Sunday 23 December 2018

Peninsula Bowls Clubs - Prostate Cancer Charity Days Cheque Presentation to Central Coast Health

Prostate Cancer Charity Day 2019 raised $16000
The Central Coast Peninsula Men's Bowls Clubs (Umina Beach, Everglades & Ettalong) each held their respective Prostate Cancer Charity events over the past two months. The collective amount raised was $16,000 (which was a record). This amount was presented to Central Coast Health yesterday (22/11/2018), at Club Umina. Congratulations and thank you to everyone that participated and contributed to these events, in aid of this very important cause. Many thanks once again to all the businesses that generously donated raffle prizes for the UBMBC event, especially Club Umina and Merrylands RSL.

Representing their respective organisations (left to right below), Ian Jarratt (representing Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club), Jan Richens (representing Central Coast Health), Mal Hughes (representing Everglades Men's Bowling Club) and Tim McGavin (representing Ettalong Men's Bowling Club).

Monday 12 November 2018

King and Queen of the Central Coast 2018

Umina Beach Men's Bowling Club King & Queen of the Central Coast 2018...the winners were:
1st Place with 6 wins +59
Debbie Quick & Les Neaves (South Tamworth)
2nd Place with 6 wins +40
Penny McLeod & Luke Beatty (Ettalong)
3rd Place with 5.5 wins +16
Margaret & Rod Rewko (Composite)
4th Place with 5 wins +45
Gwen Jarratt & Shane Starkey (Umina)
(Gwen said she has a sore back from carrying Shane!!)
5th Place with 5 wins +42
John Wiblen & Tracy Osborne (Ettalong)

5th Place - S. Starkey & G. Jarratt with President Mark Speerin

Tuesday 16 October 2018


Jeff Kennedy & Trevor Foulkes won their section and the quarter final of the Rookie Pairs on Saturday and won their semi-final on Sunday morning, to make the final on Sunday afternoon.

Jeff & Trevor came up against the very hot pairing of Bateau Bay's Jamie and Warren Power (who played each other in the final of the Rookie Singles last week...with Warren winning). However, after seven ends it was four all and it was shaping up to 'go down to the wire', but the Power boys moved up a gear and their consistency once again proved a match winner to take out the final 12-6.

Congratulations to the 'Power brothers' on winning the Zone 15 2018 Rookie Singles & Runner Up and also the Zone 15 2018 Rookie Pairs. Very well played to Jeff & Trevor, who played very well and pushed the Power boys all the way in the final.

Monday 17 September 2018

2018 Patron Pairs

The Patron's Graded Pairs Final was successfully concluded today (17th September) at the Greens the Entrance,   The overall winners were Umina Beach's  Fred Hawksworth and Jim Phillips. On hand to congratulate Fred and Jim was BCC Patron John Peek who first suggested that we hold a Patrons event.

BCC is enormously grateful to Creightons for their sponsorship of the Day.  The winners will hold at their Club for the next 12 months the new Creighton's Shield to commemorate their win. They also received $400 prize money and  a bottle of wine each donated by the Patron.

Other winners were Mingara's Barry Pike and Peter Yates who were 2nd receiving $300, Wyong's Robert Burns and Alan Carpenter were 3rd receiving $200, and Umina Beach's Peter Springett and Damien McPherson 4th receiving $100.   The Entrance's Jason Scott and Graham Horton received $50 for the best card in Round 1.  Similarly Mingara's Brian Millanta and Neil Dell for Round 2 and Halekulni's Gary Graham and Fred Peters for Round 3. All the prize winners were generously given a bottle of wine donated by the Patron.

The Greens The Entrance hosted the day superbly.  The Greens were very fast and a pleasure to play on.  Our thanks to Miro Perovic and the other Club staff and the BBQers led by Tony Morley.

