Important Dates

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

December 10, 2019

Halekuani Wins Mens Gold Division of Club Challenge

Congratulations to Halekulani on winning the Premier Men's Gold Division of the 2019 Club Challenge over the weekend. Understand that Cookie was undefeated in the singles which included a big win over Engadine's David Ferguson who defeated him in the State Championship semi-final. I am trying to get more details of the scores for you.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

December 08, 2019

Canton Mixed Bowlers Presentation Day 2019

Canton Mixed bowlers held their Presentation Day at their home club Canton Beach Sports Club on Friday 5th December.
Members were served an excellent three course meal (of which the author rather overindulged in, and paid the price by having to hit the Mylanta that night).
The entertainment for the event was supplied by the popular husband and wife duo of “Brassick” who play a wide range of music comprising Country, Popular and, as it's in  the season, Christmas tunes.  Bob King and Merle Jenkins were the “stars on the dance floor”.

The Championship winners called up by President Dave Gooch to receive their awards were for;
Mixed Triples Winners,  Yvonne Kidd, Ralph Webb and Paul Pollack with Runners-Up, Bob Baker, Betty Roffey and Mal Chapman.  
Mixed Pairs Winners, Betty Roffey, Linn Bourke (sub) and Doug Roffey. Betty couldn't play the Semi-final and Final due to medical reasons, so Linn substituted.
Runners-Up were Fay Tilley and Frank Butler.
Canton Mixed Bowlers also ran the Toukley District Men's Mixed Pairs Championship which was won by the team of Fay Tilley and Peter Hamill with Runners-Up, Karen Murry and Kevin Hayes.
The Dream Team Award went to Noel Cannard, Cathie Jeffery, Grahame Stear and Betty Roffey while the Guess the Lollies Competition was won by Adele Alessio.

Successful social groups are only possible with the support of dedicated committee members, and President Dave thanked his team for their effort over the year.
Canton Mixed Bowlers meet for a game each Thursday at Canton Beach Sports Club starting at
12:30 pm.

Bob Bourke
Canton Mixed Bowlers. 

Monday, 2 December 2019

December 02, 2019

Peter Springett is Umina Beach 2019 Bowler of the Year

Umina Beach Bowling Club held it's presentation day on Saturday 16th November 2019 where
Peter Springett was announced as the 2019 Bowler of the Year.

Peter won the Major Singles and Veteran Singles Championships.   Which is a monumental effort as he also found time to be the Club Secretary.  Also wining the Major and Veteran's singles of such a high profile Club as Umna Beach is also remarkable.

Peter Springett receiving trophies and badges from club President Mark Speerin 

Tom Burgmann being presented by President Mark Speerin with the 2019 Minor Singles Trophy

December 02, 2019

2019 Patrons Graded Pairs Finals Day

The final's day of the Patron's Graded Pairs was held at Umina Beach on Sunday 1st December 2019.  This is only the second time this event has been held.

Initially proposed by BCC Patron John Peek this event targets players in grades 4 and below who normally do not enter Zone championships.   

Patron John Peek is a Life Member of BCC having served as Secretary, President and State Councillor and has always brought new initiatives to those roles.  

Our thanks to Creighton's who sponsor the event donating the prize money and the perpetual shield.

The winners of the event, receiving $400 were Ourimbah's Alan Kelly and Tony Aldrich who are pictured below receiving their perpetual trophy from Patron John Peek and Kim from Creightons.

Second place and $300 went to Warren Reekie & Frank Borg of Davistown RSL

Third place and $200 went to Sam Yetkin & Peter Yates of Mingara

4th Place and $100 went to Avoca Beach's Peter Hazelwood & David Warner. 

Thanks to Umina Beach for their excellent hosting of the day demonstrating their ability to still look calm and in control even when faced with a major change to the programme.
Special thanks to Chairman of Match, Garry Ellis who masterfully ran the event.  

December 02, 2019

Lee Trethowan is Ettalong Male Bowler of the Year

Ettalong Memorial held its Presentation Night on Saturday 30/11/2019.  
The big winners were:
Lee Trethowan - Male Bowler of the Year
Karen Croker - Ladies Bowler of the Year
Luke McBeatty - Male Most Improved
Marie Andrews - Ladies Most Improved
Kathy Kennedy - Ladies Encouragement Award, and 
There were joint winners of the Men's Pennant Player of the Year
Adam Lewis and Allan Quinn
Congratulations to all the Winners

Pictured below is Lee Trethown with his many trophies and beautiful partner Emily who Lee credited with being a major factor in his success on the green.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

November 30, 2019

After 2 Months BCC has 30 Registered Lady Bowlers

As of tomorrow it's been 2 months since ladies have been able to register with Bowls NSW and therefore BCC.  According to the Bowls NSW Membership Records as at 30/11/2019 BCC now has 30 registered lady bowlers.  Although, I can only identify ladies on the Bowls NSW Membership list by virtue of their first name, new ID number and not having a current grading. If any Club believes that I have their number of registered lady bowlers incorrect is asked to advise me of the error.