24th February 20 - The Morley Millions has been won and run congratulations go to -
1st - G Ashworth, C Archer
2nd - B Nairn, P Daley
3rd - A Foster, S Rushforth
4th - B Ball, M Trewhella
5th - K McIlroy, R Moyle
Rd 1 - T Ingram, A Garlick
Rd 2 - J Thomas, G Hill
Rd 3 - A Sharp, T Alberti
Mens Masters Pairs Doubleview
20th February 20 - Congratulations to Ryan Moyle and Corey Bessant who are this years Doubleview Masters Pairs winners. They won the final 21-10, it was set up with an amazing first end where they picked up a 7, and then just held thast advantage all game.
18th February 20 - The knockout games have been played and we are down to our grand finalists. Ryan Moyle/Corey Bessant is playing Shane Knott/Cody Packer. The game is played at 5.30pm tonight at Doubleview, if you live in the area why not get down to watch a cracking final.
17th February 20 - Day 1b of the sectional play has been completed, we are down to 12 winners who play today in their knockout stages. Full results and knockout draw can be found be clickeing the results link above.
9th February 20 - Thanks to Bowls WA for the scores, here are the results of todays pairs and the draw for next week.
Mens Day 1 sectional results here
Mens knockout draw here
State Singles 2020
Men sectional results here
Women sectional results here
Men knockout results here
Women knockout results here
Bassendean, and looking at the other venues results it looks like some great bowls played across all 3 venues.
In the men, we are down to 8 - John Slavich the winner in 2016 and runner up in 2014 had some good wins today over Colin Hayes 21-12, Geoff Watson 21-16 and then Shane Knott 21-11. He looks in sublime touch in a half of the draw that is very winnable for him John Carlsen is the surprise of the tournament, there always is, and he stays alive beating Neville Woods 21-19, Eddie Gollan 21014 and then Marcus Simpson 21-19 Jack East is a young player with a bright future, I predicted him to win a state singles within 3 years and he is tracking nicely here to win it in 2020. He defeated Steve Unsworth 21-18 and then cruised thru his next 2 games, Cameron Harris 21-6 and Scott Walker also 21-6.
Gary Caffell the old stalwart having a wonderful singles campaign and he is not out of this by any stretch. He has been runner up twice, in 2016 and also in 2005. Can he turn the tables and get his first state singles title? He won over Lee Such 21-16, Shane Rixom 21-8 and then Ty Alberti 21-3 Cody Packer is still looking in ominous touch, he defeated Gary Keep 21-6 and was cruising against Justin Opie 19-2 and 20-6 but Opie fired, was a great game to watch but Packer played a perfect shot to sit out an Opie bowl and win 21-18, and then won against his state pairs partner Matt Mitchell 21-9 Daniel Trewhella for someone who only plays state events played some amazing bowls today, it must be so tempting for the state selection commitee to enquire about his availability as he is easily in our best 12 at the moment. Runner up as well in 2019 and 2006, he won over Tom Mitchell 21-13, Charlie McKay 21-8 and then Charlie Slavich 21-3 Blake Butler last years winner is going for back to back, the first time since Ford won in 1929/30, and he was in trouble early in 2 of his games but fought back to win them. They were against Ryan Havercroft 21-16, Wes Neilson 21-19 and then William Hyatt 21-10 Scott O'Brien is becoming a noted singles player after his exploits at The Everest a couple of years ago, and he is going deep here in the State Singles by defeating Tod Weir 21-4, Jim Robertson 21-18 and then the big scalp of Daniel Brown 21-11
For the ladies, upsets ahoy and this year will see a first time winner from the semi finalists that are left - Laura Merz got the bye first game and then went on to win over Irene arndt in a nail biter 21-20 and then Irene Kozak 21-13. Of the 4 that are left she is the most highly credentialled left and becomes the favourite to win Shaan Saunders is no stranger to singles titles after her win in the Mt Lawley Consistency about 4 years ago so she will push Laura all the way and will have a say about that favouritism! She also had the bye before wins over Denise Kelly 21-12 and then Toni Madigan 21-12 Kerry Anderson our bowls president is still live, her first game came against a Smith of the Sian variety 21-11 and then the big upset, defeating Kristina Krstic 21-18 before showing it was no fluke to win over Irene Leahy 21-13 Elaine Meehan is our last semi finalist and admittedly it's not a name I'm overly familiar with so she can keep playing with some freedom as every win is a bonus. Might even get a state title at the end of it! She won today over Tracey Newman 21-9, Jenny Parker 21-14 and then Shari Solly 21-6. Big names and she will be confident of playing well Monday
Play continues Monday at Osborne Park, Ladies semi finals commence at 8.45am, not sure what time the men start but I would guess not far outside of that time. I think live streaming will also occur but will attempt to find that out and post details tomorrow.
21st January 20 - I know most people have probably found these by now but here are the results for both the sections and knockout games coming up.
Mens State Pairs 2019
30th December 19 - The final has been played, what a great day of bowls and congratulations go to Cody Packer and Matt Mitchell on winning their first State Pairs, winning 26-12 over Ryan Moyle and Tom Whitfield. It was a high quality final, the scoreline not doing justice to the standard of play but a big 6 on the 13th end I think blew the game open and Moyle/Whitfield were trying to create shots to catch up after that but Packer and Mitchell always had the answers from there. Do yourself a favour and watch the game on replay at the Bowls WA Facebook page, a truly exceptional game from all 4 players. 28th December 19 - Knockout results are in, not many teams left that our pundits liked except the favs are still going, Packer/Mitchell playing Opie/Manton first up and I think the winner of this game will start a very warm favourite to take the title. That game will be one worth travelling to Sorrento this morning to watch. But there are still some good pairings left, it's gonna be an exciting conclusion to the event. to view the knockout results 27th December 19 - Sectional results so far, to view
Bassendean Xmas Split Fours 2019
Huge thanks to all who attended our final event for the year - the Basso XMAS Fours. Even though it was sweltering conditions there was some great action on the greens. Once again the food was sensational and thank you to all those Xmas helpers that made the day run smoothly.
RESULTS from the day:
1st: Shane Knott Stephen Patterson Brad Patterson Phillip Park, 4 wins +48
2nd: Lee Such Glenn Pauling Greg Reagan Ken Pride, 4 wins +36
3rd: Scott Walker Rowdy Griff Farley Anderson Lou Moretti, 4 wins +22
Round Prizes (Team Skips):
Stewart Gosstray (fours)+8
Chris Lander (pairs)+9
Glen Martin (pairs)+14
Rod Revell (fours) +16
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year - see you back on the green in 2020.
Cork and Bottle Bassendean Masters Singles 2019
Day 1 of the Masters Singles has been completed, to view full sectional play and the knockout games to be played Monday can be found if you .
Australian Championship 2019
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 to view full results.
Merriwa Senior Masters Pairs 2019
Smith 13 v McMurdo 5
Mulroy 16 v Carbone 3
Rollnik 10 v Hughes, s. 6
Paterson 6 v Petchell 20
Smith 14 v Mulroy 7
Rollnik 16 v Petchell 7
Rollnik 25 v Smith 20
3rd/ 4th Petchell 18 v Mulroy 12
Roberts, P / Scray, R , Mt Law v Slot, M / Adams, K, Merriwa 9 - 13
Rollnik, j / Kapitske, s , Valley v Appleton, P / Weir, B Comp 11 - 6
Appleton, S / Poggi, B. Comp v Hogg, G / Ker, R Manning 6 - 10
Hughes, S / Dawson, O Manning v Hughes, M / Andrew, S Manning 17 - 8
Peacock, L / Miklewiec, L Merriwa v Hinchman, D / Ritchie, Yan 8 - 10
Lander, C / Radford, D Comp v Paterson, L / Taylor, C Comp 7 - 12
Roberts v Rollnik 2 - 15
Slot v Appleton, P 10 - 7
Appleton, s v Hughes, S 9 - 11
Hogg v Hughes, M 7 - 10
Peacock v Lander 14 - 14
Paterson v Hinchman 12 - 11
Roberts v Appleton P 8 - 11
Rollnik v Slot 14 - 1
Hogg v Hughes, S 14 - 15
Appleton, S Hughes, m 8 - 10
Peacock v Paterson 11 - 7
Hinchman v Lander 9 - 16
Finalists: Rollnik, Hughes, S. , Paterson
Smith, S / Thomas, S Quinns 16 v Toster/ Harper Wan 11
Mullenger, D / Kershaw, Mos Pk 10 v Barber, D / Larsen, 5
Mc Murdo, B / Bryson, L Wan 13 v Petchell, A / Bell, L 6
Gillian, R / Edgar, I Mer 18 v Galipo, J / Back, L Kard 5
Taylor, J / Whitman, H. Wan 13 v Martins, J / Barron, B 4
Perica, S / Terrell, J Comp 8 v Mulroy,/ O' Dell, Sorrento 11
Marino, B / Wattleworth, Mid/ Mor 2 v Hinge / Mc Namara, War 20
Buckholz / Sarich, Wan 7 v Carbone / Nicol, Comp 12
Smith v Barber 13 - 3
Toster v Mullenger 11 - 16
Petchell v Gillian 18 - 5
Mc Murdo v Galipo 15 - 9
Taylor v Perica 9 - 8
Martins v Mulroy 15 - 10
Marino v Buckholz v 16 - 12
Hinge v Carbone 10 - 11
Smith v Mullenger 10 - 10
Toster v Barber 23 - 8
Petchell v Galipo 24 - 5
Mc Murdo V Gillian 16 - 8
Taylor v Mulroy 10 - 11
Martins v Perica 34 - 20
Marino v Carbone 8 - 20
Hinge v Buckholz 12 - 9
Qualifiers through to finals on Dec 9:
Smith / Thomas, Quinns
McMurdo/ Bryson, Wanneroo
Mulroy/ O'Dell, Sorrento
Carbone / Nicol, Comp
Bassendean Masters Triples 2019
Congratulations are in order for Justin Opie, Lee Such and John Slavich who have won this years Masters Triples. In fact Slavich and Such must really like the Triples at Bassendean as this is a back to back win.
Some cracking bowls played all day really by all 8 teams who made it this far, but the winners far too good on the day. for full results. for the sectional results for the Bassendean Masters Triples
Mt Pleasant 1000
The 16th October was a move forward for the club. We hadn’t played a carnival for 3 years. The club received strong support from other clubs.
26 teams competed with not a single or individual dropped out.
15 visiting teams participated from as far as Wanneroo and Sth Yunderup.
Local clubs, Manning, Melville, Kardinya, Rossmoyne, Willetton, Sth Perth and further afield, Gosnells, Spearwood and Dalkeith participated as did 8 teams from the club.
The carnival was over 3 greens and worked very well, with games finishing on time. The 9 end games proved ideal for such a competition.
The Gosnells team won 1st Prize, 2nd Prize went to a composite time mainly visitors but Norm McLean was also a member, and 3rd Prize went to Spearwood. Round Prizes to Mt Pleasant, a composite team and a Fremantle team. Our Sponsor, Starlight Property’s MD Sean Seet, presented the prizes.
The photo below might give you an idea of the support.
Cunderdin Pipeline Classic
1st - T Jones, D Hudson, B Cheeley, L Bell
2nd - P Quinlan, D Stanik, N Groves, C Biddle
3rd - P Smith, S Lange, J O'Neill, G White/G Nicol
28th October - Congratulations are extended to Kristina Krstic, Hailey Packer, Robyn O'Brien and Helen Heal for the Ladies, and Daniel Trewhella, Tom Mitchell, Peter Ker and Mark Simpson for the Men for winning the 2019 Dyenamic State Fours.
For the ladies, O'Brien is a previous winner having won it in 2017 and 2016 and for the men, Trewhella has won it in 2017 & 2014, Mitchell and Simpson won it together in 2013, 2010 and 2009, and Ker his first
I was planning to watch the event at home but unfortunately technical difficulties meant we couldn't capture the games, but the Ladies final must have been a heart stopper with Krstic only winning by a solitary shot. The Mens was a little easier for the guys in both the semi and the final, it was a powerful team and they showed all their class during the game to win handsomely.
The BowlsWA report can be found here for the men and here for the women 14th October - A wonderful weekend weather wise for bowls and we are down to the semi finals for the men and the final for the women.
In the men, Brad Ball came through unscathed in a tough section and has continued that good form where he disposed of Ben Leggett, only just 12-11, and then Brett Rickwood 17-13. I don't know Rickwood at all or any of his side, but it's great to see some new names progressing well in a state event. Ball will be playing Dave Rankin, another to win his section with 3 wins and also a close win in the first knockout game against Ross Cunningham 19-17 before a more comfortable win against Gary Ashworth 18-8. Ashworth another name I am unfamiliar with and good to see him doing well here.
Our other semi final also promises to be a doozy. Daniel Trewhella our second favourites also with 3 sectional wins had a nice win over Paul Davies 19-10, and then followed that up with a tight 15-12 over Peter Flack. He will be playing Haydn Smith, who continues to show up in state events and this time the fours, disposing of last years winners Clive Adams 11-9 in what looked like a very tight game, Mike Dewson 17-12 and then Ray Halse the giant killer who beat Justin Opie in the section and then Cody Packer in the morning game, but couldn't get there against Smith 21-4.
The ladies are down to the finalists, and our outright favourites Krstina Krstic made it through the top half of the draw, not losing a game in the section and then beating Chris Ace-Watson 16-9 before a nailbiter over Lee Poletti 19-18. Krstic will play Lea Mias, herself a 3 game winner in the section before wins over Lisa Featherby 13-8, and then Sian Smith 20-9.
The finals will be played at Manning on the 27th October, I will post times when known and the order of play. 13th October 19 - The results from the sectional round of the state fours can be found here
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.
The draw can be found here
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
19th October 19 - Day 2 of the Everest and another 12 winners proceed to the money rounds
Section 13 - David Opie despite not playing pennants this year shows he has lost none of his form to win all 3 games
Section 14 - A section where I didn't know many of these, and G Kelly gets through with 2 very good wins to win the section by 16 shots
Section 15 - Matty Ayres proceeds with a 2 wins and an 8 shot buffer
Section 16 - 3 winners of 2 games here and despite losing his first game by 3, Bill Brandsma wins his next 2 games by good margins to get through by 4 shots
Section 17 - Ray Pearse is one of the favourites for the event and in stellar form winning all 3 games
Section 5 - Clive Adams had a chance to proceed if he beat Aron Sherriff by 21-14 or better, he put up one hell of a fight but lost to Sherriff 20-21. Sheriff winning all 3 games
Section 19 - Ryan Bester the "Master Blaster" looked untroubled in winning all 3 games
section 20 - Hailey Packer one of only 4 females that I could recognise enter the event wins all 3 of her games
Section 21 - Husband Cody is also a happy man tonight after winning all 3 games
Section 22 - Sean Ingham over from Queensland wins all 3 games quite well and an outsider people should facter in to going to the deep end
Section 23 - Young rising star Ben Leggett wins all 3 of his game to get through
Section 24 - Our final sectional winner is S Ridolfi with 2 wins and a 7 shot buffer over his nearest rival
The Saturday draws have been done as well, a further 8 sections of 3 players and boy do we have some games lined up today. If you aren't involved in any practice games today then Dudley Park is the place the head for some high quality singles games.
17th October 19 - A small wrap of proceedings today, I wasn't there so just on scores.
Section 1 - Nathan Rice got through despite losing 9-21 to Brad Ball then won 21-5 over Charlie Slavich to proceed on shots
Section 2 - a 3 game winner in Brett Wilkie in 3 tight games but the experience sees him proceed to Saturday
Section 3 - Barrie Lester absolutely cruising through this section, Marcus Simpson with 2 good wins one to keep an eye on
Section 4 - 3 game winner John Slavich gets through
Section 18 - Blake Nairn losing by 10 in the first game but shows that losing a game in singles doesn't mean you are out, a crushing 21-5 win in the last game and with Mark Simpson losing, Nairn gets through by 3
Section 6 - With 3 extremely good singles players and it was Ben Twist with the 3 wins, I think he was runner up 2 years ago so looks in good touch to go one step further
Section 7 - Tom Mitchell gets through despite a tight last game but he had the shots in hand to almost lose the last game and still proceed
Section 8 - Aaron Wilson with the 21-20 win over last years runner up Daniel Brown sees him win his section with 3 wins
Section 9 - Ryan Moyle gets through despite a loss in the last game with a 2 shot difference over local hope Ben Garrett
Section 10 - A name I don't recognise in J Newell but he got 3 wins so is doing something right
Section 11 - Another tough section and a nail biter. Scott Walker losing the last 20-21 to Kevin Anderson saw both of those players with 2 wins and 5 shots up, Anderson getting the win by 0.16%
Section 12 - Glenn Pauling more than made up for his friends narrow loss with 2 wins and +11, winning his section by 4
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.
Mixed Masters Fours - Sorrento
A fantastic turnout for the inaugural Sorrento Mixed Masters Fours sponsored by Trevors Carpets on Sunday and Monday in a high quality field, none more so than the winning combination of Cody Packer, AJ Heal, Hailey Packer and Helen Heal. Unfortunately they beat my team comprehensivey and were far too good in the final. The weather gods were kind, the greens were quite true and a few teething problems running the event but really it was a pleasurable couple of days and well done to Sorrento for getting the event up and running.
The mixed events really seem to be taking off with record numbers in the state pairs, the additions of those state winners now qualifying for the champion of champions, Bowls NSW making their pennant season open grade instead of mens and womens, and I suspect a matter of time before we see the Mixed Pairs at the Australian Open.
23rd September - Unfortunately i was unable to attend Mt Lawley to watch the finals so can only go on scores alone but congratulations are in order to Hailey Packer who has taken out this years title.
She defeated Helen Paganoni from Busselton 121-109 in a gripping final. Packer was untroubled in her semi, overcoming Nerrida Porteous 104-76 to book her spot and she carried on that form in the final. The Packers are certainly making a name for themselves in bowls circles now. Commiserations to Helen, a name I am not familiar with although there are a lot of Helens in bowls at the moment and a name we might see more of. She had a tight tussle with Pam Chalmers in the semi to win 101-99, in what must have been a nerve racking final end.
19th September - And we are down to the semi finalists after another enticing day of bowls. It was quite wet before the game started and quite cold during the day, but it still produced some good games of bowls.
Our first semi finalist is Nerrida Porteous, she had already played her Round 16 match on Tuesday so only had to play the 1 game, that was against Sally Wilke which she won.
She plays Hailey Packer who continued her god run of form with 2 good wins over Wendy Stower and Robin Jolly. That should be a good semi final to watch
In the other half, our first combatant is Helen Paganoni who defeated Jenny Parker in a close match and then Trish Cunningham in an even closer match Pam Chalmers will be her opponent after she disposed of previous winner Shaan Saunders and Sian Smith both in comfortable style. Smith taking out the fav in the bottom half in Lisa Featherby but couldn't continue that form against Chalmers.
Whoever wins these semi finals we are in for a new winner this year and some good games of bowls
18th September - Day 1b was a bit more regular with our ladies to progress to the next stage Gail Botting had to overcome an extra end against Liz Ritchie before beating Joanne Lancaster
She plays Trish Cunningham who was a good winner over Dot Glass and Annalyn Powell
Our next player is Jenny Parker who was able to take care of Gayl Wilson but had a tougher time of it in the next game but did win over Alison Buckingham
Her opponent will be Helen Paganoni after she had a tight battle of her own to beat Chaney. Earlier she was able to defeat Carol Roe
The bottom half of the draw and some players left in this area sees a winner in Shaan Saunders still alive with 2 good wins, beating Jennie Bruce and Noeleen Keeffe.
She'll play Pam Chalmers who looked to be a late call up but it was a good one as she had wins over Linda Warburton and J Adams. Warburton especially a good result and Chalmers will be bouyed by that win
Our other 2 finalists promises to be a cracking game. Sian Smith with 2 really solid wins over Lea Mias and Pauline Bourne looks to be in good touch and will fancy her chances over Lisa Featherby herself having 2 good wins over Irene Grove and Alexandra Harris.
17th September - Day 1a, phew, what a day of upsets, and it was Sally Wilke who provided the biggest one when she knocked over Helen Morss in the first round, then beat Julieanne Summers who did so well at Tweed Heads recently against Karen Murphy, and then won over Kaitlin Tyrrell, herself a giant killer when she beat Laura Merz.
Our next person through is also an interesting line of events. Therese Hastings was beaten by Gail Davies, who was then beaten by Saffronne Alden, who was then beaten by Nerrida Porteous. Porteous herself getting to the Round of 16 with good wins over Lee Anne Green and Amanda Masters Maureen Cooney had 3 good wins to progress by defeating Brown, Hinge and Marland. Hinge the giant killer in this area by triumphing over Toni Madigan Hailey Packer is looking in good touch with resounding victories over Savell and Coote, who are 2 very good bowlers, and with all the names knocked out to date, her half of the draw has opened up massively for her to make the final and give her a great confidence boost going into the PBA trip to Scotland next month. Wendy Stower also had 2 good wins over Deb Saunders and Broun to march her way into the Round of 16
Our last winner on Day 1a was Robyn Jolly after she defeated O'Connell and Arndt. Arndt of course finalist in last years singles so this was a good win for Jolly. Jolly and Stower will play each other next round.
23rd September and we have a winner in the Mens Mt Lawley Consistency singles, congratulations to Glenn Pauling after defeating Beau Manton 151-139 in the final
Again I wasn't able to watch this game but being a Bassendean player I was kept in the loop with scores. It seemed always to be a close affair with Pauling gradually pulling away during the game and Manton unable to make headway into the lead. Scores during the game were 40-30, 89-71, 110-90 and 135-115. At 149-121, it seemed all over but then Manton pulled out a 10 and maybe an unlikely comeback was on. The hardest shot in bowls is always the winning one, and next end Manton picked up a 9 but Pauling had done enough with 4th shot to take the title.
Earlier, Pauling defeated Chris Margin 131-119 and Manton victorius over John Goddard with exactly the same scoreline.
22nd September and Day 2 is over and we are down to the semi finalists, in one of the best groups of Round of 16 bowlers we have seen for a while, the final 4 will provide some cracking games.
Our first semi final will be between John Goddard, who will be looking for Hopetouns first win in a major title I am thinking, as he won over Daniel Trewhella, Derek Griffin and Ash Sharp, and Beau Manton who had 2 good wins over Chris McKenna and Cody Packer. Manton looks in ominous form but Goddard is a State Singles winner so won't be a pushover.
Our other semi final will feature Glenn Pauling with 2 massive wins over Blake Nairn and Clive Adams, both of them State Singles winners of course. He will play Chris Margin, himself notching a State Singles winner to his belt in John Slavich and then ending the huge run for Phil Manning in the same scoreline. Another super game in store here and a potential all Bassendean grand final, of course Bassendean providing 2 of last years semi finalists as well.
Day 1d has been run in glorious weather conditions and we got another 5 through. Blake Nairn cruised through his games beating Jack Edgar, Luke Bolton and Brett Baker. He is looking an ominous force but strike his first real quality opponent in Glenn Pauling this morning Chris Margin also had 3 good wins with richard d'Souza, Brad Ball and Max Carmichael his vanquished. He plays John Slavich in what should be a cracking game. Slavich reigning supreme over Glenn Yabuka, Shane Loftus and Ryan Havercroft
Our final 2 people playing each other will be Sam Perica who beat a last minute call up Terry Conley as Paul Walker couldn't make it. Perica also beat Travis Lynch and Murray Hulbert. Not really sure who he is playing as the scores haven't been entered for the final game, I think it is Phil Manning who had wins over Clint Dyer, David Hagen and I think Neville Woods, but that game had yet to be entered. Day 1c is over, 3 of the 4 semi finalists have been knocked out including last years winner Brad Gillingham, below is the list of who is still alive Chris McKenna was the man to knock pout last years winner Brad Gillingham to 106 in a mighty effort and he continued that form beating Ben Leggett and Peter Wachmer, so 3 good wins to Chris there Patrick Daley from Mosman Park is still going after excellent wins over Gav Faulkner, Neale Griffin and Ryan Moyle, all bone fide Premier League bowlers.
