Bowls News

Bowls News

Plenty of activity to report on over the last few days and in the coming few days.

Our Women’s Autumn Quadripartite was a smashing success on Friday with our local team of Judy Jahnke, Mandy Miller, Tina Croker and Leanne Swingler taking out first prize. Well done to all participants and thank you to all the helpers that attended on the day. With the popularity of this format we are looking to introduce another one in the middle of the year. 

Our men’s district team had mixed results in the Patron’s Shield at Tomakin over the weekend. In the opening game the local team from the Central South Coast gave us a bit of a bowls lesson then continued their form to win all three games and the title. Good news was that we responded well to win the next two matches finishing second on the leaderboard. Congratulations must go to Paul Stewart who was selected in the Zone senior squad at the completion of the event.

Our Women’s club singles semi finals will be contested in the next few days with Emma Pettit taking on Sharon Nash this Thursday at 4:30pm along with Mandy Miller against Sue Pope on Sunday morning at 9:30am.

A reminder that our men’s open singles entry list is up and will come down on March 1st.

This Saturday we will have strong representation at the men’s district triples at Bega with play commencing there at 9am. If you’re in Bega picking up some KFC or for any other reason drop in and show them some support.

We will also have our grade 4 and 6 pennant teams playing at home in very important games this Sunday. Our grade 4 team will be looking to reserrect their season when we take on Bega whilst our grade 6 team will be aiming for a third consecutive win when we take on Tura Beach.

On the back of a strong victory in the opening round our grade 7 team will head to Eden for what is always a challenging contest.

If you follow this link you should be able to navigate around the ladders and results for each different grade.

I must congratulate our pennant teams on their positive approach to the task this season, my belief is we have a great opportunity for multiple successes so keep up the hard work!

Without sounding like a broken record, we encourage all members to support their club mates when they are representing us in the pennant arena. In the opening few rounds we have had good numbers of spectators viewing the games so lets keep the ball rolling and turn up to support our Dolphins this Sunday.

We are also nearing the commencement of our women’s pennant season with our grade 3 team scheduled to play Tathra at home next Saturday morning (March 3rd). The change to Saturday pennant for women’s competition has been largely done to accommodate the working women coming into our sport, I for one am a massive advocate for this and believe for women’s bowls to survive and hopefully grow we need to make the sport more available to all generations and demographics. If this is to be successful we need it to be fully embraced and supported. I think it goes without saying that we want everyone available here to cheer our grade 3’s on!

Have a great day!

Michael Wilks
Bowls Development Officer


Last updated 21/02/2018

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