2017 WOMEN's HANDICAP TRIPLES
Joyce Ebbeck, Florence Hungerford and Noelene Clarkson
Congratulations to Joyce Ebbeck, Florence Hungerford and Noelene Clarkson who won the Handicap Triples on Tuesday (25th July). Well done girls.
2017 MEN's SINGLES CHAMPION
Congratulations to Callum Murray on his 31 to 25 win yesterday (Sunday, 23rd July) over Bruce Anderson to win the 2017 Men's Major Singles final and title. The boys played 37 ends (inclusive of 3 Bruce killed) on a quick and inconsistent paddock. On end count Bruce won 19 to Callum's 15 but it was Callum's consistency and new found maturity under pressure that saw him through to his first major singles title and the delight of the large crowd. Bruce's fighting comeback late in the game and his sportsmanship throughout the match did him credit.
2017 MEN's AGM Long Term Members
Ross Towers (40 years) Ken Lipscombe (25 years) Neville Schwartz (25 years) Bob Langham (30 years)
Ross, Ken, Nev and Bob were presented with "long term membership" certificates at the Men's AGM on Saturday (22nd July) - a collective 120 years of membership - well done boys.
2017 WOMEN's FOURS CHAMPIONS
L/R Joyce, Barbara, Eva and Florence
In a tight match yesterday (Thursday, 20th July), Joyce Ebbeck (Skip), Barbara Owens (Third), Eva Layton (Second) and Florence Hungerford (Lead) defeated Margaret Tyres (Skip), Norma Schwartz (Third), Robyn Kean (Second) and Evelyn Ramsay (Lead), 20 to 19 to win the Women's 2017 Fours Championship. Congratulations to the winners and commisserations to the runners up.
2017 STATE SINGLES UPDATE
Jack Lewis won the Southern Section of the NSW State Singles Championships today (16th July) with a 31 to 13 win over Greg Brims. In an all Port City Semi Final, Jack defeated Phil Baker, whilst Greg defeated Bruce Anderson to determine the final's matchup. Congratulations to Jack. We wish him all the best in his future State Singles matches.
2017 PRESTIGE PAIRS - DAY 3
It just wasn't to be for Mark Parry and Steve Clancy. They went into the final day's play with 6 wins from 6 games. They won their first game in the morning - 7 from 7. Unfortunately Pancho and the Squid gave them their first defeat in Game 8.
Graham O'Donnell (Port Kia Sales Manager), Phil Baker and John Hrabak
Anxiously waiting in the wings were Phil Baker and John Hrabak who took the 2017 Prestige Pairs with 7 wins plus a draw. Well done boys.
The Progressive results are below. Congrats to Phil, the Men's Committee, the Club staff and volunteers and all the players - it was a great tournament.
REGION 2 MIXED PAIRS - RUNNER UPs
Congratulations to Keith Ashdown (lead) and Barbara Standen (skip) who were Runner-ups in the Region 2 NSW Mixed Pairs on Sunday 25th June 2017. Well done..
2017 PORT MACQUARIE MIXED PAIRS
Phil, Geoff Lehman, Ron, Vicki Lehman and Darrel
Congratulations to Geoff and Vicki Lehman (from Port Lincoln, SA) who today (Sunday 25th June) took out the Port Macquarie Mixed Pairs Tournment with 5 wins, a margin of 81 and 59 ends. Second place went to Port City's own dynamic duo of Steve Matheson and Shirley Devine who finished with 5 wins, a margin of 69 and 58 ends. By all accounts it was a very successful tournament in no small amount due to the behind the scene efforts of Phil Baker (PC), Dave Griffiths (WP), Ron Coombes (WP) and Darrel Foster (HSC).
STATE MEN's PAIRS SOUTHERN SECTION WINNERS
Danny Barrett and Greg Brims yesterday (Saturday 24th June) won the final of the Zone 14 Southern Section of the State Men's Pairs Championships against a team from North Haven 26 - 20. Well done boys.
2017 PORT MACQUARIE MIXED PAIRS
Day 2 of the Mixed Pairs "dun & dusted" and as we approach the pointy end of the tournament we have 7 teams with 4 wins from 4 games. Geoff and Vicki Lehman lead the pack with 4 wins and a margin of 58 just 4 margin points ahead of Shirley Devine and Steve Matheson. Tomorrow's final game across the 3 paddocks should be very interesting.
2017 6's & 7's TWO BOWL TRIPLES - DAY 3
Despite 3 days of "iffy" weather, the 2017 6's and 7's tournament drew to a successful close this morning (18th June). There are always winners.