A former winner in Clive Adams is still in the hunt with 3 solid wins over Mark Glasson, Paul Knight and Mark Douthie and I'm sure he wants to add another title to his mantle piece
Another excellent exponent of singles is Glenn Pauling and he will be playing next Saturday after defeating Paul Davies, Cameron Harris and Corey Bessant. They are another 3 solid wins over good opponents so he is looking dangerous. Already we are seeing a great final field being pieced together. Day 1b has now been finalised, and another 6 names are still alive. Shane Knott is the first, he got through beating Charlie McKay, Lou Moretti and then big local hoper Anthony Einfeld 122-88. He looks in destructive form at the moment and looking for his 2nd title. He Plays Gary Ashworth next Saturday
Another big name has progressed, Cody Packer cruising through his games against Peter Vuckovic, Ross Pringle and Travis Leahy all under 100. Our new Sun also looking in dominating fashion to go deep
Cody plays Steve Connell who I don't know much about but with 3 good wins over Danny Slavich, Rod Cooper and John Cottier jnr he will know he's playing bowls next week for sure but a good run so far for Steve Scott Walker is our next winner after probably the hardest draw of anyone to date. He beat Alan Southern, Steve Unsworth in a nail biter to 119 and Billy Richardson to advance. It shows he is in good form Greg Reagan also claimed some scalps and will need to claim his South Perth teammate next week to advance. Reagan beat Connor Biddle, Wayne Heldt and David Opie in a huge win to keep his chances alive
Our final player is Beau Manton and last time he played progressed a few levels and he is doing the same this year with wins over Tim Lofthouse, Tony Regan and Neville Costellos, the margin of that game a surprise as I rate Costello as a draw bowler but Manton blowing him out of the water.
Day 1a has been completed on Sunday, and a few familiar names are still alive. For the 2nd year in a row Warwick Neville took out a big name, this year it was Charlie Slavich but then fell to Derek Griffen. Griffen beating Dean Calvo, Paul Sinden and Marc Abonnel. Daniel Trewhella will see the next days action after 3 wins over Peter Hilsz, Dale Marsland and Matt Allen providing some stiff opposition but just falling short John Goddard who wasn't even in my list for the day and of course a state singles winner came through unscathed with wins over Mike Vitale, Matt Dragicevich and Warren Holt. He is due to play Trewhella next in what will be a cracker Steven Swanson who I don't know much about but maybe will in the future with wins over Bryan Chalwell and Brian Marsland. Ash Sharp is our next progressee with a win over Eddie Gollan and it looks like Scott Edmonds knee must have flared up again as he withdrew from the game gifting Sharp the win.
Our last winner for the day was Gary Ashworth with 2 good wins over Markuz Merz and Jeff Hewton, he awaits the winner from next Saturday when Round 2 commences
Mt Lawley Split Fours
A full packed field has taken to the Mt Lawley greens on Saturday for their traditional lead up event to the singles, the Split Fours. Only 1 team were able to win all 4 of their games, a local team headed by Anthony Einfeld, who also did a great job on the microphone after the game. Well done to the club for the hosting of the event.
1st. Anthony Einfeld, Adam Graham, Carmelo Lenzo, Mark Masel. 12 pts.
2nd.Scott Walker, Glenn Pauling, Brian Ledingham, Geoff Graham. 10 pts +46.
3rd.Keith Manton, Beau Manton, Mick Erceg, Phil Hutchinson. 10 pts +31.
4th.David Hagen, Jan Miles, Steve Kelly, Ashley Sharp. 10pts +30.
Round 1. Dave Rankin. +15.
Round 2. Lethlean & Hughes. +11.
Round 3. Lisa Featherby. +15.
Round 4. Mark Thomas. +18.
Bassendean Spring Fours
A cracking day of weather and 24 teams hit the grass at Bassendean for their annual split fours and it was a raid from the Valley with Joe Rollnik and his team which took home the chocolates. The greens were great, the food superb and despite some glitches in the morning ran pretty smoothly.
1st - Brian Kapitzke, Joe Rollnik, Peter Human, Tony Natalotto 3 wins +52
2nd - Simon Alden, Stein Davies, Ted Alden, John Holman 3 wins +18
3rd - Russell Ellis, Stephen Fewster, John Morss, Lloyd McKay 3 wins +12
1st Round - Laura Merz +23
2nd Round - Linton Pike +14
3rd Round - Rod Revell +14
2nd September 2019
Game 1 v Broadbeach No points on the board after the first 2 games with losses in pairs and triples to Broadbeach and Adelaide in the singles and fours.
Broadbeach were simply brilliant in both, after Pete and Lance lead 8 nil to go down 20/12. Both Pete and Lance bowled very well but the amount of conversions that Kevin Anderson got made it so hard to win an end.
The triples had a tough time against a super strong rink. Leader Robbie Thompson was all over the jack nearly every end. Game 2 v Adelaide The second game against Adelaide was very close on both rinks with Clive going down 21/20 to Wayne Rudeger and the fours just missing out to go down 12/10 in a game that we very nearly snatched.
Clive had a big chance to win the game but an accidental blocker took away the potential match winning shot. However no disgrace to lose to Wayne who is a class player. Game 3 v Merrylands Sorry to say but not great news from this match as we lost the pairs 24/8, again another brilliant exhibition by the opposition.
The triples was so disappointing as with scores tied we had shot by both measures but close enough to call an umpire. The umpire, with due respect made a terrible measure, taking no time at all and made only one measure in declaring the opposition bowl shot. Players on all sides were left stunned!
So down 15/16 and not happy Jan!! Game 4 v Northmead Clive had a good win in the singles 21/16 and played very well. Yeah we are on the board!!
Fours played well and got the bickies 17/13 All played well in this game and the boys were very happy to get 2 more points.
A long day but ended well. Game 5 v Port Melbourne
Pairs - A win 14/11 against a very good pair with Pete leading so well. Lance chimed in with a couple of big bowls when needed, but with Pete dominating, position bowls were the go quite often go Lance.
Triples - Went down 17/11 - a pretty solid effort where a couple of huge bowls from the opposition skipper probably was the difference. All 3 players had pretty good games, however at this level you need to have bloody good games to win! Game 6 v Hastings Unfortunately Clive had one of those games where he just couldn't find the line on a tricky slow green. Went down 21/8 in the end.
Fours - A funny game bowls!!
The boys came from 6/12 to get a 6 and one on the last 2 ends to snatch an unlikely win. Lance, apprentice on the mat, trailed the Jack a metre with his first bowl and then again with his second, in the ditch. The opposition could get close and the only 2 bowls that did, Pete played a couple on blinders to get rid of them. 12/12 with not to go. Cam Harris drew 2 great shots, with one remaining the shot. So out of jail and 2 points. Game 7 v West Lakes
Pairs Bugger - lost on the last bowl after one up on the board and holding shot - a super shot by their skip to crash the pack and spill the Jack out sideways to make 3 shots. Down 14/12
Triples had a big win 20/8 with Clive taking over as skipper and Trystan on the mat. Cam Harris had a particularly good game, but all played well.
One more game today against Warilla so a very tough one to finish. Game 8 V Warilla
Singles - Clive had a brilliant win over Cory Wedlock 21/12 in a brilliant exhibition.
Fours - Last end as we speak 18/3 down against a super side - they were just too good
So 4 wins and 4 losses today - a couple of close games in those losses, so a pretty good day overall . Game 9 v St Johns Park
Pairs - lost 20/8 against a very good side
Triples - won 18/15 picking up a 5 and 2 on the last 2 ends. A great effort against some top players. All played very well again with Cam and Clive very good.
St. John's Park are right up there so to share the points was very good. Game 10 -
Singles - Clive got up 21/20 against Dean McWhinney in a cracker of a match. A great effort from Clive as Dean got more than one very lucky results during the game.
Fours - The fours went down by 8 but we're not disgraced and played some good bowls again. Once again, if you don't nail the Jack early at this level, they will and this was probably the difference as it is in most games. Game 11 - Cabramatta
Pairs - The boys put up a great performance but when down 13/8 to Ray Pearce and Aaron Wilson with Lance having his best game and as usual Pete very good.
Triples - The boys had a great game against a team that had only lost one game. Although dropping a 5 on the second last end they lasted to win 16/11.
So another split of the points. Game 12 - Enoggera
Singles - Clive last 21/10 to Ryan Digby who played so well and adjusted to the slowing green far better. However Clive can be very proud of his efforts in the singles as he has taken on the best player in most teams .
Fours - The 4s had a great win to finish the day with all 4 players doing their bit - up 16/9 with one end to go.
So in all, a great tournament and our boys did us proud.
Presidents Triples - Metro
The BCiB Triples Challenge was conducted at the Cockburn Bowling Club on Saturday and Sunday the event attracted 36 top teams across the metro area.
The event was sponsored by BCiB Insurance with over $6000 in prize money to be distributed across 8 winners and consisted of seven round robin games five on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.
The weather was kind on Saturday however on Sunday it was challenging to complete the two games, the teams were very considerate and a pleasure to manage; all the games were played with great sportsmanship a credit to all the players.
BCiB’s Managing Director Ian Hopper together with Karen Murphy, Brett Duprez and Steve Glasson were tournament hosts, on the Sunday Following the lunch they participated in a talk back session which was highly entertaining.
Shane Knott led for most of the carnival, with Ryan Moyle in close contact from the beginning, the change in the leader board only occurring on the Sunday morning; Ryan’s Team of Kyle McilRoy and Gavin Faulkner won every round to be worthy winners.
The BCIB Presidents Triples Challenge winners were:-
1. Ryan Moyle, Kyle Mcilroy, Gavin Faulkner.
2. Shane Knott, Dale Marsland, Lewis Grigg
3. Tyrone Alberti, Nick Reagan, Greg Reagan
4. Simon Alden, Stein Davies, Ted Alden
5. Scott Walker, Glen Pauling, Ken Pride
6. Marcus Simpson, David Rhodes, Dave Snelgar
7. Luke Bolton, Neil Bolton, Nicky Lewis
8. ???, Murray Hulbert/Peter Flack, Geoff Murray
Kardinya Shots Up 2019
The Kardinya Shots Up Triples Event was held on Saturday 24 August 2019 with 32 high quality teams enjoying a wonderful day. The results were very close with several countbacks and commiserations to the seventh team of Dave Rankin, Rob Foy and Danny Comrie losing on a countback. The reuslts are:
1st prize $1,800: G White, P Cole, B Cole
2nd prize $900: B Manton, P Hutchinson, C Margin
3rd prize $600: P Retallack, G Devenish, M Buttel
4th prize $450: D Brown, P Davies, D Wood
5th prize $300: G Fewings, C Moore, J Galipo
6th prize $150: B Henley, M Abonnel, J Terrell
Many thanks to our extraordinary team of volunteers who contributed to a great day.
Leeming Mens Carnival
The Leeming Mens Fours winter carnival was held yesterday in glorious weather conditions. 30 teams fought out the day and enjoyed a 'bangers and taties' lunch and a few beers to wash it all down. The winners were a composite team of Alex Anderson (Leeming), Les Onley (Hilton) Ben Horwood and Tim Thomas (North Perth) who took home the first prize of $1200. Thanks to the number of entries, the prize money was increased. Big thanks to our ladies who catered for the whole day.
1st - Alex Anderson, Les Onley, Ben Horwood, Tim Thomas 3 wins +60
2nd - G Sims, S Lambert, W Wetta, P Bamber 3 wins +56
3rd - P Davies, D Radford, J Galipo, J Terrell 3 wins +43
Round 1 - K Pearce, J Bowden, A Green, P Hickey +16
Round 2 - R Lang, A Petchell, D Green, M Armstrong +16
Round 3 - M Nottle, J Herberte, D Brown, K Emin +17
Cambridge August 2019
Some very talented teams with a veritable selection of stars from the WA bowling
community turned out to challenge for the ultimate bragging rights associated with
winning this very salubrious event.
An overview of the talent on display included: Russell Bates, Chris Lander, Brad Ball, Anthony Einfeld , Scott Edmonds, Ryan Moyle,
Alek Gryta, Kim Green, Brian Burton, Neale Griffin, Scott Walker, Phil Hutchinson,
Chris Margin, Jack East, Sally Wilke, Beau Manton, Glen Pauling, Eddie Golan, Connor
Biddle, Cameron Harris, Renate Coote, Lisa Brannan, Lisa Featherby, Jim Barry and Nick
1st prize = $1200
Morgan Peter Flack Peter Fewster Stephen Eagles Bruce
2nd prize = $600
Buttel Matt Anning Shane Retallack Peter Gillingham Brad
3rd prize = $300
Dawson Otto Krstic Joe White Geoff Nairn Blake
4th prize = $200
Park Tim Mason Bruce Adams Clive Strahan Lance
Round Prizes ($100 each team)
Thomas Mark Farrant Bob Bartlett Arthur Gosstray Stuart
Vind Reza Armstrong Mark Armstrong Michelle Green Danny
Christensen Harold Leahy Ted Jones Geoff Perica Sam
Many thanks to our special band of volunteers at Cambridge:
Sam Perica / Geoff Jones (Planning, Match and Play / Event Promotion)
Harold Christensen (progress results & records)
Mary Anne Hart and the ladies (kitchen) – for a great lunch and sausage sizzle after
Ross Bolton (organisation and logistics)
Richard Bowman (raffle etc.)
Cambridge Bowling Club.
Innaloo Country Carnival
Innaloo country carnival event held on the 3rd and 4th of August 2019
4th Dudley park
NEXT best country team Moodiarrup.
The weekend was a great success. We thank all the teams for participating.
We have had very favourable feedback and have been assured they will return NEXT year with more teams.
We thank all the sponsors for there generous support.
Innaloo Bowling Club
Leeming Mixed Fours
24th July - The Mixed Fours carnival held on Sunday 21st July at Leeming was the largest carnival ever held at Leeming with 40 teams participating. The day was overcast, blustery and with a few showers but we got through the day unscathed.
The day was played in good spirit and there were some very good bowls played. The prize money was increased due to the number of entries and there were lots of raffle prizes on offer to our guests. As is usual at Leeming, we had the 'walk of shame' for any wrong biases and fines for any property left on the greens which all goes into our Cancer Council tin.
The winners of the day with 6 points and 40 shots up were the Leeming team of Karl Vandersluys, Rob Bellis, Sue Neill and Sue Syme who took home $800.
The runners up with 6 points and 38 shots up was a composite team of Amanda Masters, Sharn Saunders, Graeme Eades and 'Big Willy' and they took home $500. Third place with 6 points and 33 shots up went to another composite team of Norm Shannon, Keith Godfrey, Kerry Rush and S.Griffiths who took home $300.
We would like to thank everyone who attended especially the 27 visiting teams that made this day great.
Blue Opal Singles
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
Scott O'Brien v David Ferguson 17-25
Dean Tinley v Barrie Lester 11-25
Russell Bates v Danny Knight 25-16
Russell Bates v Sean Ingham (not sure of the score but Bates did go down)
WA Indoor qualifying
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
State Mixed Pairs
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.
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.
Wonthella Mens Carnival
We had our May carnival on the weekend and after the days play on Saturday We had a redraw with the 8 top teams put in A Section and the bottom 8 teams put in B Section .
The winners in A Section were: Colin O'Brien, Geoff Ellis, Kim Trotter & Kevin McGregor (Composite)
2nd: Joe Criddle, Ian Perrett, Phil Christensen, Bob Nicholas.( Composite).
3rd: Len Carroll Gary Smith, Mal McKenzie,Neil McIllwaine (sub John (AKA Len ) Trotter
1st: Warren Kennedy, Phil Holland, Peter Batten, Gary Clark (Wonthella)
2nd: Brian Thomas, Phil Neal (sub Andrew Dickson),Kim North, Kevin Exten.(Wonthella)
3rd: Brian Wright, Gary Cosgrave, John Burnett, Benjo Brennan ( Composite)
Pictured are the overall winners
Colin O'Brien, Geoff Ellis, Kim Trotter & Kevin McGregor
Mixed Masters Pairs
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. Full results can be found here.
Ladies Masters Triples
Well done to Helen Morss and her team of Helen Stevens and Pam Chalmers for taking out this years Masters Triples sponsored by King Donger at Osborne Park. Full results of all games can be found here
North Perth Harry Snook Pairs 2019
1st place - Lee Jervies, Peter Feszczak - 4 wins +44
2nd place - Ben Horwood, Tim Thomas - 4 wins +41
3rd place - Ivan and Tanya Perica - 4 wins +9
Fremantle Split Fours 2019
1st place - J Stewart, J O'Brien, M Lee, A Peters, 4 wins +22
2nd place - L Featherby 3 wins +32
3rd place - S Walker 3 wins +28
Merriwa Senior Masters Pairs 2019
12th Mar 19 - Thanks again to Ian Edgar for sending the final results through. Congratulations are in order for Joe Rollink and his partner B Kapitzkedef, both from The Valley Bowling club. Full scores are below but a good win by this team in a fairly strong field.
1st & 2nd place final - Rollnik def Peacock 20-7 3rd & 4th place final - Carbone def Roberts 19-10 Semi finals - Rollnik def Carbone 10-6, Peacock def Roberts 11-9 Quarter finals - Carbone def Mullenger 16-7, Rollnik def Perica 12-4, Roberts def Buchholz 13-5, Peacock def McMurdo 11-6
4th Mar 19 - Day 1a has been completed and we have the first 4 winners to compete in the knockout stage next Monday the 11th. Click here for full results 1st Mar 19 - Thanks to Ian Edgar for sending the draw for the upcoming Senior Masters Pairs. Results will also be sent after every days play. Click here for the draw.
North Perth Phil Atherton Triples
On a sunny Sunday in North Perth, the 2019 Phil Atherton triples was
played. Despite a lower number than usual of teams (18), the tournament
went ahead and was played in good spirits. As usual every dollar of gate
money was paid out in prizes. Who says there is no such thing as a free
After the 3rd game, there were 5 teams competing for the podium, the
teams of Mark Rollings, Rocket Revell, Steve Novak, Paul Kelly and Ben
Horwood. Steve Novak was in the hot seat, with a whopping +22 shots.
4 of the 5 teams managed to win their last game, leaving a close finish for
the 3 main prizes. The team of Paul Kelly, P. Marinovich and M. Booth
were the unlucky ones to miss out on a prize, finishing in 4th spot
1st place with 4 wins and + 31 - $600 Mark Rollings, K. Price, R.Herbert
2nd place with 4 wins and +29 - $300 Steve Novak, B. Kalinowsky, D Wagstaff 3rd place with 4 wins and +24 - $150 Rocket Revell, Ted Alden and Saffronne Alden, who pocketed $150.
Doubleview Masters 2019
23rd Feb 19 - A belated congratulations are in order for John Slavich and Justin Opie who have won this years Doubleview Masters Pairs 21-14 over Osborne Parks Blake Nairn and Rob Lawrence. While I wasn't able to watch the game, I did see the scores as they updated and it appeared Slavich and Opie got away to a good start and were able to maintain that lead despite some good bowls from Nairn and Lawrence. 18th Feb 19 - The quarter finals are done, what an interesting set of teams. John Slavich with Justin Opie have been doing it fairly easy by the looks of it today winning 20-12 and 27-14, Opie on both occasions defeating his South Perth teammates. They play Alek Gryta and John Morgan after they giant slayed Bill Brandsma/Chris Lander 23-17 and then McIlroy/Thorn 16-15. Not a bad effort especially Morgan who doesn't play pennants anywhere.
The other semi finalists come from the power combination known for winning State Pairs although not with each other, Blake Nairn and Rob Lawrence firstly winning 22-5 and then 22-11 so they look like they have paired together nicely and destroying their opponents. Again they take on an unlikely opposition, Joe Rollnik and Karl Vandersluys firstly this morning defeating Alan Pryce and Blake Butler 19-13 and then AJ Heal and Peter Ker 17-13.
The first round of the knockouts is in, click here for scores 17th Feb 19 - Day 1a of the Doubleview Masters Pairs and we have our 16 pairs left now progress to the knockout stage of the events. The google docs sheet below not updated at time of posting but you can click this link here for results 11th Feb 19 - Doubleview Masters Pairs 1st round has been completed and a few upsets were the order of the day. The very strong pairig of Knott and Packer drew their first and a narrow loss meant they didn't need to play their last game. The group of death Section 4 saw Marsland, Kemp, Ball, Novak, Loftus and Barron all bite the dust to Alan Pryce and Blake Butler. Ryan Moyle and Gav Faulkner gorn, John Trewhella getting through that section. But still some good teams left, Brandsma and Lander winning my section, Tom Mitchell and Rhett Butler also playing next Monday.
Full results can be found here
State Singles 2019
28th Jan 19 - Just finished watching the live stream and do yourself a favour, if you are able to view that replay, do so. What a game of bowls, pressure drawing, power drives, a great display of skill by both Blake Butler and Daniel Trewhella, and some very good commentary by Cameron Harris and Lee Such. And over 300 people at the end watching the game from all over Australia and parts of the world. Bowls WA should be very proud of the product they produced today, well done to all involved.
But there can be only 1 winner, that is Blake Butler of Manning, congratulations! Trewhella looked shattered at the end , he threw everything at Butler, including 10 dead ends and I think won more ends than Butler but the score is the deciding factor and a long day of bowls in at times oppressive conditions and the tight scoreline of 25-23 showed how tough it was.
Blakes run to the end included the following opponents -
Alan Andersson 21-3
Drew Daley 21-7
Travis Ingram 21-15
Chris Carruthers 21-15
Glenn Martin 21-17
Daniel Brown 25-21
Daniel Trewhella 25-23
The ladies had some time off again today due to the heat, so they are down to the semi finals, they are being played at Yokine on February 9th. The games will be - Lisa Featherby v Noelene Abe Kristina Krstic v Laura Merz
28th Jan 19 - Day 2 of the singles for the men and day 1 for the ladies and today we'll see a champion for the men and the 2 finalists for the women with a date yet to be decided to play the game.
For the men the 8 left are - Blake Butler vs Glenn Martin - Martin is a name we should all be wary of in singles and Blake Butler recently promoted to the Manning PL side is obviously in some good form. Will be a tight game Tom Mitchell v Daniel Brown - this will be the game the crowd will congregate to for the quarters, I'll make a prediction and say the winner of this game will win the crown Ryan Moyle v Justin Opie - another cracking game potentially, a previous winner in Opie looking good playing a Mt Lawley winner in Moyle. This will be high quality Daniel Trewhella v Brad Gillingham - my fellow left handed Hawks supporter will have it tough against Trewhella, a noted singles player but I'm sure Gillingham will take it right up to Trewhella and show his Mt Lawley win of this season was no fluke
In the ladies we are down to the Round of 16 and with 3 games to play today we get to the finalist. The games today are - Lisa Featherby v Therese Hastings Donita Davids v Pam Chalmers Jennie Bruce v Lee Bunney Julie Savill v Noelene Abe Liz Ritchie v Nie Archer Kristina Krstic v Sharon Lyster Helen Morss v Rhonda Prosser Robyn O'Brien v Laura Merz
I'm not full bottle on ladies which is why Hattie helps me out, but the bottom half of the draw is the stacked half, with Morss, Krstic and Merz all sitting in it. From who I know Lisa Featherby appears the standout to make it through the top half but she has a tough assignment against legend Therese Hastings.
All games played today are at Yokine, why not head down and watch some quality singles action, or tune in to Bowls WA Facebook page who will be live streaming the mens semi finals and of course the final. Keep an eye on your notifications for when that will start up. 24th Jan 19 - What a scorcher on Sunday, it hit 40 degrees at most venues which resulted in people being pulled from the green. Nearly 30 bowlers withdrawing either prior to commencement or during the day, not all for the heat but would have been a factor with most withdrawing.
