose and Dave Rixon v Joan Shipstone and Greg Brown, Rebecca Rixon and Jay Dawe v Gayle Sutton and Shane Cashill. Results in next week’s paper.

Jack Attack

The fourth week of our very popular, Best Price Interstate Removals Australia Jack Attack competition saw The Willows, Gary Janeski, Lance Pocock and Brett Williams emerge as the best performed team. After the final preliminary rounds of the competition the four teams who qualified for the finals were The Bombers, Status Quo, MPN and, The Long and The Short – the final two spots having been decided on a count back after six teams finished with equal points. The Finals will be held on Saturday May 15 with the Bombers playing The Long and the Short in one semi-final and Status Quo playing MPN in the other semi. The two winners will then play to determine the overall winner while the two losers will play off for third and fourth position. The first game will start at 10am. There will be a BBQ for all players after the final and a big thank you to Mark and Sally Prosser for their sponsorship.

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st – Phil Bartlett and Garry Rouslton, 2nd – Vince and Tanya Coyne, 3rd – Joan Shipstone and Ian Lane.

Thursday: 1st – Fran Millard and Judy Wilson, 2nd – Eve Field and Graeme Bolden,

Friday: 1st – Chris Johnston, Craig Jamieson and Allan Hill, 2nd – Bert Peperkamp and Ian Lane. $500 Jackpot has not been won.

Club Championships

The Men’s and Ladies Club Triples starts this week with games on Saturday and Sunday.

Queensland State District Sides

Congratulations to Club members Peter Carmody, Wade Mutzelburg, Jay Dawe & Tim Phillips who represented the Sunshine Coast District at the Queensland State District Sides Championships. The team performed well highlighted by a 4-0 rinks win over the eventual Champions Gold Coast and three wins on the final day to win the Division Two Championship.

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10 – 11am. Bookings are to be made through the Bowls Manager ‘Timbo’  on 0419-277203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Coolum Darts Wrap 06/05/21

Coolum Beach Bowls Club social darts will now be permanently held on Thursday nights from 6.30pm. Photo: Contributed 

The Coolum Beach Bowls Club will now be permanently hosting their social darts competition on Thursday nights with a courtesy bus running on the night – reliant on patronage usage. The change in night will allow for the competition to have a permanent space inside the club and to not have to compete with other events on at the club such as trivia.

Last week April 29 was won by Brett Hammond, pictured left, with Jon Evans pictured right as runner up. A high score of 140 went to Pat Green – her first in the competition. 

Social darts is handicapped and based on players skills and wins and new players are always welcome.

Social Darts at the Coolum Bowls Club is now being held on Thursday nights from 6:30pm and for more info on darts at the Bowlo, please call Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Coolum Beach Breakers Round 1

ANZAC Day 2021: What a wonderful day to start the Queensland Junior Australian Rules Football season with a cracking afternoon of local footy by the Coolum Beach Breakers! After facing many challenges across the board in 2020 the club has come out firing to start what should be another successful season on and off the field. The clubs growth has always been strong but this year we have welcomed many interstate families moving to our beautiful part of the world. Volunteers have been tirelessly working around the clock as have all of our community clubs, over the past few months getting players ready for Round 1 and after a packed dawn service at the Coolum Peregian RSL it was time for the first sirens of 2021 season to ring out.

