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NSW WOMENS BOWLING Association Inc.

2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN NSW QUALIFYING EVENT ENTRY FORM ENTRIES CLOSE OCTOBER 22 nd, 2012

NOVEMBER 12 th – 16 th, 2012 Venue:

ST JOHNS PARK BOWLING CLUB

Entry Fee:

Singles $35.00 per player Pairs $45.00 per team Triples $60.00 per team

Rules:

Players within teams do not have to be affiliated with the same Club Dates are dependent on number of entries received Conditions of Play as outlined on NSWWBA and BA websites Sets play – either knockout or sectional play, with post sectional knockout if required, as determined by number of entries received in each discipline. Qualifying positions available – Singles 7, Pairs 3 teams, Triples 5 teams

Draw:

Enquiries:

Pam Hockings, NSWWBA State Match Committee 0418 670 281

BA Last Chance Qualifying Event is only open to players who have not attempted to qualify in that discipline previously, through any State/Territory qualifying event. Please return complete ENTRY FORM with payment to NSWWBA Head Office, Level 7, 309 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

ENTRY FORM Name

Reg. No.

Club

Singles Pairs (Lead) (Skip)

Triples (Lead) (Second) (Skip)

Contact Name

Mobile

Email NB: No Refund of Entry Fee after Closing Date of October 22nd, 2012


What’s

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NSWWBA BOWLS NEWS N.S

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INAUGURATED

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PATRON Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC Governor of New South Wales

14 EDITOR’S NOTE

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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FROM THE CEO’S DESK First Impressions

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OFFICIAL DIARY

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MATCH REPORT

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2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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UMPIRES REPORT

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COACHING REPORT

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DIRECTORS Pam Andrich Noelene J Harvey Maryann Parcell Robyn Procter Patricia Reynolds – President Beryl Watson

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STANDING COMMITTEES Match Pamela Hockings Robyn Lewis Jennifer Palmer

Kathryn Chatillon Elizabeth McFarland

OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES Selection - Vacant -

SPECIAL DAYS

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Constitution Revision

Robyn Procter

REGIONAL NEWS

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Journal

LIFE MEMEBRS

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Barbara Hazeltine Elizabeth Whelan Wendy Steyer

CHARITY DAYS

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Social

Pat Cousley Delsie Fardell

Historian

- Vacant -

STATE EVENT 2012 State Pennant Play-off

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NATIONAL EVENT 2012 Australian Indoor Championship

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COMMUNITY DEV’MENT OFFICERS

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LIFTING THE LID

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MEET THE BOWLERS Ilse Deuschle & Margaret Wicks

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DISTRICT ASSN NEWS

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AROUND THE GREENS

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TEMPLATE FOR RESULTS - Club and District Championships

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

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ENTRY FORMS - 2013 Aust Open Qualifying - 2013 State Carnival - 2013 Aust Indoor Singles Qualifying

WHAT’S ON IN YOUR CLUB

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A GOOD PINCH OF ROSEMARY

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IN MEMORIAM

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NSWWBA Inc.

Nicky Bethwaite • Email ceo@womensbowlsnsw.org

EDITOR

Barbara Hazeltine • Email journal@womensbowlsnsw.org All Journal correspondence to Alexandra Ryan. All NSWWBA Inc. correspondence to be addressed to the CEO, NSWWBA Inc.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lesley Swales Audrey Gray

RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL MEETING SELECTION REPORT

Telephone Enquiries

Umpires

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Region 1 Judith Padgen Region 2 Carole Graham Region 3 - Vacant Region 4 - Vacant Region 5 - Vacant Region 6 - Vacant Region 7 - Vacant Region 8 Meg McClure Region 9 Kay Scrivener Region 10 Joan Stair Region 11 - Vacant Region 12 - Vacant Region 13 Ilse Deuschle Region 14 Margaret Wicks Region 15 Sue O’Keefe Region 16 Pam Andrich (Acting)

DISCLAIMER The Journal Committee reserves the right to cull and edit material submitted for publication in Bowls News. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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bowls NEWS IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE This magazine is published by the NSWWBA Inc. in the interests of the lawn bowling community of New South Wales. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of material published, no responsibility can be accepted by the publisher or staff for any errors which may occur. All advertisers and contributors must accept full responsibility for any claims or statements etc. made in their material. Advertisements are accepted on the understanding that the advertiser indemnifies the publisher, its servants and agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever which may arise from the publication of any material, and in particular but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to indemnify each and all of them against any action for defamation, slander of title, breach of copyright or infringement of any trademark, name or description, invasion of privacy or breach of any provision of the Trade Practices Act. The Terms and Conditions stated on the official rate card of the publisher form part of any agreement to accept advertising material for publication. E&OE

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Editor’s Note Spring is here, thank goodness. Isn’t it lovely to see the trees breaking into blossoms and the flowers in the garden and the mild temperatures. We, the team, Wendy, Liz, Alex, Nicky, Magpro and I have been having some great feedback about Bowls News. I am sure you will find some interesting articles in here this time. What a great year it has been for Karen Murphy with so many wins to her name. Well done Karen, it’s lovely to see you in top form again and to read your praise for your opponents. You will read about Karen’s win at The Australian Indoors on page 16 and thank you to Aidan Davis for his write up which I have shortened a little. To Mark Casey, on his win in the Australian Open also, well done. This time we have another pair of Regional Representatives for our Meet a Bowler, and we are almost finished introducing the 16 ladies who took on these positions after the Annual General Meeting in 2011. Thank you to these ladies who have let us into their personal lives. It has been appreciated and these ladies are making their mark around the clubs in very many different ways. To President Patricia, Nicky, Wendy, Liz and Alex who held the fort when I had a break recently, my thanks. It has been appreciated. To all the bowlers who play and enjoy your bowls, keep up the good work. There is a brief write-up after the Annual General Meeting on page 23 to keep you up to date on what is going on. Barbara Hazeltine

Correction

83rd Annual State Carnival 2012 State Carnival teams – Winners: L. Barnett, P. Orgill, H. Smith, E. West (Warilla). Fourth: L. York, J Zrno, C. Kelly, K. Kurohara (Ramsgate RSL).

COVER photo – 2012 State Pennant winners, Cabramatta took the No 1 flag.

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President’s Message

Patricia Reynolds

NSWWBA BOWLS NEWS

NSW State President With the Champion of Club Champions Singles and Pairs being decided, we wish Karen Murphy (Singles) and Karen and Kay Moran (Pairs) all the very best when they contest the national Champion of Club Champions events in Queanbeyan, October 26-28, 2012. On Saturday, 28th July I attended at Merrylands for the trials for the Over 60s event to be played in Queanbeyan October 16-18. Twelve ladies were selected (see separate article). Then on Sunday 29th I had the pleasure of attending at Richmond Memorial Bowling Club to celebrate the Nepean District’s 50th Anniversary. It was at this same club that the inaugural meeting of the District Association was held 50 years ago. District President Nancy Willmington, Secretary Norma Aussel and all the District ladies made me very welcome and a wonderful day was had reminiscing over the club’s history. On August 7, I travelled to Forestville RSL Bowling Club and on a beautiful sunny day shared a game of bowls and a lovely luncheon to celebrate the Club’s 50th Birthday and President Anne Nicey’s special day. It was such a pleasure to meet Forestville’s Grade 4 team who were off to Tuncurry to contest the State Pennant playoffs. On August 9, I travelled up to Blackhead Bowling Club to share President Dawn Hinitt’s special day. The weather was overcast and rain was threatened, but fortunately the rain held off and the game of bowls followed by a lovely luncheon was part of an extremely friendly day, and I thank all those clubs present who made the day so successful. Over the next two days I took some R & R at a local Holiday Park and even though the weather was appalling, it didn’t matter to me because I was relaxing. On Sunday 12th CEO Nicky and most of the Directors attended a Member Forum at the Tuncurry Bowling Club. I am happy to say that the numbers who attended passed our expectations, and it was such a pleasure to see the interaction between the various clubs, sharing ideas and enjoying the fact that they were able to ask questions of the Directors. The forum ran from 3pm - 5pm with those present sharing some wine and nibbles, and the feedback the following day was very pleasing. From Monday August 13 - Friday 17, the State Pennant playoffs took place over three venues: Tuncurry BC, Tuncurry-Forster BC, and Tuncurry-Forster Sporties BC. The weather was superb for the whole week (see results in a www.womensbowlsnsw.org

separate article). Congratulations to all winners and runners-up. The winning clubs organised with me the days they would prefer their flags to be unfurled, Grade 1 will be at Cabramatta on September 27, Grade 2 at Trangie (west of Dubbo) on September 12, Grade 3 at Guildford on September 6, and Grade 4 at RSL Sussex Inlet on September 3. After these dates, the Runner-Up flags in the respective grades, can be flown. At this point I would like to acknowledge all the hard work by the State Match Committee, Chairman Pam Hockings, and Robyn Lewis in preparation for the playoffs and running the event at Tuncurry, as well as the time and effort given by the Directors at Forster and Sporties. At each venue, local Umpires supported our State Umpires, and the Association thanks everyone for giving up their time. Gifts were given to the local umpires at the time. Crescent Head Country Club is celebrating its 50th Birthday on August 23, and the Association wishes the Club and all its members, a very Happy Birthday. I am happy to report that our Finance Director Barbara Holden is feeling stronger and in fact attended the office on Wednesday 22nd. Unfortunately, Barbara has made a heartwrenching decision to resign from the Board in order to take complete control of her recovery. Double Bay Women’s Bowling Club invited me to attend their prestigious Invitation Triples tournament on Sunday August 26. This is the 8th year of this event and as usual was well run. The hospitality of the Double Bay WBC knows no bounds and I thank them for the opportunity to attend the presentations. As a result of a wonderful response to our on-line survey of the members back in April, we have been able to record some of the various issues that club members feel the Association should address. These include more communication, weekend pennants, mixed pennants, weekend play for women in the workforce, Board members to hold meetings in the country, playing Championships under lights, perception of members being unwelcoming to younger women/new members, to name just a few. Your thoughts and suggestions have been taken on board and the Directors are committed

to doing everything in their power to address all the issues. Of course, changes do not happen overnight, and some changes have already been put in place. For instance, some of the members complain about the “old fashioned” dress rules inhibiting newer members. Last November and more recently in June this year, the Policy was relaxed dramatically allowing for bowlers playing socially (ie. non-championship games) to be able to wear whatever they buy in a bowls shop. Yes, you can wear the pretty coloured shirts and the coloured below-waist garments when playing socially, even if you are on the same green as Championship players. People who are having some coaching are not required to be in uniform and can even play with affiliated bowlers before they decide whether to take up the sport. Make yourself aware of the Dress Policy – look on the home page of the NSWWBA website, and in the right-hand scrolling noticeboard you will be able to click on it – you will find it opens up a new world. Another initiative the Association has undertaken, as State Match have already announced, is that from January 1st, 2013 our games will be shortened (see the July/August issue). This initiative brings NSW into line with the other States and Territories, as well as provides an incentive for women in the workforce, or mums who take children to school and pick them up after school (who we know are “time-poor”), to be able to try out our sport. It is then up to the clubs themselves, to make newcomers welcome. And now to a matter which strikes fairly at the heart of our Association, and that is the situation we have where there are a number of vacancies in Head Office. After the Annual General Meeting, the Association will be asking for volunteers to be a part of the exciting future that is ahead for us. If you think you have a passion for the sport of lawn bowls, and you want to be at the cutting edge of change, perhaps you will put your hand up to join a very different and progressive Association.

Patricia Reynolds, President SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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Chief Executive Officers’ Report by Nicky Bethwaite

ceo@womensbowlsnsw.org

First Impressions I

can’t believe it’s already been two months since I took over the CEO position at NSWWBA! I know it’s a cliché but time really does fly when you’re having fun.

First impressions are that the sport of lawn bowls is in pretty reasonable shape, and there are many sporting associations who would give their eye teeth to be in a similar position – one of the top twenty sports played in this state, with robust finances and one that is socially vibrant and interactive. However, like most sports in the current social and economic climate, where time is an ever decreasing commodity, bowls is suffering a steady leakage of members. What to do about this has been exercising the executive at both the state and national level. There is no doubt that there is an

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ollowing the AGM in July which included election of Office Bearers, Merle McCarthy is President, and Gladys Barnes of 111 Holden St, Ashfield is Secretary. Please forward correspondence and subscription cheques to the above address. If a donation is included, please list that amount separately. We wish to record our thanks to the Country Vice Presidents who collect on behalf of Bowl for Others during the year. Also thank you to Suzanne Hayes (Lake Macquarie District) and Val Whitten (Central Northern District), who, after many years are retiring from this position.

interdependent relationship between clubs and bowls. Bowls can’t exist without club facilities and clubs need to provide a point of difference that will get people off their living room couches in front of big TVs and a fridge within an arm’s length, by providing activities and atmosphere that will attract members through the door. Many clubs are very willing to listen to members’ needs and are bending over backwards to provide conditions such as playing under night lights during the week, and making room for women to play on weekends, but if your club isn’t being proactive it’s up to you to ask the

Merle McCarthy, President Recent donations: — Dorothy Cook (Toronto Workers Club), Lawson, Greenlees Park, Currarong, Mount Pritchard, Avoca Beach, Warringah, Bargo, Bowral, Cobar Memorial Services, Oberon RSL, Rydalmere Central, Caringbah (Gala Day), Bev Noble, Beresfield and South Cronulla. 86 members and friends are expected to attend the luncheon on Friday 21st September, at the Masonic Club. This is a very interesting day as the recipients of the cheques give a short talk on how our donation helps their organisation. G. Barnes

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questions, get on the club’s board and make a difference. Many AGMs are coming up and now is as good a time as any to put your name forward and step up to the plate. Another cliché – democracy isn’t a spectator sport. Getting equal representation in sport, whether in the media or on the playing field, won’t happen overnight, but it won’t happen at all if we (women) don’t make an effort. Let’s take some responsibility and keep hammering away at the inequities – it will be to the benefit of the sport as a whole.

OFFICIAL DIARY OCTOBER 4 – Stockton, 80th Birthday 5 – Taree West, President's Day 16 – Bombala RSL, 50th Birthday & President’s Day 18 – West Pymble, Presidents Day & 50th Birthday 25 – Taren Point, President’s Day 25 – Riverstone, 55th Birthday & Friendship Day NOVEMBER 5 – Tuncurry, President's Day 7 – Gloucester, 60th Birthday 13 – Concord RSL, 40th Birthday 20 – Davistown RSL, President’s Day 22 – Newport, President's Day

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Match Committee Report

Pam Hockings, Robyn Lewis, Jennifer Palmer

NSWWBA BOWLS NEWS

Match@womensbowlsnsw.org This month’s Match Committee Report aims to answer all the frequently asked questions....

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS The schedule of play for the 2012 State Championships at Tuncurry as listed in the 2012 Program of Event has been amended as follows: 6th & 7th October – Pairs, 8th & 9th October – Triples, 10th & 11th October – Open & Senior Fours, 12th & 13th October – Singles. The change was required to comply with our Order of Precedence as listed in the Conditions of Play for Association Events and as previously advised, the International event that is in conflict with our State Championships was not listed on the BA Calendar when the NSWWBA 2012 Program of Events was drawn up in August, 2011. The selection of the player in the International event was not made and published until the 27th July, and prior to this selection by Bowls Australia, there was no conflict. Owing to duplication of players in the either Fours and Pairs championships, this option was the only one available to the Match Office.

CATERING Please note: The $15 levy payable to venue Clubs at all State events covers – Morning Tea, Lunch and Green Fees. Lunch provided by the venue, is to be paid for whether the lunch is eaten or not, as stated in the Conditions of Play for Association Events, which you accept when you enter the event. Any special dietary requests should be made to the venue Club before the event commences to allow reasonable time for a change to organized catering.

PLAYING PROGRAM Districts and Clubs are asked to review their Pennant playing timetable, to possibly decrease the gap between District & Regional Playoffs and State Playoffs in mid-August. The closing date for Pennant entries to the State is 5 weeks before Pennant playoffs commence which allows time for draws to be done and all relevant information to be distributed to participating Clubs. www.womensbowlsnsw.org

A slight reshuffle of playing of events in Districts could see a far more efficient use of time available for all players and Clubs. There is no hard and fast rule covering playing schedules. Flexibility and acceptance of an alternative playing schedule can renew interest in playing and result in a possible increase in participation numbers.

CLUB “MINOR” COMPETITIONS Players should consider, before contacting the State Match Office, that any competitions or carnivals held in your Club, other than NSWWBA Controlled Championships are conducted under the Domestic rules of the venue Club. The eligibility criteria, which apply to a "minor" in a Club competition is something that is unique to your Club and cannot be adjudicated on by NSW Match committee and should be included in your Club's Domestic Rules to avoid confusion.

PENNANT ELEVATIONS AND REGRESSIONS Pennant Elevations and Regressions will shortly be sent from the Match Office to all Districts for the 2013 Season. This advice cannot be ignored or overridden by any District, and Clubs must be advised of the requirements for entries into the 2013 Season, as advised in the notification received from NSWWBA. Any Club that wishes to appeal an elevation or regression is entitled to do so, in writing, and should cc their District of their communication. Please refer to Pennant Conditions of Play for 2012 which governs elevations and regressions and entries for 2013 Pennants.

CONTROLLING BODY AND UMPIRE We have had a number of enquiries from Clubs across the State whether a Controlling Body and Umpire need to be in attendance during a Championship Game at a Club. The answer is YES. The duties of a Controlling Body are wide and varied and the Controlling Body is mentioned over 75 times in the

Law Book and along with the Umpire are a necessary and integral part of the game.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS Program of Events for 2013 is included in this Bowls News on page 8. Please note at time of publication there is no conflict with any Bowls Australia or World Bowls event. Clubs and Districts should take note of all representative events and 'special' events that need to be considered and avoided when drawing up the Club and District Calendar. CONDITIONS OF PLAY – Association Events and Pennants 2013 These documents are being reviewed, taking into account suggestions and matters raised by Clubs across the State. They will be available online in the latter part of the year and do not take effect until 2013. The Pennant Conditions of Play do not come into effect until Pennants commence in your District in 2013 and The Conditions of Play for Association Events in January 2013.

