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









FROM THE CEO’S DESK Building revenue thru sponsorship





MEET THE BOWLERS Meg McClure and Lynette Buckley


MATCH REPORT Scheduling of Championships COACHING REPORT Responsibility for Fitness


UMPIRES REPORT Test Your Knowledge

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STATE NEWS NSW Indoor Qualifying Singles


SPECIAL DAYS 36 Celebrations shared with NSWWBA President





INTERNATIONAL NEWS National Super 6 Sides Australia Singles Championship




BOWLS ETHOS A light hearted look at bowls







2012 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 26 • Preliminary Notice • Nomination for Elected Positions • Expression of Interest for Appointed Positions • Guidelines for Candidates WHAT’S ON IN YOUR CLUB




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Editor’s Note While Mothers’ Day has been and gone, I hope everyone had a wonderful Day. The weather was fantastic in Sydney and also in many parts of the state. Thank you to all who have been giving us feedback on the Bowls News. It is hoped to keep it as up to date as we can and interesting for you, our readers, some of whom are men. This time please read the articles very carefully as some pieces of information have not been passed onto the clubs. In particular as mentioned in President Patricia’s report the Dress Code has been relaxed and the State Uniform Committee only now control the uniform for State events at all levels. Bowlers can wear any shirt for social bowls provided that it comes from a bowls manufacturer or supplier. This month, CEO, Heather has written an interesting article about the 6 stages to building revenue through sponsorship and it will be most helpful for clubs (see page 6). Communications Officer Alex Ryan has provided you with a map of NSW and the areas covered by the Regional Representatives which will help you get the regions into perspective (page 20). There are quotes from the reps. Also Region 7 & Region 8 Reps are in the Meet a Bowler section on (pages 24-25). Along with Director Maryann Parcell, Alex has an article and some photos you will find interesting, about the uniform through the ages (page 23). It was thoroughly enjoyable watching the final rounds of the Indoor Qualifying Event held at Warilla in April. Great sets play, high sportsmanship, organisation terrific (page 14). Match has two articles this month, the Pennant timetable being held in the Tuncurry/Forster area in August, will be useful for players and audiences (page 8). Coaches report is included as usual and follows on from the other reports Kathy has been doing for Bowls News. Are you planning a visit from Kathy, you should book a time now! President Patricia mentions a couple of Special Days in her report. Read club’s reports (pages 36-37). Hope Districts have sent in their Pennant results already. This month’s new feature is to be found on page 46. It is a true story written by a new bowler and her experiences with bowls. The feeling of using this was that there are many ladies out there whose friendships and social life are based on their going to bowls each week and one club member told me she just adds another layer underneath to keep out the cold while she bowls. Watch this space next month! Congratulations to our Australian bowling team, men and ladies for their great effort in the South Australian International Series in Adelaide. See report on page 19. There is still space for your Letterbox articles which used to be so popular. Please send them in to the Editor – Bowls News. Until next time, happy reading. Barbara Hazeltine

COVER photo – NSW girls Kay Moran, Arleen Jeffery, Kelsey Cottrell and Karen Murphy were elated when NSW won the National Sides Title and the Marj Morris Trophy at the 2012 Australian Sides Championships at Broadbeach, breaking a 4 year drought. See page 16

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President’s Message

Patricia Reynolds


NSW State President The Development Trans Tasman Test Series was played at the Waihopai Bowling Club in Invercargill, NZ from March 5-9, and the results were outstanding. The Australian Development squad won two of the three Tests and the National U18 squad won all three Tests. Congratulations to all players. On Wednesday March 14, I attended Raymond Terrace Bowling Club for a dinner to celebrate the Club Limited’s 80th Birthday. It was a great night with a superb dinner and outstanding entertainment. On Sunday March 18, Soldier’s Point Bowling Club held a wonderful day to open their new synthetic green under the new MakMax roof. The day included a friendly game between Karen Murphy, Kay Moran, Steve Glasson and Richard Girvan (Nelson Bay) – this was hilarious with plenty of spectator applause. At the same time, a selected Newcastle District team played a team of local ladies in another “friendly”. I must thank President Helen of the Women’s club and her ladies for looking after me all day. March 26, I attended the Opening Ceremony and dinner for the World Cup which was held at the Warilla Bowling Club. The march-on of all the 24 nations competing was so colourful and exciting, it was a pleasure to be there. This singles event went on from March 27 – April 4, and I again was able to go to the finals on April 4 and the closing dinner that night. I was unable to arrive in time to watch the women’s finals where Alison Merrien (Guernsey) won over defending champion Jo Edwards (NZ), but the men’s finals were exciting – Jeremy Henry (Australia) won over last year’s winner James Talbot (Ireland). Karen Murphy also represented Australia, but went down to the eventual winner, Alison, in the semi-finals. On April 12, Patricia Cousley and I attended the Gosford City WBC President’s Day and I thank Patricia for her company on the day. Thank you to President Faith Berry and your ladies for their warm friendship on the day – it was lovely to see Past President Trish Part, and past State Coach Norma Barry. The following day Friday April 13, I attended the Mitchell District Delegates’ meeting at Wentworthville Leagues Club where Chris Green (CDO) introduced himself and spoke of his role, and I was able to answer questions on the Constitution and By-Laws. A big “thank you” to the District ladies for inviting me to lunch beforehand. On Tuesday April 17, I flew out to Coolangatta where the BA Super 6 and Sides Championships were being run at Broadbeach BC from April 17-24. Unfortunately I was not

able to see the Super 6 series as all State Presidents and CEOs had two days of BA meetings to attend. On April 20 our NSW squad played a practice game against Western Australia ready for the start of the Sides championships on the 21st. Heartiest congratulations to every member of our Squad for their wonderful bowls. The report and results are detailed on page 16. It was an exciting and exhausting few days – being a loud supporter takes its toll. Sunday April 29, I drove to Yamba to attend Yamba WBC 75th Birthday on April 30. The weather was very kind to us and a lovely day on the green was followed by a wonderful luncheon and a great video of “white leg-horns” and a “sketch” about the measuring of hems. My heartfelt thanks go to President Judy Pryor and her ladies for the hospitality and friendship on the day. I then drove to Nambucca Heads staying overnight and attended President Pamela James’ Special Day on Monday May 1st. Again a great day was had with fun bowls and a great luncheon (served by the men). I was able to catch up with quite a few old friends and I thank President Pam and your committee ladies for the warmth of the friendship shown to me on the day. That night I stayed at Scotts Head with Regional Representative Judy Padgen and the next morning I went to Macksville BC who were having a one-day Carnival. I only stayed for morning tea and then drove home. Thank you to Pam Hockings for representing the Association at Bateman’s Bay’s 60th Birthday and President’s Day. On Thursday May 3 together with Coral Sloane I attended Gwandalan’s President’s Day. President Delores Spek and her members made us very welcome – we had a great fun morning of bowls, then went in for a marvelous luncheon. Many thanks to Coral Sloane for accompanying me to this day, and again a big thank you to all the members of Gwandalan for their hospitality. At all of these days I was able to affirm the fact that our Bowls Journal will be issued bi-monthly, ie. 6 issues per year. I was also able to advise our members that the costing of State Visits will be changed so that country clubs will pay the same as metropolitan clubs

from July 1, 2012. In the past the cost of visitations by State to country areas was shared equally by the Club and the Association. Metropolitan clubs were charged a flat fee of $30.00. This means now that both country and metropolitan clubs will pay $30.00 for a State visit – the provison is that only one representative can be requested. It has come to my attention that information about the relaxed Dress Policy is not being passed on to club members. It is only when playing NSW controlled matches, ie. Championships, Pennants and State Carnival etc. that your registered club uniform has to be worn. When playing any other social match (even on the same green as a championship match) you can wear any attire that is bought from a Bowls Shop. The full Policy is on the NSW website under Member Services – Policies. There is a request I would like to make and that is that Dates of Birth be provided to Head Office on the Club’s Annual Returns. The board is planning for the future of women’s bowls in NSW and needs to be able to define who the members are and where the current target audience is for potential new members. Also to be eligible for the age related events (Over 60’s, U25’s, Juniors, etc) NSWWBA must have your DOB on their database. Talking to many Clubs and Districts over the last week or so, I am happy to say that they are getting on with the business of calling their Special Meetings to adopt their Constitutions and are working on their ByLaws. Whatever questions that have arisen have been sent by email to the office and each Wednesday the answers to all questions are forwarded. I feel we are on the way to better administration both at Club and District levels. The future is in your hands and there is plenty of help available to you. Lastly, congratulations to all the 15 qualifiers for the Australian Indoor Championships in August!

Patricia Reynolds President MAY-JUNE 2012


Chief Executive Officer’s Report

Heather Welch

Building revenue



SWWBA Inc currently relies on sponsorship, donations and grants of their corporate and community partners to host events and provide professional services all over NSW with 25,000 members, 515 Women’s Bowling Clubs and potential members for NSWWBA Inc. The partners vary from Clubs, Districts, Councils, Government, Corporate entities and many more. With the current decline in membership it is important that NSWWBA Inc are commercially savvy enabling Women’s Bowls to grow and develop as a sport. At NSWWBA Inc Sponsorship comes in many forms from in-kind, (printing and offsetting costs of events) to monetary (offsetting events, prize money and services the Association offer). In this article we will breakdown a basic process for a Women’s Bowling Club to engage a sponsor in 6 stages to building revenue through sponsorship. (See figure 1). NSW Communities (Sport and Recreation) defines “Sponsorship as when a business provides funds, resources or services to a club, in return for some form of rights and/or associations with the club that may be used to help the business commercially. This could be in the form of a logo on the green, signs at a club or free advertising in the newsletter, website or media releases.” To improve your women’s bowling club chances of gaining sponsorship try following the 6 stages to building revenue through sponsorship and keeping in mind the golden rules in each stage. Stage 1: Identify benefits, appropriate sponsors, conflicting sponsors and local contacts The management committee of the women’s bowling Club need to discuss the following 4 points before involving your club in sponsorships. 6


1. What rights or benefits can your women’s bowling club offer a sponsor? (Events, preferred supplier, increased sales, competitive advantage, increased awareness of specific brands, ability to lock out a competitor, change in consumer attitude towards a product, new product). 2. Has the management committee thought about appropriate sponsors, by creating a wish list? (Local businesses, banks, beauticians, hairdresser, real estate, physiotherapy, Chemist, travel agent). 3. The Management committee need to identify any potential sponsors who would be unacceptable for your club. (Note: Take into account registered club sponsors or suppliers that would conflict with the women’s bowling club). 4. After you have identified the most appropriate local business to contact. Like all forms of fundraising, it is easier to start locally with your members, friends and relatives. If people know your club and understand what you do, then they are more likely to listen and give the support required. Once the 4 questions have been answered it is time to make contact with the potential sponsors. Figure 1: 6 Stages to building revenue through sponsorship.

Golden rules • Be realistic about what the benefits and value are to a business or potential sponsor with the Women’s Bowling Club. • Offer an opportunity and not a problem – Offer a solution to a potential sponsor’s problems, such as providing a bottom line saving or profit, getting more local people through the door, having more people view the bowling product and use it, through an open day, event, etc. • Target sponsors with the right fit for the women’s bowling club and members – Does your target audience's demographics, geographic location, fit with those of the business or brand to be promoted? For example, not a good fit offering a make-up brand to a men’s club, however would be appropriate to a women’s club. Stage 2: Contact potential sponsors Have one designated member of the management committee make contact with the potential sponsors to let them know the benefits of the women’s bowling club activities. Could be via email/post a proposal, then a follow up phone call to make sure they have seen the proposal. Remember to keep a list of all the businesses approached and how you believe they will be the best fit for the women’s bowling club. There may even be someone within the club who has a small business and is willing to sponsor the club. Golden rules • Stand out from the clutter – Make sure your proposal is addressed or delivered to the person who has the power to say ‘yes’. Often the contents of a courier bag are treated with more respect than an envelope received in the mail. Stage 3: Build Rapport After making the initial contact try to build rapport with sponsors, NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


invite them to attend an event or to the women’s club so they can see areas and benefits that could be potentially sponsored. Keep an open mind when looking for sponsorship as either local business could sponsor in 2 forms – monetary or in kind. For example, you could have a local bowls shop sponsor a raffle, real estate agent could pay for the printing of score cards, a badge company could pay for the badges, or a travel company may donate a holiday as a prize for a carnival. Sponsors may need to see a benefit or case study before they agree to sponsor the women’s club activities. Golden Rules • Be persistent, not a pest, following up a sponsorship request is necessary, but not to the extent that you interrupt the recipient’s ability to do their job. It will take time for a potential sponsor to come to grips with what you are offering and for a relationship to grow and develop. Stage 4: Sponsorship agreement Sponsorship agreements can be as simple as a verbal agreement to give a donation of a hundred bread rolls from the local bakery through to complex five year agreements for naming rights of your local competition. Formal contracts can be developed and it is good practice to have a formal agreement or contract in place and is a necessity for significant funding. Lack of a written contract increases the potential for misunderstandings or a change of personnel can mean the intent of an agreement is lost, unless the agreement is in writing. Once the women’s club have now entered into a commercial agreement with a business (whether it be the local bowls shop, butcher, bakery or real estate), certain rights and benefits have been given as part of that agreement. Now it’s up to your women’s bowling club to honour these commitments and keep your sponsor happy. NSWWBA Inc could provide a template for your club to utilise for agreements. Golden rules • Offer rights that the businesses can utilise, offer value for money, price your 'product' to ensure your women’s club will benefit from the relationship and that the sponsor will make a profit.

Stage 5: How to maintain a successful partnership Depending on the type of sponsorship, here are suggested ways to ensure a successful sponsor partnership: • Promote the sponsor at every opportunity through letting your women’s bowling club members know, special days, website, club newsletter, score cards, event sheets, etc. • Acknowledge the sponsor in every media story you release on behalf of the women’s bowling club. • Communicate with your members to ensure they look after sponsor’s rights. • Invite the sponsor to events and to give prizes at awards nights. • Keep your sponsor informed about the women’s bowling club. • Before signing/agreeing to a new sponsor, make sure the responsibilities for both parties are clear. Most businesses like to feel involved and to be kept informed about what’s happening with their sponsorship deal and the club’s activities. Golden rules • Be professional, make sure your representatives, including volunteers, always present themselves in a professional manner and understand what is required of a commercial relationship. Stage 6: Review Sponsorships The best way to make sure your

sponsor understands the returns is to provide a review report detailing the benefits received depending on the value of the sponsorship. It is also good business practice to show evidence of accountability. Evaluation also helps a women’s bowling club formally review its activities, it will provide a frame of reference for future events, activities and aids the planning process for women’s bowling clubs. Each year as the Management committee review the current sponsor (monetary and in kind) from the previous year, reapproach them or even source other suppliers. As agreed in the negotiation process the level of reporting and evaluation you are going to provide each sponsor depends on the size and type of offering. The report can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. A evaluation template can be requested from NSWWBA Inc office for Clubs to use as a guideline. On request the following three templates will be available from NSW WBA Inc State Office; 1. Proposal template 2. Standard Evaluation Report 3. A sample corporate agreement. Taking into account a few golden rules for sponsorship if executed correctly, selling sponsorship can be considered an art form. NSWWBA Inc would like to take this opportunity to thank their Corporate and Community partners that have helped build the Association activities.

NOTICE to all Bowls Secretaries:

VISION IMPAIRED PLAYERS We, the New South Wales Vision Impaired Blind Bowlers Association Incorporated, have had a number of enquiries from Bowls Umpires, Coaches and Organisers regarding assistance required by a bowler claiming to be vision impaired or blind. We suggest that people receive a report from an Opthalmologist, which will show Vision Acuity, and if that acuity falls within the classification guidelines set out in the International Blind Bowlers Association Sight Classification forms.

These forms are used by the Australian Blind Bowlers Association Incorporated. Further information and assistance can be obtained by contacting the following officers. Honorary Secretary PO Box 276, Riverwood NSW 2210 Phone 02 9533 2115 email: President 02 6568 2457 email:



Match Committee Report

Pam Hockings, Robyn Lewis, Jennifer Palmer


lubs and Districts are asked to pay careful attention to the scheduling of their Championships so that they do not cause conflict with State run events. When players have entered or qualified for a State event, ie. State Championships, Indoor Singles, Champion of Club Champion – Singles and Pairs, State Carnival, they cannot be carded for any other event at that time. To avoid having to reschedule games because of the overlapping of events, it is recommended to avoid conflict where possible. Before contacting the State Match office, or a member of the State Committee or the Office, players are asked to check in the Law Book or Conditions of Play for the answer to their enquiry first. The majority of the time the answer is clearly stated in the relevant document and the information given is no different than the written definition. The Match Committee cannot tell you anything different than what is already written.

