FOR SALE

17th June 19 - Peter Wachmer has some bowls for sale for a friend, if you are looking for a new set for next season.

UPCOMING

16th June 19 - Wonthella have sent details of their carnival in August

CLUB NEWS

16th June 19 - Mark Gill from the Fremantle Bowling Club has sent a letter about his club, it's a club on the rise that's for sure.

RUMOURS

16th June 19 - Some high level players are leaving North Beach

UPCOMING

14th June 19 - Warnbro have also sent some details about their very enticing carnival in August

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

14th June 19 - Tis the last day of the Australian Open, the Mens Singles and Womens Pairs will be played today live on SBS, and unfortunately Kristina Krstic won't be featuring after she went down in a nailbiter by 1 shot yesterday. So unfortunately a WA player won't be featuring this year but I think it has been a successful tournament for us, a massive contingent of bowlers from all levels flew over and competed hard and got some massive experience from it to bring back home for the next season.
Thanks for everyone for their kind words about the updates, my tireless wife was extremely helpful in getting the scores on the sheet while I was playing, and sometimes when I wasn't, and a few people have taken the time to send an email to me, so that's very kind of them, it was fun doing it and we will do it all again next year!
Our best performed people in each category were:

Mens Singles - Cody Packer
Womens Singles - Kristina Krstic
Mens Pairs - Ben Garratt, Brad Ball
Womens Pairs - Kristina Krstic
Mens Fours - Blake Nairn
Womens Fours - Kristina Krstic, Therese Hastings
Over 60s Mens Pairs - Ian Hastings, Steve Vinci
Over 60s Womens Pairs - Rhonda Prosser, Deborah Rhine
Juniors - Jack East, Marcus Simpson

UPCOMING

14th June 19 - Inglewood have sent details of their carnival on the 30th June

RUMOURS

12th June 19 - Sorrento welcome another into their nest

UPCOMING

11th June 19 - Leeming have sent details of their mixed event in July.

WINTER WEEKLIES

11th June 19 - A few extra Winter events if you want to play at some different venues to keep in touch in the off season. from Cockburn and Kardinya

RUMOURS

10th June 19 - Spearwood active in the off season as they see another transfer to their club

LETTERS

10th June 19 - A letter about the Midweek changes.

RUMOURS

7th June 19 - Manning have confirmed another move to their club for next season.

LETTERS

6th June 19 - A response to the letter about the state selection process.

RUMOURS

6th June 19 - Sounds like Mandurah have picked up a few handy players for the season ahead, but Manning also gained a very handy duo from the country, and a player returning to Spearwood

LETTERS

2nd June 19 - Have received a couple of letters about the midweek changes, also getting a lot of feedback here in Queensland about them

VALE

1st June 19 - A well known bowls watcher has passed away, I didn't know Bomma Provost well, our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

NEWS

29th May 19 - Who has seen the changes to Men Midweek pennants, Ladies Saturday pennant and the weather meters? It seems opinions are varied from euphoric yes, euphoric no, to maybe tinker a couple of things to get it right. What do you think? The article is here on the Bowls WA website.

RESULTS

29th May 19 - The 1st day of the Blue Opal singles has been played today with a handful of WA players using this as a warm up to the Australian open. Results were:

Russell Tyrrell v Jade Groenewege 6-25
Scott O'Brien v David Ferguson 17-25
Dean Tinley v Barrie Lester 11-25
Russell Bates v Danny Knight 25-16
Russell Bates v Sean Ingham (not sure of the score but Bates did go down)

RUMOURS

29th May 19 - Not sure it's a rumour but someone returning to the state, but will they return to bowls?

UPCOMING

29th May 19 - It's the long weekend next weekend, if you want a game on the 3rd then Cockburn have sent through details of their day of bowls

VALE

27th May 19 - The funeral for Cliff Graybrook is being held today at 1pm at Pinnaroo, and then a wake at the Bedford Bowling Club

19th May 19 - Sad news yesterday coming out of Bedford

BPL

26th May 19 - This weekend saw 3 BPL events played with 5 teams at Scarborough on Saturday, 4 teams at Mt Lawley and 7 teams at Harvey on Sunday. Well done to Samuel Scott at Scarborough - Mark Masel, Laurie Kelly and Keith Scott at Mt Lawley and Darren Wilkinson at Harvey for getting to the next stage.

RESULTS - Indoors qualifying

26th May 19 - Congratulations to Ross Pringle, Blake Nairn and Charlie Slavich for the guys and Kristina Krstic and Julieanne Summers for the gals who will be representing WA in the Australian Indoors being played in August at Tweed Heads.

26th May 19 - The first day of the Mens Indoor qualifying was completed at Cockburn, we are down to the finalists for 2 and the semi finals for the third. The Ladies play their qualifying today. results can be found here

BPL

25th May 19 - South Perth have sent their flyer for thier BPL being played on the 16th June. Enter online by fllowing my links.

