The South Bedourie Bowls Club have revealed to The Betoota Advocate today that they aren’t quite sure what’s going on.

They say that either the young generation of drinkers have gone soft, or that their marketing strategies aren’t up to scratch.

Club president Billy Galway (88) says the schooners haven’t changed price since he had his first drink at the club.

“What’s going on with these kids?” he says.

“We made a point of flat out ignoring the value of the Australian dollar and keeping the $3 schooner of beer a staple of our Western Queensland hospitality,”

“The only young blokes we can get in here are the ones that get banned from everywhere else – and they aren’t the most appealing crowd. Especially young Jake, he’s heading down the same road as his degenerate father”

“I reckon they’ve gone soft. First they banned the shoulder charge and now this? I knew it’d happen,”

However, Billy’s wife and club Treasurer, Gladys (83) says she’s certain that the kids can’t see the club specials behind the the Jacaranda tree on the main street.

“That’s got to be the reason. I’ve seen these kids at the races paying $8 for a can of two-stroke,”

“They must not realise they can get pissed in our club for the same price as a packet of smokes?”

Local drinker, Alf, has been drinking at the SBBC since he first moved to town in the 80s. He says the kids are most likely turned off by the amount of old people.

“Mate, they are probably just a bit shy of all these codgers,” he says.

“…Worried we won’t approve,”

“I’d tell them to not worry. I’ve seen more blokes piss their pants at this place than I did in Vietnam,”

“Not to mention the 34 pokie machines, TAB and Chinese Restaurant. Get involved you little pricks”


  1. my local has $5 happy hour schooners. If only I lived closer I would be 6 deep every afternoon on the way home from work

  2. $4.70 a schooner at the Cloncurry Bowls club have quite a few big nights with younger people involved. But yeah your dead right if there was a place around with $3 schooners tab & pokies when we were young fella’s we would’ve been there every week spending up big time. All I can say is these young ones have changed blame the internet and political correctness the world’s gone soft.

  3. Maybe young people don’t want to hang out in a casino. Any organisation that can’t support itself without pokies deserves to go under.


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