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  • September 2014Print Post Approved

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  • Congratulations to Natasha Scott and Ryan Bester Winners of the Golden Nugget Ladies and Men's Singles 2014. We are proud of our long term Taylor Family Members who have once again represented our Company at the highest level and with distinction in Australia's greatest Singles Tournament at Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast.

    Build the bowl youve always wanted using our revolutionary Build a Bowlavailable now on our www.taylorbowlsdirect.com website.Customise your choice of Redline SR, Taylor SRV and Vector VS and have them delivered to your door in 10 working days.

    FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR

    Visit your nearest stockist or call: 07 5335 9600

    www.taylorbowlsdirect.com

    Taylor Bowls Australia Pty Ltd

    Suite 5, 95 Eumundi Road

    PO Box 668, Noosaville Q 4566

    The Golden Era Continues for Taylor Bowls

    Redline SR - $525.00 Taylor SRV - $525.00 Vector VS - $525.00

    Click on any bowl above and order direct from Taylor Bowls

    Thanks for the fast and efficient way my bowls order was handled. I am the Coach at our bowls club and always advise players looking for new bowls to look at your products. - Marianne VIC

    Incredible service, I ordered the SRVs with the logo that I wanted and received them 8 days later. Well done Taylors! . - Ben NSW

    Glad you brought back the Redline SR and in the Flame colour, perfect! - Dave TAS

    A big thank you for all your help ordering my husbands bowls. Just to let you know they have arrived and he is really happy with them . - Meryl VIC

  • Congratulations to Natasha Scott and Ryan Bester Winners of the Golden Nugget Ladies and Men's Singles 2014. We are proud of our long term Taylor Family Members who have once again represented our Company at the highest level and with distinction in Australia's greatest Singles Tournament at Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast.

    Build the bowl youve always wanted using our revolutionary Build a Bowlavailable now on our www.taylorbowlsdirect.com website.Customise your choice of Redline SR, Taylor SRV and Vector VS and have them delivered to your door in 10 working days.

    FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR

    Visit your nearest stockist or call: 07 5335 9600

    www.taylorbowlsdirect.com

    Taylor Bowls Australia Pty Ltd

    Suite 5, 95 Eumundi Road

    PO Box 668, Noosaville Q 4566

    The Golden Era Continues for Taylor Bowls

    Redline SR - $525.00 Taylor SRV - $525.00 Vector VS - $525.00

    Click on any bowl above and order direct from Taylor Bowls

    Thanks for the fast and efficient way my bowls order was handled. I am the Coach at our bowls club and always advise players looking for new bowls to look at your products. - Marianne VIC

    Incredible service, I ordered the SRVs with the logo that I wanted and received them 8 days later. Well done Taylors! . - Ben NSW

    Glad you brought back the Redline SR and in the Flame colour, perfect! - Dave TAS

    A big thank you for all your help ordering my husbands bowls. Just to let you know they have arrived and he is really happy with them . - Meryl VIC

  • 4 | queensland bowler v37/9

    CONTENTS

    Editor:Wayne Griffin

    Reporters:Naomi CescottoMadeline Muir

    Published by:Bowls Queensland

    Editorial:Queensland BowlerPO Box 476, Alderley, Qld 4051Ph: (07) 3355 9988E: news@bowls-queensland.org

    Advertising: Wayne GriffinPh: (07) 3355 9988E: advert@bowls-queensland.org

    Subscriptions:To subscribe, fill out the form on page 34 and post it, together with a cheque for $36 (inc gst) to: Queensland Bowler SubscriptionsPO Box 476, Alderley, Qld 4051.

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    Secret WeaponThey call him the Mr Bowls of the far north and many credit Bob Pritchard with the resurgence of Yungaburra Bowls Club.

    Australian IndoorBrett Wilkie denied a second Indoor title, while Queensland women still struggle to make their mark at Tweed Heads.

    New CEOWe get up close and personal with Bowls Queenslands new CEO, Doug Evans.

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    16 APL CoupScotlands Alex Marshall and Canadas Ryan Bester will add some international flavour to this years APL series.

    Colts Ride AgainOriginally started as a team for the younger generation, the Gold Coast Colts are coming together for their 40th reunion.

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    Volume 37 Issue 9

    Cover Story

    News

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    Whats in your toolbox?Are you the kind of player other bowlers enjoy playing with? If not, it might be time to reach for the attitude toolbox.

