Important Dates

Monday, 16 September 2019

September 16, 2019

BOWLS PAST PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATION INVITES ALL BOWLERS TO COME AND JOIN THE FUN


BOWLS PAST PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
INVITES ALL BOWLERS
TO COME AND JOIN THE FUN
 
THE ASSOCIATION WELCOMES ALL BOWLERS TO JOIN THE BOWLS PAST PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATION – CENTRAL COAST.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PAST PRESIDENT.  SOCIAL MEMBERS ARE ALSO WELCOME.  THE DAYS ARE A GREAT WAY TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND RE-ACQUAINT YOURSELVES WITH OLD ACCQUAINTANCES.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF SOCIAL DAYS TO BE HAD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH LUNCHES AND RAFFLES TO BE WON.  WE HAVE A WEEKEND AWAY EVERY YEAR WHICH IS WELL RECEIVED BY ALL.

SO PLEASE, COME AND JOIN US.  CONTACT OUR PRESIDENT:  LARRAINE COOPER ON MOBILE:  0419 433 590.
 

Saturday, 14 September 2019

September 14, 2019

Everglades 2019 Members Day

Everglades celebrated their 2019 Members Day today 14th September 2019.  The day was attended by BCC State Councillor and Secretary Doug Rose and BCC Chairman of Match Garry Ellis.

The day was very professionally organised by Master of Ceremonies Andrew McDonald.  The attendees enjoyed a game of bowls in the morning then a most excellent 2 course lunch that reflected well on the quality of dining enjoyed at Everglades.

Bowls NSW Merit Badges were presented by Doug Rose to Vice President Max Hull and Treasurer Mal Hughes.as well as Royal Tie Bars to Assistant Secretary Gary Clarke and Men's Bowls Section President Ian Richardson who unfortunately was not in attendance.  Ladies Bowls Section President Jan Jones announced the presentation of RNSWBA Ladies Broaches to Pat Bray and Val Davey.  Unfortunately Val was not in attendance, but Doug skillfully pinned the broach on Pat.

Zone Merit Badges were presented by Garry Ellis to Chairman of Selectors (and SCROLL operator) Peter Gaffel and also to Publicity Officer Brian Dolan.  Brian is also a member of the Committee and attends BCC Management meetings.    A Zone name bar was presented to relative newcomer John Orme.   Andrew then asked Garry to announce that the other name bar was to be presented to Andrew McDonald for 4 years on Committee and 5 years as Bowls Secretary, incredibly overdue one might say.   

Jan Jones announced the presentation of Zone Ladies Broaches to Carol Edwards and Wendy Ide which were handed to the ladies by Garry Ellis.

Bowling Clubs would not exist without the hard work of volunteers and Everglades needs to be congratulated for ensuring that a Members Day (or similar) is held each year to thank their hard working members. 

L to R Jan Jones, GM Ross Seabrook, Max Hull, ECC Vice President Warwick Forrest, Doug Rose and Garry Ellis.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

September 10, 2019

Luke McBeatty ties for 1st in the Singles of the 2019 U25 Challenge.


The Under 25 Challenge at Raymond Terrace is an annual event organised by the Zone 2 Juniors Committee.   This year 8 sides competed in the Event: Zone 2, Zone 2 U18's, Zone 4, Zone 6, Zone 10, Zone 13 Red and Zone 13 Green and Zone 15.

Our 2019 Side was:
Singles - Luke McBeatty (Ettalong Memorial)
Pairs - Brandon Willmette  (Gosford City)  & Bailey Meti (Ettalong Memorial
Triples - Reece Oliver (Halekulani), Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay), Mitch McDonnell (Halekulani)

The Pairs and the Triples had mixed results eventually coming 6th and 7th in their disciplines.  However they competed better than these results would indicate as the games they lost were mostly by tie break.

Luke McBeatty played outstanding bowls and hopefully attracted the attention of the State Selector who was at the event.

The eventual winners were surprisingly the Zone 2 Under 18 side,

Our thanks go to the Parents of our  three  under 18 year old players for driving them to the event each day.



