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CONTENTS EDITOR’S NOTE

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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BOARD MATTERS

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FROM THE CEO’S DESK Life is a Choice

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MATCH REPORT Pennant Review

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55 INAUGURATED

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PATRON

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC Governor of New South Wales

UMPIRES REPORT 8 Proposed changes to Umpires Structure COACHING REPORT A time to prepare for Success

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METRO VS COUNTRY

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STATE EVENT NSW State Pennant Final

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MEETINGS Delegates Meeting and AGM Notes

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STANDING COMMITTEES Match

ENTRY FORMS 2014 Australian Open 2014 Australian Indoor Singles 2014 State Carnival - Fours

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LIFE MEMBERSHIPS

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PRESIDENTS DAYS

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Telephone Enquiries CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

DIRECTORS Robyn Procter – President Pam Andrich Pam Hockings Denise Huender Sue O’Keefe Beryl Watson Nanette Jemmeson Louise Tucker

AUSTRALIAN INDOOR RESULT Karen Murphy conquers Tweed

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BOWL FOR OTHERS

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MEET THE BOWLERS Barbara Rozga Jocilin Hayman

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OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES

2014 PROGRAM OF EVENTS NSWWBA & BA

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Selection Constitution Revision Journal

AROUND THE GREENS

34

REGIONAL NEWS

42

CHARITY DAYS

45

Social

DISTRICT ASSN NEWS

48

Historian

WHAT’S ON IN YOUR CLUB

60

IN MEMORIAM

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Coaching

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Editor’s Note

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Congratulations to all bowlers, the 2013 Pennant competition for ladies and men has been completed and the results of the finals held at Port Stephens are on page 14 of this edition. Port Stephens was host to so many players and spectators. It was a great week. There is a true story, told to me by Nelson Bay President Helen Nicholls, that on Monday afternoon, players were out on the green bowling away when on the green in front of the clubhouse a big, grey kangaroo hopped over a small hedge and onto the green, much to everyone’s astonishment. There were a lot of bowls cloths thrown but in the end the ladies manoeuvred themselves into a Guard of Honour and the big, grey kangaroo was able to make his way through the greens and onto the next block. President Helen thought he was used to doing this on Mondays when it is the greenkeeper’s day, and not a lot of people around, while Pam Hockings Director and Chairman of Match said when the kangaroo stood up on his hind legs, “He was all of eight feet tall, HUGE!!” As promised read the story on page 27 of the Indoor Championship and Karen Murphy’s success, and don’t forget your entry forms for the State Carnival, NSW Indoor Singles and the Australian Open Qualifying. Congratulations to President Robyn Procter on her new position and welcome to everyone who has been accepted to work for the Association. While thinking about what to write this month, I came across an old journal and having read one of the Meet a Bowler stories for this month, I believe this quote is very relevant. Hope it makes you think. “A little over a year ago, I was elected as State President. I wasn’t an umpire, a coach or a selector and knew nothing at all about match. I could do shorthand, type, and managed my own business. I believe that this, plus my years as State Secretary would help me to put into practice a plan to increase membership and work with the Executive to make bowls acceptable to all people ....... I look forward to the day when we can all walk into any club and the members will be happy having a ball, enjoying themselves and the game, regardless of the outcome. If you want to know the recipe for a happy club – it is having a good leader, who gives understanding and friendship to all members. Not easy, but give it a go, it will make you fantastic. Love to you all.” Extract from Bowls News, November 2000, written by Lenore Dunn, State President. I think we have found such a club, Lenore. Read our Meet a Bowler on page 30 and read what Barbara Rozga has to say. Happy Bowling in this beautiful weather. Barbara Hazeltine, Editor

COVER photo – Cronulla Golf Club ladies try their hand at bowling. See story in Around the Greens, on page 41.

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President’s Message

Robyn Procter State President

Each year the months of August and September traditionally burst into action due to the numerous Club and District Annual General Meetings and of course the Regional Play-offs leading up to the much anticipated State Play-offs. This year being no exception. Office staff, myself and CEO Nicky have been very busy answering a large number of questions connected with those clubs and districts experiencing difficulties with the Constitution and ByLaws. Thankfully many have successfully elected new and smaller Management Committees and are happy and confident that members have generously accepted a new and modern system. The State Pennant Play-offs held during August in the Port Stephens area was deemed to be an outstanding event staged at four clubs – Nelson Bay, Soldiers Point, Raymond Terrace and Fingal Bay, the final day host club being Nelson Bay. Emotions were high on the final day with all sides eager, tense and nervous but all hoping to win the coveted State Pennant Flag. Winners were – Grade 1 Warilla, Grade 2 Cabramatta, Grade 3 West Tamworth and Grade 4 Gerringong. Quite an experience for the many spectators and for those of us "working" for the Association. The traditional Unfurlings have all been arranged, with each of the four clubs. The Port City Board and members warmly welcomed 48 enthusiastic players and loyal spectators to the inaugural NSWWBA Metro versus Country match. The Association is extremely grateful for the generous support and sponsorship given by Port City over two and a half days, the sponsorship not only covering accommodation and catering, but also the marvellous non-stop music for the benefit of players and spectators on and around the green. The Country players won the magnificent trophy donated by B U L B O W L

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Maryanne Parcell, and all in attendance are eagerly looking forward to a hotly contested re-match during 2014. CEO Nicky and myself were invited to attend at a Bowls Australia Board Meeting held at Taren Point Bowling Club late August, where we were able to advise the BA Board of progress with the introduction and approval of our Constitutions and By-laws, and results of special events eg. Pennant Play-offs and Metro v Country. In return we were given a brief update on current and new plans including CDO issues, marketing bowls with an emphasis on image and the various options were discussed as to how to best take advantage of the publicity surrounding the APL and the Commonwealth Games. Prior to our meeting with BA, Nicky and I briefly met with CEO Greg Helm and President Vince Beard to discuss the joint independent review of Boundaries. As Joint Patron of Bowls for Others, (apologies from Co-Patron and Past President Jewel Buchanan) I was invited to attend the Bowl for Others Annual Dinner at the Masonic Club in Sydney. What a brilliant group of ladies! Over a period of 40 years they have raised almost $3,000,000 from donations given by our bowling members and at each Annual Dinner present substantial donations to organisations such as the Diabetes Association, Air Ambulance, Alzheimers Association, Asthma Foundation, Sydney Eye Hospital, The Melanoma Foundation, Kidney Health and Gynaecological Cancer Centre. The amount given to the recipients this year totalled $23,000. CEO Nicky’s report will cover the Club Delegates Forum and the AGM.

Robyn Procter, President

Board Matters AUGUST There were no Board meetings in August due to the large number of events in that month.

SEPTEMBER Board Meeting highlights • To gain a greater knowledge of why resignations exceed new members, the decision was taken to conduct an exit survey on resigning members for 2012-13. This was last done several years ago. • 2014 Committee Expressions of Interest were considered and approved. • Together with the RNSWBA, the Board decided to release the Boundaries Discussion paper at the same time at their respective AGMs. Feedback from all clubs is sought and encouraged. • The November Board meeting will be conducted in Bathurst, with a Forum the next day. All surrounding Clubs and Districts will be invited to attend. • The Smoke-Free Greens Policy was approved. • New CDOs have been appointed: – Matthew Searle for the North and North Western region of NSW. – Gael Barr-Evans for the Riverina region of NSW. • The NSWWBA membership data will be uploaded to IMG STG at the end of September. • Due to lack of entries, the NSW State Mixed Fours Open is cancelled. • The new national Officiating procedure will be introduced in 2014.

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Chief Executive Officers’ Report Nicky Bethwaite

ceo@womensbowlsnsw.org

LIFE is a choice F

or the first time since the new Constitution was implemented in 2011 the NSWWBA Board will be at maximum capacity – 7 Directors and possibly 2 Appointed Directors. The qualifications to become a Director are not hard and fast however it requires more than a familiarity with bowls. Sport has become an industry and the Board has a much broader responsibility than just managing the sport of lawn bowls for women in NSW. There are compliance regulations that need to be followed, compulsory Director training and review, membership protection, risk management covering financial procedures, event management, disaster recovery, legal liabilities and along with a good dollop of common sense. Directors require an up-to-date knowledge of the contemporary business environment. Bowls is a traditional sport adapting to a modern competitive environment. The adaptation is required to meet the modern demands on time and the need for ever increasing flexibility, but it is strong thanks to a unique history that gives the sport stability and a framework to sustain it – think of the investment in coaching, umpiring, events, training and volunteering. The reports from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the sports increasing in numbers, particularly for women, are those that can be done individually and at any time such as walking and running. So your Board has its work cut out trying to fathom the crystal ball of the future and how we can transform ourselves to match the expectations of our current members but also to be an attractive alternative for today’s women to participate in. The recent 2013 AGM was preceded by a Club Delegates Forum and it was wonderful to welcome so many clubs from around the state. The program covered four topics – 2014 Conditions of Play for Pennants, Flexibility Requirements for General Conditions of Play, Combining Committees in Small Clubs and the Boundaries Discussion. The last item, Boundaries, is an ongoing 6

discussion for all clubs and information has been sent to each club and District and is also available on the website, so I won’t go into it again here. But it is worth noting the general discussion on the former items. 2014 PENNANT CONDITIONS OF PLAY Pam Hockings addressed the room and made the following comments: • Districts will need to conduct a vote to establish the grades that they will play for the next four years. • Each club that plays Pennants has one vote. • Clubs that combine to produce one Pennant team, get one vote (not two). FLEXIBILITY IN PLAY DAYS It is a fact of modern life that the choice of whether to work or not is rare. While women may stop paid work for a brief period to have and raise children, the cost of living dictates that we are working for a much longer period of our lives, with many people – men and women – still in full-time positions well into their seventies. As a sport, we must accommodate this situation by allowing flexibility in playing days. This doesn’t mean that suddenly all games will be played on the weekend, but having one weekend a month or during Pennants will encourage women who are otherwise unavailable during the week. This could have the knock-on effect of increasing the number of players who are available to form teams and increasing the quality of competition – or is that what we’re afraid of? Let’s not aspire to mediocrity, as that is surely the way to a long, slow death. The final argument to convince clubs of the need to be more flexible is that the registered or landlord club may force it upon you to try to increase business. Better to be proactive rather than reactive. Several tips offered by the audience included: • Work with your members, negotiate mutually acceptable play dates NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

• Districts need to accommodate weekend clubs as well as week day clubs • It’s the District’s decision (not State) whether to play District events during the week or over weekends • Use night time as well as day time • Negotiate with the greenkeeper • Flexibility works for the registered clubs as it means more people in the clubs at different times. SMALL CLUBS AND COMBINING COMMITTEES This is a problem for many smaller clubs. The first thing to know is that the By-Laws recommend no more than 5 in the Operational Committees. Less than 5 are perfectly ok. The next important point is that no person can hold more than one elected position. The essential position is that of Secretary, as there needs to be one point of contact that has all the information. If there are insufficient members to have a President and a Secretary, then as a last resort, that person should be the Secretary and the Acting President. Many clubs have a significant proportion of ‘inactive’ members. Is it a possibility to keep these ‘inactive’ members engaged by asking them to fill some of the committee positions? The President, Robyn Procter, has undertaken to review the number required before clubs must have separate, rather than combined, committees. BATHURST IN NOVEMBER The Board will be conducting its November Board meeting at Bathurst City Community Bowling Club and the President invites all interested individuals and Club and District representatives to a Forum on Saturday, November 16 from 9am to 12pm. More information will be sent out in the next few weeks and likely topics are the Boundaries Discussion, Flexibility and Inclusion in Clubs, and any other topics that are requested before then.


Match Committee Report

Pam Hockings, Robyn Lewis, Jennifer Palmer, Joan Thomas Match@womensbowlsnsw.org

Pennant Review B

y now, all Clubs and Districts should have the Pennant Review Document and Conditions of Play for Pennants for 2014 and we hope these will have been read and discussed. The Pennant Conditions of Play come into effect as of publication. When entries for Pennants 2014 are forwarded by each District to the State Match Office, approximately two months before Pennants commence in your District, we also request the following information if applicable. If Grade 1 is not the highest grade being played in the District we would like the result of the vote, ie. the number of Pennant playing Clubs in the District and the relevant numbers involved in the

vote. Also which Grade will be the highest Grade contested for the four years 2014–2017. Then the Pennant entries as submitted by each Club in the District in the usual format. Also in this issue of Bowls Matters is the 2014 Program of Events for NSW and a copy of the BA Calendar so all players, Clubs and Districts are aware of the available times and dates for scheduling their District and Club Championships, competitions and special days in 2014. We remind all Club and District committees that players selected to represent Australia or NSW in any of the listed events are entitled to dispensation from any Championship (except for

Pennants), during the dates of the selection event. Players are also asked to be mindful when accepting entry into Invitational events, that these invitations do not entitle them to dispensation, and they need to choose which event they will play. No player may put a substitute in one game while playing in another game at the same time, which is a Law of the Sport and not a directive of NSWWBA. Any genuine enquiries on this subject, may be directed to the State Match Committee. Entry forms for – • 2014 State Carnival • 2014 NSW Indoor Singles • 2014 Australian Open Qualifying are in this issue and we look forward to receiving your entry by the closing date for each of these exciting and competitive events.

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Umpires Report

Lesley Swales, Audrey Gray

Umpires@womensbowlsnsw.org

Proposed changes to

UMPIRES STRUCTURE O

n August 6 all STA’s (State and Territory) Umpire Chairmen (or their representatives) together with the NOC (National Officiating Committee) attended a meeting organised by Bowls Australia in Melbourne to discuss the proposed changes to the Umpires Structure. The current bowls system doesn’t meet the minimum standards of the Australian Sports Commission. Consultation commenced in June-July 2011 and the outcome of discussions over the ensuing time was discussed at the August meeting. As a result the proposed changes to come into effect January 1, 2015 are: Marker: This accreditation is perfect for participants who would like to become proficient Markers with the intentions of performing the role of a marker at club events, zone/district/region events and also national events. Measurer: The next module Measurer, is designed to provide support for

Test your Knowledge Q1. When may a leaning bowl be propped? Q2. A bowl in course delivered by second A comes to rest in the head. After her opponent Second B has delivered her bowl and before it comes to rest, the bowl of Second A falls and touches the jack. Is this bowl a toucher? Q3. What happens if a non-toucher comes to rest on the green leaning on a dead bowl in the ditch? Q4. A toucher on the green is promoted into the ditch where it disturbs the jack sending it beyond the boundary of the rink. What happens? Q5. A bowl in course comes to rest leaning on the jack already in the ditch. Is this bowl a toucher? Q6. A bowl in motion (non-toucher) enters the ditch and disturbs a toucher. What should happen? Q7. Who marks a team’s toucher? Q8. What is meant by an end? Q9. What is meant by the term the head?