As is normal during an event of this nature, there were a few upsets but still a few players of note to progress. I have broken down those that are left into the semi finalists quarters, each quarter contains 1 person who will make the semi finals on Monday. Who will it be? Quarter 1 - P Cole, C Carruthers, M Ayres, B Butler, G Martin, J Newton, L Pickles, P Wachmer, P Walker, W Holt
This quarter contains our winner from last year Warren Holt who had a tight victory over Chooky Hayes and will probably be the favourite to progress. Paul Walker will provide a good contest in the first game, Matty Ayres is a good singles player and a couple of smokies would be Peter Cole and Glenn Martin who are very capable singles players. I'm going to go for Matty Ayres to win this quarter Quarter 2 - B Richardson, B Nairn, D Downey, T Mitchell, D Brown, A Southern, W Hough, B Owen, J O'Brien, R Havercroft
The three standouts here are Daniel Brown, Blake Nairn and Tom Mitchell, all 3 capable of winning the whole event, throw in some good smokies in David Downey and Alan Southern, the winner of this section will be match hardened. My selection is Daniel Brown, I think his form just too good at the moment Quarter 3 - T Cranswick, B Leggett, R Moyle, B McNamara, B Tie, J Opie, M Kemp, J Barry, D Marsland, J Clayton, P Flack
An interesting quarter, no big names that stand out but does contain a previous winner in Justin Opie, who looked in good touch on Sunday. He won't get it easy from Miles Kemp ar Brett Tie who upset Anthony Williams. Ryan Moyle as well lurking and my smoky selection would be Bernie McNamara, leading in the PL for Doubleview and getting them very close. My selection though is Justin Opie Quarter 4 - R Bates, J East, K Bowden, D Trewhella, L Such, B Manton, B Eagles, G Stokes, C Wooldridge, C Harris, B Gillingham, C Slavich, M Biglin, S Gosstray, E Gollan, G Watson
Our biggest quarter, these guys will have to play 3 games on Sunday to get to the pointy end. The standout name here is Daniel Trewhella an extremely good singles player, it will be interesting if he wins and his current regime of not playing pennant bowls. Could it be a blueprint for the future? I have heard how well Beau Manton played to beat Clive Adams, also we see Russell Bates the Everest winner in this quarter, obviously a good singles player. Some smokies for me is young Jack East who loves 4 bowls in his hand and has all the confidence in the world, Lee Such is revelling in the hot conditions, Charlie Slavich and Brad Gillingham playing first up will be a good contest and maybe Stuart Gosstray who has rediscovered his love for the game. But my selection will be Trewhella, I thought at the start of the event he would win the whole lot.
North Beach Ladies Masters Pairs
Kristina Krstic and Helen Heal from Manning have put on a dominant display of bowls to win the final of the 2018-19 Tour de Force Travel Ladies Master Pairs at North Beach.
This was the opening women’s event of the Dyenamic Masters Series and a great field of 44 pairs entered, including 18 players who had previously won the title and 10 teams of country bowlers.
There were great contests and upsets from the first round, with six current state players being eliminated in their first game. However a great starting field meant the four teams who made the semi-finals were all class.
Angela Sharp and Kathy Gobbart hadn’t been threatened on their way to the semi-finals, but had to fight back from an early deficit to beat 2005-06 champion Lee Poletti and Kaye Blackwell 22-17.
Conversely, Kristina Krstic and Helen Heal had some tough battles in their early rounds, but put their foot down in the quarter-finals with a 22-3 win. They continued that form to record a 25-5 win over the 2007-08 winner Bev Baker and Liz Matthews in the semi-final.
The final was a case of the ‘old versus the new’ with 1996 state teammates Sharp and Gobbart taking on current state teammates Krstic and Heal. Sharp was after her first Master Pairs title, whilst Gobbart (1995/96 winner), Heal (2014/15) and Krstic (2017-18) were all looking for their second win in the event.
The final took place in blustery conditions, but this didn't seem to faze Heal and Krstic. Heal led brilliantly to set her team up each end and Krstic consistently drew shots, sat out bowls and moved the jack to her team’s advantage. Sharp and Gobbart fought hard, but it was Heal and Krstic's day, as they led from the start and ran away with the game to win the title 26-9.
The results of all games in the event can be found here
The ladies next event in the Dyenamic Masters Series is the Women’s Master Singles being played February 22-24 at Mosman Park.
State Pairs - Men
13th Jan 19 - Awesome news to wake up to this morning as we see Dave Rankin and Kyle McIlroy play a great game of bowls to beat previous champs Darren Burnett/Stewart Anderson 6-4, 3-7, 2-0. They now play Greg Harlow and Nick Brett in the quarter final. It is being played after the 10pm game so start time unknown but probably about midnight WST. You can watch live on the link below but that link also contains replays and recorded games for about 5 years, so if midnight sounds as daunting to you as it does for me, stick it on when you get up in the morning and watch the guys. Best of luck to them!
12th Jan 19 - Congratulations are in order overnight as Dave and Kyle win their final qualifying game against Ireland 4-5,7-4, 2-0 to take one of the 2 qualifying spots. Their reward is playing Darren Burnett and Stewart Anderson, ironically the last 2 WA guys to qualify at the Scottish Open Clive Adams and myself played these 2 guys. Let's hoppe our guys can extract some Aussie revenge and get the win. That game will be played sometime around 7/7.30pm our time and will be played on the World Bowls Tour Youtube channel, click here for the link
11th Jan 19 - The 2nd round of qualifying for the PBA pairs was played overnight, Dave and Kyle have played 2 legs of 3 legs to qualify for the main draw.
The first game was against Canada which they won 4-3, 11-5 and the 2nd game was against Hong Kong and again won a tight encounter 5-4, 5-3. Their final game today s against the USA team and they sit on 1 win and 1 loss. A win to our guys will obviously see them through but the USA had a thumping win against Canada so shots don't come into the equation. I think if our guys win a set it will be enough even if they lose, which is a great position to be in. The game will be played at about 7.30pm our time, tune in to Perth Pennants Facebook page to watch the game live.
9th Jan 19 - Dave Rankin and Kyle McIlroy are currently in England and about to contest the PBA Pairs. Their first qualifying game is about 5.30pm our time Thursday the 10th, and hopefully Mel will be live streaming on Facebook. So if you have Facebook and friends with them, look out for that broadcast. Good luck Ranks and Acka!
State Pairs - Men
29th Dec 18 - A gripping final day of the State Pairs, a day filled with nail biters, thrashings, favourites toppled and a slice of history as well
Unusual to see so many thrashings on the day. Mitchell and Packer towelled up Such and Collins to the extent it was called off after only 10 ends. Their eventual opponents Fewster/Flack were locked in a tight battle but they looked like they were always in control of, and if we add in the lunch break it made for about a 2 hour break for Mitchell before their game. Whether it had an effect we don't know but Fewster came out flying I think the scoreline was about 23-1 before a fightback of sorts but it was too late, Fewster eventually getting to the final by winning 28-12
In the other half of the draw, Smith/Jones were trading shots with Slavich/Bessant and it was about 9 all with not many to go before Smith pulled away to win 17-10. Brown/Trewhella in what I thought would be the match of the morning against Nairn/Potts was anything but with Brown winning 22-4 and then an eerily similar situation to the other half found themselves behind early, came back to draw level but Smith/Jones too good at the end to win by 8
And so the final, the game being played on Facebook which peaked at 270 viewers at the end and with an estimated 50-100 people there to watch the final, it would be a good crowd for bowls. It was another windy day but the green looked great. Smith jumped away before Fewster picked up a handy 4 to bridge the gap to 7-6 to Smith. Again Smith pulled away and again Fewster picked up a 4 to draw level at 11 all. A shot each made it 12 all after 12 and it was going to be a bobbing head finish. Smith pulled away, Fewster pegged it back, Smith pulled away and led by 3 with 2 to go. A single on the 2nd last end meant Fewster needed to win the end to draw or win. After 12 bowls played Smith held shot but Fewster was able to draw a shot with his last bowl. With 1 bowl to play, all the pressure of a state title on him, coolly drew shot cold to win the end and the State title.
Another win to York, last year his sons won and in a slice of history where we see the father of the previous years winners butters up and wins. Well done to the Smith family but don't forget Phil Jones who played awesome throughout the whole tournament. 28th Dec 18 - Another glorious day for bowls, this time most of the play was at Osborne Park and again we were treated with a great green and brilliant lunch. and what a day of results and promises a super Saturday of Pairs action, some juicy match ups. - First up it's Mitchell/Packer playing Such/Collins. Mitchell overcoming Pride and despite dropping an 8 to Dave Rankin also comfortable won that game. Such's two victories against the Southern brothers from Swan and Glenn Martin from Scarborough. This will be a cracking game, not sure who will win this one
- Opie/Reagan playing fewster/Flack. Opie cruising through his games over Andersson from Leeming and Mckay from Armadale and they look primed to go very deep. Fewster saluting over Smith and Walker, some good wins at Sorrento but this will be his sternest test to date.
- Alas Smith/Jones from York are playing Slavich/Bessant. Can Haydn Smith provide us with a unique double, the father of the previous years winners. They did it tough against Alden and Perica, a combined winning total of 4, but they gutsed out both games and will be stern opposition for Charlie who won over Bartlett and Stokes. Don't be surprised if Smith wins but the favoured team would have to be Slavich
- Our final quarter final is a cracker, Nairn/Potts taking on Brown/Trewhella. These guys had to get through 3 games of the alignment, Brown beating O'Neil, Moyle and Krstic in what look to have been solid wins, and Nairn overcoming McClelland, Butler and Antonio. This promises to be the match of the morning.
All games played tomorrow at Osborne Park starting at 9am, some great games ensured and with some stories amongst the teams as well. It should be an interesting day 27th Dec 18 - A beautiful day for bowls today, a bit windy at Mosman Park but isn't it always, the green was superb, a credit to the club and the greenkeepers there. Some interesting results and a few big names won't be playing tomorrow. - Last years winners brothers Aaron and Nathan Smith bombed out, Wes Neilson getting them in the first game and 2 good wins but shots weren't enough and Arthur Bartlett got through that section
- Tipsters favourites Shane Knott and Ant Williams and last years runners up were beaten in a tight tussle against Steve o'Neil and Kevin Pickering who got through that section
- 3rd picks Clive Adams and Lance Strahan also tasting a narrow defeat to Tod Weir, Weir winning all 3 games to grab that section.
- John Slavich with Good friend Kyle McIlroy had a difficult section and they were 1 shot losers to Murray Hulbert which allowed Justin Opie and Nick Reagan to take that section on shots with 3 teams on 2 wins.
But also we see some big names through to the knockout stage, Tipsters 2nd fav Daniel Brown and Daniel Trewhella comfortable victors, Matt Mitchell with Cody Packer, brother Tom who is with Matty Ayres untroubled, Blake Nairn progresses despite losing the last game, Charlie Slavich wth Corey Bessant still going with 3 wins and also Leee Such with other interstater Steve Collins solid winners all day.
It makes for an exciting day tomorrow. Some juicy matchups include Ken Pride playing Matty Mitchell, Daniel Brown playing Steve O'Neil, Ryan Moyle waiting for the winner of that game and the battle of the Tom's - Mitchell playing Antonio. Get to Osborne Park or Sorrento for some more quality bowls tomorrow.
15th Nov 18 - Thanks to Pat Caffell who sent in this report -
I thought I would just send in a short letter following our very successful 'Men,s Masters Singles' completed on Monday 10th Dec.
Firstly I would like to thank the 64 players for their prompt arrival. No hold ups at all. Also to the local markers, some who did 2 or 3 games over the 3 days. I only saw 2 defeated players sneak out the back gate. I believe their names may have been noted. What would it be like to have an event at O.P. without 'Big Trev' pushing you out on to the green. Once again Trev a fine effort. Club Captain Rolly kept the event rolling along well on Friday.
As this was our first try at this event, after an absence of 2 years, we decided to run a questionnaire to see if we were doing as the players wanted. I think we got it pretty close.
Of the slips returned, 60% wanted the 64 knockout followed by 24% sections of 3 and then 16% for an open knockout with alignment rounds.
Question 2 related to our entry fee of $38. 92% were ok 8% not.We payed out $3500 and collected $2432 in entries. We hope to pay more next year with a full sponsor.
Question 3 pertained to the seeding of players. 29% wanted 8 seeded, whilst 71% wanted nil. Surprising really I would have thought personally the 4 previous semi finalists be seeded, however point taken.
The last question was to do with the length of the game. All games 25 up 81%, all games 21 up nil and all games up to the semis 21 up then the 2 finals 25 19%. It must be remembered that these questions were handed in after the first game when half of the players were eliminated. Later in the day when there was only 8 left I think the percentages may have changed considerably. Come 7.30 pm on Friday and 4.30 pm on Sunday there were some very tired boys around. Maybe some more consultation on this one.
The event it self- some magnificent games on Friday night. The Alan Pryce v Blake Nairn 25/23 a ripper. Followed by the John Slavich v Lee Such game was sensational. Such staying in the game with many well weighted shots.
Sunday saw the game of the day with O.Ps Pickering v Grigg. Pickering holding game, ditch to ditch, jack off line with opposition bowl directly in front. Lewie Grigg bends one around the 3/4 metre short bowl to put the jack in the ditch for 4. Game over 25/23. Matt Mitchell played well all day and looked to be a big threat on Sunday. Not to be. Shane Knott fixes up Matt 25/18, then plays the very consistent Alan Pryce in the final. Pryce, by this time, had run through the big names of Christensen, Thorn, Nairn and John Slavich. After a tight game in the semi against Willie Tepannia, Pryce seemed to hit the wall. Or maybe team mate Shane was just too good. Shane has been a leading player in the state the last couple of years and proved how good he is with a 25/17 win in the final.
A very deserved Masters Champion.
Once again players a very successful event.
Tournament Director, Pat Caffell. 11th Nov 18 - Congratulations to Shane Knott for winning the 2018 Osborne Park Masters Singles. He defeated fellow Manning player Alan Pryce in the final 25-13. Pryce was on a giant killing run beating Willie Tepania and John Slavich earlier and Blake Nairn, Lindsay Thorn the Friday prior. But Shane Knott too good, himself beating Matt Mitchell in the semi and Grant Nicol, Stewart Gosstray, Mick Marovic and Travis Leahy.
7th Nov 18 - The first round of the Masters Singles happened today, check the link here for full results as they get updated
Mosman Bay Classic Triples
Congratulations to the Manning Bowling Clubs’ Tom Mitchell, Peter Kerr and Miles Kemp on winning the Mosman Bay Classic Triples for the second time. Mitchell’s team was the only team to win all of its 4 games with runners up Mark Douthie, Ross Dempsey and Geoff Devenish from North Beach Club winning 3 Games and a draw. In 3rd Place was the Team from Doubleview Ryan Moyle, Brad White and Gavin Faulkner with 3 wins.
Thanks went out to all the Volunteers who made the Tournament such a success.
1st - P Ker, T Mitchell, M Kemp
2nd - M Douthie, R Dempsey, G Devenish
3rd - B White, R Moyle, G Faulkner
6th Dec 18 - Awesome news yesterday as we see the Ladies Fours combination of Helen Morss, Therese Hastings, Robyn O'Brien and Laura Merz take out the gold medal, beating the South Australia fours 21-11. I didn't see any of the game unfortunately but it is a solid win. Really the match that won them the gold medal was probably the game against NSW skippered by gun player Natasha Scott. They drew that game which was all the needed to get into the gold medal game. The guys also had a chance in their final game if they could beat Victoria by 11 but it looks like a tough game to lose by that, but they did beat the SA team by 3 in the second game
3rd Dec 18 - Bad luck to Kristina Krstic, Laura Merz and Robyn O'Brien who went perilously close to winning a gold medal this evening over the NSW side. I wasn't able to see much of it but i did catch the last end, an extra end mind you but don't know how we ended up in the extra end. Robyn O'Brien drew with her first and it stayed there until the NSW skipper was able to draw shot with her first bowl. Krstic with 1 bowl to play played with weight through the Laura Merz bowl which was probably only a couple feet away from the kitty and through the head travelled, taking the kitty with her to hold shot and every other bowl in front. It was hit and hope drive, no-one really knowing what she was aiming at but hitting a bowl was always going to happen and it happened that she hit a NSW bowl that wiggled in for shot. Seriously stiff luck but bowls can break your heart sometimes.
The pairs are up tomorrow but WA have no representatives so tune in to Facebook Bowls Australia on Wednesday for the Fours events. 3rd Dec 18 - I have neglected to mention the Australian Championships being played in Merimbula this week. This brings together all the state titles wins of the four disciplines. Our pairs winner for both ladies and men could not make the trip unfortunately. I know the Smiths boys was due to work, not sure of the Ladies reasons. Our representatives are listed below - MENS
Singles - Warren Holt SA 13-25 Qld 20-25 NSW 10-25
Triples - Dale Marsland, Glenn Pauling, Scott Walker NSW 12-19 Vic 10-27 SA 11-18
Fours - Daniel Brown, Daniel Trewhella, Shane Loftus, Kevin McKay
QLD 12-16 SA 20-12 Vic 7-25 WOMENS
Singles - Kristina Krstic Vic 18-25 NT 25-11 Brone Medal match vs NSW 25-10
Triples - Robyn O'Brien, Laura Merz, Kristina Krstic Tas 26-6 Vic 15-12 ACT 17-10 Gold Medal match vs NSW 13-14
Fours - Laura Merz, Robyn O'Brien, Therese Hastings, Helen Morss
ACT 17-6 Tas 12-11 NSW 12-12 Gold Medal match vs SA 21-11
Bassendean Masters Triples
I know it's my own club but I think today went really smoothly, the greens were great and the rain held off and we have some cracking games coming up next Sunday starting at 9.30am. If you like watching bowls and have some free time you will do far worse than getting down to Bassendean and watch some scintillating triples action
The results of todays sectional play can be found here
The final which we think will commence around 3pm will be shown live on the Bowls WA Facebook page, keep your eye on that if you can make it to the club to watch
Over 60's State Pairs
15th Nov 18 - The Mens over 60's pairs concluded yesterday and it was a popular win to Gary and Pat Caffell from Osborne Park. Pat fighting some health issues at the moment which saw him have to withdraw from the final of the State Fours last month and we all hope he can overcome them in the coming months. They defeated Jim Stewart and Keith Bowden 23/9 in the final.
The women concluded their sectional play as well yesterday and we'll see the winner of their games tomorrow afternoon 13th Nov 18 - Yesterday saw the sectional play of the over 60's pairs for the men. Click here for the scores and also todays see the knockout stage played, use the same link for current scores during the day.
Eaton - Harry Phillips Memorial Open
1st November - sorry for the late report, I did see it land on my desk but it got swamped with all the other pennant opening information. Well done to Eaton again running another successful carnival and some very well known names in the city for the winners and placegetters.
1st Robert Bowron and Mike Baker (Photo) (Eaton)
2nd Neville Woods and Gordon Twist (Eaton)
3rd Peter Fancote and Brian Gearing (Busselton)
4th Don Batt and Peter Jackson (Bunbury)
STATE SIDES FOURS
30th October 2018 - (report courtesy of Bowls WA) The Cambridge side of Clive Adams, Cameron Harris, Neil Bolton and Luke Bolton are the 2018 Dyenamic Men’s State Fours champions. The team cruised to victory yesterday at Manning Memorial with a win over the Osborne Park team of Steve O’Neill, Kevin Pickering, Pat Caffell (sub: Rob Lawrence) and Ian Lilburne 22-6.
The Cambridge team nearly didn’t even make the knockout rounds when after losing the second match of their section needed a four shot win over Busselton’s Matthew Pennington to progress. With the scores level and just three ends to go they dropped a four meaning they were in desperate trouble needing eight shots in only two ends. However Adams played a bomb on the next end to trail the jack a foot for five and they then combined for a four to escape through a tough section.
After that the Cambridge team were simply sensational with the front three players capturing their first major title with skip Clive Adams, who now joins illustrious company as a winner of all four state events.
On a great day for bowls with just a mild breeze and a great surface running around 15 seconds the Adams team defeated the South Perth combination of Neale Griffin, Mitch Biglin, Adrian Durrant and Farley Anderson 19-10 whilst O’Neill staved off the Composite side of Anthony Williams, Aj Heal, Billy Brandsma and Nathan Jones 19-14 in the semi-finals.
On paper the final looked to be a very close affair coming up against a previous winner in Steve O’Neill, who with his solid line-up definitely had the benefit of experience on their side. However his team had been dealt a blow as Pat Caffell who had started in the semi-final was seriously ill and had to sit out the rest of the day (they did have Rob Lawrence to fill in as a substitute) but there was no doubt they were distracted with thoughts for their fallen team mate as they struggle to play their the bowls they can despite giving it their best in the match.
In summary it was pretty much the Cambridge team calling the shots through-out the match as they dominated winning 12 of the 16 ends played. Scores of 4-3-2-1 after the first end saw them race to a 10-1 lead and they always had the game under control before the Osborne Park team conceded defeat with two scheduled ends to play. Luke Bolton in just his third season of bowls often managed to get one right on the jack and if he didn’t his father Neil was always reliable cover. Youngster Cameron Harris (pictured) played brilliantly as third and on the rare occasions the team was down Clive Adams managed to convert along with drawing additional shots when needed – it really was a great team effort by Cambridge.
Accepting the trophy Clive Adams thanked his team mates and congratulated his opponents on making the final but made special mention to offer best wishes to Pat Caffell. In a touching tribute he then dedicated the trophy to his father Roger who had watched him at every one of his past major wins but couldn’t be at the venue as he is currently battling his own serious health issue.
Helen Morss has skippered a three-peat of titles as she combined with Manning team mates Therese Hastings and Laura Merz with Perth and Tatts Lisa Smith to claim the Dyenamic State Fours at Manning Memorial Bowling Club. They defeated the Mosman Park team of Lisa Featherby, Linda Warburton, Denise Kelly and Trish Cunningham in a come from behind win 22-13.
Both teams came into the final in great form Morss’s side having a comprehensive win over the Composite side of Karen Miller (Albany), Cathy Taylor (Osborne Park), Beryl Cooper (Middleton Beach) and Karen Dye (Gnowangerup) 25-6. Whilst Featherby and her team were in terrific form defeating the Manning team of Shari Solly, Robyn Jolly, Sue Hogg and Helen Heal 22-9.
In the final Featherby’s team really applied the pressure from the start, in particular Denise Kelly was bowling well, getting close on many occasions as they opened up a 6-0 lead with a run of twos on each of the first three ends. On the next end the Mosman Park team was again holding shot however Featherby needed to get another bowl in the head. In doing so she shifted the jack which unfortunately went to the opposition, Morss was able to add a counter and her side was suddenly on the board with a much needed score of three.
Mosman Park scored another two on the next end to lead 8-3 however after that it was all Morss's team as they only lost three more ends.
Leader Lisa Smith playing for her first state title having overcome a nervous start lifted her game, along with Merz and Hastings drawing well and suddenly Morss’s team had levelled the scores at 9-9 at the half way mark. Another two good ends saw them race to a 14-9 lead however the Mosman Park foursome still had some fight in them as they picked up two ends in a row to once again close the margin to 14-13. Another score of three for Morss got them back in control and the next end proved the most decisive of the match. Featherby’s team had one of their best ends with three extremely close bowls before Morss played the shot of the match when she drove and removed them all whilst leaving he own close bowl in the head. Featherby played a great bowl in response but just come up short as her side trailed 18-13 with just three ends to play. Morss’s team then showed their brilliance winning the last two ends to claim the title.
The win gives Therese Hastings an amazing seven State Fours victories, six of these have been with Morss in what has been an amazing and almost unstoppable combination in Women’s bowls.
