30th October 20 - Bowls Talk returns this week and we have special guest Kristina Krstic to chat about her State Fours success, the panel this week includes Brad Hogg our newly appointed bowls ambassador. We will also discuss the Ladies results from Tuesday, Mens fixtures for Saturday and loads of other things. Tune in or listen to the podcast, or text in your questions to Hoggy on 0429913913.
29th October 20 - The Sorrento transfer confirmed and another leaves Kardinya
29th October 20 - Osborne Park have sent their flyer for their gala day
29th October 20 - Bowls kicks off today with the Ladies and Saturday for the Mens. I have some teams and will post results later today.
Mens Premier - with preview
Mens White - with preview
Mens Blue North - with preview
Mens Blue South - with preview
27th October 20 - Blue North and Blue South has their review in for Round 1
25th October 20 - The 1st round of mens pennants kicked off yesterday, all 1st division results here.
Mens Premier with review
Mens White with review
Mens Blue North with review
Mens Blue South with review
27th October 20 - Bowls Talk Was back last Saturday and we chatted with Anthony Einfeld about Mt Lawley. Our chat must have inspired him as he went on to win the State Fours on Sunday! you can listen to the whole show under the link below.
Listen to "Bowls Talk (24/10/20)" on Spreaker.
25th October 20 - Stirling have sent through a Summer Weekly, a Tuesday night triples commencing 10th November
23rd October 20 - Bowls Talk returns this week and we have special guest Anthony Einfeld from the Mt Lawley Bowling Club joining us online. Mt Lawley have recruited heavily and warm favourites for promotion to White, he is also still alive in the State Fours to be played on Sunday. Join us for that and more at 7am Saturday morning, click the link to the left.
23rd October 20 - Our Blue South correspondent, The Southern Star, has once again penned his thoughts on the year and also for Round 1. You can find his yearly thoughts in the mens fixture linked here and his Round 1 thoughts are below
22nd October 20 - Thanks again to our White guy who has put pen to paper for another season. The season preview you'll find here and Round 1 thoughts are below
21st October 20 - We welcome on board the Northern Blue Caps who will be writing for me this year covering the Blue North competition. He has completed his preview for Round 1 and also his thoughts on the ladder at year end, found in this link.
20th October 20 - Bowls Talk returned to the airwaves last week, if you missed it, catch the link to the podcast under the logo on the left hand side of the page. I will list the podcasts every week with the name of the special guest each week
Listen to "Bowls Talk (17/10/20)" on Spreaker.
20th October 20 - Bowls kicks off today with the Ladies and Saturday for the Mens. I have some teams and will post results later today.
Mens Premier (with preview)
Mens White (with preview)
Mens Blue North (with preview)
Mens Blue South (with preview)
Ladies Premier (with teams)
Ladies White (with teams)
Ladies Green North (with teams)
Ladies Green South (with teams)
20th October 20 - The Bassendean Mens Masters Triples are now taking entries online on the Bowls WA website. Prizemoney has been increased based on 32 entries.
20th October 20 - I have put the pennant draw up for the ladies as well as the season preview for Premier League as posted by Bowls WA yesterday and written by Aaron Delaporte
19th October 20 - We have a winner already! No need for selecting the winner of the event to separate 2 tippers on the same score, congratulations go out to Andrew Foster from Cambridge Bowling Club for selecting 25 winners out of a possible 32. He missed on Packer, Butler, Ch Slavich, A Smith, Morss, Wilke and Davidson. Well done Andrew, I will be in contact on how to collect your winning prize of $50 to spend at the Cork and Bottle in Bassendean, thanks again to Mike Bessant for that. A full list of results will be posted during the week. If interested, Foster chose Justin Opie and Kristina Krstic to win the event
16th October 20 - Last days for the tipping, Kristina Krstic and her team are raging favourites and have been from the outset, it is a race in 3 according to the 61 tipsters so far but Krstic has all the running. The men will see the other Packer of the Cody variety start favourites although not as comprehensively. Plenty of support for Justin Opie, Daniel Trewhella, Dave Rankin and John Slavich. Interestingly Blake Nairn has some support to win the event, just not to win his section!! Some names low down from the tipsters thoughts are Shane Knott, Ryan Moyle and Clive Adams, watch out for them at the deep end.