DRESS POLICY With the relaxation of the dress requirements for social bowls we advise the following to hopefully avoid problems with your Carnivals. Our suggestion would be to include the words: ATTIRE: NSW Approved Uniform (if you only want Club approved uniform or white/navy). BA Approved Uniform (if you are prepared for players to wear shirts and other garments that must be purchased from a recognized Bowls wear retailer/supplier, which would have a BA Logo.) As the Controlling Body for Carnivals/ Tournaments/Gala or Charity Days held at your Club it is your decision to make. If you do not specify then you cannot deny players entry if they are wearing the BA approved garments. For all Association events, NSW Approved Uniform is the only attire sanctioned and therefore we list that stipulation in our Conditions of Play. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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NSWWBA 2013 Calendar of Events NSW WOMENS BOWLING Association Inc.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

(V2)

JANUARY 1 – DECEMBER 31, 2013 EVENT

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NSWWBA Qualifying for Australian Indoor Singles

Warilla

State Carnival

Bomaderry BC

Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec Jan/Feb October (online) Sept/Oct

(South Coast Dist)

October (online)

(or when filled)

Warilla

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May 24, 2013

July 1 - 5, 2013 *

Oak Flats

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July 15 - 18, 2013 *

July 5, 2013

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Champion of Club Champions – Pairs Champion of Club Champions – Singles State Pennants

Port Stephens

March 22, 2013

May 5 - 9, 2013 *

November 30, 2012 May 27 - 31, 2013 *

(Newcastle Dist) State Championships – State Singles – State Pairs Tuncurry BC – State Triples – State Fours – State Senior Fours (Over 60’s)

September 6, 2013 October 12 - 19, 2013 *

NSW TEAM SELECTED EVENTS National Interstate Over 60’s

TBA

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TBC

BA Aust Sides Championship

Victoria

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April 26 - May 2, 2013

Qld -v- NSW (Ashes)

Qld

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ACT -v- NSW or NSW- v -VIC

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State Team Trials

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Before BA Aust Sides CS Before NSW -v- Qld November 2014 Trials

FOR INFORMATION OF MEMBERS ONLY DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Australian Open February 17 - 23, 2013 Australia -v- Scotland Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2013 World Cup April 9 - 17, 2013 Trans Tasman U18, U25 & Senior March 27 - 23, 2013 Under 18 Australian Sides July 8 - 11, 2013 Australian Indoor July 29 - Aug 1, 2013 UK International Event (International Training Camp, Wales International, 6 Nations) Aug 13 - Sept 6, 2013 National Champion of Champions SA October 4 - 7, 2013 World Championships Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2013 8

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February 2013

The following dates for events should be noted by Players, Clubs and District Officials when entering and scheduling events

Black Douglas Golden Nugget Helensvale 5-a-Side

May 27 - 30, 2013 August 6 - 9, 2013 September 16 - 19, 2013

Subject to change without notice E&OE * No official representation on these days Districts may vary Program, provided Entries are ready for State Play-Off Closing Dates All online entries available on www.womensbowlsnsw.org

For more event information, see www.womensbowlsnsw.org

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Umpires Report DUTIES OF THE UMPIRE Law 56 56.1 An Umpire should be appointed by or on behalf of the Controlling Body for the competition. The Umpire’s duties are set out in Law 56. 56.2.1 To make sure, before the game starts, that 56.2.1.1 All bowls have a clearly visible, valid World Bowls Stamp imprinted on them 56.2.1.2 The rink of play is the correct width in line with Law 5.1 by measuring it: and 56.2.1.3 The pegs or discs on the side banks in the direction of play are the correct distances in line with Law 5.12 by measuring them. Law 56.2.2 The Umpire should measure any disputed shot or shots using suitable measuring equipment, such as that is described in Law 10. ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF THE UMPIRE The Umpire would when checking bowls, if adhesive stickers are being used with permission of the Controlling Body, check that all bowls to be used by either the player in Singles or all members of a team have the same stickers on their bowls in accordance with Law 8.1.8 . The Umpire may after an appeal from a Side Captain or Skips of a Team or an opponent in singles because of darkness, weather or any other valid reason allow a game to be stopped as set out in Law 50. If it is necessary for a player to leave the green during the course of a team or side game due to illness or some other reasonable cause, and they cannot return within 10 minutes the Umpire or the Controlling Body can approve the introduction of a substitute. Law 51. The Umpire would enforce the laws of the Sport of Lawn Bowls, either by observation or on appeal adjudicate on a

Audrey Gray, Coral Sloane specific law and if necessary invoke a penalty as allowed under these laws. The Umpire would remain available within the vicinity of the Club should an Appeal or a Challenge to Bowls be made in accordance with the Bowls Australia Policies for appeals or a Challenge lodged in accordance with Law 8.4 CONTROLLING BODY AND SUBSTITUTES Before the start of game it is the responsibility of the Controlling Body to grant permission for the use of a Substitute in a team. Questions would be asked by the Controlling Body — Why is the substitute necessary? The Controlling Body would not accept the reason that the player to have the substitute is playing any sport elsewhere. Is the substitute eligible? The substitute would not be eligible if she is an intended member of a team in the same competition. Is she in a team that has received or given a forfeit? The Controlling Body would ask (if an eligible substitute is not available), if an affiliated Substitute is available play as a substitute, her playing ability, which would

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then be taken into consideration. If the intended Substitute is of a greater ability, then she would not qualify as a substitute. If the Intended Member of the team or the Constituted member for which a substitute is requested give the reason that she has a medical condition which prevents her from playing. The Controlling Body would take her word for this reason. The member of the team for whom a Substitute was allowed if she decides to attend the Club to watch the game, should give consideration to the team, and sit in a discreet position so as not to intimidate the Substitute playing on her behalf (the Substitute may not be playing to the best of her ability). We cannot ask any member or visitor to leave the premises. During a game if it is necessary to introduce a Substitute with the permission of the Controlling Body or Umpire (Law 51) the player may remain at the Club for the duration of the game. A BOX STRING MEASURE A long Box String measure may be used to decide the shot when the bowls are beyond the range of other measures. «

JULY / AUGUST – OFFICIAL ACCREDITATIONS NEW UMPIRES CENTRAL COAST DWBA Jennifer Cooke Davistown RSL Dianne Elsom Woy Woy Carole Moore Davistown RSL Linda Pointing Woy Woy Susan Staples Wamberal MACQUARIE DWBA Evelyn Redaelli Rosehill MID WEST DWBA Patricia Archer Gilgandra NORTHERN SUBURBS DWBA Catherine Foster Pennant Hills Carolyn Saville Beecroft Elizabeth Whelan Dural Country

NEW MEASURER TAREE UMPIRES DISCUSSION GROUP after a period of 15 years have reformed. Colleen Muras is the Chairperson from Taree Leagues and Lorraine Austin from Taree West is the Secretary. They will meet at various clubs in the North and Lower North Coast District on the 4th Friday of the month.

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BENNELONG DWBA Elizabeth Scahill

Lane Cove

REACCREDITATION UMPIRES BENNELONG DWBA Judith Maclaine Pamela Doyle CANOBOLAS DWBA Pat Swain CENTRAL COAST DWBA Susan-Gaye Craske

GEORGES RIVER DWBA Elizabeth McFarland Bankstown Spts Lesley Coombes Roselands ILLAWARRA DWBA Nada Jones Warilla LAKE MACQUARIE DWBA Fay Evenden Belmont Sporties NEWCASTLE DWBA Patricia O’Hearn Heaton B’ham G’dns Judith Brown New Lambton Lorna Pollock Lambton Park SOUTH COAST DWBA Gloria Carmichael Gerringong June Jones Culburra Kim Rudd Greenwell Point ST GEORGE CANTERBURY DWBA Anne Steele Hurstville Diggers UPPER HUNTER DWBA Janine Katon Denman

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Orange City

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Umina Beach

FAR SOUTH COAST DWBA Carol Greenfield Narooma

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Test your Knowledge

If this tape is used for this measure, it should be attached to a base with a back at right angles to the base that will rest against the bowl or jack and make contact with the nearest point and can be pegged to the green. Normally used over distances in excess of 2 metres, the long tape or in this instance the long Box String Measure should always be used with an assistant, who would ensure that the measure remains against the bowl or jack on the green and when instructed by the Umpire lock the measure.

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Box String Measure

GREEN When using this measure over the plinth with the measure bending so that it can make contact with the nearest point of the object in the ditch usually a long tape measure will suffice. The initial measure is made from the bowl or jack on the green to the object in the ditch. Measurements of both jack and bowl in the ditch are made last because of the soft sand base in the ditch.

Q 1. A bowl is damaged during the course of a game. May the owner of the bowl use a bowl from another set belonging to a team member? Q 2. In a Singles Championship one player follows each of her bowls to the head, the opponent appeals to the Umpire that she is not allowed to do this. What would the Umpire Rule? Q 3. A bowl which had been a toucher in the previous end, is delivered with its chalk mark still on the bowl. It does not touch the jack but the chalk mark is not removed. As a result of play, several bowls later this bowl is forced into the ditch within the confines of the rink. What should happen to this bowl? Q 4. All bowls in a fours game have been played and the thirds agree that a measure will be necessary to determine the shot. One third wants to delay measuring as her nearest bowl is leaning towards the jack and may fall. Is this permitted? Q 5. In a fours game both leads have delivered their two bowls: the second to play first takes possession of the mat and notices that the jack has been centred on an old and incorrect chalk line. What action would be taken? Q 6. May the Skip lift the jack to allow a

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER — OFFICIAL ACCREDITATIONS NEW UMPIRES CENTRAL WESTERN DWBA Sheryn O’Malveney Canowindra Ellen Petty Canowindra MANLY WARRINGAH DWBA Benita Andrews Dee Why Mary Bee North Manly Wendy Critoph Balgowlah Heights Lesley Kennedy Dee Why Rosemary Markie Manly Central

REACCREDITATION BENNELONG DWBA Judith Maclaine Lorraine Barter Arleen Jackson Maryanne Broadby Elaine Buerckner

Cecily Foster

Belmont Sporties

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Charlestown

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SOUTH COAST DWBA Marilyn Kennedy Lorraine Schofield

Lyn Hughes

North Haven

LAKE MACQUARIE DWBA Lee-ann Furney Judith O’Connor Maureen Taylor

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The Entrance Bateau Bay

HASTINGS HAVEN DWBA

MID NORTH SHORE DWBA Michelle Treadwell Belrose Diane McBryde Turramurra Kate Wingrove Turramurra Huskisson Huskisson

Hunters Hill

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Trangie Dubbo City Dubbo City

WINDSOR NEPEAN DWBA Windsor

SOUTH COAST DWBA Carol Dutkiewicz

Malua Bay

SUTHERLAND SHIRE DWBA Margaret Cameron Ilse Deuschle Jacqueline Houston

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bowl from the adjacent rink to pass through their head? Q 7. In a Singles game and the green is very fast, the jack having been placed on the 2 metre mark, all bowls finish in the ditch, Would the end be replayed? Q 8. A singles game between Betty and Sharon was washed out and arrangements were made to complete it a week later. During the week Betty received a long awaited set of new bowls and after an hour’s practice to get the feel for them decided to use them in the resumed singles game. At the beginning of the second end of the resumed game Sharon noticed that Betty’s bowls were not the same as she had used a week earlier, and sought a ruling from the Umpire. How would she rule? Q 9. The Umpire is called to measure a bowl believed to be short. She finds it is 14.1m from the matline. What should be done? Q10. What should the umpire do if the boundary peg is:(a) Leaning (not vertical) (b) Out of its correct position.

A 1. No. If a damaged bowl cannot be replaced by another bowl from the same set, all bowls in the damaged set should be replaced with bowls from a different set. Law 49.5 A 2. The player would be allowed to follow her bowl to the head unless there was a restriction in the Conditions of Play. Law Appendix 4 A 3. The Bowl is not a toucher in the current end and should be removed from the ditch. Should a player fail to remove a mark from a bowl before playing it and should that bowl not become a toucher, in the end of play, a member of the opposing team or the marker should remove the mark as soon as the bowl comes to rest. Law 25.3 & 5 – A bowl is dead if it is not a toucher and comes to rest in the ditch. Law 27.1.1 A 4. The process of deciding the number of shots scored should not start until the last bowl required to be played in an end has come to rest, or 30 seconds after that if either skip or opponents in Singles asks for this 30

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Coaching Report

Kathy Chatillon

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General Coaching Information W

ith recent change to coaching accreditation, NSW Coaching (a joint initiative between NSWWBA and NSWBA) has acquired permission from Bowls Australia for any Coach from NSWWBA and BOWLS NSW assisting with NSWWBA Club clinics to now receive 20 points towads their personal development for Reaccreditation. 60 points are required over 4 years. If interested in taking part and assisting at these clinics please contact NSW Coaching through our email – coaches@womensbowlsnsw.org – or contact Renee Payne at the office on 02 9267 7155. The Clinics are: October 4 Pennant October 22 Pennant October 31 Pennant October 13 Pennant December 2-3 Club and Pennant January 29, 2013 Pennant

Mosman Harrington Warringah Beecroft Belrose West Pennant Hills

If wishing to book a clinic, please go to our website and download the 'Official Booking Sheet' – click on the Development button in the menu and then click on Coaching. COACHING • It has been brought to the attention of NSWWBA that some of our Coaches are having difficulty in contacting NSWWBA. • Coaches are able to contact NSWWBA directly - they are not required to go through Club or District to be able to make inquiries. • Many Clubs and Coaches are under the impression that they are only to coach new bowlers - this is not so. • If a coach is approached to coach an experienced player then they are able to do so. It is the decision of the player who they wish to be coached by. • If a club approaches a coach (of either gender) to coach at another club due to the fact that they do not have a coach, then that coach may do so. 12

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• It would be hoped that the coach would mentor a person from that club to become a coach. Coaching is taking on a new look with the memo from NSW in circulation dealing with NEW Selection and Competition Modules. These modules are conducted by accredited Presenters.

• Your club can organize a combined Selection/Competition module, all you need to do is ring NSWWBA for further information. • Coaching Discussion groups can also run their own selection/competition sessions, all they need to do is ring NSWWBA for further information. • If you are a current coach and attend a Selection & Competition Module, you will gain 25 development points towards your coaching reaccreditation per module. • This actively involves coaching format in both modules. • District and Club Secretaries have been asked to circulate the Memo to all members. • If you have not seen this Memo then please enquire or check NSWWBA website. • It is mandatory that monies are received with Selection and Competition Module Application form before modules may be run. LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 COACHES The Advanced Coach course is now being staged across Australia with many enthusiastic coaches seeking to complete the accreditation. To reaccredit as a coach under the current structure, current Level 2 and Level 3 coaches can select one of four options:

1. Apply and attend an Advanced Coach course. 2. Apply for recognition of current competence (RCC) for the Advanced Coach accreditation. 3. Reaccredit as a Club Coach. 4. Allow your accreditation to lapse as at July 1, 2013 and cease coaching at all levels. Level 2 & Level 3 coaches accreditation will expire as of July 1, 2013 unless one of the first three options above are selected. For Advanced coach and Club coach Application forms please see NSWWBA website www.womensbowlsnsw.org or phone NSWWBA Sport Development Officer, Renee Payne 02 9267 7155 to request an application to be posted. COACHING REACCREDITATION Personal development It’s important for the coach to update their skills and to learn from others. Sharing information with coaches from bowls and other sports is an excellent way to pick up tips and hints on ways to improve coaching. This is a great opportunity for coaches to be exposed to the most up to date methods of coaching, advances in technology and communication. For ways to gain development points please see NSWWBA website www.womensbowlsnsw.org then click Development from the menu at the top; Coaching; Scroll down to Application forms; click Ways to Gain Coaching Reaccreditation Development Points. These are just suggestions; there are many options to gain development points. If you do not have internet and would like a copy posted, please call Renee Payne, Sport Development Officer 02 9267 7155. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


Selection Report n September 1st the NSW Over 60’s had a training session at Merrylands BC. A big “thank you” to President Shirley Johnston for looking after everyone and as usual Merrylands BC made us very welcome and had organised meals, greens, coffee and anything else required. NSW Side had a really good work out on the green during the afternoon. Thank you Merrylands ladies for giving up your afternoon. The Over 60's State Side will play in Queanbeyan October 16-19, 2012. This is the 2nd Interstate Round Robin that has been held and it is great to have this level of competition for our over 60's players.

