3rd December 19 - there has been a lot of information flying around about the selection of Ash Sharp and Justin Opie last weekend for South Perth in their White division after their unavailablity to play on the Friday night. Thanks to Ken Pride for sending me a quick note about the facts surrounding the matter -
There has been a great deal of mis-information talked about the Ashley Sharp/Justin Opie situation last weekend – time to state some facts.
South Perth and Doubleview sought to alter their fixture from Saturday to Friday night – noting that this is a requirement before the season commences, the clubs put forward a reasonable argument and it was approved on the 20th November. Ashley Sharp and subsequently Justin Opie were unavailable for that Friday fixture due to work and a family commitment respectively.
Each were selected in the South Perth 1 White side for the Saturday fixture vs Osborne Park.
The sides were published on this site and as a result there was a query initiated from the Bowls WA office; in the interim an Osborne Park representative made a further “unofficial” query on the same matter. The facts were obtained from South Perth and forwarded to the Fixtures & Events Committee for a determination on their “eligibility”. The committee voted (4 not play), 1 (play but not as skippers) and 1 (separate the players for potential differing outcomes), 1 member did not vote.
That decision was communicated to South Perth.
South Perth decided to play Sharp and Opie in spite of the F&E decision and Appeal it under (Rule 18 – Pg 17) of the BWA Handbook. Bowls WA through the F&E committee did not change its decision as some say on Saturday, but South Perth noted there was no point in not playing them and then Appealing. Hence they played.
The Appeal will be heard on Monday morning by the Bowls Management Committee as required, where they will decide on the points and percentage allocation from the game.
3rd December 19 - One of our Metro bowlers has just claimed a bronze medal in the Southeast Asian Games
3rd December 19 - The first day of the Senior Masters Pairs being played at Merriwa has been completed and we are down to the quarter finalists
2nd December 19 - Already starting to see some club singles winners come through, the first ones for the year that I have received is Merredin and Forrestfield
1st December 19 - The Masters Series continues, this time the Ladies will play their pairs at North Beach
1st December 19 - The Masters Singles draw has been compelted, some enticing sectional games
29th November 19 - Osborne Park are hosting the 2nd division and under State Triples in January if you qualify and want to submit a team.
26th November 19 - Dowerin have sent details for their Memorial Fours in late December
26th November 19 - A super day of bowls at Bassendean and we have a winner of the Masters Triples.
24th November 19 - the draw for the Mens Over 60's Triples which commences Monday 25th November is now out.
22nd November 19 - On the show this week is your host Lee Such, with on air friends Steve West, Helen Heal and Simon Alden.
Phone guests will be the current MVP for the BPL Cup winning side from South Perth, Ash Sharp. Topic of the week will be the Premier League, what changes would you like to see implemented? Text to 0429913913 to have your sayWeek 1 (Brad Hogg)
20th November 19 - Dudley Park have our first event for 2020
18th November 19 - Couple of changes to Premier League clubs
18th November 19 - Results for the Masters Triples, 28 teams started and we now down to 8 teams for the knockout games next Sunday at Bassendean.
15th November 19 - Cambridge have sent details of a tournament on a Thursday, and it's not sets play!
14th November 19 - I've received an SOS from the Scarborough Ladies division, read below -The Scarborough Saturday Ladies are struggling at present to have sufficient players for their Third Division.
13th November 19 - What a great day at Pine Rivers today. Firstly in the BPL, Perth Suns losing their first game of the day but winning the next 2 and then destroying Melbourne Pulse in the televised game tonight 9-6 9-0. All 3 players were awesome and should be happy with their efforts. They sit 3rd on the ladder and about 6 clear of 5th, so probably 3 more wins from their next 6 games should see them make finals. The goal is the double chance to finish 1st or 2nd, a huge day tomorrow. Catch all the action on the Bowls Australia Facebook page during the day or at 3pm on Foxtel.
The other exciting news comes from the BPL Cup, in which we had 3 qualifying teams from South Perth and 2 of them have seen off the rest of the comp and will play tomorrow for the title. The team of David Mortley, Dean Calvo and Derek Angell will take on Glenn Pauling, Scott Walker and Ash Sharp. The game will be broadcast live on Foxtel and Kayo Sports at midday if you are able to tune in. We wish them all the best, but awesome to see that at the very least we will have the reigning BPL Cup team.
