Thirty six (36) players took to the greens at diggers@the entrance over the weekend of 12th & 13th August to contest the Central Coast section of the Bowls NSW Rookies Singles. The championship was played in great spirits amongst players with less than 30 months playing experience.
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In a monumental effort the BCC Open Representative Side won the last game against Zone 2 (Newcastle) by sufficient points to win the Trophy. Playing at Soldiers Point on the 12-13/08/2017 the BCC Side had a loss on the first morning to Zone 6 72-79 but won 81 to 67 against Zone 14 in the afternoon. To win the event they had to defeat Zone 2 on the Sunday morning by more that 11 shots. After 40 ends they were trailing by 15 shots. Then in a massive turn around the side steeled themselves to win the last 44 ends by 48 to 12..
In an outstanding achievement “Sporties” Woy Woy defeated Taree Railway BC in the State Final of the Grade 7 pennants played at Taren Point to win their first ever State Flag.
On the 30th July, the Open Rep Side travelled to Harbord to compete against Zone 9 their conquerors in the final of the 2015 Inter Zone Sides Championship. It was a lovely sunny day but the green was very slick (about 18 seconds) and the wind was inconsistent making play very difficult.
Hali brothers Warren and Graham Smith were in good form to take out the Bowls Central Coast Veteran Pairs title from the Munmorah United duo of Ted Holmes and Ken Doonan played at The Entrance BC on Friday 21st July 2017.
Gosford City now in its 85th year celebrated its member’s day on Saturday 15th July 2017.
Ettalong’s Lee Trethowan and Aron Sherriff continue to rewrite the record books in winning the Bowls Central Coast Open Pairs title for the third consecutive year.
The Seniors Pairs final, for those players over 60 years of age, was contested between Terrigal’s Peter McCarten /Tony Shoebridge and Ettalong’s Graham Woodger/Phil Westcott.
The President’s Pairs, for those Grade 5 pennant players and below, was contested by Mingara’s Barry Pike/Tom Townsend and Woy Woy’s Roger Townend/Jason Rigby.
The Veteran Singles final between Wyong’s Alan Carpenter and Umina Beach’s Roger Twells played at Munmorah United BC on Friday 7th July turned into a tight tussle with both bowlers poised to take out the title.
The BCC-Z15 representative side once again displayed that they are competitive in elite company with a good first up win over arch rivals Newcastle (Zone 2) in the first round of the Quadrangular Series
The Grade 1 to 4 Zone Pennant finals were played in great spirits in front of a colorful and vocal spectator crowd at Halekulani BC on Saturday 27th May 2017.
It was big sighs of relief all round when the rain cleared earlier than expected for the first weekend of Zone Pennant finals, hosted by Halekulani BC, to be played out uninterrupted.
After allowing for the distribution of prize money to the seven (7) Zone Pennant Grade winners from the proceeds of the BCC Raffle conducted earlier in the year, it was decided that the balance of funds be invested in a six (6) week advertising campaign on Community Radio
The Central Coast Senior Side drew last year’s winners, Sydney South West (Zone 12), in the first round of the Bowls NSW Seniors Inter-Zone Sides Championship played at Taren Point BC from 16th-18th May 2017.
Bowls Central Coast hosted a special day at The Entrance BC on Tuesday 9th May 2017 in appreciation and recognition of the valued roles that volunteer workers perform at club level.
The Under 18 Championships hosted by Ettalong Memorial BC from 10th - 13th April showcased the up and coming talent of our younger bowlers across the disciplines of Fours, Pairs and Singles.
The NSW Wheelchair Sports Singles Classic attracted some 28 multi disability competitors from all parts of the State with Ettalong’s Ron Mowday taking out the Gold medal from Newcastle’s Mark Whiteman who had to settle for Silver for the second consecutive year.
Just on 200 mature age bowlers took to the greens at three clubs across the Central Coast to acknowledge and celebrate their valued contribution to our game. They are the back bone of our sport and Vets (over 70) and Super Vets (over 75) day is one of friendship, fun and catching up with old mates.
Umina’s Peter Springett teamed up with his next door neighbor Sterling Young to take out the honors in the four way round robin final of “Hav’ago Pairs” played at Bateau Bay BC on Friday evening 24th March under lights.
After some horrendous wet weather and frustrating attempts to schedule the event play finally got underway this evening to produce a standout winning team of Mike Fletcher and Matt Ollie, who defeated the runners up Luke Rash with Adam Greer.
The Hava Go Pairs Sectional Final at Umina Beach BC was a great night of bowls, despite the weather. Meritorious winners were Umina's Peter Springett and new bowler Sterling Young. The 5 end final was a thriller being decided by an extra end.
The Runners up were Mooney Mooney's Dennis Coyle and new bowler Mick Shakeshaft who won their section so convincingly that they went straight to the final. The other sectional winners were Ettalong's Peter Freestone and new bowler Doug Morewood.
The Bowls Central Coast Triples final played at The Entrance BC on Sunday 26th February was an all Ettalong affair with the highly talented team of Zach Robertson (substituting for Aron Sherriff) and John Roberts, skipped by Lee Trethowan proving too strong and consistent for the Peter Freestone team of Peter Wiblen and Graham Maier.
The inaugural BCC-Z15 raffle proved a great success with over 9,600 tickets sold by Central Coast Clubs.
The winners were:-
In a strong display of team bowls, Halekulani ‘s Mitch McDonnell, Chris Willingham and Pat Reynolds skipped by Michael Stead took advantage of the tournament favourites being defeated in the first round
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