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Sunday 29 January 2023

Newcastle Wins 2023 John Smith OAM Shield

 The 2023 John Smith OAM Shield was held at Hakekulani on 28th and 29th January 2023.  The Open and Senior sides of Zones 2 (Newcastle), 6 (Hunter), 10 (Sydney North West) and 15 (Central Coast) contested the event with 96 players taking to the greens.

The event honours John Smith OAM who is a life member and past president of Newcastle who worked closely with other Zones in his capacity as the Chair of the Bowls NSW Match Committee.  A position that John served in for 13 years.  John also represented Newcastle as a bowler for 206 games.  

Newcastle in a major achievement on the weekend won both the Open and Seniors elements of the 2023 event.  In the photo below John is presenting Mark Conway the President of Zone 2 (Newcastle) with the shield.   The Scoreboard for the event is below.