Important Dates

Sunday, 20 January 2019

January 20, 2019

BCC Under 25 Side Competes in Metropolitan Cup

For the first time ever, Bowls Central Coast was invited to compete in the 2019 Metropolitan Cup.  This involves two events the first of which was the Under 25 Round Robin played today 20th January 2019 at the Hills Bowling Club.   
The Sides from Zones 5 (Greater Western Sydney), 10 (Sydney North West), 12 (Sydney South West), 13 (Central & Southern Sydney), 15 (Central Coast) and 16 (Illawarra)  were littered with State Players from the NSW Under 18's, 25's and Open sides. The teams included Australian Representative Ellen Ryan, State Open Squad members Mason Lewis, Billy Johnston, Dawn Hayman & Natalie Noronha & State under 25’s Squad members Kyle Hansen, Greg Jeans, Emmett McLeod, Beau Prideaux, Jamie-Lee Worsnop, Luke Grainger & Zach Robertson.  As you would expect the standard of the bowls played was exceptional.
The BCC Zone 15 Side was:
Pairs: Bailey Meti and Zach Robertson - both from Ettalong Memorial
Triples: Jarred Crane (Munmorah), Chelsea McKay (Bateau Bay), Josh McDonnell (Hali)
Fours:  Reece Oliver (Halekulani), Brandon Willmette (Gosford), Zac Henley (Halekulani), Mitch McDonnell.
The outstanding result was from the Pairs.  Bailey and Zach won all but one of their games. An incredible effort in the most prestigious rink of them all. The Triples and Fours did not fair as well but still played some exceptional games against very experienced and highly credentialed players.  The fours winning one game and the triples drawing another.
The second event of the Metropolitan Cup will be the Under 18's who will compete on 3rd March 2019.
Below is a strategy session (left of the table) Bailey, Mitch, Josh, Reece, (right of the table) Zac H, Zac R, Jarrad, Brandon, and keeping matters under control at the head of the table Chelsea.

January 20, 2019

Morrison Team Captures First Zone Title For 2019

Proud 4’s Champions: -Tony Sydenham, Chayne Edwards, Rod Rewko, Darren Morrison
The 2018 Bowls Central Coast “Bowler of the Year” Darren Morrison steered his team of Tony Sydenham, Chayne Edwards and Rodney Rewko to a solid 22-12 title win in the all Terrigal final of the Bowls Central Coast “Fours Championship” played at The Entrance BC. It was a strong team performance against formidable club mates in Terry Hughes, David Brien and Jeff Watson skipped by Tony Shoebridge. Both Watson and Shoebridge were part of the championship winning team in 2018. The game was a lot closer than the final score suggests with Darren Morrison’s boys picking seven shots on the last two ends to seal a well deserved title.
Runners-Up: - Terry Hughes, Dave Brien, Jeff Watson, Tony Shoebridge

January 20, 2019

Ettalong too Strong in “Senior Fours” Final

Jubilant “Seniors” Champs:- (l/r) Gary Frost, Tony Leslie, Alan Lewin, Phil Westcott
Phil Westcott led his team of Gary Frost, Tony Leslie and Alan Lewin to an all the way win (25-12) over the Davistown RSL combination of Peter Whelan, Mike Fletcher and Wayne Hughes skipped by Chris Jones in the Bowls Central Coat “Senior Fours” final played at The Entrance BC. The Ettalong team picked up a sole-destroying seven (7) on the third end to put Davistown RSL in catch up mode for the rest of the game. It was a rewarding victory for Phil Westcott who has been a finalist in Senior Zone Championships on a number of occasions in recent years.
Runners-up:- Peter Whelan, Mike Fletcher, Wayne Hughes, Chis Jones

January 20, 2019

Umina Beach Never Headed in “Presidents Reserve Fours Final”

President Reserve Champions: - John Hall, George Boni, ken Harrison, Lee Cribbs
Runners-up: -Jack Burns, Arthur Austin, Tony Bridge, Graham Horton
Lee Cribbs Umina Beach team of John Hall, George Bon and Ken Harrison were never headed in a well disciplined team victory 21-14 over The Entrances Jack Burns, Arthur Austin and Tony Bridge skipped by Graham Horton in the “Presidents Reserve Fours” played at The Entrance B C. Trailing 6-16, the Entrance team rallied to pick up four ends in a row to get within reach at 16-13 but Umina kicked away over the closing ends to seal the title. The President Reserves for Grade 5 pennant players and below continues to grow in stature year by year. It has become a State Event and the winners will now contest the Bowls NSW State Finals at Ettalong BC from 19th -29th September along with the winners of the Open and Senior events.