21st October 2018 - A blustery Melbourne like weather today for the knockout stages of the State Fours has seen more big names fall and leaves some familiar names but some very unfamiliar names that leaves an enticing tournament remain. Favourites will likely be the Clive Adams rink to play the Anthony Williams rink, but currently underway is Graeme Maesapp who toppled the Scott Edmonds rink playing Neale Griffin, the winner taking on Adams. The other section sees Steve O'Neil currently playing William TePania, O'Neil blasting away Kyle McIlroy and TePania equally impressive with 2 good wins today. The winner of that game will play Williams in the bottom half semi.
The Ladies I didn't get to see a lot of, but some big score lines there, Lisa Featherby doing everything right to beat Kerry Anderson and she will play Shari Solly with an equally dominant score line over Kaye Blackwell. The bottom half contained the biggest names here in WA bowls where Helen Morss was untroubled over Nerrida Porteous but the big shock was the demise of Kristina Krstic, well held by Karen Miller
It shapes as a fascinating semi final and final next week at Manning
MENS finished 4th
WA 6 (79) v NT 0 (28) Caffel 20-12, Lander 30-14, Evans 29-12
WA 1 (52) v Vic 5 (60) Caffell 25-11, Lander 17-22, Evans 10-27
WA 6 (76) v ACT 0 (36) Caffell 25-15, Lander 31-7, Evans 20-14
WA 2 (53) v Tas 4 (59)Caffell 12-24, Lander 21-16, Evans 20-19
WA 2 (52) v Qld 4 (59) Caffell 22-14, Lander 18-16, Evans 12-29
WA 5 (64) v SA 1 (44) Caffell 23-12, Lander 24-12, Evans 17-19
WA 5 (65) v NSW 1 (61) Caffell 25-19, Lander 19-24, Evans 21-18
WOMENS finished 2nd
WA 6 (86) v NT 0 (41) Baker 28-12, Anderson 33-12, Abe 25-16
WA 4.5 (53) v Vic 1.5 (52) Baker 14-19, Anderson 17-17, Abe 22-16
WA 5 (68) v ACT 1 (57) Baker 22-17, Anderson 13-23, Abe 33-17
WA 0 (39) v Tas 6 (74) Baker 14-26, Anderson 9-28, Abe 16-20
WA 6 (78) v Qld 0 (42) Baker 26-12, Anderson 23-15, Abe 29-15
WA 6 (73) v SA 0 (50) Baker 22-20, Anderson 20-15, Abe31-15
WA 0 (45) v NSW 6 (63) Baker 14-16, Anderson 17-18, Abe 14-29
Play kicked off today at Kingborough Bowling Club in Tasmania. Apparently conditions a bit sluggish and our stars havent as yet adjusted but still 4 games to go and plenty of time. Bowls Australia portal can be found here for all scores, but the WA results are below -
MENS - Warren Holt
v Mark Malogorski (NT) 10-21
v Lee Schraner (Tas) 15-21
v Wayne Ruediger (SA) 9-21
v Mac Mclean (ACT) 10-21
v Barrie Lester (Vic) 21-20
v Ryan Bester (Qld) 20-21
v David Ferguson (NSW) 18-21
WOMENS - Bev Scott
v Shenayde Heldt (NT) 2-21
v Lauren Banks (Tas) 17-21
v Sandy Wallace (SA) 4-21
v Annette Tye (ACT) 21-16
v Kylie Whitehead (Vic) 3-21
v Lee Benson (NSW) 12-21
WAROONA SPLIT FOURS
Well they came from everywhere, to attend the Waroona 5000 open split 4s. last wed n thurs, composite teams from busselton and eaton, some of the other 28 teams came from were halls head , port bouvard, kojonup, mandurah, yunderup, pinjarra ,boddington, cambridge, cockburn, ossie pk ,dalkeith nedlands, warnbro and throw in a couple of waroona teams.
the weather was perfect and the synthetic greens at this gr8 little country club were running 15-16.5secs over 2 days, the fastest on the chilly thursday morn where quite a few of the boys ended up in the ditch such was the slick pace, congratulations to Mark Hiller club capt, Dennis Tyler, president and all the club helpers, including the the ladies for putting on such a gr8 fun carnival, wonderful lunches and snax.
This really is a relaxing and peaceful place to bowl and hangout for a couple of days, and i encourage any1 wanting to experience bowls on a holistic level to venture down to one of there next carnivals, they have an open 4s day on sunday the 11th of nov, and an open triples day on wednesday the 28th of nov. to enter a team phone mark hiller.. 0428933616.
The best value accommodation in town has to be the renovated historic old waroona hotel, with clean single rooms from only $30 per night,. $50 with an ensuite, and doubles available. the boys loved it. a young lady by the name of tony has recently taken it over, and is a delight to deal with, Waroona hotel ph no..97331232. also the drakesbrook motel for twin share motel style, both have gr8 food.
These bowls carnivals are a gr8 boost to these little towns economys, even for just 2 days and i urge all bowlers to keep supporting them, with the motel and hotel booked out, then there is an overflow onto the cafes, bakerys and petrol stations, the bowling club pumped by day, and the hotels, motels served drinks and food all night, it really is a win win for every1.
There's some big names in the results, only 2 teams were undefeated, and a team of bolters took out the main prize, with 1 lucky punter securing them in the calcutta, he who dares wins.
Results as follows
1st Place. 6 wins + 59... Composite side local Mandurah bowlers
Dean Higgon, Brian Miller, Brian Robb, Allan George
2nd Place. 6 wins + 54... Composite side, Halls Head, Warnbro,
Bernie Hett, Dennis Nagle, Willie Tan, Bob Platter
3rd Place.. S. Perica, M Marovic, H. Christensen, J Terrell
4th Place.. M Krajancic, J Ricci, M.Sokol, N Sokol,
1st Day Winners.. D. McCarthy, G. Farmer, L. Cronin, D. Armstrong
2nd Day Winners S. Shroy M. Abonnel I. Mateljak O. Dawson
COCKBURN LEGENDS DAY 2018
Another great Cockburn Legends Carnival conducted for the first time at the new facility, recently opened and located on Beeliar Drive took place on Sunday 23rd Sep, the weather was perfect and the 40 teams competing brought together a high level of experience.
At the lunch break the keynote speaker was Brian Ciccotosto, Brian was most entertaining he covered his family background, the South Fremantle football club and the great indigenous footballers who played for the Bulldogs.
Robbie Foy, Daryl Radford and Mark Abonnel came with top class teams, Steve Novak, Frank Carbone, Chris Margin, Scotty Walker, Ivan Perica, and Jim Welsh also came prepared to take the spoils, the highly fancied and previous Legends winners’ side of John and Matt Trewhella returned. The Stirling Club was well represented by Mick Vitale, Geoff White, and Mark Pasalich.
The locals included Steve Srhoy, Kevin Yakas, Willie Tepania, Craig Gibson and Marko Krajancic just to name a few, they were not going to make it easy for the visitors.
In the first round Dinko Golem and his side of Ivan Mateljak, Mick Musulin and Mick Simunovic stamped their authority, the Craig Gibson team were also going about their business with a stellar first round to get everyone’s attention, and the John Trewhella side didn’t go unnoticed with an impressive result.
The second round saw the Scotty Walker on top of the table just edging out Travis Leahy with Steve Srhoy rounding out the top three sides; Geoff White was again in the mix, Neil Bolton arrived with Alan Walton, sons Luke and Matthew (Between 2000 and 2017 Matthew was the 15-times winner of the Australian National Billiards Championship and has qualified for the World Snooker Tour) they made a statement with a 10 shot win, the top of the table was getting quite congested; as is usual in a one day carnival the third and final round sorts out the teams.
In the final round all the top challengers went for the finish post, Adrian Grubelich was in the mix, Marko Krajancic again finishing strongly, however a consistent performance from the Craig Gibson team sealed the win, they weren’t headed all day, apart from a scare in the second round, they finished overall winners with Adrian Grubelich second and Marko Krajancic third.
The Legends 2018 major prize winners were:-
1 Craig Gibson, Derek Gibson, Leroy Bloomfield, Joe Scarlata (photo of the winners below)
Left to Right: Leroy Bloomfield, Craig Gibson, Jack Scarlata, Derek Gibson
2. Adrian Grubelich, Mark Binns, Alf Edwards, Joe Reale
3. Marko Krajancic, Jim Ricci, Brian Blagaich, Peter Munday
4. John Trewhella, Peter Cole, Brad Cole, Matt Trewhella
5. Kevin Yakas, Graeme Hill, Ron Wilson, Donna Tepania
6. Frank Carbone. Fred Diguseppe, Glyn Vaughan Grant Nicol.
NORTH BEACH CHAMPION OF CHAMPION SCROUNGERS
The winner of the 2018 Mens Champion of Champion Scroungers event held at Nth Beach Bowling Club on Sunday 16th Sept was Peter Semenyszn from Bayswater
Runner up , Brent Palfrey (Nth Beach)
Rink Winners were, Peter Rae (Safety Bay), Ross McMillan (Thornlie) and Sam Scott (Scarborough) Regards, Russ Wilkinson for Nth Beach BC
EATON SPLIT FOURS
Above Winners of the weekend's Split 4's at Eaton
Ray Mosele, Ross White, Gordon Twist and Rob Bowron (Composite Team)
2nd Place: K Goefli, D Ashworth, C Parker and A Kemble (Halls Head)
3rd Place: G Miller, B Edgar, T Walsh and R Delabusco (Busselton)
4th Place: L Strange, C Biddle, L Kellow and D Kitsca. (Warnbro)
MT LAWLEY CONSISTENCY SINGLES
17th Sept 18 - Another glorious day weather wise, we were truly blessed on that front this year, and we saw Helen Morss from Manning win her third Mt Lawley and Brad Gillingham from North Beach win his first. Both players bowled beautifully in their finals and are well deserved victors.
16th Sept 18 - We are down to the sem finals, in stark contrast the ladies have 3 state players remaining, the men have all been knocked out and 4 unlikely names remain. Action starts today at 9.30am to the ladies semi finals, 11am for the men, the finals for both men and women will be shown live through the Bowls WA Facebook page if you can't make it to watch live MEN
Simon Alden v Joe Krstic
Brad Gillingham v Marcus Sear
Donita Davids v Helen Morss
Toni Madigan v Shari Solly
14th Sept 18 - Day 1c for the men finishes, the big names continue to fall as John Slavich and Kyle McIlroy fall by the wayside. it's turning out to be a fascinating event this year, I don't think anyone that is left has won before so we will see a first time winner. Play resumes today at 9.30am
Brad Gillingham plays an extra end against Pat Caffell to win first up, follows up with wins over Jeff Adams and Ryan Havercroft Dale Marsland unscathed, was pushed first game over Frank Tyson but then untroubled over Richard D'Souza and Laurie Scott Paul Davies is a name appearing a lot lately and will make an impact at Kardy with wins over Reg Armstrong, Peter Wachmer and Alan Pryce Jeff Hewton had some marathon games including the big win over Kyle McIlroy but also Miles Kemp and Julian Kaplan in an extra end Wayne Raynor making his trip from Brookton worthwhile with wins over Chris Parr, Richard Aitken who was the giant killer of John Slavich, and Peter Morgan Marcus Sear looking fairly strong with good wins against Bill Richardson, Mick Palumbo and Graham Miller
13th Sept 18 - We have reached the semi finals and some very familiar names certainly with 3 out of the 4 left, all scores can be found in the link found below 13th Sept 18 - The ladies are down to 16 competitors left, the full scores and draw for todays matches are below
Maureen Cooney v Lisa Featherby Donita Davids v Sally Wilke Margaret Stevens v Julieanne Summers Rhonda Prosser v Helen Morss Toni Madigan v Therese Hastings Liz Matthews v Maria McCormack Shari Solly v Alison Buckingham Shirley Johnston v Linda Warburton
9th Sept 18 - Day 1b at Mt Lawley saw another 6 people get through to next Saturday, they are listed below: Chris McKenna defeated Stuart Masterson, Craig Edson and Mike Vitale, after Vitale beat Shane Knott the game before. Warwick Neville was the player who defeated Blake Nairn as well as George Smith and Nigel Edson Ryan Moyle one of the few Premier League bowlers to progress today with wins over Greg Freeman, Daniel Brown an impressive 122-98 win there and Neale Griffin dispatching him to 83 in probably the eye catching performance of the day Joe Krstic Bassendeans new recruit did his chances of starting in the PL no harm winning over Lance Strahan, Paul Walker and Mark Masel. Masel was the vanquisher of Scott Walker earlier in the day Charlie Slavich putting his credentials for a tournament victory beating the up and coming Scott O'Brien, Peter Hilsz and then last game a slashing 122-118 over Matty Mitchell
Finally Peter Cole had a first round punch to the guts of Clive Adams with a very good win and then went on with it beating Brian Crawford and the much improved Glen Martin
8th Sept 18 - Day 1 at Mt Lawley saw 62 start the day and 8 remain. Travis Lynch cruised through his 3 games beating alan Taylor, Shane Anning and Brian Barnfield Simon Alden will play his Bassendean teammate first game next Saturday after winning against Tony Regan, Paul Norton and Rod Cooper. Max Petrich was next, he didn't really cruise but won 3 tough matches over Greg Sarich and then 2 nailbiters against David Park and Wayne Mitchell Terry Cranswick probably had the toughest run of all as he overcame Sam Perica, Ben Leggett and then the huge scalp of Lewis Grigg 122-118. Chris Margin was our 5th winner with 2 fairly solid wins including John Fielding and Neville Costello. Glenn Pauling is a very good singles player and was able to overcome Brett Baker, Gavin Faulkner and Phil Park to get through. At 105-105, Park picked up a 10 and looked home but then Pauling reversed the tables and got a 10 of his own and won the last end 6-4 to win the game.
Local hope Paul Sinden caused the upset of the day when he defeated Warren Holt 123-117,but not before defeating Arren Zis and Wayne Heldt.
Finally another local John Cottier jnr will play his teammate next week after beating Hugh Ward, Elio Djano and the CEO Ken Pride to advance.
3rd Sept 18 - The Helensvale 5 a side kicked off today, and I can't seem to find much information but what I can relate is that Cambridge sit 13th on the ladder out of 20 teams with 1 win in the singles, 1 in the pairs, 2 triples and 0 wins yet in the fours. 6th position sets them up nicely for Day 2, hopefully a few more wins in what looks like a very wet day, after our Winter hopefully our guys will be used to it. 31st Aug 18 - The Helensvale 5 a side competition with $60,000 in prize money up for grabs commences on Monday 3rd September. The Cambridge Bowling Club will once again be the sole WA representative.
Cambridge have performed so well in this competition, regarded as probably as good as any event in the world with the very best players in Australia, as well as a number of star international players.
Only 20 Clubs Australia wide are invited so it is a great privilege for Cambridge to once again be invited.
This year the Cambridge team will miss Jon Sharp, Pieter Harris and of course our great mate Daniel Patterson from last years team.
Clive Adams will lead the team this year and play in the singles as well as skipper the triples. With Clive's recent brilliant effort in the Australian Indoor Singles, he will be very hard to beat in all his singles games.
Trystan Smallacombe will be the Club's marquee player and will play in the pairs with Ross Bolton, who is a state over 60's singles winner, and this pair will be looking forward to matching it with some of the very best bowlers in Australia.
Lance Strahan, who will play 3rd in the fours and two in the triples, makes his Helensale debut along with Cameron Harris who will play 2nd in the fours and lead in the triples.
The quality of the opposition is rather daunting but the Cambridge boys will be doing their very best to finish as high up the ladder as possible.
MOAMA PREMIER PAIRS CLASSIC 2018
Awesome news overnight where Shari Solly and Helen Morss have taken out the $33,000 very prestigious Moama Pairs. you can see from the field it was some win, I'm not sure of the wins and opponents, but it's a fair chance they must have grabbed a scalp or two on the way. you'll notice a few familiar names there, Linda Warburton and Lisa Featherby placing 8th and Renate Coote and Rinske Butcher finishing 20th. All WA teams with a positive shots up. Awesome stuff ladies, another good result to WA
The WA qualifying was held in May where we saw Clive Adams qualify directly to the Scottish Open, but the weekend saw the qualifying stages for the World Singles, World Pairs and the International open. It was a bit of a raid where we saw Brendan Egan, a very well credentialled bowler from Queensland come over and defeat Blake Nairn 9-8, 5-5 and he played Russell Bates, who beat Kyle McIlroy in another tight encounter 11-3, 5-7, 2-0. The final of the Worlds went to Egan who won 17-1, 7-7. Egan was in some form where he also beat fellow Queenslander Ben Walsh 10-4, 12-4 and qualify for the International Singles. Australia have 2 spots in the International and it was battle between Scott Walker and Blake Nairn. It was Walker who triumphed 9-8, 7-7.
The Pairs in the semi finals saw Egan/Anderson playing McIlroy/Rankin and we saw the WA pair triumph 5-7, 12-8, 2-1. The other Semi was an all WA affair, so we were guaranteed a WA team a trip to England. This was between Adams/Brown and Hyatt/Sear. The Dudley Park pair were too good, winning 10-8, 9-6. So the final between Rankin/McIlroy and Hyatt/Sear was a close game, but the experienced Doubleview pair won 7-6, 7-4. The win sees McIlroy earn his first trip to England, after organising the WA branch of the PBA for so many years it was good to see him earn this trip.
Australian Qualifiers -
Scottish Open - Clive Adams (WA), Dean McWhinney(Qld)
International Open - Scott Walker (WA), Brendan Egan (Qld)
World Singles - Brendan Egan (Qld)
World Pairs - David Rankin, Kyle McIlroy(WA)
WONTHELLA BOWLING CLUB MENS AUGUST CLASSIC
WONTHELLA BOWLING CLUB MENS AUGUST CLASSIC
Great weekend of bowls. This year we tried a new format and think it was pretty well received. Would appreciate any feedback(Good or bad on anything we did or didnt do on weekend) . Thanks to our sponsors who without we couldnt have events like this. Thanks to all bowlers who travelled from near and far. We hope to see you back again next year.
1ST: Colin O’Brien, Kevin McGregor, Geoff Ellis (comp)
2nd: Eddie Dodd, Dave Triffitt, Kevin Exten. (comp)
3rd: Sam Perica, S Novak, H Christensen (comp).
1st: Jeff Campbell, Peter Swaan, Rick Culshaw (Wonthella).
2nd: Neil Exten, Les Panting, Terry Williamson (Geraldton).
3rd: Vince Knight, Craig Walker, Murray Watt (Mullewa).
1st: Dale Maver, Vic Forrester, Marty Parker (Northampton).
2nd: Lester Deering, Doug Prosser, G McArdle (Leeman).
3rd: Wayne Brown, Ray Sloan, Ernie Ainsworth (Wonthella).
Saturday Winner: Allan Cragan, Ross Johnson, D Simpson (Northampton). Sunday Winner: John Schagen, Joe Beaver, Gary Clark (comp).
In what may hopefully not be the final tournament but if the dates all line up this may well have been the final carnival at Inglewood and it was a pleasure to have played in it. I had never played there before, the greens were superb, well done to Aaron Staples and staff, the food was awesome and the drinks cold, and the weather was perfect, a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Going in to the final round we saw 4 teams undefeated, and as it happened they each played each other. The rinks skippered by Brett Tie and Corey Bessant fought out a tight battle, so tight that they couldn't be separated at the end and the draw meant the winner of the other game would scoop the day. That game was a bit more clear cut, and Blake Nairn teamed with Peter Madigan, John Morss and new Bassendean recruit Joe Krstic took out the first prize pool.
The hospitality of Inglewood was first class as was the charm of the building, it would be shame to see all our bowling clubs that have 50 year old buildings fall by the wayside. There is something to be said for these old beauties, hopefully this serves as a warning to other clubs the importance or maintenance albeit cosmetic and the keep working on your membership base to build it.
1st - Blake Nairn, Peter Madigan, John Morss, Joe Krstic - 4 wins +27
2nd - Corey Bessant, Ryan Moyle, David Grima, Mike Bessant - 3.5 wins +35
3rd - Brett Tie, Simon Alden, Dave Snelgar, Saffronne Alden - 3.5 wins +28
The Warnbro mens carnival was played over the weekend with 42 teams participating. The weather was sensational along with the bowls played.
This was the first competition played under the new roofs which now sees Warnbro with great facilities entering into their first year in Premier League.
The Warnbro club paid respect to Daniel Patterson who tragically died in a mine accident by flying the flag at half mast and having a minutes silence.
Only 1 team went through the weekend undefeated with the minor places very close.
1st - Neale Griffin, Bill Brandsma, Mitch Biglin, Farley Anderson; 16 points +69
2nd - Chris Lander, Brad Ball, Norm Ball, Russell Bates; 14 points +72
3rd - Les Kellow, Dave Gilroy, Damien Kitson, Brian Ramsdale; 13 points +17
4th - Darryl Radford, Craig Stokes, Chris Booth, Garry Knight; 12 points +67
Australian Indoors 2018
We had 5 WA representatives qualify for the Australian Indoors being played at the moment over in Tweed Heads, for the guys we had Clive Adams, Shane Knott and Cameron Hoffman and the ladies saw Shirley Johnson and Irene Arndt playing off. The results are below -
Round of 32
Shirley Johnson def Jane Bush 12-1, 6-6
Irene Arndt lt Chloe Stewart 4-13, 2-13
Clive Adams def Matt Ellul 12-5, 12-9
Shane Knott lt Danny Neal 5-6, 3-7
Cameron Hoffman lt Stephen Halmai 6-6, 2-12
Round of 16
Shirley Johnson lt Kerry McKerihan 4-12, 4-12
Clive Adams def Danny Neal 8-3, 10-2
Clive Adams def Ryan Bester 10-8, 8-8
Thanks to Shane Knott who broadcast the conclusion to this game, Clive played awesome and just kept the pressure up to Bester who was driving with aplomb and keeping him in it. With 2 ends to play Clive was 4-8 and needing 4 to draw the set and win the game. Holding 2 a drive from Bester saw the kitty squirt back but a bowl of Clives rolled backwards as well, Clive watching and hoping it stayed up. It did but Clive having an acre to draw an extra which he did. The last end saw Clive crowd the kitty and only needing two to win the game, Bester was short, long and wide with his 3 bowls but he was only 1 down before Clive drew a 2nd shot with his last bowl. Bester drove and removed the 2 shot bowls of Clive but in the process also took his only bowl that was close to the kitty which left Clive with 2 shots and the game. And awesome win and doing well with his borrowed set of bowls. The semi final will be played tomorrow at 9am our time on Facebook live streamed.
Clive Adams def Ray Pearse 6-8, 9-3, 3-1
I wasn't able to see much of this game, work keeps getting in the way, but from all accounts it was another great display of draw and shot making bowls from Clive, especially near the end when playing the hardest of shots to sit bowls for mutliple counts. Ray Pearse also played a whopping game but Clive just that little bit too good and a smidge of luck maybe on the last end but the shot was there to be played and any contact within what he hit to about a foot inside would have got good results, but don't take anything away from Clive, Pearse also had opportunities but didn't grab them. Well done Clive! Tomorrows game will also be live streamed on Facebook at 12pm our time, his opponent playing their semi final in the morning at 7am our time, and then the final between the all conquering Rebecca Van Asch of Tasmania andChloe Stewart from Qld should be a clinker of a game too, that commences at 9am our time. Don't fret if you do not have Facebook, the game will be showed on SBS during the Bowls Show at some stage during the next month or so.
Clive Adams v Aaron Teys 8-5, 9-5
Tweed Heads Jul 30th to Aug 3rd
The annual Golden Nugget at tweed Heads is on again, and we have one WA player, Kristina Krstic. It was Day 2 today, Krstic has had 2 wins and a loss against Natasha Scott this afternoon. Game 1 - Krstic vs Carmen Anderson 25-20
Game 2 - Krstic vs Kelsey Cottrell 25-18
Game 3 - Krstic vs Natasha Scott 18-25
Game 4 - Krstic vs Kelly McKerihen 24-25
Game 5 - Krstic vs Jo Edwards 25-24
Unfortunately this means that Kristina has been knocked out but some excellent shows she is progressing nicely towards a regular Australian berth in the future.
