Bowls NSW Rookies Pairs/Singles

2023-24 Rookies Pairs Finals at Raymond Terrace

Congratulations to Sophie Payne (Merrylands) and Oscar Hide (Northmead) who were the recipients of the Mick Bell Encouragement Award.

The award is presented to the players who best embody the spirit and sportsmanship of the Rookies event.

Sophie and Oscar conducted themselves brilliantly on the green throughout the event, showing incredible skill matched by their sportsmanship and camaraderie, making them deserving award recipients.

Photo and text courtesy BowlsNSW

2023-24 Rookies Pairs at NBC Sports Club

Huge congratulations to the 2023-2024 Rookie Pairs Qualifiers of Zone 10, Saturday, 14th October.

NBC’s Junior Rooster – Oscar Hide & Merrylands Magic – Sophie Payne together proved too good for their opponents, wining their section without a sweat! In their section knockout to go to State Play, Sophie & Oscar were down 2 shots to Greenlees Park – BC Gary Savvidis & Chris Landas. Oscar whom recently came 2nd in the Dundas BC Graded Turnaround Triples last month with Coach Matthew Slager & Pennant Skip Joanne McKennall, put that experience into practice & put a running shot in with his last bowl, & took out the Greenlees shots, wining the match by 1!

Greenlees Park – Dave Materazza & ‘Doc’ Dave O’Connell showed they were not to be reckoned with, wining their section with high margins & continuing their form into the section knockout against The Hills – BC Pete Glasson & Craig Mitchell. Alas Glasson & Mitchell could not stop the Greenlees duo & Dave & Doc sealed their spot to State playoffs.

NBC Roosters – ‘Reggie’ Mark Ralph & Tom McKay won their section to seal a position in the knockouts, our dream for them was outed by Castle Hills BC – Richard Rochow & Rhonda White. However Castle Hill was not quite there yet having 1 more game to go, against Merrylands Magics Junior, Regan Bunn & Sarah Woodfield. Alas the Magics could not overpower the King & Queen from Castle Hill whom sealed their spot to go to State.

To all the participants from the 12 Clubs in Zone 10, I want to express my gratitude & thanks to each of you for your patience, good manners, knowledge shared & support of me, being that it was my first time running a State event! It was a pleasure to be your host, & from how you all played today, our future for Zone 10 or Sector 15 (Metro North-West Bowls Region) has a bright future in the Sport of lawn bowls, & your Clubs should be very proud of you!

Again congratulations to each of the qualifiers & thank you all!

Images and commentary courtesy of Maelene Reynolds – Bowls Coordinator, NBC Sports

2017 Bowls NSW Rookies Entry

(Entries are made directly with Bowls NSW)

2017 Bowls NSW Rookies Entry

Zone 10 Qaulifying for the 2016 Bowls NSW Rookie Singles will be played this weekend at WPH Sports Club. Dallas Palm from WPH Sports will be providing regular score updates via the WPH Sports Bowling Club Webpage, which can be accessed via the link below.

Draw and Resuts

2016 Bowls NSW Rookies Singles –  Finals Results

2016 Bowls NSW Rookies Singles – Complete Results

Entry Form

2016 Bowls NSW Rookies Entry (Entries are made directly with Bowls NSW)

Historical Results

2015 Bowls NSW Rookie Singles