The winners: Dave Stamel, Steve Lingard and Bryan Doyle
Congratulations go to a composite team Bryan Doyle, Steve Lingard and Dave Stamel who had 8 wins from 8 games with an aggregrate marging of 68 just 13 margin points ahead of 8 game winners, Paul Inglis, Rich Mulgeron and Peter Bungate from Merrylands; worthy runnerups.
The prize winners
The results list
As usual, a great time was had by all. Port City looks forward to seeing everyone back for the 2018 return matchup.
2017 HASTINGS HAVEN WOMEN's SINGLES
Lynne Thompson and Kylie Hardy
It was a Port City final with Lynne Thompson playing against Kylie Hardy for the Hastings Haven District Women's Singles Championship. After a very close game Lynne was the victor 25 to 21. Congratulations to Lynne and commisserations to Kylie. Lynne now goes on to Regional in August and we wish her well.
2017 OUT of HAT TRIPLES
A perfect day at Port City for the Ladies Out of Hat Triples Tournament.
As usual there had to be a winner (winners really) and congratulations to Debbie Amor, Joyce Ebbeck and Daphne Sumsky, the 2017 winning team.
Second place went to Marg Walsh, Fay Walsh and Dulcie Holihan
Third place to Judy Brady, Laney Iacono and Barbara Gunn
Fourth place to Margaret Tynee, Elanor Russell and Kim Stewart
The winning team in the morning was made up of Margaret Doyle, Kylie Hardy and Jill Curtis. Whilst the afternoon winning team was composed of Lorraine Palmer, Lois Bishell and Ros Stone.
Needless to say, a great day was had by all.
2017 STATE PAIRS
A busy weekend just passed (3rd & 4th June) with the Southern Section of the State Senior, Open and President's Reserve Pairs being played at Kempsey RSL, Kempsey Heights and South West Rocks respectively.
Port City had a team or teams in each event but after the dust settled only Danny Barrett and Greg Brims in the Open Pairs are still in with a chance. Greg & Danny defeated Callum Murray and Jack Lewis (23 to 15) in the second round and made it through to the semi finals to be played on June 24th.
Phil Baker and Greg Keft made it to the Quarter Finals to go down narrowly (20 to 19) to a team from Kempsey RSL who will go into bat against Danny & Greg in the semis. John Hrabak and Tiger Kellys went down narrowly (19 to 18) in the second round to another Kempsey RSL team.
In the Seniors Bryce Steward and Ian Binder made it to the quarter finals to go down (21 to 13) against the evential competition winners from Westport (Peter Stockham and Col Baldwin).
Don Ramsay and Brian Knight made it to the final of the President's Reserve Pairs only to go down to Chris Connor and Terry Orriss (22 to 13), you guessed it, from Kempesy RSL. This is Don's third consecutive final in the President's Reserves, having won it in 2016 with wingman, Nathan Horton. Well done Don and Brian.
2017 WOMEN's PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jeannice Schiemer & Kylie Hardy
Congratulations to Jeanice Schiemer and Kylie Hardy, the Women's 2017 Major Pairs Champions. In a match which went down to the wire, they defeated Florence Hungerford and Debbie Amor 17 to 15. Congratulations to Kylie and Jeanice and commisserations to Florence and Debbie.
2017 MEN's PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Danny Barrett (skip) & Greg Brims - Major Pairs Champions for 2017
Congratulations to Greg Brims and Danny Barrett who today (Sunday 21st May) won the 2017 Men's Major Pairs winning 21 to 16 over Bryce Stewart and Callum Murray. In perfect weather and on a slow green, Greg and Danny came from being 5 - 13 down to 17 - 16 with 2 ends to play. On the second last end, with Bryce and Callum holding possibly 5, Danny's last bowl, an on shot, broke the wall putting the jack in the ditch and picking up 3 to lead 20 to 16. It was that sort of game - not luck, just great skill from both sides. Commisserations to Bryce and Callum and again, congratulations to Greg & Danny.
MEN's GRADE 1's to STATE
Congratulations to the Port City Men's Grade 1 Pennant side on their win over Tuncurry 66 - 60 this afternoon (20th May) at Taree. The win gives them first place in their Conference and an automatic entry to the Grade 1 State Pennant playoffs at St John's Park in August. Well done boys.
The win sees 3 Port City sides heading off to State. The Men's Grade 2, The Women's Grade 1 and now, the Men's Grade 1's.
What a season....
WOMEN's GRADE 1's WIN A ZONE PENNANT
F Schollum, L Bishell, J Schiemer, L Thompson, D AMor, B Barrett, J Brady & K McFarlane
It is now the Ladies turn to win a Zone Grade 1 Pennant title with the added bonus of a chance at State.
