Monday 11 November 2019

2019 King and Queen of the Central Coast

Terrigal's Lois Wright & Shayne Edwards are Umina's King & Queen for 2019
The only team to win 7 straight games over 2 days Terrigal's Lois Wright & Shayne Edwards win Umina's King and Queen carnival with 7 wins +68. A great effort and a great display of 3 bowl pairs.
Umina's Pat Neal and Allan Rhodes ran 2nd with 6 wins +56. Allan looked ready for bed by 2 pm, but with the prize money in sight he kept going until the end.
In 3rd place wasy Mooney's Nakia Binskin & Nigle O'Donnell with 6 wins +26
4th with 5 wins + 36 was Karen & Colin Pollock from Lowood, and in 5th place with 5 wins +34 was Wayne Hughes & Kerry Mussett, a composite side.

Monday 14 October 2019


The Final of the UBMBC/UBWBC 2019 Mixed Pairs was played this afternoon (13/10/2019), between:
Cherie & Jono Johnston.Vs Tania Valli & Charlie Stuart.

This was a classic game of bowls, with Tania & Charlie getting a comfortable lead and looked to be counting down the ends. However, Cherie & Jono had other ideas and mounted a sensational come back. On what should have been the last end, Cherie & Jono were holding 2 possibly 3 shots, which would have given them the championship. However, Charlie, as he did in the Minor Pairs Final yesterday, just trailed the jack for one shot. So after some sensational bowls by all players, the teams were locked at 17 shots all after 21 ends...the championship came down to an extra end...
L to R  C. Stuart, T. Valli, C. Johnston, J. Johnston
The spectators were riveted to their seats. Tania held her breath and drew two close bowls...Cherie got second shot and one behind. Charlie wasn't going near the head and covered behind. Jono just missed the shot bowl with his first two bowls. Tania put two bowls way behind, for cover. Cherie was very unlucky not to hit the shot bowl with her 3rd and 4th bowls, but they finished behind the head. Charlie managed to draw a second shot, which meant that Jono had to make contact with the head. If he did that anything could have happened...Jono had great weight on his last bowl and the crowd held their breath...once the dust had settled, Tania & Charlie were holding 2 shots and had won the UBMBC/UBWBC 2019 Mixed Pairs Championship. The game had lasted four hours, in the heat and needless to say, all four players were exhausted. Congratulations to all players...this game had it all.
Special congratulations to Charlie Stuart who won both the UBMBC Minor Pairs and UBMBC/UBWBC Mixed Pairs, on the last end, in both games!!
Tania & Charlie 2019 Mixed Pairs Champions


Charlie Stuart & Geoff Collins 2019 Minor Pairs Champions
The Final of the UBMBC 2019 Minor Pairs Championship was played yesterday afternoon
(12/10/2019). This had been a very competitive championship throughout, with some excellent games. The eventual finalists were:
Charlie Stuart & Geoff Collins.Vs Fred Hawksworth & Rex Hunt.
Fred & Rex were ahead all game and it was looking like they could taken the title this year. However, Charlie & Geoff got 2 shots on the 20th end, to make the score 16 all going into the last end...On the last end Charlie trailed the jack into the ditch to secure a 17 - 16 Championship win.
Congratulations to all four players on great campaigns...
L t oR Rex Hunt, Fred Hawkesworth, Charlie Stuart & Geoff Collins

Monday 16 September 2019

Minor Singles Champion 2019 - Tommy Burgmann

On a nice sunny spring afternoon, Tommy Burgmann (the Coach) faced off against Damien McPherson (the Rookie) in the 2019 Minor Singles Final. Tommy stormed out of the blocks eager to gain the upper hand, which he soon had with a 10 shot lead, and a game that was looking like it was going to be a whitewash. Damien however was having none of it, with some consistant draw bowling that soon had him back in the match, then in the lead 25-24. However with Damien just needing 2 shots to win, Tommy got his 2nd wind, and didn't allow Damien another shot. Congratulations Tommy, commiserations Damien, that was a very entertaining afternoon.

Monday 29 July 2019


What a sensational day for the last major final of 2019. This was the David & Goliath battle of the ages, with the 2s graded superstars up against the 6/7s graded battlers!
It should be said that the 'battlers' had already beaten the third favourites (Kel Clarke, Peter Springett & John Aldersley) in the quarter finals, then beat the 2nd favourites (Darrin Fleming, Paul Watson & Shane Starkey) in the semi finals...could they beat the overall favourites (on paper) today??
It looked like after 15 ends that the 'battlers' were in a bit of trouble, however, they clawed their back in the middle of the game and got within striking distance! However, the super stars took a deep breath, kept their cool and steadied the ship, to eventually win 30 - 27.
Congratulations to Brendon Knight, Allan Rhodes & Mark Hogden on becoming the UBMBC 2019 Triples Champions. This give Mark the full set of UBMBC championship titles (well done Mark).
Very well done to Runners Up Terry Brown, Ron Austin & Shane Waddell on a sensational triples championship campaign. The team that dared to dream...