Our youth teams were fortunate enough to be involved in some pre-game Anzac respect with many games playing the last post before the teams took to the field. With 2 new female sides this season the Breakers have strong numbers across all ages. The morning started with our future local champions taking to the Coolum SHS ovals for a session of Auskick. Mums and Dads were greeted with freshly made quality coffee from local business Zimba’s Coffee and the kids filled the park with balls flying everywhere. Then it was our U8 Whites taking on the mighty Noosa Tigers as our U8 Blues did battle against NorthShore Jets. The U10 Reds put on a good show underlights at Noosa Friday night while the U10 Blue and White teams played an Anzac day Derby at Coolum. Then it was time for the Youth teams to take the field. U12 Blues defeated Gympie Pomona at Gympie while our first year U12 Whites played Noosa Tigers Red in front of the home crowd. The ne U13 girls played at Northshore against the Jets and it was the first time most of the girls had played an official game of football. They were amazing and showed great promise against an experienced Jets outfit. Back at home the U14 Blue boys took on an undermanned Noosa our last year players who were defeated in a close Grand Final to finish off the  season against Gympie/Pomona came out strong to send a message to the competition. Down at Caloundra the new Coolum/Caloundra U15 Girls showed great promise and determination for 3 qtrs after running out of legs against a slick and skillful Moreton Bay side. Our U16s enjoyed the BYE this weekend and our Coolum/Noosa Colts went down to Maroochydore in a traditional ANZAC day clash.

It was great to cap off the start of the season with some wins but the most enjoyment for the players and families was just to get back out there and enjoy the beautiful weather, friendships, and new faces. The Breakers continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved out of a tin shed and this season may see some more silverware adorn the trophy cabinet. The volunteer clubs can’t run without amazing support from our sponsors and this season TJ’s Car Detailing is the clubs major sponsor and has assisted with getting all new jumpers for our players. Its with great pleasure we can support these local businesses who help us with our resources, and we ask all of our community members to visit the local social pages of the Coolum sporting clubs and support the businesses who support them.

Next weeks home games at the Coolum SHS ovals: 9am – U8 Whites & U10 Red. 10am – U10 Blues. 11am – U13 Girls and U12 Blue at 12:30pm.

U12 WHITES

Coolum Beach White      10           5              65

Noosa Tigers Red             2              3              15

U12 BLUE

Gympie/Pomona             0              3              3

Coolum Beach Blue         13           17           95

U13 BLUE

North Shore Jets               9              5              59

Coolum Beach Blue         3              0              18

U14 BLUE

Coolum Beach Blue         22           19           151

Noosa Tigers Red             0              0              0

U15 BLUE

Coolum/Caloundra          3              0              18

Moreton Bay Lion             14           14           98

U16 BLUE

Coolum Beach Blue         BYE

COLTS (QAFL)

Maroochydore                  12           8              80

Coolum/Noosa                 8              6              54


Colts field Under 13 Girls team

Josh Olsen

President Coolum Colts Rugby League

In 2021 Coolum Colts set a goal to enter its first all-girls side into the Under 13 Girls competition. Led by their Coach (former Sunshine Coast NRL development officer) Steve Belsham the team have been a raging success. We started with humble beginnings in pre-season and combined the team with Maroochydore to ensure a place in the competition. Since then, the squad has exploded in numbers to 22 with players coming from as far as Gympie to play in this side.

The girls are currently sitting top of the competition undefeated this year so far. Their enthusiasm and team comradery is infectious.

Saturday the girls played their first home game at Coolum with a resounding win of 56-20 over a combined Beerwah/Bribie Island side. For a lot of girls in this side it’s their first year of Rugby League and they are really picking up the fundamentals quickly. Having someone with Steve’s experience has been invaluable to this team. Girls Rugby League is one of the fastest growing sports in Qld. With the advent of the NRLW there are now genuine pathways to professional careers in Rugby League and we want to help develop those pathways. We really hope to build on this growth in the girls to having two all girl sides in 2022. The girls play at Coolum again this coming Saturday and they will play again at Coolum at the Colts major gala day on May 15 and we hope to see you all down here supporting our new side.


Coolum Bowls – Week ending April 25   

The 2021 Coolum ladies singles winner Annie McGiill and runner up Jenny Beattie. Photo: Contributed

SDMBA Mixed Pairs

The Club hosted SCDMBA District Mixed Pairs last Tuesday. Quarter Finals Winners:

Rose and Dave Rixon, Joan Shipstone and Greg Brown, Rebecca Rixon and Jay Dawe, Gayle Sutton and Shane Cashill. Semi Finals scheduled for Tuesday May 4 at 5.30pm.