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TEAMS FOR NSW Lead Carol White (Port City) Trish Orgill (Warilla) Betty Herbertson (Merrylands) Meg McClure (St Georges Basin) Lead Jan Newell (Harbord) Joan Thomas (Engadine) Carolyn Glen (Kurri Kurri) Leone Barnett (Warilla) Lead Judy Brady (Port City) Gayle Gannon (Charlestown) Sue Wood (Wisemans Park Wollongong) Noreen Sneddon (Castle Hill)

COACHING ACCREDITATIONS JULY / AUGUST NEW CLUB COACHES BENNELONG DWBA Lynne Cook Glenda Guice Sue Hardacre Joan Lloyd MANLY WARRINGAH DWBA Troy Overy NORTHERN RIVERS DWBA Lorraine Chandler-Robertson Sherry Hill Lynette McIlwain SOUTHERN TABLELANDS DWBA Jocolin Hayman WESTERN DWBA Helen Gibson NEW INTRODUCTORY COACHES NORTHERN SUBURBS DWBA Denise Hopkins Rosemary Roles REACCREDITATION BEGA-IMLAY DWBA Lyn Govey LANSDOWNE DWBA Katrina Wright SUTHERLAND SHIRE DWBA Lynne Cole TWEED BYRON DWBA Doreen Buckley

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER NEW CLUB COACHES MID NORTH SHORE DWBA Christine Bruce Belrose MITCHELL DWBA Christine Cadman The Hills NEWCASTLE DWBA Janelle Turner Lambton Park Natasha Van Eldik Raymond Terrace

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Also congratulations to — Jenny Palmer (Neutral Bay) Bronwyn McPherson (Engadine) Helen Weissiner (Castle Hill) Christine Gordon (Harbord) These ladies trialled but were not successful this time. This is my last report as Chairperson of Selection and I would like to thank Willow Fong and Lynn Smith for their continued support and assistance during the past year. Also congratulations to the State Senior Side on their great wins in the two Tests and the Australian Sides Championships. J. Layton

New Competition and Selection Modules

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fter consultation with National Coach Steve Glasson and the high performance team, Bowls Australia is pleased to release the next level of the coach accreditation structure – the Selection and Competition Modules. You do not need to be an accredited coach to attend a workshop – it’s open to players, committee members, selectors and other interested persons.

COMPETITION MODULE The Competition Module focuses on the aspects of competitive bowls. Coaches should attend this workshop to gain further information on how to best prepare players for competition, where to find the laws of the sport and conditions of play and understand how to educate players to focus on the elements they can control.

The workshop contains practical on green elements where players can discover what their own shot timeline is and how best to collect statistics.

SELECTION MODULE The Selection Module is designed for club coaches, selectors and others who are keen to ensure their club has best practice selection standards. Coaches should attend this workshop to learn more about benchmarking players, which can assist with selection, while selectors and committee members are advised to attend this workshop to learn how to create a selection policy and a healthy philosophy for their club.

Cost per course: $50.00 per person Contact NSWWBA Inc. 02 9267 7155 to find out when the modules will be conducted in your area or are interested in holding a course in your area (Minimum 5 people to hold a course). Applications can be downloaded from the website — www.womensbowlsnsw.org SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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State Event

2012 State Pennant Play-offs T

he 2012 Pennant Play-offs brought a week of clear skies and sunny days to Tuncurry from August 13-17. Teams from all areas of the State competed for the ultimate prize of a State Flag and while only a small number could return home with the prize, all participants left Tuncurry with many great memories and pride in their efforts. Large number of spectators made up of locals and Club supporters, some who had also travelled to the area, were witness to great bowls from teams in all grades over the week and were most appreciative of the player’s efforts. The venues of Tuncurry, Forster and Sporties played host to the State officials and players and our thanks go to Presidents

Eve Blackburn (Neutral Bay) Baby Cooper was born Sept 17, 8+lbs

is also in that team. Another thing that we don’t normally see was the 9 member team from Neutral Bay, all taking to the greens in Grade 1. The second in one of the teams Eve Blackburn, is due to give birth to her second child in about 3 weeks and as the photo shows, she looks very healthy and enjoyed her time in Tuncurry with her team mates. Grade 1 teams came from Tura Beach, Double Bay, Port Macquarie City, Maitland City, Warilla, Boolaroo, Cabramatta, Neutral Bay, Dubbo City, Castle Hill, St Marys RSL, Bomaderry and Kingscliff Beach. It was the first time in the NSW Pennant competition for Kingscliff Beach who has joined both NSW Associations and the Ladies have acquitted them-

Goulburn Railway sisters, Tracey Lee and Michelle Swift

selves admirably in their first outing. They were narrowly beaten in their section by half a point by Castle Hill, who fought valiantly against the experienced side from Cabramatta in the final, and this spectacle showcased the game at its best. Grade 2 teams were from Tura Beach, Riverina Australian Football, Inverell, Matraville RSL, Port Macquarie City, Warilla, Belmont, St Johns Park, Park Beach, Gordon, Trangie, Riverstone, Glenbrook Panthers, Stockton, Commercial Albury and Bomaderry. The Grade 2 play-offs were controlled by NSWWBA Director Robyn Procter, and she was ably assisted by Wendy Wise, who was a last minute stand in for our Finance Director, Barbara, who had not

93 year old Inverell Reserve, Rita Slattery and State President Patricia Reynolds

Cabramata took the Grade 1 flag Rowena Treasure (Tuncurry), Sue Donnelly (Forster) and Wilma Collins (Sporties), and the many volunteers at all these Clubs who gave their assistance all week to make the event such a success. Also to the local umpires who gave their time freely, working with the State Umpires Board members Coral Sloane and Audrey Gray for the five days of play. Our week started with a wide and varied competitor base. Our oldest player at the event was Rita Slattery, the reserve from Inverell (Grade 4) who is 93 years young and is still an accredited umpire. Our youngest player was Tracey-Lee Swift, (14) a member of Goulburn Railway in Grade 3, whose sister Michelle 14

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sufficiently recovered from a recent illness to travel to Tuncurry. Four magnificent days, matched only by the enthusiasm, excitement and bowling skills of the many players and countless passionate supporters saw the four section winners Tura Beach, Trangie, Matraville RSL and St Johns Park, in a very closely contested playoff series. Trangie won out over St Johns Park by half a point to win the Grade 2 Pennant. Grade 3 participants Managed by Robyn Lewis, a member of the State Match Committee, came from Parkes, Mclean, Randwick, Tuross Head Country, Charlestown, Guildford, Stuarts Point, Belrose, Armidale, Alder Park, North Epping, Howlong Golf, Sussex Inlet, Condobolin Sports, Goulburn Railway and Hazelbrook. Some absolutely fabulous bowls were played by all players from all corners of the State. Some travelling from freezing conditions to warm summery days and others who had travelled in excess of 870km to get there. The final games were between Guildford, Belrose, Charlestown and Howlong Golf, and it was not until the final game that the place getters were decided and Guildford finished on 15 points with Howlong Golf scoring 9 points to take the runners up flag back home. Grade 4 competitors were from Orange City, Wyong, Inverell, Maitland City, Ingleburn, Manning Point, Nambucca Heads, Forestville RSL, Parramatta RSL, Camden RSL, Walla Walla/Oaklands, Cooma, RSL Sussex Inlet, Weethalle, Bowral, and Sutherland. Director Beryl Watson was on duty with Grade 4 and reported two of the competing Clubs in this section had defied all odds and showed their true passion for the game. Walla Walla/ Oaklands is made up of two very small clubs from Riverina District who combined to field a very competitive and enthusiastic side, and enjoyed the week’s competition to the fullest. Weethalle, from Region 10 is a club of about 12 members who represented themselves admirably and both these groups of Ladies are to be commended for their efforts. The winners of the sections who continued into the Finals round robin were Maitland City, Cooma, RSL Sussex www.womensbowlsnsw.org

Grade 2 Pennant winners, Trangie

Grade 3 Pennant winners, Guildford

Grade 4 Pennant winners, RSL Sussex Inlet Inlet and Walla Walla/Oaklands. RSL Sussex Inlet were the Grade 4 Pennant Winners with Cooma coming in second and a more excited group of competitors at the Presentation would have been hard to find. The Flag Presentations on the green immediately following the games was well supported by the many spectators who had witnessed the magnificent games on the final day. President Patricia welcomed Geoff Lewsham from St Johns Park, one of our sponsors, to the green as she presented the Flags, badges and Certificates to the winning sides and their managers, who had laboured long and hard with their teams during the week. To the sound of Tina Turner’s Simply the Best, all successful players took to the greens and were applauded for their results as Champions for the 2012

Pennant Season. During lunch President Patricia thanked President Rowena and her ladies for their efforts on the final day and also special mention was made of Rex Johnson for his assistance to the Match Committee and the volunteers from the men’s club who had worked tirelessly all week. The State President also acknowledged the generous and continued support of BCiB, whose representatives were unable to attend the Presentation. The 2012 Pennant Playoffs would have to be counted as a successful event on this year’s Calendar thanks to the combined efforts from players, officials, volunteers and spectators – the recipe for success. For more photos from the 2012 State Pennants visit www.womenbowlsnsw.org SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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National Event

By Aidan Davis, Bowls Australia Communications & Marketing Co-Ordinator

2012 Australian Indoor Championship

August 20-23 Tweed Heads Bowls Club Photo courtesy Bowls Australia

Mark Casey and Karen Murphy

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uring an action packed start to the $30,000 event, Australian Vice Captain Karen Murphy commenced her campaign for a fifth title in stunning fashion, accounting for former West Australian bowler of the year Liz West in straight sets, 10-8, 12-3 to progress through to the round of sixteen. In the men’s field, world number five Jeremy Henry was also at the peak of his powers, casting an imposing shadow over the rest of the field after producing a similar victory over Glenn Pauling 10-1, 11-3. Likewise Brett Wilkie, Mark Casey and Lynsey Armitage looked full of purpose signalling their intentions to the remainder of the fields with first up victories. Lynsey Armitage said, “The first round is always tough, so its good to get that one under my belt. I found a bit of consistency and played some good shots.” Joining the Australian Captain in the winners’ circle was Carla Odgers with the pair now poised to clash the next day. Some Day 1 winners were: Kate Carriage (NSW), Ellen Ryan (NSW), Carla Odgers (Vic), Lynsey Armitage (Qld), Joan Thomas (NSW), Kay Moran (NSW), Claire Duke (NSW). Men winners: Dylan Skinner (NSW), Mark Casey (Qld), Brett Wilkie (Qld), John Green (NSW), Jeremy Henry (NSW). Defending Champions Karen Murphy and Jeremy Henry progressed to the final eight as did Rebecca Quail, Claire Duke, Lisa Phillips, Mark Casey, Brett Wilkie and Pail Girdler. An engrossing quarter final was fought out between Australian Captain Lynsey Armitage and fellow Aussie squad member Rebecca Quail with Rebeccal prevailing 7-7, 8-5. The win earned Rebecca a semi-final assignment against four time winner and current title holder Karen for her trouble. Karen did not have things all her way in the quarter final against Kate Carriage. Karen had to battle hard to stave off Kate’s challenge and scored 8-5, 8-7 to advance. Karen said, “I knew I had to play well against Kate. I was happy with the way I played. Warilla’s Jeremy Henry was tested right to the wire by NSW Jsade Groenewege, 7-5, 8-6 to set up a testing semi-final against Tweed’s own Paul Girdler. Jeremy said: “I actually played Jade in the Aussie Open and he got me in the first round so it was nice to get a little bit of revenge on him on the indoor surface today.” Claire Duke defeated Cabramatta clubmate Kay Moran 9-4, 8-7 to advance following a strong start, leading by as many as six shots throughout the first set but had to retrieve a four shot deficit in the second to prove victorious. The pair then squared off after Lisa Phillips defeated Joan Thomas 8-2, 9-5. Regardless of the result of the final at the Australian Indoors Championship the victor will be a multiple winner and the trophy will be heading to Cabramatta Bowls Club when Karen Murphy meets Claire Duke in the decider. Karen, a four time 16

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winner and defending champion of the event takes on 2004 winner Claire Duke after the affable pair won through their semi-finals at Tweed Heads. World No. 4 Karen Murphy reigned supreme in the women’s final for the fifth time. The undisputed queen of the indoor game, who claimed a hat trick of crowns from 2007–2009, retained one of her most prized treasures when she defended her title against her Cabramatta club teammate and friend Claire Duke 9-3, 11-6 in the decider. “I was really happy with how I went and how I played. I felt like I drew a bit better than I did in the semis and that was my aim today, just to go out there and relax and play the way I can,” an elated Karen said. “I had a tough draw but its good to have a few challenges on the way. You don’t want to get it too easy because you come up against someone like Claire or Bec (Quail) and you are sort of a bit lost.” Mark Casey claimed the Australian double when he became just the second player to capture the nation’s most coveted double after prevailing in a thriller at the Australian Indoor Championships. Playing against the local Tweed Heads hopeful Paul Girdler delivered the fatal blow on the third end of the tie break with Girdler a 193 test capped former New Zealand international holding game. With his last bowl Girdler played with big weight on the backhand, smashing the kitty out of the rink to kill the end, forcing Mark Casey to chase the spoils with his last bowl. Rising to the occasion the Helensvale ace drew to the ditch and secured his first Indoor National Title and the $6,000 prize cheque that accompanies it. “It’s a big win for me, winning the Australian Indoors for the first time. I knew I had a big opportunity to win the game, finals like this don’t happen very often.”

Australian Indoors Championship Results Women’s Singles final: K Murphy (NSW) bt C Duke (NSW) 9-3, 11-6. Men’s Singles final: M Casey (Qld) bt P Girdler (NSW) 6–4, 8–13, 3-1. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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hroughout NSW there are 5 Community Development Officers (CDOs) that were introduced in 2012 in collaboration with Bowls Australia and Bowls NSW. Each CDO is based within a geographical region to provide a level of support and assistance to affiliated clubs over and above previous development officer programs (see article April 2012 Bowls News). This page will share news and articles from the Community Development Officers. For more information about your CDO, please see www.womensbowlsnsw.org Josh Thornton – Western & Far Western NSW In July, I spent two days in Brewarrina where 50 students participated in a 2 day bowls event at the Brewarrina Lawn Bowls Club. Brewarrina has a high percentage of indigenous children and the town doesn’t offer much in the way of sporting activities, with most of the students having never played the game of lawn bowls before. After the two days, the school indicated that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the two days and would like to get even more involved with the sport. The club does not really have the ability to cater for the kids at present, no lawn bowls and lack of funding, and I have since had a meeting with the representatives in my area from the Department of Communities: Sport and Recreation. We will be sitting down again soon, with the intention of discussing some funding for the area along with other remote areas such as Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Goodooga and Collarenebri. We were also involved in a Community Day at Brewarrina that was hosted by Department of Communities: Sport and Recreation, on August 23. From this day, it was identified that these areas are looking for more community activities and feel lawn bowls is a great way to achieve this. CDO Josh Thornton and some participants at the July Bowls Day. Fiona Wendt - North Eastern NSW Reflecting on my time as a CDO, I can’t help but be grateful for the opportunity I have had to meet many inspirational women. Bowlers continually prove that age is a state of mind .The number of competitive, computer literate, modern women, in their 80’s and 90’s has astounded me! The number of female Club Presidents, Directors and CEO’s leading the way in club management is impressive. Thinking outside the square and involving the community, they have recovered clubs from dire positions to be strong, financial clubs. I am passionate about women taking responsibility for their financial health, including their club. It is concerning when a women’s club claim they are strong financially because they have a large stash of money, when their mother club is struggling. There is an urgent need for a larger representation of women on boards within our clubs and for women to be more aware of the true financial position of their club. I’d like to thank the ladies that have opened their hearts and homes to me in the past 9 months. It’s lovely to walk into a club full of warmth, cuddles and “cheeky jokes.” www.womensbowlsnsw.org

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Meet the Bowlers

Ilse Deuschle (Taren Point Bowling & Rec Club)

Ilse Deuschle Regional Rep for Region 13 “With a surname like mine it is obvious that I was not born a ‘True Blue Aussie Girl’. I was born as the youngest of three children and raised in a small village in the South of Germany. After finishing school and Business College I started work as Secretary for one of the Directors of the City Council. Later I was put in charge of the department for registration and communal affairs. In 1972 I obtained my Diploma as Certified Secretary and worked as PA for the Managing Director of a worldwide machining company. I met my husband Rainer in 1972 and we got married the following year. Our daughter Britta was born 1974 and in 1977 our son Marc joined our happy little family. In August 1983 we came to Australia and my husband’s dream to have his own business came true when we founded an Import and Wholesale Company for Machine Tools and Parts, predominantly used in the engineering and automotive Industry. It was tough to get started, but we were determined to make it work and we did. When my husband suddenly passed away in 1991 my children and I were devastated. I was left a widow at the age of 42 with two teenage children, a business to run and a huge mortgage on the house. My family urged me to come back to Germany and a decision had to be made. The children and I opted to stay in Australia. We love Australia and it has become our home. I sold my business in 2001 and retired at the age of 52. My children live fairly close and I enjoy spending as much time with them as possible, especially with my beautiful grandsons, Oskar (5), Sascha (3) and Silas, who was born in July this year.” How long have you been bowling? The sport of lawn bowls is virtually unknown in Germany. The closest we have to bowls is nine-pin bowling, curling and bocchia (boules). I have enjoyed all three of these sports, but played none of them competitively. I took up Archery when I was 27 years old and until we left Germany in 1983 I had won the Ladies Club Championship for 5 consecutive years and was District Champion for 4 years in a row. I had my first game of lawn bowls in July 2003. 18