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measurers at club level. The workshop will ensure the participants are working on the green learning and practising measures using all types of approved equipment. National Umpire: The top national level is aimed at umpires wishing to officiate at club, zone/district/region level and above. National Umpires will learn how to use the index of the law book. Classroom and on green scenarios will be conducted to show how to correctly interpret laws. To become a National Umpire you will have to complete the Marker and Measurer components first. International Technical Official [ITO]: A World Bowls accreditation designed for those wishing to umpire at national and international events and on TV. Major Changes: Removal of the titles Level 1, 2 and 3. BA will provide facilitator guides for all levels. A new Officials Manual will be created to reflect the changes to the system. Level 2 Umpires will cease to be

accredited from December 31, 2013. All Level 2 accreditations which expire after this date will be given an extension until March 31, 2015. From April 1, 2015, Level 2’s will have three choices: • Be reaccredited as a national umpire • Attempt the ITO accreditation or • Cease accreditation For exisiting Umpires: The Reaccreditation process will be improved at the latest by January 1, 2014. The process will be simplified with more emphasis of ‘on the green’ experience rather than the current 25 question examination paper + greens test. This will hopefully encourage more existing umpires to reaccredit. There are still some finer points to be sorted out but the above gives you an idea of the proposed new system. For any further information contact the NSWWBA Umpires Committee umpires@womensbowlsnsw.org

A1. A bowl may be secured at any time during the process of deciding the number of shots scored. • If a bowl is likely to fall, either opponent can use best available means to secure it in its position. Law 40.6.1 • If a bowl needs to be measured and it is currently resting on another bowl which is interfering with the measurement in any way, any player should use the best available means to secure the resting bowl in its position and then remove the other bowl. Law 40.6.2 A2. No. A bowl is a toucher if, after having come to rest: • It falls and touches the jack before the next bowl is delivered. Law 24.2.1 A3. The dead bowl would be removed from the ditch, and should the bowl leaning on the dead bowl, then fall into the ditch, it also would be a dead bowl and removed from the ditch. Law 27.1.1 A4. If the jack is moved by a bowl in play, it is a dead jack if it: • Passes completely outside the side

boundary of the rink of play. Law 30.1.2 A5. No. If the jack is in the ditch, no further touchers would be allowed. Law 24.3 A6. If a toucher in the ditch is displaced by a dead bowl (which the bowl would become once it has entered the ditch [Law 27.1.1]) from the rink of play, an opponent or the marker should put it back to its former position. Law 28.7 A7. A toucher should be marked with chalk by a member of the team that delivered the bowl or the marker as soon as it comes to rest. Law 25.1 A8. The delivery of the jack, delivery of all the bowls required to be played by all of the opponents in the same direction on a rink, and deciding the number of shots scored. Law 1.3.7 A9. The jack and any bowls which have come to rest within the boundaries of the rink of play and are not dead. (Law 30 describes a dead jack and Law 27.1 describes a dead bowl). Law 1.3.13

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Coaching Report

Kathryn Chatillon, Elizabeth McFarland

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A time to prepare for SUCCESS

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t sounds ridiculous to be talking about next year when this year is not finished. But this is the best time to prepare when competitions are over and social begins. Towards the end of the year most of us are thinking about holidays, the festive season or just having a break to chill out. However this time of the year is an ideal time to think back over your performance and how to improve your skills for the next year. It is also a good time if you are considering new bowls, therefore providing time to practice with the bowls you have chosen before entering competition. To achieve success depends on your commitment to improve your game. How are you going to do this? What skills should you practise? Before going forward requires a reflective process of your current game, making judgements on what has worked and setting goals for the future. The time you take now to look at your game will influence your performance next year. Individual practice in a regular routine, social bowls and engaging the help of a coach are steps to improvement. What in your game needs improvement? Was it the opposition who played so well and your concentration was lost as you were being beaten, was it too many narrow bowls, not able to control the weight and being too short or over bowling. There may be only a slight adjustment in the delivery that is

required to achieve optimal results. Why not ask to Club Coach to come and watch you, they can observe, video and offer suggestion on how to improve. Coaches have knowledge of our sport — they have the ability to plan, develop and manage a wide range of resources to help you obtain your goals and improve your personal performances. Coaches can also cover topics such as: • individual training programmes to suit your needs • setting achievable bench marks for your game eg.40 bowls test • technical and tactical skills development for your game • injury prevention and management eg. hydration & nutrition • Head reading for percentage bowling • Shot development eg. wrest, rest, trail • Help to create a better understanding of your responsibilities needed to play any position • Pre-game routines that may cover psychology skills to cope with pre-game jitters. Coaches are there to help you as a player or a club, just take that step and seek out their assistance. This is a great time over the break to get to know your club coach to help work towards your goals. Practise with supervision helps to be more proficient in your game, it encourages more confidence when playing but it also gives you a great sounding board when your game seems

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to hit the brick wall and you really do not know what is going wrong. If you do not have a coach at your club seek out a coach in other clubs. Invite a coach to your club. As a club, book a coaching clinic through the NSWWBA coaching panel, to have a day specific to the players or club needs. So please get to know your coaches over the break and develop your overall game skills. As an individual you may need to go back to basics to correct any errors. Back to basics should include a pre shot routine. A routine that has a set of behaviours preparing and getting you ready for that shot. Basics that include: • Before standing on the mat mentally visualise the path your bowl will take. Relax by taking some deep breaths, choose the stance for the shot you want, step up set your feet and deliver the bowl. • Consider the grip, is it comfortable in your hand? Choose the grip that best suits you for the shot you are intending, ie. a draw as against a drive. • Remember to follow through, releasing the bowl at the desired time and remaining fixed until the bowl has travelled a few meters. Another technique is to imagine you are having your photo taken, hold that position for a second or two. • Going through the same routine each time you play a bowl helps to develop consistency in your delivery. When planning the road ahead make it achievable. Where would you like to be in next year or in 5 years time? It would not be wise to set a goal that is out of your reach at this time. You are setting yourself up for disappointment which can impact on confidence and enjoyment of the game. Make your goals specific to your needs, take the time to plan, implement and have fun, practise with a commitment to succeed,and engage the help of a coach.

Look to the future, enjoy your game and happy bowling


Update from Sydney CDO ’m really enjoying getting Iaround to Clubs and coming into my third month as the Sydney Community Development Officer, I’ve been able to visit around two-thirds of the 140 Clubs in the Metropolitan region. It has been great to hear some good news stories from Clubs, share new ideas as well as talk about recruitment and business planning strategies. Many Clubs and Districts are making wonderful advances with their new websites (hosted for free by IMG STG and Bowls Australia/ NSWWBA) in a large part to some wonderful work by members of the Women’s Clubs and Districts. Bowls Australia have some exciting new initiatives to launch over the coming months and look forward to sharing those details in due course. Please keep in mind that the Community Development Officers are here to help. Our contact details can be found at ww.bowlsaustralia.com.au/clubassist or www.womensbowlsnsw.org Chris Wallace

Cnr of Oxford and Newman Street Merrylands NSW 2160

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED – WOMEN’S BOWLS CO-ORDINATOR Club Merrylands Bowling is seeking the services of a Women’s Bowls Co-ordinator The successful applicant must have experience in the following skills: • Playing Bowls at the highest level • Effective co-ordination and communication skills • Bowls Coaching / Training • Be results driven and accountable • Leadership and Teamwork ability • Effective in Time Management • Be flexible to work a variety of times including days, nights, weekends and public holidays • General office admin duties Terms and conditions of employment are available upon request. An attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience will be negotiated with the right candidate. If you would like to register your interest in this role, please forward your cover letter and resume, directly to the Club, via the email address: contact@clubmerrylands.com.au or fax (02) 9682 6841. For further information and position description please contact the CEO’s office on (02) 9637 9099.

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Metro vs Country

2013 Series

at Port Macquarie City August 24-25

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he Inaugural Metro vs Country Series was sponsored by Port Macquarie City Bowling Club and the event went off without a hitch. The support and assistance of President Barbara Barrett and her ladies, Charlie Buchanan in the bowls office and the volunteer chefs for the Friday night BBQ from the mens club was most appreciated. The weather was picture perfect with a steady breeze to help and hinder on a good paced green. All 48 The Inaugural Metro vs Country August 2013 players from both sides enjoyed a good humoured practice session on around the trophy, the game began. Country came out all guns Friday afternoon which also gave all team members a chance blazing and while the margin was decreased near the completo get acquainted. tion of the 108 ends, country remained steadfast and claimed The first game was closely contested, with Metro prevailing the Inaugural series 2 tests to 1 over the Metro side. by three shots over Country 107 to 104. The victory wasn't Excitement and good natured bantering was constant decided until the last few ends and the many spectators were during lunch and the presentation and the resounding success kept enthralled till the last weighted shot just missed its mark. of this event was continually emphasised by all speakers. The second test went in Country's favour by 7 shots, but State (Acting) President Robyn Procter thanked, Chairman again the end result could have gone either way over the last Reg Lucas from Port City and also Bowls Co-ordinator Charlie, few ends. This made the deciding test on Sunday morning all and lady President Barbara and her girls for their work and the more exciting and the anticipation amongst players, support which contributed to this wonderful event. The players spectators, and the managers added to an already enthusiastic made presentations to Robyn, both Side Managers Jenny and atmosphere. Robyn, and the Match Chairman in appreciation of their efforts The breeze had abated on Sunday and cloudless, sunny in bringing this event to fruition. skies greeted the players and after a wonderful group photo

TEAMS IN THE METRO vs COUNTRY COUNTRY Pam Stephens Sue Sansom Denise Huender Judith Cooke

Helen Hallenan Nancy Carre Judy Monks Barbara Barrett

Lynn Hinton Marion Crump Lauretta Marchese Vacie McIntyre

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NSWWBA State Pennant FINAL T

he finals of the NSWWBA Pennants for 2013 was held at Port Stephens (Newcastle District), August 11-16. Clubs – Nelson Bay was the home club and hosted the Grade 1 Pennant along with some of the Grade 3 and Grade 4, while Soldiers Point hosted the Grade 2 Pennants with Match Committee person Robyn Lewis in charge. Fingal Bay was host to the 3’s with Director Beryl Watson looking after them while at Raymond Terrace, Grade 4 with Jenny Palmer, Match Committee person looked after the teams there. Match Committee Chairperson, also Director, Pam Hockings was in charge overall and as well looking after Grade 1, some of Grade 3. Each venue was great, with the club members helping out in very many ways. The greens were excellent thanks to the green keepers and the weather stayed fine for most part of the week except there were some windy days which pulled the temperatures down and it was quite unpleasant, but the competitors braced themselves and bowled regardless. It was wonderful to see so many ladies in their

Grade 1 winners: Leone Barnett (skip), Barbara O’Donnell, Patricia Orgill, Emelia West, Jessie Taylor, Kath Hamilton, Vicki Turner, Julea Morgan (skip), Kerry Boughen (manager) (Warilla) bowls outfits. If you were trying to decide on a new uniform that was the place to be as the colours were so varied and blended well with coloured bowls and coloured shoe laces adding to the effect. Grade 1 had teams from Double Bay, Pt Macquarie City, St Johns Park. Dubbo City, Raymond Terrace, Harbord, Bateau Bay, Bomaderry, Maclean, Asquith, Penrith City, Warilla, Tura Beach. Grade 2 – Corrimal, Cowra, Port Macquarie City, Dee Why, Milton Ulladulla, Commercial Albury, Penrith City,

Grade 2 Winners: Naomi Elliott, Jan Watkins, Helen McLaughlin, Norma Drew, Belinda Marthers, Hana Netana, Cindy Tamihana, Jessica Watkins, Tina Rush (Cabramatta)

Grade 2 Runners-up: Coral Withers, Wendy Fielding, Janice Richards, Merle Jackson, Georgina Moore, Marie Comerford, Doreen Buckley, Aileen Swift, Carmel Russell (Pottsville Beach) 14

Randwick, Bateau Bay, Pottsville, Tura Beach, Young, Cabramatta, Kotara, Northmead. Grade 3 – Black Head, Sutherland, Dee Why, Goulburn Railway, Mudgee, Urunga, Grenfell, Scone RSL, Lithgow City, West Tamworth, Milton Ulladulla, Carlingford, Merimbula Imlay, Ettalong Memorial, Lidcombe, Tumut. Grade 4 – Bellambi, Sylvania, Nyngan, Blacktown Workers, Dalmeny, Lake Cargellico, Singleton, Narrabri, Lavington Panthers, Wauchope, Chatswood NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

Grade 1 Runners-up: Beth Quinlan, Sharyn Renshaw, Arlene Jeffery, Sarah Rumble, Maryann Parcell, Jan Agar, Anne Johns, Kelsey Cottrell, Karen Bonniface (manager) (St Johns Park) Artarmon, St Johns Park, South Grafton, Gerringong, Springwood. Teams who reached the finals and playoffs and who were winners of their section: Grade 1 with 2 sections – Warilla and St Johns Park. Grade 2 with 3 sections – Milton Ulladulla, Pottsville, Cabramatta. Grade 3 with 4 sections – Goulburn Railway, Scone RSL, West Tamworth, Lidcombe. Grade 4 with 4 sections – Bellambi, Singleton, Wauchope, Gerringong. To handle and look after this many teams is terrific and the NSWWBA Match Committee with Pam Hockings, Robyn Lewis, Jenny Palmer did it so very well along with umpires from the various clubs, and also the State Umpires – Lesley Swales and Audrey Gray. Moving around each club it was possible to see many happy bowlers and hear their stories from their supporters and others. Some of the clubs had very small


memberships. Lidcombe had all their club members involved in the pennants and their committee was part of this as well. They were delighted to have won a place in the final and were really concentrating. Friday saw the finals held at Nelson Bay and surprises were the order of the day in beautiful Port Stephens. Once again there were many spectators supporting not only their team but many teams stayed over to support their section winner or just to see some incredible bowls. Grade 1 playoff was between St Johns Park, skipped by Beth Quinlan and Kelsey Cottrell, manager Karen Boniface while Warilla, skips Leone Barnett and Julea Morgan, manager Kerry Boughen. The seats were packed and everyone was waiting. There were some really good bowls by both sides who obviously wanted to win this prestigious event. Kelsey’s team finished first with a win to St Johns Park but over on the other rink a “battle royal was taking part between Beth’s team and Julea’s team. Julea was leading and Beth had started to wittle away Warilla’s lead which would have given St Johns Park the Pennant, however bowlers know that strange

Grade 4 winners: June Grieve, Gloria Marshall, Dorothy Sullivan, Jan Lillye, Pam Stuart, Gloria Carmichael, Jeanette King, Patricia Orford, Janice Mark (manager) (Gerringong) things happen on the green and so it did on this particular occasion. Julea’s second, Kath Hamilton trailed the jack into the ditch and sat right beside it, photos show it all! Julea ran down the green to congratulate Vicki on the good shot and Beth with one look in the ditch followed and shook hands to show it was all over, Warilla had won the Grade 1 State Pennant for 2013. What a great roar of congratulations went around the green. Leone ran over to throw her arms around Julea. It was a grand show of sportsmanship by both St Johns Park skip, Beth Quinlan, her ladies, and Warilla who had never won a State pennant.

Grade 3 winners: Patricia Young, Roxanne McKinnon, Gail Styman, Mareece Guest, Nan Hill, Elaine Smith, Robyn Schumacher, Diane Kelly, Heather King (West Tamworth)

Grade 3 Runners-up: Jocilin Hayman, Robyn Hawkins, Karen Marshall, Ann Redhead, Michelle Swift, Edith Rice, Margaret Lawless, Heather Thornton, Barbara Edwards (manager) (Goulburn Railway) www.womensbowlsnsw.org

In Grade 2 Cabramatta was successful over Pottsville Beach. Cabramatta had some tough games in this section but worked very hard to win out in the end. Grade 3 saw two country teams, West Tamworth and Scone RSL bowl it out for the honour. West Tamworth won and these were good matches to watch. Grade 4 saw Gerringong, one of the clubs for the State Carnival this year successful over Wauchope. The Pennant flags were presented following the final results and this took place on the green, which enabled supporters and interested friends to see the teams and how happy they were.

Grade 4 Runners-up: Lillian Allen, Jutta Hall, Annette Jones, Heather Bartlett, Rosie Ansley, Tina Hamilton, Patricia Coombes, Judy Coombes, Valda Munns (Wauchope) Acting State President Robyn Procter, along with Ian Spencer Chairman of the Board assisted by Pam Hockings, Match Chairman and Director, presented the badges and pennant flags to the winning teams and runners-up. Lunch followed and during this time Acting President Robyn made special presentations to Ian Spencer Chairman of the Board, Newcastle District President Helen Abbott, along with Secretary Loretta Bannister, Lorna Francis Director and Secretary of Nelson Bay Bowling Club along with Helen Nicholls President of Nelson Bay. (Helen was a past member of Pennant Hills club so was known to some of the visitors as well). President Robyn thanked everyone for the success of this event, it had so many people involved and affects so many of the clubs and their bowlers who supported having the playoffs in the Port Stephens District. The 2013 Pennant Playoff can go down as a most successful event in terms of weather, presentation and the players involved. Each club was different and yet the same, happy smiling faces and no matter what level played, there were great bowls and wonderful sportsmanship. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

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Meetings

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ednesday September 18 was the re-introduction of delegates’ meetings in Sydney with two delegates from each club having been invited to attend. This proved to be a very popular decision with a good attendance of country and metropolitan representatives eager to participate in open discussions. The first item on the agenda was the Pennant Conditions of Play for 2014 and there were very few questions from those present on the subject. The Match chairman clarified a few items that had been sent by email, and then the discussion turned to the need for club executives and all members to be more flexible in making allowances for “working ladies” and juniors to be participants in club championships and competitions. To ensure the future of the sport we all need to embrace new members from every source and change the mindset from the past to adopt an attitude of adaptability, flexibility and compromise to allow more members to participate. The State Match committee has to have conditions which suit the majority. Examples of more flexible timing for club championships were given. It is a fact that more women are wanting/needing to stay in the workforce longer. If you want to keep these women adjustments need to be made. Some examples were given: the on or before time to play, a South coast club works with its members both working and otherwise, championships may be played at weekends, at night. The draw should be presented with positivity – there may be one round needed to be played on Saturday, one district is playing championships day and night. To change any format there needs to be good, open and frank discussion. Pennant entries need to be in two months before pennants

commence, after the decision has been made by selectors as to how many grades will be entered. This discussion led into the introduction by CEO Nicky Bethwaite of the Regional Boundary Review, which is a joint venture between NSWWBA and the Royal, who engaged an independent consultant to formulate a plan for the future competitive aspect and continuation of the sport. All clubs across NSW have access to this document and are encouraged to comment on the review and its possible effect on their area. Nicky said that 20 years ago there were 100,000 registered bowlers and 700+ bowling clubs. There was little done regarding planning for the future and presently we are losing members at a rate of 5% a year. We are paying the price for that apathy now. Numerous questions were raised on the content of the paper and all representatives were encouraged to commit their questions on the form provided and forward to the office before the end of January 2014. Questions were raised by members: Could consideration be given to waive fees for Life Members? – Notice tabled. A club was not paying District fees though affiliated with NSWWBA. The answer was that clubs must pay District fees as well. Question on substitution of a player. No one has the right to ask why the player is unavailable on the day, providing they are not playing bowls somewhere else. Filling positions on the Management Committee when there are too few members. In smaller clubs there may only be a Secretary and a Match committee. If there are more than 30 members the Selection and Match committees need to be split. If clubs find it difficult to fill positions, it was suggested that “inactive” members be encouraged to volunteer. NB: President Robyn Procter announced that the next Board meeting would be held at Bathurst in October.