Congratulations to the Women's Grade 1 Pennant side who with a 47 - 29 win over Tuncurry have secured themselves a Zone Pennant Flag and a berth at State in mid August at the Entrance. Unfortunately, the 2's, 3's and 4's were unable to emulate the success of the 1's. The 2's and 3's each won one of their two games whilst the 4's lost both. Congratulations to all 4 sides in making it to the Zone Pennant finals.
MEN's GRADE 1's WIN ZONE PENNANT
Congratulations to our Grade 1's who today (13th May), in defeating South West Rocks (62 to 51 at home), secured a Zone 14 Pennant "Flag" for the Club.
Jack, Bryce, Callum, Ken, Barry, John, Ian, Bruce, Chrissie, Richard, Phil, Danny & Greg
Zone 14 President Ken Errington presents the Grade 1 Pennant plaque to Men's Club President, Paul Brady.
Unlike the Grade 2's who both won a pennant flag and go on to play at State automatically, our 1's still have another game to play to gain entry to the State Pennant playoffs. The Grade 1 competition is managed directly by the Royal and is based on a Conference system. To advance to State, our boys have a one game playoff against Tuncurry Bowling Club to be played at Taree Leagues Bowling Club next Saturday (20th May). We wish our boys well.
2017 - HANDICAP TRIPLES
28 Teams, great sportmanship, fabulous weather and some winners....
Apologies if some of the names and faces don't match up in the photos below
Well done Phil Baker on another well run/organised tournament..
2017 MEN'S TRIPLES CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Richard Trowe, Ken Paulsen and Phil Baker who today took out the final of the 2017 Men's Triples Championship. In a close fought contest they bested Greg Keft, Greg Brims and Danny Barrett 24 to 21.
L/R - Ken Paulsen (second), Phil Baker (skip) and Richard Trow (lead)
Congratulations to our new Champions and commisserations to the runners up.
THE MEN'S 2s ARE OFF TO STATE
Congratulations to the Men's Grade 2 Pennant side who are off the Rules Club, Wagga in August (nice and cold at that time of year) to play off for the State Grade 2 Pennant flag. The boys cemented their spot with a 10 - 0 win over Sawtell in the third match of the finals series.
In other good news, the 1's had another win 66 - 52 over North Haven. They currently lead the competition with one game left to play.
Unfortunately, it wasn't to be for the Grade 4's and 5's who went down to Park Beach and Bowraville (respectively). They both had to win today to progress to State but went down gallantly. We wish Park Beach and Bowraville all the best at State.
PENNANT FLAGS UNFURLED
A big event this morning (May 2nd) at the Club as the Women's Club celebrated the unfurling of 4 Pennant Flags for the 2017 season. Congratulations to the sides, the selectors and the Club on winning the BIG 4.
2017 WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION
Congratulations to Deb Amor in winning the 2017 Women's Singles Championship title over Judy Brady in a close fought game (25 - 17) this morning (2nd May). The lead changed hands a number of times throughout the match until Deb pulled ahead in the last few ends. Commisserations to Judy and again, congratulations to Deb.
MEN'S PENNANT FINALS
The 1's had a win over Westport 70 - 43 picking up 10 points to take them back into first place on their ladder. A welcome return to form - well done boys.
The 2's had a narrow win over Wauchope 64-63 which places them at the top of their ladder on 16.5 points.
Both the 4s and the 5's narrowly lost the first of their two finals matches to Crescent Head (53-54) and Coffs Harbour (59-60) respectively. They won 2 rinks giving them 2 points each. Both sides now need to win their last game at least 9-1 to progress to State.
We wish our 4 sides all the best for next week. For the 2's, 4's & 5's it is their last game of the 2017 Zone 14 Pennant season. The 1's still have a couple to go.
You can catch the full set of Zone 14 Pennant results and progressive updates by clicking here
MEN'S PENNANT FINALS - GAME 1
Our Two's had a close win over Kempsey Heights (64 to 62) giving them 8.5 points. Next week they play Wauchope.
Our men's 4s' and 5's Pennant sides have made the finals but had a bye yesterday (Sat. 22/04).
Next week, the 4's play Crescent Head at Kempsey RSL. Crescent Head lost to Park Beach (1 to 9) last Saturday. Whilst the 5's play Coffs Harbour (CEX), who lost to Bowraville (1 to 9). The 5's play at Stuarts Point
In the following round, the last in the 3 game Finals' series, our 4's and 5's play Park Beach and Bowraville respectively.
