Monday 13 November 2017

King & Queen of the Central Coast 2017

Congratulations to the Queen & King of the Central Coast, as Shirley de la Harpe skipped Shaun Addy from The Hills and Carlingford, to a 6 wins plus 68 margin win at Umina Beach Mens Bowling Club. The weekend weather was perfect for bowls with plenty of sunshine, a little breeze, but not too hot. This popular mixed pairs event was full weeks before it started, and attracted teams from as far away as Penrith and Toronto.
The runner up was Rob Andersen & Tracy Osbourne with 5 wins plus 26. Rob was the only Umina player to make the top 5, whilst Tracy is from nearby Ettalong.

Sunday 3 September 2017

Experience Shines Through in Zone Singles

Ettalong’s Aron Sherriff claimed his fourth Open Zone Singles title (2005, 08, 14 & 17) in defeating Umina’s Shane Starkey who was the Bowls Central Coast “Rookie of the Year” in 2016. It was an outstanding achievement by Shane to win his way through to the Open Final and go head to head with a Commonwealth Games medallist.

Open Singles Champion 2017 Aron Sherriff with runner-up Umina’s Shane Starkey

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Kingfisher 2017


What a sensational competition this years 'Umina Beach Kingfisher Triples' was... great weather all week, greens ran very well, big turnout, big mixture of clubs/players, some very good bowls & a few of the 'other ones' as well (especially on our rink)!!
The winners were:
1st Ed Mason, Peter Coombes & Fred Dowse (pictured below)..
2nd Gary Graham, Troy MacGregor & Nathan Peterson.
3rd Neville Seton, Ryan Wood & Geoff Seton.
4th Tony Wood, Kel Sweetman & Shane Starkey.
5th Russel Johnson, Alan Brooks & Bruce Smith.
6th Brett Coltman, Craig Wilson & Mick Braham.

Very well done to all players & congratulations to all winners, especially Peter Coombes (who was in last years winning team as well).

Saturday 8 July 2017

Veteran Singles Final Turns into a Tight Tussle

Umina’s Roger Twells  BCC-Z15 Veteran Singles Champion 2017
The Veteran Singles final between Wyong’s Alan Carpenter and Umina Beach’s Roger Twells played at Munmorah United BC on Friday 7th July turned into a tight tussle with both bowlers poised to take out the title. Carpenter who trailed 15-8 clawed his way back into contention at 15-17 and both bowlers were within reach of the magical 21 target at 18-20. Carpenter was then holding game with three shots sitting behind the jack only to see Twells draw the absoluter with his last bowl to snare the title 21-18.
It was an entertaining game befitting of a final and both bowlers put down some lovely draw bowls. However, Twells was on target with his last bowl and more times than not converted when he was down as indeed he did once more with his last bowl to take out the title.
Seventy three (73) year old Twells only took up the game since he retired a few years ago and was as proud as punch to capture his first bowl’s title especially at Zone level

Thursday 15 June 2017

Russell Hadley competes in the National Blind Bowlers Championships

The Australian Blind Bowlers Association held its 2017 National Championships at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast from May21st to May 31st 2017.
Umina's Russell Hadley competed and managed a very commendable 3rd in the Pairs, and just missing out with a 4th place in the Singles.

ussell with his Pairs partner, Craig Newbery, after receiving their Bronze medals in the Blind National Championships

Wednesday 5 April 2017

60 Years Old and Going Strong

In June, 1957 the foundations for a club to be known as the UMINA BEACH BOWLING AND RECREATION CLUB were laid. The interested members gathered funds and sought a section of land in Melbourne Ave, from Gosford Council with £300 (pound) in hand, the task of clearing the land was given to a plant operator, who took £250 (pound) from the kitty, leaving £50 (pound) to commence operations. The No. 1 green was sited, and the 40 x 20 clubhouse was set behind it, and it was here that the volunteers and the "professionals" began to get the building up from ground level. The first President was Arthur Wolfe, who's term of office extended from 1957 to 1961. The Ladies began in November 1959, with 17 members at its augural meeting. In 2006 the club found itself in financial difficulties, and merged with Merrylands RSL.
In 2017 Umina Beach Men’s B.C. turns 60 years old. Everyone is welcome to join them and help celebrate during Kingfisher Week from 17th—22nd July.

Saturday 25 March 2017

New Hav'A Go Pairs Champions

Umina’s Peter Springett teamed up with his next door neighbor Sterling Young to take out the honors in the four way round robin final of “Hav’ago Pairs” played at Bateau Bay BC on Friday evening 24th March under lights.
It was the third attempt to stage the final with wet weather causing two previous postponements of the final and play finally getting underway in light drizzle just to remind players the weather gods were still taking a keen interest in the final.
The round robin final was contested between the four winning teams that had won their respective catchment final playing each other in three rounds of five ends, with the non registered lead playing three bowls and the registered skip restricted to two bowls.
Despite their inexperience, there were some top bowls played with Sean Middleton and Wyong’s Pat O’Neil stumbling in their last game to become the runners-up with Robert Scott and Everglade’s Noel Gray third and Matt Olie and Davistown’s Mike Fletcher a commendable fourth.
Despite getting a little damp thel finalists shared a prize pool of $1,000, with Umina’s Peter Springett & Sterling Young sharing $400 first prize and Wyong’s Pat O’Neal & Sean Middleton splitting the runners-up spoils of $300. Third place took home $200 and fourth a handy $100.

Sunday 12 February 2017

Shane Starkey wins BCC rookie award

Bowls Central Coast Presentation night for 2016
Shane Starkey was awarded Bowls Central Coast "Rookie of the Year" for his efforts in 2016. His wins included Champion of Champions Pairs, which he shares with Peter O'Sullivan, and Rookie Pairs, with Glen Simington. It was an outstanding year for Shane, adding to his club championship wins in the minor singles, minor pairs, and major pairs. Over 200 people attended the presentation of this and other BCC awards at Ettalong Memorial BC.