State Pairs has now opened for entries
Good luck to our state champions who are winging their way to Merimbula to compete in the Australian championships. Our competitors are -
MEN
Singles - Blake Butler 25-14, bye, 25-11 GOLD match, 16-25
Pairs - Haydn Smith, Phil Jones 7-19, 9-12, 8-23 finished 4th in section
Triples - Daniel Brown, Kyle McIlroy, Shane Loftus 16-17, 26-13, 13-14. Finished 2nd - BRONZE match, 17-18
Fours - Clive Adams, Cameron Harris, Neil Bolton, Luke Bolton 5-23, 9-18, 7-26, finished 4th
WOMEN
Singles - Kristina Krstic 23-25, 25-11, 25-13 BRONZE Match, 23-25
Triples - Lisa Featherby, Shari Solly, Linda Warburton 16-18, 19-17, 16-12 Finished 3rd in section
Fours - Helen Morss, Therese Hastings, Laura Merz, Lisa Smith 13-11, 14-12, 12-15, finished 2nd - BRONZE match, 13-11
Click Here to view full results.
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ROUND 7 TEAMS

Mens Premier
Mens White
Mens Blue North
Mens Blue South

LETTERS

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.

NEWS

3rd December 19 - One of our Metro bowlers has just claimed a bronze medal in the Southeast Asian Games

RESULTS - Senior Masters Pairs

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

PENNANTS RESULTS - Round 6

1st December 19
Mens Premier - with review
Mens White - with review
Mens Blue North - with review
Mens Blue South - with review

CLUB NEWS

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

UPCOMING

1st December 19 - The Masters Series continues, this time the Ladies will play their pairs at North Beach

DRAW - Masters Singles

1st December 19 - The Masters Singles draw has been compelted, some enticing sectional games

UPCOMING

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.

PENNANTS RESULTS - Round 5

24th November 19
Mens Premier - with review
Mens White - with review
Mens Blue North - with preview
Mens Blue South - with review
Womens Premier
Womens White
Womens Green North
Womens Green South

UPCOMING

26th November 19 - Dowerin have sent details for their Memorial Fours in late December

RESULTS - Masters Triples

26th November 19 - A super day of bowls at Bassendean and we have a winner of the Masters Triples.

DRAW - Mens O60's Triples

24th November 19 - the draw for the Mens Over 60's Triples which commences Monday 25th November is now out.

BOWLS SHOW

Bowls Show

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 say

Week 1 (Brad Hogg)
Week 2 (Peter Ker)
Week 3 (Lee Schraner & Karen Murphy)
Week 4 (Brad Gillingham)
Week 5 (Ashley Sharp)
Week 6 - (Noelene Abe)
Podcast can be found here

ROUND 5 PENNANTS

Mens Premier - with preview
Mens White - with preview
Mens Blue North - with preview
Mens Blue South - with preview
Womens Premier League
Womens White
Womens Green North
Womens Green South

UPCOMING

20th November 19 - Dudley Park have our first event for 2020

WOMENS PENNANTS - Round 4

20th November 19 -
Womens Premier
Womens White
Womens Green North
Womens Green South

RUMOURS

18th November 19 - Couple of changes to Premier League clubs

RESULTS

19th November 19 - Knockout draw has been completed, Click Here to view.

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.

UPCOMING

15th November 19 - Cambridge have sent details of a tournament on a Thursday, and it's not sets play!

CLUB NEWS

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.
As there are a lot of clubs that do not field a Saturday team, this is an invitation to any ladies who would like to play, to join us in the competition. They can play in their own Club uniform and would be welcomed with open arms!!
No-one likes to see a forfeit and this is a genuine sos.
We are short two players this Saturday, if anyone can help out and this division is playing at Scarborough this week.
I am available on 0413 492 265 if anyone would like to make contact, or the email address of Deborah@marketplacerealty.com.au

Thanks
Debby Watson
Scarborough Bowling Club

BPL

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.