Jack Attack

The third week of our very popular, Best Price Interstate Removals Australia Jack Attack competition saw the Cubs, Meagan Cross, Craig Jamieson and Brian Smith emerge as the best performed teams for the second week in a row. As we approach the last round of the competition spots for a place in the finals could not be any tighter with three teams, The Long and The Short, Bombers and Status Quo with five wins and separated only by a small number of shots. Thanks to Mark and Sally Prosser for their sponsorship.

Social Bowls

Tuesday: 1st – Geoff Fletcher and Keith Wilson, 2nd – Graeme Sargent and Brian Smith, 3rd – Dave Figgins and Phil Croft.

Thursday: 1st – Val Delleo and Ian Lane, 2nd – May and Graham Cross, 3rd – Terri Spencer, Barb Peperkamp and Judy Wilson.

Friday: 1st – Warren Schultz and Phil Croft, 2nd – Vince Coyne and Bob Kitcher, 3rd – John Chapman and John Nunn, 4th – Greg Brown and Adam Hateley. $500 Jackpot was not won.

Club Championships

The Final of the Ladies Club Championship Singles was played last Sunday between Jenny Beattie and Annie McGill, with a good crowd watching on. Annie proved too strong emerging as the winner. Congratulations to both ladies on reaching the final. Annie’s win was the sixth time she has won the Ladies Singles at Coolum, which is a fantastic record. Annie joins fellow Club members Peter Carmody, Wade Mutzelburg, Jay Dawe and Tim Phillips who will be representing the Sunshine Coast District this week at the Queensland State District Sides Championships.  

Free Bowls Coaching

The Club provides free coaching for all members every Wednesday Morning from 10am to 11am. Bookings are to be made through the Bowls Manager ‘Timbo’ on 0419 277 203. Coaching is also available on Saturday Mornings from 10am with bookings essential.


Council offers accessible fitness classes

As the Easter indulgence, wet weather and school holiday chaos comes to an end there’s no better time to put your fitness first and choose to move with Healthy Sunshine Coast’s new line-up of activities.

Exciting new classes have been added to the free and low cost program including active seniors (over-55s) at the Coolum Civic Centre and Little Mountain, plus circuit-style group fitness for over-45s at Baringa Community Centre and the Coolum Civic Centre. There’s also extra aquatic fitness in Nambour and community yoga in Maleny.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said he was pleased to announce a new Pilates introductory class would be on offer and guided bushwalking was back.

“As we rebuild our program’s schedule this year, Pilates is brand new to this dynamic and evolving program and will be held every Thursday at the YMCA Caloundra,” Cr Law said.

“We’re also pleased to have partnered with Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers Inc. who will host five guided bushwalks from next month so book a walk now as places are limited.”

Recently introduced classes within our region have places available for new participants, including:

POST NATAL FITNESS

Mums with Bubs – Nambour Showgrounds on Tuesday mornings at 9.15am. Indoor/outdoor group fitness with Alison.

ACTIVE SENIORS

·         Yandina Hall with BodyPepper Fitness – Wednesdays 10.15am

·         Nambour Gym & Fitness Studio– Tuesdays 8.30am 

·         NEW – Coolum Civic Centre – Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 11.30am

GROUP FITNESS
For any age and seniors who want a greater challenge, classes are ideal for people returning to regular exercise. Go at your own pace with experienced and supportive instructors.

·         Nambour Showgrounds – Tuesday mornings at 10.45am (45 mins) with Alison

·         NEW – Coolum Civic Centre – Fridays 7.30am with Jacinta fro JacFit Training

AQUA FITNESS
Be fit and active with water-based exercise. Choice of two locations – Little Mountain and Nambour Aquatic Centres and two class times at each aquatic centre.