Sunday, 8 September 2019

September 08, 2019

Nathan & Lee are BCC Champion of Club Champion Pair

Ettalong's Nathan Malloy and Lee Trethowan are the 2019 BCC Champion of Club Champion Pair.

They achieved this honour in a well deserved victory in the final against Umina's Champions Glen Simington and Shane Starkey 18-4 which was held today 8th September 2019 at Ettalong Memorial.

As often happens the drama of the 2019 championship was in the earlier rounds.   Glen and Shane won their quarter final by one shot over Breakers' Michael Maycock and Darren Hooper.  Then they played a semi final against Bateau Bay's Brett Williams and Grant Spurway who had a very hard fought one point win in their quarter final over the high profile Wyong pair of Wayne Hesling and Mark Wheatley.  The Umina pair played impeccable bowls in very windy conditions in the semi final to defeat the Bateau Bay duo 26-8.

Meanwhile Nathan and Lee had been travelling comfortably through the early rounds until the semi-final when they faced up against Terrigal's Chayne Edwards and Rod Rewko.  All four players played sensational bowls in very windy conditions.  Terrigal got away to an early 8-1 lead but Ettalong came back to finally draw the game 19 all after 19 ends.  Lee and Nathan went on to win the semi 21-20 only ever in the lead after the last end.

2019 Champion Pair of Club Champions Ettalong's Nathan Malloy and Lee Trethowan 
 Runners Up Umina Beach's Champion Pair Glen Simington and Shane Starkey

Thursday, 5 September 2019

September 05, 2019

Ettalong Pair Win the 2019 Veterans Pairs

Ettalong's Kim Byrnes and Chris Roberts played outstanding bowls to win the 2019 Veteran's Pairs as far more fancied pairs continued to fail throughout the championship.

Kim and Chris won the final 18 to 10 against Mooney Mooney's David Snow and Mathew Lynch who had a big win in the semi-finals 17 to 8 against The Entrance's Trevor Hillard and David Buttery.  Kim and Chris also defeated a The Entrance pair in Neil Williams and John Krenich 24 to 10 in their semi-final.   

Pre-Tournament favorites to fall in the first round included Davistown's Richard Love and Peter Andrews as well as Terrigal's Lindsay Adamson and Tony Swaine.   The 2nd round saw the demise of high profile pairs from The Entrance in Neil Pombart and Graham Canobie, Ron Armitage and Michael Bell, as well as Miro Perovic and Dick Thornton who lost in very close games.

BCC's appreciation is extended to The Entrance who hosted the event impeccably with their greens playing superbly.  Particular thanks are extended to David Buttery for organising the games. 

Winners Kin Byrnes and Chris Rogers





























BCC Secretary and State Councillor Doug Rose with Kym and Chris and Umpire Comrie Bucknell.

September 05, 2019

Canton Mixed Bowlers Mixed Pairs Championship 2019.

Congratulations to Doug Roffey (Skip) and Linn Bourke (Lead) who defeated Frank Butler (Skip) and Fay Tilley (Lead) to take out the Canton Mixed Bowlers Mixed Pairs Championship for 2019 at Canton Beach Sports Club on Thursday September 5th.
Frank and Fay won the first end by one shot, but then Doug and Linn “put-the-pedal-to-the-metal” and rattled off 10 straight ends to lead 16-1 at end 11 before Frank and Fay struck back with a 3 shot win on end 12.
However, Frank and Fay were only able to score a further 3 shots as Doug and Linn powered away again to take the title 22 shots to 7 at end 20. 
With Doug and Linn on an unbeatable lead, end 21 was not played.
Frank Butler is to be commended for a 'gutsy' performance as he took to the green not at his best having just been discharged from hospital after being treated for a virus.

The semi-final, played two weeks earlier, was a 'nail-biter' with Doug and Linn pitted against the team of Alan Carpenter and Judy O'Connor.
With both teams putting in an entertaining exhibition of bowls, the score was tied at 20-20 after 21 ends and the match was forced into a one end 'tie-breaker'.
The extra end 'tie-breaker' was also a nail-biter with both teams in overdrive and at the end the Umpire had to be called to decide a close measure, with Doug and Linn being declared the winner.

Bob Bourke
Canton Mixed Bowlers.

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