Club Singles winners 2020

ClubMenWomenClub champion
BassendeanBeau Manton 25-22
ByfordMichael Brooks
CambridgeCameron Harris
ForrestfieldTrent Tillemans 25-21
FremantleBarry Coote 25-18
JoondalupBen Leggett
KalamundaDwayne WooltortonJan Negri
KardinyaDave RankinDave Rankin (J Cranny Medal)
LeemingKarl VandersluysJan Pass
MerredinScott Cooper 25-19
MorleyKeith NazarethSharon Mercer
Mt LawleyMark Masel 25-17
North BeachMark Douthie 25-9Mark Douthie (Dempsey medal)
North PerthMaurice Bevilacqua 25-14
Osborne ParkCody Packer
QuairadingBill Fraser 25-14
Quinns RocksShane Smith 25-7
South PerthDenis BandySandra Hemphill
SpearwoodDennis Tomasich
WannerooDerek Griffin 25-9
YorkPhil JonesCarol Ashworth


3rd July 2020 - if you're a local in Wonthella or are ever travelling up that way, the club has sent to me the list of days and events they have on those days
Wonthella Events


8th June 2020 - Kardinya Bowling Club christened its newly resurfaced A-Green on Saturday 6 June with a maximum field of 56 players making a welcome return to competitive bowls action.
It was the first competitive hit out for players since the end of round 16 of the 2019/20 summer bowls season.
In true ceremonial style, club president Don Fitzgerald had the privilege of delivering the first bowl on the new Evergreen “ultra plus gold” synthetic surface.
As one would expect, the new green ran very truly at a speed of around 15-seconds fort the afternoon, and it received an overwhelming “thumbs up” from all bowlers who were lucky to make the 28 team cut-off on Saturday.
This augurs well for a promising winter bowls season at Kardinya, a club that has little trouble attracting players from within and outside the club during winter.

Kardy Opening Bowl
Photo caption:
Kardinya club president Don Fitzgerald puts down the first bowl on the club’s new A-green.

15th May 2020 - The roll out of the Kardinya Bowling Club’s new 40-by-40-metre international size “A” Green has started and should be completed by Monday the18th May.
The new Evergreen Ultra Plus Gold surface is similar to the one installed at North Beach Bowling. Being lighter in colour than standard darker types, the new surface is expected to enhance visibility under the retractable overhead shade cloth, which has been a temperature-reducing feature of the Kardinya greens under hot playing conditions in summer.
The A-green upgrade has included the installation of new plinths, widening of the ditches and new timbering for the backboard ditches.
The old synthetic sand-filled surface, which served the club well since 2005, was pulled up recently and donated to the Spearwood Bowling Club.
A spokesman for the contractors said the new Kardinya green would take 14-15 tonnes of sand, which would be swept into the pile of the synthetic surface.
Next week will see the commencement of watering, rolling and testing of the new green to bring it up to a desirable playing speed.
No final decision has yet been made on when Kardinya’s “B” Green will be resurfaced, or the overhead shade cloth replaced. This work was originally scheduled for 2021, however, given all the disruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis, the club’s management committee will now need to re-assess this subject in coming months.
Kardy new GreenKardy new green


Joondalup bowling club is a club on the rise with a strong competitive attitude and a young side and we want you to help us continue to win. We boast 1 Blue & 2nd division men’s teams on both Saturday and Thursday in the upcoming season (first time in our club’s history) and a continuation of a 1st division Ladies team on Tuesday’s. We are searching for players who want to join in on our strong competitive club spirit and help strengthen our ranks as we continue our climb to the top. We also boast arguably the best greens in WA with our greenkeepers regularly getting the greens up to 18 seconds for pennants and keeping them super flat.
We are a tight knit unit who really turned a corner last season and through some attitude adjustment and goal setting we achieved a minimum of 4 promotions out of 8 teams (potentially two more depending on Covid-19 rules). We are a very young side with 9 members under the age of 30 and two past under 18 national gold medallists; 2013 &2016, as well as a current state academy member and a past state academy member. We also have two 2nd division and under pairs champions from the 2018 competition. We also have a very solid and experienced group of middle aged bowlers ready to step up to 1st division and also ensure that we will continue to be very competitive in all divisions going forward. Plus we have a very active junior coaching program at our club and local schools.
We are a very dedicated team and our selection policy prioritises development and advancement of players with potential and those that share our team values and help with team cohesion. You will get a go! We are always looking to improve and every member wants to play their role to progress the club.
We are looking for players of all abilities both men and women and are extremely interested in finding a playing member with high performance coaching experience.
If you are interested in playing for a competitive, youthful and progressive club please contact myself; Ben Leggett (Chairman of Selectors - Men): 0435 045 170, Chris Leggett (Recruiting Committee): 0408 959 157 or email
Be a part of something special and help us push to take our small club all the way to the top.