At this time when Clubs are adopting the new Constitution and updating their By-Laws, we would recommend that the Club’s Domestic Rules be reviewed as well. The Domestic Rules in a Club should cover some of the following items: • Designated Play Days, eg. Tuesdays and Thursdays or as applicable to your Club. • Alternate Play Days if required – other than usual play days or maybe weekends. • Play on or before rule to allow more flexibility for arranging games should be included, but consent of the Controlling Body, ie. Club Match Committee is essential, and a Controlling Body and Umpire must also be organised. • Arrangements for inclusion of Juniors and working members to be listed in the Domestic Rules so that members understand before entering events that compromise or alternate arrangements may be necessary. • Notification required before play in any event and time table of subsequent

games. Suggestion: 1 weeks notice before first game and winners should expect to play on next play day unless otherwise advised and subject to District commitments. • If it is designated that the final of a Club Championship is played on a specified day of the week, it is suggested that this be removed from your Domestic Rules to allow more flexibility. • Criteria or definition of "minor" in reference to competitions held in your club. Also any other competitions that your Club may conduct, ie. Consistency, Queen or Princess of the Green etc. As the Pennant Season is coming to a close at District and Regional level, we remind Districts and Clubs that elevation and regression is the sole perogative of the State Match Office. Districts do not have the authority to deny Clubs the opportunity to have regressions or elevations withdrawn. Any Club that wishes to appeal the decision advised by the State Match Office, is entitled to go through the process of asking for a review of the decision.

NSW State Pennant Playoffs A

s a result of the change from 12 Groups to 16 Regions, the format for the 2012 Pennant Playoffs in the Lower North Coast District will be as follows. Clubs being used are Tuncurry (main host club), Tuncurry Forster Sports and Forster.

GRADE 1 – Section 1 and 2 at the Tuncurry Bowling Club Section 1 – Play Monday, August 13 to Thursday, August 16, with two games a day for the first three days and one game Thursday morning (sectional play). The Section winner will play off in the Final on Friday morning, August 17, at Tuncurry BC. Regions drawn in Section 1 are 15, 16, 12, 6, 1, 2 and 5. Region 15 has a bye for Monday August 13th, for the morning game. Section 2 – Play Tuesday, August 14 to Thursday, August 16, with two games a day for the first two days and one game Thursday morning (sectional play). The Section winner will play off in the 8


August 2012 Final on Friday morning, August 17, at Tuncurry BC. Regions drawn in Grade 1, Section 2 are 8, 13, 7, 9, 14 and 4. GRADES 2, 3 & 4 Four Sections of four Regional winners in each Section Section 1 to 4 to play two games Tuesday August 14 and one game Wednesday, August 15. The four Section winners progress to an Open Draw Round Robin and play two games Thusday, August 16 and one game Friday, August 17. The winner as determined in accordance with the Pennant Conditions of Play 2012 will be the State Pennant Winner for the Grade. Regions drawn in Grade 2, Section 1: 4, 2, 12 and 10. Grade 2, Section 2: 11, 7, 9, and 15. Grade 2, Section 3: 14, 1, 8 and 6. Grade 2, Section 4: 16, 13, 5 and 3.

Grade 3, Section 1: 4, 14, 13 and 12 Grade 3, Section 2: 9, 15, 16 and 8. Grade 3, Section 3: 5, 7, 6 and 1. Grade 3, Section 4: 2, 3, 11 and 10. Grade 4, Section 1: 7, 9, 2 and 10. Grade 4, Section 2: 8, 3, 1 and 14. Grade 4, Section 3: 11, 16, 12 and 4 Grade 4, Section 4: 5, 6, 15 and 13. Grade 2 will play all games at Tuncurry Forster Sports BC until Friday, August 17 when games will be played at Tuncurry Bowling Club. Grade 3 will play all games at Forster BC until Friday August 17 when games will be played at Tuncurry Bowling Club. Grade 4 – Section 1 and 2 will play all games at Forster BC until Friday August 17 when games will be played at Tuncurry Bowling Club. Section 3 and 4 will play the Tuesday and Wednesday at Tuncurry, then Thursday August 16 at Forster and Friday 17 at Tuncurry. Any questions on the above information should be directed to the State Match Office for clarification. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS

Coaching Report

Kathy Chatillon


Taking responsibility for FITNESS T

his time of the year the bowling programme becomes very busy wth District, Regional and State Play-offs, so as a player have you done all you can to be ready for these tough matches. Do you realise that as a lawn bowler you come under the classification of an endurance athlete. Just as a marathon runner, cricket player and golfers, who also come into this category. You ask WHY? As players you must focus and play for long periods. This requires endurance in both mental and your fitness level. Over the last issues we have covered the mental side of the game. So now you need to cover the physical side of your game. The environmental conditions in which you, as players, play under, are varied and extreme, sometime under the greatest possible degrees of weather fluctuations. Under these conditions, as a player you must maintain high level of concentration and aerobic fitness. In the game of bowls you as players enter events that can continue for more than one hour and up to four hours. In some cases you could play two games in a day. When you continue to win then you need to maintain this level of proficiency and this can be over four days of play As a player you need to continue your mental and physical stamina to play at your best in the final! Players need to store energy to continue their performance while still maintaining their focus. All players need some level of aerobic training. It is important for all players to prepare both body and mind for play. Aerobic training is easy, no need to run off and join a gym, and spend money and time enrolling in classes that keep you to a strict time frame. That would be good if you have the time. It is a simple as walking in the fresh air for at least three days a week at a minimum of half an hour. Take a friend or a pet. After setting a time and settling into an organised time, you then divide your programme into categories. First, long

easy distance, and secondly, long solid distance. The long easy distance is relaxed training. This enables low intensity training for the aerobic energy system. This will maintain your focus and good circulation in preparation for any game. The long solid work out can be a little more stressful. You can divide this into:“A constant effort” or “A constant rate” A Constant Rate On the flat you would have a constant pace, but when you come to a hill or an incline then you would reduce your pace so that the heart rate remains constant and not too much stress on both the heart and body. After conditioning your heart and body to the programme then introduce Constant effort. At the time you reach the hill or incline you would continue with your pace to take your aerobic level higher to increase the heart rate. By dividing the aerobic training into sections, you have control over your own fitness and programme. Nobody should start any type of training without a Doctor’s consent, and never start any form of exercise with out warm up and warm down. Static stretchers are no longer recommended, so start slowly into your walking session and then after about five minutes do your stretches. Continue your walk when you are comfortable and feel that the muscles are relaxed. Always hydrate during your training session.

Age is not an excuse for not warming up and warm down. By doing simple stretches we are preparing the body and muscles for the rigours of the game. Never be self conscious when doing warm ups, nobody ever remarks when footballers, golfers and sporting identities openly do their warm up and warm downs. Be aware that when you look after your body with exercise, good diet and hydration your body will look after you. It is important for the player’s fitness both in body and mind. Exercise and good diet, will help to support and continue your fitness without halting despite difficulties – for players better health and enjoyment. The time is now to start, but be aware to pace yourself and work within the guidelines that you set yourself. By being fit to play, the game becomes more enjoyable less stressful and not a severe test of both the body strength and mind. Fitness will ascertain and produce the desired result in the game that you strive for. Congratulations to these ladies who have attained the following level of accreditation:




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Umpires Report


ontrary to rumours circulating throughout the State, all Umpires/ Measurers Accreditation and Re-accreditation must be conducted through the NSWWBA Sub-Committee in their region or for Level 2 Umpires through the NSW WBA Umpires Committee. Position on the Mat Law 20.1: Before delivery a player should be standing on the mat with one foot fully on the mat. At the moment they deliver the jack or a bowl, the player should have all or part of one foot on or above the mat. Law 20.2: Before delivery a player using an approved wheelchair should have one wheel on the mat and, at the moment they deliver the jack or a bowl the player should have all or part of one wheel on or above the mat. Law 20.3: Any player not meeting the terms of this law is committing a foot fault, and Law 21 will apply. Footfaulting Law 21.1: If the umpire, either by their own observation or on appeal by one of the skips or opponents in Singles decides that a player has not met the terms of Law 20, the umpire should, on the first occasion, warn the player in the presence of the skip and advise the manager or the coach when they are present that a warning has been given. Law 21.2: On each occasion after this, the umpire should have the player’s bowl stopped and declared dead. Law 21.3: If it has not been possible to stop the bowl and it disturbs the head, the opponent should choose whether to: 21.3.1 replace the head: 21.3.2 leave the head as altered; or 21.3.3 declare the end dead. Law 21.4: If a player has been given a warning and still fails to meet the terms of Law 20 while delivering the jack, Law 23.2 will apply. Improper Delivery of the Jack Law 23 The jack has been improperly delivered if it comes to rest: 23.1.1 In the ditch 23.1.2 Completely outside the boundaries of the rink; 23.1.3 At a distance of less than 10


Audrey Gray, Coral Sloane 23 metres from the matline, as measured in a straight line from the centre of the mat line to the nearest point of the jack, after the jack has been centred; (21 metres in Australia DR 3.2) 23.1.4 On the rink after contact with the face of the bank; or 23.1.5 On the rink after contact with any object or person completely outside the boundaries of the rink. Law 23.2: If a player improperly delivers the jack, the opposing player should place the mat as described in Law 19.1.1 and re-deliver the jack, making sure that it is centred, but the opposing player should not play first. Law 23.3: If the jack is improperly delivered once by each player in any end, it should not be delivered again in that end. Instead, it should be centred with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line being 2 metres from the front ditch, and the mat should be placed as described in Law 19.1.1 by the first player to play. Law 19.1.1: Tells us that the mat should be placed at least 25 metres (23 metres in Australia) from the front ditch, the jack having been placed 2 metres from the front ditch. Example:Lead A delivers the Jack improperly Lead B delivers the jack improperly The Jack would be placed on the 2 metre mark. Lead A would then have the right to move the mat, and placed it less than 21 metres from the jack. What happens then? Any player on the rink may question the distance of the matline to the jack, and if necessary either Skip can call the Umpire to measure the distance. If the Umpire finds that the distance is not the required 21 metres, Lead B then has the right to place the mat. Mistake on Scorecard If during the course of the game a mistake in the score card/s is discovered and the opponents cannot agree, the match goes back to where the mistake occurred. It is the responsibility of the opponents to check completed cards for accuracy. The signing of cards by the skips signifies agreement to the score and completion of the match. Conditions of play Item 7. Jury Duty There is no dispensation allowed for jury duty. Clubs cannot have a domestic ruling which allows time to play a championship match if called for jury duty. In a team match a substitute may be used but in a singles match the player must forfeit. Conditions of Play. Item 14 (b) Thunder and Lightning With weather conditions unpredictable at the moment it would be appropriate to give a timely warning in regards to thunder and lightning. As with other sports it is necessary to be aware of the danger of thunder and lightning. The adage is – when you hear it, fear it, and if you see it, flee it. Players should be warned that a thunder storm is imminent and leave the green. Lightning strikes at the highest point to the ground so if you are a player on the green, lightning could target you. Players should wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard before returning to the green, as the threat of lightning can still be there for this amount of time. Restricting Movements of players – Appendix A1.4.8 and A4 If a Controlling Body decides that it is appropriate to restrict the movement of players during play, they must include it in their Conditions of Play. Stickers on Bowls Law 8.1.8: The Controlling Body can supply adhesive (stick-on) markings for players to temporarily fix to both sides of their bowls, or allow players to use their own markings. When these markings are used: Law They are part of the bowl for all purposes under the laws of the Sport of Bowls. Law There should be only one such marking fixed to either side of the bowl. Law They should not be put over any distinguishing marks on the non-bias side of the bowl, although they can NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


cover the distinguishing marks on the bias side of the bowl, and Law All bowls belonging to players within a team or side should have these markings on them and the markings should all be the same design and colour. “It is not against the law to “cut” sections into the rings to assist with grip as the law only uses words “markings” Law 8.1.3), therefore, a complete ring is not required. Markings must be identical across the set (and team). However,It should also be remembered that there are various sizes of bowls and to decrease bowl size is open to the player.” BA Sept 1, 2009 Approved Bowlers Arms Bowlers Arm is designed to assist a bowler who cannot continue to bowl without the aid of the artificial device and can be used in any competition within Australia. Typically they are used where a person has hip/knee complaints which restrict their ability to bend down to deliver the bowl correctly. There are currently three types of bowlers arms approved for use in Australia. They are known as the “Drakes Pride Arm”, the “Bionic Bowler Arm” and the “DHB arm”. Each device is manufactured in several lengths and some include varying release mechanisms. An affiliated member must gain approval to use an artificial device (bowlers arm) which can be completed by contacting your state/territory

Approved Bowlers Arm – “Drakes Pride Arm”.

Approved Bowlers Arm – “Bionic Bowler Arm”.

Approved Bowlers Arm – “DHB Arm”.

association. A medical certificate stating that the affiliated member requires the bowlers arm to continue to participate in lawn bowls must accompany the approval form along with a photograph of the device. Once you have lodged your form with your state/territory association you will be provided with a means of identifying your approval status from your state/ territory association. Only approved arms (with Bowls Australia codes) can be used in Australia. Modifications are not permitted. Note: These improvements to the system will come into effect as of June 30, 2012 ensuring all bowlers arm users are allowed sufficient time to update their equipment and/or gain approval to use their existing bowlers arm. You can purchase a bowlers arm through the network of retailers listed on the Bowls Australia website by clicking through to retailers. Bowling Arm & Bowls Lifters A Bowling Arm or a Bowls Lifter when used is treated as part of the players’ arm. If the player holds the Lifter or Bowling Arm while directing the head and moves a bowl or the jack at rest or displaces a jack or bowl in course or in motion, the displacement is by a player and Law 28.1 or Law 33.1 would apply. If a player leaves the bowls lifter on the green and it displaces a bowl or the jack in course or in motion, she is responsible for it being there and has caused the displacement. Again Law 28.1 or Law 33.1 would apply. Failing to Play Law 47.4.1: If the result of an end has been agreed upon, or the process of deciding the number of shots scored has started (as described in Law 40.1) a player who has failed to play a bowl (either deliberately or accidentally) will lose the right to play the bowl. If a bowl has been played by each team before the players discover that one of them has failed to play a bowl in the proper order, that player will lose the right to play the bowl. Law 47.4.2: If a bowl has been played by each team before the players discover that one of them has failed to play a bowl in the proper order, that player will lose the right to play the bowl.

Congratulations to the following ladies who are now:

International Technical Official SUTHERLAND SHIRE DWBA Pam Hockings Engadine WBC

Level 1 National Umpires CENTRAL COAST DWBA Kay Miller Halekulani WBC Delores Spek Gwandalan WBC Lauren Williams Ettalong Memorial LAKE MACQUARIE DWBA Annelies Harris Valentine WBC Margaret Taylor Valentine WBC NEPEAN DWBA Robin Connelly Springwood WBC Monica Hutchinson Springwood WBC NORTHERN RIVERS DWBA Edna Smith Alstonville WBC SOUTH COAST DWBA Carolyn Borland Berry WBC ST GEORGE CANTERBURY DWBA June Bennett Peakhurst WBC WESTERN DWBA Veonne Brown Lithgow City WBC Carolyn Lord Lithgow City WBC Merle Stephens Majellan WBC Betsy Thornberry Majellan WBC

Measurers BEGA IMLAY DWBA Correction (Previously entered incorrectly as Level 1 National Umpire) Annabel Gammon Tathra WBC FAR SOUTH COAST DWBA Betty Andrews Moruya WBC Isabel Berron Moruya WBC WESTERN DWBA Gail Coates Lithgow Workmans

Test your Knowledge see page 18

DID YOU KNOW June 11 this year is listed as Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday BUT her actual birthday is April 21st. The day has been celebrated since 1788, when Governor Arthur Phillip declared a holiday to mark the birthday of the King of Great Britain. Until 1936 it was held on the actual birthday of the Monarch, but after the death of George V it was decided to keep the date on the second Monday in June.



Constitution Revision


y now all Districts and Clubs will have received the new Constitution and By-Laws. The Association has been overwhelmed by the marvellous positive response from many of our members and we thank those who have contacted the office to let us know how impressed they are with the new documents. We have had a number of questions concerned with Patrons, number of members permitted on Match and Selection, and the criteria for electing to have a Match/Selection Committee. Other questions have related to the term of office for President and other members of the Management Committee as well as those referring to Publicity and Welfare Officers. We hope the following Frequently Asked Questions and Answers will help our Districts and Clubs make all the correct decisions for their members.


June-July 2012 JUNE 5 – Wyong RSL, 50th Birthday & President’s Day 5 – Dee Why, President’s Day 5 – Ingleburn, President’s Day

Robyn Procter

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Question: Our Club has two Patrons who are long term members and still bowl. Do they now have to retire? Answer: No, they do not have to retire. All current Patrons who are bowlers can hold their positions as long as they and the Club are willing to continue with the appointment. Any new Patrons must be non-bowlers. Question: We are a small club and have trouble filling the positions for Match and Selection. Can we have a Match/ Selection Committee? Answer: Yes. If your Club has 30 members or less you can have a Match/ Selection Committee consisting of no more than 7 members. Question: Our President finishes her term of 3 years this year and we would like her to continue when our new Constitution and By-Laws are approved. Can she stand for President again? Answer: Yes Question: There are no duties listed for Vice Presidents in the By-Laws, can you suggest some duties? Answer: Each Club and District will have its own tasks for Vice Presidents and these tasks might include – looking after uniform requirements and merchandise, ensuring members special days such as birthdays and anniversaries are remembered, being available to stand-in for the President, organising raffles, raising and lowering the flags – and many more. Question: Can an elected Member

of the Management Committee hold another position? Answer: No, only the Delegate is permitted to hold two positions. To overcome the problem of having a small membership could be for a Vice President to absorb in her tasks the duties of a Welfare Officer, but can she can only be recognised as a Vice President. Question: Our Financial Year has always been 31 May. Do we have to change to fit in with the Association? Answer: No. You may close your financial year on 31 May provided that all financial commitments due to the Association are met on time. Question: It is not convenient for the Secretary to hold all records, especially the financial records usually held by the Treasurer. How can we manage this situation? Answer: The records of the club, minutes, correspondence and books of account need to be kept in a safe place. It falls to the Women’s Club Secretary to find such a place. Literally this means all books, but in fact she would delegate the keeping of the current books of account to the Treasurer. In the end it is the Secretary who is held responsible for all records being produced, if required for a period of 7 years. If you any questions, or have any doubts about the new Constitution and By-Laws, please feel free to contact the office.