EASTER CARNIVAL _ DAY 3
EASTER CARNIVAL _ DAY 2
EASTER CARNIVAL _ DAY 1
MEN'S PENNANT RESULTS
Round 3 - the rain delayed round played today (Sunday 9/4/2017) completes the 6 round Sectional play for the 2017 season for Grades 2 through 7. (The Grade 1's have another 3 rounds of Sectional play ahead of them).
Round 3 Results and who gets into the Zone Pennant Finals
The 2's won over North Haven 10 - 0 and they progress to the 3 game final series.
The 3's lost 1 - 9 to Lake Cathie and do not progress to the finals series
The 4's won over North Haven 9 - 1 and they progress to the 3 game final series.
The 5's won 10 - 0 over Lake Cathie and they progress to the 3 game final series.
The 6's won 9 - 1 over North Haven and do not progress to the finals series
The 7's lost 0 - 10 to Kew and do not progress to the finals series
So, congratulation to the 2's, 4's and 5's who have made it into the Zone Finals Series. These games commence the weekend after Easter.
Commisserations to the 3's, 6's and the 7's.
2017 MINOR SINGLES CHAMPION
Winners are Grinners. Steve, the score and an interesting scoreboard.
Congratulations to Steve Matheson, the 2017 Minor Singles Champion, with his win in the finals this afternoon (Sunday 26th March). Steve played a double header. In the morning he went up against Chris Thornton in the second semi final, winning that game 31 to 11. In the final, he played Paul Webster, winning 31 to 20. Steve is the consumate draw bowler and in both matches he played consistent precision bowls. Again, congrats to Steve and commiserations to Chris and Paul.
STATE/ZONE 14 TRIPLES UPDATE
Congrats to Jack Lewis (skip) Callum Murray (second) and Bryce Stewart (lead) who, in defeating Kempsey RSL 25 to 20 today at Kempsey Heights BC, won through to theState/Zone 14 Triples Championship final. This was the Southern section (of Zone 14) win and is a great achievement by the boys. Well done.
MEN's PENNANT ROUND 4 Results
A full list of the Zone 14 Pennant Results from Round 4 and the current Progressive Scores can be found here
The Ones won
The Twos won 9 - 1
and are now equal first in their Section
The Threes won 10 - 0
and are now second in their Section
The Fours lost 0 - 10
and are now second in their section
The Fives won 8 - 2
and are now first in their section
The Sixes lost 1 - 9
and are at the bottom of their section
The Sevens won 9 - 1
are at the top of their section
'Nuff Said about Round 3 Pennant
MEN'S PENNANT 2017 up and running
It is that time of the year again and with seven sides across seven grades Port City took to a variety of paddocks and the boys had some great results. The 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5', and 7's all had wins. Well done. Commisserations to the 6's who worked hard but came second on the day.
The 2017 season is structured differently from last year. The Grade 1's play 10 games compared to the 14 played last year. Their competition, although in sections, is organised at state level. Grades 2 through 7 are run by Zone 14. The Zone's 24 pennant playing clubs are organised into 3 Sections.. Port City competes in Sections 2 & 3. Last year, there were 10 rounds with the winners of the Northern and Southern sections playing off for the Zone Pennant. In 2017, there are 6 rounds. Each section by grade has 4 Club sides playing each other twice over 6 rounds. The top two club sides from each section play off for the coverted Zone Pennant flag over an additional 3 rounds of finals. With only 6 rounds to make the finals, winning each and every round is highly recommended for any side wanting to pick up a pennant flag in 2017.
A WIN TO PC
the above photo and article are from The Zone 14 website - Ken Errington (was the scribe and phtotgrapher)
2017 MEN's FOURS CHAMPIONS
Eventually got a photo of our 2017 Men's Fours Champions. Again congrats to Greg Keft, Danny Barrett, Greg Brims and Ken Paulsen.
THE START OF THE REPRESENTATIVE SEASON...
It is on. The representative season kicks off with the the NSW State Zone 14 Fours Southern Section being played at Port City, with the first round on Saturday 18/2/17 at 1pm. The Port City sides are:
M. Bayes – P. Barry – G. Hargreaves – T. Kelly
P. Jacobsen – G. Keft – P. Baker – B. Anderson
P. Webster - N. Horton – D. Ramsay – B. Knight
J. Hrabak – B. Stewart – C. Murray – J. Lewis
K. Paulsen – M. Parry – D. Barrett – G. Brims
The second round games are on Sunday 10/2/17 at 9am.
