1st Oct 18 - Congratulations go to Sam Perica, Nick Lewis and Andrew Foster from Cambridge and Lisa Featherby, Linda Warburton and Renate Coote (Paul Walker) from Mosman Park for qualifying to the BPL played in November. The Mosman Park team doing it the easy way by winning all 3 games in their section, while Section 1 going into the last game really only 1 team was no chance that of the Bassendean team, but they made their mark by taking out the South Perth team, I think meaning all the Mandurah team had to do was win 1 set, but the Cambridge guys won it in straight sets to leap from 3rd after Round 2 to top of the table and earn their trip.
Full scores can be found here
24th Sept 18 - We are down to 8 teams in the BPL, 2 of those teams will earn a trip to the East Coast and represent their club in the BPL Australian Championships in November. Play will be held on the 30th September at South Perth, teams are listed below -
CAMBRIDGE: Sam Perica, Nick Lewis, Andrew Foster
WARNBRO: Peter Cole, Brad Cole, Steve Novak
SOUTH PERTH: Justin Opie, Ross Bresland, Patrick Keeffe
DALKEITH-NEDLANDS: John Pole, Noel Reynolds, Alex Bevan
BASSENDEAN: Blake Nairn, Butch Dinnison, Drew Daley
KARDINYA: Marc Abonnel, Danny Comrie, Paul Davies
MOSMAN PARK: Lisa Featherby, Renate Coote, Linda Warburton
MANDURAH: Scott O'Brien, James Webster, Robbie Tiller, Matt Ayres
ROSSMOYNE AND SOUTH PERTH 3
Friday night saw 5 teams battle it out at Rossmoyne with new Kardinya signing Paul Davies forming part of the team with Marc Abonnel and Danny Comrie to win that night. Sunday saw 9 teams at South Perth in glorious bowling conditions and itwas the home team of Nick Reagan, Troy Kinnane and another new recruit to his club in David Downey impressing early with his role.
South Perth is an interesting base line because South Perth 1 and 2 saw 5 teams enter with 9 teams this weekend. With fine conditions and a fun format which gives all teams a chance no matter their skill level shows the format is gradually being well received. Next year should again see a natural increase in numbers and clubs hosting events.
30th July 18
- Stirling was played on Saturday with 8 teams playing, it's steadily building and not too late to find a venue in August. Remember there are 2 trips available now for qualified teams.
28th July 18
- Only just noticed the event played at Mandurah last weekend, a solid turnout with 12 teams competing, the BPL slowly getting bigger here in WA. It was played on a Friday night and so many teams I don't think the final has been played yet.
SOUTH PERTH 2
Forgot to put the results of South Perth from a couple of weeks ago, and Stirling being played today with 8 teams entered.
24th July 18
- BIG NEWS on the BPL CUP with it confirmed that TWO teams from each of WA, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC will now win the right to head to Club Pine Rivers to contest this year’s BPL Cup National Finals.
This has just effectively doubled everyone’s chances of winning this fantastic trip and prize.
Remember, the prize includes flights and accommodation to Brisbane, hire car for transfers, rinkside seats for the televised BPL matches, BPL supporters gear and a chance to mingle with the stars of our sport – not to mention the chance to play for the BPL Cup title on the TV rink with matches later telecast on Fox Sports.
So far 69 teams have had a crack at qualifying here in WA, with 12 having progressed to the Regional finals stage.
This weekend’s qualifying event is on Saturday, at Stirling, starting at 12.00pm. So far there are still entries required to ensure this event goes ahead, so why not get involved and have a go? Entries close tomorrow night so act fast and book yourself a place – undercover, Eagles and Dockers both play Sunday – it couldn’t work out any better…
Next weekend we have Byford whose event already has the numbers to proceed but can still accommodate more entries, plus Cambridge, Dalkeith-Nedlands, Geraldton and Pinjarra that are looking for teams to ensure their events proceed. Wonthella and South Perth also have events scheduled in the coming weeks.
BPL Cup is completely open gender, with the only restriction that all 3 (or 4) of your players must be from the same club, and registration is as simple as jumping online, heading to www.bowls.com.au/Events/BPL-Cup, and registering.
