The annual Windsor 100 Classic Men’s Fours Carnival was held on weekend of 17th and 18th April 2021 with the event a prelude to Windsor Bowls Club’s Centenary Year celebrations. A full complement of 28 team travelled from all parts of South East Queensland and interstate to participate in one of the most popular bowls events in the calendar. So popular, Tournament Dave Keogh proudly boasts that he had the tournament filled 3 months before the event without having to advertise it. The event’s popularity may have been helped by the total prizemoney being boosted this year to $10,000 mainly thanks to the very generous donation from the Club’s major sponsor, Neilsens Concrete.
The Windsor 100 has become known for the tournament with the ‘Power Plays’, which again come into play and caused havoc to some side and was a blessing to others. It certainly adds another element to game where luck already can play a part in the end result. In a first at the tournament, there was a tie in the Power Play competition with both Chris Ryan’s side from Greenslopes and Donny Brumwell’s side from Ferny Grove scoring 24 points. Under the conditions of play for the power play, both skips are to compete for the $500 prize by playing a one end shootout if it is a tie. Donny went first with this bowl finishing just a foot short. Chris then delivered his bowl and looked like he had drawn the shot only to just hit the short bowl and fall out for shot (as the crowd erupts).
A huge thanks to the Gold Coast and Tweed Bowls Association media team for live streaming the last 2 games and the (power play playoff) on Sunday reaching over 24000 viewers.
In a very tight competition, two teams remained undefeated and first place was not decided until the final bowl was played. Congratulations to Greg Roll’s team for winning the event after coming close on several previous occasions. The final results were.
1st. Jesse Turnbull, Dave Thomas, Steve Hayden, Greg Rolls.
2nd Alan Brown, Clinton Bailey, Adam Liddell, Dale McWhinney-Shillington.
3rd Trent Healey, Cory Fuller, Brad Piper, Dean McWhinney.
4th Kerry Flint, Dave Barter, Mitch Mears, Brendan Egan.
5th Jack Woollett, Mike Curry, Derek Scott, Ron Bol.
6th Greg McDonagh, David Pesley, Mick Napier, Chris Loane.
Power Play. Bob Meyers, Froz Harrogate, Roger Connolly, Don Brummell
The club’s generous sponsors were very pleased with an exceptional carnival. Thanks once again to sponsors Neilsens Concrete, XXXX, David Hirst (Industrial Marine and Insulation) who together sponsored the event for $10,000.
The 2022 Windsor Classic promises to again be bigger and better (if that is possible) so pencil it into your diaries for 30th April and 1st May next year.
Finally a big thank you to all the bowlers who supported the event, you are the event! From the feedback received, it appears that all the bowlers had a wonderful time and are looking forward to returning in 2022. Hope to see you all next year.