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2016 State Pennants Provisional Sectional Draw

The Zone 10 Match Committee have conducted a Provisional Sectional Draw for the 2016 Pennant Season. This draw was based on the Grade Allocations Zone 10 will be submitting to the State Match Committee for approval on Friday 12th February. As these Grade Allocations have not yet been ratified by the State Match Committee, this Provisional Sectional Draw is subject to change.

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

2016 State & Zone Reserve Fours Championships

The Draws for the 2016 State and Zone Reserve Fours Championships, which begin on Saturday 13th February, have been completed and can be viewed by accessing the State/Zone Fours Championship Page.

Players are asked to familiarise themselves with the Guidelines for Play of Zone Championships, which contains a brief summary of method of play, wet weather procedure, forfeits procedures and rules pertinent to State Championship play.

2015 Player Awards

Congratulations to the following Zone 10 clubs and players on being nominated in the 2015 Bowls NSW Players Awards:

Metropolitan Club of The Year: Club Merrylands

Male Bowler of The Year: Neil Burkett (Merrylands)

Most Improved Male Bowler of The Year: Gareth Lewis (Merrylands) & Mason Lewis (Merrylands)

For more information on the NSW Players Awards follow the link and good luck to all Zone 10 Nominees.

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 Zone Under 25 Squad Quadranqular Series

Congratulations to the players representing Zone 10 in the Under 25 Quandrangular Series vs Zones 12, 13 & 16 at Fairy Meadow BC on Sunday the 24th of January 2016. Click Here to see selections

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.