The NSW State Triples Southern Section first round is to be played at Kempsey Heights on 5/3/17 at 9am. The Port City teams are:
J. Hrabak – P. Baker – B. Anderson.
G. Keft – G. Brims – D. Barrett.
B. Stewart – C. Murray – J. Lewis
The Zone 14 Dooker- Eggert trials are at Kempsey Heights on 12th March at 8.30 am. The Port City players selected in the Open section are J. Hrabak, G. Keft, P. Baker, G. Brims, P. Jacobsen and J. Lewis. Whilst in the over 60’s section we have I. Binder, B. Anderson, K. Paulsen, D. Ramsay and B. Stewart.
Good bowling and a share of the luck to all of our players.
MEN'S PRESENTATION DAY
The 2016 Men's Bowling Club Presentation Day was held last Saturday first with a "game" then celebrations inside. The day was a huge success. The nominated award winners are listed directly below followed by the Championship winners and runners up.
Encouragement Award - Mark Husband.
Consistency Bowler, Grades 4-7 - Les Scholz.
Consistency bowler, Grades 1-4 Greg Keft.
Most Improved player, Grades 4-7 Eddie Smith
Most Improved player Grades 1-4, Callum Murray
Representative player of the year. Jack Lewis.
President’s Award – Terry ( Rivers) Murray.
Clubman of the Year – Terry Schollum.
Bowler of the year – Callum Murray.
Congrats to all our winners.
LADIES XMAS PARTY
Last Tuesday saw the Women's Bowling Club hold their annual Christmas Party and Concert. Pictures can be viewed here. The event also saw $800 being raised for later presentation to the Salvos.
President Deb and Barbara Standen with the cheque.
ZONE 14 SENIOR BOWLER OF THE YEAR - BRYCE STEWART
2016 WBC PRESENTATION DAY AWARDS
2016 MIXED PAIRS FINAL
Congratulations to Kylie Hardy and Phil Baker the Mixed Pairs Champions for 2016 defeating Joey Judge and Betty Hodgson 22 to 14 in the final this afternoon (Sat.29th Oct). Although comfortable winners, Phil and Kylie were never able to be complacent; Joey and Betty kept them honest throughout the match. Phil and Kylie had defeated John Hrabak and Pat Light in the morning semi final.
2016 MEN'S MINOR PAIRS FINAL
Congratulations to Eddie Smith and Don Ramsay in defeating Steve Matheson and Paul Jacobson to take out the Mens Minor Pairs Championship 25 to 20 in a close game. Steve and Paul lead for most of the first half of the game until Eddie and Don picked up 2 fours in consecutive ends to take and hold the lead. A serious come back late in the match by Steve and Paul made the last end a real nailbiter.
Note: Callum Murray withdraw from the match due to work commitments with Paul subbing in for him.
Our boys, John Hrabak, Phil Baker, Ken Paulsen, Danny Barrett, Bryce Stewart and Jack Little, represented our Club at the State Championships last weekend making the Semis in the Fours and the Quarter Finals in the Triples - a very commendable effort. Read the full story here.
SOUTH TAMWORTH CLASSIC FOURS
Congratulations to our Port City ladies (Barbara Standen, Lyn Zahra, Di Allen, Carol White) in winning the recent South Tamworth Classic Fours 2016. It was big; 24 teams playing 5 games over 2 days. Of course, they were the only team to win 5 games against very strong competition. Go the girls.
JUNIOR SUCCESS AT BALLINA
Congratulations to our upcoming Junior, John Page who placed 4th in the Ballina Junior Singles last weekend.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - SINGLES UPDATE
Corey Dayey won the 2016 Zone 14 Champion of Champions Singles defeating Phil Baker 31 to 11 at Port City today (Saturday 24th Sept).
Corey dominated throughout the match. Congratulations to Corey on a classy display of bowling and we wish him well when plays in the State finals in Wagga in November.
Congrats to Phil in making it to the Zone final. Although showing flashes of his considerable bowling skill set, he just didn't have a good day on the paddock.
Corey Dayey won the 2016 Zone 14 Champion of Champions Singles defeating Phil Baker 31 to 11 at Port City today (Saturday 24th Sept). Corey dominated throughout the match. Congratulations to Corey on a classy display of bowling and we wish him well when plays in the State finals in Wagga in November. For a full description of the final and other photos click here.
Good bowling and a fair share of the luck to Phil Baker, who this Saturday (24th Sept), faces off against Corey Daley (Park Beach) in the final of the Zone 14 Champion of Champions Singles competition. Venue: Port City at 10:30am.
Congratulations to Phil Baker, who today (Sunday, 18th Sept) won the Southern section of the Zone 14 Champion of Champions Singles competition at Hibbard.
In the quarters, Phil defeated Peter Stockham (Westport) 31 to 26. In the semis he defeated D Gemmel (Kew 31 to 26 and in the final, he defeated Greg Brims (North Haven) 31 to 22.
