Welcome to Calliope Central Bowls Club
Calliope is located 20km south west of Gladstone and 23km from the beautiful beaches of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands. A 20 minute drive South to Awonga Dam, 1 hours drive from the beautiful Kroombit tops. And 4 minutes to the beautiful Calliope River with free camping and great fishing. All this in a relaxed, laid-back country atmosphere that is home to approx 4,000 locals and a host of facilities to keep them entertained and on their feet.
Calliope Central Bowls Club was formed in 1994 and as with most clubs starting out relied on the volunteer support and the old “chook raffles” to get it up and running. This has turned into a modern lawn bowls facility today with a state of the art artificial green and a Full covered state of the art roof over the playing surface, with lights to play at night.
Lawns Bowls is played both competitively and socially with the men’s competition held on Sunday’s; the ladies competition on Tuesdays and a mixed social competition on one Saturday every month (see “Playing Days for further information). Men and women are encouraged to play on each other’s day with the exception of championship days. Social members are also welcome to play on these days but need to check with the club prior to any game to ensure there is no official competition being played on the day. Greens are available for Social Members to play & days a week during the day or night.
The Club invites businesses and other organisations to hold social events such as work parties etc where a game of barefoot bowls can be enjoyed followed by an enjoyable meal prepared by our Chinese Restaurant 'Village Wok Inn'. There is plenty of room for parents to sit back, relax and enjoy a cold drink while we supply a staff member to accomodate the children.
For guests holding functions at the club, we allow them to use the bowling green and provide them with bowls free For a small feee and are also happy to have some members assist in helping you to get your game underway and give you some knowledge on how the game is played.
The club is also active in the community holding regular charity days for Guide Dogs Qld, the local ambulance to name a couple as well as sponsor many of the local sporting clubs in Calliope.
The Club offers Membership $10 per year or $20 for Three Years. We have a super members draw every Thursday and Friday between 6 & 7:30pm with two draws happening each night. This Starts at $10,000 and jackpots $1,000 every week until won, then restarting at $10,000.
Our kitchen is open for lunch 5 days a week, Wednesday to Sunday (11.30 to 2pm) and for evening meals 6 days a week from 5 to 8:00pm, Wendnesday to Monday. Menu is Chinese with Aussie meals available. Buffet every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Our Club Manager, Brad Henderson, is the best in the business and is well supported by his helpful and friendly staff. We look forward to you visiting our club and enjoying the delights of the 2013 Qld Lawn Bowls Small Club of the Year.