Saturday 18 August 2018

Wal Rainbow receives life membership of Zone 15

Umina's Wally Rainbow granted life membership at the Bowls Central Coast (Zone 15) AGM held on 17th August 2017
Some of Wally's achievements include:-
  • Period of Zone/District Service 1992-2009
  • Zone Patron from 1998 - 2009
  • Zone President from 1992 – 1994
  • Zone Vice President from 2001 – 2003
  • Zone State Councillor from 1996 – 1997
  • Awarded Australian Sports Medal (ASM) 2000 for services to lawn bowls.
The Wal Rainbow Perpetual Shield which features all the names of those bowlers that have won the BCC-Zone 15 Bowler of the Year since its inception in 1991. 
Championships won at Umina
            1974 – Fours              S. HARTLEY, G. JENNINGS, S. BLACK, W. RAINBOW
            1992 – Triples             G. DAVIS, W. RAINBOW, J. BOATWRIGHT
            1994 – Mixed Pairs       M. OUVER, W. RAINBOW
            1995 – Major Pairs       M. FRASER, W. RAINBOW
            2011 – Triples             S. STEAD, W. RAINBOW, R. ANDERSON
Served on the Committee from 1968
Won Umina’s 1st ever pennant flag in 1969 against Toukley
The pennant side was
Alex Taylor, George Jennings, Jim McCabe, Wally Rainbow, Ralph McGibbon, Roy Hill, George Matthews, Ray Smorti, Ossie Pickering, Hec Plasto, John Langford, Dal Morris, George Retford and Jack Hinwood. With manager, Tom West.

Saturday 4 August 2018

2018 Mens Kingfisher

The UBMBC Men's Kingfisher Carnival was held on the 2nd and 3rd August. It was great to see three greens full of quality bowlers. The greens ran very well, the weather was sensational, Steve Stead ran a good carnival, lunch on both days was great and the standard of the bowls was very high.
Here are the final results:

In 1st place:
Danny Casey, Mick Braham & Harley McDonald with 7 wins and a +75 margin. Seen here with our sponsors (left) Damien McPherson and Francois Duverge (right) from Richarson & Wrench. Many thanks to John Carey (R&W Principle) and his team for their much appreciated sponsorship.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Starkey Steals Match Winning Break in Champion of Club Champion Singles Final

Umina’s Shane Starkey was in top form to jump away to a match winning break in the final of the Champion of Club Champion Singles against Ettalong’s Zach Roberson played at The Entrance BC on Sunday 3rd June 2018.
Starkey led 12-0 and 19-3 before Zach Robertson found his line and length. To Robertson’s credit he fought back but it was too big a margin to haul in to finally go down 31-18.
Starkey’s bowling career is a real success story having won the Rookie Pairs and named the “Rookie of the Year” in 2016 and now winning the prestigious Champion of Club Champions Singles title.
He will now go to Ballina to contest the State Final of the Champion of Club Champion Singles from 2nd - 5th October 2018

Umina’s Shane Starkey is hailed the winner of the Champion of Club Champions Singles by the marker Deputy Zone President Tony Hegyi with Ettalong’s Zach Robertson runner-up.

Sunday 18 February 2018

Zone 15 Presidents Reserve Triples Winners

Congratulations to our Bowl Central Coast, Presidents Reserve Triples Side, John Hall, Dave Derrick and Lee Cribbs, on winning the Final against Mingara 23-16.
A great effort.
Presidents Reserve Triples Champions 2018: - Umina’s John Hall, Dave Derrick, Lee Cribbs

Sunday 21 January 2018

Bowls Central Coast Volunteer of the Year

Ian Jarratt was reward for his efforts to raise money for Prostate Cancer at the anual Ron Pursehouse Charity Day.
Ian was recognised for raising over $70,000 for Central Coast Health. All proceeds stay on the coast and contribute to prostate cancer preventation and treatment. Ian has worked tirelessly over a number of years, and included other central coast bowling clubs, to raise funds for this cause.

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Bowls Central Coast Club of the Year 2017

BCC 2017 "Club of the Year" award was presented by BCC president Kevin Dring to Umina President John Warton.
After a sucessful 2017, with winners in the Veterans Singles, runners up in the Rookies & Major Singles, Umina was awarded Bowls Central Coast Club of the Year for 2017
President John Warton receives award from BCC President Kevin Dring