UPCOMING

25th May 19 - The annual Country Carnival at Innaloo has been announced, this is a popular event so get in fast

WINTER WEEKLIES

23rd May 19 - Manning have been playing their Jackpot Pairs on a Friday now for a couple of weeks and the jackpot now stands at $490, if you are looking for a game on Friday afternoons

CHANGING CLUBS?

22nd May 19 - If you're not happy in your current clubs climate, Inglewood have sent through this ad for their club

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

21st May 19 - Bowls Australia have mentioned there have been some changes to the draws, so if you are going to Queensland next week maybe check your draw. For all your Aust Open news I will try and update daily with all the WA players results

UPCOMING

21st May 19 - Vic Park Carlisle require 6 more teams for their champagne breakfast carnival on Sunday, so if you can rustle up a team then let them know you will be there!

BPL

20th May 19 - Gosnells got 4 teams to their event onm Sunday, don't know the full teams yet but will try and get them. Don't forget this weekend is Scarborough on Saturday and Harvey or Mt Lawley on Sunday. It's a fun format and not too late to enter. Click the links on the BPL page to enter your team.

RESULTS

19th May 19 - Congratulations to Blake Nairn and Pam Chalmers in winning this year State Mixed Pairs. The Osborne Park team dominated the tournament, only dropping 1 set on the way to the win, that was in the semi final against Wally Harvey and Shaan Saunders. They defated Rob Tiller and Linda Warburton, they beat last years winners in Glenn Pauling and Lee Poletti. Till and Warburton also not dropping a set until the final in a good tournament as well. It seemed quite popular with the players and I did hear that Bowls WA are hopeful we can get to 128 entries next year and make the 1st round Sections of 4.

19th May 19 - The State Mixed Pairs 1st round was played yesterday, finals are today at Bassendean starting at 9.30am. We are down to the quarter finals after a record 98 teams commenced. Results can be found here.

RUMOURS

16th May 19 - Another player joining Kardinya

RUMOURS

16th May 19 - Just a rumour at this stage as I havent been able to confim but it appears as though an ex-Kardinya player is returning

BPL

16th May 19 - Our first BPL game has been played at South Perth, and Quinns Rocks have sent thru details of their BPL event in June. Thye have certainly given that day a lot of thought and created a carnival type experience. Scarborough is on this weekend if they got the numbers, if you want to form a team and have a go, find a venue and enter, only $20 a player and a chance to get a free trip to Queensland and represent WA!

RESULTS - Wonthella Carnival

13th May 19 - Wonthella have sent through their winners from the weekend carnival

CLUB NEWS

13th May 19 - A couple more best and fairests from Doubleview and Warnbro

UPCOMING

13th May 19 - Kalgoorlie have sent details of their annual Spring Carnival in September, and also don't forget the Vic Park champagne breakfast in a couple of weeks, details for both in the upcomings area.

RESULTS - Masters Mixed Pairs

13th May 19 - It was the dynamic duo of Cody and Hailey Packer who took out this years inaugural Masters Mixed Pairs and they would be warm favourites to also take out the State Mixed Pairs commencing this weekend.

DRAWS

9th May 19 - The Mixed events have been released, both the State Pairs and the Mixed Masters, and also the Australian Open for 2019 came out today we have 75 entrants in the Singles for both ladies and men, a massive WA contingent. I will be attending this year but I will try and do daily results like the last couple of years. I have created a new page dedicated only for the Australian Open, and you will also find there the 2017 and 2018 scores to reminisce.

CLUB NEWS

9th May 19 - A couple of clubs have sent me details of their best and fairest for the year. Happy to put any clubs winners if they want to send me the details.

BPL

6th May 19 - Another flyer for a BPL qualifying, this one at Brookton. Details and the flkyer can be found here

RUMOURS

6th May 19 - Kardinya get a very handy pick up early in the off season

RESULTS

6th May 19 - The Ladies Masters Triples was played over the weekend. Who won it?

VALE

6th May 19 - A long time Vic Park player has succumbed to his illness

NEWS

3rd May 19 - The Bowls Australia rankings were released this week and it is great news for WA's Kristina Krstic who sits on top in the Women, a fantastic achievement really because WA people are just unable to play in the volume of events that the Eastern states players can play in. Daniel Brown is the leading male player and he sits in 46th spot. The full article can be found here..

UPCOMING

2nd May 19 - It's late notice but Gosnells have a Australia bowls Ranking carnival this weekend and still looking for more teams if you are free

NEWS - RSL Bowls

1st May 19 - The state titles have been completed, and WA were in with a huge chance going in to the last game

29th Apr 19 - The first day of competition has been completed.

28th Apr 19 - The RSL is having their state titles at the Deer Park Bowling Club in Victoria. Matthew Ngui will be sending regular reports about their progress during the week long bowls.

RUMOURS

1st May 19 - Our first rumour of the off season, someone moving from one PL club to another

RESULTS

28th Apr 19 - The Champion of Champions for the men, women and novices is being played this weekend. The link to the results sheet can be found here.

ADVERTISORS

28th Apr 19 - Todd Winchester, the son-in-law of Peter Turpin a well known bowler at the Bedford and Bassendean Bowling Club, is a concretor and is offering 10% off any bowler who mentions Bowls 360 and gets some work done with him. So if you need some concreting done, this is a great opportunity to support the site and get some benefits as well.