Three generations of the Slavich family have taken out the club fours over the weekend. Father Danny, sons John and Charlie and Johns son Dravyn have taken out the title. I'm not sure of the scores or their path to victory, but with Dravyn new to the sport it would appear he has some Slavich ability and may find himself in the state juniors squad before long. Well done to the Slavich clan.
Doubleview Club Fours


If you are looking for a tree change this coming season then the Roleystone Bowling Club would love to hear from you. We have Men's Saturday 2nd Division and 4th Division sides and a Men's Midweek 2nd Division side.
At Roleystone we are a genuine family club where everyone is welcome. We are also a club on the rise with some really talented bowlers which has seen us climb divisions every season over the last five years. We would love some new faces to help us continue this momentum.
Our club has spectacular views over the Araluen Valley, two high quality grass greens and has a well-earned reputation for serving the best post pennant nibbles in bowls.
If you are interested in joining our bowls family then please give Club Captain, Les Carruthers, a call on 0407 322 537 or email
We look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers and good bowls.
Roleystone Bowling Club


Any players wishing to change clubs or needing a sea change Warnbro BC have some vacancies especially in Premier and 2nd Division due to players such as John and Matt Trewhella, Allan Cowie wanting to have less travel and are moving back to Mandurah. Unfortunately Brad Cole wants a couple of years off to spend time with his young family and Peter Cole looks likely to move house to Mandurah.
The club has 4 excellent greens with two of them under cover enabling bowling all year round. Warnbro is a very friendly club with excellent facilities . Last year Midweek got promoted to Premier giving Warnbro Premier division both days.
So if you are looking for a change or a challenge to play Premier League please give Dennis Pattullo a call on 0417940215. Obviously no guarantees but all calls will be strictly confidential.

Mount Lawley

Mount Lawley is back in first division and is looking for some new recruits to keep the momentum going. With half of the top team under 50 years of age and a few bowlers only bowling for under 5 years, we are a young club on the rise. We love our bowls and are a very close knit club.
There is something special brewing at Mount Lawley and if you would like to be a part of it, please contact Captain Mark Masel on 0412 184 951.


If you are looking for a change this coming season Scarborough Bowling Club would love to hear from you. We have a “hard to beat” membership deal for all new members ladies and men.
At Scarborough we value ALL our members so the same membership deals apply to everyone no matter at what level they play – and we are looking for bowlers of all abilities to supplement our existing teams and increase the number of teams we have at the present. We are a very friendly club and you will be assured of a very warm welcome should you decide to come join us
If you are interested please give ladies Joan Bradshaw 9445 3534/0439 208 610 or Deb Watson 0413 492 265, or men Sam Scott 0416 691 717 for a confidential no obligation chat to see what we can offer.

Much appreciated. Cheers – and happy bowling

Jan Melville
Promotions Committee
Scarborough Bowling Club


Doubleview Recruit

Mosman Park


By now most of you will know Mosman Park Bowling Club gained promotion to Premier division for the 2019/2020 season.
You will also know how hard it is to survive in Premier without recruiting well credentialed, consistent players.
To complement our already talented team from last season, we need two skippers and at least 2 more front or back end players.
Any country or city bowler with outstanding form, thinking of a season in the big smoke or city players wanting a change of scenery, please contact Jeff Adams on 0413758664 (but not between 8th July & 8th August) or Chris McKenna on 0413059879 to discuss.
Mosman Park Bowling Club has beautiful grass greens & is arguably the best location in the metro area in terms of outlook and tranquillity.
We are a very financial & well managed Club & have just won the Best Small Club Award for 2019.
Our clubrooms underwent a substantial upgrade just recently & we have an excellent new bar & TAB facilities.
Our membership totals around 160 male & female bowlers & 600 Social Members.
If you’re interested in joining us for the exciting year ahead or just want to sound us out please make the call.


