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The PBA starts Saturday 18th July and runs for consecutive weekends, 4 days of intense competition. 94 entries this year, an amazing effort really by WA bowlers, it is probably the largest qualifying event in the PBA in the world now in terms of entrants, well done to Dave Rankin for overseeing it now and the effort he has gone to to get this up and running in difficult times. Whether we will be travelling by the time each event is held in England is another question, but below is the draw found in google docs, the scores will be updated live during the 4 days of competition.
PBA draw Western Australia

31st July 20 - Doubleview are running a pairs event tomorrow 1st August at 1pm, $10 each with tickets for the Fremantle v Collingwood game also forming part of the prizes. Not sure that's a big carrot but there might be a fan of either of those 2 teams somewhere in Perth....Phone 0402452796 to reserve your spot or also give the club a ring for details.

RUMOURS

31st July 20 - A promising young player has moved to continue playing in the Premier League

27th July 20 - We now know who the departing Manning player is

27th July 20 - Gee I'm out playing bowls all day and these hot facts landed on my desk

25th July 20 - A few rumours and 1 fact, Manning might be losing someone, Kardinya might be gaining someone, Cockburn have gained someone from over East, Rossmoyne could see the return of a legend, and Mosman Park sees the departure to a club on the rise

GALA DAY

25th July 20 - We have our first gala day coming up that I have been sent - Halls Head

CALENDAR

21st July 20 - Northam have their 2 day carnival coming up in September

19th July 20 - Halls Head have sent details of their midweek cash event

17th July 20 - Some more events sent to me, Como have sent their weekly schedule, Thornlie have upgraded their 2 synthetics and celebrating with a mixed fours event, and North Perth having a charity day for Beyond Blue. Great cause and if you can't make the event but want to donate to the cause, you can Click Here for a link

RUMOURS

17th July 20 - Some huge news arrived on my desk today

WANTED

14th July 20 - Want a career in bowls? Mosman Park Bowling Club is looking for someone to fill their vacant bar manager position. More details at the link

VALE

14th July 20 - The funeral details have now been released for Charlie Pryde (these have changed days from what was announced yesterday)

8th July 20 - Funeral details have been released for both Cliff and Jamie.

6th July 20 - What a shit weekend, we have seen the passing of 3 great bowling luminaries. Certainly 2 of these guys I knew well and had all been battling health issues but extremely sad to hear of their passing. More information about these people will be completed in their area when known to me. Feel free to send me your thoughts on any of these people that we can store for history and we can remember these fine individuals.

CALENDAR

11th July 20 - Got some carnivals coming up for Cockburn, Bassendean and Dudley Park

CALENDAR

7th July 20 - Kalamunda have sent details of their big event in Sept

CALENDAR

6th July 20 - Eaton have sent to me details of their 2 carnivals coming up, and also this note -
With our Clubhouse redevelopment due to commence in late September, early October, we have rescheduled our Super Sixes to early in the season to utilise the current clubhouse prior to it being demolished and restricted by floor space in the temporary accommodation until our new clubhouse is completed in 2021.

NEWS

3rd July 20 - The end of the financial year, sorry been busy with that but we have had some notifications come through. Kardinya have sent their annual Shots up event, you can find that in the CALENDAR area, Wonthella have sent their weekly events list in the CLUB NEWS and also our Blue South scribe has sent his team of the year for the division. Love the concept and I might try and incorporate that into the Premier League next year. Of course it is a one-sided view of what he has seen during the year, but it's a bit of fun so don't take the list too seriously. You can view that in the NEWS section.

NEWS

27th June 20 - Oops not novice, only the club singles champs at this stage

26th June 20 - Great news yesterday released by Bowls WA as the champion of champion singles and the novice singles winners will be played for last season

RUMOURS

25th June 20 - Rumour confirmed

22nd June 20 - Sounds like some more departures from Melville

RUMOURS

23rd June 20 - A city player has bought a property in Albany and will be playing there

CALENDAR

19th June 20 - Great news as we see the Cambridge St Ives being run again albeit in a new timeslot.