VALE

28th Apr 19 - A well known ladies player from Gosnells has sadly passed away

RUMOURS

28th Apr 19 - We did hear a strong rumour that the Melville ladies which got promoted to the Premier League were moving to Fremantle Bowling Club. The Melville Ladies President has written to deny the rumour, it is completely untrue and they are looking forward to playing in the PL next season

WINTER WEEKLIES

28th Apr 19 - Had a couple more events sent to me, but also Bowls WA have released their calendar which is a bit more comprehensive than mine, but no reason why between the 2 of us we can't cover everything! The link is here.

UPCOMING

24th Apr 19 - Sorrento have lifted the restriction on 2 teams from the 1 club, but you still need to form a side from your own club mates, so if you want to play in this tournament, let the organisers know!

UPCOMING

19th Apr 19 - If you want to bowl on ANZAC day, it's not too late to enter this event at Vic Park Carlisle

BPL

19th Apr 19 - BPL qualifying is on again this year, there seems to be a reduction in venues but still plenty of opportunity to qualify and represent WA in a trip to the BPL in Queensland in November. More details can be found by clicking here, I will start to populate the BPL page with results and information in the coming weeks.

DRAWS

19th Apr 19 - A few draws have recently been released, including the Champion of champion singles, the Novice singles and also the Bowling Arm State Singles.

RESULTS

18th Apr 19 - The annual Harry Snook Pairs played at North Perth was run and woin on Sunday.

CLUB NEWS

18th Apr 19 - Merriwa are hosting a dinner dance, with the proceeds going to Legacy. Full details can be found here.

WINTER WEEKLIES

18th Apr 19 - Starting to get a few more "winter weeklies" sent to me, if you are looking for a game any day of the week, be sure to check out the calendar of events to see what is on.

CLUB NEWS

18th Apr 19 - If you didn't see the news article on Bowls WA about the developments at Fremantle Bowling Club, check out the link here

14th Apr 19 - Well I'm going to get in early, but it seems another really positive series for the WA Men and Women when the Sides Series wrapped up today. The Ladies finished a very creditable 3rd place, losing to Victoria, Queensland and NSW who eventually won the Trophy. The Powerhouse states were just too good, but especially the Krstic and Morss tinks who both won 5 games were very good. Helen Morss especially must have had a good series as she was adjudged the best player of the series.

The men also had a frustrating series and on face value you would think 2 wins and 6th position would be a fail, but again we took it up to everyone and had winning opportunities against Tasmania and Queensland, and despite being well down in the games against NSW and Vic, fought back and played out all 63 ends. You cannot fault their endeavour and I really do think we are not far away in both the Ladies and the Men in winning this one day soon. Cody Packer and his rink only losing 1 game and finishing 5th overall an exceptional effort. Debutant player Russell Bates outstanding with his leading and he was given the player of the series award for the Men.

Well done to all 24 players, to the selectors and coaches alike. Plenty to build on for October 2020 when the next series is played.

NEWS

WA Men
WA 50 (0.5) def by SA 59 (5.5)
WA 63 (5) def ACT 57 (1)
WA 54 (2) def by Tas 55 (4)
WA 55 (1) def by NSW 62 (5)
WA 79 (6) def NT 45 (0)
WA 54 (3) drew Qld 54 (2)
WA 54 (0.5) def by Vic 64 (5.5)
SKIPS: C Packer 4 wins 2 draws, D Rankin 3 wins, J Slavich 3 wins
FINISHED 6TH OVERALL, 2 wins, 4 losses and a draw, but no loss more than 10 shots

WA Women
WA 91 (5) def SA 58 (1)
WA 67 (5.5) def ACT 49 (0.5)
WA 58 (6) def Tas 38 (0)
WA 46 (0) def by NSW 84 (6)
WA 95 (6) def NT 33 (0)
WA 54 (0.5) def by Qld 82 (5.5)
WA 50 (2) def by Vic 68 (4)
SKIPS: K Krstic 5 wins 1 draw, H Morss 5 wins, L Featherby 2 wins 1 draw
FINISHED 3RD OVERALL, 4 wins, 3 losses

9th Apr 19 - Our state side has caught the plane on their way to the Ettalong Bowling Club for the Sides Series starting on Thursday the 11th April. They will play 2 x test matches against SA for their annual cup, and interestingly will play them first up on Thursday when the real stuff starts. Bowls Australia will be showing a game live each test, not sure how many our WA guys and girls will feature in them but hopefully they can get some early wins on the board which will ensure we see more of them during the 4 days.
If you want to keep track of the scores, Perth Pennants have created a google docs sheet, which you cn click here.