2019 Triples Winners - Mark Hogden, Allan Rhodes & Brendon Knight

Saturday 13 July 2019

UBMBC 2019 Men's Kingfisher Carnival

Today (12/7/2019) was the end of the UBMBC 2019 Men's Kingfisher Carnival and what a great carnival it was. It was sensational to see three greens full of men bowlers from across the state. Well done to Harley McDonald and his team on defending their title from last year.
7 game Kingfisher Carnival winners were:
1st Place with 7 Wins + 46 (Composite side). - Chris Rae, Mick Braham & Harley McDonald.
2nd Place with 6 Wins + 34 (Halekulani).- Paul Higgins, Gary Johnson & James Cook (Cookie).
3rd Place with 5.5 Wins + 28 (Pittwater Pelicans).- Greg Parsons, Greg Hobsons & Mark Walkden.
4th Place with 5.5 Wins + 25 (Davistown RSL).- Garry Dowling, Ian McGilchrist & Laurie Barratt.
5th Place with 5.5 Wins + 19 (Bateau Bay).- John Davison, Peter Starkey & Richard Magro.
6th Place with 5 Wins + 34 (Composite)- Garry Graham, Troy McGregor & Brett English.
Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to everyone that bowled and made this such a successful carnival.

Final Results

Saturday 29 June 2019

2019 Major Pairs Final - Sat 29th June

Glen Simington & Shane Starkey - Major Pairs 2019
Shane Starkey and Glen Simington add to their impressive number of championship wins, by beating Tony Potter and Brendon Knight in 2019 Major Pairs Championship today. After winning 15 shots in the first 4 ends including an 8 on the 3rd end, there was no stopping the in form Shane and Glen. Whilst Tony and Brendon recovered to make a game of it, giving away that big a head start, was always going to be impossible to catch up. Congratulations Shane and Glen and good luck in the champion of champions.

Runners-up Tony Potter & Brendon Knight

Saturday 25 May 2019


G.Colins, I. Jarratt, J. Phillips, A. Hancock
This afternoon (25/5/2019) the team of (from left to right below) Geoff Collins, Ian Jarratt, Jim Phillips & Alan Hancock won the UBMBC 2019 Fours Championship over George Boni, Benny Bennett, Peter Springett & Robbie Andersen.
This was a sensational win by the 'underdogs' (on paper anyway), who also beat the star studded Shane Starkey led side in the Semi-final.
Well played men...bowls was the winner.
Runners-up G. Boni, D. Bennett, P. Springett, R. Andersen

Monday 6 May 2019

2019 Major Singles Winner

Mark Hogden & Peter Springett, Major Singles finalist, pictured with President Mark Speerin.
A very big "Well Done" to Peter Springett on taking out the 2019 Mens Major Singles Championship on Sunday 5th May. Peter first defeated the previous years club champion Shane Starkey in a close fought game. 31-28. Then to backup by beating the inform Mark Hogden 31-13, in what turned out to be a rain interrupted afternoon. Mark Hogden previously defeated Rob Andersen in the other tightly fought semi final 31-26.
Peter Springett 2019 Club champion

Mark Hogden 2019 runner up
Rain stopped play after just a few ends.

Monday 11 March 2019

Congratulations Terry and Peter

Handicap Pairs Winners 2019, T Brown & P Zaouk
Congratulations to Terry Brown and Peter Zaouk after winning the Handicap Pairs 2019 on Tuesday the 5th March. Played as a twilight competition these two (with a little help from Warren Clare who sub'ed in an earlier round), took out this event beating Gary Edmonds and Kim Cridland in the final.
Handicap Pairs 2019 Runners-up - Oyster & Kimbo
Kimbo and Oyster - runners-up

Friday 1 March 2019


Dicko, Michael and Rosco

Congratulations to (from right to left) Ross McIntyre, Michael O'Sullivan (playing instead of Mal Dodds) & Ian 'Dicko' Dickson on winning the February Bendigo Bank Two Bowl Triples comp. They were the only 3 game winners. Bruce Croft from Bendigo Bank (left) presenting the winners prize....Thx Bruce and Bendigo Bank.

Don't forget to support the community bank that supports our club.

Thursday 31 January 2019

Australia Day 2019

Australia Day 2019
A full green of mixed bowlers turned out for our annual Australia Dress up mixed bowls Day. The weather was kind to us (not too hot), and a game of bowls, followed by a sausage suzzle, and rink prizes, was enjoyed by all.
Australia Day 2019 at Umina Beach Mens Bowling Club

Monday 21 January 2019

Umina Beach Never Headed in “Presidents Reserve Fours Final”

J. Hall, G. Boni, K. Harrison, L. Cribbs
President Reserve Champions: - John Hall, George Boni, ken Harrison, Lee Cribbs
Lee Cribbs Umina Beach team of John Hall, George Bon and Ken Harrison were never headed in a well disciplined team victory 21-14 over The Entrances Jack Burns, Arthur Austin and Tony Bridge skipped by Graham Horton in the “Presidents Reserve Fours” played at The Entrance B C. Trailing 6-16, the Entrance team rallied to pick up four ends in a row to get within reach at 16-13 but Umina kicked away over the closing ends to seal the title. The President Reserves for Grade 5 pennant players and below continues to grow in stature year by year. It has become a State Event and the winners will now contest the Bowls NSW State Finals at Ettalong BC from 19th -29th September along with the winners of the Open and Senior events.

Sunday 6 January 2019

UBMBC 2019 Fours Championship

The first round of the UBMBC 2019 Fours Championship was played yesterday (22nd Dec), with a few surprises. Several of the lower graded sides punched above their weight to go through to the next round. The remaining 1st round games between K. Harrison v T. Potter and S. Starkey v T. Murphy will be played on the 6th Jan 2019.
The next round will be played on the 12th January 2019 and will be between:
- R. Anderson v I. Dickson.
- K. Stokes v K. Harrison/T. Potter.
- T. Brown v A. Hancock.
- R. Murphy v S. Starkey/T. Murphy.
Good luck to all sides!).
Go Umina......