12th November 19 - the Bassendean Masters Triples draw has been done, 7 sections of 4, so this year there will be a lucky loser to progress
12th November 19 - Some sad news overnight as a well known bowls identity passes away after a long illness
12th November 19 - The PBA is playing their Trans-Tasman game today and tomorrow, Australia is hosting New Zealand at the Mandurah Bowling Club. WA players Blake Nairn, Kyle McIlroy and Pam Chalmers form part of a team of 5 to play the games. to keep track of the scores during the next 2 days.
12th November 19 - The BPL starts today and we wish the Perth Suns all the very best, with Cody Packer, Kristina Krstic and Lee Schraner representing the team. The team will be coached by Pieter Harris. Bowls Australia have written a great preview, to go to it, you can find all the information about the team, the link to the results and viewing schedules if you want to look at some games on Facebook as well.
You can watch it live on Foxtel from 3pm every day from Tuesday to Friday, if you do not have Foxtel you can get a free 14 day subscription from Kayo Sports and be able to watch it on that. You can use your computer to view Kayo Sports here.
11th November 19 - Some really great news coming out of the Doubleview club fours over the weekend.
10th November 19 - Yet another letter about midweek pennants, I'm happy to keep uploading if people find the time to write them in, as long as it is a balanced argument and not a string of undecipherable nonsense.
7th November 19 - Another letter about midweek pennants
1st November 19 - Some more letters to read
31st October 19 - Graeme has written back and I have responded. I am happy to post any letters about Midweek but this will be the last time I respond on the matter. It is proving to be very divisive and I really don't understand why. Let's play the season now and assess at the end what worked and what did not at the end.
31st October 19 - An amendment to my response
30th October 19 - Someone not in favour of the new Midweek rules
10th November 19 - Good luck to our South Perth players representing WA in this years BPL Cup which starts this afternoon. Team 1 contains David Mortley, Dean Calvo and Derek Angell. Team 2 contains Ross Bresland, Justin Opie and Ken Pride and Team 3 is Glenn Pauling, Scott Walker and Ash Sharp. They are all in different sections so with any luck we should see 1 in the semi finals.
to follow the scores .
8th November 19 - Halls Head have announced a fours event in December.
7th November 19 - On the show this week is your host Lee Such, with on air friends Steve West, Helen Heal and Simon Alden.
Phone guests will be recently retired legend of the game Karen Murphy at 7.20am and new Perth Sun and current Australian Champion of Champion Lee Schraner at 7.40amPodcast week 1 (Brad Hogg) - here
6th November 19 - Bassendean have a couple of events coming u, the Xmas Fours and the Masters Singles.
5th November 19 - Some really sad news coming out of Tasmania for a former WA state player and his family
2nd November 19 - Good luck to Hailey Packer taking on Nick Brett tonight at 10pm our time. You can watch the game here on Youtube or tune in on Facebook, search for World Bowls Tour and you will see it streamed there.
31st October 19 - Eaton have sent the details for their annual Divorced Pairs
31st October 19 - Some results have been sent to me about some recent carnivals that were played
30th October 19 - An Osborne Park Premier League player of years ago has sadly passed away
26th October 19 - The first day of pennants has been completed, I can't quite see a ladder on Bowls WA so have posted Premier League and White below. Will do Blue in the morning, gee I'm going to sleep well tonight
Mens Premier (with review)
Mens One White (with review)
Mens One Blue North (with review)
Mens One Blue South (with review)
Womens Premier League
Womens One White
Womens One Green North
28th October 19 - Osborne Park seem to be the destination club for our juniors.
28th October 19 - A beautiful day at Manning for the finals of the state fours and we have some new winners of the event to herald
14th October 19 - We are down to the semi finals in the men and the final for the women
13th October 19 - The results from the sectional round of the state fours can be found here
25th October 19 - Another late move for Fremantle
25th October 19 - Great news for Blue North. We have a new writer this year, The Northern Light! Thank you very much, the bowlers of Blue North are thankful for the time to do the reviews and previews each week.
25th October 19 - The Southern Star is also back doing the Blue South information this year. He has been with me right from the start, most appreciated the help you provide to our fellow bowlers in the Blue South Division. Read his thoughts on the upcoming season.
