21st July 19 - The Leeming Mens carnival has had a change of dates, now on the 25th August, and also another Ladies carnival at Warwick coming up
21st July 19 - Leeming has a 2-day Ladies carnival in September
19th July 19 - A new event to the calendar at Merriwa every Monday for a 3 bowl pairs, if successful will run every Monday all year round.
19th July 19 - Mosman Park land their big recruit
18th July 19 - A multiple state title winner passed away last weekend
17th July 19 - Been loads of chat about a high level player, where is he off to?
16th July 19 - Leeming have sent through their details for their carnival in September and Innaloo country carnival only 2 weeks away, still some spots left, the season only a handful of months away be good to start dusting off those bowls and finding some undercover/synthetic tournaments before the grass greens are ready
16th July 19 - The side was announced today from Bowls WA
13th July 19 - News has leaked about the composition of the next Perth Suns line up
13th July 19 - A big tournament announced this week from Bowls WA
10th July 19 - The PBA commences in a couple of weeks and the draws have been done. The PBA qualifiers will get a chance to get a trip overseas to compete in either the Scottish Open (Scotland), World Singles (England), World Pairs (England) or the International Open (England). Click the link for the full draw. The event will be played at Rossmoyne Bowling Club on the weekend of the 27th and 28th July if you want to see some good quality singles games.
9th July 19 - BPL games are continuing to be played despite the recent bad weather, still heaps of venues coming up for your chance to qualify
9th July 19 - Details have sent through for the Kardinya Shots up, Osborne Park Everest qualifying, Inglewood July Carnival and the Bassendean Spring Fours
9th July 19 - An ex-Bassndean member who hasn't lived in this state for a while has passed away
6th July 19 - Another Neilsen on the move
5th July 19 - Bassendean get another tonight as they build a list with plenty of depth
4th July 19 - The traditional opening event of the season, the Mt Lawley Consistency details have been released, both the Fours and the Singles.
3rd July 19 - Another one leaves Wanneroo.
2nd July 19 - More good news for Bassendean as a player from another club joins them.
2nd July 19 - Another member of a club has sadly passed away recently.
1st July 19 - A popular member of Hilton Park has sadly passed away
1st July 19 - Good news for Bassendean as they get a favourite son to return to them
29th June 19 - Some more activity in the bowls world as teams try and finalise their teams for the season, this time a player returns to his team of last year
27th June 19 - there's been a lot of talk around about the future of Rooster Wishart at Mosman Park, so what is the latest? Also quite independently have received an about the season ahead for Mosman Park in the CLUB NEWS page
27th June 19 - I got an email from Barry Kennewell, President of the Kalbarri Bowling Club to advise the club is closing it's grass green and converting to synthetic and they have some items for sale relating to the equipment for the grass.
26th June 19 - A wet weekend last week saw a cancellation, this weekend is the carnival at Quinns and also Cambridge on Sunday. Entries shut tonight, it's not too late to enter!
25th June 19 - More events for your Winter bowling, this time 2 events at Stirling to get away from the wind and the rain on Mondays and Saturdays
23rd June 19 - Cambridge have announced a big $4k prize pool for their Winter Fours
22nd June 19 - Two well known bowls families are in mourning this weekend with the passing of Pat Caffell and Nancy Bresland
20th June 19 - Manning have set this through for 2 spots in The Everest to be played in October -We have another two spots this year for the Everest Singles at Dudley Park so we are running 2 qualifying events
19th June 19 - For those that may not be aware, Western Australias Matthew Ngui from the Fremantle Bowling Club is currently representing Singapore in the Asia Pacific Championships being played on the Gold Coast. He is playing the Singles and the Pairs. Good luck Matt!! All results can be found by clicking the link here.
19th June 19 - I'm not sure how to categorise this event as an upcoming or a winter weekly, but Osborne Park will be holding an over 50's Drawn Fours on the third Monday of every month, any gender, cost will be $20 each at 9am for 9.30 start. Ring the club to enter on 93491188.
17th June 19 - Peter Wachmer has some bowls for sale for a friend, if you are looking for a new set for next season.
16th June 19 - Wonthella have sent details of their carnival in August
16th June 19 - Mark Gill from the Fremantle Bowling Club has sent a letter about his club, it's a club on the rise that's for sure.
