Important Dates

Monday, 15 October 2018

October 15, 2018

Brothers Back-Up to Take Out Rookie Pairs

Bateau Bay’s Jamie and Warren Power were all smiles in taking out the Central Coast section of the Bowls NSW Rookie Pairs
After playing each other in the Rookie Singles final a week earlier, Jamie and Warren Power from Bateau Bay BC teamed together to contest the Central Coast section of Bowls NSW Rookie Pairs played on their home turf at Bateau Bay.
Their consistency in drawing to the jack was a feature in winning their way through the sectional rounds and with a crushing win in the semi-final  they became the tournament favorites over the Umina Beach duo of Jeff Kennedy and Trevor Foulkes who had played steady bowls to gain a berth in the final.
After seven ends it was four all and it was shaping up to go down to the wire, but the Power boys moved up a gear and their consistency once again proved a match winner to take out the final 12-6.
 It was a top performance with Warren taking out the coveted double of the Rookie Singles and Pairs.
Both Warren and Jamie will now progress to the Bowls NSW State Finals to be played at Raymond Terrace BC over the weekend of 10th & 11th November in their quest to go all the way and win a State title.
Jamie and Warren Power receive congratulations from Umina Beach’s Trevor Foulkes and Jeff Kennedy

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

October 10, 2018

Club Coach Course

Club Coach Course

To be held at Bateau Bay Bowling Club on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 2018 commencing 9am.

There is still time to be part of this course
Learn how to introduce a wide range of people to our great sport
Learn how to run drills for pennant teams

Monday, 8 October 2018

October 08, 2018

Brothers Contest Rookie Singles Final

Warren Power just had the wood over his younger brother Jamie to take out the Central Coast section of the Rookies final.
A strong field of forty eight (48) players took to the greens at Toukley District BC to contest the Central Coast section of the Bowls NSW Rookie Singles. Tricky weather conditions and   intermittent rain fully tested the players’ versatility and skills set. The final was a family affair with the Power brothers, Warren and Jamie, from Bateau Bay keen to win their way through to the State Final to be played at Raymond Terrace BC on Sunday 11th November 2018. It was a closely contested final with the scores being leveled at eleven and fourteen all when Warren drew three great shots to snare victory at 17up in this shortened version of the game. The Rookies contest continues to grow in stature each year and despite less than ideal weather conditions this event was played in great spirits and a credit to these new players to our game………………….

Kevin Dring BCC-Z15 Publicity Officer

Sunday, 7 October 2018

October 07, 2018

Sporties Celebrates Grade 6 Pennants Win

Unfortunately the weather got in the way of the planned Grade 6 Flag unfurling at Sporties @ Woy Woy on Sunday 7th October 2018.  The celebrations were indoors but just as joyful.

This was the 3rd Grade 6 Pennant Flag that the bowlers of Sporties have won over the last 6 years.  A remarkable effort for which the Club is rightfully very proud.  Last year in 2017 the Club won an historic Grade 7 State Pennant.

The Celebrations were attended by Bowls Central Coast Deputy President Tony Hegyi and BCC Secretary and State Councillor Doug Rose.   Tony Hegyi re-presented the Grade 6 Pennant to President Eddy Burgess and the members of the winning side who were present on the day.

The winning Grade 6 side was:
Barry Sullivan, Steve Willman, Mark Fenton, Ken Young
Kevin Thorpe, Roger Townend, Grant Bovis, Peter Hughes
Jake O’Dea, David Dixon, Paul Thomas, Matthew Lynch
Reserves: - Brian Raffa, Brian White Manager:- Christina O’Brien

After the re-presentation of the Grade 6 Pennant, Chris Newell and Michael Burch did a wonderful job organising a luncheon that was enjoyed by all, given that Michael's  table service to other than the BCC visitors lacked a certain level of sophistication.

October 07, 2018

Norah Head Celebrates First Ever Pennant

It was all hands on deck at one stage as Bowls Coordinator Nathan Shell, President Ron Ellis and Secretary Don Sutcliffe ensured that their 2018 Grade 7 Pennant was hoisted on the flagpole without any mishap when it was raised for the first time on 6th October 2018.