A great weekend for Phil. The Club is proud of his success and wish him well in the Zone Final next weekend.
OUT OF THE HAT FOURS
The 2016 Out of the Hat Fours was played on Monday 12th September and a great day was had by all. Photos below.
WHAT A MEN'S SINGLES FINAL...
Congratulations to the 2016 Port City Men's Major Singles Champion, Phil Baker who, this afternoon (Sun. 14th Aug), defeated a courageous Callum Murray, 31 - 27, on a fast and, at times, unforgiving green.
The final was a three and a half hour marathon exhibition with big plays by both players. Let's go back to the morning's semi finals. Phil defeated Jack Lewis and Callum narrowly defeated Danny Barrett. The stage was now set for a great final between the very successful Callum (2016 Minor Singles Champion, Major Pairs Champion, Triples Champion and Fours Champion - not a shabby 2016 season for young Callum) up against the defending Singles Champion, Phil Baker.
The first end saw Callum take 4 off Phil. I don't have the card so can't tell you the ends but Phil first took the lead at 16- 15. Callum, then, took a 4 off Phil in the next end, then another 4 on the next to show he liked being in front. Phil clawed his way back and the lead changed hands regularly until Phil got ahead 28 - 27, then 30 - 27 and finally 31 - 17. A highlight for me were Callum's drives, he either took Phil out or killed the head on any number of occasions. The jack itself ended up with two deep gourges after Callum drove it into the Greenies' roll-a-door. Commiserations to Callum, he displayed great skill, determination and good gamesmanship throughout the day. Well done, mate.
Let's not forget Phil. He was defending his title against an opponent with nothing to lose and much to gain. There were a number of times in the game when a lesser player would have buckled under the pressure. Credit to him, Phil didn't and finished the match playing some massive bowls.
The big crowd, in the clubhouse and around the paddock, certainly appreciated the quality game.
ZONE14 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
The 2016 Zone 14 Championships were held at Lake Cathie today with PortCity fielding sides in 4 of the 7 events.
Congratulations go to our Open 4's and Open Triples sides who are now Zone 14 Champions. Commiserations to Don Ramsay and Nathan Horton who were defeated by Scotts Head (25 to 16) in the Presidents Reserve Pairs. The boys played well and were in the game right to the last few ends. Our Senior Pairs, Ken Paulsen and Bryce Stewart went done to Sawtell. Bryce and Ken are a class act but the Sawtell boys were just too good on the day.
2016 Zone 14 Open Triples Champions
Kevin Williams (Zone 14 Bowls Organiser), Jack Lewis, Phil Baker & Danny Barrett
Our Triples side defeated Urunga 31 to 23 in a much tougher match than the score indicates. Both sides had their chances but our boys ran with theirs. Congratulations to Jack, Phil and Danny on their Zone Championship win.
2016 Zone 14 Open Fours Champions
John Hrabak, Danny Barrett, Ken Paulsen, (Bryce Stewart) and Chris Stone (Zone 14 Rep)
The Port City Fours defeated Park Beach comfortably 24 - 11 on a fast green with a strong sou-easterly tailwind. The boys deserved their win and the Zone 14 Championship which comes with it.
Both Sides, Fours and Triples, are now off to State, at a guess, Ettalong, later in the year - and we wish them well.
NSW 2016 STATE PENNANT GRADE WINNERS
GRADE 5 STATE PENNANT QUALIFYING RESULTS
A 10 point win over Lismore Heights sees the Pennant Hills side progress into the Grade 5 semi finals tomorrow. Port City's loss today (1 rink win to Eddie Smiths team) brought our points to 19 and equal second place with Campbelltown City.
Commiserations to our boys who played brialliantly yesterday and, despite a valiant comeback in today's game, were unable to clinch a semi final berth.
Not making it into the finals series would be a disappointment to the boys. However, the successes they have had in the journey to, and in, the State Pennant competition is one they should be proud of. So too is our Club. Well done boys.
What has happened since?
Pennant Hills progressed to the semi finals in our section. They were defeated by Engadine 62 to 52 on Sunday afternoon. In the other semi, Windale Gateshead went down to Towradgi Park (a club north of Wollongong) 49 to 79. The final, between Engadine and Towradgi Park is to be played Monday morning.