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he Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday September 18, 2013 following the delegate’s meeting. Robyn Procter the then Acting President greeted everyone and thanked them for coming to this meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted by Jan Mc Andrew and Patricia Frewin. Copies of the minutes had been available on the website. Director of Finance Pam Andrich took over the position of Finance Director during the year and had been helped by Janine Kerr (Finance Director). It had been necessary to redo page 38 and it is on a separate sheet inside the Annual Report. CEO Nicky took over the proceedings and said there were 5 nominations to fill vacancies. At the 2013 AGM the following Directors were elected: Robyn Procter (Pennant Hills), Denise Huender (Majellan), Nanette Jemmeson (Armidale), Sue O’Keefe (Warrawee), Louise Tucker (Sussex Inlet). These 5 Directors join Pam Andrich (Asquith), Beryl Watson (Ramsgate), who were elected for 3 years at the 2012 AGM. Pam Hockings (Taren Point) was confirmed for a further 12 month term as an Appointed Director. 16

At the Board Meeting following the AGM, the Directors were confirmed with the following portfolios: President: Robyn Procter Finance: Pam Andrich Audit and Risk: Nanette Jemmeson Policies: Nanette Jemmeson, Beryl Watson Match: Pam Hockings Umpires: Pam Hockings Selection: Beryl Watson Coaching: Denise Huender Juniors: Pam Andrich Dress Policy: Sue O’Keefe Constitution: Robyn Procter Member Protection: Louise Tucker Regional Representatives: Denise Huender Journal: Robyn Procter Social: Sue O’Keefe IT: Denise Huender, Louise Tucker Special Visits: Beryl Watson, Sue O’Keefe

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Life Member E. Fleming (Cudgeon Leagues) Cudgeon Leagues WBC member Elizabeth (Liz) Fleming was recently awarded Life Membership of the club. A special morning tea was held after the AGM on August 6, 2013, where President Judy Martin presented Liz with her Life Member’s badge. Liz’s commitment to Cudgen Leagues and her many achievements in bowls are outstanding. They include: member since 1988 (25 years), publicity officer (2 years), bowls organiser (match and selection – 4 years), president (2 years), secretary (17 years). Liz has been a Bowls Australia National Umpire for 17 years umpiring at club, district and regional level, and has also been a Bowls Australia club coach for the past three years. Liz is also a very competitive bowler and her list of titles is impressive, including: Open Club Championship winner of 15 singles, 13 pairs, 10 triples and 6 fours titles; Tweed Byron District Championship winner of 5 singles, 1 pairs, 3 triples and 4 fours titles. Liz has won many events at club level including Consistency Singles and Mixed Championships, but her biggest achievement was in 2006 when Liz won the NSW State Singles title at St. John’s Park Bowling Club. All members of Cudgen Leagues Women’s Bowling Club wish to thank Liz for her continuing hard work for the club and congratulate her on becoming a life member.     Recently Davistown RSL WBC awarded Life Membership to Verna Morris, a highly-respected and much loved member of our club. 20

Verna began bowling at Davistown in 1992 and soon joined the winners list with a Minor Singles win in 1994. In 1998 when was in the winning Fours Championship team. In the same event, she was in the runner-up in 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2009. Other achievements on the green were a win in Major/Minor Pairs in 2007, and in 1999, the Mary Fairbrother Trophy. Verna has always been involved in the running of our club, serving as President from 1997-2000, Delegate at the Central Coast District, Publicity Officer and on our Social Committee from 2011-2013. She is also our Patron. Verna is valued for her calm, friendly manner and as someone we can go to for advice. We were delighted to honour her with this award.    

foundation member. She worked tirelessly for the club, cleaning floors, pulled beer and worked in the kitchen. Gwen held badge No 1. Over the years, Gwen has shown tremendous interest in all aspects of our club and in 2002 with Jean Britton became joint patron and then in 2004, Gwen became sole patron. Each year we celebrate patron’s day and Gwen is more than generous with her beautiful prizes and it is an honour to win on the day and have our names on her patron’s shield.

Lismore Workers WBC awarded Life Membership to Jean Daley and she was presented with her badge by President Carol Vanderwall at the AGM in July.

Life Member G. Rowan (Malua Bay)

Life Member J. Daley (Lismore Workers) Jean joined the RSL Bowling Club in 1975 and was involved in transition to Lismore Workers Sports Club after closure of the RSL Club. She has been a member for 38 years, winning Fours in 1982/3 and Minor Pairs in 1991/2. Jean was always generous with her support and help in every way and still enjoys a game of bowls when possible. All members of the Lismore Workers Sports Club were unanimous in bestowing Jean Daley Life Membership.     Malua Bay member Gwen Rowan was recently awarded Life Membership. Gwen’s husband was on the steering committee to establish Malua Bay Bowling club and so when it was finally constructed, in 1979, Gwen became a NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

Gwen is also one of the club’s sponsors and each year has given to our sponsorship committee, which, without sponsors, we are unable to hold the open tournaments. Gwen, although not bowling now, is still very interested in all aspects of the ladies club and in past years has won the Pairs, Triples and Fours (three times) Championships.     On July 8, 2013, Joy Templeton was awarded Life Membership by the members of Soldiers Point WBC. Joy has been a member of the club for 33 years, a bowler for 40 all up. In her time at the club Joy has been a continuous committee person, whether it be as vice president, match committee, social, as well as serving for two years on the Soldiers Point BC board. Joy’s record of achievement is extremely impressive: major singles – 11 wins, club pairs – 6 wins, club triples – 11 wins, club fours – 7 wins, Annis Young Consistency Singles – 9 wins,


Alison has been an outstanding bowler at her Club and has won many championships at both Club and District levels. Alison is presently Chair of Selection and is still an active bowler. Alison continues to support her club in every possible way and is a most valuable club member. Alison you are a very worthy recipient of this award.  Life Member J. Templeton (Soldiers Point) including numerous District selections, far too many to record here. Included in her achievements, in 1999 Joy achieved the “Grand Slam” – singles, pairs, triples, fours, and the Annis Young Consistency – at club and district level. Joy has been, and still is, a very proactive member of the club and very justly has earned Life Membership.     In September 2012 Warrawee Bowling Club members awarded Life Membership to Alison Dawkins. Alison joined the Warrawee WBC in April 1979, some 33 years ago. During that time she has been a coach, worked at District level as a Vice President and Secretary and Chair of Selection.

Life Member A. Dawkins (Warrawee)

CORRECTION Life Membership Mrs Joan Hollingsworth, is a member of Ballina RSL club. Congratulations Joan on your Life Membershp and enjoy yourself with your many friends.

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Woolgoolga members have awarded Julie Womersley Life Membership. Since joining the club in 1996 Julie has served six years as President, and three years as bowls organiser and selector. At MNCD level, Julie has been a delegate for nine years, a Selector, a Level 2 Umpire and four years as Leader of the District Umpires group and a Level 1 Coach. Now in her current term as President, Julie’s leadership is to continually promote the game of bowls, making our greens always available for District events, and having a working relationship

Life Member J. Wolmersley (Woolgoolga) with the two men’s bowling sections within the club. There are many hours involved in all the duties above and Julie gives these freely to help and encourage players. Her personal achievements over the years have been numerous but recently she was very proud to be part of the District Grade 1 Pennant team who were winners for two years in a row. Julie has also been the Club Singles Champion for the last two years. Well done, Jools.

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Presidents Days On May 8, a great day was had by all with over one hundred bowlers attending BARRABA Women’s Bowling Club’s 60th Birthday celebrations combined with Vicki Irvine’s Presidents Day. Twenty four teams from the surrounding districts entered with the winner being North Tamworth and runners up Werris Creek on a three way count back and a consolation prize to Barraba 5. President Vicki thanked Betty Bourke and sponsors as a day like this would not be a success without them. The birthday cake was cut by Life Member Nora Buck and Patron Betty Bourke along with Norma Chad being presented with her Veteran’s Badge. CARLINGFORD WBC celebrated President Gwen Grieves special day on July 10, 2013. A warm welcome was extended to Barbara Hazeltine, Journal Editor, NSWWBA Inc. Edna Arnold, President Macquarie District, and Fay Laney, Secretary, Macquarie District. After morning tea and a fun game of bowls, a delicious lunch was enjoyed by all. The table decorations featured a lovely selection of camellias from the gardens of the lady bowlers. Merit pins were presented to Mary Mowbray, Judy Turner, Judy Lang and Lynne Pincini. Also joining in the celebration was Club Patron, Betty Devlin who, at almost 90, is still playing an active role in the club. President Gwen was also joined by

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Barraba ladies celebrating the clubs 60th Birthday and President Vicky’s Day. her son, Peter, and daughter, Alison, as well as friends from many other bowling clubs. The day concluded with President Gwen thanking everyone for making this special day so happy and memorable for her. GORDON WBC celebrated President Nola Poyitt’s two year term of office at a morning tea held at the Club on July 19. We were pleased to welcome NSWWBA Director Pam Andrich and Mid North Shore District Secretary, Christine Burke. The club house was beautifully decorated and a morning tea was enjoyed by about 60 members and guests, including Nola’s partner Trevor, GBC President John Swann and greenkeeper Chris Cash. A glass of champagne was served and toasts were duly proposed and replied to. A toast to Nola was proposed by VP Robyn Howard who praised Nola for her dedication, hard work and cheerfulness during her Presidency. Responding to the toast to NSWWBA, Pam stressed the need for new members and finding ways of encouraging younger players to the game. Pam presented Merit Pins to deserving members Jenny Mortimer, Fiona Vatiliotis and Judy Hinds who were all thrilled to receive them. Pam and Christine joined Nola in cutting the cake which was served to members at lunch time. This departure from a more formal ‘President’s Day’ proved very successful and was enjoyed by all present. Our guests departed about 11am and the members then played bowls. NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

L to r: NSWWBA Director P. Andrich, Gordon President N. Poyitt and Mid North Shore District Secretary C. Burke. GYMEA WBC celebrated President Elaine Cheongs’ special day on June 11, 2013 and were honoured by the attendance of NSWWBA State Director Beryl Watson and Sutherland Shire District President Ilsa Deuschle together with Presidents of other local clubs. Toastmistress Lois Hazen kept proceedings moving along. Merit badges were awarded to Pam Graetz and Sandra Davies. A response to the guests toast was made by the President of Gerringong Men’s Bowling club Merv Lillye, who is the brother-in-law of President Elaine, and let slip some family truths about their President, which caused great mirth for members and some degree of embarrassment for President Elaine. The social committee led by Deniece Davies did a great job of setting up the morning tea of made up of home made cakes and slices, and the tables for lunch. 


L to r: State Director B. Watson, Gymea President E. Cheong, G. Gray (who made the cake), District President I. Deuschle. KILLARA WBC celebrated a very happy President’s day in honour of Elizabeth Dokulil on Tuesday, July 30. Bowls were played in fine weather preceded by a delicious three course luncheon served to members and guests, including Director of NSW Women’s Bowling Association Sue O’Keefe and Secretary of Mid North Shore, Christine Burke.

Northern Suburbs District Vice President, Judy Thorp and representatives from the clubs in the Northern Suburbs district. North Epping Club President Bill Daley and Life Member Edna Wells were also present. President Prue was pleased to have her husband Bill and sisterin law Barbara to share this special day with her. After a Devonshire morning tea, a game of bowls in the sunshine was enjoyed by all. The ladies of North Epping had prepared a superb lunch served by the men from the club who volunteered as waiters for the day. Lunch was followed by the toasts and speeches with surprised and deserving ladies, Lynne Walsh, Marcia Garrick and Helen Fletcher receiving NSWWBA Merit Pins from Patricia Cousley. The traditional cake, which was cut by President Prue, Patricia and Marelle, featured a butterfly, which is the symbol on President Prue’s bowls. The day concluded with a speech from President Prue, thanking everyone for attending, the work the ladies had done to make the day such a wonderful success and for all the help she had been given during her three years as President. Everyone then stood to complete the day with the National Anthem.

L to r: NSWWBA Director S. O’Keefe, Killara President E. Dokulil, Mid North Shore District Secretary C. Burke. NORTH EPPING Bowling Club was resplendent in purple and lilac to celebrate President’s Day on June 4, 2013. This is President Prue Spaul’s third year in office and purple was her choice of colour for the day. Special guests were NSWWBA Social Committee Chairperson Patricia Cousley, Northern Suburbs District President Marelle Saunders along with www.womensbowlsnsw.org

L to r: Northern Suburbs District President M. Saunders, North Epping President P. Spaul, NSWWBA Social Committee Chairperson P. Cousley.

L to r: Nepean District President N. Willmington, St Marys RSL President J. Fuller. ST MARY’S RSL celebrated President Joyce’s special day on July 4, 2013. Official guests from Nepean District – President Nancy Willmington, Secretary Lyn Skeen, Chairperson of Selectors Margaret Tucker and Treasurer Fran Laker – were welcomed. Following a light morning tea, a fun game of bowls was enjoyed by all, as the weather was perfect for the occasion and spirits were high. After lunch, President Gary Ayres thanked President Joyce and her committee for all their support to the men’s club over the years. Patron June Lane also addressed the gathering, praising Joyce for her contribution and hard work and friendship during her term of office. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the decorations looked lovely with the theme of blue butterflies. Thanks were extended to Theresa Naylor and her band of helpers who put so much effort into the decor. President Joyce thanked all who attended her special day for their good wishes and cards and specially thanked her Committee for their hard work over the years. To conclude a memorable day, District President Nancy presented Merit Pins to Leah Tempest, Karina McTernan, Joan Sheppard and Noelene Papworth for their outstanding contributions to the club. 26 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

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their help and friendship during her very enjoyable term. Under beautiful skies, bowling was enjoyed by all. After a delightful lunch a cake made and decorated by M Watts was cut by President Ilse, Vice Presidents Elaine Russell and Venice Jenkins. Many beautifully decorated prizes were won in the raffle. After a good rendition of the National Anthem the day came to an end.