7 – Cabramatta, President’s & Officer’s Day 12 – The Hills District, President’s Day

Bowl for Others Report

19 – Umina Beach, President’s Day


26 – Denistone, President’s Day 26 – Blacktown City, President’s Day & 48th Birthday JULY 5 – St Ives, President’s Day 12 – Warrawee, President’s Day 12 – Northmead, President’s Day & 55th Birthday 29 – Richmond Memorial, 50th Birthday



owl for Others has booked The Masonic Club, Castlereagh Street, Sydney for a Luncheon on Friday, Septembr 21, 2012. The cost of the ticket is $45 and we would appreciate advice from our members if they are able to attend, as we must guarantee an attendance of 70 people. Payment for the tickets would be required by August 24, 2012. We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10.30am at the NSWWBA Inc. Office, 7th floor, 309 Pitt Street, Sydney, and would

Gladys Barnes President

like members to consider joining our committee. We hold four meetings a year and these are held on a Monday. Secretary Merle McCarthy is recovering from her operation and is having physio at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Morrison Road, Putney and expects to be there for a further 2-3 weeks. Until Merle has better health, please direct enquiries by mail to Gladys Barnes, 111 Holden Street, Ashfield 2131, phone 9799 1052.


2012/13 Strategic Forums


In 2012/13 NSWWBA will be conducting


as per the State Constitution (41.1)

These forums will be held in a number of venues throughout the State, with up to two (2) representatives from each District and one (1) from each club able to attend. The first Strategic Forum will be

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Venue: Sydney School of Mechanics 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Cost: $15 per person with limited seats/tickets and morning tea provided

The Strategic Forum will be an information sharing session including any and all of the following topics: • Membership growth and development • Community Development Officers • Match • National Official & Coaching Coures

• Administrators resources • Risk management • Constitution and By-Laws • Strategic Plan

• Communication workshop (website, journal, e-news) • Brainstorming (events, education and training) • Marketing your Club




August 12 November 2012 May 2013

TBA (Region 6) TBA (Region 12) TBA (Region 8)



State News


he NSW Indoor Qualifying Singles was played over four days, May 3-6 and what a great event it was. The 15 top qualifiers gained automatic entry to the Bowls Australia Indoor event to be played at Tweed Heads Bowling Club from August 21–24, 2012. There were 132 entrants this year, slightly less than last year. A lot of bowls were played over the four days, giving the entrants plenty of experience in Set play. Each match was played with two sets of nine ends with three tie breakers. Out of all these entries the winner was Kay Moran (Cabramatta) who played Kate Carriage (Merrylands), last year’s winner, for the top position and the result was down to the very last bowl, Kay winning 1st set 3–10, 2nd set 14–2, and 3-2 tiebreak. Congratulations Kay on a game well played and to Kate “for taking it to her”. On the last day the final 16 players played three set play games. During the course of this event it was necessary to have markers for each game and along with the ladies who had been defeated in earlier rounds, Warilla ladies helped with the marking, enabling the event to run very smoothly. The local District Umpires helped with the earlier games, and on the final day Audrey Gray from the NSWWBA Umpires’ Panel and Leslie Swales from Central Coast District were present. The State Selectors Jan Layton, Lyn Smith and Willow Fong were in attendance looking for new talent and player performance. Robyn Procter NSWWBA Director and Constitution Revision Review Board, and Pam Hockings NSWWBA Director and Chairman of the Match Committee, marked some of the games. NSWWBA President Patricia Reynolds was present watching the bowls and enjoying the great play from all the ladies. All the games were played in the true spirit of the game and the ladies are to be commended on their sportsmanship. Warilla Women’s Bowling Club President, Betty Anderson and her ladies were kept busy with all the extras needing 14



Kay Moran

Kate Carriage

to be done at an event of this size, morning tea available and lunches for the officials. Match Committee ladies Robyn Lewis (Heaton Birmingham Gardens) and Jennifer Palmer (Neutral Bay) managed the event and were a fund of information about the event and kept it running really smoothly. Thank you all, the players who were ready to play as soon as the cards were called, and those who took their turn at marking. This event is huge in terms of players and Robyn and Jenny took it all in their stride and nothing seemed to trouble them. Great work, ladies, it was a very happy event! The NSWWBA Match Committee wishes to thank all competitors for their co-operation and assistance and being ready to play their games when called ahead of schedule. The players who qualified for the Australian Indoor Event in the positions 1–15 were: • Kay Moran (Cabramatta) • Kate Carriage (Merrylands) • Clare Duke (Cabramatta) • Ellen Ryan (Goulburn Railway) • Natasha Van Eldik (Raym’d Terrace) • Gayle Gannon (Charlestown) • Sharon Renshaw (St Johns Park) • Gloria Clifton (Bomaderry) • Mary Ann Parcell (St Johns Park) • Heidi Mangoven (Maitland City) • Jan Newell (Harbord) • Wendy Byers (The Hills District) • Joan Thomas (Engadine) • Lisa Mitchell (Cabramatta) • Cheryl Turner (Taren Point)

Clare Duke

Ellen Ryan

Director Pam Hockings, (Chairman of Match NSWWBA), always a fountain of knowledge came up with this information about the event. Two lots of sisters entered. There were 16 year old twins from Warilla, Sam and Natalie Noronha and Chris Keep and Bronwyn McPherson from Engadine. Four mothers and daughters entered – Lisa Prideaux and Hana Natana (Cabramatta), Helen Smith and Michelle Smith (St Johns Park), Michelle Fellows and Beryl Selems (Camden), Pat Anderson and Helen McLachlan (Cabramatta). The youngest competitor was Ellen Ryan (Goulburn Railway) 15 years old who played her heart out and defeated more experienced bowlers to reach this position. As someone nearby said, “She has the bowl on a string.” Ellen finished 4th in the event and has also won the 2012 Australian Open Under 18 Girls Singles held at Darebin, Victoria. Present for the Awards Ceremony were Vice Chairman of Warilla Club, Chris Cusack along with NSWWBA President Patricia Reynolds, and President of Warilla Women’s Bowling Club Betty Anderson. President Patricia thanked Warilla Bowling Club for their continued support of this event and asked Mr Cusack to take the thanks of the NSWWBA back to his Directors and Chairman. As Patricia passed out the envelopes to the winning fifteen, she said the contents were to help the ladies defray their expenses when they go to Tweed Heads in August and spectators are very welcome. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS

Juniors News

By Sharyn Renshaw, NSW Junior Manager/Selector


Juniors Training Camp 2012

he NSW Junior Squad training Tcamp was held over the

Easter weekend with the players arriving early Good Friday afternoon and training through to Sunday lunch time. The camp involved 'on green' drills, competition practice in different combinations and disciplines, plus indoor sessions on mental skills to enhance performance on the green. Juniors travelled from all parts of NSW for the weekend and the camaraderie between all players was quickly evident. Having 24 teenagers in one place for any length of time was certainly daunting, but they were a marvellous group of young adults and a credit to their families and clubs. The talent amongst these players was extraordinary and bowls in NSW is in very good hands if these players can be nurtured into the future!



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National News

National Super 6 Sides

Pairs winners (l to r): Natasha Van Edik and Karen Murphy.


he NSW team competing for honours in the National Super 6 Sides was ... SINGLES Kelsey Cottrell PAIRS Natasha Van Eldik, Karen Murphy TRIPLES Sarah Boddington Julie Keegan Beth Quinlan These girls attended practice on the free running greens at Broadbeach BC and were anticipating a good competition. In her first Singles game, Kelsey Cottrell was up against an in-form Lisa Phillips. Unfortunately this loss made it difficult for her to reach the Gold Medal play off which Lisa eventually won. The Pairs team of Natasha Van Eldik and Karen Murphy were on fire and went through their section unbeaten with wins of 15-11 (Vic), 18-15 (WA) and 15-14 (ACT). They then went on to defeat SA 21-10 to claim Gold for NSW. Both girls played extremely well and handled the opposition and rainy conditions successfully. Our Triples team weren't so lucky, coming in at 5th place with good win over Tassie (21-6). The format for this series was to play 3 games in each section, then a play off for Gold/Silver by the section winners. Although Friday was designated a practice day for all States, NSW took the

opportunity to play a One Game Test match against Western Australia. This served two purposes – Practice and a chance to play a Test without the lengthy

Super 6 Finals Men’s Results

Men’s Singles: GOLD medal play-off: Aron Sherriff NSW bt R. McMulen (Tas). BRONZE medal play-off: B. Lester (Vic) bt B. Wilkie (Qld). Men’s Pairs: GOLD medal play-off: Pietersen, Pitman (NSW) bt Thulborn, Ruediger (SA). BRONZE medal play-off: McIntyre, Roberts (Vic) bt Dudman, McLean (Tas). Men’s Triples: GOLD medal play-off: Baus, Twist, Garvey (NSW) bt Baker, Strochbnetter, White (Tas). BRONZE medal play-off: Thatcher, Fantini, Rice (Qld) bt Fisher, Wilson, Flapper (Vic).

Australian Sides Championship N

SW had two new Representative players in the squad of 12 to play in the Australian Sides Championsships – Jan Agar and Deb Howard. Both girls acquitted themselves well and were worthy representatives. Our NSW President Patricia Reynolds was on hand to present their badges. Teams were: Kay Moran Arleen Jeffery Kelsey Cottrell Karen Murphy Sarah Boddington Debbie Howard Julie Keegan Beth Quinlan Jan Agar Katrina Wright 16

Sharyn Renshaw Natasha Van Eldik


travel to the West. Our girls were fast off the mark and only increased their lead as the games went on. They won on all 3 rinks, a very successful day.

Saturday morning we were greeted with blue skies, sunshine, kind greens and keen competitors. Our first game was against Western Australia – the format now being 3 teams of Fours playing 21 ends. Our mixed results were 2 wins & 1 loss, however a 1 point deficit meant we got no points for the aggregate. This loss spurred the team on to greater things, and they demolished the Australian Capital Territory in the afternoon game on all 3 rinks with a win of 84-34. Our next round was against Victoria, always stiff opposition and now having 3

of the younger generation skipping their rinks; 6's scored by Natasha and Karen's teams late in the game gave us the edge we needed. They went on to win their rinks with a 5 shot loss for Beth Quinlan (overall 57-50). Unfortunately not a good start to the afternoon game against South Australia, with Arleen Jeffery suffering from a stomach bug and having to retire to the sick bay. Manager (Daphne Shaw) filled the position for her. NSW once again had a resounding win 93-38, which set them high on the leader board. The overall points in the game against Northern Territory (72-42) didn't indicate the tightness of the games. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


Beth Quinlan's team came from behind early in their game to record a 10 shot win, which capped off the NSW win. Monday afternoons match against Tasmania saw the makings of a keen tussle between Rebecca Quail & Karen Murphy, who are both members of the Australian Squad. Karen suffered her only defeat of the week's bowls when she lost to Rebecca, however good wins by the other 2 rinks saw NSW on top again. The final game of the round robin saw NSW, who were equal leaders with Victoria, pitted against the strong Queensland combination. At the half way mark, Natasha's rink was only 1 shot ahead, Beth was 4 behind and Karen 4 ahead (26-25 on the scoreboard). Natasha went on to win comfortably 24-16, Beth lost 15-27 and Karen's rink had 3 ends to play and was leading 18-12 when the others had finished. Amid much tension and excitement over the next half hour,

NSW won those last 3 ends, enough to give them the National Sides title and the Marj Morris Trophy by the narrowest of margins over Victoria. Natasha Van Eldik's team were the most successful of the tournament, a deserved result for great team spirit and play. All team members performed to their best, the results being an indicator to just how well they played. Congratulations girls, NSW is proud of your achievements on attaining the prestigious title, the first time since 2007. Thanks to Daphne Shaw State Side Manager


ollowing the final round of the Australia Sides Championships, the following Women’s and Men’s teams were announced for the South Australian Series in Adelaide. Utlimately the World Championships team will be selected in the second half

of the year prior to the World Championships in November. Women’s Team Kelsey Cottrell Lynsey Armitage Karen Murphy Rebecca Quail Natasha Van Eldik Carla Odgers Kate Carriage Clare Duke Men’s Team Leif Selby Aron Sherriff Brett Wilkie Mark Casey Nathan Rice Mark Berghofer Wayne Ruediger Dylan Fisher Thanks to Aidan Davis, Communications and Marketing Co-Ordinator, Bowls Australia

Charity Days Condobolin Sports Club and its sub clubs were pleased to sponsor lady bowler, Karen Dunn, when she recently had her longer than waist hair shaved in the name of Charity. Karen was also sponsored by Hairdresser Jacq, who took charge of the scissors, and many of the town business houses, who donated prizes for the competition. Karen was very pleased to hand over $!,000 dollars to the Leukaemia Foundation. Thank you to all the sponsors and congratulations to Karen for her good work.

Earlwood Bardwell Park Bowls and Sports Club members are proud to tell you about the Charity day which was held at the end of April. Held annually, this is always recog-

rt Umpires Repo Q1. A lead delivered the jack and played the first bowl. The opposing lead A then queried the length of the jack, What happens? Q2. A player leaves the green without the consent of her opponent, and returns 15 minutes later to find the opposition are claiming the game. Can they do this? Q3. Whose duty is it to agree that a bowl is dead? Q4. When does play start in a game? Q5. Does the player, playing before the skip have to do the measuring? Q6. Can a trial end in progress, continue after the scheduled starting time? Q7. How is the pace of the green determined? Q8. In the first end of a match the leads and seconds have played their bowls when play is abandoned for the day. Are all players in both teams constituted? Q9. A bowl comes to rest on the edge of the ditch leaning on the jack, which is in the ditch. Is this bowl a toucher? Q10. If a player acts as a substitute in a team which is defeated, may she act as a substitute in another team in the same competition? 18


Condobolin bowler, Karen Dunn

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE A1. Nothing. 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 A2. Yes. No player shall delay play by leaving the rink of play or their team unless their opponent agrees, and then only for no more than 10 minutes. Law 51.1 & Law 51.8 A3. The Skips or opponents in Singles should decide whether a bowl is dead or not as soon as they realize it is necessary. (If the players do not realise that a decision is necessary as soon as the bowl comes to rest, the decision can still be made even after the bowl in question came to rest). If they cannot reach agreement, they should ask the umpire to make a decision. Law 27.3 A4. In any game, the start of play is the delivery of the jack by the first player to play in the first end. Law 18.3.1 A5. No. Before the game begins the skip shall nominate any player to do the measuring. Skips can, at any time, delegate

nised as one of the enjoyable and competitive days in the inter club area, with members coming from the Eastern and the Western parts of Sydney. This year, the clubs hosted were from: Belmore, Blakehurst, Bronte, Clovelly, Concord RSL, Double Bay, Five Dock, Greenlees, Grandviews, Leichhardt, Matraville, Peakhurst, and Ramsgate. There were 26 teams in all, competing and having a whole load of fun and laughter, as the EPB girls tried to prove their mettle. In addition, there were raffles, craft, a cake stall, lucky dips and something for everyone. As a result of the day, after donations, sales and sponsorships, not to mention fantastic bowls – a donation will be going to: • Ovarian Cancer Research • Fred Hollows Foundation.