Finally, with the expanded competition, any clubs that would like to hold a qualifying event before August 19, 2018 please get in touch - it is likely this can still be accommodated. Clubs can contact myself or Steve Unsworth here in WA should they be interested.
30th June 18
- Kardinya got their 4 teams required to play, and the winner of their event was Peter Wachmer, Gareth Hill and Markus Starcevich. A photo of the winning team is below
Remember it's not too late to enter BPL qualifying, venues are listed on the BPL page, coming up is Innaloo next Friday night. Entries shut Wednesday night
20th June 18
- Kardinya have sent through this summary of their upcoming event on the 30th June
Clubs around WA are getting ready to host qualifying events for the BPL Cup, with the overall State winner set to compete on the National Stage alongside the Bowls Premier League main event at Pine Rivers in November.
The WA State winners (3 players) receive flights and accommodation, hire car transfers to the venue, reserved rink side seats for BPL TV matches, free supporter gear for a WA team, plus the opportunity to compete against other State winners for the BPL Cup. Semi-final and final matches for the BPL Cup will be played on the TV rink and will be live streamed.
The BPL Cup is a completely open gender competition for teams of 3 (or 4, with a substitute), with matches played in triples format with the same scoring as the Bowls Premier League (2 sets of 5 ends, with a one end tiebreak). Powerplays are included in this fast paced, fun format of bowls.
Two couples could get together to form a team, families etc - the only rule is that all players must be affiliated to the same club.
Entry for a qualifying event is $60 per team, and you can enter directly online.
To get involved simply go to www.bowls.com.au/Events/BPL-Cup for more information.
BPL Cup - What an opportunity- The format for everyone!
12th June 18
- report from Shane Smith
Quinn’s had their round of the BPL Cup on Sunday and while the weather conditions where very difficult the day proceeded along as the rain cleared although the wind was still with us all day providing some pretty tricky conditions to play in.
The day kicked off with our three bowl competition and this was taken out by Lee Anne Simms first year lady bowler well done. She also added to her takings for the day winning one of the raffles we had so a very prosperous day for her.
The free raffle for participating bowlers on the day was won by Phil Lovell well done.
Now the game was played in high spirits and it was fantastic to have Swan Bowling Club along for their crack at trying to win through to the regional finals. Thanks Shane for bringing your team along.
In the end after the knockout stages the final came down to the Father and Son Team of Tim and Steve Park with Gerry Mathews leading playing the very strong team of John Berecz, Chris (Pablo)Parr and ever reliable John Dilley as lead.
After some great ends by the Park Team to hold the Berecz team to a very honest game it took a couple of outstanding drives and perfect weighted shots from John Berecz that got them over the line at one stage John Berecz was down two on one end when he played the perfect shot trailing the jack on a power play end to pick an eight and go on win the set sealing the game.
A great day was had by all considering the weather
Thanks to Dave and Audrey for the Sausage Sizzle, Thanks To Paul and Terri from the Sportsman Club for the Players Raffle Prise and to all that helped Marge Paine ,Sharon Crawford, DI Dilley and the ever so helpful and dedicated clubman John Dilley for helping run the event.
Looking forward to the regional finals to be held at Quinn’s Rocks (Winner small club of the year) venue on Sept 1st when there will be more competitions and novelty events while having fun when you bowl.
So get on board have a go at the next round of BPL Cup qualifying at any of the clubs still to have their rounds great format and very good fun.
5th Jun 18
- Mt Lawley hosted the only event on the weekend and it was won by a local group of bowlers, Paul Sinden, Laurie Kelly and Mick Palumbo defeating Rose Lenzo, Maureen O'Day and Judy Etheridge. It would have been a good warm up for Paul and Laurie as they try their hand in the Aussie Open this weekend.
1st Jun 18
- Quinns Rocks have released an itinerary of events they will be having on their BPL qualifying day on the 10th June. If you haven't already qualified, check out their program -
9.30am for 10.30am Start
• Easy listening music during the game
• Interviews and commentary
• Coffee Van Available prior to Game
• Free Raffle entry to all Players Participating in the Game.