If you are on Facebook they are live streaming 1 game each session, scores can be found here at the Tweed Heads web site.
Stirling July 29
Another big turnout for the Stirling Open Fours and plenty of great bowls on show. The day was kicked off with our famous traditional breakfast and the ladies in the kitchen didn’t let anyone down with an awesome lunch and desert. A quality field of past and present state players with current premier league representatives complimented the carnival and created plenty of upsets along the way.
Four games played and there can only be one winner and the team lead by Cody Packer , Hailey Adams , Mary Buktenica and Kaitlin Tyrell took home the prize cheque of $1300. Hot on there tails in second place Paul Kelly, Mick Vitale , Bob Bandy and Tony Frzop with 3 wins and a draw. Third place with also 3 wins and a draw but a lower shots up was Mark Douthie teaming with Pammy , Julieanne and Rolly. Rounding out the top four the Doubleview Stars Kyle Mcilroy , Ryan , Hill Billy and Gav who only dropped the one game.
Four Round prizes to the biggest round winners of $180 went out to M Pasalich who shared first round on joint shots up and percentage with Erron Martin. Round 2 M Masel , Round 3 Blake Nairn and round 4 Geoff “Mr Chow” White. A big thankyou to everyone involved and players who made the time to spend a day at the Den. Looking forward to seeing everyone again and hopefully some new faces in our August 26th edition of the Stirling Open Fours.
Loved the banter on the greens .
1st - Hailey Adams, Cody Packer, Kaitlyn Tyrrell, Mary Buktenica - 4 wins
2nd - Paul Kelly, Mike Vitale, Bob Bandy & Tony Frzop - 3.5 wins
3rd - Mark Douthie, Pam Chalmers, Julieanne, Rolly - 3,5 wins
4th - Kyle McIlroy, Ryan Moyle, Bill Brandsma, Gavin Faulkner - 3 wins
1st Round - Mark Pasalich/Erron Martin
2nd Round - Mark Masel
3rd Round - Blake Nairn
4th Round - Geoff White
Osborne Park - Mal Atwell Mixed Fours
11th Jun 18 - Played in perfect conditions for this time of the year saw the running of the first and by the sounds of it many Mal Atwell carnivals, this one the restricted Mixed Fours event, and a pretty good side won the day. By sheer coincidence they played the only other team in contention, the winner of that game won the day, and I think it ended up being a draw, which then went back to shots and it was the team skippered by Krstina Krstic which gave her some spending money for her upcoming England trip but also some drinking funds the rest of the team. It was a great carnival played in the rioght spirits - Osborne Park do it so well. Well done Helen Stevens and the team there
1st - Kristina Krstic, Ash sharp, Matt France, Pat Keeffe
2nd - Mike Vitale, Lisa Featherby, D Davids, L Harris
3rd - Darren Rowlands, Wayne Heldt, Shaan Saunders, Reza Vind
4th - Ken Wolfenden, J Parker, Ken Parker, Dot Glass
PBA Western Australia
28th May 18 - Another successful PBA carnival has been finished, well nearly finished, the coveted direct entry to Scotland still up for grabs. It will be played soon so when I now the results I will post. Other qualifiers are listed below -
Scottish Singles (Direct) - Clive Adams or Shane Loftus
International Singles (Q) - Scott Walker, Blake Nairn
World Singles (Q) - Russell Bates, Blake Nairn, Kyle McIlroy
World Pairs (Q) - Tim Hyatt/Marcus Sear, Ryan Brown/Clive Adams, McIlroy/Rankin or Walker/Pauling
The qualifiers above will play against the qualifiers from Queensland later on, probably some time in August or September
Well done to everyone who competed, and if you have time click on the results as there were a few upsets, some names people may not be familiar with winning a few games, young bowlers on the way up that people should look out for. It's a great tournament and i hope to be playing in it again next year. Well done Dave Rankin, Mel Rankin, Pam Chalmers, Kyle McIlroy and Clive Adams for running the event smoothly in light of the shocking weather prevented games being played outside, it was remarkable to get through the amount of games they did in 3 nights and 2 days. Again well done to all involved who marked, played and organised to all hours of the day
23rd May 18 - The PBA commences tomorrow night at Stirling, a record 71 entries this year, fantastic for WA bowlers to support this and it is growing in this state. Queensland in comparison have about 30 bowlers, and the other states have none.
If you don't know anything about PBA, it stands for Professional Bowlers Association, primarily based in the UK and every year they hold qualifying events around the world for a chance to compete against the top 16 ranked bowlers in the PBA. Last year we had Simon Alden, Scott Walker, Glenn Pauling and Blake Nairn all get trips to England and compete on the big stage, all for only $165 entry fee! Whilst not all of your trip is paid for, it is pretty heavily subsidised. The PBA website can be found here
Look at the bowlers listed playing this weekend, they range in sex and ability. If you want to improve as a bowler, it is a great carnival to be a part of next year. It might be you that gets the trip to England!
Draws and results for the whole weekend can be found here
Indoor Singles Qualifying
20th May 18 - We have our winners, all the scores can be found below. A bit of an odd scoreline with Warren Holt who decided to play the section and then forfeit, but well done to the Mens qualifiers Shane Knott, Clive Adams and Cameron Hoffman, and for the Ladies is Irene Arndt and Shirley Johnston. I think the Indoors is played about August, we wish our WA qualifiers the best 19th May 18 - The Indoor singles qualifying commences today and finishes tomorrow, where we will see 3 men and 2 women try and get spots to Tweed Heads in August/September. Scores can be found here
Good section to start of proceedings, hard to go past the favourite Warren Holt, proven singles player, in rare form and used to the synthetic surface. Is he used to it indoors though? Shane Knott had a few games on it last weekend and Scott Walker has also had a few games there now. They play each other first round of the knockout, the winner of that game is my selection for this qualifier, will go for Knott
Both Mitchell and Nairn qualifying last year but Glenn Pauling is a good singles player and part of the Mixed Pairs win at the same venue last week where he didn't drop a set. Nairn didn't get a game indoors and Mitchell did not play. On that I'll go for Pauling to win this section
The quality looks a bit light on this year, and while I don't know the ladies too much, I know the name Irene Arndt has popped up quite a bit this year so I think she may win the 1st qualifying spot, the 2nd spot may actually come from the winner of Section 4, either Lisa Featherby or Laura Merz. Merz in very good form at the moment so I think she may triumph.
Sectional draw can be found here
Knockout draw can be found here
7th May 18 - Report courtesy of Rick Culshaw
We tried a new format (for us anyway) this carnival. After day 1 we put the 8 top teams after the days play in "A” section to play off against each other on Sunday and the rest were put in “B” section. The points gained on Saturday carried into Sunday. It seemed to work ok. Would love to hear feedback from anyone else who has tried it. Unfortunately on Sunday we had a bit of rain in last game but greens still ran a treat..
In the "A" section were:
1st: Geoff Halliday, Nick Waldon, Peter Swaan, Kelvin Pearce. (Wonthella)
2nd: Jeff Rudland, Kevin Exten, Joe Beaver, Ian Parke.(Wonthella)
3rd: Lee Farrell, Norm Cowan, Kerry Easton, John Lucas. (Comp)
In "B" Section:
Winners: Ian Perrett, Trevor Wedgewood, Tom Wedgewood, Rob McCall.(Wonthella)
2nd: Nino Messina, Mick Thompson, Terry Koltasz, Craig Walker.(Mullewa)
3rd: Gary Cairn, Neville Bunter, Keith Vince, Rob Hammond (Wonthella)
Cambridge - St Ives Cup
18th Apr 18 - Report courtesy of Ross Bolton
History was created at the 17th ST IVES CUP, held at the Cambridge Bowling Club, on the weekend. This was the first time a lady bowler has been part of the winning team. Special congratulations to Catherine Farrell and the rest of the team.
The event was hugely successful again this year with 30 teams competing from both metro and country areas. The “Bowls weather Gods” were on our side with 2 magnificent days of weather.
The event attracted a very even field again this year with some new teams that achieved very well. It also included country teams and some women bowlers who demonstrated they could mix it with the men. 14 teams won 3 games or more with no team undefeated. Only 2 teams did not win a game which meant 28 teams received some prize money as $40 was paid for each win. The first 8 place getters, over quarter of the field, received prize money. The last placed team even received bottles of wine to drown their sorrows.
The friendly hospitality of the Cambridge Bowling Club, included plenty of food, a sit down lunch on Sunday with a very successful auction and a great raffle with 50 prizes. Thanks to all the players for supporting these important parts of the weekend.
The tournament organisers, all members of the Cambridge Bowling Club, are to be commended on the smooth running of this event. Particular thanks go to the club manager, Ross Bolton, for his smooth organisation throughout the tournament. The ladies, led by Trish Carboni, as always produced a great lunch and thanks to them all.
1st - Lee Farrell, John Ingram, Catherine Farrell, Rod Cole - 89pts
2nd - Brad Ball, Chris Lander, Bruce Eagles, Pat Murray - 84pts
3rd - Shane Loftus, Leith Oldham, Brad Morrison, unknown - 83pts
4th - Danny Green 82pts
5th - Kevin Pickering - 81pts
6th - Andrew Foster - 78.5pts
7th - Ross Bolton - 77pts
8th - Neale Griffin - 75pts
State Triples Mens and Ladies
8th Apr 18 - What a topsy turvy game of bowls but in the end it was Scott Walker, Glenn Pauling and Dale Marsland, the poker boys who were able to win the Mens 23-22. The Ladies was a little more one sided, Kristina Krstic, Laura Merz and Robyn O'Brien winning that game 22-4. A great job by the runners up though, an exceptional effort to get that far - Tom Mitchell, Shane Knott and Cody Packer for the Men with Renata Coote, Maureen Cooney and Shelley Radcliffe for the Ladies. Well done again to Bowls WA for displaying the game live on their Facebook page, it didn't look like a big crowd but there was certainly a few watching the game on the computers.
7th Apr 18 - Keep up to date with the scores from the State Triples with the sheet here from Bowls WA
Stirling Easter Fours
4th Apr 18 - Another successful Stirling Easter carnival with garlic livers, sausages and the crowd favourite was the lamb on the spit, a staple of any Stirling carnival. A perfect day weather wise, and won by a Wanneroo team who tend to do pretty well at Stirling in the off season
1st - Del Griffin, Peter Flack, Murray Hulbert, Ian Collins - 8pts +22
2nd - Glenn Pauling, Ryan Havercroft, Farley Anderson, Bill Owen - 8 pts +9
3rd - John Goddard, John Morgan, C Jasper, Ron Stockton - 6 pts +6 17
1st Round - Paul Kelly +18
2nd Round - Chris Margin +13
3rd Round - Mark Pasalich +13
4th Round - Lindsay Thorn +16
Fremantle Split Fours
21st Mar 18 - We can tell you the winning team of this event at Fremantle was Sam Perica, Eddie Gollan, Lea Mias, Doug Petkovich.
1st - Sam Perica, Eddie Gollan, Lea Mias, Doug Petkovich - 12 pts +33
2nd - Willy Tepania - 9 pts +39
3rd - Shane Adams, B Adams, M Allen, B McCarthy - 9ts +19
1st Round - G White +19
2nd Round - J Favazzo +13
3rd Round - S Srhoy +12
4th Round - T Regan +18
We can also see the winner of the jumbo crayfish raffle, I can see why Peter Wachmer is so happy!
12th Mar 18 - Steve Srhoy has shown he hasn't lost any of his ability as he won the Morley Millions with old teammate Sam Perica. Haven't got much info like scores or margin, if anyone can provide a photo and some scores it would be appreciated.
1st - Steve Srhoy & Sam Perica - 3 wins +21
2nd - Chris Lander & Mick Martin - 3 wins +18
3rd - Stewart Gosstray & Mark Thomas - 3 wins +11
4th - Doug Petkovich & Mick Radalj
1st Round - McIlroy/Browne +23
2nd Round - Nairn/Rhodes +20
3rd Round - Provost/Neilson +14
Thornlie Ravens Classic
5th Mar 18 - Congratulations to Dave Rankin, Bill Brandsma, Annie McDonald and Mel Rankin for winning all their games this year and taking the 1st prize at the annual Thornlie Ravens Classic. It was perfect weather for bowls really, well done to this team.
1st - Dave Rankin, Bill Brandmsa, Annie McDonald, Mel Rankin - 24pts +45
2nd - Brad Ball, Chris Lander, Norm Ball, Alan Walton - 21pts +30
3rd - Dinko Golem, Ivan Mateljak, Marko Krajancic, Otto Dawson - 20pts +59
Day 1 - Mike Vitale
Day 2 - Scott Walker
George Zrinski Stirling Fours
2nd Mar 18 - Stirling Bowling Club held their annual George Zrinski Memorial Fours Carnival during the week, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and had a strong field of 36 teams vying for over $5,000 in prizemoney.
The carnival was generously sponsored by George's widow Ann and nephew Justin Zrinski.
George Zrinski was a much respected foundation and life member at the Club, who worked tirelessly and committed so much of his time, energy and resources towards the establishment and success of the Club.
John Slavich rustled up some big names for the event and everyone enjoyed the new facility and Stirling hospitality over the 2 nights. Four games of 11 ends were played in the new indoor facility and outdoor carpet greens, with every team getting an opportunity to play 2 games indoors.
It was great to see quite a few ladies playing with men in this type of competition which added to the interest and excitement of the competition.
There were many upsets over the 2 nights, and after 3 rounds there were only 5 teams left with 3 wins – Ross Bresland (leading with shots up), Anthony Provost, Mick Musulin, Greg Regan and Cameron Hoffman. In the last game Regan played a draw against Stein Davies and Hoffman drew against Gavin Faulkner.
It was all even going into the last end in the game between Musulin and Provost. Musulin’s team was holding 4 shots at one stage and it wasn’t until Alan Barron moved the jack and Provost’s team got the shot . Provost finished it off by drawing a second shot and that gave them the overall win.
1st - Anthony Provost, Allan Barron, Mike Browne, Mal Burton - 8 pts + 25
2nd - Greg Reagan, Andrew Garlick, Sally Wilke, Dave Snelgar - 7 pts +19
3rd - Cameron Hoffman, Mitchell Cranswick, Terry Cranswick, Jim Hoffman - 7pts +17
4th - Cody Packer, Lewis Grigg, Hayley Adams, Grant Nicol - 6 pts +31
5th - Ross Bresland, Dean Calvo, Dave Bradbury, Farley Anderson - 6 pts +29
1. Sam Perica (Composite), +15 shots
2. Clive Adams (Composite), +10 shots (433%)
3. Stein Davies (Wanneroo), +16 shots
4. Jeff Post (Composite), +15 shots
Mosman Park Ladies Masters Singles
27th Feb 18 - Congratulations to Lara Merz who has claimed her maiden singles title with a solid win over Bev Baker 25-19 in the final. Laura has been knocking on the door for a while now so it's good to see her take a title.
23rd Feb 18 - Day 1a of the Mosman Park Masters Singles was completed today, the big shock was the elimination of Lisa Featherby on her home desk by Lea Mias, who then got ousted by Karina Gale. Roma Dunn and Laura Merz advanced and face each other, Pauline Bourne the other quarter finalist will face Gale.
Doubleview Mens Masters Pairs
20th Feb 18 - This report from Bill Owen, thanks Bill!
Game was close all night with a high standard of bowls from both teams playing on a quick green, Simpson and Pauling having a great tussle all game drawing impeccable and both driving well, while Walker and Mcilroy were having a similar tussle. The game got down to the 18th end where Walker and Pauling were up 14/10 but Mark Simpson drew 2 shots on the Jack and the pair may have been holding three shots, Scott with his last bowl played the perfect bowl landed Simpson closest shot and pushed his out for shot, Kyle just missed with his last bowl, and Walker & Pauling went into the last end 15/10, with that lead there was only one outcome and Walker and Pauling won the Master pairs. The game took three and a half hours. With both Mcilroy and Walker both in contention for the last 12 in the state squad it would be hard not to see these two gentleman in the final 12.
20th Feb 18 - The winners have been decided after a long day of bowls, congratulations to South Perths Glenn Pauling and Scott Walker. They have been knocking on the door for a major pairs title and have been close in a couple of date, of course have travelled overseas twice I think in the PBA so they have been a consistent high achieving pair over a number of years. Scores are below in the link, I couldn't get out to Doubleview unfortunately to see the game, if anyone did and would care to write a report on the day feel free to send me details
18th Feb 18 - Day 1b has been completed and we are down to knockout stages, 2 games tomorrow and 2 games Tuesday will see it finished. Another set of good teams and some cracking match ups in the knockout stage. Is it me or do the Mitchell brothers always seem to draw each other? 16th Feb 18 - Doubleview would like to make people aware that the Masters Pairs semi final will commence at 11am and the final will be commencing at 4pm Tuesday. A sausage sizzle will be available and a great opportunity for those that didn't make it to attend and watch some high quality bowls in a high quality event do battle. 13th Feb 18 - Day 1a of the Doubleview Masters was completed on Sunday, what a glorious day of bowls really, except I didn't progress. Weather was great, food was excellent, hospitality exceptional, Doubleview do now how to put on a bowls event. All 8 sections stacked with quality so no surprise winners really.
10 Feb 18 - Renate Coote has taken out this years 100 up state event over Sue Neill in a close battle 100-90. She was runner up in this event in 2015, so she has been able to one better and take the title.
Full Results can be found here, thanks to Bowls WA for providing the results
Over 60's singles Mens and Womens
10 Feb 18 - The Ladies completed their Over 60's singles yesterday, back to back wins for Irene Arndt from Safety Bay on top of her runner up placing in the State Singles.
8th Feb 18 - The Mens over 60's singles finished up today, another country raid sees Gary Keep take out the title, he did well in the recent state singles, look for his name going deep in the upcoming Countryweek singles.
Last 16 knockout games here early knockout games here and the sectional play is here
Eaton Mens Classic
2nd February - Another successful carnival run by the Eaton Bowling Club, unfortunately no snaps of the winners but well done to the prizemoney winners
1st - Graeme Evans, Wally Dawson, Terry Scott, Bruce Edgar - 11pts, 30 shots
2nd - Griff Turner, Brian Doney, Tim Hollamby, Peter O'Hehir - 10pts, 40 shots
3rd - Jeff Mortimore, Steve Sampey, Gary Giblett, Mick Delfs - 10 pts, 35 shots, 61.5%
4th - Mick Salmon, Frank Munnings, Geoff Martinson, Rick Lyon - 10 pts, 35 shots, 56.7%
29th Jan 18 - Another thrilling days play, a first time for both himself and his club, Warren Holt is the Mens champion for this year. And the ladies sees Kristina Krstic power away in the 2nd half of the contest to take her 2nd singles title in 3 years. Both runners up were valiant in defeat, Mitchell Cranswick playing out of his skin and hitting the front late and Irene Arndt tried her guts out all day right to the last end.
Results thanks to Bowls WA -
Mens Singles Knockout here
Mens Singles Knockout Final 16 here
Womens Singles Sectional here
Womens Singles Knockout here
28th Jan 18 - Well we are now at the pointy end, what a day of results and 4 unlikely players in the mens and a couple of ladies who have been there before. It makes for an enticing day at Manning tomorrow. Live action will be shown on the Bowls WA Facebook page with commentators Aaron Delaporte, Clive Adams and Cameron Harris.
For the men, Shane Loftus took out Brad Ball in the morning game while Charlie Slavich took out Scott Edmonds. Both winners defeating fellow teammates to make the quarter finals. So Sorrento vs Doubleview, and it was the in form, Charlie Slavich who prevailed 21-17 and book his spot in the semi final. He will play the unfamiliar Mitchell Cranswick from Claremont. Came baco from the dead against Daniel Patterson and showed he is not someone to take lightly when he smashed former Australian Open runner Up Matty Ayres 21-6 and then an equal large win over Russell Bates who is also a difficult opponent. Cranswick unlikely against Slavich but it appears Cranswick hitting form at the right time.
The other semi final also sees some unlikely opponents. Peter Madigan with his win against Blake Nairn yesterday showed that was no fluke when he accounted for Kevin Pickering in the morning game and found himself up against a very good singles player and multiple state title winner in Daniel Brown who himself had a narrow victory over the Collie wizard Gary Keep. Look for his name in the upcoming Countryweek events. It seems Madigan always able to hold a slight advantage all day and took it out 21-17. He plays Warren Holt, someone I said has been bowling well especially in Singles and he must be now some chance for a state berth, he overcome Lindsay Pickles and then squared off against Daniel Trewhella, like his great mate Brown a multiple state title winner and Masters Singles winner, but it was no issue for Holt as it looks like he easily won 21-10.
Whoever wins it will be there first singles title and maybe even their first state title? I could be wrong on that count, but it makes for a big day for someone.
And then there were four. Two who have been there before and two who haven't. And the draw has ended up with one newbie and one stalwart in each semi. How exciting!
Going by the scores for each of Irene's games, she seems to have gotten to the semis with a fairly easy run. Sectional play was only one game due to a late withdrawal and because of the alignment, she has also played less games than the rest to get here. Not that I am undermining Irenes' ability, she is certainly capable of getting to this stage however many games she would have to play. Her form is very strong.
Therese on the other hand has had some very tough games to get through to appear in this semi. Winning her section over last years winner Helen Morss was always a hard ask, then the other Helen making an appearance in the 2017 Singles final, Helen Heal, really taking it to her and making her work for that win, 21-20. A very interesting match up and a great game to watch no doubt.
Other semi and we are seeing an appearance of the 2016 winner Kristina Krstic. Again according to the scorelines has not had much to trouble her on the way here. Some top names have fallen by the wayside on her way, Lisa Featherby, Wendy Stower, Noelene Abe, so going by that line up, she has played marvellously to be in this position. She is obviously in top form and may be hard to beat overall.
Isobelle Davies seems to be the dark horse for the Ladies and I for one am glad to see her in here. It would be very unfair to think that she had an 'easy' run to the semi because she didn't have what you would call 'big names' on her way, but as we all know, Singles is a hard game to play and win. It looks to me that she fought hard to win each of her games, I would not at all underestimate her coming up against Kristina. Kristina's experience on the big stage will probably see her through but I think Isobelle with give her some pause for thought.
27th Jan 18 - Day 2 of the mens singles, sectional play for the Ladies singles.
16 remain in the men, Shane Loftus in a cracking game winning over Dave Rankin to advance. He plays Brad Ball who was far too good for me after my upset win over Matt Mitchell. Scott Edmonds looking very comfortable with his 2 wins looms dangerous but strikes Charlie Slavich who is in some seriously good form. That will be worth the admission price.
Mitch Cranswick a name we aren't familiar with yet but maybe for the future. He came back from a massive deficit against Daniel Patterson and then held his nerve with a brillian draw shot when down 2 and Stokes to draw for the game. He plays Matty Ayres after 2 solid wins. Gavin Faulkner knocking out his teammate Ryan Moyle in the morning and then kept his form going to win over Laurie Johnson. Russell Bates winning the battle of the Russells, 21-15 the order of the day in this section of the draw.
Peter Madigan with the huge win over teammate and last years winner Blake Nairn plays Kevin Pickering also with a couple of 21-15 wins. Daniel Brown with 2 comfortable wins and in an area of the draw where you would favour him to get to the semi finals from here but Gary Keep will have something to say about that, The Collie wizard with 2 good wins will fancy his chances.
Our final foursome in the quarters sees Lindsay Pickles do what was required but he now faces Warren Holt who looms as a real dark horse this year in the state singles, a very accomplished player pushing for state selection and going deeper will do his cause no harm. The bottom area is left with 2, Daniel Trewhella having all the answers over John Slavich, Bill Brandsma defeating Kyle McIlroy, Clive Adams and Mark Masel who defeated Shane Knott in a huge surprise.
Hattie has sent me her thoughts about the matchups for tomorrow, thanks again Hattie for your input.