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their own powers and any of their own duties (except those describe in Laws 37.1.7 and 37.1.8) to any other members of the team as long as they tell the opposing skip immediately. Law 37.1.9 and Law 37.4 A6. No the end shall cease immediately. Conditions of Play 10. A7. The number of seconds taken by a bowl from its delivery to the moment it comes to rest at approximately 27 metres from the mat line. The higher the number of seconds taken, the faster the pace of the green. Law 1.3.25 A8. No. Each member of a team (including a replacement player if used) will become a constituted player in a team immediately that member delivers their first bowl. DR 4.5.1. A9. No. No bowl will be a toucher if it plays onto or comes into contact with, the jack when the jack is in the ditch. Law 24.3 A10. Yes. The player can continue to act as a substitute in that or any other team in the same competition (if they remain eligible). DR




South Australia International Series Aussies claim Overall Trophy


taged from May 15-20 at Holdfast Bay (Adelaide), the six nation event named a formidable line up with many of the world’s foremost bowlers and several debutantes vying for national selection ahead of World Bowls in November. Aussie singles player Kelsey Cottrell once again carried the nation’s hopes in the singles, while Australian female bowler of the year Natasha Van Eldik and world No. 4 Karen Murphy aimed to go two steps further than their Asia Pacific Championships effort. World No. 6 Brett Wilkie was granted the blue-ribbon singles event for the opening rubber, with Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mark Casey slotting in alongside him in the pairs. The opening day show of dominance, came from our women’s pairs and triples rubbers, with NSW’s Kate Carriage debuting alongside Kelsey Cottrell to record an 18-8 victory against Fiji in the second round encounter. Victoria’s Carla Odgers also commenced her international career in spectacular fashion with a 42-5 win in the triples beside Commonwealth Games silver medallist Claire Duke and female bowler of the year Natasha Van Eldik. Women’s triples contingent of Kelsey Cottrell, Rebecca Quail and Australian captain Lynsey Armitage also finished off their sectional rubbers in style with a 21-7 victory against Scotland to book a spot in the final against South Africa. Australia fared rather well in other disciplines in the last days of the event with wins in the men’s pairs, men’s triples and women’s singles cementing their spot in the gold medal deciders. And on the final day, Australia claimed the overall winners’ trophy. The green and gold contingent dropped all three of its gold medal match, but completed the tournament with eight medals from as many disciplines; winning three Gold and five Silver to reaffirm its status as a world powerhouse in the lead up to lawn

Australian team at SA International Series bowls’ pinnacle event – the 24 nation World Championships. Scotland’s 22-time world champions Paul Foster and Alex Marshall gained the better of reigning Australian Open Pairs champions Leif Selby and Nathan Rice by 2 shots on the final delivery. Kelsey Cottrell traded blows with Commonwealth games medalist TracyLee Botha (South Africa) and secured her maiden international Gold medal by the slimmest of margins, 21-20. Malaysia’s women’s pairs Zafirah Mohd Nor and Emma Saroji clinched their nation’s first gold medal at the event with a win over Australian young-guns Carla Odgers and Kelsey Cottrell, with a comprehensive 19-6 victory. Australian Triples Clare Duke, Rebecca Quail and Karen Murphy capped off the Gold medal tally with a win 23-12 against South Africa. In the final gold medal decider, the blue-ribbon men’s singles event was run and won, with Commonwealth Games gold medallist Paul Foster continuing Scotland’s stellar form, edging out Brett Wilkie 21-13. “To make all eight finals was a big achievement for the team,” Australian captain Lynsey Armitage said. Australia’s hard work throughout the tournament did not go unrewarded however, with the green and gold nation topping the overall rankings. “It’s been a strange week, being in

Triples Gold medalists (l to r): K. Murphy, R. Quail and C. Duke. and out of teams but everyone has supported each other really well and to come way with the overall trophy in this elite field is awesome,” Lynsey said.


Australia: 63 points New Zealand: 40 points Scotland: 37 points South Africa: 35 points Malaysia: 28 points Fiji: 13 points

FINAL MEDAL COUNT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Australia: 3 gold, 5 silver New Zealand: 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze Scotland: 2 gold, 2 bronze South Africa: 2 silver, 1 bronze Malaysia: 1 gold, 2 bronze Fiji: 1 bronze

Thanks to Aidan Davis, Bowls Australia Communications and Marketing Co-Ordinator MAY-JUNE 2012


Meet your Regional Representatives

By Alexandra Ryan Communications Officer


n 2011, NSWWBA underwent a major constitutional change which saw the dissolving of the 12 Groups and the introduction of 16 Regions to the NSWWBA organisational structure. With this structural change came the introduction of the Regional Representative Committee (RRC) as a part of the governance within NSWWBA. Each of the 16 Regions is now represented by an appointed Regional Representative, who each brings experience, knowledge and a love for the sport of bowls to their role. Meeting 2-3 times per year with the NSWWBA Board (next RRC meeting is June 2012), the Regional Representatives play an integral role in disseminating information and providing feedback to the NSWWBA Board and Head Office to Districts and Clubs, as well as assisting the Community Development Officers (see April Bowls News pg. 12) in their region. Want to know more about your Regional Representative? The 2011/12 Regional Representative Committee consists of 16 experienced administ-rators from the bowling community, with a varied knowledge and skill base: Judy Padgen (Region 1) Carole Graham (Region 2) Elaine Watts (Region 3) Val Cant (Region 4) Maree Harman (Region 5) Lesley Swales (Region 6) Lyn Buckley (Region 7) Meg McClure (Region 8) Kay Scrivener (Region 9) Joan Stair (Region 10) Carol Manton (Region 11 Rosalie Woods (Region 12) Ilse Deuschle (Region 13) Margaret Wick (Region 14) Sue O’Keefe (Region 15) Pam Andrich (Region 16). Please find your Regional Representative in the map on page 22. Judy Padgen (Region 1) has taken on the position in her region after many years serving the management committees at both Club (Macksville WBC) and District levels. Judy hopes to assist with the communication between State, and 20


District and Club, while having the opportunity to watch some great bowling matches and meeting new members along the way. Helping to tackle some of the major challenges facing bowling clubs is another priority on Judy’s list of things to do. “All bowlers and clubs are facing the same challenges … lack of new members, financial stresses and an ageing membership”. Working alongside the Community Development Officers, who are actively involved in the local community, Judy believes that results will begin to show in local bowling clubs. Carole Graham (Region 2) has a great passion for the sport of bowls and the camaraderie that goes with it. “The challenge in improving your game as well as the friendship, wherever you go, in your own or another District, you will always know someone and be made very welcome”. Carole’s enthusiasm for the game stems from her previous experience in various roles within her Club’s (North Haven WBC) management committee and also at District level. Through the role on the RRC, Carole hopes to see the 3 District’s within her Region unite and work well together to help promote the great game of bowls. In Region 3, Elaine Watts (Gunnedah Services WBC) has taken on the role as Regional Representative after previous experience in a number of positions within bowls, as an administrator, Coach and Umpire. Elaine’s mother passed on her passion for bowls, and through the role as Regional Representative Elaine hopes to see an increase membership and more women enjoying the sport. Bringing Clubs and Districts in Region 3 together, to ensure a co-operative and collaborative Region and create greater friendships is another priority for Elaine in this role. Val Cant (Region 4) has been bowling now for 14 years and says that she was immediately taken by the game after her first day on the green.

As Regional Representative Val (Windsor WBC) brings with her experience at both Club and District level, having taken on numerous roles over the years. Within Region 4, Val recognises there are a number of challenges the members face with distance being the major concern, but through her role as Regional Representative she is hoping to facilitate the continued friendship and rivalry between the two districts in Region 4. Region 5’s Representative, Maree Harman (Alder Park WBC) has been involved with the sport of bowls for about 20 years and looks forward to the challenge in front of her. “The challenge, exercise and most of all meeting different people from all walks of life”. These are just some of the reasons for Maree’s passion for bowls and why she has taken on the role of Regional Representative, with a strong belief that her region will soon take out a major State Event. Lesley Swales (Umina Beach WBC) joins the RRC for Region 6 and similar to Maree, she was hooked on bowls the minute she played her first game, and ever since has always managed work fit her work around a game of bowls. Being available to help out Districts, Clubs and members is a key priority for Lesley ensuring to act a liaison between Head Office, Districts and Clubs as well as being there to assist when required. Another priority for Lesley in her role is to encouraging new members to join, as well as ensuring to get to know what current members are hoping to get out of their membership at a Club, District, Region and State level. Lyn Buckley (Oak Flats WBC – Region 7) is relatively new to bowls, only taking it up 5 years ago. Noting that the company and friendships along the way through bowls to be a major driver behind her passion for the sport. As Regional Representative, Lyn is hoping to bring new ideas and new bowlers to the clubs in her regions. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


After 24 years of bowls experience Meg McClure (St Georges Basin Country Club WBC – Region 8) has taken on the role of Regional Representative with a keen interest in ensuring that the game of bowls develops and meets its full potential in Region 8. Meg realises working with the CDO and clubs to develop initiatives to assist clubs struggling with membership will be a challenge in this role, however, with the hosting the 2013 State Carnival Region 8 will be show-casing lawn bowls as a progressive and sustainable sport. Kay Scrivener (Merimbula Imlay WBC – Region 9) began her bowling career in Victoria, however, joined NSW in 2005 and quickly took on roles within her club and then at District level. Kay continued her passion for competitive bowling, most recently taking out the 2011 State Pennant No.3 title. She sees the role as Regional Representative as an great opportunity, “It is exciting to be a part of an inaugural committee at State Level which is involved in the new directions of NSW WBA”. Working with the community Development Officer in her Region, Kay, is hoping for a change of culture with the sport of bowls. Taking up bowls in 1998, Joan Stair (Riverina Australian Football WBC – Region 10), has continued to bowl and assist in a variety of positions within her club and district. Joan enjoys bowls at both a social and competitive level, with little doubt that bowls is a great source of enjoyment for all. In this role Joan hopes to maintain and increase membership of clubs in her region. In light of the recent flooding, with the number of clubs impacted in Region 10, Joan sees her role as crucial working alongside the Community Development Officer to visit these clubs and assist where possible. Carol Manton (Region 11) comes from a small regional club in south west NSW, Gundagai, where she has been a member for 14 years. Keeping

members engaged and involved at all levels of bowls is a major priority for Carol, ensuring to continue to stay creative when organising events in her Region. Carol’s key to success in her role, is maintaining a happy and healthy membership base for all Clubs and Districts in Region 11. Carol is looking forward to the challenge. After bowling for 15 years, Rosalie Woods (Narromine WBC – Region 12) has a wealth of experience that she brings to her new role. The camaraderie between bowlers is what Rosalie notes as a major draw card for the sport, with someone always willing to lend a hand. Assisting Clubs and Districts with solving any challenges they may face as well as working to create new Regional Playoffs and other events in the Region. Ilse Deuschle (Taren Point WBC – Region 13) surprised herself by taking up bowls in 2003, quickly learning all the benefits bowls provides both on and off the green. “Bowls is one of a few, if not the only sport, where women of all ages can participate in and choose whether to play competitively or just to have a social game”. Ilse is passionate about the longevity of the sport of bowls, hoping to work with Clubs and Districts in her region to ensure viability of membership numbers for all clubs. “NSWWBA provides us with tools and resources to help tackle the challenges that lie ahead and together we should be able to improve on all aspects of the game”. Margaret Wicks (Padstow WBC – Region 14) is a relative new comer to the game of bowls, starting in 2005, but within 12 months of her first game she had taken a role on the management committee of her club. She has since become an Accredited Umpire and Coach. Margaret sees her role as Regional Representative as one to assist Clubs in expanding the game of bowls, and continue to foster relationships.

Sue O’Keefe (Warrawee WBC) has taken on the role of Regional Representative for Region 15 after 13 years in the sport. Sue has a great passion for bowls, “Bowls to me is not only about being competitive, but also being able to enjoy the company of fellow bowlers not only from your own Club but from other Clubs and Districts”. Her experience at Club and District levels, stands in good stead for her new role with a great hope that she can assist all Districts and Clubs in her region as best she can. Region 16 Representative, Pam Andrich (Asquith WBC) began her bowling career up on the sunny Lower North Coast but soon after moved to Sydney and continued bowling at Asquith Bowling Club. Pam has been heavily involved with her club ever since, both in administration and as Club Coach. Involving younger players in the sport is important to Pam keeping her club’s juniors active as well as taking the local high school for bowls as their school sport. “Find ways to attract younger bowlers and keep their interest in playing bowls, they are our future”. As Regional Representative, Pam hopes to foster strong competition within her Region to provide greater incentive for current and future bowlers and to ensure the longstanding presence of bowls in the community. All of the 2011/12 Regional Representatives are bringing a positive and dynamic attitude to their new role within NSWWBA. The NSW Women’s Bowling Association Board welcomes all 16 Regional Representatives and these invaluable volunteers, along with the Board and Committees, Districts and Clubs, ensure the future of the sport of bowls will continue to prosper under their governance. For any further information please contact NSWWBA Head Office on (02) 9267 7155 or

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Regional Rep Judith J Padgen Carole Graham Elaine M Watts Valerie E Cant Maree Harman Lesley Swales Lynette R Buckley Meg McClure Eleanor Kay Scrivener Joan M Stair Carol Manton Rosalie Woods Ilse Deuschle Margaret Wicks Sue W O'Keefe Pam Andrich NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS

State Dress Policy


Dressed for



ach year NSWWBA reviews and updates the State Dress Policy, ensuring to continue to keep the great game of bowls relevant and current, as well as keeping NSWWBA in line with other Bowling Associations within Australia and around the world. While the Dress Policy changes each year, many members and clubs may not always have the time to review and adopt these changes as swiftly as hoped. With the new 2011/12 policy, a number of major changes have been made, notably the inclusion of the new Bowls Australia Leisure wear range for social bowls. If you have had the opportunity to brush up on your 2011/12 State Dress Policy, you would know that the State approved Club Uniform is required to be worn for all Club, District and State events. While any Bowls Australia approved clothing may be worn when playing social bowls. The inclusion of the BA approved clothing for social bowls is a significant change from past policies and while some think “we’ve gone too far” in relaxing our policy for social bowls, most have welcomed the change with gusto. Nonetheless, questions from clubs and members still remain surrounding the reasoning for continually updating this policy (available online

By Maryann Parcel (Director) and Alexandra Ryan (Communications Officer)

Why change? Prompted by the response to general surveys, discussion and volume of enquiries to Head Office demonstrated that many current and potential members were looking for the introduction of other clothing options for bowls. Current members saw the introduction of the BA approved clothing as a way to help extend the longevity of their existing club uniforms. Allowing members the freedom to wear other approved clothing for social bowls can mean maintaining Club uniform integrity for Club, District or State competition as well as not having to pay to replace club clothing as often. And with the cost of the BA items being comparable to the average cost of a club uniform, the figures spoke for themselves. Potential members expressed that they did not want to commit to a club bowls “uniform” until they were confident that bowls was the game for them. As well as the thought that by being able to wear BA approved outfits, they could also use them for activities outside of bowls (eg. golf or tennis) thereby getting more use out of each item of clothing. The availability of a variety of colours and styles is attractive to both current and potential bowlers. It is also important to remember that the BA Logo (on the licensed clothing) contributes to the future development of

Former Uniform, worn by NSWWBA State Selector Willow Fong

Lawn Bowls in Australia through the National Merchandising Program (NMP) which employs the Community Development Officers (see April Bowls News page 12).

Where can I purchase these wonderful outfits? Bowls shops in NSW do stock some items in the BA Leisure Wear range. If you do not have a bowls shop near you then purchasing online might be the best alternative, with no particular recommended online stockist, perhaps using an online search engine will find appropriate outlets. Bowls shops all over Australia stock a fantastic variety of colours and styles, but please remember clothing must have the BA logo to be worn for social games. For a list of Bowls Shops and the 2011/12 Dress Policy, see NSWWBA website BA Leisure Wear in action (Photo courtesy of Bowls Australia)

BA Leisure Wear in action (Photo courtesy of Bowls Australia)



Meet the Bowlers

Meg McClure (St Georges Basin CC)

This month we meet two bowlers

Meg McClure Regional Rep for Region 8 I live with my husband of 53 years, John, in Coastal Waters Retirement Resort at Worrowing Heights which is situated between Vincentia and Sanctuary Point and overlooks Erowal Bay. Our village now has a state-of-the art Community Centre, a heated indoor pool, a gym and a 7 rink synthetic bowling green. We have two sons and their families in Wollongong and a daughter and her family in Orange, with seven grandchildren and a brand new, great grandson. I worked my early years as a Legal Secretary and then obtained my Dip Teach (TAFE) working as a Teacher of Office Administration for about nine years prior to my retirement. Like my friend Eula Webster, I too have kept many of the Bowls Journals from May 1992 onwards and enjoy going down memory lane from time to time. How long have you been bowling? I took up the sport at age 50 so that’s a total of 24 years now. As I was teaching full time, I was unable to play Championships at District level for a couple of years. Please tell us how you came to be interested in bowling and what keeps you going on playing? I was still playing competitive tennis on the weekends and as John was a bowler I decided to try my hand at bowls as well so we could play together in some mixed events. I loved the sport so much I gave up tennis a year later and, as I was teaching two nights, managed to get Thursdays off so that I could play with the ladies. It wasn’t long after that I decided to go onto threequarter program to enable me to play in the Club Championships! You live south of Sydney, what is your bowling club? I belong to St Georges Basin Country Club which is only about five minutes down the road from where I live. It is a large club with some 19 sub-clubs (eg. golf, tennis, bowls, etc.) under its umbrella. Can you tell us a bit about the region you are representing? Region 8 is unlike any other in the State in that it consists of only one District (South Coast) and ranges from Jamberoo (inland from the coast) and Gerringong (on the coast) in the north to Ulladulla in the south. 24


