Important Dates

Friday, 22 January 2021

January 22, 2021

Bailey Meti Wins Grand Slam of Junior Titles

Bailey Meti has done it! Ettalong’s Bailey Meti won the 2021 Zone Junior Singles. 
Bailey defeated Mingara’s Blayne Cook in the final 21-6. The score did not reflect the quality of bowls that were played in this final. 
All semi finals and the final were a sensational display of Lawn Bowls from all competitors.
Bailey has also claimed the Junior Grand Slam again in his final year of Juniors.He won Fours, Pairs and Singles.
On behalf of Zone 15 we wish all winners good luck at Warilla in the State Finals later this year.


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

January 20, 2021

Double for Brendan and Bailey in Junior Pairs Championship


Brendan Stokes and Bailey Meti have won the Zone Junior Pairs back to back! The Ettalong duo has claimed the pairs title again this year defeating Olivia Crane from Munmorah and Reegan Peterson from Toukley District. The greens were especially tricky this afternoon with the wind throughout the day but it didn’t stop the Ettalong duo from claiming the title 20-4 after 15 ends. Massive congratulations to all finalists and good luck to Brendan and Bailey in the State Finals played later in the year at Warilla.


January 20, 2021

Billy, Blayne, Brendan and Bailey Win Junior Fours Championship


Billy Waite, Blayne Cook (Mingara), Brendan Stokes and Bailey Meti (Ettalong), have won the 2021 Zone Junior Fours Championship defeating the combined team of, Sam Griffiths (Terrigal), Olivia Crane, Josh Smith (Munmorah) and skippered by Brandon Willmette (Gosford) 22-4. The score does not reflect of the bowls that were played in this game but Meti’s team was just to good on the day. All players played exceptionally well throughout the game! Meti’s team will be off to the State Championships at Warilla in the July school holidays.


Sunday, 17 January 2021

January 17, 2021

Zone 15 wins Two Prestigious Events on the Same Day

 In a result that will be remembered in the history of Bowls Central Coast.  Today (17th January 2021) our Open side won the John Smith Shield against Zones 2, 6 and 11 held at East Cessnock, and our Under 25 Side won the U25 Metropolitan Series played at Wyong against Zones 2, 5 and 10.

The Open Side was:
Team 1 Nathan Malloy Shane White Zac Robertson Lee Trethowan (all Ettalong Mem)
Team 2 Joel Nouws (Bateau Bay) Jeff Watson (Terrigal) Josh Zephyr & Mark Wheatley (Halekulani)
Team 3 Bailey Meti (Ettalong Mem) Shane Gibbin (Halekulani) Chayne Edwards & Rod Rewko (Bateau Bay)
Team 4 Luke Rash Davistown RSL Luke O’Grady The Greens Shane Starkey Ettalong Mem Sean Love Davistown RSL
Reserve Warren Power (Bateau Bay) replaced Bailey Meti on the 2nd day releasing Bailey for the U25 Series

The U25 Side was:
Pairs - Brandon Stokes & Bailey Meti (both Ettalong Mem)
Triples - Olivia Crane (Munmorah United), Blayne Cook (Mingara), Mitch McDonnell (Halekulani)
Fours - Billy Waite (Mingara), Jarred Crane (Munmorah), Brandon Willmette (Gosford City) Zac Henley (Halekulani)

Result Sheets and more photos to come.

Saturday, 12 December 2020

December 12, 2020

What is Happening at The Greens The Entrance??

