16th August 19 - Another club has spruiked themselves for the season, a real up and coming club wanting success if you want to change clubs and be a part of something potentially very special.
15th August 19 - A club getting a few recruits to build them up
15th August 19 - Mosman Park have sent through details of their gala day
15th August 19 - Another club is looking for a greenkeeper, this time south of the river at East Fremantle
14th August 19 - Mt Lawley Consistency Singles is coming up, the Fours are full so just the singles left. Remember this year the qualifying is played over 4 days and the synthetic will not be used. The grass is looking the best it's looked for years, only 48 spots left as well so it should be a great year, weather permitting we should see a great series.
14th August 19 - The Cockburn Legends carnival on 22nd September is coming up
13th August 19 - Doubleview have sent through details of their Calcutta Split Fours on the Sunday prior to Melbourne Cup
13th August 19 - The Cambridge event was played last weekend, who was the winner?
13th August 19 - A bowler is leaving our state to play in the NT
13th August 19 - Graeme Archell from the Victoria Park-Carlisle Bowling Club is undertaking a very worthwhile cause. More details in the news section.
13th August 19 - The draw for the Champion of Champions sigles has been released. Our very own Dave Rankin and Noelene Abe will be WA representatives. This year it is being played at South Perth from October 9th to 11th, so we should try and get as many suuporters there as we can and cheer hard for WA teammates. Here is the draw.
13th August 19 - I haven't really got a category for this event from Osborne Park, it's an event held on the third Monday of every month for Over 50's, Mixed Drawn Versatility Fours. So I put it on my calendar of events. flyer can be found here
12th August 19 - Congratulations to Kristina Krstic for being selected to represent the Jackaroos at the upcoming Moama Pairs event for Women on August 20th to 23rd, we wish her all the best. Full news story here
10th August 19 - More gala day information, this one from Wanneroo
10th August 19 - Another player movement, this time a former player goes back to Spearwood
10th August 19 - Innaloo have sent details of their recent country carnival
10th August 19 - Another club has sent through their marketing pitch to join there club. I am happy to post any club, if you want to sell your club to other bowlers, please feel free to send your spiel.
10th August 19 - We have got a letter about the midweek changes
8th August 19 - Thinking of changing clubs? Doubleview have sent through their slogan for the season ahead.
8th August 19 - And it looks like a huge recruit to Doubleview as well, and International player with loads of promise
8th August 19 - Some very good news for Sorrento
6th August 19 - Northam have sent through details of their Mens Fours and Dudley have an Everest qualifying to compete in.
5th August 19 - Another 2 winners from Bassendean progress to the zone finals at South Perth on the 25th August, with only 2 more scheduled BPL qualifying games left, Mandurah on Friday night and South Perth on Sunday, they are your last chance to qualify.
4th August 19 - More transfers over the weekend, again involving Osborne Park and Bassendean
4th August 19 - The Australian PBA qualifiers was completed over the weekend in Mandurah, again well done to Dave Rankin and helpers for getting this completed. Our final qualifiers are below, well done to Hailey, Blake and Marcus as our Western Australians that will get a trip overseas.
29th July 19 - The PBA has been played and we have some qualifiers. an awesome weekend jam packed with games and high quality singles games. Well done to Dave Rankin and all his helpers Mel Rankin, Pam Chalmers, Marcus Sear, Jeff Hewton and Sally Wilke and to the Rossmoyne Bowling for hosting the event. Qualifiers aere listed below -DIRECT ENTRY
2nd August 19 - The Midweek are already causing some discussion, The first of what might be a few letters
1st August 19 - A young country bowler is on the move to the big smoke
1st August 19 - The season is just around the corner and when that happens, the Summaer Carnivals and Gala Days start to hit the inbox. Halls Head have sent details of their gala day.
1st August 19 - A state player is on the move
31st July 19 - Bowls WA have announced the WA Juniors side for the competition beginning October 1st at Bendigo in Victoria. Good luck to our juniors!
31st July 19 - Huge news coming out of Osborne Park
30th July 19 - Osborne Park are requiring the services of a greenkeeper as Richard Cox has moved to Warwick.
30th July 19 - At the AGM last Saturday, about 40 metro clubs were in attendance and one item was the changes to Midweek competition next year. Heres is a Q&A that bowlers might have about the competition, it will be the first pennant compeitition in Australia that will be a sets based comp. It will be fascinating to see if it is a success or a failure.
30th July 19 - Only 4 more chances to qualify for a BPL spot and a chance for a trip to Queensland to represent WA. They are at Bunbury 2nd August, Bassendean 4th August, Mandurah 9th August and South Perth on the 11th August. Enter now, only $20 per head, click the links to take you to the entry area.
29th July 19 - Quinns Rocks continue to build on their playing stocks.
24th July 19 - Results from the recent Leeming Mixed Fours carnival, thanks to Jim Newton for the report and photos.
24th July 19 - Merriwa are looking for players to help build club up in both players and club culture, all bowlers welcome, male and female.
