Stone the Crows 2018

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Games & Fun

Our games are meant to be fun and also they are a test of skill - not athleticism. Rules for the various games can be found by clicking on the name of interest. There may be a limit on the number of teams but our games organisers won't decided that till we know numbers of attendees. In all competitive events, registration of your team should be done at the Crows Nest Info Desk as soon as possible after arrival.

All games equipment is available for sale during the Festival and once reserved, can be collected once that game has been completed.


Games Stoning the Crows Our signature event is a fun competition - heaven help the crows! Be assured they won't be hurt but you might have to duck a wayward throw.
Social Disc Bowls Competitive   Just for fun when courts not in use
Ladder Golf Competitive   Just for fun when courts not in use
Petanque Competitive    
Disc Bowls
Competitive only    

Stoning the Crows

The Stoning of the Crows creates a lot of laughter, especially in the crowd. It's really very simple, we have a large corrugated iron painted crow (created by the Mens Shed) and every contestant gets three rocks (otherwise called tennis balls) to throw under arm, over arm or any how, at the crow from the starting line.

If you manage to score one hit on the crow, you go through to the next round. Should you have three misses, sorry but that's it - you are relegated to the crowd.

Once all the guys and all the girls have had their turns (no girls you don't have to compete against the guys), then we go into the second round and the crow "flies" back a metre or so, to test your aim. This continues into further rounds, until we are left with just two people to contest the grand final. If there are equal hits on our crow, then we have a playoff until one person is ahead.

Check out the photo gallery to see the concentration and laughter which ensues.

Disc bowls (click on the name for rules)

The competitive sessions will be a team of three people, a mix of guy/s and girl/s. You must organise your own team and book when you come on site. Entry forms will be available at the Crows Nest Info Desk. There will be a maximum number of teams and when that number is filled, that will be it.

However, because we had so many people want to learn disc bowls, we will also have a non-competitive section where you can just play for fun - not sheep stations. The courts will be available when the competition is not occurring and you can use the discs available at the Crows Nest Info Desk (they must boomerang the same day) or bring your own.

Ladder golf (click on the name for rules)

This is mixed triples, a mix of guy/s and gal/s. Again, just book in when you come on site. Entry forms will be available at the Crows Nest Info Desk. Depending on the number of people wishing to participate, it may be necessary to limit the number of games but the sets will be available for playing when not in competition use. Again it's a game of skill rather than heavy exercise.

Petanque (click on the name for rules)

Whether you call it petanque or boule, there are only minor differences. Teams will be composed of three people, again a mix of guy/s and girl/s.

Australian Disc Bowls Championships - for 2018 the Championships will be part of the Stone the Crows Festival again be part of the Festival. Full details of the Championships will be uploaded later this month, when we finish consultation with the Crow Leaders for this event.

There will be Mens Singles - Ladies Singles - Mixed Pairs - Mens Triples - Ladies Triples. The champion male and female will play off for the overall Singles champion.


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