19th October 21 - A giant of a man in bowls sadly loses his battle
19th October 21 - Seems it's not too late for people to change clubs
16th October 21 - Yes it's back, tipping in the state events starts with the State Fours in 2 weeks time. 36 sections to try and get right, how many can you get? thanks again to the cork and Bottle in Bassendean, a $50 voucher to Mike Bessants establishment if you get the most right.
If you draw with someone else, then your selection as to who wins the event will become crucial as that will split the tied tipsters. If that cannot break the deadlock then we will countback to the highest placed of their winners selections. If that still cannot split them then we will do a random draw. So don't take your overall winner selection lightly!
Good luck to all in the tipping and for those bowling in the event.
14th October 21 - The State Fours draw has been published, 24 sections for the men, up from 22 last year and the women have 12 sections, up from 10 last year. Excellent turn out by the WA bowlers and showing some renewed interest in state events, which is great.
Tipping will be on again, the tipping page will be released Friday, more details will be given at that time.
13th October 21 - South Perth get another into the stable
12th October 21 - Another big name transfer confirmed last night and North Beach get some good ins.
11th October 21 - A couple of Masters events can now be entered
11th October 21 - Another sudden passing from a popular bowler
8th October 21 - Manning add another to their ranks
4th October 21 - Merredin Civic have sent their details for a Mens fours event in a couple of weeks.
2nd October 21 - Funeral details for Haydn Smith have been released.
24th September 21 - A very popular country bowler has sadly passed away
2nd October 21 - Still more movement happening
29th September 21 - Will the real Jo Angel please stand up?
29th September 21 - The Mixed Masters Pairs at Stirling starts on Friday
29th September 21 - Armadale get some quality into the club
28th September 21 - The Sorrento Mixed Masters Fours was completed over the weekend.
26th September 21 - Morley Bowling Club is looking for someone to assist their greenkeeper during the pennants season. It's for 10 hours a week mainly cutting greens. If you are interested, please contact Troy on 0429 061 116. It is a paying position.
24th September 21 - Some more player movements for Premier League and Blue teams
23rd September 21 - Looks like Fremantle are offsetting their departures with a good in
20th September 21 - Well it was a good day to be a Matthew, Mitchell winning the mens final and Liz becoming the womens champion. Mitchell a first time winner, Liz has won it before under maiden name Liz West. Congratulations to you both.
The finals were a bit lob-sided but take nothing away from the vanquished, a massive achievement to make the final of any event, superb effort by Ben Leggett and Lisa Featherby to make it that far. For all the scores, .
19th September 21 - Today is finals day at Mt Lawley, and some cracking games we have coming up.
Firstly to the men, young gun from Joondalup Ben Leggett will be taking on the singles afficiando, newly joined from Manning, Daniel Trewhella. In our other semi, a previous runner up from Emu Point Matt Mitchell faces former state singles winner from Doubleview John Slavich. My tip to win - Daniel Trewhella
In the Ladies, reigning State Player of the the year Laura Merz plays Manning teammate Liz Matthews while Mosman Park's Lisa Featherby will play the transferred Toni Madigan, now playing for North Beach. My tip to win - Laura Merz
All 4 semi finals should be crackers and I encourage anyone not doing anything today to head down to Mt Lawley for some fine singles action.
19th September 21 - Some good news for a couple of White teams
15th September 21 - A rumour from July becomes fact, and 3 other changes
14th September 21 - The St Ives at Cambridge was completed over the weekend
13th September 21 - Eaton have sent through their upcoming events
13th September 21 - I have rec'd a letter from the Past Presidents Association.
13th September 21 - Couple more changes impending
9th September 21 - More big news for Swan
7th September 21 - Couple more have left Bassendean
7th September 21 - Forrestfield are converting to a synthetic surface and as a consequence they have some grass machinery for sale. for details contact Bob Osborne on ph 0417975464
5th September 21 - Swan lose some more and Wanneroo welcome back a former player
1st September 21 - I've had a bowler write to me for more information about the stainless steel backless seats so many bowling clubs have. Does anyone know who the supplier might be? Josh Brooks would love some information if known, ph 0437341339
5th September 21 - Of course the Ladies also play the consistency singles, have been sent their draw as well.