Game 3 (qualifying round)
Port City was defeated by Campbelltown City 44 to 57 (1 to 2 rink wins)
after 63 of 63 ends Port City 44 Campbelltown City 57
after 57 of 63 ends Port City 35 Campbelltown City 55
after 54 of 63 ends Port City 29 Campbelltown City 51
after 46 of 63 ends Port City 20 Campbelltown City 44
after 32 of 63 ends Port City 13 Campbelltown City 32
after 26 of 63 ends Port City 11 Campbelltown City 26
after 16 of 63 ends Port City 8 Campbelltown City 15
after 13 of 63 ends Port City 8 Campbelltown City 12
The Grade 5 Section 1 Ladder after Game 2
Game 2 - Port City defeated Pennant Hills 73 to 63
8 points (aggregrate + 1 rink win) - a gutsy effort by the Mighty Fives
after 63/63 ends Port City 73 Pennant Hills 63
after 62/63 ends Port City 73 Pennant Hills 61
after 53/63 ends Port City 57 Pennant Hills 54
after 53/63 ends Port City 57 Pennant Hills 54
after 46/63 ends Port City 50 Pennant Hills 45
after 33/63 ends Port City 42 Pennant Hills 31
Game 1 - Port City defeated Lismore Heights - 82 to 48
10 points - (aggregrate + 3 rink wins)
after 61/63 ends Port City 77 Lismore Heights 48
after 40/63 ends Port City 53 Lismore Heights 27
after 22/63 ends Port City 36 Lismore Heights 13
after 14/63 ends Port City 15 Lismore Heights 6
BIG WEEK FOR THE WOMEN'S BC
Faye Schollum, Lois Bischel, Carol White, Lyne Thompson the 2016 Regional Open Fours Champions
... and don't they look happy. Di Allen, Lyn Zahra, Shirley Devine & Margaret Doyle display their Medals after winning the 2016 Regional Senior Fours
And back at home...
Jeanice Schiemer, Barbara Standen, Val Bott & Rhonda Evans are our 2016 Club Fours Champions after defeating
defeating Margaret Doyle (Skip) Lyn Zahra, Di Allen, Shirley Devine 17-13 last Saturday (9th July).
PRESIDENTS RESERVE PAIRS (Southern Section)
Congratulations to Don Ramsay (Skip) and Nathan Horton (Lead) in winning the final of the Zone 14 Presidents Reserve Pairs, Southern Section, on grass at North Haven today (Sunday, 10th July). Nathan and Don started the day with a strong win in their semi finals match up against T Lee & J Armstrong (Kempsey Heights) 26 to 14. They then steamrolled Russell Carkeek and Paul Webster (Port City) 32 - 5 in the afternoon's final. Russell and Paul had narrowly defeated Chris Connor and Kevin Kennedy (Kempsey RSL) in the morning session 19 - 18. Nathan and Don played brilliantly all day and their match up against the Northern section winners, John Kay and Dale Schrivener (Scotts Head), in the Zone final at Lake Cathie on Saturday, 13th August should be an epic clash.
Congratulations to Jack Lewis, Phil Baker and Danny Barrett (above, left to right) in winning the final of the southern section of the 2016 Zone 14 Triples over North Haven 28 to 26 last weekend (July 1 & 2). The match went down to the wire with both sides on 26 all going into the final end. Some Barrett magic gave the match to Port City. The boys now meet Urunga in the Zone final to be held at Lake Cathie on the 13th August.
2016 PORT MACQUARIE MIXED PAIRS
The annual Port Macquarie Mixed Pairs Tournament commenced Friday (25th June) with 88 teams spread across 3 venues (Hibbard Sports, Westport and Port City) playing 5 games of 18 ends each. It was a great, if a little chilly at times, tournament - congrats to the winners (can't tell you who as the presentation is still on - check the results below for a sneak peak), all the competitors and the organisers at the various venues - Terry, Phil, Dave & Ron.
2016 6's and 7's TOURNAMENT
Day 3: Well, the weather didn't permit. Day 3 was called off, definitely not through lack of interest but by pesky weather. The presentations were made based on the Day 2 results. Click here for the top 6 teams and the Day 1 & Day 2 best card winners. A big thanks to the Men's Club for the catering and to our bowls coordinator, Phil Baker, for his efforts in making the tournament a success.
Day 2 Update:
Whilst the Australia Open is on up there in Queensland, the smartest bowlers are fighting it out down here at the Port Macquarie Bowling Club for big prizemoney. 46 teams, from across the state, are competing for just short, well, well short of a million dollars prizemoney and big bragging rights.
At the end of day 2, only two teams, have 6 wins from 6 games. With another 7 teams breathing down their necks with 5 wins apiece (one even has a draw tucked away). Tomorrow's remaining 2 games, weather permitting, should prove an interesting morning for those at the pointy end of the competition. Whilst at the wide end, there will be talk of trails of rotten bad luck, missed opportunities and the chance for another crack at the big money in 2017.
