Almost 100 bowlers from all the clubs on the Central Coast came to our club to hear NSW President Maryann Parcell tell us her vision for the future of our sport. Of course, Maryann was not there just to speak - she was also there to listen. And she did. Her enthusiasm for the sport is infectious and we were all so pleased she came!
Our annual Hen and Chicken 3 Bowl Pairs event saw 28 teams contest for Prize Money totalling $250 donated by Megasave Chemist Erina. Prizes were presented by our club Patron Bette Townsend. Visiting clubs were Avoca Beach, Canton Beach, Woy Woy, Gosford City and Terrigal. The winners were Narelle O'Dwyer and Barbara Hilliard from Breakers, Runners Up were Glenda McCaffree and Dallas Hughes from Terrigal, and in third place were Lyndall Hegarty and Valerie Davis from Terrigal. Our lucky raffle winners are pictured above.
Not since 2008, when Maureen Lee from Wamberal won the CCDWBA District Singles, has our club had a finalist in the District Singles Championships. Today, at Everglades Club, Julie Cox not only advanced to the final with a win over Tess Koutsellis from Terrigal 25-21 but came close to achieving a dream and winning the championship. In an exciting match with Margaret Smith, NSW Singles Champion, Julie performed outstandingly to become Runner Up to Margaret 25-17. Congratulations to you, Julie, we are so proud of you!
ANZAC Day Bowls will see for the first time our Men's Cub invited to join in on Ladies Day for Social Bowls. We will play our games at 9.30am and pause to attend the Remembrance Service at BCC at 11.00 am, afterwards we will complete our game and then join together for lunch. Our Diggers would be proud!
Our Grade 3 Pennant Side finished number 3 of 24 teams in the 2017 State Pennant Competition at District Level. Well done, girls! They only lost 2 games in the entire season and represented their club with distinction. Maybe next year the flag will come home with us!
Sue Staples, Carol Allis, Phyllis Betterridge, Sally Murphy, Margaret McCreadie, Julie Cox, Lesley Mason and Margaret Hickman
Our Grade 3 Side will contest the Playoffs at Wyong on Wednesday 19th April. Four teams participate in a round robin to decide the winner. All games are crucial. We wish our girls the best of luck and great bowling as they strive to bring home a flag.
Club Minor Singles Entries Close on Tuesday, 25th April, 2017.
Our valiant Grade 4 side went down to Bateau Bay 1 - 4 in their last match of the 2017 Pennant season. An exciting match fought out till the end - we are so proud of them all. Congratulations to Golden Hind Grade 4 who have won this section and will proceed to the Post Sectional Playoffs to be held at Wyong next Wednesday and Thursday. We wish all participants every success and good bowling. For all the photos click HERE
Our Grade 3 Pennant side today cemented their place in the Post Sectional Playoffs to be held next week at Wyong. At the same time our Grade 4 side edged closer with a win over Golden Hind this afternoon. With just one more victory they will join our 3's at Wyong next Wednesday. Our whole club is wishing them good luck and success - win or lose we are all in it together!
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Why not come to Bateau Bay on Thursday at 9.30am to show your support - wear your club uniform and bracelets!
Grade 3 won their important game against Halekulani 43 - 25, scoring 5 points for their efforts, and Grade 4 won their game against Davistown 48 - 43, bringing home 4 points. Grade 3 now hold first place in their section and Grade 4 hold second position. Stll a way to go but we are looking very competitive. We are all remaining focussed on winning our sections and proceeding to the playoffs. And of course we are crossing our fingers!
Since the issue of our Pink Pennant Power Bracelets our teams have brought home 20 points! Great powering on girls. Both Grades are now in second place in their respective sections and within the next two rounds could become the leaders.
Grade 3 must overcome Halekulani next Tuesday to reach the top of the ladder and Grade 4 must defeat Davistown RSL and the leaders Golden Hind to hold first place.
A big ask but achievable. Both teams have staged strong comebacks after early losses and are now strong contenders to place well in their sections. Keep the performances up girls!
Our Grade 3 and Grade 4 Pennant sides won their Round 5 games today in fine fashion. 3's had a 5-0 win over Everglades and 4's had a 5-0 win over Terrigal. All results can be viewed in the Pennant section, just click on the tab at the top.
Our Grade 3 side achieved an 8 pin on the last end of the match, but the most important thing was the 5 points and the shot margin they add to their points table. Well done ALL players today! Let's keep this momentum going! Pink Power!
Congratulations to our own Sue Staples, who completed her Coaches Accreditation on March 20, 2017. Our club now boasts 2 coaches and 4 umpires ALL with fresh up to date qualifications. Carol Allis is our other coach, who has worked very hard to prepare us for our Pennant season.
Sue and Carol are available for any coaching requirements for any member of our club. Please take advantage of this resource if you feel you would like to improve your bowling skills or learn new ones. Give Sue or Carol a call and arrange a free session.
24 of our bowlers will participate in a coaching clinic run by World Champion Bowler, Karen Murphy, on Monday March 6 at our club. Karen will conduct 2 sessions of 2 hrs each with 12 persons per session. The first session will be from 9.30am to 11.30am then the next from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Our club will be subsidising the cost of this event - our little gift to our members. We hope you all enjoy this day and what you learn will help you to advance your bowling skills. We all look forward to meeting Karen and hearing all she has to tell us.
Congratulations to our new Fours Champions for 2017 - Yvonne Sargent (sub for Shirley Coolican), Linda McGrath, Lesley Mason and Margaret McCreadie (skip). Congratulations also to our Fours Runners Up for 2017 - Eileen Martin, Betty Troy, Julie Cox and Carol Allis (skip). The final score was M McCreadie 23, C Allis 9.
Well played all entrants in this competition which was played under very trying circumstances in extreme heat and then rain. Round 1 was abandoned due to extreme heat and completed 2 days later. The Semi Finals were also abandoned due to rain and completed 2 days later, followed by the Final the same afternoon. Co operation and good sportsmanship prevailed and our club is the stronger for it. Presentations will be made at a later date. Thanks to our Match Committee for a successfully completed competition. It is never easy when the weather interferes as it did in this case.