16th June 19 - Some high level players are leaving North Beach
14th June 19 - Warnbro have also sent some details about their very enticing carnival in August
14th June 19 - Tis the last day of the Australian Open, the Mens Singles and Womens Pairs will be played today live on SBS, and unfortunately Kristina Krstic won't be featuring after she went down in a nailbiter by 1 shot yesterday. So unfortunately a WA player won't be featuring this year but I think it has been a successful tournament for us, a massive contingent of bowlers from all levels flew over and competed hard and got some massive experience from it to bring back home for the next season.
Thanks for everyone for their kind words about the updates, my tireless wife was extremely helpful in getting the scores on the sheet while I was playing, and sometimes when I wasn't, and a few people have taken the time to send an email to me, so that's very kind of them, it was fun doing it and we will do it all again next year!
Our best performed people in each category were:
Mens Singles - Cody Packer
Womens Singles - Kristina Krstic
Mens Pairs - Ben Garratt, Brad Ball
Womens Pairs - Kristina Krstic
Mens Fours - Blake Nairn
Womens Fours - Kristina Krstic, Therese Hastings
Over 60s Mens Pairs - Ian Hastings, Steve Vinci
Over 60s Womens Pairs - Rhonda Prosser, Deborah Rhine
Juniors - Jack East, Marcus Simpson
14th June 19 - Inglewood have sent details of their carnival on the 30th June
12th June 19 - Sorrento welcome another into their nest
11th June 19 - Leeming have sent details of their mixed event in July.
11th June 19 - A few extra Winter events if you want to play at some different venues to keep in touch in the off season. from Cockburn and Kardinya
10th June 19 - Spearwood active in the off season as they see another transfer to their club
10th June 19 - A letter about the Midweek changes.
7th June 19 - Manning have confirmed another move to their club for next season.
6th June 19 - A response to the letter about the state selection process.
6th June 19 - Sounds like Mandurah have picked up a few handy players for the season ahead, but Manning also gained a very handy duo from the country, and a player returning to Spearwood
2nd June 19 - Have received a couple of letters about the midweek changes, also getting a lot of feedback here in Queensland about them
1st June 19 - A well known bowls watcher has passed away, I didn't know Bomma Provost well, our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
29th May 19 - Who has seen the changes to Men Midweek pennants, Ladies Saturday pennant and the weather meters? It seems opinions are varied from euphoric yes, euphoric no, to maybe tinker a couple of things to get it right. What do you think? The article is here on the Bowls WA website.
29th May 19 - The 1st day of the Blue Opal singles has been played today with a handful of WA players using this as a warm up to the Australian open. Results were:Russell Tyrrell v Jade Groenewege 6-25
29th May 19 - Not sure it's a rumour but someone returning to the state, but will they return to bowls?
29th May 19 - It's the long weekend next weekend, if you want a game on the 3rd then Cockburn have sent through details of their day of bowls
27th May 19 - The funeral for Cliff Graybrook is being held today at 1pm at Pinnaroo, and then a wake at the Bedford Bowling Club
19th May 19 - Sad news yesterday coming out of Bedford
26th May 19 - This weekend saw 3 BPL events played with 5 teams at Scarborough on Saturday, 4 teams at Mt Lawley and 7 teams at Harvey on Sunday. Well done to Samuel Scott at Scarborough - Mark Masel, Laurie Kelly and Keith Scott at Mt Lawley and Darren Wilkinson at Harvey for getting to the next stage.
26th May 19 - Congratulations to Ross Pringle, Blake Nairn and Charlie Slavich for the guys and Kristina Krstic and Julieanne Summers for the gals who will be representing WA in the Australian Indoors being played in August at Tweed Heads.
26th May 19 - The first day of the Mens Indoor qualifying was completed at Cockburn, we are down to the finalists for 2 and the semi finals for the third. The Ladies play their qualifying today. results can be found here
25th May 19 - South Perth have sent their flyer for thier BPL being played on the 16th June. Enter online by fllowing my links.
25th May 19 - The annual Country Carnival at Innaloo has been announced, this is a popular event so get in fast
23rd May 19 - Manning have been playing their Jackpot Pairs on a Friday now for a couple of weeks and the jackpot now stands at $490, if you are looking for a game on Friday afternoons
22nd May 19 - If you're not happy in your current clubs climate, Inglewood have sent through this ad for their club
21st May 19 - Bowls Australia have mentioned there have been some changes to the draws, so if you are going to Queensland next week maybe check your draw. For all your Aust Open news I will try and update daily with all the WA players results
21st May 19 - Vic Park Carlisle require 6 more teams for their champagne breakfast carnival on Sunday, so if you can rustle up a team then let them know you will be there!
