Burnett team win experience at state competition
LAWN BOWLS: The colours of Wondai Country Club were proudly on show in Helensvale at the Queensland champion of club champions fours event.
Evan O'Rourke, Alwyn Litzow, Tony Gregory and Trevor Litzow from Wondai Bowls Club represented the Burnett district at the competition on Saturday and Sunday coming up against seven teams from across the state.
The Wondai side started the two day competition with a 19-all draw against representatives from Biloela Bowls Club representing Port Curtis district.
The Burnett team were defeated the Mackay representatives from Moranbah Bowls Club 24 to 18 in their second game.
In their final game of the competition the Burnett team were defeated 31 to nine by eventual winners representing the Gold Coast Tweed from the host club.
O'Rourke said the team were grateful for the opportunity to play against the state's top players.
"We are happy with how we went and with a bit of luck we could have won a couple of games,” he said.
"It was a fantastic experience playing against the calibre of bowlers like the Helensvale team.
"It is not every day you get to play against Australia's best if not some of the world's best bowlers.”
Despite the result O'Rourke said the team have become better and more consistent bowlers throughout the qualifying process for the competition.
"We have definitely come a long way and are playing more consistently and the higher the competition the better you get,” he said.
"Playing guys like we have played makes you realise how good you have to be to get to the top.”
South Burnett players will be watching the singles Queensland champion of club champions event on October 24 and 25 with keen interest with Tansey Bowls Club player Neil Chauvier on the green.