Irene Arndt to keep her good form going and is my tip. Julieanne Summers will enjoy being back at Ozzy Park, she will go through. Helen Heal looking to go one better this year than runner up should win this.
Manning match up, I tipped neither of these two to go through so what do I know? I would like to go with Sally to keep her head and go through. I suspect Linda will win through over Robyn but not easily. Lisa and Kristina, what a match up early on. Both great bowlers and a great game on the cards. I'm going for Kristina
Wendy, according to the percentages seen on this site was a bit of a roughie that I picked but she came through. I am going for her to keep on going. Sue and Karina, another Manning match up. I think Sue's experience might see her through this one. Noelene will keep her good form going here
North Beach team mates, they will have each others measure I reckon. I will go for Cathy to go through. It was hard enough to pick these players section, let alone pick a winner in the knockouts. I reckon Maggie for the win. Sue Neill rolled over Hailey in what seems to be a very difficult game according to the scores. Keep that going Sue and she will win over Robin. Alexandra shows that when I don't have stats on players it's very hard to pick. However I still think Pauline will win this one despite Alexandra's comprehensive wins.
Hopefully if Hattie didn't play today she'll be able to do a summary of the Ladies sectional play today and knockout draw for tomorrow.
26th Jan 18 - My thoughts on the games left for the men tomorrow -
Ian O'Neill v Shane Loftus - O'Neill a good sectional winner but Loftus a good draw bowler and shouldf win Sean Mawdsley v Ryan Havercroft - a back end playing a front end, Mawdsley should have too much ammo Alfred Dinnison v Pat Caffell - two wily old veterans but Pat should be a bit too experienced for Butch David Rankin v Neville Woods - both pwered through their section but Rankin is all class and will win Ty Alberti v Matt Mitchell - Tyrone won a tough section but will find it toughewr here, Mitchell to win Simon Alden v Bill Richardson - the old Bedford premier league skip now at Merredin and if he brings all his tricks I will find this a tough game to win Jeff Adams b Brad Ball - undefeated in the pennants Ball will be too good here Cody Packer v Matthew France - one of the highlight 1st round knockout games, a Mt Lawley winner playing a very in form player. Toss of the coin job but I'll go for Cody, just Scott Edmonds v Norm Kirkup - I know Norm is in very goods drawing form but Scott and State Singles and Countryweek singles knows how to play this caper Mark Douthie v Mark Thomas - Mark to win this. Oh right, of the Douthie variety Rawley Lang v Charlie Slavich - Lang also with a very good record in the pennant comp but so has Charlie, again in very good touch Mitchell Cranswick v Daniel Patterson - Patterson knows the Bassendean greens like the back of his hand and will win this Grant Stokes v Scott Foran - as does Stokes, the only club he has been a member of and should get over the line Gary Ashworth v Matthew Ayres - Ayres will pack too many punches Lindsay Thorn v Miles Kemp - an enticing match up here, at his best Prickles would win this but Kemp playing well and leading too. I'll still go for Thorn but won't surprise if Kemp wins Gavin Faulkner v Ryan Moyle - teammates battling it out, Moyle just scrpaing through his section may be ripe for Faulkner to pick off. Will go for the upset. Peter Morgan v Lawrence Johnson - Don't know much about Morgan but is at a strong club, Johnson a good draw bowler, I'll go for him Russell Bates v Nick Reagan - another good game with 2 good bowlers. Will go for the Bates factor but it will be close Russell Ellis v Neale Griffin - yes difficult to select against teammates but will on this occasion, Griffin to win a close one Justin Wright v Peter Madigan - Madigan in good form to win this Keith Manton v Blake Nairn - ex-teammates but Nairn should be too strong Travis Vallance v Bruce Eagles - yes tough one here, will go for Eagles who is going deep in a lot of events at the moment Brad White v Kevin Pickering - Pickering taking out ex champ Justin Opie showing he is in good form as is Brad White. Will go for the bearded one Linton Pike v Lee Farrell - Farrell of course the NT runner up of 2017 but Pike taken to skippering in the PL like a duck to water. Go for Pike. Stuart Bainbridge v Daniel Brown - Now we get to an area of the draw where big games start getting played every round. What a cracker this one is and hard to pick the winner. A fresh Brown might have enough to win Ian Quayle v Gary Keep - Quayle making the most of an absent Tom Mitchell last week and will win another here Mark Ryan v Mark Ellis - Another pairing of Marks, certainly an advantage to be named Mark this year. Ellis to win. Ross Bolton v Lindsay Pickles - another equally abled players, will go for Bolton William Hyatt v Geoff Watson - Geoff Watson probably some through the harder section so will go for him Steven Wattleworth v Warren Holt - Holt with some good wins in singles this season and state squad player, Wattleworth will have his work vut out for him Rob Foy v Stuart Binnie - If Binnie wasn't left out overnight he'll go ok but Foy to win Colin Johnson v John Slavich - John Slavich should be too good for the Coach Stein Davies v Darren Rowland - Hard to select a winner here, if it's hats off for Stein then Rowland will be drawing well. Depends who is on I think on the day, I'll go for Rowland Daniel Trewhella v Colin Hayes - Of course it was Hayes who took out Provost a couple of years ago, can he repeat a big scalp? I'll go for Trewhella though Clive Adams v Lewis Grigg - coming through the section of death and then strikes the Bowls 360 favourites! Tough draw for Grigg, Adams should win but the game of the 1st round Kyle McIlroy v Bill Brandsma - Another Doubleview teammates draw, and another tough game. McIlroy in the form of his life so I will go for him Otto Dawson v Chris Parr - Parr an improving player and a good singles player will go for him, not discounting Dawson as he is a good player too, but I've gotta go for someone! Mark Masel v Shane Knott - Knott won't have it all his own way but should win this game
21st Jan 18 - The State Singles kicked off today in windy but sunny conditions, perfect for bowls really. Most of the known names got through, including our tipping fav Clive Adams untroubled against Gary Caffell to proceed. He must be in some seriously good form. The section of death 70 saw Lewis Grigg proceed, all players winning 1 game but the pounding he gave Beau Manton in their first game 21-3 gave him thr shots required to get through. Tom Mitchell not coming up after his ankle injury which must be causing him, Manning and the state selectors now some concern. Hope it gets better soon because a Tom Mitchell in full flight is hard to counter.
The sectional scores can be found here and the knockout rounds can be found here
There look like some exceptionally good games next week, I will go through the 76 sectional winners during the week and give my thoughts on the games.
John Coote Mens Pairs - Eaton
24th Jan 18 - This yearly event was completed on the 21st Jan, congratulations to the winners and to all that competed and to Ray Mosele and the Eaton Bowling Club for organising the event
1st place - Eric Brown/Muss Bairstow - 6pts +30
2nd place - Frank Munnings/Gordon Twist - 6pts +28
3rd place - Paddy Papalia/Allan Symmons - 6pts +20
Round 1 winners: David Gardiner and Col Hotker
Round 2 winners: Ray Ashworth and Greg Aitken
Round 3 winners: Ray Mosele and Les Brook.
Phil Atherton Triples - North Perth
24th Jan 18 - The Annual Phil Atherton Triples event was held at North Perth on Sunday 14th January. The tournament ran like clockwork and was well attended by 24 teams of triples. Although the threat of approaching rains from an ex tropical cyclone reaching the metropolitan area was on everyone’s mind, the weather held out with fine conditions albeit did get hot.
Only the one team made up of 3 x Melville Bowling Club bowlers won all four games on the day and were the $1000 first prize winners with the 4 wins and 38+ shots. Congratulations to the winners and to the North Perth Bowling Club and volunteers for again successfully running this great tournament.
1st place - Brett Adams, Shane Adams, Matt Allen
13th Jan 18 - In the final qualifying game against USA the Aussie pair of Walker and Healey the scores were 6-3, 4-9, which meant both USA and Australia finished with 4 sets each but with a superior shots difference saw the Aussie pair progress. They then played Ireland to get into the main draw. It was a tight game but we saw the Aussies win 4-10, 8-6, 2-1.
It meant they went into the main draw and played against Robert Paxton and Jonathon Ross. From what little I have seen so far it was a high quality game but unfortunately for us the scoreline read 5-8,8-8. Scott though with 4 games under his belt got some valuable time on the green, look for him to surprise with a few wins next week when his singles campaign starts. It won't surprise us, but it will surprise them I'm sure.
12th Jan 18 - Overnight the Aussie pair drew their game against the Hong Kong pair 6-7, 8-7. The ladder sits with Australia 3 sets + 15, USA 2nd with 3 sets +3. They play each other tonight at 7.30pm, the winner will progress to a final knockout game against either Ireland or NZ into the main draw.
11th Jan 18 - News just to hand, it looks like Scott Walker and Trenton Healey have won their first game 14-1, 8-6. Good news!
11th Jan 18 - The PBA World Championships kicks off tonight, 6pm is when we will see our very own Scott Walker play in the pairs with the Qld qualifier Trenton Healey against the Canadians, and then will follow that up at midnight against a team from Hong Kong. They play their final Pairs game tomorrow night at 7.30pm. The pairs games are not streamed live so I will endeavour to bring you the results as quick as I can.
Scott commences his singles matches next Wednesday at 6pm, they should be live on youtube, I will post the link when known to all readers of this site.
29th Dec 17 - What a final, well done to Bowls WA for showing it live on Facebook, some camera issues with batteries and data but overall well done. About 150 viewers at its peak, a good turnout really.
But all kudos goes to the winners, Aaron Smith from York and brother Nathan now playing at Bassendean. What a game of bowls! Reigning champions Shane Knott and Anthony Williams looked down and out when behind 15-5 but they got an end, went short and slowly pegged it back shot by shot, a couple of 3's to get to 14-15 before the Smiths got the shot, score now 16-14 to them. But Knott/Williams were not down and out and they again rallied to win the next 3 ends to be up 19-16 with an end to play. We had a cracker in store.
The final end saw Williams draw 2 shots but a good weighted draw saw N Smith sit out the shot and also bring in an A Smith bowl for 2. A Smith drew another close but Shane Knott drew well out the wide side for 2nd shot just resting inside the previous Smith bowl. With a bowl to play, Aaron Smith had a good opportunity to rest out Knott's bowl and stay for 4 to win the game. He did the resting but not the staying, but it was still 3 to the Smith boys and we were going to an extra end.
So the Smith boys had first bowl, Knott to bowl the last. Anthony Williams again showed he must be very close to state selection with another awesome leading end to grab 2 shots, Aaron played with good weight but was under, and Knott then had a smidge over draw weight and grabbed the kitty, he went with it but away from the Williams bowls and closer to Smiths, but it was still 1 to Knott/Williams. Nathan then played 2 weighted shots to sit out the shot bowl but with the wind dying off was slightly wide but what it did do was take out Williams closest bowls and Smith now had the next 3 after the shot. Anthony Williams tried to cover a kitty movement wide and they swapped over for the last time in the day. Aaron played with weight but missed. Knott had no choice but to try and draw and was slightly wide. Aaron lined again and was able to move the shot and one of theirs but the other shot remained, and Knott had about a foot or so to draw and win the State Pairs. He played weight to remove the shot but it was narrow, and the title was the Smiths.
It was an awesome game of bowls, all 4 bowlers can hold their head high with the quality of the game, draw shots, weighted and drives, well done to them. I'm pretty sure you will be able to watch the replay on the Bowls WA Facebook page in due course, it is well worth a view to see some quality bowls.
29th Dec 17 -
Live scores courtesy of Perth Pennants can be found here
28th Dec 17 - Day 2 of the State Pairs is complete and we are down to the pointy end, a few new names in the quarter finals and a few players that have been there before - it promises to be a great day weather wise and these match ups mean it will be a great day bowls wise as well. Do yourself a favour, get down to Doubleview for finals day tomorrow, commences 8.45am, BBQ lunch will be on offer, and Prickles - that $5 was mine that floated on to your rink, so I'll expect some entries in to the Masters raffle with those funds!
27th Dec 17 - Sectional results are in, not sure what other venues where like but the wind was extremely strong and smashing bowls all over the place at Mosman Park where I played. The surface played great though, credit to the greens staff at that venue.
As is the case with state events there are always surprise results and none more so than the Bowls 360 favourites Daniels Brown and Trewhella who lost to Stein Davies in the first game by 2 shots, and Davies was able to win the remainder of his games to get through. Gary Caffell and John Goddard survived a scare to progress after losing a game, as did last years winner Shane Knott and Anthony Williams.
Most of the big names did progress like Matt Mitchell and Cody Packer, Anthony Provost and Kyle McIlroy play a cracker first up in the morning when they play Ryan Moyle and Lindsay Thorn, Clive Adams and Simon Alden got thought unscathed as did Jon Sharp and Blake Nairn. The Slavich brothers progressed, Bill Brandsma lost a game but won the section, the Edmonds brothers withdrew and the remaining 3 teams all won a game, Daniel Patterson and Russell Tyrrell getting through on percentage.
Section 30 was interesting in that the section winning team only won 1 game, but with 2 draws the team of Craig Stokes and Chris Booth progress. Brad Ball who is white hot at the moment with Russell Bates won all 3, and in the bottom section the massive section favourites Justin Opie and Beau Manton lost their game against Allan Barron and Shane Loftus, that combination playing tomorrow.
Venues for tomorrow are Mosman Park and Wanneroo, if you live close by there are some enticing games first up and potentially second up, so why not go along and watch!
27th Dec 17 - Tipping has closed, results are below. Good luck everyone today, results will be up tonight at some time
26th Dec 17 - Steven Ieraci has written in, if anyone suddenly has not got a pairs partner and would still like to play, then he will be available to play. If so please email me and I can forward your details to Steven for contact.
Bill Brandsma has also informed who he will be playing with. None other than Kaleb Walding, the reigning winner of the Country Week Singles. A strong combination, look for them deep in the tournament.
26th Dec 17 - With closing of the tips today, the popular choice to win the event is the strong combination of Daniel Brown and Daniel Trewhella, with 12 tips. 2nd is Matt Mitchell and Cody Packer combination with 7 tips and a few others on 6 are listed below. Good luck to everyone and good bowls.
Daniel Brown/Daniel Trewhella
Matt Mitchell/Cody Packer
Anthony Provost/Kyle McIlroy
Clive Adams/Simon Alden
Jon Sharp/Blake Nairn
Gary Caffell/John Goddard
Glenn Pauling/Scott Walker
Chris Parr/Shane Anning
Justin Opie/Beau Manton
Arthur Bartlett/Wayne Olive
Sam Perica/Steve Novak
Marc Abonnell/Joe Galipo
Bill Brandsma/Kaleb Walding
Shane Knott/Anthony Williams
Peter Flack/Murray Hulbert
Mark Simpson/Steve Withers
Neil Bolton/Luke Bolton
Jim Barry/Harold Christensen
Brad Ball/Russell Bates
Cameron Harris/Connor Biddle
Scott Edmonds/Jamie Edmonds
22nd Dec 17 - Have finished the remainder of the sections, enjoy the read and good luck to all bowlers competing in the State Pairs
21st Dec 17 - Ok I've found some hours in my day and have done about 2/3 of the sections, will get to the others soon but this should keep a few people occupied for a while.
I have had over 50 people lodge tips, thank you for that, and so the percentages relate to those that have tipped so far. I will update regularly when more tips are received. They are not my own thoughts with what % I have applied to their winning chances.
To date the most popular pair to win is the Trewhella/Brown combination, about 50% of the tipsters have tipped them, from there there have been some varied tips - a few tipping themselves too which is nice, gotta enter these events confident you can win the whole thing!
14th Dec 17 - Mens draw is now online, again the ability to test your mettle and do some tipping, ladies tipping is out obviously, but with 38 sections and some tough ones in there, have a go and see if you can tip all 38 winners
Bassendean Xmas Split Fours
In difficult windy conditions and a bit of rain at the end, Bassendean held a successful Xmas Split Fours carnival last weekend. The famous Basso roast was very well received again and the $6 pints kept everyone lubricated for the day. Well done to the staff for keeping the bowlers fed and watered during the day.
Some big names played in the event such as Brad Ball, Blake Nairn, Daniel Patterson, Robbie Ball amongst many others but it was an unheralded team from Scarborough that was the only team to win all 4 games and scoop the 1st prize of $1600. Well done to that team and good to see them win their first significant prize of any carnival they have entered. Let's hope it's the first of many!
1st - Glen Martin, Linda Kenny, Jan Melville, John McFarlane 12 pts +35
2nd - Harold Cornthwaite, Leo Fasolo, Phil Hutchinson, Ian Cornthwaite 10pts +18
3rd - Saffronne Alden, Dan Nicholls, John Morss, Simon Alden 9pts +29
4th - Shane Anning, Peter Hilsz, Steve Wattleworth, Brad Gillingham 9pts +16
1st round - Brad Ball +14
2nd round - Peter Madigan +12
3rd round - Bob Maynard +16
4th round - Jim Spencer +20
Eaton Divorced Pairs
Congratulations to Pauline Jolly and Jeff Conrades from Eaton for winning this years Divorced Pairs at Eaton.
2nd - Susan Delaporte and Steve Sampey (Bunbury)
3rd - Margaret Murphy and Ken Morgan (Composite)
Merriwa Senior Masters Pairs
Final - Frank Carbone / Grant Nicol def Ben Marino / Martin Wattleworth 17-6
Losing semi final - Greg Hogg / Ron Ker def Stephen Hughes / John Andrew 19-8 Semi finals - Hogg def Marino 11-6, Carbone def Hughes 15-3 Quarter finals - Marino def Poggi/Farrell 14-5, Hogg def White/Erceg 12-10, Carbone def Brown/Fowler 18-4, Hughes def Roberts/Hammond 9-7
Section A Round 1. Geoff White /Alan Erceg (Stirling) def Derry Barber / Mac Hughes (Comp) 12 – 9. Lionel Peacock / Les Mikowiec (Merriwa) def Mike Harper / Echo Widermanski (Wanneroo) 18 – 7. Round 2. White def Peacock 13 – 7, Harper def Barber 22 – 10. Round 3 White lost to Harper 10 – 11, Peacock def Barber 13 - 10. Section winner: Geoff White/ Allan Erceg
Section B Round 1. John Dilly / Roger Thomas, (Quinns) lost to Ben Poggi / Lee Farrell (Comp) 5 - 11. Morrie Slot / Alan Turner (Merriwa) def Peter Voon / Graham Maesepp (Comp) 14 - 7. Round 2. Dilly def Slot 14 – 13. Poggi def Voon 14 – 6. Round 3. Dilly def Voon 15 – 5. Poggi def Slot 14 – 12. Section Winner: Ben Poggi/Lee Farrell
Section C Round 1. Otto Dawson / Ed Golen (Comp) def Mitch Brown / Peter Fowler (Wanneroo) 13 – 4. Harold Christianson / Mike Vitale (Comp) Drew with Brian Saul / Brian Keitley (Sorrento) 8 – 8 . Round 2. Brown def Saul 25 – 6. Dawson lost to Christianson 13 - 14. Round 3: Brown def Christianson 17 9. Dawson def Saul 19 – 12. Section winner: Mitch Brown/Peter Fowler
Section D Round 1. Chris Tee / Denis Hampton (Wanneroo) def Steve Hughes / John Andrew ( Melville) 14 - 6. Dennis Mullenger / I Armstrong (Comp) Def Ian Marshall / R. Prosser (Comp) 16 - 6. Round 2. Tee drew with Mullenger 8 – 8. Hughes def Marshall 16 – 10. Round 3. Tee lost to Marshall 17 - 5. Hughes def Mullenger 18 - 7. Section winner: Steve Hughes/John Andrew.
Section E Kevin Adams / Brian Barron (Merriwa) lost to Greg Hogg / Ron Ker (Manning) 11 13. Martin Wattleworth / Ben Marino (Mid Mor) def Tony Cocodfis / John Terrell (Comp) 5 - 12. Round 2: Wattleworth def Adams 6 – 15. Hogg def Cocodis 17 – 6. Round 3: Hogg def Wattleworth 11 - 9. Cocodis V Adams, Did not play. Section Winner : Greg Hogg/ Ron Ker
Section F Bruce Weir/ Lionel Bell (Osb Pk) def Bob Gillian / Ian Edgar (Merriwa) 11 – 9. Dave Canut/ Larry Bandy (South Perth) lost to John Roberts / Eddie Hammond (Comp) 8 – 10. Round 2: Weir lost to Canut 10 – 7. Roberts def Gillian 15 – 5. Round 3: Gillian def Canut 13 – 5. Roberts def Weir 10 – 9. Section Winner: John Roberts/ Eddie Hammond.
Section G Grant Nicol/ Frank Carbone (Osborne Park) Def Ross Pringle/ Garry McDonald (Kalamunda) 14 – 10. Norm Ball/ Joe Galipo (Comp) Def Alan Arter/ Steve Appleton (Merriwa) 13 – 7. Round 2: Nicol def Ball 13 - 9. Arter def Pringle 13 – 9. Round 3: Nicol def Arter 10 – 8. Pringle drew with Ball 9 – 9. Section Winner: Grant Nicol / Frank Carbone.
Also through to finals as 8th highest qualifier: Martin Wattleworth / Ben Marino.
Mens and Womens Over 60 State Triples
9th Dec 17 - The Womens event concluded yesterday with Noelene Abe, Liz Matthews and Sue Hogg defeating Irene Grout, Tanya Groves and Beryl Gobbart 16-13. Congtratulations to them!
7th Dec 17 - The Mens event was won yesterday, congratulations Gary Caffell, Pat Caffell and Alan Pryce, a hard fought 13-11 victory over Chris Lander, Bruce Eagles and Brian Clausen
7th Dec 17 - The Ladies sectional play has also been completed, I think the alignment round is today and the finals are Friday at Osborne Park
5th Dec 17 - The Mens sectional play was completed yesterdaym the knockouts start today. The Ladies will commence their sectional play tomorrow.
Mens Singles - Blake Nairn
Round 1 vs NSW - 20-25
Round 2 vs NT - 16-25
Round 3 vs bye
Womens Singles - Helen Morss
Round 1 vs Vic - 13-25
Round 2 vs Qld - 15-25
Round 3 vs bye
Mens Pairs - Shane Knott, Anthony Williams
Round 1 vs bye
Round 2 vs NT - 12-16
Round 3 vs NSW - 7-20
Womens Pairs - Helen Morss, Therese Hastings
Round 1 vs ACT - 16-12
Round 2 vs Vic - 13-14
Round 3 vs NSW - 9-18
Mens Triples - Justin Opie, Mark Simpson, Daniel Patterson
Round 1 vs Qld - 13-17
Round 2 vs bye
Round 3 vs ACT - 18-14 Bronze Medal vs NSW - 12-13
Womens Triples - Pam Chalmers, Hailey Adams, Helen Stevens
Round 1 vs NT - 15-19
Round 2 vs NSW - 5-22
Round 3 vs ACT - 15-17
Mens Fours - Steve O'Neill, Pat Caffell, Kevin Pickering, Ian Lilburne
Round 1 vs bye
Round 2 vs NSW - 12-12
Round 3 vs Vic - 14-13 Bronze Medal vs NT - 21-2
Womens Fours - Helen Morss, Therese Hastings, Robyn O'Brien, Shenayde Heldt
Round 1 vs NT - 11-16
Round 2 vs Tas - 12-12
Round 3 vs Qld - 12-19
*Ranking Points event*
29th Oct 17 - Sunday was State Fours final day, obviously I didn't see any of it but in the 1st semi final the result went as expected when Daniel Browns team defeated Maurice Crabb with some comfort winning 28-12 and so they watched as the final couple of ends played out next door. It was a nail biter, and not sure who held what score during the game but it was the team led by Peter Wachmer over Tom Mitchell that prevailed by 1 shot at the end 23-22. So the stage was set, a new team trying to win their first state title against the experienced team that have a few between them. Brown pulled away and looked to have the game in their keeping but a 5 to the Fremantle team on the final end was not enough to force an extra end, and so we saw the team of Daniel Brown, Daniel Trewhella, Kevin McKay and Shane Loftus win the State Fours. Congratulations!