UPCOMING

10th Apr 19 - Couple of late withdrawals means there’s some very rare spots for teams available in the prestigious, exclusive, coveted Shackleton carnival this weekend! Let Kris Birch know if you can field a team and he will notify the event organisers. Accommodation can be provided free of charge

WINTER WEEKLY

8th Apr 19 - Now that the season is over a few clubs have sent me their details for their weekly winter events. You'll find them in the tournaments tab under 'Winter Weeklies'

NEWS

8th Apr 19 - I have been getting the club singles winners but happy to also let our viewers know of their club champion as well, I think most clubs would have a vote style system to arrive at a club champ so if you want to broadcast your clubs winner for the year, I'll add an extra column next to the singles winners. I have had a couple sent to me, well done to Shane Loftus who won the award at Sorrento and Dan Nicholls at Bassendean.

MENS SATURDAY RESULTS

7th Apr 19 - A Summary of the 1st division finals can be found below:

Finals - with some reviews

All the flag winners can be found below -

1st Division Premier League - Doubleview
1st Division White - Mosman Park
1st Division Blue - Bassendean
2nd Division - Manning
3rd Division - Nollamara
4th Division - Sorrento
5th division - Claremont
6th division - South Perth

MENS ROUND 18 TEAMS

4th April 2019 - All your finals teams and games can be found here

Finals - with previews

NEWS

4th Apr 19 - Joondalup and Quinns Rocks have joined forces and will be holding a junior coaching session on tuesday the 9th April. more information in the news area.

ADVERTISORS

3rd Apr 19 - Scott Aungier has become a franchisee of Jims Skip Bins, always good to have someone who can get a skip bin and clean out some of that accumulating crap from your bowling club or house. Mention the site and Scotty will try and help you out in some capacity

UPCOMING

3rd Apr 19 - A variety of events have landed on my desk including the Masters Mixed Pairs, Guilderton Mixed Fours and a reminder for the Harvey event in 2 weeks

LETTERS

2nd Apr 19 - A letter about how the composition of the state side could be formed in the future.

LETTERS

2nd Apr 19 - aaaaand some responses

2nd Apr 19 - Got a letter about the dress code of state events

RESULTS - Fremantle Bowling Club

1st Apr 19 - The result of the Fremantle Split Fours event held over the weekend

COUNTRY

1st Apr 19 - Some country news from Wings Evans, firstly the results at the South West Bowling League and also in the club news area, the winner of the Busselton singles.

TIPPING - State Singles

28th Mar 19 - Remember them? I had forgotten about them until a gentle push by an anonymous reader reminded me that I hadn't yet posted the tipping results. So here they are!

79 shane loftus
76 Terry Cranswick
75 JEFF EATON, Jeremy Thomas
73 Murray Beaker, Andrew Foster
72 Greg Reagan, Ash Sharp, Brad Gillingham, Kellie Nairn, Greg Taylor
71 keith strahan, Nick Reagan, Pat Caffell, Rod Z, Paul Sinden, Santa Claus, PAUL GERDTZ
70 Ross Bolton, Anthony Einfeld, Blake Nairn, Gareth Hill, Mark Wunnenberg, Travis Ingram, Gary Ashworth, Bruce Fullagar, Lloyd McKay, Saffronne Alden
69 Sally Wilke, Phil Hutchinson, Mac Hughes, Gavin Faulkner, john slavich, Drew Daley, Ted Alden, robert watterson
68 Grant Nicol, robert watterson, Shane Smith, Shane Boyd, David Newton, Brad Ball
67 Simon Alden, Marty Atkins, Luke Bolton, David Park, dave stanik, Aaron Goulden, Louie Beurteaux, Nigel Minchin
66 Tyrone Alberti, Dale Marsland, Kris Birch, Scott Walker, Dave Snelgar, jack sgarlata, Corey Bessant
65 Peter Wachmer, max carmichael, Nev Stevens, Wally Harvey, Cody Packer, Cam Harris
64 Bill Fraser, Del Evans, Jamie Coghlan, Shane Anning, matt bolton, Brett Tie, Jibba , James Stewart, Phillip Park
63 Richard Aitken
62 Debby Watson, Rawley Lang, Dean Calvo
61 David Malkin, Sean C, Jovan Krstic, Wayne Olive, Arthur Bartlett, Tarquin McElvenny, Warwick Neville
60 Ron Monge, ian cornthwaite, Wayne Molloy
59 Eddy Hammond, Peter Wachmer
59 Steve Diable, Daniel Brown, Mike Bessant
58 Paul Loveland
57 Eddy Hammond
56 Michael Rickard, Joe McGinlay
55 Arthur Cousins
54 Ray Povey
53 neil minchin
51 Beau Manton
48 laurie johnson, Steve Cavanagh
46 Kirsty Brown

WOMENS COUNTRYWEEK

28th Mar 19 - The Womens Countryweek has started this week, the Fours and Pairs sectional has been completed. Singles start today at various venues. Click here for the full results

MENS ROUND 18 TEAMS

28th March 19 -

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

INTERNATIONS

27th Mar 19 - Internations bowls is on again this year, being held at Rossmoyne on May the 4th and 5th. It is a great tournament and all funds raised over the 2 days go towards the PMH, which probably now means the new Childrens Hospital. They have a web page and Wally Harvey is asking all players involved and anyone else interested to check out the website here, check their details and also to supply a photo of themselves to use on the website. Wally can be contacted on 0425318169 or send your photo of yourself wearing your club shirt to him on that number for use on the site.