20th May 19 - Gosnells got 4 teams to their event onm Sunday, don't know the full teams yet but will try and get them. Don't forget this weekend is Scarborough on Saturday and Harvey or Mt Lawley on Sunday. It's a fun format and not too late to enter. Click the links on the BPL page to enter your team.
19th May 19 - Congratulations to Blake Nairn and Pam Chalmers in winning this year State Mixed Pairs. The Osborne Park team dominated the tournament, only dropping 1 set on the way to the win, that was in the semi final against Wally Harvey and Shaan Saunders. They defated Rob Tiller and Linda Warburton, they beat last years winners in Glenn Pauling and Lee Poletti. Till and Warburton also not dropping a set until the final in a good tournament as well. It seemed quite popular with the players and I did hear that Bowls WA are hopeful we can get to 128 entries next year and make the 1st round Sections of 4.
19th May 19 - The State Mixed Pairs 1st round was played yesterday, finals are today at Bassendean starting at 9.30am. We are down to the quarter finals after a record 98 teams commenced. Results can be found here.
16th May 19 - Another player joining Kardinya
16th May 19 - Just a rumour at this stage as I havent been able to confim but it appears as though an ex-Kardinya player is returning
16th May 19 - Our first BPL game has been played at South Perth, and Quinns Rocks have sent thru details of their BPL event in June. Thye have certainly given that day a lot of thought and created a carnival type experience. Scarborough is on this weekend if they got the numbers, if you want to form a team and have a go, find a venue and enter, only $20 a player and a chance to get a free trip to Queensland and represent WA!
13th May 19 - Wonthella have sent through their winners from the weekend carnival
13th May 19 - A couple more best and fairests from Doubleview and Warnbro
13th May 19 - Kalgoorlie have sent details of their annual Spring Carnival in September, and also don't forget the Vic Park champagne breakfast in a couple of weeks, details for both in the upcomings area.
13th May 19 - It was the dynamic duo of Cody and Hailey Packer who took out this years inaugural Masters Mixed Pairs and they would be warm favourites to also take out the State Mixed Pairs commencing this weekend.
9th May 19 - The Mixed events have been released, both the State Pairs and the Mixed Masters, and also the Australian Open for 2019 came out today we have 75 entrants in the Singles for both ladies and men, a massive WA contingent. I will be attending this year but I will try and do daily results like the last couple of years. I have created a new page dedicated only for the Australian Open, and you will also find there the 2017 and 2018 scores to reminisce.
9th May 19 - A couple of clubs have sent me details of their best and fairest for the year. Happy to put any clubs winners if they want to send me the details.
6th May 19 - Another flyer for a BPL qualifying, this one at Brookton. Details and the flkyer can be found here
6th May 19 - Kardinya get a very handy pick up early in the off season
6th May 19 - The Ladies Masters Triples was played over the weekend. Who won it?
6th May 19 - A long time Vic Park player has succumbed to his illness
3rd May 19 - The Bowls Australia rankings were released this week and it is great news for WA's Kristina Krstic who sits on top in the Women, a fantastic achievement really because WA people are just unable to play in the volume of events that the Eastern states players can play in. Daniel Brown is the leading male player and he sits in 46th spot. The full article can be found here..
2nd May 19 - It's late notice but Gosnells have a Australia bowls Ranking carnival this weekend and still looking for more teams if you are free
1st May 19 - The state titles have been completed, and WA were in with a huge chance going in to the last game
29th Apr 19 - The first day of competition has been completed.
28th Apr 19 - The RSL is having their state titles at the Deer Park Bowling Club in Victoria. Matthew Ngui will be sending regular reports about their progress during the week long bowls.
1st May 19 - Our first rumour of the off season, someone moving from one PL club to another
28th Apr 19 - The Champion of Champions for the men, women and novices is being played this weekend. The link to the results sheet can be found here.
28th Apr 19 - A well known ladies player from Gosnells has sadly passed away
28th Apr 19 - We did hear a strong rumour that the Melville ladies which got promoted to the Premier League were moving to Fremantle Bowling Club. The Melville Ladies President has written to deny the rumour, it is completely untrue and they are looking forward to playing in the PL next season
28th Apr 19 - Had a couple more events sent to me, but also Bowls WA have released their calendar which is a bit more comprehensive than mine, but no reason why between the 2 of us we can't cover everything! The link is here.
