Important Dates

Friday, 5 March 2021

March 05, 2021

No After Pennants Food at Some Clubs


Good luck to the 1300 or so bowlers starting the 2021 Bowls Central Coast State Pennants Competition tomorrow (6/3/2021).  We trust that we will be able to finish the competition this year.  Thank you to the Zone Match Committee for preparing the competition and not forgetting the hard work of each of our 21 Club's Pennants Selectors who would have agonised over the side selections.  It's a difficult job.  You have to follow complex rules and you can't please everybody.

This is a reminder that some Clubs are having difficulties, unique to each Club, in the provision of snacks/food after the completion of Pennant games.  These issues have been compounded with the Covid 19 requirements on the preparation and serving of food which are quite onerous.   

The following clubs have advised us that they will no longer be providing food, after each Pennant Round.   However, refreshments will be available and visiting sides are encouraged to have a drink or two, not necessarily alcoholic, with their opposition before leaving the Club.

Clubs not serving food after Pennants:
Breakers BC Wamberal
Davistown RSL 
Diggers @ The Entrance
Everglades Country Club
Gosford City
Munmorah United
The Entrance
Umina Beach

Sunday, 28 February 2021

February 28, 2021

Central Coast U18s Win Metrop Shield


In a magnificent effort the Bowls Central Coast Under 18 Side were victorious in the Under 18 Metropolitan Shield played today (28/2/2021)at Wyong Bowling Club.   Playing against sides from Greater Western Sydney, the Illawarra and Central and Southern Sydney, it was the Coasties that prevailed.  This follows the equally magnificent win by the Under 25 Side in the U25 metropolitan Series with a Side that contained 6 U18 players in the Side of 9 players.

The Central Coast Side was:
Team 1 Sam Griffiths (Terrigal), Josh Smith (Munmorah United), Blayne Cook (Mingara) and Bailey Meti (Ettalong Mem)
Team 2 Luke Burton (Terrigal), Billy Waite (Mingara), Reegan Peterson (Toukley Dist) and Brendan Stokes (Ettalong Mem)
Team 3 Zane Archer (Terrigal), Olivia Crane (Munmorah United), Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay) and Brandon Willmette (Gosford City)

The event was decided with a last match showdown between the undefeated sides of Central Coast and the powerful Illawarra Side who have won the great majority of these events in the past.  The Central Coast Side won convincingly with two rink wins and drew the other.   It was most noticeable that the Central Coast Side won their ends with outstanding front end bowling by the leads and 2nds that lay a great foundation for the 3rds and Skips.  Central Coast has only competed in three of these events and has now won two of them.

Particular congratulations to U18 Bowls Coordinator John Roberts without forgetting the great groundwork done by the previous Bowls Coordinator, Paul Wesche.

Monday, 22 February 2021

February 22, 2021

Do You Enjoy Marking?

 Especially for Good Bowlers.    

Ettalong could use your help with the delayed 2020 State Singles.

They have to find 24 markers for the sectional rounds played on -

Round 1 Wednesday 17th March at 1.30 p.m.

Round 2 Wednesday 17th March at 5.30 p.m.

Round 3 Thursday 18th March at 9.30 a.m. 

Anyone interested and available should contact John Roberts on 0414 665 604

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

February 09, 2021

Open Fours

Bateau Bay are the 2021 Zone Open Fours Champions. Peter McCarten, Jeff Watson, Chayne Edwards and Rodney Rewko have claimed the Zone Fours Title defeating Ettalong’s Glen Daley, Glen Simmington, Greg Shirley and Lee Patterson 25-12. The score did not reflect the game as Patterson’s team was leading earlier in the game but then the Bateau Bay boys just played insanely well for the rest of the game.
We wish the Bateau Bay team good luck in the state finals later this year.

February 09, 2021

Senior Fours


2 years in a row! Bateau Bay’s Terry Hughes, Gary Murphy, Bill Constantine and Tony Shoebridge have won the Zone Senior Fours for the second time in a row. This is an outstanding effort! They defeated Terrigal’s Graham Vale, Peter Coombes, Doug Kirwin and Tony Swaine 30-11. Swaine’s team tried very hard to defeat them but just couldn’t beat the raining champions.
Well done Bateau Bay and good luck in the state finals later this year.

February 09, 2021

Presidents Reserve Fours


Terrigal’s Scott Webster, Warren Parkes, Cory Pope and Steve Balsdon have won the 2021 Zone Presidents Fours defeating Davistown’s Neil Haughan, Craig Hillock, Dean Millock and Ian McGilchrist 27-10. The score did not reflect the game, it was a very well played game but Balsdon’s team was just to better on the day.
We wish Terrigal good luck in the state finals later in the year.

Friday, 22 January 2021

January 22, 2021

Bailey Meti Wins Grand Slam of Junior Titles

Bailey Meti has done it! Ettalong’s Bailey Meti won the 2021 Zone Junior Singles. 
Bailey defeated Mingara’s Blayne Cook in the final 21-6. The score did not reflect the quality of bowls that were played in this final. 
All semi finals and the final were a sensational display of Lawn Bowls from all competitors.
Bailey has also claimed the Junior Grand Slam again in his final year of Juniors.He won Fours, Pairs and Singles.
On behalf of Zone 15 we wish all winners good luck at Warilla in the State Finals later this year.