Dear Bowlers,
My name is Mark Gill and I am from the Fremantle Bowling Club. Last year I moved to Perth from Brookton where I started playing bowls. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to play bowls in the City but that mind set changed when I rocked up to Fremantle to throw a couple of bowls down, the members there were terrific and made me feel incredibly welcome.
I soon learnt that the Fremantle Bowling Club was the second oldest club in the state being formed in 1896 and the oldest club in its original position. I do like a bit of history so I thought that was pretty awesome.
The season started and I was given an opportunity to play in FBC’s top side (quite a privilege for me) in which by the end of the season we were able to get into First Division Blue South for the19/20 season. It’s the first time in over 30 years that this has happened at Fremantle so I reckon that’s pretty cool.
Fremantle Bowling Club is getting a new 2 story facility and a new synthetic green. We will have 2 grass greens that will be looked after by arguably the best greenkeeper in the State. There will be a cafe open to the public and function rooms for hire.
If there are Bowlers young or old, new or premier league who want to play for the love of the game, create a new powerful era and help make our club a wonderful place to be than you can contact the Fremantle Bowling Club. The Club’s email is and you can contact our Vice President Matthew Ngui on 0419 858 409 if you wish to find out more.
Get On Board, be a part of a good story and create some new history.
Kind Regards

Mark Gill

Fremantle club development

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

Merriwa AFA Bowling Club

Male and Female Bowlers are sought to enhance

We can offer
• Access to our Two new excellent Synthetic Greens, enhancing your bowling experience all year round.
• Pennant Bowling opportunities for the serious men and women players
• Plenty of Social Bowls events
• Regular Social events and a welcoming and appreciative band of current members
• An informative webpage

Can you help us achieve…..
This coming Pennant season sees us with 2 Third Division and possibly a 6th division Male Teams on a Saturday following the promotion of our 4th Division team last season.
In the Saturday Female competition we have 2 second division teams following the Flag winning effort of our third division team last year together with the demotion of our first division team.
We will also continue to be well represented in the midweek competitions.

With your help we are hoping to...
• build on these recent results to continue to rise in both male and female divisions and
• establish a stronger foundation of members happy to play in lower division pennants

If this exciting vision is something that interests you, we would be most appreciative to hear from you and hopefully a visit to have a roll.
Please contact our Secretary (best after 4pm ) for further details

John OBrien
Merriwa AFA Bowling Club
0429 621 230

Club Singles winners 2019

ClubMenWomenClub champion
BassendeanLinton Pike 25-17Dan Nicholls (Fred fortescue Medal)
BedfordBruce Fullagar
BelmontJulieanne Summers
BusseltonGlen Tillotson 25-21
CambridgePieter Harris 25-22Rona MorrisonRoss Bolton (Greg Kane medal)
Civic MerredinBill Richardson 21-7Norma Henderson
ComoStan Stachera
DoubleviewDaniel Trewhella 25-17Charlie Slavich (Mackie medal)
DowerinDarrel HudsonShirley De Jong
Dudley ParkBrett Baker
Emu PointMatthew Mitchell 25-6
EsperanceAaron Smith 25-7
KardinyaDavid Rankin 25-21Daniel Brown (John Cranny medal)
ManningAlan PryceKristina KrsticLee Such & Shane Knott (Phil Gillespie medal)
MelvilleTravis Leahy
MerriwaBob Gillian
MorleyWayne MitchellSharon Mercer
Mt LawleyPaul SindenAnnalyn Powell
NarrembeenEric TenardiAnita Cowen
NollamaraJohn Webb 25-19
North BeachBrad GillinghamJenni McLaughlin
Osborne ParkBlake NairnHailey AdamsLewis Grigg (Caffell medal)
RossmoyneJack East
SorrentoPeter MorganShane Loftus
South PerthDavid MortleyWendy Davidson
SpearwoodBrian Vidovich
ThornlieGlyn Vaughan
WannerooWes Neilson 25-7May Jones 25-16
WarnbroConor BiddlePeter Cole (Mark McGowan medal)
WarwickGeoff HingeKath Fenning
YorkHaydn SmithSian Smith
Merriwa - Thought you might be interested in this.
Our Club Singles Champion receives a Jacket with club badge and the year embroidered on the pocket which he can wear at club events such as dinners etc.MerriwaSenior Masters Pairs 2019