13th October 20 - Day 3, and not much change on the list now from 53 tips. Krstic is still well fancied at 6/4on and really equal 2nd is Helen Morss and Lisa Featherby. Hard to see that changing much in the lead up to Saturday. The Mens still sees Cody Packer as favourite but it's still a bit more open. Justin Opie maintains 2nd favourtism from Daniel Trewhella wtih Dave Rankin 4th favourite. Who will be the favourite when the field jumps at 9.30am Sat morning?
11th October 20 - As mentioned the State Fours draw has been released. Who is going to win? Thanks again to The Cork and Bottle in Bassendean for offering a $50 voucher to use at Mike Bessants bar. Like before, tip in all sections and the person with the most correct tips will win. If there is a tie then the person you choose as the winner will decide, if still tied or no winner correct then I will draw out of a hat.
18th October 20 - for all the day 1 scores from the state fours and also the knockout stages played during the day.
Day 1 saw the demise of our mens favourites Cody Packer and his rink, young Ben Leggett defeating them to make the knockout stages. Other big names to fall include Charlie Slavich, Dave Rankin, Blake Nairn, Helen Morss. some big names left and it promises to be an exciting day at Osborne Park or Bassendean today
16th October 20 - Merredin have a memorial triples on the 8th November.
14th October 20 - Mt Pleasant have had to cancel their carnival next week, howver did get a carnival at Mandurah in November
12th October 20 - The final has been played, a nail biting 31-29 win to Kalamunda's Bill Brandsma over Shane Knott in a gripping final.
11th October 20 - The Everest is down to the quarter finals, and what cracking field it is. The surprise result for me was David Rankins defeat who has been in sublime touch. Mind you he was beaten by a very handy bowler in Bill Brandsma 21-11.
So the quarter finals games today are -
My tip is a Packer v Nairn final. Tune in to Facebook to watch the live broadcasts during the day, search for Everest and watch.
9th October 20 - The State Fours draw has been released. The Ladies entries have gone from 29 last year to 39, and the men has increased from 74 to 87 teams. This warms the cockles, to see such a large increase entries is exceptionally good, and hope it continues to future years. I will be doing a tipping competition again this year as well, keep an eye out for that on Sunday.
8th October 20 - Manning look like they have scored a couple of late signings
5th October 20 - The biggest singles event in Australia is on this weekend. The Everest is fast becoming a must play event, ruined a bit this year with COVID restictions but it will bigger and better than ever next year.
8th October 20 - Remember back in March we started an AFL tipping comp? Yeah I'd forgotten to, but it still went on with about 20 hardy souls tipping every week, and as promised we have a prize to give to the winner. 115 correct tips which is an exceptional effort, well done to Miles Kemp! He has had a good year being a mad Sth Fremantle follower as well. Equal 2nd in the AFL tips on 112 was Scotty (???) and Leigh Salter. Nothing to them though. Miles I will be in touch about your prize, thanks again to The Cork and Bottle for donating a $50 voucher to use at Mike Bessants bar in Bassendean.
5th October 20 - Another signing for Mt Lawley and ex-state player and all round good guy. They are building a nice squad for the season ahead
4th October 20 - Just where is Kevin McKay bowling this year?
1st October 20 - Waroona completed their carnival over the weekend
1st October 20 - A response to a letter
30th September 20 - I reckon you could find a home for some of these nicknames at your club
29th September 20 - The Sorrento Mixed Masters Fours was completed this weekend, I know the winners and will try and get full results up this week
29th September 20 - Had an early rise today so I have gone through the Bowls WA calendar and listed the Metro Carnivals here. There are so many country carnivals that I wll list when I get sent the flyers. Metro clubs when you have flyers prepared send them to me and I can attach more details when known.
