Important Dates

Saturday, 24 August 2019

August 24, 2019

Cookie wins the 2019 BCC Singles Double

Congratulations to Halekulani's bowls coordinator James "Cookie" Cook on winning the Champion of Club Champions Singles Final today 24th August 2019 at Ettalong Memorial.  Cookie has now won the rare double of the Open Singles and the C of CC Singles.

His opponent Avoca Beach's Graham "Archie" Ross was blitzed early down 17 to 5 after 15 ends.  However, Archie then showed the form that had got him to the final trading blow for blow with Cookie to eventually go down 31 to 19.   It was a great game of bowls to watch with many close heads in quite windy conditions.

BCC thanks Ettalong Memorial for their most competent hosting of the event .  Thanks to all the markers and in particular the maker of the final, Michael Braham.  We now look forward to the C of CC Doubles commencing next weekend.

Cookie now goes on to contend the State C of CC Champs and if he wins that the Australian C of CC Champs and if he wins that the World's C of CC Champs.

Runner-Up Avoca Beach's Graham "Archie" Ross  with winner Halekulani's James "Cookie" Cook

Saturday, 17 August 2019

August 17, 2019

Central Coast comes 6th in U18 IZ Sides at Dubbo

The 2019 NSW State Under 18 Inter Zone Sides Championship was contested on 17th and 18th August at Dubbo.  The Central Coast results were:
5th in Singles with Bailey Meti (Ettalong Mem) winning 4 out of his 5 games.
5th in Pairs with Reegan Peterson & Joshua McDonnell (Halekulani) also winning 4 of 5 games and 
8th in the Fours: with Olivia Crane & Joshua Smith (Munmorah United), Brandon Willmette (Gosford City), Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay) who won 2 of their 3 games.on 17th but toiled without success in the playoffs on the 18th.
Sill a magnificent effort for the singles, pairs and fours to all qualify in the playoffs for the 2nd highest results.  They were unlucky to meet the eventual winners of the pairs and fours in sectional play.  Congratulations to Manager Coach Paul Wesche and all the parents/helpers.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

August 14, 2019

Enjoy Marking?

Particularly for good bowlers?
Ettalong Memorial could use your help.

They need some more Markers for the State Singles Champs on 25th Sept (am and pm games) and 26th Sept (am only).

All you need is to be a registered bowler.

If interested give John Roberts a call on 4341 1910.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saturday, 10 August 2019

August 10, 2019


Rookies Singles and Pairs runner-up in 2014, Avoca’s Tom Nailard had to call upon all his experience to take out the BCC-Z15 Veteran Singles title from Mingara’s Peter Yates who held the upper hand for much of the game.
Yates seemed to have established a match winning break at 17-12 in a shortened 21 up game but to his credit, Nailard knuckled down in tricky and difficult windy conditions to level at 20 all.
Nailard’s confidence was up and he out drew Yates on the final end to snare the title.
It was Tom’s first BCC-Z15 title and one that will become a forever lasting memory.

Friday, 9 August 2019

August 09, 2019


For those wishing to participate in the inaugural Bowls NSW Over 40’s / Under 59 yrs three bowls Pairs Championship time is running out. ENTRIES CLOSE 23rd AUG
To be played over 18 ends and a time limit-players must be from the same declared Club in 2019. Subject to the number of entries sec-tional games will be played as a round robin on Sept 14 and Regional games on Sept 15.
ENTRY FEE $40 per team ($20 per player)

Monday, 5 August 2019

August 05, 2019

Umina Beach Presidents and Officers Day

Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club successfully held its 2019 President's and Officers Day on Saturday 3rd August.   President Mark Speerin awarded a RNSWBA Merit Badge to Secretary Peter Springett for 33+ years of bowls administration roles in a number of Clubs in Zone 9 (North Shore) and Zone 15 (Central Coast).  These roles include: Director, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Selector, Bowls Secretary, Sponsor and even Licensee.  The badge was presented to Peter by BCC State Councillor and Secretary Doug Rose.

Toast Master Ian Jarratt invited toasts to:
  • Bowls NSW and Bowls Central Coast - responded to by Doug Rose and BCC Treasurer Jeff Thompson
  • Umina Men's Bowling Club President and Officers - responded to by President Mark Speerin
  • Marrylands RSL and Club Umina - responded to by Merrylands RSL Director Roger Ford, and
  • Guests which included representatives from Ettalong, Everglades, Merrylands and Woy Woy Bowling Clubs.  
Bowls Central Coast  tie bars were presented by BCC Treasurer Jeff Thompson to Vice President Michael McHale and Robert Murphy for many years of outstanding service on committee, especially in the area of catering.

A RNSWBA tie bar was presented by Doug Rose to Brian Butterworth for hos outstanding service, especially his 5+ years as Welfare Officer.

After a most excellent lunch of roast pork or roast beef, the players adjourned to he greens to play a game of turn about fours with players playing 5 ends in each position.  It was a most enjoyable day.

BCC Treasurer Jeff Thompson, RNSWBA Merit Badge Recipient Peter Springett and BCC Secretary and State Councillor Doug Rose.