We have also started something which hopefully will become a tradition. A week or so after the singles final the new singles champion and all previous champions, wearing their jackets, go to a local restaurant for a dinner. After the dinner a bottle of port (or two), rare if possible, is opened and passed around the table. Not to be set down on the table until empty.
Spearwood - The final was played between Ivan Unkovich and first time finalist Brian Vidovich--old schoolmates! The game was a close affair in the first half with scores level at 13 ends. Ivan then picked up a few shots to lead 17-11. However, Brian then started getting bowls closer to the jack and he surged ahead and prevailed 25-18. No matter what Ivan tried to do Brian was able to get a closer bowl.
Well done to Brian Vidovich on winning his first Singles title 25-18.
Busselton - Mens club singles was recently won by Glen Tillotson over Wing Evans in a high standard game..25/21.Glen is a plus 3 golfer showing much ability on the bowling greens, following his mother and recently departed father in the winners circle.
Rossmoyne - Rossmoyne Men’s Club Champion this year is Jack East.
Over the six games played to win the title Jack conceded only 57 shots. He won the title aged 17years and 16 days.
Cambridge - The semi finals and final of the Cambridge Club singles were played on Sunday with some great bowls played by the very best at Cambridge.
The semi between Pieter Harris and Luke Bolton was a thriller and could easily have gone either way, however a brilliant bowl by Pieter to sit out Luke's shot which held game, to create a 2, meant the Pete got over the line 21/20. A great effort by Luke to play so well against a champion in Pieter.
The other semi was won by Clive Adams 21/11 over Harold Christensen who was the defending champion. Harold matched it with Clive for some time, but as the match went further, Clive found his range and proved too consistent for Harold.
So the final between Clive and Pete was always going to be a cracker. Clive lead 7/0 but 3 ends later it was 7/7. From then on it was anyone's game with both players having their moments and the scores remaining close throughout. At 21/20 the winner was still hidden, but finally Pete got the shots he needed to run out 25/22 and collect his first Club singles at Cambridge. ( that's because he usually doesn't enter).
Well done by both Clive and Pete to compete in such a wonderful spirit and the game was a pleasure to watch.
In the over 60s final Cliff Wooldridge had a great win over Ross Bolton 21/19 in another great game. Cliff held sway for much of the match until a late surge by Ross who lead 19/18. Cliff grabbed a 3 on the last end to win the prize. Well done Woolly!

Fremantle - We had 30 entries for the singles competition, which is pretty good, over half of our bowlers entered.
The final was between one of our top division players (2nd Division) in John Chessell & a giant killing member in Peter Flecknell.
Must say something about Peter. He has been in the club 30 years this year. This year is a milestone year for Peter as has received his life membership just before Christmas. He is an absolute top guy & has been floating around the lower divisions of the club for the last few years. In his own words, he had never made it out of the first round of the singles.
I had the pleasure in marking the final that was held last Friday night. It was a game that was played in true Fremantle Bowling club sportsmanship spirit.
Early on, it was a too and fro affair with both players taking their chances. John Chessell started to get on top of Peter, and at one stage opened up a 10 shot lead at 22-12 (25 up). Peter, who has always been a good 4 bowl player, dug his heels in & made a game of it. He got the game back to 18-22 when John Chessell took 2 shots off of him & measured the third shot for game (which was short by about an inch), hence taking the game score to 24-18. Peter dug in knowing that his back was to the wall, and played some unbelievable game saving shots, with a lot being on the wide hand. Often pipping John with his last bowl in hand to draw a resting toucher, or winning the measure by a hairs breath. Peter got the game to 24 all. Peter put the first in just short, John just to one side. Peter’s second bowl being a little long, John’s second bowl, he played an absolute gorgeous shot, which ended up being a side toucher and obviously the shot bowl. Peter had 2 little runs at the shot bowl, which was also protected by the front bowl & missed them both by the smallest of margin.
It has been described as one of the best to watch, a ball tearer, entertaining, scintillating as well as a nail biter.
Our singles winner was a very deserved John Chessell, who played some excellent bowls throughout.
Fremantle Singles winner 2019