L to r: Vice President V. Jenkins, Sutherland President I. Deuschle, Vice President E. Russell SUTHERLAND Shire Women’s Bowling Association celebrated District President, Ilse Deuschle special day on August 1, 2013 at President Ilse’s club Taren Point. Guests attending were President Ilse’s family, including her gorgeous grandson. Representatives from the districts of Eastern Suburbs, St George, George’s River and presidents and teams from each club in the Shire. Past Shire Presidents, Von Darby, Janet Farrell and Margaret Foley also attended. President Ilse’s three year term comes to an end on August 18, 2013. Many speeches were made thanking and praising Ilse for her contribution and help given to the district. In her response President Ilse thanked the district committee for all

What a lovely day this was. The weather was beautiful. The members of WYONG WBC and visitors formed a Guard of Honour to welcome President Barbara Jansen together with Director Pam Andrich from NSWWBA, President Patricia Frewin and Chairperson of Social Judith Chatwin from CCDWBA. There were members of President Barbara’s family and members from 20 visiting clubs as well as many members of the Club in attendance. Present also were 3 of Past Presidents – Joyce Grace, Enid Thearle and Edith Walkington as well as Life Member, June Calvert, who is still a playing member. Carl Sternbeck, President of Wyong Men’s Bowling Club and Adrian Last, President of the Bay Bowlers were also in attendance. After a morning tea, all players went out for a game of bowls. The programme began with various Toasts and Responses in between which Vice President Deirdre Booth read out the cards which had been received

Mid West Veterans Day West celebrated their MidVeteran’s Day where there were two Super Veterans awarded and ten veterans. The awards were presented by Mid West President Joyce Everett. Veterans (r to l): Kath Ashby, Mavis Clarke, Val Eastwood (West Dubbo), Shirley Honeyman (Dubbo Railway), Wilhelmina Porter (Narromine), Alisa Farrel (Dubbo Macquarie), Judith Bateman (Narromine); seated (l to r): Myrtle Lee (Wellingto)n, Daphne McLeod, Joyce Everett President Mid West, and Dawn McDougal. 26

Super Veterans (l to r): President Joyce Everett with Dawn McDougal (Trangie) and Daphne McLeod (West Dubbo).

L to r: P. Frewin, Wyong President B. Jansen, NSWWBA Director P. Andrich. from well-wishers. A very nice lunch was served quickly and efficiently. At the completion of the Toasts, President Barbara, Director Pam Andrich and President Patricia Frewin cut the beautiful cake, which was then cut up and distributed to attendees. Director Pam Andrich presented NSWWBA Merit Pins which were awarded to Life Member June Calvert, Deirdre Booth, Margaret Harrison and Mary Hickey, in appreciation of their long years of service to the Club. There was a vote of thanks to the Toastmistress, Faith Watherlet and to finish a delightful day, the National Anthem was sung.


Australian Indoor Champion

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Murphy conquers Tweed again for number 6

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abramatta’s Karen Murphy moved to within three wins of the record of Australian Indoor Championship victories after claiming her sixth title in seven years on the indoor carpet at Tweed Heads BC recently. National Coach Steve Glasson owns nine Australian Indoor titles which is regarded by many as one of the most revered championships on the Australian bowls calendar annually and Glasson’s record is one Karen clearly has in her sights now. In the women’s final, Karen took on former Australian Commonwealth Games representative, 51 year old Maria Rigby and won 10-4, 10-4 in a highly entertaining finale to the championships. A relieved Karen was quick to praise her opponent indicating the match, despite the apparent one-sided score line, was a much tighter affair than the score suggested. “I knew it was going to be a tough match and it was. Maria is such a great player and she played really well today and the match was a lot tougher than 10-4, 10-4 suggests,” Karen said. “We know each other’s games really well and we are good friends so it was really nice to play Maria and I enjoyed the match out there today.” The victory was extra sweet and satisfying for Karen as it was the first of six indoor titles her parents Frank and Lorraine were on hand to see her play. “It was so great to have Mum and Dad here for today and to share this with them.” Karen, who also boasts five Golden Nugget trophies from the same venue, en-route to the final defeated Kim Saunders in the opening round, aced Queensland junior Natasha Jones in the second round, before proving too strong for Jane Bush and fellow Jackaroo squad member Carla Odgers in the quarter final and semi-final respectively, before the entertaining final. Tony Wood, a 25-year-old from Clayton Bowling Club had a week to remember at Tweed Heads with a maiden victory in the Indoor Championship. With club coach and good friend Graeme Archer rink side for support, Wood showed nerves of steel in his five matches which included gripping victories over Lee Stinson, Paul O’Brien, Archer and Mathew Rennex in the semi-final to earn a spot in the final which he claimed 9-6, 9-3 over Burnie’s (Tasmania) Mark Nitz. “I’m lost for words, this result is just amazing and a great thrill to win a prestigious event like the Australian Indoors,” an emotional Wood said. “This is just incredible.” Tweed Heads BC Chairman, Peter Howell, surprised the capacity crowd with the exciting announcement that an agreement had been struck between the Club and Bowls Australia to extend staging the event at the iconic venue for a further three years. www.womensbowlsnsw.org

Karen Murphy and Tony Wood with their trophies. “It’s a great, great thing for Tweed Heads to be able to hold this event here each year and we look forward to the next three years,” the Chairman said.

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Australians in UK

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Mixed bag for Australians in Scotland

19-strong Australian contingent comprising 13 Jackaroos, 4 Para-sport and 2 Vision-impaired bowlers recently completed a tour of the UK as they begin preparatons for next year’s 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The squad, with a collective 1700 caps for Australia, touched down in Wales on Sunday, August 18, to commence training before taking part in a Four Nations event comprising teams from Wales and New Zealand from August 20-22. While the men settled into the Northern Hemisphere’s greens relatively easily, the women found the going tough and the Australians finished the event in third place overall. The squad then headed to Glasgow for the traditional lead-up event to the Commonwealth Games, the Eight Nations Invitational played this year at

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he Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, July 19 at 7th floor, 309 Pitt Street, Sydney and the following Officers were elected – President: Merle McCarthy Secretary: Gladys Barnes Treasurer: Edna Arnold Committee: Jess Balk, Beryl Harmer, Margaret Portell We would like members to consider joining the Committee. We hold four meetings per year and would appreciate younger members to be involved. The Annual Luncheon for the Presentation of Philanthropic cheques was held at the Masonic Club, 1489 Castlereagh Street, Sydney on Friday, August 30 and we had 80 members and friends in attendance. Each recipient gave a short talk on how our donation helps their organisation which was very interesting. This year we added Alzheimers Australia 28

the 2014 host club Kelvingrove. Teams from England, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and two Scottish teams joined Australia in the event. As was the story in Wales, the women struggled throughout. They claimed a bronze medal in the fours but only manage 6th, 7th and 8th in the triples, pairs and singles respectively. It was a different story for the men – who put in consistent performances across the board to come away with the overall gold medal. The Para-sport and Vision-impaired bowlers also had great success, securing series victories in Wales and a gold to the Vision-impaired team in Glasgow. As one of the few opportunities to play at the venue prior to the Commonwealth Games next year,

Australian coach Steve Glasson will have plenty to think about selection wise over the next few months. The Australian squad included: Mark Casey (NSW), Matthew Flapper (VIC), Barrie Lester (VIC), Nathan Rice (QLD), Wayne Ruediger (SA), Aron Sherriff (NSW), Brett Wilkie (QLD), Kelsey Cottrell (NSW), Karen Murphy (NSW), Carla Odgers (VIC), Rebecca Van Asch (nee: Quail) (TAS), Claire Turley (nee: Duke) (NSW), Natasha Van Eldik (NSW). The Vision-impaired team included Marian Morrison and Tony Scott, while the Para-sport side was made up of Joshua Barry, Anthony Bonnell, Barry Charity and Tim Slater. Note: Karen Murphy was present at the NSW Pennant finals helping Cabramatta No 2 Pennant teams prior to departing for Scotland, while Natasha Van Eldik also played in the Raymond Terrace No 1 Pennant team for the first days prior to their departure.

NSW to our donation list, as many of our family and friends are affected. President Merle was unable to attend as she was in Sydney Private Hospital having physio after having a fall and breaking her hip – Merle is well and at home now. Treasurer Edna Arnold stood in for Merle and gave a very informative talk. Acting State President, Robyn Procter, also spoke at the luncheon. We wish to acknowledge recent donations – Mount Pritchard, Alexandria-Erskineville, Grandviews, Joy

Cooksey, Oberson RSL, Lorna Hayden (Trangie), Greenlees Park, Bargo, Bowral, Bundanoon Park, Crookwell, Caringbah, Bexley, Prof Neville Hacker, Margaret Horne, Fay Laney, Fay Langdon, Barbara Peddell, Edna Arnold, South Grafton, Joan Fitzpatrick, Cronulla RSL Memorial, Caringbah (Charity Day). We thank Club Secretaries and Country Vice-Presidents for giving their time to collect subscriptions and donations, on our behalf. Gladys Barnes, Hon Sec

The following organisations received cheques: Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation The Melanoma Foundation National Heart Foundation Diabetes Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Royal Hospital for Women Kidney Health Australi Air Ambulance Service of NSW Asthma Foundation Alzheimers Australia NSW

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Meet the Bowlers

Barbara Rozga

Barbara Rozga Our Meet a Bowler for August is Barbara Rozga who lives at Blaxland In God’ s country and has two daughters and three grandchildren. Barbara was widowed eight years ago. She moved from Bathurst two years ago to be within a forty minute drive of her daughter’s home in Sydney. How long have you been playing bowls? My neighbour, Lorraine, introduced me to bowls lessons at the end of 2012. I could not believe how difficult it was and I knew I should have started a lot earlier in life if I am to perfect this game. What made you decide to take up bowls? My youngest brother has been playing bowls since his mid 30’s and I made a bet with him that I would take up bowls when I retired. I was not prepared to lose that bet. He thought he had it in the bag but he didn’t bank on me loving the sport. I think I am HOOKED. Is it still as exciting as you thought it would be? Every day on the green is a whole new ball game. It never ceases to amaze me. What club do you belong to? Glenbrook Bowling Club. On your first day of play when you stepped onto the green and delivered your very first bowl down what was your first impression or thoughts? I had just finished my 5 mandatory lessons on Saturdays and I “was ready“, so they said. The next Thursday my name was down to play in the charity day for breast cancer. The very first thing I noticed was that we were playing the wrong way on the green. “How is this going to work” I thought. I was soooooo relieved when my first bowl was not a wrong bias. The ladies I played with were encouraging and supportive, I felt like a winner. What size are your bowls, colour and brand? 30

I play with Size 3 Purple. Love that colour!! Is there history behind these bowls? I purchased my bowls from a retired Glenbrook bowler, Lillian Ryan. I believe she was a very good LEAD BOWLER and her advice to me was “become a good lead and you will be sort after”. I have not found my niche yet but it will be interesting to see how it turns out. How many days do you play? I play only on Thursdays BUT I realise this is not enough if I want to improve my game. I aim to play on Saturday mornings as well. What has been the highlight of your bowling days? From the moment you arrive at the bowling club friendly faces welcome you, “Hello, how are you”, “Nice to see you”. You feel you belong. I believe first impressions count and Glenbrook Bowling Club has got it right. Have you played in any events?

No, just the social Thursday bowls. I wouldn’t inflict my rawness on anything major, yet. What is special about playing bowls? The challenge!! and the social interaction with fellow bowlers. What do you do other than play bowls? I have joined the Lower Blue Mountains Garden Club and I am a committee member. Although, it clashes with bowls on more days than I would like, something has got to give. Living in Blaxland what’s the best thing? It is only a roll down the hill and I’m on the bowling green. How do you feel about bowls? Love it !!! The thrill when your bowl is in the count and bowlers acknowledge your accomplishment (it happens sometimes). Do you have any plans for the future in bowls? One day I am going to play in a mixed tournament with my brother. Of course he doesn’t know this yet. Do you have any advice for any new bowler or anyone thinking about taking up this great game? If you are looking for a team sport DON’T dismiss lawn bowls. It is a sport for all ages and the younger you start the better. Make your flexi day a bowling day, you won’t regret it. Carpe diem or Carpe Bowl’m

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he fifth under 5 Years “Greenhorn” Competition was held at Mosman WBC on July 21, 2013. A total of 22 teams competed representing 15 clubs with Pittwater RSL “Water Babies” (Pauline Bones, Jacqui Morgan, Jenny Roberts) winning the event with 3 wins and the highest margin. Four Encouragement Prizes were awarded to Jennifer Beattie (Lane Cove), Christine Gough (Croydon), Sara Hobson (Western Suburbs) and Sandra Saunders (Dee Why). This competition has been very enthusiastically welcomed and we encourage all “newer” bowlers to enter in future years.


Jocilin Hayman

Jocilin Hayman This month’s bowler is Jocilin Hayman who lives in Goulburn where she was born and raised. She did go away for 8 years but came back again. She is married with 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 step children. Joclin also runs a small bowls business from home as well as other work she does. How long have you been bowling Jocilin? I have been bowling for 6 years now. Please tell us how you came to be interested in bowling and what keeps you going on playing? I was first introduced to Lawn Bowls by my now husband who in his 20’s was a green keeper and bowler himself. I must admit I just laughed at him and said only old people play bowls. Then we got out on the green (me still laughing) and after about 3 ends I got the hang of it and I said ok this is not so bad after all. From there I rolled up a few times, joined Tomakin Bowls Club, as we spent most weekends there but only played once a year in their carnival. Then about 6 years ago I decided I should go and play all the time, so I did, and have been glad I made that decision. I just really enjoy playing. Now my husband says he is a bowls widow. I tell him to blame himself as he was the one who taught and encouraged me. What is your bowling club? I bowl for the Goulburn Railway Women’s Bowls Club. Can you tell us a bit about the region you are representing? We only have a small region made up of about 6 clubs, who all struggle to get new members. What size and colour are your bowls? I use blue size 1 Bowls. Tell us something of your history with bowls, is this the only club you have belonged to and a brief summary of the high points at this club or others to which you have belonged. I have won the Minor Singles and the www.womensbowlsnsw.org

Minor Pairs, runner-up in the Major Pairs and runner–up in the District singles, since I joined the Railway Bowls Club. I have become a coach and have also been lucky to represent our club in Pennants in Grade 3, Grade 2 playing second. This year was my first as a skip in Grade 3, where we won our District and went on to Zone play offs and won. That then took us to the State where we were runners-up. I was very proud of both of our sides, they all played very well, especially my lead as this was her first time in pennants and she handled the pressure well. She has only been playing for 1½ years. My second and third continued their fine display of bowls. How many days a week do you bowl? I play each Tuesday with the women and I play mixed on Saturday, as well as travelling to any carnivals I’m able to. Have you had any challenges in your bowling career? My only real challenge is me; I’m quite hard on myself and like to do well each time I step on the green. I know we all have bad days, but I like to push myself.

Have you always been good at bowls? I have always enjoyed playing bowls and feel that I’m doing well. What is so special about playing bowls? I just love getting out side playing, meeting people and having a good time. What information would you give to bowlers to help them along? The more you play and practise the better you will become. Most of all just enjoy yourself. Would you like to share your favourite television programme and what makes it so good for you to watch? I like to watch Criminal minds and Bones, I just like the mystery about them and how they go about finding the bad person. What is it like living in Goulburn, can you give us an idea of where this is please and if you could change your life what would you do and where would you live? Goulburn is about 2 hours from Sydney and 1 hour from Canberra. Its not a bad place to live as you don’t have all the chaos you do in big cities. It does not take long to get to where you need to be. It gets very cold and windy here, but overall not a bad place. I really don’t think I would like to change my life or where I live. I have been lucky to travel overseas and experience different cultures. So think overall I’m blessed. What makes you proud to be a bowler? Just being able to help anyone who comes and asks. I just really enjoy and love it.

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Sutherland, 60th Birthday, and President’s Day Old Bar Beach, President’s Day Cronulla, 75th Birthday The Rock Memorial, Diamond Jubilee Tounament Harrington, President’s Day Wingham, President’s Day

November 12 – Birrong Sports, President’s Day and 50th Birthday 19 – Windsor, President’s Day 27 – Pittwater Memorial, 50th Birthday

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Warilla

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Oak Flats

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Port Stephens

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BA Aust Sides Championship Venue – TAS

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CWD – 60th Birthday

Ruth Jackson – 100th Birthday celebration

Pictured (l to r) – CWD President Colleen Crump, Gwyn Rice Patron of CWDWBA, the then State President Patricia Reynolds.

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entral Western District Women’s Bowls Association held their 60th Anniversary on April 23, 2013 at Canowindra Bowling Club. Approximately 100 guests were in attendance. State President Patricia Reynolds and Region 4 Representative Denise Huender, Director from Bathurst were our special guests for this very important event.