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How did you come to be interested in bowling and what keeps you playing? I belong to Sylvania Waters Probus Club and in 2003 the Club organised a “Bowls for All Day” at Taren Point Bowling and Recreation Club. That was the first time I ever held a bowl in my hand and I was surprised how much fun I had. I signed up for my first lesson and the rest “is history”. Playing lawn bowls has become a big part of my life and I love that I have a choice whether to be competitive or just to play socially. I enjoy the wonderful friendship and camaraderie on and of the greens. Living in Kareela, is that your bowling club, and give some specifics as some of us are not sure where you are? My family moved to Kareela in 1985 and I have lived here ever since. Kareela is located in the beautiful Sutherland Shire District, in short “The Shire”. (Not to be mistaken for the TV series, which is nothing like the real Shire). The beautiful Cronulla beaches, the Royal National Park, the Airport and Sydney CBD are all in close proximity. We have our own little shopping centre, but “Miranda Fair”, a big shopping complex, is only a 5 minute drive away for those who like to spend their hard earned money! Kareela has a golf course, but no bowling club. You are Representative for Region 13, can you tell us a bit about your region? Region 13 comprises three Districts – The Eastern Suburbs District, St George/ Canterbury District and Sutherland Shire District. When I was appointed Regional Rep there were 32 clubs registered in our Region, but unfortunately some clubs have since been forced to close due to low membership. Regional Play-Offs and meetings are held alternatively in all three Districts and I must comment on the great help/support I am getting from the Districts and Clubs in my region. What size are your bowls? Size 3 black with green rings. Last week I looked at a set of bowls in a lovely dark

pink colour with speckles which I liked. Maybe I should put them on my Christmas wish list. Tell us something about your history. Is this the only club you have belonged to and let us know some of the high points? I belong to Taren Point Bowling & Recreation Club, also known as “The Point”. It is a great club and only about 6kms from where I live. I joined in 2003 and I have been on the Management Committee of the Women’s Club ever since. The positions I held include Publicity Officer, Vice President, President, Chair of Match (current) and Umpire (Level 1). After my term as President of Taren Point WBC in 2007 I became Vice President of the Sutherland Shire District and I am currently in my second year as President of Sutherland Shire District How many days a week do you bowl? We play Tuesdays and Thursdays at our club. Since my appointment as Regional Rep and being involved with the District I have not been able to play on both days every week, but I enter into as many events and championships as I possibly can and I also enjoy playing in tournaments and carnivals with some of my fellow club members. Have you played Pennants in 2012 and would you please share some of your history in playing in Pennant teams? I have played Pennants for a few seasons. For the first time this year I skipped a team in Grade 3 and I was very proud to have been selected for this position. Personally I have not been in a winning team yet, but when I was President at Taren Point our Grade 2 won the District Flag and went on to the State Finals. That was one of the highlights for me! Have you had any challenges in your bowling career? Hey, let me tell you – every day is a new challenge! Have you had some successes in bowls? No win in any Championship for me yet! I have been Runner-Up in the Club Fours one year, won a special day Fours competition at our club in 2010 and was Runner-Up in the same competition in 2011. What is so special about playing bowls? I have said it before on many occasions – bowls is one of a few, if not the only sport, where women of all ages can participate and choose whether to play competitively or just to have a social game. « NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


Margaret Wicks (Padstow BC)

Margaret Wicks Regional Rep for Region 14 Margaret is married to John 47 years, and has a daughter and a married son with two grandchildren and a third due early next year. “When I have a chance to relax I can be found with a good book or engrossed in a sports programme on the television. In a very past life I was a clerk in an office, whilst my more recent career was as a public librarian who developed a serious interest in occupational health and safety.” How long have you been bowling? I commenced playing after I retired in 2005 and within twelve months I found myself as Club Secretary, a position I still hold. I also contribute to District activities in the role of Vice President. Please tell us how you came to be interested in bowling and what keeps you going on playing? I have had an interest in bowls for many years as both my parents played, more so through my mother who was a very dedicated worker for her club. Whilst I am not a very good bowler I keep trying hoping that one day I will begin to improve. Living in Padstow Heights, is that your bowling club and tell us about it giving some specifics? I play at Padstow Bowling Club. We are in the south west area of Sydney close to Bankstown. Padstow has been a large club but these days, because of changing demographics we are suffering with a declining membership.

Ilse Deuschle

You are the representative for Region 14, can you tell us about you region? Region 14 consists of three Districts – City West, Georges River and Lansdowne. The Districts of City West and Georges River are in the Inner and South West areas of Sydney whilst Lansdowne is in the expanding outer South West of the City. The two inner Districts are slowly declining in membership because of changing demographics but Lansdowne has the opportunity to grow as the area expands. What size and colour are your bowls? Size 1 Black Dreamline bowl. Tell us something of your history. Is this the only club you have belonged to and let us know some of the high points? I have only ever belonged to Padstow. My career has had very few interesting points but I keep playing in the hope that I might improve. How many days a week do you bowl? I usually only bowl one day a week but also play occasionally with my husband on weekends. Have you played Pennants in 2012 and please share some of your history in playing in Pennant teams? This year we won a District Pennant but

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Where else would you see a 90 year old lady compete against a youngster? Only in lawn bowls! Since I started bowls my circle of friends has grown immensely and the best thing is, if you find a friend on or around the greens you have found a friend for life! If you could change your life, what would you do and where would you go? I am in a pretty good place right now and cannot think of anything I would want to change, as long as I am happy and healthy, that is all that matters. However, since you are asking the question, some www.womensbowlsnsw.org

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day in the future I would like to go on a trip around the world and meet all the interesting people out there. Which three people would you invite to dinner and why? This is a tough question! Naturally, I would like to have dinner with my family and friends. To pick three people is just too hard, but one of them would have to be the Queen. It is just remarkable for her to reign over Britain and the Commonwealth for 60 years, all along the way dealing with the ups and downs in her own family and to look so amazing at her age – what an achievement!

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were unsuccessful at Regional level. When selected in the Pennant team I am a very inconsistent lead. We had a number of close finishes during the season which came down to the last bowl on the last end. Playing pennants allows old friendships to be renewed and new ones to be made. Have you had any challenges in your bowling career? The biggest challenge I have when playing bowls is ME. I am inconsistent and need to have very understanding players in my team. I keep promising myself that I will practice more and strive to improve my game but I never seem to find time to practice. Have you had some successes in bowls and what were they? I have played games in Club and District Championships and usually exit first round. This year, however, I was a member of the winning Club Triples team. Have you had any funny experiences? The whole experience of playing bowls is to have fun – if I took it seriously the way I play I would never play. Perhaps the funniest thing I have experienced occurred in the local supermarket when an elderly lady I had met only recently on the green greeted me like a long lost friend. What is so special about playing bowls? The best part of playing bowls is meeting old friends and making new ones – aside from the exercise that is! If you could change your life, what would you do and where would you go? I don’t think I would change too much about my life. I have achieved most of the things on my ‘list’ and enjoy being with my family and friends. Perhaps if I won Lotto I would set off to see the places still on the ‘list’ but I will not be upset if I do not get to them. What makes you proud to be a bowler? The sense of community which exists in bowling clubs is outstanding with members supporting each other on the playing greens and also through personal upsets. Members work together also to support other local community groups and charities and some of these efforts produce outstanding results. Which three people would you invite to dinneer and why? If I had the chance I would invite Elton John, Laura Davies and Richie Benaud to dinner. I think their varied life experiences would make for very entertaining table talk. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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Around the Greens

Bateau Bay WBC’s

ST. IVES -vsTURRAMURRA

47th Birthday – A busy Year

President Sandy White (Turramurra) with President Shirley Wood (St Ives).

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Pictured (l to r): Ann Little, Robyn Smith and Gayle Mackie (Bateau Bay).

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he 2012 Pennant Season started with lots of interest shown from the ladies who then gave their best throughout the season. Grade 2 with teams skipped by Di Chalklin and Val Freeburn finished runners-up in their section and Val Roberts and Marilyn Beard's teams were runners-up in Section 3 Grade 3. Good bowling ladies.

In May the 47th birthday celebrations were tops. Gayle Mackie baked and professionally iced the cake and not much was left over. Shirley Stanford who has been on various Committees over the past 22 years helped President Liz Cohen cut the cake. The photo shows presentations given on the day: Ann Little (making and donating a continuous supply of pickles, jams and relish; winner of the social ladies during Pennant Season, Robyn Smith; Gayle Mackie (providing special occasion cakes for many years now). AGM time again saw Liz Cohen re-elected unopposed President for a second year; Sue Ryan, Secretary, (our Club Singles winner 2012); Judy Bambury, Treasurer; Match – Jill Streher, Shirley Campton and June Shipley; Selection – Faye Mellish, Judy Allan, Margaret Bakon, Jan Scott and Rhonda Taylor; Social – Gillian Polovineo, Lorraine Gray, Veronica Kan, Pat Latta, Jackie Studdert, Shirley Victor and Helen Young; CCD Delegates Liz Cohen, Sue Ryan and Judy Bambury; Publicity – Betty Polson; Welfare – Marilyn Beard; 20

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Promotional Officers – Rita Wynn, Wendy Tozer and Maureen Harrison. With a team like this 2012/13 has already got off at a fast pace, with enthusiasm and friendship felt in the club.

he 50th anniversary of the Rose Bowl competition between St Ives and Turramurra saw the St. Ives ladies reclaim the Rose Bowl from the Turramurra ladies in a close 134-132 shots. Turramurra President Sandy White was there to present the trophy to President Shirley Wood. This was the 50th year of the event which goes back to 1962 when Dick Benson (Turramurra BC member) donated the trophy for an annual competition played alternately at each club. This year the match was played at St Ives and today’s win brings the score Turramurra 29 wins, St Ives 21 wins. The current holder of the trophy is required to fill it with roses for each year’s replay — a bit difficult in the colder months but it has always been managed.

Winner “Roseville Sixes” (l to r) B. Maraney, B. Slon, R.Vilensky, V. Bartrop, R. Saidman, M. Wides (Lindfield).

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ROSEVILLE SIXES

he members of Roseville WBC had pleasure in welcoming fourteen different clubs to take part in their annual "Roseville Sixes", on Friday August 10th. In what must surely have been "the windiest day of the year" the carnival was eventually brought to a satisfactory conclusion shortly after lunch. The winners were from Lindfield WBC, proving they can play in any and all conditions. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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LYNN SMITH CLASSIC O/60'S LADIES PAIRS

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n August 25-26, in brilliant sunshine, 42 teams of ladies over the age of 60, played pairs at Birrong Women's Bowling Club. This tournament has been held for 6 years in honour of Lynn Smith from Roselands Bowling Club who is now disabled following an epidural abscess. Lynn played this year with her sister Trudiann. 28 Clubs were represented from all over NSW and there were 5 sets of sisters playing including 80-year-old identical twins. It was a happy tournament played in 25° temperatures. The sponsors were Lakemba Bowling Club Benevolent Foundation, Bankstown Sports and Mingara. Maisie Hangan from Lakemba BCBF presented the prizes and gave a short speech about the wonderful charity work the Foundation is doing.

Pictured (l to r): Janice Shaw, Judy Hunt, Maisie Hangan, Lynn Smith, President Evelyn. Special thanks were given to Alan Cain, the Bowls Organiser, the ladies from Birrong BC, the greenkeepers and the umpires. 1st Prize: Janice Shaw, Judy Hunt (Grandviews) 2nd Prize: Joyce Seedhouse, Louise Leonard (Dapto)

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t Johns Park BC is building it’s next generation of top women bowlers with two of the club’s junior girls becoming State Champions. At the NSW under 18 girls Championships at Windang Bowling Club, Jena Mileto (17) won the NSW Singles title against Molly Wilton by 21-20 while Jamie Lee Worsnop (15) took out the NSW Pairs with teammate Dawn Hayman by 21-2. Both girls are members of the St Johns Park Bowling Club Junior Academy which trains and supports junior bowlers, and are also part of the NSW Under 18 squad. Jena is a student at Hoxton Park High School while Jamie Lee attends Cecil Hills High School. The club’s junior Bowls Co-ordinator is Sharyn Renshaw, a Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and multi-Grand Prix winner. She says that the girls have a lot of potential. “Their performance this year has been fantastic,” she said. “Jamie Lee was part of the NSW girls team that beat Oueensland in Mackay and if their form continues they are sure to be considered for selection for the NSW Under 18’s again next year.

The clubs Junior Academy started in 2010 to provide expert coaching to young people who show potential at bowls. It is sponsored by Sunblest Cleaning Services and Eddie’s Meats. For further information contact:Sharyn Renshaw Junior Bowls Co-ordindator Ph: 0418 680 147 sharyn@sipbowling,com.au Anne Johns – Marketing Co-ordinator Ph: 9610 3666 anne@sipbowling.com.au We look forward to them being a part of the senior teams in the future.” St Johns Park Bowling Club has one of the strongest women’s bowling teams in Australia including three Australian squad members, Kelsey Cottrell, Beth Quinlan and Anne Johns, as well as five members in the NSW senior squad. Kelsey Cottrell (22) has just been named in the National “Jackeroos” team for the World Championships which will take place in November in South Australia, while Anne Johns will team with Carla Odgers in the Hong Kong Mixed Pairs Classic earlier that month.

Bateau Bay ABBT Trophy

Flag unfurling at Riverstone The ABBT Trophy.

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Pictured (l to r): L. Graham, J. Burrows, C. Notley, N. Parrot, J. Dickinson, J. Henson, M. Coveney, L McHenery (Riverstone). Riverstone Women's Bowling Club Grade 2 Pennants Team at their Flag Unfurling on 5 July 2012.

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he ABBT Trophy was the brainchild of Sue Ryan of Bateau Bay. Avoca, Bateau Bay and Terrigal got together and formed this new Competition. This year’s game was held on Friday August 31, 2012 at Terrigal, a fine, windy day with fast greens. Each club was represented by 8 teams of 4 women. The winners on the day were Terrigal with 20 points, Avoca 2nd with 18 points and in 3rd place was Bateau Bay on 10 points. All participants enjoyed the friendly competition and their day in general. After winning the Inaugural Competition last year, Avoca had to hand the trophy over to Terrigal, but Avoca ladies will aim to fetch it back next year! Congratulations to Terrigal. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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ue to the insufficient numbers to make up a quorum of 124 member club, the NSWWBA 2012 AGM has been adjourned to a date to be confirmed. The date, time and venue will be notified to all membres (clubs) shortly. The NSWWBA Financial Report can be viewed on the website www.womensbowlsnsw.org. All enquiries to the CEO on ceo@womensbowlsnsw.org or (02) 9267 7155.

NOTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the NSW Women’s Bowling Association held in the Auditorium at 1st Floor, 280 Pitt St, Sydney on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 commencing at 11:00am President Patricia advised the ladies present that there was not a quorum in attendance and the constitution allowed for a 30 minute delay to see whether people might arrive late. Following this period President Patricia notified those present that they could continue with the agenda but would be unable to adopt the Annual Financial Report. Director Beryl Watson said the Bowlers’ Prayer and President Patricia asked that Apologies be accepted as in the Apologies Book. President Patricia gave her opening remarks and said her full report was in the 2011–2012 Annual Report. She said that this first year had been a period of ups and downs, with CEO Heather leaving to go with her husband and family to Singapore, while the up was in finding the new CEO Nicky Bethwaite. The President thanked Finance Director Barbara Holden who had helped the Association recover from some of the downturns in the economy. Due to recent ill health Barbara Holden has decided to resign. President Patricia said that under the new constitution two Directors, Beryl Watson and Pam Hockings had to retire. 2012-2013 Directors Pam Andrich Elected unopposed Noelene Harvey Maryann Parcell Robyn Procter Patricia Reynolds President Beryl Watson Elected unopposed Resignations Barbara Holden Pam Hockings President Patricia advised that following the Championship Playoffs at Tuncurry, Pam Hockings will be reappointed to the Board as an appointed Director. www.womensbowlsnsw.org

Standing Committees Match Pam Hockings - Chair, Jennifer Palmer, Robyn Lewis Umpires Lesley Swales - Chair, Audrey Gray Coaching Kathy Chatillon - Chair, Elizabeth McFarland Operational Committees Selection No nominations Constitution Robyn Procter Journal Barbara Hazeltine - Chair, Wendy Steyer, Liz Whelan Social Pat Cousley, Delsie Fardell Regional Representatives Region 1 Judy Padgen Region 2 Carole Graham Region 8 Meg McClure Region 9 Kay Scrivener Region 10 Joan Stair

Region 14 Margaret Wicks Region 15 Sue O’Keefe Region 16 (Acting) Pam Andrich Appointment of: Solicitors - Kemp Strang Auditors- Pringle Moriarty and Co Patron- Her Excellency Prof. Marie Bashir (AO) Finance Director Barbara Holden Barbara thanked the clubs and districts for standing behind her when she had to make hard decisions relating to finances during the financial crises. Presentations were made to the following ladies who are not standing at this time:Umpires Coral Sloane Selection Jan Layton, Lyn Smith, Willow Fong Region 3 Elaine Watts Region 4 Val Cant Region 5 Maree Harman Region 6 Lesley Swales Region 7 Lyn Buckley Region 11 Carol Manton Region 12 Rosalie Woods President Patricia thanked people for coming, 124 clubs had needed to be represented but there were only 70 present. A meeting will be set for a fortnight and clubs will be notified of the date and time for this meeting to adopt the Financial Report.

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his month we would like to introduce to you a person whose voice you may be familiar with, Communications Officer, Alexandra Ryan. Alex grew up on the far south coast of NSW and moved to Sydney in 2006 to study at the University of Sydney. After completing her undergraduate studies, Alex then spent a year abroad in Galway, Ireland working and travelling around Europe. Between running, netball and hockey, Alex counts finishing the 14km City to Surf in 73 minutes as one of her greatest achievements. After a short career as a PDHPE teacher, Alex began at NSWWBA in April

2011. She is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration and hopes to continue to assist all members of NSWWBA in any way possible. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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2013 State Carnival Entry Form NSW WOMENS BOWLING Association Inc. Proudly sponsored by Bomaderry Bowling Club and Shoalhaven City Council

ENTRY FORM 2013 STATE CARNIVAL OPEN FOURS Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May, 2013

HOST CLUB – Bomaderry Bowling Club

ENTRY FEE: $100 per Team (Morning Tea and Lunch* $15 per person per day to be paid for at venue Clubs). * any requests for special dietary requirement should be made directly to the Club Secretary, prior to the event.

ENTRIES CLOSE: 30th NOVEMBER, 2012 (or when filled). Team Entry Fee must be send in with entry on correct form, signed by the Skip. Composite teams are allowed, but must be entered from the Skips Club, eg. Betty Black – Loftus (Composite). Prior to the start of the first match, teams may be reformed, provided at least one (1) of the original team remains, per NSWWBA Conditions of Play.

