Important Dates

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

August 03, 2022

146 Over 70 Bowlers Attend Veterans Day

 After a hiatus of 28 months, Veteran's Day was enjoyed once more by the Central Coast's veteran bowlers.  The Day was cancelled by Covid in 2021 and was delayed by a further 4 months to avoid playing the day in the heat experienced in 2020.   

Veteran's Day is open to Bowls NSW registered bowlers who are over 70 (Veterans) and over 75 (Super Veterans).  Because of the numbers of veterans who attend the day it is held at 3 venues.  Canton Beach Bowls for northern clubs, Bateau Bay Bowling Club for central clubs and Everglades Country Club for southern clubs.   145 bowlers attended the day across the 3 venues.  

The day was most enjoyable for the veteran's.  Thanks to the support of sponsor Creightons Funeral Service and the host clubs.  The day was a free day for the veterans who arrived at 12.00 noon for a light lunch, then a game of bowls before coming in for the presentation of veterans and super veterans badges supplied by Bowls NSW.

The oldest bowlers at each centre were Eddie Atkinson (South) who is 93 and according to reports is still very active on the dance floor as well as with his bowls.  Bill Brook (Wyong) was the oldest person entered for the day at Canton Beach.  Bob Cormack from the Diggers at 94 was the oldest at Bateau Bay and overall for the day.  All the oldest bowlers were presented with a bottle of wine.

Chair of Selectors and State Councillor David Cameron congratulates Eddie Atkinson the oldest veteran at Everglades Country Club

The 45 Veterans from northern clubs who enjoyed Veteran's Day at Canton Beach bowls

Monday, 1 August 2022

August 01, 2022

Veterans Day @ Bateau Bay

A very successful Veterans Day at Bateau Bay saw 48 bowlers from 6 different clubs, playing under the new dome. To qualify for a veterans badge you need to be over 70 years old, but if you are over 75, then you qualify for a super veterans badge. The day is all about friendship and a good time, plus a couple of cold ones after the game.

Zone 15's Brian Emms presents the oldest bowler on the day, Robert Cormack from the Diggers, with a bottle of red wine, in addition to his super vets badge.,

Thursday, 9 June 2022

June 09, 2022

Volunteers Recognised

 The annual Bowls Central Coast Volunteer's Day was held at Bateau Bay BC on Monday (6th June 2022).   Twenty BCC Clubs and Affiliates were represented by a team and a nominee to receive an award from Bowls NSW for "Outstanding Volunteering".   The people nominated by their Clubs are the backbone of bowls administration in Clubs.  Without them lawn bowls would not happen.   

The day started with a game of bowls, then lunch.  With the presentation of awards held after lunch.   Awards were presented to the following people: 

Avoca Beach - David “ Swampy” Marsh.  Swampy has been coaching new players for several years and has now taken on the role of Club Coach at Avoca Beach B C, providing his service to both male and lady bowlers.

Bateau Bay - Dean Wilson.  Dean is a past President of the Club, joining May 1996, and has served on many committees. He assisted the Clubs office with his expertise in computers. He has served on Match Committee for several years, and runs Sunday Scroungers.

The Bay Bowlers - Enid Thearle. Enid joined Cencomas in the 1990s with husband Eric and The Bay Bowlers in 2003. Enid has been a tireless worker over the years and is still very active today."

Breakers Bowling Club Wamberal - Bryan Shirley . Bryan contributes immeasurably to the smooth running of his club through his positions as assistant bowls coordinator and welfare officer. His real care and compassion for people is reflected in everything that he does. 

Canton Beach Bowls - Lee Watson. Lee is the Clubs Bowls Secretary and has held the position of Vice President for the last 9 years serving on the Match Committee and as a Selector"

Central Coast Past Presidents Association - Pat Reynolds.  Pat has served in a number of roles on the club committee, never hesitating to put her hand up to assist with any particular task that needs to be done. 

Davistown RSL Bowling Club - Ben Hogan.  Ben is the Club Secretary and a tireless worker.

diggers @ the entrance John Silver.  John has been a Committeeman for 5 years getting to the club early to assist with the setting up of the green and the Beverage/Rest area. He also assists the Bowls Coordinator in the office.  

Everglades Country Club - Michael Redrup.  Mick is the secretary of the Club streamlining administration, communications and utilisation of IT resources.  He has been responsible for  building strong relationships with Country Club staff. Mick also works on the match committee. 

Gosford City - Allan Cragg. Allan has been at the forefront of volunteers who regularly participate in working bees to keep the green surrounds in good repair. He also helps in the office as a capable assistant to the Bowls Secretary. 

Gwandalan - Ted Hayes. Ted has been involved in Match and Selection committees for 10 years, Ted is a great guy who is always the first person to put his hand up to help out in any way.