This means that our District finals are also our Regional Play-offs. What size and colour are your bowls? My bowls are size 3 magenta (dark blue/pink speckle). Tell us something of your history with bowls. Is this the only club you have belonged to and a brief summary of the high points at this club or others to which you have belonged. I began my bowling career at Glenbrook on the Lower Blue Mountains which was close to where we were living and working at the time. When we retired we moved back to the Wollongong area. We played our bowls at Wisemans Park-Wollongong City where I had friends with whom I had played tennis. When John had a cancer scare we moved to Forster for a couple of years playing our bowls for Forster Bowling Club. From there we moved to Coastal Waters Retirement Village, and I joined St Georges Basin Club where my good friend Shirley Read was a member. Whilst in the Illawarra I served as a Club Selector, and had a year on the District Match Committee. I have also served as a selector at Forster and St Georges Basin, gained my coaching qualifications and ran training sessions at both clubs. When our District Secretary, Renee Wood, passed away in January 2009, I was elected to the position and held it for just over 3 years. How many days a week do you bowl? Our Club play days are Tuesdays/ Thursdays but some weeks during championships or tournaments it could be 3 or 4 days in a row. I recall some years ago whilst a member of Wiseman Park I was on the green something like 14 or 15 days in a row with District Pairs, then Triples then a State Test match. I developed bursitis in my left hip which, thankfully, has long departed. Have you played Pennants in 2012 and would you like to share some of your history of playing in Pennant teams? I am currently playing Pennants in South Coast which I love. I have been a member in sides that have won District Flags, but

the highlights for me have been at Wiseman Park playing as 3rd to my friend of 44 years Lola Johnson, when we won the No. 2 State Pennant, and then skipping a team with Lola as my 3rd when we won the State No. 1 Pennant. Both these wins were in the days when the play-offs were conducted in knockout format and not round robin. Another highlight was when “The Basin” won the District No. 1 Flag a few years ago as it’s not an easy one to win against some strong opposition – particularly Bomaderry! Have you had any challenges in your bowling career? I’ve had many challenges, but perhaps the biggest was when I was selected in 2000 as NSW Singles representative in the 7-a-side National Round Robin playing against every other State’s Singles player and winning the Gold Medal. Have you always been good at bowls? I’ve always been passionate about the game and so I read every book I could find, taped many televised matches to review them and practised often. Have you had some successes with your bowls and what were they? I have been extremely fortunate during my bowling life. Major successes include Runner-up in the National Singles in Sydney, Runner-up State Master Singles twice and the State Singles once, won the State Champion of Champion Singles and Runner-up two years ago and won the NSW Qualifying Indoor. I have been lucky to have been selected to represent NSW in four State Test series and four National Round Robin series winning three Gold Medals. What is so special about playing bowls? Bowls is unlike any other sport that I have played. It attracts members of all age groups and players can choose whether or not to be a social or competitive bowler. There is wonderful camaraderie on the green where you can forget your current problems and woes. Friendships are made for life with people you meet from all over the country. Maree Harman (who lives in Newcastle) is one such friend. We met many years ago at Wiseman Park Master Pairs (which we now play together and won a few years ago) and we play other tournaments when we can. We keep in contact via email and/or phone. If you could change your life what would you do and where would you live? We live in a beautiful area close to Jervis Bay, surrounded by natural bushland «25 NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS

Meet the Bowlers

Lynette Buckley (Oak Flats Bowling & Rec Club)

Our other bowler this month is

Lynette Buckley Regional Rep for Region 7 I have been married for 44 years to Philip and we have 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter all grown, and have 3 granddaughters and will have a new grandson in May. These are the light of our lives. Reading and Knitting are my other interests. My professional background is in finance, administration and education. How long have you been bowling? I started bowling after I retired in 2007, so I am a new bowler. Have been Treasurer of my club since 2009 and am now on committee as I resigned as Treasurer in January to take up the Regional Representative position as I felt I wouldn't do justice to both positions. Please tell us how you came to be interested in bowling and what keeps you going on playing? My parents were both keen bowlers for many years, dad in particular. I can't remember a time when he didn't play, so bowls was the natural progression in sport as I got older. When we moved to the Illawarra, Phil joined the bowling club immediately as he had retired and I followed a some years later. You live south of Sydney, what is your bowling club? Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club, “Best medium sized club in the State” and we have the Plaque to prove it. Do I sound proud of my club? Yes I am. Can you tell us a bit about the region you are representing? I represent both Illawarra and Southern Tablelands Districts and am very lucky to

have been made very welcome by Clubs and Districts in both. I am still learning my role and responsibilities. The Districts are different in size and nature and so their questions and problems are very diverse. Everyone I have met or who has requested help have been open and willing to listen and to assist me. This has made my job easier and very pleasant. What size and colour are your bowls? 2 heavy and black with a magic lantern logo. Tell us something of your history with bowls. Is this the only club you have belonged to and a brief summary of the high points at this club or others to which you have belonged. Oak Flats is the only club I have played with. During my time there the club has won 3 district flags and a State runner-up. None of which I can claim any credit for as I have a chronic back complaint and will not play in tournaments where I would let a team down. How many days a week do you bowl? I have just been given a clearance by the doctor so hope to go back to play with the ladies Thursday and over 50's Friday. Have you had any challenges in your bowling career? Just getting on the green is a challenge. I enjoy the social aspect of bowls as much as the competition. Having moved to the

Meet Meg McClure – Continued from p24 and only an hour and a half south of our families in Wollongong so we wouldn’t change that. If we could change anything it would be to have our daughter and family in Orange closer to us. What information would you give to bowlers to help them along? Don’t become a one-handed player only able to play forehand or backhand. Practise in all weather conditions not just when it’s

clear and the green running well as you will have to sometimes compete in rain, wind, heat, on heavy and quick greens. Bottom line – good etiquette and sportsmanship! What makes you proud to be a bowler? I was nominated by St Georges Basin Women’s Bowling Club & the Country Club and won the 2008 Shoalhaven City Australia Day Sports Award, which I was overwhelmed to receive.

Thank you to our Bowlers who open their lives to you each month in this section, Meet a Bowler, of our magazine. You make me feel very humble but very pleased we contacted you.


Illawarra to retire bowls has been the way we have made new and good friends and our lives are better for this. Bowls is a great way for people to meet and enjoy new experiences. Have you always been good at bowls? No and I am still not great but am getting better with time. What is so special about playing bowls? The fun and friendship makes it special. Bowls is easier on the body than many other sports. What information would you give to bowlers to help them along. Enjoy your time on and off the green. Remember this is your sport and relaxation. Have you had any funny or interesting experiences you would like to share with us? I can remember saying to Mum that I would never get involved in Bowls because of some of the hassles she had as Madam President. LOOK AT ME NOW. I'm sure she is sitting in heaven chuckling. What makes you proud to be a bowler? When I see our members generous response to the calls for help: be it the work they put into Charity Days, Raffles and most importantly the way they rally round and support sick and bereaved members. Would you like to share you favourite television programme and what makes it so good for you to watch? Our TV is permanently on sport, so I watch cricket and rugby league in season. When I watch, I tend to read more often. What is it like living in Mount Warrigal, can you give us an idea of where this is please. If you could change your life what would you do, where would you live? Mt Warrigal is part of Shellharbour. We live on the top of the hill and overlook Lake Illawarra. It's God's country. Moved down here 11 years ago from Sydney and love it. Wouldn't change a thing. Only drawback is our daughter lives in Brisbane so we don't see her as much as we would like. Lynette, are there any questions that you would like to ask as a Regional Representative that we could use in the section, Letterbox? No, but I would like to thank the State Executive and the staff for their help and support. I feel that we tend to forget that these women are volunteers with lives away from bowls and expect them to always be available. MAY-JUNE 2012


AGM 2012

Preliminary Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2012 Thursday 3rd May 2012 Attention: Directors, Committees, Regional Representatives, District and Club Secretaries

Memo 187 (v2) Preliminary Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2012 Preliminary Notice of Association Annual Meeting under Rule 15.1(a) of the New South Wales Women’s Bowling Association Inc. By-Laws will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 11am 15.2 At the Annual General Meeting the order of business shall be as follows: (a) the roll shall be signed by those attending the Annual General Meeting and eligible to vote. (b) the reading and confirmation of minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and of Special General Meetings (if any) since held. (c) consideration of the Association’s Annual Report and Balance Sheet. (d) announcement of the results of the election by secret ballot of the Directors of the Board. (e) announcement of the Standing and Operational Committee appointments, Regional Representatives and the appointment of the solicitor and the auditor of the Association. (f) any other business of which due notice has been given.




b. Operational Committees • Selection • Constitution • Journal • Social • Historians


Nomination for Elected Positions


Nomination for Elected Positions 2012/2013 This form is to be used for all elected positions for NSWWBA Inc. including the following: Directors (2)

Nomination for position of Director First name:


NSWWBA registration number: I hereby certify that I am a full financial member of the appointed agree to the conditions stated below.

WBC and if

Nominated First name:


NSWWBA registration number: I hereby certify that I am a full financial member of the


Seconded First name:


NSWWBA registration number: I hereby certify that I am a full financial member of the

For all nomination forms it is compulsory to attach a resume of your aim, experience and ability relevant to the position. It is also required that candidates meet the following criteria, essential for all elected positions: • Demonstrated proficiency with, and a good working knowledge of computers. • Proven ability to communicate at all levels – written and oral. • Demonstrated ability to interpret, understand and implement rules and regulations, particular to individual committees. • Proven ability to operate within a team environment and, • Commitment to professionalism and confidentiality. • Current Driver’s License and own transport/access to own transport. By executing this Nomination form I agree: I. to execute a Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Ethics in the form determined by the Board from time to time; II. that executing this nomination form is a condition of appointment; III. that executing the Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Ethics is a term of nominations; and


IV. that failure to execute either the Confidentiality Agreement or the Code of Ethics shall result in my ineligibility to continue in the elected position. Guidelines for Candidates Please read through the individual Job Description as stated below: • Experience has shown a minimum commitment of two (2) days per week for the President and one (1) day for all other positions is necessary. • Note – All Board and State communication is via email. • Priority must be given to all official NSWWBA duties. PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR All members of all the NSWWBA Board are expected to promote goodwill and foster/maintain the Integrity of NSWWBA Inc. For more detailed Job Description please contact the New South Wales Women’s Bowling Association. As indicated in the Constitution 25.1 - 26.3.

hereby certify my consent, and if elected agree to the conditions stated above, to act as

I (Name) please print

(Please print position) of the New South Wales Women’s Bowling Association Incorporated.

a Signature:


Nominations must be delivered to the CEO by COB August 15th 2012, please mark your envelope Nominations.



Expression of Interest - Appointed Positions Expression of Interest For Appointed Positions 2012/2013 This form is to be used for all appointed positions for NSWWBA Inc. including the following committees – Standing Committees: Match, Umpires, Coaches Operational Committees: Selection, Constitution, Journal, Social, Historian, Regional Representatives 1-16

Expression of interest for appointed position of: First name:


NSWWBA registration number: I hereby certify that I am a full financial member of the appointed agree to the conditions stated below.

WBC and if

Nominated First name:


NSWWBA registration number: I hereby certify that I am a full financial member of the


Seconded First name:


NSWWBA registration number: I hereby certify that I am a full financial member of the


For all Expression of Interest forms it is compulsory to attach a resume of your aim, experience and ability relevant to the position. It is also required that candidates meet the following criteria, essential for all appointed positions: • Demonstrated proficiency with, and a good working knowledge of computers. • Proven ability to communicate at all levels – written and oral. • Demonstrated ability to interpret, understand and implement rules and regulations, particular to individual committees. • Proven ability to operate within a team environment and, • Commitment to professionalism and confidentiality. • REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES (RR) – In addition to the above criteria, RR’s must have a good knowledge of the region, extensive general


bowls experience and administrative and match experience. • Current Driver’s License and own transport/access to own transport. By executing this Expression of interest form I agree: I. to execute a Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Ethics in the form determined by the Board from time to time; II. that executing this expression of interest form is a condition of appointment; III. that executing the Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Ethics is a condition of appointment; and IV. that failure to execute either the Confidentiality Agreement or the Code of Ethics shall result in my ineligibility to continue in the appointed position.

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Guidelines for Candidates Please read through the individual committee Job Description as stated below. Experience has shown a minimum commitment of two (2) days per week for the President and one (1) day for all other positions is necessary. Note: • All Board and State communication is via email. • Priority must be given to all official NSWWBA duties. NSWWBA Inc By-Laws: (17.4) Duties of Standing Committee (a) The duties of the Match Committee shall be: (i) to prepare for a meeting of the Board all necessary details for Pennant and Association Events and to present as required by the Board a Program for the ensuing season (“the Program of Events”) in respect of such competitions; (ii) following the adoption of the Program of Events by the Board, to make all arrangements for the receipt of entries and the playing of such events and competitions, and to complete the draw and allot greens for the playing of the same; (iii) to receive from the Member Clubs through the respective District Association Secretaries a list of the names of suitable greens for the playing of all events in the annual New South Wales State Championship Week and to decide the greens to be used in those events. This information shall be supplied by the respective Member Clubs on or before a date to be notified to them by the Chief Executive Officer; (iv) to settle all disputes arising in connection with conditions of Pennant and other Association Events (subject to appeal to the Association by any Member Club or any District Association); (v) to deal generally with and report upon matters relevant to such duties that may be referred to it by the Association; (vi) subject to the conditions and regulations laid down in the Program of Events as provided and adopted by the Board to have full control of the conduct of all Pennant and Association Events; (vii) to give consideration to any report in writing by a Member Club through the Secretary as to the green or greens of any Member Club considered to be unfit for playing of any Association fixture; (viii) to ensure that, in the case of a green or greens becoming unfit for play during the progress of any Association Event and reported as such in writing, such Member Club shall forfeit all matches until its green or greens has or have been declared fit for play, unless the Member Club concerned shall make arrangements satisfactory for the Match Committee to play the matches at another Member Club; (ix) to maintain an up-to-date copy of “Conditions of Play for State Championships and all Association Events in New South Wales”; and (x) to provide the Historians Committee a copy of completed draw with all results including any team changes prior to or during the event for all Association Events. All venue Clubs used for Association events should be given as much information as is available to assist them in making the event run as smoothly as possible. The Chief Executive Officer should be given any information to forward at regular intervals to keep interested parties updated. Advise numbers participating each day and also numbers of Officials (including Umpires, Markers and Match officials) for catering requirements. In the event of a forfeit advice should also be forwarded as soon as possible to enable adjustments if necessary. Match Committee is always responsible for the running of all Association Events therefore all Match Committee members should discuss feasibility of their entering State Events with Chairman. (b) The duties of the Umpires Committee shall be: (i) to conduct written and oral examinations and practical greens’ tests for intending National Umpires under such standards and conditions as are set out by BA from time to time; (ii) to lecture on the “Laws of the Sport of Bowls”; (iii) to act as Official Umpires at intra-State Events and finals of Association Events if required; and (iv) to maintain an up-to-date copy of “Laws of the Sport of Bowls”. (c) The duties of the Coaching Panel shall be: (i) to conduct lectures for intending coaches and to follow up with written, oral and greens tests; (ii) to re-accredit each National Coach every four (4) years. NCAS will issue a registration card which will be valid for four (4) years; (iii) to conduct basic and advanced clinics and refresher course; (iv) to provide recommendations, resources and programs for coaching in NSW; and (v) to ensure an up-to-date copy of the current Coaching Manual is available. 17.5 The duties of the Operational Committees (a) The duties of the Selection Committee shall be: (i) to select players to play in all Interstate Events; and (ii) to report immediately such selections to the Chief Executive Officer (iii) who will notify the Board and following approval by the Board the Chief Executive Officer will notify the selected Players in writing.

