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2016 State, Senior and President Reserve Pairs Championships

Team nominations for the 2016 State, Senior and President Reserve Pairs Championships, which will be held from the 2nd July to 10th July 2016, are open and should be made through your Club Secretary/Bowls Coordinator using the official entry forms available on the Event Entry Forms page. More information regarding these Championships can be found on the Pairs Championship page.

State Pennants Round 6

All results for round 6 have been updated to Result Tables and Ladders and can be viewed by accessig the State Pennants Page.

2016 Zone 10 Junior Championships

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Zone 10 Junior Championships, which concluded at Rydalmere Central BC on Friday 22nd April, and best of luck to all our representatives at the State Junior Championships at Warilla BC, starting July 11th. Full results can can be viewed by visiting the Junior Championship Page. 

        

EOI to host 2016 Zone 10 Championships

As proposed by Brett Hughes at the Zone Management meeting last Wednesday, Your Zone Executive is looking for ways to fund an end of season Zone 10 Presentation Night. Planning for this event is well underway and it is hoped that we can come together as an Association to celebrate the success and efforts of individual players, club teams, zone representatives and some worthy zone volunteers.

One way we can achieve our objective is to seek clubs willing to bid to host the Zone 10 Singles, Pairs and Triples finals which would guarantee your receiving at least 1 Section and the finals for each event. For more information, please consut the Expression of Interest Notice. We would ask all clubs to consider their ability to host an event/s and respond in accordance with the EOI terms.

2016 Zone 10 Junior Championships

The 2016 Zone 10 Junior Championships are underway at Rydalmere Central BC, with play of the Junior Fours and Pairs already completed, there is just the Singles to play, the Final of which is to be played Friday morning, 22nd April at 9am. Draws and results for all disciplines can can be viewed by visiting the Junior Championship Page. 

Round 5 State Pennants - All results updated

All results have been updated to Result Tables, Result Ladders and Team Rink Results and can be viewed by accessing the State Pennant page.

Zone 10 Seniors

The sides for the final preperation match against Zone 5 and the squad that will represent Zone 10 at the 2016 Senior Inter-Zone Championships have been named and can be viewed on the Seniors Rep page.

Submissions for 2017 COP

The State Match Committee will soon begin the process of reviewing the 2016 Conditions of Play. Submissions are invited from all stakeholders to be considered in the review and the drafting of the 2017 Conditions of Play. Submissions should address any concerns with the current Conditions of Play. Submissions may also address suggestions for improvement or address issues not currently covered in the Conditions of Play. For more information please view the Bowls NSW Circular.

2016 Veterans & Super Veterans Day

Entries for the 2016 Zone 10 Veterans & Super Veterans Day, being held at Brush Park Bowling Club tomorrow, are up significantly on last year, with 36 Veterans and 54 Super Veterans participating.

2016 Zone 10 Veterans Day Souvenir Program

SBS to televise Bowls again in 2016

In the most exciting news of 2016, Bowls Australia and SBS have announced a partnership to bring the sport of bowls back to the masses with an hour-long magazine-style program, that will also feature highlights of the sport’s marquee events, every Sunday afternoon, 1pm on SBS, commencing on May 15. For more information click the image above.

2016 World Cup Finals to be live-streamed

The Finals of the 2016 World Cup, being played at the Warilla BC, will be live-streamed for free from 10am Tuesday 22nd March. More information on how to access this service is available on the Bowls Australia website.

Laws for the Sport of Bowls now available as an App

Laws for the Sport of Bowls can now be downloaded onto your smartphone. For more information click on the image below.

 

Bowls NSW Membership Survey

The Bowls NSW Board recently commissioned UMR Strategic Research to undertake a survey of Players and Club Managers. his survey sought responses from a proportional sample of members and decision makers in the sport from across the state from both face-to-face forums and telephone interviews. In an extension of this survey, the broader membership is now invited to participate in the research project by completing the survey online. The survey can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

2015 Bowls NSW Player Awards

Congratulations to Neil Burkett (Merrylands) on being crowned the 2015 Bowls NSW Player of The Year and Club Merrylands on being announced as Bowls NSW 2015 Club of the Year, both well deserved awards for a stellar 2015 season.

 

2016 State & Zone Reserve Fours Championships

The 2016 State and Zone Reserve Championships concluded yesterday at Northmead BC, with the Merrylands team of Peter Williams, Matt Phillips, Paul Webb, and Zelko Trbara triumphant in the State Fours over the Wenty Leagues team of Chris Couchman, Mark Barton, Sean Nelson, & Craig Maythers. Whilst the in the Reserve Fours the Pennant Hills team of Barry James, David Leslie, Martin Billam, & Garry McKeough were vistorious over Wayne Fogarty, Ian Norman, Nigel Gooch, Mick Moseley. For more information and all fulll Results, please visit the State/Zone Fours Championship page.

Expressions of Interest for Board and Committee Vacancy

Following the 2016 AGM the Executive are seeking to fill the following vacancies:

Treasurer

Match

Coaching

Publicity

Life Membership bestowed upon Michael Schwarcz & Dennis Harmer

Michael Schwarcz and Dennis Harmer were last night presented with Life Membership of the Zone 10 Northwest Bowling Association as a reward for their dedicated service to the Zone 10 Bowls community over the past 17 years. Zone 10 greatly appreciates the tireless work, commitment and sacrifice of these gentleman during that time and the effort they have made in bettering the great game of Lawn Bowls in the Northwest of Sydney.
Well done gentleman and thank you.