For more information on all classes offered across the coast please visit –  www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/healthysunshinecoast


Coolum Bowls – Week ending April 18     

Jack Attack competitors Mick Japundza and Jason Thomas.
The Coolum Beach Bowls Club greens in fine form for weekend bowling.
Rob Trewin. All Photos: Contributed

SDMBA Mixed Pairs

The Club hosted SCDMBA District Mixed Pairs last Tuesday. A great field with 16 teams featuring many of the District’s top players contested first round matches. Winners on the night were:

Bram Morton and Jane Bush, Rose and Dave Rixon, Jan and Barry Sullivan, Joan Shipstone and Greg Brown, Rebecca Rixon and Jay Dawe, Lynda Brownen and Richard Strawbridge, Liza Burgess and Wade Mutzelburg, Gayle Sutton and Shane Cashill. Quarterfinal results will be published next week with the semi finals scheduled for Thursday April 22 at 5.30pm.

Jack Attack

The second week of our very popular, Best Price Interstate Removals Australia Jack Attack saw 42 players on the greens for an exciting night of bowls. The Status Quo team of Kimberley Raine, Kerri Mackenzie and Rob Trewin with an unbeaten record lead the tightly bunched field. The Cubs – Meagan Cross, Craig Jamieson and Brian Smith were the best performed team for the week. It was very pleasing to see so many new bowlers enjoying this competition. Thanks to Mark and Sally Prosser for their sponsorship.

Social Bowls

Tuesday: First – Judy Manton and Bruce White, second – Sue Lubowicz and Margie Bartley, third – Jan Burkitt and Vic Mifsud, fourth – Chris O’Brien and Ron Wallish.

Thursday: First – Christa Lingley and Graeme Bolden, second – Jill Stanley and Di Hickey, third – Tina Solas and Lyn Joy.

Friday: First – Peter Judge and Stephen Foote, second – Glen Whyte and Lee Fitzhenry, third – Scott Wilson and Ray Thomas, fourth – Ruth Perry and Judi Barrett. $500 Jackpot Winners – Greg brown, Adam Hateley, Joe Dawe and Blayne Shorter.

Sunday: First – Lyn Hall and Bob Kingston, second – Trevor Stamp and Brett Williams.

Club Championships

Ladies Pairs: Semi Final Winners – Ursala Ford and Pat Teale.

The Finals of the Ladies Pairs and Singles will be played this Sunday at 10am. Singles Jenny Beattie v Annie McGill, Pairs Ursala Ford and Pat Teale v Judi Barrett and Ruth Perry. 

Men’s Singles:  Qtr Final Winners – Wade Mutzelburg, Greg Brown, Brett Williams and Craig Jamieson. Semi Final Winners – Wade Mutzelburg and Brett Williams.   


Game set for Coolum tennis courts upgrade


Hudson Ash, Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Belen Ash and Neva Ash at the upgraded Coolum tennis courts. Photo: Contributed

It’s time to dust off the racquet and enjoy a hit of tennis at the newly upgraded courts at the Coolum Sports Complex. 

Founded in 1982, the Coolum Tennis Club has a new lease on life with the asphalt courts replaced with four acrylic-surfaced courts. The hard courts are surrounded by new fencing, LED lighting and new nets have also been installed. 

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said it was terrific to see sporting facilities like Coolum Sports Complex benefit from State Government COVID-19 Works for Queensland funding.

“Coolum Tennis Club has benefited from an investment of $350,000 from the Queensland Government funding package, along with an additional $70,000 from council’s Minor Capital Works program, with these improvements helping to cater for the growing demand the club is experiencing,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The works undertaken on these facilities also support local businesses while our economy continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.”

Coolum Tennis Club president Arthur Ziakas said the grant was critical and timely for the club and its players, to cater for increasing demand.

“The club will make great use of the newly constructed courts with space at certain times already at capacity, but with good management we can ensure these courts are used extensively and can cater for more participants,” President Arthur Ziakas said.

“The feedback so far has been very positive towards the new competition standard hard courts which are once again, available for use.

“The hard courts cater for a range of participation needs, from competitive and social tennis, specialty programs, junior and senior fixtures, wheelchair tennis and Pickle-ball.”