PROGRAM: 27th May, 28th May, 29th May (Monday - Wednesday). Play commences 9.30am. (1 trial end am & pm – No Dead Ends Jack Respotted on “T”). 2 games of 18 ends each day. At completion, Section winners will play off in an Open Draw on the knock-out principle. 30th May, 31st May (Thursday & Friday). Open Draw as per State Carnival Program Book. Section Winners and Daily Section Winners will be the teams having the greatest number of winning matches. If two or more teams have an equal number of wins, the winning team shall be determined by, firstly, the highest aggregate margin, secondly the greatest number of winning ends, or thirdly, shots. Trophies to be presented to Daily and Section Winners All matches are to be played under the Laws of Sport of Bowls and NSWWBA Conditions of Play DRESS REQUIREMENTS: As per the NSWWBA State Dress Policy (composite teams may wear their respective Club uniforms) WITHDRAWALS: The State Match Committee reserves the right to replace a team if required. If a team withdraws after the closing date there will be no refund of the entry fee. If the team cannot be replaced then the required fee of $15 per player for the first day’s lunch is to be paid, plus a $15 penalty per player. ONE TEAM PER ENTRY FORM

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ENTRY FEE: $100 per team. Entry will NOT be accepted without payment)

STATE CARNIVAL ENTRY FORM–2013 Please print your full name, as it appears on your NSWWBA registration card

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well run and well planned meeting will accomplish a great deal in a short time. An effective meeting will depend on the chairperson and committee putting thought into the preparation of the agenda and the conduct of the meeting.

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING The meeting Chair is usually the President or deputy, who will: • Ensure that members are notified of the meeting with appropriate documentation of the last meeting and issues for the coming meeting – an agenda with accompanying documentation. • Run the meeting in a manner, which enables members of the committee to contribute at the appropriate time. • Ensure minutes of the meeting are taken and action items are recorded. • Ensure minutes are circulated to members of the committee following the meeting. • Formulate an ‘action plan’ from the minutes, noting the person responsible and a timeframe for achieving the action. 26

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STEPS IN PLANNING & RUNNING A MEETING Before the meeting: • Make sure you need to have a meeting – do not have a meeting just because it is time to have one. • Have the Secretary prepare, in consultation with the President/Chair, an agenda and other relevant material well in advance of the meeting and made available to all committee members. • Request members who are unable to attend the meeting and have a task to report provide the information about the outcome of their task. This can then be reported to the committee on behalf of the absent member. • Arrive early and ensure the meeting room is set and have extra copies of the agenda and any other meeting papers available. Beginning the meeting: • Start on time. • Introduce new people attending. • If this is an ongoing committee meeting, approve minutes from the previous meeting.

• Review the agenda – ask if anyone wants to add topics to general business. During the meeting: • Ensure the minutes of the meeting are taken – usually by the Secretary. • Begin discussion of the first agenda item making sure all participants have a chance to speak, summarise the main points of the discussion and ask for a motion if one is needed. • Repeat until all the agenda items are discussed. • When assigning tasks, make sure specific dates are set for their completion and each member knows what her/his specific task is. • If the meeting is getting side tracked, suggest a sub committee deal with the issue, appoint the sub committee with specific responsibilities including a date to accomplish the decision-making by, and get back to the agenda. • Schedule the next meeting and close the meeting positively and thank committee members for their participation. After the meeting: • Make sure the minutes are written up and circulated with action items. Follow up on action items and begin to plan the next meeting. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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NSW WOMENS BOWLING Association Inc.

2013 AUSTRALIAN INDOOR SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS NSWWBA QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT Open to all bowlers affiliated with NSWWBA

ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 22 nd, 2013 Late entries will NOT be accepted

PLAYED: THURSDAY 5 th – MONDAY 9 th MAY, 2013 Conditions relating to this Tournament will be forwarded with completed draw Venue:

WARILLA BOWLING CLUB

Date:

Qualifying Rounds – May 5th – 9th, 2013 subject to number of entries received

Entry Fee:

$40 including GST must accompany entry form – fees not refundable

Costs:

Players are responsible for their own transport, accommodation and meal costs

Rules:

Sets Play, Two (2) Sets of 9 ends, with a Three (3) end “tie-breaker” if needed NO DEAD ENDS – Jack to be respotted as in Law 15.5

Attire:

As per NSWWBA Current Dress Policy

Draw:

The draw will be forwarded via email to players and/or District & Club Secretary

ENTRY FORM Full Name

Please print your full name the same as your registration card. All contact details must be advised

NSWWBA Reg. No.

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Entries to be sent by Club Secretary to CEO, NSWWBA, Level 7, 309 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Entries close with payment to be sent to NSWWBA on March 22 nd, 2013

Club Name and Secretary

H O S T E D A N D S P O N S O R E D B Y WA R I L L A B O W L I N G C L U B State Match Committee reserves the right to take all necessary steps to bring NSWWBA QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT to a successful conclusion Successful qualifiers proceed to the Australian Indoor, August 19-22, 2013 at Tweed Heads (at players own cost)

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Special Days Black Head celebrated President Dawn Hinitt’s Special Day on August 9, 2012 with special guests and members. We were honoured by the attendance of NSWWBA Inc State President Patricia Reynolds. Lower North Coast executive including District President Paula Body, District Secretary Julie Scott and District Patron Dawn Baldwin along with the club’s Patrons and Life Members, Lita Addison, Judy Bayliss, Monica Watson, Iris Salmon. Vice President Carolyn Lynch opened the day with a special morning tea – we then commenced with a spider followed by a game of bowls. After a lot of laughter we continued in to lunch which was held in a beautifully decorated club of the clubs colours red, white and black, with red roses everywhere – it looked wonderful. Congratulations to Pat Coleman and her members, for all their hard work. Toast Mistress Judy Shine made the formal welcome to special guests and members. After lunch the speeches and toasts were made and gifts shared. Special thanks to all Black Head members who worked so hard to make this day such a success. Blacktown City – President Eileen Payne and members welcomed and escorted NSW State President Patricia Reynolds and Journal Committee member Elizabeth Whelan, Mitchell

District President Val Whitfield, and acting Secretary Jan McAndrew into the rainbow decorated auditorium for a delicious morning tea thus Eileen’s special day was underway. A great game of bowls ensued with plenty of laughter and renewing of old friendships. Before lunch was served President Patricia gave as uplifting talk on the forward thinking of bowls and told some good Irish jokes. Patricia then proceeded to award Merit Pins to well deserving recipients, Treasurer Kath Sayer, Bowls Selector Janet Hely, Social Committee Person Josie Green, Welfare Officer Barbara Thomas and Selector Joan Mondy. We were joined for lunch by Foundation and Life Member Pat Shallcross and Life Members Odie Tscheme, Pat Jefimec and Bessie Barnes. Members from Bankstown City Men’s Bowling Club President Russell Murphy, Theo Holla, Ross Hornby and President Eileen’s husband Merve, Greenkeeper Josh Lane, Chairman of Seven Hills RSL club Barry Wilson and representatives from all Mitchell District clubs. President Eileen is held in high esteem by all. President Eileen invited President Patricia and President Val to assist her in cutting the cake Charity of the day was Blacktown City Lantern Club for Deaf and Blind children. During the afternoon President Eileen received gifts from State, District and Blacktown ladies Club.

Pictured (l to r): District Patron, Dawn Baldwin, State President Patricia Reynolds, Black Head President Dawn Hinitt, Lower North Coast District President Paula Body. At the closing of the day President Eileen thanked Toastmistress Thea Horby and everyone who in some way contributed to making her day one that she will always remember. President and Patron’s Day at Cabarita Beach Women’s Bowling Club on July 3 was a grand affair. Vice President Judy Jones welcomed President Helen Muller’s special guests, daughters Melissa and Suzanne, Patron and Life Member Kathleen Dimauro together with Life Members Sadie Vincent and Beverley Brown. A short game of bowls was followed by a delightful high tea, singing and comedy skits. Everyone had a wonderful day. Pictured (l to r): Cabarita Beach President Helen Muller, Patron Kathleen Dimauro.

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Campbelltown City celebrated its 60th Anniversary and Presidents day in July. Nepean District President Nancy Willmington attended as well as representatives from fourteen Nepean District clubs. It was a chilly day but after a game of bowls everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch in good company. After speeches President Nancy awarded three District merit badges to Selector Jan Costello, Committee member Joan Sutton and Vice President Elizabeth Smith. Then the cake was cut, raffles and game prizes were awarded and finally President Alicia (Lee) Hattander finished by thanking everyone for attending and wished them a safe journey home. On Monday July 2, 2012 delegates descended on Umina Beach club for Central Coast District President Lesley’s Special Day and Delegates Day. It was a lovely winters morning with a slight breeze and after a guard of honour and morning tea Chairman of Selection Beryl invited all to take to the greens for a lovely morning of bowls. Much laughter could be heard from the greens as the delegates enjoyed a friendly game with many playing in positions that they wouldn’t normally. The auditorium was decorated in a lovely mauve theme with a gorgeous mauve cake which had been made by District Vice President Winsome Wallace and decorated by Wamberal President Margaret McCreidie. President Lesley, Executive Committee and invited guests were then Pictured (l to r): CCDWBA District Patron Beryl Brown and District President Lesley Swales cutting the cake.

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Campbelltown City 60th Birthday Celebrations in July 2012. welcomed for lunch by all the delegates. Toastmistress Secretary Dianne then invited all to sing grace and to take their seats. President Lesley’s invited guests were her sister Jan who came up from Sydney to represent the family and a long time friend Pat Frost who started bowls with her at Umina Beach club. A lovely 2 course lunch was served and it was on to the formalities of the day. President Lesley was given 2 gifts, firstly a fun one with little necessities for her big European holiday and then a lovely leather backpack. Umina Beach President Gwen, Secretary Joan and Committee members were then thanked for their help prior and during the day and were presented with District friendship pins. The winners and losers of the day were then awarded prizes. The day concluded with 2 skits performed by delegates from Halekulani and Munmorah United. We do hope that

President Lesley enjoyed the special day. Forestville R.S.L. WBC celebrated its President's Day and 50th Birthday on August 7, 2012. At morning tea President Ann Nicey and members welcomed NSWWBA President Patricia Reynolds along with Mid North Shore District representatives President Sue O'Keefe and Vice President Noreen Flakelar and Presidents (or their representatives) from 7 Clubs within the District. Following morning tea NSWWBA President Patricia Reynolds was given the honour of unveiling a plaque which marked the special milestone of the Club’s Golden Jubilee. After the unveiling 64 ladies filled the greens for an enjoyable game of bowls played in perfect weather. At lunch we were joined by a further

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The room was decorated in pink with pink cycamen as table prizes. After the “Spider”, which raised $86 for Vision Australia at Enfield, games were played amid fun and laughter. Helen’s husband Alan, was also present with the Greenlees Park men’s team and the Burwood Diggers Men’s team. President Helen, President Edna and Vice President Fay cut the cake after a delightful lunch. Macquarie District Friendship pins were presented by President Edna to Deanne Cooper, Margaret Truesdale, Lorraine Park and Helen Haggerty, all surprised and happy members. Trophy winners and runners-up were then drawn, also the raffle. President Helen thanked her committee for their support and assistance and also thanked everyone who attended and helped make her day so enjoyable. We had a special day at Halekulani, Central Coast on a lovely sunny day Thursday, August 8, 2012. Held to

Proud winners: L. Hanson, Y. Thomas, M. McGuinness with Betty’s daughters (Halekulani). honour one of the clubs long time members Betty Clark who passed away in 2008 .Her family donated a shield. The winners who will have their names added to it this year are – L. Hanson, Y. Thomas, M. McGuinness (skip). Betty’s two daughter’s travelled a long way to be there for the day – one from Yamba the other from Tasmania. All had a great day. On Wednesday June 20, Hazelbrook celebrated its 60th Birthday and President’s Day. In beautiful Blue Mountains sunshine many bowlers and visitors enjoyed a day of bowling and friendship. Tables were very colourful, decorated with handkerchiefs in the shape of a fan and memento book marks. President Phyllis Warsley was also honoured and thanked for her three years of dedication. A BBQ luncheon cooked by members of the Men’s club with varieties of salad made by the ladies along with home made apple pies were delicious. Presentations were made to Western District President Ruth Harries, Hazelbrook’s President Phyllis Worsley and Life Member and Patron Marie Macpherson. Marie has been a member for 50 years and read a very interesting history of the club. District President Ruth Harries congratulated Hazelbrook on their success in reaching the State finals in Grade 3 Pennants and wished them Good Luck. A Great day was enjoyed by all. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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Pictured (l to r): Life member and Patron Marie Macpherson, Hazelbrook President Phyllis Worsley, Western District President Ruth Harries. The weather forecast for June 5, 2012 was a severe weather warning, blustery, gale force winds with heavy rain squalls, alas it was president’s Day at Ingleburn Women’s Bowling Club. Not deterred by the weather the event proceeded with President Wendy Gribble welcoming all for Morning Tea including guests from the NSWWBA Director Beryl Watson and Chairman of Selectors Jan Layton, also Lansdowne District President Mary Bridge accompanied by District Social member Lynne Lottey as well as other distinguished guests from the District clubs, family and friends. During Morning Tea, President Wendy, assisted by Director Beryl and Lansdowne District President Mary Bridge cut the lovely President’s cake. Following Morning Tea, play was announced and all proceeded to the greens for a game of bowls, lots of laughs, friendship and fun, thankfully without the rain. This was President Wendy’s first President’s Day having been Ingleburn’s President for two years and prior to that Ingleburn’s Treasurer as well as holding the position of Secretary for Lansdowne District for several years. Following the luncheon with various toasts, Speeches where President Wendy surprised all by her nervousness, very unlike her, and then presentation of Merit Pins by NSWWBA Director Beryl Watson. Recipients of the pins, the www.womensbowlsnsw.org

highest award from the State were: Daphne McCann, Mary Nonnenmacher, Betty Eberle and Janette Grosvenor for their well-earned contribution to Ingleburn Women’s Bowling Club. It was agreed by everyone present that it was a wonderful day full of friendship and fun. President Wendy was delighted with the day and would like to thank everyone who attended and especially everyone for braving the weather. Kempsey Macleay RSL celebrated their 60th Birthday on Monday, May 7, 2012. President Yvonne Wilson warmly welcomed Special guests, Regional 2 representative Carole Graham along with Hastings Haven President Maureen Bradford and her team, also Macleay District President Bethel Hughes and her team. Bowlers were represented from the eight clubs in the Macleay District along with ladies from Urunga, Wauchope, Kew, Port Panthers, West Port and

Pictured (l to r): NSWWBA Director Beryl Watson, Ingleburn President Wendy Gribble, Lansdowne District President Mary Bridge cut the cake. Comboyne. A game of bowls was played in the morning after a delicious morning tea, there was plenty of laughter on the green. The ladies then returned to the auditorium for lunch, followed by all the presentations to the winners and runners up. President Yvonne thanked everyone for making this day such a special day. Mosman – The fourth “Greenhorn” under 5years Competition was played at Mosman Bowling Club on Sunday July 22, 2012. 24 teams representing 20 clubs participated. The four encouragement prizes were awarded to Sylvia Husiaux, (Mosman), Slavica Beram (North Sydney), Julie Halliday (Killara), and Patricia Tan (Gordon). The appreciation and enthusiasm of all the new bowlers who participated

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Greenhorn Competition winners (l to r) C. Turnock, J. Murray, R. Beaumont (North Sydney) with Val Whitfield and Chairperson Match G.Lockyer Competition organizer (Mosman). Selection Toni Pollock. It was wonderful to see Pat’s husband Colin and their sons Anthony and Peter in attendance was overwhelming, and the joy of the for her special day, as well as represenoverall winners Carol Turnock, Jacinta tatives of neighbouring clubs, members Murray and Robyn Beaumont (North and guests. Sydney) was just fantastic as both The club looked stunning, beautifully Jacinta and Robyn had been past recipidecorated by the social committee. ents of the encouragement prize. I am After welcoming the guests a lovely sure the “Greenhorn” will become one of morning tea was enjoyed, then a short the feature events in the clubs calendar game of bowls due to the bad weather, for many years to come. followed by lots of chatter and laughter before a great lunch. Lambton Park has been extremely President Patricia Reynolds surprised busy over the last couple of months. four delighted members – Pam Marney, The Rosella Fours Invitation Day was Anne Hawkins, Janette Maguire and held on June 4, 2012. Judy Jones team Ros Clarke by presenting them with from Stockton were the winners. Well Merit Pins for services to the club. done ladies! State President Patricia, President President Maree and various Pat and Mitchell District Val cut the members of the Executive committee cake, decorated superbly with Australian have been kept very busy attending flowers. unfurlings over the past month, President Pat thanked everyone for unfortunately not Lambton Park but attending and for all the efforts in watch out next year. The committee also making her day so special. attended Hexham Bowling club’s 50th A wonderful day was had by all. Birthday on June 7. Lambton Park hosted the District On July 5, 2012 St Ives had the Veterans’ Day on June 15 with fine pleasure of celebrating Presidents Day weather and the veterans had a friendly for Pamela Caganoff along with the game of bowls before going in for lunch. clubs 53rd Birthday. Amidst a colourful The club’s Invitation Days have and happy atmosphere the club had the vacancies, please contact Betty Parrott opportunity to thank Pamela for her on 4957 1688. enthusiastic and caring service as President during the past two years. Northmead – recently celebrated a The official table was graced with the wonderful Presidents Day for President presence of special guests, NSWWBA Pat Nichols. Chair of Journal Barbara Hazeltine, Mid The day was attended by 105 guests North Shore District President Sue including NSWWBA State President O’Keefe and Chair Match Marianne Patricia Reynolds, Social Committee Conningby, Chairman and President Delsie Pardell, Mitchell District President 32

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State President Patricia, Club President Pat, Mitchell District President Val cutting the cake (Northmead).