2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Zone 10 Northwest Sydney Bowling Association and elections for position on the Executive and Sub-Committees were held last night at The Hills Bowling. Congratulations the following on their appointments to their respective positions:

Zone 10 Executive

President – Brett Hughes (Northmead)

Snr Vice President – Michael Harry (Wentworthville Leagues)

Vice President – Mark Barton (Wentworthville Leagues)

Treasurer – Vacant. Position to be filled by EOI to the Executive through secretary@zone10.org.au. Warren Phillips will continue to act as Treasurer in the interim.

Secretary – Norm Muir (Nothmead)

Selection Committee

Brett Hughes (Northmead); Craig Maythers (Wentworthville Leagues); Mathew Cashmore (Carlingford); Peter Murphy (Brush Park)

Peter Stankevicius (Toongabbie)

Umpires Committee

Bob Calvert (Toongabbie); John Wilkinson (Rydalmere Central); Les Watkins (West Pennant Hills); R Cole (West Pennant Hills)

Coaching Committee

Vacant

Publicity Officer

Vacant

Club Tournaments

Are you wanting to know what tournments are on in Zone 10 - just go to "Events Calendar" on the above menu and you are instantly up to date!!  If you are a Bowls Secretary or Organiser, please send your tournament details to match@zone10.org.au and it will be added here.   

2016 NSW State U/18 Squad

Congratuations to Zone 10 players' Jordan Peisley (Merrylands) & William Harkins (Northmead) on their selection to the 2016 NSW U/18 State squad.

2016 Zone 10 COP

The 2016 Zone 10 COP have been completed and can be viewed via accessing the Club Resource Page. There a few significant changes to the State/Zone COP that should be noted:

4.3.1.Club Grades - Players Eligibility: Under this COP each club is required to submit a list of players, along with their current grade, who are intending to represent the club in the 2016 State Pennant season. This submission should accompany your club’s 2016 State Pennant Entry application. It is important to note, any player who does not appear on this list will be ineligible to participate in the 2016 State Pennant competition without direct approval of the State Match Committee (application to have additional players added to the eligible list needs to be made through Zone 10 Match). Zone 10 Match will be forwarding a template to all clubs tomorrow that can be used to register these players.

4.12 Method of scoring: The scoring for sectional play in the 2016 Season is now 10 points and has been amended to include rink results along with a Master Board total as follows:

The method of scoring for ALL SECTIONAL PENNANT MATCHES shall be:

 Win…………….…..7 Points (Side scoring the highest aggregate number of shots)

Tie (Draw)………. 3.5 Points (Both Sides Score equal aggregate number of shots)

Loss……………….…0 Points (Side scoring the lesser aggregate number of shots)

Team Win ………..1 point for each team in a side that wins (rink win)

Team Tie…………..0.5 points for each team in a side that ties (drawn rink)

4.7.2 Pennant Pre-game Practice: As per feedback received from attendees at the 2015 End of Season review, it was decided that practice prior to all Pennant Matches with scheduled trial ends to commence at 12.40pm shall be conducted as follows:

•             Home team to practice from 11.45am to 12.05pm

•             Visiting team to practice from 12.05pm to 12.25pm

N.B. - As players are not permitted to practice on the rink on which they are drawn to play, rink draws SHALL not take place till 12.25pm.

There will be not practice permitted for games scheduled to begin at 9.30am

Elections for Members of 2016 Zone 10 Match Committee

Nominations for members of 2016 Zone 10 Match Committee closed on Friday 20th November at 5pm. The following persons have been elected:

Col Lees - Castle Hill Bowling Club
Chris Wallace - The Hills District Bowling Club
John Farr - Northmead Bowling Club
Jeff Mobbs - Nth Ryde RSL
Tim Cunningham - The Hills District Bowling Club

As there is no need for election the nominees will take office after confirmation on the 9th December.

Congratulations to the incoming committee.

2016 Season Program

The 2016 Australian, NSW and Zone 10 programs have been completed and can be viewed here. Notes and more information on the 2016 Season Program can be viewed on the Events Calendar page. 

New Player Clearance & Transfer Procedure

Bowls NSW have removed the requirement for Clubs to register non-declared members as 'Multi-Members'. As a consequence of this change, Bowls NSW has issued a new Player Clearance and Registration form which is to be used for all future Player Transfers. This Form is also available to view on the Administration Forms page of the Zone 10 Website. For more information, please refer to the Bowls NSW Transfer Circular.

Live Scoring of Pennants Finals & Zone Championships via Zone 10 App

For those with a smartphone, you can download the new Zone 10 Team App - it's FREE to download and use.  It's a great tool to get quick access to results, Zone social media and it also has a live scoring function for the Pennants Finals and Zone 10 Championships. 

COP & Rules Changes

There have been several changes to the State Conditions of Play & Domestic Regulations from last season, which can be viewed in the 2015 State Conditions of Play and by visiting the COP, Laws & Regulations Page. The more noteable changes have also been explained in a Bowls NSW Circular.