At about midnight on the 2nd March 2020, a fire caused severe damage to the club house at The Greens The Entrance bowling club. This week, nine months later, I caught up with both
Neil Williams and Dick Thornton (separately), to find out what is happening at the club. Here's what I can tell you...
This building (the old greenkeepers shed) is now our home until at least the end of 2021. The inside of the fire affected building has been cleared of all debris and hazardous materials. Several plan options have been drawn up already by our parent club, Mingara and are now awaiting final decision by the insurance company. Construction of an exciting new Club will begin forthwith.
In the meantime, the ‘shed’ has undergone a complete upgrade with carpeted men’s and ladies locker rooms, kitchenette, toilets, security, aircon, a new awning and BBQ facilities, just some of the amenities being provided to help us through 2021. Two massive palm trees were removed to allow this under cover area to be realised!
All four greens are being maintained to a top class level by Green Options led by head green-keeper, Peter Thornton. Peter will also be bowling with us next year!
New sun shades have been installed around Green One, with upgraded seating.
Draft beer is about to be a reality as the temporary cool room and bar are almost completed. Early next year Mingara are aiming for coffee and light food to be available also.
Mingara and our men’s and ladies committees are working tirelessly to ensure The Greens will be a great success story after much adversity recently.
All our members are extremely proud of our Club and willingly volunteer to help wherever needed (members actually maintained the greens for a month earlier in the year).As we only have bottled refreshments at present, members collect and cash in the empties to boost our account balance!
Many thanks to Neil (on behalf of the committee) and Dick (on behalf of the bowlers) for the much appreciated update...on behalf of everyone in Zone 15 / BCC, we wish The Greens The Entrance and Mingara a successful outcome.
Peter Springett - Publicity Officer, Bowls Central Coast
Picture 1 (top) is of 'the Shed' and the bottom picture is of the 'portable bar'...

Monday, 30 November 2020

November 30, 2020

The Zone 15 Pathway to Representative Selection Starts.....

Yesterday (29/11/2020) at Wyong Bowling Club 24 Seniors and 24 Open Bowlers trialled for selection in 2021 Rep Sides. It was not a great day for bowls. The heat was oppressive, and the gusty wind did help with the heat, but blew the bowls all over the green.

Originally, they were going to play an am and a pm game, but due to the heat they only played two 10 end games in the morning, which was a big help to the Selectors. Our thanks are extended to the Wyong Club for their hosting of the event and particular thanks to the BBQ'ers who worked in the heat to ensure that all were fed.

The next step for Open players will be the selection of a Zone 15 Open side to represent Zone 15 in the John Smith Shield against Zones 2, 6 and 11 at East Cessnock on the 16th and 17th January 2021. For Seniors it will be selection in the Zone 15 Seniors representative side to play in the seniors trial against Zones 2 and 6 on March 8th at Hamilton North. For emerging players a side of emerging players will be selected to play the NSW RSL State Side on 13th February 2021. Good luck to all the bowlers, not everyone can be selected in future games, but the attendance of everyone on the day was very much appreciated by Bowls Central Coast.

The representative events culminate in the State Inter Zone Sides Championship for Open and Senior sides to be held at Tamworth on the 17th to 22nd May 2021. From there the NSW Side is selected.

Many thanks to Zone 15/BCC Secretary,
Doug Rose for the story & pic.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

November 21, 2020

Champion of Champion Singles and Pairs Finals


Chayne Edwards and Rodney Rewko from Terrigal defeated Peter Andrews and Graham Ross from Avoca Beach in a close battle in the beginning but took the lead after the 14th end when the Terrigal pair picked up a 4 and took the lead 16-10. Edwards and Rewko then only lost a further 3 ends and finally won 21-13 after Andrews and Ross conceded after the 20th end, which made Chayne Edwards and Rodney Rewko the 2020 Zone 15 Champion of Champions Pairs winners. We wish them all the best of luck in the NSW State Champion of Champion Pairs, being played at Ettalong Memorial BC in early 2021.



Chayne Edwards from Terrigal won the Zone 15 Champion of Champion Singles for 2020 defeating Gary Merton from Bateau Bay 31-22 after being down 8-4 in the beginning of the match. Edwards is the first ever person from Zone 15 to win both the Champion of Champions Pairs and Singles in the same year! Big achievement from Chayne and we congratulate him on this and wish him all the best in the State Champion of Champion Singles being played at Ettalong Memorial BC early in 2021.

Stories and photo's supplied by Bailey Meti, Zone Championship Media Officer.