Michael Doyland and Sid Caganoff, husband of President Pamela. After welcoming the Official guests and representatives from various clubs from the Mid North Shore District members and guests enjoyed a lovely morning tea and went out to face a very cold and windy but rain free morning with plenty of action on the greens. After a short fun “Spot” of bowling everyone was ready to relish the delicious pre lunch or-d’oeurves organized by the Vice Presidents, followed by a delightful luncheon prepared by the hard working Social Committee who excelled themselves catering for the 90 plus guests. The formalities of Toasts were followed by the presentation of Merit awards by Barbara Hazeltine to three very deserving members — Secretary Karen Jones, VP Joyce Sapier and one very surprised house lady Janice Holland in recognition of her 5 years of service to the club. A wonderful group of past bowlers came to enjoy the lunch and shared a piece of the magnificent floral cake, prepared most exquisitely by Elizabeth Wrigley and cut by President Pamela assisted by Barbara Hazeltine and Sue O’Keefe. All in all it was a beautiful day for the President and the club. The Hills District WBC proudly celebrated Delma Scott’s President’s Day on July12, 2012. NSWWBA representatives Barbara Holden, Director NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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Cutting the cake, B. Hazeltine, President P. Caganoff and S. O’Keefe (St Ives). of Finance, Pat Cousely, Chair of Social as well as District Representatives Val Whitfield, President and Pat Nicholls Chair of Match as well as neighboring clubs and club members, friends and family attended. President Delma joined The Hills District Women’s Bowling Club in 1992 and during her time with the club she has been a diligent worker and held many positions on Committee including some years on Social, Publicity Officer, District Delegate, Treasurer, and many years as Secretary culminating in the position of President which she has held for the past three years.

Test your Knowledge seconds period (for example, to see whether or not a bowl lying at an angle will fall of its own accord within that time). Law 40.1 A 5. The jack would remain where it is. After the first player to play has delivered the first bowl, no one has the right to challenge the legality of the original position of the jack. Law 22.7 A 6. No. If the jack at rest on the rink is in danger of being moved by a bowl from a neighbouring rink any player at the head or the marker should stop the bowl. Law 33.6 A 7. No. There will be no shot scored by either team if it is agreed that no live bowls are left within the boundaries of the rink of play. Law 41.1.3 and Law 1.3.7 www.womensbowlsnsw.org

President Delma has also held office at District level as District Vice President and District President gaining a wealth of knowledge in many areas of Women’s Bowls. Delma has also served the Club in her capacity as Umpire. The members formed a guard of honour for President Delma and her guests into the beautifully decorated dining room. The theme was all mauve Delma’s favourite colour. After the Royal toast and Grace everyone settled down to a lovely baked dinner and sweets. After lunch cards of congratulations were read and speeches made. Merit pins were presented by Barbara Holden to Vice Presidents Kerry Wallace and Liz McCracken, Secretary Maarjan Biegel and Carole Martin, Chair of Social.

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A 8. If a game that has been stopped as described in Law 50 is continued on another day, a player can use a different set of bowls to the set they used during the game that was stopped. Law 47.3.2 A 9. Nothing. The bowl is live unless it is less that 14m from the matline. Law 27.1.3 A10. (a) The boundary peg should be made vertical before the Umpire gives a decision on whether a jack or bowl on the boundary is live. (b) The Umpire would make her decision leaving the boundary peg where it is. The boundary peg should only be moved when the end has been completed on any affected rinks. Law 5.8

Cutting the cake, V. Whitfield, President D. Scott and B. Holden at The Hills District WBC The beautiful cake, made and decorated by Carole was then cut with the assistance of Barbara Holden and Val Whitfield and a beautiful mauve glass vase was presented to President Delma as a gift from the members as a vote of thanks for a job well done. After President Delma’s thank you speech everyone sang Advance Australia Fair and finished off with Auld Lang Syne. The whole day had a wonderful party atmosphere and one that Delma will always remember.

Letterbox Dear Editor Is this a first? The winners of Region 9 Play-offs for Singles, Pairs, Triples and Open Fours were all won by members of one club. Congratulations Cheryl Chase, Kerrie Burns, Stevina Grobler, Sylvia Wright & Glenda Savill (Merimbula-Imlay). Singles: C. Chase Pairs: S. Grobler. G. Savill. Triples: S. Wright, K. Burns, C. Chase. Open Fours: S. Wright, S. Grobler, K. Burns, C. Chase. Kind regards, Kay Scrivener Regional Rep – Region 9 Thank you Kay and congratulations to these ladies from Merimbula-Imlay, well done! I am sure our readers will let us know whether this is a first or not. It will certainly have our Publicity Officers and Regional Reps looking for something similar in their clubs. The Editor

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egion 1 play-offs were held in the small Scottish town of Maclean. Though the temperatures were bitter, Maclean Bowling Club’s hospitality and camaraderie experience more than compensated for the chill factor. Spectators were treated to some great play over the two days and players, officials and guests alike praised the well organised and friendly Maclean venue. Results at Region level: Pennants: No. 1 Kingscliff, Tweed Byron District, No. 2 Park Beach, Mid North Coast District, No. 3 Maclean, Clarence River District, No. 4 Nambucca Heads, Mid North Coast District.

No. 1 Pennant winners at Region 1 level: Kingscliff, Tweed Byron District.

Winners were: Major Singles: J. Slater (Woolgoolga) Pairs: L. Morgan, B. De Re (Ballina). Triples: M. Clay (sub D. Allison), Meryl Buckley, Jen Axon (South Grafton). Open Fours: J. Brown, I. Donkin, J. Morris, J. Monk (Park Beach). Senior Fours: V. McKenzie, S. Lowry, P. Anderson, M. Gollan (Ballina).

Major Singles winner at Region 1 level: J Slater (Woolgoolga).

REGION 2 RESULTS Winners were: Major Singles: C. White (Port City). Pairs: M. Solman-Stewart, J. Stockham (s) (Port City). Triples: B. Barrett (s) C. White, J. Brady (Port City). Open Fours: J. Walis, S. Devine, K. McFarlane, M. Walsh (s) (Port City). Senior Fours: R. Evans, A. Cutler, N. Schwartz, J. Munson (Port City).

Major Singles winner at Region 2 level: C. White (Port City).

Pairs winners at Region 1 level: L. Morgan and B. De Re (Ballina). Pairs winners at Region 2 level: M. SolmanStewart, J. Stockham (Port City).

No. 2 Pennant winners at Region 1 level: Park Beach, Mid North Coast District.

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Triples winners at Region 1 level: M. Clay (sub D. Allison), Meryl Buckley, Jen Axon (South Grafton). Triples winners at Region 2 level: B. Barrett (s) C. White, J. Brady (Port City).

Open Fours winners at Region 1 level: J. Brown, I. Donkin, J. Morris, J. Monk (Park Beach).

Senior Fours winners at Region 1 level: V. McKenzie, S. Lowry, P. Anderson, M. Gollan (Ballina).

Open Fours winners at Region 2 level: J. Walis, S. Devine, K. McFarlane, M. Walsh (s) (Port City).

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REGION 3 RESULTS n August 7 and 8, 2012 Region 3 held their inaugural “REGION 3 FRIENDLY GAMES. With the changes from Area to Regions, the Districts and Clubs of Region 3 expanded the inter District match held each year from a two game one day event to three games over one and half days. Rules were drawn up and agreed to by all Districts. The emphasises was on the word “FRIENDLY”. A trophy was designed and donated by Sheila Goodfellow, President of Walcha WBC. The winning District holds the trophy until the following years games. Games will alternate each year around the four Districts. Every member in this Region is entitled to nominate for the games. District Selectors choose 20 players per District out of the nominations, giving each Club representation making a total of eighty players to take part in the games. Great excitement was evident as players from the four Districts arrived at Wee Waa BC to partake of morning tea. The ladies of Wee Waa — in Namoi District - did a wonderful job of decorating the tables and providing delicious meals during the two days. It was a pleasure to see the intermingling of the bowlers and the fun and good sportsmanship that prevailed; also very rewarding to have the players coming up and saying how much they had enjoyed the games and were looking forward to next year. We were able to include two ladies from Bingra, an isolated club. They fitted right in and it was a delight to have them. Central Northern District came out the winners with Namoi runners-up. Thank you to all who took part and made this such a wonderful and memorable event.

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REGION 5 RESULTS Winners were: Pennants: No. 1 Maitland City, Hunter River District, No. 2 Stockton, Newcastle District, No. 3 Alder Park, Newcastle District, No. 4 Maitland City, Hunter River District. www.womensbowlsnsw.org

No.1 Pennant winners at Region 5 level (l to r): S. O’Neill, J. Fisher, L. Strickleton, P. Mears (s), G. Sheehan (s), H. Mungoven, V. Cardow, M. Threadgate, M. Niznik (abs) (Maitland City).

Major Singles winner at Region 6 level: G. Gannon (Charlestown).

No.2 Pennant winners at Region 5 level (l to r): M. Barnett, C. Shepherd, S. Delaney, J. Jones(s), J. Fleming(s), S. Sansom, R. Downes, P. Stephens (Stockton).

Pairs winners at Region 6 level: L. Marchese, H. Wuro (Charlestown).

No.3 Pennant winners at Region 5 level (l to r): D. Quinlan, H.Ross,P. Witt, R. Deane(s), J. O'Brien(s), M. Wilkins, T. Chisholm, I. Smout (Alder Park).

Triples winners at Region 6 level: N. Wright, J. Grant, J. Hiron (The Entrance).

No.4 Pennant winners at Region 5 level (l to r): P. Fairweathe, L. Chapman, M. Clarke, D. Brady(s), S. Brock(s), J. Barnett, N, Funnell, Z. Brock (Maitland City).

REGION 6 RESULTS Winners played at The Entrance: Major Singles: G. Gannon (Charlestown) Lake Macquarie District Pairs: L. Marchese, H. Wuro (Charlestown) Lake Macquarie District. Triples: N. Wright, J. Grant, J. Hiron (The Entrance) Central Coast District. Open Fours: R. Namutwong (sub for M. Smith), L. Faint, B. Power, A. Gray (Charlestown) Lake Macquarie District. Senior Fours: J. Silvia, M. Garrick, D. Fernance, P. Colbran (Terrigal) Central Coast District.

Open Fours winners at Region 6 level: R. Namutwong (sub for M. Smith), L. Faint, B. Power, A. Gray (Charlestown).

Senior Fours winners at Region 6 level: J. Silvia, M. Garrick, D. Fernance, P. Colbran (Terrigal).

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Regional News REGION 11 RESULTS Pennant: No. 3 – Howlong Golf WBC.

Major Singles winner at Region 12 level: H. Hoad (Canowindra). Open Fours winners at Region 12 level: C. Ryan, C. Ross, T. Gorrie, M. Gorrie (Gulgong).

No. 3 Pennant winners at Region 11 level (l to r): J. Fruean, B. Patterson, M. Bourne, R. Honey, F. Cartwright, M. Welsh, M. O’Donnell, J. Bourne (Howlong Golf WBC).

REGION 12 RESULTS 2012 Winners played at Parkes Railway Diggers were: Major Singles: H. Hoad (Canowindra) Pairs: J. Adams, U. Stonestreet (Blayney.) Triples: C. Ryan, C. Ross, M. Gorrie (Gulgong). Open Fours: C. Ryan, C. Ross, T. Gorrie, M. Gorrie (Gulgong). Senior Fours: I. Fogg, J. Day, J. Bailey, R. Fogg (Cowra).

Pairs winners at Region 12 level: J. Adams, U. Stonestreet (Blayney). Senior Fours winners at Region 12 level: I. Fogg, J. Day, J. Bailey, R. Fogg (Cowra).

Bowls launches new Radio Program Triples winners at Region 12 level: C. Ryan, C. Ross, M. Gorrie (Gulgong).

90 year old Skip Ida leads team to Victory!

(L-r): Jan Kenny, Ann Bates, Deirdre Windshuttel, Ida Gill, Alice Diamond and Robyn Schram. Avoca Beach — An icy day plagued by light showers and drizzle saw the final of the Club Triples for 2012 on July 24, 2012. Ida Gill, Alice Diamond and Robyn Schram played Deirdre Windshuttel, Jan Kenny and Ann Bates. An early lead by Deirdre's team of 9 to nil had Ida's side on the defensive, and then soft raindrops grew heavier, forcing an hour's stoppage as they waited for playable weather. On return to the greens, Ida's team began clawing back and were soon matching their opponents, bowl by bowl. On the 21st end the score was 17-17, and another nail-biting end had to be endured. The last end showed six bowls Ida's team and they were declared the winners, proving age is no barrier to a successful winning game! This was a wonderful match for the players as well as the spectators. Congratulations to Ida, Robyn and Alice and also to runners up Deirdre, Jan and Ann. Splendid play!

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The new lawn bowls radio program “Without Bias” showcases the sport, its personalities and athletes, with the latest news and bowls results from across Australia, and is aired Sunday from 7-8am. Hosted by Crocmedia’s Jack Heverin, who will be joined by regular co-host Barrie Lester, and frequent guest appearances from Australian reps, tournament winners, club reps and sports administrators. The program will be aired on 23 stations, in Melbourne SEN1116 and Sydney 2SM, and across regional NSW and Queensland:- Armidale 2AD, Broken Hill 2BH, Coffs Harbour 2HC, Dubbo 2DU, Grafton 2GF, Gunnedah 2MO, Inverell 2NZ, Lismore 2LM, Moree 2VM, Mudgee 2MG, Newcastle 2HD, Orange Radio 1089, Parkes 2PK, Port Macquarie Radio 531, Tamworth 2TM, Taree 2RE, Tweed Coast Radio 97, Young 2LF; and Queensland – Gympie 4GY, Toowoomba 4AK, Warwick 4WK. Whilst at inception the program will ony reach the radio waves of the eastern seaboard, it will be available as a weekly podcast on iTunes every Monday and at bowlsaustralia.com.au

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Pennant season she acts as the Controlling Body for all home games and Club Championships. Sheila had great success in winning both Club and District Championships, and also at Pennant. It was with great pleasure that the Club awarded Life Membership to Sheila for her unfailing efforts within the Club.

Pictured (l to r): President Colleen Aston, with new Life Member Marcia Green (Blacktown Workers WBC) Marcia Green joined Blacktown Workers WBC in 1981 and at 86 years she is always there to give a hand when needed. She goes out of her way to help in any way she can. President Colleen Aston presented her with a certificate at the AGM and made her a Life Member.

Gloucester President Pat Cox was proud to pin a Life Membership badge on Ellen Murrey on June12, 2012. Ellen joined Gloucester Club in 1966, and during her time held many positions. She has been an Umpire 22 years, Club Coach 12 years, Vice President, also on Selection, Match

Brunswick Heads WBC has acknowledged the long and successful association with the Club of Mrs Sheila Riley. Sheila became affiliated on May 1, 1965 (47 years ago) and during her very long time at the Club has served on various committees for many years. Sheila was Publicity Officer for both the Men and the Women’s Clubs and helped for years in the kitchen, catering for Gala Days and Special Days. Sheila is still always willing to do her best for the Club, and although unable to play bowls anymore is very active with the day to day running of the Club heading the committee that organises the Trading Table and works tirelessly for it by knitting sale items and baking cakes and cookies. Sheila also helps organise special afternoon teas when required. During the Life Member Sheila Riley (Brunswick Heads).

Life Member Joy Creighton (Hurstville Diggers). and Social Committee many times. Ellen has won Club Pairs and Fours, and a member of the No4 Pennant team which won the State Flag in 1995. Ellen gives a great deal of encouragement and guidance to all new members. Congratulations Ellen on your Life Membership from all your bowling friends.

Life Member Ellen Murray (Gloucester).

Charity Days Newport Beach held another very successful “Biggest Morning Tea” for Cancer this year. Over 100 people attended and $3,144 was raised which was a record for the club. “Chances” of Mona Vale once again gave us a great Fashion Parade helped by some of the clubs members acting as models. The event was attended by young and old and a scrumptious morning tea was enjoyed by all. The support of some of the men was also greatly appreciated.

Hurstville Diggers – Joy Creighton has been made a Life Member of the club at the AGM on July 7, 2012. Joy joined the club on April 26, 1988 and has been a hard and loyal worker who is very much loved by all. Congratulations Joy!

Following an enjoyable game of bowls and a beautiful lunch, cheques of $600 were presented to representatives of both Hawkesbury Living and Kurrajong Nursing home. Members celebrating “Biggest Morning Tea” for Cancer this year (Newport Beach).

On July 19, 2012 Richmond Memorial’s President Pat Williams welcomed 56 players from 8 clubs from the Nepean District to the club’s annual Charity Day. Proceeds for the day were raised by a raffle and a comprehensive trading table, that was the subject of many generous donations. www.womensbowlsnsw.org

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Australia and also serve the additional purpose of providing valuable education to players and coaches nationwide. The Selection Module is designed for club coaches, selectors and others who are keen to ensure their club has best practice selection standards. Coaches should attend this workshop to learn more about the benchmarking of players which can assist with selection. Selectors and committee members should attend this workshop to learn how to create a selection policy and a healthy philosophy for their club. The Competition Module focuses on the aspects of competitive bowls. Coaches should attend this workshop to gain further information on how to best prepare players for competition, where to find the laws of the sport and conditions of play and understand how to educate players to focus on what they can control. The workshop contains practical on green elements where players can discover what their

own shot timeline is and how best to collect statistics. You do not need to be an accredited coach to attend a workshop – it’s open to players, committee members, selectors and other interested persons. Contact your state/territory coaching committee or CDO to find out when the modules will be conducted in your area. ADVANCED COACH In addition, Bowls Australia is excited about the implemented of the Advanced Coach accreditation. Each four-day course covers topics such as knowing your own coaching style, coaching philosophy, how to plan your program and how to teach, observe and provide feedback to your players are all key components throughout coach preparation. Player preparation covers how players acquire skills, how to analyse movement, the principles of physiology and working with a player’s mental ability. The course is conducted face to face with topics delivered by experts in their field and costs $500 for coaches who are recognised by the state/territory association or $1,000 if they are not recognised. The Advanced Coach accreditation is ideally suited to coaches who STA’s believe will provide valuable coaching experience to the STA at a premier league club, development squad, zone/group/district and state level. This may include coaches who are currently coaching at a zone/group/district level coaches, state junior coaches, state assistant coaches, premier level pennant clubs and development squad coaches. Contact your state/territory association to express your interest, or visit bowlsaustralia.com.au NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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BENNELONG Result at District level: Pairs: M. Binet, J. Auberson (North Ryde RSL). Triples: S. Leabeater, E. Marsden, S. McLean (North Ryde RSL). Pennants: No.2 North Ryde RSL, No.3 Hunters Hill.