• Separate Raffles on the day.
• Independent - Three bowl scoring competition for all on the day prize money on offer. Who can get the highest score? $2.00 Entry Fee per 3 Bowls
• Sausage Sizzle after the game for $2.00
• Waiter taking drinks orders from the green and delivered.
• Bar open after 11.00am
• TAB Open from 11.00am
Entry is online, see the link at the bottom of my page or can be found here
OSBORNE PARK & PINJARRA
20th May 18
- 2 more venues hosted games over the weekend, 4 teams in each so it was a quick day, well done to Pam Chalmers and her Osborne Park teammates on Saturday and we had our first country event, from Pinjarra where we saw the Mosman Park team headed by Lisa Featherby win a tight game there. Plenty more opportunities coming up if you want to try and qualify for the finals in September.
WANNEROO & JOONDALUP
14th May 18
- More results over the weekend, this time from Wanneroo and Joondalup, and an increase in entries which is nice. The Joondalup was taken out by Peter Cole, Brad Cole and Steve Novak while Wanneroo was won by Sam Perica and his team, of which I am unsure. Well done to them!
This weekend sees Osborne Park and Gingin trying again to get games going. Remember entries close Wednesday so if you want to qualify, go and enter now!
6th May 18
- Bassendean have completed the next BPL qualifying, 4 teams trying to get to the next stage and it was the team of Simon Alden, Brett Tie and Dave Snelgar who won a tight contest over Darren Rowland, Shaan Saunders and Amanda Masters. The feedback I got from the players was they enjoyed the format, so hopefully it will build in the coming months as other clubs host the event as Innaloo, Sorrento and Doubleview all failed to get the 4 teams required to conduct the event. The next round is next weekend, but with the State Mixed Pairs being held the same day, we may see some more cancellations
22nd Apr 18
- South Perth have hosted the first BPL qualifying on a wet and windy day, and it was a nailbiting finish where we saw the team of Cody Packer, Hailey Adams and Grant Nicol defeat the team of Ryan Havercroft, Greg Reagan and Adrian Durrant on the extra end. The Reagan rink won the 1st set and holding the match in the 2nd with 1 bowl to play from Cody, he has managed to convert for his team and take it to an extra end where they were able to take it out. Congrats to the Osborne Park team
Our next event is on the Friday night at Innaloo the 4th May and then the Saturday sees Bassendean and Sorrento hosting, with Sunday at Doubleview. Entries are open for these events and only 16 can enter one venues qualifying, so get in fast before they close.
20th Apr 18
- We have our first draw for the BPL Cup being played on Sunday at South Perth. 5 teams only entering which I'm sure organisers will be disappointed with but a great opportunity for those teams who have a good chance to be the 1st qualifiers.
The link to the draw and results can be found here
16th Apr 18
- I have created this page purely for people to reference for the upcoming events for this years BPL qualifying. The first one is this weekend at South Perth.
Results will also be displayed when they have been sent to me and as we get qualifiers I will also list their details
To ensure you are entered, click the link here
and that will take you to the Bowls Australia log in page. Remember only 16 teams can play per venue date, so make sure you don't miss out to play at the venue you want by entering online. As flyers are received they will show above, as some clubs have already to me information for their venue
10th Apr 18
- A flyer detailing all the clubs is here
for the WA qualifying. South Perth is first cab off the rank, entries are limited to 16 teams per qualifying so if you desire the chance to represent WA, you could start next weekend. Entries only accepted online at the link below
8th Apr 18
- The details of the BPL cup were released on Friday. We have 37 opportunities in WA to qualify your team from now until mid August. Details of the event are to be found here
. Basically it is a 2 bowl triples format, with a power play, 2 x 5 end set with a 1 end tiebreaker if required. Each host club is only permitted 16 entries maximum, and it is knockout right away. Cost is $60 per team, and yur team can only consist of players from 1 club (no composite teams allowed). You must prebook using the portal only, not directly to the club. The winners of each section will then play off in the regional finals late August, with the winner of that representing WA in the BPL Cup help in November at the same time as the Perth Suns. Read the conditions of play for more details.