There were also teams representing Canobolas – (Orange, Blayney, Molong, Manildra), Mid West – (Dubbo, Wellington, Gilgandra, Narromine), Central Western Slopes – (Coonabarabran to Coonamble). Central Tablelands were unable to attend, but an apology was received from this District. Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Parkes, and Parkes Railway Diggers were also represented from our own District of CWDWBA. The first President (1953) of the CWDWBA and now Patron, Gwyn Rice was in attendance – I wonder if this would be a record to have one’s original President present at the 60th Anniversary. Gwyn is 98 years young. Thank you Gwyn for making the effort to attend our Anniversary. Other Special Guests were, Loris White (Parkes Railway Diggers), Gladys Johnson (Forbes), Merle Russell (Cowra). Also in attendance were three ex-Presidents Ann Lamond (Tura Beach), Audrey Jones (Parkes), Judith Day (Cowra) and current President Colleen Crump (Canowindra). The day was blessed with great weather and everyone enjoyed a friendly 34

day of bowls before retiring to the beautifully decorated dining room to enjoy a magnificent luncheon prepared by the Canowindra ladies. Congratulations ladies your meal was fit for a queen. Robyn Oliver from Cowra made and decorated the Anniversary cake which was cut by State President Patricia Reynolds, Patron Gwyn Rice and CWDWBA President Colleen Crump. Merit Pins were given to Jill Messenger – Secretary CWDWBA (Canowindra), Audrey Jones – Selector CWDWBA (Parkes), Jan Waugh – CWD WBA Match (Forbes). Eight NSW Pins were given to the very deserving Canowindra ladies who prepared and served a well presented delicious meal – Jennifer Middleton, Christine Pickard, Radka Tattersen, Monica Hamer, Bobby Turner, Claire (grand-daughter of Libby Balcombe), Ellen Perry. Merle Russell was also presented with a NSW Pin. Marion Wilson on piano and Annette Tisdell singing did a very professional job with the National Anthem and Auld Lang Syne. NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

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n Wednesday, July 24, the Berkeley Sports Ladies Bowls celebrated the 90th Birthday of one of their much loved and respected members, Ruth Jackson. Ruth is a very private person and did not want a lot of fuss for her 90th but you can’t let a milestone like that just past. We had our lunch and a lovely cake, with candles for Ruth to blow out. Ruth was also given a card signed by all members and a gift. Ruth still plays bowls weekly and is one of our selectors. She has also served as our President and Publicity Officer. Ruth was a formidable golfer prior to joining our Bowls Club, and although she loves her bowls, she still misses her golf. We all wish Ruth every good wish for the future and look forward to many more years of her playing bowls with us.

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Springwood’s 75th Birthday/President’s Day

Above: Club members gather at the 75th Birthday and President’s Day celebration.

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pringwood Women’s Bowls celebrated their 75th Birthday and President’s Day on Sunday, July 28. President Kate Koutsoukos welcomed guests, State Director D. Huender, Nepean District President N. Willmington, L. Skeen and Regional Representative F. Laker. A warm welcome was given to Patron H. Griffin, Life Members J. Boden, P. Dawes, R. Robson and to visiting and fellow bowlers. Congratulations to S. Abrahams, U. Messerli, R. Connelly and M. Hutchinson who were awarded State Merit Pins for their continued work in the

Pictured (l to r): Nancy Willmington, Kate Koutsoukos and Denise Huender cut the cake. Ladies Club. The room was beautifully decorated by staff from the Springwood

Sports Club and each person enjoyed an entrée, main meal and sweets beautifully made by the clubs chef and served by the staff. We thank them for their care given. A big thank you to Margaret Lalor for making such a beautiful birthday cake cut by Club President Kate, State Director Denise and Nepean President Nancy. Ten ends of bowls were played before lunch. We wish President Kate a very happy year of bowling.

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party atmosphere prevailed at the Corrimal Club when District President Thelma Lever aided by Dawn Driscoll and Mary Bulman unfurled the 2013 No. 2 Grade District Pennant which was won by L. Beattie, B. Clark, E. Critcher and skip L. Neilson and T. Clarke, H. Service, R. Buhagiar and skip P. Purdie. The runners-up, Shellharbour teams skipped by D. Waldron and N. Ryan were also in attendance. Corrimal President M. Kerr accepted the winning plaque from T. Lever to go on show in the Corrimal Club while the runners-up each received a certificate. Corrimal’s winning ladies each received a decorative mantle clock from the club in appreciation for their efforts. The day’s

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Pictured (l to r): Lorraine Beattie. Beryl Clark, Eileen Critcher, Lorraine Neilson, Pat Purdie, Robyn Buhagiar, Helen Service and Tammy Clarke. programme included morning tea, spiders, a game of bowls and lunch. Prizes for the bowls game were randomly selected, winners being M. Elyard,

G. Hudson, D. Driscoll and P. Hennessy. Others chosen were R. Spence, C. Kellow, S. Cockcroft and K. Rindisbacher.

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big day on the calendar of Raymond Terrace WBC was the club’s 80th birthday celebrations held on May 7, 2013 with about 90 present including NSWWBA Director Pam Andrich, members of the Newcastle District WBA, together with representatives and visitors from other clubs. President Beverley Brynes welcomed the President of Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Col O’Brien, Bowls Manager, Jason Stokes and Manager Sue Conroy. Everything went off without a hitch, Vice President Janet Williams said, a lot of work went into arrangements for the day and thanks went to all those workers from all of us who did little but turn up to a really special event. A lovely crystal cake plate was presented to President Beverley from

Raymond Terrace 80th Birthday cake. Director Pam for our club, also a gift to Beverley. A beautiful large crystal vase was presented to our club from Newcastle District WBA, and as Beverley will be standing down from the Presidency at the AGM a lovely gift was given to her from our club also. Members who received merit pins were Alison Bland, Dot Hurley, Virginia Moxey and Julie Reid. Lunch was great and the birthday cake was cut and consumed. A lovely day all round.

Edna Walker – 100th Birthday celebration

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dna Walker recently celebrated her 100th birthday with her many bowling friends at Northmead. Edna reminisced with her friends about her years on the green while enjoying lunch, a glass of wine and a lovely birthday cake. Edna bowled at Northmead until she was 95. Edna Walker celebrated her 100th Birthday.

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ne of the high points of the Lower North Shore’s District calendar is Veterans’ Day. This is the day when the District honours those women of a certain age who have contributed to the bowling community over many years as active bowlers or administrators. This year the event was held at Neutral Bay. After a morning of bowls and a delicious hot lunch District President Bev Piper presented the Super Vets badge to June Allen. June started bowling at Avoca Beach BC after her retirement in 1989 and it was not long before she took on positions of responsibility that included District delegate, club secretary, club president, and District vice president. In 1998 when June moved to Sydney she joined Warringah Bowling Club where she plays Grade 2 Pennants and participates successfully in many of the club and district championships. At Warringah June has held the positions of secretary and president. She is currently the District delegate. June’s special interest has been BFO (Bowls For Others) and over the years has led many fundraising initiatives. In receiving her badge June said that she had made life time friendships through bowls and whatever she has given to bowls had been returned to her “trice fold” .


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Silver and Bronze for St Johns Park Bowler World Vision Impaired Bowls Championships

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t Johns Park Bowling Club bowler Sharon Dunk (49) has returned from the World Vision Impaired and Blind Bowls Championships in Worthing, England with a Silver and a Bronze medal for Australia.

In her fourth appearance at the World Championships, Sharon won Silver in the B4 Mixed Pairs with partner David Goddard and Bronze in the B4 Singles. For both events she was assisted by her director Wendy Cartwright. National Coach Graeme Clements said that Sharon was unlucky not to win the Silver in the Singles having been beaten by only one shot. South Africa won the overall team trophy with 119 points with Australia in second place on 108 points followed by Israel and England equal on 70. Sharon's previous successes at the World Championships include Gold in South Africa in 2005 which she won

undefeated and Gold and Silver in Melbourne in 2009. Sharon, a resident of West Hoxton, has been playing bowls for over twenty years. A blind friend encouraged her to give lawn bowls a go and she has been playing ever since. She has been playing with her director Wendy Cartwright for the past six years. As her director, Wendy is a vital part of Sharon's game as she gives her information on the position of the jack and the bowls on the green. St Johns Park Bowling Club funded Sharon's fare to the Championships and hosted a fundraising event to send her director as well.

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epean District Association holds the Nepean Plate for lady bowlers who are unable to dedicate 2 days a week to play bowls or who are just starting out into the large world of bowls. With conditions of play limited to players from Grade 4 who have finished with the excitement of pennants. It is played in the spirit of bowls and consists of 4 players in a team. There are: 4 points for a win and of course 2 for a draw. 2013 found 4 clubs fighting for this much sought after trophy. Wisemans Ferry were outright winners with 18 points closely followed by Springwood 16. Early to rise and late home means nothing to these wonderful ladies in the Nepean District with around 60 kilometres of road lying between both these clubs. Winners of the Nepean Plate (l-r): M. Rafferty (res) N. Hitchcock, M. Pratt, V. Cooper, R. Crossingham (Wisemans Ferry).

The winners from Guildford and Western Suburbs: Kathryn Betcher (sub Tracey Williams), Barbara Longworth and skip Jan Anlezark.

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his year the competition was run for five weeks at Northmead Bowling Club. It was contested by 26 teams from Asquith, Baulkham Hills, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Dural, Guildford, Pennant Hills and Western suburbs. The format was to play 5 rounds and first past the post with the highest score/margin were the winners. With two matches to go the undefeated leaders had a loss which saw a change of positions. The final match had leaders playing each other which made an exciting game for the spectators to cheer on. The winners with 4 wins and a draw (9/+44) were The Goannas from Guildford and Western Suburbs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lead: Kathryn Betcher (sub Tracey Williams), 2nd: Barbara Longworth and Skip: Jan Anlezark. This was their first time in the competition and they have advised "We will be back". The runners up had 4 wins and 1 loss (8/+60) and have been with the zone for many years. They were High Rollers from Asquith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lead: Jan Bennett, 2nd: Shirley Andrew and Skip: Helen Maloney. Runners-up from Asquith, High Rollers: Jan Bennett, Shirley Andrew and skip Helen Malone.


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Nambucca Heads 60th Birthday Gala Day

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ambucca Head’s WBC 60th Birthday Gala Day was attended by some 100 bowlers from the Club and District. Special guests were from Mid North Coast District and Kempsey Heights. Invited guests were – Life Members Madge Dixon and Audrey Abercrombie; Patron Juanits Hicking; Chairman of Club Ltd John Hunt and wife Blanche; CEO Neil Hatch and special guest

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Mayor Rhonda Hoban. The Club was affiliated in 1953 and Life Member Madge Dixon was one of the original members. Nambucca has now had twenty one Club Presidents, four District Presidents, and one District Secretary. We have also been quite successful on the greens having won two No. 1 Pennants and also won many Championships at District level.

The day commenced with morning tea followed by an enjoyable game of bowls. After lunch and the toasts were made, the beautiful cake which was made by Lorraine Cheal and iced by Secretary Lyn Hartman, was cut by our President Bev Jones and Life Members Audrey and Madge. It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all who attended.

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aringbah had its Annual Charity Carnival on August 21, 2013. This carnival was for Bowl for Others. Most of our District Clubs put in teams as well as some Clubs from nearby Districts. It was a cold and windy day but everyone played on gallantly for two games of bowls and seemed to enjoy the day. We started with morning tea, then lunch and afternoon nibbles. There was a Hundred Club, a very nice raffle for which the prizes were donated and a table of "Small Delights" – cakes and collectables. Our ladies bought generously and we have a cheque for $900 for Bowl for Others. I would like to thank our Sponsors for the day, Parkside Chemist and Willis and Bowring, Solicitors for their generosity. President Faye Aubrey thanked everyone for coming and wished them a safe trip home. 38

Nepean Veterans Day (l-r): Evelyn Hutchensen (Kingswood), Beatrice Ferguson (Glenbrook), Joyce Kidson (Campbelltown), Dyras Thompson (Wisemans Ferry).

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nce again Kemps Creek hosted the yearly Veterans Day and as always everything was perfect. The ladies from Kemps Creek are friendly and nothing is a worry. Morning tea and lunch was served and chatter was loud and cheerful. The cold weather didn't deter anyone on the green. Star Vets Evelyn Hutchensen turned 98 earlier this year and has given up NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

bowls, but loves to play keno and socialises on days like this. Dyras Thompson turned 98 just after Evelyn, and is still playing. Play day finds her arriving in her little red car for a game. 12 Ladies from all over the Nepean District received their Super Vets Badges. Fae Guyer from Camden RSL had the honour of being the youngest veteran in the District.


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ocial bowlers, the Cook Islands, a warm welcome, some singing, dancing and culture thrown in, and you have a recipe for a fantastic time! Bowlers from NSW headed to the Cook Islands recently for the inaugural social Cook Islands Bowls Carnival Tour hosted by Uplift Tours and Travel. The tour consisted of two carnival bowls days and a social roll up played in 'Island Attire'. The tour also took in the local sites, sounds, culture and events of the Cook Islands including the colourful Te Maeva Nui Festival. The local paper 'Cook Islands News' reported on events daily and featured photos of participants having fun as the bowlers made an impression on the Cook Islanders, secured life long friendships with Cook Islanders and other bowlers from all areas around Australia including Chinchilla, Gladstone, Canberra, Castle Hill, Ballina, Lismore and the Blue Mountains just to name a few. The bowlers not only had a good time, they gave back to the Cook Islands community by donating needed funds to the Creative Centre in Tupapa. The Creative Centre is a school for adults with disabilities, and helps the adults develop skills that will enable them to make a positive contribution to society. The school relies on fundraising and selling crafts to survive and give the residents the quality care they need. Only two months ago the school was down to their last dollar and was literally looking at closing their doors as funding from both the Australian and New Zealand governments has been withdrawn. The donations made by the Australian bowlers have certainly made a difference www.womensbowlsnsw.org

to these peoples' lives. Director of Uplift Tours and Travel Claire McErlane, saw the potential for the bowls carnival after hosting a Probus tour two years ago. "I love the Cook Islands and I knew the Bowls Carnival Tour could offer

a unique experience unlike anything else. Who could not love the Cooks?" Social bowlers and non-bowlers interested in participating in the Cook Islands Bowls Carnival Tour 2014 can contact Uplift Tours and Travel.

HORNSBY SHIRE TROPHY

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he annual Hornsby Shire Trophy was held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Beecroft WBC between six clubs in the Hornsby Shire namely, Asquith, Beecroft, Dural Country Club, Pennant Hills, West Pennant Hills and North Epping. Each club selected a team of six players and each team played two triples games in the morning and one game of pairs and one game of fours in the afternoon. The winning club for 2013 was Pennant Hills. Councillor Steve Russell,

Mayor of Hornsby Council attended in the afternoon to present the trophy.

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MID NORTH COAST DISTRICT 60TH BIRTHDAY

Turramurra Helen Nagle farewell and 90th Birthday

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urramurra WBC recently hosted a combined 90th birthday and farewell luncheon for Helen Nagle, a long serving member and Patron of the club. Present were Helen’s daughter and many past and present bowlers. Helen joined Turramurra WBC in 1971 and was Club President for the period 1984-1987.

L-r: State President Patricia Reynolds with President Margaret Hoschke and Secretary Rhonda Lincoln cutting the birthday cake.

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he Mid North Coast District held its 60th Birthday celebrations at Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club on May 21. It was attended by representatives from the following clubs: Woolgoolga, Coffs Ex-Services, Park Beach, West Coffs, Sawtell, Urunga, North Beach, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Bowraville and Scotts Head. Reps from the former Dorrigo WBC also attended. Following lunch State President On July 28, 1953 advice was Patricia spoke of the necessity for received from NSWWBA approving the change if bowls was to continue into the formation of the MNCDWBA with clubs future. President Patricia then presented from Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Bellingen, the following ladies with Merit Pins: Dorrigo, Nambucca Heads, Macksville Secretary Rhonda Lincoln, Match and Kempsey. The first Secretary was Committee member Beryl Bracken and I. Caisley and the first President was also from Match Lyn Kaufmann. A. Mineef (both from Dorrigo WBC. The day came to a close with the Birthday celebrations commenced singing of Advance Australia Fair, and with President Margaret Hoschke and Auld Lang Syne. Secretary Rhonda Lincoln greeting State President Patricia Reynolds with a Guard of Honour formed by representatives from the Clubs within the District and neighbouring Districts of Grafton, Macleay and Hasting Haven. arbara Cotton – a member of the Invited guests were: Past President Killara WBC – was nominated by and Patron Pat McComas, Past President Elizabeth President Pat Swaney, Past President, Dokulil for the 2013 Yvonne Tanks, State Representative Mayoral Award for Judy Padgen and Carol Graham, Seniors Week Festival, President of the MNCDM, District which was awarded to Roy Cross, Ian Weldon, Secretary her for her outstanding Coffs Ex-Services and Neil Craig contribution to the President Coffs Ex-Services. community. After an enjoyable game of bowls, She was a stalwart of a delicious lunch was served in the the Killara WBC, carrying auditorium.