24th October 19 - Welcome back Mystic Jack! He has been promoted and is now doing White and has written a very comprehensive season preview. Thanks again Jack and look forward to reading your work for this season
22nd October 19 - Teams are starting to trickle in, hopefully I can get them all posted by Thursdays every week, if known.
Mens Premier (with preview)
Mens One White (with preview)
Mens One Blue North (with preview)
Mens One Blue South (with preview)
Womens Premier League
Womens One White
Womens Green North
Womens Green South
24th October 19 - A late rumour affecting Cockburn and Spearwood
24th October 19 - Great news for Noelene Abe as she has been selected to represent Australia in the Singles and Pairs in the upcoming Trans Tasman Series for the Over 60's
22nd October 19 - The results are starting to come in, full results can be found here
24th October 19 - Saw this on Facebook today and thought it appropriate as we enter Round 1 of Pennants this weekend
19th October 19 - I have done my preview for the season ahead for Premier League. It's going to be a tough year for predictions, and I could easily be way off the mark.
21st October 19 - Congratulations to Nathan Rice for winning the $96k Everest on Sunday. He defeated Blake Nairn 31-18 in the final. Awesome job by Blake to be the best WA player after beating Kevin Anderson in the semi and Ryan Moyle in the quarters. Nathan Rice though fully deserving of the title, beating Ben Twist and Aron Sherriff. I didn't see the game but it looks like he was in fantastic touch all day. Also well done to Matt Ayres who received the Daniel Patterson young achiever award for the carnival.
Well done again to the team at Dudley Park for another successful Everest carnival, can't wait for the next one!
20th October 19 - Day 3 and we are down to 8. Knockout stage today, who will climb the mountain and win The Everest!Section 1 - Kevin Anderson wins both of his games over Barrie Lester and John Slavich
17th October 19 - The Everest of Bowls starts today with Sections 1-12 in action. The draw can be found here. It is a star studded line up, probably the best ever collection so far of world talent and the event gets bigger and better every year.
19th October 19 - Morley improve their playing stocks with 3 new recruits.
17th October 19 - Merriwa have sent through details for their Senior Master Pairs event in December
14th October 19 - Osborne Park have a monthly event for over 50's every 3rd Monday of the month. The first one falls due next Monday the 21st
13th October 19 - Osborne Park offsetting the early departures with another signing of a gun junior
13th October 19 - Transfers of players are not just confined to the Premier League, Cockburn get a useful player close to the season
13th October 19 - Graham "Wings" Evans has had to withdraw from the Over 60's state side departing next Saturday. His place will be taken by Steve Cerff, a more than capable replacement. Thanks to Roger Barns for that news
9th October 19 - Don't forget to check the gala days for the ladies, a couple more have landed on my desk today
9th October 19 - An old Premier League has got his body right and looking for the chance to play in the top flight again
7th October 19 - The Australian Champion of Champion singles is being played this week at the South Perth Bowling Club, thanks for Ryan Havercroft for sending us this information through about the event and how you can watch it.
6th October 19 - We have a new sponsor, Shane Anning has moved to Darwin to look after the ParaVista motel there in Parap and for Bowls 360 readers, he will look after you. This could be especially good for those people who travel to the Darwin carnivals in July every year, but the offer is open all year round. If you are travelling to Darwin, why not check out the Paravista Motel.
5th October 19 - Awesome news yesterday with Jack East winning gold in the Under 18 singles event. I wasn't able to see the game but I do know the scores were locked at 14 all before East piled on the next 7 shots to take the title. Now playing in the Premier League for the season ahead at Osborne Park after learning his trade at Rossmoyne, Jack certainly has a bright future in the game
The Boys Fours also came home with medal, they took out bronze with a 16-10 win over Qld. The team of Marcus Simpson, Patrick Quinlan, Segan Pasalich and Cory Day performing very well. Unfortunately for WA they were only medallists this year, but I am sure the Girls performed really well in what appears to be a very inexperienced team and they will be better next year with another year of bowls under their belt.
4th October 19 - It's been a grim junior series this year, but we do have Jack East playing for Gold in the Singles and Boys Fours are playing for bronze. Only 1 shot off playing for gold as well, stiff by the boys there. good luck to them and all the team as they jockey for final positions today.
3rd October 19 - Our Junior state side are currently in Bendigo for the sides series and would appear to have a fairly good Day 1. For all the results you can click here