Important Dates

Sunday, 9 August 2020

August 09, 2020

Darren Morrison is the 2020 BCC Singles Champion

Darren Morrison representing his new Club, Bateau Bay, had an outstanding win in the final of the BCC Open Singles played on 8th and 9th of August 2020 at Ettalong Memorial.  

This was Darren's 5th appearance in the last 6 BCC Open Singles Finals (from 2015) and his 3rd Title.   A remarkable record.   After defeating two Halekulani Bowlers (Shane Gibbin 31-15 and Josh Zephyr 31-18) in the quarter and semi finals, Darren played another Halekulani representative in Mark Wheatley in the final.  It was a replay of the 2018 BCC Open Singles Final which Darren had won 31-18.

Mark played some outstanding bowls in the final, but he dropped a 4 on the 12th end giving Darren a 6 shot lead.   Mark whittled the 6 shot deficit back to 22 to 25 before Darren grabbed 6 shots in the last 4 ends to win the title 31-22.  Congratulations Darren.

Winner Bateau Bay's Darren Morrison

Finalists - Bateau Bay's Darren Morrison and Halekulani's Mark Wheatley.

August 09, 2020

Phil Westcott is the BCC 2020 Senior Singles Champion

Congratulations to Ettalong Memorial's Phil Westcott who just played too well over the weekend of 8th and 9th August 2020 to win the 2020 Bowls Central Coast Senior Singles Championship.   On the Saturday in the quarter final he defeated Terrigal's Terry Hughes 31-5 and The Entrances' Dick Thornton 31-10 in the semi-final.   In the final on the Sunday, Phil played The Entrances' Neil Williams who had a thrilling win in the other semi-final against Terrigal's Tony Shoebridge 31-28 with a last bowl 5 shot turnaround.  Phil prevailed over Neil in the final 31-13.   This was Phil's third appearance in a BCC Senior Singles Final and his determination to win this time was obvious.

2020 BCC Senior Singles Finalists - Ettalong Memorial's Phil Westcott and The Entrances' Neil Williams

August 09, 2020

Paul Ryan of Terrigal wins the 2020 President Reserve Singles

The Bowls Central Coast Singles Championships were completed this weekend 8th and 9th August 2020 at Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club.   Terrigal's Paul Ryan had three solid wins on the weekend to prevail in the Presiden's Reserve Singles.   In the quarter final he defeated The Entrances' Peter Bowler 31-16 to go on and win his semi-final against Bateau Bay's Peter Mak 31-17.  Then on the Sunday morning in the final he defeated Ourimbah-Lisarow's Rick Hamilton 31-18.   

Winner - Club Terrigal's Paul Ryan
Runner Up  - Rick Hamilton of Ourimbah-Lisarow

Friday, 17 July 2020

July 17, 2020

Bailey Meti wins BCC Under 18 Singles

Congratulations to Ettalong's Baily Meti for winning the 2020 Bowls Central Coast Under 18 Singles Championship.  Bailey just played too well.  He defeated Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay) 25 - 4 in the semi-final then defeated Reegan Peterson (Halekulani) 25 - 9 in the Final. 
Reegan had an outstanding championship reaching the final after defeating the defending Champion Brandon Willmette (Gosford City) in the second round in a close game 25 to 22.  Reegan then went on to defeat Brendan Stokes (Ettalong Memorial) 25 to 19 in a game where Reegan jumped out of the box to lead well.  Brendan  fought on coming back at Reegan, but Brendan had a bit of bad luck bumping up Reegan's bowls at the crucial times.
Bailey finished the 2020 BCC U18 Championships winning the Singles and the Pairs and was Runner-up in the Fours.  It would take a miracle for him to not take out the BCC Bowler of the Year for the second year in a row, and the third time that he has won this prestigious award.
Our thanks are extended to John Roberts and the volunteers of Ettalong Memoral who hosted the event so superbly.   Particular thanks to Garry Ellis and Garry Eggleton of the BCC Match Committee for the live streaming of the games.

The BCC Under 18 Singles Champion - Bailey Meti (Ettalong Memorial)

The Finalists Reegan Petersen (Halekulani) and Bailey Meti (Ettalong Memorial)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

July 15, 2020

2020 BCC U18 Pairs Final

The team of Brendan Stokes and Bailey Meti of Ettalong have won the 2020 BCC Pairs Final defeating pair of Brandon Willmette of Gosford City and Chelsea McKay of Bateau Bay 

I often say to people that if you like to watch a great game of bowls make sure you see the final of the Under 18 Pairs.   This years game lived up to that reputation.  It was a most exciting game played between the two favorite teams.  The 3rd and Skip of the 2020 winning fours team played the 3rd and Skip of the runner up fours team.  This time the result was reversed with Brendan and Bailey winning by one shot 11-10.  Ironically, the same score as the 2020 Fours final.

The game was live streamed through the BCC Zone 15 Facebook site, and is available to be viewed now.

We now look forward to the 2020 BCC Under 18 Singles which commences tomorrow and will be live streamed on the BCC Zone 15 Facebook site.

Winners Brendan Stokes and Bailey Meti (Ettalong Memorial) being presented with their Medallions by Central Coast Bowls Legend and their mentor John Roberts

Runners Up - Brandon Willmette (Gosford City) and Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay)

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

July 14, 2020

2020 BCC U18 Fours Final

The 2020 Bowls Central Coast / Zone 15 Under 18 Championships commenced at Ettalong Memorial BC today 13th July with a very exciting fours final.    The winners were Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay), Brendan Willamette (Gosford City), Joshua Smith (Munmorah United) and Olivia Crane (Munmorah Onited)  who won a very close game 11 to 10 over Bailey Meti (Ettalong Memorial), Brandan Stokes (Ettalong Memorial), Blayne Cook (Bateau Bay) and Billy Waite (Bateau Bay).

Winners Chelsea McKay. (Bateau Bay), Brendan Willamette. (Gosford City), Joshua Smith. (Munmorah United) and Olivia Crane. (Munmorah United)

Runners Up: Bailey Meti. (Ettalong  Memorial), Brandan Stokes. (Ettalong Memorial), Blayne Cook. (Bateau Bay), and Billy Waite. (Bateau Bay).

Monday, 6 July 2020

July 06, 2020

Mooney Mooney Back in Business

Chairman of Match Garry Ellis and his partner Carol were invited to attend the Smallest Bowling Club on the Central Coast, Mooney-Mooney, starting back after the Virus lock down, with a full green of enthusiastic bowlers on Saturday, all playing the opening round of the Club Pairs Championship.

Among the players were the only Life Members of this little club left,  they also happen to be the only Original Bowling Club Members left as well. On the Left is Brett George (trying to look bigger) and on the Right is Bill Millington.

The bowling club now has their own Website -  where every member can access what is being played and when. This website has been set up and is being administered by webmaster Chris Martin-Murphy, who is also a playing member of the Mooney-Mooney BC

After our very enjoyable visit to the Mooney-Mooney BC and talking to some of the players after their game, I can say with some certainty that this Small Bowling Club seems certain to be growing their current membership list within the next 6 months and should also be around for many years to come after what we saw on Saturday last.

Regards Garry Ellis
Chairman BCC Zone 15 Match Committee