Sunday, 19 December 2021

2021 Minor Singles Championship Final


2021 Minor Singles
The Final of the UBMBC 2021 Minor Singles Final was played today (18/12/2021), between George Boni and Geoff Godwin.
It was a very good game, with Geoff Godwin winning by 30 - 15. Congratulations to both Geoff and George on making the Final, in this tough competition. Well marked by Jim Phillips (last year's winner of this title).
Minor Singles Runner up G. Boni

2021 Minor Singles Champion - G. Godwin


2021 Triples Championship Final

2021  Triples winners, P. Watson, A. Rhodes, M. Hogden

The Final of the UBMBC 2021 Triples Championship was played this afternoon (18/12/2021) between Grant Watson, Arthur Glynn & Paul Maher Vs Paul Watson, Allan Rhodes & Mark Hogden.
This was a classic game of good draw bowls and well weighted shots. Paul Watson, Allan Rhodes and Mark Hogden defeating Grant Watson, Arthur Glynn & Paul Maher 30 - 12.
Congratulations to all players. To rub salt into the wound (for all the other bowlers this afternoon), the Triples Final teams won both the Winning & Losing rink prize money....
Triples Runners up, G. Watson, A. Glynn, P. Maher


Saturday, 11 December 2021

Bob Penson Memorial Day Challenge

The inaugural Bob Penson Memorial Challenge was held this afternoon (10/12/2021) in windy, gusty, sunny, rainy conditions. The black cloud threatened all afternoon, but we were able to get the three games of 10 ends in.
The event was very well supported, with many of Bob’s old mates playing, including Lindsay Adamson, Ian Jarratt, Vic Gauci and Joe & Rose Ednie. Ian and Lyndsay gave a lovely tribute to Bob, which the attendees really appreciated. Cheryl Ryan (Bob’s long-time partner) was thanked for instigating and sponsoring this very special event. The event winners were:
    1st 3 Wins + 25 Robin Hill, Gale Hill & Peter Springett (representing Bowls Central Coast)
    2nd 3 Wins + 20 Yvonne Gordon, Carol Boyd & Shane Waddell.
    3rd 3 Wins + 19 Meena Kelso, Joan Murphy & Terry Murphy
    4th 3 Wins + 12 Judy Brown, Carol Catchpool & Terry Brown

The 1st placed Winners also get their names engraved on the inaugural ‘Bob Penson Memorial Challenge Day’ trophy.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the event, which we hope will become an annual fixture. Special thanks again to Cheryl Ryan for the great day. Sensational to see you playing again...

Sunday, 7 November 2021

UBMBC 2021 Major Singles Championship Final


Shane Waddell over Lee Cribbs in a tight, see sawing game. Shane claimed his maiden Major Singles title at UBMBC, after being runner up last year. Congratulations to Shane on going one step better this year and congratulations to Lee on reaching the Final. Surely Shane can’t play in the 5s next pennants season??

UBMBC 2021 Major Pairs Championship Final


Ken Robertson & Jim Phillips over Roger Twells & Colin Mew in another tight, see sawing game. Jim ‘birthday boy’ Phillips got his birthday present on the last end, to snatch the epic win. This is Ken Robertson’s maiden championship win. Congratulations to all four players, who kept us on our seats right up to the very last bowl!!

Monday, 11 October 2021

Club Patron Wal Rainbow sadly passes

It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Zone 15 and Umina Beach Bowling Club legend, Wal Rainbow. Wal passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning the 6th October, in a nursing home in Kempsie. Wal was 95 and his wife Shirley is 96. Wal and Shirley had been together since they were 16 years of age and were still very much in love with each other. Wal was a much loved legend at Umina Beach Bowling Club, where he is the current Club Patron. He was part of Umina’s 1st ever pennant winning side in 1969. 

  • In 1974 he won the Umina’s club 4’s
  • In 1992 he won the club triples
  • In 1994 he won the mixed pairs
  • In 1995 he won the Major Pairs
  • In 2011 he won the club triples. 

He was very influential in the formation and running of Zone 15 / Bowls Central Coast and was made a Life Member of Bowls Central Coast/Zone 15 on the 17th August 2017. 

Wal was:- 

  • Zone Patron from 1997 - 2009
  • Zone President from 1991 - 1994 
  • Zone Vice President from 2001 - 2002 
  • Zone State Councillor from 1995 - 1997 

He was awarded Australian Sports Medal (ASM) in 2000 for his services to lawn bowls. 

The Wal Rainbow Perpetual Shield features all the names of those bowlers that have won Bolwer of the Year since its inception in 1991 

RIP Wal....Thank you for all that you did for were a lovely man and a true legend.