Tennis Queensland President, Warwick Nicol said the Coolum Tennis Club upgrade is a fantastic example of how an infrastructure upgrade can inspire even greater energy for physical activity in a community. 

“Coolum Tennis Club is deservedly enjoying strong interest from people who want to pick up a racquet either for social or competitive reasons,” Mr Nicol said.

“The resurfaced courts and lighting makes the club even more appealing to new members with an interest in learning a new pastime or rediscovering tennis.

“I congratulate the State government, the Sunshine Coast Council and the Coolum Tennis Club for working together to deliver this successful transformation.”


Coolum bowls darts wrap


Winner and highest peg out Ben Morgan with John Ostenfeld who was runner up at the social darts competition last Wednesday. Photo: Contributed

IT WAS a COVID safe darts with all players donning their masks as per the Queensland Health requirements and after missing darts for one week, players were eager to get back to ‘throwing arrows’.

Last week April 7 was won by Ben Morgan with John Ostenfeld as runner up.

A high score of 140 went to Tony Trowbridge, who was visiting from Sydney and a high peg out, (three darts finish with a double bull), of 110 to Ben Morgan.

There were 12 players who made it for the COVID darts last week – with all enjoying themselves.

Social Darts is handicapped based on players skills and wins and new players are always welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo, please phone Jon Evans on 0415 339 038


Coolum Bowls – Week ending April 11, 2021  

The Club hosted Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast Men’s District Teams on Sunday. Both teams are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming Queensland State District Sides Championships. Congratulations to our own Coolum Bowlers Wade Mutzelburg, Jay Dawe, Peter Carmody and Jason Thomas who have gained selection in the team for this year.

Coolum also played host to the Sunshine Coast District Ladies Singles Championship over the weekend. Following sectional play on Saturday, 10 players progressed through to the elimination rounds. The final came down to a clash between two Coolum Bowlers –  Annie McGill and Ruth Perry. In the early stages players exchanged shots and it was obvious that the final was going to be a high standard game. As the game progressed Annie started to edge ahead and emerged as the winner. Congratulations both players for an outstanding game.

To top of a big weekend, our Sunday morning social bowlers had their biggest attendance in over two years. This game has been going for over 20 years and is now used to assist in the development of our new bowlers – who are paired with experienced players in a pairs format.  

Social Bowls Results

Thursday: First – Tina Solas and Margie Bartley, Second – Jasime IIlsey, Barb Peperkamp and Sandy Wilson, Third – Aaron Drylan and Bert Peperkamp.

Friday: First – Mark Cadamy and Chris Howard, Second – Syd Clarke and Alan Teale, Third – Mark Payne and Wayne Brown, Fourth – Liz Lennon, Ursala Ford and Pat Teale.

Sunday: First – Marg Townsend, Margie Bartley and Mark Cadamy, Second – Jason Membrey and John Lennon, Third – Sharon Moss, John Ford and Lance Pocock.


Match Chair Margaret Vincent with winner Annie McGill.

The Sunshine Coast District Team. Photos: Contributed

Coolum Bowls Wrap – Week Ending 7th March, 2021

 

Great 8 Round 4 Results:

Men

  • Division 1 Green defeated Mooloolaba 7 to 3
  • Division 1 Red lost to The Waves Caloundra 6 to 4
  • Division 3 Orange defeated Mooloolaba 7 to 3
  • Division 3 Maroon lost to Solander Lakes 7 to 3
  • Division 5 Orange lost to Solander Lakes 7 to 3
  • Division 5 White lost to Mooloolaba 10 to 0

Ladies

  • Division 1 Jade lost to Mooloolaba 10 to 0
  • Division 3 Diamond lost to Mooloolaba 10 to 0
  • Round 6 will see 4 teams play at home this Saturday 13th Team Selections will be posted on our Facebook site.