In the Ladies, the semi finals saw another upset of sorts, Shaan Saunders and her team prevailing over Noelene Abe 19-15 and tournament favourites Helen Morss trying to make it back to back defeating Angela Sharp 20-14. Again we bunkered down for a close game but unfortunately it was not to be, Morss showing her drawing dominance to hold a 17-0 lead and their title was never in doubt, going on to eventually win 24-6. Well done to her team of Therese Hastings, Laura Merz and Robyn O'Brien
22nd Oct 17 - More results through from todays knockout stages, the ladies have played their quarter final with a couple of unlikely results, Sharp defeating Krstic 22-13 to set up a meeting with Helen Morss who looked comfortable winning her game 20-6 against Liz Brooke. The other Semi will be played between Noelene Abe who looked like had a close encounter with Elizabeth Matthews 14-12 and the other upset although Shaan Saunders now making a name for herself in her own right by winning 16-10 over Lisa Featherby.
For the men with one quarter final to play, that between Tom Mitchell who apparently won a great game of bowls against Clive Adams 19-15 and John Goddard who defeated Charlie Slavich to set up their quarter final. Maurice Crabbe continues to take all before him as he has won both of his games today, firstly against John Trewhella 20-18 and then the big scalp of Anthony Provost 16-15. He plays Daniel Brown who won a nailbiter against John Slavich live on Facebook 13-12 and then a healtheir margin for him against Rob Foy 16-10.
The other semi finallist will be Peter Wachmer who is on some form train after his wins against Paul Walker and then Steve Wattleworth 13-10. Wachmer takes on the winner of the Goddard v Mitchell, with Mitchell prevailing. Mitchell was up 17-2 at one stage and despite a come back or sorts from Goddard he eventually won 18-12.
22nd October 2017 In the Mens draw we saw a few upsets and some big names fall. At Bassendean we saw Section 1 a battle between Matt Mitchell and John Slavich, and they played each other in the last game. Slavich needing to win after losing to Warren Holt earlier, he did the job winning by 5, leaving both teams 2 wins +7. Down to percentage, Slavich winning by 5%. Section 2 went to Daniel Trewhella and his team, Section 3 Chris Lander wasa untroubled winning all 3 games.
Section 4 saw a bit of an upset, State Singles winner Blake Nairn and his team containing some Kardinya players lost to some other Kardinya players led by Rob Foy, they went through undefeated. Section 5 was the big battle between Anthony Provost and Cody Packer and their game finished at 14 all and with both winning their other games it came down to shots up, with Provost winning the day. Section saw a huge upset with Colin Moore advancing, despite getting smashed 6-24 in his last game, getting over Brad Ball, Cam Hoffman and Daniel Patterson by shots up.
At Mt Lawley we saw Section 7 saw another upset with Maurice Crabb winning all 3 games, a 4 shot win over Simon Alden in the last game of winner take all saw him advance. Section 8 also saw an unfancied team, a last minute replacement of Brad Cole saw John Trewhella come in to the team and skippered his rink to wins over Marty Hinchcliffe and John Coles and despite losing the last game to Aaron Staples advanced to the knockout stages. Section 9 again saw an unfancied team led by Peter Wachmer get through, he is really enjoying the Mt Lawley greens this year after his semi final berth in the Consistency. He beat Sam Perica, Danny Penman and Dave Rankin in a huge upset result.
Manning and Section 10 saw Paul Walker advance as expected but it was a 3 way go with Gary Ford and Neil Marsh. Walker advancing with superior shots up. Section 11 in what was the hardest section according to our tippers saw Karl Vandersluys win all 3 of his games, the critical win against Danny Comrie. Section 12 a huge underdog in Steve Wattleworth upsetting Justin Opie to win all 3 of his games to advance.
We head to Wanneroo and Section 13 saw Clive Adams and his strong rink untroubled all day to win the day, Section 14 with Craig Greenhalgh had a do or die battle with Mick Martin in the last game but pumped him to win that game 25-4 to play today. Section 15 saw the in form Scott Walker defeated, unheralded Kalamunda player Rod Cooper looked set to advance but lost to Scott Walker in the last game which meant Wayne Neilson come from behind to equal on 2 wins for 3 teams but getting thru with his +18 shots.
Down to Yokine and despite a drawn 14 all game at the end Tom Mitchell was undefeated with his very strong rink to make a run in todays knockout games. Section 17 looked a match in 2 between last years winners Steve O'Neill and form player Rob Tiller and it was Tiller who won that game 15-9 to see him win all 3 games. Section 18 saw every team with some chance going in to the final game but Charlie Slavich with a huge 33-5 win sewed up that section. Section 19 saw the first of our bye rounds, and Dinko Golem won the critical game against Scott Edmonds to advance thru, and finally Section 20 between Stein Davies and John Goddard saw Goddard comfortable winners 20-6 over Davies
In the Ladies draw, we start at Mt Lawley and Section 1 was battle between Noelene Abe and Shari Solly, and Solly won that encounter but lost in the 3rd game to come down to shots, where both had +10, so a percentage of only 1.74% difference saw Abe advance. Section 2 was a difficult section but Liz Matthews had no difficulty winning all 3 games over Lee Poletti, Kathy Gobbart and Sheree Rochford. Section 3 and it was the Shaan Saunders led rink winning 2 games but by enough in those 2 games to see her advance on shots over Renate Coote.
At Manning and Section 4 saw our only 100% tip rate amongst our tippers and they proved correct as Lisa Featherby was untroubled in her 3 games. Section 5 and as expected Kristina Krstic won her 3 games to go thru. Section 6 and a huge upset here, we thought it was a battle between Bev Baker and Pam Chalmers but the Gosnells team led by A Sharp beat them both, in fact beat Dianne Hudson as well to win in the best possible way.
Finally at Yokine, Section 7 and Elizabeth Brooke won all 3 of her games to advance and set up a match against Section 8's winner Helen Morss, who also looked strong winning her 2 games comfortably.
The knockout games today make it worth travelling to Sorrento if you live in the area, John Slavich vs Daniel Trewhella looks a cracker, Wayne Neilson plays Tom Mitchell, Rob Tiller and Charlie Slavich looks enticing, and in the Ladies there is only 1 game being played today as they are quarter finals starting at 1pm, Helen Morss playing Elizabeth Brooke, Noelene Abe vs Liz Matthews, Shaan Saunder playing Lisa Featherby in what appears to be the match of the day and Kristina Krstic taking on Sharp. Good luck to all bowlers playing today.
21st October 2017Today saw some huge upsets and also some fancied teams progressing through to the next stage. The sheets with the results are below, I didn't get through so will drink some scotch and watch Terminator 4, so will post my thoughts and tipping results first thing in the morning.
Another brilliantly run country bowls carnival, this one at Cunderdin, about two hours drive east of Perth.
I’m not submitting this report just because I was part of the the winning team, but more as a compliment to the outstanding organisation of country bowling clubs in general, which, in many cases, show-up metropolitan-based clubs in terms of hospitality and value for rank-and-file bowlers in this state.
The annual Golden Pipeline Classic at Cunderdin, the 20th for this vibrant wheatbelt country town, held on Wednesday and Thursday the 18th and 19th October, was indeed a credit to the organisers and club sponsors.
With $6,760 in prizemoney on offer, it is hard to get an “invite” to this event in the first place, let alone win it, given that each side is restricted to two Premier Division bowlers.
The needle-punch greens at the well-appointed Cunderdin combined sporing facility ran at a plus 15-second pace, and were made challenging with a westerly breeze prevailing on the opening day and a “stiffish" easterly breeze piping-in on day-two.
In terms of hospitality – a quality breakfast and lunch over two days, plus a succulent beef and vegetable evening meal after day-one – was outstanding.
Here are the results:
Winners- with 123 points -- were Sam Perica (Cambridge) Mick Marovic (Stirling) Steve Novac (Warnbro) and John Terrell (Mount Pleasant).
Runners Up- with 121 points -- Maurie Crameri (Cunderdin) John Barron Dick Hitsert and Merv Davis
Third- with 106 points Ron Treasure Graham Gregory Brian Thoson & Ash Mackin/Hayden Dixon
Day One Winners- 60 points -- Rex Cox team Mundaring
Day Two Winners- 61 points -- John Goddard Darrell Warner Tom Shrewberry and Allan Pendegast
Grateful thanks to the sponsors: Cunderdin Co-op, Baxters Rural Centre, Country Wide Insurance Brokers, Earthstyle Contractors, Capital Managers, LG Accounting Solutions, Elders Farmway, Cunderdin Newsagency, Country Ford and Cunderdin Newsagency.
The event is by invitation only, so if there are teams contemplating to enter next year, they should contact Maurice Crameri on 0417945449 or firstname.lastname@example.org in the hope that a vacancy might be available.
Vision Impaired and Blind Bowlers Association of WA
The Vision Impaired and Blind Bowler’s Association of WA held their State Singles Championships at Perth & Tattersalls Club this week with many high standard games and close results.
The Ladies overall winner was Sharon Ferres (Director Trevor Ferres). Sharon also won the B2 section.
The B3 winner was Mavis Ballantyne (Director Bob Ballantyne).
The Men’s overall winner was John Ryan (Director Lyn Ryan). John completed a clean sweep of all his games and was also the B1 winner. This is the first time a totally blind bowler has ever won the State Singles event.
The B2 winner was Barry Green (Director Deb Rhine). Barry is a new bowler playing in his first State Championship.
The B4 winner was David Goddard (Director Mike Sermon).
For those unaware of what the categories mean, below is a summarised version of how a persons category is calculated -
The test is a Snellen test
B1 is totally blind or can see the difference between night and day with no hand movement
B2 is 2/60 or 1/60 also less than 1/60 seeing a letter at 60 point size 2 metres or under
B3 is 6/60 down to 3/60 same as above but at 3 to 6 metres
B4 is at 6 metres they can see a 24-36 point size
Thanks to Leigh Salter for sending this information.
Senior Sides Championships - South Australia
The Sides Series started 16th October and the WA sides results are as follows -
Men - ladder position 4th
WA 56 (4) vs Victoria 53 (2) - Round 1
G Caffell, Evans, Cerff, Nicol def Donaldson 22-10
R Ball, P Caffell, Christensen, Vaughan def by Ross 19-20
O'Neill, Radford, Thorn, King def by Jansen 15-23
WA 59 (1.5) vs Tasmania 63 (3.5) - Round 2
Caffell def Docking 22-14
Ball def by Allford 18-30
O'Neill drew Manson 19-19
WA 49 (1) def by Sth Aust 67 (5) - Round 3
Caffell def by Harvey 18-21
Ball def Holtham 21-19
O'Neill def by Gageler 10-27
12th Oct 17 - Day3 and the tournament has been completed and another amazing day of results. Firstly to the men, entering the final day our very own Clive Adams sat 2nd behind Victoria Barrie Lester and first up played SA Wayne Ruediger, and did everything right to win 21-11. Barrie Lester did everything wrong to lose 17-21 and Lee Schraner from Tas was making a charge to win 21-11. So after Rd 6 Clive was sitting on top but 4 players all had 4 wins, and with Scrhaner and Lester playing each other, Clive needed to beat Trystan Smallacombe and with his shots up would take the title. Nail biting stuff.
Early on it was ugly, 1-11 moving slowly to 6-16 before Clive made his charge to peg it back to 16-18 and playing well. Tryst not hitting his weighty shots the way he would have liked but a couple of singles kept his nose in front. Next end found his range with the drive to clear out 2 of Clives shot bowls before drawing a second. 16-20. Clive drew a back knocker with his first bowl and it stayed there the whole end. 17-21. With Clive holding 2, Trystan drew a magnificent shot to hold match, Clive playing with weight and hit the kitty flush to kill the end. Bowl clean was worth 2 but a replay was in order. Again Clive drew a strong 2 shots but Trystan again drew the counter and Clive had 2 running shots but narrowly missed with both and the match was Trystans.
In other games, Schraner had taken a commanding lead 19-11 where we now know the winner would win the title, but Lester has got some ticker and I think pegged it back to 18-20 before Schraner was able to hold on and take the title. Jono Davis as well came from a mile back to defeat Wayne Ruediger to grab silver and Clive took home the bronze medal. Trystan a very admirable 4th spot, when you see someone of the likes of Ruediger finish with only 1 win shows how tough this tournament was so Clive should be very proud of his bowls and again he did WA proud with his bronze medal. With Australian selectors in attendance, hopefully we can see recall to the Aussie squad for him.
In the ladies, WA Pauline Bourne had a shocking Day2 but still loads to play for, first up played Cassandra Harvey from SA but went down 12-21. Colleen Orr still out front by 1 game and good shots up playing Pauline in the last game and it was a whitewash, Pauline smashing her way to a 2106 victory. Orr looking worriedly on from the sidelines as the only person who could overtake her was Harvey who played Beth Quinlan from NSW and she was handed a bit of a lesson as well, down by 10 shots pretty much the whole game to eventually lose 10-21, which meant Orr hung on to take the title. The next players all won 3 lost 3, so with shots difference Pauline finished a good 4th, by only 2 shots as it turned out.
In an amazing stat, both WA players defeated the eventual winners 21-6! Both players can take a lot of heart out of their performance and WA was right behind them the whole way
12th Oct 17 - Day2 is complete, 2 more games have been played with only 2 to go and what a topsy turvy day for the whole comp, both our lady and man still chance, Clive sitting better in 2nd position still despite 2 losses today. Pauline also with 2 losses but every female bowlers has 2 wins except for Colleen Orr with 3 wins.
For Clive, his first game this morning against Barrie Lester was a cracker, those who saw the game on Facebook will attest. Lester only marginally too good but Clive can hold his head very high with an a-grade performance. Unfortunately for him he also dropped the 2nd game against Kurt Brown from Qld 19-21, a win would have seen him sit in top position after Lester amazingly lost his next game against Breeze from the ACT. still Clive has 2 tough games tomorrow against SA's Wayne Ruediger and NT Trystan Smallamcombe. Smallacombe as well losing both games today by narrow margins.
I then left the office to actually do some work and missed the Pauline Bourne game, but she completed the bad day for the WA connection with 2 losses. Pauline put up a tough fight against Victori'as Jess Wallace but ultimately went down 16-21 but saved her worst performance when on the Bowls Australia stream to go down to Queensland's Cassandra Millerick 3-21. I didn't see the game but with the way results went today, she can complete the tournament with 2 wins and give herself some chance of winning the day.
11th Oct 17 - The Champion of club champions singles are being played at the moment at the Darwin Bowling Club, Clive Adams representing WA got off to flyer with 3 crushing wins, firstly live on Bowls Australia against up and coming Jono Davis from NSW 21-11, smashing the ACT Breeze Howard 21-3 and continuing his awesome form beating Tasmanias Lee Schraner 21-6. Of interest to us also is the form of ex-West Australian Trystan Smallacombe, representing NT these days. He had 2 wins to sit 3rd overall. Clive is today playing Victorias Barrie Lester and Queenslands Kurt Brown. 2 more wins sets himself up for an exciting last day
In the Ladies, WA's Pauline Bourne is also setting herself up nicely with 2 wins out of 2. In the morning game she beat NSW Beth Quinlan 21-16 and followed that up with a nice 21-10 over the ACT's Chloe Morrison. Her afteroon game was the bye, Tasmania not sending a lady bowler thus creating a bye round. She sits 2nd overall but as she has played the bye and NT Colleen Orr who sits 1st has her bye this morning and is also well placed for a good tournament
*Ranking Points event*
The competion of the brilliant 5-a-side has been played today at Manning and it was the home town team of Tom Mitchell, Matt Mitchell, Shane Knott, Ant Williams and AJ Heal who won the day tournament over a gallant Doubleview. Both sides won 2 disciplines, Manning winning the Singles and Triples, Doubleview the Fours and Pairs, but the shots difference of Mitchells defeat of Ryan Moyle in the Singles 21-5 proved too hard to overcome. Manning win a trip to East Cessnock, although I didn't hear how last years winners Morley went, did they travel at all or was the event cancelled? If anyone knows please let me know, but it's Manning turn to bask in the glory of a victory.
**UPDATE** Thanks to Shane Knott, last year the East Cessnock event was cancelled due to the sad passing of Greg Kelly, so when the event is held next year both Morley and Manning will attend. WA will be well represnted by those 2 teams
Congratulations also in order to Middleton Beach and Wanneroo for making the semi finals, it was a strong squad of teams contesting the format this year yet again and no mean feat to make it to the pointy end.
Thanks again to Perth Pennants for providing everyone on Facebook with live scores every day and during the finals, below are the full results -
The very enjoyable and at times very cold South Perth Triples comp has been completed and it was an exciting last night of competition. Ladder leader for just about the whole comp Matt Mitchell lost both games narrowly on night 4 to drop to 5th and the team that beat them in the last game grabbed 4th spot with that win. The top 3 sides all finished on 19 points, 6 wins a draw and a loss so it all came down to shots. Whilst Scott Walker was winning leading up to the final night they were narrow wins but the team turned it on during night 4 to win both of their games and grab 26 shots in the process to snag the win by a sole shot. Well done to Scott and his team and well done to Sth Perth on a successful carnival. Let's hope they do it again on the warmer months.
1st - Scott Walker, Glenn Pauling, Sally Wilke 19pts +37
2nd - Kristina Krstic, Laura Merz, Patrick Keeffe, Marcus Merz (sub) 19pts +36
3rd - Mark Masel, Paul Sinden, Tarquin McElveney, Laurie Kelly 19pts +24
4th - Ryan Brown, Kyle McIlroy, Gavin Faulkner, Steve Diable (sub) 18pts +34
5th - Matthew Mitchell, Addy Wetzler, Anthony Williams 16pts + 52
Another successful and thoroughly enjoyable Mandurah BPL has been run and and it was a mixed team which took the 1st prize. Team Heneselite comprising Brad Ball as skipper, Corey Bessant, Noelene Abe and Matt Trewhella were able to produce a stunning finals series to scoop the pool. Stunning because they finished 2nd in their sectional game, and then went on to defeat 2 winners of other sections in Sorrento and Osborne Park, and the very strong Bassendean outfit.
Well done Team Henselite, although it was bittersweet win for them as the winning club gets a trip to Queensland to attend the National Club BPL and as the Henselite team are not a club as such, that trip then falls to the vanquished Osborne Park, comprised of Cody Packer skippering, then Lewis Grigg, Hailey Adams and Gary Caffell. Only 3 of that team gets the trip, it will be a tough call whoever doesn't make it.
Well done to Perth Pennants who covered the event with live scores on their
Facebook page (and for their photo and scoresheet below) and to Bowls WA for running the event and Mandurah Bowling Club for hosting the competition.
This written and sent from John Terrell. Thanks again for your assistance and I wholly concur, Kalgoorlie is one of the best country carnivals around. It looks like Ron Florence and his team agree, taking out both the Welcome Fours and the Golden Nugget. it's a hard event to do well in both events, well done to this team
The Kalgoorlie Bowling Club is to be congratulated for hosting one of the best run country bowls carnival in Western Australia so far this year.
The event attracted a sell-out 28 teams from all points of the compass, with the hospitality, weather and playing conditions at their brilliant best.
And what an outstanding show that the Kalgoorlie Bowling Club put on, with volunteer club members providing a barbecue breakfast for each of the four days of the carnival, plus morning tea, fine lunches comprising soup, a delicious plated dish and sweets, then a sit-down dinner on two of the four nights of the carnival. On the two nights that dinner was not provided, the club served-up “nibblies” to round-off the day.
Tournament coordinator Brian Osmetti did a splendid job on the microphone, while ladies were outstanding with their help behind the scenes.
The Gold Nugget carnival was preceded by the annual womens bowls carnival which also attracted 28 teams.
In presenting trophies at the trophies at the conclusion of the men’s carnival, Kalgoorlie mayor John Bowler praised the Kalgoorlie Bowling Club for its outstanding community spirit. He said it was a great sight to see the men helping out the ladies with their carnival, and conversely the ladies helping the men run a successful follow-up carnival of their own.
Of the 28 women’s teams to play in the 2017 Kalgoorlie carnival, 22 have already renominated for next year.
And based of the overall hospitality on display, it is easy to see why.
Here are the results from the men’s carnival.
Gold Nugget event:
1st Ron Florence (skip, Victoria Park/Carlisle), Dave Florence (Victoria Park/Carlisle, Phillip Sorfleet (Bunbury) and Dennis Eastcott (Victoria Park/Carlisle).
2nd Daniel Patterson (skip, Cambridge), Gary Cafell (Osborne Park), Beau Manton (Bassendean) and John Terrell (Mount Pleasant).
3rd A team from Muckinbudin.
Cash Fours event:
1st Ron Florence (skip from Victoria Park/Carlisle), Dave Florence (Victoria Park/Carlisle, Phillip Sorfleet (Bunbury) and Dennis Eastcott (Victoria Park/Carlisle).
2nd Sam Perica (skip, Cambridge), Mick Marovic (Stirling), Chris Bergin (Bassendean) and Brian Vujich (Stirling).
3rd Daniel Patterson (skip, Cambridge), Gary Cafell (Osborne Park), Beau Manton (Bassendean) and John Terrell (Mount Pleasant).
Bassendean Spring Fours
*Ranking Points event*
18th September 17 - A great day for Bowls at Bassendean where 18 teams battled it out over 3 games of Fours and only 3 teams remained undefeated throughout the event. Going in to Round 3 we had the 1st placed team playing the 2nd placed team, both were miles ahead with shots up so it was winner take all. Neale Griffin and his team were gallant but we saw new Bassendean bowler Nathan Smith and his family from York win that game by a sole shot to take the game and the 1st prize cheque
1st place - Aaron Smith, Nathan Smith, Sian Smith, Haydn Smith - 3 wins +43, $900
2nd place - Simon Alden, Ted Alden, Grant Stokes, Alex Burt - 3 wins +13 $600
3rd place - Linton Pike, Bob Maynard, Norm Blight, Fole - 3 wins +5 $250
18th September - Day 3 and finals day and another glorious day weather wise. What a September we have had for bowls so far! I was unable to attend as I was playing in a tournament myself so the report will be ased on scores and not how the game went, but we can see that all games were close and not blow outs, so all competitors did probably think themselves a chance at some stage.
Congratulations go to Shane Knott who has danced around the periphery of a major singles success for years, he has won a State Pairs, Triples and Fours already, this will sit nicely on the mantle piece, and a great photo of him and his family with the shield
@Photo courtesy of Perth Pennants
Matty France is runner up again, when he is on song he is a hard man to topple and looks like he pushed Knott all the way. Well done to France, a victory in this event is not too far away.
Commiserations go to Stein Davies and Peter Wachmer who were gallant in defeat and did their clubs and themselves proud to get this far in a quality event. Look forward to seeing their names pop out in State Events this year
Semi-Finals Shane Knott v Stein Davies 132-128 Matthew France v Peter Wachmer 133-117 Final Shane Knott v Matthew France 153-137
16th September - Day 2 and we are down to the semi-finalists. Some epic match-ups today that needed the winners to pull out all stops to defeat their highly fancied opponents but they did that and see themselves playing on the final day tomorrow. Hopefully the weather holds off long enough that we can see great weather and some great contests from both the men and womens in the finals.
Stein Davies is playing some high quality bowls at the opponent and needed all his guile and cunning to overcome Corey Bessant 122-118, the surprise packet Paul Sinden 120-110 and Chris Parr who himself defeated Matty Mitchell but Davies won that battle with Parr 126-114 Shane Knott is probably now the favourite going in to the last 4 and he beat 3 PL players in Lance Strahan 107-83, Nick Reagan 120-100 and the (almost) undefeatable Scott Walker 120-100. Knott looks sharp and would be my pick from here Matty France who has been a runner up here in 2012 will be looking to go one betterand he had some great wins today over Clive Adams 125-94 and then Lewis Grigg 124-116. Peter Wachmer is the other playing in the semi, and he certainly won't be a pushover for France, Wachmer a very steady draw bowler and he is putting it all together at the right time. 2 games today saw him win over Ben Legget 121-89 and then Neville Woods 124-106. Woods taking out John Slavich to open up the bottom half of the draw.
