Great Bowls Challenge & Super Challenge

2018 Great Bowls Challenge





Following a successful 2017 season, the Nambour Club has again  entered the competition called the Great Bowls Challenge (also referred to as Gr8) which has a different format to Bowls Super Challenge and is based around teams of eight players. The side comprises one fours and two pairs teams and Nambour has entered two sides in both Men's and Ladies' competitions.

For more information on the teams in our divisions click on the following files.

Ladies Div 3 Ruby
Ladies Div 5 Ruby
Men Div 1 Red
Men Div 3 Red

6 rounds of home & away games will be played and the quarter & semi-finals will take place at Caloundra & Kawana on Saturday 24th March and the grand final will be held at The Albert BC on 25th March 2018

More information about this competition is available on the following website. With both home and away games and all matches played in the local area, the "Eights" as it sometimes called is off to a good start with strong support.

Website (General Information, Draw, Results)

For up-to-Date results and Tables visit the Great Bowls Challenge website at www.greatbowlschallenge.com.au/

Please note that the web address above was changed 21st Feb 2018

Latest Result Tables (Round 5)

Ladies Div 1
Ladies Div 3
Ladies Div 5
Men Div 1
Men Div 3
Men Div 5


2016 Super
Challenge

For The Ladies

The Nambour Ladies lined up again this year for another crack at the Bronze Division of the Bowls Super Challenge. After some very encouraging results last year, the girls were eager to go even better in 2016 and hopefully emulate the Men's Team performance in 2015 when they secured the Bronze Trophy. "Let's go girls !!"

Well, they did themselves and the Club proud by finishing on top of their Section, dropping only three games along the way. The stage was set for a thrilling weekend at Musgrave Hill Bowls Club on the Gold Coast where the finals series was being played. In their evening quarterfinal match against Ferny Grove, the girls played top class bowls to clinch an overall win and a spot in the semi-final next morning. Sadly, on a faster green and in windy conditions, the Caloundra team triumphed 2-0 showing their class throughout both games. It was a great experience which augers well for all during the months and years ahead.

2016 Great Bowls Challenge

For The Men



The Nambour Men have entered the brand new competition called the Great Bowls Challenge (also referred to as Gr8) which has a different format to Bowls Super Challenge and is based around teams of eight players. The side comprises one fours and 2 pairs teams and Nambour has entered two sides, one in the Open Division and the other in Restricted Section 2.

More information about this competition, which is expected to include Ladies in 2017, is available on the following website. With both home and away games and all matches played in the local area, the "Eights" as it sometimes called is off to a good start with strong support.

Website (General Information, Draw, Results) = www.greatbowlschallenge.com

2015 Super Challenge

The Finals at Tweed

The Nambour Finals Squad travelled to Tweed Heads on Friday to compete in the quarter- and semi-final on Saturday, and eventually the Grand Final on Sunday. A number of Club Members accompanied the side as supporters and officials. Special thanks must go to Rex Thorogood, the team manager throughout the campaign, and to Leigh Leishman who ably updated the scores and commentary on our new Facebook Page.

Saturday morning, the teams met Coolangatta Bowls Club, and with a reasonably comfortable win went on to meet the Pine Rivers teams in the semi-final. Nerves were slightly more taut as the side had already surpassed the 2014 placing, and all were keen to get into that grand final on Sunday. With another win over Pine Rivers the Nambour squad were destined to meet Carina Leagues Bowls Club who were a completely unknown quantity. However, the teams played well and Nambour emerged victorious with three rink wins, a draw and one loss. Throughout the finals, all teams had at least one win to contribute to this fantastic effort. 

Congratulations to all who played in the finals, and to all who helped them get there in the first place.



Left to right:
top row - Allan Owen, Bob Smith, Glen Whitney, Neil Brown
centre - Ian Hatch, Len Hughes, Barry Langton, Danny Hollingworth, Tony Green
front - Mike Thorogood, Derek Tomkins, Rex Thorogood, Rob Combes, Graham Morton

Previously.....

The Men's Bronze Section team has made it to the finals at Tweed this weekend (28/29th March). For up-to-date information join us on our Facebook Pages.



The competition commences on Saturday 17th January. Full results and other information can be obtained from the Super Challenge web site shown below.

www.superchallenge.com.au

For Nambour Bowls Club members, the following links provide quick access to the relevant conditions of play and draws. Both Men's and Ladies' teams are in Bronze Division, Section 5.