Earlier a good roll-up of 50 people attended a luncheon to celebrate the Clubs first ever Pennant win since the Club began in 1965.   The luncheon and flag unfurling was attended by Bowls Central Coast Secretary and State Councillor Doug Rose and BCC Treasurer and Life Member Albert Heath.  At the luncheon a minutes silence was observed for Club stalwart  Phil Warner.  Phil skipped one of the rinks of the winning pennant side but passed away a matter of days after the finals win.

The members of the winning 2018 Grade 7 Pennant Side were
William Butterfield, Rowland Simpkin, John Metcalfe, Phil Warner
Les Ryan, Les Sutcliffe, Peter Gough, Don Sutcliffe
Keith Wood, Colin Gardner, Ron Ellis, Paul Davis
Reserve: - Bill Turnell Manager: - Nathan Shell

Pictured below are Bowls Central Coast  Treasurer and Life Member Albert Heath with Norah Head President Ron Ellis

Monday, 17 September 2018

September 17, 2018

Patrons Graded Pairs Final

The Patron's Graded Pairs Final was successfully concluded today (17th September) at the Greens the Entrance,   The overall winners were Umina Beach's  Fred Hawksworth and Jim Phillips (Yes, the Jim Phillips who manages this web site).   On hand to congratulate Fred and Jim was BCC Patron John Peek who first suggested that we hold a Patrons event.

BCC is enormously grateful to Creightons for their sponsorship of the Day.  The winners will hold at their Club for the next 12 months the new Creighton's Shield to commemorate their win. They also received $400 prize money and  a bottle of wine each donated by the Patron.

Other winners were Mingara's Barry Pike and Peter Yates who were 2nd receiving $300, Wyong's Robert Burns and Alan Carpenter were 3rd receiving $200, and Umina Beach's Peter Springett and Damien McPherson 4th receiving $100.   The Entrance's Jason Scott and Graham Horton received $50 for the best card in Round 1.  Similarly Mingara's Brian Millanta and Neil Dell for Round 2 and Halekulni's Gary Graham and Fred Peters for Round 3. All the prize winners were generously given a bottle of wine donated by the Patron.

The Greens The Entrance hosted the day superbly.  The Greens were very fast and a pleasure to play on.  Our thanks to Miro Perovic and the other Club staff and the BBQers led by Tony Morley.

Match Committee of Garry Ellis and Dick Thornton did an excellent job.  They were totally unfazed when a team did not turn up.

Doug Rose.
Acting Publicity Officer

September 17, 2018

Everglades Officers and Members Day

Everglades held its annual Officers and Members Day on Saturday 15th September 2018. The day was attended by BCC Secretary and State Councillor Doug Rose and Director and Chairman of Match Garry Ellis.  Also in attendance Everglades Country Club President Jan Montgomery and Senior Vice President Warwick Forrest.  Jan is pictured above with Garry Elliss and Beryl Barber.

Everglades Men's Bowls President  Ian Richardson presided over a wonderful function that was most competently MC'd by Bowls Secretary Andrew McDonald.    Doug Rose pinned Royal Merit Badges on Garry Clarke and Brian Dolan.  Royal Tie Bars:were presented  to Bill Vincent and Max Hull.  Ladies President Jan Jones announced the presentation of RNSWBA Broaches to:Elaine Vincent and Fay Boyd.

Garry Ellis presented BCC Merit Badges to Eddie McCue and David Wakelin, and BCC name bars to:Kevin Hughes and left a name bar for Tom Cain who was unable to attend.  Garry also presented BCC Ladies Broaches to Ros Sinnott and Beryl Barber.

Without volunteers like the persons mentioned above Lawn Bowls would not be possible.  The Everglades Club is to be congratulated for their consistent actions to recognize  hardworking volunteers.

Ian Richardson and Doug Rose with Bill Vincent who received a Royal Tie Bar.

Doug Rose
Acting Publicity Officer