Helen Nagle, long standing member and Patron of Turramurra WBC. 1990 runner-up Club Pairs; 1991 runner-up Club Singles and won No. 1 Pennants mid North Shore; 1992 Headquarters Trophy and No. 1 Pennants State semis; 1994 Awarded Life Membership; 1995 James Wall Shield; 1997 Club Pairs and Willoughby Park top 5; 1998 No. 1 Pennants and Wolinski Shield and Club Pairs and Fours; 1999 Jean Atwill Trophy and runner-up Club Triples and Fours; 2000 awarded Australian Sports Medal and runner-up Club Triples, won Club Fours; 2004 Club Triples. Helen moved to the Central Coast to be close to her daughter. We have lost a true lady.

Killara – Barbara Cotton Mayoral Award

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out the following duties: Past President, Bowls Organiser, arranged mixed and twilight bowls and organised St Patricks and St Andrews dinners. We in mid North Shore District are extremely proud of Barbara, a real credit to the Killara WBC. Barbara Cotton who received a Mayoral Award (Killara).


South Cronulla Recruitment Drive

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he ladies of Cronulla Golf Club have discovered what a great game bowls can be after one of their members had a Probus bowls day at the South Cronulla Bowling Club. Word was soon passed around the lady golfers that bowls is a challenging and fun game to be involved in and can now boast that 13 golfers have joined the club as well as 5 other new members. South Cronulla BC has always been considered a "small" club in the Sutherland Shire, and there have been numerous rumours of the club closing down. This was never going to happen. The club is within 2kms of two other bowling clubs, no poker machines and no bistro. Most ladies play Tuesday, averaging approximately 50 players, and on Saturday afternoon, 20-25 ladies play. Thanks to Barbara Compton and

Cronulla Golf Club ladies try their hand at bowling Jenny Bradley, the club’s coaches, for spending Saturday mornings coaching all these new players.

Leeton and District 60th Anniversary celebrations

CRESCENT HEAD 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Pictured (l to r): Sonja Shepherd, Maggie Lucas, Carol Wright, Sue Ashley and Helen Lloyd (Crescent Head). Club members pose for a photo at the 60th Anniversary celebrations.

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eeton & District BC was officially opened in 1953. On Tuesday, August 20 the club celebrated its 60th Anniversary combining it with President’s Day. A large board of memorabilia from current times and years gone by was displayed for the interest of all who were present. Visitors came from Hillston, Ganmain, www.womensbowlsnsw.org

Ardlethan, Barellan, Narrandera, Yenda, Griffith, Hay Women’s, Hay Services, Darlington Point, Coleambally, Leeton Soldiers Club, MDWBA along with L & D ladies. An enjoyable day was had by all who participated in the celebrations and Barellan, who are a relatively small club, were the winners on the day.

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rescent Head Country Club Women’s Bowling Club recently celebrated its 50th birthday. The day was a great success and well supported by its members. This photo was part of the placemat used and given at the celebration. Crescent Head is a small club and the picture depicts the amount of actual regular playing members of the club.

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Regional News REGION FOUR RESULTS WINNERS Singles: V. Brown (Lithgow City). Pairs: G. Coates (sub for B. Evans), B Watters (Lithgow Workmens’ Valley). Triples: Y. Love, C. Fahey, D. Pittaway (Penrith City). Open Fours: M. Leslie, D. Murray, G. Harper, D. Brien (St Mary’s RSL). Senior Fours: R. Homburg, G. Ross, (Patricia) J. Conlon, J. Flook (Camden). No 1 Pennant winners: A. Snow, M. Pearce, F. Logan, K. Shiels, C. Fahey, H. Fitzgerald, J. Scott, V. Milford (Penrith City). No 2 Pennant winners: R. Cox, H. Regan, D. Laugier, C. Minall, E. Keavy, M. Peasnell, Y. Love, D. Pittaway (Penrith City). No 3 Pennant winners: K. Bernard, C. Lord, V. Brown, F. King, J. Barnes, C. Wotton, P. Johnson, I. Hunter (Lithgow City). No 4 Pennant winners: Springwood.

Singles winner at Region 4 level: V. Brown (Lithgow City).

Pairs winners at Region 4 level: G. Coates, B. Watters (Lithgow Workmens Valley).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Region 4 level (l to r): M. Glavas, M. Cole, U. Messerli, H. Dickson, M. Thrift (Reserve), D. Maruchko, M. Hutchinson, F. Granger, D. Stone (Springwood).

REGION FIVE RESULTS WINNERS Singles: G. Sheehan (Maitland City) runner-up H. Mungoven (East Maitland). Pairs: L. Strickleton, M. Threadgate (Maitland City), runners-up C. Knox and S. Wells (East Maitland). Triples: C. Knox, F. Beavis, A. Corbett (East Maitland), runners-up L. Sharpe, J. Fisher, G. Sheehan (Maitland City). Open Fours: M. Threadgate, J. Barnett, E. Clarke, B. Cardow (Maitland City), runners-up M. Ross, M. Forth, J. Rumford, S. Eckford (Telarah). Senior Fours: H. Allomes, A. Corbett, C. Knox, F. Beavis (East Maitland), runners-up B. Wilmen, G. Lamb, M. Davies, N. Glover (Beresfield).

Pairs winners at Region 5 level: M. Threadgate, L. Strickleton (Maitland City).

Open Fours winners at Region 5 level: M. Threadgate, J. Barnett, E. Clarke, B. Cardow (Maitland City).

Senior Fours winners at Region 5 level: H. Allomes, A. Corbett, C. Knox, F. Beavis (East Maitland).

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Triples winners at Region 5 level: C. Knox, F. Beavis, A. Corbett (East Maitland).


REGION SIX RESULTS WINNER: Singles: M. Smith (Everglades Central Coast). Pairs (l to r): M. Smith (skip), J. King (Everglades - Central Coast). Triples (l to r): N. Childs (skip), E. Albert, K. Johnston (Valentine - Lake Macquarie). Open Fours (l to r): L. Williams, V. Brownlee, V. Wynn, T. Ward (skip) (Ettalong Memorial - Central Coast). Senior Fours (l to r): P. Lamb (sub for R. Littlewood), J. Garry, K. Shuttlewood, H. Wuro (skip) (Charlestown - Lake Macquarie).

Pairs winners at Region 6 level: M. Smith, J. King (Everglades).

Triples winners at Region 6 level: N. Childs, E. Albert, K. Johnston (Valentine).

Open Fours winners at Region 6 level: L. Williams, V. Brownlee, V. Wynn, T. Ward (Ettalong Memorial).

Singles winner at Region 6 level: M. Smith (Everglades).

Senior Fours winners at Region 6 level: P. Lamb, J. Garry, K. Shuttlewood, H. Wuro (Charlestown).

REGION NINE RESULTS WINNER Singles: K. Burns (Merimbula). Pairs: A. Madden, L. McMahon (s) (Adaminaby). Triples: G. Daal, A. Madden, L. McMahon (s) (Adaminaby). Open Fours: C. Chase (s), K. Burns, S. Grobler, K. Scrivener (Merimbula). Senior Fours: P. Geering (sub for L. Sinclair), B. Collins, S. Sunderland, B. O'Dwyer (s) (Tura Beach).

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Pairs winners at Region 9 level: A. Madden, L. McMahon (Adaminaby).

Triples winners at Region 9 level: G. Daal, A. Madden, L. McMahon (Adaminaby). Open Fours winners at Region 9 level: C. Chase, K. Burns, S, Grobler, K. Scrivener (Merimbula).

Senior Fours winners at Region 9 level: P. Geering (sub for L. Sinclair), B. Collins, S. Sunderland, B. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dwyer (Tura Beach).

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Regional News REGION TEN RESULTS WINNERS Singles: G. Wallace (Wagga RSL). Pairs: P. Whyte, C. Coleman (Wagga RSL). Triples: L. Cox, J. Crozier and D. Cox (Ganmain). Open Fours: K. Korn, L. Carroll, E. McCrum, M. Kennedy (The Rocks).

Singles winner Region 10 level: G. Wallace (Wagga RSL).

REGION THIRTEEN WINNERS Singles: B. McPherson (Engadine) (Sutherland Shire District) Pairs: C. Harrison, J. Thomas (s) (Engadine) (SSD). Triples: B. Shur, K. Levinson, P. Stein (Double Bay) (ESD) (StGC). Open Fours: S. Jowett, L. Francis, C. Wright, K. Wright (s) (Sutherland) (SSD). Senior Fours: B. Shur, C. Engleman, W. Englander, L. Becker (s) (Double Bay) (ESD). Pennants: No 1 Double Bay (ESD), No. 2 Randwick (ESD), No. 3 Sutherland (SSD), No. 4 Sylvania (SSD).

Pairs winners at Region 10 level: P. Whyte, C. Coleman (Wagga RSL).

Singles winner Region 13 level: B. McPherson (Engadine).

Pairs winners at Region 13 level: J. Thomas, C. Harrison (Engadine).

Triples winners at Region 10 level: L. Cox, J. Crozier, D. Cox (Ganmain).

Triples winners Region 13 level: B. Shur, K. Levinson, P. Stein (Double Bay).

Open Fours winners at Region 10 level: K. Korn, L. Carroll, E. McCrum, M. Kennedy (The Rocks).

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Senior Fours winners Region 13 level: L. Becker, B. Shur, R. Rosenberg (sub), C. Engleman (Double Bay).


REGION SIXTEEN WINNERS Major Singles: D. Howard (Castle Hill) (Mitchell District), runner-up W. Bell (Pennant Hills) (Northern Suburbs District). Pairs: D. Howard, S. de la Harpe (Castle Hill) (Mitchell District). Triples: L. Skeers, S. Batcheldor, M. Dougherty (Toongabbie) (Mitchell District). Open Fours: R. Keene, S. Vindin, B. Wood, P. Watson (Dural Country Club) (Northern Suburbs District). Senior Fours: U. Killow, C. Byrne, R. Clarke, J. Dennis (Northmead) (Mitchell District).

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oulburn Railway held a very successful Charity Day to raise money for the Goulburn branch of Can Assist. In all, 64 players from Crookwell, Braidwood, Bundanoon, Bowral, Bargo and Goulburn braved the weather conditions to compete in teams of four in what was a very sociable and friendly event. As a result they were able to present Ian McMurdo, the President of the local branch of Can Assist, with a cheque for $1600. Ian was thrilled with the donation and spoke about the work done for families in the local community by this organisation.

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ymea ladies Bowling Club held a Charity Bowls Day in August.

They were fortunate with the weather and had a good attendance on the day, with teams from Cronulla, Cronulla RSL, Engadine, Sutherland, Taren Point and of course Gymea. There were many prizes for the raffles. They were pleased to have the donation of the green fees from the board of the Gymea Bowling and Recreation Club for their charity, and we do thank them. Their charity is always for the Children’s Cancer Research, Prince of Wales, Professor Vowel, receiving $2580. Thank you to all the teams for their support on the day for our charity and for helping to make the day such a success. The winners on the day were the Engadine Club led by Joan Thomas. Left to right: C. Formica, C. Harrison, C. Keep, J. Thomas, (Engadine).

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Open Fours winners Region 16 level: R. Keene, S. Vindin, B. Wood, P. Watson (Dural Country Club).

Senior Fours winners Region 16 level: U. Killow, C. Byrne, R. Clarke, J. Dennis (Northmead).

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n a perfect day, popular and newly elected President, Etta O’Brien welcomed 62 bowlers from various clubs from the Nepean District to their annual Charity Day. Following morning tea, a game of bowls was enjoyed by all before a tasty lunch. Two generous cheques were presented to the Kurrajong Nursing Home and Hawkesbury Living Nursing Home. Proceeds from the day were raised from a trading table and a raffle from many generous donations.

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pringwood’s August Charity Day with President Kaye Koutsoukos welcoming teams from Glenbrook, Camden, Richmond, Windsor and Wisemans Ferry. After a windy 10 ends of bowls, a welcome hot lunch was enjoyed. Lots of fun and chatter preceded the raffle, the prizes were donated by many of their members. The trading table is always a success as it contains home-made chutney, jams, eggs and odds and ends, which raises so much for their charity. Money raised from the day went to the special needs children at Springwood. This day is always looked forward to – members can meet up and play with friends from other clubs.

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owradgi Park Women’s Bowling Club held its Annual Charity Day recently.

A wet and windy day was well attended by surrounding clubs. Raffles and stalls were well supported. By all the laughs we’re guessing visitors and members enjoyed playing bingo. Michael Norriss from The Disability Trust was handed a cheque of $4800 by President Kath Lancaster. President Kath thanked all members who contributed goods for sale and raffles with special mention to Deane Richards for raising $1700 from making jam and pickles all year. Visitors were thanked for making a wet day very enjoyable. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

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District Association News BEGA IMLAY Results at District level: Singles: K. Burns (Merimbula Imlay). Pairs: J. Clarke, P. Reynolds (Tura Beach). Triples: G. Schell, K .Burns, C. Chase (Merimbula Imlay). Open Fours: C. Chase, K. Burns, S. Grobler, K. Scrivener (Merimbula Imlay). Senior Fours: L. Sinclair, B. Collins, S. Sunderland, B. O’Dwyer (Tura Beach). Pennants: No.1 Tura Beach, No. 2 Tura Beach, No. 3 Merimbula Imlay, No. 4 Eden. Inter-Club: D. Campbell, L. Wallis, C. Woods, D. Nagle, P. Luker, L. Russell, P. Geering, H. Kay (Tura Beach).

Singles winner at Bega Imlay District level: K. Burns (Merimbula Imlay).

Pairs winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): J. Clarke, P. Reynolds (Tura Beach).

No. 1 Pennant winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): W. Rusling, S. Pope, S. Neilsen, L. Pucci, P. Reynolds, L. Jacobsen, I. Ballard, C. Hayes. Absent: J. Clarke. (Tura Beach).

No. 2 Pennant winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): R. Stove, M. Firth, J. Joslin, L. Govey, V. Edwards, B. O’Dwyer, L. Brown, J. Duncombe (Tura Beach).

No. 3 Pennant winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): M. King, M. Philistin, S. Grobler, G. Savill, C. Chase, K. Burns, J. Jones, K. Scrivener (Merimbula). Triples winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): G. Schell, K. Burns, C. Chase (Merimbula Imlay).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): L. McKinnon, M. Hendry, J. Pyke, P. Lucas, P. Hunter, L. Tasker, A. Strickland, K. Rogers, H. Wilesmith (Eden). Open Fours winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): C. Chase, K. Burns, S. Grobler, K. Scrivener (Merimbula Imlay). Senior Fours winners at Bega Imlay District level (l to r): L. Sinclair, B. Collins, S. Sunderland, B. O’Dwyer (Tura Beach).

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BENNELONG Results at District level: Triples: S. Hardacre, F. Bosward, B. Paterson (Gladesville). Pennants: No. 4 Artarmon.

Triples winners at Central Tablelands District level (l to r): M. Gorrie, T. Gorrie, N. Henry (Gulgong).

Triples winners at Bennelong District level (l to r): S. Hardacre (s), F. Bosward, B. Paterson (Gladesville).

Fours winners at Central Tablelands District level (l to r): D. Buckley, N. Henry, M. Gorrie, C. Meaning (Gulgong).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Bennelong District level (l to r): back row – P. Tan, M. Grey, L. Campbell, R. Hanson (s) (Chatswood); front row – L. Amos, J. Hunt, N. Hau, Y. Gallagher (s) (Artarmon). CENTRAL RIVERINA Results at District level: Singles: G. Wallace (Wagga RSL), runner-up J. Cousley (Wagga RSL). Pairs: P. Whyte, C. Coleman (Wagga RSL). Triplesr: J. Crozier, D. Cox, L. Cox (Ganmain). Open Four: L. Carroll, K. Korn, E. McCrum, M. Kennedy (The Rules). CENTRAL TABLELANDS Results at District level: Singles: M. Gorrie (Gulgong).

Senior Fours winners at Central Tablelands District level (l to r): C. Condon, E. Falk, M. King, M. Knight (Mudgee).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Central Tablelands District level (l to r): W. Williams, B. Farrell, P. Clarkson, P. Grimshaw, H. Hope, A. Milton, J. Doble, R. Harrison. (Rylstone).

Singles winner at Central Tablelands District level: M. Gorrie (Gulgong).