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    Columns

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  • 6 | queensland bowler v37/9

    Queenslands Brett Wilkie came tantalisingly close to a second Australian Indoor crown in August, finishing the wrong side of a blistering title showdown with former English rep David Holt at Tweed Heads Bowls Club.

    Wilkie, who claimed his maiden Indoor title back in 2010, bundled out carpet specialist Steve Halmai to reach the 2014 final, before going down to Holt in a tight tiebreak, 9-6, 4-7, 2-1.

    Holt, who turns 48 this month, was full of praise for his Gold Coast rival after the match.

    I was playing really well and I was getting a little bit frustrated, because as quickly as I was putting them on the jack, Brett was taking them off, he said.

    He was converting brilliantly and I didnt think he was ever going to miss.

    But miss he did, and at the worst possible time.

    With Holt holding two on the last end of the tiebreaker, Wilkie took a last-ditch run at the jack.

    It almost paid off, with the Australian vice-captain clipping the kitty, but it didnt quite have the power to take the jack out of play.

    In the second set I found a bit more of a rhythm and was confident going into the tie break, but not quite, Wilkie said.

    Holt, who boasts a Commonwealth Games gold medal and a World Pairs title for England, has being eyeing off the Indoor crown for some time.

    When I came to Australia 12 years ago, I actually thought the Aussie Indoor would

    be my cup of tea because I played a lot of indoor and actually managed an indoor club, but I guess its taken me quite a while to achieve it, Holt said after his win.

    It has been a top 12 months for Holt, with the Englishman set to represent Australia at the World Champion of Champions in Christchurch later this year, following his victory at the national event in October 2013.

    His latest win at the Australian Indoor means hell pull on the Green and Gold of his adopted country for a second time, at the indoor World Cup at Warilla Bowls Club in 2015.

    The highlight of my year was supposed to be the World Champion of Champions in Christchurch, he said.

    I was gearing up towards that, thinking if I do nothing at all this year Ill still have a good week over there, so this is just icing on the cake.

    I thought I was kind of retired, but Ive got two World events to play now, so I guess its all happening.

    WomenMeanwhile, Queenslands drought in the

    womens event continued at Tweed Heads, with 17-year-old St Johns Park starlet Jamie-Lee Worsnop etching her name in the record books as the Australian Indoors youngest ever winner.

    Worsnop bundled out a number of big names en route to the final, including 2013 runner-up Marie Rigby in the quarterfinal, 10-7, 8-4, and Queensland rep Kristy Thatcher in the semis, 5-10, 7-6, 2-1.

    In the final she took her time adjusting to the conditions of the Tweeds televised show rink, dropping a shot on the first two ends to former Scottish International Kay Moran (Cabramatta), before posting scores on the next five consecutive ends to claim the opener 8-5.

    The pint sized international fought back, with the pair going blow-for-blow in the second set, leaving Worsnop leading by just one shot heading into the final end.

    With the first set in the bag, Worsnop could afford to give up one shot on the last end and still claim victory.

    However, she found herself down two with just one bowl to play.

    Taking it in her stride, she delivered a clutch drive that ricocheted off the shot bowl and knocked out Morans second shot, giving Worsnop her first senior national title, 8-5, 8-8.

    It was such a close game the whole way through, Worsnop said.

    Every player here is amazing so I was stoked to even get this far.

    To make it up here through the qualifying was a great achievement in itself, but its something special to win in at 17.

    Worsnop will also represent Australia at the World Cup in Warilla next year.

    UpsetThe biggest upset of this years

    championships came in Round 2, with six-time champion Karen Murphy bundled out by unknown NSW bowler Janine Katon.

    Continued Page 7

    No joy for Queensland at Australian IndoorsEnglish international and Blues starlet crowned king and queen of the carpet

    2014 Champs: David Holt and Jamie-Lee Worsnop. Aus Indoor photos courtesy of BA.

  • queensland bowler | 7 v37/9

    Queenslands sole Australian Indoor womens champion, Di Cunnington, is stumped as to why Queenslands girls cant seem to clinch the coveted title.

    Cunnington beat Nancy Williamson in straight sets to claim the inaugural Indoor crown back in 2003, following an upset semifinal win over newly crowned Commonwealth Games gold medallist Karen Murphy,

    As a long-time state selector, Di believes Queensland has the talent to win the event, not to mention the hometown advantage.

    But shes at a loss to explain the Queensland girls lack of success to date.