Look out world, Fremantle are coming

Mt Lawley

30th Jan 19 - It's been a big month for milestones at Mt Lawley, first we saw an article appear on Bowls WA about David Croft who has played 1000 games for his club, the link is here and then Helen Hamilton winning the mixed pairs with Mark Masel for the second year in a row. Everyone who has bowled at the Consistency Singles both male or female would know Helen. She has fought back from some serious health issues and a real pleasure to see her continue to rack up club events wins.
Mt Lawley mixed Pairs 2019


Kalamunda have strengthened this year with no loss of players and the recruiting of Dwayne "Wooly" Woolterton from Carnamah, a league skipper with plenty of ability and a thirst both on and off the green, is a welcomed addition to the club and is fitting in like a glove. Also the return of Milan Jokic fit and firing after his time out of the game last year fighting illness, great to have you back. Both are backend players who will strengthen the club in their push to return to Division 1 White


Some news from Fremantle Bowling Club.
The tender process has closed for the awarding of the $4.1 million contract to build the new Fremantle Park clubhouse and synthetic green. (See pictures below).

View from new synthetic green.
Fremantle development 2018
View from Ellen Street
Fremantle development 2018
The future for the Fremantle Bowling Club, a club that is 122 years old and the oldest in the state in its original location, is starting to take a new direction and entering a new era. From as few as 29 members 10 years ago, there has been a steady increase in playing numbers. The club is hoping that the building of the new 2 story clubhouse will commence early in 2019. This has been a long process and many thanks must go to the various committees for the over ten years of tireless work to achieve such a great outcome for the club. The project will deliver a new club house and a new synthetic green, while retaining two existing grass greens.
Over the winter the Fremantle Bowling Club attracted 24 new members including 20 men and 4 ladies. A number of our new members have the ability to play at a higher level. The fact that Fremantle was chosen as their club of choice says as much about them as it does about the club.
The 2018/2019 pennant season will see the club have 4 Saturday divisions (2, 3, 4 and 5) for men and 3 Thursday divisions (2, 4 and 5). The ladies will have a single division for Tuesday pennants (3rd Division). While the continued growth of the Fremantle Bowling Club is important in our endeavour to be competitive and hopefully attain a 1st division, the club is supportive of all levels of bowlers. From our Sunday social bowlers to our new pennant playing members, we offer a friendly progressive club with an exciting future.
Thank you Bowls 360 for your support of lawn bowls in WA.

See you on the greens.
Peter Wachmer

North Beach

The North Beach Bowling Club has their fully fitted commercial kitchen available for lease for a minimal cost. The club is open 6 days a week and has over 800 members, making this an exciting opportunity for someone looking to build a cafe/bistro business. Interested parties must be willing to work with the club’s management who aim to provide a great value service to our members and events held at the club.
For further details or a chance to inspect our premises, please contact Terry at or 0413 008 269


Thornlie Bowls Club new management team have hit the ground running with their rebuilding program and have secured the signings of John Francisco from Bassendean, Ian Quayle from Gosnells and Norm Holden from Yanchep, all experienced pennant players.
With the two all weather greens currently being replaced with the latest Berry Systems surface and the construction of the magnificent new Clubhouse and facilities commencing next year the future of his well established Club is very promising.


The new roofs on the “A” and “B” greens of the Warnbro Bowling Club were officially opened on the evening of Friday 3rd August 2018. The cutting of the ribbon was performed by the Madeleine King, Member for Brand, and Barry Sammels, Mayor of the City of Rockingham. The Warnbro Wizards are very proud of this development and look forward to welcoming the Premier League Clubs in the coming season to this first-class facility. Warnbro Roof Opening

Left to right: Barry Sammels, Madeleine King and Club President Dennis Pattullo


Just a short note regarding the Warwick Bowling Club. The club has approximately 200 playing members , with seven men’s divisions on Saturday and eight on Thursday currently the ladies have four divisions on Tuesday and Two on Saturday there are also 200 plus social members who enjoy the facilities.
The club has enjoyed a period of success over the last Two years with the men’s top side having progressed from second division to one white in that period, however like most clubs the average age of participants is not getting any younger.
If there are bowlers who are considering a move or people who would like to commence playing bowls , The Warwick Bowling Club offers a chance to become a member of a very close knit and positive environment, ranging from first white for the experienced player through second third fourth and fifth divisions .
The club enjoys three high standard grass greens (thanks to excellent greenkeeper in Col Cramond )and one sand filled synthetic .
In closing I would like to compliment you on the job you are doing in promoting the game within Western Australia.