FOR SALE

27th Mar 19 - Willetton has closed it's grass green and converting to a synthetic surface, and so they have a variety of equipment for sale. More details in the for sale area

LETTERS

25th Mar 19 - My table below shows that maybe I have bowls with bias, according to this letter writer

NEWS

24th Mar 19 - An amazing scoreline at the Bassendean v Morley game, since my records began in 2009, and I am missing the 2016 season, but since then no-one has scored over 50 shots in a game of Premier League and no-one has won by more than the 39 shots that Dan Nicholls and his rink won by. I'm guessing the 92 shot win would have to be one of the most ever, and also the 202 shots scored in the game some sort of record as well.
( I did receive a phone call to say that they recalled a game between Cockburn and maybe North Beach where Steve Srhoy won 52 - ??. It's highly probable 54 shots scored on the weekend won't be the only occasion in history that a rink has scored 50 shots or more, but since my records began in 2009 it is. Over the Winter it is my hope to go back further and get some more years history)
Below is a table of winning margins since 2009 in the Premier League of over 30 shots, special mentions to Chris Margin and Tom Reid who scored 40 shots or more but won by 29.

SkipperOppostionGameShots ForShots AgMargin Season
D NichollsW MitchellBassendean vs Morley5415392018/19 ***
R HumphrysonR Butler (played 1 short)Wanneroo vs Morley467392017/18
R HeatonS StokesYokine vs Morley436372009/10
B AxfordJ O'DonohoeBassendean vs Wanneroo437362013/14
C PackerD ComrieOsborne Park vs Kardinya4611352017/18
E MartinJ SlavichWanneroo vs Doubleview427352015/16
D ComrieM MitchellKardinya vs Manning405352017/18
D TrewhellaA ProvostDoubleview vs Vic Park406342009/10
J BereczS DaviesInnaloo vs Stirling429332014/15
M MitchellA CocodisManning vs Kardinya397322015/16
D TrewhellaP BrotherstonStirling vs Cockburn386322013/14
M DouthieA BarronWanneroo vs Morley375322017/18
R MoyleM AbonnelDoubleview vs Kardinya398312017/18
N StevensN CostelloOsborne Park vs Wanneroo388302015/16
D TrewhellaMangellDoubleview vs Morley366302009/10
G EvansT SmallacombeOsborne Park vs Cambridge366302012/13
G EvansR HeatonOsborne Park vs Yokine355302009/10
C MarginS AungierBassendean vs Morley4112292018/19 ***
T ReidM ZusmanVictoria Park vs Cockburn4011292015/16

LETTERS

23rd Mar 19 - Have received a letter about the Mens 2nd division and under state events.

UPCOMING

21st Mar 19 - Some tournaments at Sorrento, North Perth and Halls Head have been sent to me

CALENDAR - Winter Weeklies

21st Mar 19 - With the season end fast approaching, we have receieved our first Winter Weekly comp, this one at Como on a Wednesday. If you're club is goint to be having a Winter Weekly, comp send to me the flyer and some details and I'll be happy to post in this area.

VALE

21st Mar 19 - A long time Nollamara bowler has sadly passed away, also a long time Bassendean bowler has also passed away.

FOR SALE

19th Mar 19 - New laws surrounding the bowling arm and being able to use it without the requirement of a doctors certificate means I think we may see more and more of them around. To that end, a lady by the name of Joanne Yakovina makes covers for them. More info the For Sale area

COUNTRY - South East Bowling League

19th Mar 19 - The South East Bowling League start ther final series this weekend with Narembeen Gold playing Narembeen Maroon in the 2nd semi final and Corrigin Gold play Civic Blue in the 1st semi final.

COUNTRY - Batavia Bowling League

19th Mar 19 - A report from their finals series played on the weekend, thanks to Joe Criddle for sending it through

14th Mar 19 - A great story to come out of the Batavia League

LADIES 1st Division finals

20th Mar 19 - A summary of the Ladies 1st division finals -

Premier League
Osborne Park 61 (6) def Mundaring 51 (0)
Mosman Park 57 (6) def Manning 46 (0)
Manning 65 (5) def Osborne Park 52 (1)
GF - Manning 77 (5) def Mosman Park 48 (1)

1st White
North Beach 62 (5) def Manning 56 (1)
Thornlie 66 (5) def Melville 42 (1)
North Beach 68 (5) def Melville 61 (1)
GF - North Beach 69 (5) def Thornlie 55 (1)

1st Green North
Wanneroo 84 (6) def Scarborough 40 (0)
Sorrento 60 (4) def Warwick1 53 (2)
Scarborough 59 (4) def Sorrento 51 (2)
GF - Wanneroo 63 (4.5) def Scarborough 50 (1.5)

1st Green South
Manning 73 (6) def Gosnells 50 (0)
Willetton 77 (6) def Rockingham 52 (0)
Gosnells 58 (5) def Willetton 56 (1)
GF - Gosnells 61 (5) def Manning 49 (1)

RUMOURS

18th Mar 19 - Last week I printed a letter about the potential of the promotions to Premier League for the Ladies next year. A rumour to come from that.