Pairs winners at Central Tablelands District level: L. Kearney, T. Edmed (Dunedoo).

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Pairs: L. Kearney, T. Edmed (Dunedoo). Triples: M. Gorrie, T. Gorrie, N. Henry (Gulgong). Fours: D. Buckley, N. Henry, M. Gorrie, C. Mealing (Gulgong). Senior Fours: R. Condon, E. Falk, M. King, M. Knight (Mudgee). Pennants: No. 4 Rylstone. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

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District Association News GEORGES RIVER Results at District level Singles: T. Flack (Roselands), runner-up: J. Hunt (Grandviews). Pairs: J. Lipscombe, S. Hynes (Mt Lewis). Triples: T. Flack, D. Payne, L. Smith (Roselands). Fours: J. Lipscombe, S. Hynes, S. Shirley, R. Crawley (Mt Lewis).

Singles winner at Georges River District level: T. Flack (Roselands).

Pairs winners at Georges River District level (l to r): J. Lipscombe, S. Hynes (Mt Lewis).

Open Fours: M. Threadgate, J. Barnett, E. Clarke, B. Cardow (Maitland City), runners-up M. Ross, M. Forth, J. Rumford, S. Eckford (Telarah). Senior Fours (HRD and Region 5): H. Allomes, A. Corbett, C. Knox, F. Beavis (East Maitland), runners-up B. Wilmen, G. Lamb, M. Davies, N. Glover (Beresfield). Coalboard Fours: L. Hugg, M. Forth, M. Niznik, M. Ross (skip) (Telarah), runners-up H. Allomes, S. Sansom, C. Osmond, H. Mungoven (skip) (East Maitland). Marsh Fours: L. Hugg, M. Forth, M. Niznik, M. Ross (skip) (Telarah), runners-up H. Allomes, S. Sansom, C. Osmond, H. Mungoven (skip) (East Maitland). Annual 1-Day Events “Coalboard Fours” was played at East Maitland on Friday, August 9, and Marsh Fours on Friday, August 30 at Kurri Kurri. The 2-game winners, played to the yard stick to find the overall winners and runners-up. Congratulations to all the players, especially to the top 2 teams. Monetary awards were presented to the finalists and the Cups were presented to the winning teams (to be held by the clubs for the ensuing year) by HRD President Wanda Bedford and Match, Pat Mears. Thanks to everyone for supporting the above District’s annual 1-Day events.

Triples winners at Georges River District level (l to r): T. Flack, D. Payne, L. Smith (Roselands). Coalboard Fours winners at Hunter River District level (l to r): L. Hugg, M. Forth, M. Niznik, M. Ross (s) (Telarah), runners-up H. Allomes, S. Sansom, C. Osmond, H. Mungoven (s) (East Maitland).

Fours winners at Georges River District level (l to r): J. Lipscombe, S. Hynes, M. Shirley, R. Crawley (Mt Lewis). HUNTER RIVER DISTRICT and Region 5 Winners Results at District level: Singles: G. Sheehan (Maitland City), runner-up H. Mungoven (East Maitland). Pairs: L. Strickleton, M. Threadgate (Maitland City), runnersup C. Knox and S. Wells (East Maitland). Triples (HRD and Region 5): C. Knox, F. Beavis, A. Corbett (East Maitland), runners-up L. Sharpe, J. Fisher, G. Sheehan (Maitland City). 50

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LANSDOWNE Results at District level: Pennants: No. 2 Cabramatta.

Senior Fours winners at Lower North Coast District level: D. Crichton, K. Anderson, L. Smatell, E. Webster (Tuncurry).

No. 2 winners at Lansdowne District level and Region 14 (l to r): J. Watkins, J. Watkins, B. Mathers, N. Elliott, H. Netana, C. Tamihana, H. McLachlan, N. Drew (Cabramatta). LOWER NORTH COAST Results at District level: Singles: L. Mazurek (Forster). Pairs: R. Flanagan, D. Smith (Tuncurry). Triples: R. Treasure, L. Smatell, E. Webster (Tuncurry). Fours: P. Wilson, E. Gray, M. Wilson, B. Flynn (Tuncurry). Senior Fours: D. Crichton, K. Anderson, L. Smatell, E. Webster (Tuncurry). Pennants: No. 1 Taree Railway, No. 2 Forster, No. 3 Blackhead, No. 4 Tuncurry Forster Sports, No. 5 Old Bar Beach.

No. 1 winners at Lower North Coast District level (l to r): M. Storum, J. Montague, J. Waight, C. Smith, E. Shaw, D. Cummins, G. Hartwell, O. Souter (Taree Railway).

No. 2 winners at Lower North Coast District level (l to r): C. Hartley, P. Woolmington, V. Beuzeville, M. Lees, B. James, J. Scott, J. Campbell, H. Davis (Forster). Singles winner at Lower North Coast District level: L. Mazurek (Forster).

Pairs winners at Lower North Coast District level: R. Flanagan, D. Smith (Tuncurry).

No. 3 winners at Lower North Coast District level (l to r): R. Higham, C. Peters, H. Bush, G. Gleeson, P. Bayley, D. Hampson, M. Meath, M. Stamp (Blackhead). Triples winners at Lower North Coast District level: R. Treasure, L. Smatell, E. Webster (Tuncurry). Fours winners at Lower North Coast District level: P. WIlson, E. Gray, M. Wilson, B. Glynn (Tuncurry).

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No. 4 winners at Lower North Coast District level (l to r): R. Haddow, J. Cutting, P. Hudson, V. Smat, B. McGaig, J. Donkin, B. Glasson, J. Studdert (Tuncurry Forster Sports).

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No. 5 winners at Lower North Coast District (l to r): H. McMahon, D. Grogan, I. Boys, L. Gosbell, J. Carson, B. Jamieson, B. Simmons, J. Lynch (Old Bar Beach).

Fours winners at Macquarie District level (l to r): M. Mowbray, K. Walker, J. Harris, M. Simpson (Carlingford).

LOWER NORTH SHORE Results at District level: Pennants: No. 1 Neutral Bay.

Senior Fours winners at Macquarie District level (l to r): J. Roddy, B. Palmer, J. Battersby, M. O’Brien (Brush Park).

No. 1 winners at Lower North Shore District level (l to r): E. Seidler, S. Anastassiou, J. Hepburn, J. Palmer, L Thompson, M Jay, M. Campbell, L Szumylo (Neutral Bay). MACQUARIE Results at District level: Singles: R. Lightfoot (Greenlees Park), runner up B. Peddell (Denistone). Pairs: G. Barnes, P. Stewart (Greenlees Park). Triples: K .Walker, J .Turner, M. Simpson (Carlingford). Fours: M. Mowbray, K .Walker, J .Harris, M. Simpson (Carlingford). Senior Fours: J. Roddy, B. Palmer, J. Battersby, M .O’Brien (Brush Park).

Singles winner at Macquarie District level: R. Lightfoot (Greenlees Park).

Pairs winners at Macquarie District level (l to r): G. Barnes, P. Stewart (Greenlees Park). Triples winners at Macquarie District level (l to r): K. Walker, J. Turner, M. Simpson (Carlingford).

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MID NORTH COAST Results at District level: Pennants: No. 2 Park Beach, No. 3 Urunga, No. 4 Coffs Ex-Services.

No. 2 winners at Mid North Coast District level (l to r): D. Allen, M. Engel, J. Tolhurst, J. Skeddon, D. De la Cruz, D. Heron, D. Wright, J. Cross, M. Mason (Park Beach).

No. 3 winners at Mid North Coast District level (l to r): P. Smyly, S. Pollock, J. Gale, K. McPhail, A. Pillington, S. Mitchell, W. Morrin, I. Petit (Urunga). 54



No. 4 winners at Mid North Coast District level (l to r): J. Schiemer, D. Peake, R. Riley, C. Dodd, A. Blackwell, A. White, Y. Schmidt, J. Pearce (Coffs Ex-Services).


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District Association News MID NORTH SHORE Results at District level: Singles: J. Beattie (Warrawee), runner-up H. Stromsmoe (Gordon) Pairs: A. Cowlishaw, J. Crocker (Killara). Triples: J. Mortimer, J. Siva, H. Stromsmoe (Gordon). Pennants: No. 1 Lindfield, No. 2 Belrose, No. 3 Forestville, No. 4 Forestville RSL, No. 5 St Ives.

No. 3 winners at Mid North Shore District level (l to r): M. Medin, S. Greening, C. Fisher, P. Pierson, M. Fluckiger, L. Chen, M. Coningsby, R. Murrell (Roseville).

Singles winner at Mid North Shore District level: J. Beattie (Warrawee). Triples winners at Mid North Shore District level (l to r): J. Mortimer, J. Siva, H. Stromsmoe (Gordon).

Pairs winners at Mid North Shore District level (l to r): A. Cowlishaw, J. Crocker (Killara).

No. 4 winners at Mid North Shore District level (l to r): C. Davis, M. Azevedo, A. Nicey, S. Flaherty, G. Graham, L. Foster, B. Gattas, S. Allen (Forestville RSL).

No. 5 winners at Mid North Shore District (l to r): J. Peacock, J. McClelland, J. Milton, P. Holman (St Ives).

No. 1 winners at Mid North Shore District level (l to r): R. Saidman, D. Reilly, R. Vilensky, R. Dodds, B. Maraney, B. Prissman, B. Slon, V. Bartrop (Lindfield). No. 2 winners at Mid North Shore District level (l to r): P. Knowles, D. Kent, D. Levy, G. Butters, L. Cook, E .Glenn, L .Needs, L. Lindsay (Belrose).

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MID WEST Results at District level: Singles: Annette McMillan (Dubbo City), runner-up Sue Clarke (West Dubbo). Pairs: M. O’Sullivan, A. McMillan (Dubbo City). Triples: M. O’Sullivan, N. Hazelton, A. McMillan (Dubbo City). Fours: A. Jeffrey, D. Morrow, S. Rae, S. Clarke, D. Morrow (Dubbo City). Senior Fours: H. Purcell, P. Hardwick, S. Honeyman, R. Shanks (Dubbo Railway). Winners at Mid West District level (l to r): A. McMillan, M. O’Sullivan, N Hazleton (Dubbo City), S. Clarke, S. Rae, A. Jeffrey (absent D. Morrow) (West Dubbo), R .Shanks, S. Honeyman, P. Hardwick, H. Purcell (Dubbo Railway).


MITCHELL Results at District level: Pennants: No. 1 Castle Hill, No. 2 Northmead, No. 4 Blacktown Workers.

Singles winner at Nepean District level: M. Fellow (Camden).

Pairs winners at Nepean District level (l to r): J. Stanford, J. Wulff (Springwood).

No. 1 Pennant winners at Mitchell District level (l to r): D. Howard, H. Wiessner, F. Lee, S. de la Harpe, L. Lim, J. Mann, B. Cochrane, J. Saultry (Castle Hill).

Triples winners at Nepean District level (l to r): D. Pittaway, C. Fahey, Y. Love (Penrith).

No. 2 Pennant winners at Mitchell District level (l to r): J. Williamson, J. Whittington, F. South, S. Shipley, D. Brown, J. Dennis, P. Marney, C. Keys (Northmead).

Open Fours winners at Nepean District level (l to r): back row – D. Brien, G. Harper; sitting – D. Murray, M. Leslie (St. Marys). No. 4 Pennant winners at Mitchell District level (l to r): S. Roosen, E. Bartlett, M. McIntosh, M. Reidy, C. Aston, A. Schultz, D. Bullen, V. Salis inset J. Rathborne) (Blacktown Workers). NEPEAN Results at District level: Singles: M. Fellow (Camden), runner-up J. Dudley (Austral). Pairs: J. Wulff, J. Stanford (Springwood). Triples: Y. Love, C. Fahey, P. Pittaway (Penrith). Open Fours: M. Leslie, D. Murray, G. Harper, D. Brien (St. Marys). Senior Fours: R. Homburg, G. Ross, P. Conlon, J. Flook (Camden). Pennants: No. 1 Penrith City, No. 2 Penrith City, No. 3 Kingswood, No. 4 Springwood. www.womensbowlsnsw.org

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No. 1 Pennant winners at Nepean District level (l to r): C. Fahey, H. Fitzgerald, J. Scott, V. Milford, K. Shiels, F. Logan, M. Pearce, M. Snow (Penrith City).

No. 2 Pennant winners at Nepean District level (l to r): R. Cox, H. Reagan, D. Laugier, C. Minall, D. Pittaway, D. Love, M. Peasnell, B. Keavy (Penrith City).

No. 3 Pennant winners at Nepean District level (l to r): P. Bentley, D. Maggs, L. Becroft, B. Shepherd, C. Hunter, J. Thompson, D. Summerscales, C. Key (Kingswood).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Nepean District level (l to r): M. Glavas, M. Cole, U. Messi, H. Dickson, M. Thrith (res), D. Marauschko, M. Hutchison, F. Granger, D. Stone (Springwood). NORTHERN RIVERS Results at District level: Singles: J. Rhodes (Ballina), runner-up P. Johns (Ballina) Pairs: J. Scotcher, J. Lowien (Alstonville). Pennants: No. 1 Ballina, No. 2 South Lismore, No. 3 Lennox Head, No. 4 Alstonville. 56

Singles winner at Northern Rivers District level (l to r): J. Rhodes (Ballina).

Pairs winners at Northern Rivers District level (l to r): J. Scotcher, J. Lowien (Alstonville).

NORTHERN SUBURBS Results at District level: Major Singles: Wendy Belll (Pennant Hills), runner-up Jeanette Swan (North Epping). Pairs: B. Trompp, B. Watkins, (North Epping). Triples: B. Banks, S. Williams, N. King (Pennant Hills). Open Fours: R. Keene, R. Coode, B. Wood, P. Watson (Dural Country Club). Senior Fours: E. Whelan, E. Bromley, D. Sweeney, R. Davidson (Dural Country Club). Pennants: No. 1 Asquith, No. 2 Asquith, No. 3 Beecroft, No. 4 Pennant Hills.

Major singles winner at Northern Suburbs District level: Wendy Bell (Pennant Hills).

Pairs winners at Northern Suburbs District level: B. Trompp, B. Watkins (North Epping).

Triples winners at Northern Suburbs District level: B. Banks, S. Williams, N. King (Pennant Hills). No. 1 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District (l to r): V. Henderson, M. Khamis, H. Maloney, J. Bennett, M. Crump, S. Andrew, B. Davis, J. Wilson (Asquith).


ST GEORGE CANTERBURY Results at District level: Major Singles: B. Owen (Bexley), runner-up N. Skinner (EBP Sports). Triples: I. Flora, K. Jakubicka, K. Kurohara (Ramsgate RSL). Major singles winner at St George Canterbury District level: B. Owen (Bexley) No. 2 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District (l to r): P. Loughland, H. Robertson, L. Csonka, L. Bulmer, B. Thomson, M. Rayner, J. Kachel, E. Harris (Asquith).

Triples winners at St George Canterbury District level (l to r): I. Flora, K. Jakubicka, K. Kurohara (Ramsgate RSL). No. 3 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District level (l to r): J. Thorp (s), I. Hilditch, P. Godoy, N. Biggers, G. Harrison, E. Farr, J. Hartshorn, D. Harrison (s) (Beecroft). SOUTH COAST Results at District level: Pennants: No. 2 Milton Ulladulla, No. 3 Milton Ulladulla.

No. 2 Pennant winners at South Coast District level (l to r): D. Dickson, B. Young, G. Miller, J. Winter, M. Fletcher, R. Graham, K. Fraser, (inset V. Hathaway) (Milton Ulladulla).

No. 3 Pennant winners at South Coast District level (l to r): C. Davies, K. Hodge, B. Whitbread, M. Davidson, B. Midgley, M. Pin, M. McPherson, S. Crimmins (Milton Ulladulla). www.womensbowlsnsw.org

SUTHERLAND SHIRE Results at District level: Singles: B. McPherson (Engadine), runner-up C. Harrison (Engadine). Pairs: C. Harrison, J. Thomas (Engadine). Triples: J. Walker, B. Harris, B. Green (Taren Point). Open Fours: S. Jowett, L. Francis, C. Wright, K. Wright (Sutherland). Senior Fours: J. Walker, N. Brann, J. Urquhart, B. Green (Taren Point).

Singles winner at Sutherland Shire District level : B. McPherson (Engadine).

Pairs winners at Sutherland Shire District level (l to r): C. Harrison, J. Thomas (Engadine).