Geoff Hinge
Mobile 0417 778 318


The Cockburn Bowling Club is about to close its doors for the last time in its present location in Spearwood Rockingham Road on Sunday 5th August, one thing that has been a constant through the years is the Tuesday afternoon Sardi Pairs recognising the Cockburn Legend Peter Sardelic.
The event has been a regular for 35 years and the photo captures the players who participated for the last time at the Rockingham Road premises.
Cockburn Sardi Pairs

Next Tuesday the 7th August the Sardi Pairs will recommence at the new Cockburn Bowling Club, located on the corner of Beeliar Drive and Birchley Road, we welcome all bowlers to participate at the new premises and start a new and exiting period for the Cockburn Bowling Club.
For Tuesday pairs please be at the new venue at 12:30 for a 1:00 PM start.

Come and enjoy the action at the new Cockburn Bowling Club.


Looking for a change of scenery? Scarborough Bowling Club is looking for you. Last season the ladies won promotion on Saturday to First Division Red and on Tuesday to First Division Green. We currently hold First Division Red and Third Division on Saturday and First Division Green and Third Division on Tuesday. We also play in the Friday night Competition (where we finished second last season). We are very keen to attract new players to help us maintain, strengthen grow our Club in all divisions including Third Divisions quest to move back to Second Division. Our ultimate aim is to have a team in each Division.

The men also won promotion to Second Division on Thursday. They currently hold Second and Fourth Division on Thursday and Second and Fifth Division on Saturday.

The Men are also very keen to attract new members to help them move up again into First Division as well as maintain, strengthen, promote and grow the club in all Divisions on each day.

We are a very friendly, welcoming club and would love to hear from you.

Enquiries for the Ladies ring Gay Purslowe 0421 453 624 or Jan Melville 0405 277 632 and for the Men ring Sam Scott 0416 691 717 or Peter Judd 0408 920 568. Email:

We are pleased to offer a reduction in fees for the upcoming season for all players joining our club.

Thanks again.

Jan Melville
Scarborough Bowling Club



Morley Bowls Club is a vibrant club on the rebuild, have a revised fee structure for bowlers joining the club for the first time or transferring back to us.
The fee for the first year for full bowls membership is $50!!
There are excellent prospects for players in ALL divisions where GENUINE opportunities exist to play in our PREMIER division team as well as in divisions 2 through 5.
If you have been thinking of moving or feel that a change may be in your interests please call President Vince Princi on 0408950452 or Chairman of Selectors Hilton Dembo on 0403547395 to discuss without obligation and in the strictest of confidence.


14th Jul 18 - Merriwa another club that is upgrading it's surface to the new Evergreen Ultra Gold greens. They look like being installed in August and the Seniors Masters Pairs event held in October wil be breaking them in.


The Warnbro Wizards held their Mark McGowan Medal count on Friday 13th April and also celebrated their elevation to Premier Grade for the first time in their 30-year history. The result was in doubt until the votes from Round 18 were revealed, with only 5 votes separating first and fifth positions. However it was a father/son quinella with John and Matt Trewhella finishing the winner and runner-up respectively. The Medal was presented by Madeleine King, Federal Member for Brand who represented Mark McGowan. The top five players in the count were:

John’s rink was by far the leading Wizard rink and, with Matt Trewhella (Lead), Dennis Nagle (Second) and Peter Cole (Third) finished third in the overall Division One White skipper standings. It was a great season for John.

Matt was by far the number one Leader for the Wizards in a most consistent performance over the whole season. Rarely beaten, Matt always gives the rink a terrific start up front.

Connor played Second on Lindsay Strange’s rink and had a most consistent season. He has a full arsenal of shots and, being one of the Wizards’ younger players, possesses loads of potential.

PETER COLE 131 votes
Peter played Third on John Trewhella’s rink and played his part in the overall success of the rink. Peter capped off a wonderful season by winning the Club Singles.

STEVE NOVAK 130 votes
A previous winner of the Medal and another of the Wizards’ leading skippers, Steve finished in a very creditable 11th position on the Division One White skipper ladder.


Season 2017/18 turned out to be a most fruitful and enjoyable year for the Melville Magic.