(b) The duties of the Constitution Revision Board shall be: (i) to examine the Constitution and/or the By-Laws of every member Club and District Association to ensure that they comply with all requirements of the Association; (ii) to maintain an up-to-date copy of the Constitution of the Association; and (iii) to assist and advise the Board, District Associations and Member Clubs of interpretation of: a. the Constitution, By-Laws, Standing Orders and Executive Rules; b. District Associations’ Constitutions, By-Laws and Rules; and c. Member Club’s Constitutions and By-Laws. (c) The duties of the Journal Committee shall be: (i) to deal with all matters regarding editing the content of the Association’s Official Publication , “Bowls News”; and (ii) to attend (or delegate another representative) all State Events and prepare reports and photographs for publication. (d) The duties of the Social Committee shall be: (i) on behalf of the Association purchase appropriate gifts and make ready for presentation at special days; (ii) prepare and send State Carnival raffle tickets to all Member Clubs for sale by those clubs and make ready for draw at Carnival. (e) The duties of the Historian Committee shall be: (i) to compile the history of the Association from its inception; (ii) to provide historical information to Board members, District and Club Members when requested; and (iii) to list in order all resolutions passed at all meetings of the Board and of the Association. Upon written application being made, the Board may grant leave of absence to members of the Standing/Operational Committees. The Board will appoint a chair of each Committee to preside at meetings of the Standing/Operational Committee. NSWWBA Inc By-Laws: 3. REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Regional representatives shall: 3.1 meet regularly with District and when possible Club delegates (at least 3 times per year, dates to be decided by Regional representatives in conjunction with District and Club representatives). 3.2 co-ordinate in conjunction with Districts all State managed games at regional level including: (a) organising the Program for Regional Playoffs; (b) contacting Districts within Region and meeting with Presidents, Secretaries and Match Chairpersons; and (c) determining venues for games. 3.3 liaise with District/Club personnel regarding: (a) green space; (b) umpires; (c) catering; and (d) any other matters, for regional playoffs, tournaments and carnivals in the relevant Region as and when required. 3.4 liaise with: (a) other Regions regarding inter-regional games; and (b) Districts within their own Region regarding intra-regional games. 3.5 co-ordinate all necessary paperwork at the regional level to be submitted to the Association, including completing necessary Entry Forms for State Playoffs and forwarding same to the Association with the relevant entry fee. 3.6 undertake relevant training as and when required by the Association (including but not limited to communication skills, Member Protection Information Officers course). 3.7 act as liaison with appropriate State Committees to determine any matters relating to Bowls which may arise, or be referred to it by any Player. 3.8 act as liaison (as required) on all matters pertaining to the conduct of Lawn Bowls including (as relevant and applicable) member protection, anti-doping, health and safety, junior sport, infectious diseases and such other matters as may arise as issues to be addressed in Bowls. 3.9 attend Regional Representative Committee Meetings twice yearly or as required with Directors of the Association. 3.10 liaise with appropriate Operational and Standing Committees of the Association as and when required. 3.11 attend official functions as and when required by the Association. All members of all committees are expected to promote goodwill and foster/maintain the Integrity of NSWWBA Inc. For more detailed Job Description please contact the New South Wales Women’s Bowling Association. MAY-JUNE 2012


2012 - What’s ON in your Club CONTACT

June 6 June 6 June 8 June 9 -10 June 10 June 11 June 12 -13 June 13 June 14 June 17 June 17 June 18 June 22 June 22 June 22 June 23 -July 7 June 25 June 25 June 25 June 26 June 30 -July 1 July 3,4 July 6 July 8 July 9 -10


Lambton Park B. Parrott 4957 1688 Rosella Invitation Fours Gerringong B. Murphy Oceanview Day 4234 4148 Northbridge M. Formby Northbridge Shield – Triples 9958 4478 Urunga J. Dew Camelia Carnival 6655 6846 Oak Flats A. Grkinic 4257 9901 Champagne Breakfast (amended date) Corrimal J. Blacklaw Corrimal Gala DayTriples 4285 6815 Nambucca Heads L. Hartman Ken Howard Carnival 6568 3347 Caringbah J. Santleben Triples Carnival 9524 8727 Scotts Head J. Budge Birthday Gala Triples Day 6569 8045 Picnic Point S. Fahey 9790 0473 Lea’s World Travel: Mixed Triples Rosehill L. Role Maltese Bowlers Pairs 9726 0782 Taren Point I. Deuschle Under 5 Years Pairs 9528 2113 Dural Country Club K. Turrell Fours Carnival 9634 1070 Mosman I. Armstrong Boomerang Shield 9955 2541 Wyong F. Wathelet Versatility Fours 4358 8856 Batemans Bay P. Baird Winter Carnival 4472 5604 Castle Hill S. Smith 9659 5771 Flo Wilcox Turn Around Triples Newport Beach M. Smith 9918 5226 Under/Over 7 Years Fours Towradgi Park R. Walker Charity Day Fours 0242 856 103 Cowra J. Nobes Charity Day (PCYC) 6342 1408 St Johns Park Bowls Office Encouragement Fours 9610 3666 Woolgoolga L. Kaufmann Seaside Classic 6656 2763 South Cronulla L. Lowder 9523 0702 Versatility Six Carnival Pls note change of date Padstow L. Role Maltese Bowlers 9726 0782 Lake Cathie Chair of Match Christmas in July Fours 6585 4228



July 11 -12 July 12 July 12 July 13 July 13 July 15 July 15 July 16 July 16 -19 July 17 -18 July 20 July 20 July 21 -22 July 21 -22 July 22 July 23 July 23 July 23 July 27 July 27 July 27 July 30 July 30 July 30 31 July 30 31

Scone W. McKenzie Mixed Triples 6545 2060 Ballina J. Sully Wintersun Triples 6686 8971 Woy Woy L. Pointing Charity Day 4341 8323 Northern Suburbs R. Coode Gumnut Carnival 9659 9575 Old Bar Beach F. Fittock Black Friday Carnival 6553 3151 Blacktown City T. Hornby Mixed Pairs 0407 435 467 Riverstone J. Henson Mixed Pairs Carnival 0414 248 513 Yamba J. Funnell Blue Pacific Pairs 6646 8589 Oak Flats A. Grkinic 4257 9901 Champion of Club Champions Coffs Harbour Ex-Services P. Russell Beautizone Carnival 6652 7565 Cronulla J. Thornton Versatility Fours 9531 0950 Hunters Hill I. Cook 5 Years and Under 9712 4137 Batemans Bay P. Baird Women’s Open Pairs 4472 5604 St Johns Park Bowls Office Junior Pairs Open/Mixed 9610 3666 Mosman G. Lockyer Greenhorn – Under 5 Years 9960 1542 Dee Why R. Courtney Dee Why Inter Club 9982 6087 Pennant Hills P. Lowe Wattle Carnival Triples 9489 2240 Sutherland J. Powditch Versatility Day 9522 9407 Glenbrook Panthers H. Caldwell Nancy Dawe Triples Day 4739 4427 St Johns Park Bowls Office Ladies Handicap Triples 9610 3666 Wyong F. Wathelet Roo & Joey 4358 8856 Soldiers Point C. Teague Invitation Triples 4982 0115 St Marys RSL D. Brien Rotating Triples 0413 824 293 Iluka R. Martin 6645 7565 Head of the River Classic Triples Pt Macquarie City C. Bowman Versatility Fives 6584 9229


2012 - What’s ON in your Club



Windang K. Taylor 6-a-side 4295 1039 July 31 Nambucca Heads L. Hartman Charity Day 6568 3347 Aug 1,2 Scotts Head H. Brazel Classic 4’s 6569 7227 Aug 2 St Marys RSL D. Brien Rotating Triples 0413 824 293 Aug 3 Epping North E. Watford Camellia Carnival 9869 2304 Aug 3 South Cronulla L. Lowder Triples Carnival 9523 0702 Aug 5 Epping North E. Watford Mixed Fours 9869 2304 Aug 6 Canton Beach M. Howard Gala Triples Day 4399 3038 Aug 6 Epping North K. Douglas Men’s Fours 9868 1216 Aug 6 Gladesville J. Scutts Gala Triples Day 9816 5372 Aug 6 Stuarts Point J. Calder Point Triples 6569 0330 Aug 7-8 Park Beach J. Farrell Two Days Fours Carnival 6652 4537 Aug 8-9 Westport Port Macquarie D. Burley Two Day Triples Carnival 6582 5142 Aug 12 Rosehill L. Role Maltese Bowlers Triples 9726 0782 Aug 13 Lambton Park B. Parrott Invitation Triples 4957 1688 Aug 13 Woonona K. McWatters Parsons Day Mixed 4285 1112 Aug 15 Caringbah J. Santleben Charity Triples Carnival 9524 8727 Aug 16 North Haven Secretary, Nth Haven Friendship Day 6559 8259 Aug 18 Parkes M. Riordan -19 Ladies Classic Pairs 6862 5313 Aug 20 Ballina J. Sully -21 Classic Fours 6686 8971 Aug 21 Coffs Harbour Ex-Services P. Russell Major Triples CEX 6652 7565 Aug 22 Carlingford L. Rynehart Pairs 9873 5573 Aug 25 Ashfield A. Hart Gala Day 9798 6666 Aug 25 Birrong Sports M. Bodle 9644 6102 -26 Lynn Smith Classic Over 60’s Ladies Pairs Aug 27 Blacktown Workers D. Frawley Open Triples Carnival (amended date) 9622 2346 July 30


Brush Park J. Roddy Gala Day 9874 4742 Aug 27 North Ryde RSL A. Johnson Gala Triples Day 9869 7609 Aug 27 Towradgi R. Walker Gala Triples 0242 856 103 Aug 28 Nambucca Heads L. Hartman Gala Day 6568 3347 Aug 29 Wyong F. Wathelet 4358 8856 Ladies Day Springtime Carnival - Triples Aug 30 Tuncurry Forster Sports K. Griffiths -31 Open Fours Carnival 6554 5553 D. Brien Aug 30,31 St Marys RSL Sept 1 Invitation Classic Pairs 0413 824 293 Aug 30 Urunga J. Dew -Sept 1 Toast Urunga Carnival 6655 6846 Aug 31 Ingleburn P. Delavere Open Sixes 4627 0979 Sept 3 North Epping E. Watford Triples Carnival 9869 2304 Sept 3 Sylvania K. McGregor Spring Carnival 9522 9889 Sept 5 Warringah J. Legras Warringah Trophy - Triples 9960 3957 Sept 6 North Haven Secretary, North Haven Memorial Day 6559 8259 Sept 8 Malua Bay M. Mulcahy Open Pairs 4472 2121 Sept 10 Avalon Beach T. Overy 0414 412 048 Koala Carnival or 9918 7302 Sept 10 Lake Cathie Chair of Match 6585 4228 Spring Carnival – Open 3 Bowl Pairs Sept 10 St Marys RSL D. Brien Triangular Singles 0413 824 293 Sept 10 Sutherland J. Powditch Charity Day 9522 9407 Sept 10 Warilla H. Skinner 4296 6124 -11 Ladies Two Day Triples Carnival Sept 12 Lismore Workers Heights K. Granatelli 13, 14 Master Fours 6621 7835 Sept 12 Woy Woy L. Pointing -13 Waterview Carnival 4341 8323 Sept 13 Maclean L. McKay 6647 6690 Springtime Triples Clarence River District Sept 14 Bankstown Sports M. Giacomin Women’s Open Triples 9790 1362 Sept 14 Northern Suburbs District R. Coode Versatility Six Carnival 9634 9575 Sept 14 St Johns Park Bowls Office -16 Classic Fours 9610 3666 Aug 27



2012 - What’s ON in your Club CONTACT

Sept 15 -16 Sept 16 Sept 16 Sept 16 Sept 17 18 & 21 Sept 17 Sept 17 Sept 17 Sept 17 Sept 18 Sept 18 -19 Sept 19 Sept 20 Sept 20 Sept 21 Sept 21 Sept 21 -23 Sept 22 -23 Sept 24 Sept 24 Sept 24 25, 26 Sept 24 Sept 29 Sept 29 -Oct 1 Oct 2 -3


Western Suburbs M. Deluchi Under 5 Years Pairs 0425 228 471 Beecroft L. Thornewell Under 5’s Gala Triples 0424 291 549 Blacktown City T. Hornby Mixed Triples Carnival 0407 435 467 Rosehill L. Role Maltese Bowlers 9726 0782 Lake Macquarie P. Hulbert Festival of Bowls 4950 6662 Oak Flats A. Grkinic Versatility Triples 4257 9901 St Georges Basin B. Glendenning Tooheys Open Triples 4443 0065 Taren Point I. Deuschle Open Fours Charity Day 9528 2113 Yamba J. Funnell Blue Pacific Fours 6646 8589 Old Bar Beach F. Fittock Ned Kelly Carnival 6553 3151 Park Beach J. Farrell Sapphire Triples 6652 4537 Port Macquarie Panthers T. Merchant Open Three Bowl Pairs 6583 8496 Bowral P. Wood Tulip Time Open Fours 4861 5578 North Haven Club Secretary Spring Pairs 6559 8259 Newport Beach M. Smith Northern Beaches Shield 9918 5226 South Cronulla L. Lowder Versatility Six 9523 0702 West Dubbo A. Brown 6884 3000 Oasis Classic Fours Fax 6884 2976 West Wyalong H. Mackenzie Triples Carnival 02 6972 0420 Grandviews M. Teasdale Club Open Triples Day 9533 7967 Mosman L. Armstrong Top 5 Shield 9955 2541 Pt Macquarie City C. Bowman Coca Cola Triples Carnival 6584 9229 Soldiers Point C. Teague Invitation Fours 4982 0115 Boorawa Woolfest Y. Murphy Mixed Fours Tournament 0466 061 828 Cowra J. Nobes Master Pairs 6342 1408 Tamworth C. Brice Two Day Carnival 6766 8161



Oct 5 Oct 9 -11 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 13 Oct 13 -21 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 14 -15 Oct 15 Oct 15 Oct 15 Oct 15 -16 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 17 -18 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 -21 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 22 -23 Oct 23 -24 Oct 26 28 Oct 26

Cronulla J. Thornton Spring Triples 9531 0950 Northern Rivers District B. Conroy 55th Annual Fours 6624 1792 Hazelbrook P. Mitchell Open Ladies 4’s 0407 660 488 North Haven Secretary Charity Day 6559 8259 St Johns Park Bowls Office 9610 3666 Open/Mixed Graded Tournament North Haven S. Globits Riverview Carnival 6559 8259 Western Suburbs M. Deluchi Ladies Magpie Pairs 0425 228 471 Rosehill L. Role Maltese Bowlers AGM 9726 0782 Soldiers Point C. Teague Prestige Pairs 4982 0115 Lambton Park B. Parrott Belle Brown Shield (Fours) 4957 1688 The Hills District M. Biegel Open Fours Carnival 9639 7536 Wollongong RSL J. Jones Major/Minor Pairs 4229 8976 Woolgoolga L. Kaufmann Diamond Anniversary Triples 6656 2763 Old Bar Beach F. Fittock Versatile Triples 6553 3151 Tuncurry D. Crichton 0411 279 816 Ladies Encouragement Fours Carnival South West Rocks C. Patterson Ladies Open Triples 6566 6788 Inverell J. Anderson Sapphire Triples Carnival 6723 0227 Inverell J. Anderson Ladies or Mixed Triples 6723 0227 Armidale D. Moloney 6772 4824 Spring Blossoms Ladies Fours Carnival Goulburn Railway S. Cooper Junior Mixed 4821 2728 Oak Flats A. Grkinic Charity Day 4257 9901 Nambucca Heads L. Hartman Hibiscus Pairs 6568 3347 Mosman L. Armstrong Master Pairs 9955 2541 Dubbo Railway S. Honeyman Bottlebrush Triples 6882 0798 North Sydney B. Turnbull Harbourside Shield 9438 3795


Bowlers Arm Pairs Tournament

By Mark Whiteman


BA Community Development Officer (Newastle and Central Coast)


Bowlers Arm Pairs Tournament is ever e x p a n d i n g NSW Bowlers Arm Pairs TheTournament is now in its 5th year and the 2012 tournament looks set to be as popular as ever. From the humble beginnings of 20 participants the event has grown each year thanks to the support of Beresfield Bowling Club, the Men’s and Women’s State Associations and the hard working organising committee. The 2012 Bowlers Arm Barn Dance Pairs Tournament will be held on Sunday August 12 at Beresfield Bowling Club and can accommodate a maximum of 72 bowlers. Entries will be listed in order of receipt so get your entry in early to

Life Members Lake Cargellico WBC recognised the long service given to the club by Iris Graham by awarding her Life Membership. Iris started playing bowls in 1978 and is still playing top bowls today. She has held most positions in the

ensure your place in this great tournament. 3 games of 3 bowl pairs over 12 ends will be played. It is open to men and women with an approval to use a bowlers arm, all deliveries of the jack and bowl must be made using a bowlers arm. Bowlers nominate on the entry to play as either a lead or skip, then in each game you play with a different partner, game results progress with each player to identify the winning lead and skip. In the event that there are too many nominations for either lead or skip the organising committee will do their best to ensure that participants play in their

preferred position but some bowlers may be asked to change positions. The entry fee is $35 and includes lunch, only the entry form needs to be sent before the closing date of July 27, payment is made on the day. Entry forms can be found on the Bowls NSW (Events Tab, Inclusion News) or NSWWBA website. All postal entries must include a stamped self addressed envelope for return acknowledgement. You can also contact the Games Secretary (Warren Shipley) at Beresfield Bowling Club on 0448 803 590 or Allan Starrett on 4957 6006 to obtain an entry.

club being President 6 times, on Selection Committee as well as Publicity Officer for 25 years. Iris has held positions in the District of Southern Slopes being Vice President and on the Selection Committee. She has won all championships at the local club the Major Singles winner 5 times as well as District Championships. Iris has many friends playing bowls and is always there to give the younger bowlers a helping hand with her friendly nature. She has made a generous contribution to the club.

wherever needed and her coaching services are invaluable to the members. Congratulations Colleen on a wonderful achievement, this is a fitting reward for your many years of dedication to the Macquarie (Dubbo) Women’s Bowling Club.

