2017 TOURNAMENT BROCHURES - click here
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
Consistency: John Davies & Geoff Mitchell
Encouragement: Olly Cook
Rep Player of the year: Ken Paulsen
Clubman of the year: Marty Wallis
President’s award: Joe Judge
Sorry our cameraman hasn't come through with the photos as yet.
STATE CLUB CHALLENGE FINALS
Thanks to Barbara Standen (WBC Publicity Officer AND State Club Challenge Mixed Bronze Division Runner Up)
MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Congratulations to the Mixed Champions for 2015 and commisserations to the runners up.
Mark (Lazarus) Parry and Margaret Doyle (subbing for Shirley Devine) had to work extremely hard to take out the 2015 Mixed Pairs over Pat Light and John Hrabak. Mark and Margaret appeared "done & dusted" before a massive comeback got them over for a championship win (check out the grin on Mark's face).
Lazarus was back again in the Mixed Fours. Teaming up with Rhonda Evans, Lyn Zahra and Charlie Buchanan, Mark skipped his team to a comfortable win over runners up Jan Opitz, Eveline Ramsay, Steve Mathieson and Phil Smith to take out the 2015 Mixed Fours Championship. Phil's team did not disgrace themselves in any way. Although never leading in the match, they fought their way back on a number of occasions to keep Mark's team honest.
Special mention goes to Rhonda Evans winning her first ever Championship. On all accounts, she played very well throughout the "series" and is destined for greatness in the years ahead.
LADIES ENCOURAGEMENT DAY
President Debbie welcomed 80 bowlers from Lake Cathie, North Haven, Hibbards Sports, Taree Railway, Foster, Tuncurry, South West Rocks, Uranga, Coffs CEX, Harrington, Park Beach, Sawtell and Port City to compete in the John Oxley Motors Encouragement Day.
The competition was played in beautiful sunshine, fast greens, lots of laughter, and plenty of smiling faces.
AM WINNERS: South West Rocks – Mary Cass, Trish Tomsett, Liz Walker, Roe Martin
PM WINNERS: Forster – Lynn Combe, Joan Whiteside, Elsie O’Malley, Penny Collins
4TH PLACE: Port City – Kylie Hardy, Lyn Robertson, Jan Opitz, Barbara Standen
3rd PLACE: Urunga – Shirley Willis, Janine Brown, Elaine Cameron, Brenda Fane
2nd PLACE: Lake Cathie – Rhonda Bateman, Jill Howard, Marion Kelly, Di Spinks
1st PLACE: Tuncurry Beach – Di Boddington, Sue Baldwin, Trish Wilson, Liz Gray.
for more photos see the Weekly Report Section
MAJOR MINOR PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
What a game. Fours hours of intense concentration, good sportsmanship and great bowling from all four players.
However, there can only be one winning team. Congratulations to Callum Murray and Greg Keft who defeated Keith Ashdown and Mark Parry, 24 to 17 to take the 2015 Major Minor Pairs Championship.
The score doesn't reflect the competition. Although Keith and Mark trailed for much of the match there was very little it.
Commisserations to Keith & Mark, you both played well. Congrats to Callum and Greg on a great victory.
L/R Greg, Callum, Mark and Keith
Photo courtesy of "The Big Man"
INAUGURAL OPEN SINGLES EVENT
It was a cracker event. Young "Johnny Jax" Hrabak had a win over Paul Jacobson in the shoot out final to take our first Open Singles title and make off with the booty. The general consensus was the event was a great success - hopefully the first of many.
Phil Baker, the Port City Bowls Coordinator, is offering A new and exciting bowls event for those who love to play singles. The Open Singles tournament is to be monthly event scheduled for the 4th Monday of each month. The event is open to men and women and with $400 in prize money, the inaugural event scheduled for Monday 26th October, should be a cracker. The entry form with all the details is available below.
2015 VERSATILITY FIVES
Last Monday & Tuesday (21st & 22nd Sept.) saw 18 teams compete in the annual Versatility Fives competition. The weather was kind on the Monday and the Tuesday morning. However, the post lunch session on Tuesday was delayed by driving rain and hail. Fortunately the hail had melted before played could begin but little could be done about the howling, "fresh" gale that made play somewhat difficult. Irrespective a good time was had by all and some excellent bowls played.
The place getters were:
1st Place - Tuncurry – Judy Cosgrove, Sonia Sontag, Val Leeson, Liz Gray, Pat Murray
2nd Place – Port City – Jenny Wallis, Carol Banks, Rhonda Evans, Barbara Standen, Lyn Zhara
3rd Place – Port City – Barbara Barrett, Di Allen, Faye Schollum, Joyce Ebbeck, Judy Brady
Thanks to Barbara Standen for the photos.
MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
L/R Phil Baker & John Hrabak
Congratulations to Phil Baker, the Port City Men's Singles Champion for 2015.
Before a large appreciative crowd and on a slower paddock then we have been used to over the past few weeks, Phil and John Hrabak put on a display of precision bowling. With John having the opportunity to take the match with his last bowl, the epic battle went down to the wire. Phil won 31 to 29. Commisserations to John, he proved himself a worthy contender. Congratulations again to Phil who played excellent bowls all morning.
This brings Phil's championship scalps to 2 this year; a win in the Major Pairs Championship with Greg Keft and this Major Singles Title - well done.
Photo courtesy of Brian Smith
Congratulations to Bryce Stewart and Chris Thornton who today (Saturday, 15th August) won the Zone Senior Pairs Championship at South West Rocks. Chris (who was subbing for Ken Paulsen) and Bryce did it tough for the first half of the match but worked their way back into the match and of course won through in the end - 22 to 14. Bryce and Ken are now off to State, in Sydney, at a date yet to be confirmed - and of course we wish them well. Well done Chris Thornton, Ken's were big shoes to fill, and he did an excellent job.
Commisserations to Paul Webster in the Presidents Reserve Singles who was defeated 31 to 26 by Dale Scrivener (Scotts Head). Paul played well but was beaten by a better player on the day.
2015 STATE PENNANT - FINAL UPDATE
Follow up to the follow up:
Taren Point proved too strong for South Lismore winning 67 to 52 in the Grade 1 State Pennant Final
Follow up: South Lismore won their semi defeating Merrylands 61 to 45.
They play Taren Point in the final tomorrow (Monday) morning
Another Facebook post by Ken Paulsen pretty well sums it up.