Saturday Pennants:

Our 1st Division Blue South side finished the year on a grand note, fighting off the challenge from Fremantle to safely hold their status for next season. It is true to say that the middle part of the year presented some challenges, however this team finished on a great note, only narrowly losing to Armadale, away from home, and then comprehensively beating Spearwood. Note, that both Armadale & Spearwood earned promotion to 1st White next year.

Better still though our 2nd side earnt promotion to 2nd division next year, after finishing 2nd on the ladder, and then winning the promotion play offs. What a great effort! Shane Adams had a brilliant year as skip, and finished third on the skip ladder.

Even more impressive was the outstanding success of our third side, who gained automatic promotion to 3rd division next year after topping the ladder, only losing four games all year. James Stewart (Builder) also had a great year, finishing 4th on the skip ladder, with Gerry Crolla not far behind, finishing 5th.

Our 5th Division side, only came together after the sixth game and they played admirably to win six, and draw one, out of their twelve games, another good effort.

Thursday Pennants:

Another good year for our mid week players, with our top side gaining automatic promotion to 1st Division for next year. Languishing in fifth place after the tenth game, they came home with a wet sail to finish on top of the ladder.

But, the good news has not stopped, with our 3rd side also being promoted for next year, winning the Promotion final at Kardinya. No mean feat! Gerry Crolla again prominent, finishing once again in fifth spot on the skip ladder.

Off The Green:

Our club is very fortunate to have a great band of volunteers and workers, who always seem to be at the club toiling away.

We have excellent bar staff led by Gaida, they certainly help to keep the place humming.

As all bowlers would know, we have some of the best grass greens in the country, well looked after by Wayne Bull and Jeff Hall.

This year we were very fortunate to gain about seven experienced and capable bowlers, some from Mt Pleasant. We did not seek these fellas, but we certainly welcomed them, all of our members were, to a person, very welcoming to our new members.

This influx of bowlers, presented some challenges for our selectors, but they did a good job in fitting these players into the various divisions. Towards the back half of the season their work certainly paid dividends, as can be seen by our results.

Club Singles winners 2018

BassendeanBeau Manton def Justin Opie
BedfordJohn Carlsen def Kevin Bennett
BusseltonMatt Pennington def Graham Evans
DoubleviewKyle McIlroy def Gavin Faulkner
ManningShane Knott def Anthony WilliamsKristina Krstic def Laura Merz
MelvilleTravis Leahy def Brett Adams
MorleyRoss Dunstan def Wes NeilsonSharon Mercer def Pearl Butcher
Mt LawleyMick Palumbo def Adam Graham
North BeachLeo Mola def Mick McConnellJenni McLaughlin def Izzy Davies
Osborne ParkGrant Nicol def Michael DewsonHailey Adams def Shaan Saunders
Quinns RocksChris Parr def Marty Hinchcliffe
South PerthAdrian Durrant def Neale Griffin
SorrentoRoss Cunningham def Shane Loftus
SpearwoodKen Nadilo def Nikola Silich
SwanMick Garner def Alan Southern
WannerooDave Triffitt def Mark Douthie
WarnbroPeter Cole def Willie Tan
WarwickGeoff Hinge def Jon Borkowski
Quinns Rocks The Quinn’s Rocks Singles Championship Finals were held last Sunday. In a great Game that was played in two half’s Chris Parr got up over Marty Hinchcliffe Marty jumping out to a Nine to Zero lead looked to have the edge over Chris for the first part of the game until about half way through Chris fought back picking up ones and twos to get the front going on to win his second Club Singles Championship. In a very entertaining game Marty and Chris Our two Division One Blue Skippers put on a great game for the big crowd in attendance. The game was played in very high spirits with Marty’s sense of humour giving the grandstand something to cheer about .Both players at different stages of the game playing brilliant draw shots and drives trying to get the upper hand. (Pablo reigns supreme even with a wrong bias Plate Winner Steve Newby the smiling assassin comment after the game)
It was a great day for all players and congratulations to all.

Spearwood had their SINGLES FINAL last month and the winner was KEN NADILO. Ken beat Nikola Silich in the final 25/24 in a very high standard game. The lead changed several times in the closing stages. This is Ken's 4th singles title.