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Open Fours winners at Sutherland Shire District level (l to r): S. Jowett, L. Francis, C. Wright, K. Wright (Sutherland).

Senior Fours winners at Sutherland Shire District level (l to r): J. Walker, N. Brann, J. Urquhart, B. Green (Taren Point).

Open Fours winners at Tweed Byron District level: C. Withers, W. Fielding, M. Jackson, A. Mackay (Pottsville).

Senior Fours winners at Tweed Byron District level: J. Lake, G. Coustley, G. Cartwright, M. Overall (Cabarita Beach).

TWEED BYRON Results at District level: Singles: C. Withers (Pottsville). Pairs: W. Fielding, C. Withers (Pottsville). Triples: B. Sprengel (s), L. McGowran, K. Gallard (Ocean Shores). Open Fours: C. Withers (s), W. Fielding, M. Jackson, A. Mackay (Pottsville). Senior Fours: J. Lake (s), G. Coustley, G. Cartwright, M. Overall (Cabarita Beach). Pennants: No. 1 Kingscliff, No. 2, Pottsville, No. 3 Mullumbimby, No. 4 Ocean Shores.

No. 1 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District level: back row – D. Jones, B. Lane, E. Trylor, S. Akers; front row – R. Butler, C. Smith, I. Assopardi (inset A. Wonka) (Kingscliff).

Singles winner at Tweed Byron District level: C. Withers (Pottsville).

Pairs winners at Tweed Byron District level: W. Fielding, C. Withers (Pottsville).

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No. 2 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District level: back row – M. Jackson, J. Richards, W. Fielding, C. Withers; front row – G. Moore, M. Comerford, D. Buckley, A. Swift (Pottsville).

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No. 3 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District level: back row – S. Thomas, J. Lee,H. Robb, I. Pettenby; front row – J. Beaumont, J. Towner, B. Croft, J. Kidman (Mullumbimby).

No. 3 Pennant winners at Western District level (l to r): F. King, V. Brown, K. Bernard, C. Lord, P. Johnson, C. Wotton, J. Barnes, I. Hunter (Lithgow City).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District level: back row – M. Farquhar, P. Sullivan, J. James; front row – M. Hosie, J. Williams, M. Flesser, N. Gartner (inset C. Timewell) (Ocean Shores). WESTERN Results at District level: Triples: J. Barnes, I. Watkins, F. King (s) (Lithgow City). Pennants: No. 2 Hazelbrook, No. 3 Lithgow City, No. 4 Lithgow City.

No. 4 Pennant winners at Western District level (l to r): B. Barker, N. Farrant, M. Stewart, M. Ferguson, I. Irvine, A. Spight, P. Jarvis, G. Davison, M. Gibbons (Lithgow City).

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Triples winners at Western District level (l to r): J. Barnes, I. Watkins, F. King (s) (Lithgow City). No. 2 Pennant winners at Western District level (l to r): J. Redwood, I. Hurley, P. Preston, P. Broughton, H. Daniels, C. Warburton, B. Hood, N. Fairall (Hazelbrook).

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ecently the members of Maclean WBC were happy to celebrate the 90th birthday of popular member, Val Philp. She was presented with a card signed by all and everyone had a piece of her delicious cake. Val joined the club in 1976, following a family tradition as her mother had been one of the earliest members of the original club. At one stage, approximately ten of Val's family and relations were club members. Over the years she has been a strong competitor in many championships and, a few years ago, was in the winning Club Selected Fours team. She still enjoys a game of bowls every week in which she is a valued lead player. Her good health is a tribute to the benefits provided by the game of bowls especially in regard to exercise and friendship. Congratulations, Val!

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L. Burns 6342 2957 B. Conroy 6624 1792 P. Mitchell 0407 660 488 S. Globits 6559 8259 L. Role 9726 0782 T. Hornby 0407 435 467

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Bowral Charity Day

M. Scriven 4861 7850

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Dee Why Versatility 5-a-side

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Oct 17 Inverell N. McIntyre 6722 1564 Sapphire City Carnival – Open Women’s Triples

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Oct 18 Inverell N. McIntyre 6722 1564 Sapphire City Carnival – Triples or Mixed Triples

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Brush Park B. Dewhirst Jacobs Creek Mixed Triples 9871 6943 Windang K. Taylor Versatility Fours 4295 1039 Pt Macquarie City C. Bowman Gala Day 6584 9229 North Haven Secretary Out of Hat Triples 6559 8259 Mount Lewis M. Corner Ladies Open Triples 9709 5928 Gymea K. Gooch Bowl & Dine 0417 077 501 Pennant Hills P. Lowe Ham & Turkey Carnival 9489 2240 Port Macquarie City C. Bowman Encouragement Day 6584 9229

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Nambucca Heads Charity Triples Carnival Cronulla 75th Birthday Carnival Gymea Bowl & Dine North Haven Stocklands Carnival

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Glen Innes R. Reeves 6732 1949 Rose Carnival - 3 Bowl Mixed Pairs Nov 7 Glen Innes R. Reeves 6732 1949 Rose Carnival - Ladies Triples Nov 8 Glen Innes R. Reeves 6732 1949 Rose Carnival - Men’s 2 Bowl Triples Nov 8, 9 Holbrook J. Cookson 10 Master Pairs Tournament 6036 3224 Nov 9 Glen Innes R. Reeves 6732 1949 Rose Carnival - Men’s 2 Bowl Triples Nov 10 Glen Innes R. Reeves 6732 1949 Rose Carnival - 2 Bowl Mixed Triples

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Sawtell Major/Minor Pairs Carnival Dec 2 Albion Park M. Duley 0409 562 207 Christmas in the Park – Ladies 3 Bowl Triples Dec 2 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 12

Lithgow Workmens Valley N. Williams Versatility 6’s 6351 4056 Mona Vale R. Vade Ham & Turkey Fours 9913 9189 Rosehill L. Role 9726 0782 Maltese Bowlers Awards Presentation Rosehill L. Role 9726 0782 Maltese Bowlers Awards Presentation Mona Vale R. Vade 9913 9189 Ham and Turkey Fours

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Rosemary’s Pinch Our occasional writer, Rosemary, feels she has come to the end of the road with her contributions, both those on bowls and those on other sundry matters, so she will be giving it a break for a while. However, she might be persuaded to put in an article, say once or twice a year, providing there is sufficient interest. So for now, at least, it’s so long to “A Pinch of Rosemary”, and as the sun sinks slowly in the west, we must bid her a fond farewell for the present.

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In Memoriam Past NSWWBA President Jean McKinnon Jean McKinnon began her bowls career on August 9, 1965, when she joined the West Tamworth Women’s Bowling Club. The following year she joined the club committee, and in 1967 she won the Minor Singles and Pairs titles. In 1968 Jean was elected Vice President of the club, the first of many of her senior administrative roles. She remained in the role for a year before being elected Club President for a three year term. At this time Jean was also the Delegate to the Central Northern District WBA. After retiring as President in 1972, she filled the positions of Bowls Organiser and Selector on many occasions. On six occasions she skipped winning sides in No 2, 3 and 4 District Pennants. She skipped winning teams in pairs, triples and fours. Also in 1972, Jean was elected as President of Central Northern District WBA. She held this position for six years after which she served on the district match committee. Jean was instrumental in forming the North West, New England branch of the NSW Past Presidents Association in 1974. The following year she was elected as A & B Group Representative, on the Executive of the NSWWBA for a three-year term, and she became the country Vice-President for the NSW Bowls for Others club.

On April 26, 1976, Jean lost her husband to illness after a very happy marriage spanning 32 years. In 1978 Jean was elected as State Vice-President, resident in the country. This was a three-year term during which she was appointed Manager for the NSW side in the Australian Championships in Melbourne, and Manager of the Round Robin side (NSW) in Hobart, at the following Australian carnival. She was appointed life Governor of Sydney Hospital in 1979 for her

charitable work connected with Bowl for Others. The same year she became the NSW Delegate to the Australian Women’s Bowling Council, a position she held until 1983 when she was elected Vice President. She served in this role until 1985 when she was elected President through until 1987. Jean moved from Tamworth WBC and joined Cheltenham WBC in 1981 so that she would be eligible to nominate for State President, a position she was successfully elected to. Also during 1981, Jean managed the NSW women’s side in the SGIO Games in Brisbane. In 1982, together with the State Treasurer, Jean took steps to purchase premises for the NSWWBA. The association moved into their new ‘home’ on August 14. From 1981-84 Jean worked with the Executive of RNSWBA to organise some very successful mixed tournaments and in 1984 she established the NSWWBA Coaching Committee. Jean went through some trying times in 1983-84 as she worked with lawyers to draw up a new constitution to bring it in line with state legislation. On February 12, 2008 Jean was awarded the Distinguished Long Service Award by the NSW Sports Federation.

IN MEMORIAM Please note that the 2013 December issue of Bowls Matters will be the last time that In Memoriam is published. Regretfully, space is limited so a re-organisation of published material will be taking effect from the February 2014 issue.

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In Memoriam Bermagui CC WBC are sadden by the passing of Dot Holzhauser July 25, 2013. Dot was a foundation and life member of Bermagui CC WBC since it began in 1965 and held the position of treasure for many years Celebrating her 101st birthday this year Dot came to most bowling days to watch and applaud the good bowls. Dot’s crochet work and her personality were admired, which leaves a legacy to her memory. Dot will always be remembered as a kind. Loving and very special lady who everyone loved. She will be sadly miss by all who knew her.

Bulli WBC members were saddened by the loss of esteemed member Sandra Churchill after a courageous battle with cancer. Sandra joined the club in 2005 and it didn’t take long before she was in every championship event with many successes. One of Sandra’s greatest thrills was winning the District Pennants Flag and to play at the State Play-offs. Sandra loved her bowls and had an active role in the club holding many different position on the committee, and upon her passing held the Position of Vice President. Sandra was a much admired and dedicated member and will be missed deeply.

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Connie joined Harrington Bowling Club in 1997 winning Major Fours in 2007 and Major Pairs in 2008. Even with her health declining she still came down for a chat with all of us. Connie's sparkling personality will be missed.

Dorothy Bearman 1917-2013 Dorothy Bearman was an experienced bowler when she transferred to Lake Conjola WBC in 1980 and a great asset with her knowledge of both bowling and the running of a club. In her 33 years with us she was President and held many other positions including Vice President and Publicity Officer when she was well into her 80’s. She was a very competitive bowler and an umpire for many years. She was a very competitive bowler. Her final position was Patron which she still held on her passing at the age of 95. A much loved and respected member. Vale Dorothy.

Members of Lismore City WBC were heartbroken to hear the sudden passing of well-respected bowler Doreen Bradford June 10, 2013. Doreen joined in 1990 and during her 23 years she served four terms as President and a term as District President of The Northern Rivers District WBA and at the times of her passing she was Vice President of the Past Presidents’ Association and was also on the District Social Committee. Doreen was very proud of the clubs achievements and her own, as well as playing bowls. Doreen was a former coach and Umpire. Her Christmas cakes will be missed by both the women’s’ and men’s clubs as will her catering on special days, there was also a punch every Christmas which was a big hit with the ladies. NSWWBA • BOWLS MATTERS

Doreen was very handy with craft and crocheted numerous rugs that were raffles and were always appreciated. She will continue to be missed by all who knew her, but especially the women and men of Lismore City Club and Northern Rivers District.

Shirley Ireland, much loved Patron of North Beach Women’s Bowls Club, passed away June 29, 2013 aged 90 years. Shirley first began her bowling career at West Lindfield Bowling Club in approx. 1971 and was a member there until moving to Terrigal in 1979. She was a member at Terrigal BC for 25 years winning a Pennants final in 1980. She moved to Mylestom in 2001 and joined the North Beach Women’s Bowling Club and after many years of devoted service to the club was made a Patron. She was an active member until illness prevented her from playing her beloved game. Her mobility may have been a handicap but her mind was as sharp as ever and she was always in attendance at meetings, and loved nothing more than spectating at Club Championships and Pennant games – always immaculate in her uniform. In 2013 the Ladies Pennant team showed their appreciation to her support by making her their Mascot for the season. She was also a staunch member of the Recreation and Bowling Club participating in all the raffle nights and always enjoyed a little flutter on the Pokies. Shirley is survived by her children many grandchildren and great grandchildren. North Beach WBC will be poorer for her passing but we are all richer for having known her. She will be missed.

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Ann Johnson. She joined the North Ryde RSL WBC some 20 years ago and quickly became a competent player and won many club championships in both individual and team


events. In her role as Skip she was much admired for her compassion, dedication and talent. Ann encouraged new members and made them feel welcome. She held various positions of responsibility on the bowls committee and became Secretary in 1998/1999 until 2013. During that time Ann managed all aspects of that role in a selfless manner. No task was too difficult. In addition to the management of her roles, Ann was a very enthusiastic participant in Christmas concerts, both in acting and singing. Ann was made a Life Member of the North Ryde RSL Women’s Bowling Club in recognition of her contribution. Time may erase your footsteps from our side, but never your face from our mind.

Revesby Workers members were saddened by the passing of their faithful and loyal member Patricia Thompson on May 22, 2013. Patricia transferred to the Revesby Workers club in 1998. During this time she was Secretary on two occasions, and served on the Selection Committee, but will be remembered for the six years she was President. Patricia stepped into the presidency at a time when we were struggling for leaders and filled the gap with great expertise. As newer members arrived she was a great help to those who followed in various positions on our Committees. She also served for a term of three years as President of the Georges River District Women's Bowling Association. She will be greatly missed by our club.

In a bowling career beginning at Cessnock Ladies Bowling Club in 1960, moving to Cessnock City (1967-79) and The Entrance (1980-2013), Marie Hallam chalked up no less than 11 www.womensbowlsnsw.org

singles, 10 pairs, 8 triples and 8 fours championships. Her last win was in The Entrance Club fours when she was 86 years of age. At District level Marie managed to win 11 championships and pennants, including five at No 1 level. She won the District triples a week short of her 80th birthday, drawing the shot, on a 17 second green, with the final bowl of the match. With an impressive array of state, tournament and masters wins, two major highlights put the seal on a great career. She won the NSW Ladies State No 1 Pennant flag in 1987 to join husband Fred and son Ken who had won the Men’s State No 1 flag with East Cessnock in 1974. Maybe not unique, but a wonderful family achievement. She skipped her team of Irene Sheridan, Elaine Pickstone and Eve Wilcher to win the 1973 Australian Fours. In her early days Marie was a pioneer of the “Parrelle-like” drive sending shockwaves through many unsuspecting opponents. Later she would travel all over the country to watch Australian Opens, Test series’ and many other tournaments. With her family, Marie sponsored and supported East Cessnock’s “Fred Hallam Pairs” tournament. A great lady, it is doubtful Marie was disliked by anyone unless perhaps, for a short time, someone failed to dodge one of her on the green bullets.

Umina Beach members are saddened by the lost of there much loved member of 36 years Shirley Cupitt. Shirley joined in 1977 and held many positions – Social, Management, Match, Treasurer, Vice President and President. Chair of entertainment, Shirley loved relaying stories from days gone by. She was successful in the Major pairs, fours and winning the grade 5 Pennant flag in 1979. Shirley was delighted and proud of being made a Life Member in 2005.

Generosity in donating gifts for charity days and prizes was also another one of Shirley’s accolades. Shirley will be sadly missed by her family and many friends, especially those in the club “Cheerio”.

Valentine members were saddened by the passing of Life Member and Past President Edith Galt on August 20, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Edith joined the club in 1981, was Vice President in 1986, 1987, and President for three years from 19891991. Edith has sponsored the Edith Galt Encouragement Award for new players 5 years and under since 1989. She has always marked the Final of her Encouragement Award every year until this year when her health was failing. She was also a Super Star Veteran at age 90. Members formed a Guard of Honor at her funeral. Edith was a friend to everyone and will be sadly missed.

Wallsend members were deeply saddened at the loss of their esteemed Life Member Frances Harris, aged 84 years. Frances joined the club in February 1979 and was granted Life Member in 1999 for her tireless contribution to the club. Fran, as she was affectionately known, was Treasurer for 16 years and will be dearly remembered for her caring personality, friendship and warm smile. Fran enjoyed bowls socially and enjoyed a game of tennis in her earlier years. She was a keen gardener and enjoyed Sunday picnics with her family. Fran was an elegant lady, easy going and a doting grandmother and great grandmother. Members formed a Guard of Honour at Fran’s funeral held on June 25, 2013. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

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