Social Bowls

  • Tuesday: First – Marie McCall & Pat Teale, Second – Sharyn Briggs & Stu Black, Third – Sue Lubowicz & Margie Bartley, Fourth – Judi Barrett & Tilly Coyne
  • Friday: First – Gary Green & Joe Pantry, Second – Mark Cadamy & Chris Howard, Third – Keith Windross & Peter Bain, Fourth – Peter Page & David Wright
  • Sunday: First – Aaron Drylan & John Field, Second – M.Cross, S Cross & B Williams

Men’s Club Pairs Championships

  • Semi Final Winners: Jay Dawe & Wade Mutzelburg, Mark Prosser & Jason Thomas

Ladies Club Singles Championships

  • Semi Final Winners: Annie McGill, Jenny Beattie

Men’s Club Championship Fours Final

  • The finals of this event will be played between Team Shane Burke & Team Jason Thomas on Saturday March 20 at 11.00am

Men’s Club Championship Singles

  • Rounds 1 & 2 of the Men’s Club Championship Singles will be played on Sunday March 14 commencing at 9.00am

Coolum Darts Wrap – March 11, 2021

Last week March 3 was won by Scott Hvass, pictured, with Mr Shane Turvey coming in as runner up. 

The highest score of 140 went to Scott and the highest peg out (three darts finish with a double), of 96 also went to Scott.

Scott now holds the highest current handicap and plays off 611.

Next weeks darts will be inside the club in the main bar area.

Social Darts is handicapped and based on player’s skills and wins. 

The Coolum Beach Bowls Club social darts competition is held every Wednesday night from 6:30pm. New players are always welcome and for more info on darts at the Bowlo, please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038

Last weeks overall winner, highest scorer and highest peg out – Scott Hvass who now holds the highest handicap of 611 at the social darts comp at the Bowlo. Photo: Contributed

 


Coolum Darts Wrap – Feb 18, 2021

February 10 winner Dave Bevan and runner up Chippy Hanson. Photo: Contributed

Social darts at the Coolum Beach Bowls Club is held every Wednesday night from 6:30pm.

Last week February 10 was won by Dave Bevan, (AKA Frog), with Chippy Hanson, as runner up.

A high score of 140 X 2 went to Danny Gott and a highest peg out, where a player uses all of their remaining three darts and finishes on the required ‘double’ went to Scott Hvass with an 88.

Two Spectacular bull finishes were witnessed on the night – one to Tom Schultz with 70 and one to Justine Davidson with a 65.

Social Darts is handicapped based on players’ skills and wins and new players are always encouraged to come along. For more info on darts at the ‘Bowlo’ please contact Jon Evans on 0415 339 038.


Stellar win for Coolum Surfy – Feb 18, 2021

Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club representatives at the State Board Riding Titles held at Miami last month. Photo: Contributed

A Great result was recorded for the Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) at Miami last month, with the team being crowned as state champions with a first in the overall points score at the QLD State Board Riding Titles. With nine podium finishes, including two gold, it was very much a team effort. The club said that it was great to see some of their young guns up on the podium and would like to thank Sharleen Swan as always for her team management support.

Name & Medal

Event

Gold

 

Bruce Dunne

Male 40+ Short Board

Luan Soares Canina

Male U14 Short Board

Silver

 

Bruce Dunne

Male 40+ Long Board

Finn Walsh

Male U17 Short Board

Piper Dunne

Female U19 Short Board

Eadoo Damor

Female U12 Short Board

Bronze

 

Jodie Waring

Female 40+ Long Board

Lachlan Andrews

Male U17 Short Board

Jodie Waring

Female 40+ Short Board

Fourth

 

Jodie Waring

Female Open Long Board

Bruce Done

Male Open Long Board

Josh Andrews

Male U13 Short Board

Taj Beale 

Male U14 Short Board


Bowls results – week ending February 14

Thanks to Coolum Beach Bowls Club

Round 2 of the Great 8s bought 5 victories.

Round 3 will see 4 teams play at home this Saturday 20th.  February. Team Selections will be posted on our Facebook site. 

