Important Dates

Sunday, 20 October 2019

October 20, 2019

All Davo Final in the 2019 BCC Rookies Singles Qualifer

After 45 Rookies competed at Umina Beach for two days it was two mates from Davistown RSL Bowling Club who conrested the final.  Ron Avery played the man who was at one time his partner in Hava Go Pairs, Wade Dickens.   Wade was proudly using a set of black Drakes Pride Internationals that belonged to his father, Alf Dickens who was a New Zealand international bowler. 

It was something to ponder.  The son of a Kiwi international bowler was introduced to bowls by Hava Go Pairs.

Back to the final, which was an outstanding game.  Playing to 17 up, the players exchanged 1's and 2's until it was 14 to 13 in favour of Ron.   From there Ron picked up a two that looked very much like a 3 to the spectators.  But, it was only a 2 and Ron was on 16, all but.  Then Wade picked up a 2, then in the next end another 2 to win the game by the narrowest of margins.

So, Wade Dickens will take his fathers drakes to Raymond terrace in November to represent Zone 15 in the finals of the NSW Rookies and the other blokes better watch out, he is playing great bowls.

Congratulations to Wade.  Also, Ron for making the final to loose by the narrowest of margins.  To Davo for having the two finalists and particularly to Umina Beach Club for hosting the event so professionally.  Particular thanks to Umina's Mark Speerin and  Allan Rhodes for their dedicated efforts.  Congratulations also to Andrew Lynn and the other guys at Bowls NSW.  The Draw was correct and the players all turned up.  We trust that it will all go as well with the Rookies Pairs next weekend, which is also at Umina Beach.

Winner Wade Dickens proudly showing his father's bowls that he used to win the 2019 Zone 15 Rookies Qualifiers.
 Finalists of the 2019 Zone 15 Rookies Qualifiers Ron Avery and Wade Dickens both of Davistown RSL Bowling Club


Sunday, 13 October 2019

October 13, 2019

Central Coast Under 18 Side Wins Against Newcastle


Rettiring Under 18 Bowls Coordinator Paul Wesche.

Central Coast and Newcastle have recommenced an Under 18 series that was last played in 2008.  NSW State U18 team members Bailey Meti (Central Coast) and Connor Freeman (Newcastle) were  not considered for selection.   However after the Newcastle side were deserved favourites to win due to their outstanding win as an Under 18 side playing against Under 25 sides from throughout the State in the Raymond Terrace Challenge last month.   

However the Central Coast Under 18's prevailed due to a 3 rinks to Nil win in the afternoon after Newcastle won the morning game by 2 rinks to 1.   The results were:

The game was the last event for Under 18's Coordinator and Coach Paul Wesche who was delighted with the result as "it was a good win for him to finish on" (his words).  BCC Under 18 Coordination and Coaching will be taken over by John Roberts who has been assisting Paul and is well known by the Central Coast under 18 players.

Our thanks to Munmorah United Bowling Club for hosting the event and providing lunch for the players.  







Sunday, 6 October 2019

October 06, 2019

Call for Nominations for 2019 Club of the Year

CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019

$1000 Cash Award & Prestige Plaque

Clubs are invited to nominate their Bowling Club for the prestigious award of “Club of the Year” which seeks to reward a Club’s commitment and performance against key criteria in the administration, promotion and conduct of the sport of lawn bowls within their local community.

Whilst overall financial performance is important this award does not include the financial performance of the licensed premises, Bistro and/or poker machines.

Nominations should be submitted in writing and based upon performance and achievements against the following key criteria which are listed below in no particular order.  It is anticipated that the winning Club will meet most of these criteria.

