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Mid-Week 5-A-Side rd 4

Wednesday 24th August 2016

Zone 10 Match Committee Nominations

Monday 22nd August 2016

As approved at the August Management Meeting, the election for Five (5) Members of the 2017 Zone 10 Match Committee will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday, 12th October 2016 at Hills Club, 2 Jenner Street Baulkham Hills.

The Nomination Form and a list of duties the Match Committee may be called upon to perform can be downloaded here.

Please discuss within your clubs and endeavor to promote candidates who you feel can add value to this very important Zone 10 committee work.

Nominations close with the Zone Secretary at 5 pm on Friday 30th September 2016. 

NSW Junior Inter-Zone 7-a-side

Sunday 21st August 2016

The Zone 10 Junior team have had a fantastic start to the 2016 NSW Junior Inter-Zone Championship, being played this weekend at West Dubbo BC, qualifying for the Finals in both the Singles, Andrew Watknis (The Hills), and the Pairs, Michael Phillips (Merrylands) & William Harkins (NBC Sports), both teams winning all three of their qualifying games.

The Finals will be played this morning and result updtaes and full scores can be viewed here. Go Zone 10!!!!

2016 State and Zone Reserve Triples 

Saturday 20th August 2016

The Finals of the 2016 State and Zone Reserve Triples were played in glorious conditions yesterday at Greenlees Park BC, both finals being decided in very close games.

In the State Triples, it was the combination of Lewis brothers Mason & Gareth and new Zone 10 recruit, Shawn Thompson, from Merrylands that over came perenial Zone 10 finalist in 2016, Shannon White, and his team from NBC Sports Michael Debono & Brett Hughes, 23-19.

The Zone Reserve Final saw the Wenty Leagues side of Michael Brown, Steve Pollard & Prini Tai close out the Pennant Hills team of Laurence Herbert, Fred Jones & Warren Phillips 25 - 20.

Full results can be viewed by accessing the State/Zone Triples page.

CoCC Singles

Saturday 20th Agust 2016

Due to an oversight by myself, a player who had been entered correctly for the CoCC Singles competition was inadvertently omitted from the original draw. As a result of this error, draws for the CoCC Singles have been re-conducted and are available to view by accessing the CoCC Singles page.

Sincerest apologies

Tim Cunningham

Chairman Zone 10 Match Committee

2016 Bowls NSW Rookie Singles

Bowls NSW have completed the draw for the Zone 10 Section of the 2016 Bowls NSW Rookies Singles, which will be played at WPH Sports Club on the weekend of the 27th - 28th August, and can be viewed here

Mid-Week 5-a-side round 3

All results received for round 3 of the 2016 Mid-Week 5-a-side competition have been received and updated result tables can be viewed by accessing the Mid-Week Pennant page.

CoCC Singles & Pairs

Draws for the 2016 Champion of Club Champion Pairs and Singles Competitions have been completed and can be viewed by accessing the CoCC Pairs or CoCC Singles page.

2016 State, Senior & President Reserve Singles

Congratulations to Tom Ellem (Merrylands), Tom McDoanld (Wenty Leagues), and Trevor Imer (Merrylands) who were the respective winners of the 2016 Zone 10 State, President Reserve and Senior Singles Chmpionships, completed on Satruday at NBC Sports. To view full results please visit the Singles Championship page.


Mid-Week 5-a-side round 1

Rain prevent play in all but one match in Rd 1 of the 2016 Mid-Week 5-a-side competition. This will result in A Grade round 1 games being rescheduled to be played on Wednesday 14th September and B Grade Rd 1 matches to be played Wednesday 7th September, whilst all incomplete matches in Grade C will have points halved. For result tables and updated draws please visit the Mid-Week Pennant page.

Bowls NSW Rookies 

Entries into the 2016 Bowls NSW Rookies, open to players who joined Bows NSW within the last 30 months, close soon. For more information and to enter, please visit the Rookies page on the Bowls NSW website.

