Important Dates

Sunday, 3 November 2019

November 03, 2019

Central Coast Past Presidents AGM

The Central Coast District Past President's Association had it's AGM today 3rd November 2019, at Everglades with a pleasing attendance of 44 members.  Larraine Cooper was elected unopposed for her second term as President. Ian Jarratt and Lyn Ferguson were elected Deputy Presidents, with Ian taking on the role of Publicity Officer.  Lynne McDowell was elected to her 2nd term as Treasurer.  Other elected committee members were Ian's wife Gwen Jarratt and Pam Price. 

Outgoing Secretary Kay Hall's report listed a most impressive array of monthly events planned for 2020 which included Christmas in July, a Bus trip in October, a men only day, a reciprocal ladies only day, and a even a non-bowling event for a change of focus.  The members are looking forward to  another exciting year.

(l to r) President Larraine Cooper, Treasurer Lynne McDowell, Vice President Ian Jarratt, Committee members Gwen Jarratt, Pam Price, and Vice President Lyn Ferguson. (Photographer A. Nonymous)

Friday, 1 November 2019

November 01, 2019

Central Coast Wins the 2019 Veterans Inter Zone Championships

After two days of battle it was the home side of Central Coast that ended up victorious in the 2019 Veteran's (Over 70) Inter Zone Sides Championship held at The Greens The Entrance on the 31st October and 1st November.   

Competition was very close.  In Section 1, Zone 9 (Sydney North Shore) won by only one point over Zone 13 (Sydney South & Central).   Zones 2 (Newcastle) and Zone 3 (North west NSW) fought hard on the 2nd day to only allow the other Zones two rinks to one wins.

Overnight in Section 2 all four Zones (Zone 4 Mid-Western NSW), (Zone 6 - Hunter), (Zone 10 Sydney North West) and (Zone 15 Central Coast) had won one game each.  It was Zone 15 who emerged section winners on the 2nd day due to a 3 rink to nil win over their neighboring Zone 6.  Zone 10 were only able to defeat Zone 4 by two rinks to one.  It was notable that Zone 4's winning rink was skipped by Lindsay Wilding who actually skipped a rink for Central Coast last year, but during 2019 moved to Forbes.   Lindsay still remains one of the Central Coast's favorite bowlers.

The final between neighboring Zones 15 Central Coast and 9 Sydney North Shore  was a fluctuating affair with Central Coast leading early but Northern Sydney came back strongly.  However, Central Coast held on to its lead until the finish.   It was a great game suitable for a final.  It included a strategic wrong bias by Miro Perovic which his team members assured me was intentional as Miro did not want to disturb the head, but did not want to declare the head.  Such loyalty to the skip resulted from the team winning all four of their games with their 23 to 8 win in the final being the backbone of the Central Coast's win.  Congratulations to Miro Perovic, Kevin Bowcock, Warren Smith and David Cameron (Yes, our Chairman of Selectors played in the side and played very well)..     

Thanks are extended to The Greens the Entrance for their hosting of the event in particular Bowls Manager Beth Quinlan, Chef David Hallam and Peter Bowler.   Also, to the Zone 15 Chairman of Match, Garry Ellis who acted as Controlling Body and posted the progress scores on the Zone 15 web site during the games.

For more info on results click progressive scores

Joyous winners (back row l to r): Peter Hammil (Toukley Dist), Kevin Bowcock (Avoca Beach), Ray McDarmont (Bateau Bay), Fhil Flippence (The Entrance), Neil William's (The Entrance), Miro Perovic (The Entrance), David Buttery (The Entrance) and Brian Emms (diggers - manager)
Front Row: Grahame Smith (Halekulani), Michael Bell (The Entrance), Alan Lewin (Ettalong), Dick Thornton (The Entrance), David Cammeron (Gosford City) and Warren Smith (Halekulani).

Sunday, 27 October 2019

October 27, 2019

Wade Dickens of Davistown Wins Rookies Double

Congratulations to Wade Dickens for winning the Rookie's Double.  Last weekend 20/10/2019 he won the Singles and this weekend he won the Rookie's Pairs with partner Phil Metcalf.   The final was against Chris Smith and Noel Smith of Bateau Bay who had the running of the first 7 ends to lead 8 to 4.  But in a withering display of draw bowls Phil and particularly Wade took 10 points in the next 3 ends (a 5 then a 2, then a 3).  Despite playing some quite good bowls Chris and Noel suddenly found themselves 6 down with 2 ends to play as Rookies Pairs is played only over 12 ends.

Thankfully the very windy conditions on the Saturday abated for the semi-finals and finals on the Sunday.  Our thanks are extended to Umina Beach Club for the excellence of their hosting of the event and in particular Mark Speerin and Allan Rhodes for their management of the event.

Phil and Wade will contest the State Final of the Rookies Pairs to be conducted on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Raymond Terrace and Wade will contest the Singles on the Sunday. 

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 contested 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


$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: 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