q The contribution of Volunteer workers is recognized by the Club. This could be done by supporting the annual BCC Volunteers Day and awarding Zone and State Merit Badges at Club President’s, Presentation, or Members days or other similar events.
q The club actively participates in recruitment promotions like Registration, Friendship & Buddy Days and in-house Barefoot Bowling promotions.
q Presentation of club facilities is of a high standard.
q The Club Culture reflects community standards through its players' good conduct, good sportsmanship and fair play. A Code of Conduct is in existence and is applied appropriately in respect of departures from those standards.
q The Club participates in most if not all Zone and State events, including Patron’s Graded Pairs, Championships, Pennants, and Midweek Super 9’s. The Club takes pride in its representative bowlers and supports them.
q A mentoring program for new members ensures they are made to feel welcome. The Club conducts special events for new bowlers and encourages new bowlers to participate in “Rookie” events.
q The Club encourages its members to become active accredited Coaches and Umpires and encourages reaccreditation.
q Your Club provides competition and social play across all age groups by encouraging its bowlers to participate in Junior, Senior or Veteran Championship events and encourage their mature age bowlers to attend the annual Vets & Super Vets Day.
q The Club periodically reviews its Bowls program to ensure variety and their events are in line with the demographics of the club and the wishes of its membership.

In putting together your nomination a Club should seek to demonstrate excellence beyond normal expectation against nominated criteria. This award is targeted at Clubs across the board and the winners in the last three years, Ettalong Memorial, Umina Beach,  and Davistown RSL reflect how attention to detail can set one club apart from the others

Written Submissions are to be forwarded by 31st October 2019 to Doug Rose Secretary Email: secretaryZ15bcc@gmail.com Post: 3 Drew St., Woy Woy 2256

Director Ian Chapman, CEO Tim McGavin, Chairman Robert Henderson,  Finance Manager Kylee Adams, Bowls Co-ordinator John Roberts and Director George Markham of Ettalong Memorial celebrating the Club's 2018 win

Monday, 30 September 2019

September 30, 2019

ZONE 15 CHAMPS EXCEL IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS


Our Zone 15 champions excelled in the Bowls NSW State Championships played at Ettalong BC reaching the semi-finals or better
in eight (8) of the twelve (12) State titles. Ettalong’s Phil Westcott’s team of Gary Frost, Tony Leslie and Alan Lewin led the way taking out the Seniors Presidents title whilst John Roberts (JR) was a most worthy runner-up in the Senior Singles.
The following teams and players are to be congratulated on their outstanding performances:

SINGLES: - Senior Singles John Roberts (Ettal)  State Runner-Up
                    Open Singles James Cook (Hali) Semi-Finalist
PAIRS: - Senior  Neil Dell & Peter Lyddieth (Mingara) Semi-Finalist
               Presidents Brian Emms & Joel Nouws (diggers) Semi-Finalist
TRIPLES: - Open - Jeff Watson, Rod Rewko, Darren Morrison (Terrigal) Semi-Finalist
                    Presidents - Adam Humphries, Tony Aldrich, Steven Balsdon (Our) S/Finalist
FOURS: - Seniors - Gary Frost, Tony Leslie, Alan Lewin, Phil Westcott (Ettal) Champs
                 Presidents-  John Hall, George Boni, Ken Harrison, Lee Cribbs (Umina) S/Finalist



Monday, 23 September 2019

September 23, 2019

Zone 15 Champs doing well at State Championships

Four days into the State Championships at Ettalong and Zone 15's champions are doing very well.   So far our champs have qualified for 4 of the 6 semi-finals.  

In the triples our open champs Terrigal's Jeff Watson, Rod Rewko & Darren Morrison won their section then played a nail-biter in the semi-final against the eventual winners.   The BCC President's Reserve Triples winners Ourimbah's Adam Humphries, Tony Aldrich & Steven Balsdon won their section undefeated but they too were beaten in the semi-finals by the eventual winners.

In the State Pairs Championships our open champs Nathan Malloy & Lee Trethowan finished equal on points in their Section with the Illawarra pair Jamie Mitchell & Aaron Teys of Warilla but the Section was convincingly won by  Aaron Appleby & Nathan Dawson of Kurri Kurri.  It was indeed a very strong section.

However our other Pairs Champions Brian Emms & Joel Nouws of Diggers @ The Entrance in the president's Pairs and Neil Dell & Peter Lyddieth of Mingara have won their sections and will contest the seni finals tomorrow 24th September 2019.   We wish them the best of luck.

Orimbah's Steve Balsdon (in his distinctive hat) puts one down in sectional play of the President's Reserve Triples



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.