28th September 20 - One White division this year is spread all over Metro Perth. The teams are (in alphabetical order) - Bassendean (651.4), Gosnells (760.2), Kardinya (591.4), Mosman Park (573.2), Osborne Park (536.2), Quinns Rocks (940.8), Safety Bay (1045.4), Wanneroo (725), Warnbro (1018.6) & Warwick (610.2). I've calculated the kms these clubs will travel during the season in brackets after their name. It's ironic that the 2 clubs that have to travel the most during the year also have the shortest journey, only 6.5kms between Safety Bay and Warnbro. The longest trip will be between Quinns and Safety Bay, 94.6kms. I'll do the other 1st divisions in the coming days as a comparison.
24th September 20 - There must be something in the water at Doubleview as another leaves
24th September 20 - I'd forgotten this tournament was in the middle of the most important stages when COVID hit in March, the Doubleview Masters Fours semi-final and final has been scheduled for Sunday 4th October. Games are listed below -
They are some good games of bowls, if free on the 4th venture out to Doubleview to watch some cracking games, semis kick off at 10.30am
21st September 20 - In some of the worst conditions known to be playing bowls in on Saturday, we have got our final teams for the Mens Pennants for the upcoming season 2020/21. Only 1 side from the 1st division lost their spot in the challenge games, South Perth losing to Safety Bay swaps them around from 1 White/1 Blue South.
I haven't seen the official lists from Bowls WA but the list attached shows all results from the weekend and what I think make up the 1st division sides. Not sure how Manning will be treated is the unknown for me, will there be a North and South team or will they have 2 sides in South? I don't think it is going to be long before we see the draws anyway from Bowls WA
19th September 20 - Good luck to all teams playing today, I neglected to mention the very important game between Rossmoyne and Wanneroo, the winner of that game will be playing Premier League this season. Also to the 2nd to 5th division sides also playing for promotion, it's a big day for a few clubs wanting to play in a higher grade
16th September 20 - A most important weekend of bowls for a few teams. With the weather forecast at the moment to be wet, a washout means teams stay where they are apart from the automatically promoted and demoted teams. Some teams have been sent to me, others are most welcome.
19th September 20 - A bombshell as a Premier League skipper departs
17th September 20 - Bassendean and Swan have sent details of their Xmas Fours, both on the same day! Some tough decisions for teams out there
15th September 20 - Another high quality outcome in this years Champion of Champion events, could David Rankin go back, will we have a new winner in the Ladies, have we seen a future star in the Novices?
15th September 20 - Civic Bowling Club have sent some details of their upcoming tournament in October
14th September 20 - Some results been sent over the weekend, from Bassendean and Kalgoorlie.
11th September 20 - With the AFL announcing today the start time of the Grand Final, which also coincides with our opening Pennant fixture, what will Bowls WA do about it? Also they have issued some guidelines regarding the serving of food during pennants and carnivals during the pandemic.
9th September 20 - The Champions of champion singles and the novice events are being played this weekend, the draws are here.
9th September 20 - Scarborough have sent detals of their gala day in November
8th September 20 - Fremantle have created an over 70's carnival on a Monday
7th September 20 - Another departure from Doubleview.
7th September 20 - Eaton have sent through a couple of their events coming up
6th September 20 - My partner in crime at Perth Pennants is selling some merchandise, hoodies and beanies
5th September 20 - Two teams required for Cambridge Bowling Club St Ives Cup Sat & Sun 12/13 Sept. we have 40 teams and can take 2 more teams only.
5 games of fours Plus megabowl and spider event. Great fun filled weekend with plenty of shared prize money . Starts 12 noon on Sat and 915 Sun.
Contact Neil Bolton 0418913436 for full details.
4th September 20 - A rumour becomes a fact
3rd September 20 - Some massive news, some fact some to be confirmed
4th September 20 - Haven't had some of these for a while, and always love to hear from people about things that happen and ideas for our sport.
4th September 20 - I accidentally overlooked the passing of a much loved gentleman at Mt Lawley
1st September 20 - The Sorrento Mixed Masters Fours is back again this year. Can Cody Packer and his team go back to back?
31st August 20 - Vic Park Carlisle and Osborne Park lose some gooduns
31st August 20 - Kardinya Shots up tournament has been run and won. We had awesome weather, and the Kardy team do it so well, a wonderful tournament to kick the year off.
31st August 20 - Wonthella player their Classic 2 weekends ago, here are the results.