Life Member Iris Graham (Lake Cargelligo)

Macquarie (Dubbo) WBC President Gloria Wheeler had much pleasure in advising Colleen Medley she was being honoured with Life Membership of the club. Colleen has been a loyal, hard working member for many years and has held almost every official position in the club, including club coach, a position she still holds today. Colleen has also enjoyed many victories at both local and district level. Colleen is always willing to assist

Life Member Colleen Medley (Macquarie (Dubbo)) MAY-JUNE 2012


Around the Greens

Lambton Park’s successful Pennant season


ambton Park had a successful Pennant Season this year. The No. 3 Pennant Team, won Section 3. They then went on to the play-offs and brought home the runners-up Flag. Congratulations and great bowling ladies. The No. 4 Pennant Team, came in third, going down to Nelson Bay and Raymond Terrace. Great try ladies. With a special thank you to the substitute bowlers, who kindly stepped in due to illness. The Rosella Invitation Fours will be held on Monday June 4, 2012. It‘ll be a fun day of bowls and we all look forward to it. Two of our bowlers, Beryl Greaves and Leonie Gilford, have won their way through to the Semis in the District Pairs Competition. Great bowling Ladies. We are currently playing Club Games. Lambton Park Club is fortunate to have three greens, which are all in great

Lambton Park Grade 3 Pennant Team. Left to right – Janelle Turner, Kaye Webber, Betty Parrott, Thelma Battistuzzi, Nance Hunter, Maree Sutherland, Nola Nowlan, Dawn Macpherson. shape, thanks to the hard work of the Greenkeepers. Hope the rain stays away for the Rosella invitation day and also on the Gala and Club Games, over the winter months. To the ladies who are currently not too well, we are thinking of you. Safe travelling and happy bowling everyone.

Service Award

Mounties Friendship Day Hazel Mounsey with NSWWBA Director Beryl Watson following the presentation of her Ten Year Service Award. SWWBA Director Beryl Watson was pleased to present Mrs Hazel Mounsey (Bexley) with a NSWWBA Ten Year Service Badge in appreciation of her service on the Umpires Board and also the Constitution Rules Revision Board between 1997- 2007. Hazel was unaware that the presentation was being made and was surprised but delighted to receive this award. Hazel has served on St. George Canterbury District WBA for six (6) years, first as Secretary and currently as President and Chairman of the District Umpires Sub Committee.

N Some of the Mounties girls enjoying morning tea. (Left to right) Margaret Hay, Fay Morris, Elaine Every and Lora Fucile. ounties Women’s Bowling Club welcomed friends both new and old, from various clubs in the Lansdowne District for a day of fun and socialising at our annual Friendship Day on April 17th. Unfortunately, we received 70mm of rain in the 24hr period – meaning bowls was out of the question – but a great day was had despite all the rain. The day began with a relaxed morning tea, followed by plenty of socialising, some lively card games and a sit down lunch.






Ramsgate RSL celebrates its 45th Birthday and President’s Day n April 3, 2012, Ramsgate celebrated its 45th Birthday and President Lesley’s special day. President Lesley warmly welcomed special guests, Director NSWWBA Beryl Watson, St George Canterbury District President Hazel Mounsey, CEO Ramsgate RSL Memoriual Club, Phillip Bragg, Director John Garvan and Treasurer of the Mens Bowling Club, Graham Morris. The auditorium was beautifully decorated in pink and blue colours. Grace and the Royal Toast opened the proceedings and everyone enjoyed a delicious hot lunch and sweets. The toasts were made and gifts were exchanged. The cutting of the cakes were next, Foundation Members, Myra Robinson and Josie Brown cut the birthday cake, President Lesley along with Beryl Watson and Hazel Mounsey “cut the President’s cake”. The delicious cakes were made by bowls member, Lola English. President Lesley thanked everyone for coming and for all the efforts in


President Heather Bailey, and Patron Sheila Collie (Warrawee). arrawee WBC celebrated its 40th Birthday celebrations on Thursday, February 9, 2012. Twelve Past Presidents including the Patron and Foundation member, S. Collie, attended along with two other Foundation members – B. Richards and D. Bowden. S. O’Keefe, a Past President and the current Mid North Shore District President also attended. Forty four ladies took part in a “spider” before the start of play. Another 20 ladies including President Heather Bradley joined the bowlers for a delicious lunch. President Heather and Patron Sheila cut the birthday cake, which was decorated by B. Love, and Past President P. Mulvey proposed the toast. The Edna Wolff Trophy was presented to J. Sheridan by Chair of Selection, A. Dawkins.


Ramsgate RSL WBC President’s Day (l to r): District President Hazel Mounsey with President Lesley and Beryl Watson, Director NSWWBA. making her day so special. Lesley said she was overwhelmed by the many gifts and cards and thanked her committee for their support and help. A wonderful day was had by all.

Lake Cargelligo’s 60th Birthday festivities

Lake Cargelligo celebrating its 60th Birthday.


ake Cargelligo WBC celebrated its 60th Birthday on March 22 this year. The festivities were held in grand style with bowlers joining in the party from Condobolin, Ungarie, Barmedman, Weethalle, Ariah Park, Temora Ex and Temora Rec, West Wyalong (S and C), Griffith, Hillston and West Wyalong Women’s clubs.

A game of bowls was played in the morning, followed by a beautiful lunch and various presentations. Officials in attendance were: Group 10 representative Joan Stairs and Southern Slopes District President Heather Cannon. Ladies, may you enjoy, many more successful years.



Special Days

New covered green at Soldiers Point oldiers Point Bowling Club celebrated the opening of their new covered green on Sunday, March 18. The President of the RNSWBA, Ian McKnight and the President of the NSWWBA, Patricia Reynolds were present along with dignitaries from the Newcastle District and other clubs. Also among the special guests were Karen Murphy, Kay Moran, Steve Glasson and Richard Girvan who gave the bowlers some good advice on their game play. The Official Opening of the green was performed by the Mayor of Port Stephens, Bob Westbury. After the opening a delicious lunch was served, then Karen and Kay played an exhibition game against Steve and Richard, which although played in a friendly spirit highlighted their skills on the new green. Games were also played between the Newcastle District Representatives sides and Soldiers Point No. 1 Grade Men and Ladies teams. The opening was blessed with good weather and spectators and players thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


Opening of the new undercover green at Soldiers Point.

Gosford City – President Faith celebrates ust feel the atmosphere – everything was in a flurry – Butterflies here! Butterflies there! Put a serviette here! The tea and sugar, where? The Official Party arrived to a Guard of Honour of the members – morning tea started a great day for Faith, no bowls because of rain but Bowlers Hoi was played, good fun, in great spirit. Across from Gosford City Bowling Club, Faith and President Patricia Reynold’s Official Party entered Gosford City Leagues Club Parkview Room into an aviary of butterflies. Before formalities a wonderful lunch was served on tables decorated with colourful balloons, lucky prizes jellybean party cakes, beautifully made butterfly hankies sitting on a Faith’s day biro attached to wine glasses,




made by our Margarert Shiels. Faith’s family joined members for the day. During speeches Faith surprised five club members – Helen Cruden, Susan Kendall (NSW reps for Lawn Bowls for the Deaf), Gwen Middleton, Bob Fraser, Blanche Woodbury; being all presented with a badge of Appreciation from NSWWBA President Patricia Reynolds. A beautifully decorated cake in the style of the programme’s front cover of butterflies was cut by President Patricia, President Faith and Central Coast District President Lesley Swales. Pictured (l to r): NSWWBA President Patricia Reynolds, Gosford City President Faith Berry and Central Coast District President Lesley Swales cut the cake.



Yamba celebrates its 75th Birthday espite recent heavy rains in preceding weeks, the sun shone brightly on April 30, 2012, when the Yamba Women's Bowling Club's 75th Birthday celebrations were held, hosted by Yamba President Judy Pryor. Clarence River District Women's Bowling Association President Lyn Olsson joined members and special guests in welcoming to Yamba, NSW WBA State President Patricia Reynolds. Over 130 guests were in attendance for this special day including representatives from the Mid North Coast Region, Northern Rivers Region, Clarence River District, Past Presidents Association and Clarence River District Umpires Group plus sister clubs from the district. On arrival, and following introductions to Club President Judy Pryor and her executive, President Patricia proceeded through a guard of honour whilst raising of the flags was conducted. A commemorative photograph on the greens was taken by photographer Jon Bunch who virtually scaled the heights when he ascended to the roof top of the club house for the photo. Morning tea was enjoyed by all, especially the home-made scones for which the club is becoming famous. This was followed by the calling of the cards by Match Chairperson Helen Scott, and players then took to the greens for social bowls. Whilst bowls were being played and under the direction of Vice-President Ros Dickson, the club was beautifully decorated, tables set in shades of blue reflecting the day's skies, flowers displayed, and then all was in readiness for the birthday luncheon. Special guests to join the Official party at lunch included No. 1 Regional Representative, Judy Padgen, Yamba Bowling & Recreation Club CEO Phil Boughton and YB&RC President Ian Lauder. As guests and members enjoyed a delicious lunch, memories of great successes and fun-filled moments, past and present, brought happy memories to many of those present, Toastmistress Judy Abbott directed toasts and responses and ensured the


Yamba WBC celebrates 75 years. smooth running of formalities and, true to form, kept the crowd entertained with her great sense of humour. President Patricia expressed appreciation and thanks for her welcome to Yamba. In her address in response to the welcome by Yamba Club President Judy Pryor, President Patricia outlined the need for necessary changes for clubs to make in the near future. She spoke of declining numbers and said that to attract new members would surely involve new measures if clubs were to survive. A beautiful cake made by Life Member Shirley Drum and decorated by Patron Beryl Nielsen was cut with great ceremony by Yamba Women's Bowling Club President Judy Pryor assisted by State President Patricia Reynolds, and Clarence River District President Lyn Olsson. In recognition of their input to the club, Merit Pins were awarded to the club's oldest playing member, 92 year old and much loved Valda Redding; to Marie Baker for her many years of dedication to the committee of Yamba Women's Bowling Club; Club Secretary Jan Funnell and Club Treasurer Joan Scadden for their valuable input to the club. Shirley Drum recalled many interesting anecdotes of the club's past

State President Patricia Reynolds, Yamba Club President Judy Pryor and Clarence River District President Lyn Olsson cut the 75th Anniversary cake. much to the delight of those present. Before the farewell from President Judy a video of members wearing bowls attire from the past through to the present was shown much to the delight of all present. With members "hamming it up" the room resonated with laughter. President Judy expressed her sincere thanks to all who contributed to the success of this very special occasion. Yamba Women's Bowling Club has enjoyed 75 years of great bowls and friendship on the greens and may it continue well into the future. MAY-JUNE 2012


District Association News BENNELONG Results at District level: Fours: A. Alvarez, S. Leabeater, M. Welch, E. Marsden (North Ryde RSL), runners-up A. Richardson, C. Candrick, J. Bax, I. Hitchens (North Ryde RSL). The Bennelong District Under 5 Years Competition held during February with six teams competing on a Saturday morning. The Renwick/Ferguson Trophy was won by E. Johnson, C. Bamback, M. Kendal, D. Owen (Gladesville). No. 2 Pennant winners at Central Coast District (l to r): L. Griffiths, B. Jury, V. Davis,N. Caughey (S), P. Colbran (S), D. Fernance, L. Murphy, J. Silvia (Terrigal).

Fours winners at Bennalong District (l to r): A. Alvarez, S. Leabeater, M. Welch, E Marsden (North Ryde RSL).

Bennelong District Under 5 Years winners (l to r): D. Owen, M. Kendal, C. Bamback, E. Johnson (Gladesville). CENTRAL COAST Results at District level: Pennants: No.1 Halekulani, No. 2 Terrigal, No. 3 Davistown RSL, No. 4 Wyong.

No. 1 Pennant winners at Central Coast District (l to r): L. Howe, J. Bullock, K. Rayner, G. Lach (S), S. Exley (S), M. Broadley, D. McInnes, C. Topfer (Halekulani). 38


No. 3 Pennant winners at Central Coast District (l to r): C. Moore, A. Ross, I. Carr, M. Dullo (S), P. Jenkins-Green (S), S. Taylor, M. Love, M. McLoskey (Davistown RSL).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Central Coast District (l to r): C. Clements, M. Baker, J. Pirie, C. McCleer (S), P. Reay (S), E. Fitzgerald, V. Moseley, J. Coulson (Wyong). CENTRAL WESTERN DISTRICT Results at District level: Pennants: No.2 Cowra, No. 3 Parkes, No. 4 Cowra.

No 2 Pennant winners at Central Western District (l to r): back row) – B. Morgan, S. Hubber, I. Fogg, R. Oliver; front row – R. Fogg, J. Bailey, M. Peterson, L. Burns (Cowra). NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


No 3 Pennant winners at Central Western District (l to r): B. Davies, R. Went, R. Morgan, A. Jones, B. Johnstone, K. Keogh, M. Hawken (absent P. Cooney) (Parkes).

No.1 Pennant winners at Macleay District level (l to r): front row – V. Coleman, J. Brew, J. Barnett, J. Kesby; back row – L. Cohen, J. Hargraves, R. Daley, B. Adams (South West Rocks).

No.4 Pennant winners at Central Western District (l to r): S. Harding, S. Flint, S. Hill,J. Davies, E. Brown, H. Winwood-Smith, B. Bundy, N. Kurtz (Cowra). HUNTER RIVER The following Hunter River District Pennant winners 2012 will meet the Newcastle and Upper Hunter Pennant winners at Scone on June 28, 29, 2012 for Regional playoffs. Grade 1 winner: Maitland City Grade 2 winner: Bellbird Park Grade 3 winner: Maitland City Grade 4 winner: Maitland City* Maitland City Grade 4: Hodgson Trophy winner Hunter River District First round highest scorer, 53 points. East Cessnock Grade 4: Kit Norman Shield winner Hunter River District, Second round, highest scorer 58 points. MACLEAY Results at District level: Fours: Kempsey-Macleay RSL Senior Fours: South West Rocks Pennants: No. 1 South West Rocks, No. 2 Kempsey Macleay RSL, No. 3 Stuarts Point, No. 4 Kempsey Heights.

No.3 Pennant winners at Macleay District level: (l to r) D. Gleeson, H. Holborow, L. Walker, M. Mortimer, C. Strickland, J. Thomson, J. Calder (Stuarts Point).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Macleay District level (l to r): F. Dykes, J. Lovenfosse,J. McGeorge, L. Saul, L. Hammond, S. Flannagan, S. Rudder, E. Swain (Kempsey Heights). «40

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District Association News MACQUARIE Results at District level: Senior Fours: I. Piasevoli, J. McClure, W. Culpan, K. Staunton, B. Smith; runners-up H. Tumminello, S. McGarrity, M. Caldwell and F. Domanko. (RydeX Phoenix).

Senior Fours at Mid North Shore District (l to r): J. Rose, B. Donnelley, J. Bain, J. Woodcock (St Ives).

Senior Fours winners at Macquarie District with President W. Culpan (l to r): I. Piasevoli, J. McClure, W. Culpan, K. Staunton, B. Smith (Ryde X Phoenix). MID NORTH COAST Results at District level: Triples: J. Brown, J. Morris, J. Monks (Park Beach) runnersup V. Maher, M. Owen, A. White (Park Beach).

Triples winners at Mid North Coast District (l to r): J. Brown, J. Morris, J Monks (Park Beach). MID NORTH SHORE Results at District level: Open Fours: J. Gordon, P. Mills, N. Flakeler, E. Swain (Belrose) runners-up J. Harricks, B. Love, J. Moy, J. Beattie (Warrawee). Senior Fours: J. Rose, B. Donnelley, J. Bain, J. Woodcock (St Ives) runners-up J. Hoiland, L. Pittman, L. Chambers, W. Taylor (St Ives).

Open Fours winners at Mid North Shore District (l to r): J. Gordon, P. Mills, N. Flakeler, E. Swain (Belrose). 40


NEPEAN Results at District level: Senior Fours: J. Howe, V. Fitzpatrick, R. Crimston, M. McColl (sub) (Glenbrook). Fours: A. Tindall, G. Harper, D. Brien, V. Parker (St Marys RSL). Pennants: No. 1 St Marys, No. 2 Glenbrook Panthers, No. 3 Kingswood Sports (Gold), No. 4 Camden RSL.

Senior Fours winners at Nepean District (l to r): J. Howe, V. Fitzpatrick, R. Crimston, M. McColl (sub) (Glenbrook). NEW ENGLAND Results at District level: Pennant: No. 3 Armidale. NORTHERN RIVERS Results at District level: Triples: D. Farmer, J. Lowien, G. Orchard (Alstonville) Open Fours: A. Kidd, J. Rhodes, L. Morgan, J. Ison (Ballina) Senior Fours: M. Gollan, P. Anderson, V. McKenzie, S. Lowry (Ballina).

Triples winners at Northern Rivers District (l to r): D. Farmer, J. Lowien, G. Orchard (Alstonville). NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


Open Fours winners at Northern Rivers District (l to r): A. Kidd, J. Rhodes, L. Morgan, J. Ison (Ballina).

Senior Fours winners at Northern Rivers District (l to r): M. Gollan, P. Anderson, V. McKenzie, S. Lowry (Ballina). NORTHERN SUBURBS Results at District level: Pennants: No.1 Pennant Hills, No. 2 Pennant Hills, No. 3 North Epping, No. 4 Pennant Hills 4A.

No.3 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District (l to r): J. Brannagan, L. Pierens, B. Watkins, J. Swan, B. Trompp, J. Rollason (North Epping).

No. 4 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District (l to r): P. Timms, E. Wales,P. Crotty, J. Chandler, H. Rae, J. Summerson, A. Drummond, R. Coode (Pennant Hills A) SOUTH WEST

No 1 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District (l to r): P. Lowe, R. Proctor, W. Bell, N. King, J. Sexty, C. Huttary, B. Banks. (Pennant Hills).