Farewell to ABBA
The Australian Blind Bowlers Association (ABBA) has been operating for over 30 years and exists to promote the game of lawn bowls through National and International competition.
Port City Bowling Club was the proud to host to ABBA's 2016 National Championships which concluded with the medal presentation dinner last night (9/6/2016). The tournament saw 7 days of intense competition (plus 2 days of no play due to bad weather of the Saturday and Sunday). Fortunately rescheduling (a big effort by Bearnice) saw all medal events successfully completed by the Thursday evening. From all accounts, the bowlers, their directors, supporters, club patrons (who were privileged to watch some fantastic and inspirational bowling) and club staff, all had an great 9 days.
A big WELL DONE to Phil Baker for his organisational skills, the many Port City players who did marking duties for the singles events, the Men's Club for lunch time catering (Terry Schollum and friends) and the Club staff who made the Tournament a friendly, safe and enjoyable experience for all.
A FLAG IS FLYING OVER PORT CITY...
Winners are Grinners (L to R) Bruce Chapman, Paul Brady, Trevor Scholz, Nathan Horton, Russell Carkeek, John Twidle, Matty Bayes, young Maureen Scholz, Dave Pascoe, AJ Uptin, Eddie Smith, Terry Schollum, Phil Smith
The mighty Grade 5 side took off the inaugural Zone 14 Grade 5 Pennant at Kew Bowling Club this afternoon defeating a gallant Sawtell 54 to 50.
The scoreboard - we were on top [grin]
The game came down to the wire. Both sides had a firm grip on the match at different stages throughout the afternoon. But with 40 minutes to go, Port City supporters were looking grim. Someone forgot to tell our players. They made up the 11 point difference across all three teams and Paul Brady's team had the honour (and no small amount of pressure) of going into the last end with 3 shots up on the board. The Sawtell skip then had an opportunity to drag the jack back for a four and missed the shot with his last bowl; Port City took the end by 1 shot and the side won by 4.
Congrats to the Sawtell boys; they played well and made it a great contest. Our boys, well, they were magnificent. Oh, and the trophy...
Maureen Scholz & Paul Brady with a new wall mounting.
2016 WOMEN's PAIRS CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Kylie Hardy and Jeanice Schiemer who defeated Faye Schlolum and Lyn Zahra in a tight game -
the result 14 to 13.
WBC PENNANT FLAGS UNFURLING
A big day last week for the Women's Bowling Club with the unfurling of, not one but two, 2016 Pennant Flags by our No.3 and No.5 teams. Well done girls
2016 WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Carol White on winning the 2016 Women's Singles Championship over Debbie Amor. The picture and quote below say it all.
MENS MAJOR PAIRS DRAW
read and weep - I did
SENIOR INTER-ZONE SIDES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congrats to Bryce, Geoff, Ken and Eric in their selection into the Zone 14 Senior Inter Zone Championship's side. Well done and good luck in your upcoming games.
MEN's TRIPLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Men's Triples Champions for 2016 are Callum Murray, Jack Lewis and Danny Barrett. The "boys" defeated Eric Rowsell, Peter Gunn and Mike Rand 27-15 in the final on Sunday (6th March). Sorry no photos as yet. Danny & Callum have both shared in 2 of the Majors (Triples and Fours) - well done.
CALLUM MURRAY - 2016 Minor Singles Champion
Callum Murray & Peter Ascott Evans
Congratulations to Callum Murray, who last evening (3rd March) won the final of the Men's 2016 Minor Singles Championship 31-17 against Peter Ascott Evans.
Callum dominated play from the beginning of the match showing determination and consistently accurate, high quality, draw bowling. Peter, who deserved his place in the final, played well but was unable to put sufficient pressure on Callum to disrupt his focus.
Commisserations to Peter and a big well done to Callum. We wish both players continuing success throughout 2016.
Thanks to Greg Keft for the photo
AS CLOSE AS IT GETS - MEN's FOURS
It doesn't get any better or closer than the 2016 Men's Fours Championship final.
Danny Barrett's Team (Danny, Bryce Stewart, John Hrabak and Callum Murray) defeated
Paul Sheridan's Team (Garry MacFarlane, Ross, Paul & Greg Laird) 18 to 16; with it being 16 all, going into the last end. This was before a large, appreciative crowd (who spend most of the match watching from air conditioned comfort).
Congrats to the Champions and commisserations to the "Oh! So close", silver medalists.
Thanks to Phil Baker for the photos
MENS PRESENTATION DAY
Presentation day was held on Saturday 12th. What a great day it was too. A number of special awards were handed out.
Most Improved: Steve Matheson & Matty Bayes