Important Dates

Tuesday 28 November 2023

November 28, 2023

BCC State Champion Representative Players Acknowledged

The Bowls Central Coast winning 2023 Senior Inter Zone Side was recognised at a lunch held in their honour at Ourimbah RSL Club.   The BCC Side won this event undefeated.

L to R Neil Williams, Garry Murphy, Dick Thornton, Paul Williams, Geoff  Watkins, Garry Frost, Graeme O'Donell, 
John Roberts (Captain-holding the trophy),Rick Orchard, Terry Hughes, Tony Shoebridge.  Missing - Colin Passfield.

The players were given representative shirts with "Senior Inter Zone Champions" and the years that they played in winning State Inter-Zone events embroidered on them (see below).   BCC has won this State Championship four times, more than any other Zone.   Dick Thornton is the only person who has played in all of them: 2007, 2008, 2018, 2023.  It should be mentioned that a number of players, including John Roberts, Col Passfield, Tony Shoebridge, Gary Murphy and Garry Frost won in 2018 and 2023, but were too young to play in 2007 and 2008.

Additionally, all players were given BCC caps with their BCC Senior Representative number embroidered on them.    

The opportunity was also taken to announce the Bowls Central Coast 2022/23 Representative Bowler of the Year.   The winner was Halekulani's Paul Williams a skip in the undefeated Senior Side and also in the BCC 2022/23 Open Side.  

Sunday 26 November 2023

November 26, 2023

2023-24 Open Fours Champions


Congratulations to Glen Daley, Paul Villata, Shaune Hamlin, James Cook from Gwandalan on winning the 2023/24 Open Fours Championships. The Gwandalan team won their section at Munmorah the previous week, and continued that success by defeating the Davistown team of D Blackmore, W Dickens, S Love, S Starkey, by 28-17 The game was neck & neck until the 14th end, when Gwandalan pulled away and never looked back. Completing what ended up being a comfortable win.  

Runners-up - Davistown

November 26, 2023

2023-24 Senior Fours Champions


Trevor Shoveller, Neil Williams, Wally Cook, Tony Rogers from The Entrance Bowling Club, became the 2023/24 Senior Fours champions, defeating Halehulani’s D. Easton, M. Irvine, A. Dicks, and S. Bambury by 22 shots to 16. Having both won their sections the previous week at Avoca and Bateau Bay. The seahawks team proved too strong on the day for Hale

Runners-up - Halekulani

November 26, 2023

2023-24 Open Reserve Fours Champions


Terrigals’s Scott Webster, Gary McMahon, Jayden Moody and David Brian became the 2023-24 Open Reserve Fours Champions, with a win in the final over Ettalongs T. Foulkes, J. Sylvester, T. Adams & B. Fraser.  Both sides won their sections at Ettalong the previous week and met in the final here at Bateau Bay. The Terrigal boys came from behind, to pick up a 3 on the last end, and win by just one shot, in a very tight game.

Tuesday 21 November 2023

November 21, 2023

Ettalong Memorial Win BPL Cup


The BPL Cup is headed back to NSW for the first time since 2018, with Ettalong crowned as 2023 champions.

The trio of Darren Morrison, Lee Threthowan & Nathan Malloy were too strong for their Victoria Park Carlisle (WA) opponents of Patrick Keeffe, Graeme Wishart & Lee Such in the final at Club Pine Rivers on Thursday.

Ettalong went into the final with a slight edge, having beating their opponents in sectional play earlier in the week while carrying an unbeaten record.

The Victoria Park Carlisle Reds made a strong start to the final, collecting the first three shots of the match before Ettalong found their feet.

The Eagles bounced back emphatically, collecting a three on their powerplay end to move clear, a lead that was good enough to see them take the first set 7-4.

They continued that form into the second set, leading 3-0 before the Reds cashed in on their powerplay to go ahead 4-3 after three ends.

A possible tiebreak loomed with the sides deadlocked at 5-5 going into the final end, but it was the Eagles who were able to take the shot, secure the win and take the title.

Lee Trethowan put in a memorable performance, recognised as the final MVP.

They become the third NSW team to win the BPL Cup, after Narrabri and Club Merrylands.

This year’s BPL Cup was the biggest in the event’s history, with more team entries and qualifying rounds played than ever before.

More than 950 teams participated across the country in 145 rounds.


Tuesday 31 October 2023

October 31, 2023

2023-24 Open Pairs Champions


Chayne Edwards and Joel Nouws became the 2023/24 Open Pairs Champions at Bateau Bay on Saturday 28th October. Playing the finals, on their home turf, they had a convincing Final win against Ettalong’s Darren Morrison & Nathan Malloy 28-22. Joel & Chayne picked up where they left off the previous week at Canon Beach, to complete a clean sweep for Bateau Bay, with all three pairs championship winners being Stingrays.

October 31, 2023

2023-24 Senior Pairs Champions


Peter McCarten and Gary Murphy of Bateau Bay defeated Canton beach’s Lee Watson and Eric in the Final of the Senior Pairs at Bateau Bay on Sat 28th October. After winning their section, the previous week at Ettalong, the pair went on to finish the job with a tight 16-15 semi-final win, then a comfortable 24-10 win in the final.