24th Apr 19 - Sorrento have lifted the restriction on 2 teams from the 1 club, but you still need to form a side from your own club mates, so if you want to play in this tournament, let the organisers know!
19th Apr 19 - If you want to bowl on ANZAC day, it's not too late to enter this event at Vic Park Carlisle
19th Apr 19 - BPL qualifying is on again this year, there seems to be a reduction in venues but still plenty of opportunity to qualify and represent WA in a trip to the BPL in Queensland in November. More details can be found by clicking here, I will start to populate the BPL page with results and information in the coming weeks.
19th Apr 19 - A few draws have recently been released, including the Champion of champion singles, the Novice singles and also the Bowling Arm State Singles.
18th Apr 19 - The annual Harry Snook Pairs played at North Perth was run and woin on Sunday.
18th Apr 19 - Merriwa are hosting a dinner dance, with the proceeds going to Legacy. Full details can be found here.
18th Apr 19 - Starting to get a few more "winter weeklies" sent to me, if you are looking for a game any day of the week, be sure to check out the calendar of events to see what is on.
18th Apr 19 - If you didn't see the news article on Bowls WA about the developments at Fremantle Bowling Club, check out the link here
14th Apr 19 - Well I'm going to get in early, but it seems another really positive series for the WA Men and Women when the Sides Series wrapped up today. The Ladies finished a very creditable 3rd place, losing to Victoria, Queensland and NSW who eventually won the Trophy. The Powerhouse states were just too good, but especially the Krstic and Morss tinks who both won 5 games were very good. Helen Morss especially must have had a good series as she was adjudged the best player of the series.
The men also had a frustrating series and on face value you would think 2 wins and 6th position would be a fail, but again we took it up to everyone and had winning opportunities against Tasmania and Queensland, and despite being well down in the games against NSW and Vic, fought back and played out all 63 ends. You cannot fault their endeavour and I really do think we are not far away in both the Ladies and the Men in winning this one day soon. Cody Packer and his rink only losing 1 game and finishing 5th overall an exceptional effort. Debutant player Russell Bates outstanding with his leading and he was given the player of the series award for the Men.
Well done to all 24 players, to the selectors and coaches alike. Plenty to build on for October 2020 when the next series is played.
9th Apr 19 - Our state side has caught the plane on their way to the Ettalong Bowling Club for the Sides Series starting on Thursday the 11th April. They will play 2 x test matches against SA for their annual cup, and interestingly will play them first up on Thursday when the real stuff starts. Bowls Australia will be showing a game live each test, not sure how many our WA guys and girls will feature in them but hopefully they can get some early wins on the board which will ensure we see more of them during the 4 days.
If you want to keep track of the scores, Perth Pennants have created a google docs sheet, which you cn click here.
10th Apr 19 - Couple of late withdrawals means there’s some very rare spots for teams available in the prestigious, exclusive, coveted Shackleton carnival this weekend! Let Kris Birch know if you can field a team and he will notify the event organisers. Accommodation can be provided free of charge
8th Apr 19 - Now that the season is over a few clubs have sent me their details for their weekly winter events. You'll find them in the tournaments tab under 'Winter Weeklies'
8th Apr 19 - I have been getting the club singles winners but happy to also let our viewers know of their club champion as well, I think most clubs would have a vote style system to arrive at a club champ so if you want to broadcast your clubs winner for the year, I'll add an extra column next to the singles winners. I have had a couple sent to me, well done to Shane Loftus who won the award at Sorrento and Dan Nicholls at Bassendean.
7th Apr 19 - A Summary of the 1st division finals can be found below:Finals - with some reviews
All the flag winners can be found below -1st Division Premier League - Doubleview
4th April 2019 - All your finals teams and games can be found hereFinals - with previews
4th Apr 19 - Joondalup and Quinns Rocks have joined forces and will be holding a junior coaching session on tuesday the 9th April. more information in the news area.
3rd Apr 19 - A variety of events have landed on my desk including the Masters Mixed Pairs, Guilderton Mixed Fours and a reminder for the Harvey event in 2 weeks
2nd Apr 19 - A letter about how the composition of the state side could be formed in the future.
2nd Apr 19 - aaaaand some responses
2nd Apr 19 - Got a letter about the dress code of state events
1st Apr 19 - The result of the Fremantle Split Fours event held over the weekend