DRAWS - Masters Triples

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

VALE

12th November 19 - Some sad news overnight as a well known bowls identity passes away after a long illness

CLUB NEWS

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. Click Here to keep track of the scores during the next 2 days.

NEWS

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, Click Here 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.

CLUB NEWS

11th November 19 - Some really great news coming out of the Doubleview club fours over the weekend.

LETTERS

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

BPL Cup

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.
Click Here to follow the scores .

UPCOMING

8th November 19 - Halls Head have announced a fours event in December.

BOWLS SHOW

Bowls Show

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 7.40am

Podcast week 1 (Brad Hogg) - here
Podcast week 2 (Peter Ker) - here
Podcast week 3 (Lee Schraner & Karen Murphy) - here

UPCOMING

6th November 19 - Bassendean have a couple of events coming u, the Xmas Fours and the Masters Singles.

VALE

5th November 19 - Some really sad news coming out of Tasmania for a former WA state player and his family

NEWS

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.

ROUND 2 PENNANTS

Mens Premier - with preview
Mens One White - with preview
Mens One Blue North - with preview
Mens One Blue South - with preview
Womens Premier League

UPCOMING

31st October 19 - Eaton have sent the details for their annual Divorced Pairs

RESULTS

31st October 19 - Some results have been sent to me about some recent carnivals that were played

VALE

30th October 19 - An Osborne Park Premier League player of years ago has sadly passed away

NEWS

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

RUMOURS

28th October 19 - Osborne Park seem to be the destination club for our juniors.

RESULTS - STATE FOURS

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

NEWS

25th October 19 - The Bowls revolution is coming, check out our new bowls ambassador here

RUMOURS

25th October 19 - Another late move for Fremantle

MENS PENNANTS

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

RUMOURS

24th October 19 - A late rumour affecting Cockburn and Spearwood

Over 60's side series

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

JOKES

24th October 19 - Saw this on Facebook today and thought it appropriate as we enter Round 1 of Pennants this weekend

MENS PENNANTS

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.

RESULTS - THE EVEREST

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!

Final - Rice bt Nairn 31-18
Semi - Nairn bt Anderson 25-17, Rice beat Sherriff 25-13
Quarters - Anderson bt Bester 25-19, Nairn bt Moyle 25-24, Rice bt Twist 25-19, Sherriff bt Kelly 25-22

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
Section 2 - All 3 players winning 1 game here but it will be Ryan Bester to proceed. A good win by Cody Packer over Bester will give him some confidence for the upcoming BPL
Section 3 - Blake Nairn wins both of his game in the all WA section
Section 4 - Ryan Moyle in probably the upset of the tournament so far in defeating Ray Pearse to remain in the hunt. Our final female is also out, well done to Hailey Packer
Section 5 - Nathan Rice winning both of his games
Section 6 - Ben Twist wins this tough section, defeating Australias gold medallist Aaron Wilson 21-20. Bill Brandsma a worthy note with 2 good games against high quality opponents
Section 7 - Aron Sheriff winning the crucial game over Brett Wilkie to win his section
Section 8 - Gary Kelly showing some real steel to beat David Opie 21-20 and win both games

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.

RUMOURS

19th October 19 - Morley improve their playing stocks with 3 new recruits.

UPCOMING

17th October 19 - Merriwa have sent through details for their Senior Master Pairs event in December

UPCOMING

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

RUMOURS

13th October 19 - Osborne Park offsetting the early departures with another signing of a gun junior

RUMOURS

13th October 19 - Transfers of players are not just confined to the Premier League, Cockburn get a useful player close to the season

NEWS

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

RESULTS

13th October 19 - The results from the sectional round of the state fours can be found here

GALA DAYS

9th October 19 - Don't forget to check the gala days for the ladies, a couple more have landed on my desk today

RUMOURS

9th October 19 - An old Premier League has got his body right and looking for the chance to play in the top flight again

NEWS

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.

SPONSORS

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.

RESULTS

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