COUNTRY - Avon Bowling League

18th Mar 19 - Thanks to Trevor Gerrard for sending this report of finals action in the Avon Bowling League -

The finals weekend for the Avon Valley Bowling League saw the York Bowling Club successful in both first and second division grand finals.
In the second division finals series York were the winners against Northam in the elimination final, and Beverley prevailed in the major semi against Dowerin. York good form continued,and after accounting for Dowerin in the preliminary final, fought a won a close encounter against Beverley in the final.
In the first division, a three shot win to York over Dowerin saw them leapfrog the table leaders into the grand final. Meanwhile, Goomalling hosted Northam in the elimination game. Northam were successful and set up a preliminary final. Dowerin rebounded from the semi final loss to beat Northam and earnt a rematch against York in the final.
The 8 shot victory to York was typical of the close rivalry of these two club over recent years and capped off a successful year for the AVBL and,particularly, the York Bowling Club.

14th Mar 19 - More finals action in the country, this short summary in the Avon Bowling League

RESULTS - Doubleview Masters Fours

18th Mar 19 - Cody Packer and his team of Anthony Williams, Dale Marsland and Lewis Grigg have tuned up for the sides series with a decisive semi and grand final win. Full results can be found here

RESULTS - State Single Ladies

17th Mar 19 - Another awesome display of bowls by Kristina Krstic as she wins her 3rd singles title in 4 years with a decisive 25-6 win over Noelene Abe. In the semi finals Krstic defeated Laura Merz 25-20 in which was a fast high scoring game and Abe was victorius over Lisa Featherby, I'm not sure of the score for that one yet. Krstic really has stamped herself as the best female bowler in WA and let's hope she can push for more Australian representation and hopefully Commonwealth Games in 2022.

WANTED

16th Mar 19 - Mike Vitale and Otto Dawson are travelling to the Australian Open this year and want another WA pair to join them in the Fours. So if you have designs on playing in the Aus Open and also looking for some teammates, consider Mike Vitale. I'll post his number shortly.

LETTERS

14th Mar 19 - Thanks to Ken Pride who has already responded about this situation.

14th Mar 19 - Did receive an interesting letter during the week but wishes to remain anonymous and not to publish the letter. The contents of it are about the Ladies Premier League promotion demotion. As we all know a rule was enacted last year that prevented the Premier League in either mens or womens having more than 1 side in that comp. We see in White for the Ladies, the top 2 sides are Melville and Thornlie, 3rd and 4th placed Manning and North Beach are ineligible for promotion, and so Melville and Thornlie no matter what the result of the final achieve promotion. I proposed the question to Bowls WA about the mens, Mosman Park seem assured of promotion but what if Kardinya then earn promotion, does that mean the 9th placed side in PL gets a stay of execution? I was told no, the next best placed side in White will get that 2nd spot....continued in letters page

RESULTS - Ladies Singles Final

13th Mar 19 - It's been a while coming but "the much delayed Ladies State Singles finals will be held this Saturday commencing at 8.45am (roll up) at Yokine BC. The morning semi finals will see:

Laura Merz vs Kristina Krstic
Lisa Featherby vs Noelene Abe

The final will be held directly after these matches and be Live Streamed through the Bowls WA Facebook page.
Of course spectators are very welcome to watch what should be a great finale to the blue-ribbon ladies event."

Thanks to Ken Pride for sending this information through to me

UPCOMING

13th Mar 19 - Have received a couple of carnivals that need some teams, what looks like a great country carnival in Harvey, and also a really interesting concept from Eaton.

RESULTS - Merriwa Senior Masters Pairs

12th Mar 19 - Finals day has been played, so who won the Merriwa Senior Masters Pairs?

6th Mar 19 - Day 1b has been completed and we have our 8 teams ready to contest the knockout stages

4th Mar 19 - Day 1a has been completed and we have the first 4 winners to compete in the knockout stage next Monday the 11th

1st Mar 19 - Thanks to Ian Edgar for sending the draw for the upcoming Senior Masters Pairs. Results will also be sent after every days play. Click here for the draw.

DRAWS

10th Mar 19 - Day 1 is complete and we are down to 5 teams left to win the title. Click here for the full results.

7th Mar 19 - The draw for the Bethanie Doubleview Masters Fours has been released. Only 20 teams which is a shame but I'm sure the event will grow over time and become something that people strive to win again.

NEWS

10th Mar 19 - The national Australasian Fire Services Bowls Carnival was played at Halls Head and Port Bouvard, and Western Australias Bruce Walter took the singles title winning 25-24 over NSW bowler Bill Hitchcock. Well done Bruce! Also Andy Elmer and Mick Ryan rwinning the Pairs, also well done to them!