No. 3 Pennant winners at Bennelong District level – back row (l to r): N. Barkl (s), B. Jackson, K. Saggers, M. Giddens. Front row (l to r): J. Doyle (s), L. Cook, G. Blunt, P. Gore (Hunters Hill).

Pairs winners at Bennelong District level(l to r): M. Binet, J. Auberson (North Ryde RSL).

CENTRAL TABLELANDS Results: Senior Fours: J. Parks (s), N. Pye, E. Falk, R. Ingram (Mudgee).

Senior Fours winners at Central Tablelands District level (l to r): J. Parks (s), N. Pye, E. Falk, R. Ingram (Mudgee).

Triples winners at Bennelong District level (l o r): S. McLean, E. Marsden, S. Leabeater (North Ryde RSL).

CLARENCE RIVER Results at District level: Major Singles: M. Denham (Maclean) runner up C. Aitchison (Yamba). Pairs: I. Cutting, C. Causley (s) (Maclean). Triples: M. Clay, M. Buckley, J. Axon (s) (South Grafton). Open Fours: J. McPhee, V. Hall, J. Pugh, S. Woodward (s) (Grafton).

No. 2 Pennant winners at Bennelong District level (l to r): K. Sheehy, M. Binet, J. Hope, M. Rogers (s) A. Richardson, C. Renwick, B. McClintock, C. Candrick (S) (North Ryde RSL).

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No.3 Pennant winners at Clarence River District level (l to r): C. Causley, F. Wiblen, N. Phelps, M. Denham, C. Johnson, G. Parsons, V. Daniels, F. Stewart-Butcher (Maclean). Triples winners at Clarence River District level (l to r): M. Clay, M. Buckley, J. Axon (South Grafton).

Open Fours winners at Clarence River District level (l to r): J. McPhee, V. Hall, J. Pugh, S. Woodward (Grafton). Senior Fours: D. Lawson, D. Rapley, A. Williams, B. Murray (s) (Grafton). Pennants: No. 2 Maclean, No. 3 Maclean, No. 4 (Yamba).

No.4 Pennant winners at Clarence River District level (l to r): D. Gleeson, J. Dunning, B. Briers, S. Graham, H. Scott, J. Abbott, M. Abbott, G. Haines (Yamba). EAST GWYDIR Results at District level: Major Singles: P. Campbell (Inverell) runner-up J. Anderson (Inverell). Pairs: J. Moss, N. McIntyre sub for B. White (Inverell). Triples: S. King, J. Leader, V. Walton (Inverell). Open Fours: S. King, J. Leader, M. Watling, P. Campbell (Inverell). Senior Fours: L. Moore, J. Sheppard, P. Wilson, M. Fenton (Glen Innes).

Senior Fours winners at Clarence River District level (l to r): D. Lawson, D. Rapley, A. Williams, B. Murray (Grafton).

Championship winners at East Gwydir District level (l to r): back row – V. Walton, S. King, J. Leader, M Watling, P. Campbell; front row – J. Moss and B. White (Inverell).

No.2 Pennant winners at Clarence River District level (l to r): P. Gee, C. Shannon, M. Grimes, S. Squires, C. Byrum, J. Hannah, J. Parkes (Maclean). 40

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Senior Fours winners at East Gwydir District level (l to r): M. Fenton, P. Wilson, J. Sheppard, L. Moore (Glen Innes). FAR SOUTH COAST Results at District level: Major Singles: S. Bloch (Narooma). Pennants: No. 1 Batemans Bay No. 2 Narooma, No. 3 Turross Heads, No. 4 Malua Bay.

No. 3 Pennant winners at Far South Coast District level (l to r): R. Downie, D. Lidbury, C. Williams, P. Mazzuchelli, J. Everette, S. Fahey, D. Monks, C. Haywood, M. Peck (reserve) (Tuross Heads).

Singles winner at Far South Coast District level: S. Bloch (Narooma).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Far South Coast District level (l to r): F. Lucas, H. Rees,J. Davis, M. Waters, M. White, M. Kilpatrick, S. Palmer, P. Hancock, A. Kirkland (Malua Bay).

No. 1 Pennant winners at Far South Coast District level (l to r): C. Beadon, Y. Martini, M. Sebbens, M. Carney, E. Cox, M. Rollinson, J. Smith (Batemans Bay).

GEORGES RIVER Results at District level: Open Fours: J. Farley, L. Wratten, L. Leahey, J. Fuller (Roselands). Senior Fours: D. McGuinness, E. Still, E. Bray, D. Hession (Grandviews).

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Triples winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): M. Sheather, H. Hallenan, S. Wood (Wiseman Park Wollongong City). Open fours winners at Georges River District level: J. Farley, L. Wratten, L. Leahey, J. Fuller (Roselands).

Above: Fours winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): V. Turner, J. Rylands, J. Perris, L. Tyrell, (Warilla). Senior Fours winners at Georges River District level: D. McGuinness, E. Still, E. Bray, D. Hession (Grandviews). ILLAWARRA Results at District level – Major Singles; J. Morgan (Wiseman Park Wollongong City), runner up S. Wood (Wiseman Park Wollongong City). Pairs: H. Hallenan, S. Wood (Wiseman Park Wollongong City) (Also Region 7 winners). Triples: M. Sheather, H. Hallenan, S. Wood (Wiseman Park Wollongong City) (also region 7 winners). Fours: V. Turner, J. Rylands, J. Perris, L. Tyrell (Warilla). Minor Singles: K. Vickery (Thirroul). Over 60’s: J. Morgan, C. Spears, M. Webster, N. Shaw. Pennants: No.1 Warilla, No. 2 Warilla, No. 3 Shellharbour, No. 4 Kiama.

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Right: Minor Singles winner at Illawarra District level, K. Vickery (Thirroul). Below: Over 60’s winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): J. Morgan, C. Spears, M. Webster, N. Shaw (Wiseman Park Wollongong City).

Grade 1 Pennant winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): B. O’Donnell, T. Orgil, D. De La Tore, J. Taylor, E. West, M. Murphy, K. Hamilton, L Barnett (Warilla). NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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No. 2 Pennant winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): K. Douglas, H. Smith, N. Jones, V. Turner, E. Ellis, C. Groch, N. Taylor, S. Lindsay (Warilla).

No. 3 Pennant winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): P. Hennessy, D. Waldron, L. Wagstaff, N. Webster, C. Justice, J. Lacey, J. Turner, J. Kervin (Shellharbour).

No. 1 Pennant winners at Lansdowne District level (l to r): L. Armitage, C. Duke, C. Anderson, L. Prideaux, K. Murphy, J. Keegan, A. Jeffries, K. Moran (J. Watkins, Manager) (Cabramatta).

No. 2 Pennant winners at Lansdowne District level (l to r): D. Brescia, C. Casserley, B. Right, M. Giorgi, H. Smith, K. Bonniface, M. Clinna, D. Cragg (St Johns Park).

No. 3 Pennant winners at Lansdowne District level (l to r): A. Coad, S. Weldon,T. Williams, S. Farrell, J. Anlezark, B. Longworth, C. McDonald, J. Crisp (Guildford). No. 4 Pennant winners at Illawarra District level (l to r): J. McIntyre, A. Evans, G. Reynolds, G. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell, E. Parkin, J. Hair, M. Partridge, B. Roser (Kiama). LANSDOWNE Lansdowne District President Mary Bridge said members are very proud of the success of the 2012 Pennants with 4 different club winners in all grades. Results after Regional Play-offs being: Grade 1 Cabramatta (2) Grade 2 St Johns Park (2) Grade 3 Guilford Grade 4 Ingleburn (1) www.womensbowlsnsw.org

No. 4 Pennant winners at Lansdowne District level (l to r): E. Kyle, L. McKenna,B. Greenhalgh, A. Helliwell, R. Ambrus, H. Ogden-Byrne, B. Davis, M. Wright (Ingleburn). ÂŤ44 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2012

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District Association News MID WEST Results at District level: Major Singles: L. Lawson (Dubbo City) runner-up C. Medley (Macquarie Dubbo). Pairs: B. Goss, P. Farnell (West Dubbo). Triples: S. Hazelton, S. Rae, A. McMillan (Dubbo City). Open Fours: P. Kilfoyle, S. Hazelton, L. Lawson, G. Jassprissa (Dubbo City). Senior Fours: M. Livermore, G. Elliott, N. Leonard, R. Stocking (Dubbo City).

MACQUARIE Results at District level: Major Singles: B. Peddell (Denistone), runner-up M. Simpson (Rosehill). Major Singles winner at Macquarie District level: B. Peddell (Denistone). MANLY WARRINGAH Results at District level: Pairs: J. Newell, C. Gordon (Harbord). Triples: M. Sato, J. Newell, C. Gordon (Harbord). It may be of interest to know that Chris Gordon is the first Manly Warringah District player to win all four District titles in the same calendar year. Three other MWD players, being Nita Ginges (Seaforth), Rose Serich and Rosalie Vade (Mona Vale) had won all four District titles, not in the one season.

Championship winners at Mid West District level (l to r): back row – L. Lawson, B. Goss, P. Farrell, S. Hazelton, S. Rae, P. Kilfoyle; front row – G. Jasprizza, M. Livermore, G. Elliott, N. Leonard, R. Stocking. Pairs winners at Manly Warringah District level (l to r): J. Newell, C. Gordon (s) (Harbord).

Triples winners at Manly Warringah District level (l to r): M. Sato, J. Newell, C. Gordon (s) (Harbord). MID NORTH SHORE Results at District level: Triples: M. Brenner, E. Blackwell, J. Wallis (Turramurra WBC).

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NEPEAN Results at District level: Pennants: No. 2 Glenbrook, No. 4 Camden RSL.

No. 2 Pennant winners at Nepean District level (l to r): E. Gaynor, A. Merrick, K. Andrews, M. Boardman, E. Coleman, P. Doggett, M. McColl, A. Jeans (Glenbrook).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Nepean District level (l to r): S. Kelly, C. Saville, M. Hudson, F. Guyer (s), M. Topham, A. Warnick, J. Schofield, M. Cliffe (s) (Camden RSL). NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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NEWCASTLE Results at District level: Triples: M. Barnett, P. Stephens, A. Moxey (Stockton).

Triples winners at New England District level: V. Shorter, C. FarrWharton, P. Westbury (Uralla).

Triples winners at Newcastle District level (l to r): M. Barnett, P. Stephens, A. Moxey (Stockton). NEW ENGLAND Results at District level: Major Singles: J. Bourke (Armidale Ex Services). Pairs: A. Fulton, P. Dade (Uralla). Triples: V. Shorter, C. Farr-Wharton, P. Westbury (Uralla). Open Fours: P. Westbury, F. Smith, P. Dade, V. Shorter (Uralla). Senior Fours: J. Cross, D. Holt, H. Cameron, E. Harrison (Walcha).

Open Fours winners at New England District level: P. Westbury, F. Smith, P. Dade, V. Shorter (Uralla).

Pairs winners at New England District level: A. Fulton, P. Dade (Uralla)

Senior Fours winners at New England District level: J. Cross, D. Holt, H. Cameron, E. Harrison (Walcha).

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District Association News

Veterans Badge presentation at New England District (l to r): N. Emms, D. Fuller, S. Bower-Spohr, J. Edmunds.

No. 3 Pennant winners at Riverina District level M. Welsh, F. Cartwright, L. Lean, J. Bourne, M. Bourne, R. Honey, B. Patterson (Howlong Golf).

RIVERINA Results at District level: Major Singles: A.Schuster (Henty). Pairs: F. Warren & R. Newman (Commercial Albury). Triples: D. Fletcher, R. Honey, M. Bourne (Howlong Golf). Fours: J. Merkel, H. Hodgson, M. Holt, L. Carmody (Culcairn). Pennants: No.2 Commercial Gold, No.3 Howlong Golf, No. 4 Walla/Oaklands. No. 4 Pennant winners at Riverina District level M. Pendergast, C. Churches, L. Shipard, R. Schroeter, C. Hoffmann, L. Wiesner, F. Good (Walla/Oaklands).

Riverina District Champions: back row – B. Patterson, F. Cartwright, L. Lean, J. Bourne (Howlong Golf over 60 years), M. Holt, H. Hodgson, J. Merkel, (Culcairn Championship Fours); front row – R. Honey, M. Bourne (Howlong Golf Championship Triples), A. Schuster (Henty Championship Singles), F. Warren, R. Newman (Commercial Albury Pairs). Riverina District Awards for Service: back row – P. Flynn (North Albury), V. Gherashe (Commercial), M. Winnett (Holbrook); front row – B. Leddin (Commercial), E. Wiersma (Howlong Golf) .

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The District are particularly proud of Walla/Oaklands, a combination of two small clubs, and the State is to be congratulated for making Pennants available to these small clubs. The Riverina District has had a very successful season in sending Pennant 2, 3, and 4 and Championship Singles, Triples and Fours to compete at State level. Riverina District Presentation day in May was held at Howlong Golf BC. Carol Manton Region 11 Representative was at the play offs and awarded the winners of the Regional Pennants with their badges and flags. Carol Manton also presented some special awards to nine ladies who served the Riverina District for 10 years or more. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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The following ladies were recognised: Mavis Scott (Henty) Match Committee 14 years Joyce Streeter (Howlong Golf ) 15 years Eileen Wiersma (Howlong Golf ) 17 years Margaret Crichton (Corowa & Howlong Golf) 19 years Marjorie Winnett (Holbrook) 21 years Eunice Schultz (Culcairn) 24 years Barbara Leddin (Winsor Park & Albury SS&A) 26 years Verna Gherashe (Rand, Winsor Park & Albury SS&A) 30 years Carmel (Pat) Flynn (Albury SS&A) 43 years. Riverina District thanked them all for their contribution to the District over the many years. SOUTH COAST Results at District level: Major Singles: M. Paterson (Bomaderry) runner-up S. Boddington (Bomaderry). Pairs: M. Sellars, M. McClure (St Georges Basin). Triples: J. Egbers (s), M. Paterson, D. Wilson (Bomaderry). Open Fours: J. Croft, W. Garnett, S. Boddington, G. Clifton(s) Bomaderry).

Major Singles winner at South Coast District level: M Paterson (Bomaderry).

Pairs winners at South Coast District level (l to r): M. Sellars, M. McClure (St Georges Basin).

Triples winners at South Coast District level (l to r): J. Egbers (s), M. Paterson, D. Wilson (Bomaderry).

Open Fours winners at South Coast District level (l to r): J. Croft, W. Garnett, S. Boddington, G. Clifton (s) (Bomaderry). www.womensbowlsnsw.org

Senior Fours: G. Long, E. Morris, M. Sellars, M. McClure(s) (St. Georges Basin). Pennants: No.1 Bomaderry, No. 2 Bomaderry, No. 3 Sussex Inlet, No. 4 Sussex RSL, No. 5 Mollymook Beach.

Senior Fours winners at South Coast District level (l to r): G. Long, E. Morris, M. Sellars, M. McClure (s) (St. Georges Basin).

No. 1 Pennant winners at South Coast District level (l to r): J. Croft, M. Paterson, S. Boddington, G. Clifton (s) J. Murrell (s), J. Salway, B. Barker, D. Wilson (Bomaderry).

No. 2 Pennant winners at South Coast District level (l to r): J. Salvestro (s), M. Wilson, D. Chandler, L. Lawson, J. Willis, E. Preston, E. Kimpton (s), W. Garnett (Bomaderry).

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No. 4 Pennant winners at South Coast District level (l to r): S. Mason (s), G. Brown, H. Piper, S. Boller, J. Sigsworth (s), R. Lawrence, P. Bran, L. Slaby (Sussex RSL).

No. 5 Pennant winners at South Coast District level (l to r): (l to r): R. Fraser, K. Smith (Reserve), M. Barnes, M. Sheehy, J. Sullivan (s) (Mollymook Beach).

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Congratulations to the following Umpires and Measurers who have completed 10 years of service as a NSW Accredited Official. CENTRAL COAST DWBA Susan-Gaye Craske Umina Beach Halekulani Dianne McInnes CENTRAL NORTHERN DWBA Gwen Davidson Kootingal Lila McDonald South Tamworth HASTINGS HAVEN DWBA Joan Turnbull Kew Carol Bowman Port Macquarie City LAKE MACQUARIE DWBA Kay Gillogly Kahibah Yvonne Sievers Swansea 16’s LANSDOWNE DWBA Audrey Helliwell Ingleburn LOWER NORTH COAST DWBA Patricia Bayley Black Head Lorraine Austin Taree West MID WEST DWBA Marion Carolan Dubbo City Shirley Walker Dubbo City Lynell Chalmers Trangie NEWCASTLE DWBA Helen Bambach Soldiers Point NEW ENGLAND DWBA Lenora Fuller Uralla SOUTH COAST DWBA Dorothy Sullivan Gerringong Jean Feiss Lake Conjola SOUTHERN TABLELANDS DWBA Pat Maine Bargo ST GEORGE CANTERBURY DWBA Shirley Lowe EBP Sports SUTHERLAND SHIRE DWBA Joan Gates Gymea Fay Betts South Cronulla Florence Hansen South Cronulla UPPER HUNTER DWBA Wendy McKenzie Scone WESTERN DWBA Ruth Harries Lithgow Workmens Valley

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Club Championships Corrimal Major Singles: L. Beatie, runner up R. Buhagiar. Pairs: R. Buhagiar, T. Clarke. Triples: P. Sheens, E. Critcher, L. Neilson. Fours: K. Rindisbacher, A. Hiscocks, S. Cockcroft, R. Buhagiar. Minor Singles: C. Kellow.