15th September - Day 1c has been completed and we have again got a quality field to contest Day 2, but an early favourite Blake Nairn stumbled against the quality opponent Lewis Grigg, Grigg himself winning again to play today. Most of the fancied people playing have got through though in what should be an exciting day at Mt Lawley today. If you are doing nothing head down to the club to watch some quality games of bowls
Lewis Grigg sees action on Day 2 by taking the scalps of Cliff Wooldridge, Blake Nairn and Jeff Adams Keith Bowden plays again today after a good wins over Ash Sharp, Don Oliver and Daniel Newton Clive Adams the Mt Lawley specialist again progresses fairly untroubled with wins over Eddie Gollan, Alan Pryce, James Buchanan Matthew France is again showing he has entered the tournament in form with wins over F Tyson, Pat Caffell and Ross Pringle Ben Leggett is someone I am not familiar with but maybe a name to take more notice of as he had 3 solid wins over Harold Christensen, Ken Boswell and Ryan Havercroft Peter Wachmer showing his draw bowling is of a consistent standard with wins over Luke Bolton, Jeff Hewton and Barry Kalinowsky Neville Woods did what was needed to be done defeating Mike Vitale, Julian Kaplan and Colin Johnson John Slavich is still alive to defend his title with wins over Keith Scott, Brad Gillingham and Shane Smith
10th September - Day 1b finished and the biggest fish of them all Tom Mitchell knocked out first game by Joe Krstic and looking at the scoreline quite convincingly as well. Krstic unable to continue that form when he lost the next game. In other games not many upsets sees the likely victors progressing to the round of 16
Scott Walker - who looms as the one to beat given his recent form went through un-troubled beating Darren Rowland, Dean Calco and Laurie Kelly Neale Griffin - remaining in the hunt when he won over John Morss, Paul Knight and Shane Loftus Ryan Moyle - is putting together a good resume of results ot this event, this time beating James Neulist, Peter Cole and Rawley Lang Lance Strahan - showed he isn't rusty at all and look for a big season from him, overcoming Markus Merz and Mick McConnell Shane Knott - also now a strong chance when he beat Ron Magerl in an amazing scoreline, Glenn Lynch and then the match of the first day between him and Cody Packer Ross Cunningham - is a name I wasn;t familiar with but he has chalked up some good wins over Mark Rollings, defeating giant killer Joe Krstic and then Brad White Nick Reagan - is showing the value of good Winter bowls and he is still alive with wins over Peter Madigan, Tom Reid and Hugh Ward
9th September - Day 1a has been completed and what a perfect day weather wise, 26 degrees, full sun, slight breeze, you could not have asked for better conditions to play bowls in. It may well have been the best opening day in the history of the event, greenkeepers across the metro area know that when Mt Lawley starts, the rains come. But not this year.
72 people started the day in a full book and we have got down to 9 winners, some surprises but generally the favourites getting through to the final 32. The winners are listed below -
Gavin Faulkner - defeated Mick Erceg, Rob Mincham and Brad Ball in a tight encounter Matthew Mitchell - cruised through his matches beating Alan Taylor, Shaun Morris and Bernie McNamara, McNamara way behind early but fought it out Dale Marsland - Had some tight encounters but got through the day unscathed, taking Francis Hourquebie, Simon Alden and Daryl Radford as his victims Chris Parr - has shown up in singles and has done so again here beating Mark Ryan, David Newton and Tony Regan, Regan defeating Charlie Slavich in an upset Ross Dempsey - state singles winner of course didn't have it all his own way against Bill Bradley but easily accounted for Craig Edson and Chris Margin Paul Sinden - local knowledge of the carpet has seen Sinden progress defeating Cameron Bell, Elliot Brannen and Phil Park Stein Davies - showing he is in the right form going in to this season when he triumphed over Gareth Hill, Steve Connell and massive scalp Glenn Pauling Corey Bessant - runner up here 2 years ago is showing he is in good form again winning over Kinglsey Toster, Daryl Warner and Russell Bates John Goddard - is another state singles winner getting through to the 32 defeating David Croft, Steve Diable and Mark Masel
18th September - the Women Consistency has also been played amazingly in the same glorious conditions as the men and it was Lisa Featherby who won the day. Like Knott she has also been in some great bowling form over the last 12 months. She was able to triumph over "The Prez" Kerry Anderson, in a tight game but Featherby able to win in the end
@Photo courtesy of Perth Pennants
Semi-Finals Lisa Featherby v Nerrida Porteous 101-79 Kerry Anderson v Noelene Abe 105-95 Finals Lisa Featherby v Kerry Anderson 125-115
Day 2 is over and we down to the final 4 Ladies to play in the final. Warm favourite Helen Morss started the day on fire against old friend Therese Hastings and despatched her to the cleaners 102-58 but then got despatched herself by Lisa Featherby 103-77. Featherby as well beating friend Linda Warburton to get to the semis. Nerrida Porteous survived a scare against Renate Coote to take her place against Featherby in the 1st semi final. On the other side of the draw, the Pres Kerry Anderson made short work of Irene Arndt and also cruised past Vicki Spragg and she will play Noelene Abe who herslef was untroubled albeit the scorelines were a bit closer
Lisa Featherby - beat Linda Warburton 101-79 and then Helen Morss 103-77 Nerrida Porteous - beat Jennie Bruce 100-80 and then Renate Coote 102-98 Kerry Anderson - won her games over Irene Arndt 105-55 and Vicki Spragg 105-65 Noelene Abe - takes her place defeating Robyn Marland 101-89 and Pauline Bourne 103-87
Day 1b is over and another glorious weather day, it surely must be some sort of record for this event. Big news early was that Kristina Krstic unable to taker her place due to work commitments which is a real shame, but it does open that half of her draw for someone to come through now and challenge for the win. We are down to 16, another games being played today before the semi finals on Sunday.
Nerrida Porteous is alive after winning over Lee Anne Green and Debra Rhine Jennie Bruce with 2 close games over Maria McCormack and C Locke Kerry Anderson our pres with 2 wins over Dot Glass and Rinske Butcher in a surprisingly one sided affair Irene Arndt with a couple of solid wins over Ann Smith and Elizabeth Wilson Gail Botting with a good win over the very tough Helen Heal and then following it up with a win over Jan Miles Vicki Spragg Beating Joanne Lancaster and Elizabeth Jackson Noelene Abe is still going and looking the goods after sound wins against Kay Miller and a tough match against old rival Bev Baker Robyn Marland has a tough match ahead but 2 good wins over Susan Birch and Noeleen Keeffe should hold her in good stead Liz Matthews going well with a good win in the "Battle of the Liz" Ritchie and then tight one against Jenny Parker Pauline Bourne showing her supremacy over Lee Poletti and Helen Paganoni
Day 1a started for the women in the consistency singles, another nice day if not a bit cool but some good close games and a couple of surprise results but in the end the fancied players through to Day 2 on Thursday. Last years winner Shaan Saunders won a couple of games but fell to the gun Helen Morss. Hailey Adams also winning a few games before hitting the Therese Hastings road block.
Helen Morss always going to feature deep in any event beating Wendy Stower, Julie Savill and Shaan Saunders Therese Hastings showing she has lost none of her good play winning over Paye Hoad, Annalyn Ricalde and Hailey Adams Lisa Featherby is another who continues to run deep in events and here is no excpetin, beating Jaewyn Norton, Karina Gale and Shari Solly Linda Warburton celebrating her recent call up to the state squad again with wins over A Campbell and Deborah Povey Amanda Masters has put herself into the equation and in a good part of the draw by defeating Valerie Still and Sally Wilke Renate Coote also a well known name and she gives herself every chance to progress after wins over Rhonda Prosser and Brooke Newstead
13th Sept - the final knockout rounds was completed on Sunday and good to see the local hero Derek Griffin beat some well fancied opponents to win his place in the Everest to be played in October. Derek is an accomplished singles player so should be able to acquit himself well at Dudley Park Final
Wanneroo have sent through the draw for their Everest qualifying being played this weekend and the next - Sectional Results
*Ranking Points event*
1st Place - P Hodgson, B Hathaway, M Clarke, B Gardiner; 14pts +53
2nd Place - L Strange, S Novak, C Biddle, P Oldacres; 13pts +45
3rd Place - M Mills, E Brown, A Mills, G Twist; 13pts +32
4th Place - H Smith, P Jones, P Ashworth, R Ashworth; 13pts +22
Cambridge are again representing Perth and what a strong line up it is. Thanks to Cameron Harris who will be sending results through, I will try and keep as up to date as possible
Singles - Pieter Harris Fours - Jon Sharp, Clive Adams, Daniel Patterson, Trystan Smallacombe Pairs - Jon Sharp Daniel Patterson Triples - Pieter Harris, Clive Adams, Trystan Smallacombe
Round 1 - Raymond Terrace; Pairs 11-14, Triples 13-11
Round 2 - South Tweed; Singles 21-16, Fours 13-13
Round 3 - Mt Lewis; Pairs 14-21, Triples 16-13
Round 4 - Nelson Bay; Singles 21-19, Fours 13-12
Round 5 - Eastbourne; Pairs 11-18, Triples 21-10
Round 6 - Clayton; Singles 21-17, Fours 7-9
Round 7 - Adelaide; Pairs 12-15, Triples 11-13
Round 8 - West Lakes; Singles 21-10, Fours 13-12
Round 9 - Taren Point; Pairs 10-15, Triples 15-10
Round 10 - St Johns Park; Singles 13-21, Fours 16-17
Round 11 - Musgrave Hill; Pairs 20-9, Triples 4-31
Round 12 - Warilla; Singles 21-13, Fours 17-7
Overall - Singles 2nd, Pairs 16th, Triples 7th, Fours 8th, Team 6th
More information can be found directly on the club website here
Mt Lawley Singles
Draws for the Men and the Women can be found here -
I will attempt to do some tipping for the Men but sadly I do not know the Women as well as I know the men, so if one our readers would like to attempt to tip some winners with a short summary I would be grateful. Hattie Robbins has come through! Thanks for your tips Hattie
A super day for bowls and loads of talented bowlers there to contest the annual warm up for the Singles with a great day of split fours. The money man Scott Walker was at it again with his team but also some new faces in the money, we like seeing that!
1st - Scott Walker, Glenn Pauling, Steve Kelly, Brian Ledingham 12pts +50
2nd - Daryl Radford, Dinko Golem, Shaun Morris, Otto Dawson 12pts +41
3rd - Justin Opie, Beau Manton, Bob Maynard, Linton Pike 10pts +28
4th - Steve Wattleworth, Brad Gillingham, Ed Retallack, Peter Retallack 10pts +27 Round Prizes
David Grima +21
Brad Ball +17
Al Baker +27
Joe Krstic +18
Australian Indoors 2017
*Ranking Points event*
Western Australia was represented this year by Blake Nairn, Matt Mitchell and Matt Ellul, the Ladies by Lisa Featherby and Therese Hastings. It was slim pickings this year with only Blake Nairn winning one game but then striking Indoor king Jeremy Henry and despite a gallant effort fell slightly short. Results of all games below, perhaps next year we can get a WA player on the throne.
Lisa Featherby v Clare Turley 5-11, 7-9
Therese Hastings v Sara Rodger 7-5,6-9,1-4
Blake Nairn v Mark Diamond 15-1, 12-3
Matthew Mitchell v Todd Trewarne 5-7, 8-9
Matthew Ellul v William Ahoy 11-6, 4-9, 0-5
Blake Nairn v Jeremy Henry 7-9, 6-7
Kardinya Shots Up
*Ranking Points event*
Oh wow what a weekend at Kardy. No rain, a lightning fast green and the bowlers came out to play. The game is simple you play 6 games to the clock and the team with the most shots up wins.
Let’s start with next year’s winners and it’s not a misprint - Rob Foy, Stephen West and Steve Ivory -42 a tough day at the office.
The field was full of talent and the new one day format has proven to be a success
6th Prize Joe Krstic, John Morss, Peter Madigan + 17 $150
5th Prize Daniel Brown, Ron Bates, Shane Loftus + 19 $300
2nd Prize Geoff White, Frank Carbone, Otto Dawson +51 $900
1st prize Kyle Mcilroy, Gavin Faulkner, D Wood +66 $1800
*Ranking Points event*
2nd Sept 17 - A successful day at Wonthella with 30 teams making the journey to compete. Great weather and greens were the order of the day, but there can be only 1 winner and they were -
1st - Eddie Dodd, Hugh Ward, Dave Triffitt, Vic Luckhurst
2nd - Merv Fawcett, Ashley Brenton, Dick Cobley, Aaron Fawcett
3rd - Matt France, D Haines, M Parker, K Adrieus
4th - Steve Palmer, Neville Palmer, Brian Walter, Ray Eakins
Saturday - Matthew Perrett, Bob Nicholas, Trevolr Wedgwood, Tom Wedgwood
Sunday - Pat Neal, John Craig, Peter Batten, Eric Ryan
Bassendean Everest Qualifying
I don't know much yet about the scores but I do know that thew final was contested between local hope Justin Opie and accomplished singles player Bill Brandsma. As I said not sure of the scores but Justin Opie won the game, but then gave his ticket to Bill Brandsma to contest the $64,000 Everest Singles in October.
Dudley Park "Best In The West"
2nd Sept 17 - Results Written by Russell Tyrrell, courtesy of Perth Pennants
Section 1 was the group of death with Manning, The Presidents 12, Kelleberrin and Dudley Park pitted against each other and Section 2 being The Men’s Over 60’s, Middleton Beach, Busselton and Gnowangerup.
The Presidents 12 were successful winners of Section 1 but were challenged all the way. Dudley Park proved to be up to the challenge of the more fancied Manning and Presidents 12 and pushed them to the wire, whilst Kelleberrin with some players missing proved to be no pushovers even though the results didn’t go there way and blew out towards the ends of games. The Kellerberrin team should be proud of their efforts and had an awesome time against some high class players.
In section 2 the Men’s Over 60 team had the opportunity of their first games together as a 12 before they go away in October and proved to be too strong overall but gave the opportunity for others to challenge themselves against some of the legends of the game such as Lindsay Thorn, Pat Caffell, Graham Evans and current 4’s winning skipper Steve O’Neill. Busselton were undermanned with absentees but still accredited themselves extremely well whilst Middleton Beach and Gnowangerup were not disgraced and did their leagues and clubs proud and hopefully learnt a lot from the experience.
The final was a high standard and provided the Men’s State team a huge test. In the end the President’s 12 prevailed winning the overall aggregate 65 to 54 winning on 2 rinks.
In beautiful weather the event proved to be extremely successful and from the feedback looks like it will be here to stay and hopefully grow next year to 16 Pennant winners from all around the State.
Dudley Park wishes to thank all those who travelled long distances and the President’s 12 who gave their time so willingly in support. Thanks also to Roger Barnes and Mike Zusman for having the Men’s Over 60’s involved and all wish them luck in October, based on their efforts this weekend at their first hit out they should accredited themselves extremely well and do us all proud.
Finally, this event was ran as a fundraiser for Beyond Blue and over the weekend there was over $3,300 raised for this extremely important cause, thanks to all for their generosity.
All clubs left hoping they win their pennant again this upcoming season so they have the opportunity to be involved in next year’s bigger and even better event.
The Beyond Blue "Best In The West" is being staged this weekend at Dudley Park. 8 sides from the country and city zone league winners were invited to compete, 2 teams unable to accept so their place has been taken by a Presidents 12 and a Over 60's side as they prepare for their trip East in a few weeks.
The teams are as follows -
Jon Sharp, Paul Walker, Craig Greenhalgh, Chookie Hayes
John Slavich, Ryan Moyle, Lewis Grigg, Dave Appleton
Mark Simpson, Daniel Patterson, Troy Newick, Russell Tyrrell
Tom Mitchell, Rob Tiller, Graham O'Brien, Blake Butler
Anthony Williams, Steve Withers, Nathan Jones, Andy Lill
Shane Knott, Dale Marsland, Nigel Rees, Alan Pryce
Ian Spragg, Graeme Needs, Keith Cannon, Peter Urich
Keith Bransby, Peter Rushton, Frank Gobbart, Steve Davies
Ben Garrett, Alan Cowie, Ian Linford, Bill Savell
Geoff Cox, Jeff Keitel, Phil Graham, Bill McClelland
Geoff Main, Brett Taylor, Brad Nelson, Pete Nicholls
Raymond Griffiths, Herb McClelland, Mitch Innes, Phil Innes
WA Over 60's
Graham Evans, Michael McCrae, Steve Cerff, Alek Gryta
Pat Caffell, Ross Bolton, Harold Christensen, Glyn Vaughan
Steve O'Neill, Daryl Radford, Linton Pike, Lindsay Thorn
Arthur Crabbe, Johnny Konmene, Rick Flickner, Nathaniel Fuge
Kevin Heberle, Michael Johnston, Jim Hull, Bill Seward
John Dye, Victor Wellstead, Bill Harris, Michael Harris
Matt Pennington, Ian Pennington, Don Gray, Don Rogers
Scott Pennington, Boomer Gearing, Jim Paganoni, Rolf Groenhide
TBA, Jeff Mitchell, Richard Pennington, Glen Tillotson
SQUAD - Jack Higgins, Harvey Waddell, Nick Burgess, Geoff Myers, Phil Lee
Paul Meyers, Greg Cooper, Fred Holt, Mark Pooley, Geoff Page
Wayne Cooper, Greg Milne, Lou Mancini, Jim Robertson
It's good to see this concept resurrected and hopefully it's embraced by all involved. The day is raising funds for Beyond Blue, a worthwhile cause in this day and age. If you are not bowling this weekend and the weather promises to be a cracker, why not head down to Dudley Park and watch some quality bowls being played.
Warnbro Bowling Club hosted a very successful 2 day tournament over the weekend, 42 teams played in fine weather both days in a hotly contested carnival where no team won all of their games. Bill Baker and his band of volunteers were instrumental in one of the most successful runnings of the event, hats off to him and the club. But there can be only 1 winner, and the perennial prizemoney winner in Brad Ball with his team scooped the pool. Well done Brad and your team
1st - Brad Ball, Russell Bates, Norm Ball, Chris Lander - 14 points + 95 $2600
2nd - Dean Tinley, Craig Greenhalgh, W McDonald, J Hamilton - 14 points +43 $1600
3rd - Clive Adams, Neville Stevens, Patrick Quinlan, Gordon King - 14 points +42 $800
4th - Tony Cocodis, Ross Knapp, L Philips. Dave Wood - 13 points +57 $600
Day 1 winner - Kyle McIlroy, Gavin Faulkner, Mike Browne, Stephen Patterson - $240
Day 2 winner - JJ Butt, Ivan Daniel, Mark Thomas, Ken Monkhouse - $240
Cambridge Split Fours
*Ranking Points event*
A successful and star studded line up of teams contested the Cambridge contest on Sunday as players now start to warm up for the season ahead. Well done to Ross Bolton and his team of helpers for making the day run smoothly. As Ross said, a lot of times when a stacked side enters they get undone but this stacked side was too strong on the day -
1st - Matthew Mitchell, Corey Bessant, Lewis Grigg, Mark Douthie - $800
2nd - Daniel Patterson, Aaron Staples - $400
3rd - Nicky Lewis - $200
4th - David Opie, Alek Gryta, Greg Kane, John Terrell - $100
Midland/Morrison Purslowe Plate
Midland have completed their Purslowe Plate from last Thursday and congratulations goes to the team from The Bays, skippered by P Hoad.
1st - P Hoad, R Marland, P Thompson, E Sinatra
2nd - P Munday, R Marshall, S Russ, N Downton
1st Round - K Nicholls, R McCayn, E Appleby, D Innes
2nd Round - V Mladineo, J Fletcher, F Fletcher, B Walters
Mullewa Wildflower Mixed 4's
Unfortunately full team details are not known at this time, but if you can expand the teams with all names it would be appreciated -
For those that aren't aware of the PBA, it is a tournament for all bowlers Australia wide, but this year it was only Queensland and WA who tried to win spots. There are 4 events, the Scottish Open, the International open, the World Singles and the World Pairs. It's open to all bowlers
The qualifying happened in May and we reached the finalists for the Scottish Open then, and the remaining tournaments are being finished today and tomorrow.
Results for today are as follows -
International Singles -
(F)Blake Nairn (Bassendean) bt David Rankin - 4-7, 9-7, 2-1
(F)Trenton Healey (Qld) bt Scott Walker - 9-6, 8-8 World Pairs -
(SF)Daniel Patterson/Mark Simpson bt Matt Ayres/David Rankin - 10-5, 7-4
(SF)Trentan Healey/Luke Day (Qld) bt Scott Walker/Glenn Pauling - 8-6, 8-1
(F)Patterson/Simpson bt Healey/Day - 0-9, 9-2, 2-0 World Singles -
(SF)Scott Walker vs Trentan Healey - 8-6, 8-3
(SF)David Rankin vs Ashley Sharp - 12-5, 6-6
(F)Scott Walker (South Perth) vs David Rankin - 11-7, 9-5 Scottish Open -
Winners - Simon Alden (Bassendean) & Steve Halmai (Qld)
There has been some live streaming of these games on Facebook, both through Ashley Sharp and the Lawn Bowlers Association on Facebook. Keep an eye on who might be streaming live tomorrow.
Thanks to Perth Pennants for providing the scores and allowing me to post them here
Wonthella Ladies Classic
The Wonthella Ladies Classic was completed this week, congratulations to the winners and all those featured in the prizemoney
1st place - Norma Follington , Jill Adam, Julie McCabe, Peggy Johnson (Geraldton Bowling Club)
2nd place - Gayl Wilson, Pauline Forrester, Norma Lodge, Ellen Ferguson (Composite Team, Sub Nanette Hamilton)
3rd place - Di Reudavy, Lyn Joyce, Lorraine Crowden, Erica Vermeer (Denison Bowling Club)
4th place - Marie Eaton, Gaye McAuliffe, Judi Murray, Jenny Mutter (Denison Bowling Club with Gaye from Wonthella Bowling Club as a sub)
5th place - Leta Ryan, Sally Grieg, Joy Bland, Ailsa Criddle (Wonthella Bowling Club)
Day 1 winner - June Olden, Paula Cripps, Kaye Criddle, Elaine Wrenstead (Geraldton Bowling Club)
Day 2 winner - Jenny Illich, Ann Doy, Glenda McBeath, Heather Chaplin (Denison Bowling Club).
INNALOO COUNTRY CARNIVAL 2017
The winners of another successful Innaloo carnival occurred over the weekend, and popular winning team from Merredin took out 1st prize. Below is the list of prizemoney winning teams over the weekend.
1st place - Merredin Civic 2 - Errol Pustkuchen, Shane Hollington, Alan Walker, George Skalko
2nd place - Scarborough - Sam Scott, Igon Alphabet, Glen Something or rather, Woodsy
3rd place - Bunbury 1 - George Kern, S Sampey, G Giblett, M Nagle
4th place - Police 1 - Rob Bellis, Karl Vandersluys, Alan Booth, Phil Dobie
5th place - Merredin Civic 1 - Wayne Wallace, Bill Williamson, Bradley Alp, Rodney Robertson
The annual and prestigious Golden Nugget commenced this week in Tweed Heads and our own golden girl Kristina Krstic was the only WA player invited to play. Sectional play is over but her results are listed below -
Krstic v Carmen Anderson, 24-25
Krstic v Natasha Scott, 25-20
Krstic v Rebecca Van Asch, 25-12
Krstic v Serena Matthews, 25-8
Krstic v Jo Edwards, 25-20
Kristina finished of top of her group and now plays Carla Krizanic in the semi finals, the winner of that will play the winner of Ellen Ryan vs Carmen Anderson. Go Kristina, I know you will do WA proud with your result.
The full results for both men and women can be found here
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