Not sure if the link will work but you can find some photos and all winners here

COUNTRY - Countryweek Results

9th Mar 19 - Countryweek has finished for another year, and what an amazing week by Justin Smith to get to the grand final in all 3 disciplines, winning 2 of them including the coveted singles title for the 2nd year in a row. A rough calculation is that he has probably played about 1500 bowls in the 8 days of competition, including the perfect game in the quarter final against Chalwell from Dudley Park 21-0 in 6 ends. Whilst I didn't see the final of the pairs or fours, the singles final against Russell Bates was a superb display of draw bowling by both players. Bates also making the final of the fours and the Round of 16 in the pairs to also have a very good week.
Smith won the pairs earlier in the day with his brother Aaron but were trumped in the final of the fours losing to the Dudley Park team of Brad Ball, Ben Garrett, Dave Appleton and Russell Bates. The Smith brothers were joined by Dad Haydn and regular Phil Jones, of course those 2 winning the state pairs this year.
Well done to Bassendean for hosting the finals, Bowls WA for staging and running the event as smoothly as possible, it makes it a long day when 1 player has got to all 3 of the finals but it all clicked along well and to all the Country bowlers for the support of this. Surely it is the hardest competition in the state to win, 168 sections in the singles alone say enough about the support the country bowlers give.
Full results can be found by clicking on the link below

1st Mar 19 - Keep abreast of all the Countryweek scores by clicking the link here.

NEWS

8th Mar 19 - Perth and Tatts have asked if any bowlers out there can lend a hand marking the games at the Australian Champs of the Vision Impaired, please contact Trevor Criddle on ph 0417 903091

26th Feb 19 - The Vision Impaired and Blind Bowlers of WA are hosting the Australian Championships in late April. If you wish to help in some capacity,and all help is greatly appreciated. Click here for more details.

MENS ROUND 15 TEAMS

7th March 19 -

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

UPCOMING

6th Mar 19 - Just a reminder that Morley is still looking for teams for Sunday, a tournament rich with history, this could be your year!

8th Feb 19 - The Morley Millions is on again this year in March

RESULTS - North Phil Atherton Triples

5th Mar 19 - One of the events played over the long weekend was this from North Perth, thanks to Ben Horwood for the report.

NEWS

4th Mar 19 - Divisions 4 to 6 now posted

3rd Mar 19 - With 4 games to go in Saturday pennants, not only is 1st division fighting for promotions and demotions. Thanks again for the bowler who has sent this quick summary of 2nd to 3rd division, more to come.

RESULTS - Merriwa Senior Masters Pairs

4th Mar 19 - Day 1a has been completed and we have the first 4 winners to compete in the knockout stage next Monday the 11th

1st Mar 19 - Thanks to Ian Edgar for sending the draw for the upcoming Senior Masters Pairs. Results will also be sent after every days play. Click here for the draw.

UPCOMING

3rd Mar 19 - Mannings regular mixed pairs is being held again on Easter Monday, I have played in this many times and it's a good way to spend a Monday and burn off the chocolate eggs and hot cross buns!

ADVERTISORS

1st Mar 19 - Another bowler is giving fellow bowlers a great deal for their product, this time it's Jeff Post from Shut up Roller Shutters. Jeff has kindly given bowlers a 10% on his prices, a great deal for sure! So if you need roller shutters, Jeff Post is the man to contact. His details can be found in the advertisors tab

UPCOMING

28th Feb 19 - North Perth want to advise they have 2 teams left to fill up their Phil Atherton Triples on Sunday. If you want a great day Triples bowls, give them a call and book in your team.

NEWS

26th Feb 19 - The annual city vs country game to be played at Osborne Parkand the teams for both sides have been announced. Play commences at 6.30pm and is usually a night of high standard bowls with some seriousness but also high enjoyment for players and spectators alike. If you want to see a quality hitout and want to support the city side composed of 3 rinks of the state side plus some invitees, come along to Osborne Park on Thursday.

METRO
State Team
M Mitchell, D Marsland, B Brandsma, R Bates
C Packer, A Williams, K McKay, L Grigg
D Rankin, D Brown, K McIlroy, S Walker
Invitation Team
S Alden, A Sharp, B Butler, G Faulkner
AJ Heal, S Loftus, W Holt, C Harris
S Novak, D Downey, P Davis, M Whitely
COUNTRY ALL STARS
M Simpson, M Ayres, G Keep, R Bates
H Smith, P Jones, G Main, R Moselle
J Sharp, M France, R Plant, R Schinzig
J Smith, M Pennington, C Russell, G Watson
P Manning, B King, T O'Brien, S O'Brien
R Tiller, B Ball, C Schell, J Cowie

LETTERS

26th Feb 19 - We did get a late submission for a state team, but by the time I have been able to post it, the actual state team has been announced. It seems to be a good side on paper but there is one name that everyone thought would be picked and hasn't been. I'm sure he knows the reason why, but they have a tough job and they can't select everyone.