Men

  • Division 1 Green Defeated Mooloolaba 7 to 3
  • Division 1 Red Defeated Waves Caloundra 8.5 to 1.5
  • Division 3 Orange lost to Mooloolaba 10 to 0
  • Division 3 Maroon Defeated Buderim 7 to 3
  • Division 5 Orange Defeated Solander Lakes 10 to 0
  • Division 5 White lost to Mooloolaba 7 to 3

Ladies

  • Division 1 Jade lost to Tewantin 7 to 3
  • Division 3 Diamond Defeated Tewantin 7 to 3

Social Bowls

  • Thursday 1st Malcolm Thurston, Eve Field, Jenny Beattie 2nd Carol Belsham, Anne Stevens, Annie McGill
  • Friday 1st Ross Sloane, Bruce White, 2nd Richard Klim, Bill Burkitt, 3rd Syd Clarke, Allan Teale, 4th Ryan Burnett, Ray Whittaker
  • Sunday 1st Rex Tom, Ian Rapkins, Kimberley Raine

Men’s Club Pairs Championships

  • Round 1 Winners – Mal Bull, Wade Mutzelburg, Peter Page, Stu Black, Anthony Michaels, Greg Dale, Ray Whittaker, Bruce White, Jason Thomas, Shane Burke

Coolum Cricket – Feb 11, 2021

The Coolum ‘Sharkettes’ who had an impressive win over Maroochydore on Sunday. Photo: Contributed 

Congratulations to the Sharkettes who are now top of the ladder with one game left to play. Coolum ladies travelled to Maroochydore on Sunday for what was most likely the season decider. The Sharkettes won the toss and elected to bat. Anna Meldrum top scored with 23 off 22 balls to help the team reach 96. At the interval, opinions were divided as to whether the score was sufficient. Maroochydore had chased down over 100 earlier in the season against the Sharks in just 18 overs.

You could almost sense it was going to be the Sharks day though as Samantha Franks took the new ball and charged in. Sammy took wickets in her first two overs. In her second spell she claimed three more wickets to claim a ‘five for’. A remarkable achievement in a nine a side game and a great performance from Sammy, however it was a fantastic team performance that clinched the points. The fielding was top class and Sarah Beechey played a huge part in the victory with some tight bowling – just six runs off her four overs.

Credit to Kerry Cowling (team player/manager) and Rick Remington (coach) who made it all possible. 


Nearly half of all Queenslanders forget sun protection

Jan 4, 2021

We love our outdoor activities here in Queensland and unfortunately a recent study by Cancer Council of Queensland has identified that 45 per cent of respondents fail to use sun protection everyday because they simply forget, and that is just not good enough. 

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Queensland with 4,180 people diagnosed with melanoma and over 360,000 non-melanoma skin cancers treated each year. 

Almost all skin cancers (95-99%) are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation, meaning it is an almost entirely preventable cancer. 

In response to these figures Cancer Council Queensland is calling for Queenslanders to wake up, roll out of bed and Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide into their day. 

Queenslanders should incorporate sunscreen into their morning routine when UV levels are set to reach three or above, which in Queensland is every day.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the survey indicated that Queenslanders have become complacent when it comes to sun protection and that it is something that needs to be front of mind. 

“This survey makes it clear that more needs to be done to ensure Queenslanders attention is drawn to sun protection, so they take action to properly protect themselves,” Ms McMillan said.

“It’s concerning to learn nearly half of those surveyed identified that the main reason they don’t use sun protection everyday was because they forget, which is why we must encourage Queenslanders to add sun protection to their daily routine,” she said. 

“Positively, there was a strong desire from respondents to improve their knowledge and behaviour, with 95 per cent in favour of a sun protection mass media campaign.” 

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on the Queensland Government to invest $3 million per annum in a mass media skin cancer prevention campaign to improve community attitudes and behaviour towards sun protection and reduce the burden of skin cancer in Queensland.
Cancer Council Queensland recommends Queenslanders slip, slop, slap, seek and slide when the UV level is forecast to reach 3 or above, which is every day in Queensland.

For more information on sun protection visit, https://cancerqld.org.au/cancer-prevention/sun-protection/