Mingara Bowling Club - Alan Webb.  Alan is a member of the Club Committee. He is the photographer of special events and the computer  consultant.   He puts out bowling equipment and helps in the office on bowls days.

Munmorah - Josh Smith.  Josh turned 18 on Saturday and has been an important member of BCC’s junior squad.  At Munmorah he assists with coaching of Schools squads becoming an accredited Coach last year.  He also runs Social and Barefoot Bowls.

Terrigal - Warren Parkes.  Warren is the Club member who makes bowls happen at Terrigal.  He is the Bowls Secretary, Chairman of Match, Tournament Organiser, Delegate to the Zone, website manager, and Co-ordinator of social bowls activities.

The Entrance - Shane Reeves.  Shane always makes himself available to help in any way possible. From cleaning areas around the club, assisting with fundraising, to generally lending a hand where needed, Shane is there.

Umina Beach - Brian Butterworth.  Brian, a former pastor, was the Clubs welfare officer from 2013 to 2018.  During that time Brian performed funeral services for many members whose spouses had died.    In 2020 Brian became and remains the Club's Vice President.

Woy Woy Bowling Club - James Cook.  James is a wholly dedicated Life Member of our Club. A longstanding Zone Delegate and current Bowls President, he gives a tireless and total effort towards upholding the proud history of Woy Woy Bowling Club. We salute him!

Wyong BC – Pat O’Neil. Pat has been volunteering his time as Assistant Bowls Secretary and Selector for many years. He also runs our very successful Friday Twilight Bowls and regularly provides assistance with Barefoot Bowls.

Thanks are extended to Bateau Bay and President Kevin Russell for hosting of the event.  We were unfortunately unable to use the new covered green, but we were granted special permission to take the group photo on the new green. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

May 25, 2022

BCC Presentation Day moved to the Saturday Night

BCC has been forced to change the date and time of our 2021 Presentation Day to a Presentation Night on Saturday 9th July 2022 at 6.00 for 6.30 pm.  The event is still being held at Halekulani BC.

We have been advised that the Halekulani and Bateau Bay Grade 1 sides have a commitment on 10th July 2022.  This would mean that most of the  finalists of Open and Senior Zone events would not be available to accept their badges and prize money on 10th July 2022.

As these events are held primarily to recognise and congratulate our successful players, BCC has changed the date and time of the event to the Saturday night.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.   We are very grateful to Halekulani for its assistance to change this date.

Invitations to the Presentation Night will be issued by the end of this week.  As you may already be aware, all finalists (winners and runners-up) and their partners will receive an invitation to attend the night free of charge.  Other persons are more than welcome to attend at a cost of $25 per head.  Persons interested should contact Brian Emms on 0412 571 014.

Sunday, 24 April 2022

April 24, 2022

Zone 15/BCC 2021 Champion of Champions Singles Championship Final 22/4/2022

Halekulani's Paul Williams.
Well done to both Paul Williams and Chayne Edwards on making the Zone 15/BCC 2021 Champions of Champions Singles Final. After both players winning their respective semi-finals in the morning,  Paul went on to beat Chayne this afternoon, in a tight game....31 - 26.  

We now look forward to the State Championships on the 20th to the 29th May 2022 at Ettalong and the State Champion of Club Champions on the 3rd to 7th June at South Tamworth 

Chayne Edwards from Bateau Bay

Saturday, 23 April 2022

April 23, 2022

Chayne Edwards now Leading in Open Bowler of the Year Table

With his achievement of making the final of the Champion of Club Champions, Chayne has his nose 10 points ahead of Peter McCarten.  Both of these players are from Bateau Bay.  We now look forward to the State Championships on the 20th to the 29th May 2022 at Ettalong and the State Champion of Club Champions on the 3rd to 7th June at South Tamworth before BCC's Open Bowler of the Year is decided.

However, the Bowler of the Year for 2021, being the bowler with the most points on any of the BCC Open, Seniors, Presidents and Under 18 tables will be Bailey Meti who is still registered with Ettalong.   Bailey not only won all the 2021 Under 18 Zone events, he won the BCC Open Singles and the State Under 18 Pairs and Fours and was a semi-finalist in the State Under 18 Singles.  He has amassed an incredible 710 Under 18 Bowler of the Year points. Congratulations Bailey.

 For a more detailed look at the 2021 Bowler of the Year Tables click here 

April 23, 2022

Zone 15 2021 Junior Fours winners


Congratulations to The Central Coast team of Billy Waite, Blayne Cook, Brendan Stokes and Bailey Meti are the 2021 NSW State Junior Fours Champions after a comprehensive 24-10 win in the final over Zone 6 at Warilla.

The 4 B’s dominated the scoring in the final to run out worthy winners, gaining a second title for the year for Stokes and Meti who captured the Pairs earlier in the week.