Warnbro - WARNBRO HAD THEIR SINGLES FINALS ON THE WEEKEND AND THE WINNER WAS: PETER COLE. This is Peters second year at the club and is one of the reasons Warnbro are in 2nd spot in 1 White. Peter beat Willie Tan in the final 25/19 in a very high standard game. This is Peters 3rd singles title after winning at Kardinya and Mosman Park

Bedford - The Bedford Bowling Club's Men's Singles Championship was held over the last 3 Sundays and concluded yesterday. The winner this year was John Carlsen who defeated our gun Kalgoorlie import Kevin Bennett 25-18. John was a very deserving winner as he had previously been a runner up on a number of occasions. The hotly contested Plate competition was taken out by a highly promising novice Rod Zwart, who defeated a gallant Ian "Knuckles" O'Neill 25-18 in the final and previous Men's Singles Champion Bruce Fullagar in the semi final.


Following the good performance of two of our members during the Mt Lawley consistency singles, both players making the final 16, we now have a National champion. Matthew Ngui (pictured below 2nd from the left) is a member of the winning team in the Singapore national fours competition. Hoping the form of our players follows into the pennant season in the very competitive 2nd division red.

Matthew Ngui
On another subject the plans for the new Club rooms and synthetic green has passed the council vote and heading towards final plans and building approval. Construction should start in 2018 and looking for completion in 2019.


The annual Stewart Davies Cup was played last weekend, 4 teams getting together at the Bassendean Bowling Cup to play 3 games of 13 ends in an ideal practice format for the Pennant season ahead.

Yokine pulled out this year and the vacancy was gladly filled by the Kardinya club. It was a cold day weather wise, but warm with the comeraderie of the 4 teams. The now famous Basso roast warmed everyone up and the desserts were a big hit. I'd be surprised if anyone left the lunch hungry.

But there can only be 1 winner and that proved to be Bassendean winning all 3 games and 11 rinks out of the 12 played, they were clearly the best team on the day. Dan Nicholls who looks like being the skipper in place of David Rhodes this year won the skipper of the day with 3 wins and +31 shots. Cambridge took the 2nd prize, the only game they lost was against the Bassendean Club. Well done to Kalamunda and Kardinya who competed hard all day, yet again the day was played with good company and good spirit

Quinns Rocks

Quinn's Rock has held the first Championship Game for the Year the Men's and Ladies 100 Up.
The Men's Results are
Winner - Trevor Hines
Quinns Park 100 up mens
Runner Up - Marty Hinchcliffe

The Ladies Result
Winner - Audrey Hackett
Quinns Park 100 up womens
Runner Up - Cheryl Straw


Spearwood BC had their Season Opening on Sunday 1st of October. The event was attended by the Mayor of Cockburn, Logan Howlett and CoC Councillor Phil Eva and their wives. Main Club President Ivo Radonich and his wife Alenka also attend the sumptuous lunch and the initial rollup on the new synthetic Green.

The new Green was funded by the State Govt thru local Member and Minister Fran Logan and the Club is very appreciative of the support received from Local and State Govt members.

A drawn Triples event followed the traditional Spider rollup that was won by Vinka Sokol. The beautiful warm autumn day was enjoyed by all and we look forward to a successful 2017-18 season of Pennants.

Mt Lawley

The Bev Sanders was recently played at Mt Lawley, the write up can be found here

Quinns Rocks

The Quinn's Rocks Bowling Club are having their opening day on the 23rd Sept 2017 starting at 1.00pm for a 1.30pm opening.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts will be rolling the first bowl down as part of our opening ceremony with a social game to be played after the opening if anybody would like to join us for a game and sausage sizzle with a couple of light refreshments to follow they would be welcome to join us.

The coming season is one of that we are looking to continue to build our club into one of the leading clubs in the Northern Suburbs with lots of new and innovative ideas. We have recruited several new bowlers to the club that have moved to the area and also have some exciting new formats that we are undertaking e.g. Corporate Bowls on a Thursday Night and the new fast paced Jack Attack on a Friday evening attracting large crowds either participating or watching adding to the already large patronage the Sportsman club is getting on a Friday night.

There is also the opportunity to have a social game on a Wednesday afternoon which anybody can come along to. The club can provide bowls and coaching free of charge.

If you need any further info or are interested in joining our great club please call Shane Smith on 0458588030 or the Quinn's Rocks Sportsman Club on 9305 1242.