Important Dates

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

October 21, 2020

Bowls Central Coast Board Re-elected for 2 More Years


After being delayed for 2 months due to Covid 19 the Bowls Central Coast AGM was finally held on 15th October at Mingara.   

All seven Directors of Bowls Central Coast were elected unopposed for a further two years. The Executive Committee for 2020 to 2022 is:

        Tony Hegyi (Bateau Bay) - President

        Dick Thornton (The Entrance) - Deputy President

        David Cameron (Gosford City) - State Councillor

        Doug Rose (Ettalong Memorial) - Secretary and Treasurer

        Garry Ellis (Wyong) - Director

        Brian Emms (Diggers)  - Director 

        John Heaton (Munmorah United) - Director

The new Board will meet on Monday 26th October 2020 to appoint the Match and Selection Committees as well as a number of other individual appointments.   The lists of 2021-2022 Office Bearers will be published after that meeting.

The exception to this is that Albert Heath declined to re stand for election.  Albet has been a part of the Executive Committee of Bowls Central Coast since its inception in 1995 as the Central Coast District Bowling Association - Zone 15 Inc.   Albert has now been appointed as a Patron of Bowls Central Coast a role he now shares jointly with his good friend John Peek.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

October 18, 2020

Peter Andrews and Archie Ross of Avoca Beach are BCC Open Pairs Champions

Avoca Beach's Peter Andrews and Graham (Archie) Ross are the 2020 Bowls Central Coast Open Pairs Champions.  In the final held today 18th October 2020 at Ettalong Memorial they defeated Scott Braham and Greg Adams of Gosford City 18 to 13.

It was second time lucky for Archie Ross having made the final of the 2019 Champion of Club Champion singles to lose the final to Halekulani's James Cook.  Peter Andrews adds this tile to his 2016 Senior Singles and Pairs titles.  

Scott and Greg had a remarkable tournament defeating Ettalong's Bailey Meti and John Roberts in the 2nd round, then defeating defending champions Nathan Malloy and Lee Trethowan in the next.

October 18, 2020

Bill Constantine and Tony Shoebridge win the BCC 2020 Senior Pairs


Terrigal's Tony Shoebridge and Bill Constantine played outstanding bowls to win the 2020 Bowls Central Coast Senior Pairs at Ettalong memorial today, 18th October 2020.  For both Bill and Tony this is their second win in this event having won in 2012 and 2017 respectively.   

In the final they played Greg Pigram and Kevin Kilday of Ettalong Memorial who had somewhat of a giant killing run to the finals.  In the first round they accounted for the 2018 Champions Neil Williams and Dick Thornton (The Entrance).  In the quarterfinals they defeated compatriots Col Pasfield and Phil Westcott who were Runners Up in this event in 2019.  Then in the Semi-final they had a victory over Neil Dell and Peter Lyddieth of Mindara the 2019 BCC Senior Pairs Champions. 

October 18, 2020

Cory Pope and Steve Balsdon Win 2020 Presidents Pairs


Now representing Terrigal, Cory Pope and Steve Balsdon have added to their illustrious records by winning the final of the BCC 2020 President's Reserve Pairs today 18/10/2020 at Ettalong Memorial.  Cory won the President's Reserve Singles in 2019 playing for Gosford City.   Steve representing Ettalong Memorial was the President's Reserve singles winner in 2012 going on to make the final of the State Championships.    Steve playing for Ourimbah Lisarow also won the BCC 2018 President's Reserve Pairs.

In the final Cory and Steve played Ettalong Memorial's Adam Lewis and Garry Eggleton in what was a tight game which Adam and Garry lead early.  In the end Cory and Steve were victors 18 to13.   

It was great to see Zone events being held once more.  The spectators of the Presidents Reserve Pairs final were thoroughly enjoying them selves, interacting with players and cheering each good bowl.

2020 BCC President's Pairs Runner's Up Ettalong's Adam Lewis and Garry Eggleton

Friday, 18 September 2020

September 18, 2020

2021 Likely Starting Dates for Pennants and Zone Championships

 After the State Council meeting on Thursday last, we were informed that the 2021 Calendar Proposed for that meeting is likely to be given the go ahead as the correct calendar. This was then issued to all clubs. With that in mind and looking at roughly where we could begin, AND REMEMBER THESE DATES ARE ONLY DRAFTS, to me its seems that March to June for Pennants and February to July for Championships. Zone Match meets in early October and if this Calendar is given the GREEN LIGHT, we will have a complete Calendar for presentation at the next Zone Executive Meeting, where it should be released to every Zone player.  

Saturday, 5 September 2020

September 05, 2020

Zone Match Confirms Dates for the Remainder of 2020

Zone 15 Match Committee have revised the remainder of the 2020 Calendar. 
Zone Pairs Rounds 1-4 to be played 10-11 October. Finals 17-18 October. 
Champion of Champion Singles and Pairs Entries OPEN 1st September and CLOSE 30 September.  Singles to be played 7-8 November. Pairs to be played 14-15 November. 
Expressions of Interest for 2021 (EOI's) to Host Zone Championships Sectional/Finals Play will be sent to all clubs 1 November and CLOSE 27 November.




Wednesday, 19 August 2020

August 19, 2020

2020 BCC Pairs Suspended Again

Bowls Central Coast has had to postpone this weekends Pairs Championships.   Our Match Committee will issue more information shortly.   

This action was caused by the Dept of Sport advising that the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant has requested that community sport organisations  "cease activities that result in the mixing of participants and staff from different regions, for example by ceasing zone, regional or state championships or competitions" (extract of a letter from the Chief Health Officer, NSW Health - Dr Kerry Chant PSM to community sport).

Bowls NSW was advised of these requirements on Monday night and they are expected by Dr Chant to be in place by today 19/8/2020 fully 24 hours notice.   I congratulate the staff of Bowls NSW for being able to make this unreasonable deadline.  The other requirements are:· 

Cease any activities that result in overnight stays (e.g. multi-day training camps) due to increased risk of COVID transmission in residential-type settings with shared facilities

Cease face-to-face social activities relating to community sports (e.g. award ceremonies, end-of-season social gatherings, post-training group dinners)

Avoid carpools or bus travel with people from different household groups where possible; and

For local activities, limit spectators to one parent only, where the child requires parental supervision during the sporting activity.

For more details see joint Bowls NSW and Women's Bowls NSW joint Circular (click here)