Zone 10 Squad named for Quadrangular Series

The Zone 10 Squad that will be competing in the Quadrangular Series against the State Senior, ADF and NTC teams at Cabramatta BC on 27th & 28th August has been named and can be viewed by accessing the Zone Rep page.

Bowls NSW Annual General Meeting

The 136th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Royal NSW Bowling Association Ltd will be held Thursday 15 September 2016, commencing 2.00pm at the Bass Suite, Level 2, 97-99 York Street, Sydney.

Zone 10 Retains Allan Buckley Shield

Zone 10 defeated Zone 9 - 136 to 113 at Carlingford BC on Sunday, retaining the Allan Buckley Shield. For more information and full results please visit the Zone 10 Representative page. 

2016 NSW Junior Championships

Best of luck to our Zone 10 Juniors who are competing in the State Junior Championships at Warilla BC, from Monday 11th July. Results from all games can be viewed HERE.

2016 State, Senior and President Reserve Pairs Championships

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Zone 10 State, Senior and President Reserve Pairs Championships, which were completed yesterday at Club Merrylands, and good luck to all the victors in the State Championship Finals at Ettalong Memorial beginning 15th October 2016. For full results and more information, please visit the Pairs Championship page. 


Club Funding Grant Applications

The NSW State Government is inviting applications from community organisations for infrastructure Grants, made through its' Community Building Partneship. More information and online applications can be found here.  

Increase to Club Clearance Fees

Bowls NSW have increased the cost of transfers fees from $11 to $25, which will become effective from 1st July 2016. More information can be found here.

EOI requested to host Bowls NSW 2017 Events

Bowls NSW has issued Circular 11/2016, calling for expressions of Interest to host 2017 Events.

Events available to host include:

2017 Junior Inter-Zone 7-A-Side
2017 Champion of Club Champions Singles and Pairs
NSW Keno Blues v Victoria
NSW Keno Blues v ACT
2017 Bowls NSW State Pennants Finals (Grades 1-7)
2017 Australian Junior Championships (Bowls Australia Event)

Click HERE to view the Circular with details of hoisting requirements

Zone 10 Representative News

Zone 10 have scored a win in their first representative fixture of 2016, defeating last year's State Inter-Zone Runners-Up Zone 15. Winning both the Open and Junior matches, it was a great start to the season for Zone 10, who will look to continue their winning ways when they take on Zone 12 this Friday, the 1st of July, at St Johns Park. For full results from the Zone 15 match and to view team selections for the Zone 12 game, please visit the Zone Rep page.

State Pennant Finals

Congratulations to the 2016 Zone 10 State Pennant Winners:

Grade 1, 2 & 3 - Merrylands Magic

Grade 4 - Beecroft BC

Grade 5 - Pennant Hills BC

Grade 6 & 7 - Wenty Leagues

For more information, full results and team photos please visit the State Pennant page.

Notice of Fixed Fee Structure

Bowls NSW have issued a Circular regarding the Fixed Fee Structure that will be introduced from 1st June 2016. To view this and other recent circulars, please visit the Business Papers & Minutes page of the Zone 10 Website.

Host Venues for 2016 Zone Championship Finals

Following the close of EOI for hosting of the 2016 Zone 10 Championships, the Zone 10 Executive is proud to announce the following venues as host for the 2016 Zone Finals: 

State, Senior & Reserve Pairs - Merrylands Bowling club

State, Senior & Reserve Singles – NBC Sports Club

CoCC Singles & CoCC Pairs – Wenty Leagues

State & Zone Reserve Triples – Greenlees Park 

Seniors Inter-Zone Championships

The 2016 Senior Inter-Zone Championships begin tomorrow at Cabramatta Bowling Club and we wish our boys the best of luck as they look to regain the mantle of the best Senior team in the State. More information and squad details can be found on the Seniors Rep page.

2016 Bowls NSW Development Camp

Bowlers from across NSW are invited to apply to attend the 2016 Development Camp, which is designed for those who aspire to representative honours. For more information and to apply, visit here.

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. 


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.

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.

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 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


Publicity Officer


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 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
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.