By Casey O'Connor


Midweek lawn bowls in Stanthorpe fell victim to the weather this past week with only two games of pairs and one game of three bowl triples were played on Saturday. In the first of the pairs games Gordon Gallaway and Jack Bell just outpoint Robin Smith and Wendy Hurnall 13-11 while in the other pairs match Helen Jones and Peter Smith won a close game against Alan Robbins and Mark Wicks. The final score 18-14.

In the triples Ray Rankin Tom Hodgson and Brian Brown out played R Rankin

Rocky Thompson and Frank Gallo to score a 26-13 win. Congratulations to all who turned up to challenge the elements.

If you are interested in learning more about the game, why not come along on a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon give the game a try. The Members are very welcoming. Thanks to this week’s featured sponsors, Natalie and Mark McCosker of A Better way to Print for their ongoing support of the club.


The Warwick Turf club has scheduled a seven race programme for their meeting at Allman Park next Monday, the TAB Beloved Race Day.

All races have attracted great nominations, with the exception of the QTIS Three-Year-Old handicap over 800 metres, nominations for this race have now been extended to 28 July.

The midweek meetings are proving popular with trainers and this meeting is no exception. When nominations closed on Tuesday, 84 gallopers had nominated for the remaining six races.

Officials will be keenly watching the weather following the recent rain in Warwick as the last meeting in Warwick was abandoned due to the state of the track.

On Monday it is free entry to the meeting and gates open at 11am. Full Bar, BBQ, TAB facilities and Bookmakers will be operating.

The club will be paying tribute to a group of people who were part of Allman Park. They are Mick Rawlins, Colleen Burgess, Johnny Barbierato and Trevor Locke.