NEWS

18th June 20 - Despite the uncertainty of overseas travel, the PBA will go aorund again this year. Dave Rankin runs a great tournament and if you want to compete it is not too late. Entries have been extended to the 30th June, so if you want to be a part of something pretty special, contact Dave on his Facebook page, search for PBA, details Click Here.
Whilst on the PBA, I got this email from a keen bowler looking for a partner in the PBA -
I am new to the PBA tournament and somewhat new to the city scene of lawn bowls.
I have asked all the people that I know who could possibly pair up with me but unfortunately theyre all unavailable.
I was told that you may be the person/team to message about getting the word out, so if you happen to know anyone would you be able to point them in my direction?
I have over 10 years of experience and have been playing with yokine in the 1 blue side for the past 2 years.
I am free for a roll up if people are interested.
If you require any more information please let me know.
Im just very keen to play against the best and any help to get me there is much appreciated.
Thankyou in advance

Beau McGrechan ph 0447802360

RUMOURS

17th June 20 - Willetton have enticed a player back to the game, a helluva nice guy and a great bowler, good to see him back on the green

RUMOURS

17th June 20 - Warwick have lost one of their key players

WANTED

16th June 20 - Claremont are looking for a part time greenkeeper, closes 30th June

CALENDAR

16th June 20 - Osborne Park have re-started their Lightning Carnival event to be held every month, commencing next Monday

CALENDAR

11th June 20 - Wonthella have sent through the details for their upcoming Classic

VALE

11th June 20 - A Bassendean Premier League player and Midland member has passed away

CLUB NEWS

8th June 20 - As clubs start to return to some normality, we have some singles being sent and also details out of Kardinya at their first day back on their brand new carpet.

CALENDAR

8th June 20 - Kalgoorlie have sent through details of their yearly carnival in September, a trip certainly worth doing once in your bowling career.

VALE

7th June 20 - Advised of another sudden passing our of the Vic Park bowling club.

VALE

5th June 20 - A key player in the dominant Cockburn side from the 80's and 90's has passed away.

RUMOURS

5th June 20 - A young player leaves Gosnells, where has be he moved to?

CALENDAR

4th June 20 - Kardinya are hosting their grand opening of their new green this weekend as well if you are looking for a game somewhere. Have heard it's already running at about 15 seconds!

CALENDAR

2nd June 20 - Our first carnival in the PC (Post Covid) era, and it's this weekend!

RUMOURS

29th May 20 - Mosman Park have a new greenkeeper/player

ADVERTISERS

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ADVERTISERS

20th May 20 - This just in from Shane
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19th May 20 - Another bowler has jumped on board our sponsors list, we are really starting to cover all the trades you need by visiting us here. Shane Knott has started work at a plumbing company for all things plumbing. He will look after you.

CLUB NEWS

15th May 20 - An update has been sent in on the update of the surface at Kardinya Bowling Club

ADVERTISERS

15th May 20 - Gareth hill from Fremantle Bowling Club has come on board with some advertising, very appropriate product given the current COVID-19 situation we find ourselves in.

LETTERS

11th May 20 - I think the deadline for the Presidents Forum closed on the weekend, this letter probably echoing alot of what peoples thoughts are

29th April 20 - Yet another letter about the upcoming Presidents Forum and specifically the finishing of the season. It's good to see bowlers reading the agenda and having their own view, but it is really meaningless being on my site. Hopefully readers are consulting with their own club committee about their thoughts

CLUB NEWS

7th May 20 - It looks like things are starting to return to normal again, and a club that is hungry for success is looking to bolster its stocks.

RUMOURS

27th April 20 - A One Blue side looking to climb have made a good signing.

NEWS

27th April 20 - Looks like a return to practice is just around the corner

LETTERS

26th April 20 - A common letter which is probably what a lot of bowlers are thinking at the moment, and a letter about the food we eat after the game

29th April 20 - A response about the food after pennants

LETTERS

25th April 20 - Another letter on the upcoming Presidents Forum agenda items, specifically relating to finals played.

VALE

20th April 20 - Not so good news, also out of Cockburn

RUMOURS

20th April 20 - Not a club change but a new job, will it bring a club change?

20th April 20 - Further news about the earlier rumour -
Cockburn are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Abonnel as Facility Manager to operate the Cockburn Community Recreation Centre located on 40 Birchley Road.
The Cockburn Bowling Club is located within the Community Recreation Centre, Marc will manage and administer the Centre which also includes the Futsal courts and Beach Volley Ball courts as well as Lawn bowls.
Cockburn are very fortunate to have someone like Marc who has extensive knowledge, experience and knowhow in management.