No.2 Pennant winners at Northern Suburbs District (l to r): E. Baird, D. Wallace, P. Holden, J. McNamara, B. Fairbairn, H. Hynd, M. Dellow, C. Foster (Pennant Hills).

South West District Veterans (l to r) Dawn Anderson (Grenfell) and Lauren Gorham (Boorowa Recreation). ÂŤ42 MAY-JUNE 2012


District Association News The Veterans Day for the South West District for 2012 was hosted by the Grenfell Bowling Club in February. The presentation of badges to two 80 year old ladies was a very happy occasion, with Lauren Gorham (Boorowa Recreation Club) and Dawn Anderson (Grenfell) receiving their badges from South West President Lorraine Bales, along with a posy of flowers and a gift from their own Club. A number of former bowling members attended, having been invited for the special occasion. All present enjoyed a very nice luncheon that included the cake cutting ceremony done by the two Veteran ladies of the day. ST GEORGE CANTERBURY Results at District level: Pairs: E. Alleyne, C. Kelly (Sub N. Richardson) (Ramsgate RSL) runners-up J. Windred, N. Jenkins (Sub K. Hipwell) (Peakhurst).

Pairs winners at St George Canterbury District (l to r): E. Alleyne, C. Kelly (Inset Sub N. Richardson (Ramsgate RSL).

Open Fours: C. Kelly, E. Alleyne, J. Zrno, L. York (Ramsgate RSL) runners-up J. McDonnell, J. Reynolds, N. Smith, N. Skinner (Sub S. Wood) (Belmore). Senior Fours: C. Roffe, H. Gore, C. Swadling, R. Auchterlonie (Blakehurst) runners-up J. Flanagan, P. Paul, J. Ferguson, R. Nicholl (Sub S. Wood) (Earlwood-Bardwell Park Sports). TWEED BYRON Pennant 2012 has been an interesting and exciting event. This year has been special as for the first time in the Tweed Byron District, there were Clubs contesting for the Grade 1 flag. The play-off between Cabarita Beach and Kingscliff Beach in Grade 1 was something to behold as these bowling gladiators matched each other end for end, shot for shot. The air was electric as these women turned on nail biting, heart stopping magnificent bowls. Grade 2 was another great event with the ladies producing wonderful bowls. Changing fortunes seemed to be the order of the competition with scores see-sawing throughout the event. Grades 3 and 4 were periodically interrupted by inclement weather causing many game postponements. Competition was quite fierce in these two grades, with scores being topsy turvey as placegetters on the leader board appeared to change from week to week. Congratulations to all Grade winners as well as the ladies who were selected to represent their Club in this competition. These sides are now going forward to the Regional Play-offs to be conducted at Maclean in June. Results at District level: Pennants: No. 1 Kingscliff Beach, No. 2 Ocean Shores, No. 3 Pottsville Beach, No.4 Murwillumbah.

Open Fours winners at St George Canterbury District (l to r): C. Kelly, E. Alleyne, J. Zrno, L. York (Ramsgate RSL).

No.1 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District (l to r): A. Wonka, B. Lane, L. Lean,I. Assopardi (S), S. Akers (S), L. Willoughby, D. Jones, N. Craven (Kingscliff Beach).

Senior Fours winners at St George Canterbury District (l to r): C. Roffe, H. Gore, C. Swadling, R. Auchterlonie (Blakehurst).

No.2 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District (l to r): F. Crowder, J. Quirk, M. McConville, M. James (S), B. Springell (S), L. McGowran, G. Johnston, J. Bartlett (Ocean Shores).





No. 3 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District (l to r): G. Moore, J. Baxter, M. Comerford, A. Swift (S), W. Fielding (S), D. Buckley, J. Richards (absent D. Donges) (Pottsville Beach).

No.4 Pennant winners at Tweed Byron District (l to r) N. Williams, I. Edwards, D. Colefax, M. Chisholm (S), C. Caine, M. Mummery, J. Highfield (absent H. Dobbyn (S) (Murwillumbah). WESTERN DISTRICT Results at District level: Singles: K. Evans (Bathurst City) Pairs: J. Redwood, F. Arnold (Hazelbrook) Open Fours: K. Thurtell, L. Webb, J. Haysom, T. Smith (Majellan) Senior Fours: K. Evans, D. Huender, A. McPherson, L. Wood (Bathurst City).

Singles winner at Western District K Evans (Bathurst City).


Pairs winners at Western District (l to r): J. Redwood, F. Arnold (Hazelbrook).

Open Fours winners at Western District (l to r): K. Thurtell (s), L. Webb, J. Haysom,T. Smith (Majellan).

Senior Fours winners at Western District (l to r): K. Evans (s), D. Huender, A. McPherson, L. Wood (Bathurst City).

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Club Championships and Competitions Blakehurst Major Singles: M. Croker, runner-up S. Lucke. Pairs: C. Zmuda, C. Swadling. Triples: C. Swadling, C. Zmuda, M. Burwood. Fours: C. Roffe, C. Swadling, J. Richmond, M. Burwood. Consistency: C. Swadling. Cooma Major Singles: D. Fraser. Pairs: M. D’Amico, C. Meillon. Triples: M. Siddle, K. Sach, M. Obermair. Fours: L. Snell, H. Walker, D. Fraser (sub O. Jebbink), B. Berkery. Minor Singles: L. West. Minor Pairs: V. Clark, T. Botto. Belle of Green: R. Steinfort. Dubbo Railway Major Singles: R. Shanks, runner-up S. Honeyman. Pairs: R. Shanks, S. Honeyman. Triples: H. Purcell, R. Shanks, S. Honeyman. Fours: H. Purcell, S. Clair, R. Shanks. S. Honeyman. Minor Singles: P. Lloyd. Queen of the Green: Y. Foxall. Consistency: R. Shanks.

Triples: C. Harrison, C. Keep, B. McPherson. Fours: L. Martin, F. McMahon, C. Keep, B. McPherson. Minor Singles: N. Kuipers. Evans Head Major Singles: G. Marczan. Pairs: G. Marczan, P. McCarthy. Triples: G. Marczan, C. Holder, S. Cselka. Fours: S. Parr, C. Dance, S. Cselka, M. Fox.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): C. Holder, S. Parr, M. Fox, P. McCarthy, M. Walker, G. Marczan (Evans Head). Glenbrook Major Singles: J. Howe. Pairs: M. Boardman, P. Doggett. Triples: A. Jeans, N. Norton, S. Hammond. Fours: J. Hunt, P. Harvey, R. Crimston, V. Fitzpatrick. Minor Singles: S. Armour. Minor Pairs: S. Hammond, D. Carnevale.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): R. Shanks. S. Honeyman, H. Purcell,S. Clair, P. Lloyd (Dubbo Railway). Engadine Major Singles: F. Cooper, runner-up V. Noakes. Pairs: M. Paterson, J. Thomas. Club Championship and Competition winners (l to r): D. Carnevale, J. Howe, V. Fitzpatrick, A. Jeans, S. Hammond (Bottom) S. Armour, M. Boardman, P. Doggett (insets – P. Harvey, R.Crimston, N. Norton) (Glenbrook Panthers).

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): back row – F. Cooper, J. Thomas, M. Paterson, V. Noakes; front row – B. McPherson, C. Keep, F. McMahon, L. Martin, C. Harrison (Inset N. Kuipers) (Engadine). 44


Guildford Major Singles: J. Anlezark. Pairs: J. Park, J. Anlezark. Triples: K. Betcher, C. McDonald, J. Anlezark. Fours: J. Park, H. Passlow, B. Nolan, H. Cullen. Minor Singles: J. Park. Consistency: J. Anlezark. Mounties Major Singles: R. Muller. Pairs: R. Muller, N. Saunders. Triples: S. Hooker, R. Muller, N. Saunders. Fours: S. Hooker, R. Muller, M. Neri, N. Saunders. Minor Singles: R. McGoldrick. NSWWBA • BOWLS NEWS


Newport Beach Major Singles: A. Meadows. Pairs: B. Chapman, M. Timbs. Triples: B. Chapman, B. Green, C. Russell. Fours: M. Smith, B. Green, C. Russell, D. Stansfield. Minor Singles: C. Russell. Major/Minor Pairs: A. Meadows, E. Oldfield. Consistency: C. Russell.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r) back row - B. Green, B. Chapman, C. Russell, E. Oldfield; front row - M Timbs, A. Meadows, M. Smith, D. Stansfield (Newport Beach). Northmead Major Singles: U. Killow. Pairs: C. Wakefield, J. Whittington. Triples: C. Wakefield, H. Morehead, C. Byrne. Fours: P. Marney, J. Dennis, B. Alexander, C. Byrne. Minor Singles: J. Whittington.

Fours: J. Murray, R. Beaumont, J. Brigstocke, M. Moorhouse. Minor Singles: M. Howard. Consistency: A. Coleman. South West Rocks Major Singles: M. Fleming. Pairs: J. Hargraves, S. Sutherland. Triples: B. Lucas, J. Hargraves, S. Sutherland. Fours: S. Maitland, J. McEnally, R. Daley, M. Fleming.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): M. Fleming, J. Hargraves, the late Sue Sutherland, B. Lucas (South West Rocks). Sussex Inlet Major Singles: J. Carroll, runner-up B. Rouse. Pairs: R. Codey, P. Thomas. Triples: C. Carroll, B. Hatcher, J. Webber. Fours: P. Thomas, R. Mackay, R. Codey, J. O’Keefe. Minor Singles: W. Dalton.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): J. Carroll, B. Rouse, R. Codey, P. Thomas, J. O’Keefe, R. Mackay, C. Carroll, B. Hatcher, J. Webber, W. Dalton (Sussex Inlet). Championship and Competition winners (l to r): back row – U. Killow, C. Byrne, B. Alexander, J. Whittington; front row – J. Dennis, P. Marney, H. Morehead, C. Wakefield (Northmead). North Sydney Major Singles: M. Moorhouse, runner-up H. Emura. Pairs: R. Beaumont, M. Moorhouse. Triples: R. Beaumont, J. Brigstocke, M. Moorhouse.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): J. Brigstocke, M. Moorhouse, J. Murray, R. Beaumont (Inset M. Howard) (North Sydney).

Sutherland Major Singles: J. Trembath, runner-up J. Rayment. Pairs: J. Hull, J. Butler. Triples: J. Rayment, P. Cozens, J. Houston. Fours: F. Cullen, P. Cozens, S. Jowett, J. Griffiths. Minor Singles: F. Cullen.

Championship and Competition winners (l to r): S. Jowett, J. Griffiths, F. Cullen, P. Cozens, J. Rayment, J. Houston, J. Hull, J. Butler (inset J. Trembath) (Sutherland). MAY-JUNE 2012


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his letter and its contents arrived on my desk recently and I decided to share it with you. Hi Barbara, I have attached a letter written by one of our members at Bondi Women’s Bowling Club, outlining her thoughts on the game of lawn bowls as a new member and what it means to her on a personal level. Evelyn recently moved out of the area and she has found that her experiences with the game and the people she encountered have given her the confidence to begin playing at a club in her new area. This is a great thing for a person who was isolated due to chronic illness as she mentions in her letter. I believe Evelyn’s story illustrates an important part of the value we get from our game of bowls and the social interaction which is so important to our daily lives. With regards Maxine Stokes – Bondi Women’s Bowling Club

Is this Familiar? Four years ago I was invited to a Barefoot Party. My initial reaction was, “You’ve got to be kidding – bowls!” So, when I was browsing through the Eastern Suburbs Community College Programme a year ago and came across a course for learning to play lawn bowls at the Bondi Bowling Club, I enrolled. Not only did I discover a great game that was, not only good exercise for the body, but the mind as well. I also discovered a group of people, who were the most friendly and welcoming I had met in a very long time. I became a member soon after and it is one of the best moves I have ever made. Recently at a meeting of the Women’s Bowling Club, Val was made a Life Member after serving the club for thirty two years. We stayed on for some time after the meeting and celebrated. Val, Nan, Iris and others told of how they had first started to play bowls. Interestingly, their first reaction to suggestions on taking up the sport were: “You’ve got to be kidding – bowls!” They went on to tell us about how the Women’s Bowling Club at Bondi began in 1971 and how, in those days, there were hundreds of members. They would fill the club house and there were so many members that there were times not all could get a game. They wore long white skirts, stockings, white shirts and hats. We looked through the album Val had put together some years ago and saw lots of women of varying ages enjoying the game of bowls and the many social events that have occurred over the years. The number of members has declined drastically and the long white skirt and stockings have long gone now, but the spirit of the club has remained wonderful. Having a chronic illness has left me rather isolated for the past few years. Well, up until I joined the Bondi Bowling club anyway. Now I know that every Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon I can go and have a game of social bowls, which not only includes the game but great company, both during the game and after in the club house. I have even played in some competitions both at the club and at other clubs. Anyone who is reading this and thinking, “Bowls – she’s got to be kidding,” should come along one day and say “Hi” and maybe have a go. If nothing else they would meet some terrific ladies!! 46


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In Memoriam


Cessnock Country Club members were saddened by the passing of member and friend Marion Morgan, aged 84 on February 5, 2012. Marion was a great sportsperson, playing tennis, golf and bowls during her time. Marion was President from 2004 to 2007 when the club celebrated its 50th birthday. Due to ill health she had not played recently. She will be sadly missed.

Dapto – It is with great sadness we note the passing of one of the clubs most popular members, Dawn Sorgsepp who passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Dawn joined the club on June 2, 1999 and won the Club Singles in 2004 and the club Fours in 2010. Dawn was mainly interested the social and club events and was a keen cook. Dawn’s bowls uniform was displayed at her funeral and family and friends gathered at the club after. We are going to miss Nanny Sunshine as she was known by the grandchildren.

Cronulla members were saddened at the loss of esteemed long term member Phyllis Howe. Phyllis joined the club in 1970 and embraced Lawn Bowls wholeheartedly, attending regular on social bowling days also entering in the club competitions. During the early years of the club Phyllis combined with other members to form a project group who’s aim would be to make suitable saleable goods for fund raising activities. The ladies Bowling Club would host special sponsored Carnival Days, sometime up to 5 a year. Money raised from these stalls would either be used to purchase much needed equipment for the club or be donated to the charity of the year. Phyllis would use her many talents to make aprons, cooking cakes, knitting garments and making floral decorations. The commitment and dedication she made to the ladies club is to be commended. Fashion parades and annual concerts were part of the social event programme Phyllis would enjoy to model clothes and make colourful costumes for the concerts. The commitment made to the club went beyond the social activities, Phyllis held various positions on the committee and was then elected as Patron, a position she enjoyed for many years until her recent illness. Phyllis holds a special place with the people who knew her well, the quiet achiever, enthusiasm, and positive nature endeared her to the many friends she made in the club. She will be sadly missed.

It is with sadness that Oberon RSL ladies record the passing of long time member Pat Cook, who passed away in February 2012. Pat loved her bowls, and had won numerous Club and District Championships. Pat also represented the club in State level for Pennants and other events. Within the club Pat held many roles including those of President, Secretary, Selector and Delegate. A Guard of Honour was formed at her funeral by bowling members. She will be sincerely missed by her bowling friends.

Old Bar Beach President Robin and members were saddened at the loss of Coral June Hughes on March 1, 2012 following a short illness. Coral joined the club and was affiliated on July10, 1998. Coral was a very active member of the club, she was chairperson of the social committee for 3 years, Committee Member 2 years, and Vice President for 2 years in 2005/6 and 2007/8. Cooking was one of Corals favourite pastimes along with playing bowls and tennis, so the Women’s club prospered with her skills of making wonderful sausage rolls, tarts and cakes. For this dedication she was awarded a State Merit Pin. Coral also assisted the Men’s club with the catering needs during the Pennant season for many years. Coral was a good bowler competing in many of the Club Championships and Pennants. Her bowling achievements were; Novice Singles 2000, Minor Singles 2005, and runner up Club Fours 2005. Also Coral was in the winning Grade 6

Pennant team in 2002. The Guard of Honour by her bowling friends and members of the Old Bar community acknowledged the love and respect of all who knew her as a real genuine friend on and off the green.

Port Macquarie City were saddened by the passing of Ivy Cooper on March 23, 2012 at the age of 96. Ivy joined Lambton Park ladies club in 1959 and won her first of many bowling championships in the Newcastle District. She transferred to our club in 1988 and won Singles in 1990 and Triples in 1996. Loved and admired by all members.

Raymond Terrace members were saddened by the passing of very Special Past Secretary Jean Neal, aged 71. Jean joined Raymond Terrace in June 2004 and was a very efficient and dedicated Secretary for the last six years, organising a lot of excursions for us all. During her illness she came to the club on her ‘good days’ which enabled her to get out of the house and meet up with friends. A service was held at Wallsend with the members forming a guard of Honour and the ladies of the club catering afterwards. We will really miss Jean, a lovely lady who left us too early in life. Vale Jean.

It was with great sadness that members of Taree Railway Institute WBC farewelled their friend and fellow bowler Thelma Burdekin on December 22, 2011. Thel was a very popular person and an excellent bowls player taking part in Pennants and Championships. Thel was always a pleasant willing worker when a job needed to be done. Thel will be sadly missed by her fellow bowlers. Condolences go to all of Thel’s family. MAY-JUNE 2012


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