The team as selected in rinks is as follows -

John Slavich (Doubleview), Matthew Mitchell (Emu Point), Bill Brandsma (Doubleview), Russell Bates (Dudley Park)
Cody Packer (Osborne Park), Anthony Williams (Manning), Kevin McKay (Kardinya), Lewis Grigg (Osborne Park)
Dave Rankin (Kardinya), Shane Knott (Manning), Kyle Mcilroy (Doubleview), Clive Adams (Cambridge)

25th Feb 19 - Another anonymous attempt at the make up of the state mens team to be announced today

24th Feb 19 - Someone else has sent their team

23rd Feb 19 - Craig Greenhalgh has had a crack at the state side being announced Monday.

CLUB NEWS

25th Feb 19 - Club singles winners starting to come in thick and fast, the latest being Wanneroo's winner, and the club has also asked if anyone wants to play in the Geoff Gunning Memorial Pairs on the Friday 22nd March, only 9 teams left.

RESULTS

25th Feb 19 - I didn't even realise the Ladies Masters Singles was on over the weekend, check out the link here for full results

NEWS

25th Feb 19 - The BPL starts again tonight with our very own Kristina Krstic, John Slavich and Shane Knott. The action is live every afternoon for us here in Perth on Foxtel, but you could do a 14 day subscription to Kayo Sports which has a free 14 day trial. Kayo sports replicates most of the Foxtel channels so if you like your sport then maybe Kayo would be a cheaper option anyway, but for the bowls, this could be a chance to watch the evening games for free! Click the link here for more details.

24th Feb 19 - The Blue North preview I forgot to upload on Friday, the link is now there and it's well worth the read.

UPCOMING

23rd Feb 19 - Quinns Rocks want to let everyone know about their carnival in May

ADVERTISORS

23rd Feb 19 - A member at the North Perth Bowling Club has written to me, he installs brick fencing and has a good deal for bowlers. Help out a fellow bowler if you are looking to have some fencing done to your home.
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RESULTS - Doubleview Masters Pairs

23rd Feb 19 - A belated congratulations are in order for John Slavich and Justin Opie who have won this years Doubleview Masters Pairs 21-14 over Osborne Parks Blake Nairn and Rob Lawrence. While I wasn't able to watch the game, I did see the scores as they updated and it appeared Slavich and Opie got away to a good start and were able to maintain that lead despite some good bowls from Nairn and Lawrence.

18th Feb 19 - The quarter finals are done, what an interesting set of teams. John Slavich with Justin Opie have been doing it fairly easy by the looks of it today winning 20-12 and 27-14, Opie on both occasions defeating his South Perth teammates. They play Alek Gryta and John Morgan after they giant slayed Bill Brandsma/Chris Lander 23-17 and then McIlroy/Thorn 16-15. Not a bad effort especially Morgan who doesn't play pennants anywhere.

The other semi finalists come from the power combination known for winning State Pairs although not with each other, Blake Nairn and Rob Lawrence firstly winning 22-5 and then 22-11 so they look like they have paired together nicely and destroying their opponents. Again they take on an unlikely opposition, Joe Rollnik and Karl Vandersluys firstly this morning defeating Alan Pryce and Blake Butler 19-13 and then AJ Heal and Peter Ker 17-13.

The first round of the knockouts is in, click here for scores

Full results can be found here

POLL

16th Feb 19 - While watching the recent State Singles final I posed the question if someone had tried playing blockers against Daniel Trewhella inan effort to take away his strength, and was told the blocker is the hardest shot to play. Is it? If we take away pressure situations such as drawing shot to win a state title or external factors such as heat, wind, rain etc, what do you think is the hardest shot to play in bowls?

LETTERS

16th Feb 19 - A letter was sent to me yesterday about what he perceives to be an unfair home ground advantage at one of our Metropolitan venues

CLUB NEWS - Singles winners

16th Feb 19 - I have been sent the winner of the Thornlie club singles and Melville.

RESULTS - Over 60's Singles

16th Feb 19 - Lee Poletti takes out the Womens over 60's Singles event. Congratulations are also in order! The link below will give you the full results for both the men and the women

14th Feb 19 - Congratulations to Gordon King on winning this years over 60's singles defeating Gary Keep the defending champion 21-15. Full results can be found here

NEWS

15th Feb 19 - The Bowls Show is on the air on 91.3 SportFM, 7am Saturday mornings with your hosts Gavin Faulkner, David Rankin, Lee Such and Steve West. This week, their phone guests are:

Gordon King, Osborne Park and Over 60's Singles - 7.20am
Scott Walker, South Perth and Reigning Doubleview Masters winner - 7.40am

They will also review last rounds pennant games (Mens and Womens) and preview the upcoming round and 2nd round Doubleview Masters Pairs

You can listen on the radio or through your computer at the link here.

MENS ROUND 13 TEAMS

14th February 19

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

DRAWS - Womens 100up Singles

14th Feb 19 - The draw has been released to be played next Wednesday the 20th Feb.

GALA

13th Feb 19 - For the small percentage of ladies that check the site, Kardinya are running their gala day again, this time on the 26th March

UPCOMING

12th Feb 19 - Just a reminder that this event is closing soon, and with only a few teams needed to max it out at 36, get your favourite female bowler or your wife and head along for a fun day on the green

24th Jan 19 - The annual Quick and the Dead at Victoria Park Carlisle is on again in Feb.