LETTERS

19th April 20 - Another couple of letters have been received on the midweek open gender

17th April 20 - So people can stop whinging about what goes on at the Presidents Forum, Click Hereclick here to read what will be discussed this year. Consult the committee at your club to let them know your views. As we have seen in the past, the forum is a strong indication of what will be passed at the AGM. Don't consult Bowls WA directly as the discussion needs to come from your own club.
It has already sparked a letter to me.

VALE

14th April 20 - Looks like Morley have lost some players recently from their club, and a foundation member of Bedford.

LETTERS

13th April 20 - Another thought about a change to Midweek, a bit left field but I like it.

CLUB NEWS

5th April 20 - Some clubs are still conducting their best player of the year award, i have received Kardinya's, if your club is still announcing their winner, please let me know.

LETTERS

5th April 20 - Another survey result about midweek pennant. Ken Pride made some indications on Ash Sharps Facebook interview and my own hunches are that sets play won't proceed to next year in the Midweek competion next season. I was going to post a survey for the bowlers about it but it seems redundant now.

3rd April 20 - A letter been sent about some potential new ideas around a midweek competition

26th March 20 - A response to my thoughts on midweek. Happy to post any letters I get about it, I may not respond to them all but will always print the letter if the writer so desires.

25th March 20 - Leeming have conducted a member survey about Midweek bowls. Here the results.

UPCOMING

2nd April 20 - Not surprisingly Quinns Rocks have postponed their tournament due to be played on the 18th April

VALE

27th March 20 - A lady bowler from yesteryear has sadly passed away

VALE

25th March 20 - Sad news, a well known bowler from Leeming, Byford, Cockburn and Kwinana has lost his battle with cancer

LETTERS

24th March 20 - Not much happening in the bowls world these days, but did get this letter in

18th March 20 - If the season does end, which it hasn't yet, how will the results so far be treated? This letter poses their thoughts

16th March 20 - also getting some letters about the coronavirus news. The poll to me is interesting, it's really split the community and their thoughts. Whatever decision is made tomorrow by Bowls Australia it will generate some positive and negative thoughts amongst the bowls community

BOWLS SHOW

Bowls Show

20th March 20 - On the final show this week is your host Lee Such, with on air friends Steve West, Simon Alden, Helen Heal and Helen Morss. We will discuss all the main stories of the year - Midweek Pennants, Heat Rule, Coronavirus, Bushfire Relief and the season calendar

Phone guest will be Ken Pride (7.40am). You can text to 0429913913 to have your say on anything bowls related!

Week 1 (Brad Hogg 26/10/19)
Week 2 (Peter Ker 02/11/19)
Week 3 (Lee Schraner, Karen Murphy 09/11/19)
Week 4 (Brad Gillingham 16/11/19)
Week 5 (Ashley Sharp 23/11/19)
Week 6 (Noelene Abe 30/11/19)
Week 7 (Shane Knott 07/12/19)
Week 8 (Helen Stevens 14/12/19)
Week 9 (Matt Mitchell 11/01/20)
Week 10 (Hailey Packer 18/01/20)
Week 11 (Laura Merz, John Slavich 01/02/20)
Week 12 (Keith Bowden 08/02/20)
Week 13 (Bill Fraser 15/02/20)
Week 14 (Cody Packer 22/02/20)
Week 15 (Linda Warburton 07/03/20)
Week 16 (Shane Loftus, Steve Novak 14/03/20)
Podcast can be found here, look for Bowls Talk about half way down, search for the relevant date

UPCOMING

21st March 20 - Fremantle have cancelled their clubhouse opening split fours next weekend

20th March 20 - The York Mens Open event on the 4th and 5th April has been cancelled, as has the event at Dudley Park coming up, the Johnny Lewer Classic on the 7th & 8th April

19th March 20 - Events are being cancelled it seems every minute. Just rec'd notice the Internations at Rossmoyne for this year cancelled. This is on top of the Bowls Australia cancellations of the Australian Open, World Bowls titles and Australian Indoors.

UPCOMING

17th March 20 - Wanneroo wish to advise that the upcoming Geoff Gunning Memorial Pairs event this Friday has been cancelled.