Conditions of Play

Men's Draw

Ladies' Draw


2014 Super Challenge

The competition commenced on Saturday 18th January. Full results and other information can be obtained from the Super Challenge web site shown below.

www.superchallenge.com.au

For Nambour Bowls Club members, the following links provide quick access to the relevant conditions of play and draws. Both Men's and Ladies' teams are in Bronze Division, Section 8.

Conditions of Play

Men's Draw

Ladies' Draw


News Flash - Men's Team Reach Quarter Finals

After a slow start to the 2014 competition which saw them floating near the tail end of the field, a strong finish by the Men's Team had them reach third position in Section 8. Likewise the Nambour Ladies' Team scrambled into third position.  The playoffs for a Quarter Finals Berth had the Men travelling to Scarborough and the Ladies a little further down the road to Bramble Bay where second and third placed teams faced off on Saturday morning for the right to play their respective hosts and top teams in the afternoon match.

Sadly, the Nambour Ladies failed to handle the Bay conditions as well as their Glasshouse Country opponents who were able to reverse the results from their previous clash during the rounds. The Triples match was keenly contested with only one shot separating the teams after 15 ends but the second half was a completely different story with a string a big scores going to the opposition. In contrast the Fours team trailed by 14 shots after 16 ends but came home strongly to win the last five ends and reduce the margin to 5 shots.

In much brighter news, Nambour Men tackled Windsor who were victorious in their opening round clash played at Windsor. In a spirited team effort against formidable opposition, Nambour were able to reverse the previous result and score a convincing 4-1 victory. Backing up against the hosts Scarborough who finished well on top of the Section 8 table and had defeated Nambour in a round match, the Nambour Team again showed why they deserved a place in the playoffs. Mid way through the competition the result might have gone either way but a quarter final place at Tweed Heads was at stake and, to cap off a fantastic yet tiring day at Scarborough, the Nambour boys came come strongly to score a most rewarding 4-1 team win.


2014 Men's Team



Assembled in readiness for the opening match at Windsor were (left to right)
Neil Brown, Graham Morton, Tony Green, Robert Combes, Allan Owen, Ralph Wells, Max Middleton,
Matti Savimaki, Pat English, Derek Tomkins, Kev Collins and Daniel Hollingworth.

2014 Ladies' Team



Nambour Ladies eager to commence the 2014 competition in style were (left to right)
Kerry McIlveen, Margaret Thorogood, Helen Collins, Gayle Morton, Heather English, Margaret Groves
and Chris Tomkins. Accompanying the team was Leanne Rogers (front) on her first away visit.

Nambour's Super Challenge History

The Nambour Bowls Club has been involved with this exciting inter-club competition since its inception. The Club first entered the Bowls Super Challenge outfitted in very bright “eye catching clobber” as the Nambour ACES. As well as fielding an Ace team of players, the name ACE also signified “Adult & Community Education”, a key function of Nambour TAFE which sponsored the Club’s introduction into the event.

Meet the original Nambour ACES Nambour’s 2011 Super Challenge Men's Team

Pictured above ready for action is the nucleus of the original team. (Back Row) Tom French (Manager), Graham Morton, Bill Livingstone, Merv Carr, Danny Holligan, Kev Collins, Ralph Wells, Geoff Brown, (Front Row) Nev Perren, Matti Savimaki, Lindsay Evans.

The Club contested Section 4 of the Bronze Division in the 2012 competition with both Men's and Ladies' Teams reaching the Round Robin Playoff series. The Club has entered the 2013 competition with both Men's and Ladies' teams striving to emulate last year's achievements in Section 6 vs 7 of the Bronze Division which again features formidable rivals.  



The 2012 Men's Team assembled ready for Super Challenge Finals Playoff action at Mooloolaba (left to right)
Max Middleton, Garry Strang, Matti Savimaki, Col Watt, Nev Perren, Allan Owen, Robert Combes, Graeme Corps, Pat English, Ralph Wells, Ken Ahlstrom, Graham Morton, Kev Collins (Playing Manager).


 

The 2012 Ladies' Team assembled ready for Super Challenge Finals Playoff action at Noosa Heads (left to right)
Les Ingle (Manager), Helen Ingle, Heather English, Helen Collins, Beth May, Pat Collins, Faye Combes, Margaret Groves, Gayle Morton.


Super Challenge Website  

www.superchallenge.com.au


Super Challenge 2013
Nambour > Bronze Division - Section 6 vs 7

Meet the 2013 Nambour Super Challenge teams assembled in preparation for another crack at the title.  
Go Nambour !!









Full details of the 2013 Bowls Super Challenge competition including results are available from the website listed above.