24th July 19 - Eaton have a 2 day carnival in September with some good prizemoney if you are free and want a game
21st July 19 - The Leeming Mens carnival has had a change of dates, now on the 25th August, and also another Ladies carnival at Warwick coming up
21st July 19 - Leeming has a 2-day Ladies carnival in September
19th July 19 - A new event to the calendar at Merriwa every Monday for a 3 bowl pairs, if successful will run every Monday all year round.
19th July 19 - Mosman Park land their big recruit
18th July 19 - A multiple state title winner passed away last weekend
17th July 19 - Been loads of chat about a high level player, where is he off to?
16th July 19 - Leeming have sent through their details for their carnival in September and Innaloo country carnival only 2 weeks away, still some spots left, the season only a handful of months away be good to start dusting off those bowls and finding some undercover/synthetic tournaments before the grass greens are ready
16th July 19 - The side was announced today from Bowls WA
13th July 19 - News has leaked about the composition of the next Perth Suns line up
13th July 19 - A big tournament announced this week from Bowls WA
10th July 19 - The PBA commences in a couple of weeks and the draws have been done. The PBA qualifiers will get a chance to get a trip overseas to compete in either the Scottish Open (Scotland), World Singles (England), World Pairs (England) or the International Open (England). Click the link for the full draw. The event will be played at Rossmoyne Bowling Club on the weekend of the 27th and 28th July if you want to see some good quality singles games.
9th July 19 - BPL games are continuing to be played despite the recent bad weather, still heaps of venues coming up for your chance to qualify
9th July 19 - Details have sent through for the Kardinya Shots up, Osborne Park Everest qualifying, Inglewood July Carnival and the Bassendean Spring Fours
9th July 19 - An ex-Bassndean member who hasn't lived in this state for a while has passed away
6th July 19 - Another Neilsen on the move
5th July 19 - Bassendean get another tonight as they build a list with plenty of depth
4th July 19 - The traditional opening event of the season, the Mt Lawley Consistency details have been released, both the Fours and the Singles.
3rd July 19 - Another one leaves Wanneroo.
2nd July 19 - More good news for Bassendean as a player from another club joins them.
2nd July 19 - Another member of a club has sadly passed away recently.
1st July 19 - A popular member of Hilton Park has sadly passed away
1st July 19 - Good news for Bassendean as they get a favourite son to return to them
29th June 19 - Some more activity in the bowls world as teams try and finalise their teams for the season, this time a player returns to his team of last year
27th June 19 - there's been a lot of talk around about the future of Rooster Wishart at Mosman Park, so what is the latest? Also quite independently have received an about the season ahead for Mosman Park in the CLUB NEWS page
27th June 19 - I got an email from Barry Kennewell, President of the Kalbarri Bowling Club to advise the club is closing it's grass green and converting to synthetic and they have some items for sale relating to the equipment for the grass.
26th June 19 - A wet weekend last week saw a cancellation, this weekend is the carnival at Quinns and also Cambridge on Sunday. Entries shut tonight, it's not too late to enter!
25th June 19 - More events for your Winter bowling, this time 2 events at Stirling to get away from the wind and the rain on Mondays and Saturdays
23rd June 19 - Cambridge have announced a big $4k prize pool for their Winter Fours
22nd June 19 - Two well known bowls families are in mourning this weekend with the passing of Pat Caffell and Nancy Bresland
20th June 19 - Manning have set this through for 2 spots in The Everest to be played in October -We have another two spots this year for the Everest Singles at Dudley Park so we are running 2 qualifying events
19th June 19 - For those that may not be aware, Western Australias Matthew Ngui from the Fremantle Bowling Club is currently representing Singapore in the Asia Pacific Championships being played on the Gold Coast. He is playing the Singles and the Pairs. Good luck Matt!! All results can be found by clicking the link here.
19th June 19 - I'm not sure how to categorise this event as an upcoming or a winter weekly, but Osborne Park will be holding an over 50's Drawn Fours on the third Monday of every month, any gender, cost will be $20 each at 9am for 9.30 start. Ring the club to enter on 93491188.
17th June 19 - Peter Wachmer has some bowls for sale for a friend, if you are looking for a new set for next season.
16th June 19 - Wonthella have sent details of their carnival in August
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.
16th June 19 - Some high level players are leaving North Beach
14th June 19 - Warnbro have also sent some details about their very enticing carnival in August
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
14th June 19 - Inglewood have sent details of their carnival on the 30th June
12th June 19 - Sorrento welcome another into their nest
11th June 19 - Leeming have sent details of their mixed event in July.
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
10th June 19 - Spearwood active in the off season as they see another transfer to their club
10th June 19 - A letter about the Midweek changes.
7th June 19 - Manning have confirmed another move to their club for next season.
6th June 19 - A response to the letter about the state selection process.
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
2nd June 19 - Have received a couple of letters about the midweek changes, also getting a lot of feedback here in Queensland about them
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.