MENS PENNANTS RESULTS - Round 15

17th March 20

I have been holding off the review until we know what the repercussions of this fascinating round brings. With the suspension of the season and it's future unknown, we act in a bit of limbo. How is the treatment of promotion/demotion going to be treated? Will we see finals action, at any stage? This Premier League was about to embark on an action packed couple of weeks, especially Round 17 where I think the 4 teams may well be finalised at the end of it, but now we don't know.
I'm disappointed, not in the decision as I think it is the right call by both Bowls Australia and Bowls WA to be considerate of the health of it's players in the age demographic in which the risk is much higher, but disappointed as I was looking forward to playing finals and testing myself and us as a 16 at Bassendean against the very best. It may still happen, but not for a while.
Every 24 hours seems to bring news and developments, we await to see the story develop further.

15th March 20
Mens Premier
Mens White
Mens Blue North
Mens Blue South - with review

LETTERS

16th March 20 - also getting some letters about the coronavirus news. The poll to me is interesting, it's really split the community and their thoughts. Whatever decision is made tomorrow by Bowls Australia it will generate some positive and negative thoughts amongst the bowls community

NEWS

16th March 20 - This today from Bowls WA -
This afternoon the Bowls Australia Board, key BA Staff and the State and Territory Chief Executive Officers met by teleconference to review the current scenarios facing the sport in light of the COVID-19 virus.
It was agreed that any decision made must be in the best health interests of the competitors, club staff and volunteers, particularly given the age demographic of our sport. In addition, any decisions made must acknowledge the advice of health authorities and government, both state and federal.
As a result of this advice, Bowls Australia will make an announcement tomorrow morning regarding the continuance of events for the foreseeable future.
Following that Bowls WA will make a follow up announcement on the future conduct of pennants, ladies country week and state events.

JOKES

16th March 20 - Maybe a bit of levity in these strange times.

POLL

15th March 20 - The coronavirus is spreading like wildfire and our sport is more susceptible to it than most. Some talk today about cancelling the remainder of the season. Should we? Australia wide has banned gatherings of 500 people, local tennis, athletics, Mandurah Crabfest and I dare say others have been cancelled. Crowds to the AFL, NRL and NBL are being locked out. Should we as a sport be proactive and consider the health and future of the participants, even if it means a season that comes to nothing? Have your say on my poll. Leave comments there or send to me at info@bowls360.com.au

RESULTS

15th March 20 - Doubleview Masters Fours sectional was played today, 16 teams and 4 sections. We are down to 4 winners to play next Sunday, not sure yet of the time but will advise when known. All 4 left are great teams and should be a cracking finals day. Click Here for sectional results.
If anyone can help completing the rinks that would be most appreciated.

LETTERS

13th March 20 - Got a letter about the coronavirus and the impact it might have on bowls. Also the letter we got about sharpiegate and address some of the wrongs that people in the bowls world has about that incident.

UPCOMING

12th March 20 - Huge prizemoney and entry fee at Kalamunda over Easter. Flyer doesn't mention but it is an open gender event.

MEN PENNANT TEAMS - Round 16

Mens Premier - with preview
Mens White - with preview
Mens Blue North - with preview
Mens Blue South - with preview

LETTERS

11th March 20 - A piece in the review for White alluded again to the "sharpiegate" incident from Round 6 whch contained some factually incorrect assertions against Osborne Park. I have now deleted the paragraph. I have also received a letter from someone about this incident. I am putting together the facts and hopefully get time to upload tomorrow, as there seem to continue to be some uninformed information about how that whole round went down. Hopefully the letter and my response to it will alleviate any ambiguity surrounding the "sharpiegate" incident going forward.

FOR SALE

Not really for sale as Kardinya are having their A green replaced on the 20th April and are offering the synthetic free for anyone who wants to come grab a piece or even all of it. Contact the Kardinya bowling club for further details.

MENS PENNANTS RESULTS - Round 14

16th February 20
Mens Premier - with review
Mens White - with review
Mens Blue North - with review
Mens Blue South - with review

MEN PENNANT TEAMS - Round 15

Mens Premier - with preview
Mens White
Mens Blue North - with preview
Mens Blue South - with preview

NEWS

5th March 20 - Bowls Australia have released their rankings up to the end of Feb, Click Here for the male rankings and Click Here for the female rankings. These are for WA based players only. If you want all of Australia, go to Bowls Australia for the full list

WANTED

4th March 20 - Mosman Park are looking for a full time bar manager for their club. Interested? Contact Danielle on 08 93847951 or email info@mossies.com.au

UPCOMING

3rd March 20 - Quinns Rocks have sent details of their Mens Triples carnival in April

UPCOMING

1st March 20 - Eaton have sent details of their pairs event in April