Important Dates

Monday, 11 June 2018

June 11, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEB SITE



You may have noticed a slightly different look and feel upon opening our new Web Site for the first time. Whilst it is similar to the old one and is still accessed using the normal www.bowlscentralcoast.org.au address it contains some new and welcome features such as “Quick Links” which provides users with a one click entry to the more frequently used sites. The moving scroll message acts as a handy reminder to those important up and coming dates. The new layout is more inviting and user friendly in exploring the various menus of information and is more compatible for viewing on a tablet and smart phone. We trust you will appreciate the change?

Should your old bookmark if you use one, bring up a no page found notice, this is because your bookmark has more than just http://www.bowlscentralcoast.org.au as the address. If so, just click home and you will get to go to the new home page of the web site To stop the "no page found" notice you will need to shorten your bookmark to www.bowlscentralcoast.org.au or reset a new bookmark for the home page of the new web site. If you find any errors with the new Web Site (no matter how trivial) please advise Doug Rose secretaryZ15bcc@gmail.com

Saturday, 2 June 2018

June 02, 2018

Starkey Steals Match Winning Break in Champion of Club Champion Singles Final

Umina’s Shane Starkey was in top form to jump away to a match winning break in the final of the Champion of Club Champion Singles against Ettalong’s Zach Roberson played at The Entrance BC on Sunday 3rd June 2018.
Starkey led 12-0 and 19-3 before Zach Robertson found his line and length. To Robertson’s credit he fought back but it was too big a margin to haul in to finally go down 31-18.
Starkey’s bowling career is a real success story having won the Rookie Pairs and named the “Rookie of the Year” in 2016 and now winning the prestigious Champion of Club Champions Singles title.
He will now go to Ballina to contest the State Final of the Champion of Club Champion Singles from 2nd - 5th October 2018



Umina’s Shane Starkey is hailed the winner of the Champion of Club Champions Singles by the marker Deputy Zone President Tony Hegyi with Ettalong’s Zach Robertson runner-up.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018

A Special “Thank You” to all our Volunteers

The 2018 BCC-Z15 Volunteers Day was once again hosted by the The Entrance BC with twenty five clubs and affiliates out of a possible twenty eight in attendance.
Just on one hundred bowlers took to the greens for a friendly morning game under clear blue sky followed by a sumptuous two coarse luncheon.
Greg Helm the CEO of Bowls NSW was the guest of honour and he presented framed certificates of
appreciation to a nominated person from each club. Greg Helm acknowledged the valued role of
volunteers which under-pins the administration structure of our sport.
Bowls Central Coast President Kevin Dring said this day which has been celebrated annually on the
Coast since 2005 was a great way to recognize and say “thank you” to those bowlers who give so
freely of their time at club level.
A great day was had by all!
 Some twenty eight (28) Club and BCC nominees proudly show-off their framed Certificates of Appreciation


 Bowls NSW CEO Greg Helm presents Peter Cox of Breakers BC Wamberal with his Certificate of Appreciation

Thursday, 17 May 2018

May 17, 2018

BCC wins 2018 Senior Inter Zone Sides Championship

Bowls Central Coast/Zone 15 has won the 2018 Senior Inter-Zone Sides Championship. After a slow start losing the first game to Zone 6 (Hunter), the Zone 15 Side went on to defeat Zones 1 IFar North Coast) and 9 (Sydney Northern) to win it's section.Then it defeated Zone 11 (Manning) in the semi final and the very powerful Southern Sydney Zone 12 in the final.
Side Captain John Roberts accepts the trophy from State President Vince Beard.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Friday, 20 April 2018

April 20, 2018

Ryan Dixon – a Davistown Success Story.

Ryan Dixon’s success in winning a Bronze Medal Games for Norfolk Island at the 2018 Commonwealth caps a very successful Lawn Bowls career.
He came into bowls via the renowned “Davo Muddies”– local lore has it that he was called from the Club’s TAB to make up the numbers one evening and so began his love of the game. His own story is that he was most influenced by his Grandfather – Graeme Dixon – who explained to him that “Bowls is the most strategic and competitive sport known to man.” One of Ryan’s first games was to play in the Club Triples with Graham and his father Rob – another Muddies starter. They did not win but Ryan has the wonderful memory of playing bowls alongside a man he admired and respected.
The rest, as they say, is history.
His record at Davo is writ large-
  • 2007 – Club 4s Champion
  • 2008 – Minor singles Champion
  • 2008 – Zone 15 Presidents Reserve Singles Champion
  • 2009 – Club Pairs Champion
  • 2010 – Club Major Singles Champion
He then moved to Norfolk Island and has represented them continuously at major events:-
  • World Bowls Indoor Singles - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Warilla, NSW
  • World Bowls Champion of Champions - 2014. Christchurch, N.Z.
  • World Bowls Champion of Champions - 2016. Helensvale, QLD.
  • Pacific Games, Port Moresby, PNG – 2015. Skip, triples and fours
  • Asia Pacific Games. 2016. Christchurch, NZ. Qualified for World Bowls Championships in singles and pairs. Most notable victory in singles- Ryan Bester.
  • World Bowls Championships 2017. Christchurch, NZ. Played singles and pairs. Most notable victory in singles - Shannon Mc Ilroy ( eventual World Champion )
  • Commonwealth Games 2018. Gold Coast, QLD. Skip in triples, third in fours. Bronze medalist in triples over Canada.
Continuing the family tradition, Ryan introduced his daughter Ellie, aged 12, to bowls and they were successful in winning the recent Norfolk Island Club Mixed Triples Championship.
His career is by no means over – we expect there will be more successes – and we will watch with great interest the continuation of the family tradition in this wonderful sport.
L to R: Ryan Dixon, Teddy Evans, Phil Jones.