1st September 21 - It's the first day of Spring and that only means one thing - the Mt Lawley Consistency is just around the corner. I have the mens draw with the womens soon
1st September 21 - Some more carnivals coming up, for the Men over 70 we have Fremantle, any gender at Nollamara and the country Ladies at Katanning and Pinjarra
31st August 21 - More departures from Kardinya
30th August 21 - The Kardinya shots up tournament was completed on the weekend
30th August 21 - Some more transfers involving a state player and a Commonwealth games bronze medallist
28th August 21 - More changes are a foot
25th August 21 - Scarborough have sent details of their gala day and also their Classic 4's
24th August 21 - Manning look like they have got a couple more players
23rd August 21 - We have rec'd the first of our gala days for the upcoming season. If your clubs gala day date has been announced, let me know the day, I don't need a flyer yet but the dates would be useful for any lady wanting to play in them.
20th August 21 - A few events have been sent in to me this week as the season draws ever nearer.
20th August 21 - I'm putting this as a rumour at this stage but the word very strong around a state squad member changing PL clubs
17th August 21 - News coming out of headquarters sees our Nationals cancelled or postponed due to the current COVID situation in many of our states. for Bowls Australia article.
Such a shame our many debutants will not be able to represent our state and with a new selection process for next year, who knows, this might have been their only shot. I'm not sure what Bowls WA might be up to but I hope we can allocate some of those resources and organise a 4-way series with NT, SA and Tas (hopefully here) as a replacement and see those debutants get a cap number and some state action this year. COVID pending of course.
16th August 21 - The Cockburn Legends day is on again
15th August 21 - Some carnivals from Merredin, Harvey and Scarborugh have been received and would love some bowlers to make the trip and have an enjoyable day/s of bowling.
10th August 21 - A couple of years ago Neville Friedman sent some thoughts and ideas about a different kind of bowls league here in WA. He has sent through some more documentation on it, a thought provoking read for sure.
8th July 21 - Massive news for the Premier League, but which club is going to benefit from a former state skipper returning to bowls?
6th August 21 - The Bowls Blitz winds up this Sunday at Cambridge. Rounds 13 & 14 will be played in the morning and then after lunch will see the finals action. Come along to Cambridge and see the best in the state battle it out to be the inaugural bowls Blitz Champion team. for an article from Bowls WA.
6th July 21 - Swan Bowling club to lose some players next year
6th August 21 - Fancy a game in the country? Why not play in the 2 day carnival in Eaton in September.
29th July 21 - Bassendean have sent the flyer for their event in August and Mt Lawley flyers now on site for mens and womens singles consistency
28th July 21 - Very strong rumours Wanneroo have improved their bowling ranks
27th July 21 - Stirling are starting a Friday night comp for those interested.
27th July 21 - The warm up for the Consistency Singles usually involves the Split Fours at Mt Lawley. Details here
24th July 21 - Rumour confirmed
22nd July 21 - Huge news tonight as one of our better bowlers moves clubs
22nd July 21 - We are now closer to the next season than we are to the last season, and some more moves have come to light
19th July 21 - This one is fairly old but I forgot to post it.
15th July 21 - The PBA will commence again this weekend, well done again to Dave Rankin for bringing this all together. 104 entrants is a record for any Australian state, so it is being run over the next 2 weekends. for the draw and to keep an eye on the results over the weekend.
15th July 21 - Bedford have sent through details of their midweek carnival in October
14th July 21 - More news to hand
11th July 21 - The consistency singles is back this year with bigger prizemoney, new surface and the club eager for your entry. I only have the mens flyer at the moment but the ladies details are around the same time and phone details and emails exactly the same if you want to enter the seasons traditional opener.
9th July 21 - Bedford have sent details of their midweek carnival in October
9th July 21 - Willetton have advised that their carnival on the 14th August is now full.