Lismore City Major Singles: S. Thompson. Pairs: J. Boyd, V. McNamara. Triples: E. Aldous, J. Maher, P. Clark. Fours: J. Elliot, C. Hart, P. Clark, C. Hart. Lismore Workers Heights Major Singles: M. McEvoy, runner up I. Harris. Pairs: J. Clarke, E. Swain. Triples: M. McEvoy, C. Danelon, D. James. Fours: M. McEvoy, E. Fowler, J. Palmer, C. Samuels. Minor Singles: J. Clarke.

Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): back – L. Neilson, E. Critcher, K. Rindisbacher, L. Beatie, P. Sheens, A. Hiscocks; front – S. Cockcroft, C. Kellow, T. Clarke, R. Buhagiar (Corrimal). Kempsey Macleay RSL Major Singles: V. Squires. Club Championship and Competition Singles winner V. Squires (Kempsey Macleay RSL). Halekulani Major Singles: D. McInnes. Pairs: Y. Thomas, K. Jarrett. Triples: Y. Thomas, F. Rayner, G. Lach. Fours: M. Johnson, L. Young, K. Jarrett, M. Broadley.

Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): back – D. James, C. Danelon, J. Clarke, E. Swain; front – M. McEvoy, E. Fowler, J. Palmer, C. Samuels (Lismore Workers Heights). Tea Gardens Major Singles: V. Rankin, runner up L. Harvey. Pairs: P. Baker, M. Roberts. Triples: L. Harvey, V. Rankin, B. Fakes. Fours: S. Johnson, J. Kennedy, B. Foster, W. Jones.

Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): L. Harvey, J. Kennedy, B. Foster, S. Johnson, V. Rankin, B. Fakes, M. Roberts, P. Baker (Tea Gardens). Club Championships and Competitions ( l to r): D. McInnes, Y. Thomas, K. Jarrett, Y. Thomas, R. Rayner, G. Lach, M. Johnson, L. Young, K. Jarrett, M. Broadley (Halekulani).

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Tuncurry/ Forster Major Singles: K. Shepard. Pairs: F. Moran, S. Hartmann.

Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): top – G. Symes, M. Porter, V. Feuersanger, S. Hartmann, W. Steain; front – F. Moran, K. Shepard, R. Haddow (Tuncurry Forster). NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


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Triples: R. Haddow, V. Feuersanger, M. Porter. Fours: F. Moran, G. Symes, W. Steain, S. Hartman. Minor Singles: B. Glasson. South Grafton Ex-Services Major Singles: V. Stevens. Pairs: V. Stevens, E. Triffitt. Triples: D. Robson, K. Price, S. Robinson. Fours: V. Stevens, E. Triffitt, K. Price, J. O’Connor.

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following the NSWWBA Annual General Meeting, Immediately a member’s forum was held. This forum was facilitated by State President Patricia Reynolds, who opened the floor to discussions from members. The following was discussed:

Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): D. Robson, V. Stevens, J. O’Connor, K. Price, E. Triffitt, S. Robinson (South Grafton Ex-Services). Urunga Major Singles: S. Mitchell, runner up H. Fisher. Pairs: A. Pilkington, S. Mitchell. Triples: A. Pilkington, S. Mitchell, W. Morrin. Fours: A. Pilkington, S. Mitchell, I. Pettit, W. Morrin. Minor Singles: I. Pettit.

Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): standing – H. Fisher, W. Morrin, I. Pettit; seated – S. Mitchell, A. Pilkington (Urunga). Woy Woy Major Singles: L. Pointing. Pairs: L. Pointing, P. Bellamy. Triples: C. Bryant, D. Elsom, G. Payne. Fours: M. Skinner, R. Farkash, I. Campbell, P. Bellamy.

Club Championships and Competition winners (l to r): L. Pointing, P. Bellamy, C. Bryant, D. Elsom, G. Payne, M. Skinner, R. Farkash, I. Campbell (Woy Woy). www.womensbowlsnsw.org

• Combining Pennant teams is acceptable if a club has less than 25 members. This is detailed in the NSWWBA Pennant Conditions of Play, which is reviewed annually and is readily available on the NSWWBA website. • Under the new Constitution, any newly appointed Club Patrons are required to be non-bowling members. Current Club Patrons may continue in their role, as long as they and the Club wish to continue this relationship. The definition of Patron was widely discussed, it shouldn’t be seen as a position of ‘reward’ to older bowlers, Life Memberships fulfil that category. Patrons should be viewed from the perspective of someone influential outside the bowling community who can assist with encouraging interest in the sport from other sections of the community. Examples would include the local Mayor or Member of Parliament. • At all levels of bowls, the yearly calendars are all busy with events. A suggestion was that Districts and Clubs could work together with various events and carnivals. Another way to facilitate the length of championships could be to play 2 games per day for the duration. The number of events per year at clubs cannot be limited by Districts. • A review of Region and District boundaries is being undertaken in late 2012. Current member numbers and geographical locations of clubs will be a major point of discussion. • NSWWBA welcomes any requests for the financial statements of the Association. Please feel free to contact NSWWBA Head Office by phone or email. • The latest NSWWBA State Dress policy was reviewed in May 2012 and is available on the NSWWBA website. Many clubs have now embraced the more relaxed State Dress policy on non-championship days. • Attracting new members was a topic of much discussion. Some suggestions that were put forward by a number of clubs: - If your club has lights on the green, changing the starting times on some bowling days to the afternoon or early evening. - Coloured uniforms are a great way to lighten up a club on the green – bright, colourful uniforms could entice new members. - Always keeping the morale and attitude around the club happy and positive. - Running alternative Championships and Pennants, Saturday morning, to accommodate those unable to play weekdays. - The age bracket to target is 50 to 60 year olds, those who are reducing working from full-time to part-time. - Hanging on to ‘how it was done’ chokes the life out of

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A Good Pinch of Rosemary s suggested in my first article, there will be various topics I’d like to cover in my ongoing articles, and the following is one such article. It was actually Barbara who gave me the idea to try this particular theme, as she laughed at my recollection that my offspring usually presented their children to me for babysitting complete with typed instructions – whaaaat would I know? - I’d only had four of my own!

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Back then, the phone rang insistently. “Can you babysit 4 months old grandchild for every day of the (entire!!) Christmas holidays?” Through a strangulated gasp and knees going weak, I hear somebody (it’s me) saying, “Oh sure, that should be lovely.” Day 1 arrives. New dad hands over baby to me at 9.00am. Dad has, in his hot little hand, two A4 sheets of typed instructions, which he proceeds to read to me, as if I have some difficulty with the English language, and this is done complete with visual demos. “She needs her bottle at 9:30, and is to be put down for her sleep at 10:00 – should she stir, turn her right over onto her tummy, and give her two firm pats on the back – if she doesn’t settle, give her three firm pats (a quite descriptive demo here), and show her this empty tissue box – she loves to look at its colours.” By this stage I am approaching mild apoplexy, and I’m nodding a lot. We both survive the first day, and Dad seems delighted at my unexpected prowess as he picks bub up at 4:00pm. Next day my gal pal and I decide to get baby rigged up into her monstrous-sized stroller, which looks as if it could forestall an invading army. Actually activating this behemoth, with all its bells and whistles, is task enough. We set off for the local shops, roughly a 2kms round trip. The temperature is 38 and we’re lagging, but bub is purring like a kitten. Dad arrives for the pick-up and I relate details of our excursion. “All the way to the shops in that heat?” How nice of him to be concerned about me, I thought (wrongly). “She’s not used to being walked such long distances, how on earth did she manage?” Dryly, I assured him that, being wheeled, she was fine, but I’d needed sporadic CPR. That was grandchild No. 2. As subsequent littlies have arrived, the instructions have, if anything, increased in their intensity. “Mum, you know she is not to have any soft drink, including juices, and no biscuits or sweets, especially not chocolates, she must have at least three bottles of water during the day, and don’t put her down for a nap until 2:00pm, but make sure you wake her before 4:00 or she won’t sleep tonight, and not too much TV watching.” “Now, Mum, if you go out anywhere, make certain you apply this sunscreen, and she must wear a hat, and here’s medicine for any sign of croup or cough – but only give her four drops, here’s a dropper, and don’t forget she sleeps on her back.” “And, Mum, try to remember that, with the nappy, it’s the coloured design part which goes to the front, and then you press down the adhesive tabs, and here’s some lubricated wipes, you know what to do with them, don’t you?” I try to look as if I’m a Rhodes Scholar of baby care manoeuvres, but I’m not convincing. I’m guessing two things. I’m guessing my offspring didn’t really ever know for sure what went on behind closed doors when I was chief babysitter, and I’m guessing (or praying) they never read this article. But, did I bristle too much, like grandmothers of old when told how to suck eggs, or was I like those rebellious “thirds” that turn an instruction for a backhand draw into a forehand drive? I suppose, once again, that’s for me to know, and for you to speculate!

Lullaby

To set up my particular circumstances, I gave up championship tennis almost overnight and took up bowls when I was 31 years of age (obviously I was quite nuts, even back then). Shortly after, I became pregnant (again), and won my first club singles when I was 32 and 7 months pregnant, then my first State singles when I was 34. I mention these things to underline that I had quickly found myself enmeshed in representative bowls, and all of the time and dedication that entails, at a relatively young age and with a new baby. Bowlers being what they are, especially in the first heady years when few other things seem quite as important, I needed the support of my mother with regard to babysitting, and with hindsight, she was much put upon. Now, my mother belonged to a very different brigade to the modern concept of babysitting grandmothers. She called a spade a spade, and if I’d ever had the temerity (I didn’t) to say anything to her about how she should set about minding my babies/toddlers, I’m sure her response would have been, “Go and take your baby for somebody else to mind.” I would no more have made any “helpful” suggestions to her about how to mind children than I would have flown to the moon, and who wants to be an E.T., beside which, who has a cute little bike? Valueing life and limb, I offered no hints and gave no instructions. A number of my bowling confreres feel some empathy with me on this, as I’ve gathered by much understanding eye rolling whenever I’ve painted them a scenario such as the following.

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In Memoriam Armidale members were saddened and shocked at the loss of their Life Member, Ms Jill Morson on May 22, 2012 after only four weeks illness. Jill joined Armidale club on September 1, 1967 at the tender age of 26 years and soon became a very popular member and a great club person. Jill’s attributes were many; she was courteous, punctual, served on committee, willing to do anything asked of her and was also an excellent bowler. During her 45 years with Armidale Jill won at Club, District and State level and her highest achievements included 4 Club Major Singles Championships and 3 New England District Singles Championships. Jill generously contributed to the club by sponsoring the Jill Morson Shield played for annually by teams of triples and this will be continued. As a mark of respect members and friends formed a Guard of Honour at Jill’s funeral. We are going to miss her very much and thanks for the memories Jill.

Gloucester members were saddened by the passing of their Patron Peg Donoghue on May 26, 2012 aged 83 years. Peg joined Gloucester Bowling Club in 1977 and was President for 3 years, Selector and member of the No.4 Pennant team which won the State Flag in 1995. Peg was a regular bowler until ill health prevented her from bowling. Members formed a Guard of Honour at her funeral.

Greenwell Point ladies were so sad at the loss of their member Ronda Pennay on July 16, 2012. Ronda was a very active member who loved to bowl with all her friends. She was a selector and skipped in Pennants. Ronda will be missed by her family and many friends.

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Guildford Leagues WBC members were saddened by the passing of Foundation Member Marjorie Williams. Marj celebrated her 80th birthday with her fellow bowlers at the club on February 24, but sadly passed away in hospital on April 10. Requiescat in peace.

Vera Norris Ferguson passed away on May 2, 2012. Vera was Patron of the Guildford Leagues Women's Bowling Club and held official positions for many years. She was a Foundation Member from 1979 and a Life Member. Vera was a "true lady" and will be sadly missed by all.

Manly Central ladies were very sad to announce the passing of Marion Goldie, a long-time member, an excellent bowler and a most competent umpire. Marion was a life member of Manly Club and this honour was awarded to her for her many years of service to the Club. Over the last 20 or more years, Marion held office at the club, at various times having been President, Secretary and Publicity Officer, and over the last five years she had been Chairman of Match. As Publicity Officer, Marion produced a most amusing bi-monthly newsletter which we will certainly miss receiving. Marion was a great bowler, and won many Club Championships in all categories. She played Pennants every year right up to 2011, but unfortunately in 2012 she retired from Pennant competition due to ill health. A showcase for Marion’s wicked sense of humour was her Christmas skit, which she not only acted in, but wrote, produced and directed. As a Level 2 umpire, Marion made a wonderful contribution to the ManlyWarringah District by joining forces with

Judy Rabbidge of Seaforth and running umpire’s courses on the Peninsula, which has resulted in the District having a large pool of very competent umpires. Marion will be sadly missed.

Merewether Ladies BC members were saddened by the passing of long serving and popular stalwart Pat Semple. Pat joined Merewether Ladies BC in 1972 and over the intervening years gave faithful service as a committee member as well as winning numerous championships and was still a regular bowler up to her sudden passing. Pat was also an active member of the annual “Christmas Song and Dance Troupe”. The condolences of the whole of the Merewether bowling club are extended to Pat’s family and she will be sadly missed.

Merrylands – It was with much sadness the President Elaine Penman announced Daphne Cross passed away on May 5, 2012, aged 89 years. Daphne joined MBC in 1974 and was made a Life Member in 2000. Daphne was a keen member of the club and was on the social committee but she especially enjoyed working on the Christmas concerts. She helped make many costumes and her husband Bill helped with the props. Daphne will be remembered for her sense of fun, especially her ability to laugh at herself. Highlights of the fun moments were her famous hand made Chicken Suit ad her Fashion Parade Dress made out of black and white garbage bags. Daphne still attended most Thursday’s play days, enjoying her glass of wine with her friends, sitting and watching ‘her girls’ play the game of bowls. Daphne formed many friendships over the years and will be missed by the members of the club.

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on June 16, 2012. Dot joined the Club on February 27, 1986 and soon became a popular member known for her cheerful personality and wonderful sense of humour. Dot enjoyed her bowls and played both social and competitive bowls with some skill but due to health issues had to give up her bowling. Dot then became involved in the Club management and was Secretary from 1990-1993, and again from 1999-2002, Treasurer 2004-2006 and Secretary again from 2006-2008. Dot was thrilled when she was asked to be Patron in 2000, a task she performed with much dedication always attending special days, the last being President Pam James’ President Day on May 1, 2012. Dot will be sadly missed.

Oak Flats WBC were saddened at the loss of esteemed member Eileen Rawson. Eileen loved her bowls and was out on the green shortly before her passing. Eileen was also a Champion Ten Pin Bowler winning many State events with partner Karl. She will be sadly missed.

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Wallsend members were deeply saddened at the loss of their esteemed Past President, Life Member and Patron, Mary Gray. Mary joined the club in August 1964 and enjoyed her bowls. Mary was a Past President and became Life Member in 1983, and later became Patron for her tireless contribution to the club. Members formed a Guard of Honour at Mary’s funeral held on July 5, 2012. Mary was 91 years of age.

Windsor members were saddened at the loss on July 21, 2012 of Life Member Barbara Gray aged 88 years. Coming to Windsor in 1974, Barbara won many Club Championships and represented the club in Pennants over many years. Barbara was President in 1978-1980. Even when ill health stopped her playing the game she loved, she still came to all Club and Championship days to support her fellow members. A kind lady who was always there to help and who never had a bad word for anyone. Her smile and friendliness will be sadly missed.

APOLOGY NSWWBA apologises for the incorrect printing of the In Memoriam of Vera Norris and Marj Williams (Guidford Leagues)

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clubs. Essential to embrace new ideas and opportunities – think of the past but plan for the future. - BA logo on clothing funds the Community Development Officers so is put to very good use. - Shorter games may help with afternoon or evening games for working women, it is up to the clubs to make use of these changes. - Eliminate the formality for new players — no interviews or posting of names on noticeboards. Do not strictly enforce the uniform code to start with, above all don’t embarrass them, make the new members feel welcome and wanted so that they will bring their friends. - Introductory coaching is a great way to introduce new members to bowling. Kingscliff has trained its bar staff as introductory coaches which has led to a dozen new members.

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major discussion point to come out of the Members Forum was the possibility of reducing costs for District Pennants and Championships. Players are concerned regarding the increasing costs when participating at District level, where the cost of lunch is included with green fees and any other associated costs imposed by the Districts or venue Clubs. The suggestion was made by members present at the Forum, whose Districts have cut out compulsory lunches after Pennants and District Championships, to have them an option as decided by Clubs, Sides or Districts generally. In some Clubs, sides/teams indicate in the morning how many will be requiring catering for lunch and payment is made for those wishing to stay and those that do not pay, leave shortly after the games have concluded. This increased expense exists in

Clubs used as venues, where no food can be consumed on the premises that have not been purchased in the Club, which is all Clubs that have contract caterers. While this may seem to detract from the social side of the competitive game, many players have various restraints on their time and finances and a more flexible option is something that could be considered in all Districts. This is only a suggestion for Clubs and Districts to consider and not a ruling, and may take some time to be accepted by the rank and file players and officials, and the decision of the majority must prevail. The payment of catering costs that cover morning tea/lunch and green fees is not mandatory until State Playoffs for all Championships and Pennants and Regional Playoffs as outlined in the Conditions of Play for Association Events.

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